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Sheep (Strangedream, Sigmund)


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“Sheep” was a bit of a challenge as I tried some different techniques when recording, most of which I will never do again ☺ Anyway, I was very fortunate to have the stunning Natalie (Strangedream) Scibetta add some soft harms on the choruses. She is uber talented and has been blessed with great musical sensibilities. This also features Sigmund with another outstanding guitar performance on the lead sections. He just gets better and better!

Thanks for dropping in.

Chris Flynn – Bass, Guitar, Keys, DOD Drums, percussion, Vocals, BGV’s
Natalie Scibetta – BGV’s
Sigmund – Lead Guitar
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Lyrics
Sheep

Verse
Well it’s about time
It’s about money
About where you hang your hat, what you believe

It’s about faith
It’s about color
About taking all you can before you leave


Chorus
Broken Faces, crumble to the ground
You leave without a sound
Now all the frayed sheep have lost their way
And when you lay your head down
how do you sleep at night

Verse
Well it’s about lies
It’s about deflection
About rabbit holes and saving souls
The story’s sure to sell

And it’s about greed
It’s about glory
That money shot won’t be forgotten
The image never fades

It’s about faith
It’s about color
About breaking all you can before you leave

Chorus
Bass solo/Guitar solo
Chorus

How do you sleep?


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Uploaded: Apr 18, 2014 - 04:12:31 PM
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2016 - 10:04:22 AM Last Played: Mar 02, 2017 - 12:28:16 AM
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Vic Holman said 1100 days ago (April 18th, 2014)
sheepies
excellent song guys.
the verse riff is very cool. and excellent job on the vocal chris.
with sig's and nat's input ya can't go wrong.
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rok41 said 1100 days ago (April 18th, 2014)
Vic
Thanks man! You are dead on about Nat and Sig - they ramp it up!
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KCsGROOVE said 1100 days ago (April 18th, 2014)
sheep
funky sheep :-)
really good collab, guys!
love the vocals and harmonies
excellent guitarwork and a grooving bass
dig it!
KC
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rok41 said 1100 days ago (April 18th, 2014)
KC
Thank you sir, really digging your new one as well!
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alackbass said 1100 days ago (April 18th, 2014)
Sheep
A thought provoking rocker! I like how you bring it down dynamically in the chorus. A nice twist on the expected arrangement flow. The solos are awesome, both bass and guitar. Great vocals all around. The three of you are amazing! Downloaded!
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rok41 said 1099 days ago (April 20th, 2014)
Andrew
Good observations Andrew - I kind of went with a "counter chorus" mentality on this one. That doesn't always work as I found myself struggling in the last chorus to elevate prior to the outro. Nat and Sig did an awesome job, thanks so much for the listen and the insightful comment!
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Philip18 said 1099 days ago (April 19th, 2014)
Sheep
Thought-provoking lyrics and you deliver them well. Great riff to get things going. Fine performances from all - and I especially like that bass solo, Chris! Impressive!
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rok41 said 1099 days ago (April 20th, 2014)
Philip
Thanks sir! Happy Easter to you. On behalf of all of us, we appreciate the kind words!
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Daugrin said 1099 days ago (April 20th, 2014)
Bravo!
These themes here are not permitted, you will pay for this indiscretion. Shocking lol! Congratulations! :)
Break on through... (Encouragement!)
The featured players on yer recordings always shine in context... great job on the production.

Daug
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rok41 said 1099 days ago (April 20th, 2014)
Daug
You're one of my favs man, so thanks so much for "getting" what i'm doing with these little tunes. Sig and Nat are pros, and really bring the goods. Much appreciated!
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Charday said 1099 days ago (April 20th, 2014)
I'm so happy
you're singing Chris, I really like you voice! Natalie sounds great as always, and Sig is on fire. Nice tight bass line.
I get really frustrated here because song writing is very rarely even mentioned. So I will; great lyrics and hook. I love that you leave the song open for interpretation lyrically. You kept the number of words to a minimum, love the rhythm of the vocal and the melody, I think this song is the complete package, well done sir! Jd.
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rok41 said 1099 days ago (April 20th, 2014)
JD
Thanks man! That means alot! Singing is not really my thing, but I am deliberately pushing myself to get better in that aspect. Secondly, thanks for your comment on the lyric - this is one of those songs that means different things to different people, and I tried to beat around the bush to invite thought. Much appreciated my friend.
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carbon said 1099 days ago (April 20th, 2014)
sheep
most excellent. i like your voice a lot rok41. and natalie's additions compliment your vocals really nicely. sigmund's lead is smooth as silk. great collaboration!
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rok41 said 1099 days ago (April 20th, 2014)
C
Thank you Carbon for the great comment, really means alot! Nat and Sig are excellent co-conspirators, and are from your neighborhood! They both reside in the San Diego area, you should look them up sometime. Thanks again!
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Les_Kloo said 1099 days ago (April 20th, 2014)
Groovy
Totally cool vibe. Arrangement and mix sound great. Excellent collab. It's all about money. Yes, indeed. +1
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rok41 said 1098 days ago (April 20th, 2014)
Mr. Kloo
Good to see you my friend; been awhile. Glad you liked it, thanks so much from all of us.
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Sigmund said 1098 days ago (April 20th, 2014)
Sheep
Another excellent contribution to the MJ community, my friend. As always, it is an honor and privilege to see my name in the credits of a project of this quality, but the simple truth is, it's just a lot of fun creating music with you! Really enjoyed this one - thanks again!
Sig
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rok41 said 1098 days ago (April 20th, 2014)
Sig
I totally agree on the fun part, it's always a rewarding process. I really love the parts you laid down on this one my friend. Exceptional.
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gadzooks said 1098 days ago (April 20th, 2014)
Sheep
Ha! Love the sheep ... cool riff ... the chorus is melodically very nice and with Natalie's voice quite dreamy. I like your bass break ... very tasty ... I wanted more. Sig's lead that follow's is the the right touch ... great job on the vocals Chris! You don't pump the tunes out but when you do they are always well thought out and produced... excellent mix.
Cheers
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rok41 said 1098 days ago (April 21st, 2014)
Stan
The production on Sheep was difficult for me for a couple of reasons. This was my first foray into Ozone 5, which as I quickly learned can be a tricky curve. It's very easy to overuse and can make mixes too hot. Secondly, I recorded using different plug ins and all of my tracks seemed a little hot when I was mixing down. I really didn't want to go back and re-record everything so I pressed on. I think it came out ok, but a slightly "pushed". I am always trying to improve and I learned something here. Thanks again for the listen and thoughtful critique.
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strangedream said 1098 days ago (April 21st, 2014)
Stop being so humble!
Chris, I really enjoyed working on this with you, and I am always secretly more pleased than I let on when you ask me to work on something with you. I don't get asked to do many collabs for this site anymore, and sometimes I realize how much I miss being more involved. That said, I think that you have a lot more talent than perhaps you give yourself credit for, and I'm not really talking about your killer bass skills, as (I hope) that goes without saying. This song is multifaceted and feels like a merging of a few genres, it has a clever message, a killer chorus, a thought-provoking bridge and a melody that I actually found challenging to to write harmony to. My favorite part was the surprise at the end, however, when I nearly fell off the bed listening to you belting your heart out. Now that you've demonstrated this talent, just so you know, prepare to be hit up for vocal work in the very near future. Anyway, I'm no good at these comments and the box is too small for me to see what I've written thus far, so I'll end with thanking you again for asking me to be part of this. Let's do another one soon.
rok41 said 1098 days ago (April 21st, 2014)
Nat
Haha- It' was a treat to get you on this Nat, I know how limited your time is and I really appreciate you finding time for Sheep. It's funny, when I go back and listen to my stuff, it's a little strange. I know what I am trying to do, but sometimes it comes out completely different than planned. Having you and Sig contribute was icing on the cake on this one. Thanks so much for the nice comment and I am looking forward to working together on more stuff!!
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DWL said 1098 days ago (April 21st, 2014)
Brilliant!
Amazing work Chris. Brilliantly put together. Performances to die for. Great lyrics, simply a knockout!

I could have done with that fade out going on a bit longer ;-)

Cheers

Dick


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DWL said 1097 days ago (April 21st, 2014)
Just come back for another listen
and this is even better than I got on the first listen. Way to go guys, way to go :-)

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rok41 said 1097 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Dick
The fact that you came back twice is the ultimate compliment. I agree with the coda comment, I could listen to Sig all day, and Nat is exceptional. Thanks again!
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XMaramena said 1097 days ago (April 21st, 2014)
nice
how did you record the snare?
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rok41 said 1097 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Nahum
Thanks for stopping in! These are DOD (Drums on Demand) drums; full song sets of recorded drums that I piece together. I then eq'd and affected using Ozone 5. I prefer using a real drummer on my songs, but for the last few I have found it quicker to use DOD.
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lengold said 1097 days ago (April 21st, 2014)
Wonderful
Cheers
Len

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rok41 said 1097 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Len
Thanks for checking it out!
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Fire_Angel said 1097 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Smokin'
All involved should be proud of this. The first chance I had to listen to it I had to use headphones that aren't that great, so I missed the bass, but that hit me anew when I listened using my new Mordant Short speakers. The play-out guitar is a killer too!
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rok41 said 1097 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Fire_Angel
The fact that you found it worthy to listen to twice is a nice compliment. I feel blessed to have such great musician friends to collaborate with on a regular basis. Thanks again!
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TobinMueller said 1097 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
You sheep daug, you!
Truly enjoyable. Really liked the mix, the groove, the lyrics, the break section and concept. Nice textures. Very cookin' guitar solo. Dug the reverb. Thanks for sharing this.
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rok41 said 1097 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Tobin
Most thankful for the kind words, means alot!
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awigze said 1097 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
uber
All of you are uber talented. Dig the bass break and the overall feel. Sigs lead is tasteful- overall production is not too heavy. Maybe you're on to something with the new techniques! Natalie is dreamy, eh? I appreciate the meaning of the lyrics too.... carry on!
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rok41 said 1096 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Andy
Nat is dreamy! Sig's not too shabby himself ;}...Thanks for having a go, much appreciated by all of us!
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FEEL said 1097 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Especially nice
When the song goes into the first break, the bass bits, Sig's jamming away and Natalie's fantastic backing vocals. Your vocals are outstanding and what a groovy tune.
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rok41 said 1096 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
John
I appreciate those thoughts - this song created some challenges for me, and I almost shelved it. But I'm glad that I pressed on and worked the mix out, somewhat. Thanks again!
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musichead said 1097 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
tight..
Very tight playing. Love this...great job..
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rok41 said 1096 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Steve
I'm a big fan of your bass playing so it means alot man! thanks for stopping by.
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davisamerica2 said 1096 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Sheep
You three have really developed a tight sound, so natural and intuitive! This was great, and a keeper for sure. Wonderful!
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rok41 said 1096 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
Terry
Thanks my friend! Looking forward to hearing our latest.
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magnatone said 1096 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
Sheep
sorry to be so late to this fabulous party - and i mean FABULOUS! MJ heavy hitters - great listen!
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rok41 said 1095 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
Karen
Hello Miss K, better late than never, right? :) Thank for all your support, always!
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paul f. page said 1096 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
If I could have...
....written all the comments above as a single paragraph, that would be my response to this beautifully constructed, beautifully performed, tightly mixed composition. doesn't get much better than this! What a marvelous mix of talent here. Congratulations to all. Stellar work...and a most enjoyable listen.
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rok41 said 1095 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
Paul
Thank you my friend, I guess for some reason I wouldn't think that this would be your cup of tea. I have to say that i am happy that it is, thanks for the nice words!
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paul f. page said 961 days ago (September 5th, 2014)
You'd be surprised...
...at what I like and don't like. But a well-written, well-performed, well-mixed song in any genre defies all personal likes and dislikes. This is one of those songs that transcends such considerations.
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sammydix said 1095 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
haven't
been able to check in lately, but this was one helluva surprise when now that i'm am. one of the gongs you like *immediately*. so much to like about it musically and vocally. fantastic tune.
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rok41 said 1095 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
Sammmm
Good to see you man! This one was a challenge but always a joy to work with Sig and Nat in any capacity. Glad you liked it, I must be doing something right. peace!

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PeterB7858 said 1095 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
Sheep
Really good song, Chris. Superior adult contemporary rock with a unique feel. Lyrically and melodically very strong. Your vocal work continues to impress and the arrangement works a treat. Nat and Sig add class and superior musical stylings to the song, as always. Enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for the D/L. Regards, Peter.
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rok41 said 1094 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
Peter
As always, your comments are supportive. It's always a process, I am constantly trying to improve my vocal chops and my production/composition skills and it means a lot when people notice that improvement. Thanks again!
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Bob Rodgers said 1095 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
A
truly wonderful song Chris, I really like your vocals and superb bass playing, nice solo.
You have a great voice and a real treat to have Natalie singing vocals with you.
Sig's guitar work is excellent as always and a great production.
Enjoyed very much, thanks.

Bob
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rok41 said 1094 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
Bob
hey there Bob! Thanks man, that means a lot! I agree, it was a treat having Natalie take the time to add some of her trademark vocals to my composition...as well as Sig, who always blows me away. Much appreciated!!
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jfisenne said 1095 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
Sheep
This is outstanding all around. Excellent vocals and lead guitar. Catchy too.
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rok41 said 1094 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
JF
Thanks for checking it out and the nice comment, really nice!
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grah3am said 1094 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
Tuneful raucosity
Very melodic rock tune. I have a similar tune (same rockbox chords at the beginning) coming up but it sounds like a hundred raccoons fighting over garbage in comparison to this. Sig's lead is stellar, but the vocals are ace, along with the whole production.
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rok41 said 1094 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Raucosity
I love that word....Thanks for checking it out! Now, I highly doubt your raccoon comment, your stuff is really well done. Thanks again!
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crissew said 1094 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Killer job all around
Great song and well done vox too!
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rok41 said 1094 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Charles
Hey man! It's good to see you...I'm looking forward to something new from you Charles! It's been too long. Thanks!
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Soundhound said 1094 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Good tune...
You all knocked this one out of the park, well done...
Maaaad Solo's Bass & Guitar, tight mix Vocals and Music
solid feel moves real good...
Yep... Radio Ready...

Nice1 guys and Nat
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rok41 said 1094 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Anthony
Honored that you stopped in man, thanks for those kind words on behalf of all of us!
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damiengh said 1094 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Riffin nice
Love the nasty, stanky, guitar hook throughout and the great vocals, to me remeniscent of Gino Vannelli. This was well worth the listen.
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rok41 said 1094 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Stanky
Exactly what I was trying to achieve on riff - It's always a bonus to see you Damiengh! Much appreciated!
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JazzIsTvRicky said 1093 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
My favorite group together again...
Chris you and Sig along with my girl Strangedream are so extremely talented and pure...Magical Production and Performance felt by the Angels of Feel..."How do you save the night"? Like this baby! Slick, slick, Slick!

JazzIs, cool
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rok41 said 1092 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Rick
It's a pleasure to see you my friend, been awhile! Sig and Nat make it real easy when creating music. I'm a lucky guy. Thanks aain for the support!
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TobinMueller said 1059 days ago (May 29th, 2014)
Flynn Flam-ing
Great opening groove. Then your smooth vocals slide into view. Sexy and hip. Love the crescendo into the more reflective dreamy chorus. The cool out instrumental is a perfect conceptual break, then kicks into a nice flaming guitar solo. Pro stuff. Thanks for sharing this. Really good.
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Llarion said 1039 days ago (June 18th, 2014)
SWEET!
Man, you guys always sound so great when you collab... The drum track sounds just a smidgen sizzly on my monitors.. Oh, that ghostly harmony... mmm... Cool bluesy funky groove. What stuff are you gonna not do again?
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Llarion said 1039 days ago (June 18th, 2014)
Oh, and...
I should probably hire you to do a bass solo for me. :)
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4nglo said 949 days ago (September 17th, 2014)
oh yeah

This is flat-out awesome. Very fine performances from Natalie and Sigmund - what a gold mine of a collaborative resource they've turned out to be for you.

I always marvel at your knack and intuition to pull off what always seems to be the the best approach to making the most out of the space you're asked to work in for a song...

Don't know if that makes sense to you, but...

Really enjoyed this, Chris.

. - Harold

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rok41 said 949 days ago (September 17th, 2014)
Harold
I think I get it :) - Sig and Nat are great partners in crime. I appreciate you stopping by my friend!
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Cori Ander said 933 days ago (October 3rd, 2014)
Another great one
Same again, tasteful, solid production. Very professional!
Downloaded again. Thank you!
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