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#681469 - 11/07/21 02:38 PM [User Showcase] Fade into the Sun
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Fade into the Sun

There's no real story behind this song. Unlike my previous track, I didn't have a purpose when I started. I was just guitar doodling with some chords and came up with the chorus melody and lyrics, and then built the rest of the song around that. Here it is with all the blemishes.

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I never took from her
Anything she didn’t give.
She gave me everything,
But we could never outlive
The time that’s falling from the wall.
She really isn’t mine at all

She’ll cross my world over,
And when she we wants to go,
She’ll fade into the sun.

When I gazed upon her face,
She burned into my mind.
I couldn’t turn away.
Stricken. Love at first blind.
The moon has lost its evening glow.
What doesn’t she want me to know?

She’ll cross my world over,
And when she we wants to go,
She’ll fade into the sun.

When I hold her close and fast‒
Might this time be the last?

She’ll cross my world over,
And when she we wants to go,
She’ll fade into the sun.

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#681476 - 11/07/21 03:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Wow Scott,
What a nice, easy listening piece. Kind of has a 60's vibe to it. Almost like a Birds or Joni Mitchell song. It shows good proof of your versatility. The vocals sounded great and went well with the music. Thanks for posting, I enjoyed the listen.

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#681478 - 11/07/21 03:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Bawb]
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Originally Posted By: Bawb
Wow Scott,
What a nice, easy listening piece. Kind of has a 60's vibe to it. Almost like a Birds or Joni Mitchell song. It shows good proof of your versatility. The vocals sounded great and went well with the music. Thanks for posting, I enjoyed the listen.


I agree!

You should doodle around with your guitar more often.

Super groove and some outstanding guitar chops, well done.
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#681484 - 11/07/21 03:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Love the chord progression and the catchy feel of the melody. I'd like to hear you do more like this. Nice work!
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#681523 - 11/08/21 03:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Lovely sounding song Scott! I especially like like the pre-chorus and bridge sections. You always craft really nice melodies and do excellent work with your vocals! Thanks, Torrey
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#681540 - 11/08/21 06:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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You doodle so well with such an amazing result, Scott. Your magic in writing lyrics adds to the already cool changes. Excellent vocals as always. The mix highlights your dynamics perfectly.
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#681559 - 11/08/21 07:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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An excellent listen! Captivating.

Good vocals and harmonies. Terrific arrangement - the two guitars work together nicely and the quartet puts it over the top - nice choice.

There is a "Donovan vibe" to this (or any of the best of the 60's AM radio groups).

Nice write.

fj

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#681591 - 11/08/21 02:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Yep, the pre chorus is killer.
Nicely done.
A solid package of nice arrangement, solid melody and good narrative.
Two things that struck me were: a) the phrasing of "love at 1st sight"...but the mind wants what the mind wants and it's just a reflection of me & b) some essing - very occasionally.
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#681910 - 11/10/21 05:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Bawb
Wow Scott,
What a nice, easy listening piece. Kind of has a 60's vibe to it. Almost like a Birds or Joni Mitchell song. It shows good proof of your versatility. The vocals sounded great and went well with the music. Thanks for posting, I enjoyed the listen.


Thanks, Bawb. I've been listening to a lot of 60s, especially the Monkees, lately on Spotify.

Originally Posted By: MarioD
Originally Posted By: Bawb
Wow Scott,
What a nice, easy listening piece. Kind of has a 60's vibe to it. Almost like a Birds or Joni Mitchell song. It shows good proof of your versatility. The vocals sounded great and went well with the music. Thanks for posting, I enjoyed the listen.


I agree!

You should doodle around with your guitar more often.

Super groove and some outstanding guitar chops, well done.


Thank you, Mario!

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Love the chord progression and the catchy feel of the melody. I'd like to hear you do more like this. Nice work!


I'll see what I can do about that. Thanks!
Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Lovely sounding song Scott! I especially like like the pre-chorus and bridge sections. You always craft really nice melodies and do excellent work with your vocals! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks once again for you kind assessments, Torrey!

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#681912 - 11/10/21 05:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Doodling has delivered!

A nice little production.

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#681952 - 11/11/21 01:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Hi Scott,

since I had the honour (and pleasure!) to listen to this song a couple of days ahead of this post, you already know my opinion: Thought it stared a bit like just another acoustic song about love, but then it caught me soon, and it caight me totally!

Great vocals, like we're used from you. But the bgv are really special - so much Beatles feel in them them. Gorgeous. The chorusses and the bridge are superb. And could you send me that high note on 'last' as a sample cool

Stay safe,

Stefan

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#681999 - 11/11/21 09:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott,
Smooth tune. Has an interesting progression, both in chording and how it develops. Very nice vocals. Easy and enjoyable listen.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#682138 - 11/12/21 09:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Excellent song Scott. Loved the intro. The acoustics panned left and right gave the song a very cool feel. Super vocal and lyric. Well done.

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#682196 - 11/12/21 07:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Yes, I agree, lovely easy listening piece. Folk rock style like Harry Neilson et al. Nice work. Nice band too.
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#682220 - 11/13/21 02:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Hi Scott,
Your song is top notch !
Both guitars complete themselves perfectly.
Vocals are very pleasant.
I like this folk rock atmosphere.
Congratulations. Christian

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#682252 - 11/13/21 05:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Nice! Love the 60's vibe, that's the music that speaks to me the most, always.

Great vocals!

Love the mix, the way you have the guitars panned sounds fabulous through the 'phones.

Good song, enjoyed.

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#682258 - 11/13/21 06:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: BlueAttitude]
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ezekiel.
my only suggestion is the lead vocs a tad more 'forward'.
NICE NOTE AT 2m49secs. this should be in other places in the song imho. thats a brilliant vocal note.
the choruses are superb with the voc doubles. <<VERY HOOKY.

i hear on the fade out repeated 'will it be the last' to coda with that high note...IE BIG CRESCENDO FULL BORE AHEAD to coda.
ie lots of emotion.
imho you should milk that high note for all its worth.
its beautifull/very hooky.

happiness to you.
om


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#682412 - 11/13/21 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: Crossroads]
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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
You doodle so well with such an amazing result, Scott. Your magic in writing lyrics adds to the already cool changes. Excellent vocals as always. The mix highlights your dynamics perfectly.

Thanks, Marty. I appreciate the comments, especially about the lyrics.

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
An excellent listen! Captivating.

Good vocals and harmonies. Terrific arrangement - the two guitars work together nicely and the quartet puts it over the top - nice choice.

There is a "Donovan vibe" to this (or any of the best of the 60's AM radio groups).

Nice write.

fj


Thanks, Floyd. I love 60s AM radio!

Originally Posted By: rayc
Yep, the pre chorus is killer.
Nicely done.
A solid package of nice arrangement, solid melody and good narrative.
Two things that struck me were: a) the phrasing of "love at 1st sight"...but the mind wants what the mind wants and it's just a reflection of me & b) some essing - very occasionally.
Ace

I glad you pointed that out. I forgot to put in the de-essing, which I will go back to fix shortly. Thanks, Ray.

Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
Doodling has delivered!

A nice little production.

moto

Much appreciated, Cap'n!

Originally Posted By: Crossroads
Hi Scott,

since I had the honour (and pleasure!) to listen to this song a couple of days ahead of this post, you already know my opinion: Thought it stared a bit like just another acoustic song about love, but then it caught me soon, and it caight me totally!

Great vocals, like we're used from you. But the bgv are really special - so much Beatles feel in them them. Gorgeous. The chorusses and the bridge are superb. And could you send me that high note on 'last' as a sample cool

Stay safe,

Stefan

Danke, mein Freund. I appreciate all your feedback. That A4 will be on its way.

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#682723 - 11/14/21 04:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Scott,
Smooth tune. Has an interesting progression, both in chording and how it develops. Very nice vocals. Easy and enjoyable listen.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.


Thanks, Misha. I was playing chord shapes that I didn't know the names for (e.g. Dmaj7sus2) but I like the sound. You can call me a music theory ignoramus.

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Excellent song Scott. Loved the intro. The acoustics panned left and right gave the song a very cool feel. Super vocal and lyric. Well done.


Thanks for the feedback, Scott!

Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
Yes, I agree, lovely easy listening piece. Folk rock style like Harry Neilson et al. Nice work. Nice band too.


Thanks for the listen!

Originally Posted By: Chris37
Hi Scott,
Your song is top notch !
Both guitars complete themselves perfectly.
Vocals are very pleasant.
I like this folk rock atmosphere.
Congratulations. Christian


I appreciate your comments, Christian.

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Nice! Love the 60's vibe, that's the music that speaks to me the most, always.

Great vocals!

Love the mix, the way you have the guitars panned sounds fabulous through the 'phones.

Good song, enjoyed.


Thanks, Dave. When I laid down the track and vocal, I initially thought, "Oh crap. I just wrote one of those cornball Davy Jones Monkees song."

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#682724 - 11/14/21 04:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade into the Sun [Re: justanoldmuso]
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Originally Posted By: justanoldmuso
ezekiel.
my only suggestion is the lead vocs a tad more 'forward'.
NICE NOTE AT 2m49secs. this should be in other places in the song imho. thats a brilliant vocal note.
the choruses are superb with the voc doubles. <<VERY HOOKY.

i hear on the fade out repeated 'will it be the last' to coda with that high note...IE BIG CRESCENDO FULL BORE AHEAD to coda.
ie lots of emotion.
imho you should milk that high note for all its worth.
its beautifull/very hooky.

happiness to you.
om


Thanks OM. I thought the vocals on the verses might be a bit under. I'm glad you said something. I have since given them a slight boost.

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