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I wanted to write about walking past people sleeping in doorways, but found that it wouldn't come. This change in approach came much more readily. A general reflection on the colder more callous times we seem to be living through. Hopefully with a bit of humour to leaven the message.

This features some very nice from synthesiser work by "Soundfox" from FreeSounds.
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(just walk on by)

there’s a new look thats rocking this town
called the “walk on by”,
(while averting the eyes)

you step on over the man who’s down
without any fuss
or throw him under a bus

you don’t need to worry
love’s out of season
kindness is treason
there’s only yourself that you need to be pleasing

sign yourself onto this latest trend
and build a new wall
20 foot tall

you got to know you’re your own best friend
living under this sun
just loving number one

you don’t need to be sorry
love ain’t the fashion
nor is compassion
its only ourselves that we can love with passion

a helping hand is so “not a good look”
so get with the theme
and be mister mean

so take a leaf out of this style book
and do the pass over fly,
like a drone in the sky
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Uploaded: Dec 16, 2018 - 01:54:11 PM
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Calchas said 309 days ago (December 18th, 2018)
Very nice!
Like the progression very much. Moody. Melancholy. Fits the theme.

Synth does work well...
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DWL said 309 days ago (December 18th, 2018)
Only yesterday
I was walking through Brighton with my wife and the number of people sleeping on the street was, and is, a tragedy.

You managed to pitch the song just about right. Not a lot of humour but the agian that would be wrong anyway...


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Daugrin said 309 days ago (December 18th, 2018)
Walk on By
Test my compassion? Can't save anyone but yourself, and we live and let die, just to suggest a higher morality includes the forcible restraint of those who don't want or ask for assistance is a crime against awareness.
The music and playing on this track are luscious demonstrating a high level of ability and good taste. No cliche riffs here and nothing that distracts from the vibe.
Can I make some suggestions? Add more low midrange on the vocal tracks. Create a buss and put a slap back echo on it and send the various vocals there. This is a way to dial up some thickener and this treatment helps vocals come alive in the mix sometimes. A piece of software like "Echo Boy" has a great setting for vocals if you know what that is... Second I would suggest fattening up the color synths as well, what you put down, your note choices and phrasing is glorious- I am just think the parts sound thin... Last, put the whole works into a room or space with a reverb that adds some glue to make the parts sit together more comfortably.
Thanks for sharing your work. I enjoyed this track and it demanded several listens. That is rare at MJ!

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charlieknight said 305 days ago (December 22nd, 2018)
thank you very much for your kind and encouraging words. very glad you liked it. I listened again after reading your suggestions and I think I see what you mean on all points. really appreciate you taking the time.
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groovehounds said 309 days ago (December 18th, 2018)
just walk on by
This is wonderful....really enjoyed this.... like the mellowness
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Mike_Lynn said 307 days ago (December 20th, 2018)
Cool plot
This is awesomely done. The whispering vocal has added much flavor to the overall mood of the song.
Well written & composed. Impressive.
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Fire_Angel said 293 days ago (January 3rd, 2019)
The rhythm really pulls this along, and the wealth of sonic details makes it a fascinating listen.
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