Way To A Woman's Heart

Posted by: jannesan

Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/11/19 12:29 PM

Way To A Woman's Heart

This seems to be my third song this year on this forum with 'woman' in the title. Pure coincidence, but tells where my inspiration has come from lately smile

I have had a vocaloid version of this on soundcloud for couple of years, but now I have finally sung it myself. The original arrangement sounded bit harsh so I had to find a softer but still rocking instruments. I was happy to find the combination of PopPepSquad drums and baritone guitars, BIAB fulfilled my wishes once again smile Unfortunately the baritone guitars don't have nice-sounding holds so I had to use filling guitars for those parts.

RealDrums: PopPepSquad

RealTracks:
Electric bass #995
Baritone guitars #2499, #3164
Electric guitars #632, (hold #996 & #2352)
Electric guitar soloist #1722
Sax Tenor #715
Organ #671

MIDI: guitar riff (ST3)

Vocals by me

Mixed in Cakewalk by Bandlab


Lyrics:

Alone licking all my wounds
trying to figure out
what I did and
what you cried about.
You have faked your pain
I was fooled again
just like a lab mouse in your surveys
been running in your maze.

On the way to a woman's heart
each mile has left a trace
all my clothes are torn
blood stains on my face.
The way to a woman's heart
is way too long
I'm lost at every crossroad
I have always chosen wrong.

Alone fallen one more time
a jungle in the dark
on your trail
there's no signpost to your spark.
Never felt the beat
never tasted sweet
you kept a distance from my glances
you never gave me a chance.

On the way...

I have never reached my destination
frustrated on the path overgrown
always halfway there
not even halfway there.

On the way...

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Janne
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/11/19 01:41 PM

Hey there Jannesan, great work on this! Fantastic selection of instruments here and very soothing to hear. The vocals harmonize well with the other instruments. Great work!
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/11/19 03:30 PM

Janne,
interesting tune. For some strange reason, it reminds me of Japanese alternative pop songs, probably because of claps on drums, which I feel was a great decision. Very good arrangement! Guitars and bass work very well on this. But why such a violent way to that special woman's heart ? smile
P.S. I admire your bravery bending rhymes to your needs. Most of my life I lived in US, and still shaping some words and phrases are a great challenge for me. Mental block smile
Posted by: Rob4580

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/11/19 03:40 PM

Nice mix Janne. I particularly liked the intro. Well done on the lyrics and performance. Rob
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/12/19 07:35 AM

Very coo different backtrack. Excellent vocal. Well done
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/12/19 07:39 AM

Great driving pop song, love the percussion (hand claps?)

good melody and heartfelt singing

enjoyed,

Kenny
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/12/19 09:08 AM

Janne,

This is really well done. A GREAT pop sound! Great drive to it.

Cool drums. It is great when someone uses a track that hasn't been displayed in the Showcase before...

Nice mix. Enjoyed.

fj
Posted by: Jim

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/12/19 09:32 AM

Nicely interesting upbeat catchy toe-tapping pop song...
I like the sound of the guitar picking over the chords on "been running in your maze"...
Pretty neat effect...
I really enjoyed this musical work.
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/15/19 10:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Hey there Jannesan, great work on this! Fantastic selection of instruments here and very soothing to hear. The vocals harmonize well with the other instruments. Great work!


Thanks Joe for your kind words smile It is actually BIAB which has fantastic selection of Instruments laugh

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/15/19 10:46 AM

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Janne,
interesting tune. For some strange reason, it reminds me of Japanese alternative pop songs, probably because of claps on drums, which I feel was a great decision. Very good arrangement! Guitars and bass work very well on this. But why such a violent way to that special woman's heart ? smile
P.S. I admire your bravery bending rhymes to your needs. Most of my life I lived in US, and still shaping some words and phrases are a great challenge for me. Mental block smile


Thanks Misha for your kind feedback smile I agree about the drums, I'm really glad I found that RD while re-arranging this tune.

I received feedback from a guy who said that this song sounds like it's about him and his feelings. So I guess that violent way is quite universal theme wink

I like playing with words also outside lyrical landscapes so it feels natural to me play with words also with my songs. I'm flattered by your admiration smile

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/15/19 10:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Nice mix Janne. I particularly liked the intro. Well done on the lyrics and performance. Rob


Thanks Rob for your kind compliments smile

Janne
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/15/19 12:50 PM


Cool man! Love those pep squad drums.

Nothing wrong about writing about women. It's all I ever do.

smile
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/15/19 01:54 PM

This was definitely a very emotional song. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/15/19 05:08 PM

This is a really good pop song. The intro and chord progressions are excellent. Your vocal is really good. Your dynamics are excellent making this song very powerful.

Excellent song.
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/16/19 10:58 AM

Really cool song!! The groove is infectious! I'm going to have to check out those drums. Nice job on everything!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/18/19 09:12 AM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very coo different backtrack. Excellent vocal. Well done


Thanks Scott for your kind words smile

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/18/19 09:14 AM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Great driving pop song, love the percussion (hand claps?)
good melody and heartfelt singing
enjoyed,
Kenny


Thanks Kenny for your kind feedback, driving pop song - very well described smile That percussion is part of the excellent pepsquad RD.

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/18/19 09:18 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
This is really well done. A GREAT pop sound! Great drive to it.
Cool drums. It is great when someone uses a track that hasn't been displayed in the Showcase before...
Nice mix. Enjoyed.
fj


Thanks Floyd, always nice to read your positive feedback smile I'm pretty sure that I have heard those drums used on some showcase song earlier this year. But I wouldn't mind hearing it many more times.

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/18/19 09:20 AM

Originally Posted By: Jim
Nicely interesting upbeat catchy toe-tapping pop song...
I like the sound of the guitar picking over the chords on "been running in your maze"...
Pretty neat effect...
I really enjoyed this musical work.


Thanks Jim for your upbeat compliments smile

Janne
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/18/19 12:05 PM

Excellent choice of RD's/RT's for this strong pop tune.

We very much like those drums...as others have already said.

There's a lot of raw emotion on display here...strong vocal delivery.

And the mix sounds excellent on our monitors. Everything sits in a good place!

Enjoyed it...

J&B
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/20/19 10:34 PM

Janne,

Very nice rock'n' roll song!
A little bit 60's American oldies feel.
Continuous eight beet is really comfortable.
Very enjoyable listen!
I missed the vocaloid version.
I would like to listen to it.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/21/19 05:22 AM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Cool man! Love those pep squad drums.
Nothing wrong about writing about women. It's all I ever do.
smile


Thanks David smile I love those drums too. And I do hope that there are still many aspects of that particular subject left to be written about smile

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/21/19 05:23 AM

Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
This was definitely a very emotional song. Thanks for sharing it with us.


Thanks Ember for your kind feedback smile

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/21/19 05:27 AM

Originally Posted By: MarioD
This is a really good pop song. The intro and chord progressions are excellent. Your vocal is really good. Your dynamics are excellent making this song very powerful.
Excellent song.


Thanks Mario for your very uplifting feedback smile I was after 'Powerful', glad you mentioned that magical Word smile

Janne
Posted by: olemon

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/21/19 06:05 AM

"a jungle in the dark
on your trail
there's no signpost to your spark"

Good lyric!

Enjoyed this eclectic production.



(Shots and holds in BIAB are often troublesome for me too. Usually not smooth.)
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/23/19 10:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Really cool song!! The groove is infectious! I'm going to have to check out those drums. Nice job on everything!! Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg, glad you liked the groove smile

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/23/19 10:37 AM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Excellent choice of RD's/RT's for this strong pop tune.
We very much like those drums...as others have already said.
There's a lot of raw emotion on display here...strong vocal delivery.
And the mix sounds excellent on our monitors. Everything sits in a good place!
Enjoyed it...
J&B


Thanks Janice and Bud for your kind feedback smile BIAB has truly excellent selection of instruments for pop songs.

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/23/19 10:42 AM

Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Very nice rock'n' roll song!
A little bit 60's American oldies feel.
Continuous eight beet is really comfortable.
Very enjoyable listen!
I missed the vocaloid version.
I would like to listen to it.
Best regards.
Shigeki Adachi


Thanks Shigeki Adachi for your nice feedback smile You can find the original vocaloid version on YouTube, it was my first try with CyberSongman. The arrangement and lyrics have changed since then.

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/23/19 10:44 AM

Originally Posted By: olemon
"a jungle in the dark
on your trail
there's no signpost to your spark"
Good lyric!
Enjoyed this eclectic production.


Thanks olemon for your kind words smile Always nice to read something positive about my lyrics laugh

Janne
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/23/19 10:59 AM

Janne,

This song is great and the vocal performance is outstanding...

Great mix as well.

Bob
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/23/19 06:30 PM

Really nice, Janne! Has a bit of "That Thing You Do" feel to it. That's a compliment. Very few songs grabbed my attention, and wouldn't get out of my head like that song did. I have a feeling, your song is going to be stuck there in my mind for a while as well. When you accomplish that, as a songwriter, you've done something!

Steve
Posted by: Tangmo

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/23/19 06:56 PM

My goodness. I hope you haven't had such a hard time with women. This was a very enjoyable listen. Lots of power in the rhythm section buoyed it up very well.
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/24/19 03:01 AM

Drums are awesome! Well written lyrics as per usual, and nice job on the mix also.
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/24/19 04:24 PM

Hi Janne,

I have to quote floyd because he said everything that I thought...

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Janne,

This is really well done. A GREAT pop sound! Great drive to it.

Cool drums. It is great when someone uses a track that hasn't been displayed in the Showcase before...

Nice mix. Enjoyed.

fj


Your singing is so full of confidence and it sounds great! In addition, that backing is produced so very, very well. Everything sits beautifully in my speakers and the sound is rich and full of clarity.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/25/19 11:41 AM

Originally Posted By: rsdean
This song is great and the vocal performance is outstanding...
Great mix as well.
Bob


Thanks Bob for your kind words smile I'm always worried that my vocals sound awful in other people's ears, so I'm really happy you liked my performance.

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/25/19 11:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve Young
Really nice, Janne! Has a bit of "That Thing You Do" feel to it. That's a compliment. Very few songs grabbed my attention, and wouldn't get out of my head like that song did. I have a feeling, your song is going to be stuck there in my mind for a while as well. When you accomplish that, as a songwriter, you've done something!
Steve


Thanks Steve, your kind words are really rewarding smile I'm listening right now to the song you mentioned, I feel honored that you compared my tune to such a catchy pop hit song blush

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/25/19 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Tangmo
My goodness. I hope you haven't had such a hard time with women. This was a very enjoyable listen. Lots of power in the rhythm section buoyed it up very well.


Thanks Tangmo, glad you enjoyed my song smile Hard timeā€¦ not on physical level but maybe mentally, sometimes wink

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/25/19 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Drums are awesome! Well written lyrics as per usual, and nice job on the mix also.


Thanks Dave for your positive comment smile

Janne
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Way To A Woman's Heart - 04/25/19 11:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Noel96

Your singing is so full of confidence and it sounds great! In addition, that backing is produced so very, very well. Everything sits beautifully in my speakers and the sound is rich and full of clarity.
All the best,
Noel


Thanks Noel for your very kind words, I feel I don't deserve all of them, but they really mean much to me and give me confidence to continue singing smile

Janne