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A few weeks ago my wife and I visited the Vancouver Art Gallery and saw a painting that simply had the quote that read "I'm sorry for being me..." or something like that... (see pix - the guard warned me about taking this pix, btw). That inspired this song.

Guitar, Bass, Harp, Mix - Jibes (Neal Gilbertson)
Vox, Acoustic guitar - Stan Loh

Thank you Jibes for being so talented, so skilled, so patient!
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Not Sorry For Being Me
© March 9, 2011 Stan Loh
An exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery inspired this song.
Verse 1
Oh the raindrops winding down a leaf,
To the earth a huge sigh of relief,
Like my tears that won’t numb a shameless thief,
Who stole the soul that I haven’t got,
All the pain that silence brought,
Oh the scars from battles fought,
Lay the blame on me,
How I don’t agree,
I’m not sorry for being me,
For I don’t know how to be anything else, can’t you see?
Verse 2
Now the acid eating up my guts,
There’s revenge waiting in disgust,
Ever willing to crush a newborn crust,
Oh my fortitude needs more latitude,
Building fences for an attitude,
All my thoughts become unglued,
Lay the blame on me,
How I don’t agree,
I’m not sorry for being me,
For I don’t know how to be anything else, can’t you see?
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Uploaded: Mar 31, 2011 - 12:27:27 AM
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2011 - 12:27:27 AM Last Played: Feb 04, 2019 - 03:16:36 PM
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Comments
Toveco said 3126 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Lovely song
Wow so nice, your song,
I listening in my big speaker
and it sound wonderful
love the harmonica
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Lagusaya2 said 3126 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Hey Tommy
Thanks my friend. You bought a big speaker set? I've yet to listen to this in a stereo set...but it sounds acceptable to my cheapie headphones.

Stan
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jibes said 3126 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
I'm a fan of stan's songs
and that's a fact! When I heard this song I knew it would be a jewel. And it is! Its simple but that's what makes it great because those are usually the best. Stan put in the strings too!
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Lagusaya2 said 3126 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
I am so grateful!
Thanks my friend...I just love how you turn a bare song into something that's presentable! You're simply marvellous.

Stan
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alackbass said 3126 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
NOT SORRY FOR BEING ME
Nice bluesy ballad! Neal's signature guitar, bass, and harp fit like a pair of comfortable shoes! You two guys are forming a great partnership!
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Lagusaya2 said 3126 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Hi Andrew
Hey I didn't think of this as bluesy! You're right! I think the harp made it sound that way! Oh I just love jibes' harp! So stirring! Thanks for your kind words.

Stan
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KCsGROOVE said 3126 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
another fine collab
Stan, you;re a great writer
good to see you work with Neal again.
Really fine song!
Enjoyed!
KC
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Lagusaya2 said 3126 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
OMG!
Cees...wow! What a compliment...thank you so much! I am expanding my horizons because of the ability to collaborate with people like @Jibes and you! Thanks so much!

Stan
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neilh79 said 3126 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Not sorry for being me!
Lovely tune, the vocal sits wonderfully on top of the music, the guitars work so well together and love the harp!! Great mix!
Lagusaya2 said 3126 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Thank you Neil
Your remarks are candy to us! Loved your visit! Thanks so much!

Neal and Stan
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dave_b said 3125 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
NOT SORRY FOR BEING ME
I like the hook, and the way the melody resolves on it. Vocals sound good. Neal's harp fits perfectly and adds to the mix. I think the song could be stronger yet with a bridge.
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Lagusaya2 said 3125 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
Thanks Dave
The song was oroginally really short...it was just a bit over 2 minutes. I think I then said what I wanted to say. Then there were suggestions that I should lengthen it either with a strong chorus and now you're suggesting a bridge...either one would fit, I think as well. Great suggestion, and thank you! But I'm not sure I have an appetite now to rework it (maybe because I have so many collabs parked and waiting for me...hehehe)...plus I'm currently busy putting the finishing touches on a huge 3D animation project. Thanks for the visit and insightful comment, Dave.

Stan
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PeterB7858 said 3123 days ago (April 3rd, 2011)
Gentle song...
Hi Stan. This gentle song is relaxing and at the same time provides real interest via the lyrics. Your fine vocals deliver the message perfectly and Neal's stellar contribution fills things out nicely. Great sounding mix too. Congratulations to you both. Warm regards, Peter.
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Lagusaya2 said 3122 days ago (April 4th, 2011)
Hi Peter
Oh thank you for a very nice comment...I am encouraged by you. Such comments always spur me on...and hope to write a better piece than this one!

Stan
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VicDiesel said 3122 days ago (April 4th, 2011)
sad song
or melancholy? I like the harmonica wails.

And don't be down about just being you. There are not a lot of people who can say the same thing!
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Lagusaya2 said 3122 days ago (April 4th, 2011)
Thanks Victor
I was just listening to your wonderful flute piece...you're an accomplished musician.

Thanks for the very encouraging comment...no, I am not sad...it's just another song I wrote.

Stan
Check out my latest song called Last Laugh
papag said 3122 days ago (April 4th, 2011)
He tells it
I like the way you turn your phrases. Nice work all the way around. Harp is a nice feature instrument.

Just lacking the download :(
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Lagusaya2 said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2011)
Download?
Firstly @papag thanks for the nice comments.

Am not sure what you meant as "lacking the download"...I'll investigate...being new here I am not yet familiar with the features.

Thanks.

Stan
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papag said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
download
You did not enable downloads...some checkbox when you publish your song
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