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#581332 - 02/17/20 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Graffiti Love
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Hi All,

Not much time for music these days, but wanted to share something new. I will also get around to listening / commenting on all the new songs posted here.

This is called Graffiti Love.

I know love like an endless sky
It's all right when it's up high
I know you can fly so blind
But I crash and burn over time

Now baby you fill your jar with paint
You know what it is and what it ain't
You got a steady hand that's lined and tough
A connoisseur in the art of love

I know love is a war of words
It's all graffiti and absurd
I know you can trace the names
But I get stuck and place the blame

Now baby you fill your jar with paint
You know what it is and what it ain't
You got a steady hand that's lined and tough
A connoisseur in the art of love

I know love is skin and bones
It's all a graveyard all alone
I know you separate the themes
But I see the raven so it seems

Now baby you fill your jar with paint
You know what it is and what it ain't
You got a steady hand that's lined and tough
A connoisseur in the art of love

Baby you
A steady hand
In the art of love

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Intro / Outtro Loop: PercussionFX/Waterphone
Chorus Loop: Chillout/Chillout_dimensions_145
2474: Bass, Acoustic, Held Ev 085
2505: Piano, Electric, HeldChords 085
2914: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Folky16thsBrent Ev16 085
832: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm, AltCountryMoody Ev 075
RealDrums: PopPromiseEv16 a:Snare on 4, HiHat, b: Snare

As always - thanks for listening!

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#581342 - 02/17/20 03:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: rsdean]
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Another great write! Always enjoy!

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#581347 - 02/17/20 03:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: rsdean]
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"You got a steady hand that's lined and tough/A connoisseur in the art of love" - what a great lyrical hook!

As soon as I saw you had a new track posted on my notifications, I had to make sure I gave it a listen tonight.

Vocal delivery and interpretation resonates your lyrics.

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#581352 - 02/17/20 04:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: rsdean]
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Bob,

Great to see you back!

Excellent write.
Perfect BAND.
An passionate vocal.
Good mix.

Really enjoyed it.

fj

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#581364 - 02/17/20 05:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: rsdean]
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Great to have you back in the writing groove. Terrific lyrics, liked the instrumentation, could've used more variety in the song structure, I think. But inimitably you, I dug it.
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#581404 - 02/18/20 02:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence,

Thanks so much.

Bob
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#581417 - 02/18/20 04:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: rsdean]
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A Dylan-esque, hymn-like layout. Builds subtle and effective. Sweet lines and imagery carried by your raspy, weary voice. The band sounds great. Much enjoyed.
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#581444 - 02/18/20 09:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: rsdean]
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HI Bob ...

Thanks for taking some time to pamper us with another classic song in the unique and wonderful style of Robert Dean. Totally loved everything about this. Your music is always among the best on the forum ... this is more proof. Best to you ...

Alan
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#581450 - 02/18/20 09:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: rsdean]
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Wow, Bob. This is the first song of yours I got to hear, and now I got to hear more. Strong mix. Love the band, the lyrics, and the vocal is outstanding.
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#581453 - 02/18/20 09:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: rsdean]
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I've been waiting for a new song from you Bob and it surely doesn't disappoint. I like especially the lyrical structure with two faces of the same scene: "I know you can fly so blind but I crash and burn over time". The band and mix work perfectly, the chorus is catchy and the lyrics flow smoothly. Percussion effects adds a nice texture.

Janne

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#581462 - 02/18/20 10:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Thank you so much!

Bob
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#581491 - 02/18/20 02:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

That's very kind - thanks.

Bob
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#581492 - 02/18/20 02:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: rsdean]
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"you got a steady hand that's lined and tough
A connoisseur in the art of love"

Already quoted but worth another! Great line...of many.

Tangmo said: "A Dylan-esque, hymn-like layout. Builds subtle and effective..."

Couldn't agree more...if you've got something to say that can work well -- like it does here.

And, as always an emotive vocal that really carries the lyric nicely.

And, as always, a great band and mix.

Oh, and we've missed you.

J&B

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#581506 - 02/18/20 04:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: rsdean]
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What a cool intro Bob. Loved this backtrack. Fit the vocal and lyric perfectly. Well done

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#581531 - 02/18/20 09:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: rsdean]
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All round terrific stuff.
There's is the tendency for your voice to push the treatment it receives into clipping/overdrive.
I think it'd be an easy thing to fix but it does seem to be a colour you like on your voice.
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#581541 - 02/19/20 12:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: rsdean]
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Bob

Great to hear a new one from you and a really superb one at that.

Excellent vocal, lyric and production.

Peter

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#581549 - 02/19/20 02:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: TuneMonger]
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Thanks - much appreciated.

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#581595 - 02/19/20 09:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: Tangmo]
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Tangmo,

Thanks - I appreciate that.

Bob
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#581617 - 02/19/20 05:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: rsdean]
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Bob, you are such an excellent writer! You paired great lyrics with super sounding song! Vocals sound really good! Thanks, Torrey
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#581641 - 02/19/20 11:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Graffiti Love [Re: rsdean]
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I really like the way you write with a poetic sensibility, but it fits the song, instead of feeling shoehorned in.

And, of course, the excellent arrangement, mix and singing. laugh
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