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Atlanta


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blamm

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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This is an update to the original posting of this song, though still not the final version. My coconspirator added bass and lead guitar to this, though he still wants to go back and clean it up. Since that hasn't happened yet, I thought I go ahead and post this version for comments and such.
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Lyrics
When it comes to life and love there just are no rules
Like how she tried to make sense out of a senseless fool
Too blind to realize when he had it made

Just when it seemed I'd come around that's when it all fell apart
Opportunity came knocking, 'stead I broke her heart
'Cause I wouldn't go, though she couldn't stay

I've never been to Atlanta
That's where my heart resides
From what I hear it's been happy
Although it's taken some time
And while it's living its new life
I hope it misses me still
I've never been to Atlanta...

Yeah we've talked a few times
And I tell her that I'm doing fine
Though I don't believe a single word I said
Should have been there all along
But it's just hard for me to admit I was wrong
So I guess I'll just go pack my bags instead

I've never been to Atlanta
That's where my heart resides
From what I hear it's been happy
Although it's taken some time
And while it's living its new life
I hope it misses me still
I've never been to Atlanta
guess I probably will.
Song Stats
Hits: 3308
Comments: 13
Fans: 1
Plays: 228
Downloads: 111
Votes: 9
Uploaded: May 06, 2006 - 10:17:41 PM
Last Updated: May 06, 2006 - 01:27:26 PM Last Played: Sep 17, 2019 - 07:32:14 AM
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Comments
charliechen said 4912 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
So are you going to Atlanta, or what!
Gotta be where your heart is, bro!

Nice song. Really catchy chorus.

Nice bass work. I don't really like the effect on the lead guitar. Assuming that is what I'm hearing in the left with the wah-wahing. A more straight up guitar may sound better.

Also, in the first verse, there is a very brief note from the guitar. I think it's a mistake. It plays when you sing "make sense out..."

I like your singing. Nice tone and phrasing.

And one more time, if you are not in Atlanta yet, what are you waiting for?!? Cheers.
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blamm said 4912 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
Re: So are you going to Atlanta, or what!
Yeah, the one thing that's kept me from posting this as-is is that single note he
hits before he actually ever comes in...he hasn't given me back the original file
yet, so I can't fix it. Also thinking about putting a vocal harmony on the chorus.
Glad you liked it, though...thanks.


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Alannah said 4912 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
Well for starters .....
I always like songs that have that acoustic sound to them ... so there's your first plus .... I kept hearing hints of a "Crowded House - Better be Home Soon" influence .... don't know if it was the melody of the song or the vocal style .... or what .... but it's a good tune .. I liked it .... sorry I don't know how to comment on the technical issues because I am not a musician in that sense .... but I don't hear the technical issues (if there are any) anyway for that very reason !
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snowdragon said 4912 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
A beauty blammer
incredible bassline too.

And I do have a suggestion.

Send this to Schletty with the words: "backing vocals?"

There's an excellent Eaglesish quality to it that is just screaming for
more voices.

And I'm willing to bet Schletts won't be able to resist it. Wish I had a
little more time cuz the harmonies are floating around in my head
already too. Ah hell, send me an email if you think you'd like to hear
some harmonies in it and I'll see if Schletts & Dadai have a minute.

cheers
snow
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screamalexz said 4912 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
nice
that keyboard after the first line surprised me like that. nice emotion in the song, i like the sounds you've added to the simple folky rhythm. nice track. it reminds me of something but i can't quite place what.
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musichead said 4908 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
good song
I gave it 8's and 9's.. I liked the vocals and the melody.. The playing is
fine. Ill try and keep and eye for the final version
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said 4908 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
Love this tune
I was too pressed when I listen before...So thanks you remind me at the
chat...I must say this is beautiful music and you have done this like a
real pro. Can it be better maybe but I think this is very well done.
Solid production and performance.
Very nice...very nice, indeed.

Take care
----
Skean
My last: Angel In
The Sky (Collab/NightBird)

My thought say you shuld be nice to your friends and all other people
around you....
said 4908 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
Love this tune
I was too pressed when I listen before...So thanks you remind me at the
chat...I must say this is beautiful music and you have done this like a
real pro. Can it be better maybe but I think this is very well done.
Solid production and performance.
Very nice...very nice, indeed.

Take care
----
Skean
My last: Angel In
The Sky (Collab/NightBird)

My thought say you shuld be nice to your friends and all other people
around you....
Chase Alvins said 4905 days ago (May 14th, 2006)
jhg
In case you were wondering, Atlanta isn't so great. I was there last year
for the FIRST Robotics Championship Event.
Check out my latest song called Old Recording
Nolan said 4885 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
I've been there
Great song. Singing is fantastic. I like the simple arrangement. The
production quality is something I'm striving to achieve; I might have to
drop you a line to get some tips.
Check out my latest song called And Say We're Happy
Macaudion said 4854 days ago (July 4th, 2006)
Well, whata nice tune
Aww, the guys has a heart - Nice sing - Nice production - It was a pleastant listen - I don''t know why I expect from something harder - Maby it was the pic of your drummer in the mugshots forum, I don't know - But this was very nice - Thanks - Dion
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FEEL said 4779 days ago (September 16th, 2006)
Heart breaking...
Lost love in an unknown city. I have never made plans to go there before
though I have passed through the airport a couple of times.. really like the
hook. Your voice is great as usual... when do you plan to post another
version with the cleaned up bass? I think it sounds great just the way it
is. The guitar parts are nice... and I'm really digging on the composition
as a whole... sorry I didn't drop a word in sooner. Thanks for sharing.

John
Check out my latest song called A Second Life with Scott Carmicheal
said 4772 days ago (September 23rd, 2006)
so much
greatness here on macjams and this is greatness thanks for sharing realy
put a good mood in my soul
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