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A rework of one of my earliest GB recordings called AlwayAway. I posted the first version as a response to a comment I saw by somebody saying that they were tired of hearing songs on MJ that were in 4/4, in C and at 120 bpms. So I guess this song is a direct result of MacJams. If MJ didn't exist, neither would this song, so thanks MacJams!

No matter how much tension there may be between two people, there's always away to get away from all that gets in the way between me and you.

I just got BFD software drum module and thought I'd try it out while reworking a number I wrote a while ago. Thanks to Pie for turning me on to BFD!!!!

The "mood" in this version was largely inspired by a Korean movie I recently saw calle "The King and His Clown" which is a beautiful story of love and commitment that was probably the impetus in me redoing this track.
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Lyrics
The Queen's Party | ©2004 Ray Kainz

The Joker has a tendency to cry at the Queen's parties
So the Queen always rains on his parade
She still never fails to have fun at Queen's parties
While the Joker - he's sent away

He's sent away

The Queen is in the kitchen cooking cakes for The Queens party
The Joker's not around - always never in his place
It's time to serve dessert and entertain the party guests (at the queen's party)
the Joker's in the streets giving away free cake
giving it away - giving it away

THERE'S ALMOST ALWAYS A WAY
TO GET AWAY
FROM ALL THAT GETS IN THE WAY
BETWEEN ME AND YOU
THERE'S ALMOST ALWAYS A WAY
TO GET AWAY
JUST ME AND YOU

it got away - ahhhhh!

The Joker has a tendency to cry at the Queen's parties
So the Queen always rains on his parade
The Joker's never heard the Queen say she's sorry
but the Joker's got a way of always winning the charade
He's got a way

THERE'S ALMOST ALWAYS AWAY TO GET AWAY
FROM ALL THAT GETS IN THE WAY
BETWEEN ME AND YOU
THERE'S ALMOST ALWAYS A WAY
TO GET AWAY
JUST ME AND YOU
IT'S ALL I WANNA DO

get away - I got a way!

The Joker may jest
and the Queen may seem aloof
perhaps it all because
I'm always away from you

THERE'S ALMOST ALWAYS AWAY TO GET AWAY
FROM ALL THAT GETS IN THE WAY
BETWEEN ME AND YOU
THERE'S ALMOST ALWAYS A WAY
TO GET AWAY
JUST ME AND YOU
IT'S ALL I WANNA DO

get away - I got a way!
Song Stats
Hits: 5572
Comments: 47
Fans: 28
Plays: 586
Downloads: 42
Votes: 19
Uploaded: Jul 12, 2007 - 01:14:39 PM
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2007 - 09:37:56 AM Last Played: May 02, 2019 - 06:21:32 PM
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Hardware:
G$ Dual 1.42
M-Box
G&L ASAT Classic guitar
Fender "Evil" Twin guitar amp
Custom "Pyramid" Guitar cab
SM57 mic for guitar
Rode NT1 for vox
Mackie 8bus mixer
Alesis 3630 compressor for vox
Software:
ProToolsLE
BFD 1.5
Comments
Scott Carmichael said 4360 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
I call firsts
firsts
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rainfice said 4356 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
hahahahahaha
that's funny!

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Scott Carmichael said 4360 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
sorry about that
OK now the real stuff... I absolutlet love your producing and playing... your wimsical humor is a thumbprint... you really think different on guitar... you paint with those 6 strings... and the vox harmonies are so cool and so musical... but the best thing is.. I want you to knowthis sounds like one of my fav artists... his name is Ray Kainz

really I'm always knocked out... fav'd and DL
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eleveneyes said 4359 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
woah
Hey Scott. What a coincidence, somedays my favorite artist is Ray Kainz too! On other days he's just a rapidly aging rocker who feels silly making silly rock tunes but comments like yours keep me going! Thanks for your support Scott. I mutually admire your art and your craft, keep it up!

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ktb said 4360 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
xtc
Ray, you rock. The exceptional guitar immediately draws me in. It creates an immediate, impossible-to-ignore feeling, with an edge of craziness, which is a perfect setup for the lyrics that follow. Your songcraft is remarkably sophisticated, reminiscent of a multitude of genres. Your voice is, as usual, is spot on and daring. I am always hugely impressed by your music, but never more so than with this track.


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eleveneyes said 4359 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
wow
wow, thanks for your comments. I'm truely humbled. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your thoughts!

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five_extra_arms said 4360 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
Wow
That guitar must have at least eleven eyes! Crazy riff! Your vocals are so expressive and high energy everything.

Someone as talented as you are should consider posting songs at MacJams - The home of real rock stars!

I'm blown away. You really rock out in the most insane way.


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eleveneyes said 4359 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
MJ
MacJams? what on earth is that?

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lengold said 4360 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
Fantastic
This is one of the best and well produced songs I have ever heard anywhere, I love it. Of course downloaded. Thanks
Cheers
Len


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eleveneyes said 4359 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
hey Len
Thanks for the comments. Since you downloaded this song that means I don't have to buy you a birthday present this year right?

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said 4360 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
Bravo!!!

Great ideas on the 3/4 beat .
I love this song .
Vic Holman said 4360 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
Go little Queenie
tight and quirky. I agree on the XTC sound. This is probably even a notch above. Excellent and that joker sure has one up his sleeve
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eleveneyes said 4359 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
XTC
a notch above XTC? Now I can die in peace! Thanks for your time and comments Vic!

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lavalamp said 4359 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
Nice pic
Outstanding! Great guitar sound and the vox is just great. Production is most impressive.
Love all the riffs.
Your new fan.
LL
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eleveneyes said 4359 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
Guten Tag!
Hey, thanks for stopping by! Really appreciate your support!

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blaky smith said 4359 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
high energy
in French, we say this tune "decoiffe".
Great stuff Ray, production very pro, bravo !
Great vocals and guitar playing, excellent on all levels, thanks...
Marc
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eleveneyes said 4359 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
thanks
In French this song has messed up hair? I think I know what you are saying.
French is a beautiful eloquent languange and that's why I don't speak French cuz I am neither eloquent nor beutiful, but I appreciate your time and comments!

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peacepiano said 4359 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
Funny Pic.
Matches with the song very well.

Drums and vocals are great, but what I like the best are the guitars and bass on the instrumental bridges and intro.

Fun song. Thanks.
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eleveneyes said 4358 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
pic
that pic is my brother-in-law's face photoshopped onto his wife's body on their wedding day. It's one of my favorite pics. Glad you liked it!

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Moviz said 4359 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
There's
nothing I can add that others haven't said already except that I too enjoyed it's somewhat organized eccentricity immensely. Really great production in every respect, M
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BranDaMan said 4359 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
Great!
this is song is just stunning. I am in shock at how well this is put together. Great vocals. Great production. Great Lyrics. Great Song!
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said 4359 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
Killer tune!
There's so many excellent tunes on MJ's, but this one really stands out. The production on this sounds radio-ready. BFD huh? That's some outstanding drum programming! Thanks for allowing downloading-this will definitiely be on my iPod.
eleveneyes said 4358 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
BFD
I heard a post by PIE that was just drums demonstrating BFD. If he didn't tell me it was programmed i would have bet a million dollars that it was a human drummer playing. BFD is quite amazing. It's a CPU and RAM hog but there are ways around it. Thanks for stopping by!

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composerclark said 4358 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
contrary motion scales!
This is fantastic! Everything about it seems perfect. You have a great voice, and the whole thing just kept me transfixed from beginning to end. I love those contrary motion scales you use to start and elsewhere. The way you play with metre is really, really cool. Is it 3/4? 6/8? 4 2?

I think I've heard this three times now... Great job. You've got yourself a new fan. 10-10-10-10
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eleveneyes said 4358 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
contrarilly speaking
My original version of this had even more contrary motion going on. I wanted this version to be a bit less frantic so some of the oppossing guitar lines got dropped but I left in a few contrary lines. They seem to illustrate the contrary nature of the two characters in the song.



Regarding the time signature, I thought of it like this - the verses are 2 measures of 3/4 followed by a measure 6/4. The rest of it is all 6/4. The difference between 3/4 and 6/4 might be negligible to some but to me there is a difference. Thanks Clarck for stopping by!

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Einarus said 4358 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
Man, oh, man!
This is the first time in a month (even more) that I've listened to an MJ track. Been neglecting you guys longer than I wanted. But finally I tune in again and I get this.

This is just top-notch stuff! I love the way you play around with the 3/4 beats. The guitarplaying is a joy to listen to. As are your vocals.
Well, everything is a joy to listen to. Even for the 4th time in a row.

Going for the 5th...

You rock, man!

-Einar S.
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eleveneyes said 4358 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
Hey Einar
I too have been away for a while, but glad I can welcome you back with this. Thanks so much for checking out this tune!

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alanfraser said 4358 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
Fat production!
Loved the bottom end and focused on that a lot as my drums tend to the skinny side. Great job punching it up!!!
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eleveneyes said 4358 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
Hey Alan
My theory is if the drums sound good then everything else will sound good. Getting the bottom end to be tight and full without being overbearing or boomy is something I too have been focusing on. Lot's of compression and EQ tweaking. I thought the drums and bottom end sound pretty darn good on your House of the Rising Sun version. The whole thing sounded pretty huge!

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Ibstrat said 4358 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
Wow
This is one of the coolest songs I have heard here.You have a great voice-I listened to it 3 times in a row!
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Leon said 4358 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
rocking!
As always, a very well polished rocking song that is nothing less than pro. The quality of your productions are consistently topnotch.
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jiguma said 4358 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
Interesting and enjoyable
Nice tones, well played, written and recorded. A great listen!
Neil
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jiguma said 4356 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
2nd listen
Ray, I undersold this on first listen, must have been at the end of a string of new songs or something. This is really an exceptional track in the genre. Your timing is what really grabs me (as well as the excellent vox, guitars, drums etc). This is as tight as the proverbial fish's. I definitely hear Belew, as much in your vocals as your guitar, but especially in your attitude. This is one of those MJ songs which would stand proud in any company. Excellent production too. Congratulations!
Neil

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eleveneyes said 4354 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
Belew
Hey Neil, thanks for stopping by and then stopping by again. Adrian Belew is one of my musical heroes, I'm a huge fan. Thanks for your time and thoughts!

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echoroom said 4358 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
Dumb!
Ray - I nearly missed this, and what an idiot I would've been. The production on this is first rate (I bought BFD but it just crashed my iMac). Love the dark kinda Duane Eddy guitar, and your vox are ace - I'm crap at harmonies, so this makes me really sick. The mood of this is kinda angsty but upbeat, and quite playful - had me boppin' round the living room.

fav'd and fanned.

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eleveneyes said 4354 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
boppin
if you were boppin' round the room then Mission Accomplished!

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said 4357 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
HOlie bender
Dang this is kick ass right up there at the top dude this is completely together in everyway... You must be an Adrian Belew King Crimson Fan this is awsome!!! Did I say this is great!!!!! I have the bdf drum kit from hell but cant work it untill I get something to play it through! anyway killer this is!
bud said 4357 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
Excellent tune and killer guitar work
I hear a little Mr. Bungle in this but I like yours better. Actually it's more XTC - which I like a lot more. Cool time changes that really work well with the vocals. Inspiring.
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guitapick said 4356 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
So cool...
...and the picture's awesome.

Great playing/composition.
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The Orbiting said 4356 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
BFD Rules
BFD is an awesome program, but you have to know how to make them do their magic, and you obviously do. Very, very, good work on the drums, Ray. BTW, if I had a dollar for all the plug-ins and gear Pie has talked me into buying, I'd be able to pay for about a quarter of them (if a plug-in leaves a train station going 100 miles an hour...)

Great lyrics and the chorus is killer. I like the way you rhymed 'aloof with you.' Very clever, mister.

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kristyjo said 4355 days ago (July 17th, 2007)
I LOVE the non-4/4
This has a really cool hop beat that's something I could dance to, once I got used to it. LOVE the 6/4! The drums are great, too, particularly in that meter. I'd have never guessed they weren't played by a slightly crazy person, except for the discussion. Your voice - yeah - love it, too.
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Pete_NB said 4355 days ago (July 17th, 2007)
Smokin'!
This is just great. Excellent sound all-round, frenetic riff with vocal tone and range to match.

Just a great, great song.
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perceptualvortex said 4343 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Wow
Super cool, tight, rocking stuff. Totally dug it!
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ckrohm said 4328 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Impressed!
WOW! Great play and absolutely brilliant production! I haven't heard anything like that within any of the popular websites... It's perfect! I am truly jealous...
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apexcp said 4238 days ago (November 12th, 2007)
funky
funky.

i wish i had a more vivid description, but this is great. and, you know, funky.
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funky28 said 4214 days ago (December 5th, 2007)
Funny
Hey man, nice song!!! I like the drums mix/blend on the song.... BTW, have anyone ever told you sound like Scott Weiland?

Keep up the creativity going!
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alackbass said 3300 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
I'm Speechless
This rocks so hard and there's nothing cliche about it. Completely original in every way! So much fun.
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