New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me

Posted by: Elliott Kayne

New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/22/18 06:02 PM

New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me
By Elliott Kayne and U4EA Music Productions

SOUNDCLOUD LINK: You Got The Better of Me

****** Song Summary *************
Title: You got the better of me
File:You got the better of me.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 135, Length (m:s)=3:18
No intro. 110 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 110. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Time signature,Volume Changes,
Style is _CDRVNPS.STY (Fast Drivin' w/ Pedal Steel )

RealTracks in style: 1693:Bass, Electric, CountryDrivin8thsA-B Ev 150
RealTracks in style: 1697:Pedal Steel, Rhythm CountryDrivin8ths Ev 150
RealTracks in style: 1696:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryDrivin8ths Ev 150
RealTracks in song: 844:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockPopping Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 847:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockRiff Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 413:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Train Pickin' Ev 130
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^6-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat Open

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You got the better of me / Bring out the best in me
I tell you / Confidentially / You got the better of me
I was a / No Where Man / without Dreams or Plans
then you / Took my Hand / and led me to the Promised Land

You are the woman in my life / you get all my Facebooks likes
I knew eventually / you’d get the better of me
I was / Lost not Found / Inside out / Upside Down
And then came along and helped me out

I just need to tell you / something you should know
I will never let you GO let you GO let you GO
You Got The Better of Me

You make me a better man / I am doing everything I can
to get with your Grand Plan / To make me a better man

I was / Down and Out / didn’t know what / Lifes About
Now I / Have no Doubt that Im / flying up in the clouds

I was a / No Where Man / without Dreams or Plans
then you / Took my Hand / and led me to the Promised Land


Copyright U4EA Music Productions Lyric & Music by Elliott Kayne
Posted by: MarioD

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/22/18 06:23 PM

This is excellent modern country with a touch of The Beatles.

Your vocal is very strong, the lyrics are great and the backing tracks bring it all together.

I really enjoyed this!
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/23/18 06:55 AM

Really well done, Elliott smile Very catchy, with a great groove and strong vocals. The kind of tune that gets my foot tapping right away, and it is definitely an ear worm! A really good example of well-executed modern country.

Nice work, and thanks for sharing!
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/23/18 07:01 AM


Yeah this is a very catchy song.

Sounds great!!
Posted by: cliftond

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/23/18 08:03 AM

yeah love that country sound spanky and bright!!!
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/23/18 01:37 PM

Really well written!! Interesting use of that phrase. The structure and lyrics really work as do the melodic/arrangement elements. Great job!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/23/18 02:49 PM

Hi Elliott Kayne, This sounds fantastic! Vocals are mixed well and the drum fills are very punchy. Great progression too. Well done!
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/23/18 03:26 PM

Really great song. I enjoyed all the uses of the various guitar RealTracks. Great job. smile
Posted by: Scott C

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/23/18 06:43 PM

Excellent tune. super vocal and lyric
Posted by: Elliott Kayne

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/23/18 09:49 PM

Very interesting observation.
I am a huge Beatles fan, and very influenced by their music, but I wrote this song as a country tune without any conscious thought of the Beatles.

I blame it all on my roots .... lol
Posted by: Elliott Kayne

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/25/18 12:03 PM

Which artist should pitch this song to?
Posted by: dcuny

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/25/18 12:58 PM

Nicely done all around - and catchy to boot! smile
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/25/18 10:58 PM

Hello, Elliott

Yes, this is the early Beatles.
As Joe says, this sounds fantastic! Vocals are mixed well and the drum fills are very punchy.
The guitar riff that appears many times is really nice.
It works very well as a spice and an accent for this song.
Enjoyed my listen lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/26/18 05:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Elliott Kayne
Which artist should pitch this song to?


If I were thinking of pitching this toward any popular country artist today I would elevate the production to a professional grade demo in order to be competitive with the other material that will pitched. There's a lot of competition and every artist and producer already have a long list of go to writers when they start a project.

I went back and listened to your song with the idea to who would be a good match to pitch the song to make a professional, studio quality, full featured demo.

I'd recommend Joe Gilder for two reasons.

First, I think Joe is a good fit for this particular song and although Joe is technically a home studio recordist, he's first class and can produce top studio grade demos. He's based in Nashville and knows the market.

Second, your demo will be charted and recorded with actual Nashville session musicians focused toward a production that's specific toward the modern country sound. (One of Joe's team members is actually a BIAB RealTrack artist )

Here's a link to one of Joe's originals to give you an idea of what to expect he can do for your song and also so you can judge the difference you'll be getting to increase your competitive opportunities when you pitch your song.

Someone To Blame_Joe Gilder Original
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/26/18 05:54 AM

To comment on your production of the song. It has very catchy lyrics, a good melody and is a good mix, production and performance. I've enjoyed my listen and have gone back to listen several times so far. This is a good song.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/26/18 11:43 AM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Really well written!! Interesting use of that phrase. The structure and lyrics really work as do the melodic/arrangement elements. Great job!! Take care. Greg


Greg summed it up very nicely.

Well done!

J&B
Posted by: Elliott Kayne

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/27/18 01:45 AM

Thanks for the feedback. I wonder if anyone has used BIAB productions to make demos to pitch songs, and what success rate? Anyone know?
Posted by: rsdean

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/28/18 11:29 AM

Elliott,

Great song... Extremely catchy and well produced. Good luck with your pitch!

Bob
Posted by: Skyline

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/28/18 01:16 PM

Seems like it's all been said Elliott, so I'll just endorse: catchy song, infectious beat, tight production. Good job all around!

John
Posted by: Elliott Kayne

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/31/18 08:52 AM

Thanks for the feedback.
Posted by: dani48

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/31/18 12:52 PM

Hi, Elliott !:))

This is absolutely wonderful !
To me it is my new Elliottfav !
I must say I love everything
about it - WOW !!!

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: beatmaster

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/31/18 01:44 PM

Real nice bit of country good vocals.
Posted by: Buttrey

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 05/31/18 09:20 PM

Thank you. This is very good.
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 06/01/18 06:00 AM

Good song. Well done.
Posted by: Elliott Kayne

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 06/05/18 08:28 AM

Is there anything I should do to improve this song? Production?
Posted by: cliftond

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 06/05/18 10:35 AM

[quote=Elliott Kayne]Is there anything I should do to improve this song? Production? [/qote]

Bring up the vocals more, use some eq maybe, bring them more to the front.
Posted by: RnAM

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 06/05/18 02:13 PM

Hi Elliot,

Great job. This immediately reminded Rob of Gerry Rafferty (City to City).
That should be a compliment laugh

Rob and Anne-Marie
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 06/05/18 02:52 PM

Hey Elliott, see your PM.

Also can you send me your Songtradr profile link.

It won't let me find you. Thanks!!!
Posted by: Elliott Kayne

Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me - 06/07/18 08:04 AM

https://www.songtradr.com/user/profile/elliott.kayne

Send me your's as well

thanks