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#487093 - 08/21/18 12:00 PM [User Showcase] PRIME THE PUMP
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BIGALTX Offline
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"PRIME THE PUMP" is my second posting.
It's a song I wrote several years ago.

Prime The Pump
https://soundcloud.com/user-791803839/prime-the-pump

I can't find the BB file showing what style, instruments, etc I used right now.
If I find it, I'll edit this post.

I laid off music for a while, but hopefully, I'm back and can share a few things.
All music tracks in this song are BIAB... 100%.
Even though personally, I play guitar, bass, and keys, I could live 3 lifetimes and never be as good a "picker" as the BIAB contributors.
So why not use them ?!?

I've been using BIAB for 15+ years.
When they came out with "Real Tracks"... I was like WOW.
LOVE Band In A Box!

Lyrics:

"PRIME THE PUMP"

I thought her love for me would never run dry.
But I just drew from her till she couldn't give any more.
When she turned to leave, my whole life flashed before my eyes.
And I remembered what my Daddy told me O so long ago.

Well, he said prime the pump if you want her to love you from the heart.
If you want to receive you must expect to be givin' right from the start.
That old "something for nothing" won't work,
when it's love that gets you over the hump.
Oh, don't you know that you reap what you sow?
You know you gotta prime the pump.

So if, my friend, in love you're coming up empty.
And you've been to the well once too often it seems.
Always finding nothing where you know something ought to be.
Let me tell you a secret that was handed down to me.

You must prime the pump if you want her to love you from the heart.
If you want to receive you must expect to be givin' right from the start.
That old "something for nothing" won't work,
when it's love that gets you over the hump.
Oh, don't you know that you reap what you sow?
You know you gotta prime the pump.

You must prime the pump if you want her to love you from the heart.
If you want to receive you must expect to be givin' right from the start.
That old "something for nothing" won't work,
when it's love that gets you over the hump.
Oh, don't you know that you reap what you sow?
You know you gotta prime the pump.

Oh, don't you know that you reap what you sow?
You know you gotta prime the pump.





Edited by BIGALTX (08/21/18 12:03 PM)

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#487105 - 08/21/18 12:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: PRIME THE PUMP [Re: BIGALTX]
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dcuny Offline
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Ha! I read the lyric first - always a bad plan - and then pushed the "Play" button.

Great lyrics, but I certainly didn't expect slide guitar and a country setting. grin

Catchy, well sung, nice arrangement. Nice background vocals. I especially liked the key change at the end. It's got that "classic country" sound.

Quote:
Even though personally, I play guitar, bass, and keys... I could live 3 lifetimes and never be as good a "picker" as the BIAB contributors.
So why not use them ?!?

Yeah, I know that song! wink

A bit of nit-picking: there's a bit of "boxiness" to the lead vocal. It sounds like it's room ambiance, but my ears aren't good enough to say for sure. I didn't hear it in your prior song. Perhaps a bit of EQ cut could fix it? Just a thought.

Anyway, nicely done! laugh
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#487114 - 08/21/18 01:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: PRIME THE PUMP [Re: BIGALTX]
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beatmaster Offline
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This sounds good nice upbeat feel catchy lyrics.

Agree with the comments on the voice, a subtle compressor same reverb just a touch, I think would stop the direct sound on the vocals.

Good stuff.
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#487118 - 08/21/18 01:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: PRIME THE PUMP [Re: BIGALTX]
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You have me from the git-go! Great groove, actually country like it should be, super vocal and outstanding lyrics.

I liked everything about this one.



Edited by MarioD (08/21/18 01:14 PM)
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#487193 - 08/21/18 05:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: PRIME THE PUMP [Re: BIGALTX]
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Scott C Offline
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Cool tune country tune. Well done

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#487377 - 08/22/18 03:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: PRIME THE PUMP [Re: beatmaster]
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I went back and added some fx to the Lead Voc mix.
Whaddya think?

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#487378 - 08/22/18 03:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: PRIME THE PUMP [Re: dcuny]
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I tinkered with the FX on the Lead Voc mix a little.
Let me know what you think.

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#487438 - 08/23/18 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: PRIME THE PUMP [Re: BIGALTX]
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Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Nice work on this smile Some really bizarre and unique lyrics, but it is really catchy and I love the groove. Your vocal performance is top notch too. Good job on the mix - it sounds crisp and professionally done.

Thanks for sharing !
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#487601 - 08/24/18 11:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: PRIME THE PUMP [Re: BIGALTX]
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Greg Johnson Offline
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Nicely done!! Interesting metaphor....thought it might be something more racy. Well written, played, and arranged. Good job! Take care. Greg

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#487648 - 08/24/18 02:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: PRIME THE PUMP [Re: BIGALTX]
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dcuny Offline
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Originally Posted By: BIGALTX
I tinkered with the FX on the Lead Voc mix a little.
Let me know what you think.

Much better! laugh
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Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

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#488194 - 08/28/18 11:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: PRIME THE PUMP [Re: BIGALTX]
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Ember - PG Music Offline
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I really enjoyed the lyrics on this song. Thanks for sharing! Great tune.
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