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Glass Mansions (TUMi)


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A song about the tender, fragile state of love.
This is my submission for the TUMi song writing competition. It uses only three loops,
"TUMi synth riff 5", "TUMi rock beat 8" and
"TUMi crystal melody 1". The rest is all played on electric guitar and vocal using a G4 ibook. The vocals were all recorded using the built in mic.

I invite your comments and suggestions.

Hope you like it.
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Lyrics
It's a self inflicted metaphor
Of thorny roses, love and scorn
With great beauty come great suffering
But suffering will make you stronger

And I pray that your heart might break
Before it becomes to late
Cause true love is a virtue
But it's not what you think, it's not what you think

It's like a glass mansion...in a hail storm
Will those walls....take the pressure?

And love's a simple paradox
Take it freely but watch the cost
You'll lose your head but find your treasure
Lose your life and you can have her

I'm looking for a tougher beauty
Experienced innocence
With weathered tenderness
A halo shining through the gloom,
shine through the gloom to me
Song Stats
Hits: 3490
Comments: 8
Fans: 2
Plays: 246
Downloads: 133
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Apr 03, 2005 - 10:35:36 PM
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2005 - 10:25:00 AM Last Played: Oct 20, 2017 - 01:28:43 AM
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ibook
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Comments
the_brothers_4 said 4922 days ago (April 4th, 2005)
Good Stuff
Hello,

I like the flow and overall sound of your song. Your voice adds a really nice element to it as well, keep up the good work.
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K.I.S.KISMET said 4921 days ago (April 4th, 2005)
Nice work
This reminds me of U2, one of my all time favs. I also use the built in mic. How did you get such a clear sound on vox? That is, if you don't mind sharing.

Nice work all around!
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krismacqueen said 4921 days ago (April 4th, 2005)
Nice work
Thanks for your kind words!

I've found that the trick to using the onboard mic is to get a really hot signal
by boosting the "Built-in Input" in System Preferences. That keeps the signal-
noise ratio under control so you can EQ without trying to compensate for
hiss. Other than that, I've found Garage Band's presets for vocals quite
useable.
Check out my latest song called Song for Rob
said 4921 days ago (April 4th, 2005)
Another
tune well done.
I found the guitar solo in the middle ends abruptly and
wanted more.
Hope this is constructive.
donglenn said 4915 days ago (April 11th, 2005)
Fantastic sound
I really like your guitar sound. What hardware are you
using? You can never get this sound in GB only.
Kinda like the Edge (U2) like someone mentioned, nice
mix of ech and reverb.

Good song!

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krismacqueen said 4902 days ago (April 23rd, 2005)
Fantastic sound
I'm glad you like it. Honestly, the guitar rig is all garageband and my
Heritage semi-hollow electric. I was pretty impressed with the sound too.
Check out my latest song called Song for Rob
philonnie said 4902 days ago (April 24th, 2005)
inspiring stuff!
love the atmospheric feel to this track.... wonderfull guitar
work and vocals....jeff buckley-esque at times.
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aivan said 4704 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
I like it a lot...
You've got a great voice...

Reminds me a lo t of "Do You Feel Loved" by U2... but I love that already... :)
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