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I found the music for this in my old Garageband folder on my backup disc. It had no lyrics, but a title, and I had no recall of recording it. So I fired up GB '09 and played around, writing as I went along. Was an opportunity to use my new TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 firewire interface. The quality of the mic preamps in this is meant to be much better than the ones in my old Behringer mixer. I'm certainly pleased with how vocals have come out.
I've not imported it to LE8 for a final mix yet so it might be a bit hot in places.
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Lyrics
I remember exactly where I was
When you looked into my eye
and told me that lie

I never stood a chance with you
Whatever happened to honesty?

There's a million different reasons that I could choose to stay with you
(A million reasons why I should stay)
But each and every one of them is wrong
I would never set my self to be your moral compass
(I'm not gonna show you the way)
I'm sure you'll reach your hell on earth alone

We're heading South and it's coming round again
Everything is broken

I was sorry every single day
But you could never bring yourself to be that way
You always had the high ground with you
Could never find your humility

There's a million different reasons that I could choose to stay with you
(A million reasons why I should stay)
But each and every one of them is wrong
I would never set my self to be your moral compass
(I'm not gonna show you the way)
I'm sure you'll reach your hell on earth alone

We're heading South and it's coming round again
(We're heading South)
Everything is broken

There's a million different reasons why I should stay with you....
(We're heading South, everything is broken)
Song Stats
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Comments: 29
Fans: 12
Plays: 75
Downloads: 104
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Apr 02, 2009 - 10:51:34 AM
Last Updated: Apr 03, 2009 - 09:35:24 AM Last Played: Dec 08, 2018 - 11:37:15 AM
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Hardware:
TC Electronic Konnekt 6, Ibanez GAX 30 (solo) and whatever guitar I had when I recorded it whenever that was!
Software:
GB '05 and '09
Comments
blindsidedpoets said 3547 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Heading South
Love the background vocals! And ya, the quality of the vox seems to be very good. Good song for sure.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3547 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Backing vocals
Thanks. I made a conscious effort to do something with the backing vocals here. I'm a great fan of counterpointed vocals but haven't really had a song that suits them til now. I'm really pleased with the vocal work here especially as the song was, to all intents and purposes, discarded until I rediscovered it.
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tempie said 3547 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
heading south
yeah background vox are your best yet paddy. really, really like the wordy chorus too. cool arpeggio guitar in the off ear. each of your posts get better and better, each new song becomes my new favorite. another J&MC solo too. Can't wait to see how this bakes out dude, very cool.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3547 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Wordy chorus
That wordy chorus was something I'd actively planned for this song. I tend to write my lyrics to fit the bars of the music but on this occasion I wanted the effect of going from longer, more languid voices to the quick fire pre-chorus. Seems to have paid off. The falsetto backing took a while but I think I have found the perfect settings to smooth off my voice but keep it natural in the mix. Cheers for the comments.
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Feter said 3547 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Heading South
This is cool ...light hearted and open ...loved the way you arranged the vocals
yup really fun to find all these demos ..good beatup song ..thnx alot for
sharin !!!!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3546 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Feter the magnificent
Thanks man - I don't know how you manage to listen to so many tunes and make so many encouraging comments. I'm starting to think you should be named the first saint of MacJams!
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guygrooves said 3546 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Enjoyed this one
ALOT!! This is well written and has a great melody Paddy. Great job on those harmonies. This really has one of those singalong choruses.
Peace
Guy
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3546 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Singalong
...thanks Guy. I hadn't really thought if it as a singalong but after playing it for my better half in the car today she said the exact same thing. She did ask me what the hell kind of mood I was in when writing those words too!
As always thanks for your comments.
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anomalous said 3546 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
I
really do like your brand of powerpop paddy. Great lyrics and delivery.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3546 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Branded
... eeeh I like the idea that I have a "brand of powerpop". I remember telling Tempie that he had a "Tempie sound" and he was really pleased - I can see why. To think that your personality or style can give your work some level of distinctiveness is really cool. As always, comments from an artist of your calibre are always welcome!
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davisamerica said 3546 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
whot
a great tune
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3546 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Tune
Thanks man, I'm often very critical of my own stuff but I'm really happy with this one, nice to see others like it too.
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Calchas said 3545 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Fine songwriting...
I've had the same experience of discovering old files and not remembering having recorded them. Unnerving, yet delightful at the same time.

Nice lyrics. Lovely vocal arrangement. Enjoyed your harmony work.

Good solid tuneage!

Be well!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3544 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Tuneage
"Solid Tuneage" from you Michael, this is a huge deal! My second time round at MacJams has been an inspiration, especially when getting positive comments from artist I've admired. Thanks.
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egobandit said 3545 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Tops
MAn this is good glad you found that file. I like the interplay in the lyrics. Great Song!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3544 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Interplay...
... working that counterpoint in was something I'd wanted to do for ages. I'm pleased its worked and that people seem to feel it too. Thanks ego!
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Char said 3545 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Finding a forgotten song
is like bumping into an old friend. It looks as though you had no trouble renewing your acquaintance. Loved the vocals. Understood the lyrics. Thanks.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3544 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Vocals
..from the angel voice herself, any good comment about my vocals puts a smile on my face. Thanks Char
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Nick_Flash said 3545 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
nice
arrangement. The voice recording sounds great - fits well in the mix. I like the high pitched background vocals at the end. Definitely a keeper man.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3544 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Keeper...
... this new TC Electronic interface apparently has just one of their top end mic pre-amps in it. It certainly seems to pick up the vocal nuances better than the previous (Behringer) pre-amp I used. Thanks for the kind words man.
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Moviz said 3545 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Very Pleasant
melody and good lyrics. I like the way you did your double vocals and yes they do sound nice and clear, cheers M
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3544 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Melody...
... yeah I'm all about the melody, sometimes to my detriment. I'm not very "experimental" and kinda stick to having a tune, verse, chorus that kinda thing. Glad you liked the lyrics. Was going for the summer feel but dark lyrics vibe.
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bud said 3544 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Exellent post - lucky find
the vocals sound great and I like how you work the backups in. Good set of lyrics too. Glad I stopped by. I also like the way you kept the solo bridge simple and on the mark.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3544 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Guitar solo...
... well Bud, simple and on the mark is the only way I can play. I'm untrained and really no great shakes on the guitar. I'll never be a shredder and my music takes account of that. Happy you liked the solo though! Cheers.
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kristyjo said 3544 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Yes,
The vocals are clean and sound great. I like the lyrics, too. Well, the subject of the lyrics is a bit depressing, but you express the ideas very well.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3544 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Lyrics..
...yeah I kinda find it hard to write happy lyrics. I guess inside I'm a right misery! Thanks for the comment.
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T_Being_esq said 3538 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Nice One
I can hear the caelic in the air. It is not that depressing my latest tune is all about suicide.
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indigoblu said 3533 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Laidback Rock with bounce and energy
My only suggestion is that you try to go more daring with your solo. what I usually do is find the notes that I think will sound good in the key that I'm in, give myself a couple passes without recording, and then record several passes, holding on to bits that sounded good and recording over the stuff I flubbed. That way you have a solo that sounds like a first pass without having to learn the whole thing. It takes a while, but you'll be pleased at the results. Otherwise, the song is solid with a quite bitter lyric that is tempered by a backing track polished with a california sheen
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echoroom said 3532 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
Sweet song
Really like this Paddy - your voice works really well on this - loads of feeling and character. I rush of chorus works a treat - gives the track a great sense of energy and urgency.
steve
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