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 Genre: Hip Hop-Rap

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Description
This is a song of hope.
Originally written as an acoustic ballad but somehow wound up as a hip-hop tune.

Sims Runles creating and performing the rap.
MariAnn Jayme sings on the choruses and outro

Stephen J. Hadley composed this piece, programmed midi instruments and also sings on the choruses.

Ray Kainz played electric guitar, bass guitar. drum programming and mixed this sucka.

Violin - a very beutiful person and wonder ful talent.

artwork: Ray Kainz
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Lyrics
chorus:
sometime i'd like to talk to god
to try and see his face
cuz i wonder if he sees his face in mine
and i hope that i am here to make this world a better place
cuz i believe that we are so much more
than just the human race
i believe it
i believe it
i believe we can be so much
Song Stats
Hits: 11092
Comments: 44
Fans: 25
Plays: 3040
Downloads: 386
Votes: 61
Uploaded: Apr 19, 2005 - 08:45:15 AM
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2005 - 08:41:15 AM Last Played: Jun 05, 2019 - 07:50:58 PM
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Comments
TobinMueller said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
The Best of All Worlds
Wo. Total power. Great mix of TOP NOTCH
performances, cross genre music support, fantastic
production concept and execution. Sleek and passionate,
care-filled and thrilling. Goodness... goosebumps, tears in
my eyes, speechless. One world. Beautiful.
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thetiler said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
Very nice tune :)
Like the talking mixed with the terrific back up
harmonizations. Great words I think.

I like how the harmonizations are fit with the lead vocal.
Very nice. Also the how the harmonizers get the lead too.
Good going.



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Tom Atwood said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
Tobin always seems to be able to find words, but...
I am speechless. Thanks to everyone who is spot.
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said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
This "Y I Luv MacJams".
Top-notch professional in every way. Ray...seems
everything you touch turns to audible gold. Gonna have to
nickname you Midas. Thank you for sharing your tunes
here at MacJams. This is fantastic.
12m said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
I second all said...
"light at the end of the tunnel"... All our tunnels get dark,
aint that the truth...
Oh my god... then the female vocals, the baby... wow...
This is beatiful... hiphop needs more ppl like u..
wow...powerful...(standing ovation)
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Syncopatient said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
You've nailed it!
Incredible mix of lyrical style, message, musicality and
expression. A most excellent track....blown away. A most
excellent work.
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fairy beth said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
wooow
pretty damn good. Great words, great tallent.
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Stun Nutz said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
very ambitious...
...and touching, too! I think the thing that gives this
good balance is the rapping and hip hop elements.
The only thing that bugged me a little on my second
(and closer) listen was the high feel-good
background strings and the fact that the singing in
the chorus was a little too sweet and multilayered.
There is enough strength in the message of this tune
that you don't need to over-sweeten it. Overall, very
good work, though!
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K.I.S.KISMET said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
Inspiring
what a display of sheer talent. Simple yet complicated..everything in the right place.This is a perfect example of why music is able to knock down barriers.
~K
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mcsweb said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
A genre
I could never touch. Great nuance, and exceptional
delivery of the promise in your write up. Great work!
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SlimGirlFat said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
cool
work from you all.
Sims, you have a great voice with good vocal delivery. and
Mariann, you have a gorgeous voice..
Steve & Ray,, excellent backing track...


stunning

SlimGirlFat
Peter Greenstone said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
Wow! This Great
Great lyrics/rhymes. Superp production and
performances. A very inspiring and moving song. Really
great job. Love how the chorus plays with the other parts,
such a great warm groove.
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MissChaos said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
outstanding
Truly, this is wonderful. I love the way the strings build
during the verses. There's a transparent quality to this
that is so professional--like each voice and instrument
has it's own place, yet reflect off each other to create a
sparkling symphony of sounds. I, too, was left awestruck.
Hats off to all of you. Thank you for sharing this song.
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Scorpjammer said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
Great Talent
Great lyrics, great vocals all around and great mix and playing by the genius Ray K...with artwork, to boot. Bravo to all invloved!
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White Hawks said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
This is beautiful.
this is awsome. very cool. nice rapping. very cool rapping.
thanks for sharing.

10s and 9s.

- Hawks.
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said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
We all...
...need this song...
said 5205 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
sounds good to me
I will have to run this a few more times to
understand and digest the full meaning of the song.
At a gut level, it sure sounds good. I like succinct
delivery in a song. You sure deliver the goods here.
This is energized flesh and blood.
coolio said 5204 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Grammy?
Mainstream perfect strike. Hardly a 10 for uniqueness, but
hits the bull's eye from many angles and has such fine
performances and production it is the closest to a
Grammy winner I've heard, which, again, speaks to its
effective whitebread parts, albeit puzzled together with
care. Isn't it interesting the we can tell (or think we can)
the rapper is black, the soprano is white, but what skin
color is the baby?
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Doadars Uncle said 5204 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
This puts me in a nice place!
Being a constructive force in the world ... progressive!
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Kevensor said 5204 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Solid
Great mix and great message!

Thanks for posting this!
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said 5204 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Can't fault the production
But I really dislike this.

Don't like the rap-style singing atall.

The sentiment is too obvious. Like a children's pop-up
book. You can get your poinjt across without being so
obvious.

The baby talk- ugh. The word nausueating coems to
mind.

Overall, off the scale on the smarmy-o-meter.

Sorry, I've given your songs 10s int he past, but I won't
score ya this time . . .
Monophobe said 5203 days ago (April 21st, 2005)
Can't fault the production
I somewhat agree here. This song screams out for subtlety. You basically
dedicated it to anyone who have ever died...ever. It's not that I hate religious
music or even religious rap - one of my favourite tunes is actually a christian
rapsong - but it should be done without overly preaching.

But top notch production (if anything it does complement the sentimentality).
Peace out!
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SpasmodicMan said 5204 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Pushing off from Troy
As a human being, I wonder exactly what "We are so much more than the human race" means. I'd rather have most of us live UP TO the human race, potentially speaking. Even though this is a very well done rap, much better than most (less violence language, although violence is a key to the reason to ask why; less victimization, although there is still that heavy woe is me from the neighbor going on), my favorite line is "Forgive me for my sins." I think this is more about man/woman than God/human or black/white, though: Passionate man gets caught up in artistic expression, angst and chain-bending, stuff happens, and then the beautiful woman heals it all with her nurturing and childbearing. The kid deserves the grammy, what a refreshing sound: laughter. Rap is almost becoming an art form here. You guys have talent.
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Tom Atwood said 5203 days ago (April 21st, 2005)
Pushing off from SpasmodicMan
Very interesting and thoughtful interpretation by SpasmodicMan, but I don't
think this song can be reduced to just man/woman alone. The line "more
than the human race" is in the song. What does that mean? How about "more
than matter?" This song is about Spirit, and ultimately about love. God's love
in us. That is my take. Again, a wonderful song, even if, as Troy has pointed
out, it is over the top at times. There are worse things.
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mandolinquent said 5202 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Pushing off from SpasmodicMan
I'm glad that all these points are made both for and against. Great lyric
delivery; excellent production; as vibe it's sort of up there with Tupac's "Dear
Mama" and other pieces of emo hip ho (hey! I've just created a new genre!).
But personally too I find the sentiment too all-embracing
to mean anything to me. It's not just that there's too much - it's just that it's
undefined. It's just a general sense of violent death. And despite my folksy
stuff I post here, I'm a major hip hop head. But the sheer quality of this work
means that anything else I see here by spot is a definite MJ must-listen.
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Monophobe said 5201 days ago (April 23rd, 2005)
Pushing off from SpasmodicMan
Emo hip hop! That's priceless!
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Mr. S said 5204 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
powerful....
enough said.

S
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Pie said 5204 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
respect...
...is due.

REPECT!
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TennesseeVic said 5203 days ago (April 21st, 2005)
Great production
This really sounds fantastic. Professional.

But, eh, I'm with some of the commenters on how you're
overdoing an obvious point. Your intentions are sincere,
true, but the execution is not exactly subtle.

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Dig Duo said 5202 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Incredible.
This really is a rap, some others i have heard dont even compare...great job
guys...!
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jesushairdo said 5202 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
look at this loooong list of fans!
fantastic! no wonder youve got this loooong list of fans!
now im a believer!
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Del said 5201 days ago (April 23rd, 2005)
Reggea shining through
I had a hard time understaning all the rapped words. I know they must be cool, considering all the comments and fans, and wish I could. And its even still early in the day. My favorite part is the reggae. Without that section, it would not have shined.
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breezer said 5201 days ago (April 23rd, 2005)
Fantastic song.
I really enjoyed. Keep it up!
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handovergold said 5200 days ago (April 24th, 2005)
usually
I resist this type of music, but this one was really well put
together in every way--very tasteful, a little saccharine at
times, but hey, you can't always be dark when you're
serious--the heart is definitely in the right place and
POSITIVE--which I will always make allowances for!
BravO! I'd say this one is "Spot ON!"
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twonicus said 5200 days ago (April 24th, 2005)
as good as Nas
i wouls pay to listen to this again. awesome.
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said 5159 days ago (June 4th, 2005)
Why haven't I heard this on the radio yet? =)
Beautiful song, excellent production, very inspiring.
said 5075 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
Why haven't I heard this on the radio yet? =)
I agree

---
Mungo
gregorio said 5088 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
out .. standing
.. on so many levels. I love the mix of genres and the positive message.
UHU_Glue said 4961 days ago (December 19th, 2005)
Geez
One word: DAMN!
ElPeruano said 4922 days ago (January 27th, 2006)
amazing production quality
I am humbled. . . which is not saying ALL that much considering I'm about
as new as they come with regard to production, but yea. . for what its
worth the sound was so clean and. . . luminous. I felt like carribean
beaches and angels. Now im just babbling, but great job.
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ElPeruano said 4922 days ago (January 27th, 2006)
PS
since ive been making comparisons on almost every comment i've posted.
. this one reminded me of Where's the Love except more meaningful. I
dont really like that song, but i definately think I Believe is great.
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craft said 4615 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
great
I like this one better. This one is terrific... Love it..
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gregd said 4612 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
The bass . . .
hits harder on this track. It feels better. The rougher mix sounds better to me. Good track in either mix.
-g
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King-of-Kings said 4416 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
love it
fantastic lyrics

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