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#381223 - 12/09/16 08:21 AM [User Showcase] Still Drinking
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Hearbreak and alcohol.


STILL DRINKING

as soon as my heart stops hurting
when your memory stops hanging around
as soon as these tears stop falling
i'll set this bottle down
 
   but i'm still drinking
   still in this bar
   can't stop thinking
   that forgetting can't be far
   there must be a better way
   to drive you from my heart
   but i don't know
   i'm still drinking
   i'm still drinking

as soon as that jukebox stops playing
songs that make me wish you were still mine
as soon as i don't see your face each time i close my eyes
i'll stop trying to whiskey myself blind
 
   i'm still drinking
   still in this bar
   can't stop thinking
   that forgetting can't be far
   there must be a better way
   to drive you from my heart
   but i don't know
   i'm still drinking
   i'm still drinking
   i'm still drinking


The BAND:

Style is _FPBTSEV.STY (2 Ev FgerpickGuitars Slow [65RS])

RealTracks in style: ~~701:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 085
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2066:Piano, Rhythm NewAgeAnswers Ev16 110
RealTracks in style: ~1676:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~364:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 065
RealTracks in song: ~368:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 065
RealTracks in song: ~369:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 065


Thanks for listening.
Comments welcomed.
Have at it.

floyd

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#381225 - 12/09/16 08:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Nice! "I'll stop trying to whiskey myself blind", great line!

Loved how you brought in the pedal steel, very effective IMHO.

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#381241 - 12/09/16 09:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Just BEAUTIFUL!!! This is my kind of song-melancholy, emotional---the type that just plain "gets you". The 9th (I think) chords strike just the right mood. Pretty melody that just bleeds out slowly. I would LOVE to hear Linda Ronstadt sing this, although Floyd does a hell of a job with it. GREAT ONE Floyd!!! Take care. Greg

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#381271 - 12/09/16 10:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Such a pretty melody and arrangement with a beautifully engaging melancholy vocal to bring home the lyrics. Much enjoyed FJ.

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#381276 - 12/09/16 10:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd.

You had me reaching for the Kleenex before the first chorus was over.

I'm sure that if this was a release, there'd be more than enough broken-hearted people to send this rocketing to number one in the Country Chart.

A great song with a wonderfully heart-rending vocal delivery.

No one does it any better than this.

ROG.

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#381280 - 12/09/16 10:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Man, of all of the Holiday Drinking songs that have been posted on this forum in honor of the Christmas season, I think you have outdone us all.

When I heard this, I said to myself, Man, forget Santa Claus, I'm just gonna get wasted.

No seriously, Floyd, this another great, great heart-wrenching song dude.

smile
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#381290 - 12/09/16 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Beautiful song Floyd. Awesome vocal and lyric

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#381302 - 12/09/16 01:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd

Nice effective backing sung beautifully. Very evocative, melancholy and engaging.
An excellent piece of songwriting.

Peter

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#381307 - 12/09/16 01:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd

Beautiful acoustic song and yea well done on the vocals.

To be honest I'm still trying and working to get good acoustic sounds like this for a song I wrote.

Onwards and upwards


+1

Thanks

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#381349 - 12/09/16 03:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

A really fine vocal performance - one of your best.
Like Greg I enjoy getting drawn into the emotional depths on a song like this and you`ve carried it through from the first line.
Fantastic guitar accompaniment and production.

Robert

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#381353 - 12/09/16 04:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Beautiful song, like only you can do ;-) You always manage to make such a very professional use of the realtracks. Top-notch vocals.
I do detect a very small glitch in the first two seconds of the intro, something in the guitar realtrack rendering?

Rob
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#381355 - 12/09/16 04:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Glitch ?????.....

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#381356 - 12/09/16 04:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Fantastic production and the vocals...wow, Floyd... just fantastic. It's a showcase to me for proper use of reverb on vocals... and you are so tender... great turn-arounds and moving into maj7s.... really sweet...
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#381365 - 12/09/16 04:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Jane Floyd, Nice guitars in this! Very melancholy and introspective. Keep up the great work smile
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#381442 - 12/09/16 11:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Hello, floyed

Very beautiful melody accompanied with a quiet band.
Melancholic feelings reached my heart deeply.
I also love this genre of your music as well as your uplifting music.
I will drink Bourbon tonight instead of Scotch.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#381456 - 12/10/16 12:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

A somber and melancholy song with heartfelt lyrics.
Production is the usual top drawer and I love the "James Taylor"'esque vocal.

It's the first time I've heard Whiskey used as a verb!

Excellent work,
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#381476 - 12/10/16 05:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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Good job on the writing.

I like the slow sad melancholy feel to this.

Observations: I really liked the feel of the backing tracks on the first verse. Piano and fingerpicking guitars.... When the steel came in, it was almost an unwelcome addition and was more of a distraction to me. But that's a personal preference.

Great song and a good job on it.
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#381495 - 12/10/16 06:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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love it, love it, love it!
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#381723 - 12/11/16 10:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Nice! "I'll stop trying to whiskey myself blind", great line!

Loved how you brought in the pedal steel, very effective IMHO.


Thanks, Dave... appreciate that...


Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Just BEAUTIFUL!!! This is my kind of song-melancholy, emotional---the type that just plain "gets you". The 9th (I think) chords strike just the right mood. Pretty melody that just bleeds out slowly. I would LOVE to hear Linda Ronstadt sing this, although Floyd does a hell of a job with it. GREAT ONE Floyd!!! Take care. Greg


LOL. I would love to hear Linda do this, too!!! A shame that she has lost the ability to sing - a true loss for the world... Thanks for the great review!...

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#381727 - 12/11/16 10:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Still Drinking [Re: floyd jane]
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This tells the story so nicely. I like the pace as well, it's very controlled, a hard thing to do (for me anyways) at that tempo.

The singing is very pleading and fits into the song so well.

Very nice production.
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