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#444488 - 12/11/17 11:41 PM [User Showcase] It Sounds Like Love
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Samuel Davis Offline
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It Sounds Like Love

I wrote this today for the songwriting prompt "Sounds Like Love" in the GYAWS Facebook group. The idea behind the song is that if exposed to something long enough it will become the norm. In this case the person singing the song has been around domestic violence all their lives so they believe that is how love works.

I guess I'm still in a bluesy mood since this is kind of a blues rock tune with gritty vocals. Let me know what you think.

Style: Feather Indie Blues Rock w Slide
BPM: 90

Real Tracks:
572:Bass, Electric Blues BB
382:Guitar, Slide, Background Blues
1838:Piano, Acoustic,Rhythm, PopModernGroove
1761:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop 16ths
3064:Vocal Oohs, Rhythm Pop3-part
Real Drums=BluesRockSlow

Vocals, mixing and editing of tracks was done in Cubase 9

It Sounds Like Love

I can hear the neighbors yelling coming down the hall.
There not much you can’t hear though these thin apartment walls
Wouldn’t you know, it just don’t bother me at all.
It sounds like love.

I Can almost count on it nearly each and every night.
My next door neighbors oh they’re gonna start a fight.
It might trouble other folks but to me it sounds alright.
It sounds like love.

Sounds like love in the first degree.
Sure sounds like love to me.
When you coming from a broken home
And now your all alone.
It sounds like love.

Well my daddy was an awful man, he loved to drink and fight.
He'd come home fighting mad in the middle of the night.
Then beat my momma within inches of her life.
But it sounds like love.


Now mama’s gone and I’m here living in this slum.
The banging on the wall sounds like the beating of a drum.
I can hear the screaming but I guess I’ve gone so numb
It sounds like love.

Sounds like love in the first degree.
Sure sounds like love to me.
When you coming from a broken home
And now your all alone.
It sounds like love.


Edited by Samuel Davis (12/12/17 11:28 AM)
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#444552 - 12/12/17 07:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Sounds Like Love [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Excellent vocal Samuel. Super lyrics and heartfelt delivery
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#444578 - 12/12/17 08:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Sounds Like Love [Re: Samuel Davis]
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A gritty subject to take on, Samuel.

Your vocals are outstanding. Knockin' on Stapleton's door...dang impressive... (I'd warm 'em up a bit in the mix).

You are a songwriting machine! Keep 'em coming!!!

fj

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#444587 - 12/12/17 09:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Sounds Like Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Samuel Davis Offline
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
A gritty subject to take on, Samuel.

Your vocals are outstanding. Knockin' on Stapleton's door...dang impressive... (I'd warm 'em up a bit in the mix).

You are a songwriting machine! Keep 'em coming!!!

fj


Thanks Floyd. If I end up actually doing anthing with this I probably will warm up the vocals. This was more of a songwriting exercise for me. I had that old time rough blues voice in mind when writing it and I think I did a fair job of capturing that feeling. Thanks for the advice.
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#444607 - 12/12/17 10:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Sounds Like Love [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Excellent song, great vocal.
Very enjoyable.

Sergio
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#444660 - 12/12/17 12:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Sounds Like Love [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Well put together and great vocals. Very relevant subject and worth looking into further development. Mainstream appeal. Enjoyable listen.

Charlie
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#444663 - 12/12/17 12:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Sounds Like Love [Re: Samuel Davis]
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A strong presentation of a strong subject.

The write, your vocal, the band and the mix all work well together and accent the lyric well.

The vocal is very cool...reminds me of reading about how a young Johnny Winter used to practice singing face down in a pillow so as to not worry his mother smile That's a compliment. Janice is a HUGE JW fan.

Enjoyed it!

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#444677 - 12/12/17 01:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Sounds Like Love [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Chilling idea Samuel.
Very well done.
The vocal delivery and the guitar suit the theme perfectly.
Cheers.
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#444833 - 12/13/17 06:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Sounds Like Love [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Samuel, this one has a raw up in your face sound which is perfect for this type tune! I like the way you kept the chord structure to a minimum amount of moves which to me enhances the feel of the song. It's serious subject matter and you did very well with the vocal delivering the message! Thanks, Torrey
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#466605 - 04/10/18 05:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Sounds Like Love [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Lyric goes well with the tune

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