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#290232 - 03/31/15 01:15 PM [User Showcase] Given Up For Lent
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Easter is just around the corner... hop, hop..
If you were planning to give something up for Lent, there's only a couple of days left. smile
Hopefully it wasn't writing. Or producing. It's getting kinda slow around here...

This is a co-write with Bill Osofsky.
It's got nothing to do with the holiday (or religion).


GIVEN UP FOR LENT

honey, have you seen my titan's sweatshirt?
i can't find it on my closet shelf
in fact, i'm sure i loaned it to your brother
when he got bar-b-que all on his self
patience and forgiveness
ain't the only things i lack
nothin' that i lend him
ever seems to make it back

(chorus)
ya know i love ya, baby
i love your family, too
but your brother's just a moocher
five finger rendezvous
anything i'm missin'
i know just where it went
'cause everything he borrows
i've given up for lent.

that shirt he wears with f.j. on the pocket
ya know your brother's name is clem devine
his twelve piece black and decker set of sockets
i'd bet your mother's teeth that it was mine
i swear he's got a share of
everything i own
'cause every time we visit him
it looks like i'm at home

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
they say a penny saved's a penny earned
apparently, a lesson that he's learned

(repeat chorus)


The Band...
RealTracks in song: 521:Bass, Electric, Pop Syncopated Ev 136
RealTracks in song: ~975:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountrySwingCleanMuted Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 948:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MemphisDirtyMuted Sw 190
RealTracks in song: ~976:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountrySwingCleanStrum Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 652:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBoogie Sw 140 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 978:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountrySwingGrittyHeld Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 1014:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BluesRockCrispSync Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 1515:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~576:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Blues BB Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1520:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryWorkinBrent Ev16 090
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleSwing8^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride


I am using a different control for playing the mp3.
I'd appreciate knowing if you have problems with it...

Comments encouraged.
Thanks for listening.

floyd

(new mix uploaded 4/1/15 - 10:30am)


Edited by floyd jane (04/01/15 07:40 AM)
Edit Reason: new mix

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#290233 - 03/31/15 01:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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WHAT FUN!!! Really cute rocker with wonderful humor and craft. Is this a recent co-write Floyd? Mix and arrangement are flawless. A true gem!! Take care. Greg

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#290234 - 03/31/15 01:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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Ahhaaa! Love that style. Those basic chords are sooo strong.
Fun everything about this song. A favourite of mine?
Bet your mothers teeth. Cheers.
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#290251 - 03/31/15 02:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
WHAT FUN!!! Really cute rocker with wonderful humor and craft. Is this a recent co-write Floyd? Mix and arrangement are flawless. A true gem!! Take care. Greg

Thanks, Greg. Past year or so is when I "met" Bill... we've written several together...


Originally Posted By: RichMac
Ahhaaa! Love that style. Those basic chords are sooo strong.
Fun everything about this song. A favourite of mine?
Bet your mothers teeth. Cheers.

Glad you like it, Richard. Should have known that line would be "right up your alley"... (one of Bill's). Thanks for the listen...

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#290255 - 03/31/15 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd.

I see you've reverted to type with this one and I have to say that no one on here does country better than you.

Clever lyrics. I'm sure lots of us know someone just like that.

Nice arrangement, production and mix. The whole package is just fully professional.

ROG.

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#290259 - 03/31/15 03:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd
Another little pearler, great to have some toe-tappin' fun. Real comical lyrics, genius in fact!
Top production, mix, choice of instruments, absolutely everything.
Real nice
(I hope it's not a true story cry )

Trev
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#290260 - 03/31/15 03:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane


I am using a different control for playing the mp3.
I'd appreciate knowing if you have problems with it...

floyd

Floyd, the control worked perfectly. I think this hasn't been the case previously with those pages, but this time it worked great!
Trevor
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#290267 - 03/31/15 04:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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Hey Floyd,

I really like this - outstanding vocal and melody. I could hear Roger Miller doing this one. Very nice!

Bob
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#290270 - 03/31/15 05:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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Reminds a little of "She's a Woman"by the Beatles.
My friend just know how write such good songs.
Excellent.
Rob.

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#290271 - 03/31/15 05:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,
So you lined up a few guitars again ☺
I counted 8!!!

Another song that I consider study material.
But first... Enjoying the song!
Great fun!

"that shirt he wears with f.j. on the pocket
ya know your brother's name is clem device"

LOL!

You know I'm a fan ☺

Things are a little slow here indeed, 4 songs in the pipeline, but just bought a Gretsch ☺, and we're going caravaning near saint tropez for two weeks ... So I'm taking a little break. Hopefully there's wifi there.

I have prepared a dvd with the best of the user Showcase forum to take along.

Always near you all!

Fred

PS The link works great!


Edited by FredM (03/31/15 05:49 PM)

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#290287 - 04/01/15 12:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd,

Yeh country as it should be!! and I can relate to them words mad
There are some good lines in this song laugh
"but your brother's just a moocher
five finger rendezvous"
and
"cause every time we visit him
it looks like i'm at home"

Good song floyd and Bill

The new link works great, but then I didn't have a prob with the other one!

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#290296 - 04/01/15 04:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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Great comedy style write. Clever word-smithing.

On the topic.... I never lend anything with the hope of getting it back.

If I "lent" something to someone in the past, I consider it a gift. That's usually how it ends up anyway.

I'm generally fairly surprised when someone returns something to me in a timely manner. So imagine my surprise when my new brother-in-law comes to my house a day and a half later, says thanks.... and hands me the single nut driver bit I let him use.
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#290304 - 04/01/15 05:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd, This one has more guitars than my local pawn shop. Great editing on the leads. Top write, mix, production and performance. Congratulations on another fine piece of work. Tom

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#290311 - 04/01/15 06:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

very clever and funny lyrics.
Arrangement and presentation are your
usual high standard. Your consumption of
guitars is amazing.
My regards to Bill. A great collab.

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#290343 - 04/01/15 12:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: VideoTrack]
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Tom mentioned to me that the solo guitars needed some reverb.
So I added some and uploaded a new mix.
(Also corrected a lyric faux pas that he pointed out. HA!)
Thanks, Tom...


Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Floyd.

I see you've reverted to type with this one and I have to say that no one on here does country better than you.

Clever lyrics. I'm sure lots of us know someone just like that.

Nice arrangement, production and mix. The whole package is just fully professional.

ROG.

Appreciate that, ROG...


Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Floyd
Another little pearler, great to have some toe-tappin' fun. Real comical lyrics, genius in fact!
Top production, mix, choice of instruments, absolutely everything.
Real nice
(I hope it's not a true story cry )

Trev

Thanks for all of that, Trevor ... and for the notice of the new control.. good to know..

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#290349 - 04/01/15 02:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi there Floyd,

This is a nice 'working' style country song. Steady as always, I also very much like the talking in the end, haha.
Of course no soloist fits better here than Brent.
It's the first time I didn't have to use the Windows media player on your website. This new slider works flawlessly in my browser.

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#290375 - 04/02/15 05:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Hey Floyd,

I really like this - outstanding vocal and melody. I could hear Roger Miller doing this one. Very nice!

Bob

Thanks, Bob. we sometimes forget how very good Roger Miller was...


Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Reminds a little of "She's a Woman"by the Beatles.
My friend just know how write such good songs.
Excellent.
Rob.

Thanks for the listen, Rob...

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#290402 - 04/02/15 10:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,
I really like this. Excellent from start to finish! Although it does seem a little weak on guitar tracks. grin

Greg

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#290417 - 04/02/15 02:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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Nice song. Funny lyrics and they always say the funniest stories are laced with truth. No problem with the new slider here.

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#290445 - 04/02/15 08:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
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This one reminds me of a "song challenge" write. Your given a topic, or title or some starting point and everyone in the group returns the next week with their take of the challenge.

I use to be in a group like that and I enjoyed it immensely.

So if the challenge was "Given Up For Lent" this song would have knocked all the other entries clean out of contention!

Simply a super reinterpretation and development of a lyrical idea!

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