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#424499 - 08/04/17 10:11 AM [User Showcase] Zest For Life
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Zest For Life

A simple country pop song with a joyful story about finding a long-lost zest for life. Thanks to Miira for her gentle interpretation.

RealDrums: TeenBeatUptempo

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#684 Electric bass
#405, #1119, #1681 Acoustic guitar
#1684, #1718 Electric guitar
#2201 Nylon guitar

Vocals: Miira

Mixed in Adobe Audition 2017

Lyrics:

Where have you been
for all these years
didn't see you on the ski slope
didn't hear your happy cheers.
I searched through my memories
from the fairgrounds to the football fields
I flipped through my photo albums
was there flame behind your shields?

I lived a steady life
where nothing hurt
comfort hushed the luring sounds
but I am ready now
to let zest give many ups and downs
(zest gives many ups and downs x 2)

Where have you been
since you settled in fear
did you try to live a void life
without a single tear?
I hired a private eye
he studied many flimsy clues
the only good trace he found was
one vague pathetic excuse.

[Chorus]
didn't know how to advance
didn't see the sparkle at first glance
but just by a happy chance
I've run into someone I've been.

What have you done
since you started to wane
have you met with any dangers
have you tasted real pain?
You told you walked in the shades
from depression to a hazy peak
you said you traversed the jungles
to catch fool's gold in a creek.

[Chorus]
I removed your burden of past
I cut your shackles of doubt at last
freed the true enthusiast
welcome back here the zest of my life.

[Chorus]

-------
Janne


Edited by jannesan (08/04/17 10:14 AM)
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#424535 - 08/04/17 01:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: jannesan]
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Hi Janne,

Melodic, and hey... relatively simple, considering your usual songwriting wink
We especially like the chorus.
Nice work.

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#424559 - 08/04/17 03:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: jannesan]
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Fantastic submission Jannesan! Quite pleasing to the ears and wonderful harmonies too. Well done! smile
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#424573 - 08/04/17 06:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: jannesan]
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Janne,
Very pretty with that ethereal touch Mira brings. Surprisingly
simple and very enjoyable!

Robert

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#424583 - 08/05/17 12:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: jannesan]
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Janne,

As I said on Soundcloud, this is such a great groove and it fits the title perfectly! You've done a terrific job composing this one and putting it together. As always, Miira's singing is wonderful to listen to.

Have you ever thought about submitting a song in Finnish to the forum? I'd love to hear something written and performed in your home language.

All the best,
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#424603 - 08/05/17 06:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: jannesan]
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Very nice. I really enjoyed this! A well constructed, and well engineered song!!

Really good lyrics and use of real tracks.

Excellent.
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#424635 - 08/05/17 10:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: jannesan]
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I really dig your use of the RealTracks in this particular song! smile Keep up the great work.
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#424755 - 08/06/17 06:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: jannesan]
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Very cool song Excellent vocal

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#424789 - 08/06/17 10:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
Melodic, and hey... relatively simple, considering your usual songwriting wink
We especially like the chorus.
Nice work.
Rob and Anne-Marie


Thanks Rob and Anne-Marie, I appreciate your kind comment smile True, this is a simple one, I save the more difficult ones for you wink

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#424790 - 08/06/17 10:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Fantastic submission Jannesan! Quite pleasing to the ears and wonderful harmonies too. Well done! smile


Thanks Joe for your kind words, I'm glad you liked the harmonies smile

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#424792 - 08/06/17 10:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Janne,
Very pretty with that ethereal touch Mira brings. Surprisingly
simple and very enjoyable!
Robert


Thanks Robert for enjoying my simple song and Miira's ethereal singing smile

Janne
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#424903 - 08/07/17 01:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: jannesan]
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Hi!

Somehow I missed this one when you posted it. Glad I found it!

This is really good! The lyric is perfect for the music. Very well done!

Also, Miira's vocal is super.

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#424977 - 08/07/17 11:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
As I said on Soundcloud, this is such a great groove and it fits the title perfectly! You've done a terrific job composing this one and putting it together. As always, Miira's singing is wonderful to listen to.
Have you ever thought about submitting a song in Finnish to the forum? I'd love to hear something written and performed in your home language.
All the best,
Noel


Thanks Noel for your kind comment, pleasure to hear that you like Miira's singing smile

Actually, I have thought of submitting a Finnish song on this forum. I consider your comment as a request, so I might do it quite soon smile

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#425135 - 08/08/17 08:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Very nice. I really enjoyed this! A well constructed, and well engineered song!!
Really good lyrics and use of real tracks.
Excellent.


Thanks David for your kind words, I'm glad you liked my lyrics smile

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#425139 - 08/08/17 09:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Janne,
Very pretty with that ethereal touch Mira brings. Surprisingly
simple and very enjoyable!

Robert


Ditto!

Ethereal is a good description.

Nice!

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#425150 - 08/08/17 10:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: jannesan]
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Very cool song.
Excellent vocal as usual and excellent composition as usual.

Very solid real tracks that give a lot of unity to the base.


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#425328 - 08/09/17 08:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
I really dig your use of the RealTracks in this particular song! smile Keep up the great work.


Thanks Ember for your comment smile BIAB has so many possibilities, I used some realstyle as a base, but noticed that the song needed more acoustic guitars. Also I wanted to change the drums to a softer one. There are plenty of good acoustic guitars, but finding a suitable RealDrum was much more difficult in this case.

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#425329 - 08/09/17 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool song Excellent vocal


Thanks Scott, I'm glad you liked the vocal smile

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#425343 - 08/09/17 09:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: jannesan]
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Hi, Janne !

I think this is
a very good tune !
I dig the country
ballad style very
much ! Miiras gentle
interpretation is the
icing on the cake !

Cheers
Dani

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#425415 - 08/09/17 10:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Zest For Life [Re: jannesan]
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Hello, Janne

Very nice tune!
Simple and natural, but very good melody.
The chord progression is also very simple, considering your usual works.
Mira's vocal is just fitted to this song.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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