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#417580 - 06/12/17 06:11 PM [User Showcase] Rain
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We just had 100 days of no rain here in SW Florida. Then the sky opened up and sent us an astounding 20 inches of rain in three days. I almost drowned my truck trying to escape one of the islands. I’ve lived here for 35 years and never seen anything like this. Unfortunately this may be the new normal. So here’s a brand new one. Thanks in advance for listening and commenting, Tom


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Rain

We just had an awful drought

Never seen it quite this bad

Fields all cracked and turned to dust

No water to be had

Now It’s been raining every day Ain’t no end in sight

maybe we’ll just wash away out into the night

They say that this is normal and what we can expect
Even Mother nature’s bound to change
i just can’t believe it and then I heard it said
maybe we prayed a little too hard for rain

Picked a bad day to quit drinking why the hell even try
The crops dried up died of thirst not a single drop in sight
Then the creek came up and bottomland looks just like a lake
the roof just sprang another leak now i can’t catch a break

They say that this is normal and what we can expect
Even Mother nature’s bound to change
i just can’t believe it and then I heard it said
maybe we prayed a little too hard for rain

They say that this is normal and what we can expect
Even Mother nature’s bound to change
i just can’t believe it and then I heard it said
maybe we prayed a little too hard for rain

© 2017 Thomas Adams


Edited by tommyad (06/12/17 08:17 PM)

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#417589 - 06/12/17 09:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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So Good!

This mix is awesome!

I can't help but think of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

listening to your vocal, super melody.

And your guitar parts are top notch

"maybe we prayed a little too hard for rain"

great line, tho never heard in Texas

I enjoyed this very much Tom, goodun, good on ya, jes so good!

Kenny

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#417599 - 06/13/17 01:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tom.

Fabulous!

Thought it was Bon Jovi when I heard the intro.

A startlingly good mix - a big, BIG, sound and just the right reverb washing over it.

Great story, great guitar, great vocals.

What's not to like?

ROG.

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#417601 - 06/13/17 02:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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Nice intro, you caught my attention right away with that. Good story, performance, and mix.

I always enjoy hearing your music, always so well written with such a pro sound!

Weather is totally out of whack up this way too, *way* more rain than normal.
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#417606 - 06/13/17 03:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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"There's a lot to like about this song and I like them all. From the opening guitar intro through the great vocal sound of the way you phrase "ch-a-eee-n-ge". You nailed it.

Killer vocals, killer lyrics, mix, arrangement and production. Top notch at every level.

This one is enjoyable from start to finish."

Your friend,

Tim McGraw

(That's what I think he'd say if he heard this song...... Might add he's taking to his next recording session as well..... It's that good. )

Charlie
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#417612 - 06/13/17 03:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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Very cool tone. Loved the jangly guitars in the intro.
Super vocal and excellent lyric. We are having the exact opposite up here in Northern Canada. Raining everyday. Ground is just so over saturated. I agree that this is the new normal. Weather storms becoming more intense. Kind of gets you thinking....
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#417617 - 06/13/17 04:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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nice work again Tom!
Melodic, excellent guitar work and excellent vocals.

Rob
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#417630 - 06/13/17 06:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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"maybe we prayed a little too hard for rain"

Great line to write a song around.

Everything up to the high standard that you have been setting for quite some time now - the write, the production, the vocal, the geetar... love those drums...

A "sneaky catchy" song - as many of yours are... they stick in your head without even realizing they will.... I hear them hours later...

You are a pro, Tom.

(we get the same weather... though often a few hours later... what a dry spell! and now we are worrying about when this rain will end...)
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#417677 - 06/13/17 12:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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When the guitar sings a magnetic opening groove, and you're saying "WOW", you know it's another Tommyad classic!! Grabs you from the first moment and never lets you down. Fun, clever, and so well constructed, played, arranged. That's about as high as I've ever heard you on the lead vocal Tom. Just a great song in every way!! Every year, when Winter ends, I always find myself feeling like it's too soon. After all the rain this year, driving blind with rain hammering the windshield a half dozen times, I was happy to have an end to it. But, may find myself begging for rain in another year. Crazy times! Take care. Greg

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#417703 - 06/13/17 04:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

Outstanding! I can't say enough good things about this one... Great melody, guitar, RTs, and stellar vocal.

BTW, this is an absolutely great line: "maybe we prayed a little too hard for rain".

It does not get better than this...

Bob
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#417728 - 06/13/17 07:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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cool tune. I like the "full frontal guitars" playing the rhythm.

Yep...
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#417827 - 06/14/17 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
So Good!

This mix is awesome!

I can't help but think of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

listening to your vocal, super melody.

And your guitar parts are top notch

"maybe we prayed a little too hard for rain"

great line, tho never heard in Texas

I enjoyed this very much Tom, goodun, good on ya, jes so good!

Kenny
Kenny, though I never thought of it, it does sound a little like the Dirt Band. Thanks for all those nice comments. Tom

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#417855 - 06/14/17 07:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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Tom, man those guitars sound great! The tag line in the chorus is fantastic! A very original sounding piece of music with your signature "great mix sound". This is another good one. Thanks, Torrey.
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#417880 - 06/15/17 05:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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Nice country tune, Tom.
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#417923 - 06/15/17 10:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Tom.

Fabulous!

Thought it was Bon Jovi when I heard the intro.

A startlingly good mix - a big, BIG, sound and just the right reverb washing over it.

Great story, great guitar, great vocals.

What's not to like?

ROG.
Hey Professor, thanks much. I appreciate it. Tom

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#417946 - 06/15/17 12:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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Thanks for sharing Tommy! You nailed the intro on this, grabs you by the face right away. The production is on point as well, you utilized just the right amount of reverb. Not mention A+ on the vocals! One word for the whole song I'd use to describe it would be "attention grabbing." Great song, you should be proud of this one!
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#417973 - 06/15/17 02:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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Very pleasant listening.
Excellent lyrics.

Also where I live here in Italy we have those climatic events.
Just yesterday after 35°/36° - air humidity 50 %, a heavy rain suddenly.

Never seen just 10 years ago.

Sergio
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#418006 - 06/15/17 08:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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Hey Tom,

This is so danged cool! You always have such a great nmix. Your intros and lead riffs always are in the face but in a good way. This is a super song in all respects! Thanks for such a terrific listen! Cool!!!

Alan & Di
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#418035 - 06/16/17 05:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Nice intro, you caught my attention right away with that. Good story, performance, and mix.

I always enjoy hearing your music, always so well written with such a pro sound!

Weather is totally out of whack up this way too, *way* more rain than normal.
Dave, Thanks for all the nice things you say about my songs. I surely do appreciate it. Tom

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#418106 - 06/16/17 01:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rain [Re: tommyad]
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"Maybe we prayed a little too hard for rain."

Classic!

Sorry to hear about your deluge man, but it sure did produce a great song.

Very, very tight production, excellent lyrics and production.

Another excellent work.
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