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This one is about being honest with yourself and was written when I needed to take stock and change some things in my life.
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The Only One copyright 1997 Oldman records

Every once in a while you have to look into the mirror
and wonder if you like who's staring back
Now is a good a time as any to take your stock
are you truly comfortable with who you are
Chorus
Your reflection won't console you unless your heart is pure
go ahead and lie to yourself and do what you want to do
If you can't be true to yourself you'll never know who is who
and darlin you're the only one who know's for sure
and darlin you're the only one who knows for sure

You have to teach yourself anything worth knowin
There ain't no one out there you're gonna learn it from
Life can always be better than before
ya we never really give up wanting more
Chorus
solo
Chorus
Colorful metaphors and clever anecdotes
might get you what you want for now
but if you hiding behind some kind of facade
darlin there aint no one out gonna know who you are
Chorus
Life can always be better than before
ya we never really give up wanting more.
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Hits: 5494
Comments: 49
Fans: 26
Plays: 206
Downloads: 180
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Jul 10, 2008 - 12:28:19 PM
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2008 - 12:28:19 PM Last Played: Aug 07, 2017 - 09:11:04 AM
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Hardware:
Zoom MRS 1608, Garrison G50 CE acoustic, Phil prs copy electric, Behringer Pro2 condenser mic, Imac 5 intel
Software:
Zoom corp from the MRS 1608 transfered to logic pro and a variety of plugins
Comments
said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
The only one.
guygrooves
Its beautiful. I love your lyrics, music and your singing is fantastic.
You are 'Awsome' You Rock !
I love the way you sing especially-
- and darlin you're the only one who know's for sure
and darlin you're the only one who knows for sure
(Yeah)

Peace Dee.
guygrooves said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Dee...
You are such a cool lady, thank you so much for your support and kind words I am happy you like the song.
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said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Really nice...
This has a really warm sound Guy. Just the right kind and amount of effecting on your melodious vocal my friend. Good lyrics. Great arrangement. All in all a really good track!

Be well!
guygrooves said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Micheal..
Thank you very much. I am humbled by your kind words. This is another I tried to remix and it worked out much better than the last. Thanks to some suggestions I received by a sage at this site who knows who he is.
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said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
"sage," eh?
...Put me in touch with the blighter! I need all the help I can get! Ha ha...

Great job remixing those old files Guy. It's trickier than working with fresh ones.

Kudos!
Feter said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
The Only One
WOW ... how could you do that ? ...I can just say
this is camin from my vinyl ...just so classic ..
so great singing ..the guitar realy realy sound
perfect here ..very nice harmony work ..the drums
just fair enough to say real ...one of my fav
songs of yours my friend ...Hats of to you !!!!!!!!
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guygrooves said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Feter
Thank you my friend I appreciate all the kind words. I will have to fess up to using melodyne plugin on the harmony line and a touch on the lead but it was only because I am to lazy to re record the lead and to crappy at singing harmony. I am still happy you liked it even if I did cheat a little lol.
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FEEL said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Great vocals
Nice melody laid on a bed of guitars. Full sound, fine progression all around.
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guygrooves said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Thank you sir
Nice of you to stop by for a listen. Thank you for the kind words. I enjoy your work very much.
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Moviz said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Really Nice
song with good lyrics. I love the voice (nice vibrato) and the harmonies too..... guitars sound great and loved the changes.... enjoyed this a lot, cheers M
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guygrooves said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Thanks
for the visit and kind words sir I enjoyed your entry as well.
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MJ_Grand_Ole_Opry_Challenge said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Nice one Guy!
Good song, well sung - perfect harmonies. Yep, this is really good - original sounding, but fitting in GOOC style. In the nit department, I'd like to hear some bass, and maybe a little more variation in the drum track (there's a closing hihat that appears all through the verses every 2 bars). A minor nit for sure, but a definite way of making the whole thing sound a little more like a real drummer is in there.
"California metaphors" - great phrase.
Nice ending too.
Excellent post Guy!
Neil
jiguma said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Now that was weird!
I'm posting as jiguma and somehow it came up as a GOOC comment - not sure how that happened.


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guygrooves said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Thanks Neil
I know what your sayin about the bass and drums. This song was done about 2 years ago and I had no idea how to work the rhythm machine in my zoom or the bass machine for that matter. I used my Roland GW7 workstation I forgot to mention under hardware. The bass and drums were married so to speak and I wasn't sure if I wanted to record a bass line or put some drums on it, as I've said before I'm lazy lol. Thank you for your kind words and the visit.
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J.A.Stewart said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Ends Up Being...
a very nice Country-crossover tune.

Very smooth. Nicely done. ;)


--- Joe
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guygrooves said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Thanks Joe
Nice to meet you.
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sloparts said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
This is very, very good Guy
Probably the best one so far at the GOO challenge my friend. You voice works so well on this, and you've got some great lyrics to sing too. The back tracks are perfect for it and so is your mix.

Outstanding work Guy, I salute you for an absolutely fantastic job. Kudos and Bravo to you Guy.

Ed
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guygrooves said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Thank you Ed
Coming from someone as talented as you this is high praise indeed. I can't take all the credit for the vocals my new toy melodyne is responsible for the harmony line, although I only had to tweak a half dozen notes or so on the lead vocal. I love toys. Thanks for the visit and the kind words.
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said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
The Only One
perfect sound and outstanding songwriting!
guygrooves said 3448 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Thank you
I am flattered. It's a sign of a great artist that listens to all genres and you sir a re a great artist. Thanks for the listen.
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alfalpha said 3448 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
good honest...
...song writing.

I enjoyed this very much!

Thanks for posting!

Cheers,
Alf
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guygrooves said 3447 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
Thank you
Alf I appreciate the visit and very kind words.
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bud said 3447 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
Really fine track
great set of lyrics and excellent vocals. Nice guitar work too.
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guygrooves said 3447 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
Thanks Bud
I am happy you liked the song. Thanks again for stopping by for a listen and dropping a line.
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lengold said 3447 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
Lovely song
Guy and very nice relaxed feel to it all.
Cheers
Len


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guygrooves said 3447 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
Thanks Len
for your support visits and nice words.
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Vic Holman said 3447 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
be true
very nice tune Guy. solid writing and composition.

True words, sometimes you have to stop and take a good look at yourself and wonder would I hang out with that person? just one of those things that makes a person wiser as time goes on.
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guygrooves said 3447 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
I totally agree...
Vic am am happy you liked the song. Thanks for the listen and kind words.
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dajama said 3447 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
Excellent song
This is a great song. I love the lyrics, and you have some wonderful turns of phrase in there. A great sentiment - thought-provoking and perceptive. Your vocal performance is great. Your voice carries the weight of experience, and you bring great style and a laidback warmth to the song. Very cool. Kudos, my friend. Peace.
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guygrooves said 3447 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
Thank you
Dajama you are way too kind and very well spoken. I am happy you enjoyed it.
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sngwrtr said 3444 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
Another viewpoint
Musically, I find this to be pleasing to the ear, 'though it sounds very dated ... I realize it was recorded in the late 90's, but it sounds like something from a LOBO album from the ... what? early 70's?

My real challenge with this song is in the lyrics. First, IMO, the song comes across as "preachy" - that is, the singer comes off as standing on a soapbox and preaching to the person he is speaking to. It's always a challenge to get a message of morality across in a song without sounder "holier than thou" and I'm not sure this one rises to that challenge.

Structurally, I thought the lyrics were a bit off as well. You have first halves of lines that are sometimes very crowded followed by second halves that have tons of space ("now's as good a time as any" ... "to take stock"). Also, I thought the line "colorful metaphors and clever anecdotes" just doesn't work well in a song. Don't get me wrong, I like what's behind it, but it simply doesn't sing all that well or fall on the ear pleasantly. It's not very ... well ... lyrical.

The arrangement is very nice, the vocals are quite good, and the message itself is both interesting and heartfelt, I believe. In my opinion, it doesn't quite work within the context of a song that one would care to listen to more than once, for the reasons I've offered above.

One man's opinion ... please feel free to disregard!


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guygrooves said 3444 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
Thanks for the visit
I appreciate and admire most anyone who speaks their mind. I understand what you are saying. I wasn't sure if I was gonna post it or not for some of those very reasons (preachy), but being the closest thing i have to actual country and western I thought what the hell. I really do appreciate all the constructive criticism sngwrtr, and your welcome to stop by and voice your opinion always. After all it's the surest way to improve. Thanks for the listen.
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VicDiesel said 3439 days ago (July 19th, 2008)
Great song
I'm always happy to come across country music on this site. There's not enough of it, and what I've heard from you always sounds professional. Good song writing, and technically sound. Nothing flashy about the guitar parts, but solid support for your (excellent) vocal delivery.

If I had to find one fault with this song, I'd say that your rhythm guitar sounds a bit too full, not leaving much space for the bass or the drums. Most of the time I only hear the kick drum and the tambourine.


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guygrooves said 3439 days ago (July 19th, 2008)
Thanks Vic
I appreciate the helpful comment. This was very early in my digital recording experience. I revisited it to enter it in the GOOC and it came out pretty well from the production side, although there were several mistakes made on the original recording I tried to fix, the drums and bass being one. I used my roland GW7 and the drums and bass are one track I will never do this again lol. I hadn't noticed what you said about the rhythm guitar thank you for that one. I am hoping your comment is a result of Neil's thread which is why I joined this site in the first place even with all the sunshine I have learned so much. I hope it shows as I post more. Thanks again for the listen and useful comments.
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Soundhound said 3439 days ago (July 19th, 2008)
Don't know.....
Much about country music, I know good lyrics
and performance.....
And this is good on both counts very intuitive
personally enlightening as well.....


I...........LIKE IT.........
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guygrooves said 3438 days ago (July 20th, 2008)
Thanks....
for the visit and listen. I don't know much about country music myself lol. I do know that in my tiny little mind there are only two kinds of music. Good and bad ;o) and you have some pretty good tunes yourself sir. Take care.
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BossHook said 3436 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
This has
a great retro Country recording production. A real cool Nashville sheen to it.
guygrooves said 3436 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Thanks Boss
Very kind words from a very talented artist. Thanks for the listen.
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sunfire0707 said 3434 days ago (July 24th, 2008)
The One And Only
Great song cous.Hope this site gets you to where you should be in the music business. Love you Wendy
guygrooves said 3434 days ago (July 24th, 2008)
Wendy !!
Hey cous so glad you stopped by, and joined up. You'll find some really cool free music here, just look through some of my favorite MacJammers and you find some music sure to strike a chord with you. All I wanna do is get a song into the right artists hands and then who knows lol. I might have a better shot at the lottery though lol. Thanks again for the listen and fav.
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Elevator_Funk said 3426 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
OK..So...
here's my take. This is well made and better produced than anything I could do, so take it as you will.

This song screams collaborations, because no-one is good at everything. If you could talk some-one to plug-in some country bends and pedal-steel licks into this song over the lead guitar, it would be a totally different song, it would switch it from eagles rock to dwight yokam.

Also, I think the tempo of the song is too fast for the song. the lyrics ask for a slower tempo, like neil young slower if you know what I mean.

Thats all meant to be constructive criticism. It's a new thing I'm trying out. Thanks for posting.
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egobandit said 3424 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
I could never
Write something like this thats why I like it so much..Don't know why but it reminds me of the Eagles. Excellent!
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guygrooves said 3423 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Thanks!!!
That could be the nicest thing anyone has said about this song. thanks for the listen and visit.
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Robert Rayner said 3422 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Great song Guy
Superb vocals and lyrics. Read that you cheated with the harmonies, why not, technology is there, use it. Very impressive.
(where can I get one)?

Reminded me of mixture of Kenny Rogers and Glenn Campbell.

Loved it




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guygrooves said 3418 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
Very kind of you
to say.. thank you for the kind words and the listen. Melodyne is what I used and it's expensive lol but worth it if you're lazy like me lol. Thanks again.
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woofer3 said 3417 days ago (August 10th, 2008)
excellent song Guy
Love your vocals as usual with that Ian Anderson tinge, also loved the harmonies.

Very nice overall production.

John.
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guygrooves said 3416 days ago (August 11th, 2008)
Thanks John
I am very happy you liked it. Thanks for the listen.
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Bob Rodgers said 3408 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
Sorry
I missed this!

A really good song Guy, so well played and I love your vocals, great singing and a great performance!

Very much enjoyed, thanks!

Bob


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guygrooves said 3406 days ago (August 21st, 2008)
Thanks Bob
I appreciate the visit and listen thanks man.
Peace
Guy
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SJB said 3364 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
hi
I've been enjoying this song for weeks but just relaised I forgot to comment. It's a sublime example of the songwriters' craft - I love this track!
Steve
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guygrooves said 3362 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
Thank You!!!
I really am pleased you like this one. I always thought it was a bit on the preachy side, but to each his own I guess.
Peace
Guy
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richardhowardjones said 3346 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
Mellow
Glad I popped in to catch this, Guy. Nice one!
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Cori Ander said 3344 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
as previous
as previous commenter said ..
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jdholliday said 2510 days ago (February 3rd, 2011)
Pretty cool to listen to
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Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. Howe

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