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#622405 - 11/09/20 01:32 PM [User Showcase] Standing On The Ledge
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Get outta your rut.


STANDING ON THE LEDGE

haven't you grown tired of always looking back
mourning those good ol' days, stuck in that same track
you don't want to hear what's new, you hide behind a wall
always living in the past, that ain't living at all

you don't see why it shouldn't be like it's always been
ain't your concern if someone else takes it on the chin
so you hunker down, stand your ground, happy in the hole you're diggin'
but that's not who i am
   
   i'm standing on the ledge my heart in my hand
   pushing the envelope as hard as i can
   proud of being a good ol' boy
   but you've got to understand
   when it's time to add in a dose of brand new man
   so i'm living on the edge
   standing on the ledge

there's so much to discover, so many things to try
i plan on having no regrets when it's my day to die
so let the music play, i'll get up and dance
i'll face my fear of falling, i'll still take the chance
   
   i'm standing on the ledge...


The BAND:
RealTracks in song: 1759:Bass, Electric, Pop16ths Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 3301:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockThrash12-key Ev 085 (B:sync) - HELD
RealTracks in song: 1169:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockMediumBrent Ev 120 - HELD
RealTracks in song: 1747:Synth, Rhythm ModernDancePopRave16thsTickle Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 3438:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BritPsycPopBallad Ev 065
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Me: lyrics & music, vocals, mixing, mastering, art work
Harmonies: generated using Helicon TC plugin in RealBand


Comments encouraged.
Live on the edge.

fj

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#622412 - 11/09/20 02:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd.
A cool "angry young man attitude" vibe to this. This song demands the full attention of the listener extolling a "don't look at life through a rear view mirror" message.
I like this song very much.
p.s Please tell more about your artwork.
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#622425 - 11/09/20 03:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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Wow! Okay, this immediately reminded me of theme music for TV or film. The power chords had a lot to do with it but also the vocal processing. And even the ending. Really different for you and really great!
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#622455 - 11/09/20 06:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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Excellent work! I especially liked the (I think) solitary bass drum used in the verse sections.
I thought the power/energy was great.
Really liked the "edge/ledge" combo in the lyric.
And that ending--very cool!

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#622468 - 11/09/20 07:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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Wow! That's a big production. Well done! Great lyrics. Vocals are outstanding. The band is rocking. Top notch recording. Well done.
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#622493 - 11/09/20 11:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd,

That was amazing. A massive sound, loved the held guitars and what a vocal!
Superb song crafting and a brilliant sound. Excellent set of lyrics to match.

Inspiring work.

Peter

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#622506 - 11/10/20 03:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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Nice colouration/distressing on the 1st verse vocal...could easily have turned into an industrial rock piece.
It developed into a cool crunchy piece of country flavoured rock.
My only nit would be that the solo, (I'm quite fond of the hazy & Britpsych stuff in BIAB2020), is a little too smooth when it starts. I'd have liked it a little nastier just as it came out from under the BIG guitars.
Other than that very minor taste based affectation form me this is a fantastic song.
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#622521 - 11/10/20 05:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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Hello floyd jane,

It's a great composition very rhythmic with a good mix. The timbre of your voice lends itself perfectly to this. Your lyrics are well written and the melody pleasant. Everything is well calibrated. Well done.

Kindly regard

Dero13
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#622558 - 11/10/20 07:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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Pretty aggressive sound compared to the other things I've heard from you.

A real head shaker!
Love the driving riff.

Damn Good!

moto
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#622574 - 11/10/20 08:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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You pretty much blew me away with this one, floyd, this is GREAT!

Man, you gotta live on the edge more often I think, loved everything about this.

Very well done!

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#622581 - 11/10/20 10:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd, this one is just a brilliant cooker!!!, Vocals are just perfect, guitars rip thru like a tornado!!! Love it Cliff

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#622621 - 11/10/20 02:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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Awesome Floyd! Love what you did with the vocals effects! The heavy rock sound in the chorus sounds super! This seems to be a trip to unchartered waters compared to most of your work but it sounds like you have gone there with all the confidence and talent needed to make this sound great! Impressive!!! Thanks, T
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#622654 - 11/10/20 07:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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What an awesome intro. Loved the way you mixed the vocal. Boy what a powerful song. Everything was just perfect. Radio ready !!!! Well done

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#622692 - 11/11/20 07:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd, As always a great write! I especially like "i plan on having no regrets when it's my day to die" as it is my personal philosophy. Bis sound and the opening guitar is super. I do kind of agree with Ray that a nastier guitar solo may have been a slightly better choice. It is very hard to find anything to nitpick in any of your work but I think he had a valid point as I kind of thought that before I read his comment. Other than that small detraction everything works. I like the gritty vocal processing. My final comment, It rocks! Tom

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#622715 - 11/11/20 10:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: Gary Weder]
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Originally Posted By: Gary Weder
Hi Floyd.
A cool "angry young man attitude" vibe to this. This song demands the full attention of the listener extolling a "don't look at life through a rear view mirror" message.
I like this song very much.
p.s Please tell more about your artwork.


Thanks for having a listen, Gary.

Over the years, I've dabbled with creating large abstracts. This one (the "cover art") is 4' X 4'. The others that I've used are similar sizes. Sometimes 3' X 4', sometimes 4' X 5'... Several were sold by an art dealer - into commercial offices in the St. Louis area, typically selling in the $800 range (but that was years ago and I haven't pursued that further). Mostly they hang in our house (or get stacked in the garage)...

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#622767 - 11/11/20 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Wow! Okay, this immediately reminded me of theme music for TV or film. The power chords had a lot to do with it but also the vocal processing. And even the ending. Really different for you and really great!


Thanks, TM...something "really different..." was what I was after smile

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#622850 - 11/12/20 09:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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Nice to hear you experiencing on the harder edge of rock, somewhere between Bon Jovi and Aerosmith. Great rocking sound, nice vocal effect. Interesting change of point of view right before the first chorus, I really like the message in the second verse, although I was wondering what happened to the guy who was happy in the hole.

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#622882 - 11/12/20 01:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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WOW!!!! Is "punk country" a genre, or did you just invent it?? Such great "kick you in the butt" energy and attitude on display here!! You are the master of many domains my friend!!!! I dig it......may even get me out of my rut, and that is a chore! LOVE IT!!!! Take care. Greg

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#622939 - 11/12/20 09:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Cool country rock vibe going on here. Great build on the production-just drives the listen on. I find it’s tough in BIAB to really get a good rock edge—but you’ve done it really well here. Masterful work on the production. That guitar lick going into the chorus is killer. Great work, cool tune.

My best to you,

Deej

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#622945 - 11/13/20 12:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
WOW!!!! Is "punk country" a genre, or did you just invent it?? Such great "kick you in the butt" energy and attitude on display here!! You are the master of many domains my friend!!!! I dig it......may even get me out of my rut, and that is a chore! LOVE IT!!!! Take care. Greg








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