"When I was getting high, I was really getting low" ~ original ~ R24

The place to post your NEW home recording. Please tell us what you recorded with, and be sure to comment on music by other board members. Please avoid posting songs on controversial or divisive topics. Read the Guidelines before making your first post.
Forum rules
If you post a song, please listen to and comment on other songs. Be positive and helpful. Have fun. Read the Guidelines before making your first post. Thanks
Post Reply
Lungfruit
Rising Star
Rising Star
Posts: 552
Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:01 pm
Location: The North Woods

"When I was getting high, I was really getting low" ~ original ~ R24

Post by Lungfruit » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:52 pm

My creative output has really gone down in 2019. I used to create tracks every month, but now I'm down to just a few this year. Am I running out of inspiration? Anywho...

In my real life I work with a lot of addicts and I hear their stories about getting high and it struck me the other day that weren't getting high at all, they were really getting low.

https://soundcloud.com/strayed-from-the ... etting-low

When I'm am high, I really getting low.
And this is not the story that I want told.
And I'm high I was really getting low.
And this not how I thought my life would go.

When your'e younger you never fell the shame.
Now you're older and all that's left is pain.
We make choices along the path.
Now that train is coming right off the tracks.

When I'm high I'm really getting low.
Just like old Neil told us so.
And when I'm low, I think I'm high.
One step closer to the spirit in the sky.

All you innocents in the line of fire.
As I crash my way through my life without a wire.
Promises unkept, truths never told.
I wandered in black out through this life without a soul.

Dreams are dreams and some aren't mean't to be.
But I never thought I'd wake up with a needle in me.
Dreams are dreams and some are mean't to be.
I put that past behind me there's nothing there to see

'Cuz when I was high I was really getting low.
I was not the kind of person that you'd like to know.
'Cuz when I was high, I was really getting.
I could not see the stars from so down below.

Thanks for listening!
Glenn
0 x
The Jam Lab; Strayed From The Path https://soundcloud.com/strayed-from-the-path

The Cracks
The Force
The Force
Posts: 9659
Joined: Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:33 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD
Contact:

Re: "When I was getting high, I was really getting low" ~ original ~ R24

Post by The Cracks » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:25 pm

Great song, Glenn.

This is a really fine piece of work. I love the overall tone of the song. Fantastic bass lines. Outstanding lead electric guitar too. Great lyrics and vocals. Fine work.

Good to see you back. The way I look at this hobby,craft, or art, I do it when I can. Hey, if the Beatles slacked off recording (and finally broke up) and they had billions of dollars at stake then I can lose steam once in a while too. Having said that, I'm actually recording a new one today. :rock:
1 x
My albums

My songs

My website

"No matter how hard I tried [no song] was ever perfect. There was always a pimple somewhere.” Burt Bacharach

"If you're enjoying it, why do something else?" Sir Paul McCartney

"The chords inspire the melody and the melody inspires the lyrics." Brian Wilson

Lungfruit
Rising Star
Rising Star
Posts: 552
Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:01 pm
Location: The North Woods

Re: "When I was getting high, I was really getting low" ~ original ~ R24

Post by Lungfruit » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:34 am

The Cracks wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:25 pm
Great song, Glenn.

This is a really fine piece of work. I love the overall tone of the song. Fantastic bass lines. Outstanding lead electric guitar too. Great lyrics and vocals. Fine work.

I'm actually recording a new one today.
Thanks for listening Sean. I’m looking forward to your new one!
0 x
The Jam Lab; Strayed From The Path https://soundcloud.com/strayed-from-the-path

Roy-Al
dues paid
dues paid
Posts: 361
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:18 am

Re: "When I was getting high, I was really getting low" ~ original ~ R24

Post by Roy-Al » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:53 pm

Glenn (just learned your name): Great song and some really good playing your vocals are right on. Your lyrics make for excellent storytelling. You might not realize it but the story is very much like my song "Hopelessly Devoted, listen again and pay attention to the lyrics." Anyway your music impresses as always!
1 x
Roy-Al

User avatar
dickl
The Force
The Force
Posts: 5067
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:39 am
Location: Anywhere that will have me

Re: "When I was getting high, I was really getting low" ~ original ~ R24

Post by dickl » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:13 pm

I enjoyed this Glenn. Excellent lyrics and a good melody. All in all, a very fine piece of work.

Cheers

Dick
1 x
Soundclick :: AMOKOPERA :: Suite For Queen Caroline :: MacJams :: Tricks Upon Travellers CDs here and here

Lungfruit
Rising Star
Rising Star
Posts: 552
Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:01 pm
Location: The North Woods

Re: "When I was getting high, I was really getting low" ~ original ~ R24

Post by Lungfruit » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:08 pm

Thanks Dick and Roy for listening! I appreciate it.
0 x
The Jam Lab; Strayed From The Path https://soundcloud.com/strayed-from-the-path

Lungfruit
Rising Star
Rising Star
Posts: 552
Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:01 pm
Location: The North Woods

Re: "When I was getting high, I was really getting low" ~ original ~ R24

Post by Lungfruit » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:09 pm

Roy-Al wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Glenn (just learned your name): Great song and some really good playing your vocals are right on. Your lyrics make for excellent storytelling. You might not realize it but the story is very much like my song "Hopelessly Devoted, listen again and pay attention to the lyrics." Anyway your music impresses as always!
Thanks for the listen. I’ll give yours another listen.
0 x
The Jam Lab; Strayed From The Path https://soundcloud.com/strayed-from-the-path

M.T.Pilot
Jedi Zoom Master
Jedi Zoom Master
Posts: 998
Joined: Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:45 pm
Contact:

Re: "When I was getting high, I was really getting low" ~ original ~ R24

Post by M.T.Pilot » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:56 pm

I like how these lyrics have social relevance. Cool guitar solo (we need more guitar solos in music, again!).

Suggestion: you seem to be at the high end (<-- no pun intended :) ) of your vocal reach in this song...it sounds like you might be more comfortable singing in another key? (With a capo this could easily be checked out).
0 x

Lungfruit
Rising Star
Rising Star
Posts: 552
Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:01 pm
Location: The North Woods

Re: "When I was getting high, I was really getting low" ~ original ~ R24

Post by Lungfruit » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:35 pm

M.T.Pilot wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:56 pm
Suggestion: you seem to be at the high end (<-- no pun intended :) ) of your vocal reach in this song...it sounds like you might be more comfortable singing in another key? (With a capo this could easily be checked out).
Thanks for listening. You are 100% correct that it's a stretch for my limited vocal range. I do try a different keys on every song and on this one it's on the 2nd fret.
0 x
The Jam Lab; Strayed From The Path https://soundcloud.com/strayed-from-the-path

mcdaggett
member in good standing
member in good standing
Posts: 33
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:03 pm

Re: "When I was getting high, I was really getting low" ~ original ~ R24

Post by mcdaggett » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:15 am

I like that strained voice, it fits the subject. Another gem here. I also like Aux8's "Let go" that pops up after I listen to one of your songs... ;-)
0 x

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests