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#657004 - 05/25/21 02:32 PM [User Showcase] Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle
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Barry F. Peck Offline
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Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle

I built the song in BIAB and finished the tracks in Studio One. I played the guitar solo at the break.

The style I used for this song was _ASHES4.STY. I used the following RealTracks:
Bass=539 Resonator Guitar=1679 Guitar=3174 Piano=2124 Drums=NashClassicShuffle

YouTube link to my song Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle:
https://youtu.be/__43ooILBKg

SoundCloud link to my song Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle:
https://Soundcloud.com/barry-peck-983406473/dont-squeeze-the-toothpaste-from-the-middle

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#657169 - 05/26/21 06:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Barry F. Peck]
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Cool lyrics. Very nice listen. Well done

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#657189 - 05/27/21 12:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Barry F. Peck]
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D'ya know, I needed this song this morning. Light, pleasant, funny ... wonderfully done. Thank you - and I'll try to follow its advice!
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#657268 - 05/27/21 10:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Scott C]
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Barry F. Peck Offline
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Thanks Scott!

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#657270 - 05/27/21 11:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: musician17]
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Barry F. Peck Offline
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Thank you!

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#657403 - 05/27/21 06:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Barry F. Peck]
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Whacky Song, with whacky lyrics.

And cleverly done!
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#657433 - 05/27/21 09:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Barry F. Peck]
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Ah - a preachy song that takes the edge off with humor and by not taking itself seriously.

Well done - good arrangement, nice singing, more than enough enthusiasm! laugh

And nice callback at the end!
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#657825 - 05/29/21 10:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Barry F. Peck]
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Good fun, good narrative on the homily/axiom level.
Good voice too.
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#657883 - 05/30/21 07:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Barry F. Peck]
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Very clever lyrics, Barry. AND very good advice. Good song and well sung. I like the instrumentation, too. Excellent video. I'm goin back for more.
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#657904 - 05/30/21 10:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Barry F. Peck]
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Hi Barry,

Brilliant!

I DO like a funny song and this one is very professionally put together.

A great song which put a smile on my face just from reading the title and
a cool video to go with it. Who are the couple and what did you use?

Oh, and I got the message - good advice!

Cheers,
ROG.

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#657947 - 05/30/21 02:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Barry F. Peck]
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Very funny but also very true!

I think this is an outstanding song.

Two thumbs up.
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#657971 - 05/30/21 04:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Barry F. Peck]
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Hahahahhahaha! Love it.

Clever title.

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#657983 - 05/30/21 06:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Barry F. Peck]
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Ronnie Fields Offline
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I Love it, I wish you had posted the lyrics, but well crafted song, I am a country person, so well done!!

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#658079 - 05/31/21 09:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Ronnie Fields]
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Barry F. Peck Offline
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Thanks Ronnie, here are the lyrics:

Don't Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle
Barry Peck
October 25, 2021


V. 1
Now marriage counselors everywhere can verify this truth
If you want a happy marriage, you must follow certain rules
Like treat each other with respect and together solve life’s riddles
Like why is it so bad to squeeze the toothpaste from the middle

If you do!
Will the sun stop burning (No. No)? Will the world stop turning (I don’t think so)?
If it did, we’d all be spinning out in space
These aren’t major problems. So find a way to solve them
If you do the home you live in will become a warmer place

V. 2
There’s no deep message in this song that I’m trying to convey
Ignore the petty things and you’ll grow closer everyday
Don’t make mountains out of molehills; be content with second fiddle
You’ll find you gain a lot by just relinquishing a little

Break:

V. 3
There’s one more tip I’d like to share before the music ends
A little bit of wisdom that’s intended for us men
If you want to keep her happy and avoid that scary frown
Each time you leave the bathroom just make sure the seat is down

If you don’t!
Will the sun stop burning (no, it won’t)? Will the world stop turning (I don’t think so)?1
But that’s not the point I’m really trying to make
Don’t sweat the little problems. Just find a way to solve them
And balance out your lives with equal shares of give and take
And if it’s still a problem… just squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom!

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#658082 - 05/31/21 09:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: ROG]
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Barry F. Peck Offline
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Thanks ROG
I have no idea who any of these people are. I use Pexels for most of my video and photos and use Cyberlink PowerDirector to make the videos for YouTube. Pexels has tons of royalty free materiel so I don't have to worry about copyright issues.

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#658198 - 05/31/21 09:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Barry F. Peck]
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Great novelty song, well sung and produced! Good message, too.
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#658242 - 06/01/21 02:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Barry F. Peck]
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ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Barry F. Peck
I use Pexels for most of my video and photos. Pexels has tons of royalty free materiel so I don't have to worry about copyright issues.


Hi Barry,
Many thanks - I didn't know about Pexels, but it looks as though it might be really useful to me.
Cheers, ROG.

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#658576 - 06/02/21 04:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don’t Squeeze The Toothpaste From The Middle [Re: Barry F. Peck]
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That was fun!

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