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Don't Turn Out the Light


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Estella

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Wrote this song this morning. First take here, no editing, no effects. Just my laptop, its pinhole mic, and my guitar.
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Don't Turn Out the Light

Wait, wait for me.
Don't turn out the light.
I'm almost there.
Did you think I didn't care?
It's just that I don't know how to say
what I mean.

How do you say
that you love someone
without sounding like
a bad love song.

I'm not perfect.
I never will be,
but I know
it's better with you.
And you love me.
You said so.

So let's stay up tonight.
Wait, wait for me.
Don't turn out the light.
I'm almost there.
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Uploaded: Dec 22, 2011 - 09:25:55 AM
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2011 - 09:25:55 AM Last Played: Sep 29, 2017 - 05:28:39 PM
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Feter said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
The Light
I love this style and the feel , very nice ...its been a while since I wrote a song .it must be feel good to sit and write a song with such nice feel and idea ,this is a very nice song and it has a genuine feel for it ... I hope you will rerecord it again but you know what ? the decent sound and feel made it perfect as is ..thanks a lot for sharing !
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Estella said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
Thanks Feter
It does feel good to sit down and speak with my creative voice. This 1/3 of a songwriting assignment from my guitar teacher. There will be more coming, so I'll see what sticks and do a proper recording some day.
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richard13 said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
Good, for such a quickie ;-)
Actually, it's pretty good even if it wasn't a quickie. And I'm amazed at the sound quality from a laptop's pinhole mic. Don't worry, I'll keep the light on, just for you!
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Estella said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
Thank you Richard
I credit my lack of furniture for the nice acoustics in the house ;)
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
Nice
great voice, nice writing.
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Estella said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
Thanks Proto
I'm glad you had a listen.
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drakonis said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
perfection is over-rated
personal, poignant, heartfelt... nice songwriting, simple but emotional, I like it! Hope you "got there" safely... I'll turn out the light now. :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Estella said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
Ha Ha Drak
Thanks for the encouragement. All is well.
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Cori Ander said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
Ohhh
Lucky man he is... Such a tender voice singing such a beautiful melody in such a heartfelt way can't possibly make "a bad love song". That's strictly impossible.

Besides it being such a beautiful perormance and composition, this kind of recording is to my mind the ones that touches me most because of Live, Life and Presence. Of course it could be arranged and produced with an army of pro musicians, but would that render a more pleasant listening experience? I'm not convinced of that. I personally don't need it anyway. I think this is one of the most perfect songs I ever heard.
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Estella said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
Too kind Cori
Your comment means so much to me. I admire your approach and gift with music, so your validation for what I'm doing is much appreciated.
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SISTERS said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
awwwww
you possess such terrific texture in your vocal tone, Estella.
i adored the way "what i mean" came out of you.
love the intimacy here - i believe every word you sing.
perfect lyrics - really fine job of distilling the essence of love.
WONDERFUL TO HEAR YOU AGAIN!
Anne
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Estella said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
Thanks Anne
I wasn't planning to go up on "what I mean" so it really did just "come out", as a lot of the song did. I try to feel the music and emotion rather than plan any effect. In fact, as a songwriting practice, I'm meant to be more deliberate, so I guess I failed that portion! It'll be tricky to direct myself more, but retain the honesty. I think as long as the direction is there to enhance, not force, emotion, it will be fine.
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Sir Bass said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
Excellent
perfect.
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Soundhound said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
Real good tune idea...
1st take huuuuum hook up with someone tighten this up and
you could have a great song here, just keep it simple your voice
is really good nice style...
Crappy mic's some of tho's pin hole, but they can make a good map
for a start up track.....

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carbon said 2187 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
written this morning?
wow, i'm impressed! your voice sounds great to me. the pinhole mic gets the job done. I totally agree with drakonis - perfection is over-rated. somtimes i find that the first take is the best take because it has the most real emotion.
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Estella said 2182 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Thanks carbon.
I completely agree.
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Skweryl said 2186 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)
This is....
AWESOME!
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Estella said 2182 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Thanks Skweryl
I'm glad you liked it!
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crissew said 2186 days ago (December 24th, 2011)
Really really really
well done. Beautiful melody, great singing. Pretty much perfect. Congrats.
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Estella said 2182 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Thanks crissew
I'm humbled that you think so.
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rtcooper said 2186 days ago (December 24th, 2011)
YEAH
SO Much for the Equipment Fetish!!
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rtcooper said 2185 days ago (December 24th, 2011)
RAW is REAL
The More I hear this, the More I love it.

Close and Confidential, in Tight.
Lots of Dynamic Range. Edit didn't take All Day. It's a Dream Song.
Maybe you Tracked it right when waking from a dream. Could be.
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Estella said 2182 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
rtcooper
Thanks for the attention to the song. I wish I was as confident as you about it. I'm humbled that people think it's great. I was not expecting that, given how quickly it was drafted. You may be right that something connected just right as I slept.
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Char said 2186 days ago (December 24th, 2011)
Sweet song,
Estella. Less is more. Enjoyed. Thanks.
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Estella said 2182 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Thanks Char!
I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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Loob said 2185 days ago (December 24th, 2011)
Beautiful Estella!
You have huge talent going here girl! Loved it!
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awigze said 2185 days ago (December 24th, 2011)
Estella!!!!
Short sweet. Nuanced vocals that has layers of soul, joy and a bit of haunting something. Hard to pinpoint but only felt somehow.
Sorry. A bit wordy. Another way to say I love this alot. I could hear strings and brushes on snares and cymbals. A cool bass. But mostly I could hear you doing what you love.
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Estella said 2182 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Thanks awigze
Not wordy. I get what you're saying, and I appreciate your thoughts and sentiment.
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alackbass said 2182 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Don't Turn Out the Light
A truly beautiful song!
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Estella said 2182 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Thanks alackbass
Glad you stopped by and liked it!
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Pete_NB said 2182 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Beautiful
Great raw and true. The "i'm not perfect" line is perfect.
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papag said 2181 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
The light
I feel the intimacy in this version...wonderful. Thank you for sharing this song.

I wish I could download.
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Estella said 2181 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
Sorry papag!
I'm super selective with what I put out for downloads. I want to offer well-produced, well-developed songs! But I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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tf10music said 2181 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
you've been
listening to Swell Season, haven't you? Really nice vibrato on your voice. In terms of composition, I thin you might want to mess with the way your communicate your lyrics, because right now, you seem to be emphasizing some of the more unremarkable phrases in the song (example: the way you sing and accentuate the phrase "I'm not perfect" detracts from the conversational style of your singing). Just a little food for thought, as this is really very good.
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Estella said 2181 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
Good point tf...
I don't like the volume dynamics of my phrases, but I'll blame that on morning-pre-warm-up voice. I'll be more deliberate with emphasis on the melody/lyrics as I develop the song. Thanks for the tip.

I've never heard of Swell Season. I'll look them up...
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Philip18 said 2181 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
Don't turn out the light
The light of creativity is certainly on here! The emotion in your voice is palpable. Nice changes and flow to the song - would love to hear a worked up version of it. Much enjoyed.
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Estella said 2165 days ago (January 13th, 2012)
Thanks Philip
I appreciate you listening to my songs.
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five_extra_arms said 2181 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
Bad Love Song
That's a good lyric and I enjoyed your approach to singing this. I love bad love songs, by the way. Those are the only ones I know how to write!!

Your guitar sounds good and your vocals are terrific even through the pinhole mic.

Thanks Estellie. You're so gifted.

Bob
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Estella said 2165 days ago (January 13th, 2012)
Where's Bob?
...I've been asking myself. How did I miss this comment? Glad you came by to listen. I always feel like a blind person among the seeing when it comes to songwriting, but it's what I need to express myself.
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chinaman2 said 2180 days ago (December 29th, 2011)
whoa
fantastic. enjoyed every bit of it.
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Estella said 2165 days ago (January 13th, 2012)
Thanks!
Nice to see you again! I'm happy you enjoyed it.
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woofer3 said 2166 days ago (January 13th, 2012)
music as it happens
Just love this because not only is it an appealing song but because of it's charm and honesty.
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Estella said 2165 days ago (January 13th, 2012)
Thanks woofer
That means a lot to me.
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