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Well, it has taken me three years, but i finally took the time to learn to create simple drum tracks. It was quite a shock to find out how much easier it became to record multiple guitars, having a steady rythm. This is probably the most produced track i ever created, i owe garageband a lot of credit for that. It is very simple to create ok mixes. I have also discovered what wonders a bag of silica gel can do to a microphone I thought had seen better days!
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You were only talking about the evil that you've seen
I tried to think of all the good times that have been
All the good times and its heavy weight

So think about those that have done you good
It might be hard because you never understood
That their intentions came straight from the heart

When you lie down
Thinking of a future
A future that is carrying your weight
Then You calm down
But never really resting
You like the sleepless nights because of its pain.

You should have been with the ones who could lift you up
Instead you got strung out, just like an empty cup
Its An emptiness you cant define/find

I wish you could have seen, the abilities you've got
The things you do thats great Are so easily forgot
Pushed away by all the darker thoughts

When you lie down
Thinking of a future
A future that is carrying your weight
Then You calm down
But never really resting
You like the sleepless nights because of its pain.

Is it possible to disappoint yourself, in a better way then you do?

Is it possible to disappoint yourself, in a better way then you do?

When you lie down
Thinking of a future
A future that is carrying your weight
Then You calm down
But never really resting
You like the sleepless nights because of its pain.

You just lie down,
Thinking of the people
The people that have always shaped your fate

Song Stats
Hits: 3556
Comments: 23
Fans: 22
Plays: 113
Downloads: 157
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Mar 25, 2008 - 06:54:58 AM
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2008 - 08:58:39 AM Last Played: Oct 19, 2017 - 12:54:45 PM
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Hardware:
Macbook 3.1
Adk 51 microphone
Audiobuddy Preamp
Software:
Recording and mixing: Garageband 08
Mastering: Bias Peak 5.2
Comments
paddler said 3499 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
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What a beautiful song - really carries me away.Great vocals - the guitars are crystal clear.The only thing i dont like is the snare fill at the very start - sorry,but from there on its spot on - lovely,well sung and written do I hear a violin in there too? - excellent - thank you very much - Richard
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selters said 3499 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
Thanks!
Thank you very much for your comment! It is a violin, but it is also a Garageband loop:).
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said 3499 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
Beautiful song...
Gorgeous guitars with your great vocal, selter... It just flows and gets inside as I listen. Kudos.

Jack
KidKilowatt said 3499 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
Very lovely
Strong song, love the lyrics.
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Feter said 3499 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
A future that is carrying your weight
this is marvelous song my freind ..loved the tone
of the guitar ..your singin just cool as ever !
very nice Lyrics as well ...thnx alot for sharin !
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Ed Hannifin said 3498 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
A huge step up...
You've always been a solid songwriter, Magnus, and a great vocalist, but this takes you a huge jump forward as regards recording...

The spread guitars, the drum track, and the clear vocals are all terrific...

I love that little fiddle line in the right channel, however you did it... I love the clarity and sparkle in the acoustic guitars, too...

I'm with paddler that there's something a little off at the beginning of the drums, but as he notes, it doesn't last... Now that you're able to easily do drums, you'll find your ability to play with and against them to naturally develop...

Maybe your best yet, Magnus...

Ed
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Skean said 3498 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
I'm with
Ed on this... Way too cool sung and mix... Awesome.
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saymme said 3498 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
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Wow....what a song...so GREAT !(!)ALL of it -
a tear in my eye love it I'm back for seconds ( :! tx for dl 2 & lookin fwd to hearing more w You Lena
ktb said 3498 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
great
i really enjoy how it grows, and becomes even more lush. The progression was sweet and violin perfect. bravo
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massa said 3497 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
Beautiful song!
This is a perfect(!!!) mix in my opinion! great sounds, even greater acoustic guitar! Nice voice matching perfectly with the lyrics! Voted all 10! Already a Favorite as well! Great song!!!
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screamalexz said 3497 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
very nice
definitely well produced sounds pro. a steady beat can do wonders to guitar. the few times ive played with a drummer was like heaven. this song is very mellow. i like it your voice is probably the best i've heard it doesn't sound strained at all. so now that you're recordings are awsome when come the music videos? we need to get you famous.
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lavalamp said 3497 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Great guitars
Great song. Would like to hear it with a more whispery vocals. Love the chorus. You are a really, really good songwriter.
I can hear the Elliott Smith influence, too. I loved that guy.
I will come back for more.
Great song indeed.

Dave
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bronco said 3497 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Love it
I really like the rhythm guitar sound here. Reminds me of why I love the sound of an acoustic guitar! Your vocals are also superb! This is just another really cool Selters song. Way to go Magnus!
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Roxylee said 3497 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Wow..
Where have I been, not to have heard you sing and play? This is beautiful... the lyrics are wonderfully touching and real. i need to make up for lost time and hear the rest of your songs!
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said 3496 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
a future that is carrying your weight

Hi selters
These lyrics could have been written and sang for me until I found that I could create music about 7 months ago. Now its all good. I should say try to create my own music lol

Beautifully sung. very thought provoking, emotional and very moving.
Sometime depression cannot be overcome so easily. But you caught the mood just right. Well done.
Peace Dee .
dajama said 3496 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
Very good song
and nice recording. The guitars sound great, and those drums work very well, I think. Your voice sounds terrific on this too - great expressive singing. Like the lyrics, too. This is excellent stuff. Nicely done. Peace.
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musichead said 3494 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Bass??
This is something I could add bass too. A strong melody. Drums fit nice.
I like the Bias mastering. Just a very well done song.....
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jiguma said 3492 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Clear and clean
Very nice song Magnus and the recording is also great. The timing on the snare at the start does need a bit of tidying up, but it is forgotten as the song progresses.
The guitar in the left hand channel is particularly sweetly recorded. Vocals are as endearing as ever.

Great post.
Neil
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SJB said 3491 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Great
Excellent job. Guitars sound great and vocal is spot on for the song. The violin sounds very realistic is it sythesised or a loop?
I must check out your other posts.
Thanks
Steve
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magnatone said 3488 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
A Future
This is so beautiful selters! What gorgeous guitar work, and your vocals are just perfection. Thanks for linking me to this!
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Leon said 3487 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
The rockstar, not the beer...
Hey Magnus... glad to have seen you at the chat once again.. like the good old days. Your songs are a familiar sound to my ears, so I did miss your absence around here (although I myself haven't been here that much lately). You seem to be a more regular presence here again, and based on the responses here, seems like I'm not the only one who is glad to hearing your music once again.

Your guitar sounds are really crisp and your voice and lyrics lain over them make quite a potent combination of folk/alternative/pop sounds.

Your CD is still in regular rotation among the CD's in my car by the way. Son, you have to give me your second CD once it is completed.
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Leon said 3487 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
error :-)
*soon not son LOL. (ala darth vader: Magnus, I am your father!)
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composerclark said 3477 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Powerful
Very beautiful poetry, singing, sound, and overall song! It sounds very original to me. Very pretty, moving. I like the "When you lie down..." chorus--it definitely hits home with me.
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