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#356848 - 07/10/16 03:16 PM [User Showcase] A World Apart
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A World Apart

By David Snyder

This song is my prayer that we will be able to stop the senseless violence in this world gone mad. My deepest condolences to the families in pain across the world, of every color, creed and ethnicity.

https://soundcloud.com/david-snyder-gigs/a-world-apart

Ch 1

Tell me why
is it so hard for us
to understand
these angry hearts
tell me how
much longer
must we be
a world apart

V1

Some people blame it on money
some people blame it on the color of their skin
some people blame it on everybody else
but the body
that they're in

Ch

Tell me why
is it so hard for us
to understand
these angry hearts
tell me how
much longer
must we be
a world apart

V2

Some people blame it on yesterday
it makes them feel cheated to remember it
and other people just throwaway tomorrow
simply because .... they can't forget

CH

Tell me why
is it so hard for us
to understand
these angry hearts
tell me how
much longer
must we be
a world apart

All music and lyrics copyright David Snyder, 1991, renewed 2016.


Key=C , Tempo 130, Length (m:s)=3:51
4 bar intro, 160 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 164. Repeat x1 chorus
Style is _POPWLZS.STY (Pop Rock Waltz w/ 12 String Stru)

RealTracks in style: 776:Bass, Acoustic, PopWaltz Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 866:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopRockWaltzSteadyA-B Ev 140
RealTracks in style: 856:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm RockWaltzStrumming Ev 140
RealTracks in song: 861:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockWaltzSustainHeld Ev 140
RealDrums in Song: RockModernWaltz^7-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Crash Ride

Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitar, Vocals and Synthesizers by David Snyder




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#356857 - 07/10/16 05:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: David Snyder]
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That was so Lennon!!! well written and performed Mr Snyder, I very much enjoyed it, good message.

Kenny

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#356858 - 07/10/16 05:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: David Snyder]
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David,

This is really a beautiful song... Love your vocal range and delivery - just a great piece.

Bob

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#356879 - 07/10/16 09:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: David Snyder]
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Very nice David! Very Beatle-esque and especially John Lennon-ish.

Most people would have played it safe with a lower take on the melody, but your decision to move it into a higher register really paid off. It's part of what gave it that Beatles sound.

I liked the parts you added to the mix, especially your vocals and the synth strings. The other parts sort of blend into everything else, so it's harder to comment on them.

Anyway... my new DS favorite!

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#356887 - 07/11/16 01:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: David Snyder]
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Fantastic Lyrics
Fantastic Meaning
How I wish your prayer would come true
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#356893 - 07/11/16 02:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: David Snyder]
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Yes, very reminiscent of Lennon! The lyrics are first class and the music setting perfect for them.
A well crafted song all round David!

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#356895 - 07/11/16 02:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: David Snyder]
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David,

I couldn't help but draw comparisons between your 25 year old lyrics and today's world. It's sad that nothing seems to change. I hope your song makes a difference for the better somewhere to someone.

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#356902 - 07/11/16 03:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: David Snyder]
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David
Great song - timely. Excellent production.

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#356921 - 07/11/16 07:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: Skyline]
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Hi david,
Originally Posted By: Skyline
Yes, very reminiscent of Lennon! The lyrics are first class and the music setting perfect for them.
A well crafted song all round David!

I enjoyed listening.

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#356925 - 07/11/16 07:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: David Snyder]
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Zowie, David! (that rhymes with WOW-y, not Bowie)

This is OUTSTANDING. (I seem to be using that word a lot lately on the forum - there is so much good music being done.)

Awesome write. Incredible performance.

Cool arrangement/instrumentation. Good mix. Passionate vocal.

While other are hearing a Lennon/Beatles thing (which I understand), to me this is CLASSIC NEIL YOUNG - through and through - but, better than Mr. Young could do it.

You are killing it...

floyd

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#356927 - 07/11/16 08:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: David Snyder]
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As Noel said it's sad that nothing seems to change...at least in these matters.

Great message and production. The vocal really portrays the appropriate
agony of the lyric.

Nealesque and Lennonesque all in a good way.

Cool production!

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#356958 - 07/11/16 11:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: David Snyder]
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Beautiful song David. I must agree that John Lennon popped into my head as soon as the song started. Very cool. Awesome lyric and vocal. A very timely prayer.

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#356974 - 07/11/16 01:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: David Snyder]
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David, this is so cool. Definitely has the Lennon feel. An important message and well crafted lyrics. I enjoyed the fact that you went for it with the vocal. The production sounds good and I especially enjoyed the chord choices. Well done. Tom

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#356980 - 07/11/16 03:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: 44kfl]
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Thanks Kenny! Since he has been named one of the top 3 rock vocalists of all time I won't get mad at you!

smile


Thanks!!!

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#356981 - 07/11/16 03:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: rsdean]
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Thanks Bob! You have me all fired up!!

smile

I can't wait for your next one so I can get all fired up again!!

smile

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#356982 - 07/11/16 03:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: Pat Marr]
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Thanks Pat! That means a lot! You are putting me in a lofty crowd there!!

smile

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#356983 - 07/11/16 03:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: AudioTrack]
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Thanks Video Track. That means a lot.

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#356984 - 07/11/16 03:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: Skyline]
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Thanks John!!

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#356985 - 07/11/16 03:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: Noel96]
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Thanks Noel.

All we can do is pray..and play..right?

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#356986 - 07/11/16 03:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: A World Apart [Re: PeterF]
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Thanks Peter!!!

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