I'll Wait For You To Catch Up

Posted by: floyd jane

I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/10/14 03:06 PM

Simple stuff...
"...what best friends do."

Comments encouraged.


I'LL WAIT FOR YOU TO CATCH UP


when i should have been playing with the other boys
i chummed around with you, the girl next door
you were as tough as any kid i'd ever known
a ballerina climbing junkyard cars
that ballpark fence was a little too hard
but you always insisted on making it on your own

(chorus)
i'll wait for you to catch up
that's what best friends do
i don't mind that you've fallen behind
i've always lead by a step or two
don't take too long, i need you by my side
i'll help you along when it's too rough a ride
i might get ahead of you, but
i'll wait for you to catch up

i was always the first to try the good or the bad
beer and cigarettes and lying to my dad
when i kissed your friend laurie,
you didn't know what to do
it took some convincing to get you to come
to those parties we had down by old miller's run
but it just wouldn't have been the same without you

repeat chorus

now is it any wonder
i've fallen for you
but you're afraid to admit that it's love
so i'll tell you what i'll do

repeat chorus


The Band:
RealTracks in style: ~~519:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~~522:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~~405:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~1677:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1850:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopShiningGrittyMuted Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1264:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopShiningA-B Ev 120
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat


Have at it.

floyd
Posted by: dani48

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/10/14 04:08 PM

Hi, Floyd !:))


Just great !
I seem to have got a new favourite Floyd tune !:))

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: Steve Mac

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/10/14 04:43 PM

Really enjoyed it, you have a really good voice and altogether a nice sound. It really is my cup of tea
Cheers Steve
Posted by: tommyad

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/10/14 06:07 PM

floyd, Another good write. You're a machine. Everything sounds great. i do have a small nit. To my ears a single strum during the break on the word but might have worked better than carrying the fingerpicking through. It just sounded odd to me. That should in no way take away from another beautifully written, sung and produced song. Chalk up another winner. Tom
Posted by: Al-David

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/10/14 08:39 PM

Hi Floyd...

Have you ever recorded a clunker? I seriously doubt it! This is great stuff. You mix so danged good and your voice is killer. terrific! Totally loved everything about it!

Al & Di
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 08:24 AM

Hey Tom!

Before I do anything else...

Could you explain this again... I don't quite get what you are saying...

"To my ears a single strum during the break on the word but might have worked better than carrying the fingerpicking through. It just sounded odd to me."

floyd
Posted by: MusicStudent

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 08:36 AM

Classic FJ grin words and music!
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 08:49 AM

Floyd I think Tommy's talking about the finger picking on the word "BUT" ... it keeps playing through the word..... everything else stops.

I noticed it too.... minor nit. Last time through, everything plays so that one is not included in the nit.


Nice job.
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 09:16 AM

I agree. It's unanonimous. that guitar just ruined the whole song for me. laugh
Posted by: tommyad

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 10:07 AM

floyd, Sorry I wasn't very clear. In the chorus -" i might get ahead of you, but"- on the word BUT , the fingerpicked guitar carries through while every thing else stops. I was thinking it would sound better with a single strummed guitar on the word BUT as everything pauses. This is a really MINOR nit. It may just be a matter of taste, but if we were in the studio together I'd press the point. Again in no way should this take away from a beautifully constructed song! Tom
Posted by: boehm

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 10:39 AM

Hi Floyd,

great story, great voice, great harmonies, great oohs, great instrumentation, great mix.
Great musician.
Great, great, great.

Guenter
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 10:45 AM

Easy, Guenter. The boy can't find a Stetson that fits now! shocked
Posted by: aleck rand

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 12:03 PM

Floyd,

The stories your songs tell are like books you can't put down.

Dean
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 12:15 PM

Tom...

I regened that area... and remixed. Changed the first two instances, and left the 3rd...

If you happen back by, let me know how that sits with you...
It's been a bit frustrating because I can't get the old one flushed from my cache... I had to go to a different computer (after 20 tries) to hear the change...

I'll be back... I have to go shopping for a hat.
Posted by: tommyad

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 01:05 PM

floyd, Much better. Thanks for listening to my opinion. I hope you got the biggest hat in the store. You deserve it. Tom
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 01:36 PM

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Posted by: Achordocaster

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 02:39 PM

Floyd,

Very smooth, great production & vocals! Another excellent effort!! grin

Greg
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 03:44 PM

This has been fun so far!...

Dani - if I can just keep swapping out your favorite - that should be a good thing! thanks.

Steve - appreciate that. love the avatar!

Al - thanks for the kind words...
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 03:52 PM

Dan! So nice to see you drop by - been a while! And I get to be your 3200th post!

Herb - thanks for the listen.

Bob - um....
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 03:54 PM

Tom -

"but if we were in the studio together I'd press the point."

That did it... I couldn't let it be that... thanks for the input.
It gave me a thought... I need to find something and get you to do a duet with me - an Alan/Jimmy kind of thing...

BTW.... when were you in Key West? I got married there - My best man had a restaurant on Duval St. (the Hemingway House was right behind him) and convinced us to come down to have the wedding there ('77)...
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 04:04 PM

Guenter - I may have to print that off and hang it on my wall! Thanks for that... Been a while - about time for a new boehm creation!!!

Bob - got one with a stretch band!

Dean - what a nice thing to say - I like that - may have to add it after Guenter's on my wall!

Greg - thanks for dropping by for a listen and a comment...

Bob - .... um...
Posted by: Frankp

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 04:21 PM

Great songwriting and performance.

Man! You sure use BIAB well. I would have never guessed this was done with BIAB.
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 08:58 PM

Really nice stuff!! I love how natural it feels-honest, not contrived. Great!! Keep it up. Greg
Posted by: PgFantastic

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/11/14 11:56 PM

Outstanding lyrics, vocal is dead on and the mix is superb, thanks for sharing!
Posted by: VideoTrack

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/12/14 12:03 AM

Floyd, What a sensational production! This material is an absolute credit to you.

Loved the levels and balance. Hard to beat that one.

Congratulations again.
Posted by: JoanneCooper

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/12/14 11:23 AM

Hi Floyd
I couldn't get it to play on your website (it just kept stopping after a few seconds. Probably something to do with an outdated Quicktime player).

Ended up downloading it because I was desperate to give a listen!

No surprises there. Fantastic as always....
Posted by: Don Gaynor

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/12/14 12:03 PM

Another one for the "Keeper" folder, Floyd. Thank you very much.
Posted by: sixchannel

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/12/14 02:34 PM

Hi Floyd
sorry for the delay - been coping with some stunning family news. (not BAD news I hasten to add)
Another one for my Sony ipod thingy for the car.
I love the lyrics, as always, and a catchy tune with a decent hook too.
Good job I have 2GB storage on the Pod - at this rate it'll be full this year. Hopefully. lol
Superb as always, FLoyd.
cheers
ian
ps - the last "but" at 3.03 still has the fingerpicking overrun on it. Not that it actually detracts one jot from this great piece of music.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/13/14 12:11 AM

Frank - thanks for that. Good to know when it works that well...

Greg - appreciate it. Also a good thing to hear...

Robert - glad you stopped by! thanks.

Trevor - thanks for taking it for a spin - and for the nice comments..

Joanne - thanks - did you try the orange "click here" as well?

Don - always happy to see you in for a listen... thanks!

Ian - thanks - let's just see if we can fill that thing up! That last one was left intentionally..
Posted by: sixchannel

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/13/14 04:29 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane


Ian - That last one was left intentionally..


You were just making sure I was paying attention!!

BTW - 1.2gb space left on Sony pod. You'd better get writing. grin

Ian
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/13/14 10:46 AM

If anyone is still reading this thread at this point...

The re-mixes I did this weekend were "quick fixes" since time was limited (a busy weekend - that honey-do list grows continually...).
I had some time this morning to do some "detail" work - to make those spots be what I thought they should be...

Ian - time to re-download smile
Posted by: sixchannel

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/13/14 11:15 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
If anyone is still reading this thread at this point...

The re-mixes I did this weekend were "quick fixes" since time was limited (a busy weekend - that honey-do list grows continually...).
I had some time this morning to do some "detail" work - to make those spots be what I thought they should be...

Ian - time to re-download smile



Yes, Sir!! grin

As George Massenburg said: “A mix is never finished, you just have to abandon it!”.
(It gets in your craw sometimes doesnt it. You listen again and think "WHY did I do that" or "Why DIDN'T I do that?". Same with "SS" - I should go back and fix a couple of bloomers but - hey - the next tune looms.)
Ian
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/13/14 11:33 AM

nice fixes...
Posted by: tommyad

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/13/14 12:56 PM

Much better. Tom
Posted by: SpaceDog

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/13/14 02:24 PM

Floyd,
What a great story. I loved how the last verse answered the bridge. Nice writing.
SD
Posted by: MarioD

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/13/14 03:56 PM

Floyd, I’m very late coming to the party so everything that I wanted to say has already been said.

This is a keeper.

I do have one question for you. Why aren’t you on the national charts or radio? Your music is a lot better than anything on the major air ways around here!
Posted by: Sundance

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/13/14 06:46 PM

What a sweet song and sound. Never disappointed when I click on FJ for a listen.

Josie
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/14/14 04:27 PM

"a ballerina climbing junkyard cars"

The FJ cornucopia flows on and on an on. I'll hear a great line like that and then miss the next half dozen while I contemplate it. How's about bundling up your "non-keepers" and offering them to the public -- for a nominal fee of course. I'm in for a gross.

This is a fine production in all aspects and we throughly enjoyed it and adding another one to the FJ play list.

The only thing I'll throw in is how amazed we remain at the consistency of your productions. They all have that big buck highly polished sound that comes out of major operations.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/14/14 10:24 PM

SD - thanks for the listen and comment...

Mario - it's never too late... those are some mighty nice things to say. I do appreciate it. The Showcase has become my airplay choice these days... there's a lot of good stuff on it...

Josie - thanks for that.

Bud - you pulled out my favorite line there... about that offering of non-keepers... You probably need to talk to Bob. No doubt he's been cooking something up (I think someone may have been diggin' through my trash...)
Posted by: critter

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/15/14 12:45 AM

I really like your songs, for this one, which realstyle did you start with? I have some lyrics that would work great with this style. I don't know why but it seems all my songs old and new are converting to country, and I played in rock bands in the early eighties.......what's up with that.........LOL blush
Posted by: Skyline

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/15/14 06:14 AM

That's about as spot on as it gets Floyd. A great song beautifully delivered with engineering to match. Loved it.
cool

John
Posted by: olemon

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/15/14 08:01 AM

Top notch. You nailed the mix and the Real Tracks editing. I didn't notice any wayward notes, just a fine song and performance.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/15/14 09:10 AM

Critter - I seem to be going the other direction - LOL - getting more and more rock'n'roll smile

I don't generally chose a Style. Although, it looks like I may have loaded:

_PBALADM.STY (Med PopBal w Dreamy ElGt (85 RS))

..for this. That's what in BIAB when I call this back up. The song was done at 125 - so the RTs were all 120 versions. Take a look at the list of RTs I put up. That's why I put them there - so people can get a similar sound if they chose to...
----------------------------------------------


John - That put a grin on my face! Your productions are so top-notch - if I can get such a response from you... then I gotta say I'm pleased... thanks!


olemon - thanks... appreciate that!
Posted by: critter

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/16/14 12:05 AM

Thanks for the update, I already copied the real tracks earlier. cool
Posted by: ROG

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/18/14 11:56 AM

Hi Floyd.

Been away and nearly missed this one, but I just had to give it a bump.

Great track which sounds like it came straight off the top of the Country Chart.

Until you get something wrong, there's not much more I can say.

ROG.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/18/14 06:40 PM

excellent tune! and a brilliant bridge!
Posted by: Noel96

Re: I'll Wait For You To Catch Up - 01/31/14 04:05 PM

Hey floyd,

Woops!!!!! I listened to this one ages ago but, as I was going through the forum this morning trying to catch up on all the posts that I've missed, I discovered that I didn't post a comment on this song.

It's fantastic! I love that way that the chorus changes its colour with each verse and the bridge. Just as others have commented, the line "a ballerina climbing junkyard cars" is inspired songwriting at it's best - very visual and uniquely the voice of floyd jane. I just used Google to search for "ballerina climbing junkyard cars" and there were only five sites returned. Four of those were related to car sales (or wreckers) and really didn't contain the phrase (they must have bribed Google). The fifth site was...

... link to the fifth site (second in the list)

How amazing is that! In a world where it's possible to find almost anything and everything, your phrase is unique. Google says so smile

I've got to say, I'm really falling for the aabccb rhyme pattern that you used. It really works so well.

My favourite two lines are
Quote:
i might get ahead of you, but
i'll wait for you to catch up


To use a simple and unassuming conjunction like "but" and to give it the strength of rhyme as well as the payoff of the last line is pretty clever lyric writing in my book. I felt a sense of 'hanging' at the end of the last line with that pause BUT ....

.... it made the payoff all so sweet!

Lastly, the production is a perfect fit for the very memorable melody and incredibly well designed harmony.

There goes that forum bar up a few more notches!

All the best,
Noel