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A co-write with Bud Merritt.
Janice Merritt joins in with harmonies.
More than "just" musical friends!!


The BAND:
RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2831:Piano, Rhythm GospelSlowBalladMike Ev 085
(rendered with EZKeys Grand)
RealTracks in song: ~2051:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2911:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryPopBrent12-key Ev 085
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2060:Strings, Rhythm PopCountry Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2692:Organ, Rhythm ModernPopSlowMike Ev 075
RealTracks in song: 2883:Pedal Steel, Background CountryEddy12-key Ev 085
RealDrums in style:NashvilleEven8^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat
Additional EZKeys piano track


THE SLIDE

i know i should have drawn the line
a drink or two before closing time
but inviting looks washed in neon
were more than enough to lead me on
a slippery slope a wayward path
so i was bound to face an angel's wrath
my demons determined to drive me mad
betraying you and all we had

   so many years out on the edge
   i'm still crawling through my wreckage
   always hoping you'll be on the other side
   and desperately hoping to stop the slide

a few hours with a stranger erased
a love that i can never replace
a fool opens dangerous doors
forgiveness has its limits, you reached yours

   so many years out on the edge...

callin', callin'
fallin', fallin'

   so many years out on the edge...

i know i should have drawn the line
a drink or two before closing time...



Comments are always welcome. Any kind.

Happy New Year to everyone. Hope it is a very musical one!!

fj (& the Merritts)

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Killer tune... I'm very impressed with this song, production and performance... Wow!


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Great song and performance Floyd. This one quickly was able to 'slide' to the top of my User Showcase favorites list. Always enjoy listening, analyzing and reverse engineering your songs...

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Hello Floyd
Wonderful song
You have put together a great background track
Your singing is always great anyway
Sounds very thoughtful, but that fits the lyrics as well
The part at CALLIN' FALLIN' is really top class.
You did a great job with Janice and Bud
Thanks for sharing
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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When the intro started playing I thought this is just like the intro to Will I See You in Heaven by Eric Clapton. Then it went into the your song.

Anyway this hit home with the passing of my friend Danny. The lyrics are potent and I'm sure many people can relate as it seams many of us have friends, family menbers, or acquaints with a drug or alcohol problem.

As always your vocal, backing tracks, accompanying musicians, and mix are outstanding.

Loved it.


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Very sweet song Floyd and B&J.
Excellent mix and arrangement too.

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Floyd/J&B,

Wow what a team you folks make! This is such a pretty song! It's got a melancholy feel that the backing suits so well! That steel guitar is singing in this!

Love that short bridge section with the vocal effects used...they really lift the song to another level! I like the way Janice's background vocal fits in here...they are sitting in the mix perfectly, not overpowering the lead and hitting on just the portion of the lines that are needed!

You continue to show that you work on such a high level that inspires all of us to continue to hone our musical skills to strive for the kind of production that you continually display!

Thanks, Torrey




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Great recording. So clear! Heartbreaking lyrics. Outstanding vocals from both you and Janice. Top notch work here all around.


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FJ, Bud & Janice.
Really well written tune. Lyrics and delivery are a treat. Neat and artistic how you slow it down and then coming back out to original tempo. That bridge: "calling" at 2:35 really opens up song. A+ main vocal and harmonies! Very smooth ending, something that I always struggle with.
Congrats to whole team! Thank you for sharing and Happy new year!

Misha.

P.S. Mix is clear, but I believe drums sound a bit dry to my ears.

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A touch of magic. All round great performance and production.
Love the chord progression and the vocal harmony was perfect.
Well done all.
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Floyd/J&B,

Wow what a team you folks make! This is such a pretty song! It's got a melancholy feel that the backing suits so well! That steel guitar is singing in this!

Love that short bridge section with the vocal effects used...they really lift the song to another level! I like the way Janice's background vocal fits in here...they are sitting in the mix perfectly, not overpowering the lead and hitting on just the portion of the lines that are needed!

You continue to show that you work on such a high level that inspires all of us to continue to hone our musical skills strive for the kind of production that you continually display!

Thanks, Torrey



Yeah ... what Torrey said. I can think of nothing better to say, so I won't even try. WOW!

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Fanmazing.
FJ with B&J is always a treat & no retreat.
LOVE the ending.


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Hi, floyd jane (and the Merritts)

It's up to your high standards, as usual. Well sung, good arrangement, excellent mix.

The bridge was especially cool - I saw from the lyrics that it was coming, and it didn't disappoint!

But... I didn't buy the premise, probably because I think too much.

I mean, it's set up properly, and the narrator makes a argument that he's always crashing and burning, and expecting to be forgiven. So everything fits nicely until the end of the chorus:

      and desperately hoping to stop the slide

It's a bit like having someone who's never stopped drinking say their worried about falling off the wagon. Since the narrator has always been willing to jump into bed with someone, there's nothing to "slide" away from.

Unless there's a level of irony in the song I've missed. wink

Of course, that didn't stop be from playing the song a couple more times, just to enjoy it again.

Especially with the lovely harmonies. They're a wider and more staggered than usual.

That makes them pop, but when the consonants don't line up, there's as ch on the left speaker, and a millisecond later, one of the right speaker, or the other way around.

It got me thinking how much I expect everything I hear to be immaculately edited and corrected. Which, of course, is the opposite of what you're doing here. laugh

It also seemed a bit more warm than your usual mix, which I liked.

Excellent work, as always!


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Hi Floyd & Team,

Good song and well sung.

Congratulations.

Best Regards
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Originally Posted By: bloc-head
Killer tune... I'm very impressed with this song, production and performance... Wow!


Thanks, bloc-head. We appreciate that...


Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Great song and performance Floyd. This one quickly was able to 'slide' to the top of my User Showcase favorites list. Always enjoy listening, analyzing and reverse engineering your songs...

Charlie


Thanks, Charlie!


Originally Posted By: PROJECT M
Hello Floyd
Wonderful song
You have put together a great background track
Your singing is always great anyway
Sounds very thoughtful, but that fits the lyrics as well
The part at CALLIN' FALLIN' is really top class.
You did a great job with Janice and Bud
Thanks for sharing
Many greetings
Andi ;-)


Andi - a big thanks from us all...

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Hi Floyd, Janice and Bud,

a remarkable song !

First impression: It sounds brilliant. Very nice lyrics, very convincingly sung. Love that unobtrusive backing track.

And those BGV - nobody does them like Janice !!!

The echo part came unexpectedly, but was very effective.

Just great.

A happy and most of all healthy New Year to you all,

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Wow what a way to finish the year. Floyd, Janice and Bud what a beautiful song. I am speechless. Simple amazing.


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Really really nice man.

Not even a new year either!

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Can't you stop making the hits??? Or is that all you know how to write?


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Originally Posted By: bloc-head
Killer tune... I'm very impressed with this song, production and performance... Wow!


Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Great song and performance Floyd. This one quickly was able to 'slide' to the top of my User Showcase favorites list. Always enjoy listening, analyzing and reverse engineering your songs...

Charlie


Originally Posted By: PROJECT M
Hello Floyd
Wonderful song
You have put together a great background track
Your singing is always great anyway
Sounds very thoughtful, but that fits the lyrics as well
The part at CALLIN' FALLIN' is really top class.
You did a great job with Janice and Bud
Thanks for sharing
Many greetings
Andi ;-)


Thank you folks and happy new year!

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floyd

Lovely song, superb production, beautifully sung and written.

You and Janice always sound brilliant together and the backing vocals are lovely.

Loved the bridge & the melody.

Superb work (as expected).

Happy New Year

Peter

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