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A "classic Country duet".

So, I asked my classy Country duet partner to join me for this...


LOVERS' LEAP

in the morning you don't touch me
i don't say goodbye
no notes left on the table
but i can read the signs
what have we gone and done
to this thing we once called love
we were in this together
now what are you thinking of
   
   i don't want to lose you
   put your hand in mine and close your eyes
   love is a leap of faith
   take a lovers' leap with me tonight

we share the sunday paper
but forget to share a kiss
after all we've had together
how'd we ever come to this
there're things we ought to say
we don't say them anymore
how do we find the feelings we were feeling
when we fell in love before
   
   i don't want to lose you
   put your hand in mine and close your eyes
   love is a leap of faith
   take a lovers' leap with me tonight

put your trust in me
it's not too late
we'll put our hearts together
put the pieces back in place
then step off into space
   
   i don't want to lose you
   put your hand in mine and close your eyes
   love is a leap of faith
   take a lovers' leap with me tonight
   love is a leap of faith
   take a lovers' leap with me tonight



The BAND:
RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in song: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2448:Guitar, Electric, Background, PopDreamyBrent Ev 085
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2066:Piano, Rhythm NewAgeAnswers Ev16 110
(rendered using 4Front TruePianos)
RealTracks in song: ~363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven16^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Duet Partner: Janice Merritt
(Janice's vocal was recorded and processed by Bud Merritt)


We hope you enjoy it.
Comments always welcome.
Have at it.

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Oh man!

It's so good!!!

when Janice comes in on harmony it sounds super

when she comes in on lead vocal on the second verse

I melted, best country song I've heard this year!

and floyd's not too shabby either

a great write, holy mackerel

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So beautiful, starts sad and gets hopeful. One of the best I've heard from you.


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Floyd / Janice,

This is one, if not the most beautiful song I have heard on the forum... It is a tremendous song and the performances are incredible.

This should be Number 1 on the charts - it's that good.

Outstanding!

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Really lovely pairing! I like what you did here. Thanks for sharing!


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floyd / Janice

Classy indeed! A beautiful production with flawless vocals superbly harmonized.
Love how you two synchronize so seamlessly.
As you say a classic number, with all the elements in place.
A real showcase for the talent on the forum.
Excellent.

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Lovely duet.
Lovely sentiment.
Lovely melody.
Lovely.


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From the opening, it sounds excellent.

The lyrics proclaim it's classic country, the vocal pairing is excellent - of course. Janice is superb as always, and I love the cry in your voice.

Great writing, arrangement and chorus. Piano is especially good.

Love it. laugh


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Great work on the vocals you guys.
The production is spot on and lyrics are well constructed.
Well done all involved. Rob

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FJ,
This is probably one of the best duets with Janice from your collection.
Well thought out piece lyrically and musically. Janice is loud and clear on this smile Duet choruses are very strong! Mixing & production is top notch. Congrats to both of you + Bud.

Thank you for sharing!

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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Oh man!

It's so good!!!

when Janice comes in on harmony it sounds super

when she comes in on lead vocal on the second verse

I melted, best country song I've heard this year!

and floyd's not too shabby either

a great write, holy mackerel


Kenny - Thanks. I appreciate that you mention the write...

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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Oh man!

It's so good!!!

when Janice comes in on harmony it sounds super

when she comes in on lead vocal on the second verse

I melted, best country song I've heard this year!

and floyd's not too shabby either

a great write, holy mackerel


My heavens Kenny, thank you! I thought it was a great write too and I’m delighted to be part of it. I came to tears when I first heard floyd sing it.

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A nicely written & performed country tear jerker...
You & Janice share the stage so well...
Both with your lead vocals & harmonies...
I really listening to your creation!


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Originally Posted By: dcuny
From the opening, it sounds excellent.

The lyrics proclaim it's classic country, the vocal pairing is excellent - of course. Janice is superb as always, and I love the cry in your voice.

Great writing, arrangement and chorus. Piano is especially good.

Love it. laugh


Plus one! This is the best duet I`ve heard on the forum. Move over Garth & Trisha,
Floyd & Janice will take it from here!

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Wow!

This has to be my new favorite song from you, man those vocals! And then when Janice comes in ..... goosebumps!

Possibly the best country song ever posted on this forum, pure perfection from the write, the performance, and the production.

One to be proud of, well done you two!!

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Nice work Floyd, I really enjoyed the overall tone of this. This sounds very full and I dig the overall timbres. Very captivating lyrics. Great work!


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Love the title, and how it is played off, Love the melody, Love the writing (craft plus feeling equals MAGIC!!!), Love the emotion, Love the sentiment, LOVE Janice's vocal contribution. HATE the fact that I didn't write it!! What a beautiful song!!! If anyone ever makes a Best of BIAB record, this one is goin' on it!!!!! Wonderful job guys!! Take care. Greg

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Such a sad emotional song. Lyrics were so well done. Loved the vocals. Both added so much lament to the song. As Peter said "Classy". Loved the way the song . Vocals were so clear. Well done....


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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
So beautiful, starts sad and gets hopeful. One of the best I've heard from you.


Thanks, TM... appreciate that...

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I could well imagine both of you sharing the same vocal booth...looking into each other's eyes with a mixture of regret and hope. Bud's at the control booth, being all professional and stuff. You're singing the hopes of millions, whether their situation has been a lapse or long-term. Your voices blend and "fit" so well, one to the other.

And I come in to take out the garbage, listen a while and say, "Yep."

Hard to imagine a better song. Way to turn that title phrase into a love song.


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