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#256769 - 07/18/14 08:08 PM [User Showcase] "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier
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Rob wrote the music and most of the lyrics and asked me for some help writing the chorus and for some vocals. Rob also did the fine mixing.

https://soundcloud.com/lawrence-olivier/some-will-make-it

Some Will Make It (posted 18/07/2014) Written by Rob Meulman, and Lawrence Olivier

It's in the way you touched my hand, like you needed me
And in the way your words will roam, deep inside of me
With all the things we were getting through
He took his chance and conquered you

Chorus
Some will fold, they just can’t take it
Some will deny, and try to fake it
Some will cry, but they can’t shake it
But in the end love, some will make it


Love was new and love was wild, when you needed me
We spent the days, embraced the nights, for all the world to see
Nothing ever could go wrong
Back in the days when we belonged

Chorus

You talk but you're not really here, lost in promises
Just an echo of the past, that’s all there is
And as your brand new day rolls in
Where on earth should mine begin

Chorus


****** Song Summary *************
Title: "Some Will Make It" - 128Rok1.sty demo
Key=Dm , Tempo 70, Length (m:s)=4:20
Style is _BALLP16.STY (16ths Pop-Rock Ballad [85 RS])
SoloistCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded

RealTracks in style: 1759:Bass, Electric, Pop16ths Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1765:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Fingerpicking Pop16ths Ev16 085
RealTracks in style: 1764:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Pop16thsA-B Ev16 085
RealTracks in style: 1761:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop16ths Ev16 085
RealTracks in song: 1830:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopModernGrooveBrightDist Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 1167:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockBalladBrent Ev 065
RealDrums in Song: NashvillePop16^1-a:Snare, Hihat , b:Snare, Ride


Edited by gruverider (07/18/14 08:11 PM)

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#256782 - 07/18/14 11:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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Nice production. I especially liked The change up on verse 2 as far as guitar rhythm, and the nice decrescendo coming back down out of the guitar solo (that solo style fit so good) and the ending with vocal harmonies and guitar soloing behind it was a good high point dynamically. Well done.

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#256786 - 07/18/14 11:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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First rate production on this one. Nice song.

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#256804 - 07/19/14 05:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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Nicely reflective verses and love the chorus. Nice write Laurence and Rob. The backing is very supportive of the lyrics. It all works for me. Cheers.
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#256819 - 07/19/14 09:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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"And as your brand new day rolls in
Where on earth should mine begin"

Nice.

A cool collab, guys. Good everything - vocals, instruments, mix..

"It's in the way you touched my hand, like you needed me
And in the way your words will roam, deep inside of me"

... a terrific beginning.

Enjoyed it.

floyd

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#256831 - 07/19/14 09:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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Hi Rob and Lawrence,

a great collab. Very nice contrast of your voices.
Especially liked the harmony parts.
Good arrangement and mix.

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#256838 - 07/19/14 12:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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HI Lawrence and Rob.
Nice collaboration. Nice write. Isn't this forum a wonderful place? The vocals blend very nicely.

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#256850 - 07/19/14 04:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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It's not often when I hear an intro and am drawn in. I'm usually just waiting for the verse to start, but this song starts with such a nice musical texture-the guitar and drums weave beautifully together. And, from there, what can I say? The level is maintained. Excellent vocals, production, writing.....the whole nine! I also love the way you alternated the verse/chorus vocals (which were great!). The song sounds like both of you, and it is a great combination. I always wondered what Rob was doing with all his spare time since he and Anne Marie are only posting about one song per week. Stop slackin' Rob!! Great work! Take care. Greg

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#256868 - 07/19/14 06:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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Rob and Lawrence, This is a great collab. Great production and fabulous vocals. Very well done. Can't wait for the next one. Tom

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#256869 - 07/19/14 06:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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Patrick, thank you. Yes, Rob did a fantastic job with the arrangement and the mix



Charlie, thank you for listening and commenting.



Richmac, thank you for your support. It all came together rather well.



Floyd, thanks for stopping in for a listen.



Gunter, thanks. Our voices have different timbers and they came together well.



JosieC, thank you. You are so right this is a fantastic place to be!



Greg, The music and the lyrics are very complementary. And Rob is very prolific, isn't he. Thanks

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#256938 - 07/20/14 01:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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Nice job guys. Little Boston or old Journey happening with the two male vocs. I like it.

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#256988 - 07/21/14 08:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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Nice job on this. Love those Brent solo's.....

I thought the song was a bit long but hey, it is what it is. I like the song.
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#257029 - 07/21/14 08:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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Really nice sounding contrast between the vocals. Both of you have good voices to listen to but together it's a whole different level.

Excellent arrangement and professional sounding mix.

Great job guys.
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#257050 - 07/21/14 11:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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Outstanding song in every area; thanks for sharing!
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#257070 - 07/22/14 05:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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RobbMiller, thanks for listening. Funny that you mention Journey because I told Rob I thought there was a bit of Journey in the song too.



Guitarhacker, glad you stopped in for a listen, and taking time to comment.



JimFogle, thanks for the kind words.



PgFantastic, so glad that you enjoyed the song.

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#257077 - 07/22/14 07:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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Rob & Lawrence ...

Very nice song, indeed! Love the chord pattern and arrangement! Great music and smooth vocals ... it has everything good. Totally loved it! Best to ya ...

Alan & Di
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#257146 - 07/22/14 04:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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Well, that certainly worked out! Wonderful vocals and supporting arrangement/mix. Uber cool lyrics. Great dynamics. I'd buy this. WTG guys!!

Bud and Janice

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#257328 - 07/24/14 08:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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Al-David, glad to see you stop by for a listen. thank you for the kind comments


Janice and Bud, thank you for taking a listen and for your words of encouragement.

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#257352 - 07/24/14 12:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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Rob and Lawrence !:)))


This is just great !:))
I love the tune and especially
your vocals that really blend
so well !:))


Cheers
Dani

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#257367 - 07/24/14 02:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Some Will Make It" written by Rob Meulman and Lawrence Olivier [Re: gruverider]
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Dani, glad to hear you enjoyed the song, thank you.

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