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#447852 12/29/17 08:57 AM
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Highways, Heartache and Harmonies.

THIS FAR

the bed of this silverado holds everything i own
left the wintry coast of maine headed for as far away as i can go
trying to forget your face, your touch, your kiss
all that i can think about is every inch of you i'm gonna miss
trying to outrun your memory
so why are you all that i can see
   
   28 hours straight i drive ... drive and drive and drive
   never looking back, 1800 miles south on 95
   from bar harbour maine to this sun bleached key west bar
   i never dreamed a heartache
   could stretch this far

all these tourist watching a lover's sunset
paying no attention to the broken man and his regrets
i've lost track of the tears i've shed
god knows how many beers i've had trying to get you out of my head
as far away as i could run
when will this be done
   
   28 hours straight i drove ... to find a place to hide
   never looking back, 1800 miles south on 95
   from bar harbour maine to this sun bleached key west bar
   i never dreamed a heartache
   could stretch this far

a broken heart in paradise
is still a broken heart
   
   from bar harbour maine to this sun bleached key west bar
   i never dreamed a heartache
   could stretch this far



Play it loud!


The BAND:

RealTracks in song: 1522:Bass, Electric, PopPower8s Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1257:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopShiningRock8ths Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 380:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Syncopated Sugar Ev 102
RealTracks in song: 671:Organ, B3, Background Southern Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2604:Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRock8thsJon Ev 120
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2103:Piano, Rhythm PopShiningA-B Ev 120 (rendered w TruePianos)
RealTracks in song: 1169:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockMediumBrent Ev 120 (for big chords)
RealTracks in song: 2541:Pedal Steel, Background ModernPopCountry Ev 110
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I played an acoustic guitar track.
Harmonies by Janice Merritt (recorded and processed by Bud Merritt)


Janice & Bud - Big Time THANKS!!

Comments encouraged.
Thanks for listening.

floyd

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from bar harbour maine to this sun bleached key west bar
i never dreamed a heartache
could stretch this far


Great lines!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous mix Floyd.

Awesome man.

Happy New Year.

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Excellent tune. Loved the lyrics so much imagery. Super vocal. Guitar was excellent .


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"i've lost track of the tears i've shed
god knows how many beers i've had trying to get you out of my head"

Great line! And a great song. Nice way to close out the year!

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Not my genre but it was a very good production! Loved the chorus and of course the backup vocals to supplement yours.

Lyrics were written beautifully as well.




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Love the visuals, some really great lines. Nice harmonies and upbeat melody. The song has a nice flow. Good job to all who participated.

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floyd

Great job - excellent set of lyrics to an engaging tune - nice mix and pro production.
You and Janice sound wonderful together - harmonies are tight and melodic.
Top quality collaboration and a really good write.

Peter

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Hi Floyd.
Your usual standard of excellence.
Nice cruisy song and so well done.
Cheers.

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Floyd,
Somehow you`ve made a heartache road song sound fresh - all the cool details in the lyrics do that, plus a very catchy melody.
Really nice balance of vocals with harmonies (and Janice matches the kind of anthemic feeling you bring to the chorus).
I like the held last chord going on so far like that!

Robert

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How many more ways can we write about broken hearts?? Yet we all keep finding new ways!!


I am using the new 1040XTRAEZ form this year. It has just 2 lines.

1. How much did you make in 2023?
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Great stuff again Floyd, I really like the way you mixed and panned your instruments and the vocals, lead and background are exceptional! Your ending the year in fine fashion! Thanks, Torrey




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floyd, Those held guitar chords work really well to transition the chord changes. I also like the sparingly used steel and the judicious use of the organ. This is a really strong write and of course I am always very partial to any song that contains the phrase "Sun drenched Key West bar." I believe we both have wasted some time in places like that. The perfect lead and BG vocals propel this powerhouse road trip tune. By the way is there another route that bypasses 95? Or can we find a way to erase that road from our GPS? Might as well throw in I-4 for good measure. Good work on a fine song, Tom

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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Might as well throw in I-4 for good measure.


And "3 hours to the nearest Walmart." grin


I am using the new 1040XTRAEZ form this year. It has just 2 lines.

1. How much did you make in 2023?
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Originally Posted By: eddie1261
How many more ways can we write about broken hearts?? Yet we all keep finding new ways!!


Eddie hit the nail on the head about lyrics - particularly country lyrics. The hardest challenge for a lyricist is to say what already been said tens of thousands of time but say in a new and engaging way. You seem to always have the knack for doing that - and doing it well.

The chorus is particularly ear-catching for me. And there are so many good lines throughout the song. After two listens, I'm still tapping me feet and humming the melody.

You don't set the bar higher for us, Floyd -- rather, you *ARE* the bar.

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fantastic write

super performance

pro mix

top notch vocals, you and Janice

love the lines that David S quoted (I won't repost them here)

this is a great song, no doubt about it

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny

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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
from bar harbour maine to this sun bleached key west bar
i never dreamed a heartache
could stretch this far


Great lines!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous mix Floyd.

Awesome man.

Happy New Year.


Thanks, buddy. ... Happy New Year!!!

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This is absolutely fantastic.

I don't know how you do it but you put out winner after winner.

All three of you should be extremely proud of this one.


Me, it's not about how many times you fail, it's about how many times you get back up.
Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Excellent tune. Loved the lyrics so much imagery. Super vocal. Guitar was excellent .


Thanks, Scott. That JazzRock8thsJon soloist RT is a really nice one - it gets a little busy sometimes, so I had to take out small bits to get what I needed, but I really like the results...

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
That JazzRock8thsJon soloist RT is a really nice one - it gets a little busy sometimes, so I had to take out small bits to get what I needed, but I really like the results...


I notice that with soloist guitars too. I'll keep the whole track when I take it to another DAW and just automate the volume areas where I want to use it. Otherwise, it does get busy leaving it on most of the song.




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Another great song Floyd. I can realy relate to this song being a Florida native and dealing with many heart breaks through the years. I love break up songs. My wife gets mad at me because I write a ton of them even though we've been happily married for almost 6 years now. I giess after being broken so many times it's easier to write songs about pain than ones about joy. Anyways, great song. I cant wait to see what else you come up with in the new year.


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