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#257485 - 07/25/14 09:16 PM [User Showcase] Love Again
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In the fall of 2006 I relocated and in the spring of 2007 I fell madly in love. We shopped for rings and went house hunting but it was only to be a spring romance. It was also the first song I wrote after living through Hurricane Katrina two years earlier. Looking back I suppose I had a lot on my mind.

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Love Again (July 2007)

I, I no longer care, I no longer hope, it’s harder now to breathe, ‘cause I no longer dream
I’m tired of the wind blowing through my hair, I’m tired of the sands of time rushing through my hands
I’m tired of the sun, I’m tired of the rain, I’m tired of the heartache, I’m tired of the pain
I’m weary of your face, of our faded dream, I’m tired of your memory I’m tired of your name

Don’t ask me if I care, don’t ask me anything, ‘cause I don’t really know if I will ever love again

You, you promised me your love, you opened up your home, now I can’t believe I’m sitting here alone
With just your memory, it seems like yesterday, the smile in your eyes that took my breath away
The wind that tossed your hair, the sunlight on your face, and what I wouldn’t give to go back to that place
Where not so long ago, you turned to me to hold you in my arms to keep you company

And I may never feel again, and I may never dream again, and I can’t tell you why I’m tired of it all

So don’t, don’t ask me if I care, don’t ask me anything, ‘cause I don’t really know if I will ever love again




All instruments are real tracks. Bass, Drums, piano, synth pad, cello, 3 strumming acoustic guitars, and a bit of Dreamy guitar.

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#257488 - 07/25/14 09:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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I really like this song. Excellent writing and production. I think we have all been there in our lives at one time or the other and you have done a masterful job or putting it to words and music.

Charlie
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#257491 - 07/25/14 11:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Something good came out of such a horror as the hurricane .... this song
I thought Badfinger as soon as it started and then the song took a life of its own.
beautiful use of cello and perfect vocals for such a sad song. Nice use of the "false ending"
beautiful

We've all been there

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#257508 - 07/26/14 04:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Wow, this is excellent stuff Lawrence. A beautiful song beautifully arranged and sung. Great stuff.

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#257512 - 07/26/14 06:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Beautiful Lawrence. Really like this one.


Regards,

Bob

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#257514 - 07/26/14 07:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence – You had me right from the start with that cello and piano intro and heartfelt vocal performance. Another wonderful production.

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#257530 - 07/26/14 11:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: Skyline]
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Hi Lawrence,
Originally Posted By: Skyline
Wow, this is excellent stuff Lawrence. A beautiful song beautifully arranged and sung. Great stuff.

Exactly. I like it.

Guenter
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#257536 - 07/26/14 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence,

Nice song. Your vocals are always incredibly nice. So distinctive. A voice that ought to be heard. It should be selling records.

Excellent production and mix. (What is the piano RT?)

Beautiful.

floyd

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#257548 - 07/26/14 02:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Hi Lawrence,

Very nice, indeed! A perfect song for your terrific voice. We loved everything about it! Thanks for the three minutes of musical delight. Best to ya,

Alan & Di
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#257561 - 07/26/14 05:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence, I have listened to this several times and will be back for more. Love it! Your vocal is outstanding. Just the right rasp and the right cry. Gorgeous write. Killer arrangement. And an ending to die for. Love the reverb tail on the stop. As good as anything you've posted here. Bravo! Tom

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#257568 - 07/26/14 07:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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hi Lawrence great production mix vocal everything perfect thanks eric
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#257576 - 07/26/14 08:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence,
This song is truly beautiful! The build up of the arrangement is very well chosen. The same goes for the vocal, we especially like the transition from very expressive to modest at certain moments in the song.
Which Real Track is the piano?
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#257589 - 07/26/14 09:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Beautiful!! I always loved this kind of ballad. This should be in a movie soundtrack. Beautiful vocal, and an arrangement that squeezes out all of the beauty of the song masterfully! Amazing work!! Take care. Greg

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#257597 - 07/26/14 10:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Hi Laurence. Great write and beautifully presented. Really like the strong vocal dynamics and the insistence of the piano. Nice moody photo. Cheers.
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#257601 - 07/26/14 10:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Really nice application of music dynamics to match your lyrics. Nice from start to finish.

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#257620 - 07/27/14 12:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Charlie, Thank you for taking time to listen and comment. I'm glad you liked it.



Alyn, yes that Hurricane was a terrible horror that changed everyone's lives. Thank you.



John, Thank you for the kind words.



Bob, Very happy you enjoyed it.



JosieC, I wasn't sure how the cello would work but after playing around with it for some time I'm happy with the results. Thank you.



Guenter, thank you, I'm glad you liked it.



Floyd, the piano is 891. Ahh, the songwriters lottery to sell records. Thanks for listening.



Alen & Di, The three minutes of delight was my pleasure. Thank you both.



Tom, You are very kind with your words. The raspy vocal was in part due to me recording after being awake for over 24 hours. Thank you so much.



Eric, I'm glad you stopped in for a listen and for the kind words.



Rob and Anne-Marie, Thank both for the encouraging comments. Rob the piano is 891.



Greg, I am grateful for your generous words and very glad you liked the song.



RichMac, Yes, the piano is the heartbeat of this song. One of the very few songs I have written on the piano as I cannot really play the piano. When I found the 891 piano in BIAB, I knew it was time to re-record the song. Thank you.



Patrick, I was very happy when I settled on this arrangement. Thank for listening and commenting.

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#257658 - 07/27/14 04:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Hi Lawrence,

This song is wonderful.

As always, your singing, your arranging, your production are outstanding. I also loved the descending bass line. It's a perfect musical fit for wringing every last ounce of emotion from the lyrics. Great prosody.

I'm heading back to listen yet again!

All the best,
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#257664 - 07/27/14 07:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Hi, Lawrence !

I sure hope you have got over
this passage of your life !
It seems a bittersweet one
if any ! In any case,as you
know, they say that the best
love songs are written with
a broken heart ! May this be
why your song is so good ?
Take care !


Cheers
Dani

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#257819 - 07/28/14 02:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Noel, Thank you very much for the kind words.


Dani, thank you for your concern. I am over it all for sure now. I call it beautiful pain. It makes you know that you are alive! And I am happy to have a song out of it.

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#257826 - 07/28/14 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Love Again [Re: gruverider]
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Stunningly beautiful -- and I don't use those words lightly. So often songs with beautiful lyrics like these are sung solely in a "pretty" manner. But your voice has exactly the right balance of grit and emotion to take it to another place...a good place. Heck, I guess I've just tried to define soul. Wonderful package -- all the components work so well.
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