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Looking Like The Real Thing


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jiguma

 Genre: Rhythm and Blues

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Inspired by 20 year-old me. About the unattainable love interest who's with someone else and that defeated feeling you have when you see them together. The "bad man" was probably a perfectly nice guy!
Just me and Gavin the drummer :)
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Lyrics
Looking Like The Real Thing
©2016 Neil Porter

V1
Not much more that I can do
I just wanna get through to you
I’ve got nothing left to say
Pack my things and go away
I try to see your point of view
But there’s a bad man standing next to you

V2
You don’t know what you put me through
I just wanna get close to you
Feel like I’ve been washed ashore
I can’t do this anymore
I try to see your point of view
Bad man standing next to you

BRIDGE
I couldn’t help myself
You were looking like the real thing
I had to stop myself
Stop myself
I’d get down on my knees
But you know my skin is thin
Looking like the real thing
You were looking like the real thing

V3
You with him that makes me blue
I just gotta get close to you
One day you might understand
I just wanna be your man
I try to see your point of view
Bad man standing next to you

Bad man standing next to you
Bad man standing next to you
Bad man standing next to you
Bad man standing next to you
Bad man standing next to you
Bad man standing next to you
Song Stats
Hits: 1005
Comments: 15
Fans: 19
Plays: 103
Downloads: 8

Uploaded: Aug 07, 2016 - 06:16:29 PM
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2016 - 06:26:17 PM Last Played: May 12, 2017 - 01:05:36 AM
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Hardware:
Tele, Precision, Yamaha keys, Rode mic, iMac, Focusrite interface
Software:
Logic Pro X, Ozone 5
Comments
davisamerica2 said 290 days ago (August 7th, 2016)
Bad man
Who can't relate to this? We've all been twenty and beyond. Cool song and lyrics, Neil. Excellent music as well. Love the drums! Keep'em coming!
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Ed Hannifin said 290 days ago (August 7th, 2016)
I Remembered!...
...that I have to turn down my MacBook Pro volume before I click play on a jiguma mix!

Nice pace to this, Neil...Nice pace, nice air to the arrangement...

It's a neat song, too. I like the lead bits and the organ swirls, and how each takes its turn and then lays out while other things happen...

Very cool...

Daugrin said 290 days ago (August 7th, 2016)
Bridge alert!
Construction, and playing is solid, and the bridge is splendid. Great production, thanks for posting yer tunes with us!

Daug
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Philip18 said 289 days ago (August 8th, 2016)
Looking Like The Real Thing
Strong production, interesting arrangement, great groove, entertaining lyrics. It all works, Neil!
gadzooks said 289 days ago (August 8th, 2016)
Looking Like The Real Thing
Like the growly bass tone. Great drums ... especially the snare tone.
Great playing all around ... nice use of delay on the lead and some cool playing ... like the octaves.Total pro production and a great song!
Good one Neil
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jgurner said 289 days ago (August 8th, 2016)
Been there...
This song sounds like my love life for the fist several years of college. The worst was when the "bad man" was my best friend and roommate.

Love the song. Nice, breezy and fun.

Thanks for sharing!
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paul f. page said 289 days ago (August 8th, 2016)
Funny how...
...we never forget.
Nice swirling sound going on here with the organ floating in the background and the almost-tuneless tune just kind of drives into one's head and won't go away...sort of like the intent of the lyrics. You've got a few harmonic elements in the song, but you guys improv them for all they're worth. Very cool number.
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Sigmund said 288 days ago (August 9th, 2016)
The Real Thing
Hey Neil - cool song, and a familiar story I think we all can relate to in one way or another. How many of us haven't met the girl (or guy) of our dreams, only to find that they are already someone else's girl (or guy) of THEIR dreams? Enjoyed this one, my friend - thanks!
Sig
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abzwork said 285 days ago (August 12th, 2016)
Looking...
Excellent compositional work...love the transitions and vocals Neil, along with the guitar of course!..Flava the world my friend...:):):)Abz
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grah3am said 284 days ago (August 13th, 2016)
I hate him already
... just out of solidarity. A fine tune, Neil. It brings back similar experiences when I was a youf.
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PeterB7858 said 284 days ago (August 13th, 2016)
Looking Like The Real Thing
In reality the music is probably too cool and sophisticated for a 20 year old you, Neil :-) Mature, contemporary R&B. In the words of the immortal Chad Morgan. "If only I could go back then and know what I know now...". You win her back for sure, now! Fine post. Take care.
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davisamerica said 284 days ago (August 13th, 2016)
..... really????
you are amazing
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J_Gretch said 274 days ago (August 23rd, 2016)
Looking Like The Real Thing
Nice guitar work! I like the way you manage the delay. Good song stat to finish.
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Hickling_Stan said 270 days ago (August 27th, 2016)
One for my son
Youngest is 18 and I think was going through these very feelings this summer.....life goes on!!! Much enjoyed cheers.
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Jarvoid said 260 days ago (September 6th, 2016)
Hmm
WE've all been here ain't we....Good one...

Jarvo
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Name: Neil Porter
Location: Pambula Beach, Sapphire Coast NSW Australia
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My old bio page looked pretty out of date, so it’s time for a new one: For the full story, see my interview in the MacJammer Blog "The Jiguma Is Up" by Tobin Mueller. I started to learn guitar when I was about 10 – but didn’t last lon... [see more]

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Genre Info
Rhythm and blues (or R&B) was coined as a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz

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