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#531915 - 04/07/19 04:38 PM [User Showcase] If I Stop Loving You
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Hi, folks:

Feels like it's been a forever since I've been able to find some time to spend on the board. You've all been killing it if my listens today are any indication!

Anyway, here's a new one. This song was originally written by Dave Rice, a friend who asked if I'd be interested in giving it a try. Dave was kind enough to humor me with some small title and lyric changes, and here's the final result. Thanks in advance for the listen! Wishing you all the best!

Here's the song:

IF I STOP LOVING YOU

Here are the lyrics:


(V) If I stop loving you
my eyes will close forever.
If I stop needing you
the world will turn to dust.

(V) You are the only one,
we share memories made together.
Never doubt my love . . .
I love you ‘cause I must.

(C) We’ve known the road to riches;
had our moments in the sun;
we crossed a thousand ditches;
but when all is said and done . . .
I never will stop loving you.
I never will stop loving you.

(V) If I stop loving you
the streets will turn to brimstone.
If I quit being true
my broken heart will rust.

(C) And If moonlight fails to reach you;
and the darkness overruns;
when the end arrives to meet you,
I’ll be by you when it does.
I never will stop loving you.
I never will stop loving you.

And here's the band:

Drums: Country Even 8
Bass: Real 366, Electric, Country
Guitar 1: Real 522 Acoustic, Fingerpicking
Guitar 2: Real 405 Acoustic, Strumming
Guitars "Lead" 1 and 2: DJ Lekich

(C)2019 Words and Music by Dave Rice and DJ Lekich

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#531918 - 04/07/19 05:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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DJ Lekich & Dave,
Very nice collaboration. I like powerful vocals over mellow backing track. Interesting form of the song. Great voice control! Well performed and mixed.

Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#531930 - 04/07/19 06:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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Hello Deej ...

Dave is quite the guy ... great songwriter and all around nice guy.

This is a real nice collab. I agree with Misha about the strong vocal hovering over a mellow bed. That was a terrific listen ... i really enjoyed it. Hat's off to both of you ... wonderful song. Wishing you both the very best ...

Alan
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#531982 - 04/08/19 06:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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Excellent vocal, man, you can sing!

Good song, enjoyed the listen!
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#531985 - 04/08/19 06:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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Deej & Dave,

A very nice song.

I like that it is presented with a simple backtracks - giving emphasis to the lyric and vocal....an awesome vocal.

The stops (guitar) at times seem just slightly "abrupt"...I wondered if a hold would have worked better there? Like I said, though, it's a slight thing...

Enjoyed.

fj

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#531988 - 04/08/19 06:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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Wow - this is incredible! As others pointed out, the vocals on this are really stunning. Everything flows so well, and it carries some real emotion weight behind it. This is the kind of tune you feel in your soul.

You guys should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing smile
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#531989 - 04/08/19 06:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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DJ & Dave,

This is a great, great song! I love the lyrics.

The vocal is really outstanding...

Great mix and arrangement. So well done!

Bob
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#531992 - 04/08/19 06:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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Wow great song the vocal is amazing!!! love this style great job Cliff

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#531995 - 04/08/19 06:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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Nice ballad DJ!! Very reminiscent of Jim Croce! Great vocals and very appropriate backing! Good work!! Thanks, Torrey
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#532029 - 04/08/19 09:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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Sounds great

I agree with Torrey in that I hear a lot of Jim Croce, whose music I love.

a good emotional song and vocal

enjoyed,

Kenny

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#532032 - 04/08/19 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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Very, very nice. The music really supports the vocal well. It really reminds me of some of the great story teller songs. So cool!
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#532040 - 04/08/19 11:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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Your wonderful vocal really gives this song its character...
Good backing tracks...
Like Floyd... I wonder what it would sound like without holds...
You & Dave did a good job on this tune!


Edited by Jim (04/10/19 08:22 AM)
Edit Reason: You > Your, with > without
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#532262 - 04/09/19 10:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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Misha, Al-David, Dave, Floyd, Deryk, Bob, Cliff, Torrey. Kenny, HearToLearn, and Jim:

Thank you so much for stopping in. Glad this one worked for you all. I shared the link to the feedback with Dave Rice, and I know he’s equally appreciative of the kind words and the support.

Al-David: Dave is indeed quite the guy . . . this was our first time working together and I can’t say enough how magnanimous he was in tolerating my fiddling with his sweet tune. I’m hoping it’s just the start of additional collaborations.

Floyd and Jim: Yeah, that stop . . . well, I did do an alternative version with the fingerpicked guitar playing right through the stop. It sounded OK, but I preferred some degree of pause there (write it off to artistic choice). I didn’t think to try a hold instead . . . although I sometimes find the holds on a fingerpicked guitar track come off a bit loud and harsh, such that you need to fade them out a bit . . . I’d be a little worried about that . . . but if executed right, I agree it might make a subtle but important difference.

If I get the energy to revisit this one, it’s definitely worth giving it a try to see if it can soften it a bit. Nice ears, the both of you

Thanks all,

Deej

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#532288 - 04/10/19 07:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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The sparse arrangement and power vocal makes for a very engaging arrangement.

The lyric really allows you to showcase your emotional vocal.

And, it’s cool to see Dave’s name here at PG Music. As Al said he’s a good fellow.

We are all about soul and you are packed full of it!

J&B

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#532290 - 04/10/19 07:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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Hey there Dave and DJ Lekich, thanks for sharing this! Fantastic selection of instruments here and I dig the overall timbres. Very captivating lyrics and crisp guitar tone. Keep it up!
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#532316 - 04/10/19 11:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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DJ, nice collab. Very well sung. A good production and a very enjoyable listen, Tom

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#532384 - 04/10/19 05:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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Really pretty song, great vocal performance and a lovely set of lyrics.

Excellent work.

Peter

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#532473 - 04/11/19 12:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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I really like your voice and it fits perfectly the style of this song and the heartfelt lyrics. Beautiful chord progression and the acoustic guitar plays it nicely. Has some nice raw 60's vibe.

Janne

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#532502 - 04/11/19 08:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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Great singing, I keep coming back to this one. The first few notes you sounded like Cat Stevens to me, then it sounded folkier, then those belted parts and I realized you're just you! Really impressed with this.
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#532503 - 04/11/19 08:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: If I Stop Loving You [Re: Deej56]
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Fantastic vocals delivering a very sweet lyric.
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