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#547748 - 08/01/19 11:20 AM [User Showcase] Broken In
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Some things take time.


BROKEN IN

a new baseball glove
what a beautiful smell
hard at first
to get your fingers in real well
oil it every day
it's your pillow every night
to get it shaped and loose
broken in just right

   broken in
   knocked about
   worn razor thin
   but not worn out
   some things take time
   you gotta know just when
   they're aged to perfection
   broken in

any pair of levis
or dan post boots
a martin d45
putting down roots
mama's cast iron skillet
a montana mustang
a good bottle of red
in time they're all a beautiful thing

   broken in....

you and me
been through the wringer
we've stood the test of time
our love endures

   broken in....

   give 'em time, you'll know just when
   they're aged to perfection
   broken in




The BAND:
RealTracks in song: 1827:Bass, Electric, PopModernGrooveA-B Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 1190:Bass, Electric, ModernRnBRock Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 2690 Guitar, Electric, Soloist Slow16thsPopBrentSimple Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 1037:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 3074:Mandolin, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsAndy Ev16 060
RealTracks in song: 3160:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsBrent Ev16 060
RealTracks in song: 1758:Banjo, Rhythm, Pop16ths Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2704:Synth, Rhythm CloudRapLowOrgan Ev16 075
Drums - drum loops from DrumsOnDemand

harmonies: Janice Merritt


Sis... You're the best!

Comments welcome.
Have at it.

fj

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#547753 - 08/01/19 12:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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FJ & Janice,
Beautiful! Flows very well. Vocals are top notch!
Not going to even brag about the mix, I have yet to hear a bad mix from you smile Enjoyed it!

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#547756 - 08/01/19 12:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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Another superb song. You and Janice work so well together. I looked at the band and there's a lot of real tracks but the sound is so sparse , and pure . amazing how you do it . Thanks Fj for sharing
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#547758 - 08/01/19 01:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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I was just listening to song...
Following the lyrics...
Suddenly I heard the harmony and said...
That sounds like Janice...
That's what I get for not reading before I listen smile...
Another great song...
Another set of well-crafted lyrics...
And of course...
Janice's beautiful voice to accompany you own strong vocals...
I enjoyed it!
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#547763 - 08/01/19 03:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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A lovely song and excellent BVox.
Succinct arrangement and band choices.
Lovely.
The two things that came straight to mind were the brevity of the intro - no issue just struck me - and the amount of room in the mic when you back away to go loud n high.
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#547769 - 08/01/19 04:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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Unusual and very original topic. Really enjoyed this and love the harmonies.
Ro4580

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#547779 - 08/01/19 05:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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All good things come to those that wait, I believe is the saying! So it seems fitting some things take time.

Great use of RealTracks. Thanks for sharing!
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#547784 - 08/01/19 08:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Really nice write—terrific collection of images that reinforce your theme. Fine vocal and your usual exemplary production. Well done! Good luck with it!

All the best,

Deej

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#547797 - 08/01/19 09:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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Great title!

Well sung, nice harmonies, excellent write. laugh

While the title - and lyrics - pretty much telegraph where the song is going, you hold off "You and me" until the end, which makes it all the stronger because of the wait.

One thing I love about your mixes is the clarity - there's no need to guess at any of the words. There's not more to the arrangement than there needs to be, so it's got a wonderful transparency.
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#547802 - 08/01/19 11:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd

Excellent set of lyrics and completely expected a pro production. Clear and crisp vocals and a nice build up.
And when Janice comes in - well you two sound just great together.

Top notch.

Peter

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#547804 - 08/02/19 02:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

Simply professional throughout, as usual, but it's only what I've come to expect from you.

Although I like your "heavier" side, I did enjoy this immensely and just got lost in the
smoothness and the wonderfully relaxed vocal. It always helps having Janice in there of course.

A super arrangement and I DID love the cymbal fade right at the end of the track - nice attention to detail, that.

Cheers, ROG.

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#547806 - 08/02/19 02:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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Nice writing! And great vocal too, I like the way you phrase.

And a big tip of the hat to Janice too of course smile

Your productions and mixes are always such a pleasure to listen to, lot's to learn from studying them. They way you slowly build the first verse with just the acoustic, and then bringing in the kick ... great! And then that little cymbal hit at the end, I love hearing stuff like that.

Excellent!

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#547813 - 08/02/19 04:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd and of course hi Janice,

these lyrics caught me completely - I think everybody listening to that song will immediately think of something or someone those words could apply to.

And I experienced the same as Jim: I was sort of sunk in listening and reading the lyrics - all of a sudden there was Janice falling in with her beautiful harminies - oh boy, no matter how often I hear her - it's always a treat. And your two voices really go together so well...

Nicely arranged, of course brilliantly-sung, too. And I have to mention the lyrics again: a well-chosen subject (which I have never heard being sung about) oiled down to an essence, Very impressive.

Oh yes: sound, mix and everything technical: top-notch. Like always....

Cheers,

Stefan

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#547831 - 08/02/19 07:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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You really did a great job on this one smile The lyrics are poignant and relatable, and the harmonies on this help them hit all the harder. That aside, I loved the instrumentation and thought the mix was top notch also.

Thanks for sharing!
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#547838 - 08/02/19 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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Hey Floyd,

Man these are some of my favorite lyrics from you! They are really awesome. Just genius really.

I like the music and production, too, but from a lyrical standpoint this is magnificent. Love it man.
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#547848 - 08/02/19 09:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

"broken in
knocked about
worn razor thin
but not worn out"
Love that, and all the finely drawn images that let you know the experience behind the message.
I don`t listen to much country but a good write sticks... listening to your first verse I flashed back to Guy Clarke`s "Stuff That Works"- this is up there with that craftsman.
I agree with all the good stuff others have noted about your vocals,Janice`s harmonies, the arrangement and production values.

Robert

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#547859 - 08/02/19 10:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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Nice work you two! This is beautiful and the vibe is very appealing. The vocals harmonize well with the other instruments. Thanks for sharing!
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#547890 - 08/02/19 03:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: Biglad]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
FJ & Janice,
Beautiful! Flows very well. Vocals are top notch!
Not going to even brag about the mix, I have yet to hear a bad mix from you smile Enjoyed it!

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.



Originally Posted By: Biglad
Another superb song. You and Janice work so well together. I looked at the band and there's a lot of real tracks but the sound is so sparse , and pure . amazing how you do it . Thanks Fj for sharing


Hey y’all, thanks for commenting on the vocals!

Janice

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#547916 - 08/02/19 07:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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Great halcyon imagery, and the usual accompanying musical greatness.
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#547920 - 08/02/19 09:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken In [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Janice & Floyd ...

Such minimal background yet so full. Takes some real talent to accomplish that. Love the originality of the lyric. The opening really caught me as my father played professional baseball for three years (minor leagues for the Cardinals - never made the "show" as he was injured and that ended his career in Double A). I could relate to that entire verse on a very personal level. And, you had me from there.

And what a privilege and honor it must be to have Janice on the BG vox. There's no better harmony singer on the site that comes to mind.

As always, your mix is superb. And your vocals ain't to shabby, either! Great stuff, you two. What a treat!

Alan
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