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Tryin' to Live


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Moviz

 Genre: Rhythm and Blues

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After I'd posted the old recording I'd done of 'Love is Strange' a couple of weeks ago, people said i still sounded the same ( Ha Ha). Well this new song will put those comments away for good as i tried to do something in a similar vane, because believe me, nothing is as silky smooth as it was back then, not even my neck LOL. Nevertheless I hope you like this Bluesy- Soul- Pop type number (I've given up on guessing Genres)
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Lyrics
Tryin’ to Live

Some people treat each other really bad,
While others do their best to make ‘em glad,
Some try to stab each other in the back,
While others lead you up the wrong path,
That’’s what you get, when you’re tryin’ to live.

Some only want you for what you can give,
Others will stand by you as long as you live,
I’ve known a few who are just out to deceive,
But nothing good will come from that, I truly believe
You meet them all, while you’re tryin’ to live.

Chorus.
Everyone has problems to block their way,
Never leave ‘em standin’ til another day,
Face ‘em full head on, give it your all,
Keep lookin’ straight ahead and then you won’t fall.

ad lib and “ We’re all just tryin’ to live”

I’ve walked a path that’s been long and wide,
From all my problems I would never hide,
I’ve stood my ground, looked trouble in the face,
Until they disappeared without a trace,
And all because I’m tryin’ to live.

I’m gonna give you some advice for free,
Just take life as it comes and soon you’ll see,
That things will settle down and find their own place,
Don’t be impatient, it’s not a race,
And that’s called tryin’ to live.

Instrumental break.
Repeat chorus and last two verses.

Maurice Vizard Feb. 2012.
Song Stats
Hits: 2518
Comments: 55
Fans: 30
Plays: 98
Downloads: 51

Uploaded: Feb 15, 2012 - 10:56:52 AM
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2012 - 10:56:52 AM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 02:08:04 PM
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Hardware:
Mac Intel 10-06. Fast track, M-Audio 49e, sennheizer mic'., Acoustic guitar.
Software:
GB, Ozone 3
Comments
richard13 said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Great advice
and great song Mo. You've been having fun recently and it shows, ... er, hears. Aw heck, you know what I mean ;-)
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Moviz said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
I do
tend to 'spout forth' now and then with a philosophical approach Richard, but i think maybe I'm trying to convince myself LOL.... glad you called in and i thank you for that, regards M
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MikeRobinson said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
It "hits" in the first eight seconds ...
I’m a big believer in the notion that a song, especially an arrangement, has to make or break its presentation within the first eight seconds.   And the opening notes here do exactly that.   They set the stage and lead you right in to a very enjoyable little song.
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Moviz said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Thank you
for listening Mike and for your confidence in my abilities..... Very kind words and I'm so pleased you liked it, regards M
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Narad said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Tryin' to Live
I tryin' to live every day too and your music gives a good kick to make it much easier. Thanks Maurice ! :)
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Moviz said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Well Harald
the thing about having lived a long time, is that there aren't many surprises left, so I need a kick up the 'jacksie' now and then to get me moving too LOL.... I'm glad if this gave you a little boost, cheers M
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Abraxas said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Life as we Live it
The voice that has lived life
may not be as smooth
as it once was
but, in its timbre we hear
all of the lessons the words long to tell
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Moviz said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
You really
do know how to choose your words to bring out the best in people Abraxas.... I enjoy the poetry in them and thank you kindly for calling in on the song, regards M
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TvRicky said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Yeah We Get Better With Age!!
Get down my friend. I think age is a good thing..like a fine cognac we just get better with experience..Yeah..Hooray for the OLD Player in us..Haha..I'm digging this groove and feeling the lyrics with a smile and the memories of a 'MackSki' Yeah. Can't deny this is me. Groove Daddy

A sincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Moviz said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
So pleased
with your continued support Ricky.... yes we get better at being able to use what we can still remember LOL.... I do understand what you mean and thank you for the nice compliments, regards M
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magnatone said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Tryin' to Live
oh, you so nailed it maurice!
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Moviz said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Hiya Karen
Lovely to see you and so pleased you liked it, cheers M
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damiengh said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
smooth
Well Maurice, your a churning urn of burning (funk), I mean Soul. You are definitely our Senior Soul Man from across the pond.....watch out Al Green.

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Moviz said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Ha Ha,
I don't think Al will be needing any help from me Damien.... but I'm most appreciative of your compliments in that direction, regards M
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sammydix said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Trying to Live
i think you nailed your own description. kinda blues gone pop with a touch of "up" mood-lift.
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Moviz said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
It is
rather a mixture of Pop, Blues and a little rock...... thank you my friend for dropping by to comment, regards M
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Skean said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Tryin' to Live
Nice sound you've here Mr M, the mix is spot on.
And as always I love your music as your voice is just great.

Take care
Kenta
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Moviz said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Thanks Kenta
Really appreciate your fine words about the mix, because my headphones are broke inasmuch as I've had to mend them with some garden wire LOL and so they don't fit to my ears very well, which alters the sound. I particularly like the sound I get from them, even though I have others (too Bassy), so it helps to know it sounds OK, regards M
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alackbass said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Tryin' to Live
I really enjoyed this view into your funky side. Way cool lyrics!
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Moviz said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
One of
the many facets of Mo.... Glad you enjoyed it Andrew, thanks for calling in, regards M
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alackbass said 1986 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Thought I had fanned this!
Glad I came back for a second listen.
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egobandit said 1990 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Im trying
Great emotion in this, sorry I havnt been around missing all this great ness like how you stretch out in this song another great one! Keep singing its a bit dark for you I think, but we all have our moments!
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Moviz said 1989 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Welcome back Tim
and thanks for giving a listen..... yes it is a bit on the dark side, but I was getting at the dog eat dog attitude of a lot of people in this world and showing that we can get through all these probs... 'all will pass', but yes I was just having a change of mood here.... glad you enjoyed it though, regards M
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Saltaireguru77 said 1989 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Tryin to live
Some day we'll find something you can't do, Maurice. But not today, clearly! None of us are getting any younger I guess but some of us mature better. If I can develop to this in the years to come I'll be a happy lad. I'll keep taking the seven seas cod liver oil for now! Cracking tune, sir.
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Moviz said 1989 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Oh,
There are many things I can't do Stephen, but I'll keep tryin'..... and I'm sure you're up to it without the Cod liver oil ( watch out for the waistline with that stuff)... try honey and lemon instead. Tell you the truth Stephen It was an if and a but as to whether or not to use the organ as i did here or ask you to do some lead for me, but the organ won on this occasion. Thanks again for the lovely comment, regards M
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neilh79 said 1989 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Tryin to Live
Excellent tune Mo, love the gruff vocal well done
Moviz said 1989 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Hi Neil
Glad you approve, but you know the gruff bit started a few years ago and is now a permanent fixture it seems... by next year you'll be calling me 'Satch-Mo' LOL, regards M
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1989 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
trying to live
really cool groove and feel to the sounds you have here. vox fit well. i feel your indulgence. cheers graham
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Moviz said 1989 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Thanks Graham
Glad you like what I did here and I thank you for the compliments, regards M
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DWL said 1988 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Classy work!
I loved the lyrics and the 60s blues groove. Touches of Georgie Fame.

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 1988 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Georgie Fame
Oh, yes I get when you mean Dick; it does sound reminiscent of his sound I agree.... Always loved his work..... thanks for the comment and for dropping in, regards M
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PatriciaGirl said 1988 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Indeed!
Always amazing M! The words and music that you co-mingle create a wisdom that's very enjoyable to listen too.

Thanks for sharing :)
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Moviz said 1988 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Wonderful
compliments Pattie; thanks so much for calling in to listen.... much appreciated, regards M
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Philip18 said 1988 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Tryin' to live
I like the sentiments expressed in the song. Good backing established - smooth! PLenty of feeling in the vocal delivery. Nice keys solo. Much enjoyed!
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Moviz said 1988 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Thanks Philip
for those kind and very welcome words.... glad you enjoyed, regards M
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Leon said 1986 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Moviz
Your zest for life is evident in this music. love your vocals on this, there is grit and playfulness in your voice. and the composition is classically well crafted. not sure it's pure RnB, maybe more a mix of jazz, pop and rnb. lovely.
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Moviz said 1986 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Good to
see you around again Leon..... I'm with you on the genre... like I said, i've given up guessing, but I'm more than pleased with your comment.... thanks a lot for dropping by, regards M
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Leon said 1986 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
just one suggestion...
I'm listening to this again. The one thing that can be improved is to push the vocals a little bit backward. It seems to be a bit in the foreground and separate from the background music, which by the way is really awesome sounding! The vocals are clipping a bit. Try lowering the volume a bit and adding a little more reverb so it dissolves into the midst of the sound, rather than way in the front or in the back. just this little tweak and it's a great mix!
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Moviz said 1986 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Thanks Leon
I had already lowered the volume too late for here, and now I've added a little echo (which I'd purposely reduced originally) and it does sound better, thanks for the tip and the interest, Cheers M
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Soundhound said 1986 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Nice song.......
The story is very true, life just beeeeee's that way sometimes......


Well done.....A funky life for many these days.......
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Moviz said 1986 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Glad
you like it Soundhound..... certainly does 'Beeee' like that at times and then we get stung...... thanks for calling in to support; much appreciated, regards M
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Bowman said 1985 days ago (February 20th, 2012)
Sage Advice Maurice.
The voice may not be the same but I bet you didn't have the vocal and likely personal character you've got in spades now. This one's another winner my friend.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Moviz said 1985 days ago (February 20th, 2012)
Very
much appreciated words from you there Charlie.... thanks for calling in, regards M
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gadzooks said 1985 days ago (February 20th, 2012)
Tryin' to Live
First I have to compliment you on a fine mix. Very professional sounding. This is definitely a bluesy soul tune ... my head is bopping' to the groove. Love it Maurice ... there is raspiness to your vocals that suites the feel ... digging" that organ! Great lyrics!
Cheers
SG
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Moviz said 1985 days ago (February 20th, 2012)
Stan, After
Listening to your latest song (which I cannot get out of my head LOL), I can't tell you how flattered I am that you comment so favourably on my work.... the raspiness is becoming a feature i can't seem to shake off these days, but if it sounds ok to you then I'm OK with that...... thanks again, regards M
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FEEL said 1980 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
Nice Bluesy tune
I enjoyed the music bed and the vocals fit well with the tune. Clean mix all around and a enjoyable listen. Thanks for sharing.
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Moviz said 1980 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
Glad you
enjoyed it John, thank you for dropping by, regards M
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Doadars Uncle said 1975 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Nice work!
Great words, M!
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Moviz said 1974 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
Thanks Doug
glad you liked it, cheers M
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paul f. page said 1974 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
Maurice Vizard...
the king of some-sort-of-genre-or-other. This bluesy song is right up there with the best of your recordings. Thoroughly enjoyable; thoroughly thought out; immediately engaging from the first measure. Your "band" knows its place, but keeps the groove pumping along without taking over from your inimitable vocal. Love it. Love it. Love it.
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Moviz said 1972 days ago (March 4th, 2012)
Thanks Paul
Great to see you around again.... you've been missed. Really, really pleased with this response from you and..... Ha ha, It does sound a bit like a 'Band' LOL, but the voice is getting so rough I'll have to do 'Punk' very soon LOL, regards M
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Jarvoid said 1971 days ago (March 5th, 2012)
I seem to have missed
your last two latest....must be getting forgetful in my middle age...nice jiggly little number here...love that organ and its swirly sound.......good advice here as well...

Jarvo
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Moviz said 1971 days ago (March 5th, 2012)
Glad
you made it Chris..... yes that swirly organ was more 'swirly' than I'd intended, because unbeknown to me, the foot pedal was stuck in the 'down' position under the computer desk LOL. I kept wondering why i couldn't alter the sound much...... anyway, it all turned out ok, so pleased you enjoyed it, cheers M
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Damroze said 1744 days ago (October 18th, 2012)
Very drivin' funky blooz.
Could Moviz the younger have put the sauce on it the way the current edition do ? Did you live in Memphis for a while ?
Great arrangement as always.
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Moviz said 1738 days ago (October 24th, 2012)
Thanks Dave
sorry I'm late in response to your much appreciated comment here... no i didn't live in Memphis, but I'd love a visit sometime... glad you liked it, cheers M
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