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#398420 - 03/01/17 06:30 PM [User Showcase] A Hole The Size Of Texas
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Four years ago Tom Adams and I co-wrote a song which, by coincidence, was posted on my birthday.
But the BIGGER coincidence was... it was Tom's birthday, too.
So, I have made it a "tradition".
A few weeks ago, I realized birthdays were approoaching.
So I wrote a song.
Figured I was giving Tom plenty of time to add a solo guitar track to it, since he's been busy lately.
He didn't need the time...2 hours later, he sent 2 guitar tracks - 1 electric, 1 acoustic.

Our birthday is actually March 4th (Saturday).
But, I'll be in Key West, celebrating, so it will be difficult to post.
Celebrating. Heavy. It's Key West.
So this is a few days early.

Tom - Happy! Birthday!, bro.



A HOLE THE SIZE OF TEXAS

i often forget what I was planning to do
like there's a hole in my head that things fall through
a torn left hand pocket in my favorite jeans
guarantees I'll lose most everything
   
   so why can't I lose this heartache
   why does this empty weigh me down
   try as i might I can't shake these blues
   what's that all about
   there's a hole the size of texas in my heart
   so why won't you fall out
   why won't you fall out

i lose my way from a wandering mind
i can lose myself and my sense of time
misplace my wallet, my keys, my phone
things disappear, no idea where they've gone


The Players:
RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2780:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Songwriter8thsBrent Ev 085
RealDrums in Song: DrivingPop8ths^02-a:Kick, b:HiHat, QuarterKick

Tom Adams - Acoustic fills and electric lead


Hope you enjoy it.
I'll catch up when I can.

floyd

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#398425 - 03/01/17 06:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

Unless someone slips in while I'm putting this reply together, looks like we have a front row-center seat for this performance.

You and Tom absolutely killed it! This is just so danged good. The arrangement is fabulous and the lead guitar (Tom?) cuts a perfect swath of emotion right through the middle of this. I don't think we've ever heard a bad mix from you and this is one pro all the way.

What a great song and performance. We loved everything about it. Thank you both for the top shelf entertainment. We're still smiling.

BTW, My youngest brother's birthday is March 3rd and mine (Alan) is March 22nd. I'll be 70 ... Holy smokes! Yikes! Di beat me to 70 back in October. She's my favorite cougar!

Best to all of you and thanks again for this great listen.

Alan & Di
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#398434 - 03/01/17 08:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd, another "hit" here! I really like the imagery in this one. Very well written lyrics, and you always nail the vocals. Tom has a way of laying down really tasteful guitars. So this one really works!

Happy Birthday to both of you!

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#398445 - 03/02/17 01:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd.

I happened to listen to this whilst my wife was looking over my shoulder, so you get two reviews this time.

I loved everything about it. Your usual super story line - very much in the style, but always with a twist. Great vocals and harmony over a very professional backing track. Your usual excellent mix. Tom's guitar is sublime. Superb.

My wife's comment - "Obviously very good, but too much in the "Sad & Lonely Club" for me".
I get the same treatment. She likes Rock & Roll!

Cheers, ROG.

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#398446 - 03/02/17 01:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd & Tom
Happy Birthdays.

Really pretty song - wonderfully performed. Nice laid back vibe with some really nice dynamics and a good set of lyrics.

Beautifully sung and very tasteful guitar playing.

Peter

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#398457 - 03/02/17 03:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Really good, as usual! Great solo from Tom! Nice one guys, enjoyed the listen.
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#398458 - 03/02/17 03:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd / Tom,

Excellent! Outstanding arrangement and mix. Great vocal by Floyd and killer guitar work by Tom.

Loved it!

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#398467 - 03/02/17 05:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Great collaboration bringing on a top notch write, arrangement, dual performance and production. Enjoyed this one a lot and will be back for more.

Happy birthday to both of you.

Charlie
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#398473 - 03/02/17 07:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Fourteen years on this forum and I've seen VERY FEW songwriters who could match your lyric writing. Seriously. Nice job on production, vocals, guitar work too. Keep 'em coming.

Happy Birthday, guys.

Rob cool

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#398474 - 03/02/17 07:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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good job to you both.

Top notch writing as always.
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#398476 - 03/02/17 07:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Happy early birthday to you both! I love the lyrics in this one, Floyd. You've got a real way of grounding lofty ideas with little, real-world details that just immediately resonate (hole in my jeans, etc!). And the lead guitar line is absolutely perfect. Talk about emotive! Beautiful tone, too.
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#398508 - 03/02/17 11:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Excellent one. Great production.

Happy birthday

Sergio
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#398510 - 03/02/17 11:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: Steve Young]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Young
Floyd, another "hit" here! I really like the imagery in this one. Very well written lyrics, and you always nail the vocals. Tom has a way of laying down really tasteful guitars. So this one really works!

Happy Birthday to both of you!

Steve


Happy Birthday floyd and Tom! Hope Saturday is a great day for you both.

I agree with everything Steve said. Top notch (as always)... very listenable (as always)... musicianship shines in every aspect (as always). Your songwriting, arranging, producing and performing continues to inspire me in so very many ways.

All the best,
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#398514 - 03/02/17 11:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Fantastic! this sounds commercial to me (like a hit song)
love the arrangement touches, unexpected chord changes
all subtle and effective.
Great guitar Tom, I've been missing your presence here
No waste in the lyrics, just the words that fit in the story
I was a little hurt by the small letter used for Texas but I
know there was no malice intended and the title has it in
Capital.
You set the bar here for me and you make it a lot more fun
I always try to write a better song to raise my personal bar
but I don't feel competitive, I feel more of a brotherhood.
I may not write this well but you inspire me to always try
for better, There are others here that inspire and motivate
but you're the one that drew me here with great writing and
singing just like this.

Kenny

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#398515 - 03/02/17 11:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Oh yeah, Happy Birthday guys!!!

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#398517 - 03/02/17 11:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Happy Birthday Floyd and Tom. Excellent song. Super vocal and excellent guitar. Really cool lyric and backtrack. Well done
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#398524 - 03/02/17 11:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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A clever lyric sentiment, and a beautiful musical setting. Nice work guys, and many happy returns!

John
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#398578 - 03/02/17 05:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Man, this is just great all around! Fabulous work guys!

I lOVE the chorus.

There's a hole the size of
Texas in my heart
so why don't you just fall out..

Ha ha

Love it!!!

GREAT singing and playin' y'all.

Happy Birthday to both of you!
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#398736 - 03/04/17 04:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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Happy Birthday floyd! May we share many more. Thanks for the invite. This song keeps playing in my head. (as many of yours so often do) Hope you are having a good time in Key West. Hoist one for me. Many thanks to all that have commented on my small part here. Tom

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#398845 - 03/04/17 09:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Hole The Size Of Texas [Re: floyd jane]
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What a great tradition to start. Pity if we have to wait a whole year before we get another collab between the two of you....
Very nice. Enjoyed it.

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