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I'm Still Here


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sonic_magpie

 Genre: Ambient

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From Cat:

It's hard to know what genre to place a Sonic Magpie track under--so often we combine styles and dodge 'the norm.'

While the original instrumental track of "Still Here":

http://www.macjams.com/song/41777

was submitted as 'Lo-Fi,' this track has moved to a different place, though I'm not sure which genre, specifically...

When Bryn posted "Still Here," he invited me to add to it if I wanted.
So, one Saturday I sat down to record vocals just to see what came of it.
I initially recorded the chorus vox using the words "Still here" that was the song's title.

But as I finished my recording of the chorus, I 'heard' a lead voice--something not at all like my own voice: a male voice, and something more in the style of Bowie. Since I wanted to represent what else I was hearing for Bryn, I decided I'd simply improvise a melody line and words....just whatever came to mind.

One take later, I had a suggested vocal line--again not at all expecting it to be more than a guide track for another singer. Guess again...

Bryn spiffed up that lead vocal and blended it with the backing vocals, rebuilding the main instrumental from the bottom up and creating the track posted here.

Once again, I'm one lucky magpie to be working with ya, Bryn!
I love how you've incorporated my vocals into this track.
Thank you!!

instrumental and mixing/production magic: Bryn
vocals/lyrics: Cat
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Lyrics
I'm still here
Trapped in my little box of my past
Will I ever see the end of time
Wrapped in my own confusion...ticking time
Always a way out--in my imagination
Always a way out--in contemplation
Beyond the confines of this empty room..

But I'm still here.
Always present, still here.
Revolutions, battles rage around this circle
But I never leave my little box of contemplation
I'm still here...
I'm still here...

I'm still here
I'm still here
In my little room, an empty space of contemplation
I'm still here...
I'm still here...

©2008 Mystified
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Uploaded: Sep 06, 2008 - 07:55:41 PM
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2008 - 08:48:25 PM Last Played: Jun 08, 2019 - 11:17:56 AM
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Comments
Char said 4030 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Wow!
You are correct. Your voice is used as another instrument that plays its part in the whole piece but is so integral that it wouldn't be the same without your voice. Lovely piece of music that delights the soul. Thank you.
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egobandit said 4030 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
ambient?
this takes you to another place. there is a bit of distortion in the vocalsit may just be me on my side. I just want to say this arrangement of the lyrics and the vocal changes follow the chord changes perfectly. This is a wonderful song in all ways vocally musically . Excellent now I have nothing left to say but thanks! :) downloaded
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Feter said 4030 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
I'm Still Here
this is fabulous . how I loved your singing ...
so spheric ...so floatin ..like a spirit ..the lyrics
support the feeling ..wonderfull ..thnx alot for
sharing !!!!!
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Vic Holman said 4030 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
awesome
what a really great track.

the mix has a massive open space & sound.

pretty amazing for just improvising the lyrics and vocals.



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Outtaorbit said 4030 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Man are you ever
Still here... sounds just flow over you.. nicely done....
always escape......
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said 4030 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Enya....
... ain't got nothing on this gal.

D
LunaTrick said 4030 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
well worked song...
Nice vox and a great backing track.
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lavalamp said 4029 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
cool
The singing is stellar. Glad I stopped by.
Art.

Dave
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Jim Bouchard said 4029 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
Really great
I love the melody and the placement of the vocal in this, but maybe because you mentioned it, I hear a male as a lead voice for this. I keeping hearing a Moorlandt type of vocal. I think it's the sense of desperation in the lyrics that suggests that a guy would be singing them. Even the phrasing sounds Bowie-like. It's pretty darn cool, though. Love the background vocals, too! Short!
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lengold said 4029 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
Superb
Superb.
Cheers
Len


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dajama said 4029 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
Lovely
Your vocal is excellent on this, and I particularly love the intro. I agree with Char - it's like another instrument. Cool song, with a very nice groove to it, and wonderful vocal performance. Better than most of what you hear on the radio, for sure. Very cool. Kudos to you both. Thanks for sharing this with us. Peace.
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I. Spike said 4019 days ago (September 17th, 2008)
Egg-salad-lint!
I think your Bowie comment is right on. What a groovy track. Easy to let it just wash over you like a little box of rain.
Egg-salad-lint!
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Morning Light said 2806 days ago (January 13th, 2012)
I'm still here
Wow, this is beautiful!

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Morning Light said 2806 days ago (January 13th, 2012)
I'm still here..
3 years ago..and I am just hearing this..what an amazing collaboration! I am in love with this.
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shavingronaldscar said 2804 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
great atmosphere
You lay it down thick and airy, mate. Love this mix.
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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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