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We End Up Being All The Same (42)


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jiguma

 Genre: Alternative Rock

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Not political - well maybe just a little bit ;) More a musing of life and lifetimes and the meaning thereof. Plus, as an added bonus, the importance of art/music/culture.

"Paint the pictures sing the songs
Mine are yours and yours are mine
Tell the stories right the wrongs
While we’ve got time"

Just me - with some help from Drummer Gavin, and a piano solo loop I borrowed and mangled by adjusting it to my needs.

Cheers,
Neil
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Lyrics
We End Up Being All The Same
©2017 Neil Porter

We end up being all the same
Except for what we leave behind
We make all the same mistakes
Blind leading the blind

Half-hearted skyline
Sad tainted sky
Hide and seek lifeline
Wondering why

From brightest day to darkest night
Amazing how things turn around
Right is wrong and wrong is right
All lost not found

Half-hearted skyline
Sad tainted sky
Hide and seek lifeline
Wondering why

SOLO/BRIDGE

Half-hearted skyline
Sad tainted sky
Hide and seek lifeline
Wondering why

Paint the pictures sing the songs
Mine are yours and yours are mine
Tell the stories right the wrongs
While we’ve got time

Half-hearted skyline
Sad tainted sky
Hide and seek lifeline
Wondering why

Half-hearted skyline
Sad tainted sky
Hide and seek lifeline
Wondering why
Song Stats
Hits: 513
Comments: 11
Fans: 15
Plays: 41
Downloads: 5

Uploaded: Jul 06, 2017 - 06:30:37 PM
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2017 - 06:31:58 PM Last Played: Sep 19, 2017 - 08:29:59 PM
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Hardware:
iMac, Fender Tele, Fender Precision, eKeys 49 midi keyboard, Rode NT3 mic, Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 interface
Software:
Logic Pro X, Ozone 5
Comments
Ed Hannifin said 77 days ago (July 6th, 2017)
Ahem.
Firsties....
Ed Hannifin said 77 days ago (July 6th, 2017)
That being said....
I'm in continued awe of your abilities as a mixer...This has great around-the-inside-of-my-head space....Front-to-back, and left to right....and full spectral balance and lots of punch...

I really like the B3 bits, and you've got a great approach to rhythm guitar that, combined with the delay, really works here....The Rhodes line is pretty neat, too...

I'm envious of your hand with percussion as well...

I like the lyrical theme as well...sort of grim-with-a-sustaining-sense-of-hope thing... I can stand both halves of that equation right about now...

Great ending...
jiguma said 77 days ago (July 6th, 2017)
Thanks Ed
I'm hoping that the new piano solo worked for you. The version I sent pre-posting definitely wasn't up to scratch, although this one sends the section further into the scary forest of jazz.
Cheers,
Neil
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Philip18 said 77 days ago (July 6th, 2017)
We End Up Being All The Same
Snappy arrangement with drums and bass working very well together. Impressive work on the solo - it jumps about very nicely! Thoughtful lyrics. All good, Neil!
Check out my latest song called First Night Alone
PeterB7858 said 77 days ago (July 7th, 2017)
We End Up Being All The Same
Cool groove. Alt funk jazz melange. Your vocals really suit this style of song, Neil. Impressive keys interlude. The Tele stabs work well. Gavin is in the groove, too. You have great control over Drummer. A good'un for sure. Thanks.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
Calchas said 77 days ago (July 7th, 2017)
Since my return
I've been in awe of how you continue to knock it out of the park with each new effort. This one is my fave so far. Love the melody. Love the song structure. Love the percussion and the organ. In short... LOVE IT!!!

Be well friend!
Check out my latest song called Good Man Down
Vic Holman said 76 days ago (July 8th, 2017)
jazz chords
solid production of course. but man, those cool jazzy chords contain a dark secret. the piano solo works even if you mangled it :)
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sammydix said 76 days ago (July 8th, 2017)
Tasty tasteful
and sort of makes me think of an eerie Michael Franks.
Check out my latest song called Ghost Machine
Char said 60 days ago (July 23rd, 2017)
Really tight.
So well done. It all works. Amazed by you. Thanks.

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DWL said 59 days ago (July 25th, 2017)
Classy as always
Smooth. Nice guitar work and interesting lyrics.

Cheers

Dick
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tonestones said 29 days ago (August 23rd, 2017)
Beautiful production
Man, this sounds great. I love the guitar tone. That piano solo fits really well. I really like the transition to the organ with the latin percussion. Much to like here.
Check out my latest song called Stairway to Heaven (LZ Cover)
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Name: Neil Porter
Location: Pambula Beach, Sapphire Coast NSW Australia
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My old bio page looked pretty out of date, so it’s time for a new one: For the full story, see my interview in the MacJammer Blog "The Jiguma Is Up" by Tobin Mueller. I started to learn guitar when I was about 10 – but didn’t last lon... [see more]

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The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didn't fit into the mainstream genres of the time. At times it was used as catch-all phrase for rock music from under

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