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#501126 - 11/13/18 11:13 AM [User Showcase] Truce
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Thanks for the listens and comments

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Truce
© 2018 Kenny Leverett

Found an old Mustang at a junkyard
They’re just selling it off for parts
And they don’t see it the same as I do
When I see American art

Cause I can hammer out the fenders
Make it nearly good as new
Get that engine back to purring
Yeah these are things that I can do

But I can’t fix me
I can’t change you
These days it seems the best that we can do
Is call a truce

Been mechanical since I was young
So I know my way around this car
Been in love with you since grammar school
But I still don’t know your heart

And I can’t fix me
I can’t change you
These days it seems the best that we can do
Is call a truce

Now I see the damage thats been done
For too long
And I’ve been wrong
In my heart you’ll always be the one
For mercy sake
Am I too late

Cause I can’t fix me
I can’t change you
These days it seems the best that we can do
Is call a truce

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#501146 - 11/13/18 02:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: 44kfl]
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Kenny

Enjoyed the melody and vocal, very nice. A good engaging set of lyrics all wrapped up in a highly accessible song.
Excellent work.

Peter

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#501149 - 11/13/18 02:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: 44kfl]
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Dear "44kfl"...

Ooo-weee, partner! You sure know how to create meaningful analogies between man-made things and God-created things like human hearts! Your song, "Truce", feels jammed-packed with honest passion and sorrow.

Your verses have kind of a free-form structure to them, meaning they don't begin and end in the same number of measures, with music coming forward in the mix at irregular, but pleasingly unexpected times. My ears appreciated those musical "sweet spots".

Seems us guys, seems we're always saying, "I'm sorry!" to the ladies, ain't we? God love 'em for forgiving us -- up to a point, that is. But it sure makes for good, heartfelt songwriting, don't it?

Your RealTracks just loped right along with the lyrics, lots of forward motion, as though you may have been thinking things out while driving around aimlessly, trying to see if your words matched what was in your heart.

Your vocal was gritty, raw, and it sat on top your mix like it came down out of the sky.

"44kfl", I've noticed other forum members use the phrase, "This one's a keeper!", and in this case I would agree with them, with gusto!

Going back to have another listen,

LOREN (a.k.a. "bluage")



Edited by bluage (11/13/18 02:57 PM)
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#501163 - 11/13/18 04:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: 44kfl]
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Dang , Kenny! You just keeping putting up one great song after another. You're gonna give the rest of a us a complex!

I really liked this - seriously liked it. The lyric says a lot in a few words - you're pretty good at that. I particularly like the bridge. That breathes as whole new life into the song as it approached the end.

Just all-around good stuff. You are a true craftsman of the art. Best to you.

Alan
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#501228 - 11/14/18 05:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: 44kfl]
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Wowza! Man, that vocal ..... has your signature sound but on steroids! Love it.

Good writing, chorus is strong and memorable. Track sounds great too, great groove.

Another good one, Kenny!

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#501243 - 11/14/18 06:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: 44kfl]
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A big WOW, Kenny.

Stellar write.

"Found an old Mustang at a junkyard
They’re just selling it off for parts
And they don’t see it the same as I do
When I see American art

Cause I can hammer out the fenders
Make it nearly good as new
Get that engine back to purring
Yeah these are things that I can do"

Worth a quote, for sure. (Actually the whole song is).

The backing carries the song perfectly. Nicely mixed.
A great vocal.
(I thought the vocal could have been "tucked in" a little more than they were. They are a bit hot in my speakers).

This is SO good. I am a HUGE fan.

fj

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#501249 - 11/14/18 07:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: 44kfl]
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Hey Kenny, I liked your track! I thought the idea of song was wonderful, execution was really good, your vocal was nice and strong, all the lyrics complemented your main concept. excellent message for the times! thanks for sharing it.

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#501254 - 11/14/18 08:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: 44kfl]
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Nice work on this 44kfl, This sounds fantastic and very soothing to hear. That guitar is quite warm and the pedal steel really helps piece it all together. Wonderful harmonies on the vocals. Great work!


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#501263 - 11/14/18 09:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: 44kfl]
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Kenny,

What a terrific write! The segway from broken cars to hearts works so well and the result is a quintessential" guy" song.
Sung with the passion you always bring.
Another very good song!

Robert

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#501276 - 11/14/18 10:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Kenny

Enjoyed the melody and vocal, very nice. A good engaging set of lyrics all wrapped up in a highly accessible song.
Excellent work.

Peter


Thanks Peter,

Man, your guitar on Black Widow is incredible

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#501277 - 11/14/18 10:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: bluage]
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Originally Posted By: bluage
Dear "44kfl"...

Ooo-weee, partner! You sure know how to create meaningful analogies between man-made things and God-created things like human hearts! Your song, "Truce", feels jammed-packed with honest passion and sorrow.

Your verses have kind of a free-form structure to them, meaning they don't begin and end in the same number of measures, with music coming forward in the mix at irregular, but pleasingly unexpected times. My ears appreciated those musical "sweet spots".

Seems us guys, seems we're always saying, "I'm sorry!" to the ladies, ain't we? God love 'em for forgiving us -- up to a point, that is. But it sure makes for good, heartfelt songwriting, don't it?

Your RealTracks just loped right along with the lyrics, lots of forward motion, as though you may have been thinking things out while driving around aimlessly, trying to see if your words matched what was in your heart.

Your vocal was gritty, raw, and it sat on top your mix like it came down out of the sky.

"44kfl", I've noticed other forum members use the phrase, "This one's a keeper!", and in this case I would agree with them, with gusto!

Going back to have another listen,

LOREN (a.k.a. "bluage")



Hi Loren,

I loved reading your comments,

I appreciate your kind words

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#501278 - 11/14/18 11:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Dang , Kenny! You just keeping putting up one great song after another. You're gonna give the rest of a us a complex!

I really liked this - seriously liked it. The lyric says a lot in a few words - you're pretty good at that. I particularly like the bridge. That breathes as whole new life into the song as it approached the end.

Just all-around good stuff. You are a true craftsman of the art. Best to you.

Alan


Hi Alan and Di,

Thanks so much for your support and kind words,

I'm glad that you mentioned the bridge, I didn't know if I'd write one for this song,

it quickly became my favorite part and most fun to sing.

Thanks

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#501307 - 11/14/18 04:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: 44kfl]
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Really great stuff. Thanks for sharing!
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#501372 - 11/15/18 03:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: 44kfl]
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Very cool backtrack. Loved the intro. Another super vocal and lyrics. Well done Kenny. The steel was a nice touch.

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#501405 - 11/15/18 06:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: 44kfl]
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Really nice work on this one Kenny! As others have mentioned, the vocals are top notch here. They cut through like a dagger in the most pleasing way, and instantly demand your attention. Good lyrics to match with them as well, too. That aside, loved the progressions and though the mix was concise and professional.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing smile
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#501455 - 11/15/18 09:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: 44kfl]
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Yep, sometimes the best option is to plant that white flag!

Man, what a GREAT idea for a write. The skills to turn a wreck into a show car dwarfed by what it takes to make a relationship work. You have a fertile "song mind."

What to say? If we heard this on a current Americana playlist we'd go back to see who it was and play it again and again.

Great band, write, vocal and mix. The is deserving of a wide audience.

Stronger than a garlic milkshake!

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#501625 - 11/16/18 08:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Wowza! Man, that vocal ..... has your signature sound but on steroids! Love it.

Good writing, chorus is strong and memorable. Track sounds great too, great groove.

Another good one, Kenny!


Thank you Dave,

love you guy's new song

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#501627 - 11/16/18 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
A big WOW, Kenny.

Stellar write.

"Found an old Mustang at a junkyard
They’re just selling it off for parts
And they don’t see it the same as I do
When I see American art

Cause I can hammer out the fenders
Make it nearly good as new
Get that engine back to purring
Yeah these are things that I can do"

Worth a quote, for sure. (Actually the whole song is).

The backing carries the song perfectly. Nicely mixed.
A great vocal.
(I thought the vocal could have been "tucked in" a little more than they were. They are a bit hot in my speakers).

This is SO good. I am a HUGE fan.

fj


the feeling is mutual,

I'm a huge fan of yours and always appreciate your support and kind words

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#501702 - 11/16/18 02:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: 44kfl]
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WOW!!! Fantastic write!! I love the angle you chose....so original and creative.....like something Jimmy Webb might think of. Music is great and so is the vocal....passionate and REAL!! I think the vocal may be a little hot on the high end. GREAT GREAT STUFF!!!! Take care. Greg

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#501734 - 11/16/18 04:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Truce [Re: 44kfl]
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Kenny, I think that this is your best to date. Your vocals, backing tracks, and mixes are always spot on but your lyrics in this song are fantastic. You can fix old cars but maybe not a relationship.

Great write!
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