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I Am Sure (Selters Cover)


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urbnite

 Genre: Acoustic

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This is a cover of "I Am Sure" by the infamous Selters.

I jokingly asked him if I could cover this song when I'm rich and famous (or either, I suppose) and he said I should cover it now and put it up here for everyone to hear. So here it is.

When I decided I was really going to do this, I was immediately filled with trepidation. I loved his song and was wondering what I could even do to make it my own... would I slaughter it?

But. I took it up an octave, got lost in the simple beauty of the music and words, and things fell in place. And I grew to love the song more and I even realized more fully what this song is about.

Listen to the original if you haven't.

I hope you like it Magnus!
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Lyrics
I am sure
that no one's gonna come

There's no cure
when you're on your own

You didn't seek or try to find
the one that's on your mind

you didn't try to understand
when someone reached out a hand

you didn't mean to make them cry
you didn't mean to say goodbye
you didn't mean to make them cry
you never wanted them to die

I am sure
that no one's gonna come

Theres no cure
when you're on your own

You didn't seek or try to find
the one that's on your mind

you never tried to understand
when somene reached out their hand
Song Stats
Hits: 4501
Comments: 25
Fans: 5
Plays: 205
Downloads: 152
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Mar 27, 2006 - 07:03:25 AM
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2006 - 02:06:12 PM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 01:26:51 PM
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Comments
selters said 4948 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
A beauty!
Darren. to hear something like this really moves me.... The emotional aproach that you hav put in to this is impressive. You really hold that note for a long time! I am impressed by both your voice and your wonderful interpretation of this song! It has given me motivation to rerecord this for my album! Thanks a lot mister Locke!
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urbnite said 4948 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
A beauty!
selters! i'm glad you got here first.

i'm also glad that you like it!

let me know when you're recording the album version...
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urbnite said 4948 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
A beauty!
wait - did you catch the bit at the end?!
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selters said 4945 days ago (March 30th, 2006)
A beauty!
Hey you, drugaddict! Have you forgot we discussed the ending on Ichat long before you posted it? :)

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said 4948 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
Nice tune
I think you have done a great work here.
Thanks for sharing
Keep up the good work
Respectfully
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Skean/The Dragon
urbnite said 4948 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
Nice tune
thanks skean...

glad you like it!

- d
Check out my latest song called Fall With Me
kristyjo said 4948 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
Nice voice
and a nice delivery. Your emotions are right there. The guitar playing is
also very nice. It compliments your singing well.
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urbnite said 4948 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
Nice voice
krisy...

i stole selters emotions and used them for myself, actually. and i'm not giving
them back.

maybe that's not true.

but thanks for the compliments!

-d
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urbnite said 4948 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
Nice voice
i can't spell your name apparently... sorry!
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caroline said 4947 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
beautiful - what a combination...
the selters tune and lyrics with the ubnite voice - i counted how long you held that note - i made it 16 seconds!!!

heheheehe - and the burst of guitar at the end!!!

nice one!! xoxoxox
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urbnite said 4946 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
beautiful - what a combination...
:)

watch out - we may just take over the world!

hmmm... 16 seconds. i'll make it 17 next time!

xoxoxox

- d
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drakonis said 4947 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
Up a notch
I listened to Selters first, then yours. I could feel a great song in there,
and its interesting to compare the two approaches. You definitely put
more punch/dynamics in the guitar playing and the vocal delivery. And
you added the arpeggio at the end that I thought it needed... and then a
quick instrumental recap that was delightful. In some ways I liked Selters'
more somber singing, and in some ways I like yours... hmm... I'm not
going to choose, but you definitely kept the spirit of the song and played
and sung it very well.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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urbnite said 4946 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
Up a notch
good idea drak - start from the roots!

yeah, i thought that little bit at the end lightened it up a bit after i made it a bit
dark...

no need to choose. just glad i managed to maintain the essence of his song, yet
inject a bit of myself into it!

thanks for the words, drak!

- d
Check out my latest song called Fall With Me
stevel said 4946 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
A wonderful cover version!
This is great... a really lovely cover version indeed.. love the vocals!!
Fab!
Steve
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urbnite said 4946 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
A wonderful cover version!
hey steve!

glad to please. :)

thanks for the kind words!

- d
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Ghost -05 said 4946 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
cool
NICE .........This is a very cool cover track .......enjoyed ........G
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Ghost -05 said 4946 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
cool
NICE .........This is a very cool cover track .......enjoyed ........G
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urbnite said 4946 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
cool
thanks ghost!

- d
Check out my latest song called Fall With Me
philonnie said 4946 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
A Lovely song %u2026..
well strummed and what a geat voice .... reminds me of some old Roy Harper stuff I used to listen to many moons ago. real feeling and emotion here. geat work so congratulations to selters and your good self!
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cjhoose said 4946 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
the emotion
seems to be subtle at first, but then you hit a strong place and everything
becomes clear. Your voice sounds perfect. I like the little bit of guitar at
the end - did you mean to have that there or was it an oversight?
whatever it is it's a lovely surprise!
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bronco said 4945 days ago (March 30th, 2006)
Way To Go
Great song, very emotional cover! Good job on this. Really enjoyed it.
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Rebsie said 4945 days ago (March 31st, 2006)
Selters was right
And I think it was a good move to take it up an octave. Your voice is
very resonant and - coo blimey, you can certainly hold on to a note and
make it work for you. Great stuff. Emotionally powerful.
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said 4932 days ago (April 12th, 2006)
Right on Darren!
Just beautiful. Great tune Selters.
Tadashi Togawa said 4924 days ago (April 20th, 2006)
Wandering and homesickness.
Anyone also has the hometown.
I think of the hometown because I listen to this song.

Proverb of Japan.

"Think the hometown to be more nostalgic from distant land. "
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ktb said 4597 days ago (March 13th, 2007)
cool tune
Great songwriting and a heartfelt performance. I like the stripped back production. It has such a full and clean sound. The lyrics and melody remind me a little of Neil Young. Really enjoyable and poignant.
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