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#462385 - 03/15/18 07:45 PM [User Showcase] Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson
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Here is a new song. It is a collaboration with Robert Cordrey supplying the lyrics and beautiful vocal by Greg Johnson.

It started out as an instrumental in late December but as I was finishing it, I decided t to send it to Robert to see if it was suitable for lyrics. He sent back a demo with the most beautiful lyrics and vocal. Robert suggested that it maybe more suitable with a female vocal. I thought it would be perfect for Greg and he graciously accepted.

Wonderland

V1

the angel of time
made you a swing a swing
from braids of her dark hair
as she did sing sing
one rope round tomorrow
the other yesterday
between yet to be and might have been
you and I will play

V2

your toes point to the moon
as you ascend ascend
as your eyes close I`ll spin globe
our game won`t end won`t end
kick out your heels
the world wheels a little more
what do you see
as you soar

C

down there Easter Island
isn`t that the London Eye
a patchwork planet
sailing by
now we`re above your castle in the sand
dont you agree
its a wonderland wonderland

V3

the angel of time
made you a swing a swing
from braids of her dark hair
as she did sing sing
kickout your heels
the world wheels a little more
between yet to be and might have been
you and I will soar

C

hold Stonehenge in your hand
don`t miss the northern lights
a patchwork planet
sailing by
now we`re above your castle in the sand
don`t you agree
its a wonderland wonderland

© Robert Cordrey Jan.2018

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Wonderland
File:WonderlandE-T5.SGU
Key=E , Tempo 80, Length (m:s)=4:00
4 bar intro, 72 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 76. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for RealDrums Changes,
Style is GOODNITE.STY (Good Nite, Slow 6/8)

RealTracks in song: 777:Bass, Acoustic, PopWaltz Ev 085 (A:simple)
RealTracks in song: 2167:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Country12-8John Sw 065
RealTracks in song: ~1678:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Sw 085
RealTracks in song: 1682:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 165
RealTracks in song: ~~689:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 085
RealDrums in Song: JazzBrushes#1: a: JazzBrushes#1b: JazzBrushes#1

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Backtrack was generated in BIAB and Guitar was recorded and mixed in Reaper.

Thanks to Robert and Greg with the help putting the backtrack together.
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#462387 - 03/15/18 09:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Robert suggested that it maybe more suitable with a female vocal. I thought it would be perfect for Greg and he graciously accepted.
Hehehehehe.

This song is so mellow I had trouble following the lyrics because I just kept drifting off to some happy place. smile
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#462388 - 03/15/18 09:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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Scott,Robert,Greg

A lovely collaboration - serene and uplifting.
Everything comes together beautifully, the lyric the vocal the guitar and the melody.
Great work all round.

Peter

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#462392 - 03/15/18 10:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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Very melodic great effort all. Enjoyed this. Rob

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#462406 - 03/16/18 02:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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Scott, Robert & Greg,

Wonderland is wonderful! Great collaboration - the sound is magical. The lyrics, melody, tracks, vocal - everything fits together so perfectly.

Excellent job all!

Bob
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#462411 - 03/16/18 03:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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Cool lyrics, great vocal. Love the tone on your guitar, Scott.

Nice one, guys, enjoyed the listen!
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#462431 - 03/16/18 06:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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Scott, Robert & Greg,

A very cool collaboration. A good write, a beautiful vocal and nice guitar work.

"between yet to be and might have been" - loved that line, Robert...

Nice music. Overall the mix is good. Early on, the vocal seemed too low - then toward the end my ear got accustomed to its level. But I think it might need to come up slightly.

Nice, y'all. This forum is SO cool!

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#462435 - 03/16/18 06:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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When I saw the line up I knew this was going to be good. In fact, it's much better than that, it's great.

Very melodic, extremely well produced.

Another winner.
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#462438 - 03/16/18 07:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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Wow - you guys made something beautiful here smile It is so serene and ethereal. It just has such a cozy vibe - and also, I think Greg did an incredible job with the vocals. Not a thing I'd change here - you guys nailed it.

An incredible collaboration for sure - great work and thanks for sharing!
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#462443 - 03/16/18 08:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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Those are some very good lyrics. You chose the right guy to sing this one. Very dreamy, floating vibe. Some really nice guitar work. A fine collab by three fine writers and musicians, Tom

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#462454 - 03/16/18 09:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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Scott had already named the instrumental he sent me and the melody
fit nicely with a lullaby I started years ago... having that Wonderland word gave me the way to finish. Motto: be a packrat with your writing- everything can be remade!
Thanks for the positive comments everyone.

Robert

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#462500 - 03/16/18 01:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Originally Posted By: Scott C
Robert suggested that it maybe more suitable with a female vocal. I thought it would be perfect for Greg and he graciously accepted.
Hehehehehe.

This song is so mellow I had trouble following the lyrics because I just kept drifting off to some happy place. smile


Thanks David. I see I did not word the part about Robert and I figuring out the vocal as the song in its original key was very high. I felt that Greg's vocal ability is so smooth and his range would really be good for the song. So glad you liked it..
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#462524 - 03/16/18 04:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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Wonderful collaboration! On the music side, I liked the 6/8 tempo and all the little add-in's, like the organ and the female ahh's..lyric very mystical, introspective, evocative. Great job!!

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#462591 - 03/17/18 05:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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Fantastic song guys, well produced and super lyrics as well
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#462592 - 03/17/18 05:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Scott,Robert,Greg

A lovely collaboration - serene and uplifting.
Everything comes together beautifully, the lyric the vocal the guitar and the melody.
Great work all round.

Peter


Thanks Peter for checking out the song
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#462608 - 03/17/18 07:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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Wow!

Wonderful job all around guys! I just loved this.

Beautiful arrangement, great lyrics, super vocals and instrumentation.

This is one to be proud of.
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#462657 - 03/17/18 02:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580

Very melodic great effort all. Enjoyed this. Rob


Thanks Rob appreciate your comments.

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Scott, Robert & Greg,

Wonderland is wonderful! Great collaboration - the sound is magical. The lyrics, melody, tracks, vocal - everything fits together so perfectly.

Excellent job all!

Bob


Thanks Bob So glad you liked the song. I just love how it turned out as well. Robert and Greg made it a very special song for me
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#462684 - 03/17/18 05:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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Scott, Robert & Greg, this is one of the best songs that I have heard on this site! Everything about this one is perfect.

Wonderland was the perfect 3:45 minute vacation for me today.

This is a keeper.
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#462724 - 03/18/18 01:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: Scott C]
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Great collaboration combines Robert's poetic lyrics to Scott's beautiful melody and Greg's wonderful voice soars it above Earth and sails on the blue seas. I definitely agree, it's a wonderland smile

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#462755 - 03/18/18 07:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderland Lyrics Robert Cordrey Vocal Greg Johnson [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Cool lyrics, great vocal. Love the tone on your guitar, Scott.

Nice one, guys, enjoyed the listen!


Thanks Dave for checking out the song. Roberts lyrics and Greg's vocal made this a very special song for me
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