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#423155 - 07/25/17 02:05 PM [] Not Every Day Was Sad
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Buford Offline
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Soundcloud: Not Every Day Was Sad

This song has been looking for a band since early this year when I began writing it. I never imagined I would select a STYLE named "Gumdrop" (Americana Country Pop) that would fit it so perfectly. Someday I want the PGM guys to tell me how they decide on the name of a STYLE. Can't be easy since there are so many. I found two dozen styles in the Xtra Styles 3 PAK for which I wanted to write something. Perhaps there are more songs to come from the inspiration found there.

The only instrumentation I added to the song is a Fender Nashville Power Telecaster on the intro, break, and fills. Everything else is BIAB. The tracks were exported from BIAB to Reaper and the guitar, vocals, and harmonies added. Final mix and mastering were done in Reaper. Telecaster EFX via Johnson J-Station. Vocals via the sweet Rhode NT1000.

Enjoy,
Bob cool

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Not Every Day Was Sad
File:NotEveryDayWasSad-Gumbdrop.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 130, Length (m:s)=4:25
9 bar intro, 133 bar chorus, from bar 10 to bar 142. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Style is _GUMDROP.STY (Gumdrop Americana Country Pop)

RealTracks in style: ~684:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1275:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopUpliftHeld Ev16 120
RealTracks in style: ~1119:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~543:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 120
RealDrums in style: RockHardEven8 w Tamb [Multi]

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Not Every Day Was Sad
c. 2017 Bob Buford


Hazy purple evening, a Colorado sky
A waning moon is sinking low and stars go falling by
I think about the life I've had, a heart I should have won
Guess I could have done it better, but I always choose to run

Here looking back now, on a life-song's sad refrains
The years have worn the edges, but softness still remains
It's such a narrow picture, I choose a wider range
Change the way you look at things, the things you look at change

Not every day was sad
Not every night was blue
Not every hasty word
Meant "I don't love you."
We've come so many miles now
Always hand in hand
You'd think by now we'd finally understand
Not every day was sad.

In all the years that passed now
I've learned to live alone
At least in my own mind
I'm back out on my own
I wouldn't say it's something
I ever meant to do
All I tried to hold on to was you

Not every day was sad
Not every night was blue
Not every hasty word
Meant "I don't love you."
We've come so many miles now
Always hand in hand
You'd think by now we'd finally understand
Not every day was sad.

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#423176 - 07/25/17 08:34 PM [] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
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mag5049 Offline
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Now this is a great song! BIAB backing, vocal with harmony and some fine guitar work makes it excellent. I'm gonna learn to do this one day!

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#423185 - 07/26/17 12:32 AM [] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
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fiddler2007 Offline
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yep ... & cleverly avoiding 'bad' too.

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#423206 - 07/26/17 06:17 AM [] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: fiddler2007]
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Buford Offline
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Originally Posted By: fiddler2007
yep ... & cleverly avoiding 'bad' too.

...I'm not just another pretty face ya know...wait. grin

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#423213 - 07/26/17 07:01 AM [] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
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David Snyder Offline
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Hey Bob,

Love this style. Great songwriting and singing, and I especially loved the mix.

Good luck on the the contest!

"All I tried to hold onto was you."--Great line

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#423220 - 07/26/17 07:31 AM [] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: David Snyder]
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Buford Offline
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Hey Bob,

Love this style. Great songwriting and singing, and I especially loved the mix.
Good luck on the the contest!
"All I tried to hold onto was you."--Great line
smile


Thanks, David. Really appreciate your nice comments
Later smile
Bob

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#423478 - 07/28/17 07:20 AM [] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: mag5049]
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Buford Offline
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Hey Mitch,

Thanks for the nice comments. Lots of fun, lots of work on this one. But if you get into some of the PGM tutorials, and also some of the forum articles and tips you'll be creating some songs that will blow you away. BIAB is definitely the songwriter's best companion. Can't imagine working without it. Best of luck.

Thanks for listening, grin
Bob

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#424322 - 08/03/17 06:04 AM [] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
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This is really excellent. The vocals, the lyrics, the music. Not a weak point in any of the overall delivery.

The build is sensational and the backing vocals give great dimension.

Thoroughly enjoyable in every way. You've put "Gumdrop" on the map.
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#424389 - 08/03/17 04:06 PM [] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: VideoTrack]
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Buford Offline
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
This is really excellent. The vocals, the lyrics, the music. Not a weak point in any of the overall delivery.

The build is sensational and the backing vocals give great dimension.

Thoroughly enjoyable in every way. You've put "Gumdrop" on the map.


Thanks VT,

I really appreciate your comments. This one was harder than I expected and nearly didn't happen. Some of 'em are a real struggle. But finally! I've had the title for years. Just needed to live a bit more. cool

Bob

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#424406 - 08/03/17 08:29 PM [] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
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Buford Offline
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Hey Mark,

Thanks for the kind comments. This was a fun one, but pretty time-consuming. Anytime I decide to add guitar it adds at least a day to the project. Makes it worth it when folks notice thought. Thanks for listening,

Bob grin

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#424747 - 08/06/17 04:43 AM [] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
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Jon Thomas Offline
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Very very nice song and production, in all respects.Strong song! I particularly enjoyed the vocal harmonies and the "ooohs" :-) Good luck with the contest Bob!
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#424819 - 08/06/17 01:36 PM [] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Jon Thomas]
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Buford Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jon Thomas
Very very nice song and production, in all respects.Strong song! I particularly enjoyed the vocal harmonies and the "ooohs" :-) Good luck with the contest Bob!


Hey Jon...I'm a big fan of "OoozanAhhhs" as we call 'em. grin
Thanks for your comment and thanks for listening.

Bob

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