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#539322 - 06/03/19 12:24 PM [User Showcase] We Are People, Too
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New song. Hope you enjoy? :-)

We Are People, Too (Bandcamp link - sorry, Soundcloud is becoming too expensive for me!)

Style is _DERANGE.STY (Derange Sync Percussion Funk)

RealTracks in style: ~1433:Bass, Electric, JazzFunkGroovin Ev16 110
RealTracks in style: ~1437:Piano, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkGroovin Ev16 110
RealTracks in style: ~1435:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkGroovinChords Ev16 110
RealTracks in style: 2617:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Funk16thsWahWah Ev16 100
RealDrums [in style:FunkSync16thsPerc^3-a:Sidestk, b:Snr

LYRICS:

We are people, too,
You know ...
Black or white or brown
Or so ...

Of whatever shade
Or hue
We are people, too ...
It's true.

We are kindred souls
You know ...
Let us close on wars
The door ...

Let us hate agree
To cease
Let us try again
For peace.

It's hard to live when people hate
And all they do is retaliate
With mindless anger at all we do ...
You know, my friend, we're people, too ...

You can't desire a world the same!
Why would you want that - it'd be lame!
We're all the same, yet different,
We all have unique talent

Me, I write and sing my song
If you agree, please clap along:
United we must be in diversity
United we must be if we wanna live.

We are people, too,
You know ...
Black or white or brown
Or so ...

Of whatever shade
Or hue
We are people, too ...
It's true.

This world is craving unity,
The people shaking hands for all to see,
Refusing to fight no more
Letting, instead, our spirits soar ...

Love Mother Earth, foremost and first,
Love Father Sun, who gives us warmth,
Love all creation as thyself
No more, no less ... and you shall delve

Into the mystery of happiness
And joy of life you shall possess,
Love everyone, and what is more
Love yourself, friend, forever so!

[BRIDGE]

Remember: but for God's own grace
It isn't YOU, that broken face
That you would want so much to hate ...
Oh, trust me, it's not too late

To put down swords and dance instead
To songs of joy that emanate
From all our hearts, whether we're white,
Or black, or brown ... we'll be alright.

So come on, friend, and sing with glee
This song I write for you and me
Let's stop the fights and love instead
All who we are ... and life won't be so bad.


Edited by musician17 (06/03/19 12:54 PM)

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#539460 - 06/04/19 07:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: We Are People, Too [Re: musician17]
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You've created a nice combination of singing & recitation to get across your message of peace...
It reminded me of the works of an American singer/songwriter who went by the name of Luke the Drifter...
He often combined recitations & singing within the same song to get across his messages.
Good job on this one!
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#539476 - 06/04/19 09:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: We Are People, Too [Re: musician17]
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Hey there musician17, thank you for sharing this! The arrangement is wonderful to the ears and the mix sounds well polished too. Fantastic work on the vocals. Keep it up!
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#539530 - 06/04/19 01:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: We Are People, Too [Re: musician17]
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Nice one James! Great song.

Hey on Soundcloud, I just start a new channel when I am full!

smile
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#539580 - 06/04/19 10:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: We Are People, Too [Re: David Snyder]
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Jim: Thank you! The comparison with Luke the Drifter is certainly very flattering for me! :-) Thanks so much for listening and commenting!

Joe: Thanks! I wasn't too sure about the mix (specifically about the way my spoken word voice sections sound), so it's good to know I found the right "recipe", eventually :-)

David: Thank you! I think I'll just use Audiomack and certainly Bandcamp for the foreseeable future - I'd get confused with all the multiple Soundcloud accounts, otherwise, haha ;-) But thanks for listening - much appreciated!!!

Thanks all so much for taking the time to listen and comment!

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#539667 - 06/05/19 04:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: We Are People, Too [Re: musician17]
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Nicely done - love the groove, and your switch up from the usual vocal delivery went over nicely too smile Flows smoothly and the lyrics as always hit really hard.

Great work - thanks for sharing!
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#539683 - 06/05/19 10:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: We Are People, Too [Re: musician17]
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I think Jim's correct - some sustain or a pad that gives that impression would be excellent to smooth the melody and better suit the backing.
Nice melody.
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#539759 - 06/06/19 12:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: We Are People, Too [Re: musician17]
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Some wonderful sentiments here James!! A nice, unifying message! Enjoyed it! Take care. Greg

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#539827 - 06/07/19 12:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: We Are People, Too [Re: musician17]
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Thank you Deryk, rayc and Greg! Very kind! Thanks for listening :-)

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#539918 - 06/07/19 03:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: We Are People, Too [Re: musician17]
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Quote:
Joe: Thanks! I wasn't too sure about the mix (specifically about the way my spoken word voice sections sound), so it's good to know I found the right "recipe", eventually :-)


Haha indeed! All in due time but you got there. Well done!
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#540013 - 06/08/19 08:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: We Are People, Too [Re: musician17]
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Hi James,

It's your lyrics I like. They str a bit black, but there is a way...
I agree with some others that maybe it is better to 'glue' your voice somewhat more in your mix.
That brings more cohesion between vocals and instruments.

Hans
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#540030 - 06/08/19 10:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: We Are People, Too [Re: musician17]
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Joe: haha, thank you :-)

Hans: how do you mean, "glue"? Remember, I know NOTHING about production - though I'm learning as fast as I can :-) Thanks for any explanation!

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#540078 - 06/08/19 03:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: We Are People, Too [Re: musician17]
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Hi James,

With glueing I mean that your voice and the instruments must be more connected. Now your voice is very close to the microfone and the instruments sounded a bit to soft. So maybe you take some more distance from that mike or make the instruments sound louder. But all is small proportions.

And in my first sentence in my post some words were cut out. I think that's when I checked them with the Google-translator. I think I wanted to write they are black, but you gave a direction as well (there is a way...).
But I'm not sure what I meant with that 'str'. Must be something nice!

Hans
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#540079 - 06/08/19 03:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: We Are People, Too [Re: musician17]
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What you have here is really great. You're doing good work. Thanks for sharing.
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#540126 - 06/09/19 12:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: We Are People, Too [Re: musician17]
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Hans: aha, thank you. You're not the first to mention balance issues, so I will take another listen (with that in mind) as soon as I get a chance to sit down calmly with it! :-) . Thanks also for your kind words re: lyrics. They seem to have somehow come together for this particular track, it seems.

Ember: Thank you - it's so nice to hear words of encouragement such as yours - really does help.

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