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#235196 - 01/15/14 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Friend From The Past
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Hi, friends !:))

I must confess that once upon the time
before I found my wife I was in love
with a girl that later left me and ended
up in another country altogether ! On our
older days we have started to communicate
and she will be coming to see me (not only
me of course but all her friends from her
old country) ! In anticipation of this event,
I wrote these lyrics and adjusted them to
the song I had finalized a little earlier !
Well, it´s been over 50 years since we said goodbye
so you can understand my anxiousness !:))

Style: HAPPY STY Happy med Folk-Pop Shuffle
Instruments:
33 AC String Bass
1 AC Piano
Realdrums Pop Bouncy 4 Brushes side stick
26 AC guitar
19 Rock Organ
51 Synth Strings 1
Soloist: 1965 Clarinet Dixieland medium Sw 110
Mixed on mixcraft 6

http://app.box.com/s/m3fjxor4zqrfsol8mns5

http://app.box.com/s/56g1e70cjzou5lfk05t9

http://soundcloud.com/dani-lindroos/friend-from-the-past

Cheers
Dani



Lyrics:

FRIEND FROM THE PAST (Music & Lyrics by Dani)

Today´s the day, yes it happens at last
when I will meet with a friend from the past
excitement and fear will draw a big tear
from my eye
It was so long since we parted astray
to me it seems just like yesterday
50 years have been passin´by
all that time since we broke it all up and we said each other goodbye
since we said goodbye

You know I loved you yes I did love you so
why did you have to end it why did you go?
It´s all behind us so I really don´t mind
anymore
what is important is the friendship I know
and I´ll be glad to be able to show
How much it mean to me wherever you´ve been
all that time since we broke it all up and we said each other goodbye
since we said goodbye

Ref

We´ll be together maybe for the last time
I´m so happy for you
we´ll have a lot to catch up on our past that is true

solo

Ref

We´ll be together maybe for the last time
I´m so happy for you
we´ll have a lot to catch up on our past that is true

We´ll have an evening and that´s gonna be great
we will discuss events until it gets late
and then you will go, and I´ll miss you so
once again
But I will hope that we will meet somewhere still
I guess it´s more like a matter of will
I live and breathe for the moment until
we will be able yet to get all the thrill from meeting each other anew
meet each other anew !





Edited by dani48 (01/16/14 09:14 PM)

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#235207 - 01/15/14 02:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friend From The Past [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani...

We really enjoyed this one...a lot! It has a nostalgic yet fresh sound. Love the chord progression...awesome! Great mix and instrument selection.

One thing you might want to look at. I speak a couple of foreign languages (decent German, some Spanish and French) and translation is sometimes difficult, especially when two words mean almost the same thing.

In this line of the song ... "all that time since we broke it all up and we said each other goodbye" ... instead of saying "we **said** each other goodbye, it would sound better to the English-speaking ear to say "we **told** each other goodbye". Your English is exceptionally good! I'm impressed. But, for what it's worth, I thought I would bring that to your attention.

That was a terrific listen...we loved it! Good work!

Al & Di
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#235214 - 01/15/14 02:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friend From The Past [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani
thats the way - getting on with Life!!
A nice story told (sung) very well.
As Shakespeare said -All is well that ends well.
Time to make friends and have a good time.
Great song.
cheers
ian
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#235215 - 01/15/14 02:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friend From The Past [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani

Lovely tune. Cool story in the lyrics. Well sung and well played

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#235238 - 01/15/14 04:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friend From The Past [Re: Al-David]
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Thank you so much Al & Di !
It is indeed easier to get to
write and sing lyrics based
on a true story !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#235246 - 01/15/14 04:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friend From The Past [Re: sixchannel]
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Hi, Ian !:))

Thank you so much
for your encouraging words !
Next time I´m heading
for good ol´England, I
will contact you for sure !:))


Cheers
Dani

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#235250 - 01/15/14 04:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friend From The Past [Re: Scott C]
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Hi, Scott !:))

I am very glad that you
found this tune enjoyable.
It is based on a true story
as my old girlfriend is
really coming over to see me !:))


Cheers
Dani

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#235258 - 01/15/14 05:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friend From The Past [Re: dani48]
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Nice little shuffle thing you got going there and cool to hear a clarinet RT -- don't hear them often here. Everything works well with both the story and the vocal -- like the ooohs also. Cool mellow listen. Thanks for sharing.
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#235275 - 01/15/14 06:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friend From The Past [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Dear friends !:))

You are all too kind, but
I do appreciate your
nice comments ! I have
always loved shuffle
rhytm, I don´t really know
why, but somehow it appeals
to me very much !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#235311 - 01/15/14 08:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friend From The Past [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani,

nice song. Very clever chord changes.
I like your oohs and that deep tone (on "true"), which you hold so long in perfect pitch.

Guenter
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#235313 - 01/15/14 08:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friend From The Past [Re: boehm]
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Hi, Guenter !:))

Thank you so much for
your most kind comments !:))
I think you have a flair for
nice harmonies (chuckle)?
I think I could have used
som more but then again I
was afraid of the message
getting too blurred by added
voices ? :))

Cheers
Dani

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#235326 - 01/15/14 09:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friend From The Past [Re: dani48]
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Dani,

A songwriting machine - who could resist that. You should break out the RealTracks for this... It has almost a "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" feel to it...

Nicely done. Cool oooohhhs...

Good luck with your reunion!!! A song to "break the ice"!

floyd

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#235382 - 01/16/14 05:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Friend From The Past [Re: dani48]
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Hi, Floyd !:))

Thank you for your kind comments !:))
I am afraid this "machine" is getting
older and a bit more rusty day by day ! (Lol) !
It is not easy to change parts in
this old machine (lol) !!:))
Did you mean that I should specify
all the different instruments on this style ?
Naturally I could do that but they are
those that are automatically imbedded in the style ?
I think I added a synth pad in the background also ?
I did specify the instruments according to my SGU file,
I did it in the intropart of this post !:))
Btw Burt Bacharach has always been one of my
favourite composers, the other one is Brian Wilson !
My old girlfriend is coming over, but not before
next spring, I just happened to have a tune
ready and the tune seemed to fit that occasion !:))
In any case,Floyd, thank you for your good luck
wishes regarding our reunion, I really do hope this
tune will break the ice ? (lol) !!:))



Cheers
Dani








Edited by dani48 (01/16/14 05:32 AM)

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#235415 - 01/16/14 08:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Friend From The Past [Re: dani48]
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Dani, Nice relaxing tune. I also like the oohs and clarinet. Once again you have surprised me with your chord progression. I always enjoy trying to figure out where you are going next. Somehow you manage to to pull it all back together. I was speaking of the chords but I guess that applies to real life also. Good luck with your reunion. They are always fun. After you get over the initial shock of the changed appearances, you realize that you can still see the person you knew through the filter of time. All the best, Tom

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#235428 - 01/16/14 09:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Friend From The Past [Re: tommyad]
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Chuckle !:))

My good ol´Tommy ! My problem is that
she has not changed a bit since those days !
She is a Fysiotherapist and as such she
has to keep herself in a very good shape
to be able to have the strength to keep
up such a tough job ! :)) This, while I
have been mostly at home building up a
neat little tummy instead (lol) !!:))

Now, I am very grateful for your kind comments
on the performance and good luck wishes regarding
my old girlfriend´s visit !:)) She will not be
due over here until spring, but I thought I
had to soften the terrain by preparing this
little icebreaker in advance (lol) !!

Cheers
Dani

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