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Phoenix


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milkus

 Genre: Acoustic

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This is the first song I've completed since I moved to the middle of the ocean (Maui), I seems like I have a hundred ideas and melodies swimming around my head and this is the first complete thought that's popped out in a long time. My wife, Meg, was kind enough to comtribute the backing vocals, she will be posting some of her own tunes in the future. Please comment if you take the time to listen, feedback is much appreciated. Aloha.
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Lyrics
Lying in the gutter and I'm feeling pretty weak
Tried to call my brother but someone kicked in my teeth
They say"be righteous to eachother and we'll all stand on our feet"
but what's gospel here on sunday, by the weekend just sounds cheap

Can i rise again
From the ashes were i fell
Let me be the first to turn my cheek and wish you well
You finally found freedom from the strings that held you down
But you left me in the ground

Will you ever comeback down?

Can we sing the same songs we sang so long ago
I tried to sing without you but got stuck in my throat
Now I walk the desert with a canteen that i've spilt
I guess that I deserve this I guess now I know how it feels

Bridge:
So near the truth to who we are
Somewhere beyond these doors we'll learn
To leave the light on to chase away the dark
And these scars will burn...
...no more
Song Stats
Hits: 3054
Comments: 9
Fans: 3
Plays: 207
Downloads: 138
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Jan 19, 2006 - 11:44:44 PM
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2006 - 12:44:39 AM Last Played: Jul 01, 2019 - 09:50:40 PM
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Comments
paddler said 4924 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
listening as I write
Nice guitar sound very clear.Proffessional sounding voice,so far sounds kind of folky - violins coming in,female voice - good harmony.Would sound nice with girls voice double tracked in left and right pans.She could be a touch more in sinc with the male voice.IS nice though - it works.She sounds lovely on this part - these scars will burn no more - lovely.Carried me away - nice.CHEERZ
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milkus said 4922 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
listening as I write
Thaks paddler, I'll try to get those background vocals sounding a little better,
this is my first time using background vocals, I think if definately adds to the
song
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jakgetar69 said 4924 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Speechless
Absolutely breathtaking song. The guitar is simply amazing.
I love your vocals. I also can't believe you don't have a label yet.
I hope you realize how talented you are.

Jack
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selters said 4923 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
So natural!
This sounds so real and natural. It sounds like there is no effect on your vocals at all, and i like that a lot. IT giver a nearer and more honest feel. Your voice is very pleasant to listen to. It sounds to me like you get a good recording with your acoustic guitar here! It seems that there is a little bith of conflict between the backing vocals and your vocals a few times... There, you might fix that by adding some more reverb to your wifes voice. In the end they compliment eachother very vell i think! ITs a nice and sweet song, REminds me a bit of Tom Mcrae! Good song, im glad there are songwriters like you here!
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said 4922 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
Pure voice, pure sentiment
This is a fine song. The lead voice is intimate and warm. It begs for
understanding. The harmonies are OK but a little too "effected" in
places and just a tad off in timing in other places. Overall, a very good
outing. The guitar is exquisite.
alley-oop said 4922 days ago (January 23rd, 2006)
whispery vocal
I like like the airy quality of you voice. Pretty intense song. Lyrics are
thought-provoking. The woman sing compliment the vocal very well.
Very nice melody. Well put together. Chorus is very cool.
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Nolan said 4922 days ago (January 23rd, 2006)
Cool voice
Love you voice, dude. A couple of suggestions, if I may: I reckon the
guitar would sound lots better if you recorded it with your mic (or if
this is recorded with your mic, perhaps using different effects). I think
you'll get a lot more natural sounding guitar which will suit your style
really nicely. The other thing is to tighten up the timing; that's really
doing your song a disservice. Great stuff otherwise. Liked it a lot.
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stevel said 4921 days ago (January 23rd, 2006)
a charming song indeed
Very nice indeed...great vocals from both of you. A lot of thought and
craft has gone into the song and arrangement and yet it doesn't feel
'overdone'. Its great to be able to hear stuff of this quality on MJ...keep
them coming
Steve
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Roxylee said 4909 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
I love the harmony
You two make a great team. I love the vocals, the guitar, the words,
everything. Very, very nice.
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Name: Chris Nilsson
Location: Pukalani HI
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I write songs, sometimes they mysteriously end up here. I like to express things through songs. All I really play is the acoustic guitar and the occasional midi track. I haven't figured out drums yet, but give me a few years. Garageband is great ... [see more]

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