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October 30, 2007

Week #30 - Near Me

Hey gang - new demo.

Most of my work today was on doing some mixing on the awesomeness seth rouch did on Human Nature and Love. Very cool stuff. Click on that link if you want to hear where that song is going... But you may just want to restrain yourself and wait until its finished. I'm debating not posting any more "work in progress" mixes as these songs get more and more fleshed out, just to keep things surprising when I actually finish them. If you're violently opposed to such and idea, post and let me know. So - choose your destiny, to peek or not to peek, that is some kind of question.

The new tune is kinda neat... I think it would sound good playing with a band. If I had my way, I'd get Chase, John, Seth, and Ian all in the same room to record basics for this one live with me, and kinda get the arrangement more rockin. But right now, it's an okay tune. I like the lyrics. I may have set the tempo a little too fast, since it seems to me that I'm stumbling over my words a bit. Let me know what you think.


Near Me
Copyright 2007 Matthew C Good

I was looking for a reason
to see the change of seasons
through another pair of eyes

One more year of feeling
the cool of the breeze and
I might lose my mind.
I could turn on my car and drive
And we'd start to feel alright

I was staring at the blue tube
thinkin bout the words used
to describe
the place where the land fused
with the sky blues
to divide
the day from the night,
what we've done from what we might

But I'm not gonna go
unless you're near me
It's cold in the night
the days are dreary

But I'm not gonna go
unless you're near me
It's cold in the night
It's cold in the night
It's cold in the night

Visions are haunting,
worse than a bad dream.

Nothing keeps you up late
more than a clean slate.

But I'm not gonna go
unless you're near me
It's cold in the night
the days are dreary

But I'm not gonna go
unless you're near me
It's cold in the night
It's cold in the night
It's cold in the night

Honey, I believe in
this place unlike where we've been


rock and roll.

Posted by pedalboy at October 30, 2007 10:46 PM | TrackBack

hot damn! I can't wait to play on this song. The live thing would be awesome on so many levels. perhaps a trip to nash might be in order...

i really like the lyrics and i think the tempo is perfect

this is certainly rock and/or roll

Posted by: John at October 30, 2007 11:06 PM

This one's chord progression/ pattern reminds me A LOT of another song you did for SAW....this one:

Posted by: Kristina at October 31, 2007 6:35 PM

I was thinking that too. It's the melody line that follows the walk down to the minor chord in the bridge. The melody needs to be changed, and the accompaniment of the four of us will change the music up enough to where it won't sound quite like that song.

Posted by: Chase at November 2, 2007 12:05 AM

Yeah, there's a fairly strong similarity. Thought I'm not convinced "What You Know" will make the cut, either. It certainly won't be rocked to pieces, which, as Chase pointed out, will change this one up quite a bit.

That's part of the advantage of the Song-A-Week project, in general. I can do a bunch of songs, and if I end up with like 5 that sound the same, no sweat, I just take the best one. Thought What You Know isn't really too bad of a tune. It still sounds like deathcab to me though.

Posted by: matty at November 2, 2007 1:18 PM

Yeah, this song is better than "What You Know"

Posted by: Chase at November 3, 2007 11:58 PM
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