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#443959 - 12/10/17 06:01 AM [User Showcase] The Rest Of My Life
tommyad Offline
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Vocals and Electric Guitars, Tom Adams

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The Rest Of My Life


No more words just the slamming of the door
After all this time you wont be here anymore

i know what I’d do if I had my way
I'd go and tell you that you have to stay


Why tell me why did it all have to end like this
now I’m at this place where everything is new
Time heals all and it is what it is
I’ve got the rest of my life to get over you


Still don’t understand how we fell apart
I can't get over us. Don't know where to start

i know what I’d do if I had my way
I'd go and tell you that you have to stay


Why tell me why did it all have to end like this
now I’m at this place where everything is new
Time heals all and it is what it is
I’ve got the rest of my life to get over you

©2017 Thomas Adams


Edited by tommyad (12/10/17 06:07 AM)

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#443966 - 12/10/17 06:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
BlueAttitude Offline
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Great song, great performance, and great mix! Totally pro all the way.

I loved everything about this, this is just about as good as it gets.
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#443969 - 12/10/17 06:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Janice & Bud Offline
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First impression? This song is well worth the wait!

What a tremendous reminder of the tommyad sound:

The fine write
The creative arrangement
The soulful vocals
The perfect guitar accents
The crystal clear and full of dynamics mix/master

Man, this one will rip the paint right off of your heart.

As Janice just said, "more! more! more!"

Welcome back and, hey, hang around!

J&B

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#443977 - 12/10/17 08:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
44kfl Offline
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Loc: Middletown, PA.
Excellent Tom!

beautiful guitar, super mix

top notch write and performance

so good to hear your music here again

how do like that Tonal Balance plugin?

enjoyed the listen!

Kenny

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#444013 - 12/10/17 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
floyd jane Offline
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Tom,

Great to see you back. Hope you've gotten your world straightened out after the storm.

A good write. Simple, to the point. Exceptional production and mix (as always). Your guitar parts are a tasty addition.

Terrific listen.

fj
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#444029 - 12/10/17 01:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Marty Sorensen Offline
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Registered: 05/26/16
Posts: 199
Loc: San Jose, CA
Okay, I don't have the talent or skills of the previous commenters, but I enjoyed it just as much.

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#444045 - 12/10/17 01:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Rob4580 Offline
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Hi Tommy. This is a real strong performance.
The chorus has a really good catchy hook.
I really like the way you hang on some of the words
in the second verse.
Great production. Rob

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#444047 - 12/10/17 01:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: floyd jane]
RnAM Offline
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Tom,

Great to see you back. Hope you've gotten your world straightened out after the storm.

A good write. Simple, to the point. Exceptional production and mix (as always). Your guitar parts are a tasty addition.

Terrific listen.

fj


We couldn't agree more!
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#444061 - 12/10/17 02:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Greg Johnson Online   content
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Loc: Davis, CA
WELCOME BACK TOMMYAD!!! MISSED YOU!!! Who else can set up an intro that, in the first two seconds, says "Hey Listen"!! Very sweet catchy music with a straight ahead heartfelt message. Great vocal and exquisite production!! Good to have you back!!! Take care. Greg

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#444072 - 12/10/17 02:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Scott C Offline
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Registered: 12/08/11
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Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Cool tune Tom. Loved this. Loved the intro. Super vocal and lyric. Guitar was exceptional. Glad to hear from you
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#444080 - 12/10/17 03:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Jon Thomas Offline
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Wow. This is one of the best sounding songs I've heard on this forum, ever. Flawless production, great write, fantastic vocals. Pro all the way. I'm not exaggerating, this is truly TOP NOTCH.
Now I have to go back and listen to all your songs Tommy!!
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#444087 - 12/10/17 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
ROG Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
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Loc: York, England
Hi Tom.

Fabulous.

Amazing back-track - it's got power, it's got texture, it's got brilliant stereo.

Vocals - well just some of your very best.

Guitars - what a big, BIG, sound.

Everything professional in every respect.

Loved it all.

ROG.

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#444091 - 12/10/17 04:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Dear "tommyad"...

"The Rest Of My Life" is an ear- and soul-filling song.

By "ear" I mean the sterling production quality. You can hear clearly all the instruments. By "soul" I mean the total impact of it, which surges, and then slows, like the nature of the emotions you express through your regretful lyrics: self-recrimination, the pain of hindsight, and the small beacon of hoped-for reconciliation by correcting past mistakes.

This sounds like a deeply-felt performance. If it actually happened to you, then you recalled it with a quality of detail that makes me wish you could patch things up and get back "on the good foot" with the subject of your lament smile !!!

Touched,

LOREN
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#444104 - 12/10/17 06:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Robertkc Offline
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Posts: 1543
Tom,
There`s a signature sound to your productions ( as in top-shelf) and its great to hear your music again.
The guitar layers are an absolute treat.
This is a powerful, direct and still very catchy song.
Welcome back!

Robert

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#444116 - 12/10/17 08:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Al-David Offline
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Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2948
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hi Tom,

So very nice to have you back again! You've been missed more than you might think!

What a *BIG* sound! And every tiny bit is perfectly placed and performed. great, ear-catching intro. And as always, your vocal is superlative. This is country at its best! WOW!

Merry Christmas.

Alan
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#444122 - 12/10/17 09:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
PeterF Offline
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Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 2220
Loc: Sydney Australia
Tom

Superb in every way - excellent arrangement, wonderful guitar parts, nice melody and great vocal.

Peter

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#444138 - 12/10/17 10:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
RichMac Offline
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Posts: 1647
Loc: New Zealand
Hi Tommy,
Good song.
Fabulous lyrics, vocal, delivery and guitars.
Well everything really.
Thumbs up.
Cheers.
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#444215 - 12/11/17 07:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: 44kfl]
tommyad Offline
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Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2766
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Great song, great performance, and great mix! Totally pro all the way.

I loved everything about this, this is just about as good as it gets.


Dave, Thanks so much. Your comments are always appreciated, Tom
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
First impression? This song is well worth the wait!

What a tremendous reminder of the tommyad sound:

The fine write
The creative arrangement
The soulful vocals
The perfect guitar accents
The crystal clear and full of dynamics mix/master

Man, this one will rip the paint right off of your heart.

As Janice just said, "more! more! more!"

Welcome back and, hey, hang around!

J&B

As everyone knows sometimes life gets in the way and music has to take a back seat for awhile. Thank you both for the wonderful comments and support, Tom
Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Excellent Tom!

beautiful guitar, super mix

top notch write and performance

so good to hear your music here again

how do like that Tonal Balance plugin?

enjoyed the listen!

Kenny
Kenny, Thanks for all that. The Tonal Balance plug in really works well. It should be recommended for everyone especially those of us experiencing hearing loss from standing in front of cranked amps for decades. Thanks again, Tom

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#444223 - 12/11/17 08:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 767
Loc: Finland
This is perfect example of its genre, radio friendly straight from the top of the charts. Perfect arrangement and mix. The title of the song is really strong, containing both eternal longing and comforting wisdom.

Janne

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#444367 - 12/11/17 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: floyd jane]
tommyad Offline
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Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2766
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Tom,

Great to see you back. Hope you've gotten your world straightened out after the storm.

A good write. Simple, to the point. Exceptional production and mix (as always). Your guitar parts are a tasty addition.

Terrific listen.

fj
I actually had a lot more damage than previously reported. I am still in the process of rebuilding 2 large storage sheds and repairing the Florida room. My problem is I can’t work like I used to. Getting old blows! So did the hurricane! You were right it was a life changing experience. Music takes a back seat when all this work needs to be done. I have a backlog of songs including this one that were written before the storm. Hopefully I’ll return to writing in the new year. Great job on that video presentation. Impressive. Thanks for the nice comments. We have a birthday coming soon. Tom

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