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Hi, all:

Hope everyone is doing well. Here's something new . . . well, at least from a production standpoint. I wrote this song a few years back and I tried a few times to do a BIAB version of this when I first started with the software—but kept coming up horribly empty. Hoping I have improved to some degree, I decided to revisit it recently and this is where I ended up for better or worse. Hope you enjoy the listen and thanks as always for the kind feedback.

Here's the song:

SHE'S GOT A GOOD HEART

Here are the lyrics:

My buddies say my baby’s
got some marbles out of place.
My Momma says she doesn’t
have such a pretty face.
She’s got a laugh that makes
an otter sound like Princess Di;
an eye for fashion that
could make both Versaces cry.

But my baby’s got a good heart,
and that’s everything.
She’s got a good heart—
I don’t care what you say.
She’s got a good heart,
and that’s everything,
She’s got a good heart.

You never see her
when the lights go down;
when the whole world’s sleeping
and no one’s around.
That’s when she says
the really sweet stuff;
that’s when I know
I know complete love.
And the really, really best part is . . .

My baby’s got a good heart,
and that’s everything.
She’s got a good heart—
I don’t care what you think
She’s got a good heart,
and that’s everything,
She’s got a good heart.

My buddies all like their
ladies firm and slim.
And I know my baby’s body
has never even seen a gym.
She maybe drinks a little more
than a lady should.
And those funny cigarettes
don’t do her any good . . .

But my baby’s got a good heart,
and that’s everything.
She’s got a good heart—
I don’t care what you think
She’s got a good heart,
and that’s everything,
She’s got a good heart.

You never see her
when the lights go down;
when the whole world’s sleeping
and no one’s around.
That’s when she says
the really sweet stuff;
that’s when I know
I know complete love.
And the very, very best part is . . .

My baby’s got a good heart,
and that’s everything.
She’s got a good heart—
I don’t care what you think
She’s got a good heart,
and that’s everything,
She’s got a good heart.

And here’s the band:

RealTracks: 683 Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 120
RealTracks: 634 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopAmericanMuted Ev 120 (B:8ths)
RealTracks: 703 Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Spirited Ev 085
RealTracks: 860 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockWaltzSustainA-B Ev 140
RealTracks: 629 Guitar, Electric, Pop American Dirty
RealTracks: 3183 Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm FastPowerRockQuinn Ev 160
RealTracks: 494 Piano, Acoustic, HeldChords 120
RealTracks: 1530 Guitar, Electric, Soloist PopPower Ev 120
RealDrums: RockHardModernEv8^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:4 beat Snare, HiHat




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It's really difficult to find anything to dislike about this presentation.

It's dynamic, has fills in all the right places, encompasses a great set of lyrics, and is very musically delivered with a top set of vocals.

Congratulation are definitely required. Great job.


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Deej, I'm always impressed the range of your vocals! It's a catchy pop tune that has a fantastic vocal on it! Thanks, Torrey




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Kinda reminds me of the Beatles style of music, great job on this one!!

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Very solid production--not sure what you had before, but I think you accomplished your goal here!

What I liked most about this is that each time your repeated the chorus, you made it different, with backup vocal lines or harmonies or something else. As a listener, I really appreciate that kind of "architecture" because it gives your audience a bit more each time, not just another "hit" of the chorus lines. It's like going the extra mile to make it continually more interesting.

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...and you got a good song. And it ain't the funny little cigarettes talking. Hugely enjoyed this.


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Man, that chorus! Just love the way you sing that, outstanding.

Everything about this from the write to the vocals and arrangement is top notch IMHO, well done.

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This is so cool. You've blended several pieces together to make a unique, well written and sung tune.
I can hear everything from Rick Springfield to for some reason (I think it's the guitar) to Buddy Holly twinge in your voice. I honestly can't say anything I've heard you post here wouldn't be considerably more radio worthy than any of the stuff that is played...

Thanks for posting it.

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Like the upbeat feel of this one. Nice vocals and interesting lyrics. You go, guy!!

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DJ,

Great sound! I really LOVE this. I was tapping and singing a long.

KILLER vocals man!!!!!!!

Wow. You did it dude. This is unbelievably catchy.

smile

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Some wonderful hooks throughout - and love the way you sing the chorus.

Top notch, pro writing.

Well done.

Peter

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I love that quick little falsetto you throw in, it's the kind of thing I've come to expect from your work. Great vocal as always, good song with a good hook that made it memorable. Had a Tom Petty feel to it. Nice.


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Top notch song. This could have come right off a record (or a stream these days). Vocals are great - dynamic, expressive, well timed, and varied. As already noted, the architecture of this song is a key factor - you keep changing it up to make it interesting, but you never take your foot off the pedal for a second - it just keeps on rockin. Super catchy, foot tappin', very pro sound.


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Sweet positive funny lyrics, nice namedropping in the first verse, I was expecting some also in the second verse, but dropping vices makes me smile also smile
Great vocals, really enjoyed your singing once more. Excellent and interesting harmonies as well, although I was hungry for even more anthemic sing-a-long chorus, live feeling.
But the highlight of the song is the super catchy chorus and the great rocking band that supports it very well.

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Deej,
A really catchy power pop song ;I was singing along and rediscovered I can`t do falsetto... bu, but t you sure can!
The vocals are as energetic as I`d expect from you and the arrangement works well with those harmonies helping to pick up the ending.
Maybe the drums could have more thunder, but this is excellent!

Robert

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Hi Deej
Great energy, clever lyrics and top notch vocal. (Wish I had even half your range!)
Regards,
Leon

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Hi Deej ...

I like it .. a lot! Your vocals always impress me. And I think you've found the perfect EQ for your terrific voice. I'm impressed! Really, really nice work!

BTW ... the lead guitar riff is a great choice for this one. Also, the counter-vocals really add a nice touch to the overall sound.

Best to you. Be safe ...

Alan


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Deej56,
Very well thought out tune. Reminds me of some big names alternative Pop Rock bands of 90s. Walking bass and vocals are ACE. Clever lyrics.
Enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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Wow! That's got a lot of the good things from 60's pop and NONE of
the not so good things. Slight hint of Billy Joe Royal even.

But what really separates it from the above is the quality of the write.
Just cool all the way around.

Your lead and the BGV's are standout. Perfectly sitting in the mix.

Nice build too.

So much to like and nary a nit from us!

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VideoTrack, Torrey, Ronnie, Tano, Tangmo, Dave, Bawb, Belladonna, David, Peter, TuneMonger, EdZ, Janne, Robert, Leon, Alan, Misha and Janice & Bud:

Thanks everyone for the listen and the kind feedback. Really glad it seems to have worked out well.

J&B: Of course, now I have to go Googling away to find out who Billy Joe Royal is, lol. But I’m sure I’ll appreciate the comparison. smile

My best to you all—stay well, stay safe!

Deej

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