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They Don't Think About That Sort Of Thing In Here


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T_Being_esq

 Genre: Rock

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I have been continuing to experiment with Garage band. This is my first attempt at taking a song I have already written and giving it the Garage band treatment. It was written a long time ago, to long to really remember when, in my angst ridden youth. When I explored life's rich tapestry and tried to put my self in many situations and write songs about them. So I am sorry the subject matter is a bit bleak but I think the song stands up on its own and is worth merit. It is not perfect and perhaps a bit loopy, if you know what I mean, but I don't want to mess with it too much for fear of loosing some of it's naive simplicity.
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Lyrics
I just got in, bin' traveling late.
And I pass through the departure gate.
Make my way to the bar
I've been running for too far
I look around what do I see
A world in abject misery
Truth and love are hard to find
Questions and answers in my mind.

Chorus
They don't think about that sort of thing in here
No they don't think about that sort of thing in here
They don,t think about that sort of thing in here
Don't think about that sort of thing in here.

Pick myself up I'm all alone
Got a problem with my phone
I'm slipping off my ivory thone
Guess I'm just accident prone
Hope and charity are well and good
What I really need is some one to love
no use looking to the sky
Just another slice of pie

Break

What if the hard rains fall
Deathly specters begin to call
Alcohol soaked brain
a ruptured and broken vein
So I'm back here starting again
Scribbling frantically with my pen
My last message to the world
Tried to run from it all

Chorus

'Goodbye, farewell and adieu
You know I really loved you
I know it's the easy way out
Never wanted to scream or shout'.
As I prepare to die
A single tear falls from my eye
I never was cut out for this life
I'm sorry forgive mr and goodbye

They don't think about that sort of thing in here
They don't think about that sort of thing in here.
Song Stats
Hits: 2673
Comments: 12
Fans: 6
Plays: 147
Downloads: 94

Uploaded: Apr 10, 2009 - 12:36:33 PM
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2009 - 04:54:24 AM Last Played: Jun 25, 2019 - 03:12:44 AM
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Hardware:
Guitar parts recorded using my Antoria Les Paul, backing through my Korg AX10G and lead direct through GB. Bass played on my Fender and treated with GB. Vocals direct into GB using Shure 565 (I must get a new mike)
Software:
Garage band
Comments
Reinholt56 said 3788 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
Hi TBEsq.......
I enjoyed the mix. You did a fine job with the music and the final production was good.

Take care.

Paul
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magnatone said 3788 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
Nice Job!
isn't it fun to learn what GB can do? you've done a good job here of learning how it all goes together, and i think it's great to find an old piece of music you've done in another time, and submit it to the GB treatment (i've done that quite a bit). keep it up!
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Feter said 3788 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
They Don't Think About That Sort Of Thing In Here
This is cool my friend ...loved your setting here ..cool vocal work ..
very nice ballad feel with the piano ..good mixing ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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T_Being_esq said 3788 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Thank You
Thank you for all your comments. I enjoyed the process, although it was hard work. I may do one more oldie. Not sure yet, I really must write some new stuff.
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jiguma said 3788 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
I like a lot about this
Martin,
You seem to have been able to produce a good sound on the various instruments and your vocal is nice and up front. I also like the song itself, and don't really find the lyrics too bleak (I lived for a year in the country near Manchester, so I know a bit about bleak).

For me, the weak points of this are in the timing - especially the piano and drums (mainly cymbal crashes, which somehow seem to miss the beat more often than they get it). This, along with a rather stilted bass line tend to make a song that should probably be fairly smooth sound as if it's stumbling from beat to beat.

From a production point of view, I think the main mistake you made is cutting the hiss on the vocal mic at the end. I hardly noticed the hiss throughout the song, but when you cut it in the pauses at the end, I suddenly realised how strong it had been right through. I'd either cut ALL the hiss between words throughout the song, or use a filter to lower it across the board or do nothing at all with it.

Having said that about the timing - to an extent it adds a certain innocence and ambiguity to the song. Its just so obvious on the crashes and the piano that it starts to interfere with things.

My suggestion would be a new version of this, taking special care with the timing. Even if you just fixed those drums would be a big improvement.

Don't get me wrong, I like this - others here know that I tend to look for the bits that can be done better in people's posts. New(ish) MJers may sometimes wonder why I'm so critical, but I'm just trying to be helpful really.

I'd be happy to help out with the drums if you'd like.

Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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T_Being_esq said 3788 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
jiguma
I'm glad you liked it. I have to admit I have not listened to the uploaded version yet. I do struggle some times with GB arranging the parts. Sometimes and for no reason I can find it has a habit of moving parts and throwing out the timing. The main drum part was a GB loop and the breaks were hand written and mixed on a seperate track to try and add some colour. Perhaps I need to check again to make sure they are on the correct beat. I only noticed the noisy vocals at the end so my butchering was an attempt at a quick fix, rather than do a re-record. When I used the GB gate it stunted the vocals too much. I will try a filter or EQ with a cut off of around 22khz, do you think that may work? The Shure 565 is a crap vocal mike, I may try and change the impeadence. Thanks once again for listening and thanks for the offer of help it would be much appreciated. Just let me know how and when and perhaps between us we can come up with a killer version.
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MarkHolbrook said 3787 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Exceptionally
clean! All the instruments sound very nice! I hear some of the things Neil mentioned, he's a real pro and will never steer you wrong. That being said it's still an enjoyable song.

I think also in V2 (with Neils help) you could flesh this out more with a deeper sound bed. I'd look forward to hearing it!
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T_Being_esq said 3787 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Thank you
Hope fully we can do an even better version. Watch this space.
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blindsidedpoets said 3787 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
They Don't Think About That Sort Of Thing In Here
Love that John Bonham drum feel with the slow piano, great blend.
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T_Being_esq said 3786 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Thank you
for your continued support. I did try to get the blend and sound to fit the subject matter.
Check out my latest song called Metal Cajun Swap Gas
PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3786 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Great arrangement
.. your delivery here puts me in mind of Roger Waters, coupled with the downbeat lyrics its all good. a few production points like the hiss (maybe improved by a better audio interface? :-) ) and the timing on the drums has a few issues. As a composition this is really strong and I think you exhibit really strong song writing and arrangement skills.
Welcome to MacJams, I hope you'll be here for some time to come.
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T_Being_esq said 3786 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
I
hope to be. Thank you for your support. Hoping to do re-post with better drums soon. I think I recorded the breaks in 3/4 time and then changed the whole song to 4/4 time. If I can't get a new drum track I'll try and tweak in and re-post any way, witha cleaner bass track and re-recorded vocals.
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Name: Martin Hynes
Location: Manchester United Kingdom
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