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paralax

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this is a song i wrote about how crazy the world is and how if we would just put our difference's aside then maybe just maybe we could live in peace and harmony.(pretty big wish i know but what if?)
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What if?

What if? It suddenly didn’t matter that when you climb the corporate ladder if you were black or white or yellow, brown or red
What if? We all stood together like birds of a feather
in harmony wouldn’t that be nice
What if? You could turn back time change some things on your mind
for the better good if we only could

But we got one life you better not forget it
We got one life you better not regret it
We got one life so take it how you get it
We got one life take a closer look you’ll find
That the life you had in mind well that life is mine

What if? There wasn’t any money everything was free and plenty wouldn’t that be good or would that be strange
What if? You woke up to a clatter arose to see what was the matter and there was no one there would you be scared
What if? We all saw the writing so we stopped all our fighting and
that was all it took won’t you take a look


But we got one life you better not forget it
We got one life you better not regret it
We got one life so take it how you get it
We got one life take a closer look you’ll find
That the life you had in mind well that life is mine

One life, we got one life, we got one life, we got one life
We got one life, we got one life, we got one life, we got one life



Words and music by Terry Harp
©copyright2009






Song Stats
Hits: 3828
Comments: 21
Fans: 7
Plays: 80
Downloads: 132
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Mar 28, 2009 - 07:27:54 PM
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2009 - 07:37:43 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2018 - 10:28:48 PM
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Comments
Char said 3313 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Hey,
This is all right. Nice singing. Interesting instrumentation. And a familiar feel as if it is a rock song I remembered. Thanks.
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paralax said 3313 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
thank you
thanks for the feedback. glad you enjoyed it and thanks for listening.

Terry
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Feter said 3313 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
what if?
man this is so good ...very moody rockin beats ..the guitars on their best !!!
your vocal so fit here ...loved tis rockin groove ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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paralax said 3313 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
too kind
thanks for your kind words glad you enjyed it.

Terry
Check out my latest song called Blues instrumental ( Callab with FEEL )
dantimmermans said 3312 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Nice guitar work
the harmony is neat and the solos are well-played. Overall the song felt a little sluggish: an extra 10bpm or a more driving bassline at this tempo would overcome the issue and build some energy.
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paralax said 3305 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
thanks
thanks for the tip i looked into it and most of the song is audio so im not sure how to make the temple any faster your welcome to try a better baseline if you wish.

Terry
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FEEL said 3288 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
I remember this one
When we use to attempt it in the old band. I believe I like this version much better.
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paralax said 3251 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
yea
it was fun to try though. even if it always train wrecked. mainly my fault for not having it all worked out glad you liked it.

Terry
Check out my latest song called Blues instrumental ( Callab with FEEL )
KenneSilva said 3283 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
What if...
indeed it could make a difference for sure. Nice sentiment and thank you for sharing this with us. As one who works for God I know how true it is that we have but one life.
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paralax said 3251 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
amen
thanks for stopping in and listening God Bless you and say a prayer for us all.(we need it ) for he is coming soon.

Terry
Check out my latest song called Blues instrumental ( Callab with FEEL )
Roxylee said 3250 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
One life
This puts things into perspective.. We have today. Nice rocker, Terry. I liked the guitar work a lot.
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paralax said 3247 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
thanks
yea we sometimes get caught up in everything that we forget to stop and smell the roses. glad you liked it thanks for listening.
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said 3247 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Hey Terry
Cool song, don't guess I ever heard Feel play it..

That was a cool little change-up on the guitar at the end

. - Harold
paralax said 3096 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
thanks
thanks for the comments.no we never played it i think i wrote it towrds the end of feel but was always a work in progress.

Terry
Check out my latest song called Blues instrumental ( Callab with FEEL )
Bob6stringer said 3247 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Authentic and classic
You've captured something rare in this convenient package. This feels like the era where pop WAS rock and rock was classic and unhampered by the irony that has come after generations of aping what came before. This has an authentic first-gen feeling. When I was a kid and Three Dog Night had its hits with "One" (is the loneliest number) and "Eli's Coming," that was hard rock, but also pop, with melodic vocals and still a rough, rock edge. Nice lead riffs, btw, in that ascending chord progression.

If I try ti be a critic, here's what I'd offer-up for you to consider: the mix works fine except I might want to pull-down the vox tracks (while still keepign the lyrics audible, thank you!), and rounding-off the sharp edges of the high EQ freq's of the screaming guitars that build as the song progresses.
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Bob6stringer said 3247 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
...AND THOSE LYRICS!!!
AFTER I wrote the above I re-listened to (and read) the lyrics. My comments about the music go double for the lyrics--what a great fit! The message, like the music, is unfettered by the cynicism and tongue-in-cheek excuses people today make wen they're sincere. There's no "I know it sounds corny, but..." excuse here. THANK YOU FOR THE UPLIFT... AND FOR LETTING US 'LIFT' A DOWNLOAD!
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paralax said 3096 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
thanks
thanks for listening and for the kind criticism its always good to get someone else's perspective on a post.

Terry
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perceptualvortex said 3153 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
Everyone would be happier
I'm not a lyrics oriented person, but I love the sentiment in these lyrics. Cool tune!
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paralax said 3096 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
thank you
thanks for reading the lyrics.( for me i find thst i get the song more by doing so)and for thi kind words,and for listening.

Terry
Check out my latest song called Blues instrumental ( Callab with FEEL )
lengold said 3134 days ago (September 24th, 2009)
Lovely song
and lyrics and very well performed and recorded.
Cheers
Len

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paralax said 3096 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
thanks
thank you for the nice comments glad you liked it.and thanks for stopping by.

Terry
Check out my latest song called Blues instrumental ( Callab with FEEL )
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With the Lord as my guide,and the love of family and friends I am able to enjoy my passion of music. I started playing at 16 fooled around for 13 years jamming here and there. I played in a band called Feel for 11 Years which became voodoo monkey... [see more]

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