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TROUBLE IN PARADISE


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KCsGROOVE

 Genre: Rock

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A new song that I worked on this week
The mix took me quite some time
Hope you like
KC
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Lyrics
Trouble in paradise

I look around me
I see people in distress
I look around me
It is just one big mess

It seems the time has come
We have to pay our dues
Looking for meaning
Looking for clues
Don't know what to do

The people will stand up
They are ready for the fight
they're willing to sacrifice
For the cause they think is right

I look around me
I see people in despair
I look around me
Kings and rulers just don't care

The times are getting rough
Will we be strong?
We gotta pay for what we've done
For all the things we've done
So wrong

Trouble
Trouble in paradise
There's trouble
Trouble in paradise
Song Stats
Hits: 2489
Comments: 55
Fans: 23
Plays: 72
Downloads: 51

Uploaded: May 18, 2011 - 01:21:29 AM
Last Updated: May 18, 2011 - 01:21:29 AM Last Played: Feb 02, 2017 - 03:46:00 PM
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Comments
hackneybloke said 2140 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
trouble
groovy cees. oh yeah...i love the 'Mmmmm yeah' thing you're doing. what a catchy cool vibe....reminds me of steely dan. really rich and full mix...second listen now. i would have loved to have heard a jazz organ instrumental break as well as the lead guitar....and maybe have the 'trouble' chorus ring out twice....there's plenty of room when the music is this good. this is a really cool song cees....how do you come up with such excellent work? deep bows of admiration.
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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Firsties again, Julian, lol :-)
This song took me a lot of time to finish but so far I'm still satisfied with the result. Glad you like it too, my friend
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
gadzooks said 2140 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Yea!
This has a great groove. I could listen to this again and again. Wonderful guitar playing and tone. And again, an amazing clear mix where you here all parts clearly. There is something about a strat and an organ together that sounds so cool.
SG
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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Thank you for the comment
Yes, there's a B3 in here, one of the coolest instruments you can imagine :-)
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
michaeljayklein said 2139 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
This space reserved
Hi Cees--I'll be back later when I'm home from work and can listen to this through something better than the 15 cent earphones I have at my desk!
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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Thanks Michael
for stopping by.
At least you are able to listen at work, hehe
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
Moviz said 2139 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
As I was saying
Great city sound and a well written and relevant to these days set of lyrics Cees.... always enjoy your performances, regards M
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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Thanks Maurice
I haven't thought of it as as city sound :-)
Anyway, i'm glad you like it
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
Soundhound said 2139 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Ya .....My Man
Not at home right now checking this out through
crap for head phones, I'll be home soon and I'll
look at it again.....

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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Thanks Tony
Always interested in your opinions
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
neilh79 said 2139 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Trouble in Paradise
Nice one Cees, great groove going on. Your stuff is really very good, I enjoy every one well done
KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
thank you Neil
I'm really glad you like my songs so much
Very much appreciated
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
sammydix said 2139 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
TiP
good mood song kc. time you spent on the mix shows thru clearly. like that subtle organ in the background
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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Thanks Sam
Glad you like it, you know about mixing yourself :-)
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
Loob said 2139 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Mmmmmmmm
Cool bluesy vibe to this rocker KC. Would love to hear some sax on this too. Seems like I am hearing a horn section in there or is that the rhodes? I really dig it man.
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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Thanks Fred
Yeah, could have added some sax as well.. the horns were trombones
Glad you like it!
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
dave_b said 2139 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
TROUBLE IN PARADISE
Chilled groove. I like the steady electric piano stabs, reminds me of Atlanta Rhythm Section. Vocals & harmonies work great. Outstanding mix.
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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
I don't mind being compared to the atlanta rhythm section, always considered that a great band :-)
Thanks
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
Soundhound said 2139 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Maaaaan.....
This is really good, would like to of had the drums just a smiggin hotter
just to make that bounce, be more pronounced but everything else is
right on the $$$$....
Really cool placement of your voice smooth as silk, that was need to make your point more poignant and concerning.....
This is what it is My Man, very real disaster going on out here, those
in our world are being lied to, by the right wing nut cases, the problem
is that they are falling for it, hook line and sinker......
It use to be just water under the bridge, well now it's all backed up with garbage...
In another 2 year when it really hits the fan, the stench corps's
and the ailments of radiation will grip the world in ways like none
has ever seen...... Keep your (shit) in order My Man, like I know you always do......
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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Thanks Tony
for your second visit ! :-)
Yes I agree on the drums.. but mixing is always a balancing act and sometimes you overlook certain things.
And I'm not optimistic about what's going on in the world either..
Let's hope for the best and make music while we still can
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
alackbass said 2139 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
TROUBLE IN PARADISE
Sounds like the bright lights of NYC at 3:00 AM. Super cool!
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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Thank you Andrew
Appreciation from musicians like yourself is what counts for me.. :-)
Glad you like it
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
davisamerica2 said 2139 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
What a groovy groove!
I really like this KC. Great lyrics, for one thing. And that break into the chorus was so smooth and fit nicely. Melody was catchy and your voice sounds good, good, good. Excellent post! Terry
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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Thanks Terry
Well that break is what gave me the most troubles.... Started out very different till after a lot of changes and tweaking i ended up with this
Glad you like it
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
racerat said 2139 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Trouble
Well, I AM at home and listening through killer Mackie HR824 monitors....and it sounds crystalline. Great mix. Time well spent on it! Tasty and jazzy strat groove. Nice horns.

RR
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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
thanks racerat
good to hear it sounded good on your speakers :-)
thanks for stopping by
KC

Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
RAVENS said 2139 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Coolness
What a smooth groove, always enjoy listening to your songs, Cees. Great vocals, as always. Great stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Thank you Dani
I redid the vocals three times and still hear some things I would like to change. After all these years I still don't see myself as a singer.
Thank you for your support! Appreciated!
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
Garni said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Trouble In Paradise
What a great smooth sound here Cees :)
Awesome work

G-)
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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Thank you Gerald
I'm glad you like it.
Hope you're doing fine
Long time no see!
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
mrattue said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Ooooh!
Always such a great feeling listening to your stuff, Cees.

Just effortless and blissful, with that signature beat and cool guitar.

Keep them coming!

Marc
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KCsGROOVE said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Thanks Marc
for your kind words!
It may seem effortless, but it isn't, I can tell you, I spend many hours, days even to finish this song :-)
Glad you like it
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
Skweryl said 2139 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Schnikes!
we call this "gratziquier" music, it is like American Folk music, maybe, I am new, your music is professional, it is very good. (Farhang)
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KCsGROOVE said 2138 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
thanks Farhang
for stopping by.
Not sure if this sounds like american folk, but I'm glad you like it :-)
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
magnatone said 2138 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Trouble in Paradise
GROOOOVEY!!! (i always wanted to say that!) (great work as usual cees!)
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KCsGROOVE said 2138 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
thanks Karen,
for your grooovey comment :-)
Appreciated very much!
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
VicDiesel said 2138 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Smooth
very nice arrangement, with the clear guitar work and the groovy drums.
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KCsGROOVE said 2138 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
thanks Vic
I just love clear guitars :-)
The drums are EZ drummer
thanks for listening
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
jdholliday said 2138 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Hey Cees!
your mix is awesome dude! I agree with every word Julian said! great stuff dude!
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KCsGROOVE said 2138 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
thank you JD
Well, I spent a lot of time on the mix..
I used to be an impatient guy, make something , upload and move on, but, growing older, I found out that it pays off to work longer on the mix and the recording :-)
Glad you like it
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
PeterB7858 said 2137 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Smooth, smooth vibe
Hi Cees. Smooth, smooth vibe sitting in a wonderful spacious mix. The time you spent on it shows. I love the guitar, B3 match and your vocal work here is top notch. Good post! Regards, Peter.
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KCsGROOVE said 2136 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
thank you Peter
I appreciate your kind words :-)
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
Llarion said 2137 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Oooh, LOVE the guitar sound...
Nice, comfortable, LA kind of groove... I do hear some Steely Dan sensibilities in the horn/counterpoint arrangement and general tone, and that's definitely a plus in my book... Dark, moody, a pleasing listen. I agree with some of the other comments that a saturated, searing sax solo and counterpoint would be a welcome addition, but it does stand on its own just fine!
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KCsGROOVE said 2136 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
thanks Llarion
I don't mind being compared to Steely Dan , learned a lot from those guys...
A sax could hasve been possible, but i just didn't think of it...
the horns here are trombones from the edirol orchestral
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
Bass3x said 2136 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Fine Tunage, Cees
I prefer to see the glass half-full (but that makes for poor songwriting!). Another fine tune, KC. Enjoy all your stuff.
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KCsGROOVE said 2136 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
thanks James
Glad you like it!
:-)
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
Skean said 2136 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Man
I love your music, I'm so happy you share your stuff here.
Always so well mixed and performed, downloaded, thanks.
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KCsGROOVE said 2135 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
thanks Kenta!
For stopping by...
Enjoy your download! :-)
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
scaustrita said 2135 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Excellent Guitar Work
Cool track, love that shuffle feel.
The lead guitar is so crisp and well played.
Great vocals too . . .
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KCsGROOVE said 2135 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
thanks
Glad you like this song!
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
PatriciaGirl said 2135 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Groovey KC:)
The written lyrics touch home. Add a nice groove and great vocals and you have a great sounding piece. I would of loved more B3 (I'm bias you know-hehe) but all is well regardless. Thanks for sharing this. patty :)
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KCsGROOVE said 2135 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
Thanks Patricia
I could have added more B3 or saxophone, but there's already quite some B3 in the song, rather soft and in the background but it's there :-)
Thanks for stopping by!
KC
Check out my latest song called BACK TO NATURE (#2)
skindel said 2134 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
great sound
I love the tone of your guitar and a smooth effortless quality to it.... great listening... reminds me of Steely Dan
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Bob Rodgers said 2134 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
A
great groove Cees, lovely arrangement and some fine vocals.
The music sounds superb, nice choice of instruments and a great production, so clear and crisp.
Love the guitars and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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dimm witness said 2134 days ago (May 24th, 2011)
yup
we reap what we sow !! too mellow groove kc love it fitting preapocolyptic ripe for the times excellent musicianship vocal and overall mix 5 *s
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