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No Pain - feat. Strangedream & Rok41


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Sigmund

 Genre: Rock

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If we still lived in the age of albums, "No Pain" would be the first song on our 2nd LP. While it still sounds like us, I feel it is a step in a slightly different direction. It is actually part of a group of songs, that we will most likely release over the next year, that were written and recorded during a fairly turbulent time in our lives. I think Nat's lyrics reflect that to a certain degree. Vocally, I think Nat did an excellent job creating a dynamic and complex vocal track, that ended up being every bit as challenging to mix as anything I've done. As far as Chris' role, he obviously knew exactly what I was looking for in low end support - as usual his bass playing is smooth and solid, with some remarkable fills and riffs sprinkled in throughout.

Production wise, I'm learning to get the most out of Logic, and utilize it's power, which is considerable. I'm just scratching the surface of its potential however - for all I've learned I have so far to go. I'm truly humbled by the pros out there and the amazing sounds they are able to create through this program - it's really remarkable!

Anyway, please have a listen and of course we always want to know what you think. If you feel so inclined, please visit our FB page here, and if you like what you see and hear, like us there too!

Cast of players:
strangedream (Nat) - Lyrics, music, all vocal work, piano, synths
rok41 (Chris) - Bass
Sig - Music, all guitars, synths, drum programming, mix, master

On behalf of Nat and Chris, I thank you for stopping by to listen. We hope you enjoy "No Pain".
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Lyrics
Copyright Sigmund’s Strangedream 2016, All rights reserved.

Come round to get down
you don’t hear a word I say you
come round to get down
what’s it to you, what’s it to you anyway?
Come round to get down
you don’t hear a word I say you
come round to get down
what’s it to you, what’s it to you anyway?

I failed again
Come the light
I recede
Til’ the night
All the time in the world
I can’t seem to get it right
On a down
Turning blue
On the edge
Nothing new
I could go anytime
Life can turn on a dime
You know me better than me
Or so you think, ‘cause I don’t let you see the
pain
and the stains- yeah

“Cause something in my heart waits
Something in my soul aches
My bitterness and my mistakes say:
“Hey, you’ll never win the game, so why play?”
I don’t want to learn to love myself
I just want to be someone else
With no pain

Come round to get down
you don’t hear a word I say you
come round to get down
what’s it to you, what’s it to you anyway?
Come round to get down
you don’t hear a word I say you
come round to get down
what’s it to you, what’s it to you anyway?

I fall apart
In the dark
Juggling my glass heart
Getting used to feeling blue
On the edge, nothing new
I could go anytime
Life can turn on a dime-
They say, they say
You know me better than me
Or so you think, ‘cause I don’t let you see the
Shame
and the pain- yeah

“Cause something in my heart wakes
Something in my soul aches
My bitterness and my mistakes say:
“Hey, you’ll never win the game, so why play?”
I don’t want to learn to love myself
I just want to be someone else
With no pain

You can feel it, I can feel it
Filling the room
Spelling my doom
Bringing me down
You can feel it, I can feel it
All night long
On and on and on and on and on

I don’t wanna learn to love myself-
I just wanna be someone else
With no pain

Honey makes my heart race
Honey makes my soul fade
Forgive me for my mistakes
Forgive me for all the rain
I don’t wanna learn to love myself
I just wanna be someone else
With no pain

You can feel it, I can feel it
You can feel it, I can feel it
You can feel it, I can feel it
You can feel it, I can feel it
Song Stats
Hits: 1304
Comments: 32
Fans: 28
Plays: 96
Downloads: 17

Uploaded: May 15, 2016 - 09:35:40 PM
Last Updated: May 15, 2016 - 09:51:01 PM Last Played: Mar 10, 2017 - 03:28:54 PM
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Comments
sammydix said 378 days ago (May 15th, 2016)
damn
now this is gonna be stuck in my head for a while. Curses! All the "s" words: slick, sleek, silk... Wonderfully done by all with just the right production touches.


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Sigmund said 377 days ago (May 16th, 2016)
Hey Sammy
Thanks for stopping by to have a listen, and for sharing all those nice "s" words with us!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Fire_Angel said 378 days ago (May 15th, 2016)
Painfully sad.
Ouch. Listening to those lyrics conveyed like this made me feel sorry for whoever was being conveyed. Pushing out lots of emotion which is impressive. I must admit I'd be worried if I thought a whole album was going out with this amount of pain in every song, because I wouldn't be able to listen to it, but if it's balanced by some cheerful and/or angry or powerhouse optimistic numbers, then it would be just a great addition. Hope that's useful feedback, at least it's my real reaction rather than a censored version.
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Sigmund said 377 days ago (May 16th, 2016)
Hello Mr Angel
Thanks for coming by to have a listen - I always look forward to your most insightful commentary. It would not be an album filled with pain and misery - I think there will be lots of rage and vengeance as well lol! Your support here means a lot - thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Philip18 said 378 days ago (May 16th, 2016)
No Pain
Plaintive and breathy vocal - very intense. Musically rich and technically superb. Love the guitar tones! Chris's work is always a joy. Playing it on the site, it stopped for me at 3:04 at the lines"bringing me down" but when I downloaded it everything was there and it went for the full 5 minutes. Strange!
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Sigmund said 377 days ago (May 16th, 2016)
Hi Philip
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. No Pain certainly isn't a song about the MJ experience, is it these days lol - as always Philip, your support here means so much - thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
jiguma said 378 days ago (May 16th, 2016)
As good as it gets!
Seamless production, amazing performances and a pro sounding result. Great build. This is as good as anything I've heard on commercial radio or TV. So when's the Australian leg of your tour passing through Pambula Beach?
Congratulations all!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Sigmund said 377 days ago (May 16th, 2016)
Hi Neil
We appreciate you stopping by to have a listen. I'd fear we wouldn't want to leave if we came down there to visit - if we do make it down there you know we'll be looking y'all up! Thanks again for your support!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
davisamerica2 said 378 days ago (May 16th, 2016)
No pain
This is a brilliant piece of work! Big Music needs to be taking notes, coz this is the way it should be done! Excellent writing and performing by all. I'm hoping that download works coz I want one! Peace. Terry
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Sigmund said 377 days ago (May 16th, 2016)
Hey Terry!
Thanks for stopping by to have a listen and comment. I don't know about Big Music, but we sure had a lot of fun with this one, and we are thrilled to be able to share our work with our friends here - means a heck of a lot - We appreciate your support my friend - thanks again!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Franciscus_Henri said 377 days ago (May 17th, 2016)
Absolutely NO PAIN
with this one FIVE stars in all areas ..vocal,arrangement,mix. I'm giving this a GRAMMY.


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Sigmund said 376 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
Franciscus
Thanks so much for coming by our song page. Your comment is truly appreciated by all in this incredible project.

Still waiting to hear from you for the next one...
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
PeterB7858 said 377 days ago (May 17th, 2016)
No Pain
Wonderful song, Nat. Aching lyrics. Beautifully sung. Love the layering. Just such a talented team to bring the song home, too. Such a fine arrangement. Such fine musicianship by the three of you. In awe. Really. Thanks, so much. Good luck with it.
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Sigmund said 376 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
Hi Peter
Thanks for stopping by to have a listen. It means a lot when someone of your songwriting caliper has such nice things to say about our music - it's really very much appreciated. We thank you, Peter!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Bowman said 377 days ago (May 17th, 2016)
Strong song Sig.
No need to scream to get my attention.
Quietly powerful and touching.
Charlie
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Sigmund said 376 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
Hi Charles
I DIDN'T REALIZE I WAS SCREAMING!! lol Sorry had to do that, juvenile though it may have been. We really do appreciate you stopping by to have a listen. Your support here means a lot to us - thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
magnatone said 377 days ago (May 17th, 2016)
No Pain
you guys just get better and better - this is spectacular! congrats to the band!!
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Sigmund said 376 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
Hi Karen
So glad to see you stopping by for a listen. Things just wouldn't be the same at macjams without your presence and support - so much appreciated - by ALL of us - thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
gadzooks said 376 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
No Pain
Stunning mix ... I like the soulful groove. Different than what I have heard before. Lovely use of delays and that right touch of verb Nat's smooth vocals.Bass is like butter with tasty guitar that sits back in the mix... Good rockin' build at the end. Love it!


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Sigmund said 370 days ago (May 24th, 2016)
Hi Stan
We very much appreciate you stopping by to have a listen. There's nothing more special than having our peers, whom we respect, critique our work in such a positive light. Thank you for your support here, from all of us!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
J_Gretch said 376 days ago (May 18th, 2016)
No Pain -
Music seems to be more interesting when driven by a strong emotion. You guys have captured something special here for sure. Not following the lyrics as I listen but it sounds like a dark story....Excellent musicianship, and tasteful production work.
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Sigmund said 370 days ago (May 24th, 2016)
Hey J
Nat often gets annoyed with me because I don't pay enough attention to her lyrics when I'm working on our music. Eventually I always come around - this time was breathtaking - her talent shined through on this song. As far as Chris goes, he just keeps getting better with each project; I'm consistently amazed by the both of them. We really appreciate you coming by to have a listen - means a lot - thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
rok41 said 375 days ago (May 19th, 2016)
No Pain
As always, it was great to be a part of the collaborative process on this one. Nat's songwriting skills are very evident here and she continues to dig deep inside herself to express and emote. Sig, you always find the right productional balance for Nat's ideas, which in the end provides almost a genre of its own. Great job!
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Sigmund said 370 days ago (May 24th, 2016)
Hello my friend
I suppose it's easier to think of our music as a genre of its own, as opposed to trying to figure it out every time we release a song, eh? I actually like that idea. You were such a tremendous help on this project, with not only your superb bass work, but also the countless listens, and feedback - ad nauseum! Our music, for so many reasons, simply would not be the same without you, so thank you my friend!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Outtaorbit said 374 days ago (May 20th, 2016)
Holy Smokes
wow.....Nicely done
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Sigmund said 370 days ago (May 24th, 2016)
Hi Patrick
And...nicely put! Thank you for coming by to listen, and for your support!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
KCsGROOVE said 373 days ago (May 21st, 2016)
No pain
great song, love the vocals and the way they're recorded
Fine playing here.
excellent mix!
Enjoyed it a lot!
KC
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Sigmund said 370 days ago (May 24th, 2016)
Hey KC
Thanks for stopping by to have a listen - we always appreciate your presence, and your nice comments. Means a lot to all of us.
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
FEEL said 371 days ago (May 23rd, 2016)
Remarkable
Pro sounding... my hat off to you for creating such a nice production. This shows a whole other side of Natalie's abilities, she has a beautiful voice and is so versatile. Chris fits well in the mix, he's a marvel when it comes to participating in a collaboration. The key arrangement is really nice, I like how it moves you within the space and that guitar Sig, not to much but still over the top.
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Sigmund said 370 days ago (May 24th, 2016)
Hi John
Always a pleasure to have you stopping by for a listen, and for the nice comments as well - means a lot to us - thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Doug Somers said 187 days ago (November 23rd, 2016)
Damn!
Yes, this is a great lead song for an album. It's a great song period. musically it's catchy, well performed and the band all adds just the right contribution to support the vocals. And then the mix. You may say you're scratching the surface but it doesn't sound that way. Top of the top drawer stuff as usual Sig. You guys totally kill, and this is so kind of you to allow for downloads. Keep well!
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Calchas said 112 days ago (February 6th, 2017)
Absotively gorgeous!
Always loved Nat's voice. She really shines here!

Evocative lyrics. Nice light touch in the production. Everything clear and balanced.

Truly yummy!

Be well friend!
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