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A song I wrote with my fiancé, who provides backing vocals.
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Lyrics
Watching your eyes turn
I see that I dissolve to nothing
In your sight.

Holding back my soul
an orphan you resolved to know.
I know you tried.

Waiting on the slow fire.
Come inside. Shine a light.

Breaking into the silence
Way too late, I know.
You tell me so.
Crying, "Take it all or nothing.
I disarm tonight. I'm letting go."

Wait inside the light.
Silence ends in the night.

I surrender all my pride.
I'd give it up for any word
but goodbye.

I'm begging you to stay,
but you're turning me away,
with goodbye.

Stay with me. Come inside.
Watch the fire. Hold the light.



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Comments: 25
Fans: 14
Plays: 100
Downloads: 0
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Feb 24, 2009 - 08:09:24 PM
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2009 - 01:01:41 AM Last Played: May 28, 2019 - 09:48:06 PM
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Software:
Garageband 4.2.1
Comments
Feter said 3829 days ago (February 24th, 2009)
4-22
the deep acoustic strings made a nice soundbed to your
bright piano ..the duet vocals work just amazing ..you
sing amazing together ...very nice linger love song ..
you do great arrangements for your songs ..loved the crystal
mixing ...top notch production ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Dj French Toast said 3828 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
I think
this is a wonderful song ...I do have a crit If I may ...I think the vocals are being lost at points by the wonderful back track . Everything sounds well mixed cept the low end my be a little heavy and the male vocal seems to be "clipping" sometimes as well . Seems like there needs to be more "space" in the song if that makes sense ...im just a home recording dude myself so I cant give to much technical advice but i think what im saying is correct enough :) Ive listened 4 times now and I really dig the emotion and feeling youve put into the song ...The female vocal is passionate and sweet and the instrumentation is beautiful ...Great song !
Benny
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billullo said 3828 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Good comments
Thanks for the kind words. You have every right to crit! I've heard some of your stuff and I'd kill for your mastering. I know exactly was you mean by space, too, and the irony is that this song was an attempt to get away from the layered stuff in other songs I've done. Ha... the best laid plans, eh?. If I could get the mix to a place where it's not competing with the vocals, the voices wouldn't have to get so hot. Tell you this much - mixing is friggin' hard. I've messed with this one a million times, and it's still not right! It'll get there, eventually.

-Bill
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billullo said 3828 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Cherie
Talk about complimentary colors, I love singing with my fiancé. I'd drag her kicking and screaming into every track if it suited it. She's practically bench pressing me on this one. lol

Really, though, this cut is rather ordinary without her. Thanks for listening, brother.
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Dj French Toast said 3828 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Here is a trick
Sometimes You can do a volume panning over the parts of the music that over power the vocal and Isolate those few spots ....also I think the issue isnt so much a "hot"vocal track as it is maybe your getting to much air in the mic and its over powering the diaphragm...you get like a poof sound and it cut out specially at the end of the song there ....Do you have a "pop" filter in front of your Mic ....there a little pricey like 30-100$ for a good one but they make all the difference with vocals ..I didnt think thed matter but my vocal takes come out 100% better now ...there is a whole lot less distortions or clipping now that I have one .If you dont feel like payin the money for a Pop filter you can always do the Panty hose trick check this out http://www.jakeludington.com/project_studio/20050321_build_your_own_microphone_pop_screen.html

Mixing real instruments is way harder than the stuff I do.... mostly synth and drum machine tracks and loops but there are still elements that grab you by the nuggets like trying to get a good deep bass sound in hiphop and vocal clarity and a general well balanced sound .... Im sure others could guide you with how to get a separated space sound from your music better than I ....If you have a solid "clean" vocal take you shouldnt have to run it hot just multi layer it and play with some compressions ...Hope this helps in some small way on your path to greatness man ...One love .
Benny
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
Rebsie said 3828 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Vocal magic x2
Wow, what a great voice you have. You really soar on those higher notes. And your fiancée sounds beautifully matched with it ... you're a natural double act.

If I was being a perfectionist, the piano and guitar could maybe use a tiny bit of tightening up in places to get everything crisply sync'd, but it's not really an issue ... this is good stuff.

Welcome to MacJams.
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billullo said 3828 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Thanks Rebsie
I'll pass on your compliments to Cherie. I know she'll enjoy them. When things slow down around here, I'd love to rerecord or cheat and splice some of the melodies that are out of sync. My excuse is that I was going for a little bit of "impromptu charm" with some of those imperfections - but I can admit here that is was just me being lazy. :)
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TracyVosh said 3828 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Love song
Oh Billullo, this is absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous singing on both your parts. I like how the music is a bit dark and mysterious, but then the vocals bring an uplifting tone to it. Very nice!
billullo said 3828 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Hey Tracy!
Thanks so much! I really enjoyed perusing your tunes as well. Sometimes I think the lyrics to most of my stuff tends to be kind of dour, so it's good to know that I can give them a little lift with my singing. I think this tune is about as happy as I get! lol Beyond her singing, you can certainly hear Cherie's "voice" in the writing as well.
Check out my latest song called Vessel
lengold said 3828 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Really lovely
song and top notch performances. Very enjoyable.
Benny's (DJ French Toast) is right, I think, re the pop shield.
Welcome to Macjams.
Cheers
Len


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billullo said 3828 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Pop Shield
Len~

You and Benny were right - I had bought a pop guard, but didn't use it. Not too smart. The bad thing about these "pops" is that I tried to EQ them out, but it's one of those things where once it's in the track, you'll never get it out - like red wine on white carpet. Thanks for the welcome, brother.
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cjdaley said 3828 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
great song
it's really heartfelt,and this does it all for that kind of song.
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davisamerica said 3828 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
the "Toast"
said it all ... but non the less ... sweet post man
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billullo said 3827 days ago (February 26th, 2009)
No kidding
Great feedback from the Toast. Thanks everyone.
Check out my latest song called Vessel
Scott Carmichael said 3827 days ago (February 26th, 2009)
dramatic
although again i'm not sure what the song is about... (Lyrics)... a sense of drama is communicated in the music... nice build... and you have a very good voice... no great voice... emotive with great quality... what did you use to record the acoustic guitar... it sounds a bit covered compared to the rest of your instruments... when you can write and perform as well as you do, we start to nit pik the details...

you're a great addition to MJ...

and welcome aboard
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billullo said 3825 days ago (February 28th, 2009)
The guitar
Thanks for your comments, Scott. I recorded the guitar with a condenser mic - nothing too fancy. It's a small classical guitar, so it doesn't have the clarity of the steel string, but maybe I didn't EQ it well enough to get rid of some of the "stuffiness." I'm going to go back in a work with it. Nit away! I welcome it.



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Estella said 3827 days ago (February 26th, 2009)
Blown away.
Your voice is amazing! My kind of voice, and you are lucky your partner has an equally passionate voice! (I can never sing with my hubby because he can't stay in tune, ha ha...but he plays the piano beautifully!)

Anyway, the song is gorgeous and you and your fiancé have blown me away!
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billullo said 3825 days ago (February 28th, 2009)
vocals
Hey estellie! If he can't carry a tune, you can put your hubby on a track... just make sure you have pitch correction turned on. :) I'm pretty shy and nervous about my singing voice, so it always helps my confidence to have people compliment it. Thank you! I'll pass your kind words on to the lady.
Check out my latest song called Vessel
Rayelise said 3826 days ago (February 27th, 2009)
Beautiful
I love this. You have a great voice with great emotion, and I think your fiance's voice is lovely as the backing vocals. I wish the lyrics were posted.
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billullo said 3825 days ago (February 28th, 2009)
Lyrics
Lyrics are on the way, Rayelise. I'll be sure to write another song that we can sing together. I like the feedback I'm getting on our duet (and so is she.)
Check out my latest song called Vessel
musichead said 3822 days ago (March 3rd, 2009)
just.....
Just well put together all around. Nice sound ,feel, touch!
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kassia said 3816 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
hold the light
wow. what an absolutely beautiful song. lyrics, composition, performances. just beautiful. i agree the vocals tend to get lost - and such gorgeous vocals. let those voices ring through the wonderful accompaniment. i just love this - so rich and full and so much emotion. thank you for sharing this.
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Char said 3773 days ago (April 21st, 2009)
The vocals are
wonderfully delivered but sometimes overpowered by the really fantastic instrumentation. A very evocative song. Thanks.

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mowguy3 said 3773 days ago (April 21st, 2009)
4-22
O.K. we are 2 for 2. another great track start to finish. Your fiance sound fantastic and compliments this perfectly. very nice track.
Mow
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Hickling_Stan said 3136 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Whish
I could download these (hah!) Your voices work really well together and that piano really adds something special to this one...good stuff Mark
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