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Lost Boy Surrender



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I recently saw Mira Nair's early film "Salaam Bombay," about a street kid in India. It is partly the inspiration for this song, but also generally I think it is about finding yourself in a "wild west" bigger and more complicated than you could have ever imagined.

Hopefully there's something universal in those themes. All thoughts as always welcome; particularly interested as always in other instruments, or parts, that you imagine when you hear this.

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Lost Boy Surrender

I had forgotten the stars
Bright may they shine forever,
Blue light, moon light
Neon sparks replaced,
But at the heart of it all,
Don't let my bright coat deceive you
I'm just a country boy,
Lost in the city lights,
I'm just a country boy,
Lost in the city lights.

("Wild West" Hum)

Knew I'd grow old from the start
Nightly I try surrender
But I know I will fight
Through my darkest hour,
And through the rush of it all
Don't let my tight frown deceive you,
I'm just a country boy,
Lost in the city lights,
I'm just a country boy,
Lost in the city lights.

("Wild West" Hum)
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Uploaded: Aug 24, 2008 - 11:00:09 AM
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2008 - 12:24:50 PM Last Played: Apr 16, 2019 - 10:45:04 PM
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Rebsie said 3956 days ago (August 25th, 2008)
A pleasant listen
You have a very soft and restful voice. And a sweet gentle song to go with it.
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pablatone said 3956 days ago (August 25th, 2008)
OK, I voted on this
But let me say first, that I really like this tune.
I don't know if you meant them to be like this, (and it's fine if you did) but some of the vocals are not in tune. I think you should bring the reverb down in the mix, and make the whole thing more present and louder. I had to turn it up quite a bit from the last MJ song I listened to.
Wonderful pictures you've painted with your lyrics. The song is worth more time.
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peacepiano said 3954 days ago (August 27th, 2008)
I really like this song. I can hear some of the things pablatone mentions. This is a tune worth working on some more, maybe even combining with someone to add some instruments.

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dajama said 3953 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
Your voice sounds
good here, although I do hear some of the issues with the vocal. I think this is a really cool song, and I would definitely pursue it more. To me, the guitar could be supplemented by some keys, perhaps, or maybe (and this might not chime with your vision of the song) it could build and have some percussion element later? Just a thought. Either way, this is a cool song, and I would love to hear more of it. Nicely done. Peace.
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razoondragoonus said 3705 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Outstanding all of it every song i have clicked on. So much feeling, talent, and depth to everything put here. If I could ask for one bit of information that I'm not seeing in discriptions it would be wh oare the back up vocals? simply wonderus.
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