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#560435 - 10/23/19 11:00 AM [User Showcase] The Simple Truth
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A simple love song.


THE SIMPLE TRUTH

the simple truth
is often hard for me
to let my heart
have the room to speak
perfect words don't come easily
to a man like me

i'm bound to trip
in any lover's dance
but i know
i can't miss this chance
might be the one opportunity
for a man like me

   you need to know
   i love you
   from deep in my soul
   honestly
   please believe
   i love you
   the simple truth
   from a man like me

can't say there's more
than just what you see
no secret door
no fancy poetry
the moon and stars don't line up behind
a man like me

   you need to know...



harmonies: Janice Merritt
acoustic guitars: me

...and the rest of the BAND:

RealTracks in song: 1190:Bass, Electric, ModernRnBRock Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1542:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopBelieve Ev16 065
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 1805:Synth Pad, PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085
RealDrums in Song: ModernPopBallad16ths^01-a:Quiet hat, Sync-kick, b:Open hat, Sync-kick
Studio One Loops


J&B - y'all are such an important part of my music.
But even more than that, an important part of my life.
Forever grateful.


Hope everyone else enjoys this.
Thanks for listening.

fj

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#560438 - 10/23/19 11:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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Beautiful!

Man, this has to be your best vocal yet! The "please" in "please believe" .... goosebumps!

And the blend of your voice with Janice ... double goosebumps!

Great work on the arrangement too, very effective the way it builds. I love hearing stuff like that!

Excellent!


Edited by BlueAttitude (10/23/19 11:42 AM)
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#560474 - 10/23/19 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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A simply beautiful love song,Floyd. The lyrics communicate without needing embellishment...

can't say there's more
than just what you see
no secret door
no fancy poetry
the moon and stars don't line up behind
a man like me

there`s some skillful poetry in that!
Love that vulnerable hint of falsetto on your "please",( I agree with Dave, this is right up there with your best vocal performances), the panned guitars, and naturally, Janice joining in, are also standouts.

Robert

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#560476 - 10/23/19 03:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd IMHO this is your best to date. Your vocals were fantastic; I didn't know you had that much vocal range! Of course as usual your backing tracks and mix were perfect. Plus Janice and you make perfect harmonies together.

This is outstanding!
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#560518 - 10/24/19 02:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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Life's busyness means I rarely get chance to visit this forum. But, so glad that on my one visit I clicked on this track.

A beautiful song with an excellent 3rd verse lyric.

The build up is so well done...and the moment the cello joins is sublime.

Your mixes always sound great to me. I'm envious of your ability to shape BIAB tracks just the way you want.

In the past I've looked at some of your posts about mixing hints and I wish you'd compile all your stuff into one post/video/handbook!

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#560529 - 10/24/19 04:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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Lovely song, performance & arrangement.
The 1st time through NEED from need to know is a little aggressive and made me jump.
At 2.43 there's comp keyboard style click, though it may be string or pick noise, that you may be able to erase. It's no big deal but the song is intimate and quiet at that point so it sticks out.
Lovely, lovely song & Ms. Merritt merits particular praise for her gorgeously warm bvox.
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#560533 - 10/24/19 04:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd,

Simply lovely simple love song. Beautiful sound - great build up and superb vocal.
Love Janice's harmony part, as usual you two sound stunning together.

Wonderfully written and performed song.

Peter

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#560535 - 10/24/19 04:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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Simply lovely simple love song. Beautiful sound


Could not agree more, well done to both of you.

As usual the mix and arrangement is spot on, Janice is always a very welcoming addition on the backing vocals .

ENJOYED .

Thanks

p,s, had to edit this as only half of my comment was posted .


Edited by beatmaster (10/24/19 05:35 AM)
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#560551 - 10/24/19 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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Nice Floyd!

Very soothing, and deceptively simple. The best kind! Really loved this man.

Excellent mix.
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#560567 - 10/24/19 10:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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Bird Leather, Chills, Goose Bumps! Could it be that you keep getting better vocally melodically and lyrically? Your very bestest vocal ever! That girl sang a beautiful harmony. The arrangement is so good. The acoustics were well played and recorded. The production is out of this world. This may be your best overall effort. I am truly stunned to the depth of my emotions. It simply can't get any better than this, Tom

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#560585 - 10/24/19 11:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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This is about as soulful as it gets. Liked the softer acoustic setting. Combined with your excellent production values, you've got one of your best ever IMHO. I keep coming back to it again and again.
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#560632 - 10/24/19 05:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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The simple truth is this is an AMAZING song! I went in with some expectations, and can say I didn't see this coming.

You nailed EVERY aspect of this song by saying EXACTLY what need to be said...and nothing more. You played EXACTLY what was needed, and nothing more. That is what makes a "simple" song so powerful. It's knowing what to keep; and knowing what not to. That is sooooo hard to do in my opinion.

That lift captured me in a BIG way. It's like hearing an orchestra swell kick in at the very point it needs to; without it actually being there. Just "wow!"

A few things about the vocal. You performed it really well, which I have come to expect. I don't know that I have ever mentioned how good your diction is? I always mean to; but you've got that down!

Now the other thing with the vocal is the falsetto "please" in "please believe"...who do you think you are? Ronnie Dunn? If you think that; I'm right there with you! What a fantastic choice, placed at the optimum place for it.

Man, this will get many listens. Great job!
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#560640 - 10/24/19 05:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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The lyrics of this song were very relate-able. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us!
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#560652 - 10/24/19 06:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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FJ & Janice,

Beautiful and powerful. Excellent vocals!! I've heard quite a few of your songs. Eyes closed, this will make it to top 10. Enjoyed it!
Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#560654 - 10/24/19 07:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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Yep, this is a good one all right.

Maybe I'm overthinking things - I'm in a Noel sort of mood wink - but I noticed the verses rhymed "don't come easily" and "opportunity" with the "ee" sound. Clever rhyming, rolls of the tongue and feels natural.

But the last verse broke the "ee" rhyming pattern and instead used an inner rhyme line up behind.

I have a tendency to fill up space with lots of notes. It's good to hear the opposite done so well - a song that lingers over the notes, isn't rushed at all, holding the melody.

And, of course, sung with the patented "straight from the heart" floydjane delivery, with subtle support from Janice.

Plus, I'm a sucker for cellos! smile
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#560662 - 10/24/19 08:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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Lovely song, Floyd. As Peter said, you and Janice sound stunning together.
Regards,
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#560696 - 10/25/19 05:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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Dave and Robert,

Thank you for mentioning my harmony. I love being part of this beautiful song!

Janice

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#560703 - 10/25/19 06:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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Very nicely done - love the mood on this one, and found it very lush and pretty for the ears. I thoroughly enjoyed the vocals and thought the mix was top notch too.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#560708 - 10/25/19 07:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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A simple song is not so simple to write.
Everything flows like clear water from a quiet but wild stream.
Congratulations. Christian

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#560717 - 10/25/19 08:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Simple Truth [Re: floyd jane]
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this is stunning!!! man this is good great work floyd
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