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Square Pegs


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Lennon714

 Genre: Indie Rock

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EDIT: I think my explanation was unclear. If you listen to the version of this song posted in 2008 you hear that everything is coming from the left channel except for the drums and soft-instruments. In the comments I was clued in to the fact i was recording in stereo with one line. So I just finally got off my butt to rerecord the vox, guitars and bass after 4+ years.

This is a re-tread of the first song I ever posted to MacJams. The song itself is probably 12 years old now. A coworker came up to me with a few lines of lyrics that she thought would make a good song. It seems most big decisions in life get disguised as routine decisions. Most of my hallmark events in life can be traced back to ordinary decisions. I went to that concert and met my wife rather than stay home and who knows what. But every now and then you're faced with a decision that you know is going to have far-reaching ramifications. Is there anything worse than a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" scenario? Me thinks not.
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Lyrics
Could you let me know
If it's time to go.
Cause this moment could last if you'd say so.
It's so hard to stay afloat in this ocean.

Square pegs and round holes
Pound me until I go.
It's an awkward situation, at best.
'Cause the pegs get shattered
And the splinters are lethal.

Did we have a chance?
Have we let it pass?
It feels like I'm lost in my own home.
And I'm waiting for armloads
of guilt to die.

Solitary, yeah.

If I walk out the door
Will I see you anymore?
I don't want to lose my best friend.
But I've got this sinking feeling that I must go.
Song Stats
Hits: 1424
Comments: 31
Fans: 14
Plays: 221
Downloads: 56
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Oct 07, 2012 - 03:47:13 AM
Last Updated: Oct 08, 2012 - 03:41:18 PM Last Played: Jun 08, 2017 - 08:18:11 PM
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Comments
bud said 1775 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Wow this is good
the harmonic turn in the verse is brilliant - and the whole production is excellent. Really top notch stuff.
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Lennon714 said 1766 days ago (October 16th, 2012)
Thanks, Kevin
It gets a bit hot at the end, but sometimes you just have to walk away, you know? I'm glad it still works for you, though!
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alackbass said 1775 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Square Pegs
I'll echo Kevin! Top-notch!
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Lennon714 said 1766 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Thanks, Andrew
Means a lot from a guitar twin!
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Daugrin said 1774 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Sinking
The resemblance is outstanding. Well done.

Daug
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Lennon714 said 1766 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Thanks!
I appreciate you taking the time to listen.
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Lennon714 said 1774 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Grumble
For some reason, I've got the main vocal bitcrushed in the beginning of the song. I went back and fixed that, but macjams won't allow the update without deleting the comments so just know that's gone now :).
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Vic Holman said 1774 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Square Pegs
thanks for reintroducing this early piece. a great tune
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Lennon714 said 1766 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Thanks, Vic
I overseeded the lawn today for winter grass (rye) and I was thinking "once this comes in, Vic will be proud".
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PeterB7858 said 1773 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Square Pegs
Good to hear your first post. Very polished song for a first one and the song structure is quite sophisticated. Quality effort. Thanks, Peter.
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Lennon714 said 1766 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Thanks
I'm the very model of class and sophistication :).
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DWL said 1773 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Nice stuff
I'm getting elements of Elvis Costello here.

Really well put together, good changes in texture without losing the insistent feel.

Impressive work.

I liked the Breaking Bad image - niot sure where it fits in (but then again I'm only half way through series 3!)

Cheers

Dick



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Lennon714 said 1766 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Breaking Bad
I couldn't think of any artwork so I just picked some random fan art. I love Breaking Bad. It's pretty heavy, but it's so well done. You'll have to let me know how you like the rest of it. Thanks for the listen and comment!
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Relic67 said 1771 days ago (October 10th, 2012)
I likes
great guitar parts and vocal melody. neat chords and overall vibe. definitely my kind of tune. Loud applause!!

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Lennon714 said 1766 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Thanks, Alec!
I'm honored it's in your corner!
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dave_b said 1771 days ago (October 11th, 2012)
Square Pegs
I like the jangly "indie" guitars. Nice changes and strong vocals.
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Lennon714 said 1766 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Thanks
I appreciate you taking the time to listen!
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DarkPlanet said 1770 days ago (October 11th, 2012)
Killer track
Had fun listening to this on the bus!
I was rocking out hehe :)
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Lennon714 said 1766 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Bus Rock
If the bus system in your neck of the woods is like it is here (phoenix), I'm glad I could help you get through the drab hellride!
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magnatone said 1770 days ago (October 11th, 2012)
Sqare Pegs
this is sensational! great backstory, thoughtful lyrics and excellent song! "re-tread" does not begin to give justice to this effort silly!
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Lennon714 said 1766 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Thanks, Karen
Glad you enjoyed it. I almost forgot... making music is fun!
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egobandit said 1769 days ago (October 12th, 2012)
I
Got lost in this, driving and done right those lyrics really shine
all I can say is thanks for the download will be listening to this over and over very cool!
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Lennon714 said 1766 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Thanks
for downloading! The ultimate compliment!
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lavalamp said 1769 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
Where have I been???
Reminds me of the song "Yellow" guitar-wise. Weezer vocally.

Which is a tremendous combo.

You're one of my Faves!

LL
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Lennon714 said 1766 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Old Yeller
Now that you mention it, I think I was trying to write a "yellow". The song had just come out when my friend gave me the lyrics and we loved it. Kind of forgot I ripped them off.
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lavalamp said 1769 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
The Pic!
Have to facebook that

LL
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Lennon714 said 1766 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
isn't
it great? Walt's a boss. That's just plain, simple fact.
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five_extra_arms said 1766 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Reminder
of just how great of a songwriter you are. I have the original on my ipod and it was called Track 1 or something with no song info. I knew it was you but I never updated the info on the ipod until just now. This version is every bit of what the first version had the potential to become.

Love this Eric.

The guitar is so insane and the vocals are always awesome. Man, if we were in a band together, we'd write a new song every 3-5 years and tour in between recording.

You really are a great musician and songwriter.
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Lennon714 said 1766 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Track 1
The track that will change your life. Thanks, Rubbertoe. I had a dream that you and Craig made music and put it on this site. It was so vivid and delightsome I begged the sandman to keep me in sleepmode.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 1743 days ago (November 8th, 2012)
Square Pegs
I faved this ages back but only now getting round to commenting (been busy with cover versions!). This is insaneley awesome with its gorgeous vox, lovely guitars and plaintive lyrics. Hell I feel another EVD cover coming on. I've probably listened to this every day since you posted this version and it never gets old. Those chiming guitars are so my thing man. More proof of what an incredible songwriter you are. That middle eight with the 'oohs' is sheer pop perfection. Truly outstanding, Eric.
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Lennon714 said 1741 days ago (November 9th, 2012)
Thanks!
big kudos from a top talent. I appreciate that. I'd be delighted to have you cover it. Thanks, buddy!
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