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What It Felt Like

By orangedrink on May 22, 2016 10:17 pm

UH I've only done 1 guitar song this year.  So here's a last minute guitar song - written yesterday and today.  I feel good about the arrangement and the lyrics, I don't feel that confident about the singing.  But in the spirit of WB I said screw it, let's do it.  I would like to do a super heavy version of this with drums and guitars and some noise.  I like the "ghost voice of death" at the end, that's a typical thing I like to do.  I waver a bit on the notes, but maybe that is endearing and makes it more emotional.  Who knows?  I really like the outro section chords and lyrics.  The verse has two chord progressions, they have variations of the same notes in different orders.


I love you all, even if I don't comment on your tracks!  Just so exhausted from making these!  Going to try and catch up with the backlog.  Hang in there, all!  HUGS AND KISSES, DREW

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Lyrics:


Look at this window
I can’t see me I only see you
Something about this doesn’t feel right
(if you try to see your reflection in a window, you might not see yourself at all.  so this might be about holding on to someone's memory and losing a sense of self)



Try to remember
I barely feel alive
Now I can’t remember which one of us died


It’s time to move on


Look at this mirror
The face is now looking through
Someone’s there on the other side


Now I remember
What it felt like when I died
The memory makes me so alive
(could be about when the other person died and remembering them makes them alive.  could be about remembering when the narrator felt spiritually dead, that memory of "how empty it was" reminds them that they are alive today)


It’s time to move on


I’m not all right
Just passing time
Because everyone
Everyone will die

(this is supposed to have a double entendre of "i'm not okay with just passing time because I want to do something" and "i'm not okay.  i am just passing time.  I am not doing anything")

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May 23, 2016 12:25 am

Feeling some vague traces of Red Hot Chilly Pepper's "Breaking the girl" here. An excellent song here, indeed!

Pretty envious of your singing. I think you got really intense results, both in the vocals and in the guitar playing.

Really liking this one!

May 23, 2016 2:51 am

vocals are fine, feel like there could be an extra element to the music either keyboard or bass. good track!

May 23, 2016 12:41 pm

Sounds good to me.  I especially like your vocal harmony part.

May 23, 2016 7:15 pm

May 24, 2016 1:55 am

Singing sounds good to me.  Better for sure than a lot of the vocalists I hear fronting "successful" indie rock bands these days.  I dig the acoustic guitar sound, too.   

May 26, 2016 7:38 pm

Your singing sounds great! Some of the overlapping notes at the end don't totally work, which is a consequence of working fast, but you know what? fuuuuck it! sounds real good.

June 3, 2016 5:21 am

Nice track, vocals sounds great!

June 3, 2016 8:07 pm

Excellent, sorry for my late reply!

June 3, 2016 8:08 pm

Your voice is great! Lovely woodstock like atmosphesre smile

June 5, 2016 8:30 pm
laguna wrote:

Feeling some vague traces of Red Hot Chilly Pepper's "Breaking the girl" here. An excellent song here, indeed!

Pretty envious of your singing. I think you got really intense results, both in the vocals and in the guitar playing.

Really liking this one!

Wow!  'Breaking The Girl' is a favorite of mine, so really excited to hear that comparison.  Mind boggled that anyone would be envious of my singing!?!?!?WUT

george bowles wrote:

vocals are fine, feel like there could be an extra element to the music either keyboard or bass. good track!

Yeah, I def. want to do a full band version!!

Edmund Snyder wrote:

Sounds good to me.  I especially like your vocal harmony part.


Thanks Edmund!  I love your vocal work too

Ipaghost wrote:


I love bears and I love guitars so you win!

CosmicCairns wrote:

Singing sounds good to me.  Better for sure than a lot of the vocalists I hear fronting "successful" indie rock bands these days.  I dig the acoustic guitar sound, too.


Wow, thanks!

XAdamDX wrote:

Your singing sounds great! Some of the overlapping notes at the end don't totally work, which is a consequence of working fast, but you know what? fuuuuck it! sounds real good.


Thanks man!  I am going to fix some of those bits before releasing it.  Glad you are on board!

miraclemiles wrote:

Nice track, vocals sounds great!

m2K7 wrote:

Your voice is great! Lovely woodstock like atmosphesre smile


You guys are really flattering.  i can barely handle acknowledging compliments - too intense!

September 22, 2016 12:07 am

Still a gem, 4 months later.

September 22, 2016 3:11 am
sylcmyk wrote:

Still a gem, 4 months later.

Thank you!  *tears of joy*

I actually touched up the ending vocals and posted a new version for my "public release"

https://soundcloud.com/orangedrink/what-it-felt-like

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