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#366660 - 09/22/16 09:14 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Needing To Hear The Truth (Rock/Pop Entry)
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Mark Money Offline
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Song File: Soundcloud Link: "Needing To Hear The Truth"

Category: Rock/Pop

Main BIAB Xtra Style Used: _POP8THS.STY Chugging Pop Ballad

BIAB Other Elements Used:
2503 Piano, Acoustic, HeldChords 085
912 Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothPoppy Ev16 090
362 Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
629 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopAmericanDirty Ev 120
634 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopAmericanMuted Ev 120 (B 8ths)
2040 Guitar, Resonator, Soloist CountryRob Ev 120

Additional: Main Vocals / Backing Vocals
Additional Instruments: Bass, Peddle Guitar, Piano
Drum Loop sample
Main Drums: EZ Drummer

LYRICS

Starin’ out the window, I’m Looking at the world.
I’m tryin’ to get you off my mind, again.
They tell me I’m a dreamer, that this love could never be.
And now somethin’s tellin me they could be right, again.

Please don’t do this to me now, I’ve given everything,
I did it all just to be with you.
And now you’re not around, they say you’re leaving town.
I’m waiting to hear it from you, I’m needing to hear the truth.

I put out the cigarette that I’m holding in my fingers,
And now like the love between us, it’s crushed just out of sight.
I know I’ll never hear your sweet voice again.
I know we’ll never ever share another warm and tender night.

Oh this café feels so cold, and I’m sitting all alone,
I’m waiting for you, but you’re not gonna show.
And the people who come and go, they could never really know
How I’m breaking up inside.

Please don’t do this to me now, I’ve given everything,
I did it all just to be with you.
And now you’re not around, they say you’re leaving town.
I’m waiting to hear it from you, I’m needing to hear the truth.

Everywhere I go I can see lovers walking hand in hand.
Makin’ plans to be together, and sharin’ all they have.
I look at what I’m left with, try to get my head around the emptiness.
Is it all my fault? Am I the one to blame? Tell me it’s all a dream… a dream.

Please don’t do this to me now, I’ve given everything,
I did it all just to be with you.
And now you’re not around, they say you’re leaving town.
I’m waiting to hear it from you, I’m needing to hear the truth.

Please don’t do this to me now, I’ve given everything,
I did it all just to be with you.
And now you’re not around, they say you’re leaving town.
I’m waiting to hear it from you, I’m needing to hear the truth.
Needing to hear the truth.

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#366680 - 09/22/16 10:24 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Needing To Hear The Truth (Rock/Pop Entry) [Re: Mark Money]
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Man, this is really awesome and catchy as...catchy as all get out!! (I guess I can't use the other word.)

I lOVE the main piano riff. Is that you playing, or was that a BIAB part? Either way it is great.

This is a radio song, I think. Sounds like a hit to me. Love the lyrics too. Very, very "real." Great work sir.
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#366739 - 09/22/16 03:42 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Needing To Hear The Truth (Rock/Pop Entry) [Re: Mark Money]
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Nicely done Mark,
This song is really catchy!

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#366812 - 09/23/16 04:56 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Needing To Hear The Truth (Rock/Pop Entry) [Re: Mark Money]
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Hi Mark,
good song, good arrangement,
remember me With Or Without You by U2.

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#366847 - 09/23/16 11:31 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Needing To Hear The Truth (Rock/Pop Entry) [Re: David Snyder]
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Thank you for your kind comments David!
The piano is not from BIAB, it is just a piano riff.

Still needs some polishing but I wanted to enter something into the contest and I don't have much time before the closing date smile

Thanks again

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#366848 - 09/23/16 11:32 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Needing To Hear The Truth (Rock/Pop Entry) [Re: RnAM]
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Thank you Rob - I have so many tracks that I really should work on but unfortunately work gets in the way! smile

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#366850 - 09/23/16 11:35 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Needing To Hear The Truth (Rock/Pop Entry) [Re: GT_OR]
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Thank you for your comments Gianfranco - yes it reminds me of With or without you as well lol - it certainly didn't start out that way, it was much more of a slow ballad but I just love the "chugging style" and wanted to beef it up a bit, so just went from there. I think it still needs the the electric guitars boosting a bit and maybe a guitar solo but don't have any time to give before the contest end date.

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#366852 - 09/23/16 11:43 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Needing To Hear The Truth (Rock/Pop Entry) [Re: Mark Money]
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Enjoyed this one Mark.

Excellent production and a good song with a With or Without You vibe.

Nice work.

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#366921 - 09/24/16 05:16 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Needing To Hear The Truth (Rock/Pop Entry) [Re: Mark Money]
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Mark,

Great lyrics, vocals, production etc etc. REALLY really enjoyed that!

A song that stands proudly on it's own.

I like the music drop out from 2.49 ish, brilliant.

I look forward to hearing more from you!

all the best

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#366927 - 09/24/16 06:20 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Needing To Hear The Truth (Rock/Pop Entry) [Re: Mark Money]
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Great arrangement, great vocals, great harmony, great production. What else can be said? I really liked this a lot.
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#366949 - 09/24/16 08:50 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Needing To Hear The Truth (Rock/Pop Entry) [Re: Mark Money]
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Great arrangement, great vocals, great harmony, great production. What else can be said? I really liked this a lot.
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Mark,

All the above +1 - look forward to more.

Robert

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#366964 - 09/24/16 11:03 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Needing To Hear The Truth (Rock/Pop Entry) [Re: Mark Money]
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Mark,

I really enjoyed the listen. I also found it very educational to hear how you've used BIAB. To my ears, this composition is a very strong presentation on all fronts.... quality music!

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#366968 - 09/24/16 11:37 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Needing To Hear The Truth (Rock/Pop Entry) [Re: Mark Money]
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Thank you so much for the comments Rec, Alyn, Robert, John, Noel -at times I get deflated when mixing and arranging a song and hearing it so many times smile it's lovely to have opinions from "fresh" listeners.

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Alyn, not being a "musician" in the typical sense BIAB is my dream software come true - I always wanted to "create" songs from being a teenager but lacked the playing skills.

Noel, I love to mix and match BIAB instruments with styles as there is so much variety and I can pick what I think suits the song I am trying to make. It's beautiful to hear so many different variations and how it can change a song (think studio album, highly produced and then doing a "live" acoustic/unplugged version. BAB has helped me take my songs to a totally new level that I have wanted to achieve since the early 90s :-O
It makes all the difference with realtracks!

I hope to have more songs uploaded in the not too distant future - dying to get them finished.

Thanks again guys! smile

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