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You Don't Have To


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Leon

 Genre: Pop (mainstream)

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Tinkering with Garageband on iPad for the first time. Wow, this really works! I made different arrangements in my iPad then did the final touches in my iMac using the full Garageband program. I was thinking of Adele's soulful style in singing about heartbreak when I was trying to figure out how to write and sing lyrics for this piece. I thought this will be a good experiment in soul-rock-country fusion.

I wanted to close my Macjams year with an original song composition and performance. Hope you like it.
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Lyrics
YOU DON'T HAVE TO
(vocals, lyrics, melody and arrangement by Leon)

You don't have to gaze at me when I look you in the eye
You don't have to pretend an embrace when I put my arms around you
You don't have to force to smile to make me feel good 'bout myself
You don't have to say you love me, when the feeling isn't there anymore
I'm not insensitive I can read your mind…

You don't have to kiss me back when I come close to you
You don't have to feel sorry when I feel shattered inside
You don't have to dream with me when I let my thoughts wander in your eyes
and wonder what could what could ever be
You don't have to pretend when we both know
that you and I will never be.

I can read your mind, taste the bitter in your lips like acid burning hearts of you and me
I can touch your heart, feel enough your anguish to know that there ain't love anymore
Drowning in the depths of lost faith and indifference
You don't have to tell me lies to know there's no more you and me

You don't have to say a word…

You don't have to kiss me back when I come close to you
You don't have to feel sorry when I feel shattered inside
You don't have to dream with me when I let my thoughts wander in your eyes
and wonder what could what could ever be
You don't have to pretend when we both know
that you and I will never be.

I can read your mind, taste the bitter in your lips like acid burning hearts of you and me
I can touch your heart, feel enough your anguish to know that there ain't love anymore
Drowning in the depths of lost faith and indifference
You don't have to tell me lies to know there's no more you and me...
Song Stats
Hits: 1509
Comments: 12
Fans: 7
Plays: 225
Downloads: 25

Uploaded: Dec 07, 2011 - 05:31:23 PM
Last Updated: Dec 07, 2011 - 05:31:23 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 12:41:24 PM
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Comments
Daugrin said 2080 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
Tejano vibe
Going back to San Antonio on this one. I will be back for more. Torch held high here...

Daug

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Leon said 2077 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Thanks,
Tejano music is really romantic so I'm glad it has that kind of vibe a bit. I was aiming for a bit more pop but I guess love songs tend to lean towards a certain genre by default. Thanks for the appreciation!
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papag said 2080 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
You Don't?
Wow, this is tight. I hear a Tex-Mex-Country thing in there. This one is a keeper...

Thanks for the download :)

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Leon said 2077 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Tex-Mex
The tex-mex vibe was not intentional but since it's a ballad i guess it goes that direction by default. Love texmex and Im glad it works in this arrangement. It still lacks some things, like a hot guitar in the break. I think I can look for someone to do that.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
alackbass said 2080 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
You Don't Have To
It's amazing what can be done with an iPad and an inexpensive app! Of course, having that amazing voice can't hurt!
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Leon said 2077 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
iPad
I was blown away by what the iPad GB can do. In some ways, it has more features than the Mac app. Thanks for appreciating my voice.
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magnatone said 2079 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
You Don't Have To
you. are. incredible.
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Leon said 2077 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Thanks, Karen
You are always supportive and appreciative.

Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Char said 2078 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
I heard
version 2, first. So heart rending. Thanks.
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Leon said 2077 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Thanks again
You are always very encouraging. :-) I was not heart-broken when I wrote this song, but I know this message is universal to many hurt hearts.

Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Moviz said 2006 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
I'm sorry
I missed this when you posted in December Leon, but I'm here now and so enjoying this. I just listened to the other version, which is good of course, but I prefer this one..... beautiful song and I said it at the other version about your vocals..... just beautiful... they sparkle; a very emotional song, well performed, regards M
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Leon said 2006 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Thanks, M
This had vocals that sounded a bit too loud and a little too forward, so I tweaked it just a tad in the next version and changed some instruments, but I do like this, too. Problem when mixing with headphones and with equalizer presets is that the song will have different level of loudness when using external speakers and the equalizer is turned off when posted at macjams. .
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
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Name: Leon
Location: Minneapolis, USA / Manila, Philippines
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I wrote and arranged my first song about 5 years ago when I was introduced to Garageband on a Mac. Life has been a lot more interesting since then. _______________ *Listed below are songs with my vocal performance in collaboration with various ... [see more]

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Pop music is a music genre that developed from the mid-1950s as a softer alternative to rock 'n' roll and later to rock music. It has a focus on commercial recording, often orientated towards a youth market, usually through the medium of relatively s

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