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#126706 - 08/24/11 06:15 PM [User Showcase] Vulnerable - Original Song
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Ian Fraser Offline
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This song began life in 1991-2 as acoustic and harmonica on a 4-track. In 1995 it moved into BIAB because I wanted to explore the possibilities of how it would work as a combo. The style I don’t remember because I renamed it but it sounded quite different instrumentation-wise. All midi.

Six months ago I resurrected it, and did away with all of the midi except for simple drums and bass.
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RT364 Acoustic Fingerpicking Ev65
RT1513 Electric Country Brent Ev65
RT626 Harmonica Travis Ev85
1 Up Harmony by Helicon
Assisted picky ears by MarioD – with thanks.:grin

If and when you listen, you have any comments to make about the song and its production on any level, I’m more than happy to have you point them out. I’m also not welded to these emotions any more – they are almost 20 years old. Interesting though, I did write a "resolution" verse which I have not recorded yet.

NOTE: The “Back” button does not work on the song page in this situation.
The song is embedded as a wma and should start in a second or two.

Vulnerable
© 1991 Words and Music - Ian Fraser

Oh my what a view of the city tonight,
All along the river-side miles and miles of light
But the road I had to climb here to get to see this site
Drained me to my very soul
Left me feeling very old
Enough to put my life on hold.

Oh my what a view, a mistaken view of love,
Day to day we're searching to fill up the hole inside
Don't give your heart to someone along just for the ride,
Perfection's but a dream you see,
Perfect no-one is meant to be,
It won't last in reality.

Are we vulnerable? - oh believe it,
Offer us love - we will receive it.
Married at once - can you conceive it?
Have our little children - then we leave them.

Instrumental.

Are we vulnerable? - oh believe it,
Offer us love - we will receive it.
Married at once - can you conceive it?
Have our little children - then we leave them.

Oh my what a view of the city tonight,
All along the river-side miles and miles of lights
But the road I had to climb here to get to see this sight
Drained me to my very soul
Left me feeling very old
Enough to put my life on hold.

Thanks for listening - Ian
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#126707 - 08/24/11 08:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Vulnerable - Original Song [Re: Ian Fraser]
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Beautiful song. Love the harmonica, nice and gentle sounding.



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#126708 - 08/24/11 10:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Vulnerable - Original Song [Re: PgFantastic]
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Hey Ian,

I love the way you put together the RT's on this - haunting melancholy and so pretty.

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#126709 - 08/25/11 07:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Vulnerable - Original Song [Re: Sundance]
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Ian,

Very nice song - beautiful arrangement...

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#126710 - 08/25/11 06:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Vulnerable - Original Song [Re: PgFantastic]
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Ian Fraser Offline
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Thanks so much Robert - good to hear from you.

Ian
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#126711 - 08/26/11 12:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Vulnerable - Original Song [Re: Ian Fraser]
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great song. you sound a little like chet atkins.... thanks for sharing
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#126712 - 08/27/11 12:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Vulnerable - Original Song [Re: rsdean]
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Josie, Bob - Thanks so much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I did spend some time trying to trim about a minute. But it just wasn't possible without destroying the flow.

Ian
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#126713 - 08/31/11 05:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Vulnerable - Original Song [Re: pikeyh]
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Pikey

Thanks man for the kind words about the song. Chet, eh?
No complaints here.

Ian
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#126714 - 09/02/11 09:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Vulnerable - Original Song [Re: Ian Fraser]
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Hi Ian,

I wholeheartedly concur with Josie.
Quote:

I love the way you put together the RT's on this - haunting melancholy and so pretty.


I thoroughly enjoyed the listen.

All the best,
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