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neilh79

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OK!! This is a song I originally had earmarked for the 2 track challenge, but I really wasn't happy with it, so I re-recorded it a few weeks ago and finally ad some time last week to give it a re-record and a mix. It is still a 2 track piece.

I wrote this probably about 3 years ago and it was a bit of a jokey piece as it is awesome fun to play. I used to jam about with it at an open mic I used to run and it was always just a bit of fun, though it carries a message (I hope!)

Anyway hope you enjoy it......
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Lyrics
Verse 1

When I saw you stood over there
Said to myself, why do I care
Wished I could, wished I could've seen the light
And brought myself to ask you the question tonight

Chorus 1

(And then I said to myself)
Why baby why oh why (do I not have the guts)
Why baby why oh why (is it such a fuss)

Verse 2

If I could have my time over again
I would say to you, come be my friend
Time and again, I just wanna know
What it is that makes life flow

Chorus 1

Verse 3

It is history guess what I got
I got the answer thanks a lot

Chorus 2

(And then I said to myself)
Why baby why oh why (do I not have the guts)
Why baby why oh why (is it such a fuss)
And why baby why oh why (oh why oh why oh why)
Oh why baby why oh why (do I care so much)
Song Stats
Hits: 2004
Comments: 36
Fans: 14
Plays: 60
Downloads: 80
Votes: 0
Uploaded: May 02, 2011 - 05:23:20 PM
Last Updated: May 02, 2011 - 05:30:03 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 08:31:18 PM
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Takamine G-Series
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Comments
CharlyDeeCynthius said 2243 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Very cool song...I like it;)
Very cool song...I like it;)
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neilh79 said 2243 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
thankyou
for dropping in and commenting appreciate it
rok41 said 2243 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Why
Niclely done song, I like the lyrics and melodic ideas here. My only nit would be that the vocals should be more forward in relationship to the guitar. You have a nice voice.
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neilh79 said 2243 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
thanks
very much chris, appreciate the comment and the feedback, I know what you mean about the vocal, but I kinda wanted the guy to sound far away in the tune hence why the vocal is set a bit back
scaustrita said 2243 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Great chord progression
I like the song a lot.
The guitar is very clean.
On suggestion is to mix your vocal higher.
I can't hear the story your telling.

:: Passionate ::
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neilh79 said 2243 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Cheers
thankyou very much for the comment appreciate it
Moviz said 2243 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Really nice
easy going song and the guitar and chords sound good too...... and while your voice sounds very good, it needs to go much higher in the mix; tho' I'm sure you know that. It's certainly worth doing again, with more prominent vocals, regards M
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neilh79 said 2243 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Mo
Thanks very much for the comment and the PM, I dropped the vocals back in the mix intentionally, so as to tell the story! My mixing skills are limited though lol
jdholliday said 2243 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Hey Neil!
Sounds good brother! drop me the mix will ya? I have some ideas! ;-)
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neilh79 said 2243 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
JD
Glad you like it man, I will drop guitar and vocal track into the untitled box!!! What you got in mind my friend? ;-)
scofugate said 2243 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Neil
Cool Post man!!
Its always cool to drag out earmarked tunes from the computer. I really like your songwriting man!!
Kudos!!!
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neilh79 said 2243 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Scott
Really glad you dig the tune man, thanks for the listen!
finkeldink said 2243 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Awesome Neil
Your recording is really crisp and clear in this song.

I really like your chord progressions.

Very well done sir!
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neilh79 said 2243 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Mike
Really glad you like the tune dude means a lot cheers
RAVENS said 2243 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Coolness
You keep getting better my friend. Great lyrics & vocals. Small suggestion, bring the vocals up more, with less reverb. No matter really, this is awesome!

RAVEN ;-)
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neilh79 said 2243 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Dani
Always great to see you round here, really glad you liked the tune! I did drop the vocal back in the mix on purpose, maybe it could have been a bit more forward!
PeterB7858 said 2243 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Another MJ collab?
Hi Neil. Definitely worthy of some tender loving care. Others have commented on the vocals. Your vocals are strong enough to have a more prominent, less affected place in the mix. Like the melody and lyrics. I can see this as another quality MJ collab. Regards, Peter.
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neilh79 said 2243 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Peter..
Thanks for dropping by, really glad you like the tune. See what happens with a collab!!
KCsGROOVE said 2243 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
really like those chorusses
Cool song with potential.
Enjoyed!
KC
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neilh79 said 2243 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Cees
Thanks so much for the comment glad you liked the song!
ted23 said 2242 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Nice
Cool song. I really like the tone in your voice and if you can get it to sit a bit better with the guitar it will really shine.
The only thing I wasn't keen on was the little bits of lead guitar. It kind of caused the song to stutter and lose flow. However, if this song develops into more tracks then it won't have that effect (if the rhythm stays under it).
Good vocal melody too!
neilh79 said 2242 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Ted!
Hey man!! You are the first to pick up on the lead parts! They are in there for the comedy value really (musically speaking). They come across better in a live environment (so I am told anyway!). The song itself in this form is not totally serious more of a bit of fun with the old 6 string! Glad you liked it anyhow and thankyou very much for the comment and feedback
davisamerica said 2242 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
neil ...
... bring up the vocals a little .. maybe ... this is a beauty. I caught it earlier this morning and was a most enjoyable listen.
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neilh79 said 2242 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Mr America!
I dont really know what to do for the best!! I like the vocal set back on this, just to compliment the story of the song, other than that really appreciate you taking time to comment and feedback thankyou glad you liked it!
egobandit said 2242 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
stripped down
I think u got the guts, what makes this so good to me is the simplicity, sounds as if you recorded the vox while playing the guitar, also the little rif you do in this is classic!
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neilh79 said 2242 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
ego
stripped down yes, but I did record both parts separately! its a bit raw granted blood darned good fun!! thanks for stopping by!
michaeljayklein said 2242 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Very good work Neil!
As mentioned elsewhere here, you truly are solid songwriter--more proof of that here. I really liked this; your vocal (excellent dynamics in that) and your guitar work, were very professional! For a two track deal, this is very impressive. I agree that your voice could come up a tad (maybe with a little more treble to open a few vowel sounds here and there), but this not a big deal. If I could put any other instruments into this, I could rather hear drums and an organ (particularly during the middle eight/bridge). Thanks for sharing this Neil! Take care now, Michael
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neilh79 said 2242 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Michael
for you to compliment a vocal is true kudos indeed, coming from one of the best in your style that I have heard, glad you liked it!
tempie said 2241 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
love that chord progression
i can see how this would be a great open mic tune. really like your vocals and your phrasing, reminded me a little of jack johnson, laid back but with soul.
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neilh79 said 2241 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Tempie
Thanks for the comment man, I love a bit of Jack Johnson so to be compared is a great compliment, glad you liked it, cheers...
J_Gretch said 2241 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Really nice
Nice progression and vocal melody...This is a keeper for sure!
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neilh79 said 2241 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
J..
Thanks for the comment and just dropping by! Glad you like the song appreciate your time listening
lavalamp said 2240 days ago (May 5th, 2011)
heard this the other day
Great demo-ish track. I like this song a lot. Excellent chord structure.
LL
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neilh79 said 2240 days ago (May 5th, 2011)
Cheers
for the listen and comment really glad you like it!
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Hi all!! I have been here over a year now and have learn't so much. The community on here has been very supportive. The challenges presented to me have been both musical and production and I have enjoyed (though sometimes wanted to hit my head into a... [see more]

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