Hail Mary, Mary

Here is a link to one of the songs from the album I released earlier this year. 
A new album will be released before the end of the year as well. I will post again at that time. 

Her is another link for the album on spotify

Thank you for your time and God Bless You All!


Brian,  Good to hear you're


Good to hear you're doing more music.  You're far more prolific than we are - takes us forever. 

I don't know if you're complimented or annoyed at comparisons to other artists but back in the day I used to listen to Pete Yorn's musicforthemorningafter and some of your vocal stylings in this "Hail Mary, Mary" record fondly bring me back to those days.  

Thanks for posting this!

Thank you

Never annoyed at comparisons, I'll take it as a compliment! I have not listened to that album so I will check it out. 

Hail Mary, Mary

Thanks for sharing this song, Brian. I can't understand some of the lyrics but I get the general sense of your encounter with Mary. 

I listened to your other songs at Spotify and several of those songs have more clarity/presence in your voice. I recommend making your vox track centered and equalized on this song to bring out more presence. Pan instruments left and right of center and tone them down a bit. Just some friendly suggestions from a fellow do-it-yourself recording artist. Blessings.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Thank you

Thank you for the advice. Singing is my least favorite part of recording so it's probably subconsious that I leave the vocals a touch burried and the instruments more clear, but I will work on it. 

Here are the lyrics:

I was running down the road
Life was beating me down
I'd seen to many troubling things
I had, yes I had, to get out of town

I was looking the for the woman
I heard prayed for us all
I had to ask for a favor
I saw her standing, by the cross, in a blue shawl

Hail Mary, Mary please lead me, lead me to your child
And as I asked she pointed the way, as she softly smiled

I was shown gentleness
I hadn't seen it in years
She looked at me like a child come home
I tried, but I couldn't fight back the tears

She took me to the Savior, 
The one nailed to the board
She said do whatever He tells you
Her soul, yes her soul magnified the Lord

Hail Mary Mary prayer for me, as I breathe and when I cease
Hail Mary, Mary thank you mother your brought us the Prince of Peace

Good lyrics – bring them front and center

Aha. I was sorta thinking that you lacked confidence in singing. Be confident. The words are so important. Bring them forward. Thanks for posting the lyrics. Well written. I'd be willing to do a "Schletty Remix" on this if you are willing, just for kicks. What DAW/sequencer app do you use? I have Logic, Cubase and GarageBand. 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com


Thank you for the offer!
So far I have done everything in Audacity, I can export the tracks individually, all trimmed to the same length so they can be imported into any DAW and still line up. I'd have to double check that particular song to see how many tracks are in it, but I typically get them done in under 12 tracks, sometimes more if I split the stereo channels.
I can mail a data disc to you, or try to send electronically somehow. 
It would be nice to hear someone else's take on a mix. 


Upload tracks for remix

Email me at info@topcatholicsongs.com. I will then send you a Dropbox or Box "file request" upload link. No hurry on this. Whenever you have the time. The Audacity track exports approach is perfect. I do have Mac Audacity, by the way.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

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