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#536980 - 05/16/19 02:34 PM [User Showcase] The Best Thing In Your Life
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Floyd scolded me and called me lazy and triflin' for not posting a song in a month--so I had to.

Just another song about a pretty girl by me and Greg Allen, one of my NSAI buddies. Enjoy.

smile

https://soundcloud.com/david-snyder-gigs2/best-thing-in-your-life

The Best Thing In Your Life
By Greg Allen and David Snyder

Chorus 1

What do you think that life would be without her?
Is there a word more beautiful than bride?
The girl who’s always been, there through thick and thin,
And the woman who’s the best thing in your life

V1

Did she raise your little babies? Did she send them off to school?
Did she tuck you into bed when you stumbled in, like a drunken fool?
Did she still call you Darling, all those nights that you were wrong?
Did she hold you close, when she danced, to your favorite song?

Chorus 1

What do you think that life would be without her?
Is there a word more beautiful than bride?
The girl who’s always been, there through thick and thin,
And the woman who’s the best thing in your life.

V2

Remember when you met her, she was young and she was free
Walking through that screen door, sweet as summer breeze
Remember when she kissed you, in her mama’s living room
And how you went and married her in the second week of June

CH2

What do you think that life would be without her?
when it takes the love of a woman to survive
Cause the girl’s who’s always been
There through thick and thin
Is still the best reason you’re alive

Bridge

You’ve done one thing right, boy, and you know just what I mean
When you saw her smile, walking down that aisle, and she took your wedding ring.

Chorus

Words and Music copyright 2019 by Greg Allen and David Snyder. All rights reserved.

David Snyder: Guitar, Vocals, Production


RealTracks in style: ~784:Bass, Pop Crossover
RealTracks in style: 2335:String Quartet, Rhythm PopHall Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 785:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming CrossoverSnappy Sw16 090
RealTracks in style: 2976:Vocal Oohs-Aahs, Background Pop3-part Ev 085
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RealTracks in song: 789:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CrossoverClean Sw16 090 (B:finger)
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#536986 - 05/16/19 03:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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David, what a sweet lyric and feel to this beautiful tune! Your speaking to many hearts in this one! Love it from beginning to end!! Thanks, Torrey
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#537007 - 05/16/19 05:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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I don't know, David. Cheetos are pretty dang good too.

Sweet lyric. I think you could tighten up the end of the chorus...it seems like it leaves you with no clear melodic direction. Overall, I enjoyed it and it did make me a little misty-eyed. And that ain't the cheetos talking.
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#537012 - 05/16/19 06:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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Super lyric and vocal David. Love the acoustic. Awesome mix. Well done

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#537023 - 05/16/19 08:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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David and Greg,

Really strong write—really sweet song. A compelling sentiment executed expertly. Nice use of those vocal “oohs-aahs”. Pretty tune. Good luck with this one!

All the best,

Deej

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#537039 - 05/17/19 03:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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David,

If Randy Newman sang a great county song this is what it would sound like...

Another excellent piece and beautifully produced.

Loved it!

Bob

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#537043 - 05/17/19 03:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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Great writing on this, loved the performance too.

Good to see you back with a new song!

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#537061 - 05/17/19 06:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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Triflin'? I'm not sure that is a word I've ever used... wink

A good pretty girl song. (as opposed to a pretty good girl song)

Your vocals are always so "convincing". Nice use of the oohs and aahs...

Nice job by the 2 of ya... (at first I read that as Greg Allman and thought... "Cool!!")

fj

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#537071 - 05/17/19 07:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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Hi David, enjoyed your song. Especially the pleasure that you apparently had while singing it. Like the song before this one (All about the kiss).
I also liked the used backgrounds, vocals and violins, in the composition.
One small thing: By the end of the song, it looks like it's dimming for a fraction of a second. Couldn't make up if it was meant to be or not. My bet is you did that on purpose...

Hans
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#537076 - 05/17/19 07:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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What a tune! Definitely getting a Randy Newman vibe on this one. Love the backing harmonies, and found your lead vocals to be strong and memorable. Really lush production really took this to the next level for me. The strings that build in the second verse are stunning.

A really solid write - thanks so much for sharing smile
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#537091 - 05/17/19 10:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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Another good love song...
Strong lyrics...
Heartfelt vocal delivery...
Great collaboration between you & Greg...
I enjoyed it.
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#537109 - 05/17/19 11:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
David,

If Randy Newman sang a great county song this is what it would sound like...

Another excellent piece and beautifully produced.

Loved it!

Bob


Man, what a great description Bob made. Yeah!

We've always enjoyed your music and this is right up there with the best of your HUGE catalog.

Every now and then a fine love song comes along...thanks for creating and sharing this one.

J&B
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#537117 - 05/17/19 12:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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David,
Nice harmony & strong lyrics! I assume it (lyrics) were written by 2 people?
Great production as always.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#537131 - 05/17/19 04:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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Cool sounding production and a very good song as I have come to expect from you!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Will

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#537137 - 05/17/19 04:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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Has it really been a month since your last song? Crazy! This was a really great one to post up after such a long time. Thanks for sharing.
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#537154 - 05/17/19 07:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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David,

This is definitely another write to be proud of.

I love the sentiment expressed in the lyrics and the crafting of melody and arrangement is really well done, too. As always, your vocals ring true with sincerity and honesty and deliver the song with flair. You and Greg have done a great job.

I really enjoyed this.

All the best,
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#537199 - 05/18/19 08:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Thanks Torrey. I really appreciate that man!
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#537203 - 05/18/19 09:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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Another great piece David! Really dug the vocal Oohs', they harmonies well with the recorded vocals. Well done!
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#537317 - 05/19/19 11:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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Could've been a track on New Morning (Dylan) (I love that album)

glad to hear a new song posted by you (floyd's like a mafia boss, we can't get out)

Just kidding of course, boss

beautiful and inspired words about a woman who should be praised,

it's a good way to go

a graceful delivery

Kenny

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#537337 - 05/19/19 03:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Best Thing In Your Life [Re: David Snyder]
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The song's theme really touches the heart! I think this thought often. Love the guitar on this.

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