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Can You? by ABMackle- Lyrics by Char


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awigze

 Genre: Ballad

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Mr Mackle approached me in early 2009 about a song that he and Char were working on. When he wandered off to Soundcloud we thought he was gone forever. But suddenly, he sent me an email last month and wondered if we would want to repost this song. A definite yes!

ABMackle - vocals and all instrumentation;
tube wurlitzer, Korg synth sound "touch funk" that was used for bass.
Also BMack recorded live drums.
Char - Lyrics
awigze- Alto and Tenor Sax
artwork by Maure
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Lyrics
I See the way the way you love me in your eyes.
I feel the way that you know me in your touch
There’s a million hints that you can’t disguise…
And yet to trust you is way too much.

I have a problem with this.
How do I believe your kiss?

Can you cover the mirrors of my past?
Can you erase the old tapes that play?
Can you hear my heart beating in my chest?
Can you promise me a brighter day?

O- is that a problem for you?
Is that something you can do?

Did you suspect I’d be such a hard case?
Could you tell that by looking in my face?
I’ve always been too easy to deceive.
And it’s me, not you I can’t believe...

O I would like to try again.
Please, can you be the right woman.

Lyrics by Charlene M. Kankiewicz © 2009
Song Stats
Hits: 1784
Comments: 44
Fans: 20
Plays: 178
Downloads: 36
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Oct 25, 2012 - 02:16:03 PM
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2012 - 09:49:31 PM Last Played: Jun 05, 2017 - 07:34:51 PM
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craft said 1735 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
Can You?
Great song.. I love the sax playing..
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awigze said 1735 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
equal parts
thanks - we all thank you!
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Loob said 1735 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
Dissonant sax
Is pretty cool on this Andrew! Love the mix! Impressed with Char's writing. Love the frettless (I think) bass. Great attitude!
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Loob said 1735 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
Oh now
I think it's low end clavi. Still love it!
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awigze said 1735 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
Loob
I agree. I love Char's sensibilities in these matters. Char and the two Andy's thank you!
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awigze said 1731 days ago (October 28th, 2012)
Loob
And emailed me and told me that it was touch funk Korg. Thanks
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alackbass said 1735 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
Can You?
Great bluesy feel! Love the resonant Springteen like vocal! Char's lyrics are wonderful!

"I’ve always been too easy to deceive.
And it’s me, not you I can’t believe"

Those lines in particular knocked me out!
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awigze said 1732 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
Andrew
Char's genius..... cool working with her and Mack
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Jarvoid said 1735 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
This definitely deserves
a repost ....especially as I missed it first time around...the sax is killer on this and the whole thing holds together really well.....a veritable triumph my dear as Bob Cratchett would say......

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awigze said 1732 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
Jar
Thanks Void. always good to see you here
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Char said 1735 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
You know
I love this. I wrote the lyrics to Andy Mackle's Improv Through Tubes. I told him he could change the last line to woman from man, but I always would have liked to sing it. I think the fourth line in the second verse was originally,"Can you promise me a brighter day?" That stressed the song's title. Chuffed that it is back on MJ. Happy others like it. Thanks, Andys.
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awigze said 1735 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
Char
yikes.... typo!

fixed
Thanks Luv!
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PaulaMunk said 1735 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
What
Char said. I loved that music and you, AndySax drove the pathos to the bank. Thanks.
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awigze said 1731 days ago (October 28th, 2012)
paula Monk
Pathos. Isnt that a car built in Budapest?
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Demeter7 said 1735 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
Ditto
what Char and Paula said. We are of one mind. I too, would like to sing this but not in my chipmunk voice. :) Thanks.
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spitlogic said 1735 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
Gritty
aside from the delivery I enjoyed that echoed sax. Nice work.
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awigze said 1732 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
spit
thanks- we enjoyed working this tune... even that long ago... It lives here again.
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PeterB7858 said 1735 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
Can You?
Big ticket number where the vocals really take center stage. Fine lyrics, Char. The sax is anthemic, Andy. Strong song that demands your attention. Thanks, Peter.
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awigze said 1732 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
Peter
thanks Pete.
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magnatone said 1734 days ago (October 26th, 2012)
Can You
what a wonderful friday morning treat!
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awigze said 1732 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
Good morning
Karen... thanks - Char and Andy are tops
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SylviaD said 1734 days ago (October 26th, 2012)
Everything
About this fits together perfectly. But considering the artists involved, why am I not surprised! To my sensibilities, there is a subtle early American flavor underlying the whole production, even in the artwork! What a gorgeous presentation by all, lyrics, artwork, vocal and musical performances, and production. WOW!
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awigze said 1732 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
Sylvia
Glad to see you mom!
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richard13 said 1734 days ago (October 26th, 2012)
Yes, I can!
Absolutely wonderful, all around. Thanks for the re-post Andy: a keeper.
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awigze said 1732 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
Richard
Andy M's production work is the best. His drums are live and very tasteful.
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Moviz said 1734 days ago (October 26th, 2012)
Great song
and lyrics and wonderful vocals full of emotion..... a haunting song which really suits the sax.... love the instrumentation too..... good work by all concerned....... loved this, cheers M
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awigze said 1732 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
Mo!
Emotional... yes, Love this song because of that.
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egobandit said 1734 days ago (October 26th, 2012)
wandered off
very emotional delivery in the vocal department of course dig your horns! Glad you guys got this done 2009 it was worth the wait!
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awigze said 1732 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
EBandit
Soem things are meant to be. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
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Philip18 said 1733 days ago (October 26th, 2012)
Can you
Excellent work! Fine arrangement and strong vocal. Impressive.
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awigze said 1732 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
Phillip
the two Andys and Char.... we were on to something.
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TG said 1733 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
Hey All
Powerful and smooth, great sounds!
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awigze said 1732 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
TG
Thanks for the nod. Glad you listened to us.
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RochaMalhada said 1731 days ago (October 29th, 2012)
Better late than never...

Glad y'all got this one knocked out!

Enjoyed!

. - Harold


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awigze said 1730 days ago (October 30th, 2012)
Harold
The Char and The Andys thank you.
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davisamerica said 1731 days ago (October 29th, 2012)
....
well i owe u that.
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awigze said 1730 days ago (October 30th, 2012)
.....
well, yes... you do...
hehe Love ya Jack
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TheAvalancheSuperband said 1730 days ago (October 30th, 2012)
I remember
about Char's lyrics, I think I've seen them a very long time ago. It's a thrill to hear them in such a beautiful song ! ABMackle's vocals are awesome, the song is very nicely done and played. The sax has the usual awigze signature. This turned out wonderfully. Congrats all !

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awigze said 1730 days ago (October 30th, 2012)
Yves
I recall we sat around in chat and were gushing over this song.... Char and Andy are awesome. It was about then that I realized that the coat tails around here are long and generous. Of which I ahve grasped upon many times.
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DWL said 1728 days ago (November 1st, 2012)
Epic blues!
Great lyrics and a really big sound that works very well.

Sax fits perfectly.

Cheers

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Damroze said 1728 days ago (November 1st, 2012)
Great collab.
Char - you can write. Great to hear this interpretation of your lyrics. Love the voice. Brings to mind Tom Waits and Waylon, among other things.
My only critique is that there's a bit much reverb. But maybe that's my headphones.
Nice emotion on the saxamaphone backing the lyrics.
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Char said 1075 days ago (August 15th, 2014)
Thanks
I still want to sing this.

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Char said 607 days ago (November 27th, 2015)
Someday
I will sing this.
I loved Andy Mackel's Music with Andy Wigzell's sax. Perfection.

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Char said 51 days ago (June 5th, 2017)
Improv Through Tubes.
That was the title of what Andy M. posted. In no time, I had these lyrics. I sent them....unbidden.
The rest is history. It is powerful and fierce because of the two Andys.

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