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so there's this band here in LA, the Warlocks; they are awesome: The Velvet Underground, Jesus and Mary Chain and Spacemen 3 all thrown together into a big mess. and they look like the Hells Angels at Altamont. Unfortunately, it seems like everyone around them is a wreck: decadence for decadence sake. Anyways, I was thinking about a particular girl I know who is going down fast while making the scene. Wrote this on piano, but it's noisy, fuzzy, and reminiscent of the Velvet Underground. Not sure if this is the right genre for this song.
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Lyrics
It's not a feeling you wear
Like your shoes or your hair
It's not the clothes you buy
Or the books you read
Not the places you go
Or the people you meet
Not the bands that you play
Or the drugs that they take

(Chorus)
I can't live forever
I can't live this way
I can't climb a mountain
High

It's not the hows and why's
That will keep you alive
Look at you now
You've been up all night
It's not the bands you meet
Or the drugs they do
Not the records you play
Or the shoes on your feet

(Chorus)
I can't live forever
I can't live this way
I can't climb a mountain
High

Too late
She's coming down...

(Chorus)
I can't live forever
I can't live this way
I can't climb a mountain
High

Too late
She's coming down...
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Comments: 52
Fans: 20
Plays: 244
Downloads: 142
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Nov 20, 2007 - 02:02:37 PM
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2007 - 02:02:37 PM Last Played: Oct 15, 2018 - 05:46:05 AM
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Comments
said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Lovely
deep velvet

b
michael2 said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
thanks Bryn
although the vocals came out a little different than I was trying for (songs too low for me at the very beginning). thanks for stopping by.
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Feter said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Friends of the Warlocks
Rock ...and so cool one .very much vundergraound!!
what most thing I enjoyed here is the awesome singin
very affection ..great guitars for sure !!
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michael2 said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
thanks Feter
you are always one of the first to hear my stuff, thansk a bunch for listening. Haven't been around much lately, so a big hello to you.
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gail60 said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Really good song!
I really enjoy your singing Michael. This has a great beat to it and very interesting lyrics. The things I used to do as a teenager - I hope and pray my teenage daughters never, ever attempt.....My oh My! I was rather mild actually, but still. :) Just the thought of what kids do today blows my mind. Michael - As always, great job!!
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michael2 said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
OMG
i have a little girl, and if she ever carried on like I did, I would probably have a heart attack. i try not to worry too much. thanks for the listen and the comment.
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mccannmp1 said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Cool Song
I like the melody Michael...sounds like a 50's song fuzzed out...very good!
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michael2 said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
thanks man
that's kind of what I was going for. thanks for stopping by.
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bud said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
The genre is "michael2 magic"
I know it's a problem - I can't find "Vic Holmanic" in the list either. Your description is right on though - definitely JAMC/Velvets. Excellent song - and great lyrics. You sure this isn't another LSP out take? Is that Edie Sedgewick in the picture?

I knew so many people who fit your description above - and some didn't make it out of the scene. Glad it's past - but my daughter turns 17 on Thanksgiving - so here we go again.
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michael2 said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
glad you like
yes that is edie, she's a big role model for a lot of people. i guess i could have put this in the LSP, if it weren't for the vox and the slide gtr. hopefully your daughter has more of a head on her shoulders. thanks for listening.
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said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Cripes!
It's like Anti-Heroin Rock! Well done, great lyrics.
michael2 said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Mark
yes it is anti-heroin (and meth too). but far be it from me to judge, this is pure commentary.
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Godchaser said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Yet another.....
wonderful song M2.Beyond your fine skills as a song writer,crafter and player(and I truely mean that)this stirs up some heavy past experiences.A sad truth that the club/music scene so often glamorizes,promotes and produces;many a lost soul.I grew up in the bar business,operated a club,as well as performing around the Midwest,so I and can relate on many a level.A very moving tune you've written.My prayers go out to that lost girl's situation hoping for a move of God on her life.

Blessings,
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michael2 said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
thanks
very much for the compliment and the listen. as far as music being a catalyst for self destructive behavior, guess that goes with the territory. when i was young, i desperately wanted to be authentic and have an edge that others didn't. plenty of role models to guide the way. all good now tho.
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five_extra_arms said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Time For A New Mac Mini
Man! You must have the hardest working mini ever made! Apple needs to make a commercial with you stuffing all these great songs into that tiny little mac.

Another incredible song, man. This is one of my favorites of yours without a doubt.

Yeah.
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michael2 said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
it really
is getting to be time for a new computer. this is the home computer that we all use. i need to get a laptop that I can take everywhere and record. so glad that you're into this one. it started as a piano song and I ended up throwing that away and working off the bass. thanks again for listening.
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spitlogic said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
This is great!!
Sorry about your friend, but man. The things that our grief creates for us. The lyrics are well written and the song structure is almost like a lullaby. Nicely made.
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michael2 said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
thanks spitlogic
glad you liked the song, didn't make the lullaby connection, but i can see it now. thanks for listening.
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SmokeyVW said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
a song with a real message
a song with a real message

reminds me of a song from '65 or so - i wish i could recall the name... it's driving me nuts. i can clearly hear the vocalist's voice in my mind, but the words are just "blah blah blah" - can't google that!

thanks
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michael2 said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
thanks
for listening. since nothing much is going on in my life, i write about others a lot. i'm glad you liked.
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ktb said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
whew
that guitar work is fabulous. the kinks in the chords where it all scrunch's up (does that make sense) is like emo thru amplification. just excellent. super job on the vox. yeah I;m jealous too everytime I see the young and depraved. I miss it
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michael2 said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
i
think you're talking about the bends in the chorus. Thanks, much appreciated. The young and depraved, I love it. My neighborhood used to be all gang bangers and then it became trendy when Elliot Smith moved in down the street. Now there are all kinds of young hipsters, he's dead and life goes on. thanks for listening.
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Vic Holman said 4041 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
spooky
right at the beginning I almost thought Lou. Maybe if he was a little more melodic, like you did here, he would of sold more albums. come to think of it if he had record this song he would of of had a hit. There is also a hint of the pixies here as well. Cool tune Michael. chorus is killer!
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michael2 said 4040 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
thanks Vic
which part reminded you of the Pixies? the heavily reverbed lone backing vocal? lou reed is a huge influence; when he was good he was great. sterling morrison is also just amazing to me. might have to do another mix with a pounding piano part in the chorus. thanks for listening.
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Vic Holman said 4040 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
re: pixies
the back vcl with the reverb was one. But the chord structure would work as well. Frank (or Francis) I'm sure would of wished he came up with it. BTW, I was just watching the making of L.R.'s Transformer Tues. night. Pretty cool
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dolby said 4040 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
Great
Very good indeed. Yes, Velvets, obviously, but what I like about this and some of your other stuff is that you have a knack for constructing thoughtful music that works with well crafted lyrics - you have a nice theme and you execute it lyrically and musically very well. Good song, good lyrics, good performance, good recording. You don't just chuck it all in and go "la la la I love my cat". More like this please -

Phil
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michael2 said 4040 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
thanks
for the nice words. i think the term "knack" would sum it up, as I never really put a lot of time into anything. maybe if there were more of it available. it's funny, before the technology was available, i used to dream of having the luxury and equipment to do stuff at home; now, i dream of having the luxury of more free time.
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Ibstrat said 4040 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
Yea
I love the way you bend that chord in the chorus.Totally unexpected.You are just a great writer.I'd love to see this "band" live if you go on tour!
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michael2 said 4040 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
thanks
it would be fun to play in a band again, but just don't see it in the stars. thanks so much for listening.
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davisamerica said 4040 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
velvets yes
and...oddly a little "crimson and clover" feel...but really agree with most here...is just you brother and that is cool. hats off michael!
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michael2 said 4038 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
crimson and
clover huh? could be that drum beat, so cliche but exactly what I wanted. thanks a bunch for listening.
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said 4040 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
I would love to jam
Or just to be the guy singing the ahhs in the background. Velvet Underground is a big influence on me. I hope your friend realizes sooner than later great song!
michael2 said 4038 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
thanks egobandit
i forgot to put the tambourine hits at the end of each bar in the drum pattern, so maybe i can get you a Nico wig and let you loose on this one. thanks for listening.
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timothy devine said 4040 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
I herd of the Warlocks...
I don't remember when though.

I really dig the vocal stuff in here. The aaaah's are real cool. They give the tune a pop twist. With the heavy guitar and dynamic dissident sounds in there keep it from being to pop.

nice work.

I really like the overall sound of this tune.
faved
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michael2 said 4038 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
timothy
thanks for listening. glad you liked. the warlocks are great, although it was also the first name that the grateful dead went by.i don't think the current band is aware of that (more useless trivia in my head than i know what to do with).
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timothy devine said 4038 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
thats it
'the dead'
i knew that
but memory my man memory

what where we talking about?
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Heightened said 4040 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
Friends of the Warlocks
Bloody Brilliant! Give my left testicle to make one like this!
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michael2 said 4038 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
thanks H
glad you enjoyed. thanks for stopping by.
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paddler said 4039 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
too old
i dunno if its age that is in question - more lifestyle.I never forget an ex saying 'we should get something to smoke' on our way out of town with a tent and a bottle of wine.We saw this roving band of what we then called 'crustys' or 'dog-on-a-string people' - dreadlocks,sunburnt and seemingly on some different plain.She asked this guy who must have been about 82 if he could sell and she went all giggly when she looked at him up close cos in his dreadlocks were hundreds of tiny silver trinkets and animals and stuff - ya know - long hair,beard,dreadlocks and a thick long coat.He never said a word - just smiled and signalled to one of his companions who came and sold us quality very cheap.I dont promote the stuff in any way - I usually get into some kind of trouble,but I have to say - I quite admire ageing non-conformists.Beautiful song - it brought all these old memories to the surface,to ramble on about!

Cheers - RG
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michael2 said 4038 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
that's
awesome that this made you remember something. we didn't really have crusties so much here, but we have traveler kids. not much of a music scene surrounding them though. thanks a bunch for listening.
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said 4039 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
YEAH!!!
I dig this tune, a lot. Especially the Velvet Underground vibe u got going. I dig that little off-tunish chord thing at the end of a bar (I don't know how describe it in other musical terms). I dig the backing vocals, the screaming (well screaming). And, scuse me for this snipe like remark, for once the vocals have the place where they outta be, in the front, crisp and very confident. I dig this song the most from your recent posts, well, no it is in a different genre. Cool genre. Keep doing these tracks man, I wanna see you peform!! Hihihihih, my child-like enthusiasm is getting the better of me. Any way. I truly love this little tune. And the lyrics too, she will come down...unfortunately for her...
love, Marc
michael2 said 4038 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
marc
glad you liked. it's funny as everyone is always telling me to bring up the vocals more, and when i listened to this again, my first impulse was: "whoa, the vocals are way too loud." taste is a funny thing.so glad you liked. time for me to go to work now.
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lengold said 4039 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
Really great
song and listen. Has a live feel to it that I really like.
Cheers
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michael2 said 4038 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
thanks
i always try and make it sound live when doing a rock type number. pretty easy actually: leave every mistake intact. thanks for listening.
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buckhorn said 4038 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
Nice
Classic M2. Cool and alternative with pop appeal. Reminds me of a 5o's Rock Ballad with added grunge. Reverb gives the tune a prom feel. The lyrics fit well with the melody. Great stuff.
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michael2 said 4038 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
thanks
maybe Nirvana should have tapped Phil Spector instead of Steve Albini.Thanks for listening.
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kristyjo said 4036 days ago (November 25th, 2007)
Strong,
well crafted lyrics. You made a good choice with switching from piano to this band production, IMHO. kind of a cautionary tale. The contrast of your lyrical delivery with the commentary you're making is great.
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michael2 said 4035 days ago (November 26th, 2007)
kristyjo
thanks so much for giving this a listen and for your kind words. glad you like the vocals (they turned out that way because the song key is too low for me). thanks for stopping by.
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echoroom said 4035 days ago (November 27th, 2007)
Great
I read the Creation records story recently... this band shoulda been signed to them. Great draggy, druggy track with ace harmonies - excellent track

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michael2 said 4034 days ago (November 27th, 2007)
thanks Steve
that's exactly what I was going for. good to see you around again, and thanks for stopping by.
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EZamor said 4034 days ago (November 27th, 2007)
JAMC
i love this. more stuff like this, and i wouldn't miss not having jesus and mary chain around anymore. :)

cheerz,
-=ez
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michael2 said 4034 days ago (November 27th, 2007)
thanks
i find myself listening to more and more bands from that era. one thing i don't mind about aging is that i have more to draw on than when i was younger. thanks for listening.
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