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This song has a very authentic Nashville style sound to it with western and bluegrass influences. The story comes from my experiences playing many shows and getting worn so thin that sometimes you wonder if it's worth it to go on. I used all Band In A Box real tracks for the instrumental. The final mixing and vocals were done in Cubase LE AI Elements 8.

tempo 204bpm
Real Tracks used:
519, Bass, El, Pop Half Note
426 Banjo, Bluegrass
406 Guitar, Ac, Strumming
621 Pedalsteel, Bckgrd Easy
619 Guit, Res, Bckgrd, Cowboy
410 Guit, El, Rh Ctry Cowboy
601 Fiddle, Soloist, Train
436 Mandolin, Soloist, Bluegrass
412 Guitar, Electic, Soloist Cowboy

Lyrics:

(Verse)
Been Drinking too much whiskey and singing country songs.
This life I lead's a thrill but I know it won't last long.
Each night a different stage in some other little town.
I'm running fast and hard and I know I can't slow down.

(Chorus)
And I'm tired drunk and stoned.
Living life out on the road.
These songs they satisfy my soul.
but I'm still tired drunk and stoned.

(Verse)
Last night in Mississippi in some whole in the wall
I met a girl from Georgia who's name I can't recall.
Bot when I woke Up this morning I was tired and alone
with a ringing in my head and an aching in my bones.

(Chorus)
And I'm tired drunk and stoned.
Living life out on the road.
These songs they satisfy my soul.
but I'm still tired drunk and stoned.

(Verse)
Up here in the spotlight it starts to look the same.
Shadows on the wall and faces with no name.
Another shot of whiskey and another bowl to toke.
Might go back to the hotel and do a line of coke.

(Chorus)
And I'm tired drunk and stoned.
Living life out on the road.
These songs they satisfy my soul.
but I'm still tired drunk and stoned.

(Verse)
With one hand on the bible... The other on the gun
Do I ask him for forgiveness or do I just succumb
To the demons I've been chasing 'round in circles in my head?
They're trying to convince me that Id be better off dead.

(Chorus)
Instead of tired drunk and stoned.
Living life out on the road.
These songs they satisfy my soul.
but I'm still tired drunk and stoned.

Last edited by Andrew - PG Music; 08/24/20 11:48 AM.

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Excellent song! Loved your lyrics and also your vocal.
I also really liked your track, the tempo change at the end worked really well.

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Sammy,

Welcome to the Showcase. Looks like you are "havin' fun" with BIAB. No doubt there will be much more to come...this obviously "ain't your first rodeo"...

A good first post. Solid write. Good vocal. Good mix.

Enjoyed the listen.

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Thanks for listening and the kind comments. Not my first rodeo in songwriting but the first using BIAB and I'm loving it.


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Fabulous song. Great production. Great Vocals. I love the chorus - so catchy. Can't believe you're new to BIAB.


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Great tune, Samuel - and welcome to the forums! The mix is on point, as is the vocal delivery. The tempo change up near the end fitted perfectly. I really liked the lyrics too. Thanks so much for sharing! Can't wait to hear else you come up with using Band-in-a-Box smile


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Welcome to the forum. this is an excellent tune. Super vocal and backtrack


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Great song!

very strong write

man, I'm enjoying the listen

love the ending too,

welcome

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Welcome to the forum! On your SoundCloud page, you stated "I just got Band In A Box and wanted to see what I could do with it." - YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB WITH IT!

Thank you for sharing this song here on our User Showcase Forum - we have deemed it our "Hot Forum Topic" for today... I hope EVERYONE who listens to this song love it as much as I do!


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Thank you so much Callie, PG Music and everyone else. That is awesome. I'm glad everyone is enjoying this song. I can't wait to put some more together for everyone.


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I Just canwait for more this is excellent.well wriiten and produced wow .Plese give us more
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very nice song. High power in the sound.
Excellent vocal.

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Samuel,

This is great. I love to see how an artist can prove that Band in a Box is a full-on recording studio for Nashville hits.

Great guitar, use of tracks and overall production.

Nice.

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Samuel,
You are definitely in the right place. Most of us here have worn that, "cleanest dirty shirt". Well done.

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this could fit well on some of Marshall Tucker's early albums. "Searching for a Rainbow" came to mind as I listened to the groove you have going in this song.

Nice first time out..... can't wait to see what you'll be doing once you get the hang of this thing.

The song hits the dark and gritty side of this business. It sure isn't all spotlights and good times. But, there's always 2 sides to a coin.

I'll reserve commenting on the nits for now.

good job.

edit: on the line "Up here in the spotlight" I was half expecting... "you're a million miles away".....


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Welcome!

Great song out the gate! Nice lyric, band and vocals. We started using BIAB in 2011 and have enjoyed almost everything about it. Sounding good on all fronts - lyric, vocal, tracks and production. Looking forward to a lot more!

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Welcome aboard Sam, super duper song, and keep up with the experiments

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Really well constructed lyrics, I particularly enjoyed the catchy chorus.
Well produced and performed.
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Sounds like your gigging experience and likely some time in the studio set you up very well for BiaB.

Strong write, vocal, arrangement and production.

And it sounded excellent on our monitors.

Welcome! We enjoyed it.

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That was amazing !
Looking forward to hearing more and hearing your thoughts about your work.


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