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#463999 - 03/25/18 12:56 AM [User Showcase] A Life To Live
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A Life To Live

A simple song telling that it's better to grab the hand of life here today and not to keep waiting for your retirement or some divine sign. Vocals by me and Miira. All comments welcome smile

RealDrums: FunkSyncSnare
RealTracks:
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Acoustic guitar #2677
Electric guitar rhythm #2756, #2904, #2158
Electric guitar solo #2829
Acoustic piano #1405
Organ #686

Vocals: Janne & Miira

Mixed in Sonar Platinum

Lyrics:

I'm sitting by the stream of life
skipping stones without a plan
there's only one sure thing
I'll meet Charon the ferryman
"you still have a life to live".

I'm sitting at the stop of life
asking God to give a sign
if I wait 'til the pearly gates
he'll tell he sent a daily line
"you still have a life to live".

I see the light I hear your call today
I take the first boat and I float away
no more fear that I would go astray
I find the words been scared to say:
I have a life to live.

I'm sitting by the tide of life
waiting for my pension age
if I now fast forward
I'll reach my terminal stage
"you still have a life to live".

I see the light...

The lighthouse of reason is my guide
through the fog of uncertainty
surfed on the waves of consciousness
the caring hearts supporting me.

No more wasting time
on the dock of the bay
I hold your hand
and we seize the day
we canoe the bridge of the dawning ray
we find the easy words to say:
I have a life to live.

"The stream has no end no beginning
time is a journey to its being
leave some ripples when you row
give your share for its flow."



-----
Janne
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#464003 - 03/25/18 01:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: jannesan]
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Hi Janne and Miira.

Very much like your lyrics and the sentiments expressed in the song.
Like both voices the laid back presentation.
Nice and unpretentious. Good one.

Cheers.
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#464088 - 03/25/18 02:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: jannesan]
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Wow, this song is really outstanding. Your arrangement sounds very professional!

This is my favourite part:

"I'm sitting by the stream of life skipping stones without a plan. There's only one sure thing, I'll meet Charon the ferryman. 'You still have a life to live!'"

Really great job.
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#464096 - 03/25/18 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: jannesan]
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Great clear production on this. Your talents as a song writer really shine through here. Nicely done. Rob

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#464118 - 03/25/18 05:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: jannesan]
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Great write - nice mix, and an uplifting message.

I enjoyed listening to it. Thanks!
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#464136 - 03/26/18 02:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: jannesan]
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Janne,

This is very touching and moving. Some really great vocals and an excellent mix.

Bob

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#464162 - 03/26/18 07:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: jannesan]
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Wow - within the first couple measures I knew I'd enjoy this one smile I love the soulful grooves on this one. It had my toe tapping the whole way through. The vocal performance from both of you is excellent, and the harmonies for the chorus work perfectly.

Really well done, thanks for sharing!
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#464166 - 03/26/18 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: jannesan]
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Hey Janne,

Great lyrics, vocals, and all around performance and mixing on this one.

This is one to be proud of!
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#464172 - 03/26/18 08:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: jannesan]
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Janne & MIra

Great quality throughout. Musically the production is outstanding.

You've delivered innovation throughout, with the combination of complimentary voices in the lyrics.

Excellent, really excellent.
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#464194 - 03/26/18 10:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: jannesan]
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Janne,

A nice funky way to package an uplifting message.
I think this is the first Janne/Mira duet I`ve heard - you sound good together!
Good production (as your always are).

Robert

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#464249 - 03/26/18 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: RichMac

Hi Janne and Miira.

Very much like your lyrics and the sentiments expressed in the song.
Like both voices the laid back presentation.
Nice and unpretentious. Good one.

Cheers.


Janne, I agree with Rich on this! I always enjoy the unique chord structures you present in your songs! Thanks, Torrey
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#464287 - 03/26/18 05:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: jannesan]
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Excellent collaboration. Super vocals and excellent backtrack. Guitar was very cool

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#464361 - 03/27/18 10:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: RichMac

Hi Janne and Miira.
Very much like your lyrics and the sentiments expressed in the song.
Like both voices the laid back presentation.
Nice and unpretentious. Good one.
Cheers.


Thanks Richard, I really appreciate your kind words smile

Janne
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#464362 - 03/27/18 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
Wow, this song is really outstanding. Your arrangement sounds very professional!
This is my favourite part:
"I'm sitting by the stream of life skipping stones without a plan. There's only one sure thing, I'll meet Charon the ferryman. 'You still have a life to live!'"
Really great job.


Thanks Ember for your kind words, "professional" blush I'm really glad you liked the arrangement smile And thanks for quoting my lyrics.

Janne
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#464363 - 03/27/18 10:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Great clear production on this. Your talents as a song writer really shine through here. Nicely done. Rob


Thanks Rob your encouraging comment about my songwriting laugh This is the first song in which I used TR5 One master effect, very easy way to bring clearness to the mix.

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#464415 - 03/27/18 03:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: jannesan]
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Hi, Janne & Mira


This is a very impressive tune
and my deepest congratulations
for that !

Unique in every way !

Cheers
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#464444 - 03/27/18 08:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: jannesan]
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Janne,
+1 to all the positive things already said. Creative and engaging from start to finish.

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#464694 - 03/29/18 07:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Great write - nice mix, and an uplifting message.

I enjoyed listening to it. Thanks!


Thanks David for your kind words smile

Janne
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#464695 - 03/29/18 07:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Janne,
This is very touching and moving. Some really great vocals and an excellent mix.
Bob


Thanks Bob, I appreciate your positive feedback smile

Janne
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#464697 - 03/29/18 07:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Life To Live [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - within the first couple measures I knew I'd enjoy this one smile I love the soulful grooves on this one. It had my toe tapping the whole way through. The vocal performance from both of you is excellent, and the harmonies for the chorus work perfectly.

Really well done, thanks for sharing!


Thanks Deryk for your kind comment smile I'm glad you enjoyed right from the beginning.

Janne
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