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Orange Sunshine


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Relic67

 Genre: Rock

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Just another rock song. Thanks to Sloparts for inspiring pedal steel loops.
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Lyrics

orange - sun - shine

i leased my soul to make the rent
i gave up wondering where the daydream went
but this job still makes me sick

gets easy to abase yourself
keep producing, decorate the shelf
even tho it ain't worth a lick

i'll send a note on an origami airplane
tell the boss that i'm leaving on the next train
score a window seat down at the short line
kick back and feel the orange sunshine

& everything'll be fine in orange sunshine
& you can't say it's not mine, in orange sunshine
i'm feeling orange - sun - shine, woo hoo hoo

in a clean well-lighted place
computer screen irradiates my face
inside i'm far away
friday morning and its work to rule
here's the gal who runs the office pool
she's asking if i paid

she thinks I still care but i don't, i'm numb to all feeling
i spent the morning tossing pencils at the ceiling
anyway tomorrow i'm leaving for the last time
walking out into the orange sunshine

Song Stats
Hits: 4465
Comments: 49
Fans: 22
Plays: 166
Downloads: 113
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Dec 05, 2008 - 10:08:01 AM
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2009 - 10:38:54 PM Last Played: Oct 30, 2018 - 12:51:44 PM
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Comments
five_extra_arms said 3660 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Rock and ROLL!
Killer rock track. Guitars sound gritty and groovy. Vocals are perfect.

Love orange sunshine!

Bob
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Relic67 said 3660 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
thanks
really glad you liked it!
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Re-al said 3660 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Great lyrics!
You're giving Beck a run for his money here. I like your words - harmonies are well done.

NIce guitar too. Good summer song in mid-winter. Like it lots.
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Relic67 said 3660 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
thank you
appreciate the listen.
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lavalamp said 3660 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Orange Sunshine
I know what that means!

Just a f*ckin kick ass song, friend.

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Relic67 said 3660 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
orange sunshine
i really was thinking about the sun as I was writing this one... honest!
glad you liked.
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Lennon714 said 3660 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
great rock track
Lots of swagger. I'm with Re-al. This is a summer classic teasing us in the dead of winter. Great, great track.
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Relic67 said 3660 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
thanks!
glad you liked... I enjoy your music.

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lank81 said 3660 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Vocally
I think this sounds like an Elliot Smith type of sound. Overall the song was nice rock tune. I enjoyed the lyrics / guitar / vox. Thx.
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Relic67 said 3660 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
elliott
wimpy voice + double tracking = elliott smith! LOL
i'm a big ES fan, so its OK.
glad you stopped in for a listen!


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Feter said 3660 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Orange Sunshine
Hey ..this is cool ..very nice rockin beat ..this is
what I call it a hot rockin ...nice rock n roller vocal
this gives me a chill for some songs ...man this is
a true sunshine ...Rock on !!!!!

p.s
what guitar are you playin with ?
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Relic67 said 3660 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
guitar
Hey Feter, thanks for dropping by and commenting. Glad it rocked you!
The guitar I used: Fender Telecaster Deluxe (mexican reissue / slightly modified)



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Vic Holman said 3660 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
vitamin sun
cool track. moves in the right places.... i really digged the vocal harmonies!
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Relic67 said 3659 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
thnx
I'm happy that it was dig-able. appreciate the listen & comment.
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michael2 said 3660 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
excellent
love the beginning, this is just a great tune. a blast of summer in the dead of winter. love it. how'd you do the drums (always on a quest for new tips), and love the pedal steel and the harmony leads.
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Relic67 said 3659 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
drums...
the drums are courtesy of "Drums on Demand" ("More 4/4" edition, "Here We Go" song set).
I really like the DOD loops as long as I can find ones that fit the song.
thanks for listening and commenting!


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tempie said 3659 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
ipond candy
man, i really like the power pop direction of your recent tunes - i do hear a little beck but more Sloan - cool stonesy attitude in the verse and then a sugary pop chorus- makes for a nice contrast. Love the fact that you write "here's the gal who runs the office pool" !! havn't heard that phrase in a while! And so I was digging this all along but then you throw in the SWEET SWEET pedal steel sound ah man that just kills. This is my favorite relic tune now...until the next tune. Thanks for the (orange) ipod candy!!!
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Relic67 said 3659 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
thnx
glad you liked, I was kind of thinking iggy when I started this one, but I do tend to gravitate towards the major key, poppy sounds... reflective of my predilection for the powerpop I guess...

It's always great to have you stop in for a listen... cheers!
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davisamerica said 3657 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
orange sunshine
ummm ... reminds me of this little .... nevermind ... this is a great little rocker
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Relic67 said 3656 days ago (December 9th, 2008)
thanks
hope it didn't cause any unpleasant flashbacks for you! seriously though, this song really is about the sun!
thanks for listening.
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egobandit said 3655 days ago (December 10th, 2008)
orange
a break away rock it man this good.. too good! smoooth!
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egobandit said 3655 days ago (December 10th, 2008)
orange
a break away rock it man this good.. too good! smoooth!
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Relic67 said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
thnx
glad you liked egobandit!
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DeathArrow said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
lala
in the first moment it reminded me of a song of drake bell!! =D
this is nice work!!
very diversified !!
cheers, luke
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Relic67 said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
thnx
thanks man, glad you liked it. keep rocking!
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Cheeto said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Hit The Bulls Eye
Love the lyrics!! Great groove to the song!!
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Relic67 said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
thnx
many thanks for the listen.
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ElPeruano said 3651 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
great track!
i agree with all the feedback youve gotten. . this is a killer rock track. very well done. the production is dead on and I love the vocals. ill be keeping an eye out for some new tracks!

take care.

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Relic67 said 3649 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
thank you
i'm really glad you enjoyed.
the next one i have planned is a bit folky.
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bud said 3649 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Rock it hard
great fun track. Back in my day orange sunshine meant a whole 'nother thing. It stole your face. ha ha. Just like this tune.
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Relic67 said 3649 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
thank you
thanks for listening bud! you know, back in the day your name meant a whole other thing too... :)


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Dj French Toast said 3645 days ago (December 20th, 2008)
This is a
Very cool song man . Easy goin lyrics smooth and soft love the steel pedle in there great song man Im a fan !
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Relic67 said 3645 days ago (December 20th, 2008)
thnx
many thanks monsieur toast.


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Skean said 3634 days ago (December 31st, 2008)
This Rocks
Im glad I checked this out... Neat mix sounds almost perfect in my ears.. Cheers
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Relic67 said 3628 days ago (January 6th, 2009)
thnx
thank you sir.
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apb said 3617 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
Hahaha- excellent!!
.. so you've got to the tossing pencils at the ceiling stage then? lol

I loved the 2nd and 3rd chorus .. they seemed so much better sung (post pedal steel) .. which really worked .. and seemed to inspire a great vocal delivery just afterwards .. I would have the pedal steel throughout.

To me, overall it had a kinda Sheryl Crow kinda thing going on...in her poppier moments .. but .. with er .. a bloke singing. :o)


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Relic67 said 3604 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
thnx
thanks for checking it out... I thought about more pedal steel, but it was kind of a hassle slicing, dicing, and transposing little snippets of loops together.... maybe I'll get a real pedal steel one of these days... my wife will be thrilled LOL



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sloparts said 3605 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
Man this is great Relic
Old time rock and Roll with a little Country attitude. I listened for the Steel and sure enough, it was there. You did an excellent job on the whole song my friend, and especially the most excellent way you integrated the Steel into it. You made it work really well.

Did I mention I also like the theme and lyrics for this one, cause I do. It's kind of a Rock version of the old Johnny Paycheck song, "Take this job and shove it"

One thought to consider, there are a few places in the mix where the lyrics get lost a little into the mix. If it were mine, I'd bring the vox up just a little, It doesn't need much mind you, maybe 1 or 2 db is all. Of course this is coming from the deaf guy with the hearing aid in his ear, so you might want to temper that advice with a good listen and maybe some other peoples thoughts on it too.

Great track Relic, I love it. Thanks for the D/L, it's going on my iPod post haste.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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Relic67 said 3604 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
thnx
Mr. Paycheck's song was definitely on my mind when I wrote this one...
I am often hesitant to turn up the vocals because I don't like my singing too much, however I will definitely keep your suggestions in mind for the next one.
The pedal steel idea came from listening to one of your songs, so thanks again for that!


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abfkingsport said 3604 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
Great Hook!
Luv it man. Nice guitar work and excellent lyrics. It has a really good upbeat melody. I'm a fan!
ABF
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Relic67 said 3603 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
thanks
glad you liked it!
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echoroom said 3603 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
Early summer
Great poppy little track... know what alan means about Sheryl Crow. Great laid back but rocking vibe -really enjoyed this!

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Relic67 said 3603 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
thnx
I appreciate the listen and comment!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3602 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
Sweet...
.. Matthew Sweet that is, puts me in mind of Matthew's pre 100% Fun days. Lovely vocal on the "Orange-sun-shine" great use of double tracking.
This rocks big time!
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Relic67 said 3600 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
sweetness
well, Matthew Sweet is definitely one of favourite musicians... a big influence for sure.
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maxjsl37 said 3598 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
Great
Love the vibe. Nice spacing in the riff. The lead fits perfectly! Great Job!
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Relic67 said 3598 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
thanks
I appreciate the listen and comment.

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sewer rod said 3594 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Cool song
It sounds relly good. Well produced and everything! Thanks for sharing it. I definitely look forward to your metal song!
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Relic67 said 3554 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
thnx
thanks sewer rod!
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sewer rod said 3594 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Cool song
By the way I meant really*
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Sir Bass said 3592 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Yea, quit your job
Live off the Sun it's possible. I like Orange Sunshine. Heathy lyrical content, Voice is mellow and in tune. The guitar riffs and solo are rocking.
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Relic67 said 3554 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
thanks
thanks for listening Sir Bass!
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garodaro said 3555 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
Cool guitar sounds
The guitars sound cool, and this has a great beat to it. Nice vocals as well. Well done!
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Relic67 said 3554 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
thanks
glad you liked it garodaro.
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Calchas said 3526 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
Rock the house!
Great stuff Alec...A jumpin' tune!

Orange sunshine, eh? (Double entendre?) Used to eat the stuff like candy back in the day...

Real sunshine is good too though...and a lot safer! Ha ha...

Love the arrangement. The change-ups in the instrumental break are very cool.

Nice vocal delivery as well.

Enjoyed!

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Bob6stringer said 3464 days ago (June 19th, 2009)
Your writing supreme; you chord, sublime
Such inspired fretted leads, out of this world chord choices, great dual leads and honey-sweet steel guitar entrance at around 1:10. There's something about how you treat your vox that I want to push down in the mix, I can't help it! Does Orange Sunshine at all taste like Sugar Magnolia to you or is that just the green dragons I took with my Kool-Aid? That steel rings out like an American Beauty amid the harder-edged jangle surrounding it. You rock, relic!
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Relic67 said 3463 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
thanks
glad you liked! I wish I had a real pedal steel guitar. I understand they're pretty hard to play though.
I've always liked Jerry Garcia's pedal steel playing, esp. the song "dire wolf" from workingman's dead.


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alackbass said 2432 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Orange Sunshine
Rootsy and cool! A college radio masterpiece! Love the guitars. Like a Princeton Reverb with all the dials dimed! Nice backup vocals!
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