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My first all new song of 2013. Inspired by some back catalogue listening to old goth bands of the 80's. I wanted to bridge the gap between early 90's US and late 80's UK by fusing the big riffing of the Seattle bands with a touch of the echo-ey goth guitar.
Lyrically it's fairly obvious. On this occasion I've tempered my mid-Atlantic accent and tried singing closer to my speaking voice in the verses.
It all came together pretty quickly. The only guitar that features is my "none more black" Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker. I love this budget guitar with its single pick up.
This has been recorded through Logic, using the built in amp sim. Vocals were completed in a morning, the remainder took about 4 hours in 2 sessions.
I hope you enjoy this new track. Remember to play it as loud as dignity will allow!
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Dry your eyes
Throw my heart upon the floor
You can't have it all both ways every time

Burn the skin
Press into the flesh
You know everytime you touch you leave a mark

You give me bruises, bruises on my soul

Throw your toys
destroy what makes you operate
But don't ask me to come back on your side

Run away
Disappear inside your mind
Every time you run you cut me down
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Uploaded: Mar 05, 2013 - 03:46:24 AM
Last Updated: Mar 05, 2013 - 03:47:45 AM Last Played: Jan 20, 2018 - 06:47:22 AM
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Gibson LP Melody Maker, Fender PB.
Toontrack EZDrummer, Logic Express 9
alackbass said 1844 days ago (March 5th, 2013)
Cool track! Great lyrics!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
Relic67 said 1843 days ago (March 7th, 2013)
I am ever more impressed with your singing! If this is closer to your real accent, I'd stay stick with it cuz it sounds fantastic.
nice guitar tones, really cool radio-ready "big chorus"
enjoyed very much!
Check out my latest song called Dead Archive
five_extra_arms said 1842 days ago (March 7th, 2013)
Yeah Paddy, you did a good job on this one. I love the vocals right off the bat. The guitar riffage through the chorus is where the goth is.

Fine work man.

Check out my latest song called Draw
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Name: The Cardinal Sins
Location: Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
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I grew up in the 70's and 80's in the south of the UK in an Irish family. I had always loved music but was never given an opportunity to explore making it for myself. About 10 years ago I bought an acoustic guitar and began strumming in earnest. To d... [see more]

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