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Today is my Birthday! It is also Tom's Birthday.
We discovered that we shared a birthday 2 years ago when we posted our first co-write - on March 4th!
So a birthday collaboration is now a tradition. So on to this year's offering...

This past Christmas, I bought Toontrack EZkeys (on sale!) as a songwriting tool.
It contains libraries of short phrases in varying styles.
I figured I could use it occasionally to spark new ideas.
As a test, I loaded some phrases with the chords it uses (you can change those, of course) until I built a complete "song" (intro, verse, chorus, bridge, outro, etc....)
(It's just a piano track). I listened to that until a lyric idea hit me - and I wrote a song.
So the program had served it's intended purpose.
I exported the midi file, took that into BIAB and added the rest of the BAND.

I could not find a BIAB guitar soloist that fit what I envisioned, so, I asked Tom if he would add lead guitar.
And the 2016 birthday song was born.
Besides the perfect leads, Tom's guitar work is also "under" chorus 2 and 3 - the perfect addition....
I brought in the janettes (featuring Janice Merritt) to provide background vocals.

(By pure coincidence, Toontrack asked users of it's product to submit original songs for a declared "Country Month". Since this song used EZKeys for the piano track, I sent it - late, since it required a Soundcloud link and I hesitated, not sure I wanted to do that... but I did... and it was selected to be on one of their lists)

So that's the long story of...



TOO DANGEROUS

she ordered straight tequila
so I should have known right from the start
she was more than I could handle
a little too much for my heart
that first kiss should have been a warning
there was nothing I could do

   i don't mind a little ragged
   or the roller coaster ride
   i've seen my share of trouble
   but she's a wilder side
   a whole new box of crazy
   likes of which i've never seen
   she's too rough around the edges
   she's too dangerous for me

drives a tricked-out f150
with a little too much chrome
she don't mind her reputation
hell, she'll start some rumors of her own
her daddy's 45 on the floorboard
should have been another clue

   i don't mind a little ragged
   or the roller coaster ride
   i've seen my share of trouble
   but she's a wilder side
   a whole new box of crazy
   likes of which i've never seen
   she's too rough around the edges
   she's too dangerous for me

the devil wears a sundress
and hand tooled boots
I just keep on falling
no caution, no chute

   i don't mind a little ragged
   or the roller coaster ride
   i've seen my share of trouble
   but she's a wilder side
   a whole new box of crazy
   likes of which i've never seen
   she's too rough around the edges
   she's too dangerous for me




..and the rest of the BAND..

RealTracks in song: ~518:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1538:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopBelieveHeld Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 1762:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Pop16thsArp Ev16 085
RealDrums in Song: PraiseWorshipShine^01-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Piano track built in EZKeys - exported MIDI - played through 4Front TruePiano

Lead guitar - Tom Adams
harmonies - Janice Merritt (and me)

Janice & Bud - thanks for being great friends and partners!

Tom - thanks for the great guitar work! Happy Birthday, buddy!

floyd

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Outstanding song.

Loved the lyric work in this.


I've known some ladies like that.... and that's all I'll say on that.



Loved the song.


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Hi Floyd,

happy birthday!
It's unfamiliar to see you without the white letters on black background. But the song is old Floyd tradition.
Wonderful lyrics. I love these stories which enfold my
imagination. It's like watching a movie.
Great arrangement, guitar (happy birthday, Tommy) and harmonies.
How did you do the aahs? They are so clear that it sounds like an instrument rather than real vocals. They add a lot to the song.
Like always I can't stop listening.

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This is TOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!! No reason to copy and paste some lyric-no reasonable place to stop! Great music, great lyrics (amazing images), great vocal, great arrangement, great mix, and add Tom's guitar and Janice's vocal to all that. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!! Just an amazing job guys!!! Take care. Greg

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Oh Yeah, and in my excitement, I forgot to say HAAAAAPY BIRRRRRRTHDAY to you two!!!

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Fabulous.

Happy birthday Tom & Floyd.

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Floyd, Tom, Janice
Beautifully done. You must be very pleased with how that came out!
Great mix - wonderful guitar - gorgeous backing vocal (nice piano) and a really powerful lead vocal.
Superb.

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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Outstanding song.

Loved the lyric work in this.


I've known some ladies like that.... and that's all I'll say on that.



Loved the song.


Thanks, Herb - appreciate that.

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Happy birthday to both of you Floyd and Tom

Great way to celebrate it with this super song.

Hey Floyd, I'm not on the site since a long time, but...How many songs have you
composed? You're very creative and the songs are very nice for the most part.

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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Floyd,

happy birthday!
It's unfamiliar to see you without the white letters on black background. But the song is old Floyd tradition.
Wonderful lyrics. I love these stories which enfold my
imagination. It's like watching a movie.
Great arrangement, guitar (happy birthday, Tommy) and harmonies.
How did you do the aahs? They are so clear that it sounds like an instrument rather than real vocals. They add a lot to the song.
Like always I can't stop listening.

Guenter


Guenter - thanks for all of that... the aahs - I should have mentioned that..they are done using MIDI SuperTracks - 2058:Strings, Rhythm CelticAir Ev 085 and applying a synth choir aah from Studio One - I wanted an angelic choir behind the "devil lyric"... did a little editing of the midi notes, but mostly it was what came from the strings SuperMidi track... As always, thanks so much for your support (we are getting thinner all the time, eh?)



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More genius from Floyd, Janice, & Tom.

Another absolutely sensational delivery, not a weak link anywhere.
First class lyrics, guitar playing, vocals.


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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
This is TOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!! No reason to copy and paste some lyric-no reasonable place to stop! Great music, great lyrics (amazing images), great vocal, great arrangement, great mix, and add Tom's guitar and Janice's vocal to all that. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!! Just an amazing job guys!!! Take care. Greg


Greg - always appreciate what you have to say about songs... this is especially nice...

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Oh Yeah, and in my excitement, I forgot to say HAAAAAPY BIRRRRRRTHDAY to you two!!!


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Happy Birthday Floyd and Tom. Another beautiful piece of music. Excellent collaboration. Guitar and vocals were excellent.


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This is great work guys!
The intro of the song, and the song in general has sort of a Garth Brooks feel to it.
(Of which I'm a big fan!)

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Floyd, Tom, Janice,
Great colab. Floyd, thanks for the back-story and I hope you had a happy birthday.
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Fabulous.

Happy birthday Tom & Floyd.

ROG.


Thanks, ROG!

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hi guys great colab love the vocal and piano work great write love your work thanks for sharing eric


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Hi Floyd and Tom
First of all - Happy Birthday guys.
Another brilliant collab from you, and with Janice providing the Janettes, it is a complete Beauty!!
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Hi, Floyd & Tom !:))

Happy Birthday guys!!!!
May your birthday be
as sweet as this tune
you´ve put together !:))

I think I got miself
a new floyd fav !!!:))

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Happy birthday Tom and Floyd. I think I will keep this one as a birthday present to myself! Wonderful wonderful stuff.


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