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#498201 - 10/28/18 12:19 PM [User Showcase] A Good Enough Reason
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The 90's Nashville sound was a big part of my life and a big part of my music.
It was a real "golden age" of Country music.
The writers were down-to-earth people.
The artists were immediately identifiable - by their voice and their sound.
The songs were solid. Well written (for the most part) and catchy, memorable (for the most part).

So dipping back into that time, that sound....


Get that BAND together...

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And find a reason to write one.


A GOOD ENOUGH REASON

everybody's wondering what's been going on
under this old cowboy's hat
i ain't keeping late hours, i'm out buying flowers
what could make a man act like that
have i gotten religion or too much sun
was i kicked in the head by a bull
there's even been talk i've gone plum crazy
and the deck i'm using ain't quite full (but)

love...is a good enough reason
you can theorize, philosophize
you can wonder 'til the cows come home
but a change of heart is enough to explain
the changes that you see
love is a good enough reason
a good enough reason for me

something's got my heart doing big backflips
i'm in a perpetual daze
something's got me waking up every single morning
with a smile upon my face
yeah, the old boy's changed, you can try to blame
the tides in the deep blue sea
but it seems that love has taken hold
and that's a good enough reason for me


Hope you enjoy it.
Comments welcome.
Have at it.

floyd

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#498207 - 10/28/18 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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This is a good one. Enjoyed it a lot. Little bit of Eddie Rabbitt feel to it.
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#498210 - 10/28/18 01:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

This took me back to a time when I would smile almost every time I heard a country song cranking up. I could often identify the artist by the intro - if not, by the first 2 or 3 words. Each had an identifiable sound. I used to watch CMT a lot and The Nashville Network when it was still on the air. Damn shame it sold and went in a different direction.

Your message is clear - the vocal shines! All the tracks are spot-on. You have a way of delivering a song that lead the way for those of us far below your skill level.

Loved the hand-clapping over the last quarter, or so, of the song - it is a nice way to pick up the drive as a song meanders its way to the end.

This is good, solid country music without artificial polish. It speaks quite well for itself as is. Very nice, indeed. It was quite a treat for my ears. Best to you.

Alan


Edited by Al-David (10/28/18 01:12 PM)
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#498229 - 10/28/18 02:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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Yes Floyd, you certainly brought back to life that era of Country music you spoke of in your post. I agree with Charlie about the Eddie Rabbitt comparison with maybe a little Gene Watson. It's kinda got that "Drivin' My Life Away" feel to it! A catchy memorable tune with all the excellent qualities you always bring to us in your work. Thanks, Torrey


Edited by Torrey Bliss (10/28/18 02:54 PM)
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#498232 - 10/28/18 03:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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The writer is down-to-earth.
The artist is immediately identifiable - by his voice.
The song is solid. Well written and catchy, memorable.
FJ,
you fit the remit.
A terrific song and enough hook to catch fish.
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#498234 - 10/28/18 03:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

This song would fit very nicely into that era. In fact, I can hear Rodney Crowell doing this one...

The hand claps are a great touch - love the vocal and the production is perfect.

Excellent!

Bob

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#498243 - 10/28/18 03:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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hi wonderful song driving beat great lyrics great vocal what else can I say great job thanks eric
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#498256 - 10/28/18 06:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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Was that an alarm clock in the background three seconds before the end?
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#498262 - 10/28/18 10:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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Another great one, got me moving in my chair, lol.
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#498277 - 10/29/18 02:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd

A great sound - strong writing (nice hand claps)some stellar harmonies and super catchy.

Superb stuff.

Peter

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#498302 - 10/29/18 03:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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Sounds great, Floyd!

Lots of great lines, my favorite:

"have i gotten religion or too much sun
was i kicked in the head by a bull
there's even been talk i've gone plum crazy
and the deck i'm using ain't quite full"

And the chorus is memorable too, something that stays with you after the song has finished playing.

I always enjoy your vocals and killer job on the production as per usual.

Man, just one great song after another!

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#498323 - 10/29/18 05:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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Yep.... the 80's and 90's were a good time for country music. I'd even go as far as to include the 70's. It was easy to hear the intro licks and immediately know the singer/band of the song to follow.

Now days I find myself in the shop working on something with the radio on and wondering to myself didn't I just hear this song 10 minutes ago? Seems everyone is using the same sound.... or maybe it's just me.... out of touch and over the hill.

Your song is up to your usual high standards of writing, recording, production and vocals. Nothing to really nit pick on this song.....loved the production on this. You're getting it down to a fine art. Nothing wrong with that.

totally enjoyed this song.
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#498325 - 10/29/18 06:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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Really nice work, Floyd smile Sometime above mentioned Eddie Rabbitt - and that is exactly who this made me think of as well. I love the upbeat vibe on this one. It had my toe tapping in moments, and I really thought your vocal performance on this was strong and memorable. Not to mention - boy is that hook ever catchy!

Great job, and thanks so much for sharing smile
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#498326 - 10/29/18 06:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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Definitely a toe tapper. Good old style country music, we miss it.

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#498356 - 10/29/18 10:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
This is a good one. Enjoyed it a lot. Little bit of Eddie Rabbitt feel to it.


Thanks for the listen, Charlie. I sort of had an "Alan Jackson sound" in mind, but, of course, I don't really have an Alan-Jackson-kinda voice, so I guess it comes out more like an Eddie Rabbitt thing...

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#498357 - 10/29/18 11:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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Great driving rhythm to this and a catchy chorus. Great lyrics and I like the violin touches. Yes good to hear some old school country and this one would get folk dancing I reckon.

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#498360 - 10/29/18 12:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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The band sounds right with a nice driving groove

kicked up by the hand claps

another solid write delivered by excellent vocals, lead and harmonies

a perfect radio song, catchy and gone before you know it

leaving you singing the hooks

It's always a great experience listening, a treat for us all here

Kenny

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#498361 - 10/29/18 12:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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Yeah Floyd the 90's country was just awesome, as good as soft rock of the early to mid 70's. THis song is brings me back to that time, the syle is dead on, lyricks would be easy to hear with any number of artists at the time. It aint the same now. CLiff

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#498378 - 10/29/18 12:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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This one makes me wanna do some line dancing. Great job on everything FJ. Fun lighthearted descriptive writing, melodic spotlight right on the hook, arranged well, like those cool double claps, well sung lead and harmonies.

(Plus sounds great through my new speakers grin) Happy fan here.

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#498448 - 10/29/18 10:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Good Enough Reason [Re: floyd jane]
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You're singing my life here...except for the cowboy hat part. :-)

I love the way I can find a place in your lyric that makes me want to sing along. And singing-along is easy with this hooky melody and rhythm. By the time the chorus came back around, it had me hooked.

Masterful song-writing, and sounds good too.
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