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This is a song that bluage and I collaborated on. I wrote the main lyrics and bluage did the rest. All I knew was that it was a Reggae song and probably mid-tempo (although I may not have conveyed that part to bluage). From there, bluage took all creative control and recorded and produced a really cool song. He'll have to tell you all the BIAB instruments, etc., that he used. He sang the vocals too, which are wonderful.

p.s. I just noticed bluage also added some fade out lyrics, so he gets some writing credit too.

Thanks Loren for bringing my words to life! I appreciate it.

Here is:

That's How Strong My Love Is

Thank you for any listens and comments.


I'm going to jump off the cliffs of Negril
If the fall don't kill me, the drowning will
I'm going to wash up on some distant shore
And I won't have to think of you no more

That's how much I love you
That's how much I love you, baby
That's how much I love you
I love you, oh yeah

I'm going to move myself to Miami Beach
Maybe there I'll be out of reach
But your memory travels like a plane
Finds me anywhere, makes me insane

That's how much I love you
That's how much I love you, baby
That's how much I love you
I love you, oh yeah

(Bridge)
There is nothing more powerful than love
There is nothing more powerful than love

I'm going to lay myself down on the track
Until that Kingstown train come roaring back
I'll just lay here until that day
When that locomotive take me away

That's how much I love you
That's how much I love you, baby
That's how much I love you
I love you, oh yeah

That's how much I love you
That's how much I love you, baby
That's how much I love you
I love you, oh yeah

I love you, you love me
We will live in harmony
I'll hold you tight all through the night
And our love will be out of sight


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Really nice. Loren's magic can make anything special. I remember the song Loren did for me "Bottom Dollar", all the ad lieb made it so special. Love the upbeat melody and vocals. We all need some "happy songs".

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I like this, good write and great job on the track from Loren. Especially like what he did for the bridge!

Collaborations are the best, well done you two.

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Good job on this, both of ya. The tracks are good and Loren has a nice vocal warmth that works well for the style. Nice mix. I enjoyed the listen... the ending fade was cool...

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Like it!

Reggae is happy music right from the start.... Nice work on the writing too...


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Thanks for listen and comments. I appreciate it.


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Dear jptjptjpt, dear Loren,

what a treat.

First things first: Loren, I do love your warm voice !!!!
A very cool arrangement with absolutely no frills - just great. Very nice lyrics, of course, too.

A most beautiful love song.

All the best,

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Warm, communicative voice - very occasionally pitchy in the intro though.
Nice reggae backing - just a little slow for ska from my perspective.
STRONG vocal in the bridge.
Nice stuff.


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"Belladonna', 'guitarhacker', Floyd Jane, 'blueattitude', Stephan, and 'rayc'...

Thank all of you for listening to and commenting on 'jptjpt's' song, That's How Much I Love You. His lyrics were just so-o-o good that I heard music immediately upon reading them for the very first time.

'rayc', you have ears like radar smile !!! It's true I was singing near the top of my vocal range in every verse except the bridge.

Stay safe out there, folks, and remember to keep that 'social distance' laugh.

Sincerely,

LOREN


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A great feel!! It's now playing for the 3rd time (as of this sitting). What a wonderful voice with so much texture to it. Loren, you can make anything sound better, and this song and jptjptjpt's lyrics are the perfect vehicle. Thanks for the collaboration, and sharing this wonderful result.

Ok, now I'm my 5th go-round, and wanted to mention the cool flute solo.

Last edited by BabuMusic; 03/20/20 08:40 AM.

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Nice job! Agreed about this being a happy genre.


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jptjptjpt and Loren, this is super. Great vocal and instrumentation, i.e. that flute was super. Great harmonies also. This had a happy go luck, care free feeling through out.

Excellent work!


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Dear 'HearToLearn', 'BabuMusic' and 'MarioD'...

'HereToLearn', I'm glad you found the song to be such an upbeat listening experience smile. I figured it was the best approach to composing music for a song that dealt with someone threatening to commit suicide to demonstrate his love for his partner laugh.

'BabuMusic', that was lotta listening you did laugh !!! Thanks for your enthusiasm.

'MarioD', I appreciate your comments smile. What you heard is what happens when you're given some inspiring lyrics to compose music for !!!

Thanks, again, all smile.

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Clever lyrics and a good tune well sung. Nice job, got my foot tapping on this one!


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Very happy sounding, well produced, sung and arranged.

Very impressive collaboration.

Enjoyed.

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Very good opening lines! The vibe is warm upbeat and carried as much by Loren`s excellent vocal as that infectious reggae beat.
Nice ad libs to close out a very enjoyable collaboration.
Well done.

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We've been a bit of ska/reggae fans for many years and how cool to
hear this on the forum.

As mentioned your warm soulful vocal is perfecto for this genre.

And lyrically and melodically it is square in the middle of the
genre ballpark.

Upbeat and fun. Two words yep. But they mean a LOT.

Great collab you two...oh, forgot to mention. Nice mix!

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Hey jpt, this is great! Loren, first time I hear you singing. I should have known you were this good. Choice of style very good. Good production all around.

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Dear 'tunemonger', "PeterF', Janice & Bud, 'Robertkc' and 'cubanpete'...

Sean (a.k.a. 'jptjpt') and me are happy to read that the song lifted all your boats -- toot, toot laugh !!!

'cubanpete', I sing when nobody else volunteers to do it, but thanks for your enthusiasm for it smile.

Most sincerely,

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Very cool collaboration guys. Super vocal. Love the lyric. Super backtrack


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