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#603539 - 06/24/20 07:56 AM [User Showcase] Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt)
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A co-write with Bud Merritt.
Always a pleasure...


OLD WAYS OF FORGETTING

we never worried much about borderlines
stepping over them together in perfect time
i went along helping burn every bridge we ever crossed
you'd laugh and say "don't worry about what we've lost"

   but i'm sick of tv, old songs, of who i've been
   a half finished book next to a fifth of gin
   a sad story or drink won't erase that last goodbye
   those old ways of forgetting don't work
   no matter how i try

i danced across the strange landscape you painted
but following blind left me jaded
turns out little of my reasoning was sound
now i've got to try to turn my life around

   i'm sick of tv, old songs, of who i've been
   a half finished book next to a fifth of gin
   a sad story or drink won't erase that last goodbye
   those old ways of forgetting don't work
   no matter how i try


The BAND:

RealTracks in song: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 910:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothBallad Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: ~2200:Guitar, Nylon, Background CountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2542:Pedal Steel, Background ModernBalladAtmosphere Ev16 065
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleBrushesBalladPushEv16: a: Sidestick, Brushes b: Brushes

Harmony: Janice Merritt (Thanks, Sis!!)

Album Photo: Bud Merritt (a very talented man!)


We hope you enjoy it.
Comments (of any kind) welcome.

fj

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#603565 - 06/24/20 01:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd, Bud and Janice,

This is a genuine Floyd song. that means it's beautiful!
The help from Bud and Janice was -of course- necessary, because now you have a great song, great harmonies and great lyrics.It's true, but I am teasing a bit with my words.
And I deadserious when I tell you the vocals come out really powerful and so bright. I am still aiming to reach this kind of brightness in my mixes. One day...!

I liked the lyrics very much. They make it very visual about what you sing. Especially the gin.
Would you try singing a Dutch song one of these days? With Janice? Think about it.
But very well done, Floyd!

Hans
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#603618 - 06/24/20 07:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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I love it when you guys get together. Janice, Bud and Floyd -- Well done. A beautiful vocal and lyric. What a cool backtrack. So clear simple and delicate. That steel - wow. Guitar was awesome as well.

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#603678 - 06/25/20 04:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: Birchwood]
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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Floyd, Bud and Janice,

This is a genuine Floyd song. that means it's beautiful!
The help from Bud and Janice was -of course- necessary, because now you have a great song, great harmonies and great lyrics.It's true, but I am teasing a bit with my words.
And I deadserious when I tell you the vocals come out really powerful and so bright. I am still aiming to reach this kind of brightness in my mixes. One day...!

I liked the lyrics very much. They make it very visual about what you sing. Especially the gin.
Would you try singing a Dutch song one of these days? With Janice? Think about it.
But very well done, Floyd!

Hans

Hans, thanks for the nice review. Maybe we can find a “Dutch In A Day” language course!

J&B

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#603706 - 06/25/20 06:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: Birchwood]
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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Floyd, Bud and Janice,

This is a genuine Floyd song. that means it's beautiful!
The help from Bud and Janice was -of course- necessary, because now you have a great song, great harmonies and great lyrics.It's true, but I am teasing a bit with my words.
And I deadserious when I tell you the vocals come out really powerful and so bright. I am still aiming to reach this kind of brightness in my mixes. One day...!

I liked the lyrics very much. They make it very visual about what you sing. Especially the gin.
Would you try singing a Dutch song one of these days? With Janice? Think about it.
But very well done, Floyd!

Hans


Thanks, Hans! But I would call this a "genuine Bud & floyd song". I don't recall the specifics now (since it's been a few years), but a large percentage of the lyrics in this are Bud's doing. As I said...he is a talented man... credit were credit is due...

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#603716 - 06/25/20 07:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd jane,

nostalic poetry with a soft voice in a pleasant arrangement. Well done, I enjoyed it.

Best regard

Dero13 alias JaniJackFlash

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#603797 - 06/25/20 07:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
I love it when you guys get together. Janice, Bud and Floyd -- Well done. A beautiful vocal and lyric. What a cool backtrack. So clear simple and delicate. That steel - wow. Guitar was awesome as well.


Thanks from all of us, Scott...

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#603799 - 06/25/20 07:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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More authentic country from your camp. I like it. Well written and well presented song.
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#603814 - 06/25/20 11:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Nice, melancholic tune that I really enjoyed. Listened several times, def worth it!
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#603830 - 06/26/20 01:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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The Team of Floyd and Janice and Bud continue to demonstrate their amazing ability to deliver the absolutely perfect material every time.

This is no exception. The recording skill, the mix, the balance, the vocals all are an endless testament to consistent skill, precision, and quality from this team. Yes, this is no exception.

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#603878 - 06/26/20 09:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,Bud & Janice,
There`s a masterly touch to the pacing and emotional pitch of this ballad; the chorus is especially well written.
Everything serves the song to a T- vocals,harmonies and arrangement ( love that gentle nylon guitar in the background).
Wonderful!

Robert

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#603881 - 06/26/20 09:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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There you go again FJ, keeping us in our place. Your songs should humble us all.

Dan
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#603921 - 06/26/20 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
I love it when you guys get together. Janice, Bud and Floyd -- Well done. A beautiful vocal and lyric. What a cool backtrack. So clear simple and delicate. That steel - wow. Guitar was awesome as well.


Thanks Scott. floyd certainly did a heckuva job on the production.

J&B

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#603951 - 06/27/20 04:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd, Janice & Bud,

A beautiful song, beautifully performed.
Nearly had me in tears.

Super backing, super vocals, seamless harmony from Janice and an excellent mix.

Nice solo, if brief...

Enjoyed the whole thing.

ROG

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#603971 - 06/27/20 06:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: Dero13]
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Originally Posted By: Dero13
Hi Floyd jane,

nostalic poetry with a soft voice in a pleasant arrangement. Well done, I enjoyed it.

Best regard

Dero13 alias JaniJackFlash


Thanks, Dero! We appreciate you dropping in for a listen...

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#604006 - 06/27/20 09:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Man, what humbling talents. The lyrics are written with the singer in mind, using the appropriate phonetic that keeps the vocal relaxed, while simultaneously composing a compelling feeling. Outstanding in so many way. Bud, Janice and Floyd, you guys present the best of the best this forum have to offer. Love this!!!
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#604052 - 06/27/20 03:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Really enjoyed this from the opening bars onwards. That electric piano sounds sumptuous and immediately sets the right mood for the excellent laid back vocals. The lyrics are just masterful as is the production. In fact, everything about this song is wonderful and to my mind, the only thing that would have have made it even better would have been an extended instrumental break (either guitar or piano), but that's just personal preference and would have taken it over the four minute mark. This song could be used to advertise the high level that can be achieved when BIAB is in the hands of skilful people. Well done Floyd, Bud & Janice !
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#604055 - 06/27/20 04:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd, Bud, Janice

A wonderful arrangement, vocal, lyric and melody.
A poignant lead vocal, expressive and sincere sounding. Janice always blend with you so well it's uncanny.
Loved the lyric which I understand was a large part from Bud's pen.

A top quality song.

Peter

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#604060 - 06/27/20 05:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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FJ and Crew,
Sad and beautiful or beautiful and sad, can not make my mind.
Took me two listens to fully appreciate it. I am not going to go in to dissection mode. It is amazing as whole. Congrats to all members of the team on this little gem! Enjoyed it much! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

P.S. Photo suits it very well.

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#604099 - 06/27/20 10:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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I listened to this almost as soon as it was posted, then a few times since.
For some reason I didn't want to comment then.
Probably because the song, performance & recording need nothing from me.
I'm only putting words on the screen because I want you to know I'm not ignoring such a stellar piece.
I'll leave it at that...nothing need be said.
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