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This song was written by a MJ artist named Clay Potts. He is pretty low key around here.

http://www.macjams.com/artist/claypotts

I found this song at his page and commented that it was a song other artists wish they had written; as well as an off the cuff remark about how I would like to cover it. Shortly afterward I got a message saying thanks, and go right ahead, so I did. This is what came out.

It is the second song I have sang since quitting smoking. My vocal has improved immeasurably. I love this new found control which has allowed my confidence to grow. I never thought about covering another MJ artists song until we had that MJ cover challenge and that planted the seed. One of the most enjoyable things about this site is how it indirectly affects and influences us on a daily basis, and the art that is created as a result.

This is the original http://www.macjams.com/song/62109

Thank you Clay Potts this was truly a joy to sing this beautiful song.

This backing is 100% Clay Potts all I did was sing it and I hope I did it justice. The artwork is from Clay as well, it is the same as the original.



Side note.... I had trouble matching the reverb of the backing with my vocal. I am aware in places it sounds off, but I recorded it with the vocal processor reverb on, and by the time I realized it, I had this take. I decided to try and tweak it in the mix and just go with what I had.

Peace
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Lyrics
She Looked Delicate As Lace

By Clay Potts

©CPPK2010


When "Stick Em Up" got angry
He'd try to slash her face
I beat the bastard silly
She was delicate as lace

Brought her back to my house
I consoled her as she cried
Lord forgive this woman for her sins
Jesus shall provide

I've got a lady of the house now
Could be just what I need
It started out with so much promise
Brother let me bring you up to speed

First she drank all my whiskey
Then she poached my stash
My credit cards supplied her habit
For sex with me she wanted cash

There were crack heads on my doorstep
Five, six, or seven deep
Bag Bride Bag Boy Bed Bugs
Copping Zone discreet

Every ashtray overflowing
Every toilet left unflushed
Soiled laundry everywhere
This filled me with disgust

This mission wasn't mercy
My heart was in the right place
When I beat that bastard silly
She looked delicate as lace
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Comments: 76
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Plays: 269
Downloads: 91

Uploaded: Jul 18, 2010 - 06:33:30 PM
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2010 - 08:24:20 PM Last Played: Feb 24, 2017 - 08:28:43 PM
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Comments
sheilad said 2533 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
you are so correct
your voice sounds great! Great backing tracks for you vocals... very nicely done (and believe me... every toilet left unflushed left me with disgust too)!. Always a fan but you know that already!
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guygrooves said 2533 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Thanks Sheila
Yes unflushed toilets are disgusting but lets not go there Ok?
Thanks again
Peace
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Gaylen75 said 2533 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Great
I really like this one. Gritty in a way. Cheers.
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guygrooves said 2533 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Thank you Gaylen
Yes it is.. and like Andrew says below.. Clay has an edge. I really am flattered you like it.
Peace

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alackbass said 2533 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
She looked delicate as lace
Clay has recently become more active. And that's a very good thing. His stuff has an edge. But it's always with a purpose. He always makes a point. Great rock solid track. Love the twangy tremolo guitar. Nice background guitar lines at 1:44.

Love the vocal Guy. Clear and resonant with a "been there done that" delivery of the lyrics that makes it sound like your singing about your own personal experiences. I like how you open up when you sing "my credit card supplied her habit." There's an anger in your voice that reflects the mood of the lyric.

Downloaded for my repeated iPod enjoyment.
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guygrooves said 2533 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Thanks Andrew
I haven't been there before but this song did strike a chord with me. It has a Kristofferson slant to it, and Kris is my all time favorite songwriter. This song paints a pretty vivd picture. It was easy to get into it.
Thanks Andrew I really appreciate the listen and comment.
Peace
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sloparts said 2533 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Love the way you sang this one, Guy
A lot of feeling and truth in the vocal. Great lyrics that you made your own my friend, with a really great back track.

you've got a touch for these songs you do my friend, it's a gift.

Ed
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guygrooves said 2533 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Thank you Ed
You are most gracious my friend. Clay made it easy to sing with that backer.
Peace
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spitlogic said 2533 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Excellent
I haven't been on the site in a while. Imagine my surprise when I come to check this first track in a while.

Man. Clay is a very talented writer and you have done an great job on this song. Sad story, but a great delivery and perfect mix.

I really need to catch up with everyone.
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guygrooves said 2533 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Thanks
Great to see ya back round these parts. Thanks for the kind words.
Peace
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Sigmund said 2533 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
delicate as lace
Nice song with a very smooth production. Your vocals fit in nicely, Guy. This tune was very easy on my ears - thank you for sharing!
Sig
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guygrooves said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Thanks Sig
I appreciate the listen and kind words.
Peace
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Symphony101 said 2533 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
She Looked Delicate As Lace
Guy, great vocals here, I am writing without yet checking the original song, but just listening to your version here I would say you did justice to the song. Just wonderful. Compliments to Clay too, indeed, the song itself is great and very nicely recorded. This is great work.
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guygrooves said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Thanks
Clay made it very easy with that stellar backing. Go listen to the original it is a fantastic performance. Thanks again.
Peace
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tempie said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
poached my stash
i've always been a fan of your vocals, your voice has a great timbre, laid back and natural, and i really like how you don't push it, don't try to sound like anything, just sing it 'neat'. this is a good tune with a cool lyrical concept and my only criticism is that i was thinking as i listened that your vocal approach deserves a more plain instrumentation.
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guygrooves said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Thanks
You are way to kind. I was actually considering a stripped down or unplugged version of the song and still might do it one day.
Peace
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claypotts said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Just Right
I'm honored that you chose to cover this.

Magnificent job!

Peace
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guygrooves said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Thank you
Thank you Thank you. It was a pleasure and honor to do it.
Peace
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billykirsch said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Clay And Guy
This is great Guy. Your voice sounds bluesy and smooth. Awesome.
It's also so cool you choose one of Clay's songs for a cover. An incredible artist.
Downloaded.
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guygrooves said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Billy
Thanks man Clay is an incredible artist. Thanks for the D/L.. you can D/L the original too.
Peace
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dave_b said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
She looked delicate as lace
Cool story song with characters from the mean streets. Nice job on the vocs, sounds great.
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guygrooves said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Thanks Dave
I am happy you like it. Thanks for your time.
Peace
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Briguy777 said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Way cool jam
I completely agree, guygrooves, this song,"is a song other artists wish they had written."

I like your vocals. Fits the song perfectly, making it stand on its own. I song I could listen to a hundred times over.
Great job!
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guygrooves said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Thanks
Once again welcome to MJ and thanks for the really nice comment.
Peace
Guy
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davisamerica said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
"let me bring you up to speed"
..lol great take on a very cool tune Guy .... Clay is an amazing talent. The cops are sounding good sir.
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guygrooves said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
COPS!!!!!
WHERE??? Oh wait I have been a good boy for the last 20 years... You must mean "Chops" lol.. Thanks bro
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davisamerica said 2531 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
chops...
good grief..... ;-]
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RochaMalhada said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
The vox is good
it came out well - reverb or "space" isn't spot on, but not way off. Good one!

. - Harold
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guygrooves said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Thanks Harold
If you listen close like you obviously did you can hear it in certain spots. I've done it twice now (new processor) and I am just getting my legs with it. Thanks again bro
Peace
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lilmom said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Wonderful!
I know Peter's work very well. This one is no disappointment. Your treatment is terrific. Oh your voice!!!!!!
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guygrooves said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
thank you
Sylvia I am very flattered you like it.
Peace
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jdholliday said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Guy
This is the best I've heard you voice sound, I think this is your key, really very well done vocal performance, spot on!
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guygrooves said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Hey JD
If you think so, then I know I'm headed in the right direction. Thanks bro. From a vocalist such as yourself it means a lot.
Peace
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crissew said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
superb
Huge improvement in vocals on this track. Great job here. Your voice sounds full and rich. WOW. Amazing, maybe I should quit the cigars, lol. Undoubtedly your best singing that I have heard. Bravo!
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guygrooves said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Charles
Thank you VERY much. It means a lot to hear that from you. I would say yes to giving up the cigars if you can. The difference is incredible. I really had no idea how much difference it made until these last 2 songs. I have a new zeal for singing I never had before. I hope you decide to quit. Good luck if you do.
Peace

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DWL said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Excellent work Guy
and forgetting the original song.

Fsacinating lyrics and a great feel to this.

Yeah, it's a keeper!

Cheers

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guygrooves said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Dick
Thank you very much. I am happy to see your smiling face.
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DWL said 2532 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
and I meant to say
NOT forgetting the original song! My apologies... I really should proof read what I type!
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TERRAPLANE said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Very cool song
Great sound all around Guy ,, wooooo way to lay down your vox.. DL,,T
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guygrooves said 2532 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Terry ...
Great to see you.. Thanks for the very kind words.
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woofer3 said 2532 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
enjoyed this
very much. A good song well performed.
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guygrooves said 2531 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
Thanks John
I am very happy you liked this one.
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blindsidedpoets said 2531 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
She looked delicate as lace
Amazing cover of an amazing tune. And it truly is amazing what your voice has done now. Not a subtle change at all, quite impressive.
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guygrooves said 2531 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
Nigel...
I miss ya buddy. Thanks for the support
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fasteddie said 2531 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
Awsome MJer cover
Killer job covering this song! Much enjoyed.
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guygrooves said 2531 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
Thank Eddie
I am glad you liked it.
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Vic Holman said 2531 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
super
great song. super music and guy your vocals are in great shape.

now these lyrics.... true circumstances for you as well?
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guygrooves said 2531 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
No my friend
didn't happen to me lol... This song struck me with its Kristofferson like story and lyric. Kris is my all time favorite songwriter. It is such a powerful song I could imagine it all quite clearly. That is the mark of a great songwriter, and Clay Potts is a great songwriter.
Peace

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AllenDean said 2530 days ago (July 21st, 2010)
Good on ya
For not smoking. Filthy habit, and really bad for your pipes...
Really like this tune. It has a classic rock feel, and the instrumentation is spot on. Great song!
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guygrooves said 2530 days ago (July 21st, 2010)
Wow
Thanks... you have no idea how much that means coming from you Allen. So glad you made the time for it. I wish I had the chops for that instrumentation.. Clay is very good.
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trasher1966 said 2529 days ago (July 22nd, 2010)
best yet
awesome job on the vocals sounds great when you let it hang out. trasher
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guygrooves said 2529 days ago (July 22nd, 2010)
Thanks bro
I like letting it hang out.
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speedonl said 2529 days ago (July 22nd, 2010)
She looked delicate as lace
I listened to the original track and loved it as much as this one, can't decide between the two ;)

You have a very pleasant voice!
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guygrooves said 2528 days ago (July 23rd, 2010)
Thank you
very much. I wouldn't expect you to choose lol. I am very happy you like them both.
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J.A.Stewart said 2529 days ago (July 23rd, 2010)
Authentic Feel
Nicely done, Guy. This has a really great authentic feel to it, that makes it personal... sort of like a Kris Kristofferson cum/Guy...groove. Nicely done. ;)


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guygrooves said 2528 days ago (July 23rd, 2010)
Joe
That is very kind of you to say. You might have read I thought this song had a Kristofferson lilt to it. To say it has that groove though, is a huge compliment, so thanks.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2528 days ago (July 23rd, 2010)
I liked your singing when you were still smoking
but this track does show some especially great vocal control--the end result makes for even more compelling vocals. I didn't hear the original but I can see why it appealed to you: the song is lyrically well-drawn and evocative.

I'm with Tempie--I suspect you could make this song even more emotionally powerful with rawer and simpler instrumentation.
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guygrooves said 2528 days ago (July 23rd, 2010)
Michael
Thank you so much. I am happy you enjoyed it. With yours and Tempie's suggestions I might follow through on an unplugged version.
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moorlandt said 2526 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
You sure
did it justice... Great control on the vocals. They sound very relaxed, balanced and an absolute lush to listen to. Splendid work, mate.
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guygrooves said 2526 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Thanks
Very kind of you sir. Thanks again for the listen.
Peace
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Doadars Uncle said 2526 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Powerful!
Wow! Tragic story. Nice changes. Full sound. Well done!
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guygrooves said 2526 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Thanks
Clay is a really talented artist it was a true pleasure to cover this one.
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lengold said 2525 days ago (July 26th, 2010)
You were right...
This is a great song and your vocal fitted perfectly.
Cheers
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guygrooves said 2525 days ago (July 26th, 2010)
Thanks Len
I am happy you liked it.
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Hickling_Stan said 2516 days ago (August 4th, 2010)
Dark lyrics
but an engaging story in a sort of Tom Waits kind of tale. Kept me listening and enjoying to the end. Good stuff. mark
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guygrooves said 2516 days ago (August 4th, 2010)
Hey Thanks
I wish I had wrote it for the very reasons you liked it. Thanks for the listen.
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Bob6stringer said 2516 days ago (August 5th, 2010)
Deep, deep, deep groove
Guy, the "gentle crush" of this tune takes me back to my roots (which go back beyond any mention of crackheads... but still). Maybe your roots, too, because I sense such a depth in your delivery. I'll have to check-out Clay's original. (I'm fast asleep at the moment). Truly a great tune AND performance AND studio treatment.
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guygrooves said 2515 days ago (August 5th, 2010)
Hey Bob
Glad you made it by for a listen. I have been an observer to a similar situation however I thankfully never have had to live it. Thanks again for your kind words bro.
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FEEL said 2508 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
You're right
This is a fantastic song and it fits Guy's voice to a T. Great job Clay Potts on the composition. Kudos to all involved.
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guygrooves said 2508 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Thanks
John I am happy you like it.
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Char said 2508 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Whoah!
That is one gritty song. She doesn't sound like much of a prize. Some can not be saved. You did great. :)
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guygrooves said 2507 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
Thanks Char
Nice to see your smiling face. Thanks for the listen.
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tmcfate said 2502 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
haunting
quite a beautiful dark story. congrads on quitting smoke. i will find mr potts and take a listen
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mr_mordenus said 2469 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
Murray McLauchlan
sings about stuff like this, deceptively soft and, on the surface, gentle music that looks deep, deep into the side of life where there are few happy endings and the characters are complex, deeply flawed and as real as the lingering smoke from yesterday's cigarette.

Your voice has a rich timbre and a weary strength that brings the song to vivid life the way only a song can. I've met these people the song paints such a strong image of, watched them come and watched them go... but the smell of the cigarettes never completely goes away from the soul. No easy answers.

Haunting.
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drakonis said 2410 days ago (November 18th, 2010)
delicate indeed
dangerous as lace... I really enjoyed the music, excellent work Clay, and you did the song justice with your singing, giving just the perfect feeling of "fatigue from the experience" into the delivery. Yes, the vox could be slightly brighter in the mix, but they are good. Extra congrats on quitting smoking too, hope this gives you new energy and health.
ttfn,
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Elevator_Funk said 2389 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
....
The guitar fx at 1:50 and 2:40 were perfect!! You did find a great song, people aren't telling stories lately in their lyrics, I kinda miss that. I'll definitely go check the original out.
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