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#115201 - 05/26/11 08:07 AM [User Showcase] Shoot Me When I'm Smilin
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For this tune I used drvcbal.sty and the steel part from baladp.sty. Being a steel player myself helped me to cut and paste the part to make it sound more natural. I then drop the individual real and midi tracks into garageband where I tweak, add leads and vocals and master. I also have Logic but actually prefer GB. After trying Sonar, Audacity, etc I found GB to be very intuitive. I bought a mac specifically for GB and am glad I did. BIAB is one powerful piece of software that continues to inspire and bring out the best in me. Thanks to all in advance for listening. Tom

Style is _DRVCBAL.STY
Style Instruments are :
RealTracks in style: :Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: :Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Spirited Ev 085
RealTracks in style: :Guitar, Electric, Rhythm DrivingCountryBalladClean Ev 065
RealTracks in style: :Guitar, Electric, Rhythm DrivingCountryBalladDirty Ev 065
RealDrums in Style: NashvilleEven16^5-HiHat,Ride
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Shoot Me While I'm Smilin

She loved us from a distance She never gave us hugs
But there never was an instance that I didn’t feel loved

All I have is the memories Some that I wish I could forget
Like The Perfume on mamas neck and the whiskey on her breath


If you happen to be lucky and one day wake up old
The light will render your youthful days tender
And brighten up your soul
So kiss all my tears away all the troubles that we’ve had
I hope they Shoot me when I’m smilin I don’t want to end up sad



I know she never would have left us
But it just got out of hand
She loved to drink but she loved us too
like only a mother can

She couldn't give up the bottle
The drink that robbed her soul
I loved my mamma dearly
I didn't want to let her go

All my memories of her
The only one I saved
Was a picture of her smilin
That they laid beside her grave

Now all I have is teardrops
From the day of my first step
To that final memory of her
With the whiskey on her breath


Edited by tommyad (05/26/11 12:43 PM)

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#115202 - 05/26/11 11:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shoot Me When I'm Smilin [Re: tommyad]
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PeterGannon Offline
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Nice song Tommy! Pedal steel sounds real good - you've arranged it well.
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#115203 - 05/26/11 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shoot Me When I'm Smilin [Re: tommyad]
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Brallan Offline
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Well, you done it... you made me wanna cry, Tommy.

I really appreciated the poetry of the lyric in the chorus... well done!
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#115204 - 05/26/11 04:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shoot Me When I'm Smilin [Re: tommyad]
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George Nelson Offline
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Hi tommyad,

I like your song and the lyrics tell the story (not all lyrics do - mine included)

Keep em' comin'

Best regards
George
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#115205 - 05/27/11 12:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shoot Me When I'm Smilin [Re: George Nelson]
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Sundance Offline
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Hey Tommy,

Very poignant song. Nice way you fit the steel - the guitar work around it was really nice too. The slant you put on this gives the sadness of the story a lift with the smilin. I enjoy your voice and writing style. The production sounds good to me. Personally, I like an ending better than a fade but that's subjective.

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#115206 - 05/27/11 04:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shoot Me When I'm Smilin [Re: Sundance]
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tommyad Offline
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Sundance, endings will be the death of me yet. Pun intended.

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#115207 - 05/28/11 12:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shoot Me When I'm Smilin [Re: tommyad]
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Noel96 Offline
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Hi Tommy,

Your song was a very enjoyable listen. Well written, well performed and arranged, and mixed with flair. I couldn't believe the song was over 5 minutes long! You kept me with your all the way.

All the best,
Noel
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#115208 - 05/28/11 11:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shoot Me When I'm Smilin [Re: Noel96]
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Steve Young Offline
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Tommy,

Very well done! It's all been said! Keep up the good work!

Steve
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