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Llamas
07-06-2008, 08:30 PM
I finally did what I've been meaning to do for a long time; I wrote and recorded a song with sax parts in it. Voice, guitar, alto sax, and tenor sax. I also put more effort than usual into making it good quality... as best as I know how. Pleeeease check out my first attempt at this kind of music writing, and let me know what you think of it. It's the first song on my myspace, "A New Song". I appreciate it :)

http://www.myspace.com/llamaoffspring

Johnny Birdbrook
07-07-2008, 07:11 AM
yeah, i really like your voice^^

i think the sax sounds pretty good on that song, did you play it yourself?

I saw that you made a song in german? i was kinda impressed of that^^
Why and where did you learn german?
I am from germany, but i couldn't really understand all of your words.. but it's not beacause of you, just because maybe the guitars too loud.. but i am not sure, since i understand your english stuff better..

But i really like that you're trying things like that, i wroted and recorded a song in turkish, with the helb of a turkish girl. Although i actually can't speak turkish at all^^
i think its actually pretty fun and just nice do do things like that :)

i would like to know which of those songs are yours and which did you cover?

greetz da bird.

Llamas
07-08-2008, 02:08 PM
i think the sax sounds pretty good on that song, did you play it yourself?
Thanks :) I played both saxes in the song, yes.


I saw that you made a song in german? i was kinda impressed of that^^
Why and where did you learn german?
I am from germany, but i couldn't really understand all of your words.. but it's not beacause of you, just because maybe the guitars too loud.. but i am not sure, since i understand your english stuff better..
It's a cover from the singer of Wir Sind Helden. I studied German in college and lived in Austria last year. :) I've never written a song in German... mein Grammatik ist nicht geil :P



i would like to know which of those songs are yours and which did you cover?
I wrote "A New Song" and "Leave the Decisions to Me" (though I'm not happy with the second one). The other 4 songs are covers.

Thanks so much for listening. I really, really appreciate it. :)

greetz da bird.[/QUOTE]

Johnny Birdbrook
07-08-2008, 03:55 PM
"mein Grammatik ist nicht geil :P"

haha, thats very funny xD
but almost correct: meine Grammatik ist nicht geil.

taht was the only mistake.. but the words you choosed are pretty funny (geil) haha^^

i wil listen to the ones you wrote by yourself again and share my thoughts.
I really really like it if people do their own stuff and are brave enough to share it. i am always curious what they do :)

Johnny Birdbrook
07-08-2008, 04:09 PM
wow, can't believe you wrote "leave the decisions to me" yourself!!
that was actually the only song i heard twice yesterday^^
(except "ich muss früh raus" since i just liked that its german, haha)

i must confess the singing and the playing could be better..
BUT
i think the song's just great and your voice fits perfect!

I really really like the double voice and the melodies.. can't say much about the lyrics since i can't understand everything^^

But the song itself i think is really great.. can't understand you dislike it. i like it more than "a new song" since that one wouldn't be that great without those sax on it. But the other song is even without sax a great one, haha.

oh and if you can't write früh because you ain't got the Ü, you can write it like this: frue. it's the same.

if you wanna listen to my stuff: www.johnnybirdbrook.com

i don't know if you like it, it's different^^

greetz da bird :)

Llamas
07-08-2008, 06:23 PM
"mein Grammatik ist nicht geil :P"

haha, thats very funny xD
but almost correct: meine Grammatik ist nicht geil.

taht was the only mistake.. but the words you choosed are pretty funny (geil) haha^^

Haha, I didn't really think before I typed that... duh, "meine Grammatik" :P Aber es ist schon ein Jahr seit ich Oesterreich verlassen habe, so ich hab so viel vergessen. :(


wow, can't believe you wrote "leave the decisions to me" yourself!!
that was actually the only song i heard twice yesterday^^
(except "ich muss früh raus" since i just liked that its german, haha)

i must confess the singing and the playing could be better..
BUT
i think the song's just great and your voice fits perfect!

I really really like the double voice and the melodies.. can't say much about the lyrics since i can't understand everything^^

But the song itself i think is really great.. can't understand you dislike it. i like it more than "a new song" since that one wouldn't be that great without those sax on it. But the other song is even without sax a great one, haha.

Wow, thanks... I guess I just think that "Leave the Decisions to Me" sounds very generic. I don't feel like there's anything special about it, and I don't like my singing in it. I'd really like to re-record that one, and if I get my keyboard working, there's some stuff I'd like to add to the song.

My German accent is kinda Austrian, so maybe that's why it's hard for you to understand me? If you want to know the lyrics, just type the song name into Google.

I could give you the lyrics to the songs I wrote if you'd like, too.

I'll check out your stuff soon. Thanks for the link. :)

jacknife737
07-08-2008, 07:32 PM
I liked it, nice job!

Harnum
07-08-2008, 07:53 PM
Good job on the sax. You pulled it off there Brianna! =]

Johnny Birdbrook
07-10-2008, 04:19 PM
yeah i would like to see your own lyrics, if you wanna post or send 'em^^

i actually know wir sind helden very good, since they're played a lot on german tv, but that song wasn't a single i guess.. cause i know just the singles, haha^^

the lead singer of 'em grew up in the same city as i... just like Til Schweiger, haha^^

Llamas
07-10-2008, 04:49 PM
I liked it, nice job!


Good job on the sax. You pulled it off there Brianna! =]

Thanks, guys! :)


yeah i would like to see your own lyrics, if you wanna post or send 'em^^
Will do!


i actually know wir sind helden very good, since they're played a lot on german tv, but that song wasn't a single i guess.. cause i know just the singles, haha^^
No, it's not WSH. It's from a solo album of the singer, Judith Holofernes. I think she did this stuff before WSH was a band.


the lead singer of 'em grew up in the same city as i... just like Til Schweiger, haha^^
Til Schweiger is from Germany? I thought he was Austrian. He's suuuuuch a bad actor, hahahaha. Have you seen Barfuss?? OMG.

Johnny Birdbrook
07-10-2008, 04:57 PM
oh, didn't new she had asolo record.. you're well informed, beter than me, not bad, haha^^

yeah til schweiger is from germany, and hitler from austria, maybe you messed those two up haha^^

of course we got the good guys...^^

oh, i don't think Til is that bad, he's just always the same.. and yeah a bit too.. womanizing type of man, haha^^
unfortunatelay i didn't see barfuß, but it wasn't that good anyway, at least as i heard.
But if you wanna see a good movie of Til i would recommend you "knockin on heavens door" or "Keinohrhasen"

Llamas
07-10-2008, 05:11 PM
oh, didn't new she had asolo record.. you're well informed, beter than me, not bad, haha^^
WSH is one of my favorite bands, so I know a lot about them... especially for an American. ;)


yeah til schweiger is from germany, and hitler from austria, maybe you messed those two up haha^^ Haha, I know Hitler is from Austria :P I'm not stupid!!!


oh, i don't think Til is that bad, he's just always the same.. and yeah a bit too.. womanizing type of man, haha^^
unfortunatelay i didn't see barfuß, but it wasn't that good anyway, at least as i heard.
But if you wanna see a good movie of Til i would recommend you "knockin on heavens door" or "Keinohrhasen"
Barfuss was terrible! I would not recommend you see it. haha.

I'll post those lyrics soon...

Johnny Birdbrook
07-10-2008, 05:15 PM
ah, since i am sooooo terrible in history stuff, i don't expect people to know anything about our history :D

i think that intelligance doesn't mean to know, a lot^^

ok, im gonna wait for those lyrics, post 'em whenever you want to^^
I couldn't read 'em today anyway, since we got 2.30 am and i gotta go to bad soon, haha^^

Llamas
07-13-2008, 05:16 PM
Lyrics up... now:

A New Song

I've been standing atop this vast dock built of my dreams
It allows quite a view of where I could or where I want to be
Seems to be nothing but water as far as anyone can tell
But my sight reaches farther beyond, I see where I'm drawn to

This dock has held my dreams and I for far, far too long
I rather can't believe that it's still holding strong
I've always seen the end of where I want to be
But the means to get there, well my mind's never been free

And after every time I leave this place
I go home and forget what I want the most
I've always wondered

When will I reach the point I finally leave this behind
Me on those open waters
Sailing beneath the raining skies
It's not only a joke, it's so much more than just dreams
I know I'm hard to believe cause I keep changing my mind

The sound of your music pushes me toward the bay
The sound of my own voice makes me not want to stay
People surrounding me feeding others food for pay
Kills me more every time, if I believed I would pray

It's getting darker here, less sun shines than the day before
I need to find someone to set sail, but right now it's just too late
Maybe I'll try tomorrow, maybe by then it'll all fall in place
It'll never happen if I don't speed up my pace

There it is now, the ship which will help me depart
I'll leave you all behind me, it's not your fault when I'm gone
I love you more than any text could ever tell you
I shall return one day, but you'll already have forgotten me

Once again I'll leave this place
But this time I'll be going toward what I want the most
I don't know when I'll be coming back

I've made up my mind, this is who I've got to be
When the wind screams forcefully West
I'll fight my way through its jaws
You may not understand
Of me you'll never be proud
But if this ship is to sink
I'll ride on the backs of whales

Llamas
07-13-2008, 05:20 PM
Leave the Decisions to Me
Away from you, though we've been taught
We dance in secrets no one knows about
How we feel, you disagree
We're not even sure that we agree

I can't explain, why this is
But I refuse to come from that mold
What you know, why is it so?
It doesn't matter, because we're here

It's so much tougher to not be ignorant
Not do what we were told, not believe what they think you should believe
Engagement, then permanence
Why do we need more of such absurdity?

Who are they, to tell us what we need?
You and he, him and not she
Now say I do, may not break these rules
Until you die

She said she did, but knew it false
Ignored those who saw through it all
Lonely heart, weakened pulse
Now she can't break through these ugly walls

Why did they, push her toward this
Couldn't have been lusted in her soul
Is it too late, might she escape
And if she does, will she be okay?

Some people grow up completely ignorant
It feels good but is it really any better?
Still asleep, you may never wake
Now you have to try to just live with it

Please tell me you'll try to decide your own lives
He and he, you and me
This may be, someone else's fate
But until I die, I want to feel free of this weight

I could wait, I could wait on someone else's fate
Leave me alone
I can't wait, I can't wait on someone else's fate
Leave it alone

Enjoi
07-13-2008, 06:24 PM
Very nice. :)

Johnny Birdbrook
07-15-2008, 04:09 AM
wow, you now officially gor a fan from germany, haha :)

most of the stuff i listen to is metal or punk..
But i really like soft music with guitar, but it's hard to find good music there.. at least for me.

i liked avril lavigne, but it was not that good, it was ok.. i really like the older nelly furtado records.. and i liked the first natasha bedingfield record (not anymore)^^

But your songs (so far) may now enlarge my softguitar music^^

i can't say if it's good, or something, cause i don't know, since i am no expert..
the only thing i may say is, that i really really like it!

just too bad the quality ain't that goog :(
but im gonna here it anyway^^

Llamas
07-18-2008, 12:16 PM
I just recorded a cover I learned today. It's a song from Tegan & Sara called "You Wouldn't Like Me". Please check it out on my myspace if you would. :)

And Johnny Birdbrook, wow, thanks!! I'm really glad you like it! Your words of kindness are inspiring. :)