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#727044 - 08/08/22 08:29 AM [User Showcase] Pyrrhic Victory
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One more from me, and that's going to be about it for a while, I think ... my schedule is getting fuller, unfortunately - so no real time to write :-( But ... I hope this one is worth it? See what you think - thanks for listening and for any comments!

Pyrrhic Victory


LYRICS:

I think each night of you, each day,
And wonder how you've been,
You always have nothing to say,
And walk away from me.

And this, today, tomorrow, so ...
I wonder what is wrong ...
Instead of tryin' to talk, therefore,
I'm writing you this song.

Don't let our love be a pyrrhic victory
When you decide our fate,
Don't let your soul wait too long on this, you see,
When things you ruminate ...

Don't let our hearts question what may be,
Oh, please don't hesitate ...
Don't let our love be a pyrrhic victory,
Don't let it be too late.


It's coming up, today, the day, so brief,
Of our first hug and kiss,
I sigh and softly question if
Our love you ever miss.

But life is short, and we're not young ...
So much has ceased to be
Since we last hugged and cried, among
The trees, the mist, the sea.

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So if I have a prayer for you,
A prayer I hold true,
It's simply this I say to thee,
Please don't forget it, see ...

Don't let our love be a pyrrhic victory
When you decide our fate,
Don't let your soul wait too long on this, you see,
When things you ruminate ...

Don't let our hearts question what may be,
Oh, please don't hesitate ...
Don't let our love be a pyrrhic victory,
Don't let it be too late.



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****** Song Summary *************
Title: Pyrrhic Victory - 8 August 2022
File:Pyrrhic Victory - 8 August 2022.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 65, Length (m:s)=4:07
No intro. 63 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 63. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
Soloist track has 193 notes, Soloist harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Key Signature,
Style is _STEDIER.STY (Steadier Smooth Songwriter Pop)

RealTracks in style: 1536:Bass, Electric, PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: 910:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothBallad Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: 3906:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SongwriterSlow16DADGAD Ev16 060
RealTracks in style: 3099:Organ, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsMike Ev16 060
RealTracks in style: 3058:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking SongwriterAlternating8thsQuinn Ev 065
RealDrums in style:Cajon and Smooth Brushes [Multi]

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Voice recorded and mixed in Mixcraft Pro Studio 9, with a dash of EQ Preset effects and Compressor Live Vocal Recording preset effect
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#727053 - 08/08/22 10:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: musician17]
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Good to hear you sing another one. Although the vocal was a bit overpowering through my speakers and may be better a little lower. Nice music too, but I might try to put some reverb on the sax. I hope your break isn't too long, so that we can hear more of your music.

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#727106 - 08/09/22 02:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: musician17]
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Thank you so much Brad, so nice of you to say that about my music. I'll have a listen again for the vocal and the sax. Although I just worry that, if I put too much reverb on the sax, it sounds too much like romantic music, and I wanted to keep this relatively pure, on the surface, at least ... i.e. like a swan who looks so elegant above the water, and its feet paddle so fast and furious underneath (the "furious paddling" being the emotion underneath the seemingly serene aspect of the song, of course). But ... I will listen again, for definite! Thanks again for listening and for commenting!
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#727112 - 08/09/22 05:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: musician17]
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I agree with Brad. In addition, you might want to put a subtle reverb on the vocal as well.

Apart from that, very nice song!

Rob
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#727144 - 08/09/22 12:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: musician17]
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James,

Always good to hear one where you sing.
I'd agree with the reverb comments.

fj

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#727164 - 08/09/22 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: floyd jane]
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James excellent vocal and lyrics.

I also agree about the reverb on the sax and vocal. You also might want to lower the vocal volume a tad or two.

Great chord progression!

Two thumbs up.
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#727221 - 08/10/22 08:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: musician17]
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James,

This track has a great sound! You did a super job arranging these Realtracks! Once again, it's great to hear you sing one of your tunes! Hopefully you'll find some time to devote to your music and we will watch for your return!

Take care, Torrey
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#727225 - 08/10/22 08:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: musician17]
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Thanks for inviting us into your music journey, James. It is a fascinating trek, you are on & I'm surely safe in saying many here look forward to your continued recordings.
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#727234 - 08/10/22 08:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: musician17]
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Hi James
Good song
Your singing is cool
You should do it more often
Good work
Many greetings
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#727274 - 08/10/22 04:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: musician17]
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+10 for the use of pyrrhic.
Making terrific progress James.
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#727296 - 08/10/22 11:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: musician17]
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Rob: thanks. I will see what I can do about the reverb thing!

floyd: thanks. Kind, as usual.

Mario: thanks so much. See, I don't listen to my songs on speakers - on headphones, the volume levels sound fine to me - but everyone who's listened to it on speakers has said the same thing. I'd love to reduce the volume of the vocal track, etc., therefore - but on my headphones the balance sounds fine, so ... how do I do that? I can't do it "blind", so to speak ... argh :-)

Torrey: thanks! I was going for an ABBA-ish sound, minus their trademark effects, of course ;-) Thanks for such nice words!

Ed: wow. Thanks! So kind, as usual. Let's see where the journey takes me next - wherever that may be, it's a privilege and a pleasure to share my musical efforts with everyone on here. And, of course, without PG Music's wonder software, none of this would be happening, so ... :-) Thanks again for such incredibly kind words.

Andi: thank you!

Ray: hahahahaha. I did wonder about actually using that word, but it's intrinsic to the theme, so ... :-) Thanks for your wonderful words of encouragement!

Again, thanks to each and every one of you for listening and for commenting. Let's hope it won't be too long before my next song ... I want and need to take a break, but one never knows with these things. Anyway, I'll be here, listening, in any case :-)
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#727316 - 08/11/22 05:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: Brad Williams]
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Originally Posted By: Brad Williams
Good to hear you sing another one. Although the vocal was a bit overpowering through my speakers and may be better a little lower. Nice music too, but I might try to put some reverb on the sax. I hope your break isn't too long, so that we can hear more of your music.

Brad said it so well, James, and touched every part I want to say. Hurry back, man. Unlike Ray, I had to look up Pyrrhic. Love it!!
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#727608 - 08/13/22 11:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: musician17]
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Thanks, Marty. I will do my best to be back as soon as possible, but I both want and need a break ... and, to be honest, I've got an idea for the next song, but it needs to be done properly ... i.e. I (and it) need time for it to work. That said, I will be around to listen to everyone else's songs, of course! Your "pyrrhic" comment made me smile. Keep creating and thank you for your absolutely wonderful support, with all of my attempts at songs :-)
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#727995 - 08/17/22 06:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: musician17]
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Very pretty song James. Super vocal. Cool lyric as well.

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#728041 - 08/18/22 07:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: musician17]
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Thanks, Scott! Really kind of you!
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#728294 - 08/20/22 12:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pyrrhic Victory [Re: musician17]
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Some of the notes you sang were quite nice, so I would say this is a real step up! Still basically talky, but overall not too bad. (Better than I can sing). Your perseverance is paying off. And the song is real nice! Sometimes there are too many notes in a line, but overall it was really good! Keep it up!
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