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Hit Me With Your Best Shot


Nope ... Pat Benatar hasn't sung this one ... well, not yet anyway.

It's a song to which I wrote the lyric in 2005 but never put music to it. It has noise now. As most of you know, I played lead guitar in several country bands for about 50 years. But ... I do not have a voice for country music. That probably applies to a lot of other genres, too. But this is my best effort at a country song that might have been contemporary in the 1980s and 1990s.

Sorry I've not been around to listen very much but Di is having more serious health issues. Will visit and listen as I can.

Open to constructive suggestions ... other than "Get another singer!" I already know that!!! Also, is the vocal too hot? Sometimes I think so ... and then I'm not so sure.



File:Hit Me With Your Best Shot.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 115, Length (m:s)=3:13

Style is _BRSOLC2.STY (Country Brent Guitar Solo 2)

RealTracks in style: ~519:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1515:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 844:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockPopping Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 847:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockRiff Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1669:Pedal Steel, Soloist CountryPaul Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 3027:Vocal Oohs, Background Pop3-part Ev 085
RealDrums [in style:NashvilleEven8^6-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat Open




© February 2006, Alan D. David, BMI
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(v1)
Didn’t see her leaving coming
It took me by surprise
The truth’s not always honest
Sometimes it hides the lies

(v2)
I’m here to drown the heartache
That leaving leaves behind
If I can’t lose these mem’ries
I just might lose my mind

(Chorus)
Jim, Jack or Johnny Red
The best of what you got
Put away that barroom stock
I’m gonna need the good stuff
Hit me with your best shot

(v3)
Keep that courage flowing
Leave the bottle on the bar
I need a liquid medic
For a heart that’s battle scarred

(v4)
If I run out of money
Bartender start a tab
If I’m still here at last call
Just pour me in a cab
(but till then)

Repeat Chorus

Tag
Yes, I’m gonna need the good stuff
So hit me with your best shot

Last edited by Al-David; 04/21/19 08:17 AM.

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Alan,

This is great - I love the groove and your vocal. Excellent chorus!

I also think the track selection and mix is outstanding...

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This is SOOOOOO Clever!! Great angle for a song, and some delicious lines throughout. GREAT job on this one Alan!! Take care. Greg

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Alan,
"Just pour me in a cab"... I think I can picture that! smile Funny!
Cool entertaining song and great guitar playing! Vocals suit perfectly, do not get another singer!

Thank you for sharing!

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For a guy that doesn't "have a voice for country music", you do pretty darn good job...
Sounded like a genuine "Jerry Max Lane" beer-joint country voice to me...
Great song...
I really enjoyed listening to it!
Don't worry about not being here to listen... Just take good care of the good woman the Lord gave you!


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A very clever write, Alan. Tight.

Terrific BAND and a good mix. Good vocal.

Enjoyed that a bunch. Cheers!!

fj

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A great drinking song. As always AL you've knocked out a great tune.
Great lyrics and I particular enjoyed the chorus and the bridge.
You are talented song writer.
Thanks for listing.Rob

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Great country drinking song. Much enjoyed.


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Won't lie, the title of this song instantly had the Pat Benatar tune come into my head - but I thoroughly enjoyed this! Really catchy, and some great progressions. I thought your vocals suited the backing tracks perfectly, also. Very, very clever lyricism as well (I see what you did there).

Overall a really solid tune - thanks for sharing smile


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Hi Al-David, Great work on this! I really quite enjoyed the composition and chord progression overall. What microphone did you use?


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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Alan,

This is great - I love the groove and your vocal. Excellent chorus!

I also think the track selection and mix is outstanding...

Bob


Hi Bob ...

Thank you very much! My replies will be rather short as Di is having some very serious health issues.. I appreciate the nice words! Wishing you the best ...

Alan


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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
This is SOOOOOO Clever!! Great angle for a song, and some delicious lines throughout. GREAT job on this one Alan!! Take care. Greg


Hi Scott ...

Many thanks for those very kind words! Wishing you and yours the very best ...

Alan


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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Alan,
"Just pour me in a cab"... I think I can picture that! smile Funny!
Cool entertaining song and great guitar playing! Vocals suit perfectly, do not get another singer!

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.



Thank you so much, Misha. Glad you enjoyed it! Best to you ...

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Originally Posted By: Jim
For a guy that doesn't "have a voice for country music", you do pretty darn good job...
Sounded like a genuine "Jerry Max Lane" beer-joint country voice to me...
Great song...
I really enjoyed listening to it!
Don't worry about not being here to listen... Just take good care of the good woman the Lord gave you!


Jim ...

Occasionally one will slip through that's almost presentable. Thank you very much for the encouragement! Glad you liked it! Wishing you the very best ...

Alan


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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
A very clever write, Alan. Tight.

Terrific BAND and a good mix. Good vocal.

Enjoyed that a bunch. Cheers!!

fj


Thanks Floyd. I really appreciate that! Wishing you & yours the very best ...

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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
A great drinking song. As always AL you've knocked out a great tune.
Great lyrics and I particular enjoyed the chorus and the bridge.
You are talented song writer.
Thanks for listing.Rob


Hi Rob ...

You are much too kind., But I thank you for all those things you said! Best to you ...

ALan


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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Great country drinking song. Much enjoyed.


Hello TangoMan ...

Glad you enjoyed it. I appreciate the listen and nice comments! Best to you ...

ALan


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Hi Deryk ...

Well, you never know. Pat Benatar might hear and give it a go! Ya never know! Thank you for the kind words!

Alan


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Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Hi Al-David, Great work on this! I really quite enjoyed the composition and chord progression overall. What microphone did you use?


Hi Joe!

Many thanks. I threw in a couple of unexpected chords to keep it fresh. Glad you enjoyed that! Best to you ...

ALan


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Alan, just when I thought another clever twist on words could not possibly be used for a country tune, you went and did it! You are probably the envy of every country writer on this forum after this one! Beautifully written, sung and produced! Thanks, Torrey




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