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I thought I saw you smile


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Mokus

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Late one night while the rest of Wayfarer was sleeping, Mokus lights up a track...

An idea I've been wanting to finish for a while...the first couple lines and the basic melody have been swirling in my head...I'm not sure if I'm quite happy with the music...but it says what I was feeling so I'll let it lie.
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Lyrics
I thought I saw you smile
from across the room
a light unto all these lies

I want to watch you a while
and maybe listen for this
peace that has left my life.

You are the sweetest thing
that I have ever seen
You've opened up my eyes
through the darkenss and the pouring rain
I'm witnessing it's you that guides my life.

I thought I heard you sigh
from behind the door
dividing truth from all we hide

Vainglory dons her genius disguise
and clever, pointing up she
claims it's his design.

But you are the sweetest thing
that I have ever seen
You've opened up my eyes
and though the dark of her duplicity
I'm witnessing it's in the night stars shine

Just do one thing for me now.
get up off your knees now
to see the sun set
over a sea of good intentions
it's alright now...it's alright now!

You are the sweetest thing
that I have ever seen
You've opened up my eyes
through the darkenss and the pouring rain
I'm witnessing it's you that guides my life.

words and music by Ryan Chubb
plus some drum loops added for good measure.
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Hits: 15871
Comments: 53
Fans: 10
Plays: 1802
Downloads: 357
Votes: 22
Uploaded: Jan 03, 2006 - 01:19:42 PM
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2006 - 07:32:20 PM Last Played: Jul 10, 2019 - 09:05:01 PM
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echoroom said 4982 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
Big Music
Wow - this is great.

Really good structure and chorus - everything is there. Love the (edgy, in both senses) guitar.
There's a few things to tweak in the mix maybe (the bass seems a bit weak in the verse), but the song, and the band sound , is there.

Look forward to seeing you live ...
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Mokus said 4981 days ago (January 4th, 2006)
Big Music
We also look forward to seeing us live, but are we not all dying but one long death?
...oh wait, that’s not what you meant...sorry.
Yes, it is one of our countless New Years resolutions to start playing some shows this year...
(crossing fingers). We shall see.

Thanks for the comments, cheers…
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John Stebbe said 4970 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Big Music
This is a great track. I love rock songs that center around the acoustic guitar.
I think it should be used more. Reminds me of the acoustic guitar on the fast
section of "Band On The Run" by Paul McCartney and Wings. (Okay, so I'm 46
years old, if anyone is trying to do the math.)

Your vocals are very solid. Keep it up -- I see a future for you in this biz.

Guitar playing is well done.


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Peter Greenstone said 4982 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
Yeah!
Only you can know what you intended, so I can't judge how far you went
from that. All I can say is that this a fantastic track, one of the best I've
heard at MJ. I love the arrangement, heavy with acoustic tones. It has a
strong U2 flavor to it, particularly in your excellent vocals. Really, this is a
great tune, all around, that I think would do well commercially.

The only critical point I have is the ending. It doesn't seem like a "fade
out" kind of song. I think it needs a real ending. But if you stick with the
fade-out I'd at least make it a longer one.
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Mokus said 4981 days ago (January 4th, 2006)
Yeah!
Thanks again Peter for the thoughtful comments...yeah, once we start goofing with this in a live sense we will have to work out a different ending…In my head I have numerous adjacent ideas that I would like to transition out of this into. We will see what happens. many thanks.

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aivan said 4982 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
Great...
As usual... it's a much more polished piece than you use to post here... nice to see you've taken your time to mix... :)

I like it a lot!!!
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Mokus said 4981 days ago (January 4th, 2006)
Great...
He he...yeah...I still love the rough cuts though...call me crazy!
Thanks Aivan!
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Joshosh said 4982 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
bono voce
or good voice. Really, great actually. The mix is tight, the music is strong, but the voice is what really stands out. Very professional. It almost sounds TOO much like Bono, at first I thought someone posted a new U2 song by accident. Great performance here.
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Mokus said 4981 days ago (January 4th, 2006)
bono voce
Oh boy, now I'm blushing...I personally think I sound more like my father...but hey I do love U2...and perhaps the maxim is true that ‘you are what you eat.’
Oh man, I need to go on a diet...
Thanks for listening...

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BranDaMan said 4982 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
Enjoyed it
It was a great listening experience. I like the vocals a lot. Thanks for
sharing
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Mokus said 4980 days ago (January 5th, 2006)
Enjoyed it
Thanks BranDaMan...glad you enjoyed it.
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illuminati said 4981 days ago (January 4th, 2006)
Terrific song and a great voice to deliver it
Perhaps there are too many Bonoisms in here (but who am I to talk, I can't
even imitate Adam Clayton singing) but I like this a lot. The only thing
bugging me is the drum mix, particular the snare, it's too far back in the
mix to propel the song properly.
Mokus said 4980 days ago (January 5th, 2006)
Terrific song and a great voice to deliver it
Adam Clayton singing...that would be awesome. He could be the next Sting. Hey, he's got the stage presence :)
Seriously, I take this as a great compliment, but I do not hear the Bonoisms...in other songs I have certainly been guilty, but not this one...no?
I will definitely pay closer attention to the drum mix on future tracks.
Thanks very much for your perspective.
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thetiler said 4981 days ago (January 4th, 2006)
like the bouncy strumming and
the u2 like singin and bono feel.

Nice guitar arpeggios in high sound on electric guitar.
Like when it opens up in chorus when everythings seems to happen.


Nice rock singin and playing.
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Mokus said 4980 days ago (January 5th, 2006)
like the bouncy strumming and
Bill, I am glad you liked it...thanks for listening and commenting!
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J.A.Stewart said 4980 days ago (January 5th, 2006)
Bass-ic Instinct
Other than the obvious fact that this sounds heavily-influenced by U2, I
agree with Peter Greenstone that this is a very good track.

But I think if the bass part had a more prominent/dominant place in the
mix, it would help de-emphasize that similarity and punch up this track
quite a bit.

Overall, I think you did a terrific job here.
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Mokus said 4980 days ago (January 5th, 2006)
Bass-ic Instinct
I'm currently crossing my legs real slow-like while pondering your suggestions.
The bass level is always a challenge...different references reveal different results.
I tend to use my car for the final say...that said, my car can tend to be bass heavy which may coax me in to dropping those levels in the final mix.
Along with the drums...I will focus on these things a little more for our next track.
Thanks so much for your comments!
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Rebsie said 4978 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
Very impressed!!
Wow, I LOVE that jangly guitar. That's fantastic.

The vocal is first rate. Really really good.

This is really excellent. All the elements are beautifully arranged to
complement each other. The result is professional sounding and just
gorgeous.
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Mokus said 4977 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
Very impressed!!
Thank you very much Rebsie!
Slowly I'm learning how to mix...
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Nolan said 4978 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
Great sound!
Awesome voice, dude. Couldn't help but wonder if Bono was testing
out some new material. I love the rawness of the acoustic guitars.
Great sound.

The backing gets a bit messy in the chorus, I reckon. But you've
obviously captured the sound you were going for and that's more
important than anything. Really liked it, instantly.

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Mokus said 4977 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
Great sound!
Thanks Nolan, I agree with the messiness - especially in the chorus...This is the second time I have tried recording a song element by element...and I feel, well out of my element. Singing with headphones on feels really weird...Since posting this song I can't listen to it at all...the singing bothers me so much. I hear all the dissonance and disunity...all the things I would not have done if it was live.
Next time I will try some different techniques...a great learning experience.
Thanks for commenting!
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cbsongman said 4977 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
nice tune
I like it alot, great arrangement, very U2, sounds good, I'd buy it
Mokus said 4976 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
nice tune
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alley-oop said 4976 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
U2 sound
This is a very great track! Top notch singing! Vocal hooks all over! Just great! Maybe it's my head phones, but I felt the bass was light sounding. Maybe center it, bring up the bottom end. Excellent
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Mokus said 4976 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
U2 sound
Thanks very much Tom...I'll have to pay closer attention to the bass levels in the future...maybe if I win the lottery I can by some monitors...that would be sweet.
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WG said 4976 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
:D
It has a fantastic quality to it. Almost makes me think of U2 for some
reason. Great job on it and I know why it has been downloaded so
much :D

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Mokus said 4976 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
:D
Thanks WG
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screamalexz said 4976 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
raw
i can see the u2 ness. but i think this has something else. it's a bit more raw. and i prefer that over u2. i would as said like to hear more bass, and personally i'd like to hear the guitar more to give it more drive. but then i love being able to hear the guitar and prefer it not to be so much in the background especially when it seems to be really good.
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Mokus said 4976 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
raw
Would you like fries with that???
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screamalexz said 4976 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
raw
yes, and a milkshake please. and any other food you have up for grabs :)

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pyrofly said 4974 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
dude you sound
awesome.your voice is a winner..you must be a U2 fan..This song is very radio......great job...you rock
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Mokus said 4973 days ago (January 12th, 2006)
dude you sound
Thanks Pyrofly!
Well if by u2 fan you mean I buy some of their music and listen to it occasionally, then no...
but if you mean I’m front row throwing my underwear on stage at every stop of their tour that comes within a 500 mile radius of my house, then yes guilty as charged.

Actually, I only listen to MacJams music now...down with consumerism!
Love me some more bio-friendly MacJelly...

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penguinsocks said 4972 days ago (January 13th, 2006)
woah!
i agree with pgreenstone about the U2 flavour. this is a really well-crafted
professional sounding song, without that holier-than-thou
overproduction i hear from bands. damn. this is really awesome. i look
forward to hearing the other tracks!
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Mokus said 4966 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
woah!
Ah yes, the flavour...I guess I cook with that spice a little too often...gotta plant me some new herbs and exotic flora in the muck and mire.
Thanks Pengy!

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selters said 4971 days ago (January 14th, 2006)
good song!
This is a very Good song. And it is Very U2!! If someone said this was the new U2 single i would have believed them!!! Great great tune!!
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Mokus said 4966 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
good song!
Blessed is Ye who hath believed without hearing... (said with cliché southern preacher accent)

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eleveneyes said 4971 days ago (January 14th, 2006)
i lubb chubb
great rock tune!
this is my first exposure to Mokus.
I just hope my next hit gets me just as high.
sure, there's a few performance issues but fixing that is easy.
The hard part which is writing a great song is done!
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Mokus said 4966 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
i lubb chubb
Chubb feels the lubb...thanks Eleveneyes for giving this a peek...please note though that prolonged exposure to Mokus can cause shortness of breathe and in rare cases blindness.
You've been warned!

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FEEL said 4967 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Wow!
Really nice... Mix is great. Reminds me of Bono on vocals or should I
say the band is U2 all over. Nice job. Great addition to macjams...
Your icon caught my eye. Good thing I checked it out.

Regards,
John
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Mokus said 4966 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
Wow!
I truly appreciate the comments John...kindness as big as Texas.
I’m glad our icon caught your eye...kind of an eye for an eye, then...it was worth it!

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JOAN said 4965 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
sellout! :)
wow! very nice mokus. did i say wow?
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Mokus said 4965 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
sellout! :)
hahaha....
The rest of the band beat me so bad I can barely type this....
and all 'cause of my deep-seated longing for low-fat sugar-free white bread wrapped in cellophane....sigh...

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gowerner said 4961 days ago (January 24th, 2006)
Best squirrel song I've ever heard
This is good! I'd love to hear more like it....maybe even live ;-)
Mokus said 4953 days ago (February 1st, 2006)
Best squirrel song I've ever heard
Thanks Gov…
To everything, töten töten.
There is a season, töten töten
A time to kill, A time to kill
A time to kill
A time to kill

Sorry, I forget to take my meds today…
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John Stebbe said 4954 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Great "live" sound.
This really feels "real," and not loop-based. Your voice is just right for
this kind of track.

I hear echoes of Robert Plant.

Good work, Ryan.

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Mokus said 4953 days ago (February 1st, 2006)
Great "live" sound.
John, thanks again for the kind words…
Ps. I hear echoes of Robert Plant too…my psychiatrist and I are trying to work through it.
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alanfraser said 4950 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Definitely U2
Could be a U2 cover it sounds so much like them. (G/F asked me to
download it. That sound tell the whole story!)
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Mokus said 4947 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
Definitely U2
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Stun Nutz said 4888 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
This was...
...an enjoyable tune! I usually don't like stuff that "sounds too
much like something else" but this has a raw energy that can't be
denied. It feels more like a homage than a rip off.
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Mokus said 4886 days ago (April 9th, 2006)
This was...
Perhaps a 'homage du fromage'...It has that certain...how do you say, je ne sais ce qui...curious, what song does this remind you of?
Thanks Stun Nutz...I appreciate hearing your thoughts!
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annalia said 4803 days ago (July 1st, 2006)
Sexy
Sexy voice and lyrics, music is also very good but a bit too loud with vocals. Needs some kinda remix there, unless it's just my headphones. :)
I really do like this one a lot but would love to hear a better quality on the sound and hope you'll make a better version of it.
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Mokus said 4801 days ago (July 3rd, 2006)
Sexy
You could be right on the levels...I don't know...but chances are I won't revisit this one. far too many other ideas to mine.
Thanks so much for listening...
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racerat said 4416 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
U-also
Man it must really suck sounding just like Bono. What a drag for you. But seriously, Man I wish I had pipes like that. Good job! Really great track.
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