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#433930 - 10/17/17 10:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Playin' with Fool's Gold [Re: Belladonna]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 2730
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Very cool lyric Well done
Scott Collingwood

#434006 - 10/17/17 09:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Playin' with Fool's Gold [Re: Scott C]
Belladonna Offline

Registered: 09/09/17
Posts: 103
Loc: Virginia
Thanks Scott. Looking forward to seeing everyone's work here.

#434033 - 10/18/17 07:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Playin' with Fool's Gold [Re: Belladonna]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5439
Loc: Florida

Nicely done. A good story song. The harmonies are nice. The simple production is effective.

125+ BIAB Songs

#434045 - 10/18/17 09:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Playin' with Fool's Gold [Re: floyd jane]
Belladonna Offline

Registered: 09/09/17
Posts: 103
Loc: Virginia
Thanks everyone.

#434223 - 10/19/17 10:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Playin' with Fool's Gold [Re: Belladonna]
44kfl Offline

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1397
Loc: Middletown, PA.

Dreams burn like a fire
Fleeting passions and desires
In the end what’s remembered
Is cold ashes and cinders
From playin’ with fool's gold

Killer Chorus!

very strong writing

enjoyed the listen,


#434261 - 10/19/17 01:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Playin' with Fool's Gold [Re: Belladonna]
Ember - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 361
Loc: Victoria, BC
I don't think I've seen your posts on the forum much yet! In-case I haven't welcomed you yet, welcome Belladonna! I am really curious about the story behind this one, if there is one, as the lyrics are quite poetic.

Thanks for the share!

#434366 - 10/20/17 09:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Playin' with Fool's Gold [Re: Robertkc]
RnAM Offline

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2880
Loc: The Netherlands
Originally Posted By: Robertkc
I enjoyed this deeply considered song - there are some great lines in the sad story!
I`m glad you are finding support for your BiaB journey and that you are sharing your work here.


We agree with Robert, and we are very curious about your future songs!
Well done.

Rob & Anne-Marie
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

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#435511 - 10/27/17 12:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Playin' with Fool's Gold [Re: Belladonna]
bluage Offline

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 390
Loc: Washington State
Dear Ms. "Belladonna"...

If that was your voice I heard singing the lyrics to "Playin' With Fool's Gold", I would say it was the best thing about the song, aside from the beautifully introspective lyrics.

Such densely-woven poetry needs a clear, unaffectedly emotive singing voice to draw a listener into its layered mysteries. Your voice possesses those qualities.

In my opinion, the best written lyrics always have a "beating heart", a line or two of words that capture, crystallize and project the essence, or the truth of what the lyrics "are about":

"A woman not strong enough to rise above
A man whose heart’s devoid of love"

That surely could be the clearest description of what the essential problem is in male/female relationships, generally speaking.

"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

#435527 - 10/27/17 02:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Playin' with Fool's Gold [Re: Belladonna]
Rob4580 Offline

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1890
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Hi Bella. This works well.
Thanks for listing.

#436237 - 11/01/17 06:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Playin' with Fool's Gold [Re: Belladonna]
Greg Johnson Offline

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3683
Loc: Davis, CA
Some very cool writing here!! Great images-very moving. I would try to have a bit more of a motif in the verse music. Also, I think the vocal has too much reverb-a little soupy. Nicely done song!! Take care. Greg

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