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#315758 - 10/25/15 07:11 PM [User Showcase] New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET
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Hello forum friends. The birth of this song began in a resort gift shop on vacation in Mexico a few years ago. My wife loves to shop and I don't. When I was standing there bored, this melody came into my head. The words were illusive for a period. Hope you like it. Listening to it on speaker for the first time, there is a boominess in the vocal that needs addressing. Oh well, live and learn! Take care. Greg


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STILL AIN’T FOUND IT YET


As a young man, how I admired those movie stars
All those smooth lines, pretty women and flashy cars
So I searched outside the reel, for something that feels
Like that on-screen Corvette
But I still ain’t found it yet

Some may find their peace in their mother earth
Or salvation and strength in their savior’s birth
But with my answer, I’ve never been blessed, it’s illusive I guess
Slips like water through the net
Cause I still ain’t found it yet

And this long road is bringin’ me down
Keep on chasin’ this oasis that I need
And the world keeps spinnin’ me round
I can’t focus at this dizzying speed

Sometimes I feel like I should have been born in another time
Like a strange word endlessly searching for one that rhymes
There are times, in the distance I see, some part of me
In a place where I can’t get
So I still ain’t found it yet

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#315761 - 10/25/15 07:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Good song with great sounding vocals. This is a good write and I enjoyed it from start to finish.

Charlie
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#315778 - 10/26/15 04:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Vocals sound fine to me. Good inspiration for the tune and you put it together nicely. What BIAB tracks did you use? Good write and a fine performance! I liked the lead work, too.
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#315796 - 10/26/15 06:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Great solid write Greg.
I really liked the lyrics: "But with my answer, I’ve never been blessed, it’s illusive I guess
Slips like water through the net" Creative and stylish.
You've done a great job (again)
Trev
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#315808 - 10/26/15 08:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Beautiful writing, Greg... as always. You put thoughtful words together in a totally natural way. Always interesting, never contrived and certainly never mundane.

And then...wrap that in a gorgeous melody - that can be described in that same way...

Excellent production - the combination of drums, bass and organ - what a perfect soundscape for this lyric... Shades of JB ("These Days")...

The vocal sounds great. The guitar screams! (Is that an RT???)

Awesome listen in every regard.

floyd

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#315809 - 10/26/15 08:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg,

very beautiful song! Great lyrics and awesome
performance. I like the lead a lot.
Very enjoyable listen.

Guenter
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#315851 - 10/26/15 02:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg,

This is a very nice song with a cool chord progression and beautiful chorus.
Yes, we also would like to know about the lead guitar: Is it an RT?

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#315862 - 10/26/15 03:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Great song! Very strong lyrics and amen to the hook'still ain't found it yet'.
Haunting guitar. Cheers.
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#315875 - 10/26/15 04:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg.

Beautiful song.

Great arrangement, performance and mix.

Excellent vocal delivery and wonderful lead guitar.

Loved it all.

ROG.

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#315890 - 10/26/15 07:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

The others have said it all, as this song is a good example of your impeccable standards.

What RTs did you use to produce this?

enjoyed the listen a lot!!

Alyn
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#315907 - 10/26/15 08:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg!
I like the sound of the organ in the background and the lead guitar. Good lyrics, band, production and vocals. Enjoyed!
Sonny

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#315969 - 10/27/15 07:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg, A great write. Fantastic lyrical composition! A vocal that is again way up on the top shelf. Nice guitar effect. Some great editing if that was a real track. Everything is so good with this I don't know where to start or finish. You keep raising the bar. I am in awe at the moment. Superb! Tom

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#315971 - 10/27/15 07:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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"So I searched outside the reel, for something that feels"

Wow! A great snippet from an amazing write.

The vocals and production are, as always, high bar
and it all sounds wonderful on our monitors.

Like others, we'd like to know more about the
production!

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#316253 - 10/29/15 01:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Good song with great sounding vocals. This is a good write and I enjoyed it from start to finish.

Charlie


Thanks Charlie. Much appreciated! I would love to hear Darius Rucker sing this. I wasn't much of a Hootie fan but that guy can sing. I did my best to try to get that feel. Take care. Greg

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#316276 - 10/29/15 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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I like this song.
There's a great guitar in it.

Your voice goes well on the song.

Nice sound in the background

Sergio
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#316308 - 10/30/15 03:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

This is an outstanding listen. Your melody, lyrics, arrangement, performance and mix are outstanding. I was particularly drawn to your lyrics. Trevor has already mentioned the "slips like water through the net" simile. That grabbed me, too. What I found most powerful, though, was your third A section...

Quote:
Sometimes I feel like I should have been born in another time
Like a strange word endlessly searching for one that rhymes
There are times, in the distance I see, some part of me
In a place where I can’t get
So I still ain’t found it yet

To me, this was a very inspired pinnacle of verse development in the song. You really have a gift for mixing a palette of words and painting a masterpiece.

Overall... fantastic!

Regards,
Noel
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#316392 - 10/30/15 08:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Your preamble/backstory kills me, it sounds just like something I'd say! First thing that hits me is how well the bass lines move the song forward, the guitar (your playing?) is very tasteful and drives everything. There's a hint of These Days in the verses and the bridge part is just a beautiful melody. The best compliment that I can give is that when I listen to it I think about how I'd like to record a version of it, maybe like a Ryan Adams acoustic thang. Listened a second time to appreciate the really good lyrics.
Really enjoyed, maybe both of our songs will show up on Fargo's soundtrack next season.

Kenny

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#316477 - 10/31/15 02:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Kemmrich]
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Originally Posted By: Kemmrich
Vocals sound fine to me. Good inspiration for the tune and you put it together nicely. What BIAB tracks did you use? Good write and a fine performance! I liked the lead work, too.


Thanks Kevin! I will post the RTs-all BIAB. I wish I could play like that. Loved your last post! Take care. Greg

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#316487 - 10/31/15 03:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

Better late than never. This is really good stuff. I particularly liked:


"Some may find their peace in their mother earth
Or salvation and strength in their savior’s birth
But with my answer, I’ve never been blessed, it’s illusive I guess
Slips like water through the net
Cause I still ain’t found it yet."


I hear some embryonic Brian Wilson in there. Ah, how I miss California. cry


Regards,

Bob

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#316715 - 11/02/15 03:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song Post: STILL AIN'T FOUND IT YET [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Great solid write Greg.
I really liked the lyrics: "But with my answer, I’ve never been blessed, it’s illusive I guess
Slips like water through the net" Creative and stylish.
You've done a great job (again)
Trev

Thanks Trevor! Always appreciate your comments and your wonderful support. Thanks again! Take care. Greg



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