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#443959 - 12/10/17 06:01 AM [User Showcase] The Rest Of My Life
tommyad Offline

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2707
Loc: Florida

RealTracks in song: 1038:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm NorthernRockBallad Held Ev 065
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Vocals and Electric Guitars, Tom Adams

Recorded in Logic Pro X
Plug Ins : Nectar 2, Neutron 2, Ozone 8, Tonal Balance, Waves LinMB, Waves, L3-LL Multi Limiter

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)

#443966 - 12/10/17 06:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
BlueAttitude Offline

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 1254
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 5453
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!


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#443977 - 12/10/17 08:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
44kfl Offline

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1402
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!


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

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5700
Loc: Florida

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.

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#444029 - 12/10/17 01:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Marty Sorensen Offline

Registered: 05/26/16
Posts: 177
Loc: San Jose, CA
Okay, I don't have the talent or skills of the previous commenters, but I enjoyed it just as much.

#444045 - 12/10/17 01:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Rob4580 Offline

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 2108
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
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

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

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2957
Loc: The Netherlands
Originally Posted By: floyd jane

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.


We couldn't agree more!
Rob and Anne-Marie
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#444061 - 12/10/17 02:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Greg Johnson Offline

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3857
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

#444072 - 12/10/17 02:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3028
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Cool tune Tom. Loved this. Loved the intro. Super vocal and lyric. Guitar was exceptional. Glad to hear from you
Scott Collingwood

#444080 - 12/10/17 03:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Jon Thomas Offline

Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 172
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

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2509
Loc: York, England
Hi Tom.


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.


#444091 - 12/10/17 04:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
bluage Offline

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 !!!


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

#444104 - 12/10/17 06:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Robertkc Offline

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 1369
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!


#444116 - 12/10/17 08:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Rest Of My Life [Re: tommyad]
Al-David Offline

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2734
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.

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