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#615185 - 09/16/20 12:18 AM [User Showcase] Sad Stories
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Sad Stories

Sad Stories

A bit of a sad one...

Vocals & Lyric - Leon
Guitar and vocal - Me

The Band:
RealTracks in style: 2877:Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060
RealTracks in style: 2879:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AmericanaSparseSlow16thsColin Ev16 060
RealTracks in style: 2878:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsBrent Ev16 060
RealTracks in style: 3074:Mandolin, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsAndy Ev16 060
RealTracks in song: 1539:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopBelieveHeldDry Ev16 065
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RealDrums [in Song:AmericanaRoots16th^05-a:Kick, Sidestick, b:Snare

Sad Stories

Verse:

[He said] I gave up drinking years ago
Never thought I’d have the urge again
Oh but how was I to know
I’d be here without my one true friend
I met her when she was just a girl [what a girl]
And I was a foolish, foolish boy
Forty years she stuck right by my side
Through all the sadness and the joy

Chorus:
Always thought I’d be her sad story
Never dreamed she would be mine
Always thought I’d be her sad story
Never dreamed for a minute that she’d be mine
Verse:
Everybody who gets to be as old as me [he said]
Has a sad story, that’s guaranteed
Everybody’s got their own little tragedy
I’m just a man I’m not unique [not all all]

Bridge:
Now son I don’t claim our life was perfect
There were bitter times mixed with the good
But somehow our love pulled us through
Wouldn’t change a minute if I could

Chorus:
Always thought I’d be her sad story
Never dreamed she would be mine
Always thought I’d be her sad story
Never dreamed for a minute that she’d be mine

Verse:
I gave up drinking years ago
Never thought I’d have the urge again
Oh but how was I to know
I’d be here without my one true friend

Chorus:
Always thought I’d be her sad story
Never dreamed she would be mine
Always thought I’d be her sad story
Never dreamed for a minute that she’d be mine
Never dreamed for a minute
Never dreamed for a minute
Never dreamed for a minute that she’d be mine

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#615190 - 09/16/20 02:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: PeterF]
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Excellent narrative, arrangement and performances.
There're some strident frequencies in Leon's voice during the 1st verse that could be tamed.
The dynamic change at 2mins is cool too.
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#615260 - 09/16/20 10:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon,

Excellent. A strong write.

"...
Always thought I’d be her sad story
Never dreamed for a minute that she’d be mine

Everybody who gets to be as old as me [he said]
Has a sad story, that’s guaranteed
Everybody’s got their own little tragedy
I’m just a man I’m not unique [not all all]"

Nice!

Good vocal.

Good choice of a BAND. Nice builds and releases. Terrific arrangement. And a good mix.

Peter's ending guitar is superb.

Really like this.

fj

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#615284 - 09/16/20 02:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
Excellent narrative, arrangement and performances.
There're some strident frequencies in Leon's voice during the 1st verse that could be tamed.
The dynamic change at 2mins is cool too.


Appreciate the review Ray.

Peter

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#615351 - 09/17/20 01:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: PeterF]
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A sad story indeed! Really good writing, Leon. Certainly my worse case scenario, I can't imagine life without my wife.

Love the build at 2:00, very powerful.

And Peter, just loved your outro playing, very emotive.

Good one guys, right up there with your best.

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#615373 - 09/17/20 07:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: PeterF]
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Sad stories seem to be your trademark, touching story with nice subtleness, "Everybody’s got their own little tragedy I’m just a man I’m not unique" beautifully said. Very nicely built blues chord progression. Enjoyed the band, vocals and the mournful guitar solo.

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#615381 - 09/17/20 09:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon,
A write that hits home ( the chorus is so powerful!) set to a restrained, moody backing that fits. I agree with other listeners on that nice build of drama at 2:00 and the outro guitar is awesome.
For my taste the doubled vocal sounded a little distracting at times, but that`s a minor thing- this is excellent work!

Robert

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#615399 - 09/17/20 11:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: PeterF]
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Hi Peter, Leon - This is an excellent write. Very strong lyrics. Has a great Americana sound to it (in my opinion). Agree with the other comments on mixing, performances, guitar.
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#615405 - 09/17/20 11:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: PeterF]
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Whoa, Peter & Leon. Yes, that's way too sad for me. I'm actually tearing up. Great guitar to take us out of such a tragedy, Peter. Emotional lyrics well written and sung, Leon.
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#615433 - 09/17/20 02:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Peter & Leon,

Excellent. A strong write.

"...
Always thought I’d be her sad story
Never dreamed for a minute that she’d be mine

Everybody who gets to be as old as me [he said]
Has a sad story, that’s guaranteed
Everybody’s got their own little tragedy
I’m just a man I’m not unique [not all all]"

Nice!

Good vocal.

Good choice of a BAND. Nice builds and releases. Terrific arrangement. And a good mix.

Peter's ending guitar is superb.

Really like this.

fj



floyd
Really appreciate the kind words an support.

Peter

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#615493 - 09/18/20 05:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: PeterF]
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The song is a bit lengthy for my attention span, but it's all well done.

Others mentioned that surprise around the 2:00 mark and I really like that too.
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#615606 - 09/18/20 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
A sad story indeed! Really good writing, Leon. Certainly my worse case scenario, I can't imagine life without my wife.

Love the build at 2:00, very powerful.

And Peter, just loved your outro playing, very emotive.

Good one guys, right up there with your best.


Thanks Dave

Peter

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#615631 - 09/18/20 04:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: PeterF]
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Gentlemen ...

This is really, really nice! Everyone did their part superbly. Love the delivery. When the b/g vocals come in at 1:58, and then again at 4:10, the song just soars! Great vocal, guitar work and a FABULOUS WRITE. so, what's not to like? Nothing!

Well done ... a real nice listen. Wishing you both the best. Please be safe ...

Alan


Edited by Al-David (09/18/20 04:51 PM)
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#615652 - 09/18/20 07:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: PeterF]
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Lyrically, great start. But you got me hooked at the chorus:

Quote:
Always thought I’d be her sad story
Never dreamed she would be mine


I've gotta love a song that out and out proclaims what it's about. laugh
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#615667 - 09/19/20 12:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Sad stories seem to be your trademark, touching story with nice subtleness, "Everybody’s got their own little tragedy I’m just a man I’m not unique" beautifully said. Very nicely built blues chord progression. Enjoyed the band, vocals and the mournful guitar solo.

Janne


Appreciate the thoughtful comments Janne.

Peter

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#615675 - 09/19/20 01:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: PeterF]
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Hello PeterF,

Beautiful endearing composition with a well done musical arrangement. I liked the lead guitar and the cello is in its place. Very good neat work.


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#615749 - 09/19/20 02:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: PeterF]
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Very cool lyric and chord progressions. Excellent vocal and harmonies guys. Loved the slow strummed chords very cool. Loved the way the chorus came in . Well done Very cool guitar solo Peter. Cool tone


Edited by Scott C (09/19/20 02:39 PM)

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#615770 - 09/19/20 05:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon,
Solid write! Nice guitars, especially solo. Strong, straight forward lyrics. Listens very well. That bridge really opened up ears smile Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#615776 - 09/19/20 07:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: Robertkc]
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Peter & Leon,
A write that hits home ( the chorus is so powerful!) set to a restrained, moody backing that fits. I agree with other listeners on that nice build of drama at 2:00 and the outro guitar is awesome.
For my taste the doubled vocal sounded a little distracting at times, but that`s a minor thing- this is excellent work!

Robert


Thanks Robert. Appears that bridge went down quite well.

Peter

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#615790 - 09/19/20 10:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sad Stories [Re: PeterF]
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Peter,

Gotta love a sad song. This has some really sweet lines in the write (and I like the little parenthetical asides). The bridge really resonates . . . nicely done. And, yeah, that outdo is very cool. Nice collab, gents!

All my best,

Deej

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