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#523828 - 02/11/19 06:42 AM [User Showcase] I'd Do It All Again
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A quickly-thrown-together-sorta-love-song.
So, call it a Valentine's Day thing...

smile


I'D DO IT ALL AGAIN

love isn't always easy
we've made some mistakes
the wrong word at the wrong time
and something breaks
sometimes you point a finger
sometimes i lay the blame
trying to get the upper hand
in a stupid kind of game

but we found a way
to get through it all
came out the other side
our hearts standing tall
   
   i'd do it all again
   exactly how we did it
   wouldn't change a thing
   wouldn't miss a minute
   every misstep every wrong turn from
   beginning to end
   all part of a perfect plan
   i'd do it all again

try hard as we might
there've been a few misses
but if we're keeping score
there've been a whole lot more kisses
we've found what we were after
it as good as it can be
days of love and laughter
nights of you and me

i'm in this forever
no matter how things go
i love you from deep within
my heart and my soul



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RealTracks in song: 2686:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BluesSlow12-8BrentSimple Sw 065
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Have at it.

fj

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#523831 - 02/11/19 07:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Your "thrown together" song sounds like a Top 10 hit... LOL!

You have an immense talent for melody and groove. I love the arrangement and overall flow of the song. Big sounding mix as well.

Great, great vocal - love the way your voice soars on this. Cool ending too.

Awesome as usual!

Bob

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#523842 - 02/11/19 07:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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"quickly-thrown-together", man, are you kidding me?!

I knew I was going to like this before I pressed play just looking at the waveform over on soundcloud, easy to tell there was going to be some good dynamics happening.

Great arrangement and mix! Love the breakdown at 2:55 after the guitar solo, very effective.

Outstanding as usual, Floyd!

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#523853 - 02/11/19 08:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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You're getting soft in your old age...

Of course I'm kidding, this is so good,

this is good enough to have been a debut on the Grammy Awards Show

(which neither me or probably anyone here watched)

I love the emotional lift into the chorus

All of your tools and craft are working very well here, inspirational!

Wow!

Kenny

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#523879 - 02/11/19 11:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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Beautiful romantic song with a great sounding arrangement and production FJ!

The RT's you used are perfect for it and your vocal is icing on the cake.

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#523884 - 02/11/19 12:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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And...my quickly thrown together take.

First off, WOW!

Moving on, there is SO much I could say again; I'll be brief. I SO appreciate this song! You are the master of the story telling song; but this my friend, goes a new direction. It has the appeal to anyone that would listen to it. It could be anyone's story! Just awesome.

Really NIT picking : There's a weird little volume drop at 43 seconds.

Short notes :

Love, love, love the groove.
The drums come in PERFECTLY
Nice effect of the break before chorus
Love the emphasis on "all"
1:51 tasty drums! You placed that really well!
"heart and soul" really great that the music hits for emphasis
Nice, big, open chorus! As in, REALLY nice!
Guitar solo is on point...and love how it goes into the breakdown.
Oh how I love the pad in the breakdown. Ads a ton of atmosphere!
Love the guitar at For the outro.

Totally pro sounding. Man, what a cool song! Which begs the question, who are you selling this to? smile
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#523896 - 02/11/19 01:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd

A quickly thrown together song writing lesson, fantastic production, great dynamics, vocal and mix.
Were the drums the loops? - they sounded liked they were played just for the song.
Brilliant stuff.

Peter

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#523905 - 02/11/19 02:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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This production sounds so clean and crisp. This is one of those songs I could listen to over and over and not get tired of. Not only is your vocal technically good, it has that intangible quality that connects the listener's ear to his/her heart. Thank you for throwing together such a wonderful song and sharing it with us.

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#523939 - 02/11/19 04:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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I think this works just fine for a Valentines Day song! Thanks for sharing.
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#523947 - 02/11/19 04:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

I have to try this "A quickly-thrown-together-sorta-love-song."-technique, because if that is how you make these "hit"-songs, it must be the way to go...

This song is outstanding good, both in a lyrical and musical sense. What I admire about the songs you make is that you are always really good at making the most perfectly fitting back track to whatever you want to sing about. It is wonderful gift to have!

Really enjoyed this song!
Will

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#523994 - 02/12/19 01:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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It's a very cool song - well sung and performed.
What I noticed most was how the drumming supported the singing - I dopn't know if you had the drums 1st or the melody but it reminded me of the way Keith Moon played along with Entwhistle but listened to the vocals & played to them.
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#524001 - 02/12/19 03:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,
Respect to you for this one !

Song
Well structured
Coherent lyric
Strong melodies in all sections
Mix / Production
Everything’s nice and clear
Bass could perhaps be more prominent
Instrumentation
Exceptional acoustic gtr

Vocals
Consistent lead
Harmonies are well chosen and used judiciously
What I really liked
Overall ‘new country’ feel
Good pre-chorus (We’ve found a way….)
The space in the mix
What you might like to return to
The drum roll at 1 51 is perhaps a bit exaggerated !
The section from 2 45 to 2 55 – I’d just dispense with it
Very occasionally the backing and lead vox are out of sync
Overall impression
A thoroughly accomplished production

Take care,

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#524018 - 02/12/19 04:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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For a "quickly-thrown-together-sorta-love-song", this one sounds very well-crafted...
Nicely written lyrics going straight to the hook "I'd do it all again exactly how we did it".. . Great line!

I always look forward to hearing your creations.
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#524023 - 02/12/19 06:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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So much truth in the lyrics, looking back. I'm sure so many people can relate good appeal to emotions. You've captured that old country feel. Nice!!

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#524046 - 02/12/19 08:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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Wow - if you didn't say so, I wouldn't have thought this was quickly thrown together at all. Very well mixed, and extremely well executed. The vocals are catchy, and the entire tune flows gorgeously. A wonderful song for this time of year!

Thanks for sharing smile
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#524063 - 02/12/19 09:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

once again a fine, a very fine song of yours. The chorus is simply terrific and you're doing another amazing vocal job on this one. Great guitar, too. Definitely top-notch on all levels.

All the best,

Stefan

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#524072 - 02/12/19 09:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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Another great one. I love your lyrics and your easy-going style.

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#524081 - 02/12/19 10:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: floyd jane]
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FJ,
nice romantic tune.
Did not feel anything "quick-thrown" in it. Nothing sticking out, mix is near perfect., which means you got good at what you do smile

Thanks for posting!

Misha.

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#524106 - 02/12/19 01:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Floyd,

Your "thrown together" song sounds like a Top 10 hit... LOL!

You have an immense talent for melody and groove. I love the arrangement and overall flow of the song. Big sounding mix as well.

Great, great vocal - love the way your voice soars on this. Cool ending too.

Awesome as usual!

Bob


Thanks, Bob. Those are nice things to hear...


Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
"quickly-thrown-together", man, are you kidding me?!

I knew I was going to like this before I pressed play just looking at the waveform over on soundcloud, easy to tell there was going to be some good dynamics happening.

Great arrangement and mix! Love the breakdown at 2:55 after the guitar solo, very effective.

Outstanding as usual, Floyd!


I appreciate that, Dave... It is interesting - after I wrote this and recorded and mixed it, I wasn't sure if I even liked it. But, figured I throw it against the wall and see if it stuck...

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#524440 - 02/14/19 03:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'd Do It All Again [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
You're getting soft in your old age...

Of course I'm kidding, this is so good,

this is good enough to have been a debut on the Grammy Awards Show

(which neither me or probably anyone here watched)

I love the emotional lift into the chorus

All of your tools and craft are working very well here, inspirational!

Wow!

Kenny

smile Kenny - thanks for ALL of that!!

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