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Hello fellow songwriters and shelterers in place. We remain in a tricky world. Hope all of you are well and not going too crazy.......not sure I can say the same for the latter! One day, I saw my daughter (who is quite artistic....that gene went right through me) painting in watercolors. She is an enthusiastic, dreamy, and whimsical kid. I immediately was hit with the line "She sees the world in watercolors" and kind of fell in love with that concept. With a little help from my band (okay, our band) I put together this song. My producer/promoter put together a video which I like quite a bit. I generally have mixed feelings about videos, but I feel this one enhances the experience of the song. I have both versions available. Hope you enjoy! Take care all.

https://soundcloud.com/gjohnson-2/watercolorsspotfinal

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WATERCOLORS

She sees the morning fog
The sun, it starts to break on through
People walking dogs
Underneath the morning blue skies
Fisherman head home
She sips her tea and greets the day alone

Of this life she never tires
The ocean's ever changing moods
Summer sun and Winter fires
The motion that this life exudes
She feels it all around
Content within the world that she has found

She sees the world in water colors
Pastel blues and greens
The golden sun shines down upon her dreams
And she feels life, fragile and free
From her home above the sea

Many man have tried
To capture all her fragile beauty
Every one denied
It's there for every man to see
But no one's meant to hold
The magic colors of her love untold

She sees the world in water colors...

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Hi Greg ...

Talk about the "wow factor" in a musical production. This has it! The delicate warmth of this just wraps itself around the listener and instills a sense of innocence. I'm stunned by its beauty. I've said it many times; but I make no apology for being redundant: A song couldn't have a better friend than you. You're a true master of your craft.

Wishing you and yours everything good. Be safe ...

Alan

PS: Di says: Hi! And what a gorgeous song."

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Brilliant. Love it.


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Greg,

The chord progression is wonderful.
The melody is very beautiful.
The vocals are sweet and comfortable.
The Latin rhythm fits this perfectly.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

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Wow, Greg ... you have outdone even yourself. The song is right up there with your best, a beautiful, haunting, mesmerising portrait ... and the video enhances the audio experience ... a veritable kaleidoscope of colours. I doff my hat to you, sir ... very, very well done.

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Hi Greg
Shigeki's comment perfectly sums up my reaction. Lovely work.
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Greg, this is a wonderfully written and performed song. The main line is worth the price of admission alone. Way to go finding the perfect real tracks to convey the message. The background vocals are really great as well as your usual stellar lead vocal. Well done! Tom

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Awesome tune Greg. Loved the way you mixed this one. Sounded incredible on my monitors. Super vocal and lyric.


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Greg

Loved the song, production and vocal all wonderfully done. I watched the video - very evocative and professional. Any idea what software they used?

Wonderful work as always.

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Lovely narrative, melody, arrangement and vocal performance - though I really think a little de-essing would make the intimate vocal more effective.


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Just beautiful!

Lovely track, great writing, and the vocal is sublime.

Nice job on the video also, enjoyed!

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Fabulous, Greg. And those pictures! Good night!


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This is a gorgeous production Greg. The composition is lyrical and engaging. The performances are excellent, and the vocals are smoothly engaging. The mixing and effects are the icing on the cake. One of your best!


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Greg,
A very nice, tranquil composition. Performance is full of soul. Too many positive things to list. Do not want to piece it out, sounds amazing as a whole smile

P.S. Small critique. Video was put together professionally, but I would try to adhere to one/two styles of art. It is a bit busy with variation (subjects) to my taste.

Enjoyed my listen very much! Thank you for sharing.

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Yes, it passed my "wow" test too. An instant easy listening classic. Burt Bacharach would be proud to call this one of his own.

p.s. I have a song in development that may see the light some day and it uses the words "golden sun" in it, so don't think I stole your line. smile


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Greg,

Such a beautiful song. Another beautiful melody. And a lyric to match it. Like honey. Sweet! You are a master.

Awesome BAND. The sax is nice. Good mix.

Beautiful vocal - as always.

A song worth listening to over and over and over.

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Wow, another beauty! Really enjoyed it as I always do with your contributions, one to add to my GJ jukebox. The video was pretty, too, it just panned and zoomed too fast for me.


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Greg. Oh, man. You are the best find since the 60s. smile Every song you write seems to shine such artistic talent. Combining that with your ability to put it into a brilliant presentation is a mix that will never miss. With WATERCOLORS you've painted a masterpiece. From the title to the fading sax, we are lifted on an ocean breeze like the ones that can only tickle the palms, then gently lowered into the realization of
"But no one's meant to hold
The magic colors of her love untold".

It is not dismay; it was always expected. Yet no one regrets the chance to share in the way she sees the world.

Ok. Liner notes aside... this is a really good song and really well done, Greg. To prove it, my 5-year old granddaughter LOVES IT!

The video was good, too. Stay well, and keep painting.


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Greg Nice one you do a lovely Ballad, this was a beautiful easy listen.

Would love to know the spec I.E. What style etc.

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Everything about it was very comfortable. After a few seconds of listening, I wanted to put my feet up on a nearby chair and lean back.

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