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Tired of fighting and arguing, gotta know when it's time to go
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Gonna Go Instead © 2010

You got a way of forgettin'
I may be stopping by tonight
Someone comes to the door
Wearing your robe and that ain't right

Making me fall apart with
One look in your eyes

Say you aint thinking 'bout other things
Fast cars, diamonds in fancy rings
Couldn't give 'em even if I want to
Nothing left that I hold for you
Your thinking 'bout other lovers
When you've got me in your bed
Other lies undiscovered
I'm just gonna go instead

Now I could start a row
Lord knows you know how
To lay it on deep
When words come so cheap
Man we've broken ... our last thread
I'm just gonna go instead

You got a way of rememberin'
All the things I do wrong
Your Main Street girlfriends
Let me know I don't belong


It's a story we've both read
I'm just gonna go instead
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Uploaded: Jun 06, 2010 - 02:13:49 AM
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2010 - 02:52:18 PM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 12:55:41 PM
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Strat, acoustic gtr, lap steel, old, old Gibson Bass , Sonar Session Drummer 3, nice ribbon and condensor mics
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alackbass said 3360 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
More than Country
Nice chord changes. More like 70's singer songwriter stuff. Nice playing on that strat and lap steel. Nice lyrics, particularly the chorus.
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jdholliday said 3360 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
when I saw country and western I thought you might have meant something else since "country" has completely lost it's identity, And I agree with Andrew that this has a nice 70's vibe to it which I love, actually your voice reminds me a lot of Jerry Garcia, my favorite musicians are singer/songwriter/guitar players....always searching for them on here, glad you pm'ed me with this song.
The backing track and musicianship are great, I like the lyrics albeit very sad, I talked to a friend yesterday who spent the week with a very accomplished songwriter who has number 1 hits with all the big names in country, the guy and his songwriting partner spend 8 hours to perfect one line, if every phrase doesn't give them goosebumps they trash it, just food for thought. Nice work!
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BlueDarkness said 3359 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
RE: Is It Country Western or not ?
The thing is, my style is Americana/ Southern Rock.

Unfortunately MacJams does not offer this genre as a choice. There IS a lot of choices for electronic music which leads me to believe that most of the examples here are for keyboard constructed tunes and that's where they steer the website.

I've grown tired of top 40 country and am way more interested by the underlying "Outlaw Country" and it's resurgence thanks to the likes of Sirius Ch63 .

So, that's why I place my stuff in the Country-Western category
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jdholliday said 3359 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
well I
certainly didn't mean to upset you, I agree with you whole heartedly! What about everything else I said?
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BlueDarkness said 3359 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Upset? Who me?
Nah, I'm not upset it's just as I said , there's only Country-Western here and that category is splintered into many sub-goups w/ the most popular outside of Top 40 being "Outlaw Country" which features tremendous writers like Chris Knight, Robert Earle Keen, Jamie Johnson ( although he has had some serious crossover success mostly w/"Give It Away" a George Strait number 1 hit ) , the wacky Todd Snider and bands like The Drive By Truckers and Cross Canadian Ragweed.

Oultaw Country sounds a lot like 70's classic rock Verse-Chorus-Guitar Solo- Repeat

Top 40 Country is all out of Nashville with everything sounding the same. There needs to be a revolution out of California or Texas or acts from other genres like Bon Jovi or the aweful attempt by Springsteen will continue (ex. lsiten to "Worried Hobo" by Woodie Guthrie or The Kingston Trio then listen to one-note Bruce butcher it) . Also bands like Lady Antebellum sound like ABBA to me. I'd sooner jab knitting needles in my eardrums than suffer that stuff.

Very few artists are true to their roots with Shelby Lynne , the Jayhawks and Wilco being the best example of just making their own music that defies category but ends up being called "Americana" or "Roots Rock"

Check out the playlist at that station and you'll find some diamonds in the rough:

ex. of Sirius list here: http://www.dogstarradio.com/search_playlist.php?artist=&title=&channel=63&month=&date=&shour=&sampm=&stz=&ehour=&eampm=

Thank you for the critique, it's always welcome
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Feter said 3360 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Gonna Go Instead
Fresh and just good ole upbeat tune I just love
it ...great vocals work the arrangement with the
guitars behind just right ..right tone on the
Strat ..good job my friend ..great Job ..Kudos
thnx a lot for sharin !!!!!
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sloparts said 3360 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
The Eagles come to mind here
This is a good song, Blue, that very much reminds me some of the songs done by the Eagle in their heyday. It's more Country Rock than straight up Country, and to me that's a good thing. Great song structure and changes, with some very good playing in the back tracks..

All in all, a fine piece of work, of which you can be justly proud. Thanks for the note pointing it out, I'm glad I follow your invitation and came to listen.

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TobinMueller said 3360 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Classic writing
Really nice writing, solid, mainstream, balanced, and well orchestrated. I also liked the choice of harmonies. Nice short lyrical lines, with clear images and truthful precision.

The vocals are a tad below pitch too often, making it seem more like demo than a polished piece, and in my ears the vocals are a tad too loud in the mix. But the style of singing works and the enunciation is nice and clear, which is important in C&W inflected music.

Nice tune. Thanks for letting me know about it. Feel free to ask my any specific questions or for suggestions via Notes. Cheers.
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ShadowofNine said 3359 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Nice Track
Cool lyrics, good instrumentation enjoyed the listen...
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davisamerica2 said 3359 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Gonna Go
Excellent guitar work. Good and well placed harmony. I like the theme, and the lyrics are very well written. Very nice post Blue.
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jibes said 3359 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
I really like the melody
on your song.
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dave_b said 3359 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Gonna Go Instead
I agree with Ed, this sounds like Eagles influenced country rock to me. Classic arrangement, tight playing throughout, clean mix. Lyric is good and your voice delivers with world weary country attitude. I just wonder why you placed the bridge after the first chorus, after the second chorus would be a more traditional place for it.
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BlueDarkness said 3359 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Early Bridge
Thanks for noticing. Artist's decision. That's the way I did it at first but it seemed like an after thought. I didn't like it after the second chorus and I wanted to get to the conflict so I could talk about the "remembering all the things I do wrong" part on the way out the door.

Sometimes you can buck tradition as long as you don't try to reinvent the wheel
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mvh9591 said 3359 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Good solid song writing here. Great arrangement.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Joanna said 3359 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Just a warning -- country isn't my genre; I don't know much about it. I like the storytelling. Good lyrics and the music seems to fit the mood. The vocals are a little off-key at times, but otherwise the song is very good.
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tempie said 3358 days ago (June 7th, 2010)
i like it
reminds me a lot of Neal Casal. I like the lead a lot, as well as the backups. A good sunny day windows down driving tune.

i'm a big southern/western music fan, hope to hear more of this type of thing from you. and if we do it'd be cool if we could download it :)
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GregDz said 3358 days ago (June 7th, 2010)
Country Rock
I agree with those who say this sounds like it could be from the 70's - actually I tought of Eagles, with a splash of the Greatful Dead.

I came from the midwest, and in the early 70's we played high school dances every Friday and Saturday night, and in the small towns we had to add a country "twang" to some of our sets to keep 'em happy- This song would have worked great for that. Nice song, greaat harmonies!

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Ed Hannifin said 3354 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
I hear an interesting blend....
...of mid-period Eagles and a bit of Beatles/power pop/George Harrison/Big Star...

I like the left-center-right layout of the guitars, of which there seem to be many. It has that 'Lyin' Eyes' feel in the rhythm guitars. The time is right in the pocket to my ears.

The lead vocals are nicely phrased and in tune. The lyrics and the lyrical structure are strong.

The slide stuff reminds me of both George Harrison and Big Star, which isn't a bad thing.

Digging in for places of possible improvement, I"d say that there are a couple spots when the lead guitar and slide get a little out of tune with each other. I think that the slide track may be where there are minor out-of-tunenesses, but I'm not sure. Similarly, there are just a couple bits where the harmony vocals seem just a bit out. Finally, I'd say that you've got some really neat tracks here and I think this could benefit from a warmer mix. The flavor of the mix as is, is a little midrange-y, and the guitars end up a little scratchy.

Overall, though, a strong song and a strong arrangement...

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BlueDarkness said 3352 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Appreciate the comments. Looking/listening at your page I can see you're experienced in these matters. And a Sox fan like me?

My biggest weakness is mixing and mastering. Being self-taught I use the factory settings on Sonar for EQ'ing and the Isotope mastering program. They don't seem to be right for every song so I tweak a little.

Re: Slide. I love the way most pedal steel and lap steel are JUST a little off key at first. It adds that twang/fatness to take a song from pop to Americana/Country. Then it finds the notes to resolve the disonance

Acoustic guitar: I use a mic at the sound hole , a mic at the 12th fret and the D/I xlr connection from the guitar to try to get a wide acoustic sound, separating them about 10% each. Is it better to just pound them through the same location on the spectrum?

The hardest thing for is getting the parts to stay in their location in the mix with clarity.

Is it better to solo EQ guitars and bass or while in the mix? Should I compress the individual tracks? The easiest way to get separation is panning the guitars 100% right and left but the playing must be balanced or fatigue/annoyance sets in and the mix feels wrong.

Is there a forum here or a website on mixing that you'd recommend?

Thank you
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Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. Howe

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