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#333606 - 01/27/16 09:34 AM [User Showcase] Drifter
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Had my love of travel not been overtaken by my love of family, I may have ended up this guy.

As always comments/suggestions appreciated. Tom

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Drifter

left my apartment and put everything in storage
headed east the sun came up and turned the whole world orange
a desert sunrise beats all i’ve ever seen
a forgotten postcard from my childhood dreams

Another day goin nowhere time to hit the road
where im headed God only knows

I’ve just kind of wandered down these streets of mine
if i said i had a plan good bet that i was lying
theres no excuses left I'm running low on hope
I pick up and pack up then I start to roll

Another day goin nowhere time to hit the road
where im headed God only knows

I’m a drifter spending all my time out on the highway

trying to find a way to do it my way

this is all the life I ever knew

I’m a drifter moving toward a random destination

searching for a sign of my salvation

But What the hell I’m only passing through



i am like a leaf floating free up in the sky
I don’t have to be afraid when I lay down at night
Another town is calling which way will I turn
Down the road to better days or the ones where I get burned

Another day goin nowhere time to hit the road
where im headed God only knows


I’m a drifter spending all my time out on the highway

trying to find a way to do it my way

this is all the life I ever knew

I’m a drifter moving toward a random destination

searching for a sign of my salvation

But What the hell I’m only passing through

©2015 Thomas Adams

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#333611 - 01/27/16 09:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

Beautiful intro, guitar, vocals, mix,
I wish I could write songs even a millionth as good as this cry grin

And was it that long? seemed to go by so quickly so an instant replay was necessary.

excellent

Alyn
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#333612 - 01/27/16 09:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tom.

A super piece of country rock which hits the ground at a gallop.

Sounds great LOUD, but I think I think this one really needs to be played in the truck on the interstate.

Great track. Loved the whole thing.

ROG.

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#333614 - 01/27/16 10:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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Dang! That's was REALLY cool!

I really like how you build your songs! Everything works so well. I can tell you pay attention, because it shows up in your songs!

May I ask what you put the loops in to use them?
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#333621 - 01/27/16 10:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: HearToLearn]
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Tommy,

Always loved your great guitar work. This is definitely another keeper. Thanks for posting.

Don
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#333632 - 01/27/16 11:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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Tom
Great chorus loved the harmony. Guitars were superb.
Brilliant song.

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#333654 - 01/27/16 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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I love it!!

That's my kind of country rock.... well written, and some really nice playing and good parts.... some hot fills in there.... especially in that chorus.

Your voice fits this nicely. I'd pull the high harmony on the chorus back a few dB .... nothing major.... harmony sounded good.

Nice lyric crafting as well.

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Had my love of travel not been overtaken by my love of family, I may have ended up this guy.


You and me both...


Edited by Guitarhacker (01/27/16 01:42 PM)
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#333662 - 01/27/16 02:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

I really like this one - sounds like an undiscovered Waylon Jennings track. Excellent!

Bob
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#333669 - 01/27/16 03:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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This one has all the good stuff that a good song needs. Top notch across the board. Here on the forum, we're lucky your choice was family over drifting.
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#333707 - 01/27/16 08:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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Another super song Tom! You can sure crank them out and they are all hits! I sure like way you play the Telecaster and I have to say that you are a very talented musician. As always your overall production is always the best. Great job!
Sonny

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#333758 - 01/28/16 06:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Originally Posted By: gibson
Tom,

Beautiful intro, guitar, vocals, mix,
I wish I could write songs even a millionth as good as this cry grin

And was it that long? seemed to go by so quickly so an instant replay was necessary.

excellent

Alyn
Alyn, Thanks so much for the fine compliments! Tom
Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Tom.

A super piece of country rock which hits the ground at a gallop.

Sounds great LOUD, but I think I think this one really needs to be played in the truck on the interstate.

Great track. Loved the whole thing.

ROG.
ROG, Actually it does sound better on the interstate. Thanks Professor. Tom
Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
Dang! That's was REALLY cool!

I really like how you build your songs! Everything works so well. I can tell you pay attention, because it shows up in your songs!

May I ask what you put the loops in to use them?
Caaron, Thanks for the nice words. I usually drop the loops into Garageband and build them from there then export to Logic Pro X for mixing with Real Tracks and Live Tracks. Tom
Originally Posted By: Don Gaynor
Tommy,

Always loved your great guitar work. This is definitely another keeper. Thanks for posting.

Don
Hey Don, Thanks for coming by and giving it a spin. I appreciate it. Tom

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#333760 - 01/28/16 07:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tommy,

you know I love your vocals and harmonies.
Together with the guitars and the rest of the
arrangement this makes a great song.
Enjoyed listening several times.

Guenter
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#333785 - 01/28/16 10:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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All I can say is Wow.......this is what we should be hearing on the radio.

Love the storage and orange almost rhyme.....lol

everything is top notch..

Rob
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#333808 - 01/28/16 01:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Tom
Great chorus loved the harmony. Guitars were superb.
Brilliant song.
Peter, Thanks for the very generous review.
Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
I love it!!

That's my kind of country rock.... well written, and some really nice playing and good parts.... some hot fills in there.... especially in that chorus.

Your voice fits this nicely. I'd pull the high harmony on the chorus back a few dB .... nothing major.... harmony sounded good.

Nice lyric crafting as well.

Quote:
Had my love of travel not been overtaken by my love of family, I may have ended up this guy.


You and me both...
Herb, Thanks. I think I've heard you play a very similar guitar lick before. I agree the high vocal ( which actually is the lead ) is a bit too loud. I intentionally made it louder than the lower harmony, but I may have overdone it. I'm not sure I can fix it. I bought a new computer and have been having problems moving things from one computer to the other. I was running so many plug-ins and so many tracks that the audio engine and the hard disk couldn't keep up and kept shutting down. Now I have moved the plug ins over to the new machine and many will only run on one machine at a time. Therefore cutting the volume on that one vocal track could turn out to be more than I want to tackle. Thanks for the fine review. Tom

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#333812 - 01/28/16 01:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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ft my apartment and put everything in storage
headed east the sun came up and turned the whole world orange

Awesome intro line!! "storage" and "orange"-so clever but not a bit of a forced feeling. The song just grabs you from the first note, and that tele is SWEEEEET! Songs can be fun, or substantive, and in the case of a truly gifted writer (one Tommyad), they can be both. If there's anything wrong with this, I don't know what it is. You are writing some killer Tom!!! Take care. Greg

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#333814 - 01/28/16 01:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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"left my apartment and put everything in storage
headed east the sun came up and turned the whole world orange
a desert sunrise beats all i’ve ever seen
a forgotten postcard from my childhood dreams"

Sheeeesh!! What a setup for a great song. Bam, right
in the face...great lines and rhymes.

"I’m a drifter moving toward a random destination
searching for a sign of my salvation
But What the hell I’m only passing through "

Janice laser beamed right in on these three lines.
They are STRONG!

And they have a lot of company. Powerful write with
a ton of wonderful imagery.

And then...yeah...there are cool vocals, super pickin'
and a high bar Tom Adams production to wrap it
all up in. I'm an ole phart and I've heard a helluva lot
of "heading out on the road" songs but this one is
top of the chart.

J&B

"storage" and "orange" --- why can't I dream up that stuff?
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#333895 - 01/29/16 04:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: SRP]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Tom,

I really like this one - sounds like an undiscovered Waylon Jennings track. Excellent!

Bob
Thanks Bob. Waylon never crossed my mind, but I appreciate the comparison. Tom
Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
This one has all the good stuff that a good song needs. Top notch across the board. Here on the forum, we're lucky your choice was family over drifting.

Thank you Charlie for your ongoing support. It means a lot to me. Tom
Originally Posted By: SRP
Another super song Tom! You can sure crank them out and they are all hits! I sure like way you play the Telecaster and I have to say that you are a very talented musician. As always your overall production is always the best. Great job!
Sonny
Sonny, I'm glad you're liking my songs. I think your production skills are way up there. Tom

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#333896 - 01/29/16 05:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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Another nice one Tommy. Loved the guitar fills (and the tambo). Lots of work in this one. Really enjoyed it.

Regards,

Bob

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#333928 - 01/29/16 10:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

Another excellent write.

Another excellent production.

Terrific melody - very catchy. Terrific imagery and phrases... not easy to make this subject sound "fresh" - but you did...

Those drums sure sound good. Your guitar work on this is super. Great mix.

You are a pro. I am a fan.

floyd

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#333932 - 01/29/16 11:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
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Very power country.

I like all of this one.

Excellent real tracks.

Sergio
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