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#317518 - 11/08/15 03:06 AM [User Showcase] Too Kind
jannesan Offline
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Too Kind

This song was inspired by a dream in which I was dating a famous man-eater and people were saying that it won't last. And it didn't because I woke up wink

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Electric Bass #700
Acoustic Guitar Strum #665
Acoustic Guitar 12-string #897
Electric Guitar Held #833
Electric Guitar Arp #834
Electric Guitar #680
Electric Piano #913
Synth ElectroFlutes #2364
Harmonica Background #626

MIDI:
Pad-Warm from style -MELISA2.STY
Solo #158 Acoustic Guitar (Plug-in SampleTank3 SteelString)

Vocals by Supreme Tracks

Mixed in Adobe Audition

Lyrics:

Am I too sound?
am I just playing too small bets?
Am I too safe?
am I too scared of upsets?
I don't risk
to avoid regrets,
I'm happy with a small delight
but you could choose
a stud who can excite.

I have heard about all those guys you've left behind
I'm next whispers say because you're fickle and I'm so kind.
I don't dominate your world, I'm not the alpha male
every night the same blue dream
how you had set your sail on a sperm whale.

Am I too tame?
like a cat, domesticated, mild?
Am I too soft?
Am I your comfort-loving child?
I don't prey
hunt in the wild,
if I'm not a lion every night
does that make you look for
lustier men in sight?

[Chorus]

[Solo]

Am I too kind?
am I too saintly behaving?
Am I too nice?
am I predictably boring?
I'm thoughtful, polite
I hate fighting
I take out garbage and I mop
hence you could walk
away from this milksop.

[Chorus]
---

Janne


Edited by jannesan (11/08/15 03:40 AM)

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#317581 - 11/08/15 10:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Very cool track!! Really interesting harmonically. Nice changes and some fun, humorous lyrics. For me, the harmonica was a bit of an odd choice in here. Really fun and interesting song! Take care. Greg

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#317610 - 11/08/15 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
SRP Offline
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Great harmony and overall sound! A very different type of song for me (lyrics and chord progression). I guess nice guys just don't make the grade with some women! That would put me out in the cold for sure! I enjoyed listening.
Sonny

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#317624 - 11/08/15 02:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
RichMac Offline
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Hi Janne. Now that's unusual. Great original idea and treatment. Cheers.
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#317981 - 11/10/15 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: RichMac]
jannesan Offline
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Thanks Greg for your kind comments. Maybe the harmonica is bit too loud in the mix, but anyway I feel that it is important part of my "wallpaper of sound".

Thanks Sonny for appreciating my little song!

Thanks RichMac for your nice comment. I'm not so sure that it is original melodically, at least the BIAB soloist generated solo part reminds me of some 70's song, just can't recall what. Baker Street came to my mind first, but that's not it, although the soundscape has similar elements.

---

Janne

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#318061 - 11/10/15 05:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
David Snyder Offline
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Really cool stuff. I was very intrigued by the Supreme Tracks mentioned and I googled them. Seems like a cool resource to have in your contacts list. I like what you did with this!!!
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#318334 - 11/12/15 08:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: David Snyder]
jannesan Offline
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Thanks David for commenting! I've been satisfied with their service, fast response and professional quality.

BTW. Waiting For The Fall is a nice song, I like especially the lyrics. I have also a Waiting For... song, waiting to be released soon smile

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Janne

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#318349 - 11/12/15 10:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
Al-David Offline
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Hi,

Cool and different! Nice smooth vocals. I think the vocal harmony is fine as it is ... not at all too loud. The lyric is creative and caught my attention.

I mentioned the song was different. And that's a good thing. If no one ever did anything different, we'd all be writing, playing and listening to the same thing over and over.

Loved the creative ingenuity ... lyric and music. The song reminds me of a late 60's or early 70's Brit Rock piece. The 12-string guitar and smooth vocal harmony only reinforce that.

Thanks for a nice listen that took a different path and journey ... en joyed it!!!

Al
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#318424 - 11/13/15 12:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
Sergio Guarneri Offline
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great song as usual
your chords lines are always very harmonics.

Great sound on background.

Very enjoyable.

Sergio

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#318455 - 11/13/15 07:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: Al-David]
jannesan Offline
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi,

Cool and different! Nice smooth vocals. I think the vocal harmony is fine as it is ... not at all too loud. The lyric is creative and caught my attention.

I mentioned the song was different. And that's a good thing. If no one ever did anything different, we'd all be writing, playing and listening to the same thing over and over.

Loved the creative ingenuity ... lyric and music. The song reminds me of a late 60's or early 70's Brit Rock piece. The 12-string guitar and smooth vocal harmony only reinforce that.

Thanks for a nice listen that took a different path and journey ... en joyed it!!!

Al


Thanks Al for your very positive comment blush You are perhaps too kind wink wink I'm really glad that there are people like you who appreciate bit different kind of songs. That's what I try to do, to walk on my own path, to please myself and not others. But of course I have unconsciously taken influences. I have grown listening to 80's brit pop artists so maybe their music have brought also earlier flavors into my songs.

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Janne

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#318456 - 11/13/15 07:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
jannesan Offline
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Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

great song as usual
your chords lines are always very harmonics.

Great sound on background.

Very enjoyable.

Sergio


Thanks Sergio for listening and commenting! Listening to your "No more teardrops" right now, beautiful melody, chording and the arrangement smile

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Janne

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#325979 - 12/18/15 09:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
David Snyder Offline
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Hey,

I have a question. How much did Surpreme tracks charge for doing the vocal track and what was the process there? I can't seem to find much about that on their website.

Thanks!!
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#326024 - 12/18/15 01:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
Scott C Offline
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Excellent vocal and lyrics. Well done
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#326086 - 12/18/15 05:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
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Another very cool one Janne!
Very nice arrangement, and very good vocals by Supreme Tracks (these guys could have done the vocals on albums like I Robot and The Turn of a Friendly Card by Alan Parsons, and no one would've noticed the difference :-))

Rob
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#326123 - 12/18/15 09:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
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Pleasant listen, nice harmonies... interesting lyrics, especially some of the word choices, like "milksop".

I'll just leave it at that. laugh
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