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#441957 - 12/01/17 05:13 PM [User Showcase] In Case Of Fire
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In Case Of Fire ( With Torrey Bliss)

Impressed with the FabFour influenced song Torrey posted a while back, I challenged myself to try a Beatlish tune.
Mostly I wanted to see if I could write lyrics that have their cheeky Brit. humour.
Torrey most generously agreed to take my demo and add his super lead guitar and some polish to the mix.
We hope you like our collaboration and welcome your comments.

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In Case Of Fire

she left a paper trail
a look so veiled
a lipstick x on a map
dropped on the floor
of the elevator
she was mysterious like that

I won`t pretend
I was at loose ends
fate had held a clearance sale
grasping at straws
I pressed hold the door
all she said was Bloomingdales

follow the signs

in case of fire
gravity will bring you down
in case of fire
please take the stairs
where I`ll be found

I sensed eagerness
covered by her dress
you might say her hem still showed
even in the mall
I let myself fall
the laws of physics can`t be slowed

follow the signs

in case of fire
gravity wont let you down
in case of fire
please take the stairs
where I`ll be found

in case of fire
gravity will bring you down
for your burning desire
please take the stairs
where I`ll be found

© Robert Cordrey Oct.2017

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#441962 - 12/01/17 05:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Case Of Fire [Re: Robertkc]
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Sounds sort of Tex Mex to me.
love the instrumental and the harmonies.
Cheers.
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#441974 - 12/01/17 06:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Case Of Fire [Re: Robertkc]
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Your setting the bar very high for yourself but the result was surprisingly good. The vocals may be a touch too upfront.
Great write. Rob

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#441980 - 12/01/17 07:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Case Of Fire [Re: Robertkc]
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You nailed it guys!

very nice write, catchy, entertaining

solid vocals

love Torrey's guitar work

has that cheeky brit humor (humour)

enjoyed!

Kenny

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#441982 - 12/01/17 07:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Case Of Fire [Re: Robertkc]
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Super tune Robert and Torrey. Excellent vocal and lyric and super guitar work.
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#442145 - 12/02/17 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Case Of Fire [Re: Robertkc]
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Wow guys!
This is so professional and creative.
Super vocals, and man... can Torrey play!
One small nit... the lead vocal could be slightly less loud in the verses (but that's just our opinion).

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#442150 - 12/02/17 02:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Case Of Fire [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert & Torrey...

Cool to see you guys getting together for this...

A great listen. A fun write. "...dropped on the floor
of the elevator
she was mysterious like that"... Really like that!

Creative production. Good mix. Love the guitars (nice job Torrey).

fj
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#442160 - 12/02/17 02:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Case Of Fire [Re: Robertkc]
Ember - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 402
Loc: Victoria, BC
I have to agree that the vocals do jump out as being a touch loud, but otherwise the song is pretty darn flawless! The overall quality is very professional! Great job! smile
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#442166 - 12/02/17 02:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Case Of Fire [Re: Robertkc]
Torrey Bliss Online   content
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Loc: Missouri
Robert, first of all, let me say it was a real joy to work with you on this! I have always felt your ability to write a clever lyric is top level!
"I sensed eagerness covered by her dress you might say her hem still showed
even in the mall I let myself fall the laws of physics can`t be slowed"
I wish I could come up with lines like that without spending days on them. I noted a couple of comments about the vocals being a little hot in the verses. This folks is my fault. I mixed them hot because I didn't want those clever lyrics obscured by the backtrack. I remixed and sent again to you Robert but I still love this one as it is! Fun song and I loved working on it! Thanks, Torrey


Edited by Torrey Bliss (12/02/17 03:00 PM)

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#442172 - 12/02/17 03:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Case Of Fire [Re: Robertkc]
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Loved this song guys, reminds me a bit of Queen
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#442192 - 12/02/17 05:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Case Of Fire [Re: 44kfl]
Robertkc Offline
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Originally Posted By: RichMac
Sounds sort of Tex Mex to me.
love the instrumental and the harmonies.
Cheers.


Thanks for your listen and comments!

Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Your setting the bar very high for yourself but the result was surprisingly good. The vocals may be a touch too upfront.
Great write. Rob


Rob,
There`s a bar? A new mix with vocals toned down on the verses is up now- thanks for the review and comments here and on Soundcloud.

Robert

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
You nailed it guys!

very nice write, catchy, entertaining

solid vocals

love Torrey's guitar work

has that cheeky brit humor (humour)

enjoyed!

Kenny


Kenny,
I attempted to put myself back in time to the days of watching the nudge-nudge, wink-wink tv shows of the early 60`s that I think influenced the Beatles as much as vaudeville... I`m happy you were entertained.
Yes, Torrey really hit the mark with the guitar- doubled the fun factor of the song!

Robert

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#442196 - 12/02/17 05:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Case Of Fire [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Robertkc Offline
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Posts: 1247
Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Robert, first of all, let me say it was a real joy to work with you on this! I have always felt your ability to write a clever lyric is top level!
"I sensed eagerness covered by her dress you might say her hem still showed
even in the mall I let myself fall the laws of physics can`t be slowed"
I wish I could come up with lines like that without spending days on them. I noted a couple of comments about the vocals being a little hot in the verses. This folks is my fault. I mixed them hot because I didn't want those clever lyrics obscured by the backtrack. I remixed and sent again to you Robert but I still love this one as it is! Fun song and I loved working on it! Thanks, Torrey


Torrey,
The new mix is up now ( note to Santa: please send new speakers for Christmas, I can`t hear your bells properly on headphones!).
Everyone who listens to your work knows you are one of the true professionals on this forum; I can`t thank you enough for agreeing to collaborate with me on this!

Robert

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#442202 - 12/02/17 05:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Case Of Fire [Re: Robertkc]
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Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2700
Loc: Alabama, USA
Very, very nice, gentlemen! Terrific lyric and vocals. Torrey's guitar parts are really sweet. Everything to like and nothing not to like.

Comments will be brief as my wife is experiencing serious medical issues.

very nice!

Alan
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#442328 - 12/03/17 11:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Case Of Fire [Re: RnAM]
Robertkc Offline
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Super tune Robert and Torrey. Excellent vocal and lyric and super guitar work.


Thank you,Scott!

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Wow guys!
This is so professional and creative.
Super vocals, and man... can Torrey play!
One small nit... the lead vocal could be slightly less loud in the verses (but that's just our opinion).

Rob and Anne-Marie


Rob & Anne-Marie,

That`s very kind - this is a stretch for me, but of course bread and butter for Torrey!
Vocals lowered a bit now.

Robert

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#442362 - 12/03/17 01:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Case Of Fire [Re: Robertkc]
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Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 1087
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Nice!! Great job on the mix, the way you handled the vocals especially. Fun lyrics, and I love the guitar work, nice job by Torrey!

Only complaint is it was too short smile
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