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#436226 - 11/01/17 04:16 PM [User Showcase] My Needs Are Simple
PeterF Offline
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Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 1882
Loc: Sydney Australia

My Needs Are Simple

One Of Leon's more serious lyrics about the survivors of war.

Leon sang & wrote the lyrics
I played acoustic and electric guitar solos.

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My needs are simple

My needs are simple
My wants are few
I like it when it’s raining
Or when the sky is blue
All I want is food to eat
And a blanket for my bed
I like to walk across the street
Without a gun aimed at my head

I lost my wife and children
The night the missiles came
I don’t know why it happened
I don’t know who to blame

My needs are simple
A way to close my eyes
To sleep and never dream again
About the night they died
My needs are simple
My wants are few
Only want to turn back time
And make the world anew

Purify the rivers
And make the desserts bloom
Hear my family laugh again
In our cosy little room

My needs are simple
My wants are few
I like it when it’s raining
Or when the sky is blue
All I want is food to eat
And a blanket for my bed
I like to walk across the street
Without a gun aimed at my head

I like to walk across the street
Without a gun aimed at my head

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#436277 - 11/02/17 04:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Needs Are Simple [Re: PeterF]
BlueAttitude Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 1097
Loc: Ontario, Canada
You had me hooked right from the melodic guitar part at the beginning and things just built from there.

Good song guys! Nice write and vocal. Love the arrangement too, the way you bring in the heavy drums at 2:30, then the breakdown at 2:34.

Tasteful guitar work throughout, with a smoking hot solo to end off the song.

Yeah! Loved it.
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#436280 - 11/02/17 05:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Needs Are Simple [Re: PeterF]
lambada Offline
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Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 1089
Loc: Hong Kong
Great track. I also loved the big drum sound and the guitar solo. Great recording.
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#436286 - 11/02/17 07:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Needs Are Simple [Re: PeterF]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 700
What a tune! It sounds very professional - from the mix, to the delivery, to the lyrics. It vividly tells in detail of some grizzly stuff, while remaining catchy and pleasant to the ear. I honestly can't think of anything that could make this better.

Fantastic job here - thanks so much for sharing smile
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#436293 - 11/02/17 08:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Needs Are Simple [Re: PeterF]
Scott C Offline
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Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 2835
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
What an awesome intro Peter. Super vocal and lyric. Your guitar was excellent. Tone was so rich and clear. Well done.
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#436300 - 11/02/17 08:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Needs Are Simple [Re: PeterF]
Ember - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 410
Loc: Victoria, BC
What a beautiful and heartbreaking song! Knowing that the song is about survivors of war makes the song even more impactful, and gives it a deeper level of meaning. I think that, to those who do not know much about the struggles vets go through, that it is quite an eye-opening song.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful song.
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#436311 - 11/02/17 09:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Needs Are Simple [Re: PeterF]
44kfl Offline
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Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1401
Loc: Middletown, PA.
Great storytelling

very nice write

like the straightforward melody

the booming drums have a cool effect on the song

the solo at the end is awesome,

enjoyed

Kenny

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#436317 - 11/02/17 12:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Needs Are Simple [Re: PeterF]
furry Offline
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Registered: 06/28/06
Posts: 5461
Loc: Scottish Highlands
Love this song. Very thought provoking lyrics
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#436323 - 11/02/17 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Needs Are Simple [Re: PeterF]
Sergio Guarneri Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1477
Loc: Cremona-Italy

Beautiful song.
great mixing, playing and vocal.

One of your best.

Sergio
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#436347 - 11/02/17 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Needs Are Simple [Re: PeterF]
Al-David Offline
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Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2702
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hi Peter & Leon,

This is great song with a fantastic arrangement. The introduction of the big drums came in at the perfect time and the guitar outro was splendid. Totally enjoyable listen! Congrats on a job very well done.

ALan
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#436349 - 11/02/17 04:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Needs Are Simple [Re: PeterF]
Robertkc Offline
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Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 1252
Peter & Leon,
The lyrics pack a punch in an understated way and Leon`s vocal matches that feeling.
The production is great - such a cool build when the drums come in.
I was hoping for a bazing guitar solo and you didn`t disappoint!
Excellent work from both of you.

Robert

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#436370 - 11/02/17 09:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Needs Are Simple [Re: BlueAttitude]
PeterF Offline
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Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 1882
Loc: Sydney Australia
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
You had me hooked right from the melodic guitar part at the beginning and things just built from there.

Good song guys! Nice write and vocal. Love the arrangement too, the way you bring in the heavy drums at 2:30, then the breakdown at 2:34.

Tasteful guitar work throughout, with a smoking hot solo to end off the song.

Yeah! Loved it.


Thanks Dave. The solo at the end was a initially a quick guide for the demo I sent to Leon. He wrote back saying he really liked the solo did I mean the guitar to sound like bombs & screams and I said "sure"! It grew on me.

Peter

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#436442 - 11/03/17 01:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Needs Are Simple [Re: PeterF]
dani48 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3215
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Peter !:))

I also think this is a great
song and i enjoyed my listening
very much !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#436453 - 11/03/17 02:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Needs Are Simple [Re: PeterF]
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1923
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Hi Peter.
Great composition.
I found this very thought provoking and the lyrics helped develop
vivid word pictures.
Love the powerful bridge and that ties it all together.
Great ballad mate.
Rob

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#436477 - 11/03/17 04:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Needs Are Simple [Re: lambada]
PeterF Offline
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Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 1882
Loc: Sydney Australia
Originally Posted By: lambada
Great track. I also loved the big drum sound and the guitar solo. Great recording.


Thanks appreciate the comments.

Peter

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