Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#495955 - 10/15/18 02:01 AM [User Showcase] When You Look At Him
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
When You Look At Him

Keeping the Dylan thing going....
I guess this is the "alt take" as I'm going with my guide vocal because I think it was more Dylanish than Leon's take.
I tried to be on the right side of parody - hope it works.

Leon - lyrics and backing vocal.
I sang, played rhythm, and lead gtr & harmonica.

The Band:
RealTracks in song: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: 2045:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment CountryPopJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~688:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 2542:Pedal Steel, Background ModernBalladAtmosphere Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 2537:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernPopSlow16thsZane Ev16 075
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^6-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat Open
Loop in Song: Drums\TambourineEven8ths

When You Look At Him

All these thoughts that are chasing around
And around inside my head
Conversations and observations
And all the books I’ve read
Don’t amount to a hill of beans
When all is said and done
Never will close the gap between us
No matter how fast I run

Never gonna see your eyes light up
Like they do when you look at him
Time to quit and cut my losses
Throw the towel in
Never gonna see you smile at me
The way you smile at him
Never gonna see your eyes light up
Like they do when you look at him

I have loved you from afar
Since we were back in school
Ironic that you said to me
That I was no one’s fool
I suspect you realise
All the longing I suppress
It makes you sad but not enough
To change anything I guess

Never gonna see your eyes light up
Like they do when you look at him
Time to quit and cut my losses
Throw the towel in
Never gonna see you smile at me
The way you smile at him
Never gonna see your eyes light up
Like they do when you look at him

I’ve been told you’re calculating
Self-absorbed and vain
That I’m not the only back up
You’ve got on a chain
But I’m not one to listen to
The gossip that I hear
I can’t believe someone so sweet
Could be so insincere

Never gonna see your eyes light up
Like they do when you look at him
Time to quit and cut my losses
Throw the towel in
Never gonna see you smile at me
The way you smile at him
Never gonna see your eyes light up
Like they do when you look at him

My friends are saying I can’t see
What’s right under my nose
But I have no desire to view
What they’re eager to expose
There are dreams we cling to
Thought we know they can’t be true
There are lies we tell ourselves
In order to get through

Never gonna see your eyes light up
Like they do when you look at him
Time to quit and cut my losses
Throw the towel in
Never gonna see you smile at me
The way you smile at him
Never gonna see your eyes light up
Like they do when you look at him

Top
#495983 - 10/15/18 06:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 4344
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 4344
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Yeah! This is great, guys smile

You should handle the lead vocal more often, Peter! I dig Leon's vocals of course but you have something special happening too.

Man, great lyrics! Love the harp and guitar work too.

Enjoyed!

Top
#495996 - 10/15/18 07:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10206
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10206
Loc: Florida
Leon & Peter,

"There are dreams we cling to
Thought we know they can’t be true
There are lies we tell ourselves
In order to get through"

Nice write. Throughout.

The production works well. Sort of "defines an era".
This sounds like a lost track from The Band.
The vocal is nice!
The ending harp is terrific - perfect ending...

Y'all always deliver.

fj



Top
#496061 - 10/15/18 10:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6571
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6571
Loc: Davis, CA
Yes, very very Dylan!! In a good way!! Never heard you guys do something like this. A strong effort all the way around....lyric, arrangement, vocal, and instruments. Great stuff guys!! Take care. Greg

Top
#496113 - 10/15/18 04:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 6306
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 6306
Loc: North Carolina

Good song Peter!

I really like the production on this.

The vocals are great ans the lyric and composition are excellent.

Top
#496129 - 10/15/18 04:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 3179
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 3179
Peter & Leon,
Another excellent lyric... Leon does that wry observation thing as well as anyone I can think of.
This is the first time I`ve heard you lead the vocal, Peter and I like your twang- sure its Dylanesque, but its still all yours!
The rollicking backing is just right for the song - which is catchy as well as smart.
Cool, very cool.

Robert


Edited by Robertkc (10/15/18 04:37 PM)

Top
#496154 - 10/15/18 08:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
44kfl Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
It does sound like Dylan with The Band

cool, strong lyrics and nice vocals

enjoyed the listen!

Kenny

Top
#496172 - 10/16/18 01:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: BlueAttitude]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Yeah! This is great, guys smile

You should handle the lead vocal more often, Peter! I dig Leon's vocals of course but you have something special happening too.

Man, great lyrics! Love the harp and guitar work too.

Enjoyed!




Thanks a lot Dave. Just blew into the harmonica and hoped for the best.

Peter

Top
#496178 - 10/16/18 04:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4254
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4254
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Peter & Leon !:))


Those lyrics and that melody !
I could never ever come up
with anything even close to that !!
Wonderful, guys ! five thumbs up
from me !:))

Cheers
Dani

Top
#496215 - 10/16/18 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 11778
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 11778
Loc: GA USA
Whoa....man, does that ever capture Dylan's mid 60's period...was that Al Kooper on the organ? smile

As Robert so well stated, "Leon does that wry observation thing as well as anyone I can think of"

And, you nailed that Dylanesque vocal feel. Something we should hear more of!

Nice guitar, write, vocals, harp...nice everything.

Well done y'all!!!

J&B
_________________________
J&B Videos
J&B Soundcloud
J&B Website

Top
#496275 - 10/16/18 02:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Leon & Peter,

"There are dreams we cling to
Thought we know they can’t be true
There are lies we tell ourselves
In order to get through"

Nice write. Throughout.

The production works well. Sort of "defines an era".
This sounds like a lost track from The Band.
The vocal is nice!
The ending harp is terrific - perfect ending...

Y'all always deliver.

Thanks appreciate the support floyd.

Peter

fj



Top
#496374 - 10/17/18 07:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6641
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6641
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Peter I am with Dave on this one. You have an excellent voice. This song has a great vocal, super lyric and excellent backtrack. Loved the guitar dancing in the background

Top
#496382 - 10/17/18 07:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3414
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3414
Really nice work smile As others mentioned, this definitely has a Dylan vibe to it. Love the backing tracks, love your vocals, and love the lyrics too. Nicely catchy and really powerful with its delivery as well.

Not a thing I'd change on this one - thanks for sharing smile
_________________________
Cheers,
Deryk

Top
#496410 - 10/17/18 11:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 05/16/17
Posts: 1674
beatmaster Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/16/17
Posts: 1674
Dylan sound alike definitely and a song to match the man himself.

Good stuff.
_________________________
win 10 64 bit 16gb,i7 chip, ssd 500gb, m-audio air, ,Roland BK-7M, 1000,shure sm7b,sonar,acid,mixcraft, variety of plugins.Sample tank 3,Kontakt. TC Helicon Voicelive 3 2 .
https://beatmaster1.bandcamp.com/releases


Top
#496438 - 10/17/18 02:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Yes, very very Dylan!! In a good way!! Never heard you guys do something like this. A strong effort all the way around....lyric, arrangement, vocal, and instruments. Great stuff guys!! Take care. Greg


Thanks a lot Greg.

Peter

Top
#496439 - 10/17/18 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Good song Peter!

I really like the production on this.

The vocals are great ans the lyric and composition are excellent.


Appreciate the comments David.

Peter

Top
#496468 - 10/17/18 05:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1787
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1787
Loc: Virginia USA
Great lyrics, especially the chorus. I wish I would have penned that. And yes, very Dylan.

Top
#496608 - 10/18/18 01:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Peter & Leon,
Another excellent lyric... Leon does that wry observation thing as well as anyone I can think of.
This is the first time I`ve heard you lead the vocal, Peter and I like your twang- sure its Dylanesque, but its still all yours!
The rollicking backing is just right for the song - which is catchy as well as smart.
Cool, very cool.

Robert


Thanks Robert

Peter

Top
#496609 - 10/18/18 01:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
Originally Posted By: 44kfl
It does sound like Dylan with The Band

cool, strong lyrics and nice vocals

enjoyed the listen!

Kenny


Appreciate the comments Kenny.

Peter

Top
#496620 - 10/18/18 03:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: When You Look At Him [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1831
gruverider Offline
Expert

Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1831

"My friends are saying I can’t see
What’s right under my nose
But I have no desire to view
What they’re eager to expose
There are dreams we cling to
Thought we know they can’t be true
There are lies we tell ourselves
In order to get through"


Wonderful writing! Great retro vibe - To the composition and especially the vocal!


well done all around!


Edited by gruverider (10/18/18 03:59 PM)

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
New Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Add-ons are Here!

We're excited to say that we've just released some amazing new RealStyles with XPro Styles PAKs 2 & 3 and Xtra Styles PAK 13 for Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows or Mac!

XPro Styles PAK 2 includes 100 fresh new RealStyles that will up the utility and fun factor of the Band-in-a-Box® Pro version by adding 25 rock and pop styles, 25 jazz styles, 25 country styles, and 25 folk styles! XPro Styles PAK 3 goes even further - not only is it packed 100 new RealStyles, it includes 35 RealTracks that are not included with a Pro or MegaPAK purchase - adding even more versatility to what these can do! Sink your teeth into 25 rock/pop styles, 25 jazz/funk styles, 25 country/bluegrass styles, and 25 styles featuring a mix of genres ranging from high energy electro swing to ambient grooves and everything in between.

With the new Xtra Styles PAK 13, we're going to make the number thirteen lucky again! There are 200 new RealStyles for Rock/Pop, Jazz, Country, and Singer-Songwriter. Some examples of what's included: Mellow soundtrack rock, Americana country lullaby, western swing big band, coffee house jazz waltz, jazzy jump blues, songwriter gospel ballad, fast indie rock, vintage clav funk, country pop march, and much, much more!

And they're all ON SALE until July 15th! Purchase Xtra Styles PAKs or XPro Styles PAKs for only $29 per PAK (regular price $49 each)!

Purchase XPro Styles PAKs
Purchase Xtra Styles PAKs
Learn more & watch our video demonstrations

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac is here!

There are 50+ new features, 222 new RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Xtra Styles PAK 13, XPro Styles PAKs 2 & 3, New "playable RealTracks" Hi-Q sounds, 2 sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Upgrade purchases until July 15, 2022 - save up to 50% when you purchase a Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac Upgrade!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2022 packages! For more even more Add-ons (including 60 Unreleased RealTracks!), upgrade it to the 2022 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac.

How to: Opening Multiple Instances of Band-in-a-Box®

Did you know that you can have multiple instances of Band-in-a-Box® open on your computer? There was a conversation about this recently on our Forum, so we put together this video explaining how: Opening Multiple Instances of Band-in-a-Box®

Want to see a quick video tutorial that's not on our Tips & Tricks list? You can post your request to our I want a video that shows me how to .... forum.

How to: Replacing a MIDI Track with an Audio Track (RealBand)

Using RealBand and wondering how to replace a MIDI track with an audio track?

We show you how in our RealBand®: Replacing a MIDI Track with an Audio Track
video!

How to: Setup and Record with a MIDI Keyboard in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

Do you want to record your MIDI keyboard into Band-in-a-Box®, but aren't sure where to start? This quick video is what you've been looking for! How to Setup and Record with a MIDI Keyboard in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows.

User Guide: Working with MIDI

How to: Why Does My Song Keep Looping in Band-in-a-Box®?

Your Band-in-a-Box® song is looping, and you don't want it to - what do you do?

Fortunately, this is a program setting that can be adjusted - see how this is done: Band-in-a-Box®: Why Does My Song Keep Looping?

Want to see a quick video tutorial that's not on our Tips & Tricks list? You can post your request to our I want a video that shows me how to .... forum.

(Additional Song Preferences you might also find useful: Global Song Overrides)

How to: Copy Chords and Song Info from Band-in-a-Box® to a Document

Did you know that you can copy the chords and other details of your Band-in-a-Box song into a document? We show you how in this video: How to Copy Chords and Song Info from Band-in-a-Box® to a Document

Learn more about this feature: Online Manual - Copy/Paste Chords as Simple Text

Forum Stats
36184 Members
64 Forums
74799 Topics
656923 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
JuanGonzales, hhendric, mariusnoah, Khalid Ali, RIASAGE

36184 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Icelander 244
zedd 171
MarioD 144
Torrey Bliss 130
Janice & Bud 121
Rustyspoon# 90
Matt Finley 85
Rob Helms 82
Pipeline 82
Jim Fogle 77
Today's Birthdays
Trompito