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Peter Greenstone

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Lyrics
I've been a long time thinking of you
Putting off the whole sad affair
You tried to spare me the pain
You chose your words too late
You chose your words too late

Well I'm looking back through the vignette of my pinhole eye
been pushing through this fog so long I'm going blind
Who could blame you running off like that
when you could still be here with me
like me
indeed
with me
yes, indeed

Withered love and a ballad that drags on and on
You would go back to that place
but everyone has long since been gone
and dispersed into space

I don't know you anymore
but I miss you somehow
I'm not holding out for your hurt
though I need it now

We work so hard to change
yet we fight it every step of the way
And you're no exception, you struggle every day
but you just can't seem to change
no you just can't seem to change

Withered love and a ballad that drags on and on
You would go back to that place
but everyone has long since been gone
and dispersed into space

I don't know you anymore
but I miss you somehow
I'm not holding out for your hurt
though I need it now

I know I'm just seeing ghosts
Shadows play tricks in this fog
'Cause you vanished so close
to me you've been near all along
with me
all along
like me
all along
Song Stats
Hits: 5425
Comments: 25
Fans: 18
Plays: 226
Downloads: 188
Votes: 20
Uploaded: Dec 24, 2006 - 11:51:00 PM
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2008 - 08:29:54 AM Last Played: Jun 21, 2019 - 10:07:17 PM
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Comments
jiguma said 4587 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
Just happy ........
.... to have another post. Very dynamic version - not sure of the changes (just after a rather long Christmas lunch) but really noticed the drums and extra clarity and volume on the vox. Guitars clear as a bell, and maybe a more dynamic mix overall - is the lead new?
Thanks Peter,
Peace,
Neil
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Peter Greenstone said 4587 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
thanks again
It's the same lead as before and I only changed the levels and balance on it in one small part, as I recall. The vocals are a little more dynamic, taken down just a tad in some places and up in a some others. The drums have only been slighty adjusted in the EQ, but enough, I hope, to give them a little more presence that I felt they needed in places.

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zenbomb said 4587 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
Very nice
I love the sentiment and the guitar work in this. It's a tremendously heartfelt song. Mandatory download!!! ;) It sounds bizarre to say but this is what would happen if you put Pink Floyd and Screaming Trees together. Since those are 2 of my favorite bands, this song rocks. It's funny because I have a similar song called "without you."
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Vic Holman said 4587 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
more presence
i hear more presence on this version, nice tweeking. the electrics really pop out. i guess i have the same question as neil on the lead it seems more ballsier. goes to show a songs never done. i was just taking a break from redoing vocals on my last posted song. and glad i caught this before Ed. Just flat a great song!
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Peter Greenstone said 4587 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
thanks again
Thanks again. The leads are the same ones. Other than panning and levels changes to just one section I think that's all I did to them, but the other slight changes might have cleared a little more space for them. I may be forgetting some other thing I adjusted on them, but the performance it the same.

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FEEL said 4586 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
A 100 % better on a already solid song
Man this has so much more emotion to it. Guitar lead is a nice touch... thanks for sharing.

John
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Peter Greenstone said 4585 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
thanks
Thanks, John. I don't do a lot of guitar solos because I don't think I have the chops for it usually, but this one made me feel pretty good about it and I'm glady you like it. Makes me think I should keep doing it becasue I may be close to a good place with that skill where it just needs some nurturing.

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snowdragon said 4586 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
didn't hear
the first version so I'll just go with this one :)

Nice touch here. Have you been listening to RC Andrews lately? If so, he's been a good influence on you :)

This isn't a beef but the lede guitar sounds like it's coming from somewhere else. That's not necessarily a bad thing just you might want to consider a little less reverb and/or other effects on it when you get around to the CD version. Just a thought.
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aclarke said 4586 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
This is like
when an artist has a collection of greatest hits and they decide to release them but add one or two more new (previously unreleased) songs that kick the crap out of anything they ever done before.

Really fantastic song, Pete. Nice to see you still have the gift!
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thoddi said 4585 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
great
Tried to help the score a bit, but some dude must have had a bad day and bombed you...Sure should be among the top of the rating picks.

I think you have a good song here, and your performance is right on. Great vocals. I especially find the background sounds tasteful. Is it a slide guitar you have put some reverb and delay effects on? It gives a new dimension and a dreamy mood.
Everything is well played, and the production is brilliant!
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Peter Greenstone said 4585 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
thanks
Thanks, man. I played the electric guitar with a slide and swelled the volume on the notes. It also had some delay/echo effect on it.

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TobinMueller said 4585 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
Personality
Much more balanced. Definitely. This sound good, altho certain cymbals crashes could be louder. It has a Kevin Gilbert feel, which is high compliment. The vocals are as loud as possible (they were too loud in your first post). Really nice writing and vocal emotion and control. There are recordings that make the vocals seem important, not musically but metaphysically (Neil Young achieved that, for example, several times), and this track falls into that category. A combination of your performance (how the personality and meaningfulness comes thru), your recording technique, and the bridge and backing music, and the compelling-truthful lyric. Nice track.
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Ed Hannifin said 4585 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
Still a great song....
...still a great recording....still a great performance...

"...glad I caught this before Ed...." What's THAT about?

I'm keeping both versions, Peter... Years from now, when there's that lucrative Greenstone bootleg industry going, I'm gonna be there with bells on...

I'm past being able to objectively comment on this. I just flat out love it.

Ed

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Peter Greenstone said 4585 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
thanks
For $1 I'll make you a custom version with backwards messages in it that should fetch even more in that magical future. hehehe

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Leon said 4585 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
discovering your own talent...
I've read your bio before, and you mention in it that you haven't done music in the distant past.. so for the kind of music that you have created in recent years, it is amazing!.. from a total amateur to the admirable level of musical artistry that you have attained. There are very few people here who have achieved that ascent in such a short period of time.. composing, singing and production, you've gone up to a higher plane indeed... more power to you.
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alfalpha said 4585 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
great production...
...already existed in the original, however you've clearly gone the extra mile with this resubmission.

Congratulations & Thank you,
Best

Alf
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buckhorn said 4584 days ago (December 28th, 2006)
Subtile and Refined
I listened to both versions a couple of times. Love the song in both versions. For some reason I connected more emotionally with the other mix. Perhaps the vocal stands more proud in the other mix, and to me that version has more of an edge, which I prefer over refinement. It's just a personal preference that Im guessing most don't share. Im the last person to consider on technical matters, I can only offer opinions and you know what they say about opinions. Brilliantly fine work in both cases.

Regards.
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Peter Greenstone said 4583 days ago (December 28th, 2006)
thanks
Other than a very slight adjutment to the levels in places it's the same vocals. I think the place where it's most reduced is in the first few lines of the first verse where the slight reduction in volume does reduce soem of the closeness and detail a tad. But I think I'm happier with it as is than before in the big picture. Jusr is still out on a few spots like that. But it also makes a big difference depending on what speakers or headphones one is listening in on. My Bose speakers tend to give the vocals more presence than my Sony headphones. Before I do a final CD master I will have tested it out on a wider variety of speakers to find the best mix.

I appreciate your listening to both and comparing.

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_nderscore said 4583 days ago (December 28th, 2006)
well..
i missed the first 6-7 versions, i guess. no loss tho-this one sounds about perfect. great performance/song writing/blah, blah, blah

you rock.
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Peter Greenstone said 4583 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
thanks
Thanks, _. Well, there was the first post of the live demo of me playing it on guitar in one take shortly after writing it but there was just one previouse version to this latest of the "studio" version. You may be referring to the version number on the mp3 file itself. If I've learned anything in my years using computers in my profesional work it's to SAVE ITERATIONS as you go. Every time I make a change that is significant enough to be a loss if the file got hosed I give a new number to; if I merely make a single EQ or levels tweak it usually just gets an alphabetical tag onto the number. By the time I'm done with a song there might be 20+ GB projects on the hard drive, and when I'm done I'll delete all but the very first (for nostalgia sometimes) and the last and second to last versions for safety.

So, you really didn't miss much.

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echoroom said 4583 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
haunting
Well, i missed the first x number of versions of this, but I'm glad i came across this now. Lovely production and performance, and you've got a Great American voice. Subtle but forceful, this is great - the only thing I don't like is how you sing the word 'space', which sounds out of kilter with the rest of the vocal. Great lazy draggy/druggy feel, kinda Ziggy era Bowie.

Sterling stuff.

Steve
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illuminati said 4580 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Peter, you continue to set the standard
on this site. This isn't my favorite song of yours, yet it might be someday, it's just one of those songs that grow on you. Love the space you inject into this personal, up front exploration.
mikkinylund said 4579 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
Peter
This is a very haunting song, with great story and vocals. The guitars are excellent and driven. I like how the song has several passages, starts out mellow, the verses, and to the solo and the strong finale. As far as production there aren't much to say but that it's almost perfect. I would add a bit of more bass, perhaps not everywhere, but in some sections - but again, this in mainly a personal reflection. It's a very good song. /Mikki
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kipak said 4517 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
Unexpected
It just sorted of sounded countryish for the verse and then I was surprised by an interesting chord change that very Bowie-ish and then further surprised but the song rocking out. I had to go back for a secon listen but I think the verses would sound better if they were not so CW. The bridge and the chorus sounds great
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said 4047 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Killer Solos...
Your work is always special, I'm happy to have the time to check your oldies here and by chance found my way to this. Amazing vocal work, great key change with the 2nd verse. Allover, this is a very fine tune by all means... I love your stuff... yes, I love it "indeed".

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