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#623415 - 11/16/20 02:17 PM [User Showcase] Streets
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Written by John Vaughan and myself about the sadder side of our streets.
https://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold/streets

Bass = Pop Rock shining
Guitar = Held chords
" = Ac RockBright
" = Steel Atmosphere
" = Rhythm Dire
" = Soloist Dire
Drums = PopRock

STREETS ©2020 Vaughan & Arnold
V
Streets are for walking not sleeping
for the grace of god this could be me
Living off handouts, in alleyway hangouts
This ain't how it should be
V
Streets are for talking to your neighbour
Not for running with a knife.
What the hell's going on? They're our
daughters and sons.
Where is pride in this life?
Ch.
Streets. Streets. Streets
are for walking down
Streets. Streets. Streets
take your girl to town
Streets. Streets. Streets
or just hang around
Streets. Streets. Streets.
V3
Streets are for living not for dying
Heroes are heroes for all time.
Still wearing medals he used to take pride in
This ain't no place for a lion
Inst.
B
There's a doorway with a light
Some comfort on a cold night
Under the bridge a small fire burns
Where they take their turn
Ch.








Edited by vicarn (11/17/20 11:51 AM)

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#623429 - 11/16/20 04:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: vicarn]
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Excellent tune and so true! The backing tracks were spot on. Your mix was great as were your vocals, but the lyrics took it over the top for me, they were fantastic.

An excellent song.
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#623451 - 11/16/20 06:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: vicarn]
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Vic,

Very well done tune. I like your vocal on this . . . a bit of a changeup staying in the upper part of your register, or so it sounds to me. Regardless, it really fits with dire straits sounds you have going on, with a Knopfler feel to it. Like that chorus—the “streets” repetition gives it nice structure and good touch on the harmonies there.

Lyrically, really nice write . . . though one curiosity for me: the second line it seems the singer is not living on the streets but observing (“but for the grace of god this could be me”). In the bridge, you say “under the bridge . . . where WE take our turn”. I wasn't quite sure if there was something I'm misunderstood there. Of no consequence really, just curious.

Great sound on this—your usual excellent production!! Nice listen, this one!

All my best,

Deej

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#623461 - 11/16/20 07:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: vicarn]
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Such a lovely, yet sad, song. I love the melody. Your accent (as I hear it) really adds depth to the deep lyrics. The music was right on time. The band shined on this one.
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#623481 - 11/17/20 02:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: vicarn]
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Nice song but that very bright, very forward guitar seems wrong in the verses.
Probably just too loud n bright and sitting too close to the vocal.
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#623490 - 11/17/20 02:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: vicarn]
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Especially liked the structure of your chorus, both musically and lyrically. Enjoyed the style and your use of held chords. Great work all the way around!

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#623497 - 11/17/20 04:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: vicarn]
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Hi Vic,

This melody has indeed that recognisable 'Dire Straits' sound in it. Well done!
You made a good song with a good band, although it has a worrying subject.
I was only asking myself if this nice melody and the subject really match?
Probably I would have used a more a subdued melody with these lyrics.
But a contrast can work out nice too.

Kind regards,
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#623543 - 11/17/20 08:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: MarioD]
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Hi Mario.
Thanks for that comment.
Glad it worked for you.

Vic

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#623545 - 11/17/20 08:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: Deej56]
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Good call Deej.
Sometimes I don't see the wood for the trees.
Changing that line to "where THEY take THEIR turn".
Thanks,
Vic

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#623547 - 11/17/20 08:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Thanks JPT.
Good to know it sounds right to you.

Vic

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#623559 - 11/17/20 09:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: vicarn]
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Touching lyrics handling many downside aspects of streets. Maybe the tempo is bit too upbeat for the message, but I like the Mark Knopfler feel of the band and the vocals.

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#623569 - 11/17/20 11:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: rayc]
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Hi Ray.
I assume you mean the electric rhythm guitar. Maybe I'll tone it down a tad.
Thanks for looking.

Vic

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#623570 - 11/17/20 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: Tano Music]
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Thanks Tano Music
That's nice to hear.

Vic

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#623618 - 11/17/20 05:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: vicarn]
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Sadly conveying one of our over looked crisis.
Apathy kills!

Well written and delivered.

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#623624 - 11/17/20 06:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: vicarn]
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Hi Vicarn,

Kind of a Springsteen/Tom Petty vibe from this song.
Nice guitar work and some really cool vocals/harmonies...

Thanks for posting. Cool song...

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#623673 - 11/18/20 02:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: Birchwood]
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vicarn Offline
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Thanks Hans.
Glad you liked it.
To be honest, I didn't think the melody was that strong though. Only three notes in line one and four in line two.

Thanks for taking the time.

Vic

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#623675 - 11/18/20 02:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: jannesan]
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Thanks for the comment Janne.
Originally it was a little faster in tempo. I didn't want it to get like a dirge.
The message is to get away from these situations not to wallow in them.

Vic

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#623692 - 11/18/20 06:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Hi Cap'n.
Thank you. Quite right.

Vic

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#623694 - 11/18/20 06:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: vicarn]
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Thanks Bawb.
Those two will do for me.

Vic

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#623703 - 11/18/20 06:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Streets [Re: vicarn]
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Lots of truths in those lyrics, an honesty I love. Like the Mark Knopler vibe. Nice!!

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