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I downloaded this about a week go and soon realized later how many versions were created using this original track. I have to say that Alex knows how to create a track that makes it almost effortless for a singer to float on top off!

The lyrics of the song are very relevant to what's going on in my world. I think they speak for themselves.

Special thanks to Tom Chianti for the beautiful mix and mastering. He put the cherry on top of this baby!

Link to Alex Gollan/AmateurPro's original: http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=144513
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Lyrics
I'm okay but I'm not
Steps forward but back to square one
I'm okay but I'm not
So tired of opening my heart

And I know it's gonna take some time
And I know when it's wrong or right
And I'm past the point of compromise
Just close your eyes the sting subsides

Memories fading, Hopes are crashing, Dreams are burning
Sad but yearning
Love is ready, find some steady ground
My insides are out

Memories fading, Hopes are crashing, Dreams are burning
Sad but yearning
Love is ready, find some steady ground
My insides are out
My insides are out

I'm okay, but I'm not
I'm okay, but I'm not
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Hits: 2524
Comments: 42
Fans: 18
Plays: 239
Downloads: 66
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Aug 07, 2010 - 11:18:04 AM
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2010 - 11:18:04 AM Last Played: Jul 05, 2017 - 02:16:42 AM
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alackbass said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
I'm Ok (But I'm Not)
Great song! Even better vocal. Great phrasing and dynamics. Love the harmonies.
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onesweetworld said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
!!
Thank you my dear for listening :-)
Harmonies of my fav. thing to add to a song. Glad you noticed!
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shavingronaldscar said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
great voice!
love the subtle harmonics in there, this is really stellar songwriting!
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onesweetworld said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
:-)
Thank you! Like i said in the chat,the empty track was inspiring enough for me to add lyrics and melody to this. It only took a few hours to put it all together. That's when you know it's right!
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damiengh said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
nice
Love your lyrics, they say it all and only enhanced by your beautiful voice.

I get little hints of Paula Cole here and there, but believe me, that's a compliment.

Only criticism was the ending which I found abrupt, but I also understand the effect you were going for there. Maybe hold the note at the end a tad longer?

All in all I loved it.
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onesweetworld said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
great feedback
Thanks for the constructive feedback. It always seems that I have to end the song abruptly b/c I don't have control over changing the track. Your feedback will help me be more conscious next time I add lyrics and melodies to a song.

In this case, I'm okay with the dramatic abrupt ending because it kind of fits my mood. "I'm Okay...but i'm not...and that's it!!" LOL

Glad you loved it! :-)
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particledots said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
This is great
You have come a long way Linda
Nice track but especially nice vocals
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particledots said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
uh oh...
is that a little bit of digital clipping/distortion around the 2:41 mark?
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particledots said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
btw
i love the abrupt ending

:-)
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onesweetworld said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
yay
It always feels good when someone who has known me for years notices progress. Without your support I wouldn't be making the progress I have been making. I'm enjoying the journey and happy you are around :-)
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onesweetworld said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
wow
you have a fantastic ear!! I think I hear it as well!!!!!
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Gaylen75 said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
Very nice
This is Carrie again. still haven't been approved for my own voice here yet...I am a fan! Love your voice. The lyrics are a perfect description of what so many of us feel at one time or another in this crazy game we call life. Thanks for sharing.
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onesweetworld said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
hmm
You're waiting for approval on this site? That's strange!! I hope you get your own page soon. You deserve a voice too!! :-)

Yes the lyrics are so simple but describe exactly how I feel these days. I'm thru with crying about things. Instead there is a feeling of being ok in an unsettled way. Maybe it's just numbness?
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crissew said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
Great
Really great vocal. Love your voice, and the warmth of it. When you have it, you have it. Great job, love the falsetto, and the smooth sound when you hold a note. Awesome song. Loved it. thanks or the download.
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onesweetworld said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
yay!
I'm glad you liked it enough to download. :-) Hopefully I can create more tunes pleasing to your ears!
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rok41 said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
This is...
really nicely done Linda! Great backer really supports your voice well. You have a very pleasing voice, and the harmonies were killer. Nice performance!
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onesweetworld said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
woo
Harmonies are my thang! I love em!!! Thanks for noticing :-)
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RAVENS said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
Great Song
Yeah, I can surely relate to the lyrics. I love Alex's tracks as well, he is awesome. You sang this beautifully Linda, just flowed through the track. Lovely collab you two!

RAVEN ;-)

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onesweetworld said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
<3
I love when other chick singers stop by and take a listen to my music. Especially a talented singer such as yourself!!! I'm so glad you can validate my feelings here as far as the lyrics. A girl needs that from time to time!
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MikeNY said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
Excellent job!
This could easily be heard on the radio (I'm showing my age! Anybody listening to the radio anymore?)... Seriously, wonderful work. Congrats to you, your composer and engineer.
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onesweetworld said 2545 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
hey now
I still listen to the radio!!! Don't feel bad :-) haha
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ic42 said 2544 days ago (August 8th, 2010)
lyrics and voice entwined around the music
Linda, you mention the music made it effortless... however, I can hear that a great deal of thought went into constructing the lyrics and inventing the melodies and harmonies, and when you were finished, it sounded like they were made for each other, perfection. Beautiful music, great singing. A teeny bit of clipping on the vox, but other than that, excellent mix.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Dadai.2 said 2544 days ago (August 8th, 2010)
Outstanding....
... track.

Kudos. Vocalist is tops. Radio ready, as they used to say.

Outstanding LInda....

D

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onesweetworld said 2543 days ago (August 9th, 2010)
woo
top vocalist...woo!! I'm taking that to heart!
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Hickling_Stan said 2544 days ago (August 9th, 2010)
Great vocal
really enjoyed this one. Very well sung and produced. good stuff. Mark
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onesweetworld said 2543 days ago (August 9th, 2010)
ty
why thank you mark!!!
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ShadowofNine said 2544 days ago (August 9th, 2010)
Splendid
track Linda, AMP's music is always top flight and Toms mix is delightful...
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onesweetworld said 2543 days ago (August 9th, 2010)
yup
we are a good team! Thanks for the support:-)
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abfkingsport said 2544 days ago (August 9th, 2010)
The King
Beautiful. Lovely voice. Clean production. Wonderful ballad.
The King
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onesweetworld said 2543 days ago (August 9th, 2010)
thanks king
:-)
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PockBluesman said 2543 days ago (August 9th, 2010)
Awesome
excellent vocals and all round production well done all involved really enjoyed it
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onesweetworld said 2543 days ago (August 9th, 2010)
yay
I'm glad you liked it so much!!! Maybe one day it'll go somewhere :-)
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dave_b said 2543 days ago (August 9th, 2010)
I'm Ok (But I'm Not)
Love the hook, can definitely relate. Like the mix of rushed and slow phrasing, it holds the attention. Great vocs/harmonies against a pro sounding backer.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2542 days ago (August 10th, 2010)
I'm Ok (But I'm Not)
Wow! Let me think if I can say anything else... nope... so... Wowwowow! This was a great arrangement! Fantastic vocals! And I love the lyrics and and I know how it feels... Thanks for sharing! This is a great one! ^_^
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crissew said 2542 days ago (August 10th, 2010)
After listening
a bunch of times. i think your intro is far too long. i would trim it down to like 10 seconds at most. the vocal is the highlight of the song. Great song
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jdholliday said 2542 days ago (August 10th, 2010)
stellar
songwriting, vocals and backer, one of the very best and most marketable songs I've heard on macjams to date!
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onesweetworld said 2514 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
yaaay
Thank you for speaking your mind :-) I'll take it! haha
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awigze said 2536 days ago (August 17th, 2010)
nuanced
really like this - the vocals are stellar. Love the harmonies. Great backing track for an even better vocalist.
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onesweetworld said 2514 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
...
thanks dollface! :-)
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mybravedesign said 2514 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
....
OMG... i love the way you phrased everything and the harmonies.... and if i would have heard this first it would have totally swayed the way i wrote my melody here: http://www.macjams.com/song/62533
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regulus said 2392 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
This start off on
the right note and keeps getting better and better. Your really cool and have a great spirit. Its reflects in your emanation of your tonal vibration. Can't find an audio flaw with this. Really right on spot.
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Carrie71 said 718 days ago (August 9th, 2015)
A goodie!
Still come back to listen to your incredible voice. You were one of my first favorite artists on this site. Love your voice! Funny my daughter is a speech pathologist and a singer too!
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