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#283570 - 02/07/15 05:52 AM [User Showcase] WTG (Merritt/jane co-write)
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WTG
Please use alternate link at bottom of page if you have issues with SoundCloud.

A few weeks ago I pondering all the social media/texting short cuts, e.g., LOL, OMG, WTG, etc and ended up writing what I felt was a decent verse, chorus and hook....but the muse, who rarely visits, abruptly left. I revisited it a couple of times and remained stonewalled. Still thinking I might have something going I ask floyd if he'd help out. And he did, big time. In short order he added another verse, the bridge and came up with a great melody. A while back we co-wrote "Tryin'" and it resulted in us posting a guy and a gal version. So look for the guy version of this from floyd!

It's all just for fun but we do welcome and appreciate your comments!

J&B

Lead Vocal: Janice (Rodes NT1 interfaced to Logic Pro X via USB Blue Icicle)
Harmony Vocal: floyd
Bud: Mix and Mastering (Ozone 6 and Nectar2)
Bass: RT 712 Acoustic Bossa, ev, simple
R Guitar 1: RT 1595 Fingerpicking Pop 8ths Steady ev
R Guitar 2: RT 2200 Nylon, Background, ev
Cello: RT 1856 PopCountry, ev
Fiddle: RT 2028 Soloist, ev
Banjo: RT 1758 Pop16ths, ev

Thanks floyd for the nylon guitar suggestion and the idea of letting the RT's build.

WTG
 
V1
Our years together weren't all heaven but neither were they hell
better than a life alone, far as I could tell
So it caught me off guard when you said you were leaving
if you walk out that door, you'll leave me nothing to believe in
 
Chorus
Staring out the window, wondering what it's all about
dark clouds moving in while you are moving out
If you're hanging 'round to see if I'm going to fall apart
Way to go,  good job,  you're off to a damn good start
 
V2
Something that once passed for love turn in to passing time
now past the point of no return, no reason, no rhyme
it cracked, it crumbled, it resisted repair
it teetered, it tumbled, for the lack of a little care

chorus
 
bridge
I held out hope that we could find a way to make things better
I'm left holding my breath and trying to hold myself together

chorus

© 2015 Bud Merritt/floydjane

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#283572 - 02/07/15 06:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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WTG Guys! Another I75 classic.


Regards,

Bob

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#283579 - 02/07/15 07:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Almost had to lookup "WTG" when Janice rescued me! Guess I'm not as clued up on social media as I like to think I am. Love the fiddle and the very subtle banjo. Good one guys
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#283584 - 02/07/15 07:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Janice, Bud and Floyd,

very nice one. Had to google the title.
Great vocals and harmony as always. The fiddle fits nicely.
Very enjoyable listen.

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#283598 - 02/07/15 09:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Pretty instrument arrangement Bud. Your vocal is beautiful as always Janice. I especially like that melody FJ.

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#283616 - 02/07/15 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Beautifully done!! Powerful, well-crafted lyric, great somber melody, wonderful vocals, and perfect arrangement to bring it home. A little Bonnie Raittish. Great work guys. Top notch!! Take care. Greg

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#283619 - 02/07/15 01:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice & Bud,

I really like this - another great add to your song inventory. smile

Bob

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#283631 - 02/07/15 02:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Pretty instrument arrangement Bud. Your vocal is beautiful as always Janice. I especially like that melody FJ.

Josie


+1, What she said. Written, arranged, delivered, and mixed with great skill and expertise. Loved the melody and the vocal and well, everything else! Tom

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#283642 - 02/07/15 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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J & B

Really great, fantastic lyric, pleasant laid-back pace. The strings really balance the song nicely, giving it a 'forlorn' feel.

Top job once again.

Trevor
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#283652 - 02/07/15 03:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Originally Posted By: 90 dB
WTG Guys! Another I75 classic.


Regards,

Bob


Thanks Bob! Yeah man connected by 75 and the net.

Originally Posted By: JosieC
Almost had to lookup "WTG" when Janice rescued me! Guess I'm not as clued up on social media as I like to think I am. Love the fiddle and the very subtle banjo. Good one guys


Thank you. Glad Janice rescued you. smile Yeah if we were commercially oriented we'd definitely call it "Way To Go" but what the heck -- a little whimsy. On the banjo, I had tried it...didn't like it but then floyd mentioned it with the notion of letting it enter the late into the song and contribute to the build. That man's good at that stuff.
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#283661 - 02/07/15 04:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Really nice melody and lyric on this one. The production and performance were superb. Enjoyed it.


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#283683 - 02/07/15 06:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Janice, Bud and Floyd,

very nice one. Had to google the title.
Great vocals and harmony as always. The fiddle fits nicely.
Very enjoyable listen.

Guenter


Thanks Guenter! Glad you like the fiddle. Using it and the cello was a bit of an experiment. Glad it worked for you.


Originally Posted By: Sundance
Pretty instrument arrangement Bud. Your vocal is beautiful as always Janice. I especially like that melody FJ.

Josie

Thanks Josie. Yes, he came up with a great melody and quickly at that.

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#283690 - 02/07/15 09:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Like everything about this one. Love the fiddle. The nice strong vocals.
The light whimsical tone of the piece and the word plays.
Held, holding, hold in the bridge, leavin, believe in, movin in movin out,
cracked, crumbled, resisted repair
teetered, tumbled, lack of a little care.
Enjoy that. Cheers.
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#283727 - 02/08/15 10:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Excellent listen. Radio ready production, beautiful singing. You always choose great songs so I was a little surprised this was written in house instead of a public domain song. Really strong writing.
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#283757 - 02/09/15 01:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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What a fabulous use of realtracks! So rich and beautiful!

And then you add lush vocals and harmonies and superb lyrics?

Sweet!!!

I'm happy to be a part of it as an audience!

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#283759 - 02/09/15 01:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Dunno how I missed this one.
Great write.
Excellent use of real tracks.
All boxes ticked here.
Loved it.
Rob

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#283826 - 02/09/15 11:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hey guys,

Very nice! A good write! Loved the production... Have I told you how much I like Janice's voice! grin

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#283844 - 02/09/15 01:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Bud - Thanks for including me in on this! I had a ton of fun!
Janice - thanks for putting your spin on this!


Bob - I75 thanks ya!


Joanne - WTG (figuring that out!)


Guenter - appreciate you having a listen..

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#283854 - 02/09/15 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Janice, Bud and Floyd,

Nice WTG guys! grin
We've just learned some new short cuts, LOL! laugh
The song:
OMG! wink
It is definitely compliant with your usual high level of song creating.
A nice listen for sure.

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#283888 - 02/10/15 05:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: WTG (Merritt/jane co-write) [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Beautifully done!! Powerful, well-crafted lyric, great somber melody, wonderful vocals, and perfect arrangement to bring it home. A little Bonnie Raittish. Great work guys. Top notch!! Take care. Greg


Thank you Greg. We appreciate everything you said!

J&B

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Janice & Bud,

I really like this - another great add to your song inventory. smile

Bob


Thanks Bob!

J&B

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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Pretty instrument arrangement Bud. Your vocal is beautiful as always Janice. I especially like that melody FJ.

Josie


+1, What she said. Written, arranged, delivered, and mixed with great skill and expertise. Loved the melody and the vocal and well, everything else! Tom


Thanks Tom!

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