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#489108 - 09/03/18 08:47 AM [User Showcase] Hope Flies Away
Registered: 09/02/18
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Ezekiel's Storm Offline
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Loc: Virginia USA
Title: Hope Flies Away

I wrote "Hope Flies Away" on a 12-string Epiphone about 25 years ago and finally recorded it three months ago. There's not much of a story behind the song: It's just the angst, conflict, and desire of young love.

I used Real Band to generate all the tracks:
RT1680 Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking
RT522 Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking
RT539 Bass, Electric, Pop
BB RealDrums-NashPopBallad

Mixing was done on Mixcraft
Effects: Vocal - Acoutica Pro Studio Reverb, LaPetite Exciter
Mastering: Broadcast Multiband Compressor, Ferox Tape Emulator, iZotope Mastering Essentials, Classic Master Limiter

https://soundcloud.com/scott-schwarz-740132899/hope-flies-away

Lyrics

A smile that haunts me,
Eyes that want me
Hiding behind your curtain.
Enchanting Lady,
Inamorata savior,
Heal this silent hurting.

Every morning before I wake
I pray for you my heart to take.
Where were you when I reached for you?
Where are you now that I adore you?

Do you still see me
When you close your eyes at night?
Do you still touch me
In your dreams?

A prisoner of my own desires,
You set the walls of this cage on fire.
Passion burns in every room
You are salvation and my doom

Do you still see me
When you close your eyes at night?
Do you still touch me
In your dreams?

Will I ever see you in the morning my friend?
I thought that this would never end
Hope flies away from me like an olive-branched dove
When will you give me your love
‘Cause I’m waiting for you to take me away
Oh God, I just can’t take another day
Waiting for you to take me away

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#489316 - 09/05/18 06:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Welcome to the showcase! Wow - I really enjoyed this smile It has a dream-like quality to it, and it sounds so gentle and serene. Your vocals are well executed as well, and sound sincere.

Great work - can't wait to hear more from you!
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#489323 - 09/05/18 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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VideoTrack Offline
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What a great production. This shouts 'quality' throughout the entire production. Impressive lyrics, accompanied by a generous mix of musical perfection.

What also stood out was the brilliant phonetics.

This is air-worthy.
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#489347 - 09/05/18 09:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 06/19/17
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Loc: Victoria, BC
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Welcome to the Showcase! It's always nice to see newbies wandering in! Thanks for taking the time to share your song with us. It was a treat to listen to!
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#489370 - 09/05/18 11:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 04/09/14
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Loc: Montréal Quebec Canada
LPman Offline
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Registered: 04/09/14
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Loc: Montréal Quebec Canada
Hi Ezekiel's Storm,
Feels a little like Boston, at first. Beautifully arranged, my compliments

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#489373 - 09/05/18 12:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Welcome to the forum community Ezekiel’s Storm! This was very very good!! This song put me very much in mind of something Gordon Lightfoot would have done! Your vocal is super on this and I think my favorite line in the song was the salvation and doom contrast. Thoroughly enjoyed it ! Thanks, Torrey
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#489375 - 09/05/18 12:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 06/13/18
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Loc: Florida
GocartMoz Offline
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Very nice mix and really strong vocal. excellent backing tracks. Nicely done. Thx for sharing.

Dave

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#489528 - 09/06/18 10:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Ezekiel's Storm Offline
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Thanks everyone for the comments. It's nice to get feedback from people other than family and friends.

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#489536 - 09/06/18 12:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott C Offline
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Welcome to the forum. I got Boston vibe too. What and awesome song. Vocal was first class and loved the 12 string. Can’t wait to hear more of your songs

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#489586 - 09/06/18 02:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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furry Offline
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Great voice, nice song, and we're looking forward to more

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#489629 - 09/07/18 03:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Yeah! Great track, loved the lyrics and vocals too. I also got the Boston vibe from this which is ok in my book.
Can’t comment too much on the mix other than to say it sounds great on my iPad (I’m on the road at the moment)
Enjoyed!

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#489704 - 09/07/18 05:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Robertkc Offline
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Good song and very strong vocals. Its cool that you get to record this so long after writing- it sounds to me like you`ve done that younger writer proud!
Well done and welcome to the forum.

Robert

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#489712 - 09/07/18 05:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Robertkc]
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Welcome to the forums.

This is one hell of a first post. Your vocal is outstanding. Your backing tracks and chord progression is also top notch.
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#489736 - 09/07/18 07:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Very, very nice.
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#490169 - 09/10/18 11:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Cool song!! As stated, it has a dreamlike, kind of meditative quality. Excellent production, and some really interesting lyrics. A quality piece of music!! Take care. Greg

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#490218 - 09/10/18 04:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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gruverider Offline
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Very well written and great vocal!


Much enjoyed!

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#490244 - 09/10/18 09:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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So great having you on the forum and sharing your great music. Welcome!

Very nice, indeed! I agree with the Gordon lightfoot analogy - could have been a Top 10 song from the mid 70s. Everything shines on this. Excellent!

Alan
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#490251 - 09/10/18 11:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Solid production, nicely sung, excellent rhymes! I also hear a bit of Boston, and a lot of early '70s.

Well done, I enjoyed it a lot! smile
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#519135 - 01/20/19 10:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hope Flies Away [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Great voice. Nice song.
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