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Swim In Your Hair Revised COLLAB (w/Loob and PeterB7858)


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I'd like to give my greatest thanks to Freddy and Peter for this collab. We think that this version is greatly improved compared to the original post (song/66530). It was such a joy to work with them! Enjoy...

Laurie Holden - owner/author, vocals, piano, bass
Fred E. Jam - Drums, violin, cello, orchestra, gtr, arrangement, mix/master
Peter Bowen - Acoustic gtr.
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Lyrics
Verse:
Woke up this morning
It was the day that you'd leave
Rolling down the window
Cold rain that could melt my tears
Saw your hands trembling
Saw the pain in your eyes
It was a silent confession
Those rivers of salt that I cried

Chorus:
All I want to do is swim in your hair
I don't really care if you laugh or cry
Cause I wouldn't hide these tears
Just as I wouldn't hide a smile

Instrumental

Chorus

Verse:
You were leaving
Your cold, cold heart behind
How could I deceive you
When you were so blind?
The wonder and mystery of loving
Lies buried in shame
So go with your pride
And leave all the memories out in the rain

Chorus
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Comments: 53
Fans: 23
Plays: 182
Downloads: 0

Uploaded: May 08, 2011 - 03:11:38 PM
Last Updated: May 08, 2011 - 03:23:39 PM Last Played: May 09, 2017 - 01:57:05 PM
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alackbass said 2299 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Swim In Your Hair Revised
This echos of Carol King's classics. Definitely a 70s singer/songwriter vibe (I love that) with a more modern production value.
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lholden said 2299 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Alackbass
Thank you very much for your nice comments. I am glad that you liked it. The production is all thanks to Freddy!
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Loob said 2299 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Well I posted but something happened
to it so I guess I'll try this again....

Had a great time working on this with you Laurie. You have the voice of an angel and the attitude to match! I'm in love with your voice!
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lholden said 2299 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Loob
Freddy, it was amazing to work with you. You have such a wonderful attitude, talent and very good intuition. Thanks again.
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867-5309 said 2299 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
*
nice collaboration ~ ' will also listen to this / your previously submitted version *
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lholden said 2299 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
867-5309
Thanks for stopping by to listen... I think that this version is quite different in many ways, but still the same song as the first post. I appreciate your kind comments! All the best.
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drakonis said 2299 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
swimming in your progress
enjoying how this tops itself on each iteration. The fresh/unusual chords are still there, but the backing is even better, and the harmony singing is soo good. Great mix, which sounds rich but never lets your voice (or other instruments) get lost, all is clear and crisp.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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lholden said 2299 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Drakonis
I really appreciate your kind comments. I had a truly wonderful experience working with Freddy and Peter. I'm thrilled that you think the final product of our collab turned out well:) Thanks for stopping by to listen and write. All the best!
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VicDiesel said 2299 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
floating
lovely feel in this song. I also like that this seems to be completely acoustic.

Hm. Do you play upright bass? I hear some thumping in the beginning, but it's too weak for me. Later (around 1:00?) the bass gets more consistent.
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lholden said 2293 days ago (May 15th, 2011)
VicDiesel
Thank you so much for your nice comments.. I am happy that you liked it! I played the bass line on my electric piano (audio recording), using an upright, soft bass sound. It's great that it sounds convincing!! The bass has an important role in this song, I think. Thanks again:) All the best.
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KCsGROOVE said 2299 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
great song!
What a great vocals! :-)
Excellent songwriting and performance
Very much enjoyed!
KC
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lholden said 2299 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
KCsGroove
Thank you very much for the supportive comments. It was such fun improving this song with the help of Freddy and Peter!
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jiguma said 2299 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Now THAT's what I was talking about!
Very nice realisation of the song's (and your) potential Laurie.
Great work everyone!
Neil
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lholden said 2299 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
Neil
Dear Neil, thank you so much for encouraging me to realise this songs full potential. You were completely right about the arrangement and mix. It was great fun to work with Freddy and Peter on this.
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magnatone said 2299 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Swim in your Hair
Hey Laura - i'll have to go back to hear the original again - i remember i loved it, although i have no doubt you've made improvements. in any event, this is TERRIFIC!!
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lholden said 2299 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
Thanks
Thank you so much for your supportive comments. I am so happy that you thought the song was terrific!! All the best.
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PeterB7858 said 2299 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Absolute star...
Your vocals are the absolute star of this song, Laura. You have a fantastic voice. Freddy really did a great job providing a supportive arrangement for you to shine. Glad I could make a small contribution to this wonderful song. Take care, Peter.
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lholden said 2299 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
Peter
Thank you so much for your kindness, Peter. It has been such fun working with talented musicians like you:)
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RAVENS said 2299 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Swimming
Yes, this version sounds terrific! Congrats on the remix, very nice. Everyone sounds wonderful, great job ya'll.

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lholden said 2299 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
Ravens
Thank you so much for the kind comments. I always love hearing your voice, so it's great to know that you think this sounds good:) All the best!
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neilh79 said 2298 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
Swim in Your Hair
Beautiful vocal, the guys have done a great job here, really well done Laura
lholden said 2298 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
Neil
Thank you for your very supportive comments...much appreciated. I am happy that you enjoyed the updated version of this song:)
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dave_b said 2298 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
Swim In Your Hair
Nice changes and terrific vocals. Very nice arrangement & mix, improved over the last version.
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lholden said 2298 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
Dave_b
Thank you very much for your nice comments. It's so nice to hear that you think that this version is improved. All the best.
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lilmom said 2297 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
Oh MY!!!
How cool is this! I love it!
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lholden said 2296 days ago (May 11th, 2011)
lilmom
Thank you! I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed listening:)
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J_Gretch said 2296 days ago (May 11th, 2011)
Beautiful composition
This is such a pretty song...when you go into that chorus it almost gives me goosebumps.
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lholden said 2295 days ago (May 12th, 2011)
J_Gretch
Thank you so much for your comments. It's great to hear that you liked the song!
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sammydix said 2295 days ago (May 12th, 2011)
new version
already like the old version, but this is so much more alive and breathing. sincerely great tune, Laura.

Kudos to Freddy and Peter for the extra life.
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lholden said 2293 days ago (May 15th, 2011)
Sammy
I really appreciate that you enjoyed this new version. I agree that Freddy and Peter helped add life to this song! I enjoyed working with them so much. Thanks for coming to listen and for commenting. Cheers.
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egobandit said 2291 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
This version
Has an almost 70's showtune sound esp in the chorus, very cool mix of strings and acoustic guitar, Wonderful mix and singing!
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lholden said 2291 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Egobandit
Thank you very much for your nice comments. I also really like what Freddy and Peter did with the strings and guitar:) Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment.
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strangedream said 2291 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Laura
I hear a lot of Joni Mitchell in this...and The Beatles. This is awesome! Love the harmonies! Good job as always, Peter and Freddy!
lholden said 2290 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Strangedream
Thank you very much for your support. I am glad that you liked the song:) Freddy and Peter did a fantastic job.
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Char said 2291 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Beautifully
vibrant. Sounds wonderful. What a great team. Thanks.
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lholden said 2290 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Char
Thank you for your lovely comments. I really appreciate that you liked it! All the best.
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Doadars Uncle said 2288 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Oooo
Nice collab. I like the changes... moods. Good production, too!
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lholden said 2288 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Doaders
Thank you very much for your kind comments. I am so happy that you enjoyed this song. The collab was such fun! All the best.
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paul f. page said 2288 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
very cool backing...
...The piano is particularly nice as it peeks out from behind everything else. Bass was a little loud for me, but it sure thumps along decidedly and precisely. ... I don't know if this is a song of great pain or one of longing. Guess I don't "get" the lyrics. Seems like the guy who's leaving is sad...but then he's described as having a "cold, cold heart" ... so I am wondering why the singer would want to "swim in your hair..." ... Probably just me since everyone else seems to have gotten it... I DID like the music and arrangement. Sorry for not understanding where the lyrics were going.
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lholden said 2288 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Paul
Thank you very much for your thoughtful comments. I am especially pleased that you thought the piano was nice, as I am always nervous about my skills on the piano:) The lyrics... you actually understand them pretty well. This is a song about mixed feelings. The singer has broken things off with the man due to strong feelings of guilt from her thoughtless actions. She is torn by her feelings of guilt and tenderness towards him. He doesn't know that she has cheated on him and can't understand why she wants to break things off. His heart is cold from sadness, confusion and rejection. I really appreciate that you took the time to really think about and question the meaning of this song. Thank you!
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bronco said 2287 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Yes
Having heard both versions for the first time together i would say a few things. Number one - damn, I like your voice! Number two - from a songwriter perspective this is almost a perfect song. The only things it lacks is a catchy hook that repeats itself but then again it is really not that kind of song nor would I want it to be. I love the line"It was a silent confession. Those rivers of salt that I cried." Great writing! Third - I like both arrangements and production. Your piano shines in both. Loob and Peter do a good job on the second and I can see they put a lot of thought and effort into it.
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Loob said 2287 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
I would call the chorus a hook.
Where it picks up and she sings "All I Want To Do Is Swim In Your Hair", is definitely a hook, and definitely repeats itself, so I would strongly disagree with the "no hook" thing. So I do think it's perfection from a songwriter's point of view. LOL
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lholden said 2285 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Bronco
Thank you for taking the time to listen and write such thoughtful comments! It's nice to hear that you really like the vocals and I agree that the song isn't totally conventional, but hope that it is nice enough to 'hook' the listener:) It's great to hear that you also thought that the arrangement and production are good! Freddy and Peter were such wonderful and talented people to work with. Thanks again and all the best.
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segiperkasa said 2285 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
really cool
jamming collaboration work.... easy listening mood ... nice piano work ....music arrangement is awesome...
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lholden said 2285 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
segiperkasa
Thank you very much for your nice comments. I am so happy that you liked the song. Take care.
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Doug Somers said 2284 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
Signature Ballad
This is a gorgeous production - love your voice Laura. As Andrew mentioned, I was thinking Carol King in style, and I must say that all of the other elements of the song live up to that high standard as well. This is carefully produced for sure, and also has the touch of intimacy that comes from the way you have conveyed the feeling of guilt and loss. Kudos all 'round!

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lholden said 2278 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Doug Somers
Dear Doug,
Thank you very much for your kind comments... I really appreciate your supportive words. Freddy did a truly amazing job on the production, I agree. Thank you and all the best.
Laura
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TobinMueller said 2284 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
Nice collaboration
I dig the arrangement. The change of textures from verse to chorus are very well. Really nice collaboration. The clarity of the acoustic guitar is crisp and present, and the string bass carries the floating music bed. The cello, especially, adds depth and warmth. Very enjoyable.
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lholden said 2278 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
TobinMueller
Thank you kindly for your thoughtful, positive comments. I was so pleased to read them! Freddy and Peter did a wonderful job creating the support for the vocals. Thanks again and all the best.
Laura
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FatherTime said 2277 days ago (May 30th, 2011)
nice wide open spaces sound
Laurie's vocals sound a bit like Carly Simon. Song has some interesting rhythmic, phrasing twists.

I like the piano breaks.
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lholden said 2274 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
FatherTime
Thank you very much for your nice comments. I am glad that you like the piano breaks and the rhythm and phrasing. Take care!
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Philip18 said 2265 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Beautiful
Has Joni Mitchell overtones to me. A magnificently full sound, which gives your vocal a lush base to sit on. The variety of the arrangement is impressive. Thoughtful lyrics sung expressively. Much enjoyed!
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lholden said 2264 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Philip18
Thank you very much for your supportive comments. I do love Joni Mitchell's voice:) Freddy and Peter did provide a beautiful base for the voice. Glad you enjoyed the song and thanks again for stopping by to listen and taking the time to comment. All the best.
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