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Take It As It Comes


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dajama

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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Hi folks. It's been a while since I submitted anything. In fact, I haven't even been around listening to much for a spell. Life, as they say, got in the way. But things have settled down enough now that I have the time and space (headwise, that is) to turn some of the hurdles of the past few months into song. In fact, I've embarked on something of a recording orgy (not as much fun as it sounds...) over the past couple of weeks. This is the first result. Feelgood and poptacular it ain't, but I think it ultimately has an optimistic tilt. Hope you find it worth lending an ear. It's good to be back. Peace, y'all.
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Lyrics
Take It As It Comes

I'm not the last man standing
Everybody just went home
I guess I got what I demanded
Well I proved I’m right
But now I'm out here on my own

But I just might have enough to see me through
It just might be enough

‘Cos I’ve got nothing but regret
At least I’ve got something
I’ll get up in the morning
And take it as it comes

And far be it from me
To tell you what you're thinking
They say nothing's ever free
But this one's on the house
‘Cos this ship of fools is sinking

And it might last long enough to see us through
It just might be enough

Take a picture with your favorite smile in place
Tell me do you even recognize that face?

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Hits: 4184
Comments: 57
Fans: 27
Plays: 124
Downloads: 151
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Dec 08, 2007 - 04:54:15 PM
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2007 - 04:54:15 PM Last Played: Nov 13, 2018 - 12:38:50 AM
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Comments
Peter Bauckham said 4021 days ago (December 8th, 2007)
Firstly
it's nice to see you back and secondly what a great song - fab tune and really well put together. It's late here and I'm listening through headphones and this sounds excellent. Love the lead guitar work, subtle strings and vocal harmonies. First-class and your best yet...

Peter
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dajama said 4021 days ago (December 8th, 2007)
Peter
You are too kind. High praise from you! I'm really glad you liked it, and glad you noticed the strings ( I wasn't sure if maybe they were a tad too much in the background). Thanks also for your nice comment on the guitar. I struggled with it, and to be perfectly honest, I'm still not 100% satisfied. But you have to let got sometime! Again, I appreciate your words. Cheers.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
davisamerica said 4021 days ago (December 8th, 2007)
right then
peter thanks for the heads up...very cool
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dajama said 4021 days ago (December 8th, 2007)
Thank you kindly
Glad you found it cool. I appreciate your taking to the time to stop by and listen. I'll be by to check out your latest soon. Thanks again. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
davisamerica said 4021 days ago (December 8th, 2007)
right then again
my pleasure
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said 4021 days ago (December 8th, 2007)
some crazy
changes in this the timing is very complex! I like that it offsets the stability of the song but does not throw it off I dont know if that makes sense. Oh the poetry in this top notch excellent!
dajama said 4021 days ago (December 8th, 2007)
Hi there
Thanks for stopping by, and thank you very much for your comment. I appreciate your compliment on the lyrics. I'm really interested in what you say about the timing, and yes, I think it makes perfect sense! The song is - in one sense - very "straight-ahead", but the vocal doesn't always follow the pattern. I hope it works, anyway. Once again, thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it. Cheers.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
jiguma said 4021 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Nice sound David!
Lovely acoustic guitars - their placement in the sound stage is really effective. Bass playing is spot on, and the strings and vocals also. Song works really well. No nits to pick.
Like it.
Neil
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dajama said 4020 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Thanks a lot
I'm glad you like the sound. As you know I'm a fan of your mixing and mastering abilities, and I'm chuffed you think this sounds good. Also delighted with your comments on the bass. I had problems mixing it in properly (it sounded too loud and boomy at one stage) and it took a while to get it to sound like this. Every time I'm struggling with bass sound I remember your comment that it's kind of a "black art"! Too true. Thanks again for taking the time. I appreciate it. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
echoroom said 4021 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Hands down..
... best vocal you've done, very mature and wise. Lovely arrangement, lovely harmonies, a beautiful melancholic song.

Wonderful - back with a bang friend!

10's all round - this is a stunner.

steve
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dajama said 4020 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Thank you, man
I really appreciate your comments. "Wise" is not a word I'd think to apply to my songs, but I'll take it. Definitely a melancholic vibe, for sure - something I tend to do a lot. No wonder I love Pink Floyd so much! Thanks again. It's good to be back! Cheers.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Moviz said 4021 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
I wondered
where you'd got to, but it's good to see you back. I think you were the very first to comment on my first song when I joined MJ last May. Anyhow, like Peter, I too think this is your best (since I was here). I always liked your guitar sound, but the whole thing sounds so nice and well balanced; love the lead and your vocal too, the lyrics are nicely thought out, so maybe your 'life getting in the way' has given you some good subjects to write about. I like that last line...."Take a picture with your favorite smile in place. Tell me do you even recognize that face?"...... I know that feeling too, regards M


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dajama said 4020 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Thank you, friend
I'm glad you enjoyed this one, and I'm flattered you think this is my best yet. Yeah, what can you do but take the curve balls life throws at you, and turn it into music! Glad you liked the guitar tracks (there are a lot of them and i was afraid they might sound a bit too "busy") and the balance overall. Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and comment; I appreciate it. Cheers.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Vic Holman said 4020 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Nice
good to hear a new one from you.

The tune has a nice laid back feel and even tempo. A perfect Sunday morning listen!
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dajama said 4020 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Hi there
Thanks for your comment. Glad the song fit the day and your mood! Also happy you enjoyed the laid-back vibe. Cheers. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Ed Hannifin said 4020 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Strong return....
A good, solid song and a very effective arrangement... I like the guitars and the bass, including the Frippertronicly sustained lead fills....

I think the balance of elements might be a little stronger in the headphones than on speakers, where a touch more clarity to the vocal would be cool, but as Neil would say, that's a nit...

I really do love examples of good songwriting, and this is one. That last pair of lines is very strong, almost Lennon-McCartney or Richard Shindell... Words saying more than they say...

Ed
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dajama said 4020 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Thank you much
Glad you stopped by to listen; I always value your opinion. Love the comment on the lead! Very interested to hear your point about the vocal in the mix. Do you mean that it's buried in the mix on headphones? I appreciate the constructive feedback. I'm very very flattered by your comparisons on the lyrics. I like those lines too. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time. Cheers. Peace.


Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Ed Hannifin said 4020 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Yeah, I guess I wasn't clear...
I'm saying that the vocal is clearer over headphones than over my speakers... Tweaking the mix on speakers might make it a little clearer...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
dajama said 4019 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Thanks again
Thanks for that - I'll investigate that further! Cheers.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
damiengh said 4020 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
heavy stuff?
Sounds like you've been through some stuff here. Those lyrics sure sound like you got over another of life's hurdles, whether self-caused or from the outside. But heh, you at least got a great song out of it showing at least another reason to keep on going. We all have benefit from you having that something.

Nice guitar placement and that portable string section you carry in your backpocket adds some nice flavoring.



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dajama said 4020 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Thanks for your kind words
Heavy stuff? Just stuff, I guess, but lots of pieces of stuff that add up to a weight that can pull you back. But yeah, I did get a song (or three!) out of it! Glad you liked the guitar, and how it was all mixed together. I appreciate your taking the time to stop by and comment. Cheers. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
racerat said 4020 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
lush
and warm, and very analogue tape sounding (that's a good thing) . Silky distorted guitar lead, my fav. Great vocal harmonies. Plus the lyrics are great.
Thx,
Philip
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dajama said 4020 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Thanks a lot
I appreciate your comments. I love the word "lush" - and it's made me listen to the song in a new way. Glad you liked the lyrics and the guitar sound. I struggled with that for quite a while, even thought about an acoustic solo for a while. Nice to think I went in the right direction. Many thanks. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Feter said 4020 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Take It As It Comes
What a charmin singin song is this ..very much tellin
story one love the guitar work .loved the words realy
cool my friend .KUDOS !!
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dajama said 4019 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Glad you liked it
and thank you very much for your kind words about the guitar and the lyrics. I really appreciate your taking the time to stop by and listen. Cheers. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Joe Brady said 4020 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Play it by ear.....
Love the separation of the guitars on the headphones; You were missed here and it's great to listen to you again. This is really strong lyricly, vocally; guitars are hypnotizing, soothing. Thanks for a great listen,
all the best to you,
Joe.
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dajama said 4019 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Thanks, dude
I love the combination of "hypnotic and soothing" - very cool. Glad you liked it. And thanks for the kinds words. It's good to be back! Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
aclarke said 4020 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
No regrets
I love the line "I've got nothing but regret- but at least I've got something".

Nice, simple guitar solo- nice fit for the song and doesn't take the attention from a very nice vocal.

Much enjoyed!
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dajama said 4019 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Glad you enjoyed it
That line just came to me, and it immediately spoke to the whole vibe I wanted to get at with the song, and everything else (lyrically at least) just fell into place. Glad you liked it, and thanks also for your kind words on the solo. Cheers. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
timothy devine said 4020 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
really well done
this is very cool.
The vocals are sweet and the guitars are all in a row. Then the fuzzy guitar solo.
Nice.
kind of a Neil Young thing mixing, or more like, orcastrating with guitars.
The blend of your vocal delivery and the sweet strumming guitars...perfect


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dajama said 4019 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Guitars in a row
I love that image! Thanks for your nice comments about the vocals and guitar work. Your latest was truly inspirational and I greatly respect your feedback. Many thanks. Cheers. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Doadars Uncle said 4020 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Hey Dave!
Nice tune! Very nice lyrics.

Great environment!

Doug
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dajama said 4019 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Hey there!
Really enjoyed your latest, and delighted you enjoyed this. It feels good to put something out there again! Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Doadars Uncle said 4019 days ago (December 11th, 2007)
So right!
I hear you, man! It's good to find the time to create!

Nice work!
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guitapick said 4020 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
~
Looking forward to hearing more from you, again.

Enjoyed the music and the message/lyrics are right on it.
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dajama said 4019 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
I'm looking forward
to being around more too. Feels like I've been gone a couple of years rather than a few months. It feels good to be back. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time. I appreciate it. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
said 4019 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Yer back!
Lovely progression David, with clever changes executed with precision.

Really enjoyed your fine lyrics and vocal delivery. Harmonies are well placed and sound great.

Put me in a pensive mood. Love it!

Be well friend!
dajama said 4019 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Hope the pensive
mood doesn't equate to the blues! Really appreciate your comments. Nice to think you enjoyed the progression. I love chords, and the power of a change in the right place is immeasurable to me. I do sometimes feel I focus too much on that to the detriment of other parts of a song, but whatcha gonna do? Thanks for stopping by. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
bud said 4019 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Really like this tune
The lyrics are quite inspired and your delivery is great.
Excellent production - your guitars sound great. Welcome back!
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dajama said 4019 days ago (December 11th, 2007)
Thanks, Bud
I'm really glad you enjoyed the lyrics. They stem from my experience, but I hope they resonate with other people. Isn't that always the goal? Thanks also for the comment on the production - I worked hard to make it sound coherent. Hope it worked on some level at least. I appreciate your feedback. Thanks again. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
haroldsteele said 4019 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Great mix!
Great mix of acoustics, vocals and strings! Love the progressions and REALLY love the lead guitar tone! Definite d-load!

Harold
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dajama said 4019 days ago (December 11th, 2007)
Thanks, man
Glad you liked the combination, and thanks for the comment on the lead guitar tone. I love playing around with the sound of the guitar; sometimes you end up with something that works, sometimes not. I have to say, I'm pretty happy with this one myself. Thanks again for stopping by. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
J.A.Stewart said 4018 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Mellow Musings
Nice job, David. This has a nice understated feel, with a very pleasant soundstage.

That brief bit of tremolo guitar gave it a really nice texture, as did the strings. ;)

--- Joe
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dajama said 4018 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Thank you kindly
Glad you liked the little tremolo touch - I'm a fan of the sound, and I'm wary of overusing it, but it just seemed to fit here. Thanks a lot for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Glad you enjoyed the mellowness! Really enjoyed your last one btw; when can we expect another one? Cheers. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
peacepiano said 4017 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Song
Well written and performed. Your vocals and lyrics blend mood and message well. Then for contrast you add an excellent lead guitar line, that really kept me focused on the song. Great job.

Thanks
Bill
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dajama said 4017 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Thank you
Glad you think the words and music match, something that can be hard to do. And thanks also for your kind words about the lead. It took a while to get there. Thanks for taking the time. I appreciate it. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
michael2 said 4011 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
hey
i just noticed this one. very nice. you got such good sounds, and this is a great song. like how the harmony comes in for the chorus, but is not in the verses. for some reason, i keep thing this would be cool in spanish (but best in english).
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dajama said 4011 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Hey man
Glad you stopped by and thanks for the comment. I think the Spanish idea is excellent. It cracked me up as soon as I started thinking about it. I might even have a Spanish-speaking friend have a crack at translating it (of course, then I'd murder the pronunciation...) Nice one. Thanks again. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
BloodSoul said 4010 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
cool song
this has a cool soft rock pace too it, i like the tone in your guitar too.
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dajama said 4010 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Thanks
Thanks, friend. Glad you liked the song, and the guitar sound. I'll be by to check out your stuff soon. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
five_extra_arms said 4009 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Worth The Wait
I'm convinced that a rather long break from song writing only enhances your abilities.

This song is really beautiful. It has a brilliant relaxed and confident lead guitar. The whole progression cruises along and your vocals are certainly amongst your best.

Hope you get snowed in with your guitar this winter and come back melting the frost off your fingertips.

Bob
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dajama said 4008 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
Thank you kindly
for your kind words. Glad you like the lead; it's something I agonize over sometimes, trying to find the right vibe. Glad you think it works here. As for getting snowed in - I'm afraid I live in Minnesota, where winter snow is pretty much a given; people just tend to ignore it and carry on as if the ground wasn't covered in a foot of white slush! But maybe there'll be a few weekend snowstorms..Thanks again for taking the time. I appreciate it. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Boris the Bull said 3881 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Thoughts from the Bull...
Your knack for high quality production is something I have come to expect and actually look forward to.

This is such a finely crafted piece. It's very sensitively handled and while obviously intimate to you, it's easy to relate.

Lead guitar sears! wow.

Another fantastic piece - thank you, always!
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dajama said 3881 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Thanks, man
I really appreciate your going back to check this one out. Yeah, it came from a personal place, but I always hope that anyone can take something from a song like this. We're all only human! Your latest is a great example - a personal song that speaks to everyone I think. Thanks again for listening, and thanks for your nice words about the song and the recording. It's very encouraging. Cheers, man. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Char said 3780 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Take it as it comes.
You might as well appreciate what you've got.
A song full of wisdom and told with lovely playing and great harmonies. Thanks.
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dajama said 3779 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Thanks Char
I'm flattered that you have gone back to check out this oldie! And I'm very flattered that the lyrics make sense to you. Thank you for your kind words. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
lavalamp said 3694 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Ship of fools...
Again, great writing. "at least I've something...". There are so many great lines.
Let me show my age and say, "Totally cool, dude!"

This should be your job.

Dave
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dajama said 3690 days ago (November 3rd, 2008)
Job
I wish it were my job! Glad you liked this one. ANother one that needs to be redone, I think. The mix is too thick or something for my taste when I listen back to it. One day I'll have vast amounts of spare time and I can get to all these projects. Thanks for checking this out. Really glad you enjoyed it. Cheers, my friend. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
MarkHolbrook said 2582 days ago (November 17th, 2011)
Yeah
This is classic David. Want more... much more!
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