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SAYING SO YOU'LL KNOW


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 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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This was on my first CD, and it was always on my agenda to remix as Mike Watkins (kevmikwa)'s drums always felt a bit underdone in the mix. Mike had produced a really good set of drum tracks for me, and it seemed like I let him down in the mix. I really liked the song, and it just seemed like it deserved a better chance.

Lyrics are about how relationships change over time as people go in different directions, but under it all, they remain.

Apart from the drums, I'm playing all tracks on this one.
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Lyrics
So You’ll Know
© 2007 Neil Porter

You’ve been building me up
You’ve been putting me down
Stealing my dreams at night
I still love you my friend
But you’re messing me ‘round
Feeling beat up without a fight

You might think you know me
But you just can’t control me
That was long ago
Things aren’t like they were then
We’ll always be good friends
I’m just saying so you’ll know
Just saying so you’ll know
Saying so you’ll know
Just saying so you’ll know
Saying so you’ll know

It’s not real hard to see
You’re in need of repair
But I’m afraid I’m just not the guy
You lived life to the full
For such a long while
Maybe you’ve run out of time

You might think you know me
But you just can’t control me
That was long ago
Things aren’t like they were then
We’ll always be good friends
I’m just saying so you’ll know
Just saying so you’ll know
Saying so you’ll know
Just saying so you’ll know
Saying so you’ll know

When we were young
We were like brothers in arms
And brothers don’t always agree
Brothers in arms
Might have suited us then
But things might have changed for me

You might think you know me
But you just can’t control me
That was long ago
Things aren’t like they were then
We’ll always be good friends
I’m just saying so you’ll know
Just saying so you’ll know
Saying so you’ll know
Just saying so you’ll know
Saying so you’ll know
Song Stats
Hits: 911
Comments: 10
Fans: 15
Plays: 63
Downloads: 9

Uploaded: Nov 11, 2015 - 03:53:20 PM
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2015 - 03:44:48 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 01:33:36 AM
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Hardware:
Fender Telecaster
Seagull S6 acoustic
Fender Precision Bass
Rode NT3 mic
Behringer UB802 mixer/preamp
iMac G4
Mike's e-drums
Software:
Original: Logic Express and Ozone 3
2015: Logic Pro X and Ozone 5
Comments
PeterB7858 said 528 days ago (November 12th, 2015)
SAYING SO YOU'LL KNOW
Classic jiguma. Wonderful warm mix with Mike's drums sounding great. The bass adds so much, too. I really like your vocal layering in this. And the understated contribution of the guitars. Guess what? I like it :-) Take care, Peter.
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DWL said 527 days ago (November 13th, 2015)
What Peter said!
I too like the understated guitars.
Cheers

Dick
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davisamerica2 said 526 days ago (November 13th, 2015)
Sayin'
Great song, Neil! Nice lyrics, and well played. Yes, those drums are sweet! T
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Doug Somers said 526 days ago (November 13th, 2015)
saying so
This has a lovely rich sound overall Neil. Very well balanced and mixed overall is the impression I get from the first minute. As others have said, this is a solid song with the performance nuances and tight sound that we've coming to expect from your work. I like how you've let the vocal take the centre stage as the main element of the song with the guitars and even backing vocal more restrained to let the melody and words come through. Drums are perfect in this one - just the right energy to support the band. Love the tone of the acoustic guitar and the bass too. It's a keeper!

Cheers from the Great White North
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Warren Smith said 526 days ago (November 14th, 2015)
Doing it again
First of all, this is a good song. So if you were unhappy with aspects of the initial recorded version .. then why not give it another shot? It's been eight years since that original recording and your production skills have developed tremendously over those years. Eight years of incremental improvements represent a significant difference in how you bring forth a song.

Does that mean this version is better? I think the answer is yes - it is. Especially regarding the drumming - which you have pointed out was a major concern. And the overall presentation is considerably more clear and more comprehensive: it has a greater nuanced width and depth.

That doesn't mean there aren't aspects of the initial recording that are missing here. (I haven't done a detailed comparison - I only went back and listened to the 2007 version one time.) But I think the female backing vocal added a different sense of wistfulness that is absent here.

Good songs are worth re-doing. Especially the good ones we know we haven't quite done justice to. It also represents a way for us to measure our growth. All in all .. this is a great post.
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jiguma said 525 days ago (November 14th, 2015)
Warren
Thanks for the listen and your thoughtful comments. I'm a little confused about the "missing" female vocal, as there wasn't one on the original. I did cut my high harmony in the mix in a few places, and smoothed out all of my harmony vocals, as I decided to use the original tracks only, but no ladies' vocals are on the studio floor.
Cheers from Oz,
:)
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Warren Smith said 524 days ago (November 15th, 2015)
Oops ...
I guess I should've listened to it twice : )
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egobandit said 523 days ago (November 16th, 2015)
saying so
always has that certain touch between your voice and the bass line, solid and great mixing another for my collection thanks!
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Philip18 said 518 days ago (November 21st, 2015)
Saying so you'll know
Warm mix, but each component still distinct - the test of a master mixer! Bass and drums work well together and the guitars have good cut to them. Impressive, Neil!
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Bowman said 518 days ago (November 22nd, 2015)
A joy to listen to.
Lots of good stuff happening here. Not an expert but the tune and instrumentation and your singing all worked real well.
A good one Neil.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Name: Neil Porter
Location: Pambula Beach, Sapphire Coast NSW Australia
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