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https://soundcloud.com/user-770148857/days-of-heaven


For my whole adult life, I wanted to see the movie "Days of Heaven." It's supposedly one of the best movies ever made, especially the cinematography. I finally saw it, and wrote a song about it.

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vocals by Tom Bedlam of fiverr


Lyrics:
I'm a man who's had to struggle through this great big world
I don't want to see you suffer for my mistakes
You've a chance at something better
And for me, that's just the breaks

Days of Heaven await you, Days to cherish all your life
Angels high on will fete you,
Another man's happy wife
I can smile through my misery
You don't have to share my strife

Everything I've ever tried to do has up and come apart,
And it seems to me our time has ended, too,
If you stayed, I'd curse each moment
That you had to just make do

repeat chorus

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Hi TuneMonger,

This is a very good song - lovely melody and lyrics.

The Mix is great and I enjoyed the vocals and fiddle break.

Well done.

Best Regards
Nigel


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According to wikipedia "Days of Heaven" has become a cult classic. That's interesting because this song could well go down that same path. I am enjoying this song more after repeated listens.
Another weird time warp thing is I could imagine Bert Sommer r.i.p.(the forgottan man of woodstock) singing this.
Nice enjoyable song and lyrics TM.
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TM,

Nice. A brooding lyric and an appropriately brooding backing. Works well.

Good production, good vocal, good mix.

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Hi, TuneMonger. What a wonderful song of hope --despite the brooding. Excellent melody and very well sung --convincingly. Very important message to smile through the misery. The singer's life may have been a struggle, but he still has the heart to share his woes and point out the possibility of a better life for those who follow. Excellent!


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TuneMonger,

This is excellent. I love the feel - almost John Denver meets James Taylor. Very cool.

Great mix and production.

Thoroughly enjoyed.

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Something very intimate about this.
Well written and performed.
Well done!

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Wow Tunemonger!
This definately has some Crosby Stills and Nash overtones to it that can't be denied! Excellent lyrics and good choice of music/band. Also the guy from fiverr, definitely worth the money!
Thanks for posting, I enjoyed the listen

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The musical intro hooked me in.

You've captured a melancholic mood with the lyrics and music,

Your fiver singer does a god job interpreting your song.

I will have to add the movie to my watch list.

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this is very real.
well done.
i would like to hear for reinforcement vocal doubling in places.
om

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Very nice song, very pleasant melody and backing.

Well song by your session guy and nicely mixed.

Good work.

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Touching and strong lyrics, sad story with bitterness turned into acceptance ("I can smile through my misery").
The chording, the melody and the slow forward movement support nicely that mood.
Very enjoyable singer, pleasant and interesting voice.
Balanced selection of instruments.
Surely this song is much better than the movie on my list smile

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I've never seen the movie but it makes me want to. Outstanding vocals. Your found a very lovely and sad melody within the band's performance. Very moving. Nice ballad. I like it.


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Nice melody! And excellent vocal.

Good song TM, enjoyed.

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TuneMonger,
Well crafted tune. Tom recorded awesome vocals. Mix is clear, easy listen. Good one. Thank you for sharing.

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Thanks to all for your kind comments about "Days of Heaven." I appreciate it very much.


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Very cool tune. Backtrack is perfect for your vocal and lyric. Lovely song. Well done..


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Janne said it best, "sad story with bitterness turned into acceptance..."

Your hired hand did a fine emotive take on your lyric and melody.

The mostly held electric guitar is very nice...sits perfectly.

Nice production all the way around!

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A very cool song!!! The vocalist carried it quite well! I am a film nut but somehow missed that one, although I know the title well. Have to check it out! Nicely done!!! Take care. Greg

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What a fantastic song! Outstanding vocal and lyrics. The mix and backing tracks fit them like a glove. Excellent choice in that fiddle!

Loved it.


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