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#205550 - 06/06/13 10:29 AM [User Showcase] That Which Might Have Been
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And now, something completely different.........



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That Which Might Have Been

©2013 Robert Randall Burke



You asked if I could save you
I said I'd surely try
Turned out to be a mountain
Too high to climb
Your questions had no answers
None that I could find
Your lines, they had no meter
The words, no rhyme.


It's your own short story
You've got to write the end
You might call it
“That Which Might Have Been”.


The maples are all turning
Soon the snow will fall
And you won't hear my footsteps
Coming down the hall
A blank page lies before you
You take your pen in hand
And try to write an ending
You can understand.


It's your own short story
You've got to write the end
You might call it
“That Which Might Have Been”.


I hope you'll think about me
Every now and then
When you think about
That which might have been.


You asked if I could save you
I said I'd surely try.







Key=C , Tempo 85, Length (m:s)=3:57
No intro. 80 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 80. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _PNCALIS.STY (Calif.Slow Sol-Acomp.Piano(85RS))

RealTracks in style: 1006:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment, PopCaliforniaSlow Ev 085*******************

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#205551 - 06/06/13 11:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob, this is remarkably good.

I can think of no way in which this could be improved.

Apart from being such a good song, it shows just how versatile you are.

So it's not just Eddie who can write sad songs!

What next?

ROG.

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#205558 - 06/06/13 12:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: 90 dB]
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Hi Robert,

a very thoughtful and lovely song.
I like the vocals and the arrangement.
Totally different from your Mars thing.
You wear many hats.

Guenter
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#205581 - 06/06/13 05:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob,

Now, THAT is songwriting. Period. Top to Bottom. I would guess this only took one try.

It's your own short story
You've got to write the end
You might call it
“That Which Might Have Been”.

This may be one of THE best written choruses I've ever heard.

The overall feeling of the song is one I get from very few. The best of the best. "Walkaway Joe". "The Dance".

Who the @*#@*# are you?

........
Okay.... other stuff...
Your vocal is perfect. You are a cool singer.
The strings are perfect.
The piano... seems "thin". The playing is what it should be, but the RT is lacking a depth that they normally have. Did you do anything to it? What is that?

floyd
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#205610 - 06/07/13 06:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: 90 dB]
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ROG and Guenter,

Thanks for the kind remarks.

Floyd,

I appreciate the nice words. You're right about the piano. I had to thin it out in the low mids to give the strings some room. I love that solo piano, but it is really heavy on the bottom end, and I wanted the string section to have some oomph.


Regards,


Bob

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#205621 - 06/07/13 08:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: 90 dB]
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really nice. I have played around with the solo piano tracks but have not used them to create anything.... it's good to hear what they can do.
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#205623 - 06/07/13 08:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: 90 dB]
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Hi Bob,

You've certainly set the bar high with this one. It's so-o-o-o-o good! Everything about it fits perfectly to create a very professional work in all aspects.

Regards,
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#205638 - 06/07/13 11:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: 90 dB]
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Herb and Noel,

Thanks for the kind remarks.


Regards,


Bob

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#205643 - 06/07/13 12:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: 90 dB]
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Wow, Bob! The lyrics and melody are "meaty", something you can sink your heart into. I imagined Elton on keys. Nice choice of RTs.

Overall; good on ya, my friend.
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#205673 - 06/07/13 03:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: 90 dB]
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Great chorus! And "You take your pen in hand..." gives almost a 19th century feel - or that's my image and I'm sticking with it. I've read many letters from that period where the writer would preface his/her comments with "I take my pen in hand." Superb in all aspects.


Edited by Janice & Bud (06/07/13 03:48 PM)
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#205704 - 06/08/13 06:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: 90 dB]
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Thanks for the kind words Don.


Janice & Bud - Thanks. I'm a big fan of the 19th Century myself. I suppose the modern version would be: "I take my iPad in hand..."


Regards,


Bob

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#205770 - 06/09/13 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: 90 dB]
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Wonderful stuff Robert! I enjoyed the lyrics and the piano part. A very thoughtful effort.
Regards

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#205803 - 06/09/13 01:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: 90 dB]
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This is a big song, period.

It's your own short story
You've got to write the end
You might call it
“That Which Might Have Been”.

Says it all!

Later,
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#205809 - 06/09/13 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: 90 dB]
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Joanne and Danny,

Thanks for the kind remarks.


Regards,


Bob

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#205937 - 06/11/13 09:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: 90 dB]
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Excellent Bob! Very poignant Reminds us to pay attention today to what and who we are bringing into our lives. Its our own short story as well isn't it? This could have been in the vault from Billy Joels Glass House recording era. Well done~ Cheers!!

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#206041 - 06/12/13 07:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: That Which Might Have Been [Re: TexasHeartRush]
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Originally Posted By: TexasHeartRush
Excellent Bob! Very poignant Reminds us to pay attention today to what and who we are bringing into our lives. Its our own short story as well isn't it? This could have been in the vault from Billy Joels Glass House recording era. Well done~ Cheers!!





Thanks for the kind words THR.


Regards,


Bob


Edited by 90 dB (06/12/13 07:06 AM)

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