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Make Believe


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blamm

 Genre: Rock & Roll
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Man, I have no idea what category to put this in. This is a song for my wife...something that's been in and out of my head for years. GarageBand finally gave me the outlet to put it together. Thanks go to Jeremy G. for the killer bass playing, picking out better drums for me, and teaching me the basics of producing a song (all done via Internet collaboration). I also want to thank those that commented on this song when it was a demo, though I'm still not going to file this under 'country' :)
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Lyrics
Broken down, alone and dishearted.
Love was never too kind to me.
That's just the way that this story started.
Thought it's how it would always be.

Just when you think that you've got it all figured
love likes to hit you from behind.
Punk rock princess puts me in her picture,
again proving that love is blind.

Welcome to my fairy tale life.
Where I pray that my sleeping beauty
will never open up her eyes.
And everything will be just fine
if I can just keep Cinderella
from getting to the ball on time.

Years go by and the pages keep turning.
To this tale add another two.
Still not sure if I'm all that deserving.
Hard sometimes to believe it's true.

Unopened doors, unanswered questions.
All I can tell you is 'ain't life strange?'
Backward to forward, something from nothing,
and you know I'd never change a thing.

Welcome to my fairy tale life.
Where I pray that my sleeping beauty
will never open up her eyes.
And everything will be just fine
if I can just keep Cinderella
from getting to the ball on time.

Because the frog, he is no prince.
But still there's something that she sees.
And if I knew what I said, then I'd say it again...
so she could make believe.
Song Stats
Hits: 3222
Comments: 17
Fans: 4
Plays: 170
Downloads: 174
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Nov 04, 2005 - 10:08:45 PM
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2005 - 09:13:09 PM Last Played: Nov 16, 2016 - 03:06:24 AM
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Hardware:
Firewire 410, Peavy StudioPro M1 mic, Oscar Schmidt acoustic, Hohner harmonica
Software:
Garageband
Comments
Ghost -05 said 4401 days ago (November 4th, 2005)
Very good
wow your great .sounds great too. i enjoyed.
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thetiler said 4400 days ago (November 5th, 2005)
classic folk rock
sounds very nice, everything fits in quite nicely. Your voice works well.
Nicely placed vocal with the guitar. Quite nice!


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stevec said 4399 days ago (November 6th, 2005)
awesome!
What a fantastic track! On my 3rd listen right now. Definitely not country
although it has a bit of that kinda vibe. Excellent songwriting, vocals are
well done & the overall production is stellar. Downloaded this one & will
be playing over & over.. thanks for sharing!
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aclarke said 4399 days ago (November 6th, 2005)
So...
Does this mean I have to delete the old version (which was my first MJ
download and still one of my favorite songs...hell, I know all the words.

Maybe I've said this before, but this is a song I wish I could write. I'm one
of those guys that keeps hoping and praying his better half doesn't wake
up and realize what she's done.

This has passed the ultimate test for me... it sounds fresh everytime I
hear it... and I bet I've listened to this a hundred times!
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blamm said 4399 days ago (November 6th, 2005)
So...
Not sure what happened...just tried to update the file to MP3 so it would play
correctly on the site, and it treated it like a brand new submission. The
bonus is that it's been listened to by some new ears...so no complaints.
Thanks for the continued support of this song...always appreciate the kind
words.

---
"Art is never finished, only abandoned."
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perceptualvortex said 4397 days ago (November 9th, 2005)
Really excellent
wow, man that's some great song you've got here. i'm digging the guitar, singing and harmonica. I like it.
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owendave said 4394 days ago (November 11th, 2005)
Make Believe
Nice Job. I can't believe how well the Oscar Schmidt acoustic records.
Nicely mixed and put together.
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FEEL said 4370 days ago (December 5th, 2005)
Country Rock
that's the genre I'd give it. Really dig this tune and the rest of your stuff. Like the beat change, did you program them drums?

Regards
John
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ktb said 4291 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
good stuff
did you do this all with GB? sounds so natural, you must have done a
couple of instruments? you've got a strong voice and the production is
great. really enjoyed this. good song writing
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said 4268 days ago (March 17th, 2006)
What a great tune.
Glad I clicked on your name on the -who.s on line- panel. Had not enjoyed your stuff yet, Thanks for posting.

- Harold
ginz111 said 4210 days ago (May 14th, 2006)
Great
Really great track!
Carl
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Chase Alvins said 4210 days ago (May 14th, 2006)
DRUMS!
please list the drum loops you used, I never seem to be able to find
decent drum loops. Jam pack 1 has waaaaaaaayyyy too many club-dance
beats.
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DJ_Veit said 4200 days ago (May 24th, 2006)
nice
very smooth no mistakes that i can hear. good recording nice lyrics
and a very cool southern rock feel.
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ktb said 4075 days ago (September 26th, 2006)
picture perfect
John, you have an amazing and grace laden voice. I'm sorry I haven't
been here before. just heard you w/texasfeel and that buried me. Are
you playing all the instruments here? way cool. Nice mix, it just leaps
out of my tiny imac speakers. Very tasty!
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blamm said 4075 days ago (September 26th, 2006)
Thanks!
Thanks for the comment here and on the collab with TEXASFEEL. I played
acoustic, midi piano, and harmonica on this one and my good friend played bass
and programmed the drums. This one was really a lesson in mixing for me, but
I've learned a lot since then. Just wait until you hear the newest tune we're
working on...adding TEXASFEEL to the mix has expanded our sound...good stuff.

---
New songs are coming. I swear. Really.
Check out my latest song called Lullaby for Newtown
ktb said 4066 days ago (October 5th, 2006)
new tune
zep tune: i have heard and i am awed, no shit. that's unbelievable, what a
freakin range you have.
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dajama said 3557 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Very cool
Great singing - lovely expression in your vocal - and nice lyrics. The arrangement is terrific (I especially like the way you up the tempo after the first few bars and then drop back down - nice...) and it's got a great sound. The bass does sound great - your buddy did a great job! - and the drums have a good sound and sit nicely in the mix. Very cool. Glad aclarke's posting in the chat window sent me here! Nicely done. Peace.
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