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Paper Thin


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racerat

 Genre: Art Rock

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As I come into the new year I turn my back on a challenging one. Enjoy...
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Paper Thin
©2016 Philip VanDusen


I’m paper thin
Like paraffin
Burning to the wick

I’ve been sold
Got no control
Victim of a trick

Spinning ‘round
It circles down
Lighting up the sky

And what I say
Is burned away
Just a puff of smoke

I may be here
A grinding gear
Power go for broke

Spinning ‘round
It circles down
Lighting up the sky

Shadows play
Light slips away
Tragic but it’s true

I curtain call
I want it all
What’s a man to do

I’m paper thin
I’m paper thin
I’m paper thin
I’m paper thin
Song Stats
Hits: 1241
Comments: 25
Fans: 23
Plays: 73
Downloads: 10

Uploaded: Jan 04, 2016 - 09:05:17 PM
Last Updated: Jan 04, 2016 - 09:05:17 PM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 10:22:19 PM
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Comments
Char said 508 days ago (January 4th, 2016)
How many voices?
Great beat. Thanks.
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racerat said 508 days ago (January 4th, 2016)
Voices
All vocals are moi.
4 tracks of Lead vocal
4 tracks of Background Harmony#1
3 tracks of Background Harmony#2
Thanks for the listen!
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DWL said 507 days ago (January 5th, 2016)
Classy work!
Layered voices are great and the performance is excellent.

Cheers

Dick
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racerat said 506 days ago (January 6th, 2016)
Classy
Thanks Dick. I try. Sometimes I even hit close to the target. I had a lot of fun with all the vox, I could layer vocals until 2017 if I had the time...
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craft said 507 days ago (January 5th, 2016)
Paper Thin
Layered voices sounds the best!! Excellent song!!
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racerat said 506 days ago (January 6th, 2016)
Thin
Craft! Thanks man! So glad you're still around. I see you in my FB stream sometimes. I miss the days of or rap collabs. Hope you're well.
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Warren Smith said 507 days ago (January 5th, 2016)
Wall of sound
For a guy who professes to be paper thin .. you sure put up a thick wall of sound : )

Love the layered harmony vocals .. as well as the scorching lead guitar.

A great start to the new year!
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racerat said 506 days ago (January 6th, 2016)
Wall
Thanks Warren. I proudest of the final 35 seconds when it builds to that huge wall of layered sound. I wish the whole thing was that giant.
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jiguma said 506 days ago (January 6th, 2016)
Love it
More tight production and great performances. Big harmonies and main vocal work really well, and backing is very pro.
Thanks for posting.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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racerat said 506 days ago (January 6th, 2016)
Love
Thanks Neil! I've just discovered some timing/sync issues with the slap-back clean guitar at the beginning of the song that are bugging the Sh*t of of me. But then again I'm never satisfied and have to kick my babies out the door someday to make room for new ones...;-)
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Vic Holman said 506 days ago (January 6th, 2016)
vicious vellum
super tight rock with a slight nod to prog. you have a great style that you have created with the multi vocals. happy new year!
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racerat said 503 days ago (January 9th, 2016)
Vellum
I remember vellum! (us old CD's have to stick together) Thanks for the listen and I appreciate the comment coming from the Kind of Tight Rock!
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Philip18 said 505 days ago (January 7th, 2016)
Paper thin
Big sound both from the backing and the multiple vocals. Plenty of power here. Interesting arrangement. Impressive!
racerat said 503 days ago (January 9th, 2016)
Paper thin
I've always loved the adjective "interesting".... always open to interpretation. I know that my arranging skills are - well lets just call them "self taught". Multi tracking vocals is the only way around a dodgy voice - a trick I learned from Bob Mould.
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Narad said 505 days ago (January 7th, 2016)
Paper Thin
Excellent listen ! Bravo !
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racerat said 503 days ago (January 9th, 2016)
Thin
Thanks Narad. Loved Sun Abyss, too!
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Daugrin said 505 days ago (January 7th, 2016)
Fast Rodent Returns
This has an REM vibe... which is a good thing, the vocals are excellent. Great job!
The instrumental section is glorious.

Daug
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racerat said 503 days ago (January 9th, 2016)
Rodent Return
Thanks Dog. l loved REM but haven't listened to them in ages and ages - probably just muscle memory! I wish the whole song could be a big as it is from the 2:25 mark on. It was a hoot to do. I guess I'm re-entering my arena rock period.
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egobandit said 504 days ago (January 8th, 2016)
spinning round
Solid really dig the vocals and the guitar leading in the background, cool solid rocker!
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racerat said 503 days ago (January 9th, 2016)
spinning
Thanks Ego. Distant Run was huge - as I commented in your thread! You have matured in an amazing way as a musician. Thanks for the visit!
~RR
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hackneybloke said 503 days ago (January 9th, 2016)
I'm a paper-thin wizard there's got to be a catch
...but i soon got over that.
this is so acid 70's.....i wish i could provide informed references.....but alas i was listening to S&G and 10cc at that time.
But i love this....especially the multi-tracked harmonies.
van Dudesen cool
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lyzak said 498 days ago (January 14th, 2016)
"What's a man to do?"
Lots of spirit and energy to your tune. I especially enjoy your chorus and Kinks-y sounding guitar that enters at 2:09.
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Hydrogen3 said 493 days ago (January 19th, 2016)
Paper Thin
This is a very catchy fun song! downloading this one!
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mfwmiles said 416 days ago (April 5th, 2016)
Heavy stock
this is GREAT man...the vox are thick, the riff if rocking, the break down is a revelation, and the whole thing is a terrific classic rock groove
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Calchas said 141 days ago (January 5th, 2017)
Well
I'm hearing this at the beginning of another New Year. We're all paper thin these days bro.

Great stuff.

Be well friend!
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Name: racerat
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I went to school for the fine arts, painting, and taught that for a while, but I am now a graphic design executive by day, and a musician most the rest of the time. I play guitar and bass mostly, do midi synth stuff, use drum machines ... [see more]

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