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Old 06-04-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdHaQ...1&feature=plcp

I like what I'm hearing. Pretty chill, but definitely a solid groove. I could see this one growing on me.
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  • Old 06-04-2012, 12:58 AM   #2
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    WOW! That was a quick youtube post! Thanks man! I cant believe they debuted a new song at Blossom for us. It was quite the show! I am glad I was there to hear/see this song for the first time. It definitely has a great groove to it. This album cannot come soon enough!
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    Old 06-04-2012, 01:01 AM   #3
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    Publishing my video right now... 10 minutes away.
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    Old 06-04-2012, 01:02 AM   #4
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    WOW! That was a quick youtube post! Thanks man! I cant believe they debuted a new song at Blossom for us. It was quite the show! I am glad I was there to hear/see this song for the first time. It definitely has a great groove to it. This album cannot come soon enough!
    It's actually not my video, but I'm equally grateful for the quick up. Glad to have such an awesome fan base for stuff like this.
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    Old 06-04-2012, 01:10 AM   #5
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    My first cut at the lyrics:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Sometimes (????)
    Sometimes I forget why
    I want you back again, back again

    Maybe it's ugly
    When ???
    Oh, when you find a good one
    Don't you let it get away
    Don't you ever go
    Aww yeah

    Falling up above you
    Just the way I want to
    Oh I have you back again, back again

    Oh I'm just a fool babe,
    Baby just a fool babe
    ????
    Nothing much to lose, well

    I want you and you know me
    And I know you can see,
    So help me get my way back to you, back to you

    Walking past the old ???
    Used to smile when you ???
    Blow some kisses back to me, back to me

    Oh, yeah
    Remember when I asked you
    If you feel ???
    Oh, it seems like yesterday, yesterday

    But I'm just a fool babe
    ??????????
    I got nothing much to lose babe

    I want you and you know me
    And I know you see,
    So help me get my way back to you, back to you

    Aww I want you, so take me back please
    Take me back ahhhhhhh babe

    If only I could love you
    Just the way I want to
    Yeahh, yeah

    But I'm just a fool babe
    ??????????
    I got nothing much to lose babe

    I want you and you know me
    And I know you can see,
    So help me get my way back to you, back to you

    Aww I want you, so take me back please
    Take me back ahhhhhhh babe

    If only I could have you
    Just the way I want to, just the way I want (yeahhhhhh)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~


    Might be a bit off, but whatever.
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    Old 06-04-2012, 01:15 AM   #6
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    Re: If Only

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    The lyrics seem to be allover the place without much thought, but I can dig!

    From the snippet of music- I think I'll like it
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    Old 06-04-2012, 01:28 AM   #7
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    This reminds me of the 2004 stuff
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    Old 06-04-2012, 01:56 AM   #8
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    This reminds me of the 2004 stuff

    Yea, similar vibe to Crazy Easy mixed with a hint of John Mayer's guitar style. I like it.
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    Old 06-04-2012, 02:05 AM   #9
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    Re: If Only

    If Only is track #6 on the album for those keeping track.
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    Old 06-04-2012, 02:06 AM   #10
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    If Only is track #6 on the album for those keeping track.
    What track number is the Dave solo song? I thought it was #6?
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    Old 06-04-2012, 02:11 AM   #11
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    WOW! That was a quick youtube post! Thanks man! I cant believe they debuted a new song at Blossom for us. It was quite the show! I am glad I was there to hear/see this song for the first time. It definitely has a great groove to it. This album cannot come soon enough!
    cheers to that!
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    Old 06-04-2012, 02:16 AM   #12
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    What track number is the Dave solo song? I thought it was #6?
    They are the same song.
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    Old 06-04-2012, 02:26 AM   #13
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    Re: If Only

    I am just a fool baby
    Playing it Mr. Cool baby
    Rolling around like I got
    Nothing much to lose oh
    But I know you and you know me
    And I know you can see
    So help me get my way back to you
    Back to you
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    Old 06-04-2012, 02:31 AM   #14
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    Nice! I think I've expanded on your lyrics a little bit. Some of it's still a little vague...

    Sometimes it's so easy
    Sometimes I forget how
    Much I want you back again, back again

    Maybe it's lucky
    You win some and you lose some
    Oh, when you find a good one
    Don't you let her get away
    Don't you let her go
    Aww yeah

    If only I could love you
    Just the way I want to
    Oh I'd have you back again, back again

    Oh I'm just a fool baby
    Playing it Mr. Cool baby
    Rolling around like I got
    Nothing much to lose

    Oh but I know you and you know me
    And I know you can see,
    So help me get my way back to you, back to you

    Walking past your window
    Used to smile when you'd throw
    Your sweet kisses back to me, back to me

    Oh, yeah
    Remember when I asked you
    If you'd be my one too
    Oh, it seems like yesterday, yesterday

    But I'm just a fool babe
    Playing Mr. Cool baby
    Rolling around like I got
    Nothing much to lose awww

    I konw you and you know me
    And I know you can see,
    So help me get my way back to you, back to you

    Aww I want you, so take me back please
    Take me back ahhhhhhh baby

    If only I could love you
    Just the way I want to
    Yeahh, yeah

    But I'm just a fool babe
    Playing Mr. Cool babe
    Rolling around like I got
    Nothing much to lose awww

    I know you and you know me
    And I know you can see,
    So help me get my way back to you

    Aww I want you, so take me back please
    Take me back ahhhhhhh baby

    If only I could have you
    Just the way I want to, just the way I want (yeahhhhhh)
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    Old 06-04-2012, 02:34 AM   #15
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    I am just a fool baby
    Playing it Mr. Cool baby
    Rolling around like I got
    Nothing much to lose oh

    But I know you and you know me
    And I know you can see
    So help me get my way back to you
    Back to you
    Yes! Thank you! Could not figure out what the hell that was
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    Old 06-04-2012, 02:41 AM   #16
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    I love the way it sounds! Want to hear the studio version!
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    Old 06-04-2012, 02:48 AM   #17
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    OK I am that asshole. I bitched a ton about this song after the first bunch of listens. Let's just say this is not a song you want to hear when you're stressed out and in a bad mood because it comes off a tad annoying with the chorus. I dropped the mood and now I am starting to get into this song...a lot. Whoops
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    Old 06-04-2012, 04:05 AM   #18
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    Here is a download for the track. Great quality taped by M. Peters so thanks to him. Enjoy

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/6lo4mv
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    Old 06-04-2012, 04:35 AM   #19
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    Re: If Only

    This sounds like the PG version of Smooth Rider.
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    Old 06-04-2012, 05:10 AM   #20
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    Re: If Only

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Epbp...e_gdata_player

    Here's my video, a little shaky but I wasn't expecting to have my arms up for 7 minutes, enjoy!
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    Old 06-04-2012, 05:53 AM   #21
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    Nice! I think I've expanded on your lyrics a little bit. Some of it's still a little vague...

    Sometimes it's so easy
    Sometimes I forget how
    Much I want you back again, back again

    Maybe it's lucky
    You win some and you lose some
    Oh, when you find a good one
    Don't you let her get away
    Don't you let her go
    Aww yeah

    If only I could love you
    Just the way I want to
    Oh I'd have you back again, back again

    Oh I'm just a fool baby
    Playing it Mr. Cool baby
    Rolling around like I got
    Nothing much to lose

    Oh but I know you and you know me
    And I know you can see,
    So help me get my way back to you, back to you

    Walking past your window
    Used to smile when you'd throw
    Your sweet kisses back to me, back to me

    Oh, yeah
    Remember when I asked you
    If you'd be my one too
    Oh, it seems like yesterday, yesterday

    But I'm just a fool babe
    Playing Mr. Cool baby
    Rolling around like I got
    Nothing much to lose awww

    I konw you and you know me
    And I know you can see,
    So help me get my way back to you, back to you

    Aww I want you, so take me back please
    Take me back ahhhhhhh baby

    If only I could love you
    Just the way I want to
    Yeahh, yeah

    But I'm just a fool babe
    Playing Mr. Cool babe
    Rolling around like I got
    Nothing much to lose awww

    I know you and you know me
    And I know you can see,
    So help me get my way back to you

    Aww I want you, so take me back please
    Take me back ahhhhhhh baby

    If only I could have you
    Just the way I want to, just the way I want (yeahhhhhh)
    Strange... I thought this whole album was supposed to be about Obama? Maybe he's the one 'Playing Mr. Cool'?
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    Old 06-04-2012, 06:01 AM   #22
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    wow, really like this song. First one of the bunch that's got me bobbing my head. I do like Mercy and Gaucho, but this one has got me going. The lyrics aren't anything great, but the vocals are, so it's not really an issue. If we accept the fact that the great lyrics of the 90s are gone, we'll be a lot more satisfied. Regardless, love this tune!!
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    Old 06-04-2012, 06:06 AM   #23
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    wow, really like this song. First one of the bunch that's got me bobbing my head. I do like Mercy and Gaucho, but this one has got me going. The lyrics aren't anything great, but the vocals are, so it's not really an issue. If we accept the fact that the great lyrics of the 90s are gone, we'll be a lot more satisfied. Regardless, love this tune!!
    Better yet, if we accept the fact that the 90's weren't all that amazing lyrically we can treat this newer music far more fairly.

    I like this song a lot. Not my favorite of the new songs we've heard, but it's got potential to really be something special.
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    Old 06-04-2012, 06:37 AM   #24
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    Better yet, if we accept the fact that the 90's weren't all that amazing lyrically we can treat this newer music far more fairly.

    I like this song a lot. Not my favorite of the new songs we've heard, but it's got potential to really be something special.
    I flat out disagree with your first point.
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    Old 06-04-2012, 07:01 AM   #25
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    Ok only first listen but I'm liking it, a bit slow but I'm bobbing my head and getting into it, once again zero will power, I told myself I wouldn't listen to any after mercy - fail!
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    Old 06-04-2012, 07:38 AM   #26
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    Yea, similar vibe to Crazy Easy mixed with a hint of John Mayer's guitar style. I like it.
    my thoughts too
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    Old 06-04-2012, 09:04 AM   #27
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    It's funny... some people listen to a DMB studio track, and instantly try to imagine how it will sound live. But I am always listening to these live tracks and trying to imagine how it'll sound on a studio recording.

    I like this song--with Lillywhite producing it, I think we're going to get something very smooth and quite beautiful out of it.
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    Old 06-04-2012, 09:28 AM   #28
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    Ok only first listen but I'm liking it, a bit slow but I'm bobbing my head and getting into it, once again zero will power, I told myself I wouldn't listen to any after mercy - fail!
    Same here. At this rate the album is going to be severely anti-climactic. Sigh. Why do we do this to ourselves? Or why does the band do this to us? Oh bother.

    Fyi. We need an eyeore emoticon.
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    Old 06-04-2012, 09:44 AM   #29
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    Sorry it took longer than anticipated... here's my recording:

    http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi...h9WE&show_mt=1
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    Old 06-04-2012, 10:12 AM   #30
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    My bad! Wrong link above. Try this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sJoN9Mh9WE
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