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#240876 - 02/21/14 04:26 PM [User Showcase] The Dance Of A Man In Love
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5707
Loc: Florida
I'm not much of a dancer.
My wife always gives me "that look"...

Oh well...


just because i've got two left feet
doesn't mean that i can't dance
i may be a simple man
doesn't mean i don't feel romance
fred astaire and arthur murray
ain't got nothing on me
when i dance the dance of a man in love
and let my heart take the lead

i don't know the cotton-eyed joe
two steps are too many for me
it's all i can do to walk the line
so dancing one ain't meant to be
i don't need to spin, slap my boots and slide
or count to four while watching my feet
when i dance the dance of a man in love
and let my heart take the lead

we'll just stand in one place, hold each other tight
while the world goes waltzing by
sway to and fro while the stars do-si-do
and the moon does an allemande right
it's all just one big dance, you and me in the middle
love's the only music we need
when i dance of a man in love
and let my heart take the lead

just because i've got two left feet
doesn't mean that we can't dance...

The band....

RealTracks in style: 521:Bass, Electric, Pop Syncopated Ev 136
RealTracks in style: 2021:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryBalladJohn Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~~1678:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Sw 085
RealTracks in song: ~409:Fiddle, Background George Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat

... and the orchestra...
RealTracks in song: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2058:Strings, Rhythm CelticAir Ev 085
Hi-Q 050 01 Strings, Ensemble, Movie SampleTank.tgs
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2060:Strings, Rhythm PopCountry Ev 120
Hi-Q 049 01 Strings, Ensemble, Chamber SampleTank.tgs
I added another small string part from my Yamaha P-85

Comments encouraged.
Have at it.

125+ BIAB Songs

#240882 - 02/21/14 05:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
sixchannel Offline

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 1546
Man, you are at it AGAIN!!
Another superb country ballad.
As I am one of those guys who just cannot dance - my kids call it "Dad Dancing" and you can guess what it looks like - this is going to be my anthem to Val.
A great production and there you go again slipping in those nice m7b5 chords just when I least expect it.
Wonderful stuff, Floyd.
Thank you
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#240885 - 02/21/14 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: sixchannel]
Curt Young Offline

Registered: 05/08/11
Posts: 147

Another awesome production.... Tremendous, as usual!

#240889 - 02/21/14 06:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
Don Gaynor Offline

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 7727
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Floyd, another keeper, my friend!

You definitely are a talented wordsmith. Thanks for posting this work. We all learn by your excellent example.

If you're anything like me, you were too busy making the music for other people to dance to to learn how myself. (That's my story and I'm sticking with it).

#240901 - 02/21/14 07:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
VideoTrack Offline

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 8026
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Floyd, nice number, liked the strings in the intro and throughout. Great lyrics. All put together with a smooth country feel. Thanks for sharing.

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#240913 - 02/22/14 01:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
tommyad Offline

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2707
Loc: Florida
Floyd, This is what you call smart country. Great lyrics that tell the story and make you think at the same time. I liked the observations on line dancing. I've always watched from the perspective of the bandstand and thought there was something very odd about that craze. Like Ian that one chord f#m made me sit up a little straighter and listen a little harder. Brilliant change. The only thing I didn't like was it ended too soon. That may be because I liked it so much. Another super job.

#240916 - 02/22/14 02:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
PgFantastic Offline

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
Every time I think you can't get any better, you up and do this. Great work, love the back ground strings, so well mastered, and as always the vocal is outstanding! Thanks for sharing!
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#240926 - 02/22/14 06:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
90 dB Offline

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4592
Loc: Florida
+1 to everything that's been said. Another one for the Bootleg CD.


Dyslectics Untie!

#240933 - 02/22/14 08:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2203
Loc: South Africa
Just wonderful Floyd

#240941 - 02/22/14 09:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
Guitarhacker Offline

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 5532
Cool tune. I like the chord you use in the 6th line in the verse. Most folks would not have considered that. Nice choice.

And yeah...BTW, I don't dance either. Not in any semblance of normality.

Edited by Guitarhacker (02/22/14 09:35 AM)
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Add nothing that adds nothing to the music

#240961 - 02/22/14 10:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Floyd,

you did it again. Great composition and performance.
Just beautiful. I can't get enough of those strings.

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#241043 - 02/23/14 04:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3302
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Floyd !:))

How on earth did you manage to get
two left feet ? .....(chuckle)!
Well, honestly, this is one of your
best without doubt ! I just love
the variety and how nice you get
everything to blend .....!:))


#241048 - 02/23/14 06:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
Steve Mac Offline

Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
really enjoyed that, sung with passion. thanks for sharing your talent
Cheers Steve

#241159 - 02/23/14 09:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
Greg Johnson Offline

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3857
Loc: Davis, CA
Really nice work, as usual Floyd!! Someone else pointed out an unconventional chord change. Definitely caught my attention but worked very well musically. Beautiful concept, beautifully delivered!! Take care. Greg

#241165 - 02/23/14 09:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
gruverider Offline

Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1434
great lyrics!

tight arrangement, lots of tracks and nothing gets in the way of the song

and I love the outro!

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