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#473278 - 05/17/18 03:20 PM [User Showcase] Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals)
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Follow The Money

A song that always seems topical wherever (and whenever) you live.

Lyrics - Leon
Vocals & Harmony - Janice
I played some guitar solos.
Thanks to Bud for recording Janice and his mix input.

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Follow The Money

(She said) follow the money
See where it leads
Follow the money
See where it leads
It won’t take you to
A happy place
Much more likely to
Lead you to disgrace
Follow the money
Follow the smell
Promise you Heaven
But you wind up in Hell
Promise you roses
But you end up with weeds
Follow the money
See where it leads
Follow
Follow
The money

Follow the money
You can see where it lives
See what it takes away
And see what it gives
Step around the bodies
It helps to close your eyes
It’s only natural
Everybody dies
Follow the money
It’s easy to trace
Goes where it’s cherished
Keeps the others in their place
Money has no conscience
Money has no soul
Likes to pretend that it is
Under your control
Follow
Follow
The money

Follow the money
See where it goes
Follow the money
Follow your nose
Money likes the backrooms
It operates at night
Money doesn’t like to be
Exposed to the light
Follow the money
Follow the trail
It’ll wash away your sins
It’ll go your bail
Money buys the weapons
Money does the deals
Money never stops to think
Money doesn’t feel
Follow
Follow
The money



Edited by PeterF (05/18/18 04:39 AM)

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#473283 - 05/17/18 04:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: PeterF]
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Good playing Peter, great arrangement and vocals (can't go wrong with Janice)

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#473288 - 05/17/18 04:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: PeterF]
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Very cool song. Loved the lyrics. Janice's vocals and harmonies were just excellent. Some awesome guitar Peter. Fit the song so well. Really cool backbeat to this song..

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#473289 - 05/17/18 05:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: PeterF]
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Dang! Talk about and entrance! Janice, that intro was KILLER. Vocals fantastic. Guitar fantastic. Music feel, groove and production fantastic. Lyrics...meh. lol just kidding Lyrics fantastic.

Knocked me out of my rocker from note 1.

Thanks for the smile. smile
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#473323 - 05/18/18 03:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: PeterF]
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Man, what an intro! Too cool for words.

Great vocals as per usual, that tone!

Nice guitar work, Peter, those volume swells are the cats meow. Modulation at the end was fun too.

Good one guys and gal, enjoyed the listen!

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#473326 - 05/18/18 03:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: PeterF]
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Peter / Leon / Janice,

Great song! I love the arrangement on this. Instrumentation and mix is really outstanding - some great guitar work.

As always, the vocal by Janice is flawless and on point. Killer intro...

Bob

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#473327 - 05/18/18 04:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: PeterF]
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Ah. "Promise you roses
But you end up with weeds" classic line. Great song. well done the four of you!
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#473354 - 05/18/18 07:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: PeterF]
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Really nice job here! Janice's vocals here are on point, and I love the groove on this one. It reminds me of certain tunes by Feist, if you are familiar with her (not sure how popular she is outside of Canada). Really catchy, and easy on the ears.

Great work, and thanks for sharing smile
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#473364 - 05/18/18 07:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: PeterF]
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Very good song, excellent playing and the vocal is top notch!!!

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#473389 - 05/18/18 09:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: cubanpete]
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Originally Posted By: cubanpete
Good playing Peter, great arrangement and vocals (can't go wrong with Janice)

Mike B.


Thank you Mike.

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#473402 - 05/18/18 09:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: PeterF]
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Yep, great... intro, lyrics, singing, mix. As usual, Janice is stellar.

Originally Posted By: PeterF
I played some guitar solos.

Hehe. smile Talk about understating your contribution.

The unprepared modulation hits my by surprise each time I hear this. Cool!
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#473415 - 05/18/18 11:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: PeterF]
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Peter,Leon,J&B,
Yes, love that intro- Janice sounds like she enjoyed this ( interesting to hear how well done the doubled vocal is too).
Leon contributes some of the smartest lyrics on this forum and this is another excellent write.
Guitar playing is also right up there.
Take it to the bank!

Robert

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#473452 - 05/18/18 02:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: cubanpete]
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Originally Posted By: cubanpete
Good playing Peter, great arrangement and vocals (can't go wrong with Janice)

Mike B.


Thanks Mike - I agree it's impossible to go wrong having Janice sing one of your songs.

Peter

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#473453 - 05/18/18 02:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool song. Loved the lyrics. Janice's vocals and harmonies were just excellent. Some awesome guitar Peter. Fit the song so well. Really cool backbeat to this song..


Thanks for the continuing support Scott.

Peter

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#473455 - 05/18/18 02:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: PeterF]
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jeez what a song ,geez what a singer ,But who mixed it .

There is a piano doing its stuff for the singer to get a flavoring from, yet to us listeners its too low.


Guitar stunning though I felt the bass and drums were low as well.

Don't attack guys I'm critiquing this on your level of production ,performance and past history.


Edited by beatmaster (05/18/18 03:00 PM)
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#473493 - 05/18/18 06:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool song. Loved the lyrics. Janice's vocals and harmonies were just excellent. Some awesome guitar Peter. Fit the song so well. Really cool backbeat to this song..


Thanks Scott. Peter made it easy as he’d already created a great melody!

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#473495 - 05/18/18 07:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: PeterF]
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Caassshhh! LOL! Love it. Janice this is one of my fav playful vocals of yours and love the harmony. Peter and Leon the lyrics and melody are well written, the arrangement kept my toes tapping and the guitar is spot on. Infectuous fun track.
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#473527 - 05/19/18 03:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: HearToLearn]
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Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
Dang! Talk about and entrance! Janice, that intro was KILLER. Vocals fantastic. Guitar fantastic. Music feel, groove and production fantastic. Lyrics...meh. lol just kidding Lyrics fantastic.

Knocked me out of my rocker from note 1.

Thanks for the smile. smile


Thanks glad we could make you smile.

Peter

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#473588 - 05/19/18 02:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: HearToLearn]
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Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
Dang! Talk about and entrance! Janice, that intro was KILLER. Vocals fantastic. Guitar fantastic. Music feel, groove and production fantastic. Lyrics...meh. lol just kidding Lyrics fantastic.

Knocked me out of my rocker from note 1.

Thanks for the smile. smile


And thank you for the nice review!!

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#473631 - 05/19/18 10:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Follow The Money (Featuring Janice Merritt on vocals) [Re: PeterF]
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Hello, Peter, Leon, Janice & Bud,

Good guitar playing and great arrangement!
I entirely agree with hearToLean.
Talk about and entrance! Janice, that intro was KILLER. Vocals fantastic.
It is a cool tune full of blues feel.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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