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#586982 - 03/21/20 07:09 PM [User Showcase] Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song)
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Because it's the right thing to do...



LET'S STAY IN

you've always been one
who enjoyed the spotlight
you love partying with friends
deep into the night
but lately things have gotten crazy
feels like we might drown
maybe we consider
slowing it down
let's go a different way
we can stay right here girl
what do you say
   
   let's stay in
   seems like the best thing we can do
   baby let's stay in
   you take care of me
   i'll take care of you
   let's stay in

i know your friends play
fast and loose with the truth
believe it not
no one's bulletproof
so sooner or later
they'll be caught off guard
laugh all they want
it'll bring them down hard
so let's go a different way
we can stay right here girl
what do you say
   
   let's stay in
   seems like the best thing we can do
   baby let's stay in
   you take care of me
   i'll take care of you
   let's stay in

let's go a different way
we can stay right here girl
what do you say
   
   let's stay in
   seems like the best thing we can do
   baby let's stay in
   you take care of me
   i'll take care of you
   let's stay in
   let's stay in
   let's stay in
   wait for the fade
   let's stay in...



The BAND...
RealTracks in song: ~387:Bass, Electric, Metal Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~2505:Piano, Electric, HeldChords 085
RealTracks in song: ~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 3437:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BritPsycPopBalladHighDelay Ev 065
(with a S1 groove delay added)
RealTracks in song: 2745:Synth, Rhythm AltHipHopPadHeld Ev16 085
RealTracks in song: ~2267:Synth, BellPad, Rhythm 80sPopPads Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 3201:Guitar, Electric, Soloist LaidBackBluesyBrent Ev 100
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MIDI tracks Created in Studio One Professional
I played an acoustic guitar track
Some harmonies are created using RealBand



You might as well comment. What else ya got to do?

Stay safe, y'all
Stay well.

fj

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#586984 - 03/21/20 07:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd ...

Musically, quite a bit different than what you usually do. But I like it!

As always, your track selection and mix is spot on. The lyric says it all. But I think your chorus, in it's simplicity and very appropriate message really captures the heart of the song. Well done and the best advice possible. When a song is well conceived, well constructed, well delivered, and says something worthwhile ... you can't do much better. Just my thoughts.

Take care and be safe.

Alan
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#586985 - 03/21/20 07:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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Nice .... Quick listen. I'll be back.

Really nice work. Positive and uplifting and throw in a love story ..... nice work


Edited by Guitarhacker (03/22/20 07:09 AM)
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#587020 - 03/22/20 04:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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Man!

You really moved me with this one, floyd, and I think that's all that needs to be said!

Just what I needed to hear this morning smile

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#587034 - 03/22/20 07:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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FJ,
raising a bar in turbulent times takes skill and will. Excellent supportive song! You really got a hang of using contemporary sounds and still have a traditional Country feel of your tunes. Listens very smooth. When I try to do something like this, it either sounds too banal or too weird, you on the other hand found a solid middle ground fusing styles. Mix & vocals are A+ (I would not expect less smile )
Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#587037 - 03/22/20 07:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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Man, you are the master, floyd. You make me wanna kneel on the floor raising my arms up and down while bending my head low. Whenever I hear one of your productions, I always feel, "Yeah, that's what I want to be able to do." Well done! Well said!
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#587044 - 03/22/20 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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Dear Floyd,

WOW - I wouldn't be surprised if this song would break the charts...

Thanks a lot for chosing the subject, and thanks a lot for working it out with such a heck of a tune. Top-notch lyrics, fantastic melody (and what a chorus...), a great backing track and your vocals are simply gorgeous and very convincing.

Good, good, good....

Stay healthy, silverback !!!

Stefan

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#587047 - 03/22/20 08:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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Good song. Nice production. Outstanding use of BIAB. I like it.
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#587057 - 03/22/20 08:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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1st verse...aw, a love song.
Chorus-See, this is nice
2nd verse-those people are idiots and they get what's coming to them. (Exaggeration) lol
Chorus to End-See, this is nice

Great section builds in this. Just the perfect song for current events. I hope it makes some people on both sides of the fence think!

What a cool song!

So, I responded and am now left with nothing to do. I guess I'll just sit here and wait until you post your next song later this morning. wink


Edited by HearToLearn (03/23/20 08:37 AM)
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#587074 - 03/22/20 10:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Floyd ...

Musically, quite a bit different than what you usually do. But I like it!

As always, your track selection and mix is spot on. The lyric says it all. But I think your chorus, in it's simplicity and very appropriate message really captures the heart of the song. Well done and the best advice possible. When a song is well conceived, well constructed, well delivered, and says something worthwhile ... you can't do much better. Just my thoughts.

Take care and be safe.

Alan


Alan - glad to see you drop in. Thanks. I hope you are both staying in and staying well!!

Make some music. It's good for the soul.

smile

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#587079 - 03/22/20 10:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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Very well done Floyd!
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#587091 - 03/22/20 12:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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This song captures the moment perfectly Floyd.

Yes, let's all hope people do just that.
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#587097 - 03/22/20 12:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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That's the way it's done. laugh

It's got the plausible deniability of appearing to be "just" a love song, with the specifics being vague enough to apply to just about any relationship.

Of course, well written, sung, and produced. Pop and fun to listen to - loved the claps and other loops.
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#587106 - 03/22/20 01:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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Wow, what a wonderful song.I love it, that sounds like it is so professional!!

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#587153 - 03/22/20 05:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: Ronnie Fields]
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Floyd you knocked it out of the park again!

A great message here.

This should be on the radio ASAP.
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#587161 - 03/22/20 06:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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Great message plus love all the little touches in this that made it distinctive and come alive. We need a campaign to get this on the radio!!
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#587176 - 03/22/20 07:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd

Sublime use of all the elements used in making this song.
Wonderful melody, arrangement & vocal. Loved the ending.

Excellent, song writing at it's best!

Peter

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#587203 - 03/23/20 03:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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That's cool - a U2 style ballad in the backing and an fj style narrative & melody on top. Works wonderfully well.
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#587254 - 03/23/20 09:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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This song will be around and relevant as a great song long after Covid-19. The lyrics are as appropriate to general 'love' as they may pertain to the virus.

Instrumentally and lyrically you've written a song that's as pertinent to life after Covid-19 as it is to our current circumstances. Every now and then a song comes along that touches us. You've hit on every now and on every then. You sure pulled it off with this one. It makes my list of favorite Floyd Jane songs...

Enjoyed my listen.


Edited by Charlie Fogle (03/23/20 05:25 PM)
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#587288 - 03/23/20 12:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let's Stay In - (A COVID-19 Song) [Re: floyd jane]
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Well, I loved this. Beautiful song, beautifully sung, beautiful lyrics ... and yes, a very important message, too. You're an incredible musician, floyd jane. Bravo.
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