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In a Mental Way


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grah3am

 Genre: Reggae

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A tune for my wife.
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Lyrics
In a Mental Way



When you travel afar
By bus or by car
And you don't know the time of day
I still feel you near
Yes, it's all very clear
We're together in a mental way

In the town there's much confusion
'cause it's filled with life's illusion
Never fear the blood transfusion
Just listen to my solution
Song Stats
Hits: 1855
Comments: 28
Fans: 15
Plays: 74
Downloads: 39
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Jul 30, 2012 - 01:09:28 PM
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2012 - 01:41:35 PM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 01:00:28 PM
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Hardware:
Ovation, SX guitars
Software:
BG 11
Comments
Les_Kloo said 1884 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Senti-mental
Prog reggae. Cool drum track. I really like the vocal arrangement and performances here. Very pleasing. Please post the lyrics. We like to read along, eh. How did you do (or who did) the female vocals? Reggae with your unique stamp.
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grah3am said 1884 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Hi Les
I saw you were on line so I hoped you'd catch it. I like the bass line on this the most. I wanted to put in the lines "Pushin' an' a shovelin'" for some reason, but couldn't manage it. You can hear my crappy Jamaican accent in the middle somewhere. In GB there is a "Vocal transformation" thingy which can transpose a male into a passable female, and presumably vice - versa. Thanks for stopping by.
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KCsGROOVE said 1884 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
in a mental way
Ah , love the vibe here :-)
cool mix as well
totally enjoyed!
KC
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grah3am said 1884 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Glad you liked it.
I always feel comfortable playing the riddim of life. Something to do with nights at reggae clubs in Leeds, Dennis Brown singles and seeing the Police a lot. Glad you enjoyed it, KC.
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Soundhound said 1884 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Cool track...Man
Got that feel that makes you want to head for the beach, solid
piece of work.....

Very well done......
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grah3am said 1884 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Arf!
Good to see you, Mr H! We live not far from the beach, and often go to Bertha's Blue Dinghy Bar, (the friendliest bar in Freeport, Bahamas) to admire the view and enjoy the hospitality. I'm always pleased to hear your comments, so thanks for that.
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Philip18 said 1884 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
In a Mental Way
Some thought has gone into the rhythm behind this - the bass and drums work well! The vocals are entertaining and also work well together. Quirky lyrics. All very enjoyable!
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grah3am said 1884 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Captain Quirk
That's me. The blood transfusion line has something to do with Marley's "Have no fear for atomic energy", which still makes no sense to me at all. But it's a great line. Glad you enjoyed it, Philip.
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alackbass said 1884 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
In a Mental Way
Bob Marley would be proud! Great tune and excellent arrangement! You alway delivery tracks of superior production value!
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grah3am said 1884 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
I do my best
I've spent much time learning the depths of Garageband. It really is a capable application. I'd like to upgrade to Logic or something, but dread the learning curve. As I indicated earlier I'm fond of the bass line, and use it to hold everything together while I'm fooling around with the mix. Happy you enjoyed it, Alec.
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lyzak said 1884 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Had to be enjoyed by your wife!
I much enjoy the tone of guitars weaving in and out of the bass as well as other captivating aspects of your tune. Great lyrics, fun harmonies great energy.
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grah3am said 1883 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Andy Summers
Lots of compression and a bit of chorus on the cheap SX guitar, and my wife likes the song. Mission accomplished. Cheers.
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Feter said 1884 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
In a Mental Way
Pretty cool song liked the guitars and the bass boom .Nice track thanks a lot for sharing !!
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grah3am said 1883 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Irie
Thanks, Feter. I appreciate your comments.
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Jarvoid said 1883 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Pass me a Red Stripe ...
and light me a spliff....it's all gan reggae mon...too cool....nice chillax and a little head nod....reggae cool....

Jarvo
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grah3am said 1883 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Cheers, Jarvoid
In the Bahamas Heineken is more popular than Red Stripe, and rasta types drink Guinness for some reason. I polished off a few Sands' beers while doing this one, which all goes to show nothing much, really. Glad you enjoyed the song.
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FlatRock2 said 1883 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
dig it!
Great stuff indeed!
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grah3am said 1883 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Skanga
Happy you enjoyed it, Mr Rock! I hope the chicken enjoyed it too.
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Loob said 1883 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Cool sentiment
Very different. I have to admit I was drawn in by the hook. Came away from this whistling it to myself... much enjoyed!
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grah3am said 1883 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
It's probably stolen
But for once I don't know where it came from. For some reason I think of "Summer Holiday" by Cliff Richard when I hear it. Thanks for listening.
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tokai said 1883 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Reggae
I do like my reggae. You have got that bass just right, I gather you must have had some first hand experiences of this misunderstood genre. Bob would be jammin to this! First class job too on the vox but you don't mention the excellent background singer? Is that you too?
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grah3am said 1883 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Bogus women
The ladies are me and some vocoding. The bass is my good bass (Ibanez), recorded in the UK last year. I should bring it over to the Bahamas, but BA would no doubt charge an arm and some legs for the privilege, so I may as well get a new one. I'm happy you liked it, Toke.
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gadzooks said 1882 days ago (August 1st, 2012)
In a Mental Way
Simple, short and really good lyrics ... Graham, I'm totally grooving' on this vibe. Like the high falsetto vocals ... you've really captured the feel here.
The bass is perfect and I like the guitar sounds. Well done.
Enjoyed!
SG
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grah3am said 1882 days ago (August 1st, 2012)
Squeak
I used to be able to do a proper falsetto, but have to resort to chicanery to get it done these days. Thanks for stopping by, Stan.
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lengold said 1881 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Really enjoying
this. I have always loved reggae rhythms and you have got it spot on. Great song, playing and vocals too.
Cheers
Len

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grah3am said 1881 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Thank you
Cheers for taking time to listen and comment. It's much appreciated.
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Songwriterz said 1863 days ago (August 20th, 2012)
Enjoyed
Sweet song, I enjoyed it very much - hope your wife did too!! ;) cool art ha ha :)) Love Heidi
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grah3am said 1854 days ago (August 29th, 2012)
Ta, Heidi
I missed this - MJ has been up and down so much recently. I'm happy you enjoyed my little tune.
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Name: Graham Exton
Location: Bahamas
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One - time British comic strip writer, now full - time teacher in the Bahamas. I've been waiting patiently for Apple to come up with Garageband since I had to abandon my Portastudio in the UK. ... [see more]

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Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica. Reggae may be used in a broad sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, including ska, rocksteady, dub, dancehall and ragga. The term may also be used to distinguish a particular style that originat

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