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#481962 - 07/15/18 02:57 PM [User Showcase] A Journey That Never Ends
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A Journey That Never Ends

File: A Journey That Never Ends
Key=C , Tempo 145, Length (m:s)=3:00
9 bar intro, 32 bar chorus, from bar 10 to bar 41. Repeat x3 choruses
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,

Style is _T_FSHIN.STY (Country Nylon Fishin' )

RealTracks in style: ~~537:Bass, Acoustic, Pop Sw 165
RealTracks in song: ~~610:Mandolin, Rhythm Chop Sw 120
RealTracks in style: 606:Guitar, Nylon, Chet Fishin' Sw 120
RealTracks in song: ~1613:Banjo, Tenor, Rhythm DixielandFastA-B Sw 165
RealDrums in Song: JazzBrushes: a: Brushes Swirling b: Brushes Busier

First vocal we've done since moving into the assisted living facility - still working on the acoustics and the setup. This is an all acoustic band. We wrote it for a submission opportunity but didn't "finish" it in time. The vocal is a "one-and-done" - no redos. Thanks for listening.


A Journey That Never Ends
© 2018 Alan D. David, BMI / Diana Randall, BMI

(v1)
Wherever the wind might blow
That’s where I wanna go
-Carefree got nothing to lose
Always wearing my traveling shoes
Got no problems, ain’t got a care
Packed my Superman underwear
Nothing to stop me or tie me down
Going where I can’t be found

CHORUS
Life’s a journey that never ends
Twists and turns and a few dead ends
Might get lost a time or two
+Or take a road with a different view
Got no time to be worried or blue
So much to see and do
-I’m always chasing the wind
Life’s a journey that never ends

(v2)
Going fast or taking it slow
Don’t matter as long as I go
-Keep moving on down the road
Traveling light as the miles unfold
Highway straight or curves ahead
Smooth sailing or a bump instead
There ain’t nothin’ gonna slow me down
The next place is where I’m bound

CHORUS
Life’s a journey that never ends
Twists and turns and a few dead ends
Might get lost a time or two
+Or take a road with a different view
Got no time to be worried or blue
So much to see and do
-I’m always chasing the wind
Life’s a journey that never ends

(v3)
My destination is always new
Could be Dallas or Timbuktu
Always different but still the same
A new adventure just a different name
-Going here and going there
-With stories and memories to share
-A big city or a country town
My feet are always on new ground

CHORUS
Life’s a journey that never ends
Twists and turns and a few dead ends
Might get lost a time or two
+Or take a road with a different view
Got no time to be worried or blue
So much to see and do
-I’m always chasing the wind
Life’s a journey that never ends




Edited by Al-David (07/15/18 03:01 PM)
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#481966 - 07/15/18 03:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

Excellent song and vocal - love the great big sounding acoustic mix.

Very cool, enjoyable and well done. smile

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#481967 - 07/15/18 03:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: Al-David]
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Al & Di,

Good to hear a happy song coming as a first for your new settup.
This is well written ( goes without saying really - good song construction is second nature for some!) and infectious.
That`s a cool nylon guitar track I haven`t heard before.
Very enjoyable music.

Robert

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#481972 - 07/15/18 03:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan & Di,

Loved it !

A real feel-good song that just rolls along and asks to be played over and over.

There was a time when I tried living a bit like that, but eventually I found I liked
the old familiar things as well.

Super backing track and a perfect vocal - hey, if you can sing like that in one take, there's
no need to start tracking up!

Hope things are working out for you in the new space, my friend.

All the best, ROG.

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#481982 - 07/15/18 05:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Alan & Di,

Loved it !

A real feel-good song that just rolls along and asks to be played over and over.

There was a time when I tried living a bit like that, but eventually I found I liked
the old familiar things as well.

Super backing track and a perfect vocal - hey, if you can sing like that in one take, there's
no need to start tracking up!

Hope things are working out for you in the new space, my friend.

All the best, ROG.


Hi ROG,
Thanks so much. This song is a bit autobiographical. I love traveling to places I've never been before. I've been so fortunate in that regard: 43 countries and all but two (Oregon & Hawaii) US states.

I was unhappy with the vocal but didn't have time to do a retake. For some reason, I rushed the words "Might get lost a time or two" on all three choruses. I wanted to make that right.

Still working on the "sound". The acoustics here leave a lot to be desired. I think the vocal "dynamics" sounded halfway decent but still need some tweaking - still looking for the right tone balance. I recorded the vocal and mixed it, then posted it in less than twenty minutes. So not a lot of technical prep. In other words - it's pretty raw!

Many thanks. I appreciate the kind words. Di says "Hi!"

Alan


Edited by Al-David (07/15/18 05:24 PM)
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#481983 - 07/15/18 05:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Al & Di,

Good to hear a happy song coming as a first for your new settup.
This is well written ( goes without saying really - good song construction is second nature for some!) and infectious.
That`s a cool nylon guitar track I haven`t heard before.
Very enjoyable music.

Robert


Hi Robert,

Many thanks for those kind words! yeah, I discovered that nylon track by accident. I meant to grab a different one but accidentally clicked onto this one instead. Not unhappy about that mistake!

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me know.

Alan
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#481984 - 07/15/18 05:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Alan,

Excellent song and vocal - love the great big sounding acoustic mix.

Very cool, enjoyable and well done. smile

Bob


Hi Bob,

Answering the comments out of order, but here I am! Thank you very much. Yes, I think the all acoustic back ups have a nice big, but subtle, feel. Thanks for the listen and great comments.

Alan


Edited by Al-David (07/15/18 08:46 PM)
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#482018 - 07/16/18 03:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: Al-David]
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Good song as usual, Alan! I always enjoy your lyrics, I have no skills whatsoever in that department and you do it so well.

Nice to see that you are at the point where you can start recording again!

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#482050 - 07/16/18 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: Al-David]
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Really nice work here Alan smile I like how easy going it sounds, and the groove is really nice too. Some really neat lyrics to boot, and the playful nature of the song really makes it a standout. Sometimes the world needs more fun and carefree music.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing!
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#482057 - 07/16/18 08:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: Al-David]
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Nice one Al...sorry you missed the deadline but this type of tune is often requested...
Much more so than the dark stuff I tend to write smile It would be great overhead music also.

Nice and bouncy and upbeat and well done!

Enjoyed it.

J&B

PS I wish I could write on demand -- just takes me waaaaaay too long.

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#482066 - 07/16/18 10:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: Al-David]
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Enjoyed this, I love acoustic sounding songs. and upbeat.
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#482069 - 07/16/18 10:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Good song as usual, Alan! I always enjoy your lyrics, I have no skills whatsoever in that department and you do it so well.

Nice to see that you are at the point where you can start recording again!


Hi Dave,

Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed it. I still have 12 -14 songs with music finished but lyrics only partially finished, some no more than a single verse. But, in time! Thanks again.

Alan

PS: edited as follows - I had the music finished in one day - just wasn't able to record vocals until a couple of days ago.


Edited by Al-David (07/16/18 10:43 AM)
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#482071 - 07/16/18 10:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Really nice work here Alan smile I like how easy going it sounds, and the groove is really nice too. Some really neat lyrics to boot, and the playful nature of the song really makes it a standout. Sometimes the world needs more fun and carefree music.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing!


Hey Deryk!

Always a pleasure to hear from you - and the several other folks @ PG Music who visit the forum. The opportunity wanted a song much like you described. Sometimes I get lucky and get fairly close to the desired song. Other times, well ....!

This was a fun song to do - enjoyed the entire process. Again, many thanks!

Alan
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#482073 - 07/16/18 10:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: Al-David]
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43 countries!? I hope to get to be lucky enough to see that many. I was going to say this song sounded like it came from someone who was pretty well traveled, and then I saw that comment! I've only ever been to Florida (and going there again this late summer in September). I had barely seen Canada up until I moved from Ontario to BC. Took the train. It was pretty cool. 5 and a half days, 12 hours delayed both ways. But it was a really cool experience. I hope to get the chance to see that many countries someday.
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#482075 - 07/16/18 11:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Nice one Al...sorry you missed the deadline but this type of tune is often requested...
Much more so than the dark stuff I tend to write smile It would be great overhead music also.

Nice and bouncy and upbeat and well done!

Enjoyed it.

J&B

PS I wish I could write on demand -- just takes me waaaaaay too long.


Howdy Folks!

Thank you very much! I need to redo the vocal, but other than that I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I just need to smooth out the vocal timing in places - maybe reduce the lower EQ a tad. As I edited my reply to Dave - the music was finished in about 22 hours and had the vocal written the following day. Couldn't record vocals until a couple of days ago. Otherwise, I'd have had ready in time for the opportunity.

As far as writing on demand - I've been fairly lucky with that so far. I've had 2 placements on Songtradr, one on a different site and sold a work for hire several years ago ($600.00).

Many thanks for the nice comments! Best to you & yours.

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#482077 - 07/16/18 11:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: beatmaster]
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Enjoyed this, I love acoustic sounding songs. and upbeat.


Thank you! I appreciate the nice comments and encouragement. I've not done a lot pof acoustic writing in the past. So, I'm pleased with this one. Wishing you the best.

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#482083 - 07/16/18 12:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

A very pleasant listen. Such a positive sentiment. A very nice combination of instruments - not sure I've heard anyone use that guitar before - perfect for this.

Glad to hear y'all are getting settled in. Hope that all goes well for you.

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#482101 - 07/16/18 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Journey That Never Ends [Re: floyd jane]
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Alan,

A very pleasant listen. Such a positive sentiment. A very nice combination of instruments - not sure I've heard anyone use that guitar before - perfect for this.

Glad to hear y'all are getting settled in. Hope that all goes well for you.

fj


Thanks so much, Floyd. Yeah, we could use a little more positive. There's enough negative in the world to go around several times. Glad you enjoyed it. And, as I told a previous reviewer (Dave, I think), I happened into that guitar track by accident. Glad I did! Best to you.

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Hey Al and Di,

This sounds really great!
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Wow! Love it! It sounds so authentic all the way around. I love the groove from the get go; but then your vocal solidified the whole thing. I love the feel you are are singing with. My goodness; I'll be listening to this many times. Such a cool song!

Btw, for "one and done" and having just moved; I would never have known. In my opinion, you did a really impressive job.

Keep 'em coming please! smile
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