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Hi all! I have been extremely busy as a full-time caretaker for my wife while we are in Phoenix for her to have a stem cell transplant. So many ups and downs, but we are confident we are winning! I did have time to write a song recently, and asked my good friends Bud and Janice if she would consider singing with me on it. She very graciously agreed.

This song is loosely based on an old acquaintance of mine, who as a young man fell hopelessly in love with a girl. She initially showed interest in him, but nothing ever came of it. Both went through some withdrawals, but time is a great healer. He is now very happily married to a beautiful wife, and is a pastor of a very successful church today. RT's/RD's listed below. I played the piano parts, and the percussion. Janice did an outstanding job on vocals, and all the bgv's. Special thanks to Bud for capturing her voice.

Over You - SoundCloud

Over You - BandCamp

Over You
©Stephen W. Young

I've played my share of solitaire
Wishing I was anywhere
I realize I've been a fool
To think that I'd get over you

I thought I had a thing with you
You had to be my dream come true
I guess I'll blame it on the truth
That now I have to get over you

I should have seen the warning signs
I'd know that you were never mine
I wish that I could find a school
To teach me how to get over you

If I could just go back in time
Before my heart was on the line
I wouldn't be a lovesick fool
I wouldn't need to get over you

I should have seen the warning signs
I'd know that you were never mine
I wish that I could find a school
To teach me how to get over you

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RealTracks/RealDrums used...

RealTracks in song: ~2317:Bass, Acoustic, JazzWaltzSlowRonHeld Sw 085
RealTracks in song: 3654:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking IndiePickingBright Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 3184:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm GrungeSlowQuinn Ev16 060
RealTracks in song: 3356:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm Moody128Brent Sw 060
RealTracks in song: 3099:Organ, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsMike Ev16 060
RealDrums in song: AmericanaSlowRockFred^2-a:Sidestick ,HiHat , b:HiHat ,Snare


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Steve & Janice,
beautiful romantic tune. Flows soft as a lullaby. Excellent vocals from both of you. Good musical bed, loved those musical pauses. I think this is a first collaboration I have heard featuring both of you. This is a winner. Thank you for sharing.

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You two sound great together.
Nice song, love the performance!

Well done.

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What a great line, I wish I could find a school to teach me how to get over you. So songworthy! And any excuse to hear Janice sing, I'll take it. Good collab, I enjoyed it.


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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Steve & Janice,
beautiful romantic tune. Flows soft as a lullaby. Excellent vocals from both of you. Good musical bed, loved those musical pauses. I think this is a first collaboration I have heard featuring both of you. This is a winner. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.



Thanks Misha. We've been friends for quite a while but this is the first collaboration. We are happy that you like it!

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Great opening lines: "I've played my share of solitaire Wishing I was anywhere" And it only gets better from there. Excellent choice of musicians, especially Janice. Man, she can brighten any song --even the sad ones. A wonderful write and production, Steve. Glad you mentioned the happy ending.


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Steve,

A beautifully written song.

A gorgeous production. You ALWAYS make me look at your list of instruments - several times - while listening..."what was the guitar?"..."what was that piano?"..."what were those drums?". A wizard when it comes to finding the perfect tracks (and adding your own).

Gorgeous vocals from both of you. It sounds like you and Janice are standing beside each other using the same mic. That is not an easy thing to do in this day of long-distance collaborations.

And a beautiful mix. Nice drop.

Good everything. As always.

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Steve & Janice,

This song is a complete heartbreaker...

An amazing piece of music performed so beautifully by you both.

Nothing else to say - a new favorite. I could listen to this all day.

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I really hope things go well with your wife. Wishing all the best! As far as the song is concerned, it's a really great piece that has a wonderfully nice flow to it and some catchy lyrical choices. Thanks for sharing!


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Both vocals sound superb, and also blend well together in harmony.

What a bittersweet song! Performed and produced well.

Very nice listening. Good write.

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Steve & Janice

Beautifully done. Gorgeous harmonies and superb lead vocals by both of you.

A wonderful collaboration, a good narrative and no doubt an enjoyable experience for all concerned.

Top notch all the way.

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Hi Steve and Janice super vocals! great arrangement great job on the mix glad to hear from you Steve wishing you and your wife well and prayers Eric


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Beautiful. This is a little alike a Mozart piece to me ... so clean, requiring such crisp and clear intonation, etc. . In short: you've kicked it out of the park here. Superb end result. Congratulations to all involved: Janice, Bud and, of course, yourself. Loved it.

Sending good thoughts for your wife's speedy and full recovery.

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You two sound great together.
Nice song, love the performance!

Well done.

moto


Thank you!

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Hi Steve and Janice,

This is stunningly beautiful.

Such a clever but simple arrangement giving space for two of my
favourite singers on the forum.

A wonderful backing track and superb emotive performances from you both,
with your voices complementing each other perfectly.

This is exceptionally good.

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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
What a great line, I wish I could find a school to teach me how to get over you. So songworthy! And any excuse to hear Janice sing, I'll take it. Good collab, I enjoyed it.


Thank you! That was very kind.

Steve certainly is a fine writer.

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Hello Everyone,

Steve and his wife are dealing with a little setback regarding her health but he wanted
you all to know how very much he appreciates your comments on this song. He hopes
to be responding in the next few days.

Thank you.

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Lovely song and performances.
The 1st chorus seems to have Janice somewhat lower in level that your own voice but that seems corrected in the 2nd one.
The sparse parts really make the song and the full band parts provide important dynamic differences.
Unreal!


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Two of my favorite vocalist. Can't get better than that. Voices perfectly matched. What a lovely song. Just loved the vocal and the piano was such a nice down. Well done


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