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Unable w/ Rok41


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crissew

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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A song I wrote and recorded a while ago. Rok41 did a beautiful job on the bass and drums for me. Haven't posted this and totally forgot about it. Just happened to hear it and since I have no musical inspiration anymore I figured this is something to post. Hope you all enjoy.

This song is about a close female friend that tragically ended her life at the age of 24. I still think I see her in public from time to time, bizarre how the human mind works.
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Lyrics
On a night so thick and black, smells like a burlap sack (3(2 str) 3(1) 0(2) 1(1)}
Streetlights flickering the street from bright to black
The mist is drifting down all over this lonely town
A morning dove wings make the only sound
I feel so restless in my soul

I feel so restless in my soul
what it is i just dont know
unable to let go (of things of which I have no control)
unable to let go

Still cant believe your gone, I feel so alone
So strange to feel this way, All was fine yesterday
You're in a better place, Looking down from above
Shining down on those whom you love
Still I feel so restless in my soul

I feel so restless in my soul
what it is i just dont know
unable to let go (of things of which I have no control)
unable to let go

BRIDGE-use the verse chords for first one then the chorus for second
When the sun shines on my face again, and I will think of you my friend
When the sun shines on my face again, and I will think of you my friend


I wish I only knew ...everything you were going through
Facade so rehearsed, we never had a cluuuee
I wish I could.. go back in time
I play this game all the time in my mind
Just one more time in my mind
One more time to get it right


I feel so restless in my soul
what it is i just dont know
unable to let go (of things of which I have no control)
unable to let go

OUTRO
unable to let go (longer phrasing)
The sun will shine on my face again, and I will think of you my friend (repeat)

Song Stats
Hits: 2228
Comments: 38
Fans: 26
Plays: 136
Downloads: 63
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Sep 21, 2011 - 03:53:21 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011 - 05:52:35 PM Last Played: May 14, 2017 - 01:15:19 PM
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Comments
papag said 2078 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Unable
I like each version of this song. The main thing for me is the story in this one. The drums and bass definitely change the style of the tune.

thanks for the download :)
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crissew said 2078 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Thanks
I tend to tinker with my songs a lot when I run dry on inspiration. For some reason I have lots of inspiration as a member of Skweryl but as me, it is rough going lately.
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Symphony101 said 2078 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Beautiful song
and it works so nicely with Chris' additions ! When are you going to have inspiration again Charles ? Looking forward for more !
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crissew said 2078 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Yves
Thanks so much much for your unwavering support. I am getting my strings on my acoustic today, usually that helps when I get a dry spell. Thanks for listening.
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PeterB7858 said 2078 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Always liked this...
Have always liked this song a lot. Your lead vocal and harmony work is just fantastic. Great lyrics as well. Chris has added some real solidity to the track. Love the bass. Thanks for the D/L. Take care, Peter.
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crissew said 2078 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Thanks man
Glad you enjoyed it.
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Jarvoid said 2078 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Seems a bit
of an upbeat tempo and beat for the subject matter ...but it works...perhaps you could post the lyrics?
Great production and the drums are pretty damned good.

Cheers

Jarvo
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crissew said 2078 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
I agree
It was a wierd set of emotions that went through me when I wrote this song. it was almost like I didn't want to make a dirge sounding song although that is how I felt about it. i think I combined the way I felt with the way I wanted to feel about her into one song, if that makes sense. I know it came out kind of jumbled but I guess that is pretty accurate for the way I feel about it.
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davisamerica said 2078 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
down
loaded ... back later ....
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sammydix said 2078 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
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this is some excellent songwriting, Crissew. i love the mix too. my personal stand out was the organ. been liking organ a lot lately it seems. anyway A-1 tune, man.
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ktb said 2077 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
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Sorry to hear of your loss. Your vocal is terrific here, as is the songwriting. Chris sounds solid and in the pocket. Super harmony.
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Carrie71 said 2077 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Unable....
I like the upbeat vibe for this. I still feel pain in the way you sing it. Sorry to feel you have no inspiration currently...it will come! Nice redo.
gadzooks said 2077 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Unable w/ Rok41
Nicely done. I like the vocal style. Real pro mix. Excellent tune and melody. Fabulous!
SG
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ShadowofNine said 2077 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Unable
One of my favorite songs by you Charles, keep rockin...
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neilh79 said 2077 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Unable
You really need to find some inspiration when you have the ability to write songs of this calibre. This is a really good song like something from the 90's great additions from Chris too well done guys
Moviz said 2077 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Charles
your vocal stylings are really top dollar.... however you get that sound i want to do it too.... it's fantastic. While the song is really great, lyrics too, it's your vocals that rule here..... just love it..... come on now get your inspiration back; you need to sing, Cheers M
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davisamerica said 2077 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
the muse
still lives ... told ya i would be back. charles you write such great tunes and your vocals are stellar .... i am totally enjoying my copy of this. relax ... inspiration comes round at her own pace and you are well prepared to answer when she does. totally great track.
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crissew said 2077 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Thanks man
You are right. I am sure it will come in time. I have a lot of ideas, but nothing seems to want to come together. Wierd.
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VicDiesel said 2076 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Sounds good
Kick drum in the right channel only? Otherwise good song.
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crissew said 2076 days ago (September 23rd, 2011)
Odd
Hmm, doesnt sound like that on my speakers. Anyone else hear it that way?
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dave_b said 2076 days ago (September 23rd, 2011)
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I think this is the best arrangement I've heard of this song. Strong imagery particularly in verse 1. Vocals/harmonies are top notch. Chris' bass and drums rock.
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crissew said 2076 days ago (September 23rd, 2011)
Thanks man
I still prefer the pop version I have posted here also to this one slightly but this one came out nicely. I wanted a version of this song I could put on my acoustic/country album and the version with synths etc. didn't fit. Thanks for listening.
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Mosaica said 2076 days ago (September 23rd, 2011)
Very able...
...songsmithing here. Strong melody and thoughtful lyrics, plus a good mix. An enjoyable listen - which feels slightly 'odd' because of the sad subject matter. It's nice that you could bring out your feelings in song.
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Vic Holman said 2075 days ago (September 23rd, 2011)
unable
excelllent!

great tune and production...... cool job guys!
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Sigmund said 2075 days ago (September 24th, 2011)
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This was a cool song before Chris' contributions, and his great bass playing just makes this better. Excellent vocal performance, and I like the way you faded the song down to just you and an acoustic guitar at the end. Nice work Charles - really enjoyed this!
Sig
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spitlogic said 2075 days ago (September 24th, 2011)
Very mainstream
I dont necessarily mean that in a bad way. Well organized and a very light tune. The butterfly pic fits it perfectly.
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TheComfortLeaf said 2074 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Great
A nice song . Man I hope you get back your inspiration back . It would be shame to lose such a talent. This is a great song I am sure your friend would have been very proud to have it in memory of her .
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davisamerica2 said 2074 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
No lack of inspiration here!
It will be back, and there will be more of these. Great song! Great performance by both of you. T
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Soundhound said 2074 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Nice track....
Good song solid lyric and vocals.....

Very Nicely Done.....
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UnderThePianoMan said 2073 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Great Song
Well I'm glad you remembered this song. It's really great Charles. I'm intending that inspiration returns to you soon.
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rok41 said 2073 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
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Oh yeah, I remember this one! Well written and performed song Charles. Thanks for letting me be a part of it.

Peace, C
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RochaMalhada said 2071 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
oh, yeah
Chris is awesome, here on an awesome song as well - great choice, great guy to work with too.

This is one of those "good chill up my spine" tunes, Charles.

. - Harold
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RochaMalhada said 2071 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
And
thanks for the D/L, man
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crissew said 2071 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Thanks man
appreciate it. Glad you liked it!
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lavalamp said 2071 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Good one
An excellent piece of song writing. Very well delivered.

Enjoy this much.

LL
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egobandit said 2071 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Bass
the mix really shines in this, definitely know how to present it, The bass in this really sticks to the ribs, had me boppin my head! Excellent all around!
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Sudra said 2067 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
Great song...
...and, like Charles, I'm particularly impressed and envious of your vocal arrangements and treatments. Something for me to aspire to. Excellent work.
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ste said 1391 days ago (August 7th, 2013)
just
found a bit of time to peruse mjs and found this. bit late... cool pop tune. very nicely balanced. tasteful guitar and synth and top vocal job. well done. more!
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