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Too Many Times


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jibes

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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I just got Logic Express for Christmas and although this song was started in GB I enhanced it in Logic. The original version was recorded a couple of years ago.
When I wrote this song (1980) it was quite up-tempo from what it is now. This tempo fits the mood much better. I even played the drums on this one, so the beat is not spot on.
Of course I'm once again using Pointless picks from http://www.pointlesspicks.com
I am not connected with Pointless Picks but am one of the first users of them and like them very much.
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Lyrics
Too many times the reaper comes around
and people are taken right away
I see their tears Falling to the ground
not much you can do or you can say

Too many times their window shades are drawn
and people are taken right away.
One day their here next day their gone
and people are taken right away.

But I would not let it bother me none
aint much you can do that can be done
all the money wont help you none
by n' by y' know your time has come.

too many times the reaper comes around
and people are taken right away
I see their tears I hear them in their crying
not much you can do or you can say

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too many times the reaper comes around
and people are taken right away
I see their tears I hear them in their crying
not much you can do or you can say

Too many times their window shades are drawn
and people are taken right away.
One day your here next day you gone
and people are taken right away.

I would not let it bother me none
aint much you can do that can be done
all the money in the world wont help you none
by n' by y' know your time has come.
Song Stats
Hits: 4367
Comments: 54
Fans: 24
Plays: 193
Downloads: 103
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Jan 06, 2010 - 07:40:04 PM
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2010 - 07:46:14 PM Last Played: Sep 14, 2019 - 01:48:50 AM
Song License
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Keywords:
Reaper (1)
Hardware:
MacBook
Software:
GarageBand, Logic Express, Tracktion
Comments
egobandit said 3541 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
Im a
Jibes fan now! So solid this is. I hear you about the reaper seems like hes working over time, great song Thanks downloaded!
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jibes said 3540 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Thanks ego b
and for the download
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Feter said 3541 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
Too Many times
WOW ...this is a cool production my friend ..
the authentic rockin sound speaks out here ..
great vocal indeed ..nice set for your guitar
and bass ...loved the drums so 3d here I like it
kudos .....rock on !!!!!!!!!! thnx alot for sharin !!!!!!!!
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jibes said 3540 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Feter
You are either a very fast typist or fully dedicated to this site but I appreciate your comments my friend. Diggin your tunes!
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damiengh said 3541 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
nice
Laid back feel to this one and the mix on this really helped pull it off.

Really liked your vocal presentation of the lyrics too.

Nice one.
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jibes said 3540 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Thanks
damlengh! I really liked your "Tea and Scones" too.
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scofugate said 3541 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
Gotta love Logic!
But you put the magic here with your musicianship. I love the mellow vibe. Lovely guitars here as they enhance the VOX.
great emotions!!
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jibes said 3540 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Yes Logic is something else!
I bought a 2 inch thick book on it and it said it was about 1/3 the size of the Logic on-line manual. LOL I thought of printing it out but 12 or 13 hundred pages. Ouch! Thanks for your comments.
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lengold said 3541 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Gorgeous song
and performance.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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jibes said 3540 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Thanks Len.
Thanks for listening.
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thetiler said 3541 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
This one of those songs that needs to be
sung and is so true! Love the texture in the guitar plus nice delivery in the singing! Thanks for sharing!
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jibes said 3540 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Mr tiler
Thanks so much!
Your playing is so great! I am humbled.
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SISTERS said 3541 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
nicely done
solid stuff. i really like the quiet quality to this - so many places the subtle sweet spots can shine thru. music is thoughtful and rich. vocal is quite fine. nice job!
anne
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jibes said 3540 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Thanks
so much. Listening to Lullaby now. awesome!
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Jim Bouchard said 3541 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
trying to figure out
I'm trying to figure out if I have the original version of this somewhere, since I've downloaded bunches of your songs. I am a big jibes fan, and this is a very nice addition to your catalog. Quality all the way. You have such a natural talent and Logic or not you always put out something full of care and attention. One thing I found out about Logic is that it is easy to overuse some effects like reverb and sometimes using the stock templates they give you will not produce the best results. Starting with songs you began in GB is probably the best way to go when you're starting out in Logic.

And I didn't notice any problems with the beat. The drums are really well done.
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jibes said 3540 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Hey Jim.
Yes I had posted this (2 years ago) as an earlier version and another faster one on MacIdol back in 04. I prefer the present version to the 04 version however. Thanks for your comments and also your advice about effects in Logic. I know it's easy to get carried away with them.
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stevel said 3541 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Great track
A really cool sounding tune
Nice one
Steve
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jibes said 3540 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Thanks Steve
I am glad you liked it. I was diggin "Every chosen Party" too.
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guygrooves said 3540 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Glad you ...
stopped by my page. You earned yourself a new fan on the merit of this one song. Well written performed and produced.
Peace
Guy
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guygrooves said 3540 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
OH YA!!
You're the pointless pick guy!! I have 18 of them now lol. They were delivered yesterday and I already love them.. such a simple solution.... Occam's razor I suppose.
Peace
Guy
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jibes said 3540 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Thanks Guy!
Glad your a fan. Wow! It's great to meet another Pointless Picker.
they are fab!
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dave_b said 3540 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Too Many Times
All the guitar tracks, and the bass are just playing beautifully together. Great vocals!
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jibes said 3540 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Thanks Dave
Glad you liked it.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 3540 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Wow
This was good listen to! It felt very smooth and relaxed but had great lyrics! Love it!
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jibes said 3540 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Thanks so much
Jessica. I do appreciate your comments.
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Relic67 said 3540 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
we're all gonna die!
and you wrote a good song about it.
well performed and recorded. it reminded me a bit of the go-betweens.
guitar and bass parts fit together really nicely too.
well done!
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jibes said 3540 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Thanks mr R
Your comments do me good!
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racerat said 3540 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
warm
until we go cold...

Great warm tone. Clean clear pickin' Your vox sound especially good on this one. Good work on the drums. Sound great to me.

Thx,
P
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jibes said 3540 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Thanks P
Warmth was my goal! I hope I can do more like this. Thanks again.
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DWL said 3540 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Lou Reed
is being channeled!

This is a really nice song. A lovely feel and intelligent lyrics.

Good sound on the guitars.I'd like to try the picks but you can't get them in the UK (or at least I can't find a supplier)

Cheers

Dick

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said 3540 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
kicked back
easy flowing natural southern feel to this; Dig it.

. - Harold
jibes said 3539 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Thanks Harold.
I enjoyed your music.
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buckhorn said 3540 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Very nice
sound to this , and very well written. You're putting out some great stuff.
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jibes said 3539 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Thaks Buckhorn.
Your words are very encouraging.
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jiguma said 3539 days ago (January 9th, 2010)
Huge mix Neal!
Lovely playing - I am really enjoying the way you use the bass and guitars together. Also enjoying your vocals and the way you vary the drum/percs in subtle ways. You are the complete package.
This is one to play along with for me.
Like it a lot.
N
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jibes said 3534 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
Thanks Neil
Coming from such a great bass player as you are is a very big complement.
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Mike_Lynn said 3538 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Great track
I like this song especially for the laid-back feel and your unique vocals. The guitar solo is also great. Cheers / Mike
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jibes said 3534 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
Thanks Mike
I don't always go for the laid-back sound but sometimes it just comes out.
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Vic Holman said 3538 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
good times
great tune. guitars, bass & vocal meld together nicely.
also excellent job on the lyrics. you did a good job on the drum playing. I find that method gives more of a realness to approach.
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jibes said 3534 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
Thanks Vic
Love your new tune.
I think I would like to do drums on all my songs but I am really too lazy. :)
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FEEL said 3538 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Great sound
loved the guitar, vocals and melody. The progression is well written and enjoyed the originality.


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jibes said 3534 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
Thank you FEEL
Love to do original songs.
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Calchas said 3537 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Excellent!
Nicely recorded man. Really like the lyrics and your vocal delivery as well. Good to have you aboard!

Be well friend!
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jibes said 3534 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
Thanks Calchas
glad to be here. You and Roxylee dod a great job on Coin Coastal.
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woofer3 said 3537 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Very nice song,
- with good clear sound and a true sentiment as well, though my new year's resolution is to live for ever - so far so good !

Excellent post.
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jibes said 3534 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
Hey Woofer
Hope you have a great year and do live forever.
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that80sboy said 3537 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
nice
would like to hear the uptempo version too sometime....like this alot!
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jibes said 3534 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
t80b
Thanks, I'll see what I can drum up.
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Hickling_Stan said 3536 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Quality
A quality song, well sung and played with thought provoking lyrics. Good job
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jibes said 3534 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
Hickling
Thanks so much. I aim's to please.
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fasteddie said 3535 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Cool song
I like your guitar style. It's very laid back and really cool. I like the lyrics a lot. Way to do your own drumming. That's awesome.
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jibes said 3534 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
Thanks fast.
Glad you liked it.
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Stevie J said 3534 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
1980's and revised
the reaper has taken.
very realistic lyrics and smooth guitar playing.
you have a good ear too

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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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