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Presenting our first song to MacJams.com, layered with strummed acoustic guitars, percolating keyboards, a vigorously shaken tambourine, and a sincere lead vocal as the icing on the cake.

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Lyrics
today i sail away
no one here will make me pay
my "friends" all turn beside me
dont need them with me in my key

waves come in and times keep changing
why are we still hesitating
no man is an island cant you see?
it happened to me

and as time ticks away
one thing still ive got to say
got to get my life back on track
turn around,turn away, please just come back

waves come in and times keep changing
why are we still hesitating
no man is an island cant you see?
it happened to me
can you hear me...hear me...hear me...me???

(bridge)

sitting here a new man reborn
need to pick a rose with no thorn
this rose will help me mend all
please just answer to my last call

waves come in and times keep changing
why are we still hesitating
no man is an island cant you see?
it happened to me
can you hear me...hear me...hear me...me???
Song Stats
Hits: 4953
Comments: 19
Fans: 2
Plays: 724
Downloads: 137
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Feb 21, 2006 - 09:01:33 AM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2006 - 12:10:57 PM Last Played: Jan 19, 2018 - 03:27:46 PM
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Hardware:
Griffin iMic, RadioShack unidirectional dynamic microphone
Software:
GarageBand 2.0.2
Comments
said 4505 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Great initial post.
Reminds me a bit of the Washington Squares. Nice arrangement. Vocal
harmonies are lovely. Nice organ in mid-section. Bass lines are good, but
a bit far back in the mix. Great ambience on the lead solo.
Magritte said 4505 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
Beautiful song.
The production needs help, though. It's kind of flat and muddy; the vocals should pop out more and the instruments should be cleaner. Unfortunately I can't offer any concrete suggestions as mixing is far from my area of expertise, but surely someone else around here can. Also I would be a little more careful keeping the vocals and the instruments together on the beat. This sounds like the demo version of a potentially great song, and I look forward to what else you have to offer!
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Sea Monk Seven said 4504 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
Beautiful song.
I totally agree with what you are saying on this!

this was our first try at this song and since then we have made a newer verson in a new key. it sounds slightly happier and hopefully better overall.
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Mr. A said 4486 days ago (March 12th, 2006)
Good song
Again, the production could use a little help -- maybe a bit more top end and/or compression would bring out the tambourine and sharpen the lead vocal. That being said, I really liked the guitar solo at the end, as well as the introspective lyrics. Nice job!
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Sea Monk Seven said 4482 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
Good song
YES! good ideas. i also want to hear the tambourine more but cannot find a way to sharpen it. any suggestions?
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MissChaos said 4304 days ago (September 10th, 2006)
great start!
I know I mentioned the details in chat, but I'll just say again, this is a
great start and I do love the vocal harmonies. Get your recording up to
par, tweak some levels and you've got yourself a poptastic hit!
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Boris the Bull said 4304 days ago (September 10th, 2006)
thoughts from the bull...
glad i bumped into you in the chat.

this is a very well structured and sounding piece. the production
quality is fairly low, which in an intentional instance works really well.
meaning, when put together in a collection of similar sounding songs,
would be wonderful.

however, if your intent is to boost the sound quality, then additional
production time in Garageband would really work wonders.

for example, playing around with the EQ settings or the Gate might
open up some options for you. i don't know.

for me, the song was very natural and produced an organic landscape
that i enjoy. it was fairly raw but had the finished feel of a much older,
1960's style recording, say The Beach Boys or Syd Barrett.

Good stuff and i'm looking forward to more!
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 4304 days ago (September 10th, 2006)
GREAT SONG
Work on the production and mixing! Bring up the vox! This has potential! Do another take of the vocals with more confidence! Reminds me of some Beach Boys flavor! Very good man!
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Ed_Moran said 4298 days ago (September 16th, 2006)
Cool Tune
First the song has a nice feel and structure. Good flow and some really
nice parts. Next I think where you can make the greatest improvement is
in the production side. With some extra time this gem can be polished.


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said 4287 days ago (September 28th, 2006)
the vocals
and harmony are key to this song I understand why everyone tells you to
mix it better, but i think it is realy good like this it has the feel of vinyl
good song
said 4282 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
Low-Fi Fun
I agree w/ Boris if it was intentional and had similiar songs on an album it
would be cool. I like the melody and Organ reminds one of the early
seventies, good stuff
jiguma said 4277 days ago (October 7th, 2006)
Welcome to MacJams!
It sounds to me like you have an excellent song, good vocals and
playing let down by a less than average production. We've all been
there, and the good news is that it's much easier to fix the production
than all the other stuff. I think the first thing I'd be doing is boosting
the volume then making the various tracks stand out more (without
clipping any instruments of course) using a combination of EQ, filters
and compression. Very Beach Boys sound to me. I noticed you've
uploaded a stack of songs together - maybe leaving more time
between songs would be better so people get a chance to digest them
one at a time - there's an awful lot of music arrives new every day, and
I for one don't get to listen to most of it.
Excellent starting point!
Neil
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Cori Ander said 4267 days ago (October 17th, 2006)
A nice song
A very nice song. Besides being a fair composition it has a very good and
warm feel.
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Matty B. Boy said 4266 days ago (October 18th, 2006)
No man is an island
That was really good! The lyrics hit home with me...I also love the vibe of the track.
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Wildcat said 4260 days ago (October 24th, 2006)
far away
its sounds so far away...but what i can hear sounds good.
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Sea Monk Seven said 4260 days ago (October 24th, 2006)
thanks
i, milton, am goign to start re-recording everything once i get my mac. then hopefully i can make tracks faster by my self with help from the others.
Check out my latest song called out of sight, out of mind
alfalpha said 4159 days ago (February 2nd, 2007)
great song writing..
...technique. I am reminded of bands from the 60's. I noticed some comments about the production, but, you know I think this production is perfect for this type of song...kinda early Beachboys methinks!
Terrific first upload....you are very talented!
Thank Your!
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cjdaley said 4158 days ago (February 3rd, 2007)
nugget
I don't mind the lo-fi. This is a charming song I'll download.
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Gossamer1251 said 3449 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
very wonderful!
I really like how it isn't perfect.
It's kind of uneven, and the vocals aren't always with the beat, but thats the beauty of it. I like that you guys aren't too tight.
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