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I used to spend a lot of my time in my life helping indie artists chase their dream. This song is dedicated to them.
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Oh I know you've come so far
and you like it where you are
Yeah you've found your own respective calling
and you know you're good in your neighborhood
but a time is gonna come
in your quiet world when some heartbeat's
gonna start to pound
when the space around you
starts closin in
and the air gets thin

But I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there when the bubble bursts, when the bubble bursts
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there when the bubble bursts

Oh you never missed a class
never let a moment pass
Yeah by now you've gone thru all the motions
and you've paid your dues, but I've got bad news
Seems you've got a bridge to cross
and this time it's gonna cost too much
as you realize they false advertise
in the magazine where you found your dream

and I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there when the bubble bursts, when the bubble bursts
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there when the bubble bursts

This whole scenario, it sounds so familiar to me
but I know you can only find out for yourself
and that'll be such a sad sight to see

Oh you think I'll get a buzz
sayin' I told you so about the way it was
but I myself never did recover
from the times I saw when I hit the wall
Wish I knew how to get through
I would shout all night but you can't hear
past the books you've read
printed in your head
past some TV show
all the things you know

Oh, I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there when the bubble bursts, when the bubble bursts
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there when the bubble bursts
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Comments: 31
Fans: 11
Plays: 60
Downloads: 0
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Jun 22, 2011 - 02:58:21 PM
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2011 - 03:04:24 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 07:54:51 PM
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RochaMalhada said 2193 days ago (June 23rd, 2011)
clipping, popping
This mix is clipping all over the place. Hear the pops? This should show up as red line in your software meters. It really kills it for me, I couldn't finish the song.

That's as honest as I can get, no insult intended. Please feel free to rip one of my songs apart with critique if you'd like to

This song reminds me of Donovan's Atlantis (I love that song), and this song could use some of that dynamic strategy that Donovan employed in his song Atlantis with a background vocal in another melody and chorus break.

. - Harold
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RochaMalhada said 2193 days ago (June 23rd, 2011)
wireless card
I was in a hotel, on wireless. Got home today and back on ethernet - no popping.

So, it is my computer
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FatherTime said 2192 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
thanks for following up on that
and your comments about Donovan were interesting, I'm a bit of a fan of his. I never considered doing this song in that manner, this is food for thought.
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ted23 said 2193 days ago (June 23rd, 2011)
Bublé
I'd love to see Michael Bublé burst. Well explode actually.
Saying bubble burst is very pleasing. I like the tune and the melody. I'm not convinced by your vocal as it hits those higher notes. Needs a bit more conviction maybe. Kinda sounds like you didn't want to disturb your neighbour while recording this. It has potential for sure but at the very least I'd replace the drum track as It seriously lacks life.
Cheers

FatherTime said 2192 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
sometimes I do my vocals at night
this is true. In this case though I started a bit softly because I see this song as a bit of a folk hymn. It's also one of the few songs I didn't program the drums myself. Thanks for the helpful comments, much appreciated!
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SerenaS said 2193 days ago (June 23rd, 2011)
A tune that will last
This is a classic in the making. Although it's a very simple production that's no bad thing because the Vocal is King. There are plenty of meaningful lyrics while you kept the chorus singable. When the song bursts into the bridge there is a "Wow" moment for sure. Love the clarity/sincerity of your presentation. A winner for me, definitely. BYW,no clipping that I can detect - Serena (Jaws)
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FatherTime said 2192 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
thanks so much for your nice comments
very appreciated. yes the vocal is dominant in this song, and lyrically this is one of the songs I've always felt closest to. Off to hear your latest!
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TobinMueller said 2193 days ago (June 23rd, 2011)
Nice guitar solo during instrumnental section
Very pleasant tune. The electric guitar solo is my favorite part, it truly sings; fab tone and smooth playing. On the critique side, there are times there seem to be too many words, especially leading into phrases, with rush pickup notes. You voice has a Neil Young feel, if you can make your lines shorter so you don't sound rushed, it would help the sense of honest delivery that someone else mentioned.
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FatherTime said 2192 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
thanks for the helpful comments
I often try to fit too many words in each line, it's a regular trait of my music. heh :)
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hackneybloke said 2193 days ago (June 23rd, 2011)
bubble
your lyrics and the vocal delivery are really good...."starts closin in and the air get's thin" very clever.....very catchy. your vocal's very forward in the mix though - too much for my liking. the chorus might have benefitted from some vocal layering and/or harmonies because if you're just repeating the same line then yes....it can get repetitive on the ear. a simple harmony line (female) would have given it just enough contrast while maintaining the simplicity of it all.
i didn't like the drum fill-in and flourish into the second verse. it was purely the choice...not the execution.....just seemed a bit clunky.
oh right here we are for harmonies on the second chorus (listening while writing)....and you've got some nice echo delay thing going on with the guitars.....nice. again, your lyrics are really clever...internal rhymes....i love internal rhymes...yours are truly outstanding.
you hint at letting it all out on 'sad sight to see' but you allude to it without going there. it was like you changed your mind.....but you know what - it's interesting....and i like it.....keeps the listener from expectation from fulfilment.
the guitar break is clean and expertly performed. personally i find guitar breaks a bit formulaic.....but given the emo vocal style (which i love), it doesn't drag the piece down to the blandness of so much soft rock pop. i thought the final chorus needed some dynamic variation....otherwise it's just like the first....and i'm a fickle listener. you delay the final guitar chord for almost half a second. i like that.....and i laughed at the little cymbal taps at the end. it's like "hey, are you still with me?" yes, i'm still with you. i like this track - it's got some really classy elements and you clearly know how to write really smart lyrics. i look forward to more.
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FatherTime said 2192 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
really enjoyed your critique
thank you for taking the time and energy to do this, it was greatly appreciated!! My vocals don't usually get described as emo but I think I like it. :) Probably if I had produced this completely myself I would've added strings in the last verse, it's kind of a stark song though, hard to say if that would've been too much. Anyway I can tell you got the lyrics, it's one of my sadder songs.
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falcef said 2193 days ago (June 23rd, 2011)
When The Bubble Bursts
A song very nice execute. Bye
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FatherTime said 2192 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
thanks much
and thanks for being a fan of my music too.
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davisamerica said 2192 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
no nits really
there are some things others have mentioned but I am a writer more than performer ... so ... this one works for me. Nice track. Would have down loaded indeed.
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FatherTime said 2191 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
thanks for all that
coming from you cause I love your work..
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neilh79 said 2192 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
When the Bubble Bursts
Really good song man, love when the drums kick in how it bursts into life well done (no pun intended lol)
FatherTime said 2191 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
thanks Neil
Mike Martin did a nice job producing this. It's a song I often perform unplugged at shows.
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stevel said 2192 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Simple and nice
I like the simple pared down production, I really like your vocals a lot - reminds me a bit of Sparklehorse and Grandaddy stylistically. Lovely guitar solo. A good song too. Nice one
steve
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FatherTime said 2191 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
thanks!
Not familiar with those bands but now I want to check them out. I'm off to listen to your latest now.
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Alannah said 2191 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Great Lyrics ....
love it when the lead git kicks in .... I have seen so many people try to make it in the music world and yeah lots of burst bubbles .... sad really because there are just so many truly talented under appreciated musicians out there!
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FatherTime said 2189 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
there sure are
and thanks for listening, much appreciated!
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magnatone said 2191 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
When the Bubble Bursts
hey FT: looks like you've gotten some very useful feedback - i'm glad, because this is so far out of a genre i know anything about. i know what i like the sound of though, and i like this very much. i like the kind of laid back feel of your voice - it puts me in the mind of neil young, which i see is already mentioned. anyway, nice to have you aboard, welcome to MJ!
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FatherTime said 2189 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
thanks again
I'm not even sure what genre this fits in myself. :)
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dimm witness said 2189 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
nice work
one of the best I've heard on the site bro -- here is the legend i know and love!! keep cranking out tunes like this oh you're gonna feel the love ;-D

hey man we do this for fun and for free don't we had to give up that dream of getting rich with online distribution and marketing but a few of us have bought new guitars at least with the proceeds. not me i am way in the hole I don't far anymore. I'll keep doing it anyway what else can I do more fun than laughing!

thanks for all you've done you should write a book seriously
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FatherTime said 2189 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
If I wrote a book it would be a trajedy heh
Glad you liked the tune, it's one of my favorites as well.
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gadzooks said 2189 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
When The Bubble Bursts
I can't comment on techno stuff ... I can just comment on what i hear. I like what I hear. Nice tasty lead break ... like the tremolo , dig your voice and the lyrics are right on. Great tune!
SG
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FatherTime said 2189 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
I'm more of a songwriter than a producer anyway
so I really appreciated it when people notice the song. Thanks!
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awigze said 2188 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
heard this
the other day- but didnt comment... so I came back at dimm's beckoning. so I like it.
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FatherTime said 2186 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
thanks much..
it was nice of dimm to spread word about this song.
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Moviz said 2188 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
Well
thought out lyrics and a very nice performance both vocally and instrumentally.......... love that solo guitar too, regards M
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FatherTime said 2186 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
thanks for listening
I just checked out your song and was pleased to hear the rare lounge song, not too common on indie sites.
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