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#451279 - 01/15/18 10:16 AM [User Showcase] Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman)
Samuel Davis Offline
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Registered: 08/09/17
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I just recently started working with a talented lyricist I met on Facebook named Skipper Laman. He was looking for someone who does country music to transform his lyrics into songs. He sent me these lyrics and let me have a go at it. I'll be releasing this later in the week as a single.

Never Gonna Be That Guy

Tempo: 114bpm

Real Tracks...
2578: Bass, Synth, Retro Pop
2670: Pedal Steel, Background Hippy Train
2635: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Country Rock High
2634: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Country Blues Rock
1170: Guitar, Electric, Soloist Rock Medium Brent
Real Drums: Driving Pop 8ths

This song uses all real tracks from BIAB 2018. I Exported each track to Cubase 9 for editing and mixing. There was a fair amount of compression added to all of the guitar tracks (Including pedal steel.) For the drum I used a trick that David Snyder posted in the forums. I tripled the drum track then isolated the kick on one track and the snare on another using EQ. Then I mixed them with the original drum track to give it a little extra kick and snap. The solo was made from 2 different renderings of the Brent Mason solo real track.

For vocals I recorded one lead vocal track and tripled it. I then added various (yet similar) effects to each track and mixed them together to my liking. Backup vocals were doubled then panned hard left and right.

I tried something new in the mastering of this piece in an attempt to streamline things. It seems to work well and will probably be using it again. I created 2 group channels on the end of my channel chain. The first one has all the tracks sent to it to add saturation. Then that group is sent to the second for mastering where I add final compression, EQ and maximizing. The mix is then exported to a separate track for normalization before final exportation.

For the first time in my recording process I also used a reference track which seemed to help with getting the sound I wanted. I will definitely be using this in future productions.

Lyrics:
Girl I like you, you say you like me too
But what you want from me I can't give to you
I just want you to know before things go wrong
I wanna live my life like a country song

I wanna hop in my truck, and take it for a spin
Watch a football game, drink a beer with a friend
I wanna fish all day, and party all night
Maybe go to a bar, maybe get in a fight
Life's too short and damn it I'm too young
To just call it quits before I've had my fun
I know you wanna settle down, but I won't lie
I ain't ever gonna be that guy
No I'm never gonna be that guy.

You want a little white house with a big back yard
A couple of kids and a family car
You want happy ever after, like in your dreams
But that white picket fence, girl it ain't my thing

I wanna hop in my truck, and take it for a spin
Watch a football game, drink a beer with a friend
I wanna fish all day, and party all night
Maybe go to a bar, maybe get in a fight
Life's too short and damn it I'm too young
To just call it quits before I've had my fun
I know you wanna settle down, but I won't lie
I ain't ever gonna be that guy
No I'm never gonna be that guy.

Well, I love hot women and I love cold beer
I love a sad country song that will bring a year
I wanna party till I die, then do it all again
So maybe you and I, should just be friends

I wanna hop in my truck, and take it for a spin
Watch a football game, drink a beer with a friend
I wanna fish all day, and party all night
Maybe go to a bar, maybe get in a fight
Life's too short and damn it I'm too young
To just call it quits before I've had my fun
I know you wanna settle down, but I won't lie
I ain't ever gonna be that guy
No I'm never gonna be that guy.

No I'm never gonna be that guy.
(Spoken) I just can't be that guy.


Edited by Samuel Davis (01/15/18 10:49 AM)
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#451315 - 01/15/18 02:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman) [Re: Samuel Davis]
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
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Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Every thing does come together well on this Samuel.
Lyrics are very well constructed as is the tune.
Thanks for the tips may give some ago myself.
Very well done. Rob

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#451327 - 01/15/18 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman) [Re: Samuel Davis]
sslechta Offline
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Registered: 12/27/13
Posts: 1097
Loc: St. Louis, MO. USA
Nice song Sam. Sounds very well produced.
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#451339 - 01/15/18 03:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman) [Re: Samuel Davis]
Torrey Bliss Online   content
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Loc: Missouri
Samuel, everything sounds great to me! Looks like you have a good partner to collaborate on songs with! Wishing you all the best! Thanks, Torrey

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#451370 - 01/15/18 06:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman) [Re: Samuel Davis]
Scott C Offline
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Very cool country tune Samuel. Super vocal and backtrack. Super mix. Drums were excellent..
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#451467 - 01/16/18 06:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Samuel Davis Offline
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Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 204
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Samuel, everything sounds great to me! Looks like you have a good partner to collaborate on songs with! Wishing you all the best! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks torrey. Yeah, I already am working on 2 more sets of lyrics Skipper sent me and we are probably going to team up for FAWM to knock out a bunch of songs.
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#451468 - 01/16/18 06:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman) [Re: Scott C]
Samuel Davis Offline
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool country tune Samuel. Super vocal and backtrack. Super mix. Drums were excellent..

Thanks Scott. I like the way the drums came out on this as well.
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www.sammycountry.com

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#451471 - 01/16/18 06:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman) [Re: Samuel Davis]
rsdean Offline
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Loc: New York
Samuel, this sounds pro all the way - great job!

Bob
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#451534 - 01/16/18 11:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman) [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Samuel,

Hot women and cold beer and all the requisite Country items...

Guitars sound good... drums, too... a nice opening.

You have a great voice for these type songs.

fj
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#451604 - 01/16/18 03:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman) [Re: Samuel Davis]
Ember - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 410
Loc: Victoria, BC
The guitar sounds so nice in this one! And the lyrics are really fantastic. You guys did an awesome job!
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#451642 - 01/16/18 07:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman) [Re: Samuel Davis]
44kfl Offline
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Registered: 11/19/12
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Loc: Middletown, PA.
Great country rocker

strong vocals, good write, cool song

enjoyed,

Kenny

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#451858 - 01/17/18 03:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman) [Re: Samuel Davis]
Robertkc Offline
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Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 1252
Samuel,
Very enjoyable - this rocks as snappily as you intended and your vocal really carries the energy.
Thanks for including your work process - the end product sounds excellent!

Robert

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#451901 - 01/17/18 07:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman) [Re: floyd jane]
Samuel Davis Offline
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Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 204
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Samuel,

Hot women and cold beer and all the requisite Country items...

Guitars sound good... drums, too... a nice opening.

You have a great voice for these type songs.

fj

Damn strait. Got to have the women and beer lol. Thanks Floyd.
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BIAB 2018 + Cubase + Ignite
BMI

www.sammycountry.com

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#451903 - 01/17/18 07:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman) [Re: Samuel Davis]
Samuel Davis Offline
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Posts: 204
Loc: Florida
Thank you everyone for your comments. I'm glad you all enjoy it.
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BIAB 2018 + Cubase + Ignite
BMI

www.sammycountry.com

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#451910 - 01/17/18 09:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Never Gonna Be That Guy (Collab with Skipper Laman) [Re: Samuel Davis]
RichMac Offline
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Posts: 1541
Loc: New Zealand
Wow Samuel.
Sounds like a very danceable line dance song.
Fascinating technical notes and all very well done fun.
Cheers.
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