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Train of Misconception


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tmcfate

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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The train of misconception is the train we all ride at one time or another. In those moments of clarity, when i see my way in relation to everything else, I just want to get off and enjoy the moment.
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I walked through the fire, swam the river
and walked the road,
took my hat off to a woman
with a heavy load.
I saw that highway, it was running through those trees,
It must have been a tornado rip off all the leaves.

I watch the sunset from an island off the coast
you know I had a father he's mostly been a ghost.

And I know you are walking across the desert
and I know you prefer to be alone--
that’s why I sleep with one eye open
to catch a glimpse of you on your way home.

I suffered slings and I suffered arrows,
some I could and others I couldn't see.

It's raining so hard tonight...
there is somewhere I want to be.
Can you believe all my good fortune?
Can you believe they leave it all up to me?

I watched a cowboy draw the state line
between the evil and the good...
Don't understand such a fine distinction--
but you knew, I never would.
I ride the train of misconception
hoping that this will be my stop.
From somewhere out there I hear you calling;
I wish to hell that I could get off.
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Plays: 177
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Uploaded: Aug 13, 2013 - 09:27:18 AM
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2013 - 02:45:33 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 07:32:09 PM
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Comments
KCsGROOVE said 1413 days ago (August 13th, 2013)
TRAIN
man, what a cool song
great words and performance
straight from the heart!
enjoyed
KC
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paddler said 1412 days ago (August 13th, 2013)
Great production
but above all - you lyrics are very poetic yet to the point.
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Philip18 said 1412 days ago (August 14th, 2013)
Train of Misconception
There's an air of expectancy in the opening chords. Suspenseful. I like the style of the lyrics. Not so sure that you add anything with the ooh and aahs early on and over the play out - the lyrics are poetic, powerful and sort of entrancing, so don't need any distractions, in my opinion. The change in intensity around 2:25 works well. I like this a lot!
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jiguma said 1412 days ago (August 14th, 2013)
Tim
I pretty much agree with everything Philip said. The song would sound better as a solo vocal for me - the extra vocal stuff doesn't really add anything, and is at times quite distracting. Main vocal is excellent, as is the backing instrumentation. I get a "Red Dirt Girl" feeling from this. Production is tops.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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tmcfate said 1412 days ago (August 14th, 2013)
Thanks
To you and Phillip. I will go back and mix with little or no backing vocals. I wanted to add a little dissonant harmony but I hear what you both are saying..... Less is more, particularly when it doesn't work. If I re post I will send you a link. Thanks so much for your critique.
Tim
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Narad said 1412 days ago (August 14th, 2013)
Train of Misconception
Thanks for sharing this little gem.
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MarkHolbrook said 1412 days ago (August 14th, 2013)
I'm not sure I agree
with Philip and Neil. I actually enjoyed the kind of swirling backing vocal. For me it added some real emotion to the song.

I think on "I suffered slings and..." it kind of reminds me of CCR when they would all get to singing at once and turn it into sort of jam... I sort of wish you'd amped up the energy here even a little more. It would add some serious punch. I also thinking after your final vocal you would have created more of that CCR jam feel, perhaps repeated something like the slings and arrows.

All nit picks aside this is spot on great. You should be totally proud of this work. Production is great. Really an excellent song overall! Very nicely done!
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tmcfate said 1412 days ago (August 14th, 2013)
thanks mark
interestingly, Rebecca and i were talking about the song last night. She was saying, she thought it fell into the country category. I said It reminded my of some of my favorite CCR songs. I think you captured my feeling exactly with your comments. Not sure I can get Neil and Phillip on board. I will make a mix that might accent your taste and leave song room for their concerns as well. I really appreciate it when I get the kind of feedback that makes me think about the work in a more critical way. the three of you are so good at that and I am always excited to see that you have made a comment.
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alackbass said 1412 days ago (August 14th, 2013)
Train of Misconception
Love the tune and lyrics. The lead vocal has tones of character perfect for the lyrics. The subtle percussion is very effective. It takes on a Stones ballad feel half way in (I love that).
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PeterB7858 said 1412 days ago (August 14th, 2013)
Train of Misconception
I'm liking the gravelly vocals on this, Tim. The opening sets the mood and, as Andrew also noted, it has a classic Stones feel to it. Fine use of dynamics in the mix. too. I didn't find the oh ahhs particularly distracting. The song has a traditional "everyone sing along regardless of ability quality". Another fine post. Thanks, Peter.
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bud said 1411 days ago (August 14th, 2013)
I like the minimal drumming
in the beginning just those few kicks carry a lot of weight. Really nice when this opens up too. Excellent production and playing - and your vocals definitely carry this through. Solid tune.
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guygrooves said 1411 days ago (August 14th, 2013)
Tim
You are an artist in the truest sense of the word. This builds so nice and subtly. Rich with your beautiful mix of sounds and characteristic harmonies this is amongst your better pieces. Nice one my friend. I hope one day we'll meet. I would love to sit and talk away the night with you sometime.
Peace
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guygrooves said 1411 days ago (August 14th, 2013)
Oh ya
I flat out disagree with Neil and Phillip by the way. It's like telling Dylan he sings out of key.

Peace
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tmcfate said 1410 days ago (August 15th, 2013)
someday
I am always thinking about road trips!
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Outtaorbit said 1410 days ago (August 15th, 2013)
Oh my.....
Nicely done
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hackneybloke said 1410 days ago (August 16th, 2013)
train of misconception
lovely live sounding intro. sounds really warm on my headphones.....great space. and in with the vocal. i'm totally digging this. ok.....it's american as blueberry pie....but i'm guessing cranston rhode island is still america nu?
slings and arrows. great lyric progression - i'm buying everything you're saying and it's not clunky or trite...so the track's a winner.

goddamit.....just posted wrote reams then hit 'post comment'.....but forgot to type the title in the title pane so it all went for nothing. jesus why is this site so crap for that?????

anyway, back to the song. i can see the desert peppered with cacti and motels.....it's everything you want from a country song. the backing vocals are silky and enhancing....rather than just 'there', and the lead vocal is really assured and confident.....i totally buy everything you're saying even though you're using well worn lyrical references to 'rain' ....although i must admit the slings and arrows also work a dream.
i ride the train to misconception hoping this will be my stop - i liked that a lot.

so....if you're into country (which i'm not) then this is divine. but even for me this is almost divine.

and if i'd heard this and then had someone tell me it had been written and recorded and posted on macjams (as opposed to some front-lining recording star) i'd have said 'well squeeze me a peyote'.

excellent track.....pro go bro :)




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dave_b said 1409 days ago (August 16th, 2013)
Train of Misconception
Had a early Stones feel for me, vocals sounded like Mick. I like the instrumentation and the mix. There are some strong images in the lyrics. It wasn't obvious to me though how the lyrics related to your hook "Train of Misconception".
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guitaraddict said 1408 days ago (August 17th, 2013)
Jammin
Man, I loved this. Full of passion, heart, feeling. This is the first track of yours I've heard, and I gotta tell you, given the key of the intro, I was NOT expecting your deep voice. Wow, you've got range! Excellent performance, feel, and placement. I look forward to more.
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pablatone said 1406 days ago (August 19th, 2013)
brah...
Yer killin' me. This is a total drunken campfire tune. That's a compliment btw. The guitar does that slightly outside note right around 30 seconds only that once- sweet. Around 1:30 there's this sound, are you hitting the guitar strings with the side of the pick? Whatever it is it's cool. Great song. I'm officially a fan.
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