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Meant To Be


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paddler

 Genre: Acoustic

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A re-recording of an old song but with harmonies.
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Lyrics
Lyrics:
Do you remember it was early spring,
Outside the window a bird was singing
you were in the garden with the children playing

We woke up early with the rising sun
We had our problems we had our fun
Driving through the country we were always laughing

And the days still seem long
And whatever comes your way its meant to be

Do you remember the evening breeze,
Blowing gently through the pine trees
You were painting pictures of a clear horizon

We played music in the firelight
The comets fell that starry night
Everything seemed simple pure and bright

well the days still seem long
And whatever may go wrong its meant to be

Well I remember how I broke your heart
We'd always known right from the start
that someday we'd be sure to say goodbye
Wherever you may choose to go
I wish you well and I hope you know
In the time we had together we loved a lifetime
Song Stats
Hits: 3954
Comments: 33
Fans: 20
Plays: 133
Downloads: 2

Uploaded: Nov 06, 2007 - 12:05:05 PM
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2016 - 07:09:13 PM Last Played: Mar 20, 2018 - 12:53:39 AM
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Hardware:
guitar,balaleika
Software:
audacity
Comments
Feter said 4003 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Meant To Be
just Awesome my friend ..I enjoyed the singin and
harmony and sure the sweet sound of the guitar and
balaleika .this is fantastic ..welldone my friend !
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paddler said 4002 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
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thank you
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racerat said 4003 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Lovely
I love this song! The mandolin (?) is so crystalline. The harmonies are like butter. I can just feel the sun on my skin and the tickle of the grass on my back. But alas! No download button? Shame!
Best as always!
Philip
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paddler said 4002 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
alas
thanks race - I'm just experimenting with the no download thing.Dont mean to be pigheaded or anything - variety is the spice of life (:
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peacepiano said 4003 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Harmonies
Smooth harmonies, are a joy to my ears. Clearly this song was "meant to be" ;)

Thanks
Bill
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paddler said 4002 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
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Peace - you are welcome.Thank you
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jgurner said 4003 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Very nice
I very much identify with the lyrics. Excellent harmonies. Nice, easy going style gives it a hopeful feel.
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paddler said 4002 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
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jg i'm both glad and sorry that you identify with the lyrics but youre right - it is hopeful
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Moviz said 4003 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
I just
love vocal harmony, but it's not easy to harmonise with ones self unless you have a good vocal range as you will know, but this is really a delight. The instrument Mandolin?/ guitar with Capo? LOL sounds nice and light, good song and lyrics, Thanks, M
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paddler said 4003 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
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Balalaika & guitar with a capo indeed.Thank you
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Moviz said 4002 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
Sorry..
I wasn't being derogatory about your playing abilities(i.e. Capo), I just couldn't place the sound, not having heard many Balalaika accompaniments... so pardon my ignorance LOL, cheers M
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paddler said 4002 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
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On the contrary Mr maurice - I was having a minimal day that day and gave a minimal answer.I often use a capo - I'd have a bugger of a night if I was trying to do a show though as I can't remember what key I've done any of the songs in.Dorogatory is one of my favourite words by the way.Thanks very much for taking time to comment - I often don't
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guitapick said 4002 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Amazing...
...how two instruments and harmonies can sound so full and so delicate at the same time...

...beautiful tune...
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paddler said 4002 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
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hope its not too trebly - audacity is ok but so irritating to edit with.I only used it cos its the only thing Ive got that will record on an ibook - got protools etc on a tower mac g3 but the machine just makes so much noise.I wanted to get that crystal clear sound that everyone gets but I probably need all the best equipment like motu etc which I can't afford - yet.Still one must try.thanks guitapick
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lengold said 4002 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
What a
beautiful gentle song played and sung with great musicianship and subtlety. I really enjoyed this. Shame about the download, but don't blame you with a song as good as this.
Cheers
Len


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paddler said 4002 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
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subtlety is not always a thing I'm any good at but I hope so.Sorry no download - I dunno just thought I'd try it
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Rebsie said 4002 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
Delicious
A very sweet and pretty song with a nostalgic innocence about it. Lovely light jangly noise that balalaika makes and the harmonies work a treat. Nice!
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paddler said 4001 days ago (November 8th, 2007)
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Hope so I spent about an hour tuning that thing but I did come to the conclusion that pushing right next to the fret helps to keep it in tune.I guess thats probably standard practise still a bugger though.Cheers rebs

RG
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Macaudion said 4002 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
Niiiiiiiice
Sweet music. Man this is a wonderful listen. It's especially good to my ears this first thing in the A.M. Beautiful job harmonizing! Impressive vox work. Excellent writing too!

Thanks for sharing this, Richard. Dion
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paddler said 3997 days ago (November 12th, 2007)
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wow thanks Dion - I love listening to music in the morning - so thats a great comment

Cheers

RG
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said 4002 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
Fine song
I remember listening to the other version not long ago, so I went and had another listen. I think I prefer the lower timbre of your voice on the other one to this, but there's a lot more air in this one (air is good).
Nice job.
paddler said 3997 days ago (November 12th, 2007)
Thanks jim
yeah its weird wot I like about the other version is it just sounds old like from before I was born.Quality sound recording is not really my field I'm more of a sound experimentalist song writer but rough recordings are sometimes nice - this is clearer I think and not always necessarily for better - just different I guess

Cheers

RG
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Cori Ander said 4001 days ago (November 8th, 2007)
Digged!
Was here, digged!

This is wind, sunshine and the smell of tree and grass.
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paddler said 3997 days ago (November 12th, 2007)
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wind, sunshine and the smell of tree and grass

...sounds like heaven - thanks cori!


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Ibstrat said 4001 days ago (November 8th, 2007)
Nice song
You have a great voice.The mix of the 2 instruments and the vocal is perfect.Beautiful.
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DWL said 4001 days ago (November 8th, 2007)
Deceptively simple and direct
wonderful song.

The balalaikas are buggers to tune aren't they?

Cheers

Dick
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paddler said 3997 days ago (November 12th, 2007)
balalaikas
its probably cos I just ignore the traditional tuning and just tune it to whatever the song is - but yeah when you get one string right the one next to it goes out - aaaargh! I need to get a mando I think - Cheers Dick

Dick G
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said 4000 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Great !
Loved it my friend, the vocal harmonies is so nice and wonderful music going here .. Thanks for sharing .. enjoyed a lot !

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damiengh said 3995 days ago (November 14th, 2007)
Beautiful
Love the lyrics to this one. Sure this one resonates with a lot of folk who have had to split up for one reason for another. Maybe felt they had to in order to save face, but it is a lesson learned. Hey, maybe they will miss what they had. Life takes strange turns.

You have a very pleasant voice which blends with your strumming so nicely.
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kristyjo said 3992 days ago (November 17th, 2007)
You are the best balaleika player I know!
This song has a sweetness to the melody & harmonies, and a sadness to the lyrics. Wonderful and wistful.
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said 3928 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Meant To Be
Truly a great listen, the melody speaks eons and the lyrics send it home!!!!!

Great work Paddler....respectfully,
Wade
sschedra said 3907 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
I am touched
Richard,
This song really moved me. I am so saddened by the story and if it is true then I am even more deeply grieved. I was wondering if you could possible write anything that wasn't happy. Now I have my answer, and it hurts.
Thank you for sharing,
Stephen
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richardhowardjones said 3804 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
SO GLAD
So glad I caught this wee gem in my macjam wanderings.

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Name: RG Paddler
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