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This initially started a song sketch using Garageband for iPad. I've since imported it to the real Garageband and re-recorded the vast majority of it, edited some of the midi and generally cleaned it up.
The song is about waiting for a girl, of course, and how that glimpse of her looking her best is enough to set your heart racing.
A little different from my usual fare but fun to make.
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Lyrics
Waiting on the steps
I could wait all night
Searching for your smile
I know it makes things right

If I could be so bold
It's with you that I wanna grow old

In your blue dress
You set my heart on fire
I spread my wings
'cause you make me fly higher

If I could be so bold
It's with you that I wanna grow old

You, you and me
together always
You and me....
Song Stats
Hits: 1822
Comments: 14
Fans: 11
Plays: 60
Downloads: 36

Uploaded: Jun 29, 2011 - 09:55:01 AM
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2011 - 10:03:30 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 07:32:58 PM
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Hardware:
iPad, iMac, Guitars n stuff
Software:
GB for iPad then GB for Mac
Comments
tempie said 2243 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
the tender side of patrick navin
kind of a contemporary version of 'beautiful tonight'. with an echo and the bunnymen break. my one suggestion for change is that after the break you head back to the quiet, low key tune. i don't think it needs to vamp at the end, the guitar solo or any of it. it's lovely as is.
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dimm witness said 2243 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
sounds good!
you are lucky -- wow an ipad... someday! this came out really well thanks for the heads up :-)
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Catalina22 said 2243 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
Easygoing
I really like the vocals set an octave apart. The laid-back groove in this song that is really appealing. LOVE the piano accompaniment right at the end!
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davisamerica said 2243 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
just
a beauty of a track. Born of an ipad ... gotta love technology eh?
Seriously cool tune.
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michaeljayklein said 2243 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
Blue Dress
....easily one of your very best songs and performances here Paddy---thanks for the fine work!
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Lightman- said 2243 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
Nice
Nice love-song... I like the vocals... Good melody....
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magnatone said 2243 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
blue dress
i love this! it is a departure for you and maybe one of my fave songs of yours - you do this genre well! it's cool this song started its life on an ipad - kinda blows my mind!
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dave_b said 2242 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
Blue Dress
I really like the picked intro. Sincere vocals work well to convey the emotion in the lyric. Picked guitar and piano sound great. Some nice changes.

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FEEL said 2242 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
I like the progression
Enjoyed the tune. Has a nice hook to it.
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PeterB7858 said 2242 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
Enjoyed!
Hi Paddy. Nice gentle song that you sing really well. The harmony works particularly well. I think the solo also suits the mood of the song but that section could have been extended to bed it down a bit better into the overall flow of the song. Probably just ends a bit abruptly?. Enjoyed. Regards, Peter.
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JAB24 said 2241 days ago (July 1st, 2011)
Blue Dress
Very Nice ! You are a very good songwriter. keep strumming and creating. i-pad drums are pretty nice feature. apple had another great idea. thanks for sharing.
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Relic67 said 2239 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
applause
I like the piano backing, I can't recall hearing a lot of piano in your others... cool how you're diversifying and trying new things. Sounds great!

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sloparts said 2223 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
The nice thing about this
is the way it started out as a sketch on the iPad, and you turned it into the song you have here by using what you had there and expanded on it in your regular DAW and made it into a complete song. That gives me encouragement to use my Pad GB more for building up ideas.

I love the song and the way it sounds. I do agree with tempie about the ending on the song, and about keeping the quiet feel to it there at the end.

Ed
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2223 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Quiet
I've re-done the end on Craig's advice. Drop me a line if you want a copy. The iPad is opening up all kinds if possibilities. Thanks for checking it out.
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Name: The Cardinal Sins
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I grew up in the 70's and 80's in the south of the UK in an Irish family. I had always loved music but was never given an opportunity to explore making it for myself. About 10 years ago I bought an acoustic guitar and began strumming in earnest. To d... [see more]

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