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JESSICA


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jibes

 Genre: Art Rock

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Sorry about my absents from one of my favorite sites MacJams but had to pare down my on-line usage for a bit. Anyway hope to be back once more and so thought I'd post this song for a start:
Song #5 of 24 written last winter 2011. This is one of my favorites of the batch. I had handed it off to two others to have a go at it but it didn't come back so I thought I'd do it myself. Of the 24 this is the only one that had no lyrics so I had to come up with some. Jessica seemed like a nice title so that was my start. A mindless song but that's my style. smiley Anyway I hope you like it.
Neal

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Lyrics
Words and music by Neal Gilbertson ©2012

Oh Jessie if you come around my door
I will not be in
You can knock hard, scream, stomp the floor
I will not be in
Jessie you try too hard
to get inside my head
And if I give in to you
I'll regret the day
'til I'm dead.

I remember good times now and then
but good times had to end
When jealousy takes your soul
then the fight begins
Jessica you forgot
the troubles never end
And if I give in to you
it would only be pretend.


Jessie you know
I still love you so
Jessica sweet Jessie
You know it all breaks down in the end
and we just end up blaming each other


Oh Jessie if you come 'round my door
I will not be in
You can knock hard, scream, shed a tear
But I will not be in
Jessie you try too hard
to get inside my head
And if I give in to you
I'll regret the day
'til I'm dead.
Song Stats
Hits: 3961
Comments: 45
Fans: 33
Plays: 137
Downloads: 66
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Jan 11, 2012 - 12:34:40 AM
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2012 - 12:34:40 AM Last Played: May 17, 2017 - 02:53:12 PM
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Comments
jiguma said 2049 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Very cool post Neal
A more lo-fi sound than usual - although maybe that's because I'm not listening through phones ;) On a second listen through phones, it's just the vocal I think - change of mic or just an urge for a lo-fi sound?

Lovely song and a very laid back feel. You seem to do this so effortlessly, and I can't think of a track you've done that I haven't enjoyed. This is no exception!

Classy!

Cheers,
Neil
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jibes said 2048 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Thanks
Neil you are right, the vox were a bit over-driven. I did do another version with less vol but they were lost in the mix. Thanks again!
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neilh79 said 2049 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Jessica
Really nice tune, love the musicality, one of your best, excellent
jibes said 2048 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Thanks
I'm glad you like it Neil
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2049 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
jessica
really really cool intro (quirky and unusual)and the vox fit great. very strong style and identity. great guitar tones. really enjoyed it. cheers graham
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jibes said 2048 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Thanks
The intro and throughout was enhanced by the use of "The Mouth" by NI.
I used it on the drums too. I'm not crazy about that product but it does have it's uses.
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richard13 said 2049 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
You came up with these lyrics
based on the title, which seemed like a good one? Wow! But it's all good.
(I guess pointless picks naturally is better than natural picks pointlessly ;-)
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jibes said 2048 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Thanks
Richard the idea and finished lyrics took two hours and then I had what I wanted. Mixing always takes the longest for me. When I first wrote the music it took about 10 mins and then off to the next song. I had to refine if of course. Initially all 24 songs were written in two days, roughly 3 hours. That way it was off the cuff, the way I always write now.

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TvRicky said 2048 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
She's there my man
It is a testament to our deep feelings and the battle waged within the mind of desire and need. Jessie is a monument of heartbreak and joy..She will always be there my friend..Wonderful revelation of true and heartfelt Blues..

TvRicky
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jibes said 2048 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Thanks
Ricky you say it so nicely. I went to your icomp page but you were gone! Wha happend?
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alackbass said 2048 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
JESSICA
There's a groovy Grateful Dead feel to this track. Great organic sounding arrangement. Sweet mix! So good to hear from you again!
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jibes said 2048 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Thanks
Great to be back. I had been strapped for time (still am) but I have more now that we have shot through to the new year.
Thanks for listening and commenting!
Check out my latest song called JESSICA
tf10music said 2048 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
fantastic
one of the best things i've heard on macjams in quite some time. Nice rough voice, wistful music. I wouldn't change a thing, if I were you.
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jibes said 2048 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Thanks
#10 I really appreciate your words!

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rok41 said 2048 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Jessica
Good to see you on here again, this is infectious. Great melody and lyric, just a well done song. Enjoyed!
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jibes said 2048 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Thanks Rok
Great to be back and I hope to be listening to many songs soon.
Check out my latest song called JESSICA
scaustrita said 2048 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Clean Track
So smooth playing and vocals
I like the mix

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Philip18 said 2048 days ago (January 12th, 2012)
Jessica
Nice song. Excellent backing -lots going on and all good. Interesting sounds. Like the line that comes in around 3.30. Much enjoyed!
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J_Gretch said 2048 days ago (January 12th, 2012)
JESSICA
Nice mellow tune with just enough edge..I like your use of fx too...Enjoyed it much.
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magnatone said 2047 days ago (January 12th, 2012)
JESSICA
Neal, this is absolutely sensational! these lyrics are great, as are the vox - terrific work and total download!!
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sammydix said 2047 days ago (January 12th, 2012)
jess
yep, see why it's one of your favorites. I could almost hear a modern Dylan singing this. some grand songwriting.
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Jarvoid said 2047 days ago (January 13th, 2012)
In a way it's
almost like your picks~pointless,in making a comment 'cos all the good stuff has been said already !So I will give all the above and whatever there is to follow the Jarvoid Endorsement of Approval.....oh and take a download


Cheers

Chris
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DWL said 2047 days ago (January 13th, 2012)
Classy vocal
Loved the rolling backing.

Mindless? I don't mind when it's as listenable as this.

Cheers

Dick


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dave_b said 2047 days ago (January 13th, 2012)
JESSICA
I like the blend of the effected percussion and the more traditional instrumentation. Vocals carry the pensive feel of the lyric really well.
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Char said 2047 days ago (January 13th, 2012)
Ah, well.
Really nice vocal. I feel badly for Jesse. Seems like the couple should give it another shot. I like the clangy, shuffling sounds in there, too. Thanks.
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jibes said 2046 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Thank you
I'm so humbled by all the great comments and listens. I hope to be on-line to listen to everybody Else's songs and do a lot of catching up! Thanks, Neal.
Check out my latest song called JESSICA
racerat said 2045 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Jessica
What a grungy, funky, flange beat- counter balanced by a sweet melodic guitar and a silky smooth love-song delivery. The lead is particularly tasty. Very original in it's vibe...and I don't say "original" very often. Well done. Thanks for the download. I dig this one, I think it's gonna grow on me.
RR
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Loob said 2044 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Not sure what that vocal percussion is
But I like it! This is a kind of blend of latin percussion and acoustic folk ala Bruce Cockburn. He has one of my favirite styles, and so i really like this. Nicely done my friend!
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FEEL said 2044 days ago (January 16th, 2012)
Sweet melody
enjoying the shimmery mood of the song. Nice catchy tune. Thanks for sharing.
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grah3am said 2044 days ago (January 16th, 2012)
Laid back groove
reminiscent of Tom Petty. Not mindless - catchy.
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MarkHolbrook said 2044 days ago (January 16th, 2012)
Yup
Liked this the moment it started. Groove takes you with it right away. The vocals fit perfect for my taste. Nicely done!
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gadzooks said 2044 days ago (January 16th, 2012)
JESSICA
Love your smooth voice. Almost an African feel to the guitar pickin' against the rhythm pattern. Bruce Cockburnish. All the little bits like the guitar at 3:28 ... very cool songwriting and performance.
SG
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Vic Holman said 2043 days ago (January 16th, 2012)
JESSICA
outstanding neal. great tune. i can understand why this is one of your favorites....... i would have to say it is on the top of the list of my fav's of yours.
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egobandit said 2042 days ago (January 17th, 2012)
this is funny
Crazy swishy sounding back ground love that man I love your mindless approach, sounds so put together yet loose and off the cuff really great song! BTW has a Grateful dead feel to it just my opinion hope I dont offend
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jibes said 2042 days ago (January 18th, 2012)
I appreciate it
I am overwhelmed by all the great comments! Thanks so much!
Check out my latest song called JESSICA
johnwhitehead said 2037 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Jesse
This totally works...the warm,infecteous guitar groove, melody and relaxed vocal. Hooky as hell,
man. 24 songs in in one winter? Really? I need some of what you've been smokin! I wrote three songs last summer and felt lucky to have those.
Excellent songwriting, performance & production,

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PeterB7858 said 2036 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Strong post
Nice groove to this, Neal. Like the vocals and the lyrics turned out just fine. The backer has a nice bounce, almost an African feel. Strong post. I can see why you like this. I do. Regards, Peter.
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TobinMueller said 2026 days ago (February 3rd, 2012)
Easy and mesmerizing groove
Excellent recording/mix. The clarity achieved is fabulous. The groove is way cool, the vocals have genuine personality and honesty, and the whole thing is pro. Totally dug. It has an effortless quality. Just flows and flows.
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RochaMalhada said 2023 days ago (February 6th, 2012)
I will not be in...
seems retrospect is running rampant in these parts... : - |

we've had our "Jessies"....

Cool watery sounds, Enjoyed

. - Harold
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Doug Somers said 2021 days ago (February 7th, 2012)
Jessica
This is a very cool way to set the vibe - that sound is quite the hook! Great song Neal. It has an easygoing quality to it, and I get a little feel of early Bruce Cockburn coming through now and again. Thanks for the dload!

Doug
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Daugrin said 1972 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
Great Mix
Really enjoyed the bits you added in post production. Still sounds like you though, just the whispering fool... he's everywhere!

Daug
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Dadai.2 said 1957 days ago (April 11th, 2012)
I love your tunes...
doesn't matter the quality of the mix.... they're golden to these old ears...

hang in there, friend...

Jack
ste said 1839 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
so late
to this - sorry. like what you did with the percussion here. vox are great!
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scaustrita said 1808 days ago (September 7th, 2012)
Wow
Very spacious mix.
Wonderful feel to the track.
Unique vocals too...

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Slashh! said 1788 days ago (September 28th, 2012)
Jess
I like this quirky little track. Instead of a round circle, it rolls along like an egg-shaped wheel. Something is just off, which gives it a really cool character.
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