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#495474 - 10/12/18 01:31 PM [User Showcase] Back Home
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"You can't go home again" - Thomas Wolfe

"Really?" - floyd jane



BACK HOME

no one was there to welcome her back
a run-down station, overgrown tracks
an old wooden sign confirmed the fact
it was a town she once called home

three blocks down where the park used to be
sprawling apartments... not a single tree
this isn’t how she imagined it’d be
the town she once called home

home....can you ever go back home.... back home....

a lazy downtown all replaced
by high-rises and a hectic pace
everywhere she turned another stranger’s face
in the town she once called home

supermarkets and malls and mass transit stops
instead of the old familiar mom-and-pops
since when did they need more than one traffic cop
in the town she once called home

home....can you ever go back home.... back home....

she closes her eyes and just for a moment
nothing's changed
the streets are filled with sunday strollers
and everyone knows her name
and she’s still that small town girl
with dreams to change the world
as soon as she's found
a way out of this town
she once called home

what a pleasant surprise to find beacon drive
after all these years somehow survived
tears of joy well up inside
for the town she once called home

the smell of supper through the front door screen
mom and dad out on the front porch swing
a little prayer of thanks that her journey could bring her
to a place she could still call home

home....welcome back home.... back home....



The BAND:
RealTracks in style: 521:Bass, Electric, Pop Syncopated Ev 136
RealTracks in song: ~1677:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 120
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleBrushesCountryPopEv16: a: Sidestick, Brushes b: Brushes
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2066:Piano, Rhythm NewAgeAnswers Ev16 110
RealTracks in song: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~618:Fiddle, Background Allis Ev 120
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2060:Strings, Rhythm PopCountry Ev 120



Hope you find something to like.
Comments welcome.
Call your Mom.

floyd

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#495478 - 10/12/18 01:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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BEATIFUL!!!!!! This has always been a very personal subject for me. I am a person who frequently reflects on the past and the future. This song is a wonderful, beautifully executed examination of the meaning of home. Wonderful melancholy with a sweet, touching, and not overdone ending. LOVE the choice to make the chorus a reflective moment instead of a busy section....time to digest the deep content. LOVE the sparse and sweet arrangement. LOVE the vocal. LOVE THE WHOLE DANG THING!!!! Great Floyd!! Take care. Greg

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#495480 - 10/12/18 01:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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There's everything to like! Very good song with captivating lyrics. This track is begging for a video!!!

Your mixing is (at least in the songs I've heard) always very precise with no muddiness in the "dangerous" frequency zones.

Enjoyed it a lot!
Will

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#495489 - 10/12/18 02:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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Too many thoughts going thru my head on this. I'm not even sure what direction to go with my comments. I have not ONE thing I could tell you to do differently.

I could pick apart every word, instrumentation, feeling but why? Every single thing I would say would be a compliment.

I will say this though...

"a lazy downtown all replaced
by high-rises and a hectic pace"

That says an AMAZING amount in so little time. But, now that I've said that, it makes me want to keep going...

The build was awesome, and the release to such an touching ending was a perfect contrast to that. Thanks for not letting me live in only "days gone by."

This song is gorgeous in every aspect.
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#495508 - 10/12/18 03:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd

Lovely work. Greg was spot on with his review. Great build and some spine tingling lyrics.
Wonderful mix -crystal clear on my system and your "trademark" lyric make this a joy to listen to.

Peter

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#495509 - 10/12/18 03:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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Wow! Just when I expected another melancholic verse, you switch directions and end up with a happy ending!

You did post a spoiler at the beginning, but I didn't believe it.

and she’s still that small town girl
with dreams to change the world
as soon as she's found
a way out of this town


Great lyric, sort of the reverse of Greg's Sutherland Road.

As always, a pleasure to listen to your songs! laugh
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#495516 - 10/12/18 03:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi, Floyd !:))

You´ve done it again !:))
What a wonderful tune with
splendid singing by you !
My new Floydfav for sure !!!

Cheers
Dani

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#495519 - 10/12/18 04:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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Emotional and easy to relate to, even to people who stayed put. I too am glad you ended with sweetness, but I kinda felt like it was coming so it was as delicious as that pie you smelled in the oven during dinner.

Yep, that's what home is.

This was just great. I enjoyed it first bar to last.
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#495591 - 10/12/18 11:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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This is great.

So well done.

And very memorable.
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#495595 - 10/13/18 12:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

It's amazing how simplicity and structured fulfillment can be so mutually ingratiating. The music is simple in form, yet the story/lyric is fully engaging and fulfills the expectations of the listener. The two facets compliment each other, rather than compete, throughout. And you do it so smoothly and seemingly with little effort, although I can imagine the diligent work you out into this.

Although totally different styles, this song brought to mind the Ed Bruce song, "After All" - it's one of my all-time favorites. This one matches up quite nicely with it. It was a real pleasure. Best to you.

Alan
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#495609 - 10/13/18 03:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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Man, you are on a roll! Just one good song after another.

Love the story, very well written, and your vocals/harmonies are spot on.

Great mix, piano sounds fabulous. What VSTi are you using if you don't mind my asking?

Very much enjoyed the listen!

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#495611 - 10/13/18 03:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Man, you are on a roll! Just one good song after another.

Love the story, very well written, and your vocals/harmonies are spot on.

Great mix, piano sounds fabulous. What VSTi are you using if you don't mind my asking?

Very much enjoyed the listen!


Dave said it right. Really well written and done. Tony
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#495650 - 10/13/18 06:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd I will have to say to date this song is my favorite of yours. The lyrics are so beautiful and brought me to to such a different experience of going back home. Love the twist at the end of finding that sweet place. This song is as great as any coming out of Nashville. You really nailed it with this one.

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#495653 - 10/13/18 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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Great song and vocal. Love the harmonies and the overall arrangement and the fact that the song kept building up throughout. Works really well and conveys the message of change which we cannot control so effectively.

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#495694 - 10/13/18 10:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,
So much to like -the story with enough detail to draw us in and space to make it universal; superb vocals and nicely placed harmonies, crystal clear piano... my favourite moment is the bridge where you bring out emotion held back in the chorus.
A big WOW for this.

Robert

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#495712 - 10/13/18 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd

This is a great song some have said best/ favourite Etc.

To me this stands on its own as it should.

One of the posts above mentioned the liking /opposite to Greg and his song Sutherland Road, although both are of the same style and structure Both shine in their own rights.


Enjoyed this Thanks.

P.S. PUT ME IN MIND OF Leo Sayer and orchard road.
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#495713 - 10/13/18 11:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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Super write,

the excellent harmonies just make this so smooth

and nice to listen to

the level of mix and musicianship is top notch

and that consistently great voice

all make for a beautiful song

Kenny

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#495797 - 10/13/18 09:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: floyd jane]
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Hello, floyd

Beautiful song!
I feel the essence of country in this tune.
Despite English lyrics, the story comes into my mind without difficulty.
I think that it is because of your powerful vocal.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#495827 - 10/14/18 05:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
BEATIFUL!!!!!! This has always been a very personal subject for me. I am a person who frequently reflects on the past and the future. This song is a wonderful, beautifully executed examination of the meaning of home. Wonderful melancholy with a sweet, touching, and not overdone ending. LOVE the choice to make the chorus a reflective moment instead of a busy section....time to digest the deep content. LOVE the sparse and sweet arrangement. LOVE the vocal. LOVE THE WHOLE DANG THING!!!! Great Floyd!! Take care. Greg


Greg - such a review from such a writer is, indeed, much appreciated.

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#495893 - 10/14/18 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Back Home [Re: Will Josef]
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Originally Posted By: Will Josef
There's everything to like! Very good song with captivating lyrics. This track is begging for a video!!!

Your mixing is (at least in the songs I've heard) always very precise with no muddiness in the "dangerous" frequency zones.

Enjoyed it a lot!
Will


Will - Thanks for stopping by for a listen!

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