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Something's Going On (w/ Moviz)


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dolby

 Genre: Pop (mainstream)

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This is my first collaboration, and the first new song I've written and recorded since joining MacJams.

About a week ago I found myself on Moviz's page, listening to his song "Something's Going On". I liked the song, and was very impressed with the lyric, which was from the heart. For some reason I just started messing about on the guitar with something similar to the opening guitar part of Maurice's original. Then, as if by magic, an hour later I'd worked it up into a full song - not something I was expecting to happen!

By next lunch time I'd put down a basic version in GB and posted it off to Maurice to seek his approval (something which in retrospect I should have asked him before the event but, hey-ho!). Thankfully he didn't sue me and agreed to work on the track instead, eventually adding some backing vocals.

This is very much an interpretation of Maurice's original song, and not really a cover version. I'd really like to thank Mo for all that he's done in helping me put this together - his critical ear has really helped me to improve the track (especially in the volume of the vocal - I would have left it much lower in the mix but Maurice encouraged me to push it up front - and he was right!!!)

Also, after a couple of months on MJ's I think this is a real step forward for me - both in songwriting and production. So thanks for everyone here whose influences I must have soaked up:-))

Still not perfect of course, but it's all part of the learning curve as I see it.

So, this is my version of Moviz's song - hope you enjoy,
Thanks,
Phil
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Lyrics
Something's Going On
(by Phil Dolby ©2007)
(Original lyrics ©Maurice Vizard - "Moviz" - 2007)

What's going on with the world? People warring
Something's wrong with the world, nerves are jarring
They say that God's on their side, so why the killing?
If God is really on their side, then why are they so willing?

When people try to live their lives and strive for happiness
Try to make their dreams come true when something's gone amiss
Why take away what God has made and fill the world with hate?
Can they ever, come together
Or is it too late?

(chorus)
Is this what God really wants?
People at war?
If this is what God really wants
I don't want to know
I just don't want to know...

Something's changed in the world, Evil's thriving
Someone's brainwashed the world, but I ain't buyin'
Send out our love to the world, people need it
Show them we care for the world, and make them heed it

And why a God with so much love would destroy what's so pure and good
He wouldn't want the men of the world to spill any more of their blood
Maybe peace will come to the world, but it's up to us to sow it
Could we ever? Now or never?
How can we know it?

(chorus)
Is this what God really wants?
People at war?
If this is what God really wants, then
I don't want to know
I just don't want to know...

I look about this wonderful earth, and all it's beauty
Flowing rivers, and forests and so, don't you think it's our duty?

To protect and to love and respect, and best of all to share it
To be proud of all that we survey and somehow to try to care for it
Cos I know that when I leave this earth, I will say with all of my heart

"This was my home
And a place that
I shared with love
For everyone"

(chorus)
Is this what God really wants?
People at war?
If this is what God really wants, then
I don't want to know
I just don't want to know
I just don't want to know
I just don't want to know
Song Stats
Hits: 3643
Comments: 19
Fans: 9
Plays: 192
Downloads: 145
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Aug 13, 2007 - 09:39:46 AM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2007 - 07:34:42 AM Last Played: Nov 14, 2015 - 06:11:09 PM
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Comments
DWL said 3753 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Good stuff
Excellent song and a fine interpretation.

Nice understated production, loved the pedal steel. Is that you playing?

Simple and direct.

Cheers

Dick

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dolby said 3753 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
I wish...
...no, they are good old JamPack loops on the old pedal steel. Although Moviz told me he did used to play, so we could of kidded you on that it was Maurice:-))

Cheers Dick,
Phil

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ceilidh said 3753 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
great music phil
the melody is simply excellent and the playing fantastic. truly GREAT vocals of yours!!! i'm impressed. what is just adorable is to hear maurice singing that little part like from a distance. it gives the song the feeling of something real, true, what actually is not just a problem of nowadays, but it has been a problem for at least a couple of generations back. the chorus has very nice catchy melody :) doesn't happen to me very often here on macjams to be singing together with the musician from the mid of the song till the end on the first go :)
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dolby said 3753 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Thanks Pavlina
Glad you liked the tune. I agree totally with your comments about Maurices vocal coming in at the end - although he did take some persuading:-))

Glad you're singing the chorus. Should be good while you're doing the housework!

Thanks for popping 'round

Phil

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Same Same, But Different
Check out my latest song called The Only Ghost Who Cares
echoroom said 3753 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Sweet protest song
Phil - wonderful lyrics and melody to this - I can see why you wanted to work on this. You give this a real sweet power - poppy but with a real punch.

Wonderful work ... your voice sounds really nice on this.

Steve
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lengold said 3753 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
This
is really lovely. A great collaboration. Both the music and vocals are spot on.
Cheers
Len


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said 3753 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Great !
Very good song Dolby, very nice job you did with Mr. Maurice, i loved his song and now you did a new version, GREAT JOB, the lyrics just beautiful and heartfelt
Thanks for this song, much enjoyed it !

Take Care
==============
Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
Moviz said 3752 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Hi Phil..
You did a brill job on this. A completely different sound on my song, which just goes to show what variation can be done... and distance no object LOL. The loops do sound great and you wove them seamlessly into this.... and.... your voice sounds great up there in front, cheers M
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dolby said 3752 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Cheers all
Thanks Maurice (and Birdman, Len, Steve)

This has beena very rewarding experience and I'm not kidding when I say that I've learnt a lot, which I'll take into stuff I do in the future. I'm glad we've ended up with a good pop tune with a great lyric.

Phil

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Same Same, But Different
Check out my latest song called The Only Ghost Who Cares
Mcboy said 3751 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
instant classic
for the times.....great song....fine arrangement....well sung.....slide is fine.....is that reversed slide or just me?........much respect!
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dolby said 3751 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
Wow!
Instant Classic - I like that:-))

The pedal steel isn't reversed - just loops from the Rhythm Section Jam Pack dropped in. Good though aren't they?

Glad you enjoyed, thanks for your comment,
Phil

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Same Same, But Different
Check out my latest song called The Only Ghost Who Cares
Ed_Moran said 3751 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
That's what I'm talking about
Loved the slide. That's what i am looking for. Great Vocals and procution. All around a great song.

Ed
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dolby said 3751 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
Thanks Ed
Glad you found the song, and liked the pedal steel. Will be in touch about getting similar onto your track.

Cheers,
Phil

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Same Same, But Different
Check out my latest song called The Only Ghost Who Cares
digitalnirvana9 said 3750 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
Great song dolby!
I'm listening on headphones and the guitar strum seems to loud. Aside for that I gave you 10's in the other areas.....I'd like allot of people to hear this song....Its whats needed now.....Peace, digitalnirvana9 PS which Jam pack has the slide steel guitar....It sounds very realistic......I likeee...BTW strong vocals...
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bjack said 3748 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Beautiful Arrangement..
and an overall great song. A very nice collaboration. Vocals, music, everything just beautiful.
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3722 days ago (September 12th, 2007)
Sweet.
Lovin' the vibe - strong yet restrained lyric with a dash of sweet pedal steel (reminds me of a recipe)... sorry, I'm losing my tenuous hold on 'reality'.
Good song Mo n' Phil. Be lucky.
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mccannmp1 said 3720 days ago (September 15th, 2007)
Great Song
Really Catchy and I love the changes!
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paddler said 3686 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Is this what god really wants?
I'd say - probably yes.Great first collaboration.I only just discovered movis music and he's an original guy with some original songs - quite inspiring.I like the way he makes a guest appearance in the song almost like the words of a wise owl on the shoulder of a young traveller echoing his song.Very enjoyable

RG
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dolby said 3683 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
Thanks
Cheers Richard -

Glad you picked up on the bit Mo sings at the end - my intention was exactly as you describe it (although it took ages to convince Mo that it would sound ok!!!!)

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