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#259251 - 08/12/14 06:33 AM [User Showcase] Trip of a Lifetime
Registered: 08/12/14
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jimmyp Offline
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Registered: 08/12/14
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Hi

This is the first song I've posted to the showcase. It was recorded and mixed using Powertracks with my guitar teacher who is a regular user of the forum by the name of ROG. It evolved over time from a chord sequence in a backing track to the full song we have here.

Guitar and vocals is myself, bass, drums and keyboards were taken care of by ROG.

Hope you like it!

Trip of a Lifetime

I lie by your side
And deep down inside
There's nowhere to hide
My feelings on show
You already know
There's nowhere to go

It could have turned into the trip of a lifetime
Sail away under starry skies
Instead it turned out it was time to say goodbye

The look in your eyes
Blows your disguise
There's no second prize
Everyone knows
It's time to let go
Get on with the show

It could have turned into the trip of a lifetime
Sail away under starry skies
Instead it turned out it was time to say goodbye

When the sky's fallen down
And the stars are all in pieces on the ground
Then they'll all stand around

With the tears blown away
My brave face it won't betray
How I'm hanging in there, living day by day

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#259271 - 08/12/14 11:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trip of a Lifetime [Re: jimmyp]
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floyd jane Offline
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Jimmy,

Welcome! Terrific first post.

If ROG taught you to play guitar like that, I may have to sign up myself! NICE lead work! Super cool vocals, too.

A cool pop/rock song.

floyd

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#259284 - 08/12/14 02:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trip of a Lifetime [Re: jimmyp]
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Charlie Fogle Offline
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Hi Jimmy. I certainly hope this will not be your last post. I think this is very good and enjoyed it from start to finish. Excellent playing and writing.

Charlie
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#259290 - 08/12/14 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trip of a Lifetime [Re: jimmyp]
Registered: 03/02/13
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dani48 Offline
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Hi, Jimmy !:))

Welcome to the forum !:))
I must echo what has been
said: this is really a terrific
tune and so well sung and put
together !!:))

Congrats to you and everyone
else involved !!!:))

Cheers
Dani

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#259310 - 08/12/14 07:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trip of a Lifetime [Re: jimmyp]
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PatrickH Offline
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Very cool. Nice change-ups in the tune. +1 to comments on vocal and guitar work. Kinda reminds me of David Gilmore in your phrasing

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#259334 - 08/13/14 02:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trip of a Lifetime [Re: PatrickH]
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gibson Offline
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Jimmy,

ee by gum!! ROG is the George Martin of Yorkshire. grin
What a nice song that in places reminded me of the 80's band "Haircut 100" with you on guitar!

Alyn
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#259371 - 08/13/14 09:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trip of a Lifetime [Re: jimmyp]
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boehm Offline
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Hi Jimmy,

welcome to the forum.
Great first post.
Excellent playing and writing.

Guenter
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#259534 - 08/14/14 09:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trip of a Lifetime [Re: jimmyp]
Registered: 12/21/13
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Greg Johnson Offline
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Welcome aboard! Great guitar work!! The vocals bring across a British invasion feel, which is my favorite rock era. And, I love that huge snare sound. Very cool all the way around!! Take care. Greg

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#259540 - 08/14/14 09:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trip of a Lifetime [Re: jimmyp]
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Sundance Offline
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Cool! Great guitar and I really like all the changeups in the arrangement.


Josie

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#259687 - 08/16/14 11:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trip of a Lifetime [Re: jimmyp]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2946
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
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Hi Jim.

Nice to see your first song on the forum.

As others have said, the guitar work is excellent, but one of things I like best is the way the backing vocals work in the slower second section. The tracked-up chorus vocals underpinning the high solo voice works really well and it's not easy to do. I know you put a lot of work into that.

All in all, a great song, particularly for a first post.

ROG.

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#259688 - 08/16/14 11:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trip of a Lifetime [Re: jimmyp]
Registered: 05/12/12
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JoanneCooper Offline
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Hi Jimmy
Great first post and we hope to be hearing much more from you in the future.

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#259809 - 08/17/14 11:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trip of a Lifetime [Re: jimmyp]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16597
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Noel96 Offline
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Hi Jimmy,

Congratulations on your first post. It was a great listen! You won't go wrong being on Team ROG.

Regards,
Noel
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#259971 - 08/19/14 01:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trip of a Lifetime [Re: jimmyp]
Registered: 12/05/11
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Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
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Great guitar! Welcome aboard -- stay awhile.

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