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#416357 - 06/03/17 07:13 AM [User Showcase] Oh By The Way
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Oh By The Way..

For this one I did something unusual. I came up with a piano riff, and then I used ACW in BIAB to tell me what I had just played. The chords turned out to be a cool progression. So I used that progression in section 1, inverted it in section 2, and turned it upside down for the chorus.

https://soundcloud.com/davidsnyderchannel/oh-by-the-way

After doing a pre-master with my own bag of tricks I did a final run through with the Lurssen Mastering Console. Have fun. smile

Oh By The Way
By David Snyder

V1

Oh by the way
This world’s a prison
So I climbed over the walls
And I drive hard against the rain
I can no longer
See what I’m missing
It’s just the forest and the trees
The fog has settled on the leaves
Settled on the leaves

V2

And there’s a rumbling
Beneath the surface
I don’t know what it is
or what it really means
But I am walking through these catacombs
And I can tell it isn't home
I can tell it isn’t home

V3

Oh by the way
I am an orphan in the universe these days
So I am searching
for a place to call my home
We are deserted, and disregarded
And there’s no one useful
on the phone
no one useful
on the phone
no one useful
on the phone

CH:

Hello my children
Come join the circus
I think you know that it’s the only show in town
If you can find it
Your higher purpose
Then could you lead us please to slightly higher ground
Oh could you lead us please to slightly higher ground
Yes could you lead us please to slightly higher ground

Inst.

V4

We fight for water
But I am thirsty for things
This world cannot satisfy
Run for the border
If you can find it
Maybe you’ll find an angel walking by your side
Run for the border
If you can find it
Maybe you’ll find an angel walking by your side

All words and music copyright 2017 by David Snyder, ASCAP/Day of Faith Records

David Snyder: Vocals, piano, synthesizers, orchestration, production, arrangement and mastering.


****** Song Summary *************

Title: Oh By The Way

Style is _DUBSRCK.STY (Alt Dubstep and Rock[70RS])

RealTracks in style: 2298:Bass, Synth, DanceRockBuzzBass Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1742:Synth, Rhythm ModernDancePopRaveStringsHeld Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1527:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPowerBrightClean Ev 120
Loop in Style: HipHop\Old School - gangstar_beat_95b ev16 quiet.wav
RealDrums in style: TechnoElectro^GH-a:HatSnap, b:Snap

(Viola RT in intro with David Snyder on Piano)

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#416360 - 06/03/17 07:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: David Snyder]
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Hi David.

Great track! Why am I left thinking Pink Floyd?

These are the sort of lyrics to which everyone manages to relate, but to which everyone applies a different meaning. Very deep.

Loved the whole feel of the track and was impressed with the chord sequence.

Excellent mix in the phones and on the mains.

Most enjoyable.

ROG.

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#416363 - 06/03/17 07:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: David Snyder]
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David,

I've have been enjoying all of your edgy songs lately. They have a bite and presence that really looms large, in addition to the excellent vocals and production values.

Awesome!

Bob
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#416392 - 06/03/17 01:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: David Snyder]
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David, I like the way you think outside the box (no pun intended). You constantly explore the limits and boundaries of the program and make things work in a nice way. I liked that chord progression in those verses. I was reminded of Led Zep in this. Thanks, Torrey.
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#416399 - 06/03/17 02:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: David Snyder]
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Well David, this took us by surprise that.... emotional side of you grin
Nuf said, simply beautiful!

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#416405 - 06/03/17 02:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: David Snyder]
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David

Sounds great - nicely put together and I particularly liked the chorus.
Great work and interesting arrangement.

Peter

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#416448 - 06/04/17 04:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: David Snyder]
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Very creative and different, as always!
Intro is great. Neat progression and cool the method you used to generate it.

Lots of great lyrics, my favorite line is "Oh by the way
I am an orphan in the universe these days"

Nice one, David!
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#416455 - 06/04/17 06:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: ROG]
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Thanks ROG,

That is a wonderful compliment and really made my day. So glad you enjoyed it!!!
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#416456 - 06/04/17 06:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: rsdean]
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Thanks Bob,

Just trying to keep up with ya man. smile

Glad you enjoyed it!!
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#416457 - 06/04/17 06:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Thank you Torrey. I have been really loving your new songs as well!

smile
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#416458 - 06/04/17 06:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: RnAM]
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Hey Rob and Anne-Marie,

I know, I know, it is hard for me to show my emotional side, but sometimes I break through.

smile

Thanks for the kind words!!
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#416459 - 06/04/17 06:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: David Snyder]
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Super track David. I am with Rog on this one. Was thinking Pink Floyd as well. Very creative piece well done
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#416460 - 06/04/17 06:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: David Snyder]
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Awesome song.

Awesome songwriting. One of your best, I think. There are wonderful lines throughout this...

"So I climbed over the walls
And I drive hard against the rain..."

"I am an orphan in the universe these days..."

"We are deserted, and disregarded
And there’s no one useful
on the phone..."

"could you lead us please to slightly higher ground..."

"We fight for water
But I am thirsty for things
This world cannot satisfy..."

...to mention a few.

Super band! Great use of the boys in the Box.. and your own additions...

Well put together. Good mix. An excellent listen - truly...

fj
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#416474 - 06/04/17 08:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: David Snyder]
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David, very interesting the way you put this together. Some great lyrics worthy of many listens. I believe this is your best vocal. Really delivered the song. A super listen that I enjoyed a lot. Tom

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#416516 - 06/04/17 06:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: David Snyder]
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Major Sound!

love what's going on here,

it is a really good vocal

I thought of Peter Gabriel, listening to this

very dream like lyrics

some dark and even sarcastic, some slightly hopeful

that's just what I got out of it, it's open to many interpretations

enjoyed it

Kenny

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#416559 - 06/05/17 06:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: 44kfl]
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Ok, Kenny, so by mentioning Peter Gabriel, you just made my life!!!

Thank you so much!!!
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#416561 - 06/05/17 06:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: PeterF]
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Thank you Peter!!
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#416562 - 06/05/17 06:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Thanks Dave!!!
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#416563 - 06/05/17 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: Scott C]
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Thank you Scott! Pink Floyd will do!

smile
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#416564 - 06/05/17 06:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oh By The Way [Re: David Snyder]
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Thank you buddy!!! That means the world to me!

I am really glad you enjoyed it. Awesome is good.

smile

Thanks again Floyd.
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