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Better Believe (Sigmund)


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rok41

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Better Believe

2014 has been a very challenging year for my family. I know that this rings true for a lot of people, some being very close friends here on MJ’s. My issues are no bigger than anyone else’s, and significantly less than many. This song simply reflects my feelings and observations of life over the last year, especially the last few months. Better Believe was not specifically written as a “religious” song nor was it intended as a motivational “ditty”. It’s clearly something that can be interpreted in whatever voice the listener chooses.

About the song:

This one started out as always, on my Larrivee acoustic and grew into whatever this is.
I want to thank Sig, who provided excellent “guitar candy” and invaluable mixing ideas. Furthermore, he’s a really good friend who has a “great ear”. Thanks Bro!

This is dedicated to my lil’ brother, Mike.

I also want to wish the Luper family the best. Harold will be truly missed here.
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Lyrics
Better Believe

I see confusion on your face
I see the fire in your eyes burning down
I hear regret in your voice
Is it done before you even begin?

When the weight of the world’s in your hands
And you’ve given all that you can
And before you reach your end
You better believe
You better believe

I see your head is hanging low
You’re asking why this all happened to you
And you're cold to the soul
You’ve lost your faith and now your losing control

And the weight of the world’s in your hands
And you’ve given all that you can
And before you reach your end
You better believe
You better believe

Believe
(There is more to life, there’s more than you)
Believe
(In the light)
Believe
(Take the plunge, a leap of faith)
Believe

(Sig Solo)

You Better Believe

Hey, hey, hey you better believe
Hey, hey, hey you better believe
Hey, hey, hey you better believe
Hey, hey, hey you better believe




Music and Lyrics – Chris Flynn
All rights reserved @ all Copyrights @ Flynn Music 2014.

Rok– All vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Keys, Bass, programming, mix and master.
Sigmund – Lead guitar, post production





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Hits: 2926
Comments: 49
Fans: 28
Plays: 272
Downloads: 38
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Sep 26, 2014 - 08:47:12 PM
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2014 - 09:25:50 PM Last Played: Feb 23, 2017 - 12:09:05 PM
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Comments
Vic Holman said 911 days ago (September 26th, 2014)
weight of the world....
... weighs down its weary head.

excellent song chris. great progression, very coherent in structure and performance. your vocals sound great. i liked the ripping "believe". and of course a cool sig solo
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rok41 said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Vic
It's been awhile and I appreciate the kind words. It's always good to see you man, and on behalf of Sig and myself I thank you.
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mystrag said 911 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Quality work
This is a great song. Everything sounds professional in a good sense. Your vocal and delivery is excellent. Great guitar playing and the lyrics ring true as well. Thanks.
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rok41 said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Jay
Thank you for stopping in and checking it out, it means a lot that you took time out to listen. Much appreciated!
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michaeljayklein said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Wow....
...this is some seriously awesome goings on here guys; I'd hardly know where to start with the accolades or in which department as everything works so outstandingly here. Salute!
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rok41 said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Michael
Michael, a big thanks to you for dropping in, glad you like it.
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alackbass said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Better Believe (Sigmund)
Great song and excellent production. Love the lift that comes with the bridge. Outstanding vocal and acoustic guitar work. Sig's solo ruled! Downloaded!
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rok41 said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Andrew
I'm really aspiring to get my acoustic to sound as rich as you do in your recordings, it is tricky thing and I still have a ways to go...it would help if I played a little better; I'm terrible with a pick. Sig always brings something interesting to the table, very cohesive in thought. Thanks again Andrew, I hope all is well.
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FEEL said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Better Believe
Every time I would visit or think of Harold you and your brother always came to mind. The never give up attitude that you shared really helped me and I'm sure Harold through the difficult times. Harold was right with the situation and he believed, there was a peace and comfort about him. Thanks for your best wishes, I still believe that your brother can beat this. And of course this song is beautiful.
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rok41 said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
John
I am glad Harold is at peace and I know he had it together at the end. It's a tough time, and fate is a tough thing to swallow. It will happen to all of us at some point and to believe in nothing makes no sense to me. Believe you can get better, believe that there is more, no matter what our ideas of "more" is...just don't let it end. Thanks so much!
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davisamerica2 said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Better Believe
This came at a good time, Chris. It's a song that everyone can relate to. It's a comfort to listen to, and I know it was a comfort for you to write. The music is great, and Sig's guitar is a blessing for every song it's on. Loved these lyrics, of course. The message shines through! Peace. Terry
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rok41 said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Terry
Harolds passing really hit home for me as my brother is under hospice treatment, battling stage 4 cancer as we speak. He is "on the fence" about a lot of things...I just want him to know that it is what you believe it is. Thanks again for always showing up, means a lot.
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Sigmund said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Believe
Chris - this song was as fun, AND as challenging as any we've done. I always look forward to what happens when we combine our efforts in a project like this. I know it has been a difficult year for you - it is said that music can be therapeutic, and if that means I am helping a good friend through a challenging time, then I feel nothing less than honored to be a (albeit small) part of the therapy. Congrats on a job well done, my friend!
Sig
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rok41 said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Sig
I always value our projects, very rewarding. Additionally, you always offer up solid, invaluable advice during the mixing process. Most of all though, I appreciate your friendship. Thanks, my friend.
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KCsGROOVE said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
better believe
fine dedication to your brother...
Can realte to the words
Very cool guitarwork and vocals
And I like the warm mix
Good one, Chris!
KC
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rok41 said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
KC
Much appreciated, KC. I'm glad you enjoyed.
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Philip18 said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Better Believe
Smooth riff underpins this. The instruments work well together - the drums and bass are superb. Strong vocal that covers a range from warm and insistent to plaintive. Sig's guitar is always a delight to listen to. You have something important to say and say it with passion, Chris. Excellent. And all the best for the challenges your family is facing.
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rok41 said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Philip
I thank you for that Philip, and I agree, Sig always brings the goods.
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egobandit said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
I believe
The lead in tis is so intense and the bass and drums hammer it out this is hitting me between the eyes powerfull song!
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rok41 said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Tim
Thanks man!
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Daugrin said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
BB broadcasting..
Great tune, the vocal is satisfying. The track has a surprise middle eight with counter culture approved vocal backing. The solo is wonderful...
Great job guys. Thanks for sharing your talents with us here...

Daug
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rok41 said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Daug
Great comments, I always look forward to hearing what your take is. Much appreciated from both of us.
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awigze said 910 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
A believer
I've thought a lot about such things lately. God never gives us more than He has equipped with. But our hearts still can break. Great tribute to your brother and Harold. Dig the acoustic work and Sigs role in this is strong. Thanks for giving this to us.
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rok41 said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Andy
Thanks man, I am happy to know that it hits home on some level to you. Really appreciate the support.
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bud said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Excellent song
great production and performances - and the message rings true.
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rok41 said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Bud
Thanks for listening and the very nice comments.
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davisamerica said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Ok Chris
Came back for a download (thanks for that). Pretty powerful track here. You and Sig put out such quality work. The words for me are so broad spectrum and potent. ...... I am blown away. (I pray peace comes to your brother)
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rok41 said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Jack
Wow, such nice comments. I am glad that this says something to you; on behalf of Sig and myself, we really appreciate it.
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magnatone said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Better Believe
oh YES!!
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rok41 said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Karen
Thanks!!!!
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Bob Rodgers said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
A
quality song Chris, great writing and arrangement.
I like a riff based song and this has it all, great acoustic rhythm and chorus. Love your vocals and the top notch solo.
Wonderful stuff and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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rok41 said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Bob
Kind words from a great guy, I really appreciate it! Sigs solo rocks!
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gadzooks said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Better Believe
You don't pump them out but when you do post they are well crafted and produced songs. This tune lyrically really touched me. Like you said, it can be interpreted by the listener and it does ring true.... I like the simplicity of the verse musically especially that semi tone chordal riff down. Bridge is awesome and Sigs lead sounds great. I do like when he does the harmony lead. Your acoustic sounds tonally good and well played. Your voice puts out the words with feeling. A talented collab by two real talented Macjammers. Good luck with everything and keep believin'!
Cheers

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rok41 said 908 days ago (September 29th, 2014)
Stan
My development process is slow going these days. I have ideas that I record into my phone on the acoustic when i'm sitting around fiddling with the acoustic. At some point I review and decide what is workable. My time is limited these days, so it's a process. Thanks so much for stopping in, and I agree with you about Sig's harmony choices; excellent!
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jiguma said 909 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Better Believe (Sigmund)
Sounding great Chris! Nice and slippery groove with excellent instrumental and vocal parts. I really like the way you've arranged this - lots of light and shade, and interesting changes without them feeling like "I'd better put a changeup in here" - all very much part of the whole.
Finally, the mix is very warm and clear at the same time. Logix Pro X certainly makes mixes sound pro! Are you using Ozone 5 as well - a great combination.
Sigi rocks!!
Top post, and a really solid song.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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rok41 said 908 days ago (September 29th, 2014)
Neil
Good to see you Neil, Ozone 5 is a powerful thing and I am just learning how to really use it, and not abuse it. Too much Ozone is no bueno. Additionally, i am still on Garage Band...the old one. I am close to upgrading my Mac and will be looking at adding Logic. Thanks so much on behalf of Sig and I for the nice comments!
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Bowman said 907 days ago (September 30th, 2014)
This song works.
A clean beautifully put together gem!
Cheers,
Charlie
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rok41 said 907 days ago (September 30th, 2014)
charles
Thanks for the listen and kind words. We really appreciate the support!
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LisaHawbaker said 906 days ago (October 1st, 2014)
Nice
job with this!
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rok41 said 906 days ago (October 1st, 2014)
Hi Lisa
I'm so glad you stopped by and listened! Much appreciated!
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tonestones said 906 days ago (October 1st, 2014)
Really great
Chris, This is really nice. I love Sig's additions. The tune, the mix... All the parts fit together beautifully.
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rok41 said 906 days ago (October 1st, 2014)
Steve
It's so good to see ya, Steve. I hope all is well...big thanks from Sig and I.
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PeterB7858 said 905 days ago (October 2nd, 2014)
Better Believe (Sigmund)
Sorry for being late, Chris. Travelling (again :-)). This is such a groove inspired song. Really like it. Strong lyrics with the sonic muscle to drive them home. Really like the acoustic wash and the keys. Bass just keeps things down and dirty. Sig locks into the song's heart, as always, too. A fine piece of songwriting, mixed just right. Thanks, man. Take care, Peter.
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Moviz said 905 days ago (October 2nd, 2014)
Just.....
Just great, M
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Cori Ander said 904 days ago (October 3rd, 2014)
Wow
This one is great! Solid and tasteful production. Very professional touch.

First time I listen to anything by your hand.

Better such out some more of yours.
I Believe.
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kaidavis said 852 days ago (November 24th, 2014)
Tight
whatever the situation is you have display it here,your production is TIGHT!!! sorry it had to be a scenario however sometimes that is what it takes to bring out a great song,very well done,keep on jammin!!!
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MarkHolbrook said 818 days ago (December 28th, 2014)
Back for a comment
Chris, I'm sorry 2014 has been a challenge. Both 2013 and 2014 have been challenging in many ways for me an mine. Job uncertainty, job change, family issues, kid issues. you name it.

I will say so far no death and I'm thankful for that. I'm sorry for the losses you've incurred. Hopefully things will begin to look up.

But one thing is for sure you need to keep making music. I'm probably one of your biggest fans. I download just about everything you do. You've earned a Rok playlist! This got downloaded right away. Very very nice.
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rok41 said 814 days ago (January 1st, 2015)
Mark
Thanks my friend, Happy New Year to you and yours!
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paul f. page said 805 days ago (January 10th, 2015)
Excellence...
This song is so well-crafted — Wow. That break-out around 2:00 is so dramatic following the rather mellow delivery of the lyrics for the first couple of minutes. The drums esp., but every other instrument, too, .... just really professional and so very skilled in delivery. The mix is also done with great care, vocal coming through easily (even for these tired old ears!), each of the filler licks placed with skill and so tastefully delivered. Well, I could go on and on. This is quite stellar.
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