New Song – Just Like Me

It’s a new song day! I haven’t eaten since breakfast this morning, and it’s because I was working on this song. It’s called “Just Like Me”, and it’s basically my confession to the world that I don’t always do everything for the right reasons. Too many people look up to me because they think that everything I do for others is done out of pure sacrifice, when most often it’s done for some form of fulfillment. Not only is this song that confession, but it’s a testament to the fact that Christ does everything for the right reasons, unlike us.

Download or play it below, and as always, leave a comment! :)


Lyrics are after the jump.

Lyrics:
I don’t think I want a funeral when I die
I’d rather you forget my whole screwed up life
Cause everything I did for you tonight
I did it all for all the wrong reasons

And I don’t mean to be
A hater of what’s me
Cause I love myself almost as much as you

But I can’t take credit for
Everything that you adore
Most of it’s lost to my sore
Fallen heart

I try to be humble and pure
Everything that you are sure
Is the whole reason to be
Just like me

But I give to the poor just to try and get more
From the one who delivers me
And I love you so just so that you’ll show
Me your love and you’ll cherish me

I am a faker, it’s true
Everything I do for you
I selfishly do for my own
Flawed agenda

It’s not that I’m always out for me and mine
But I can’t keep my heart clean inside
It’s not that I don’t love you; I really do
But my Savior’s love is perfect and mine falls through

He’s forgiven me
For everything you’ve seen
And he loves me still despite my falling through

But I can’t take credit for
Everything that you adore
Most of it’s lost to my sore
Fallen heart

I try to be humble and pure
Everything that you are sure
Is the whole reason to be
Just like me

But I give to the poor just to try and get more
From the one who delivers me
And I love you so just so that you’ll show
Me your love and you’ll cherish me

Yeah, I give to the poor just to try and get more
From the one who delivers me
And I love you so just so that you’ll show
Me your love and you’ll cherish me

I am a faker, it’s true
Everything I do for you
I selfishly do for my own
Flawed agenda

But my Savior is true
He will always love you
He will love you for who you are
He will love you for who you are

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15 Responses to New Song – Just Like Me

  1. Heather Davis says:

    Love that you give the background info on the song here and the lyrics! :o)

  2. Jason Carr says:

    Thanks, Heather.  I thought otherwise the song might be just a bit confusing. ;)

  3. Gary Hangartner says:

    Yeah, nice. Need to work on the dynamics, though. A song should suck your audience in. This one doesn’t.  It turns on at the beginning and shuts off at the end. No journey for the listener. Also, the midi instruments fool only idiots with no ears. Better to track a real band cranking than to try to fool the masses. Good first try. Ain’t buying it.  Try again. Who knows, you might fool me the next time.

  4. Jason Carr says:

    Lol…Gary, I don’t know who you are but I appreciate your honesty.  I would appreciate a few more details as to what you would change in the song though.

    Also, what instrument(s) did you think I was using MIDI for?  And how is using MIDI attempting to “fool the masses”?

  5. Gary Hangartner says:

    Everything but the guitar is midi. Correct me if I’m wrong. Geez dude. Do you reallly wanna challenge someone who’s only trying to help?

  6. Gary Hangartner says:

    Why don’t you come to my studio. I’ll give you ten hours for free just to improve your song.  If I’m wrong, you’re out nothing. If I’m right, I get bragging rights and another satisfied artist. It’s a win-win deal for you regardless. And no, I don’t need your money.  I have major ad agencies that subsidize my business.

  7. Jason Carr says:

    Everything but the guitar?  What other instruments did you think there were?  Are my vocals MIDI?  Clearly, this song is nothing but guitars, drums, and vocals.  Did you even listen to the song?

    The drums were not recorded live, which is what you’re probably trying to get at.  For that, all I can say is I do the best I can with what I have.  I don’t have a drumset nor do I have the extensive set of mikes I would need to record it.

    I am always up for an honest critique, my friend; I truly am.  I often take my music to forums for advice on how to improve it.  But if you think you’re being “helpful” with your arrogant and obnoxious remarks, I’m afraid you’re sorely mistaken.  No harm done, but I’m saddened to think that you truly believe that this is how you “help” people.

    Musical taste is subjective.  It is beyond me to leave a comment of disapproval on some random sap’s music, especially when they weren’t even asking for my approval to begin with.

    Still, thanks for the listen.

  8. Gary Hangartner says:

    Yes, I did listen to your song. It sounded formulaic. That’s all. If you didn’t want an honest critique, why would you post it? I’m not trying to bust your balls, only trying to hold you to a higher standard.  If I didn’t think your music was worth it, I wouldn’t bother. Geez, just go about your business and knock anyone who doesn’t think you’re the next big thing. Man, I was only trying to help. Cya later.

  9. Jason Carr says:

    For what it’s worth, I don’t claim to be the “next big thing”.  I don’t claim to be any good at all.

    My efforts are merely to put forth something for people to enjoy.  I’m truly sorry you didn’t.

  10. Gary Hangartner says:

    The problem is that you are good.  The next step is how do you become  great.

  11. Amber Carr says:

    Gary, have you listened to any of Jason’s other songs? This song is actually  very different style-wise then most of his songs.  You didn’t know it, but Jason does the best with what he has. He doesn’t have hardly any recording equipment and if you saw what he has, you would be amazed at what he has produced. We can’t record in your recording studio because we live  8 hours away and don’t have the money. Believe me, Jason is not the kind of person to make himself out to be a big star. Listen to the lyrics in his songs.  They come from his heart. They show who he is. The problem with your criticism is that you didn’t explain the details of what you were talking about. Also, when giving criticism it is important to also give encouragement. Imagine what it would be like if someone said the same thing to you about a song you worked really hard on to make  sound authentic though you didn’t have the resources. It’s not the criticism that’s a problem, it’s the way you go about it.

  12. Jason Carr says:

    Thank you, Gary.  I appreciate it.  As my wife stated above, I do the best I can with what I have.

    I am still very interested in any specific ways that you would improve on the song.  I’d love to be able to record in a real studio, but I don’t have the resources (time or money).  Once again, thanks for being real with me, and thanks for considering my music good enough to try and improve upon.

  13. Bethany Kolander says:

    Well consider me the dumb masses cause I thought it was great!!

  14. Jason Carr says:

    Hahahahaha…thanks Bethany.  If it doesn’t appeal to the masses then what good is it? ;)

  15. 1ejack says:

    Sorry for necro’ing this beaten down dead horse…

    1) As it is, this song is ok, but it could use a bulksize jar of “good ‘ol polishin’ n masterin” to be considered more than ok.

    2) The provided feedback, on the surface, can be interpretted as done with a haughty tone and foul mood. Although, it can also be viewed through the lens of sarcasm and – as crazy as this sounds – friendly rough-speech (to lighten the very bitter taste of feedback). I am of the opinion that this was/is valid feedback and had a great offer to boot!

    3) With points 1 and 2 out of the way, there still would be the “issue” of the creator’s target/goals. What one considers “done” as it pertains to the target audeance, (public and/or private). As such, when this song was posted 8 years ago, one can allude that this release has met the creators standards for [pre-]release at that time. Therefore, in this release stage, gross critical feedback is usually viewed as “fightin’ words” that need be defended, and rightfully so.

    3.5) One can hear the massive ammount of hours, blood, sweet, and tears that it took to get this track from ‘scribbles de-napkin’ to ‘bounce’. As such, I say, “Great Job!” as you’ve done what many venture doing but fail before anything is “done”.

    Hopefully, my 2 cents didn’t reawaken old wounds with my [limited] studio, [mainly] live sound, knowledge, experience and [mis]constructive, [un]welcomed feedback.

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