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#1097459 - 12/23/15 06:36 AM Fear The Time  
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New song I've been working on. Let me know what you think!

Fear The Time

Lyrics:
Fear the time, when no man will stand up
Give in to the masters of the field
All I can do is ramble my way on
Seems the world has chosen its few

Fear the time when the cannonballs won't fly
When the words of many aren't met by the few
See the hunger in their eyes
What stands before them is sure to lose

So come with your bones
Come fast and come strong, bring your fire

Come with your hands
come clean of the trance you've acquired

Carry your weight
Leave your masters, leave your hate
Know they lie to you

Know where you stand
Know from pain comes a man
Know what to die for
Know what to die for

#1097472 - 12/23/15 06:41 PM Re: Fear The Time [Re: NicholasSpoonerRodie]  
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man i dig the music on this!Awesome lyric too!Mike

#1097477 - 12/23/15 07:14 PM Re: Fear The Time [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Thanks a lot mike, happy holidays!

#1097533 - 12/24/15 10:01 PM Re: Fear The Time [Re: NicholasSpoonerRodie]  
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Hi Nick,

Another winning song. This time I wished that, like Joe Boyd did Nick Drake, you'd close mic your vocals so as to have more control over where you place them in the mix. Boyd actually used two mics, one just few inches from Drake's mouth and another one placed far away, usually near a wall, for natural ambiance. But these days we all have software reverb, so that second mic is not necessary.

You very masterfully add that looming strings/horns drone that is just perfect, but that dangerous sound isn't matched with more vocal intensity, and to me, the song really is begging for that.

It's a beauty of a song, though. I love it anyway, just think the ambient vocal sound doesn't fit as well in this one. At least not all the way through.

Mike


Last edited by Michael Zaneski; 12/24/15 10:02 PM.

Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon)
from the song "Songs of Love"
from the album "Casanova" (1996)
#1097571 - 12/25/15 04:04 PM Re: Fear The Time [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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You have a great deal of talent. Here's wishing you success and happiness in your life... and with your music. I listened to both of your songs at the link you shared with us. Mike has made some interesting suggestions and I hope you will experiment with his ideas. He knows what he is speaking about.

All the best,

----Dave

Last edited by Dave Rice; 12/25/15 04:06 PM.
#1097610 - 12/27/15 05:08 AM Re: Fear The Time [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Hey Mike,
Thank you for the tips! I definitely want to learn bit more about recording, so I'll look in to your suggestions. Happy holidays!

-nick

#1097611 - 12/27/15 05:09 AM Re: Fear The Time [Re: Dave Rice (D)]  
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Thank you very much dave! I'll definitely be looking in to them

#1097859 - 01/02/16 10:06 AM Re: Fear The Time [Re: NicholasSpoonerRodie]  
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This could well be one of best songs I've heard for a long time. My only nit is like the others have said is that a song of this quality needs to be to recorded better to really make it shine.
That said it's still bloody great so well done.

Are you singing and playing at the same ? and did you only use one mic in the room. Man I love this tune like a hell of a lot.

Just been listening to Over the Hill and that again is a painfully beautiful tune.
There's definitely a lot of Drake in what you do but with a really nice take on the style.

Thanks for sharing and keep them coming :-)



Work for hire Producer. I will also produce and master any old/new work tapes up to demo standards. :-)
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#1097936 - 01/03/16 06:46 PM Re: Fear The Time [Re: Andy Kemp]  
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Thanks Andy! Yea I'm singing and playing at the same time. I only have one very cheap mic, so recording is a bit of an issue for me. I'll try and work on it in the next one though smile

#1097939 - 01/03/16 07:25 PM Re: Fear The Time [Re: NicholasSpoonerRodie]  
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Awesome vibe to this tune! I really like the guitar parts.

I felt that the vocals needed to come foward in the mix (more compression too so the softly sung words don't get lost). While you did convey emotion, I felt that the vocal intensity could have been stronger.

Great tune, and pretty good performance.

Peace,
TC


If it has strings I will find a way to play it!

You can hear my tunes at https://soundcloud.com/tc-gypsy
#1098052 - 01/05/16 03:17 PM Re: Fear The Time [Re: TC Perkins]  
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Thanks for the listen TC! I appreciate the feedback smile

#1098109 - 01/06/16 07:52 PM Re: Fear The Time [Re: NicholasSpoonerRodie]  
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Nice one. Pure poetry!

#1098195 - 01/07/16 11:35 PM Re: Fear The Time [Re: Jim Colyer (D)]  
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Cheers Jim!

#1098201 - 01/08/16 12:27 AM Re: Fear The Time [Re: NicholasSpoonerRodie]  
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Hi Nick,

I really like your style and voice (wish I could hear it better). I just wish your lyrics were a little more transparent. I'm into listener interpretation and poetic and mystical imagery but I get frustrated if I don't get it right away.

Just taking a stab at this, is it a wake up call to the apathetic masses who, by their inaction, are allowing a few to come to too much power? Am I close? If so, then this makes no sense to me.

"Fear the time when the cannonballs won't fly"

Wouldn't I be more fearful if they do start to fly?

I read the end as a sort of pacifist call to arms and if so, "know what to die for" is a very powerful message. Let me know if I'm even in the ball park. smile

Ricki

#1098326 - 01/09/16 11:18 PM Re: Fear The Time [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hey Ricki,
Thank you for the listen! You are definitely on the right track with your interpretation. The line "Fear the time when the cannonballs won't fly" refers to when the common man will no longer stand his ground.

Sorry for any frustration, I know my writing style can be somewhat convoluted tongue

Nick


#1098361 - 01/10/16 06:04 PM Re: Fear The Time [Re: NicholasSpoonerRodie]  
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Listened to this last night and again today. Without reading the other comments, I immediately heard the Nick Drake influence. I became a huge fan of Nick Drake in later life and I have never heard someone who sounded remotely close to his style music until now. Excellent playing, singing and write. Just spectacular.

Dave

#1098408 - 01/11/16 12:40 AM Re: Fear The Time [Re: GocartMoz]  
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Thank you for the listen Dave, appreciate the kind words smile

Nick


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