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Title: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: spacecube on August 21, 2007, 07:29:59 PM
Here's a song started off with Steve and Curtis developing lyrical ideas over a chat.
Link here to the thread:
http://www.musicianscollaboration.com/forum/index.php?topic=158.0

When I readed those lyrics an idea for music came up.
It all ended up in what I think is a great song !
Lemme know what you all think !

  • Curtis: Lyrics,Lead and backvocals
  • Steve: Lyrics,Lead and backvocals
  • Brina : Backvocals
  • Juhani: all music,instruments,mix and production.


 brilliant lyrics in my opinion.....and great collaboration between great leadsingers and songwriters !
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Faceless In Vegas

(c) J.Nahkala-S.McAndrew-C.Downey-2006.
V1
Life is spinning, timeless fending
I stare without a face
Money dying, babies home crying
lost without a trace
From behind these eyes
I'm alive
The city's such a glow
The lights they are familiar
but my mind still doesn't know

Chorus:
Faceless in Vegas
I walk these streets alone
Faceless in Vegas
A soul without a home
Faceless in Vegas
The mirror sees noone to trust
I'm lost and found........

V2
Then sirens wail, and without fail
another dollar bites the dust
Wheels are turning, the flames keep burning
the memories start to rust
What ever happened to
the life I knew
before Ceaser dealt this hand
will anyone remember
or will anyone understand

Chorus:
Faceless in Vegas
I walk these streets alone
Faceless in Vegas
A soul without a home
Faceless in Vegas
The mirror sees noone to trust
I'm lost and found........

Bridge:
Faceless in Vegas
in the distance you hear a name
and dream about the game
Faceless in Vegas
Did you hear her name
does it all feel like the same as nothing looks the same
Faceless in Vegas
Do you ever close your eyes or gaze on golden skies
Faceless in Vegas
as it softly begins to rain

I walk those streets alone
Faceless in Vegas
A Heart without a home
The mirror sees noone to trust
Faceless in Vegas
I'm lost and found........
I walk these streets alone
Faceless in Vegas
A face without a home
The mirror sees noone to trust
I'm lost and found........
Faceless in Vegas
ohhh
Faceless in Vegas
I'm lost and found........

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best
Juhani


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Released at

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/faceless-in-vegas-learning/id1011195495?ign-mpt=uo%3D4









Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on August 21, 2007, 08:09:45 PM
Thanks Juhani,

This was another gem of a project and thanks to all in it's creation......I remember that chat-room discussion.......in fact I will post the actual edit of what was said if I can find it!! 8)

Thanks again everybody...this was great. :) :)


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on August 21, 2007, 09:15:22 PM
Hi guys,

Here is the original idea taking shape....then Curtis went and structured things, doing such a great job!! :) :)

[Pleasuredome] 8:24 am: Yup...go for it Curtis!
[Gerk] 8:24 am: man I've seen half an album fly by tonight in song titles
[CurtisDowney66] 8:24 am: lol, there can be a song in anything if you look hard enough
[Pleasuredome] 8:24 am: Where the lights never go down!
[Pleasuredome] 8:25 am: Pulsating fountains
[Pleasuredome] 8:25 am: Chopper for Laughlin
[Gerk] 8:26 am: keep it coming steve
[Pleasuredome] 8:26 am: Desert Speed
[Pleasuredome] 8:26 am: Where's my Sandwich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[Gerk] 8:26 am: LMAO
[Brina] 8:26 am: samich!
[Pleasuredome] 8:27 am: You go for Faceless in Vegas Curtis, great idea bro
[CurtisDowney66] 8:27 am: people spending, old ladies starving, and I stare without a face
[CurtisDowney66] 8:28 am: money flying, babies crying, lost without a trace
[Pleasuredome] 8:29 am: From behind these eyes, alive, aglow she gallops on apace
[CurtisDowney66] 8:30 am: all the pretty lights, are nothing but a fuss, when you are living on the edge,
faceless in Vegas
[Pleasuredome] 8:31 am: Decision time arrives again, do I lead or do I chase
[Brina] 8:31 am: dayam...I always wonder if you guys are writing this stuff down
[Pleasuredome] 8:31 am: All the pretty lights, fleeting delights, when you're on the edge, Faceless in
Vegas?
[Pleasuredome] 8:31 am: You take notes Brina....and pitch in!
[CurtisDowney66] 8:31 am: i just did a copy paste, cuz I won't remember it in the morning
[Pleasuredome] 8:32 am: Desert horizon flanks my view, another dollar bites the dust
[CurtisDowney66] 8:33 am: do you know where money lives, does it live in it's own space, or does it find a
way to spend, alone without a face
[Pleasuredome] 8:34 am: In the parking lot golden chariots stand, and none will fail from rust
[Gerk] 8:34 am: yo go guys
[Pleasuredome] 8:34 am: Ceasar stands nearby with his winking eye, beckoning all go in
[CurtisDowney66] 8:34 am: a stranger holds your hand, with whom you do not trust
[Pleasuredome] 8:36 am: Then the sirens wail and without fail, the streets they readjust
[CurtisDowney66] 8:36 am: I am just copying and pasting everything, and I will try to piece it all together
later
[Pleasuredome] 8:36 am: Faceless in Vegas
[Pleasuredome] 8:36 am: Wher money no longer talks
[Pleasuredome] 8:37 am: And the necks are dorned with rocks
[Brina] 8:37 am: dorned?
[CurtisDowney66] 8:37 am: in the distance you hear a name, does it all seem like the same, do you ever
close your eyes, and dream about the game
[Pleasuredome] 8:38 am: Wheels are turning in your head, think your fortunes are being made
[Pleasuredome] 8:38 am: And on the fringes someone keeps a watchfull eye
[CurtisDowney66] 8:38 am: but still you don't hear a sound, as it softly begins to rain
[Pleasuredome] 8:38 am: As in the heavens choppers fly
[Pleasuredome] 8:38 am: Faceless in Vegas
[Pleasuredome] 8:39 am: Then the mornign comes around, nothing changes in the sound
[Pleasuredome] 8:39 am: Still the dynamo she hums into the day
[CurtisDowney66] 8:40 am: are you frigetened by the sight, when noone is around
[Pleasuredome] 8:40 am: Not a sight you'll ever see in Vegas
[CurtisDowney66] 8:41 am: still the mirror knows who not to trust...faceless in vegas
[Pleasuredome] 8:41 am: What about this (gambling addiction) I look in the mirror and don't know whether
I should trust! Faceless in Vegas!
[Pleasuredome] 8:42 am: Yeah, dorned is like adorned Brina.
[CurtisDowney66] 8:42 am: we still need an ending
[CurtisDowney66] 8:43 am: i got enough copied and pasted now to write 2 versions I think...lol
[Pleasuredome] 8:43 am: A lotta fine-tuning too! Do we resolve that we'd rather have things the way they
are, forget the wealth?
[CurtisDowney66] 8:45 am: once I jump into my plane, and remember why I came, was there ever any
lust, while faceless in vegas
[CurtisDowney66] 8:45 am: I am definately gonna try to patch this all together, just for kicks if anything
[Pleasuredome] 8:46 am: That was cool Curtis, well done bro, I would suggest replacing "Was there ever
any lust" with "it was fun to play the game".......I'm out!
[CurtisDowney66] 8:46 am: I write alot of songs this way, just jotting down usless mumble, then I
concentrate on a melody, then make it all fit
[Pleasuredome] 8:47 am: It's gonna be killer bro
[CurtisDowney66] 8:47 am: oh yeh, alot of changes will have to be made to make it fit, or to make it make
sense...lol
[Pleasuredome] 8:48 am: Real-time collabing (or as near as we can get!)...cool!
[CurtisDowney66] 8:48 am: lol, for sure
[Gerk] 8:48 am: gotta lvoe wathcing realtime collaboration     
[Gerk] 8:48 am: you guys should do that more often
[Brina] 8:48 am: I agree with mark
[CurtisDowney66] 8:48 am: yeh, it was alot of fun
[Pleasuredome] 8:49 am: Thanks Mark, pitch in at any time!
[Gerk] 8:49 am: ya was multitasking hehe
[CurtisDowney66] 8:49 am: yeh, don't forget, you get to write the music Mark   
[Brina] 8:49 am: not me...no multitasking this time...I was bitching
[Gerk] 8:49 am: I'm trying to find a song ... I have a melody in my head, I can hear the part I'm looking for
[Brina] 8:49 am: LOL
[Gerk] 8:49 am: and I can't remember who does it
[Gerk] 8:49 am: ahhhhhh muuuuuuussssiiiiccc
[Gerk] 8:50 am: I'll play the drums and bass     
[CurtisDowney66] 8:50 am: ok, you're in
[Brina] 8:50 am: steve, I redid that clip you listened to yesterday/lastnight
[Gerk] 8:50 am: steve is a pretty good guitar player too btw     
[Brina] 8:50 am:     
[Gerk] 8:50 am: you should do more guitar stuff steve, I'v eheard what you can do
[Gerk] 8:51 am: LMAO
[Gerk] 8:51 am: that emoticon will never be the same
[CurtisDowney66] 8:51 am: I know, I have him playing on one of my tunes, if I could only get Richardo to
finish the BG vocs, it would be done
[Brina] 8:51 am: BG vocs???????
[Brina] 8:51 am: hehehe
[Brina] 8:52 am: no that emoticon will never be the same
[Brina] 8:52 am: LOL
[Brina] 8:52 am: that's what you get for getting me into voice chat
[Brina] 8:52 am: LOL
[Gerk] 8:53 am: hehe
[Gerk] 8:53 am: no that's what YOU get
[CurtisDowney66] 8:53 am: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID
=183233&songID=2429226


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: CurtisDowney66 on August 21, 2007, 09:41:37 PM
I think this turned out great also.  I am glad to have been part of it.  It sure was a while ago when we started it, but I guess good things come to those who wait.  I would be interested in a wav of it Juhani if is isn't too much trouble.
Curtis


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: jwoo10 on August 21, 2007, 09:58:02 PM
Nice song, great Mix, Instrumentation is appropriate Juhani! Solid vocals Guys! Kudos to all!


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: Studioplayer on August 21, 2007, 10:09:50 PM
This is classic. Not only in production but how you guys came to writing it down and singing it all together. What a very cool song. Seen this one cooking on the boards for sometime but it's been well worth the wait. One of the best songs done here for sure. Excellent song gang.  8)

Dave


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: spacecube on August 21, 2007, 11:12:53 PM
Steve :
Thanks for awesome vocals and lyrics ,(as always ,you know what I mean  :)  )...really great job !

Curtis :
The same to you my friend ,you have an great eye for lyrics and melodies.
Here's a broadcast 24bit wavefile compressed in an ape:
http://www.artistcollaboration.com/~spacecube/Music/Faceless_In_Vegas_(24bit)-01.ape
you need dBPoweramp to convert it to 16 bit when burning to cd, or if your soundcard can't handle it ??

Brina : Thanks for your input !

John
 :
thanks my friend for checking in !

Dave
:
Thanks for great feedback ! appreciate it alot !!! :)


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: jeff on August 22, 2007, 01:52:39 AM
Impressive performances everyone...excellent production overall.

Cool stuff! :)

Jeff


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: NickT on August 22, 2007, 03:51:25 AM
I love this song!  8)

Great job everyone!

Nick


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: Brina on August 22, 2007, 06:28:02 AM
Hey the night the lyrics came together was the start of a magickal experience..

Thanks for letting me be a part!!!

Brina


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on August 22, 2007, 06:45:55 PM
Thanks guys and absolutely right Brina, it was an amazing night. :) :)

We'll need to all meet in the chatroom again sometime and see what we can cook up!!! :)


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: srvfender on August 23, 2007, 01:39:28 AM
That was very nice everyone and very creative.
Congrats,
AJ


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: spacecube on August 24, 2007, 11:24:34 AM

Thanks ,Jeff,Nick,Brina and AJ for comments ! :)


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: Todd on August 24, 2007, 12:39:44 PM
Very nice tune indeed!

It's extremely well done and is on my playlist now. :)

My congrats to all involved on this

Very slick!

Todd


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: Jacquee Rae on August 24, 2007, 02:01:18 PM
Yes incredible work you guys!! 8)


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: youtube on August 25, 2007, 02:30:10 PM
Quote
    * Curtis: Lyrics,Lead and back vocals
    * Steve: Lyrics,Lead and backvocals
    * Brina : Backvocals
    * Juhani: all music,instruments,mix and production.

Started over a conversation!  :-X

You must have more conversations...

First the mix is excellent. The musicianship is very professional.  The piano or guitar doodles.. that sort of riff is excellent. Everything music wise Jells 100% on the money. Curtis Vocals as in a lot of his current songs is excellent. Steve's vocals taking the bridge or chorus.. whatever it is going sort of a duet is excellent. And Brina's background vocals are perfect and do give the song the edge. I love the opening. Sounds like an acoustic and the bass is fab.  For sure one of the greats out of this place.  8) 8)

Congrats

Tubes  ;)






Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: spacecube on August 27, 2007, 08:05:17 PM
Thanks alot Tubes !
Now if Nick put it in the mp3 player also !  ;) :) ;D :D ^-^


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: NickT on August 27, 2007, 08:07:42 PM
Thanks alot Tubes !
Now if Nick put it in the mp3 player also !  ;) :) ;D :D ^-^

I will try to remember tonight!  8)


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: Johnny-Boy on October 12, 2007, 08:38:44 PM
Great work guys!!! Love it.

You wouldn't even have to credit the singer for me. I'd recognize Curtis's signature voice anywhere.

Best, John 8)


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: NickT on January 18, 2012, 04:31:44 PM
What a gem!!!!

This is a great tune! You all did such a wonderful job.

NickT   8)


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on January 18, 2012, 05:17:13 PM
Thanks Nick, it was a fun tune to do and great the way it grew from a chat-room conversation on this site!!! 8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: NickT on March 27, 2014, 09:05:26 PM
I love this song. I put a wma on the first post as it was gone. If it's not the right one, please let me know!

Just awesome!

NickT


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: Casia - lyricist on April 08, 2014, 01:57:28 PM
Hi all:

I'm really enjoying this, everything about it.  I particularly love how all the vocals come together.  I want more guys, especially since I'm not doing music these days and am craving new songs to listen to while I work.

Cheers ... Casia


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: Donna on December 10, 2017, 04:12:44 PM
I missed this the first time around. A classic for sure.  This goes beyond professional. :)

As a lyricist, I found it a treat to read the ‘script’ showing the development of the storyline, and the random lines and images that were then skillfully woven into a cohesive and ultimately moving story.
Wonderful lead & background vocals, and a good, strong melody. I especially love the bridge.

Well done, all of you. :)

Donna


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on December 19, 2017, 06:34:23 AM
The first time I have been back here for forever guys and the first thing I see is this :) :)

The chat was magical, as just about everything else was at that time as we were all exploding musical creativity and firing on all seven!!

Bring on the music friends  8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: NickT on February 28, 2018, 05:48:55 PM
Still loving this song. I miss Curtis.  :(

Throw on some good headphones and really enjoy this!

NickT


Title: Re: Faceless in Vegas-Final
Post by: Stoney on March 09, 2018, 03:13:25 PM
A lovely sound you have there and the voices really work well together Great Stuff