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#259344 - 08/13/14 03:52 AM [User Showcase] New Original Song "Everyone Deserves"
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I've been pretty busy over the summer with my yard business, but I did write a song last month that I just finished recording a couple of days ago.

I hope you enjoy it. All comments welcome.

Greg

http://achordmusic.mymusicstream.com/track/everyone-deserves


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Bass RT366
Guitar 12StrAc RT1002
Guitar AcFpick RT364
Guitar AcStrum RT368
Guitar ResBckgrnd RT377
Banjo RT1035
Piano RT1725



©2014 Words & Music: Greg Achord

Everyone Deserves


Well I don’t think that I could love you

Anymore than I do

Don’t think I could live without you

You’re the strength that gets me through

The darkest days & the loneliest of nights

I need you darlin’ right here by my side


Everyone deserves a lover and a friend

Someone to share it all until the bitter end

Everyone deserves to know they’re not alone

We all need a family – and a home


Yea I don’t think that I could want you

Anymore than I do

Don’t think I would be the man

That I am without you

It’s more than chance that put you by my side

A gift from heaven it made you my bride

(Chorus)

Don’t give up on love if it’s something you haven’t found

Keep your eyes ahead your feet on solid ground

For everyone there’s someone who’s meant to be

And for you I’m glad it’s me

(Chorus)

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#259346 - 08/13/14 04:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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Hi Greg,

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this one. It's very well written, arranged with skill and produced with flair. On top of this, your performance is excellent.

Great stuff.

Regards,
Noel
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#259368 - 08/13/14 09:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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Greg,

Good to see ya back around!

A nice song and a nice recording.

The opening is terrific. The dual guitar lick over the acoustic, ending with the strum... very nicely done - leads into the vocal perfectly. Most people don't put in the time and effort require to get that transition right - kudos on that.

The build to the chorus is tasty. Your chorus "sings" so well. One of your best vocals. And the harmonies are excellent..

I like the piano that you have included. I think it needs to be brought up in the mix. A piano is a percussive instrument. If it is in a mix, it should be noticeable (this it my opinion, of course)... not used "like a pad". If you want that effect, organs or strings or steel are a better choice. (It's one of my "soapbox" items - can you tell?). Not to detract from the rest of the mix... because it is very nice!

The transition from the chorus and into the 2nd verse is another highlight. The dobro licks are nicely placed...and the repeat of the guitar signature is tasty - well done...

The bridge is exceptional. well written and really well played. The guitar under the vocal - another highlight. again, kudos on that.

(the banjo is a nice touch - I think that could come up a bit, too. I know it "a fine line" but I think that one could stand to be a bit louder).

Love that last "....and a home!" Very strong.

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this (several times). This is how a country/rock/pop song should be produced. You kept it interesting and fresh from beginning to end.

Great job on this!!!

floyd

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#259376 - 08/13/14 10:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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Hi Greg,

quote Floyd: This is how a country/rock/pop song should be produced. You kept it interesting and fresh from beginning to end.
Enjoyed your guitars.

Guenter
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#259385 - 08/13/14 12:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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Nice job. Yeah I'll echo the comments above.

It has a nice traditional country sound to it.

My only "nit" is that personally, I don't like faded endings.


Edited by Guitarhacker (08/13/14 12:10 PM)
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#259429 - 08/13/14 06:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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Hey Greg. I really enjoyed this song. Plus 1 from me.

On this particular song your vocal and guitar sound had a Craig Fuller feel to me. He is the original singer/writer/lead guitarist of Pure Prairie League (Amie) and also was with Little Feat. Your vocals sound to me to what his voice has matured into over the years. I listened to a few other songs on your site while I was there and the similarity is not so much so on the others. It may just be the song structure and voicing of this particular tune. Either way, it made it even more enjoyable to me.

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#259436 - 08/13/14 07:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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Nice sentiment and nice song!! Really positive and upbeat. The one thing that strikes me as not fitting in is "bitter end" as the song is so optimistic lyrically and musically. Really nice work all around-vocals, harmonies, arrangement, the whole nine! Take care. Greg

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#259461 - 08/14/14 07:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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Greg, There are some really nice things going on here. The write is very good. Excellent vocal and harmonies. Great editing on the dobro. Trigger sounds great. Fantastic bridge. Nice work. Tom

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#259490 - 08/14/14 02:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Noel96]
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Noel - Thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Floyd - Thanks for your comments, I always enjoy what you have to say. I hear you on the piano... I often struggle with trying to find the right level for a piano track. The banjo is pretty much right where i wanted it... there, but making you wonder... is that a banjo I hear? grin Thanks again.

Guenter - Thanks for the listen.

Guitarhacker - I generally don't like faded endings either (there actually is an ending) I chose to do the fade because of the way the end repeats.

Charlie - Thanks! I've been a P.P.L. fan all my life. My band still does Amie.

Greg - Thanks for the compliments, I agree "bitter end" isn't the perfect line there, but it was my original thought and I couldn't seem to come up with something I liked better. crazy

Tom - Thank you for the listen & the nice comments.

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#259509 - 08/14/14 05:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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Hi Greg,

We are also more or less echoing the comments above.
Very well done, very professional production.
Good vocals too!

Regards,
R & AM


Edited by R & AM (08/14/14 05:56 PM)
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#259512 - 08/14/14 06:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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Hi, Greg !:))


What a nice tune you´ve
written and performed !
Absolutely marvelous
execution ! :))
I loved it !:))


Cheers
Dani

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#259544 - 08/14/14 10:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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Hey Greg,

Altho, I do agree with Greg on the "bitter end", it's not a deal breaker.

I think this sounds fantastic. It's my absolute favorite of yours. Wonderful work.

Well done.


Josie
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#259856 - 08/18/14 02:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Anne - Thanks for the listen.

Dani - Thank you for the nice comments.

Josie - Thank you very much. I appreciate it.

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#259888 - 08/18/14 06:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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I hope there are more like this one coming down the pike wink

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#259943 - 08/19/14 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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It's all been said and said well. Welcome back and, hey, a GREAT re-entry!! A fine write, great vocal and Trigger was super supportive of the whole vibe. WTG!! Looking forward to playing this for Janice.

PS floyd's piano comments finally got through to me a while back and I've been putting the piano more center, adding more reverb and bringing up the gain. I like what all that does.
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#260455 - 08/24/14 03:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd - I hope so too. We played the song at a gig this weekend & it went over really well... several positive comments plus we were asked to play it again. grin

Bud - Thanks for the nice comments. I've been thinking about Floyd's piano suggestions and they're definitely valid... many times I end up using it as a pad instrument and I shouldn't, I like your panning, reverb comments... I'll be giving that a try.

Greg

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#260462 - 08/24/14 04:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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Greg -

Missed this one. Love it! It's great that you're playing it live and it's well received.


Regards,

Bob

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#261380 - 09/04/14 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: 90 dB]
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Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Greg -

Missed this one. Love it! It's great that you're playing it live and it's well received.


Regards,

Bob


Hey Bob,

I missed that you commented. Thank you so much, I appreciate it! I am excited about the response we've been getting from live audiences. laugh

Greg

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#261386 - 09/04/14 04:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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It's all been said. All I can add is great vocal and harmonies, lyrics, RTs all taken over the top with your Tele picking.

Super song!
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#261405 - 09/04/14 07:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original Song "Everyone Deserves" [Re: Achordocaster]
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hi greg great lyric vocal mix all been said above well done thanks for sharing eric
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