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#428414 - 09/01/17 10:30 AM [User Showcase] What More Could I Need
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One of those standard "son vs. father songs"...
(doesn't every writer have one?)

WHAT MORE COULD I NEED

daddy was a simple man
very simple tastes
never seemed too interested
in joining in the race
i could never fathom why
he didn't long for more
a bigger house, a nicer car
a newer coat than what he wore
we argued over money
we argued over dreams
he never understood me
at least that's how it seemed
i asked "don't you wonder
where other roads might lead?"
he settled in his chair
"son, what more could i need"

(chorus)
   i've got the day god gave me
   laughter fills the air
   i've got my own opinions
   if anyone should care
   i've got a family raised on love
   tho' nothing's guaranteed
   it seems to me i've got it made
   what more could i need

i was not content
to hang in that small town
my dad's simple philosophy
was not about to hold me down
so i took on the world
without much more than a song
determined i would make it
just to prove him wrong
but those other roads led nowhere
the world put up a fight
after many years of wandering
i proved my daddy right
i called to say i've finally come
to understand your simple creed
he said "son, you're always welcome back
what more could you need?"

   repeat chorus

now i live just down the road
from that house so full of love
my life is filled with the simple things
my dad always spoke of
i've got a loving woman
my son's growing like a weed
and when he argues "there most be more"
i'll ask "son, what more could i need?"

   repeat chorus




The BAND:

Style is _HROCAMP.STY (Amplitube HrdRockLA Bass&Guitars)
RealTracks in style: 995:Bass, Electric, HardRockLA Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 999:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLAFuzzyA-B Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 996:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLACrispA-B Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 659:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasRockChop Ev 120 (B:8ths)
RealTracks in song: 1520 Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryWorkinBrent Ev16 090
RealTracks in song: 1169 Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockMediumBrent Ev 120
RealDrums in Song: PopAmerican
RealDrums in Song: PopCalypso^1-a:Snare, Closed HiHat , b:Snare, Ride


Comments welcome.
Have at it.

floyd

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#428417 - 09/01/17 10:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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Something a little different from what I'm used to hearing from you!

Great write, lots of good lines. My favorite:

"so i took on the world
without much more than a song
determined i would make it
just to prove him wrong"

chorus is great too.

Bass sounded a little low, *but* I'm not on my music computer with the good monitors at the moment so that could be the reason. Other than that, band sounded good!

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#428421 - 09/01/17 11:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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Awesome Floyd!!! Another hit!


Really, really, really outstanding lyrics. An extremely strong write. Way to go.

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"When I was 16 years old, I felt that my father was the stupidest person on the face of the earth. When I turned 21, I was shocked to see how much he had learned in only 5 years."

--Mark Twain (attributed)

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#428422 - 09/01/17 11:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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As usual this tune is on point.
Enjoyed the contagious chorus.
Captivating powerful ballad.
Harmonies excellent.
Top score.
Rob

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#428423 - 09/01/17 11:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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The story of the prodigal son set to rocking music
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#428435 - 09/01/17 12:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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These are probably some of my favourite lyrcis written in the showcase so far. Amazing job. <3
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#428436 - 09/01/17 12:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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Right from the first moment - this tune is infectious! That guitar riff just makes me feel energetic. I really enjoy the lyrics on this too - they do a great job of painting a vivid story.

Thanks for sharing Floyd smile
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#428447 - 09/01/17 03:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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Curt Young Offline
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Typical Floyd Jane... Brilliant!

My first impression matched Herb's.

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#428451 - 09/01/17 04:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd

Superb writing - wonderful lyrics - catchy tune - sung with conviction.
What more could we need?

Great stuff.

Peter

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#428452 - 09/01/17 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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Nice groove and great story. Rock on!
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#428457 - 09/01/17 04:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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You remain the eternal optimist

at least to my ear

just a great mix, it's so good

very strong write as always, strong vocals

this is super storytelling, so glad that you're here to share

your talent and great songs!

those guitars rock!

enjoyed,

Kenny

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#428480 - 09/02/17 02:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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Great song Floyd!
It really rocks, very good lyrics.
Captivating from beginning to end!

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#428497 - 09/02/17 05:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Something a little different from what I'm used to hearing from you!

Great write, lots of good lines. My favorite:

"so i took on the world
without much more than a song
determined i would make it
just to prove him wrong"

chorus is great too.

Bass sounded a little low, *but* I'm not on my music computer with the good monitors at the moment so that could be the reason. Other than that, band sounded good!


Thanks, Dave. The bass in this gave me considerable difficulty (it was actually mixed some time ago). It had a "boominess" to it that I could not tame no matter what I tried, so I finally removed all processing (compressor and eq are typical for my choices) and set it to the level of the other guitars - similar to how many Punk songs are mixed. That was the best choice I could find. Good ear...

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#428509 - 09/02/17 08:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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Robertkc Offline
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Floyd,

Energy pulses through on this, especially on the chorus.Not many singers can really deliver that kind of presence - you are on Springsteen levels here!
I enjoyed the full circle of the story.
Excellent work.

Robert

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#428517 - 09/02/17 10:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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hi Floyd its all been said extremely creative good energy and vocal love it thanks for sharing eric
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#428539 - 09/02/17 12:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Awesome Floyd!!! Another hit!


Really, really, really outstanding lyrics. An extremely strong write. Way to go.

***

"When I was 16 years old, I felt that my father was the stupidest person on the face of the earth. When I turned 21, I was shocked to see how much he had learned in only 5 years."

--Mark Twain (attributed)


Thanks, David. That Twain guy had it goin' on...

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#428558 - 09/02/17 03:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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i've got the day god gave me
laughter fills the air
i've got my own opinions
if anyone should care
i've got a family raised on love
tho' nothing's guaranteed
it seems to me i've got it made
what more could i need

WHAT A CHORUS!!! This song is a lesson in the craft of songwriting. It makes a great point that is crystal clear and so eloquently told. AMAZINGLY GOOD Floyd!!

One of my dad's favorite little fables went something like this. When I was 18, my dad knew nothing, and was completely out of it. When I was 21, I realized my dad was a pretty smart guy. I couldn't believe how much he'd learned in only 3 years! Love the song Floyd! Take care. Greg

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#428576 - 09/02/17 08:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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That's a road we all travel at one time or another, Floyd, but few have said it any better. Wonderful job.
I am a little jealous of the way you always seem to make your vocal seem to set in just the right spot in your recordings. That is a struggle I'm still having. Great job!

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#428581 - 09/02/17 10:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: floyd jane]
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Holy crap, that was fantastic, very, very cool tune, right up my alley. Man that was a punch in the face, none better, and my style too. Congrats on that one WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#428604 - 09/03/17 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: What More Could I Need [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
As usual this tune is on point.
Enjoyed the contagious chorus.
Captivating powerful ballad.
Harmonies excellent.
Top score.
Rob


Appreciate that, Rob...


Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
The story of the prodigal son set to rocking music


Indeed. Classic storylines make interesting songs generally...

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