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Been really bereft of inspiration lately, hence my relatively long absence. Here's something I wrote today, though ... hope you enjoy. All comments welcome, of course - thanks for listening!

https://audiomack.com/jamesdelsono/song/just-a-dream


JUST A DREAM

We were young when I saw you, that first time,
We were fresh, and life seemed just a game
You just shone, I was the average guy around,
We wrote tokens of our love in moving sand.

Had a spiritual relation with your flesh,
From the time you first spoke, you had me enmeshed,
I was blind, I just could not see past your charm ...
What they did to you, and how you'd cause me harm.

Tell me now if my life was a waste
Tell me now if it was all in jest ...
Tell me now if things are indeed what they seem
Tell me now if our love was just a dream ...


It's been years since I first saw you, that is true,
I have carried this flame, through and through,
I just wonder, when you smile, and are happy,
If you ever think of me and what could've been.

It's my fault, I know, 'tis ever so,
I had hoped, all against hope, for oh so long,
That you'd see and think and go back on your words
When you said "goodbye" ... and left me with these chords.

Tell me now if my life was a waste
Tell me now if it was all in jest ...
Tell me now if things are indeed what they seem
Tell me now if our love was just a dream ...


****** Song Summary *************
Title: Just A Dream - 10 February 2022
File:Just A Dream - 10 February 2022.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 85, Length (m:s)=3:48
No intro. 104 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 104. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _LEAVING.STY (Leaving Slow Country Waltz)

RealTracks in style: ~1121:Bass, Acoustic, CountryWaltz Sw 085
RealTracks in style: ~1126:Pedal Steel, Rhythm CountryWaltz Sw 085
RealTracks in style: 2554:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking WaltzJoe Sw 085
RealTracks in style: 2555:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking WaltzJoeHigh Sw 085
RealDrums in style:NashClassicWaltzSw^1-a:SideStick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat

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Voice recorded and mixed in Mixcraft Pro Studio 9.

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The music is very sweet, sounds like Hawaii music.
Rather sad lyrics frown
But a nice song, however.

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Sounds great James.

Your typical excellent mix supporting your rhythmic vocal.

Two thumbs up.


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James,

A sad song.

Good backing. Good mix.

Nice vocal.
You've done a great job of "fixing" the old problems of "too boom-y" and "too much sibliance".
Nicely recorded and processed!

fj

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As I listen I think of the rhythmic vocal being tweaked by auto tune to create more melody than is hinted at.
This is a sad country tune in all aspects.


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Lots to like about this song.

As others have mentioned, sad lyrics, but everything fits together into a gentle song.


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Although it's been a while, you have not lost your lyrical talent.

Beautifully sad.

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Lovely backtrack James. Excellent lyrics. Very sad indeed. Well done


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Thanks, everyone. Glad to see that you seem to have enjoyed the song.

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A waltz is just about invariably good in our book ... and this is a nice one.

Your performance and the steel support the melancholy lyric very well.

And a really good mix on our new monitors!

Nice.

J&B

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The backing track is like a tropical breeze. Very nice. The dreamy mood fits with the title and the closing of the quatrain: "Tell me now if our love was just a dream."

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Thanks so much, Janice, Bud and Ezekiel's Storm. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment.

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Nice backing track. Heartfelt lyrics that deserve a sweet melody. Keep writing, James.


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Thanks, Ghostgum - genuinely appreciated.

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