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#269077 - 11/20/14 10:15 AM [User Showcase] More
tommyad Offline
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Every time I write a heartbreak- relationship gone bad song, my wife gets a little upset. So a love song has been long overdue. This one's for you baby! A big thanks to Janice Merritt for her help on the choruses. All suggestions/comments are welcome. Tom


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Come and sit beside me lets not waste another day

Let me say this with a smile it's easier that way


You don’t seem to notice but we’re better than before

And after every slow kiss I couldn't love you more


My heart shows no resistance I'm a victim of your charms

Throwing my existence right into your arms



They said we’d never make it that we would drift apart

Our love’s as strong as a thousand dreams I knew that from the start



My heart shows no resistance I'm a victim of your charms

Throwing my existence right into your arms



I hate when I repeat myself I’ve told you this before

Even when i tried my best


I couldn't love you more

I couldn't love you more

©2014 Thomas Adams


Edited by tommyad (11/20/14 10:18 AM)

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#269078 - 11/20/14 10:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: More [Re: tommyad]
horsthartung Offline
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I just love ...love songs.

I would suggest bringing up your vocal and bringing down the harmony in the chorus...She's over powering your vocal.

Great song....
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#269081 - 11/20/14 10:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: More [Re: tommyad]
tommyad Offline
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Horst, You may be right about the volume on Janice's part. It was done intentionally as Janice is singing the melody and I didn't want my harmony to overpower her. Thanks for listening and commenting. I appreciate the feedback. Tom

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#269083 - 11/20/14 11:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: More [Re: tommyad]
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Nice song. This is a nice production and well written song.


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#269085 - 11/20/14 11:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: More [Re: tommyad]
Pat Marr Offline
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awww Man!

I didn't want it to end! And it was chokin' me up!

But now I have to ask the obvious awkward question, Tommy:
If your wife is upset when you write breakup songs...
is she pretty tickled when you write love songs that include another woman singing the chorus to you? Seems kinda like... maybe not? ;-)

anyway, all my foolishness aside...
you had my attention before you even got to the lyrics... and once they kicked in, it shot thru the roof!

That is a very easy to like chord pattern, and it is orchestrated very well... perfect tracks for building the mood you're after. And I really liked the guitar parts you added.. very tasteful stuff!

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#269093 - 11/20/14 12:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: More [Re: tommyad]
Scott C Offline
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Boy these collaborations are done well. Excellent song, lyrics, singing, harmonies, just awesome..

It is amazing how powerful the lyrical content of the songs and story telling can be. I did a personal version of "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails and then played it for my son. He looked at me wanting to know why I would do such a desperate song. Thought maybe he was going to set up and intervention for me lol...I loved the piece and never really considered the content of the lyrics. It is something when you do a piece of music and it affects the listener that way..
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#269100 - 11/20/14 01:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: More [Re: Pat Marr]
tommyad Offline
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Originally Posted By: c_fogle
Nice song. This is a nice production and well written song.


Charlie
Thanks Charlie. Glad you came by. Tom
Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
awww Man!

I didn't want it to end! And it was chokin' me up!

But now I have to ask the obvious awkward question, Tommy:
If your wife is upset when you write breakup songs...
is she pretty tickled when you write love songs that include another woman singing the chorus to you? Seems kinda like... maybe not? ;-)

anyway, all my foolishness aside...
you had my attention before you even got to the lyrics... and once they kicked in, it shot thru the roof!

That is a very easy to like chord pattern, and it is orchestrated very well... perfect tracks for building the mood you're after. And I really liked the guitar parts you added.. very tasteful stuff!

Pat, the older I get the more I keep my mouth shut around the wife. If I don't it always seems to end badly. After reading your comments I said oh no I've done it again! I just don't know when to leave it alone. I am so glad that you're hanging around these days. Even when you say stupid stuff. See, now
this is what I'm talking about. Ending badly. Thanks for the good part. Tom

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#269102 - 11/20/14 01:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: More [Re: tommyad]
dani48 Offline
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Hi, Tommy and Janice !:))

This must be one of your best
without any doubt !:))
What a beautiful tune so
wonderfully sung and played !:))


Cheers
Dani

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#269130 - 11/20/14 05:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: More [Re: tommyad]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Tom, I couldn't love it more!! I once heard a songwriter say "Everybody writes, and everybody sings, but everybody doesn't tell the truth, and people are moved by the truth". The emotion of the song and the passion in your voice hit with the power of a cannonball wrapped in the softness of rose petals. The vocal is one of my favorites ever, on forum and through my 50 plus years of listening to songs. Absolutely beautiful!! I do agree with Horst that Janice's vocal (perfectly executed by the way) is a bit too overpowering, and I also feel that the drums could be a bit wetter and softer. Nothing should interfere with that vocal! Take care. Greg

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#269166 - 11/21/14 03:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: More [Re: Greg Johnson]
Pat Marr Offline
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Tom, I couldn't love it more!! I once heard a songwriter say "Everybody writes, and everybody sings, but everybody doesn't tell the truth, and people are moved by the truth". The emotion of the song and the passion in your voice hit with the power of a cannonball wrapped in the softness of rose petals. The vocal is one of my favorites ever, on forum and through my 50 plus years of listening to songs. Absolutely beautiful!!


VERY well stated, Greg! (I totally agree!)

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#269168 - 11/21/14 04:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: More [Re: tommyad]
Rafa T Offline
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Hi Tom, Bonita canción ;-) and tasteful arrangement with the realtracks. I like the emotion on your voice, and very beautiful the Janice part.

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#269173 - 11/21/14 05:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: More [Re: Scott C]
tommyad Offline
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Boy these collaborations are done well. Excellent song, lyrics, singing, harmonies, just awesome..

It is amazing how powerful the lyrical content of the songs and story telling can be. I did a personal version of "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails and then played it for my son. He looked at me wanting to know why I would do such a desperate song. Thought maybe he was going to set up and intervention for me lol...I loved the piece and never really considered the content of the lyrics. It is something when you do a piece of music and it affects the listener that way..


Scott, I love the story of the intervention. Thanks for the kind words. Tom

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#269180 - 11/21/14 05:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: More [Re: tommyad]
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Tommy -

Superb. Love this one.


Regards,

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#269188 - 11/21/14 06:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: More [Re: tommyad]
boehm Offline
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Hi Tommy,

just love it.

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#269192 - 11/21/14 06:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: More [Re: Greg Johnson]
tommyad Offline
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Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Tommy and Janice !:))

This must be one of your best
without any doubt !:))
What a beautiful tune so
wonderfully sung and played !:))


Cheers
Dani


Thank you Dani. If anyone can appreciate a love song on this forum it would be you. Tom
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Tom, I couldn't love it more!! I once heard a songwriter say "Everybody writes, and everybody sings, but everybody doesn't tell the truth, and people are moved by the truth". The emotion of the song and the passion in your voice hit with the power of a cannonball wrapped in the softness of rose petals. The vocal is one of my favorites ever, on forum and through my 50 plus years of listening to songs. Absolutely beautiful!! I do agree with Horst that Janice's vocal (perfectly executed by the way) is a bit too overpowering, and I also feel that the drums could be a bit wetter and softer. Nothing should interfere with that vocal! Take care. Greg


Greg, Wow I never expected that anyone would be saying these kind of things about my vocals. I have always considered my voice to be the weakest part of my game. Maybe I hit a growth spurt. I actually used your vocals as a guide to the type of sound I wanted to capture. A breathy, bright tone with a lot of presence. This was the scratch vocal and after three tries to improve it I left it as is including some extra noise that I couldn't remove. As i stated earlier Janice's part is the melody- but maybe you guys are right about it being a hair loud. You are definitely right about the drums and when I revisit it i will add reverb and back them down a bit. I really appreciate this kind of feedback from both you and Horst. It helps me to concentrate on making the mix work and to find the happy medium that works for all listeners. Thank you so much for your astounding review. Tom

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