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#426560 - 08/17/17 10:54 PM [User Showcase] You Broke This Heart Of Mine
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Samuel Davis Offline
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You Broke This Heart Of Mine

This song was originally written in February as part of the FAWM songwriting challenge. This song encompassed three sub challenges from FAWM. These were to write a song with just one chord, write a song with cowbell as the main instrument and to write an anti-valentine song. It was originally recorded as just an acoustic demo with cowbell for percussion. I decided to use Band in a Box to do a proper accompaniment for it and I plan to use it on my next album. My idea for this song was originally a song about heart break but somewhere along the way it took a dark turn and entered the realms of paranoia and insanity.

Genre: Country, Alt-Country, Americana
Key: Gm
Tempo: 166

Real Drums:
Nashville Outlaw

Real Tracks:
520 Bass, El, Half Note
524 Guitar, Ac, Strumming
619 Guitar, Res Bckgrnd Cowboy
599 Mandolin, Rh, Bluegrass
410 Guitar, EEl, Rh, Country Cowboy
626 Harmonica, Bckgrnd Travis
1329 Medly Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle (Solo)

Other Instuments:
Cowbell
Real Tracks generated using Band in a Box 2011
cowbell/vocals recorded and mixing done with Cubase Elements 9

Lyrics:
You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.
You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.

I can’t put it back together.
I guess you thought you could do better.

You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.
You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.

Why would you go and do this baby?
Now I feel like I’m going crazy.
Why would you go and do this baby?
Now I feel like I’m going crazy.

You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.
You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.

If I can’t have you then no one can.
I’m gonna bury you out in my land.
If I can’t have you then no one can.
I’m gonna bury you out in my land

Dig a little hole in the dirt and throw you in.
Dig a little hole in the dirt and throw you in.
Dig a little hole in the dirt and throw you in.
Dig a little hole in the dirt and throw you in.
Dig a little hole in the dirt and throw you in.
Dig a little hole in the dirt and throw you in.

You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.
You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.


Edited by Samuel Davis (08/18/17 09:21 AM)
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#426579 - 08/18/17 05:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Good toe-tappin' country style Samuel

The only comment is that I think the vocal sits a little too far back in the mix.
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#426588 - 08/18/17 06:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Challenge accepted, mission accomplished

You did a great job with these limitations and conditions imposed

I think the FAWM is an interesting concept, I've never tried it

You kept the interest level of the song up especially into the hook

I wouldn't have made it a 5:00 version, maybe hit it and quit it at 3:00

Anyway, I enjoyed it, you've got skills!

Kenny

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#426607 - 08/18/17 07:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Good toe-tappin' country style Samuel

The only comment is that I think the vocal sits a little too far back in the mix.




Thank you.

Yes, ive been having an isie with the vocals on here. At first they were to in your face so i dialed it back. I think they are almost where they need to be now but maybe could benefit from a little boost.
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#426609 - 08/18/17 07:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Challenge accepted, mission accomplished

You did a great job with these limitations and conditions imposed

I think the FAWM is an interesting concept, I've never tried it

You kept the interest level of the song up especially into the hook

I wouldn't have made it a 5:00 version, maybe hit it and quit it at 3:00

Anyway, I enjoyed it, you've got skills!

Kenny


I would suggest to anyone who writes songs tat they gove FAWM a try. Even if you don't meet the goal of 14 songs in 28 days it's a hreat way to get yoir creative juices flowing. Also the community and support over there is tremendous. Kind of like the support here in the BIAB forums.

As fo the length of my songs I tend to let them go where they want. I dont like to limit myself to 3 or 4 minutes. Although many of them turn out in that range i think some just need space to breath.

Thanks for your comments.
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#426613 - 08/18/17 08:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
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What a tune Samuel! I wouldn't change a thing about this. The lyrics, the delivery, the arrangement - all on point. Not to mention, it's super catchy as well!

Thanks so much for sharing - you should be proud of this one smile
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#426616 - 08/18/17 08:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Challenge accepted, mission accomplished

You did a great job with these limitations and conditions imposed

I think the FAWM is an interesting concept, I've never tried it

You kept the interest level of the song up especially into the hook

I wouldn't have made it a 5:00 version, maybe hit it and quit it at 3:00

Anyway, I enjoyed it, you've got skills!

Kenny

What He Said. Good job, Tom

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#426637 - 08/18/17 09:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
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I adjusted the vocal volume and also took a little low end out of the mix. I updated the link in the original post. Hope that helps.
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#426638 - 08/18/17 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
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I really like this tune. Great choice of instruments, arrangement and production. The singing ain't bad either. Heading back for another listen. Very catchy tune.

Charlie
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#426647 - 08/18/17 11:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
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So Much talent wow,this is straight up Stapleton/crowell/earle country.pure magic
.For me the vocals are sitting just right and the instrumentation is spot on .Cant wait for more
thank you sam
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#426668 - 08/18/17 02:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Hi Sam.
You rose to the challenge of the one one chord write.
This really shows of your talent as a song writer and performer.
Excellent in all areas.
I tip my hat to you sir, well done.
Looking forward to more.
Rob

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#426724 - 08/19/17 07:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Hello Samuel (or do you prefer Sam?),

That's quite a challenge - and you nailed it! It's difficult to keep interest in a sing with only one chord. But you variety in vocal stylers and misic adjustments along the way kept it fresh throughout. Very nice work!

Alan
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