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Far Behind


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JBurns

 Genre: Rock
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A song about retrospection. This song started many many years ago, I kept the idea and reworked it. Drums on demand had its restrictions here since I wanted a greater timing change but still worked out decent. Give it a listen and comment please.
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Lyrics
Far Behind

Years ago when I was young
I looked to you as if you were the one
Years have passed and now I’ve grown
Reflecting back on seeds I’ve sown

As I look back on the life that I’ve led
What I have done and the things I have said
Its seems to me that I have wasted time
Leaving the truth so far behind

Wind howls and lightning strikes
The world changes while we grow inside
Walls are build homes are made
Children grow as the paint fades away

As I look back on the life that I’ve led
What I have done and the things I have said
Its seems to me that I have wasted time
Leaving the truth so far behind

Stars fall and rivers run dry
Flowers bloom just to wilt and die
It seems this world is give and take
Your right to choose… win or lose

As I look back on the life that I’ve led
What I have done and the things I have said
Its seems to me that I have wasted time
Leaving the truth so far behind
Song Stats
Hits: 2065
Comments: 32
Fans: 14
Plays: 99
Downloads: 0
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jun 06, 2011 - 09:34:26 PM
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2011 - 09:34:26 PM Last Played: Jun 05, 2017 - 07:17:49 AM
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Hardware:
Processor: Line 6 HD500
Amp: HD500
Guitar: DBZ Imperial FM
Dean Bass
Behringer mixer
Adobe Audition 3.0
Creative Multi-channel Soundcard
Software:
Drums: Drums on Demand Sofware
Pod Farm Platinum
Comments
ic42 said 2383 days ago (June 6th, 2011)
first
this plays :)
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JBurns said 2383 days ago (June 6th, 2011)
thanks
ya apparently a hz issue, but up and going now 3rd time is the charm apparently
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mvh9591 said 2383 days ago (June 6th, 2011)
Nice____
Great guitar tone. Nice voice. DOD sound pretty good. I hear what you mean around 1:30 - working with drum samples and midi can get complicated. The more you dive in the better you'll get and the easier it becomes - however it may always present a challenge (which is part of the fun_to me anyway).

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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JBurns said 2383 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
dod
thanks for taking the time to respond. I am grateful for the drum program but in the end I end up playing to them instead of them playing to me and when I want something a bit out of ordinary they fall short. But I did get to try something new this time around.
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dave_b said 2383 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Far Behind
I like the guitar line & tone, and the vocals sound strong. I know what you mean about DoD. If the loop is one of their later offerings have you tried to piece together some of the single hits? Also, sometimes you can just use 1/2 of a single loop and get what you want that way.
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JBurns said 2383 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
tone
heya dave_b I have never just attempted single notes, I have added a hit or two but never soley. this is the first time I made my own pattern by obliterating part of the loop itself. thx for listening
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PeterB7858 said 2383 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Solid
Hi Jay. I like the intro and your guitar work is as solid as ever. I can see what you were trying to do with the tempo change and it breaks up the song a bit but the vocal melody has a touch of sameness about it and could possibly have benefitted from a bridge or some other change. Take care, Peter.
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JBurns said 2382 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
solid
thanks for your thoughts peter i'll give some thoughts to the vocal change in the chorus
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egobandit said 2383 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Dig the lyrics
I think the drums work well, nothing like a real drummer, The guitar parts are really good What you can do is add more drum tracks on top using a keyboard to play the drums with the guitar parts, I do that often on tricky timing issues, I have a demo of drums on demand It has a good sound but you might want to try drum core its free, and you can drag the drum loops in midi form which can allow you to minipulate the drums better, just my 2 cents
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JBurns said 2382 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
keyboards
ya a keyboard is a purchase I have not made yet, its on my list after I feel competent behind my new set of drums, lol
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J_Gretch said 2382 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Far Behind
Really like the rock guitar flavor and the offbeat percussion adds tension in a good way...Hope you stick with this one and get it worked out just like you want.
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JBurns said 2382 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
tension
thx bud music is always a work in progress and think it can evolve a bit myself
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2-STAGE-2 said 2382 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
takes me back
Has a Steppenwolf vibe to me,, dig those guitars,, nicely done man ,,T
JBurns said 2382 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
steppen in the wolf
thx man that is a nice compliment
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Vic Holman said 2381 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Far Behind
cool one. i dig the raga rock flavor on the guitar at the beginning. some really cool riffs throughout. i do get a bit of steppenwolf as well... pretty cool
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JBurns said 2381 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
raga rock
they thanks vic, appreciate you taking the time to comment
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neilh79 said 2381 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Far Behind
Really nice sounds going on here, kinda Seattle early 90s crossed with Hammett and Hetfield, great job. No download is a big shame lol
JBurns said 2381 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
nice sounds
appreciate all those good vibes sent my way. I am on the fence about the download thing, but thanks for the interest it means allot
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dimm witness said 2381 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
oh yeh
it plays
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JBurns said 2380 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
lol
ya i had the hz wrong when I saved it, live and learn eh
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gadzooks said 2376 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Far Behind
Really like the guitar riff that starts it off ... nice guitar tone and playing. The time change with the loops at about 1:31 threw me a bit but then as it went on it was alright. Midi keys are pretty good for hitting the drum changes-tempo. Otherwise good tune and good delivery of your vocals .... I can relate to your lyrics. Mix is good!
SG
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JBurns said 2376 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
gadzooks
playing live there is a bigger time difference but just couldn't get it to fit with the drum program. I need to get a keyboard, its one of my next purchases for the studio. Thanks for your comments!
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Bob Rodgers said 2376 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
I
like the percussion and the guitar riffs, great tone on the guitars.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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JBurns said 2376 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Heya
Thanks Bob for stopping to comment, glad you enjoyed it!
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magnatone said 2372 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Far Behind
Hi Jay - i'm especially enjoying the cool percussion in here. your guitar(s) sound great - terrific production here, nice work jay!
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JBurns said 2372 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
magnatone
Thanks so much it means allot you stopped by and commented, I am glad the percussion worked out!
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JAB24 said 2371 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
Far behind
Jay, The music is very strong. It reminds me of Black Sabbath but much better.I really enjoyed it.nice work!
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JBurns said 2371 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
jab24
thanks for listening looking forward to hearing more from you as well
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Philip18 said 2357 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
Together
Everything works well together - the music and guitar suit the lyrics and the vocal tone. Certainly, fiddling with drum loops has given me a greater respect for what real drummers can do :-) I enjoyed this track.
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JBurns said 2357 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
Philip18
ya I hear you on drum loops, but a necessary evil for me. And mic'ing a real drummer has never worked well with my setup. Thanks for stopping and commenting!
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Char said 2351 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Sounds like
you worked your ass off. Well done. Thanks.
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JBurns said 2349 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
wow
thanks the compliment Char
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Name: Jay Burns
Location: North Little Rock AR United States
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I am a Occupational Therapist with a life long love afair with music. I believe in having an outlet of self expression...music is mine. My skills as a musician are slowly growing over time as well as my ability to express myself through music. I love... [see more]

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