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Something old... sometimes can be something new. One of my favorites. Bluesy tune with some shades of Ecclesiastes.

Snowdragon: bluesy guitar, back up vocals
Dadai.2: vocals, acoustic guitar, wah guitar, organ, bass
Loopster: drums

Originally posted 2006. Deleted Sept. 2008. Uploaded again after remixing in GarageBand 4 with ChannelStrip.
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Lyrics
So tell me now what does a man gain
From all the works of his hands?
Is it so many castles in the sky?

A generation goes and
A generation comes
Is there anything new under heaven's eye?

Refrain:

But a fresh breeze is blowing from the east.
Seems like the weather's gonna change.
A voice calls out, "Harden not your heart!"
Something new is going on
Something's gonna change
As I find myself drawn into the light.
As I find myself drawn into the light.

When I consider all the things I have sought
All the sweat and the toil
Nothing gained for treasure spent.

Make a mark, become a name
Chasing down the wind
Was this vanity heaven sent?

[Refrain]

What advantage does the wise man have
Over the fool?
What will be with the setting of the sun?

Maybe life's just some cruel joke
Just a twist of Fate?
On the edge the questions come.

[Refrain]

Copyright 2006 Jack Miller
inspired by: (Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity...
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after...
chasing down the wind...

Behold, I will do a new thing; now shall it spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.)
[quotes from Ecclesiastes and Isaiah]
Song Stats
Hits: 2908
Comments: 40
Fans: 19
Plays: 541
Downloads: 117

Uploaded: Jul 07, 2009 - 07:40:07 PM
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2017 - 10:57:07 PM Last Played: Sep 20, 2017 - 11:46:22 AM
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Comments
Dadai.2 said 3057 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
Sorry....
I posted this song about an hour ago... had to take it down. A couple mixing effects were left unchecked in GB that were supposed to be checked. But as a bonus.... revised song art! heheh. Thanks.

D2
Vic Holman said 3057 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
i see the light
man, i love the blusey shuffling groove on this. I do believe this has become my most favorite song of yours Jack.

You have so many good ones but man, I got to tell ya, this one rocks my boat.
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Dadai.2 said 3057 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
it may be my fave too...

Vic, you are generous in your comments. Glad to know this one rocks your boat. Puts a smile on my face... which is always good. Thanks.

D
michael2 said 3057 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
cool
and very unusual twist on the blues. very psychedelic. ever get into Skip Spence? you mihght like. anyways, this song is out of this world, cosmic space bar band music. love it.
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Dadai.2 said 3057 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
Thanks michael2...

I came across the Em, B7 chord change, I think in a Willie Nelson song. I started playing around... pulled out the electric guitar... well, something like that. ;-)
I'm not familiar with Skip Spence, but will check him out. Nice to know you like this one.... space bar band music from... spaceDadai.

cheers
Feter said 3057 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
Drawn Into The Light
A classic ...a very cool collab really ..the vocal and the guitar
answers just so cool ....very nice production ...thnx a lot for
sharin !!!!
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Dadai.2 said 3057 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
Craig's guitar....

answering the vocal... the glue that ties this song together... good comment my friend... and thanks.

D2
Richard_Schletty said 3057 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
Jack,
Glad you posted this today. Lighting a candle, as opposed to cursing the darkness, was on my mind today.
Dadai.2 said 3057 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
there you go....
yes, I remember your post on the thread. My thoughts exactly.

Carry on bro...
Kody106 said 3057 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
Nice!
Excellent! gets you hooked from the very beginning! Your wonderful! nice work, keep it up
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Dadai.2 said 3057 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
Thanks Kody....
Nice to have you visit and listen. And I'm glad to know this one hooked you!

D2

MotherofMeursault said 3057 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
Heavens!
Michael2 really said it all (that's lazy of me, I know, but true). I wouldn't dream of saying anything more about this remarkably still song.

Thank you for the download.




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Dadai.2 said 3056 days ago (July 8th, 2009)
Not to worry MoM....

... you've had a heavy writing load of late. You are welcome for the DL, and thank you for listen.

D
Char said 3056 days ago (July 8th, 2009)
Very sweet.
Be proud. Sounds perfect. Thanks.
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Dadai.2 said 3056 days ago (July 8th, 2009)
Char...
Thank you for the very nice comment. Glad you and enjoyed the song and I'm happy to receive your seal of approval... ;-)

Jack
Calchas said 3056 days ago (July 8th, 2009)
Recognized...
...the influence of Ecclesiastes even before I read the description.

And I'm afraid that---like the Vicar---I must put this one at the top of the list of my faves by you.

I just love the loose "Reno, Nevada" feel of this song. Timeless...just timeless!

Kudos also to Craig for his fine guitar work herein!

Be well my friend!
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Dadai.2 said 3056 days ago (July 8th, 2009)
Recognized... of course you did ;-)

Well, as I've said, this is one of my favorites. A lot came together in this song. I haven't done any songs for a while that are full band songs. This causes me to want to revisit that approach. And yes, kudos to Craig. Thanks Mike, you're a 'GoodFelloWilly'....

Jack
Calchas said 3056 days ago (July 9th, 2009)
Always...
...always...
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mowguy3 said 3056 days ago (July 8th, 2009)
Moves well
and realy makes ya think. The blues style also keeps the mind working, kind of sounds like you are on the verge of going somewhere else. Realy like this D. Not a dull part in this. Be proud of this one for sure. Thanks.
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Dadai.2 said 3056 days ago (July 8th, 2009)
Thinking never hurt...
... as long as one keeps moving. Russ, thanks for checking in on this. I had to bring it back after deleting it a while back. Hopefully a bit better mix. And I'm real happy to know you like it. So thank you.

Jack
sloparts said 3056 days ago (July 8th, 2009)
Makes sense to me Jack
Love the music bed you laid down for this. Great vox and meaningful lyrics.

Definitely one of you best ever Jack. Bravo my friend

Ed
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Dadai.2 said 3055 days ago (July 9th, 2009)
Making music sense...

Hey Ed, real nice to hear you opinion on the music, as well as the lyrics. This is an oldie favorite, not just because of how it turned out - but it was a real enjoyable collab with snowdragon (Craig Bakay).
Thanks...
rabittwhole said 3056 days ago (July 8th, 2009)
hit me
how cool is this ...wowzers!!
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Dadai.2 said 3053 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
"hit me"...

nah... that would be cruel, as opposed to "cool" which is what you think of this song. And that "is" cool for me to read and know that's what you think. Thanks mate.

D
Roxylee said 3055 days ago (July 9th, 2009)
Good to hear this one again
And listening to every note through headphones. Your voice and Craig's guitar are great together. I really like your vocals and lyrics in this song. Those who will listen are being invited, and at a certain time, the door will be closed. "Harden not your hearts" is the clarion call to mankind, and some will listen.
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Dadai.2 said 3053 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
Harden not your hearts...

says it all. And I am so glad to have you point that out. Some will listen... those called, and only those called. the Gospel goes forth to find those whom the Father is drawing.... into the light.

roxy... thanks.
ziti said 3054 days ago (July 10th, 2009)
man...
the only thing you need is a real drummer...this is a great song!

nice playing by all, cool lyrics...and a real drum track would just make it a killer!!

nice work...say hi to snowy if ya talk to him!

best
z
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Dadai.2 said 3052 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
somebody...
... get me a drummer.... heheh ;-)

Thanks Fran. Your comments are great to read and very welcomed (coming from a pro like you). I'll relate your greetings to snow next time we email. cheers and all that...

D
guitapick said 3053 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
~
Got that right, brother...great lyrics...sweet chord changes from minor to major and back...nice fills, too.
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Dadai.2 said 3051 days ago (July 13th, 2009)
minor... major...
Thanks Bob. The Em to B7 thing set a nice direction for the song. Nice to have you point out the changes.

cheers.
egobandit said 3053 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
Any song that mentions
Vanity is great without even listening! Great vocal performance real heart and soul! BTW great Waw waw! YOu go DAddy!
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Dadai.2 said 3050 days ago (July 14th, 2009)
waw... waw....

thank you ego-B. Very nice of you to enter into the "emptiness" of it all. And good to know you liked the performances... cheers
PockBluesman said 3052 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Whole package
Love the blues shuffle Wah wah make it for me and takes it to another level. great production on it as well. Good stuff
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Dadai.2 said 3047 days ago (July 17th, 2009)
many thanks...

so good to know you like our little bluesy wah shuffle.... Again... thanks.

Jack
Confounded said 3042 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
Well done
enjoyed your music, well done. :)
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Hydrogen3 said 3041 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Drawn Into The Light
VERY nice! awesome vocals and solo guitar!
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awigze said 3040 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
Jack
was gonna say this has a Steve Forbet groove, but no, wait.... this is classic Jack Miller... more good times - good tunes. Thanks Like Snowdragons bluesy guitar... oh ya!
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Dadai.2 said 2720 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
good times...
Jack Miller style? I can buy that. Here's a very late response to you comments. Much thanks Andy!

D
MotherofMeursault said 3014 days ago (August 19th, 2009)
Yeah, whatever
Who cares about the blues anyway? I'm just doing this for the 4...
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Dadai.2 said 3014 days ago (August 19th, 2009)
the spinning, spinning...

feeling woosey-bluesy. I think I'm getting sick... is there a doctor in the house?? Or is this the end?

MoM... will I be ok? Thanks.
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