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The proverbial question...

WHERE DO YOU START

i haven't figured out how to get over
the pain you left behind
don't have a clue what broken hearts do
while they wait for the healing of time
a resolution, a quick solution
would be worth its weight in gold
if there's a way to stop this hurt
i haven't yet been told
   
   it may be easy to get through this
   there must be a trick or two
   a secret word to forget your kiss
   a magic spell to stop thinking of you
   i'm confused ...what to do...to get over you
   it may be easy to mend a broken heart
   but where do you start

sleepless nights walking the floor
haven't worked if they should
asking myself a million times "why?"
hasn't done much good
someone should know where to go
to learn to fight this fight
but so far i've been left in the dark
it's killing me again tonight



The BAND

RealTracks in song: ~701:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 910:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothBallad Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: ~364:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 2337:Violin, Background, PopHigh Ev 085 (1TrackStringSection)
RealTracks in song: 2510:Viola, Background PopEven Ev 120 (1TrackStringQuartet)
RealTracks in song: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2060:Strings, Rhythm PopCountry Ev 120
RealDrums in style: PopCountry16ths^01-a:Closed Hat, Sync-kick, b:Closed Hat, Rock-kick
Beat track created in Studio One

Harmonies: the janettes (a little bit of me, a whole lot of Janice Merritt)

Thanks for listening.
Comments always welcome.
Have at it.

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Wow - you really did an outstanding job here smile Very pleasant on the ears. Perfectly delicate and heartfelt. And when those harmonies come in for the chorus - I was sold. Very emotionally moving and really tugs at the heart strings.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing!


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Floyd,

This is AWESOME! This is how you write a ballad...

Complete with a beautiful soaring chorus with Janice and some outstanding production work.

It is also lyrically off the charts.

"someone should know where to go
to learn to fight this fight
but so far i've been left in the dark
it's killing me again tonight"

Gut punched...

Bob

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Hey there Floyd, this is marvelous! I found this very easy to listen and I really dug the chord progression. Adding the strings to this is a nice touch. Wonderful vocals too. Great work!


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First-this could EASILY be on the radio!

I think it's really impressive how you are creating art in a way that would be very relatable to pretty much anyone. People fill in the blanks. THEY know what it means to THEM. You are obviously able to write with needed details...either needed details or omission. Whatever serves the song. It takes a lot of skill to recognize which is needed. smile

I've always been a fan of how you used rhyme. I realize I bring this up fairly often; but you effortlessly place them where needed...end, internal, you name it. You make it happen. I just think it's awesome! lol

Now, for the feel and musicality of the song. Talk about a throwback, then a throwforward?! It starts very vintage sounding with the use of your keys sound. Then the drums brings you right up to today. Brilliant. There's a lot of little things going on to create interest. So cool! Placement of the strings was perfection!

Whoever this "Janettes" group is, is doing a great job! wink

Great song, well done. I can't answer "Where Do You Start", but I didn't want it to end. wink

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WOW!!! What a beautiful ballad!!! Is there no limit to FJ's musical arsenal?? The arrangement and melody absolutely KILL!! And the vocal is so rich textured and heartfelt. ALWAYS a plus to have the Janettes along!! A beautiful song about one of life's most eternal and most difficult questions! Great one Floyd!!! Take care. Greg

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Well done...
You certainly know how write a catchy heartache song...
I enjoyed it.


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Floyd,
Emotionally charged; the chorus is long but your vocal so nuanced that the build to "where do you start"never lets up.
And those harmonies- beautiful!
I also really like the transition from chorus to the last verse.
A very fine heartfelt way to ask that question.


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I absolutely love your phrasing and melodies in this one.

great write and nice choice of instruments,

I really like the smooth piano ballad, it's on my next one

(guess when he finished your session, he headed up here to do mine)

seamless and beautiful harmonies

I love the way that you've recorded this, I could hear it as a straight up

country ballad also.

The accolades are well deserved and earned

you da man,

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My favorite lines are easily:

don't have a clue what broken hearts do
while they wait for the healing of time

I love the strings but the electric piano seemed to me to be the magic of the song.

Criticism? LOL, I'm not worthy. Seriously.


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My Oh My. That's a lot of words that need a sweeping melody. You certainly delivered with the range to accomplish. Maybe even more importantly, you never seem to forget that the vocal is also part of the rhythm section. Your "beat" is every bit as effective as the drums and "beats" you worked into the arrangement. A very satisfying listen.


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Great vocals on a great tune Floyd! Loved the phrasing of the lines! Super high quality lyrics in this! Drum choice in this sounds great for the tune! Super work with the BG Vox! Impressive in every way! Thanks, Torrey




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Wonderful song, Floyd! But heartbreaking as well, because it reminded me of a break-up I had with a woman many years ago. I guess that is one of the reasons behind making art and songs: touching other peoples life in - sometimes - unexpected ways.

You are a true artist and you make captivating art with your music and songs!

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A question we'll always ask ourselves. Awesome song, thanks for sharing!


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FJ & Janice,
Smooth collaboration!
Nice mixture of styles. Acoustics work very well with the R&B synth beats! Electric piano fits perfectly (I like it a lot). Clever set of lyrics, a bit sad. But hey, most of us been there. Vocals and production are top tier.

Comments... If I was mr.Boss on this one, I would make Janice louder on choruses. Maybe not louder... more presence/upfront. Just a matter of taste smile

Tune rocks!
Thank you for sharing!

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floyd

Doing a bit of a catch up - unsurprisingly this sounds wonderful.
You and Janice sound superb together.
Some overall great phrasing, a strong lyric and a great production.
Pro all the way.

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REALLY cool and contemporary too.
The vocals are the stars - it could be a softly strummed guitar or just the piano & it'd be ACE still.


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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - you really did an outstanding job here smile Very pleasant on the ears. Perfectly delicate and heartfelt. And when those harmonies come in for the chorus - I was sold. Very emotionally moving and really tugs at the heart strings.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing!


Deryk - "Perfectly delicate and heartfelt" and "...emotionally moving and really tugs at the heart strings" are truly-smile-inducing comments to a songwriter!! Thanks a bunch...



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Floyd,

This is AWESOME! This is how you write a ballad...

Complete with a beautiful soaring chorus with Janice and some outstanding production work.

It is also lyrically off the charts.

"someone should know where to go
to learn to fight this fight
but so far i've been left in the dark
it's killing me again tonight"

Gut punched...

Bob


Bob - "Gut punched..." THAT might be my favorite comment I have ever gotten... Truly appreciate that.
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Hi, Floyd & Janettes !:))


What a beautiful tune so
wonderfully performed by
you and the Janettes !:))

What can I say ! I just
love it !:))

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Beautiful!

Love your vocal, very emotive and heartfelt. And always a treat to hear the janettes in there! (I respectfully disagree with Misha, I think Janice is sitting exactly where she should be in the mix)

Nice intro! And that beat track really works well too, gives it a more modern sound.

Always a treat to listen to your mixes, listened through both the monitors and the 'phones, great sound through both.

Enjoyed!

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