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Breaking Out w/ Symphony101 (Word Assoc Challenge 11)


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neilh79

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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When I saw this challenge get posted in the forums, I instantaneously got the urge to write a song something which I have not done for a long time now.

I can't really say what inspired just the word "Breaking" has so many different connotations so I thought why not Breaking Out (probably of jail!) as a topic.

The song came pretty quickly (about 3 sessions of half an hour) and I was quietly happy with it. I recorded it and laid down rhythm guitar and vocal and then thought about what to do next. I got some lead guitar together, but it needed something more. A quick note to Yves and all was well, he came back straight away with a yes.

Thanks Yves for joining me again, you are fantastic. And thankyou Michael for the challenge idea, hopefully this will become an annual event, I've loved it.

Credits :

neilh79 : Guitars, Vocal, Author, Mix
Symphony101 : Tamborine, Bass, Accordian, Organ

P.S I know this post is a couple of weeks early but I am away in October and should people comment, I would like to have time to reply. Hope you enjoy the song!
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Lyrics
Verse 1 :
I'm locked on the inside
And I just wanna get out
You are on the outside
And we wanna see each other

Verse 2 :
Can we be together?
Can you see an easy way out?
We need each other
Can you break me out

Bridge :
Break me out
Let me see the outside
Break me Out
It's time to be free

Chorus :
I'm in this prison cell
Just want to be free
I'm in this prison cell
Won't you come and get me

Verse 3 :
Breaking out of this hell hole
Is the best thing I ever could do
Free as a bird here
Is the dream I aspire to

Bridge
Chorus
Song Stats
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Uploaded: Sep 19, 2011 - 01:50:58 PM
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2011 - 01:53:55 PM Last Played: Sep 03, 2017 - 03:34:32 PM
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Comments
Symphony101 said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Thank you Neil
It's so nice to work with you, I enjoyed working on this too, very much.

Very cool idea on the word challenge, and I loved the song, thank you for making me a part of this.

And thank you Michael for the challenge idea.
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Symphony101 said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Oh, BTW
The tambourine, accordion and organ are midi, played through the keyboard.
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neilh79 said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Yves
You are awesome, thanks again, I look forward to more I hope!
gadzooks said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Breaking Out w/ Symphony101
Neil, this is great! Nice open chord melody. Builds nicely with the bit of lead and bass and then that lovely acordion sound...It all works, the organ the subtle percussion, your simple but tasty leads. Cool lyrics and vocals. Not a metaphor for how you feel right?
SG
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neilh79 said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Stan
Thankyou so much for the drop in and comment. I enjoyed this, its been too long since I wrote anything, its a simple tune really, glad you liked it cheers
Moviz said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Sometimes
the best songs come quite quickly and this is one of them.... great melody and accompaniment. Love the subdued vocal and accordion and the the brightness of the lead guitar that comes in every now and then..... really nice work by both of you, regards M
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neilh79 said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Mo
I do tend to write quick, but this just came to me, really glad you enjoyed it cheers
J_Gretch said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Breaking Out w/ Symphony101 (
Dude...this may be my favorite from you yet...I could write a paragraph about what i like about it,but i'll spare you....And all the midi parts are very tasteful and right on point...You guys should be proud.
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neilh79 said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
J
Thankyou so much the compliment means a lot to me, I have not written in a while and I am so happy you like it, cheers mate
michael2 said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
cool
so cool that you got inspired to write something after an absence (always a good thing). good to break out of the box when it comes to songwriting. i like how you develop the arrangement as you work your way thru the song: organ, leads, tambourine,... great work, glad you joined the challenge and have a great time on your trip.
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neilh79 said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Michael
it has probably been 2 years since I wrote a song prior to this. I thankyou for creating this challenge, it gave me the kick up the backside I needed, cheers
PeterB7858 said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Good to hear...
Hi Neil. Nice mellow vibe and the rhythm guitar keeps things moving along nicely. Especially like the chorus. Nice additions by Yves as well. Good to hear that you are writing again after a break. Regards, Peter.
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neilh79 said 2257 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Peter
Thankyou very much for the kind comment, much appreciated and glad you enjoyed the feel to this.
michaeljayklein said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
A really fine song
and you guys presented this really well---thanks for the very good work and for sharing it with us. Full marks! Michael
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neilh79 said 2257 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Michael
Thankyou for dropping in, really glad you liked the song Yves filled it out so well cheers
Six-Nail-Coffin said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Plaintative
and longing. Interesting take on "break". Much enjoyed.
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neilh79 said 2257 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Adam
Thanks for the comment really glad you liked the tune cheers
Jarvoid said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Cool sounding little ditty....
actually to be honest this challenge gave me a bit of a body swerve so I might have a little go meself.....like tha sort of sixties/seventies era sound to this ...assisted in that by Yves and his tambourine ....crappy speakers here so cannot make out the rest ....I will ....hey I just seen ackordeen on Yves credits....he and I will have to touch bases....or even basses !I will have another listen when back on the ranch


Cheers guys I like what I heard so far !
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neilh79 said 2257 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Jarvo
I had to do this challenge when I saw it and it gave me a backside shunt to write again. Yves put down the bass and the other parts were MIDI, I could hardly tell the difference, glad you enjoyed it cheers
rabittwhole said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
absolutely
a chill winner
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neilh79 said 2257 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Rabbit
A chill winner!! Thanks for the compliment cheers
alackbass said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Breaking Out w/ Symphony101 (Word Assoc Challenge 11)
Very nice tune. By far your strongest melody and vocal to date. The accordion and organ were a very nice touch.
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neilh79 said 2257 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Andrew
Your comment means a lot, shows that I must be improving a little which is what I wanted to use the site for originally. Glad you liked the song cheers
Char said 2258 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
Pretty
and delicate melody with understated vocal. The instrument choices are in keeping with the subject. Nice job, you two. Thanks.
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neilh79 said 2257 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Char
Thankyou very much for the comment, love the word pretty, I've never been called that in my life for anything lol! Glad you liked it Cheers
Saltaireguru77 said 2257 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Breaking out
Ah this is just great. That accordion really lifts the whole thing for me and gives it all a sense of it's own personality. A cracking vocal delivery with the melody clearly stated but not pushy (if that makes sense...?) The mix is cool and everything has it's own headspace to me - even the tambourine which is a nice touch and adds a little something that keeps you tuned in. Great stuff guys.
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neilh79 said 2257 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Stephen
Thanks so much for dropping by, I agree with you on the accordion and the organ just gives the tune a good depth. Glad you enjoyed it cheers

finkeldink said 2257 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Good job
You guys put together a very cool song here.
Much enjoyed.
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neilh79 said 2257 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Mike
Thanks for the listen and comment, glad you enjoyed the tune!
ShadowofNine said 2257 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Breaking Out
I like this muchly luv the build up of instruments and the vocal..you broke out...
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neilh79 said 2257 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Shadow
Thankyou so much really glad you enjoyed it!
rok41 said 2256 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Breaking Out
I like the subdued nature of this. Lyric is nicely done and the accordion really adds a nice touch. Good job guys!
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neilh79 said 2256 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Chris
Thanks so much for dropping by, glad you like the song and the lyrics kinda made sense
awigze said 2256 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
nice addition
to the challenge. Yes, Yves is just another way of spelling yes... only with a V. Sorry - couldnt resist. (my annoying humor - I learned it from Drakonis). This should start everything off right.
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Symphony101 said 2256 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Different spelling
Yes Andy, I think it was spelled this way in the Roman Empire :-) Thank you, I definitely consider this as a compliment and I love your humor, as well as Eduard's :-)
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neilh79 said 2256 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Andy
Cheers for the comment appreciate you stopping by and the humour!!
crissew said 2256 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Sounds great
Really like the laid back vibe of the song and the way it builds with Yves' additions. Great melodic feel.

I think the mix would be a bit better with a tad more separation of tracks with panning and a tad less reverb on the vocals and acoustic. I would also turn the acoustic down just a tad (1 db).
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neilh79 said 2256 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Charles
Thankyou so much for the comment and some constructive feedback which is always important. I am not anything like the standard of some of the guys on here production wise, though I do feel I am getting a little better. I am trying hard to get it right but I still struggle knowing how much to pan so it separates correctly and levels difficult aswell lol.

I will take your feedback on board and hopefully over time my production will improve.

Glad you enjoyed the song and thankyou again
Vic Holman said 2256 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Breaking Out
nice tune, great laid back feel. nicely done neil & yves
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neilh79 said 2255 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Vic
Thankyou for the listen and comment glad you liked the song cheers
Carrie71 said 2256 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Breaking out...
Ok...not what I expected. But I really enjoyed the "softness" of this! Really enjoyed the guitar playin.
neilh79 said 2255 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Carrie
Thankyou so much for the kind words, glad you enjoyed it
magnatone said 2255 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Breaking Out
well THIS turned out wonderfully well!! you guys make a great team - very much enjoyed guys - congrats!
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neilh79 said 2255 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Karen
Thankyou so much for the kind comment, Yves is a dream to collab with, we have another in the pipeline with some other guys so good times ahead!
Social_Ice said 2255 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
complimentary....
a very well done complimentary acoustical accompaniment....much in joy'd ~barbara
neilh79 said 2255 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Barbara
Thankyou so much for listen and comment glad you enjoyed it
Mosaica said 2254 days ago (September 23rd, 2011)
Breaking out
This reminds me of Gallagher and Lyle - really nice! Engaging soft vocal and bright guitar, and an effortless "live" feel to it. Well done both.
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neilh79 said 2254 days ago (September 23rd, 2011)
Rosalind
Thankyou for dropping in, glad you enjoyed it cheers
sammydix said 2253 days ago (September 24th, 2011)
Breaking
I saw the combo and had to hear the result. liked this from start to end. just pure and earthy sounding....like there were humans playing.
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neilh79 said 2253 days ago (September 24th, 2011)
Sammy
Thanks very much for the comment, really glad you enjoyed us sounding like humans lol!!
SmokeyVW said 2237 days ago (October 10th, 2011)
Free as a bird
i really like the build up, it works great. nicely done.

thanks
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neilh79 said 2233 days ago (October 14th, 2011)
Bill
Really appreciate the comment, well pleased you like it!
bud said 2232 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
great work - excellent collab
i like the instrumentation and the solid steady groove. good set of lyrics and vocals as well.
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neilh79 said 2231 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
Kevin
Thankyou so much for the listen and comment, I appreciate the praise means a lot cheers.
FEEL said 2202 days ago (November 14th, 2011)
breaking out
nice collab. I enjoyed the approach to the word association and the song has a fine melody. Enjoyed.
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neilh79 said 2198 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
Thankyou
Very much for the kind comment, means a lot to me
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Hi all!! I have been here over a year now and have learn't so much. The community on here has been very supportive. The challenges presented to me have been both musical and production and I have enjoyed (though sometimes wanted to hit my head into a... [see more]

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