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#656244 - 05/20/21 03:53 AM [User Showcase] Light Years
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Posts: 5150
Loc: New York
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Hi All,

Here's something called Light Years.

All the graves are in the backyard
And people move on there’s no doubt
Now I see the changing of the guard
Separate pathways a different route

No need to wave flags in the air
The stars won’t see them anyway
I sometimes just look up and stare
Still the same sky different day

And it's full speed into the light years
Shift through all the tired dreams
There’s a new moon on the mountain
If I can fly this old machine

Take a bus to New York City
And see your face in every mile
This old Trailways is a pity
It can run but it can’t fly

And it's full speed into the light years
Shift through all the tired dreams
There’s a new moon on the mountain
If I can fly this old machine

BIAB Real Tracks / Loops:
1036: Bass, Electric, NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
1596: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop16ths Ev 065
1600: Guitar, Acoustic, High-Strung Rhythm Pop16ths Ev 065
1599: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Pop16ths Ev 065
Loop: Chillout/Chillout - dimensions_145_choir
RealDrums: RockNorthern a:Snare, HiHat Closed, b:Snare

Thanks for listening! smile

Bob

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#656251 - 05/20/21 04:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: rsdean]
Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 1910
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
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Your album would fit nicely on the Dylan/Lennon stack, Bob. What a good song. You came up with the perfect melody to present the lyrics, and sang them with feeling. Well said.
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using Band in a Box, Reaper, Cakewalk, Ozone 9

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#656259 - 05/20/21 05:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: rsdean]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 4344
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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Love the arrangement! Very effective the way you bring in the electric and the choir.

Acoustic guitars sound great, are you doing additional processing on them? Everything sounds great actually, nice mix through the 'phones.

Really good, Bob smile

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#656285 - 05/20/21 06:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: rsdean]
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Loc: Florida
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Bob,

"All the graves are in the backyard..."

A great opening line.
And it maintains that quality throughout.
An Excellent write!

An excellent Band and a terrific production/arrangement.
Maintains the "live band" feel/sound with just the right amount of build to keep it interesting/moving. And an excellent mix.

Your usual (so good) signature vocals!

So good!

fj

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#656296 - 05/20/21 07:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: BabuMusic]
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Marty,

Much appreciated - thank you.

Bob

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#656302 - 05/20/21 09:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: rsdean]
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Bob,
The world weariness in your vocal is a great fit with the lyrics, which paint an interesting picture... feels like we are being dragged into an uncertain future!
The simple instrumentation with everything sounding so clear is tasteful- the choir a good choice.
Btw-The line about Trailways made me think of highways which will soon be without Greyhound buses up here in Canada.
Fine songwriting.

Robert

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#656343 - 05/20/21 02:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: rsdean]
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Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
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Another great one Bob!

Man I love these lyrics!

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#656368 - 05/20/21 04:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: rsdean]
Registered: 04/02/19
Posts: 621
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Leon1 Offline
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Great sound, Bob. I like the way you've altered the meaning of 'light years' in the lyrics (which are very good).
Regards,
Leon

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#656377 - 05/20/21 05:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: BlueAttitude]
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rsdean Offline
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Dave,

Thanks so much - I appreciate that!

Bob

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#656382 - 05/20/21 06:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: rsdean]
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Loc: Victoria, BC
Ember - PG Music Offline
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From the first moment, this song definitely had me hooked. You did a really poetic job with the lyrics. Great job, and thanks for taking the time to share with us.
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#656385 - 05/20/21 07:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: rsdean]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1362
Loc: Denmark
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That is a really good and chill song! There was a perfect harmony between your vocal and the instruments which made it a wonderful thing to listen to... I truly enjoyed listening to this!

Very well done,
Will

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#656395 - 05/20/21 10:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: rsdean]
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Nice mix and build - the synth was especially nice. Poetic write, and as Robert said, world-weary vocals to match.

Well done - I enjoyed listening! laugh
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Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

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#656420 - 05/21/21 02:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Thanks - that means a lot.

Bob

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#656433 - 05/21/21 05:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: Robertkc]
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rsdean Offline
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Robert,

Thanks very much.

Bob

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#656533 - 05/21/21 05:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: David Snyder]
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rsdean Offline
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David,

Thank you!

Bob

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#656561 - 05/22/21 04:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: Leon1]
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rsdean Offline
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Leon,

Thanks very much.

Bob

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#656643 - 05/22/21 09:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: rsdean]
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Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
rayc Offline
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A life worn vocal.
A good band.
A strong narrative.
Well done.
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Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe

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#656768 - 05/24/21 05:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Loc: New York
rsdean Offline
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Ember,

I appreciate that - thank you.

Bob

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#656813 - 05/24/21 12:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: rsdean]
Registered: 05/30/20
Posts: 1009
Loc: Belgium
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Loc: Belgium
Hi rsdean,

Nice construction with realtracks. Sad pleasant music. The whole is well done. Well done.

Kindly regard
Derochette
alias JaniJackFlash

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#656847 - 05/24/21 05:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Light Years [Re: rsdean]
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Posts: 1787
Loc: Virginia USA
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Love that guitar sound in this one.

Excellent vocal...very emotive.

"No need to wave flags in the air/The stars won’t see them anyway." Great Lyric.

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