New Original - She gave it to me
I've written and recorded my fifth original - please comment
It seems I can only write about myself and things I've experienced :roll:
Anyway- it's a song about a girlfriend that gave me something I will allways keep - the love for Bob Dylan's music. With that theme I've recoded it it open D tuning with capo on 7th, accoustic guitar and harmonica :)
Translated lyrics as usual
She gave it to me
The first one I got to know as she wrote me a letter
The second one I have forgot
The third one I will remember 'cause she showed me something nice
that I didn't knew that I wanted
It's a long time ago
But it is nice to remember
That she sung 'Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands'
Some are so angry
Others are too fond of beer
Some I have only known for one night
There is one who left a mark, but not in the way you think
She gave me the most beautiful thing she had
We were young
I was begining to realise
When she sung 'Just like a Woman'
We were young and in love
It was us forever
Perhaps we thought we were like John and Yoko
But we splitted up -it wasn't us after all
But I took the best she had to offer
Much joy was coming my way
'Cause something happened to me
One night she sung 'Simple Twist of Fate'b
oh - thank you - some compliment :D
thanks for listening
This topic needs more attention, so bump it goes. A very dreamy track, the sound of Norwegian works wonders too. If this song would go on for a whole hour you wouldn't hear me complain. I won't critic the lyrics, everything seems to lose it's beauty after translation. But the theme and 'story' you tell is great. Very well done! A small thing I could come up with as a negative is that it sounds a bit muddy, maybe cut some room for the vocals in the lower end of the guitar?
Awesome, You didn't even have to translate to English to understand the content :D
I really liked :
"Much joy was coming my way
'Cause something happened to me
One night she sung 'Simple Twist of Fate'b"
Thanks a lot guys - I really apreaciate it!!
Arjen - I'm pretty sure you are my biggest Dutch fan ;-) - so you're saying I should adjust the eq on the guitar track down somwhere - any suggestions on cut-off points??? As you might know I'm totally lost when it comes to mixing - still working in Audacity.
I missed this one until now. Just gave it a listen & am very impressed. :D Very nice song Lars! 8)
Maybe you can do another harmonica solo at the end to finish the song with?
"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge
Lovely chord structure and harmonica part. I'd like a bit of reverb on the vocal, and a bit more high end on the guitar. But this is really pretty tune.
Dan and Mesa - thanks :-)
I will do a new recording of it some day - will consider your suggestions - thanks
Hey Lars! Well done man!
I like very much. I like your guitar tone and the rhythm is very calm.
Thanks for sharing.
Sorry Lars, was away for a week. Yeah, that's what I'd do. I'm pretty bad with numbers, I use a graphical EQ where you can just click around and I don't really use exact freqs. If you want to know: load the vocal track into your spectrum analyzer and look at it's peak point and the 'width' of it. Is it a narrow 'mountain' , or a wide 'hill'? Now open your guitar track and cut it at that point, mirroring the vocal track. If you don't have a spectrum analyzer, send both tracks to me at arjen.schippers # gmail DOT com.
thanks man - will look at that as soon as it starts raining :D
lovely - and a great job with the rhythm playing too!
"I like to play that guitar. I have to stare at it while I'm playing it because I'm not very good at playing it."
Noel Gallagher (who took the words right out of my mouth)