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#653321 - 04/26/21 07:04 PM [User Showcase] Fool Who Fell In Love
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Fool Who Fell In Love

A pop/rock song about a a guy & a girl......

Leon - Lyric & Vocal
Janice Merritt - Backing vocal
Me - Lead Guitars

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Fool Who Fell In Love

The wind is blowing hard, the trees all sway
My mind drifts back to yesterday
Rain drumming hard on an old tin roof
Young enough to think I was bullet-proof

Who was I fooling?
Who did I think I was?
It was only me, destined to be
Just another fool who fell in love

The wind was blowing hard when I first kissed her
Touched her hair and looked into her eyes
I had no idea what I’d started
Tears I eventually would cry

Who was I fooling?
Who did I think I was?
It was only me, destined to be
Just another fool who fell in love

I imagined I was not the kind to settle down
Dreamed about a life upon the road
She said I understand, I feel it too
I have this urge to up and go

Who was I fooling?
Who did I think I was?
That was me, destined to be
Just another fool who fell in love

Looked out through the window at the airport
Her plane leapt off the ground and sought the sky
I saw it just before she turned to leave
That faraway look in her eye

Who was I fooling?
Knew the answer if I said ‘please stay’
It was only me, destined to be
Just another fool who fell in love

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#653348 - 04/27/21 03:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: PeterF]
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Peter / Leon / Janice,

What a great pop song! This one really stays with you - awesome chorus!

All I can say is EXCELLENT!

Bob

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#653405 - 04/27/21 10:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: PeterF]
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Leon & Peter,

A Cool Pop song! Can't help but sing along with that chorus by the end.
A good write.

Nice production. The combination of held guitar and jangle guitar works. Good bass punch. The drop is nice.

Leon's vocals are always crisp and clear. Janice's harmony tucks in there nicely.

Really nice leads and fills.

fj

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#653423 - 04/27/21 11:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: PeterF]
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Peter, Leon & Janice,

A surprising and refreshing change of style; you really capture the pop-rock single sound.
I like the scene-setting first verse:

The wind is blowing hard, the trees all sway
My mind drifts back to yesterday
Rain drumming hard on an old tin roof
Young enough to think I was bullet-proof

The chorus is very catchy,nicely harmonised by Janice;Leon`s vocals energetic and clear throughout and Peter`s guitar fills polished and perfect for the song.
Well done!

Robert

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#653487 - 04/27/21 08:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: PeterF]
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Far too many books on lyric writing say one should avoid cliche lines like "fool in love".

This song proves them wrong. wink

Catchy, and apologetically loud.

Fun listen!
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#653493 - 04/27/21 08:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: PeterF]
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Peter,

Well, I wasn’t quite expecting that opening—a pleasant surprise. Not sure why this reminds me of early R.E.M. but it does. Yeah, it totally does. Love the sound of this one. Production wise, some really nice touches here. I’m on the fence as to where the vocal is sitting—I’m curious to see what others think. At times I think it’s a bit muted and too far back—but the more I listen to it, I’m thinking it’s just right. Dunno. Love those harmonies on the chorus. Cool tune, folks.

All my best to you each,

Deej

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#653524 - 04/28/21 03:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Peter / Leon / Janice,

What a great pop song! This one really stays with you - awesome chorus!

All I can say is EXCELLENT!

Bob


Appreciate the review Bob.

Peter

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#653545 - 04/28/21 08:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: PeterF]
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Another catchy pop-rock classic! You really can write simple lyrics that touch my heart, I wish I could write less complicated stories like this with a nice bridge that reveals the (melancholy) "highlight". Excellent intro and then the great band starts rocking and pleasant vocals singing.
That solo guitar at the end is yet again superb.

Janne
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#653552 - 04/28/21 09:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: PeterF]
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Hi Peter.
Effective song. I think the vocals need upping a bit as they're getting a little lost in the background guitars.

Vic

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#653618 - 04/28/21 06:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Leon & Peter,

A Cool Pop song! Can't help but sing along with that chorus by the end.
A good write.

Nice production. The combination of held guitar and jangle guitar works. Good bass punch. The drop is nice.

Leon's vocals are always crisp and clear. Janice's harmony tucks in there nicely.

Really nice leads and fills.

fj


Thanks floyd, appreciate the review.

Peter

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#653643 - 04/29/21 03:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: PeterF]
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Very different from what I'm used to hearing from you guys! I like it, great groove, lots of energy.

Nice change in mood at 3:20, and I can really hear Janice do her cool thing during that part, she seems a bit buried in the mix for the rest of the song (for my tastes).

Good vocal from Leon, and good write.

Lovely playing as per usual, Peter, nice fills and great outro solo.

Good song guys and gal, enjoyed!

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#653649 - 04/29/21 05:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: PeterF]
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SOLID sound. Good write. Peter, Leon, Janice, you have such gifted talent, and when you combine it you really create some magic. I really enjoy your playing, Peter. Wish you lived nearby and we could jam. This song is polished to a fine shine. You have the mix perfect for the style, but I would prefer to hear the vocals a bit more upfront.
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#653715 - 04/29/21 02:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Peter, Leon & Janice,

A surprising and refreshing change of style; you really capture the pop-rock single sound.
I like the scene-setting first verse:

The wind is blowing hard, the trees all sway
My mind drifts back to yesterday
Rain drumming hard on an old tin roof
Young enough to think I was bullet-proof

The chorus is very catchy,nicely harmonised by Janice;Leon`s vocals energetic and clear throughout and Peter`s guitar fills polished and perfect for the song.
Well done!

Robert


Thanks Robert.

Peter

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#653716 - 04/29/21 02:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Far too many books on lyric writing say one should avoid cliche lines like "fool in love".

This song proves them wrong. wink

Catchy, and apologetically loud.

Fun listen!


Appreciate the listen David.

Peter

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#653720 - 04/29/21 02:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: Deej56]
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Originally Posted By: Deej56
Peter,

Well, I wasn’t quite expecting that opening—a pleasant surprise. Not sure why this reminds me of early R.E.M. but it does. Yeah, it totally does. Love the sound of this one. Production wise, some really nice touches here. I’m on the fence as to where the vocal is sitting—I’m curious to see what others think. At times I think it’s a bit muted and too far back—but the more I listen to it, I’m thinking it’s just right. Dunno. Love those harmonies on the chorus. Cool tune, folks.

All my best to you each,

Deej


Thanks Deej - given the comments on the vocal I've uploaded a new mix nudging up the vocals a touch.

Peter

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#653812 - 04/30/21 09:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: PeterF]
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I loved this tune. It started out and gave me a 80 vibe then slipped into a very cool rock/pop tune. Super vocal Leon and very tasteful harmonies. Very neat hook in this song. I will be humming the melody for the rest of the day. Guitar was excellent Peter. Well done..

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#653880 - 04/30/21 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Another catchy pop-rock classic! You really can write simple lyrics that touch my heart, I wish I could write less complicated stories like this with a nice bridge that reveals the (melancholy) "highlight". Excellent intro and then the great band starts rocking and pleasant vocals singing.
That solo guitar at the end is yet again superb.

Janne


Janne thanks very much for the kind words glad you liked the song.

Peter

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#653889 - 04/30/21 06:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon & Janice
Fun and unexpected tune! Sounds like a fusion of Old school pop rock and K-pop. Solid composition and performance! I liked the rest/drift at 3:25 and tensioning of Peter solo winding into the end. I do think Janice is a bit quiet on this, I would bring her vocals up...maybe in some places. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#653979 - 05/01/21 10:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: PeterF]
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Good track. Good work to all. I love the background vocals mixed in well with the lead. Nice use of the band too. I like it. Good POP song.
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#653989 - 05/01/21 10:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fool Who Fell In Love [Re: PeterF]
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Great job everyone.

This sounds awesome!
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