Never Bring The Sorrow

Posted by: PeterF

Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/16/20 12:22 AM

Never Bring The Sorrow

Following Sad Stories it seemed like a good idea to post a more uplifting song.

Leon - Lyric & vocal
I played guitar & sang a bit of harmony.

The Band:
RealTracks in song: ~2475:Bass, Acoustic, HeldSimple Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2535:Guitar, Electric, HeldChords Gritty
RealTracks in song: ~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 676:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming FolkRockBritEighths Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1757:Accordion, Rhythm Pop8ths Ev 085
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RealDrums [in Song:CongasEv8[single]: a: More High Congab: More Low Conga

Never Bring The Sorrow

Everything looks bleak today
But that may change tomorrow
Every life has joy, my friend
And every life has sorrow

But you only bring the joy
You only bring the joy
You only bring me joy
Never bring the sorrow

Every thought is taking me
To places best avoided
Itchy fingers, sabres drawn
Ignorance exploited

Diplomacy is what we need
But all the talk I hear is violent
Sure wish you would call me
But the phone just lays there silent

Cause you only bring the joy
You only bring the joy
You only bring me joy
Never bring the sorrow

I know that we’ve been here before
And still the world keeps spinning
But somehow this feels different
It’s like the Devil’s winning

I need you like I never have
Restore my optimism
To get me looking at the world
Through another prism

Because you only bring the joy
You only bring the joy
You only bring me joy
Never bring the sorrow
Never bring the sorrow
Never bring the sorrow
Never bring the sorrow
Never bring the sorrow
Posted by: Ghostgum

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/16/20 12:59 AM

Good one, Peter. Great song and nice guitar work!
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/16/20 07:03 AM

Nicely done Peter - really enjoyed the lyricism here and though your delivery was on point. The harmonies are nice, as is your guitar work here. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/16/20 08:02 AM

Loved this tune. Excellent vocal Leon. Excellent harmony as well Peter. Was that a dobro you are playing. Loved that.
Posted by: Bawb

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/16/20 08:37 AM

Hi PeterF,

This is a really cool tune y'all have put together. The music and the vocals/harmony have a really calm, soothing and "homey" feel. It has the sound of a song from a time when the world was not so complicated and a whole lot less evil. Thanks for posting it. I enjoyed the listen.
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/16/20 01:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Ghostgum
Good one, Peter. Great song and nice guitar work!


Thanks appreciate that.

Peer
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/16/20 04:52 PM

Peter & Leon,
That was exactly what I needed today (and perhaps longer than just "today") Easy to grasp vocals and excellent playing. Listens very well. Thank you for sharing this!

Misha.
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/16/20 06:31 PM

Peter & Leon,

"I need you like I never have
Restore my optimism
To get me looking at the world
Through another prism"

Yes to whoever inspires you to write that!
Very singalong folky and warm with some tasty guitar breaks.

Robert
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/17/20 01:17 AM

Hi Peter and Leon,

This is a wonderful listen. I love these lyrics, the lead vocals and the harmony, and they all sit ever so comfortably against a perfect backing! You've pulled out all stops with this.

When Leon first started singing, he reminded me of Slim Dusty. And I mean that as a huge compliment. Slim had a wonderfully engaging way of leading audiences along with his vocals as he told a story.

Really nice work!
Noel
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/17/20 03:32 AM


Love the write, Leon. Vocals sound great too, both the lead and harmonies.

Good build, I like the way it starts with the Congas before bringing the drums in.

Super tasteful guitar work, loved the intro and solo(s)

Good one, Peter and Leon!
Posted by: rayc

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/17/20 03:37 AM

It's a good thing.
Well done.
I do think you ought to spend a little time to find that strident/aggressive freq. in Leon's voice and cut it back with some EQ on the vocal track. It'd be a simple cut that could sit there quietly doing nothing until that sound appears in the vocal.
Alternately a De- esser can be set to the same freq and do it automatically for you as needed.
Cool song though.
Posted by: Tano Music

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/17/20 05:31 AM

Refreshing, well-produced, nice clear lyric message, appropriate backing instrumental tracks..Enjoyed it!!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/17/20 10:37 AM

"I need you like I never have
Restore my optimism
To get me looking at the world
Through another prism"

That drew Janice like a magnet smile

Nice vocal performance ... lead and harmony.

The guitar bits are excellent and very melodic in nature.

You called in some fine Biab musicians for this and they laid down some great tracks. Also the congas were a nice touch -- we have used and really like that track and the 8th's keep it unobtrusive. The accordion was a nice addition.

We love this and we also love Misha's latest ... back to back they offered quite the contrast smile in a fun way.

You two never disappoint!

J&B
Posted by: Derochette

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/17/20 01:04 PM

Hello PeterF,

You know your words do us a lot of good in these dark times. Your soft voice reinforces your words. It's a very pleasant composition and we will ask for more. Very nice.

Kindly regard

Dero13
aliasJaniJackFlash
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/17/20 02:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Loved this tune. Excellent vocal Leon. Excellent harmony as well Peter. Was that a dobro you are playing. Loved that.


Thanks Scott - it was an acoustic guitar.

Peter

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Nicely done Peter - really enjoyed the lyricism here and though your delivery was on point. The harmonies are nice, as is your guitar work here. Thanks for sharing!


Thanks Deryk

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/17/20 02:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Bawb
Hi PeterF,

This is a really cool tune y'all have put together. The music and the vocals/harmony have a really calm, soothing and "homey" feel. It has the sound of a song from a time when the world was not so complicated and a whole lot less evil. Thanks for posting it. I enjoyed the listen.


Appreciate those sentiments, thanks.

Peter
Posted by: Crossroads

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/18/20 07:59 AM

Hi Peter & leon,

YOU brought the joy !!! Very nice, smooth li'l tune. Nice work on the guitar, Peter and definitely well-sung, Leon.

A rteally good listen.

Stay well,

Stefan
Posted by: vicarn

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/18/20 08:19 AM

Hi Peter.
You have a lovely warm sound and melody going on here.

Vic
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/18/20 09:40 AM

Loved it!
Great message for our times.
Well written, performed and mixed.
Nice job.
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/18/20 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Peter & Leon,

"I need you like I never have
Restore my optimism
To get me looking at the world
Through another prism"

Yes to whoever inspires you to write that!
Very singalong folky and warm with some tasty guitar breaks.

Robert


Thanks Robert.

Peter

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Peter & Leon,
That was exactly what I needed today (and perhaps longer than just "today") Easy to grasp vocals and excellent playing. Listens very well. Thank you for sharing this!

Misha.


Thanks Misha

Peter
Posted by: TuneMonger

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/18/20 11:58 PM

Nice tune and good playing. I liked the rhyming of violent and silent, nice contrast.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/19/20 08:09 AM

Leon & Peter,

A nice message, good write.

I like the simple opening leading to the full build.
Good BAND. Good drums/percussion. Nice guitar fills and leads.

Well sung. (the vocal cold come down slightly).

The lyric really sticks with you following the repeats at the end.

Well done.

fj
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/19/20 10:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Peter and Leon,

This is a wonderful listen. I love these lyrics, the lead vocals and the harmony, and they all sit ever so comfortably against a perfect backing! You've pulled out all stops with this.

When Leon first started singing, he reminded me of Slim Dusty. And I mean that as a huge compliment. Slim had a wonderfully engaging way of leading audiences along with his vocals as he told a story.

Really nice work!
Noel


Noel - thanks for that. I'm sure Leon will be pleased, and for our International friends google "The Pub With No Beer' by Slim Dusty - an iconic Australian tune.

Peter
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/20/20 12:22 AM

Leon & Peter...

That was a real nice listen! Great lyric, backing tracks and vocal. And, of course, Peter's touch on the strings is always magic. Nice build on the percussions. Really cool song. loved my listen!

Wishing you the very best. Take care and be safe ...

Alan
Posted by: Deej56

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/20/20 06:21 PM

Peter (and Leon);

Nice opening, cool 60s folk song vibe going on. Like that you held back on the drums until that third verse (or so). Nice touch on the accordion, as it adds some lovely warmth. Like others, like that solo too—perfect fit and feel for the song. Great stuff, gentlemen—really enjoyable tune.

My best to you both,

Deej
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/20/20 08:54 PM

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude

Love the write, Leon. Vocals sound great too, both the lead and harmonies.

Good build, I like the way it starts with the Congas before bringing the drums in.

Super tasteful guitar work, loved the intro and solo(s)

Good one, Peter and Leon!


Thanks a lot Dave.
Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/20/20 10:38 PM

Originally Posted By: rayc
It's a good thing.
Well done.
I do think you ought to spend a little time to find that strident/aggressive freq. in Leon's voice and cut it back with some EQ on the vocal track. It'd be a simple cut that could sit there quietly doing nothing until that sound appears in the vocal.
Alternately a De- esser can be set to the same freq and do it automatically for you as needed.
Cool song though.


Thanks Ray I'll have another listen.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/20/20 10:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Tano Music
Refreshing, well-produced, nice clear lyric message, appropriate backing instrumental tracks..Enjoyed it!!


Much appreciated.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/21/20 03:05 PM

Originally Posted By: vicarn
Hi Peter.
You have a lovely warm sound and melody going on here.

Vic


Appreciate that Vic.

Peter

Originally Posted By: Crossroads
Hi Peter & leon,

YOU brought the joy !!! Very nice, smooth li'l tune. Nice work on the guitar, Peter and definitely well-sung, Leon.

A rteally good listen.

Stay well,

Stefan


Thanks Stefan.

Peter

Originally Posted By: Dero13
Hello PeterF,

You know your words do us a lot of good in these dark times. Your soft voice reinforces your words. It's a very pleasant composition and we will ask for more. Very nice.

Kindly regard

Dero13
aliasJaniJackFlash


Thanks

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/21/20 03:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
"I need you like I never have
Restore my optimism
To get me looking at the world
Through another prism"

That drew Janice like a magnet smile

Nice vocal performance ... lead and harmony.

The guitar bits are excellent and very melodic in nature.

You called in some fine Biab musicians for this and they laid down some great tracks. Also the congas were a nice touch -- we have used and really like that track and the 8th's keep it unobtrusive. The accordion was a nice addition.

We love this and we also love Misha's latest ... back to back they offered quite the contrast smile in a fun way.

You two never disappoint!

J&B







Bud & Janice
Leon suggested we post this one after reading we made Janice cry with Sad Stories.
Glad it worked for you.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/21/20 03:07 PM

Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
Loved it!
Great message for our times.
Well written, performed and mixed.
Nice job.


Thanks a lot.

Peter
Posted by: jptjptjpt

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/21/20 07:33 PM

Sweet little number. Great lyrics and vocals Leon. I love your guitar playing, Peter. Nice one.
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/23/20 09:13 AM

Thanks for bringing joy on this forum. Catchy and positive songs are what we need during these times. I like the transformation from acoustic start to the more electric ending. Accordion and congas add nice folky vibes. Leon's 'life experienced' vocal track supports the message perfectly.

Janne
Posted by: EdZ314

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/23/20 11:03 AM

This is an excellent folk/rock song. You really captured the feel of Americana here and the guitar adds a nice rock vibe and a bit of a southern feel. The guitars are excellent, and the vocals and lyrics really work well. It's definitely an uplifting song. One thing that really stood out is smooth delivery - the song just slides right into a comfortable groove and just leads you along for a nice ride.

Enjoyed and appreciated smile
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/23/20 04:04 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Leon & Peter,

A nice message, good write.

I like the simple opening leading to the full build.
Good BAND. Good drums/percussion. Nice guitar fills and leads.

Well sung. (the vocal cold come down slightly).

The lyric really sticks with you following the repeats at the end.

Well done.

fj


Thanks floyd, appreciate the review and suggestions.

Peter

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Nice tune and good playing. I liked the rhyming of violent and silent, nice contrast.


Appreciate that.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/23/20 04:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Leon & Peter...

That was a real nice listen! Great lyric, backing tracks and vocal. And, of course, Peter's touch on the strings is always magic. Nice build on the percussions. Really cool song. loved my listen!

Wishing you the very best. Take care and be safe ...

Alan



Always appreciate your comments Alan. Hope you are well.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/23/20 04:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Deej56
Peter (and Leon);

Nice opening, cool 60s folk song vibe going on. Like that you held back on the drums until that third verse (or so). Nice touch on the accordion, as it adds some lovely warmth. Like others, like that solo too—perfect fit and feel for the song. Great stuff, gentlemen—really enjoyable tune.

My best to you both,

Deej


Thanks a lot Deej.

Peter (and Leon)
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/23/20 04:06 PM

Originally Posted By: jannesan
Thanks for bringing joy on this forum. Catchy and positive songs are what we need during these times. I like the transformation from acoustic start to the more electric ending. Accordion and congas add nice folky vibes. Leon's 'life experienced' vocal track supports the message perfectly.

Janne


Thanks Janne Leon likes the accordion tracks.

Peter

Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
Sweet little number. Great lyrics and vocals Leon. I love your guitar playing, Peter. Nice one.



Thank you.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/23/20 04:07 PM

Originally Posted By: EdZ314
This is an excellent folk/rock song. You really captured the feel of Americana here and the guitar adds a nice rock vibe and a bit of a southern feel. The guitars are excellent, and the vocals and lyrics really work well. It's definitely an uplifting song. One thing that really stood out is smooth delivery - the song just slides right into a comfortable groove and just leads you along for a nice ride.

Enjoyed and appreciated smile


Ed

Appreciate the support and review.

Peter
Posted by: mkg50 (Mike G)

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/23/20 04:45 PM

Nice collaboration Peter and Leon.
Good lyrics:
"Every thought is taking me
To places best avoided
Itchy fingers, sabres drawn
Ignorance exploited"
Lovely, understated guitar work.
Cheers,
Mike
Posted by: musiclover

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/24/20 06:29 AM

Peter and Leon,

What a nice uplifting song, sounds great on the headphones here, while it was playing you should see my feed tapping and my head bobbing along in time to the music.

The vocals are nice and easily understood which I like a lot, and your guitar and harmony is very good too.

A really enjoyable listen.
Posted by: BabuMusic

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/24/20 06:43 AM

Thanks, Peter. My motto is my blood type: B positive. I'll be singing this chorus the rest of my life when someone starts complaining. Enjoy whatever happens, man.
Posted by: Birchwood

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/24/20 07:43 AM

Hi Peter and Leon,

A joyful song in a dark year. That gives a good feeling for everyone!
I almost missed it on the crowdy forum. If you miss some days you miss a lot!

Very atmospheric, with the congas and the harmonica playing softly in it.
I enjoyed listening and there was only one tiny problem; it was too short...

Hans
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Never Bring The Sorrow - 10/25/20 02:48 PM

Really great sentiment in this tune!! Really like the bouncy feel and the optimism! Great vocals on this one guys, AND Peter's guitar shines as it always does!! Enjoyed!! Take care. Greg