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Say you don't love me (edit)


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apb

 Genre: Pop (mainstream)

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Another old one of mine re-vamped. Inspired by a weird foreign film I saw in my youth.

More art (lol) courtesy of my youngest daughter Rebecca (age 5).

Changes in this version (still not mastered):
- bass added
- shortened alot
- various corrections (mostly on vocals)
- vocals EQ'd to reduce some 'S'
- drums added to verses.

Originally performed by my old band "Nobody Knows" in oh .. around '93-'94. This is dedicated to them:

Lead vocals:Justine/Jerry
Keyboards & b.vox: Amanda
Drums: Mathew
Bass: James
Guitars & b.vox: APB
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Lyrics
v1
So long since the good times have come around,
If we could be happy,
So much more than I ever could ask for ..

Takin' our time,
Doin' it right,
Once in a lifetime,
I long to hear you say ..

Chorus:
"So say you don't love me ...
'Cos if you can't, you do .."

v2
So why do I find I'm on my own again?
There must be someone ..
Is that too much for anyone to ask for?

Lookin' for you,
Playin' it right,
Tied up inside,
I long to hear you say ..

woo hoo,
yeah,
woo hoo,
(instrumental break)
Yeah!

Takin' our time,
Doin' it right,
Once in a lifetime,
I long to hear you say ..

v3
So it's goodbye to the good times,
I'm on my own ..
I can't find someone ..
To hold and love and be all I ever wished for ..

Lookin' for you,
Pleasin' myself,
Not lookin' for you,
Don't need no one else
Song Stats
Hits: 5053
Comments: 31
Fans: 10
Plays: 554
Downloads: 132
Votes: 12
Uploaded: Oct 14, 2006 - 12:00:02 PM
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2006 - 12:12:56 PM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 04:57:53 AM
Song License
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Hardware:
Mac Mini,
MOTU Traveler,
SM58,
Yamaha APX-8A Acoustic guitar,
Epiphone Thunderbird Goth IV (borrowed)
Software:
GB v3,
Drums on Demand
Comments
Vic Holman said 4054 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
great redo!
nice tune. i really like the variations through out. well written and played.
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apb said 4053 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
Thanks Vic
glad you liked it. Took alot of comments from last version on board and
this was the end result. I need to master it .. but I'll wait .. I've had enough
of this tune now for the time being. lol

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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caroline said 4054 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
wooohoooo!!!
so good you said it twice! nice!! a fav and d/l - beautifully recorded, played and sung - i particularly like the twinkly piano in with the guitar and the chunk of instrumental that you took out!! lol - xoxox
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caroline said 4054 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
oh. and...
... i forgot to say how impressed i am with kid b's picture - that is you bottom left??? ;)

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the falling leaves drift by the window... the autumn leaves of red and gold...
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apb said 4054 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
Me?
.. hmm, not sure .. in one way I hope yes, in another I hope no. lol

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
apb said 4053 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
art analysis ..
.. I'm pretty sure Mum is in bed ... but .. I .. am .. just .. not .. that .. fat ..(?)
lol

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
Cori Ander said 4054 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
Ahhh
So beautiful! Such a nice composition! Such a great and professional
production, and though professional, still beautiful, (which only in rare
cases come together). One of the best posts at the site! Tenbombed.
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apb said 4053 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
Thanks Johannes ..
very kind .. blushing. I still think it need work here and there .. but I leave it
for now - and come back to it later for mastering, happy to park it for now -
I'm flattered you regard it with such high high esteem.

Tack så mycket.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
said 4054 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
Yes
Love it....Solid production and performance.

Very nice...very nice, indeed....10s
Take care
Kenta :)
You are the most
delicate I knows]

apb said 4053 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
Skol min vän
..tack så mycket.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
said 4053 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
nice vox
super nice song. Builds well keeps it "up". really nice vocals sets this off and apart with the harmony parts. Besides you touch the guitar in a delicate way. Nice nice song. Thanks for this! - Harold
apb said 4053 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
Thanks Harold
vocals is not my favourite thing in the world to do .. hence mostly ever doing
b.vox in bands I played in - but for these re-vamps its up to me and I'm
trying to get better at singing, recording (correcting lol) my vocals and that
takes time, so I am very glad you liked them.

The guitar I'm much more comfortable with .. and in fact I play pretty
hard ...truth be told, but one of the qualities I liked about the Yamaha APX-8A
I use, is it's ability to sound 'light' and delicate even when you thump it a fair
bit ..it's no 'cheese-grater' guitar, so it's a dream to play and I use light picks
with it (and heavier ones for the mandolin and bass).

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
Enrique Gil said 4053 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
pretty cool!
great voice and arrangements. Obviously you've been playing with your
software long enough to make it sound professionally done. ready for
release.
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apb said 4053 days ago (October 15th, 2006)
Thanks
.. been new to GB, since I got my Mac Mini, which is when I joined MJ too ..
so approx. 6 months - but I've used other sequencers a long time ago and
recorded in a couple of studios in my time (but then I wasn't the engineer).

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
jie said 4053 days ago (October 15th, 2006)
nice
Excellent Sound. feel like im in Friends or somethin, then again maybe thats the drink,seriously lovely feel nice production. keep it up . Cheery
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apb said 4053 days ago (October 15th, 2006)
Cheers
.. no you mention it the harmonies do give it a bit of a "The Rembrandts"
touch to it ..not as upbeat as the Friends theme but .. I see what you mean.
Thanks for stopping in, always a pleasure.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
slide said 4052 days ago (October 16th, 2006)
solid....
and reminds me a bit of Sheryl Crow production wise...good production
and songwriting - good arrangement. Perhaps the lead is somewhat too
thick and muddy but that's just a TINY side note and could just be a
preference....Good stuff this!
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apb said 4052 days ago (October 16th, 2006)
Tack så mycket ..
Herr Karlsson och Välkommna till MacJams!

Funny you mention Sheryl Crow - at the time we played this
song, when we had a female lead singer, we did a couple
of Sheryl Crow covers - might have subliminally worn off
on my production.

Did you mean the vocal 'lead'? I guess I EQed badly when
trying to reduce the 'S' - hmm any better tips on how to
go about that? Could you check the old version and see if that is better, although too much 'hissing Sid'.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
slide said 4051 days ago (October 17th, 2006)
about the muddiness
I really don't know if it's that muddy, the lead that is...but you COULD try and
"gröpa ur" a bit around 150-300 hz....men ingen big deal. Låter urbra!

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slide
Check out my latest song called wink in your eyes
Feter said 4050 days ago (October 18th, 2006)
mastered !!!
very bright colors here ..the singing very charmin
the mixin very cool and personal ...the burst in
every change just in time real cool stuff here
my friend ..the bass and the druls realy sound well
the off beats breaks you amde were so amazing ..!!
very nice production .. well done ... !!!
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J.A.Stewart said 4050 days ago (October 18th, 2006)
Nice Mesh
of musical instruments in a pleasing melody make for an excellent mix
here. The vocals are a tad muddy to my ears (on headphones).

But overall a lovely piece of work. Now take it to the (virtual) streets, my
friend. ;)

--- Joe


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apb said 4049 days ago (October 19th, 2006)
Eek !
.. there's a zombie commenting on my song! ;o) lol .. ty - yup, it all got
a bit muddier when I tried to reduce some 'S' and .. well, messed it up ..lol.

It's not perfect, or mastered and I'll come back to it .. in a month or 2 and have
a fresh round of fixing and mixing - for now the (virtual) streets will have to
wait.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
craft said 4049 days ago (October 19th, 2006)
nice pop song
Catchy tune you have here! Love the performance and the arrangement. Great job!!!
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apb said 4049 days ago (October 19th, 2006)
Thanks ..
.. glad you liked it and took the time to comment and vote. Must come back and
iron out all the wrinkles but for now I move on ..

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
Schello said 4048 days ago (October 20th, 2006)
,-)
apb apb = apbsuper
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apb said 3976 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Thanks
.. for your very kind comment.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
ktb said 4044 days ago (October 23rd, 2006)
yeah
love this, soild and well produced. Kudo's on all the instruments.
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apb said 3976 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Thanks John ..
.. I muddle by on keys to be honest.. play a bit .. then get in correcting with the timing and pencil etc. Gets the idea across more than anything. Glad you liked it.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
the_laureate said 4027 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
guitar playing is superb
i like your playing style...plus you have a Yamaha Acoustic..very nice choice..i have one too!! keep up the awesome work. T_L
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apb said 3976 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Thanks very much ..
.. appreciate it T_L.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
Char said 3434 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Other than Custard's
Chicken Rap this is the first piece I have listened to from you. Your lyrics mean something sad but the song is still upbeat. Thank you.
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