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#371275 - 10/24/16 04:03 AM [User Showcase] butterfly
PaddyG Offline

Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 169
Loc: Cape Town

I composed this song and after adding my lyrics, found I could not do the voice over. A recent medical problem had required all sorts of pipes and micro cameras down my throat.
The result was a bit of damage to my vocal chords. I got hold of my friend Rob (RaAM) who very kindly
agreed to do it ,not only that, he completely upgraded and balanced the Mp3 background music I sent .
Talk about a ‘nice guy’ I was so stoked at the whole rendition he did. One comes to expect great things from Rob and I am so chuff with this. Thanks again Rob

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#371327 - 10/24/16 11:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: PaddyG]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3376
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Very nice tune Paddy. Loved the vocal
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#371357 - 10/24/16 02:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: PaddyG]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 6060
Loc: Florida

This might be my favorite of yours so far...

A nice write (deserves a lyric sheet!). Really nice melody.

Nice grouping of instruments - carries this perfectly. Good mix.

Beautiful vocal, Rob! Once again, I am truly amazed at how "American" you sound!


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#371364 - 10/24/16 03:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: PaddyG]
Robertkc Offline

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 1605

A very enjoyable story in these lyrics:

" good times rolled away
with the heat that came one day"

and the backing really supports the feel of a Spanish romance.
Terrific vocals - you are indeed fortunate to have had Rob`s support on this excellent production.


#371372 - 10/24/16 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: PaddyG]
Joe -PG Music Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
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Hi PaddyG, Excellent vibes with this! Very peaceful sounding and easy to listen to. Well done! smile

#371414 - 10/25/16 06:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: PaddyG]
gibson Offline

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3025
Loc: wales

What a beautiful song. Rob has one hell of a voice!!

Great lyrics!!

Hope your voice gets better, I remember a "camera down the throat" experience a few years ago and I hope you have the same all is OK.

best wishes

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#371424 - 10/25/16 07:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: PaddyG]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
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Excellent write/production + vocal + BiaB = A clinic in the power of BiaB productions in talented hands.

Wonderful collab. Everything there should be and nothing extraneous in this production.

We really enjoyed it. Way to go you two!

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#371435 - 10/25/16 08:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: PaddyG]
receder Offline

Registered: 11/13/14
Posts: 551
Loc: North Yorkshire, England
Hi Paddy,

Beautiful composition and Rob did a great job on vocals and re-balancing the track.

Hope your throat recovers soon.

A very enjoyable listen.


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#371496 - 10/25/16 01:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: PaddyG]
Greg Johnson Offline

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 4094
Loc: Davis, CA
Very nice job Paddy!! And, I don't think you could have picked a better vocalist. Rob did a great job. Very nice song, and I think arrangement and production were excellent! Take care. Greg

#371583 - 10/26/16 01:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: PaddyG]
PaddyG Offline

Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 169
Loc: Cape Town

Thank you Scott ,Floyd, Robert ,Joe, and Alyn, for your kind comments. Yes Alyn, I hope the vocal chords come right it has been a bitter pill ( hurdle) to face

Paddy G

#371602 - 10/26/16 06:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: PaddyG]
David Snyder Offline

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 4046
Loc: North Carolina

Nice job guys! Really beautiful song and vocals.
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#371612 - 10/26/16 08:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: PaddyG]
Noel96 Offline

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 13447
Loc: Australia
Paddy and Rob,

I'd like to join the chorus of positive feedback. I enjoyed listening. The presentation and performance are first class (as always).

A really good job all round.


P.S. Paddy, I hope your voice gets back to normal soon for you.

#371613 - 10/26/16 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: PaddyG]
Will B - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 09/15/16
Posts: 408
Hey Paddy, great tune. Love the lyrics, I second the request for a lyric sheet! Here's hoping your voice gets better soon, but in the meantime, let's hear some more songs smile
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#371729 - 10/27/16 07:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: Will B - PG Music]
PaddyG Offline

Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 169
Loc: Cape Town

For all the kind comments and for those who asked they would like to see the lyrics

Just a dusty old town at the end of nowhere
Folks here don’t return your smile cause they don’t have a smile to spare
Butterfly stares from her window like she does every day
And she prays for a white knight to come calling

She could walk through this town and never open her eyes
She knows every store that’s closed- all the pain
The good times they rolled away with the with the heat that came one day and the rain that never ever followed,,, Never followed
///////// BREAK
So she paints butterflies on her sneakers and her blue jeans
And she paints rainbows on her cupboards and her walls
Hoping that one day if the rains returned to stay she could show a real one to towns children
And the story goes the white night he came riding slicked back hair
His soft talk just blew her away
And the magic doors he opened from post cards sent back home
The ancient streets of London then to Rome
,Soon the white line was sniffed before morning coffee,,, and the parties more bizarre every day .
Till she could not remember was it June or in December that the white knight went on his own way
And cold hotel rooms gave no rest, nor mama pleading knowing best, butterfly, please come on home
And cold is how they found her in the morning cold the casket that took her home
But warm and gentle was the rain that fell upon the plains
As the folks stood around her grave praying

For the rainbow always keeps its promise Butterfly she kept her promise Butterfly kept her promise

(C) (Graham Paddy Gobel)

#371772 - 10/27/16 12:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: PaddyG]
VideoTrack Offline

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 8210
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Paddy, excellent melody, excellent lyrics. Rob, excellent vocals.

I agree with the others, this song works so well in so many ways, and for so many reasons.

A very professional production, no questions asked.

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#371903 - 10/28/16 12:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: VideoTrack]
PaddyG Offline

Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 169
Loc: Cape Town

Thank you Video Track

Its you’re kind of encouragement and others on the forum that make the old songwriting juices flow

Paddy G

#371926 - 10/28/16 03:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: butterfly [Re: PaddyG]
BlueAttitude Offline

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 1547
Loc: Ontario, Canada
"Butterfly stares from her window like she does every day".

Love the lyrics, very well written! Love the vocal also.

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