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This is one of those songs I like, but have never been satisfied with the production, so it gets put away and then opened again later to be tweaked .. only to be put away agin. Now, when re-opening it, I'm told there are missing files. So the heck with it - it is what it is.
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Signal and Noise

you keep searching for a signal in the noise
can’t tell the difference between tools and the toys
like the rings around Saturn
you keep searching for a pattern
searching for a signal in the pattern in the noise

too much joy soon becomes a bore
you try to sing your song but it's tangled in the chords
you avoid the hordes marching to their lords
and the tactics they employ when they’re out there to destroy
destroy the signal in the noise

information keeps coming at the speed of light
it's easy to say but hard to do what's right
looking for the bright light shining in the Void
people who have nothing to say tend to make a lot of noise
when searching for the signal in the noise

you're not sure what to think but you know what you feel
the disease may be imaginary but the pain is real
maybe today I’ll make a connection that has eluded me for years
the hints may be subliminal
try to maximize the minimal
searching for the signal in the noise
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Uploaded: Jun 05, 2019 - 01:39:41 PM
Last Updated: Jun 05, 2019 - 01:41:22 PM Last Played: Jul 18, 2019 - 12:44:41 PM
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KCsGROOVE said 134 days ago (June 7th, 2019)
signal and noise
great lyrics!
I can hear the difficulties you had with the production but I like it as it is
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Warren Smith said 133 days ago (June 8th, 2019)
All of the above
Either I was asking more from GarageBand than it could deliver .. or it showcases my limited skills as a producer .. or both : )
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grah3am said 132 days ago (June 9th, 2019)
I hate losing files.
Mixbus is a bugger for doing that. GB, not so much, once everything is in the same folder. Anyway, fab guitar and vocals, Warren. The drums are a bit muted, but like you say, it is. Good to have you back.
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Warren Smith said 130 days ago (June 11th, 2019)
Missing in Action
Most of the missing files seemed to be sound effects or old synth instruments that I accumulated from various sources over the years. Most came from discs that are now gone so there was no way to get them back. C'est la vie, as they say in France. Also, by posting the damn thing, I can let go of it and move on, so that's a positive I guess : )
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Calchas said 130 days ago (June 11th, 2019)
Channeling Mr. Young once again!
And that's a GOOD thing!

Well written (LOVE the lyrics) and performed. Only wish the drums were more present.

Rock on!
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Warren Smith said 128 days ago (June 13th, 2019)
More noise than signal
Yeah, those drums kind of get lost among the noise : )
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DWL said 124 days ago (June 17th, 2019)
Late I'm afraid.
A couple of weeks with only an iPad which can't play stuff and I couldn't comment anyway as I didn't have the password...

Anyway... as always a great set of lyrics and your unique arrangements and style shine through.

A lot going on there and you were missing files? ;-)


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Warren Smith said 119 days ago (June 22nd, 2019)
I tried getting by with just an iPad & iPhone and encountered the same problem of not being able to listen to music on the MacJams site which effectively had me doing a disappearing act. I'm now back as I got a new computer, but because I didn't install from the previous system I lost some of the old music-making applications. That's why a number of tracks were missing when I opened the GarageBand file to work on this song again. And that's why I just decided to post the last saved version (which includes all of the old tracks).
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