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Michele


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JAB24

 Genre: Ballad

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This is the first song I ever wrote about a girl I had a crush on in grade school. Her family moved to another school district.
I wrote the song and played it for one of my friends. He was so blown away by it. He told my parents and made me perform it for them. I was never so embarrassed. I recorded the song in a basement recording studio with my rock band The Midnight Ramblers in 1982 along with 10 other originals. Now 30 years later It's my Dad's favorite song and surprisingly many other people through the years have told me how much they love the song. So I decided to re-record it and add it to my project. I hope you enjoy it.
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Lyrics
Michele By James Lichtenberg( jab24) written on Jan 5 1981
This Recording was made September 2011

I don't even know you
You don't even know me
But somehow I Love you Michele

I went for years without you
You went for years without me
And somehow I need you Michele

I Love you with all my heart
I Loved you right from the start Michele

I don't even know you
But I use to years ago
I wished we would never be apart
I hope that wish comes true someday
If it doesn't we'll have to find our way Michele

Michele I Love you
even more now than I use to
I'll remember you always like I use to tell you

I Love your black hair and big blue eyes
They're the kind that tell no lies
"I'll come looking for you someday"
that's what I told you

I hated to say goodbye
Yet the same day I started to cry
I loved you from the beginning
But you never knew

I don't even know you
You don't even know me
But somehow I Love you Michele

I Love you like I use to
I hope that you still Love me too Michele
Song Stats
Hits: 1680
Comments: 16
Fans: 8
Plays: 129
Downloads: 0
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Oct 11, 2011 - 06:04:29 PM
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2012 - 02:32:23 PM Last Played: Mar 13, 2017 - 06:25:56 AM
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Hardware:
Alvarez 12 string
Peavey Milestone 3
custom 6 string acoustic
Software:
All recorded on i-Mac- Garageband
Orchestral Strings Midi (Garageband)
Comments
dimm witness said 2229 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
heartfelt
and simple oozing with innocence and yearning I have felt this way hope michelle hears it someday :-) nice backing track and excellent harmonies
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JAB24 said 2229 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Michele
Thanks Eddie !
I think she did hear the song a long time ago and she said something like. We never Loved each other. LoL
I am Way Way Way past that ! i'm really glad I started writing at a young age and have learned and matured in the last 30 years. I'm glad to be recording again after many stressful years of marriage and my music being put away in the closet . I am very happy again ! thanks for the positive comment !
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wearebittersweet said 2229 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Innocence
I agree with DIMM - Hearing your story of it I can envision what you and a million other guys have felt. Boy meets girl. She might not even know he exists, but he pours out his love for her in a sweet, sincere ballad.

I believe that Greg Lake from ELP wrote "Lucky Man" when he was about 14... a the lyrics, and music are simple and profound.

Now... if you want to know what was on my mind in 1971, go to the link below, and hear one of the several tunes that my little brother, a few friends, and I wrote and recorded in 1971.

Great job!
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JAB24 said 2228 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
Michele
Thanks for the compliment ! I feel this was the song that started it all in regards to my songwriting.
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Feter said 2228 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
Michele
Nice love song ...good vocal work here ..I m trying to collect my memory of what this tone reminds me of ...good one my friend ..thanks a lot for sharing !!
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JAB24 said 2228 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
Michele
Thanks Feter , Thanks for the comment I'm glad you liked it ! It was one of my oldies I had to bring back.
Thanks Again JL
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PeterB7858 said 2228 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
Michele
Hi James. Nice back story. Grade school, eh... that's starting early. Like the vocal work and the simple arrangement that complements the song nicely. Good production as well. Thanks. Regards, Peter.
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JAB24 said 2219 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
Michele
Thanks Peter ! Yes I still like um young ! LOL just kidding ! Thanks for listening ! really glad you liked it. JL
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Char said 2225 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
I sure
hope you found yourself a girl who cared about you the way you cared for her. Funny, how we fall for someone even if there never was any encouragement. Thanks.
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JAB24 said 2219 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
Michele
I actually did find someone ! They say the second time is always better. in regards to falling for others, Taylor Swift writes songs about it and makes millions ! LOL Thank You for Listening !
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Philip18 said 2225 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
Michele
Although the writing was about a personal experience, there is nevertheless a universality to it that many will relate to. Nice backing - the strings work well. Sweet harmonies. Much enjoyed!
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JAB24 said 2219 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
Michele
Thanks Philip ! I'm glad you enjoyed it ! It really means a lot ! Thanks for Listening !

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RobLeBanc said 2225 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
Michele
great job James, nicely recorded, bright and crisp. Good song structure, and the harmonies are spot on. I am always a sucker for good harmony.
Thanks for sharing!
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JAB24 said 2219 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
Michele
I love vocal harmony too ! I think it's key to successful music. One of my all time favorite concert DVDs is The Eagles Hell Freezes Over Concert. Through the years I've been drawn to it ! The bands Utopia & Queen were always amazing live. Not that my songs sound anything like them ! lol Thanks Rob ! I look forward to more of your music as well ! Thanks for Listening !
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magnatone said 2223 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Michele
terrific harmonies here and very enjoyable straight up love song - strings are a nice addition.
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JAB24 said 2219 days ago (October 22nd, 2011)
Michele
Karen, I really appreciate the strings comment. I'm not much of a keyboard player. I refuse to Dr it up.
I played one full take with No tweaking ! Coming from a piano player like yourself , I'm very glad you liked it ! Thanks for Listening and posting a comment . JL
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Name: Jim Lichtenberg
Location: Medina Ohio United States of America
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I am a singer/songwriter/ Bass player musician who writes, records instruments vocals and harmonies using multiple tracks on Garageband in my home studio. I was born Ohio and raised in Brunswick Ohio( suburb of Cleveland/Akron). I wrote and record... [see more]

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A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

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