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Falling Angel


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dajama

 Genre: Rock

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This is a song, started many years ago (during a dark time) that has gone through many incarnations before ending up as this. I'm never happy with it, so I've decided I'm never going to be. Inspired by a comment Amagi made about letting songs "leave the nest" (Thanks, dude!), I'm shoving this one out of the tree. Watch out below...
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Lyrics
Falling Angel

And so I fell, singing ‘Where’s the love,
If the Devil’s in your heart?’
And so I fell, singing ‘Where’s the love?’
What a way to fall apart

They say the clear blue sky is burning up
But all I feel is cold
They say your heart and soul is not enough
And all I feel is old

You think you’ve got it right but you’re not the only one
Who tried to see the stars and got blinded by the sun
You walk into the light ‘cos you’re too afraid to run
You’re just a falling angel and you’re gonna come undone

Well, there are demons all around me now
There are shadows at my feet
There are spiders crawling in the walls
There are killers in the street now

They say I should be getting sweeter, babe
But all I feel is wild
They say I should be getting wiser, babe,
But I feel like a child

And you can tell yourself that everything’s good
Yeah, you could sell yourself anything

You know you’re going to crack before the day breaks
And she turns up at your door
I hope that’s cheap champagne you’re throwing up
As you crawl across the floor now
Song Stats
Hits: 3953
Comments: 46
Fans: 15
Plays: 204
Downloads: 147
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Apr 15, 2007 - 02:11:58 PM
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2007 - 06:53:46 AM Last Played: Jul 25, 2019 - 08:32:30 AM
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Comments
bud said 4514 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
Glad you got this out here -
I really enjoyed it a lot - it's a darn good song. Great arrangement - simple but rich - and your vocals sound really good. Cool lead guitar towards the end. Congrats on moving on.
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dajama said 4513 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
Thanks, Bud
I appreciate your taking the time to stop by and listen (and comment!). The guitar work at the end went through many phases before ending up as it is now - one of the aspects of the song I kept changing - so I'm glad you like it. Thanks again for taking the time. Peace.
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Leon said 4514 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
an instant fave
This is a rock ballad, but it is tinged with sadness. If i was drinking my beer, this song might bring a tear to my eye... I wanna listen to this again and again and squeeze as much emotion out of it. Your voice is soaked with pain... soothing to my ears but it cuts to the heart.
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dajama said 4513 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
Wow
That's high praise indeed, especially if you think that the most important element of any song is the emotion (dare I call it soul?) it contains. I re-did the vocal many times, and even spent some time trying to achieve some kind of choral effect on the chorus. In the end, I went for something simpler - let the words speak for themselves. I'm glad you think it clicked. Thanks for taking the time to drop by and comment, I appreciate it. Peace.
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jiguma said 4512 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
Good song!
Vocals sound great, and your simple backing is really appropriate for this song - I suspect we all have some songs from our past that need to be "let go". I know I do :)
The harmonies work well, and I really enjoyed the guitar towards the end. Cool post!
Neil
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dajama said 4511 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
Many thanks...
Your comments about the harmonies are particularly welcome, since I am a fan of your singing. The arrangement and backing is pretty much "straight ahead", mostly because nothing else I tried (and i tried a few things!) quite worked. Glad you liked it. I appreciate your takming the time to stop by. Peace.
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baki said 4510 days ago (April 20th, 2007)
nice song
demons, shadows, and spiders. robert smith would like to say that at least once :) nice one, cheers
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dajama said 4510 days ago (April 20th, 2007)
Thanks baki
I'm glad you liked the imagery, and thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. The Robert Smith reference takes me back to a time back in the 80s when I lived in London, and we went to a club that basically played The Cure, Sisters of Mercy and The Mission (?) all night. I don't think Falling Angel would have made the playlist, though! Cheers.
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said 4509 days ago (April 21st, 2007)
OOps!
Failed to leave my comment - or I lost it....

This is a nice song, well sung - the backup singing is great. The whole song has a nice mellow feel, while keeping the rock flowing.

. - Harold
dajama said 4509 days ago (April 21st, 2007)
Thanks, dude
I've just been listening to your latest, and grooving! Thanks for the comments, especially about the backing vocals. I spent (wasted?) a lot of time trying to do lots of complicated things that were not working (Brian Wilson I ain't) and in the end I plumped for the straightforward approach. Glad you think it worked. Cheers.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
said 4509 days ago (April 21st, 2007)
Hey!
Thanks for directing me to this man! Great tune. I can't speak about any of it's older incarnations but you did well to unleash this version on us. It reeks of pathos and existential angst. Nice arrangement. Really nice vocals. Exceptionally good mix. Kudos friend!

Be well!



dajama said 4509 days ago (April 21st, 2007)
Thanks a million
Thanks a million Amagi. I'm particularly grateful for your comment on the mix, since the songs of yours I've heard are extremely well mixed. Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and comment. I appreciate it.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Scott Carmichael said 4509 days ago (April 21st, 2007)
Very cool crunchy guitar
Pads... i really like the use of the spacial guitars on the choruses.. they were done just right.. not over done and placed well... good performance here... understated vocal... even a little resigned... It really framed the helpless feeling being portrayed
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dajama said 4509 days ago (April 21st, 2007)
Many thanks
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I'm glad you like the guitars. Getting to something that simple was very complex! Cheers.
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Scott Carmichael said 4509 days ago (April 21st, 2007)
right
that's how it works... funny huh
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Joe Brady said 4503 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
Instant download!
This has got a great pace; I too like the crunchy guitars on the "refrain" part. but the way the poetry is paced is what keeps me coming back to it, kind of like a story that each time I hear it tells me something more. The entire soundscape is well done, real pleasurable listen, so I can listen to it several times (as I have) . Thanks for another great one for the ipod.
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dajama said 4503 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
Thanks Joe
Thanks for taking the time to comment. I'm glad you like the lyrics - I spent a long time fooling around with them - and I'm really happy you find the song worthy of multiple listens. Is there a greater compliment? Thanks, dude. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
elektronix said 4502 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
4 month...
I am a member of this community for four month now, and I have never thought, that I would find so much different, never heard before awesome music.

This sad but wonderful song is my newest discovery. You posted a comment on my latest song, so I was curious and wanted to sneak a peak... And I have to say:

Great song, everything matches: The voice, the lyrics, the marvellous guitar.

This is a download!

Thanks for sharing!

elektronix
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dajama said 4502 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
Sad but wonderful
"Sad but wonderful" is one of the nicest compliments I've ever gotten for a song. Thank you, dude. I'm glad you think the pieces hang together. I'm beginning to think I might be finally happy with this song the way it is, too. Cheers. PEace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Nikos said 4500 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Very nice
Sweet distortion man. You have a very uniuqe voice a good voice, soothing. This songs lyrics coupled with its melody make somthing very special and I'm glad you pushed it out of the nest. Very nice.
-Nikos-
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dajama said 4499 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Thanks a lot
Thanks a lot. Glad you liked the guitar sound, and many thanks for the compliments on the vocal. Appreciate it. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
craft said 4499 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
hell ye
The vocals are great so as the lyrics. The arrangement is good to and the performance is tight. Well done
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dajama said 4499 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Thanks
Thanks, man. I appreciate your taking the time to stop by and comment. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
jgurner said 4497 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
The bird has flown.....
I know what you mean about having a certain song that you just never feels comes into it's own fruition, but, I have to tell you, this one sounds like it's grown strong wings and is flying on its own.

I love the chorus. Some absolutely wondeful imagery. The whole song has such a smooth, bittersweet feel to it. It's an instant favorite. Downloaded and headed for my iPod.
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dajama said 4496 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
Wow
Thanks for the comments about the imagery. That means a lot. And I'm delighted it's become an instant favorite! Cheers.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
sherrill56 said 4496 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
great lyrics
first of all the vocal harmonies are very nice the part i most liked about this is the positioning of the lyrics with the music very skillful ... look forward to another one
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dajama said 4496 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
Skilful
Now there's a word I don't usually apply to myself when it comes to music! I tend to think of myself as puttering along, hoping stuff will work. I truly appreciate the comment. Cheers.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Dj French Toast said 4492 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
very nice me likey
this is a nice jam thanx for givin it da boot out da nest ; )

---
Word to the mothaship!
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dajama said 4492 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Thanks, dude
Glad you stopped by, and glad you like it.
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Vic Holman said 4489 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
I'm just back tracking
had to catch up on theses tunes i missed. wonderful stuff. on this one i liked your addition of the electrics. just enough to boost the song along. great stuff!
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dajama said 4489 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
I'm flattered
you're taking the time! And I'm glad you like it. Appreciate the comment about the electric guitars - it took a long time to get that balance right! Thanks again for taking the time to listen and comment. Appreciate it. Cheers.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
guitapick said 4488 days ago (May 12th, 2007)
My first listen to your music...
...your lyrics really hit home and the music has so many layers. Really enjoyed this and am looking forward to more...

Very cool avatar. Is that a nice, shiny doorknob?
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dajama said 4488 days ago (May 12th, 2007)
Hey, man
Thanks for taking the time, and delighted you like the song. The avatar is actually a photograph of a hotel corridor taken through the spyhole in the door (thus the distortion). Seemed like a good idea at the time! Thanks, man. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
peacepiano said 4488 days ago (May 12th, 2007)
Vocals shine
I really like the lyrics. Your voice is harmonized nicely and the fuzz guitar sounds good in the background. Thanks for sharing.
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dajama said 4488 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
"Vocals shine"
has got to be one of the nicest compliments I've ever gotten about my singing. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it. Cheers.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Peter Bauckham said 4481 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Great song
...and I'm sure we've all got songs that we're never quite happy with. In any case this is excellent stuff! Good mix of guitars (especially the fuzzy sounding one on the chorus - nicely in the background - it's so easy for something like that to become over-powering. Like the very stereo lead towards the end (unusually I'm listening on headphones - most of my listening is in the car so that sort of effect would have been lost). Great vocal too! Thanks for sharing.

Peter
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dajama said 4480 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
Thanks, Peter
That sound on the chorus was a source of much fretting and experimentation, and a couple of people have commented that it works well in terms of level and tone, which makes me very happy! I agree - it's easy to overwhelm the mix with a distorted sound like that, and I found it hard to get it right. I'm glad you think it works. By the way, "Green Fingers" has become a favorite on my iPod. Thanks for sharing it, and thanks for taking the time to comment here. I appreciate it. Cheers.
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Lizard*Whistle said 4459 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Nicely done
Lovely melody and harmonies. There's a kind of dreamy nostalgia and sadness in it ... an enjoyable song with depth and meaning.
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dajama said 4459 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Thank you very much
for the kind words. Glad you liked the song, and especially glad you felt it had depth. It's a song that certainly has meaning to me. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it. And welcome to MacJams! I hope to hear some of your work soon!
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Lizard*Whistle said 4459 days ago (June 10th, 2007)

Thank you, it's my pleasure. I have made a submission but it's still awaiting approval ...
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Heightened said 4265 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
Falling Angel
Agree with Bud 100%. Well done!
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dajama said 4264 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Thank you, man
Glad you liked it, and thanks for going back and checking out this golden oldie. I wish there was a way to re-order songs so you could put ones you like nearer the top. Usually the older songs get lost in the mists of time! I appreciate your taking the time. Cheers. Peace.
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sschedra said 4242 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
Winner
I like the use of the distorted guitar in the chorus. Its a good contrast for the mellow sound. You are a good song writer. Your stuff could be done in a lot of different styles and it would really shine through. Nice song. I find that I can identify with your songs, I am sure others do to. That is the heart of an effective song writer.
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dajama said 4242 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
Thanks, Stephen
Glad you liked this one. The distorted guitar on the chorus is one of the things i like about this one too. I recently went back and remixed this one a bit, and that was one of the things I felt no need to tinker with. I was interested by your comment about other styles. I guess that's a sign of a strong song - that it can "survive" transposition to other genres, and i'm flattered that you this one fits into that category. Thanks for taking the time, dude. Peace.
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lavalamp said 3950 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
#3
Man, you're just a terrific songwriter. Great job concerning the vocals and lyrics.

You are quite a word smith.

Dave
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dajama said 3947 days ago (November 3rd, 2008)
Word smith
High praise, especially from you who comes up with terrific lyrics in my book. This song is one of those that has evolved over time, and one I still like to listen to (not true of all my songs by any means!) THanks for checking it out. I truly appreciate your taking the time to listen and comment. CHeers, man. Peace.
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MarkHolbrook said 2838 days ago (November 17th, 2011)
Revisiting one of
my favorite artist... David where have you gone!? Still amazing stuff!
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