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Some say I'm happy all the time and such a positive person. When they meet my wife, Barb, they knowingly nod. August 3rd is her birthday, and this one's for her --and you all pf course. It's a small expression of the ineffable experience of being married to her for 44 years.

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Style is _QUASAR.STY (Quasar Minimal Modern Pop Ballad)

RealTracks in style: 2693:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm ModernPop16thsMike Ev16 075
RealTracks in style: 2692:Organ, Rhythm ModernPopSlowMike Ev 075
RealTracks in song: 3647:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking IndieFolk16ths ev16 100
RealTracks in song: 2369:Strings, Rhythm PopCountry Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2668:Pedal Steel, Background WestCoastBallad Ev 065
RealDrums in Song: CountryPopEv16^01-SSCldHt,SnrCH
RealTracks in song: 1960:Tres, Rhythm Guajira Ev 120
RealDrums in style:NashvilleBrushesBalladPushEv16: a: Sidestick, Brushes b: Brushes

Dave Bell (Blue Attitude) played guitars and I did bass and sang. The sustaining F6 at the end was me on acoustic recording 2 different chord positions, both direct and mic'd resulting in 4 blended tracks for 1 chord. Sheesh. I gave BiaB one of these “F6...” but nobody strummed in search of the last chord.

Never Knowing Love

Once you came into my life I could never ask for more.
Until that day the best was out of reach I'm sure.
I never dreamed what life could be when shared the way you share.
You give it away in such a good way, and still have more to spare.
I never would have seen the sky in such a pleasing blue
I never would have known such love. I never would have you.

CH: Now I'm going to sing of love you gave my life that fits me like a glove
Your smiling eyes have saved my life from never knowing love.

Long before your smiling eyes have shown be what love means
my world was dark and I was lost alone it seems.
But you came along and freed my soul from such a twisted fate.
Now I see my life with you, my love, and know it's not too late.


Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

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Hi Marty
Really nice song with great lyrics
Well sung and played
Good solo from Dave
I think a nice evening with your sweetheart, a good bottle of wine and your song, will be remembered for a long time ;-)
Great job Marty
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Marty,

This is a great song and such a strong vocal. Love the production as well.

So well done!

Bob

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Elegant song and your voice is really believable

Jona

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Hey Marty and Dave,

This is a really solid song! Excellent performances and production. You had me from beginning to end!

Great job. Wonderful.

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Such a cute love song Marty!

We also very much enjoyed the video :-)

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Marty...this maybe my favorite from you...there's no wild and crazy here...your wheelhouse smile...this is a really great "love" song and I'm sure Barb loves it (and you of coarse)...congratulations by the way (August 22 will be 51 years for me and my wife)...the song is pure and simple lyrically which is the best way by far to do a love song...great tempo and the band is perfecto...Dave is right on as usual...just great all round...Dan

PS: always love your videos!!


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Marty, congratulations on 44 years of marriage. I'm sure your wife loved this one, as did I.

Super vocal and lyrics.

The rhythm section was spot on and Dave's guitar was icing on the cake.

That bass wasn't to shabby either.

An excellent song.


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Marty,
the vocal is ace...perfectly placed in the mix and room.
Dave's playing is, as always, in the service of the song but also terrific in & of itself.
You "did the bass" as usual - spot on.
This could've been calypso, reggae, country but is at home as a bluesy ballad.
The F6 was worth the effort.
My partner of 39 years (married for 37) has her birthday on 17th August. I'm not so bold as to write a song of/for her...for a start, she doesn't much like my music, has a better ear than me & I don't write sincerity the way you do.
In other words - excellent lyric.


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This is beautiful! Wow. And yes, it's a very positive song! Luminous and festive - perfect for a special birthday, or for an anniversary. Loved the video, too ... really clever imagery! Dave gives the perfect cameo, on guitar, but I thought that your writing and joyous singing stole the show. Well done!

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Great porosity and use of the hook, Marty! Love the lift into the chorus which really sets it apart. Well done and congrats on the 44 years!

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Originally Posted By: PROJECT M
Hi Marty
Really nice song with great lyrics
Well sung and played
Good solo from Dave
I think a nice evening with your sweetheart, a good bottle of wine and your song, will be remembered for a long time ;-)
Great job Marty
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

Thanks, Andi. And that's great advice.

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Marty,

This is a great song and such a strong vocal. Love the production as well.

So well done!

Bob

Thanks, Bob. Much appreciated, sir.

Originally Posted By: JONA
Elegant song and your voice is really believable

Jona

Jona, thanks for your comments and encouragement.

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Hey Marty and Dave,

This is a really solid song! Excellent performances and production. You had me from beginning to end!

Great job. Wonderful.

David, that's HUGE, my friend. Thank you!


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Marty.

nice sentiments/song lyrics.

really like the backing.

that organ is very good mate.

clever last chord.

happiness.

om


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“Once you came into my life I could never ask for more.”

That very first line had us hooked!

This is such a sweet gift for your sweetheart and a treat for us forumites.

Excellent vocals and bass, as always.

Dave’s solo was super and the RT’s and RD were a perfect fit.

The video was very creative. Janice loved the dream catchers and the rainbow and heart filled sky. The smiling eyes reminded us of your granddaughter too.

Enjoyed them both and happy early birthday to Barb!

J&B

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Originally Posted By: RnAM
Such a cute love song Marty!

We also very much enjoyed the video :-)

Rob & Anne-Marie


Thanks, Rob & Anne-Marie.

Originally Posted By: firesong
Marty...this maybe my favorite from you...there's no wild and crazy here...your wheelhouse smile...this is a really great "love" song and I'm sure Barb loves it (and you of coarse)...congratulations by the way (August 22 will be 51 years for me and my wife)...the song is pure and simple lyrically which is the best way by far to do a love song...great tempo and the band is perfecto...Dave is right on as usual...just great all round...Dan

PS: always love your videos!!

Thanks, Dan. Wow, 51 years. Inspirational.

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Marty, congratulations on 44 years of marriage. I'm sure your wife loved this one, as did I.

Super vocal and lyrics.

The rhythm section was spot on and Dave's guitar was icing on the cake.

That bass wasn't to shabby either.

An excellent song.

Thanks, Mario. It's a lot of fun baking these cakes, and they taste so much better when Dave does the decorating.

Originally Posted By: rayc
Marty,
the vocal is ace...perfectly placed in the mix and room.
Dave's playing is, as always, in the service of the song but also terrific in & of itself.
You "did the bass" as usual - spot on.
This could've been calypso, reggae, country but is at home as a bluesy ballad.
The F6 was worth the effort.
My partner of 39 years (married for 37) has her birthday on 17th August. I'm not so bold as to write a song of/for her...for a start, she doesn't much like my music, has a better ear than me & I don't write sincerity the way you do.
In other words - excellent lyric.


Ray, I really look forward to your comments --on mine and others. I'd say you "sing" the type of "music" she DOES like.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Wonderful love song with great lyrics. And that catchy chorus is still in my ears...


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Marty.
Congratulations on those years together and your tribute.
I hope she likes it. I'm sure she likes it.

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What a beautiful tribute!

The chorus soars. Wow.

"I never would have seen the sky in such a pleasing blue
I never would have known such love. I never would have you." Those are my favorite lines.

I bet she cried after hearing this.

Sonically, that last chord doesn't fit. Have you tried making a BIAB guitar chord an F6 using Meladyne?

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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm

Sonically, that last chord doesn't fit.

Nicely done Marty.
Not sure if I'm noticing the same thing but the outro seems abrupt and not quite resolved. Could be a preferrence thing?
Nonetheless nicely done.


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Marty,

What a wonderful expression of your love to your wife! She surely loves this! Your vocal is right on the money! Harmonies are spot on also! You did great work with this!

Thanks, Torrey




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