This is one we actually got to Taylor Swift's people. We had three days to write, record and mix this and get it to her "people". She didn't use it. Can you imagine...she didn't accept a song she didn't write!!!
We know there are lots of issues with this recording. But, with the short time frame had, this was all we could get done. Before we redo this one, we wanted to get some input from the talented people here. We're open to any respectful constructive criticism, comments and suggestions. Please don't be shy to give us your thoughts.
Here's what we already know needs fixing/redoing:
1. We're not happy with the vocal, particularly the 2nd verse. 1st verse is OK, we think; 3rd is decent but not as good as the 1st verse.
2. Needs to be slowed down about 5-6 bpm. Di has to rush the lyric in a few places.
3. Needs a better banjo intro. Also, we're thinking of cutting that intro from 8 bars to 4 bars. Any thoughts?
We're happy with the way it builds in layers in the first verse. We pretty much like the lyric but open to suggestions.
Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions....
Key of F - Mix 2.MGU
Key=F , Tempo 123, Length (m:s)=3:44
8 bar intro, 104 bar chorus, from bar 9 to bar 112. Repeat x1 chorus
Melody has 1746 notes, Melody harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Soloist track has 868 notes, Soloist harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style MIDI Instruments are : Finger Electric Bass (34), Bright Piano (2), Strings (49),
RealTracks in song: 1035:Banjo, Rhythm NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 847:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockRiff Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1530:Guitar, Electric, Soloist PopPower Ev 120
MIDI Drums :26 Rap TR808 Drums (26)
RealDrums will be substituted :NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
Dream About You
(c) 2013 Alan D. David, BMI / Diana Bowers, BMI
My heart's been broken a hundred times I know
All bruised up from hurting and tired of feeling low
Seems it's always staying when it's time for letting go
It had almost healed itself from the last love gone so wrong
Then you smiled at me that way and the feelng came on strng
Now you got me all mixed up, why did you have to come along
I dream about you every night
I know that I can't win this fight
Worried if my heart will make it through
I dream about you every day
Should I run or should I stay
I'm so mixed up I still don't have a clue
But if I go sleep I know just what I'll do
I'll dream about you
But I don't want to
I don't want to fall in love again
Cuz I know how it will always end
My heart can't take another break
It might already be too late
I tell my heart forget you, move on and let you be
Cuz you're no one special, just another misery
Can't let your smile provoke me, it's just another fantasy
Now I have to tell myself, believe what I just said
Drive those silly notions right out of my poor head
But I'd be lying to myself, so what I'll do instead....is