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A little wishful thinking···


RAINING WHISKEY

if it was raining whiskey tonight
this heart you broke might set right
no umbrella, no hat, just tip my head back
and pray there's no clearing in sight

pain beyond belief
so if the clouds could send some relief
i'd thank the gods, i might beat the odds
maybe i could drown this grief
   
   if it was raining whiskey tonight
   pouring hard as it can get
   i could open wide while the heavens cried
   catch enough that i could forget
   would it help? i don't know. it might
   if it was raining whiskey tonight

the sky an endless moonshime still
i could lay down and drink my fill
on and on until the hurt was gone
half afraid it never will
   
   if it was raining whiskey tonight
   pouring hard as it can get
   i could open wide while the heavens cried
   catch enough that i could forget
   would it help? i don't know. it might
   if it was raining whiskey tonight



The BAND:

RealTracks in song: 1418:Bass, Electric, SouthernRock Ev16 085
RealTracks in song: 3186:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticSongwriterQuinn Ev16 080
RealTracks in song: 2444:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Background PopCountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 836:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AltCountryRootsy Ev 075 (A:muted)
RealTracks in song: 833:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AltCountryMoody Ev 075 (A:held)
Royalty free loops
A couple of MIDI tracks created in Studio One (sustained bass and strings)
A couple more RealTrack guitars doing just Holds in the chorus.


Just your typical Country song...

Thanks to all who take the time to listen.
Comments welcomed.

fj


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Hi Floyd,

What a great title and hook. You always have this talent for putting a new and original slant
onto a heartbreak story.

Loved it all. Very taken by the kick drum and the tremolo guitar was just perfect.
Wonderful vocal and harmony with your trademark sound.

As usual, a faultless arrangement and mix.

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The slightly unpredictable chord progression is a touch of genius that fools the ear causing more mental focus. Kudos, Floyd.

Excellent word pictures, imagery and production.

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As modern country as it gets without a cow in the narrative.
Lovely work from all perspectives.
There's a quite loud string squeak or similar at 2.50 that you may care to notch out but that's a matter of taste.


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"I could lay down and drink my fill
on and on until the hurt was gone
half afraid it never will"

These are such poignant lyrics. Job well done!


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Top notch writing disguised as simplicity. Again, the internal rhymes you build so wonderfully into your write are astounding!

if it was raining whiskey tonight
this heart you broke might set right
no umbrella, no hat, just tip my head back
and pray there's no clearing in sight

pain beyond belief
so if the clouds could send some relief
i'd thank the gods, i might beat the odds
maybe i could drown this grief

...and on and on. FANTASTIC! All done in a way that the casual listener would hear it and "just like" it. It's soooo well crafted.

Quote:
pouring hard as it can get


I have to ask if you meant this to be able to be taken two different ways?
Actually referring to it raining a lot
But also the strength/proof of the whiskey
WHO DOES THAT?! I'm AMAZED!

Quote:
the sky an endless moonshime still

Slight typo, however...hearing it, I thought you were going to say "the sky an endless moon" THEN you added "shine!" THEN "still!"
Again, top notch.


The Chorus opens up and is powerful without being overwhelming. It's in nice contrast to the rest of the song. To me it feels like a failed relationship...having those moments of strength in dispair; yet questioning and having uncertainty. A little bit of hunched over, then a little bit of standing just a little taller.

The arrangement and band is a perfect fit. I LOVE that guitar! The little embellishments in the chorus are really nice as well. A lot going on without being busy!

Those drums! Specifically the toms. WOW! The hats had some nice little flourishes as well.

All in all a very believable band.

Quote:
Just your typical Country song...


Right...you ain't fooling this guy! It may sound that way; but nothing about it is.

I could see/hear this being on the radio.

Well done!




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FJ,
Interesting theme. California comes to mind...I know that they have drought ordinance in some counties prohibiting collecting rain water. I wonder if it would stop people if it was raining whiskey?

Great tune and production. I enjoy following your quest in experimenting with music genres. I do not believe it is "typical".

Thank you for sharing!

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I'm amazed at your skills to combine lyrics & music into such powerful productions... Wow!


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There is nothing "typical" about any song I have ever heard from you, they are always special regardless of the genre.

Cool writing and man, love that chorus! Very powerful.

Listened though both the studio monitors and the 'phones; the "band" sounds awesome, drums (you used loops?) and bass sound fabulous, strong and powerful and each with their own space in the mix.

Very nice, Floyd, always a pleasure to listen to your music!


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In one word....BRILLIANT Floyd. You've a tremendous voice for this kinda songs. Very enjoyable

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As usual really good song. Love the lyrics and all the references to raining, crying, grief, numbing the pain, no clearing in sight. Very nice.

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Another super song Floyd. Loved the tremelo on the guitar very nice touch. Excellent vocal and lyric. Pure quality Floyd..


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Killer arrangement!

the song builds beautifully

I love all the instrument choices

the drums are punchy, the toms roll thru my headphones

super sound

awesome write, seems to me there's a positive lilt in your voice even when

singing a very sad song, an fj signature thing

I don't think it gets much better,

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Hi Floyd,

Once again you nailed it. It is a really good song - the lyrics and the composition are working so well together and everything is sitting perfect in the mix (as we have come to expect from you).

I read the lyrics before I listened and when listening to the song afterwards, the music and your vocal just felt as a perfect fit to the lyrics.

Great work on this! I hope you put it on Spotify - I know quite a few people at my work who would love to have this kind of song on their playlist.

Oh, and I love whiskey - so please let it rain tonight! smile

Thank you for sharing!
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Hey Floyd,

I really love this song and the band. Really nice work. Gorgeous sounds, mix, choice of instruments and vocals. Great lyrics.

Classic hook, of course. You always do that.

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Yep.... great song you got there.

Love that tremelo guitar.


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Floyd, I ain't much for whiskey, my ears enjoyed drinking this song. Cleverly constructed lyrics. I like how you opened each musical phrase in the chorus with the high notes and then went down with the melody.

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Floyd,

If this were a typical country drinking song I doubt I`d be sitting here thinking Wow! What a fine song. The chorus ( and harmonies) is so good, your vocals seem to have just the right amount of ache.
The arrangment is faultless... of course!

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Floyd,

I love this...

A great song and great vocal. Love the use of the baritone guitar - it really lends an emotional punch.

Excellent!

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Dear Floyd,

I'm no expert in this genre, but this sounds like an outstangly great song to me. Loved the lyrics, great hook, fantastic arrangement. And, of course, as always well-sung.

Just brilliant!

Cheers,

Stefan

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