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#529082 - 03/17/19 12:13 PM [User Showcase] It Ain't Love
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Ezekiel's Storm Offline
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It Ain't Love

My professional duties over the past few weeks have not allowed me that much time for my songwriting hobby or for listening to a lot of the songs on the forum. I did manage this track. We sang a hymn in church in the key of Cm; I liked that key, and decided to write this song. (This song has nothing to do with the hymn, though.)

For the mix, I used Reaper. I had been using Mixcraft, but it has been giving me all sorts of squeaks, pops, and squawks, and other unsolvable mystical audio skullduggery. I am just starting to get the hang of Reaper.

Real Tracks:
RT677 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RockBritDriving
RT996 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLACrisp
RT381 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Syncopated Sugar
RT686 Organ, B3, Background Pop
RC1169 Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockMediumBrent
RT2688 Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockBrentSimple
RT521 Bass, Electric, Pop Syncopated
BB RealDrums-Rock90s^01-ClsdHtSn,OpnHtSn

Lyrics:

I need the hurt to melt the lies
Don’t need candied promises to break your disguise
I need obstruction to keep my heart from calling
Don’t need destruction to keep the sky from falling

It ain’t me who doesn’t want you here
It ain’t me who always wants you near
It ain’t love that I fear

I don’t need you to kiss me in my sleep
I need the silence to watch the whispers creep
I need the colors I’m hearing in my head
Don’t need analyzing of everything I’ve said

It ain’t me who doesn’t want you here
It ain’t me who always wants you near
It ain’t love that I fear

It ain’t me who doesn’t want you here
It ain’t me who always wants you near
It ain’t love that I fear

I need the hurt to melt the lies
Don’t need candied promises to break your disguise

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#529106 - 03/17/19 01:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Great song with excellent vocals delivered in a powerful way! So many catchy things happening in here! Loved that melody in the chorus! Great sound all the way around! Thanks, Torrey
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#529121 - 03/17/19 02:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Hi Ezekiel,

That's a powerful song you made! And though I don't know what hymn that was, you gave it a nice own turn (if that's how they call that).
The vocals are very good.

Bye,
Hans


Edited by Birchwood (03/17/19 02:41 PM)
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#529124 - 03/17/19 04:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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An excellent powerful vocal in a catchy well produced song.
Really nice work all round.

Peter

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#529131 - 03/17/19 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Ezekiel,
Very fun and catchy tune! Very strong arrangement of instrumentals and vocals.
Clever lyrics! I especially liked and can relate to this:
"I need obstruction to keep my heart from calling" and "I need the colors I’m hearing in my head"

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#529147 - 03/18/19 02:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Hi, Ezekiel !:))


What a nice tune with
absolutely superb vocals !
I truly dig ´em !

Cheers
Dani

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#529151 - 03/18/19 03:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Howdy!

Wow, Ez, this is strong and powerful! You really gave this one some drive and attitude - sure do like how you did that. Your vocal drives this one, in my opinion. The drums just add to it. Your voice is stellar! Super song and sing. What a musical treat! best to you ...

Alan
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#529211 - 03/18/19 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Bomp...bomp... bomp... bomp...
Love those drum breaks...
Actually a powerfully written song...
I enjoyed listening to it!
I hope you get all your "professional duties" caught up...
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#529214 - 03/18/19 10:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Great vocals, love the double tracked harmony parts... Really lifts the song in those parts... Great!
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#529235 - 03/18/19 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Great song with excellent vocals delivered in a powerful way! So many catchy things happening in here! Loved that melody in the chorus! Great sound all the way around! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks for your comments, Torrey!

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#529236 - 03/18/19 02:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Birchwood]
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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Ezekiel,

That's a powerful song you made! And though I don't know what hymn that was, you gave it a nice own turn (if that's how they call that).
The vocals are very good.

Bye,
Hans


Thanks, Hans. I don't remember the hymn title, but I thought it was a good key for my range.

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#529237 - 03/18/19 02:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
An excellent powerful vocal in a catchy well produced song.
Really nice work all round.

Peter


Thanks, Peter!

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#529238 - 03/18/19 02:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Ezekiel,
Very fun and catchy tune! Very strong arrangement of instrumentals and vocals.
Clever lyrics! I especially liked and can relate to this:
"I need obstruction to keep my heart from calling" and "I need the colors I’m hearing in my head"

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.



Thanks, Misha, from one word man to another.

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#529253 - 03/18/19 04:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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I really enjoyed your lyrics and the song in general! The lyrics were very clever.

Thanks for sharing.
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#529262 - 03/18/19 05:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Man, I always like your songs!

great overall sound, well crafted

good write, good vocals, clever lines

use of brent guitar is excellent

this a solid rock mix

enjoyed!

Kenny

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#529314 - 03/19/19 06:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott,

A very cool song (a bit cryptic at times?).

Excellent arrangement/production. Bass & drums -- super. Guitars are excellent. Organ, too... Nice use of stops...

Good vocal. Love the harmonies - are those sung or "created" (if so, how?).
(The harmonies are a tad "crisp" in my speakers).

Cool. Very catchy.

fj

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#529337 - 03/19/19 08:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Anthemic!

Kenny, who is a fine rocker, really describes our feelings well.

Nice lines and a fine power vocal along with a very effective use of RT/RD's.

The mix sets up a strong soundstage...nearly took my monitors off the shelf! smile

Enjoyed the listens,

J&B
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#529338 - 03/19/19 08:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Well done Ezekiel's Storm, this was wonderful! Fantastic selection of instruments here and very soothing to hear. Good use of EFX on the guitar. The vocals harmonize well with the other instruments. Well done!
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#529353 - 03/19/19 09:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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BlueAttitude Offline
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Yeah, I love this!

Great track, love the groove, and great vocals and harmonies.

Well done, enjoyed the listen!

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#529511 - 03/20/19 10:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Ain't Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott C Offline
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Very cool song. Very cool backtrack and super vocal. B3 was a nice touch. Guitar was excellent

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