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#705925 02/21/22 01:00 PM
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AnyWay

I wonder how it all got messed up anyway
We were so good together, seems like yesterday
We had a good thing, a love so fresh and new
Us against the world, just me and you

Then the fightin’ started, hateful words were said
We probably should’ve parted then, but we both hung around instead

You said I was afraid, to leave without you
And I said I would stay, but I don’t want to…

But I’ll do it any way I can, to make you understand
I’ll look for any way to stay, and play out this hand
You don’t like me anyway, and I don’t wanna’ be with you today,
But I’ll do it anyway. ( Solo )

I don’t know why everything had to go so wrong
Maybe we’ve been together, a little bit too long

I always thought that you’d be better off without me
But up until now I never thought, I’d really leave…

But I’ll do it anyway today, and I won’t look back
I’ll do it anyway I can, and I won’t leave no tracks
Don’t even like you anyway, but I never thought I’d end it this way,
But I’ll do it anyway… Anyway…
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bloc-head #705938 02/21/22 02:08 PM
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Outstanding vocals, great harmonies.

Your instrumentation and mix are spot on.

Good lyrics.

Two thumbs up


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bloc-head #705949 02/21/22 02:34 PM
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bloc-head,

You are an extremely versatile artist! This is an excellent modern Country sounding track. Everything you are posting is top tier stuff and I mean every word of it! Great song writing is on display once again! Your vocals are without flaw (harmony also) and this one, once again is so easy to listen to all the way through!

Keep setting that bar high! Enjoyed it thoroughly! Thanks, Torrey




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Your sound is so clean and fresh, I just love it. The other day, I heard Loudon W randomly come on my shuffle mix, and he reminded me of you.

PS – The warm tone on that guitar solo is great, I don't know if it was there to start or if you produced it that way.

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bloc-head #705955 02/21/22 03:32 PM
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Hey this sounds really good Bloc-head. Very soulful.

Hey, I see you are selling this for $10? Did you mean $1? Are people gonna pay that much for one song??

smile

Sounds good though!

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Personally I think you have a really good style that's a signature of you. You don't seem to try to sound like everyone else. I'm guessing that you just sound like yourself which is pleasing to me. I'm not a country guy but good music is good music and you do it well !!

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There are elements that remind me of The Band.
I'm not 100% on the stereo image....the extremes aren't clearly defined and that sustained chord guitar up the middle seems a little misplaced - though it plays an important part.
COOL.


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bloc-head #706023 02/22/22 05:04 AM
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bloc-head,

I'm so glad you found the Showcase (and BIAB). It is a joy listening to your music.

I agree with ray on The Band reference - it would have been one that Levon Helm would take the lead...

An excellent sound. I like the mix. (one small note - the BIAB pianos are often pretty mid-range-y and can use a bit of high end brightening to keep them from getting too close to the BIAB mid-range-y rhythm guitars)

Killer vocals and harmonies.

Good Music.

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Wow, that sounds just like the music you hear now a days in modern country music, the mix was spot on, and the guitar was over the top. Great vocals..

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Hello bloc-head
This is a great song
Great arranged and played.
Vocals are excellent
just like the sound
Reminds me partly of Jimmy Barnes
Really cool bloc-head
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Outstanding vocals, great harmonies.
Your instrumentation and mix are spot on.
Good lyrics.
Two thumbs up
Thank you Mario.


Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
bloc-head,
You are an extremely versatile artist! This is an excellent modern Country sounding track. Everything you are posting is top tier stuff and I mean every word of it! Great song writing is on display once again! Your vocals are without flaw (harmony also) and this one, once again is so easy to listen to all the way through!

Keep setting that bar high! Enjoyed it thoroughly! Thanks, Torrey
It's so great to read your feedback on this... I am really grateful. It means so much, coming from such a talented artist as you... Thank you sir.




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Bloc...you are sneaking up my favorite artist on this forum list very quickly...what a great song...man I hope you're pitching this to someone in the country music business...you like to play with us on those intros don't you? the accordion had me thinking we're headed down a completely different road...the lyrics are so modern day country top level...the mix is fantastic and the solo lead was perfect for the song...the melody is so, so good and the harmony is superb!...you're vocal was top-notch you're Southeast USA accent is showing on this one for sure and that's country brother!! yep you're definitely on my list and on the move...what a great song!!


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Originally Posted By: Mark Hayes
Your sound is so clean and fresh, I just love it. The other day, I heard Loudon W randomly come on my shuffle mix, and he reminded me of you.

PS – The warm tone on that guitar solo is great, I don't know if it was there to start or if you produced it that way.
Thanks for the ears & words Mark... I'm glad you liked...


Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Hey this sounds really good Bloc-head. Very soulful.
Hey, I see you are selling this for $10? Did you mean $1? Are people gonna pay that much for one song??
smile
Sounds good though!
Hey thanks David... I just set the price that high so no one would download anything... I'm not really trying to sell anything here...


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Hi, bloc-head.

As firesong said, that intro kept me guessing where the song was headed. Neat! laugh

Great vocal - it really makes the song.

Along with the harmonies, the guitar work, the band, the accordion...

You're really posting some top-shelf songs!


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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Hey this sounds really good Bloc-head. Very soulful.

Hey, I see you are selling this for $10? Did you mean $1? Are people gonna pay that much for one song??

smile

Sounds good though!


I forget what band it was but a few years ago, a band, sold ONE copy of their new album...... yep, just one. It was several hundred thousand IIRC.

Bloc.... what a cool song. Yep, I hear the Band in there as well as a touch of Springsteen in the accordion. Those vocal harmonies are spot on. Sweet as honey. Nice choice on the instruments and very tastefully mixed.

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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
I forget what band it was but a few years ago, a band, sold ONE copy of their new album...... yep, just one. It was several hundred thousand IIRC

Wu-Tang Clan and Pharma Bro, $2 million.
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I really like the harmony in the vocal doubling. This has added dimension.

A quality song and a quality presentation.


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Originally Posted By: Henry Clarke
Personally I think you have a really good style that's a signature of you. You don't seem to try to sound like everyone else. I'm guessing that you just sound like yourself which is pleasing to me. I'm not a country guy but good music is good music and you do it well !!
Thanks Henry, I try to be myself, whenever I can... but YOU are the real deal...


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A real pro sound, well played, sung and mixed.

Excellent work.

Peter

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Originally Posted By: rayc
There are elements that remind me of The Band.
I'm not 100% on the stereo image....the extremes aren't clearly defined and that sustained chord guitar up the middle seems a little misplaced - though it plays an important part.
COOL.
Thanks, I think I know what you mean, maybe not...
I do love Levon & The Band... thanks for the feedback.


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