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#317048 - 11/06/15 07:05 AM [User Showcase] What The River Knows
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A little song about invisible people. All BIAB, with a dash of Dim Pro and Mirolslav.


https://90dbband.bandcamp.com/track/what-the-river-knows



What The River Knows

©2014 Robert Randall Burke


It's a hard world
And it gets harder every day
As all your hopes and dreams
Slip away.
It's not my world
It's just the one I'm passin' through
Tryin' to survive
For one more day.

Life is a river
That carries you where it flows
And you will never learn
What the river knows.

You can't see me
When you pass me on the street
As if you did
You'd share in my defeat.
You don't know me
But I once was just like you
And the life that I once had
Was just as sweet.




Key=D , Tempo 85, Length (m:s)=3:51
No intro. 78 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 78. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is C_PIANO.STY (Country Piano - Country Ballad S)
Style MIDI Instruments are : Strings (49),
RealTracks in song: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 2024:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 832:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AltCountryMoody Ev 075
RealDrums in Song: CountryEven8: a: Brushes, HiHat b: Snare, Ride

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#317056 - 11/06/15 08:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: 90 dB]
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Nicely done ballad, good vocals and mix. I like the instruments you chose. It is a message about things going on that are all too far common. Well done.
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#317059 - 11/06/15 08:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob, This is so well written and sung. This may be my new favorite of yours.

"You can't see me
When you pass me on the street
As if you did
You'd share in my defeat." Inspired writing. Bravo! I really like the melody also. Great job! Tom

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#317068 - 11/06/15 09:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: 90 dB]
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Yes, nice work.

Insightful lyrics.

I like this.
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#317085 - 11/06/15 01:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: 90 dB]
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Classy lyrics. Very sad and beautifully done. Classic country. Cheers.
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#317092 - 11/06/15 02:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 05/02/14
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Loc: The Netherlands
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Yes, nice work.

Insightful lyrics.

I like this.



definitely true!
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#317106 - 11/06/15 03:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: 90 dB]
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Loc: York, England
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Hi Bob.

Beautiful and emotive song.

Great vocal delivery over a very well put together backing.

I had to listen to it again, just to hear that fabulous intro.

Regards, Roger.

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#317109 - 11/06/15 05:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: 90 dB]
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Loc: Melbourne, Australia
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Really nicely done Bob. Great clear mix. The harmonies are sweet and provide a great fullness.
Well done!
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#317119 - 11/06/15 06:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: 90 dB]
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Loc: Sydney Australia
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Hard not to like that one! (I liked it).
Sincere vocals - poignant lyrics and a memorable tune. Good song.

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#317129 - 11/06/15 09:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: 90 dB]
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I'm with everyone else on this - really well done!
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#317143 - 11/07/15 04:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: Kemmrich]
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Originally Posted By: Kemmrich
Nicely done ballad, good vocals and mix. I like the instruments you chose. It is a message about things going on that are all too far common. Well done.




Kevin,

Thanks for listening and the kind remarks.

Regards,

Bob

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#317144 - 11/07/15 04:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Bob, This is so well written and sung. This may be my new favorite of yours.

"You can't see me
When you pass me on the street
As if you did
You'd share in my defeat." Inspired writing. Bravo! I really like the melody also. Great job! Tom




Tom,

Thanks. Appreciate the listen and comments.


Regards,

Bob

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#317145 - 11/07/15 04:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: 90 dB]
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Loc: Cremona-Italy
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great song.
I like all in it.
Nice chords line, real tracks used, lyrics and over all
great voice.

Sergio
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#317155 - 11/07/15 05:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: 90 dB]
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Loc: Florida
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Excellent, Bob. Everything.

Good write. A powerful message in a tight package.

Love the melody. Love your vocal.

Nice production. Simple and full at the same time...

A great listen.

floyd

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#317158 - 11/07/15 05:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob you put so much emotion in this song...it's as if you have been there before...yet sometimes we can empathize without ever having experienced it personally. Great insight to a sadly growing population of our world.
Your vocals were just great and I liked your choice of instruments. Great song writing!
Sonny


Edited by SRP (11/07/15 09:18 AM)

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#317194 - 11/07/15 09:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: 90 dB]
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Fantastic Bob - one of your very best - and you've got quite a few very bests! That vocal with that gorgeous melody sure pull the emotional strings.

Beautifully written and beautifully sung.

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#317225 - 11/07/15 01:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: 90 dB]
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Beautiful song Bob!! Lyrics are deep (no pun intended) and emotional. Absolutely love the way that elec gtr fits the vibe. Vocal is your standard superb. To me, when the piano plays solo, it has a little bit of a plastic sound. You consistently do excellent work and this is no exception. Great job!! Take care. Greg

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#317238 - 11/07/15 03:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Yes, nice work.

Insightful lyrics.

I like this.





Herb,

Thanks for listening and for the kind remarks. Hope Lilly is well. Shepherd is the best breed ever.



Regards,

Bob

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#317259 - 11/07/15 06:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: 90 dB]
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Well it took quite a while but you've finally written and recorded a song to replace "Carolina Girl" as my favorite from you. For a variety of reasons I could list including such a top notch production. This really sounds ready for radio airplay.

I think this is one of your best vocals yet. Your emotional vocal fits the song style and vibe perfectly.

It doesn't hurt that to me, your vocals and again this song style, has an uncanny feel of a Charlie Rich performance. That fact adds to the ease of closing my eyes and imagining the music coming off the radio playing on my favorite classic country station.

Excellent song on every level and I enjoyed my listen so very much on this one.
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#317520 - 11/08/15 04:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: What The River Knows [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: RichMac
Classy lyrics. Very sad and beautifully done. Classic country. Cheers.




Rich,

Thanks for the listen and nice comments.

Regards,


Bob

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