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#498026 - 10/27/18 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Let's Face It
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funkycornwall Offline
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https://soundcloud.com/tonycliffsongs/lets-face-it

This one is a ballad from the album 'Waiting in the Wings' and Donna sent me the lyric first and I set it to a song. The BIAB tracks included are listed at the end. I played Garritan CFX grand piano and also played the acoustic guitar short instrumental. Drums were Superior Drummer and Bass was Spectrasonics Trilian. The cello was very nice from BIAB and I also played in some strings but can't remember which product. Here is Donna's lyric:

Let’s Face It
(Lyric © Donna Evans and Music © Tony Cliff 2018)

Verse 1
Your eyes used to melt into mine
Your kiss tasted like cherry wine
Used to stay up and talk all night
You were the highlight of my life
Seems our huggin’ days are through
Lately something’s shadowing you
More often you’re angry sometimes sad
You say it’s all good but it feels so bad

Chorus
The way we were’s an old refrain
It just happens no one’s to blame
So if our love has come and gone
Tell me now let me move on
Tell me it’s over let’s face it
If it’s over let’s face it

Verse 2
Let’s talk about it decide what to do
Don’t beat around it tell the truth
Be honest don’t tell me lies
Babe you know I can sympathise
Part of me wants to hold on
Wanted you to be my forever one
It’s a hard break that I can handle
Wanna’ manage collateral damage

Chorus

Bridge
The smile’s gone from your happy face
Take a good look in the mirror
Cry a few tears until you’re clear
There’s another love out there waiting

Chorus

Style is _READER.STY (Reader Songwriter Strings)

RealTracks in style: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 2932:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking SongwriterAlternating8thsQuinn Ev 110

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#498044 - 10/27/18 10:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Face It [Re: funkycornwall]
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Belladonna Offline
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This was one of my favorites. Really like the melody, especially the chorus.

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#498061 - 10/27/18 12:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Face It [Re: funkycornwall]
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Very nice. Kinda made me want to jump in and try to save things. Extra-fine progression, smooth vocals hinting at resignation, and a good, solid, and sad lyric.
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#498067 - 10/27/18 01:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Face It [Re: funkycornwall]
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floyd jane Offline
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The chorus is surprisingly catchy for a "breakup" song.

A pleasant vocal and nice production.

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#498084 - 10/27/18 03:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Face It [Re: funkycornwall]
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Joe -PG Music Offline
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Well done funkycornwall, great work on this! The different elements really glue well together and the vibe is very appealing. Thoroughly enjoyed the cello to harmonize everything. Wonderful effects on the vocals too. Keep it up!
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#498603 - 10/30/18 06:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Face It [Re: funkycornwall]
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Greg Johnson Offline
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Very nice!! Some wonderful musical changes, nice melody, and the vocal is so comfortable and relatable. The songwriting has a very classic feel to it. Wonderful job!! Take care. Greg

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#498659 - 10/31/18 06:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Face It [Re: funkycornwall]
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Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Really nice work on this one, Tony smile It is so gentle and pristine, and your vocals sound pristine and heartfelt. The backing tracks compliment your voice perfectly as well. It reminds me a bit of really early Bee-Gees (pre-disco era). The chorus is nicely catchy too.

Thanks for sharing!
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#498662 - 10/31/18 06:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Face It [Re: funkycornwall]
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I liked the bridge...nice change to the preceding segments. Smooth vocal and overall pleasing production. Thanks for Posting!

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#498716 - 10/31/18 11:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Face It [Re: funkycornwall]
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Scott C Offline
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Very nice tune. Excellent vocal. Has a late 50's vibe to it. Well done

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#498719 - 10/31/18 11:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Face It [Re: funkycornwall]
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Awesome ballad! I really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing!
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#499205 - 11/03/18 07:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Face It [Re: funkycornwall]
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Very beautiful melody and enjoyable chord progression. Nice melancholy lyrics with a positive message at the end.

Janne
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