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I'm So High


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racerat

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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Matt M. calls this one "very happy-dance-y-flower-picky". I think that about sums it up. Vocals and lyrics by Matt M., everything else is me.
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I’m So High
©2006 SonnyJim

How could you see
The things my soul had missing
You redeemed it

How did you know
That this was exactly what I needed
And how could you see
The things my soul had missing
You redeemed it

I’m so high
It’s just the sunshine
In my
Incandescent sometime

Is this at last
The life that was designed to wrap around me
Can this be so
A happiness refined to wind around me

I’m so high

Oh, did you know
That this is exactly what
Just what
My soul had missing
Song Stats
Hits: 7313
Comments: 39
Fans: 15
Plays: 607
Downloads: 184
Votes: 23
Uploaded: Jan 02, 2007 - 10:20:27 PM
Last Updated: May 08, 2010 - 07:39:30 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2019 - 01:25:54 PM
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said 4617 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
THis is it
This is my favorite IM going to have to listen to this A couple hundred more times mabey even High. haha Damn everyone on macjams should be listening to racerat!!
racerat said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
ego
Thanks Ego.
Right back at 'cha....but everyone is aready listening to YOU! Including me....

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-Philip
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Vic Holman said 4617 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
rumor is you get a free pack of zig zags
this is tight! very cool things going on. all those little things cleverly arranged. liked that old time synth added. most impressive and getting better overall.
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Stun Nutz said 4617 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
Now, you're talking...!
This song is chock full of musical treats!! It reminds me a little of XTC (a good thing, in my book). Love the rolling bass line, the sprinkly guitar, the bouncy nature of the drums and rhythm guitar... and the soaring vocals. Oh, and I forgot to mention the solid production with the little surprises and transitions along the way. Great work, guys.
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racerat said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
XTC
Thanks StunNutz,
XTC is one of my favorite bands EVER. High praise in my book.

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-Philip
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Peter Greenstone said 4617 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
dig it
Lots of tasty things going on as this unfolds. Great vocals. THey project relly well and are expressive. The guitar licks are fun and colorful and the electronic bass and other touches give it a stoney afterglow. Really quite cool.
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timothy devine said 4617 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
>...
What a treat. Ditto all the great stuff everybody else said. Love the bass line. Moody bluesish. The Early moodies. The guitar at the chorus is such a great sound('Grace Land'-ish). and Nice vocals. Great lyric. The high is my choice... you left it open to interpritation. Perfect.Almost holy... at the intro.
Amen

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racerat said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Holy
Yeah, Matt has a nice way of doing some very interesting accapella things. I think he would have been a great Gregorian monk in the olden days....hey! maybe he was re-incarnated!

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-Philip
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jiguma said 4617 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Congratulations!
Shades of Gentle Giant - one of my favourite bands - especially in the intro and the break. Fantastic sounds on the guitars and synth. Drums and bass work really well together. Vocals and lyrics "just right".
Again, excellent production on a really good song.
Neil
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Monkaton said 4617 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Great Playing
Reminds me a little of The Beta Band who remind me of the Moody Blues.

Production and rhythm track is very good. The instruments selected fit in well and played expertly.
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Leon said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Dude, you rock...
Help me here.. there is a cross of Peter Gabriel and Steve Winwood in your vocal quality and style. I can imagine this being even more electrifying in a live performance! You're right. Of the three songs you posted today, this stands "high"-er on my preference. I gotta give your other songs a second listen though. Thumbs up on production/instrument play on this but I give the highest marks to your vocals!
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c4rson said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Hi...
This is my fave of the 3 songs you posted... Great music and ideas... and good production... Well done...
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said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
I'm So High
Wow, I wasn't expecting this, Philip. This is grand music and kudos to Matt on the vocals and lyrics. BTW, since folks are making comparisons, I hear a little Eddie Vedder in Matt's voice.
This is one of the better songs at this site. Bravo, both of you.
TobinMueller said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Nice interwoven vocals and upbeat feel
I really dig the body of this tune, starting with the "I'm so high" section" - the guitar phrases and inter-folding vocals especially. However, the intro is not as compelling (not just the in-the-can effects, but the lack of energy I felt), nor is the ending as strong as I had anticipated. It retains a south african sense that works throughout. I really dig the song art, too. I like the layers and their separations, but I felt like the "band" misses some chord changes and/or chances to create chord substitutions that would make the overall music bed more interesting. Nice track, overall.
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racerat said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Beginnings and endings
Hey Tobin,
Thanks for the critique. Right-on as usual. I am a sucker for Matt's accapella stuff, so I had to throw it in. It was actually tracked as a harmony in the middle of the song, but I pulled it out to use as an intro. The endings are always my failing. I don't actually "write" songs per-se. I contruct them piece by piece like a painting adding layers and letting it become what it wants to be. So I therefore never pre-conceive how the thing will end. I guess you can tell....

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-Philip
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perceptualvortex said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Gruvin
The upbeat grooviness and the awesome vocals make this extra cool.
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echoroom said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Just off-kilter
Goddamn, why has it taken me so long to listen to you?! This is a great track, grrreat drums and lots of really interesting textures. It's catchy, but a little bit 'off' which makes it 100x more interesting. the production on this is excellent RR.

Egobandit is spot on - everyone should be listening to you.

Really pleased to meetcha!

Steve
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racerat said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Pleased to meet you
Hey Echo,
That's just what I thought when I heard your stuff, too. I am psyched you came by and gave a listen.

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-Philip
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craft said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
another great song
I love this song. Very good work. The prodution tight so as the performance. Well done!!!
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Scott Carmichael said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
this was exactly what I needed
great post... wonderful textured, playful, eliptical lyrics.. mysterious and drawing us in.. the vocal is very good(exellent performance) and yet the song is not about your vocal... it's just one element in an intricately woven colorful tapestry

bravo; Scott
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racerat said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Scott
Hi Scott, Thanks for stopping in. I just listened to your song "My Hope" nice stuff, your acoustic guitar tone is fab! Plus you have some nice pipes there dude. "Inspirational" music is not usually my thing, (you can probably tell by all the cursing in my songs...) but your stuff is cool. Keep comin' back!

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-Philip
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bud said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Alright, now we're talkin head tweakin
very cool folk/baroque production - almost too tasty but you keep it real - very impressive and fun at the same time - it's got a good nose, full body and great legs. Ever hear Trip Skakespeare? I think Matt would dig them - you too prolly. Great tune.
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racerat said 4615 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
trip
Hey Bud, Of course you know who Trip Shakespeare is...why wouldn't you.. (and yes, I do too)..they have this song "A Drummer like Me", that is great...I've always wanted to cover it.

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-Philip
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bug67 said 4616 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Another Top Notch Production
Matt's got a fine, fine voice. I thought the bass was a little over powering. Loved the acoustic guitar noodling.
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Youra said 4615 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
You're right
While not yet listening your other songs (really busy at the moment), I love this one. Joining my voice to Ego : everybody should listen at you ! I will listen your other stuff late tonight or soon tomorrow morning. Great song mate. An Happy New Year, if I did'nt said it allready.
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 4615 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
great driving drum sound
nicely structured song. I find some of the lead guitar lines a bit loud/distracting in the mix, but it could be because I'm listening through crappy speakers. Very polished and professional sounding piece.

Mason
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spitlogic said 4612 days ago (January 7th, 2007)
...
This may be a little too cheerful for my taste, but that doesn't take away from the awesome production on this jam. I love the way the song changes on the "Im so high" part.

So it that a group of guys singing or just one guy re-recording the vocals?
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racerat said 4612 days ago (January 7th, 2007)
overdubs
Thanks. The vocals are overdubs of the same person with different EQ settings.

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-Philip
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 4612 days ago (January 7th, 2007)
Excellent!
This is great! I don't see any flower picing going on here! Just a free flowing good song! Nice job cats!
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said 4612 days ago (January 7th, 2007)
I had to listen one more time
On your great song and make a vote....Very nice done.
Thanks for sharing.:D
Ed Hannifin said 4610 days ago (January 9th, 2007)
Wow. Another one.
I love this.

Mines a piece of that Matthew Sweet/Richard Lloyd territory, to my ears. Really tight. I love everything. Let's run it down. Drum sound is perfect for the sound, especially with that bit of tambourine in the right channel, and the drum playing is perfectly suited to the song. The bass playing is melodic but supportive.

I LOVE the guitars, and I love the vocals. Reminds me of an extrapolation of 'Rain'-era Beatles...

Into the iPod she goes, and gratefully.

Ed
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racerat said 4609 days ago (January 11th, 2007)
Thanks Ed
I worked a long time on this one, and judging my the feedback, it shows. A lot of my stuff is very off the cuff and it is nice to know when I put in the hours sometimes I actually get something worthwhile....Ciao

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-Philip
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Macaudion said 4610 days ago (January 9th, 2007)
Well...
Very cool sound here. I'm really dign' this! Listening on a pretty sad system, (so can't say much about the quality) but the brilliance of this sound comes through. Very unique w/ a timeless groove.

Love the feeling of this. - Really.

Thanks! Macca




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racerat said 4609 days ago (January 11th, 2007)
Macca
Thanks for the kind words. Just listened to your cool collab "Through it all". Really nice. Thanks for stoppin' in.

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-Philip
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mikkinylund said 4609 days ago (January 11th, 2007)
Walking in Reverse
So many good songs being posted on here as of lately... You'be been kind enough to both listen and make comments on my latest songs (much appreciated)... This is the first song I am listenting to from you, and it's a positive surprise (although somewhat late in the game). This is a nice song, and a very good production. Awesome performance and vocals. I just love the guitar(s), very welled played and recorded/mixed. This is a song that is going to grow on me after a few more listenings. DL'd. /Mikki
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Tetsujin said 4571 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
First track of yours I've listened to...
"Flower-power-with-attitude" is what I'd call it. Good juxtaposition of floating guitars & driving drum-track. Nice vox.
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stacey said 4157 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Wonderul!
This is a great song! I'm lovin' on it right now! ipod, here it comes!
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dantimmermans said 3846 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
sweeeeeet
the synth at 3:25 blew my frickin mind, hahahaha. not my usual thang but this is super catchy.
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Corporal Beef said 3079 days ago (March 20th, 2011)
I'm So HIgh
Lots of pieces of ear candy in this one (tastefully done, I might add). Love the rhythmic guitar pattern and sprinkling of synths. Great instrumentation overall. Thanks for posting.
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I went to school for the fine arts, painting, and taught that for a while, but I am now a graphic design executive by day, and a musician most the rest of the time. I play guitar and bass mostly, do midi synth stuff, use drum machines ... [see more]

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