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Song written and finished in 24 hours, as a bit of an exercise. No doubt I'll listen back tomorrow and hate the mix. lyrics inspired by JV, who says we are the result of five million years of evolution.
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5 Million Years

Verse
In the cool summer morning
Such a lovely thing to break
Wipe the demons from your eyes
And repeat your great mistake.
All the buzzing little motors
Carrying lovers to their graves
I took so long to get here
Five million years

Verse
And you're scared the money's leaving
Though the atmosphere is clear
Wash your meds down with cold coffee
You will feel the same for years.
Like a baby with a bottle
You can't ever get enough
I took so long to get here
Five million years

Verse
And you want to go out Friday
Where there's music and there's love
But it's cinema, illusion
Try to touch it and its gone.
All the clocks are ticking faster
In the forest of our years
I took so long to get here
Five million years
Song Stats
Hits: 2143
Comments: 26
Fans: 28
Plays: 214
Downloads: 35
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jun 30, 2013 - 06:17:25 AM
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2013 - 06:17:25 AM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 09:54:38 PM
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Hardware:
Mac, Shure Mic, keystation 49
Software:
Logic, Addictive drums, alloy2, ozone 5, Realguitar, realguitarLP
Comments
groovehounds said 1573 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Five Million years
Nice exercise! ... catchy melody ... nice mix ... they sometimes work better when there's less time to over think and second guess yourself.
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lavalamp said 1573 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Well done Steve
Mix sounds good to me. Love that drum sound actually. Fantastic vocals as usual.

Great song my friend.

LL
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alackbass said 1573 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Five Million years
This is great! Downloaded!
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bud said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Not sure who JV is
but he gave you a great idea for a song - so I'll friend him on FB if I get the chance. You did a great job here working fast and loose. I did something similar yesterday and have reservations about my work today - but I'm really glad I did what I did. You should be too.So that great guitar sound is a keyboard? Cool.
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speedonl said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Wow
Good voice, great music.. I like it a lot!!
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Garni said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
5 Million years
You have cool vocals!
If I had to compare it to anything I would say early Bowie (kind of)
Really enjoy the mix

G-)
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particledots said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
5 million years - stuck on my eyes
this is great steve
I don't know how you get such a clean and precise sound
lovely song with a great hook
very impressive

making your self work quick sometimes pays great dividends doesn't it?
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magnatone said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Five Million Years
Hi Steve - so great to hear another new one from you. your music is so incredible - you set the highest standards for musicality at MJ! this is fabulous and THANKS for the D/L!!! Hope you're having a great summer so far - all the best!
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Vic Holman said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
motivation
sounds great steve. sure has a nice bounce and upbeat feel here. at times the immediacy of laying out a tune has its advantages. a case in point here.... you've been on a roll this past month on your music
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Llarion said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Mix problems??
I don't think so. Maybe the lead vox could stand being more upfront, but I got no other nits. I hope David Bowie never hears you, he'll put a hit out on ya for sounding too good. :)
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racerat said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
5MM
Hey Steve-o,
I love these kinds of "exercises". You drug me back from the hell of a 24/7 hour work cycle of the last few months to MJ in I don't' know how long to listen to this gem. Only you brother, could make that happen. Smooth as silk as always.
Bon Chance,
RR
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Bowman said 1571 days ago (July 1st, 2013)
Setting limits:
a great way to energize and focus, still It's scary to think of what you might do with 48 hours Steve.
Great song my friend that I think I'll send to a creationist friend if I can find one.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Char said 1571 days ago (July 1st, 2013)
Damn, your
voice seduces. I always hear David Bowie's cousin in that warm molasses sound. Sounds great, it really does. Thanks.
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jiguma said 1571 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
Love it!
Nice and crisp, great instrumentation and your always excellent voice. Lyrics are inspiring.
I doubt you're going to hate the mix Steve.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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egobandit said 1571 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
five million
Like the Tom tom in this it has a nice upbeat flow alway love your music!
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Moviz said 1571 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
I like
the slightly off beat or delayed timing of the excellent vocals.... yes five million, maybe more, I can go with that..... excellent mix and very clean sounding..... you didn't need any longer on this Steve, it's perfect and very pro sounding. Sometimes the fastest songs are the best, cheers M
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DWL said 1570 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
5 million years in 24 hours
No idea how you can work that fast and make it sound so polished.

Lyrics alone would have taken me weeks!

Great work Steve.

Cheers

Dick
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Philip18 said 1570 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
Five million years
Punchy backing and engaging vocal (the harmony works well, too). All good!
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ktb said 1570 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
Five Million years
Love the vibe. I'd be damn happy with a mix this good. Everything in its place. Your stellar vocal sitting right on top.
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LisaHawbaker said 1569 days ago (July 3rd, 2013)
5 million years
Nice voice, nice beat!!! Like it:)
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VicDiesel said 1569 days ago (July 3rd, 2013)
Short and sweet
24 hours? Not bad. I wouldn't have started with that sound all the way in the left channel, but otherwise pretty good.
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echoroom said 1566 days ago (July 7th, 2013)
Good call
... Ive taken off the latest mix!
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echoroom said 1566 days ago (July 7th, 2013)
Thank you
To everyone who posted a comment. My work/life balance is out of whack, so apologies for not answering them all, but thanks for your thoughts, which will help me with the next mix of this!
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Bob Rodgers said 1565 days ago (July 7th, 2013)
Very
impressive to produce this song in 24 hours!
Great lyrics, vocals and a polished production.
Love the drums and guitars, a great performance and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Estella said 1542 days ago (July 30th, 2013)
Your lyrics
never disappoint. Thank you.
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racerat said 1412 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Five Million years
I realized I'm WAY behind being caught up on your stuff. I missed the last 3 songs, just a testament to how off MJ I have been in the last couple years. I love songs that you (me, whoever) just bang out in a short time, an hour, a day. They end up being more pure, less fretted over, second-guessed. Your stuff is always so tight, whether it's a day or months, maybe just a few less layers. Great lyrics, tight composition, cool mix!
RR
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