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The Only Way Is Down

Sounds like the narrator is having a bad day!

Leon - Vocal & Lyric
I sang a bit and played guitar.

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The Only Way Is Down

Woke up from a dream
Tried to figure out what it might mean
Pretty soon it slipped away
It’s what they do in the light of day

Phone rang - nobody there
Nobody’s footstep on the stair
Nobody’s perfume on my sheets
Nobody’s lipstick on my cheek

Take a walk, try to clear my head
Or maybe stay right here in bed
Sunshine seems like a mockery
Now you’re no longer here with me

Slip beneath the waves without a sound
Seems like the only way is down
Slip beneath the waves without a sound
Seems like the only way is down


Your mother said it wouldn’t last
Darling why do you have to go so fast?
You’ve got your whole life to explore
Why waste it on this troubadour?

You were determined, you were fierce
Quickly my amour you did pierce
Your expectations were so high
How could I hope to satisfy?

You pictured Byron in a suit
Love and devotion absolute
While I was drowning in your eyes
You were re-examining your prize

Slip beneath the waves without a sound
Seems like the only way is down
Slip beneath the waves without a sound
Seems like the only way is down
Slip beneath the waves without a sound
Seems like the only way is down


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Peter &Leon,
A bad day indeed - but with Leon`s lyrics you know there`s going to be some humour; there are some good lines here, of course!
Nice clear vocals and your solos capture the dark mood beautifully- I enjoyed feeling the pain!

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Peter & Leon,

A very well written song.

"You pictured Byron in a suit
Love and devotion absolute
While I was drowning in your eyes
You were re-examining your prize

Slip beneath the waves without a sound
Seems like the only way is down..."

Just a few of the lines worth a quote...

A good production. Good mix. Good vocal. Nice outro guitar!

The drop at 2:50 is nice!

A 5 minute song that seems more like 3. That is "good everything".

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very nice!

I'm hearing the Nashville Skyline Dylan vocal sound in places

I like the lyrics a lot, strong write

Your mother said it wouldn’t last
Darling why do you have to go so fast?
You’ve got your whole life to explore
Why waste it on this troubadour?

talk about great lyrics, how many of us heard this
I certainly did except they didn't call me a troubadour!

enjoyed the heck out of it guys,

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Like the melancholy guitar solo and the wave sound, very fitting for the song. The reflections and feelings of a love now gone so relatable for many. Good work guys.

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LOVED the guitar on this one Peter, Shades of the Shadows and Lou Reed. Enjoyed my listen.


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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Peter &Leon,
A bad day indeed - but with Leon`s lyrics you know there`s going to be some humour; there are some good lines here, of course!
Nice clear vocals and your solos capture the dark mood beautifully- I enjoyed feeling the pain!

Robert




Thanks Robert appreciate the comments about the lyrics, it's certainly good to be handed such quality words to work with.

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WOW this is fantastic. Love that axe of yours, great tone! The mix was excellent with a great choice of instruments. The vocals were perfect but the lyrics took it over the top for me.

Excellent work here.


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Peter & Leon,

Loved it. Great lyrics, delivery and production.

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Very different song Peter and Leon. Loved the intro. Super vocal and lyric. Harmonies were good as well. Excellent guitar work


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Nice write...
You delivered the lyrics very well...
I loved the guitar & the sound effects...
Top notch work!

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Yeah, I like this!

Peter, you set the mood perfectly with that guitar intro. Nice processing on Leon's vocal, a bit more reverb than you usually use? Sounds great whatever you did.

Very good writing, I always enjoy Leons lyrics. And nice note choices for the solo, especially liked the outro solo.

Good way to start off 2019!

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"You pictured Byron in a suit
Love and devotion absolute
While I was drowning in your eyes
You were re-examining your prize"

Great lines and of course with Bud's name being Byron we have to quote it smile

There is so much to like here...the wind chimes and waves are very nice touches for the intro and outro.

The edge of mystery in the lyric is just right -- not too much or too little.

The lead vocal, unison vocals and harmony vocals add nicely to the build.

And of course the guitar is, as always, a perfect complement to the melody.

Oh, and the bowed bass was cool addition.

Lastly, but not "leastly," the mix does a wonderful job of packing it all in an excellent sounding production.

Kudos guys!

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These lyrics are SO Dylan man! I would love to do a cover of this with just an acoustic to show you what I mean. Seriously. P.M. if you bite. smile

It would sound EXACTLY like him. And people give me the Dylan thing. NO--THIS is Dylan.

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Haunting melancholy ballad, sounds bit like Nick Cave's murder ballad but there is no murder here… at least there is some drowning smile Great lyrics anyway, a nice simple arrangement, strings appear at the right moment and the solo fits well. Interpretation is perfect.

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Peter & Leon,

A very well written song.

"You pictured Byron in a suit
Love and devotion absolute
While I was drowning in your eyes
You were re-examining your prize

Slip beneath the waves without a sound
Seems like the only way is down..."

Just a few of the lines worth a quote...

A good production. Good mix. Good vocal. Nice outro guitar!

The drop at 2:50 is nice!

A 5 minute song that seems more like 3. That is "good everything".

fj



Thanks floyd appreciate the comments and glad you liked the lyric.
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
very nice!

I'm hearing the Nashville Skyline Dylan vocal sound in places

I like the lyrics a lot, strong write

Your mother said it wouldn’t last
Darling why do you have to go so fast?
You’ve got your whole life to explore
Why waste it on this troubadour?

talk about great lyrics, how many of us heard this
I certainly did except they didn't call me a troubadour!

enjoyed the heck out of it guys,




Kenny

Thanks a lot Kenny.

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Originally Posted By: Belladonna
Like the melancholy guitar solo and the wave sound, very fitting for the song. The reflections and feelings of a love now gone so relatable for many. Good work guys.


Thanks for the nice comments.
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"PeterF"...

"The Only Way Is Down" sounds like the kind of song that could cause someone to call a suicide prevention hotline! As "Robertkc" noted, "a bad day, indeed".

I am constantly amazed at how many variations of failed romantic relationships there have been in songs. You would think that after thousands of years of songwriters pining away about unrequited love and wounded hearts that we'd just run out of ideas. But then comes Leon, re-imagining the downside of love relationships as though it had happened to him for the first time:

"Woke up from a dream
Tried to figure out what it might mean
Pretty soon it slipped away
It’s what they do in the light of day..."


"Sunshine seems like a mockery..."

"While I was drowning in your eyes..."

This song is an unassailable, bedrock-strong example of why words and music "go together" so fantastically well, just by using a little lyrical imagination to dress all-to-familiar emotions in new, attractive clothing that causes us to look, again, at what we thought we'd seen and understood already.

"PeterF", you sing like a man who's been walking alone, all night long, trying to understand what in the hell went wrong. I'm glad to see you branching out, vocally speaking.

The RealTracks maintain an air of despair that matches that of the lyrics. The song is downbeat, all right, but still supremely listenable because of the new pair of eyes the lyrics give us, to "see".

LOREN


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Dear Peter,

a very nice sad song with great lyrics - I think many of us can relate... Again an awesome guitar solo; how the heck do you manage to get that great sound...?

Cheers,

Stefan

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