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#361612 - 08/20/16 05:49 AM [User Showcase] King Of The Country - ds/fj
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A snyder/jane co-write.

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KING OF THE COUNTRY

boss is on my [*****]
you're fifteen minutes late
happens one more time, boy
we'll be partin' ways
i remind him, we pulled double shifts
working until dawn
pulling trees off power lines
to turn the lights back on
hundred degrees in baton rouge
another storm is on the way
i don't mind, i'll make it through
it's just another day

   then i head home
   to a cabin in the woods i built by hand
   a beautiful woman
   twenty acres of land
   a three year old in a cowboy hat
   who grins from ear to ear
   when she says "daddy, pick me up"
   i know why i'm here
   i may be just a number to the rest to the world
   but i'm the world's greatest husband
   father of the year
   everybody's hero
   and king of the country
   'round here

keepin' power in these 'lectric lines
know 'em all for 50 miles
thunderstorm or hurricane
test me by any trial
there's power on the radio
when they're singing about love
or songs about family
i can't get enough
i'm shocked from time to time
by things folks say and do
i climb these poles every day
you do what you gotta to do

   repeat chorus

i'm driving down 61
said all i need to say
sweat 'n' sore, dirt 'n' hurt
at the end of a working day

   repeat chorus

©2016 david snyder and floyd jane


Comments encouraged.
Have at it.

floyd

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#361613 - 08/20/16 06:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd and David,

This is great! I love the upbeat music and the upbeat lyrics that ring with honesty. A top notch write by anyone's standards. On top that, floyd's performance is as radio ready as everything he does.

In summary... a great mix, a great write, a terrific arrangement and a first class presentation.

More please smile

Regards,
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#361639 - 08/20/16 10:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd & David,
Yes, definitely radio-ready as Noel says... I hope the stations out there playing Merle Haggard are listening cos this should be on the playlist.
Nice link to the power lines theme throughout the lyrics and that clap loop picks things up at just the right time.
Very good!

Robert

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#361651 - 08/20/16 04:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd & David
Great catchy chorus - excellent story line - lovely mix - great harmony - beautifully sung.
What's not to like?

Peter

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#361652 - 08/20/16 05:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd / David,

This is a great song. I love the story backdrop... As always, a great vocal by Floyd. Excellent job guys!

Bob

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#361664 - 08/20/16 06:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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My favorite of you two collaborations so far. Struck a chord with me from all the years as an insurance adjuster working catastrophe claims. Long hours, lot's of roofs, workin' hard and waitin' to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Cuss it every day but share stories about it for years.

Great song, excellent write, arrangement, production and performance.

Looking to hear more from you guys.

Charlie
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#361665 - 08/20/16 07:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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Sensational Floyd and David

What an absolutely fantastic vibe you've provided.

Great feel-good lyrics,

Perfect choice of instruments,

Master vocal delivery, harmonies and everything.

Classic for sure (except that boss of yours needs to learn a thing or two wink )

Thanks again for 'nother great one.
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#361672 - 08/20/16 08:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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Fantastic! first thing that hit me was how good all the balance and the instrumentation was. Everything fits so smoothly right up to the very last note, really good production, that's just on one listen, maybe I missed something, but I was impressed. The country singer as hero or in a good positive light. I wonder if discussions on the last song inspired anything here? As a writer I have my mental notebook, I think we all have one. I have favorite song ideas that
I've tucked away, especially favorite songs that had occupations mentioned and Jimmy Webb's Lineman For The County came to mind. I always wanted to use that occupation in a song and may still write that some day, not implying anything taken from Webb here at all,
it's just that I couldn't help but think of that song too, which is
probably another good thing about this great collaboration!

Kenny

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#361675 - 08/20/16 10:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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Another stellar song and recording. I want to say something about comments that follow Floyd's posts that say "radio ready." If we dialed back 25-30 years I would agree. The swill that passes for country music these days is a travesty. There are SO many great country songs on this board but they don't fit the adolescent pickup truck, get drunk, and chase women genre that sells today. Floyd probably knows better than most of us about Nashville songwriting and the club that it is.

Over and out.
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#361678 - 08/20/16 10:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd, (and David, the co-writer)

The recording is very successful, I think that you've got a good recording studio at your place. The voice, in particular, is very good. The lyrics are elaborate (for an non-english speaker), I translated them to understand them in full. smile

Have a nice day


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#361696 - 08/21/16 05:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
floyd and David,

This is great! I love the upbeat music and the upbeat lyrics that ring with honesty. A top notch write by anyone's standards. On top that, floyd's performance is as radio ready as everything he does.

In summary... a great mix, a great write, a terrific arrangement and a first class presentation.

More please smile

Regards,
Noel


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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Floyd & David,
Yes, definitely radio-ready as Noel says... I hope the stations out there playing Merle Haggard are listening cos this should be on the playlist.
Nice link to the power lines theme throughout the lyrics and that clap loop picks things up at just the right time.
Very good!

Robert


Thanks, Robert... LOL... a bit hard finding "stations out there" playing any Haggard theses days...

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#361697 - 08/21/16 06:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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Hey Y'all it's about time for church, but I have to brag on Floyd here a little bit before I head out.

Folks have talked about "song form" and such in various forum posts and brought up the question from time to time about "what makes a hit." We have even heard discussion about Ralph Murphy and his "rules."

Well, I am going to ask my songwriting group to meticulously study this song that Floyd put together musically. It made my jaw drop open the first time I heard it. Here is what he did:

1.) He used what is known as the "most popular" form in country hits today which is Verse, PreChorus, Chorus (repeat) Bridge, Chorus. (More than 80 percent of hits have this form.)

("Hundred degrees in Baton Rouge" starts the prechorus.)

2.) Then, and this spun my head around, he pulls out a TRIPLE hook in the chorus.

Hook 1 is "Then I head home..."

Hook 2 is "I may be just a number to the rest of the world.."

Hook 3 is "But I'm...the World's Greatest Husband.." and so forth

At this point, the bases are loaded folks, and the first time I heard him do that brief pause before..

"Round here.." [smack!!!]....

I just grinned from ear to ear. That's what you call the grand slam. He just smacked it into the bleachers. Complete mastery of the song form. All I could say was "D..."

Or as Jerry Reed used to say, God rest his soul, "Son!"

Gotta go to church and get my mouth washed out now. Happy Sunday everybody. Great job Floyd. It's a pleasure working with ya!!

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#361702 - 08/21/16 08:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd and David.

A real "feel-good" song and another classic piece of country.

Everything works SO well.

Great writing, great backing, great performance, great mix.

That says it all.

ROG.

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#361703 - 08/21/16 08:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Floyd and David.

A real "feel-good" song and another classic piece of country.

Everything works SO well.

Great writing, great backing, great performance, great mix.

That says it all.

ROG.




What he said. Excellent stuff guys!


Regards,

Bob

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#361750 - 08/21/16 01:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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David, thanks for your insightful post. I love reading about the working of the minds of such good writers. I love the inspirational part of writing and then struggle with then organizational part, the structure. I love reading the Pat Pattisons, Robin Fredricks, etc. but only take away so much. I think Floyd loves the mathmatics of writing more than me for sure, setting up these catchy hooks.
Anyway, enjoyable read and fine job on this song.

Kenny

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#361802 - 08/22/16 01:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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Take two ‘Very clever songwriters put them in a pot and bring to the boil, and you end up with a great country song like this,, Masterfully done David and Floyd

Paddy G

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#361824 - 08/22/16 05:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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Yep... what they said...

Great job.
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#361853 - 08/22/16 10:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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Looks like we have a new songwriting team in town!! Two of my forum faves in another wonderful collab. Love the message in this one. I would love to have that kind of adoration after I return home! This is just top notch in every way-write, arrangement, production. Truly a masterpiece!! Take care. Greg

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#361899 - 08/22/16 03:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Floyd & David
Great catchy chorus - excellent story line - lovely mix - great harmony - beautifully sung.
What's not to like?

Peter


And what's not to like about those comments! We say "Thanks!, Peter"...



Originally Posted By: rsdean
Floyd / David,

This is a great song. I love the story backdrop... As always, a great vocal by Floyd. Excellent job guys!

Bob


We appreciate that, Bob...


Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
My favorite of you two collaborations so far. Struck a chord with me from all the years as an insurance adjuster working catastrophe claims. Long hours, lot's of roofs, workin' hard and waitin' to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Cuss it every day but share stories about it for years.

Great song, excellent write, arrangement, production and performance.

Looking to hear more from you guys.

Charlie


Thanks, Charlie... glad it struck a chord with you... David outlined a good story here...

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#361934 - 08/23/16 12:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: King Of The Country - ds/fj [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd and David,

As Noel said, I also love the upbeat music, especially drums. A top notch write by anyone's standards and floyd's performance is as radio ready as everything he does.
Very nice collaboration.
I was very interested that this song was recorded together or completed by exchanging WAV files.
Very enjoyed the listen.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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