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#414643 - 05/22/17 08:59 AM [User Showcase] If It Were Possible
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If It Were Possible


Style is _FIDSOLG.STY (Slow Country Ballad )

RealTracks in song: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1761:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop16ths Ev16 085
RealTracks in song: 1410:Piano, SynthLayer, Rhythm Soul70sA-B Ev16 100
RealTracks in song: 1543:Synth Pad, PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: ~363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleBrushesBalladPushEv16: a: Sidestick, Brushes b: Brushes

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Shell and I wrote this song back in 1974 when we both lived in Germany and had a band over there. Shell passed away a few years ago and I thought I'd post this in his memory. He was heck of a singer and a great guy. RIP, Shell.

Although lines 2 & 4 rhyme, it's coincidental as no rhymes were intended.


If It Were Possible
© 1974 Shelby Dean Bowling / Alan D. David, BMI (revised 2017)

(v1)
There are no words to be found in Webster’s book
That can describe the love I feel
When you kiss me and tell me you love me
It’s a feeling that’s close to unreal
But perhaps if I use this example
Then possibly it might give you some idea
How your absence makes me feel so empty
And your nearness overwhelms my very soul

CHORUS
If it were possible for you to step into my body
Possess my feelings and emotions as your own
If it were possible for you to see you through my eyes
It might be possible for you to know how I love you

I’ve searched the pages of the greatest works of literature
And although written by the world’s most learned men
I fail to find one single line that’s more powerful
Than when you tell me I am yours and you are mine

CHORUS
If it were possible for you to step into my body
Possess my feelings and emotions as your own
If it were possible for you to see you through my eyes
It might be possible for you to know how I love you
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#414668 - 05/22/17 11:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: If It Were Possible [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

That was like stepping back into 1974! A classic Country sound that captures that era perfectly. Has an "early Kristofferson sound/feel" (Ray Price, too).

Good mix. Well sung. Enjoyed it.

floyd
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#414704 - 05/22/17 04:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: If It Were Possible [Re: Al-David]
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Great tune. Absolutely a classic write and performance. Enjoyed this a lot.

Charlie
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#414722 - 05/22/17 06:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: If It Were Possible [Re: Al-David]
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I agree with Floyd about the Ray Price thing on this. It does remind me of early to mid 70's country. There are some beautiful chord/melody changes in this one. Sounds great! Thanks, Torrey

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#414734 - 05/22/17 07:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: If It Were Possible [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

This is the kind of song that`s so steeped in tradition it makes me think it must be a classic I somehow missed.
I enjoyed everything about this song!

Robert

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#414779 - 05/23/17 07:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: If It Were Possible [Re: Al-David]
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This is a very cool song. Very different from your other songs. I agree with the others on the older country feel to the song. Very well done and super vocal
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#414790 - 05/23/17 08:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: If It Were Possible [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan.

A beautiful song which, like Floyd says, is classic country.

A super choice of RTs all mixed to perfection, but for me the best thing is the vocal delivery. So very intimate and full of expression - very, very, professional.

You're producing some great stuff at the moment - looking forward to your next one!

Cheers, ROG.

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#414801 - 05/23/17 09:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: If It Were Possible [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Alan,

That was like stepping back into 1974! A classic Country sound that captures that era perfectly. Has an "early Kristofferson sound/feel" (Ray Price, too).

Good mix. Well sung. Enjoyed it.

floyd


Thank you, Floyd. Your comments are always music to my ears. And I hadn't thought about it but you're right - with a little adjustment, this would have a hint of those KK songs that Ray Price took to the top of the charts back in the early and mid 70s. Ray price is my all-time favorite sing - any and all genres. Best to you,

Alan
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#414802 - 05/23/17 09:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: If It Were Possible [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Great tune. Absolutely a classic write and performance. Enjoyed this a lot.

Charlie


Thanks so much, Charlie. Appreciate that a lot!

Alan
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#414803 - 05/23/17 09:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: If It Were Possible [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
I agree with Floyd about the Ray Price thing on this. It does remind me of early to mid 70's country. There are some beautiful chord/melody changes in this one. Sounds great! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks sp much, Torrey! I delighted this resonates nicely with you. Thanks for letting me know! Best to you,

Alan
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#414804 - 05/23/17 09:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: If It Were Possible [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Alan,

This is the kind of song that`s so steeped in tradition it makes me think it must be a classic I somehow missed.
I enjoyed everything about this song!

Robert


Robert,

You are much too kind! That's a wonderful compliment. i appreciate it very much! best to you,

Alan
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#414806 - 05/23/17 09:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: If It Were Possible [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
This is a very cool song. Very different from your other songs. I agree with the others on the older country feel to the song. Very well done and super vocal


Thanks so much Scott! It's always a pleasure to get your feedback. Wishing you the best,

ALan
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#414807 - 05/23/17 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: If It Were Possible [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Alan.

A beautiful song which, like Floyd says, is classic country.

A super choice of RTs all mixed to perfection, but for me the best thing is the vocal delivery. So very intimate and full of expression - very, very, professional.

You're producing some great stuff at the moment - looking forward to your next one!

Cheers, ROG.


ROG,

You're costing me money, my friend! All my hats are now too small - need to buy newer, larger ones, thanks to your comments! Thank you so much! I'm devoting a little more time to music than what I had been recently. I'm beyond delighted you're enjoying some of them! Thanks again and wishing you the very best.

Alan
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#414809 - 05/23/17 09:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: If It Were Possible [Re: Al-David]
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Stairway To Heaven intro!!!

There's been some great classic country posted lately

and this is certainly one.

This is smooth and elegant, fine vocals, especially the harmonies

solid write and mix, you got it down Alan

I just saw that it was a 1974 co-write (sounds great today)

Kenny

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#414841 - 05/23/17 01:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: If It Were Possible [Re: Al-David]
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hi alan really great peace nice mix very enjoyable thanks for sharing eric

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