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Hello forum friends. Listening to some great stuff on the forum!! I've spent too much time away, but always love coming back. Thanks so much for all the kind comments on my last post! I always read them all, but don't like to push my song to the top if I'm gone for several days or a week. Just know they are very much appreciated. This is a song I got the idea for when I was briefly in Seattle in Sept. of '21. I just like the way the title rolled off the tongue. Hope you enjoy. Would love to know what you think! Take care. Greg

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September in Seattle

September in Seattle
And the skies are turning gray
I feel the autumn rainstorms commin’
I know they’re on their way
And your probably on a beach somewhere
In LA doing fine
And I’m the furthest thing now from your mind
Left behind

October in Seattle
Still not quite feelin’ like myself
Halloween is coming
Stores have costumes on the shelves
And I think about your sister April’s party
Where we met
Just one more thing I’m trying to forget

And I know it’s way past time now
I should be movin’ on
Find away to just accept somehow
Admit you’re really gone
Just face the truth
I know I lost the battle
In September in Seattle

December in Seattle
And the cold cuts to the bone
And I’m haunted by the thought
Of spendin’ Christmas Eve alone
And I’m feeling like these blues
Are never gonna disappear
Maybe next year

But for now I’m feeling beat
Can’t help feelin’ mired in defeat
My spirit is embittered and embattled
In December
December in Seattle

And I hope that you’re OK
The sun’s still shining in LA
But it’s rainin’ in Seattle

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Really pretty song Greg and loved the harmony and cool ending.
Second one I've heard on here today with a really cool ending.
I just rewatched the old movie Sleepless In Seattle a couple of weeks ago
Well done.

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Greg,

Lovely song, lovely melody. Just an excellent write and your vocal slays. Great song structure on the write as well. Wonderful specifics and terrific lines throughout. One of my favorites from you—just outstanding. Agree that ending is really well done!

My very humble regards,

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Nice new song, Greg, great idea to use a city in the lyric. The youtube link led me to much of your other terrific material, and I ended up spending about two hours listening to it. What a pleasure! Can't say enough good things about your music. Will revisit for sure.


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Greg...I have to get on board with Deej...gorgeous song...love the melody and the harmonies are top-notch...your vocals are always one of the highlights of your songs...but then again I can't find any low-lights...from the lyrical story to matching it with the right style, to the arrangement, to your recording and mix...it's just a great production of a tender ballad...it makes me think of Dan Fogelberg...I hope that's a compliment I mean it as a high one! (You should consider visiting some other cities long enough to make a complete album)


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Hi Greg,

This is another top song from you and very well sung.

I particularly liked the outro with the BV's and Guitar.

Good guitar solo in the middle and at a nice loud volume.

Can't wait for your next song.

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Greg,

Beautiful song - love the vocal and arrangement.

As good as it gets...

Absolutely loved it.

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Hello Greg,

A very nice song, sang very laid back and still sounding so emotional.
I loked at al the posts here to see if I can add something that wasn't said.
I couldn't find one

I enjoyed your singing a lot in this song. It still sounds in my head and gives me a smile. Wow, ain't that a big compliment or not?

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One of your best, no doubt about it. Wonderful. Wow - it's hit me harder than I thought it would, I have no idea why. But yes - absolutely brilliant in every way - singing, writing, lyrics, structure ... loved it. Well done.

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Greg,

Killer.

Excellent write (of course).
Gorgeous vocals (of course).
Really nice arrangement/production (of course).
Good mix.
Nice ending...

Another HIT from the Greg Johnson Song Machine.

I always find myself singing your song after it finishes. The mark of DONE RIGHT.


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A sad, sad, song but man I enjoyed it.
A great chord progression and melody.
Superb arrangement !


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There's not much to say that hasn't already been said.... I just love everything about this song.

Thanks for sharing!


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Nice hook! Really enjoyed the track. Well done!
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I love melancholy ballads and when they are sung by the silkiest ballad voice, nothing can go wrong. Really heart-wrenching lyric fits these rainy and darkening Autumn days. The arrangement is pure gold, really like the drums and the solo guitar is dosed perfectly. The backing vocals sound excellent, great work.

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Gorgeous work - lovely vocal and melody.

You always deliver excellent songs.

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Greg,

Beautiful song and vocals.
Really like the backing vocals!
And very good solo!

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Hi Greg ...

You are a "Hit Song Machine"! You turn out one gorgeous song after another. This is beautiful. Alth0ugh poignant and melancholy, it's such an easy listen. For obvious reasons, I don't have to point out the superb vocal. But I will. Di says your voice is as soft and comforting as a cotton ball falling into a basket of rose petals. I couldn't have said it any better. Your arrnagement and mix is stunning.

As always, I am beyond impressed. Take care, my friend ...

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Hi Greg. You know I always talk about how wonderful your voice is, so I'll skip that obvious part this time. Man, I really like how you write songs, too. Right from the alliteration idea to a masterpiece of music. The chord changes keep your listeners slowly rocking to the groove, then the melody brings them in even further and invites them to sing along. The wonderful lyrics give them something to think about, and whether their experiences can directly relate or not, they will always understand. Man, that's far and above all the requirements necessary to join Tin Pan Alley or the Brill Building writers.


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Greg ... fabulous song! My wife and I have several special memories of times spent in Seattle, and one of her favorite movies is Sleepless in Seattle. The way you've put this song together, both lyrically and musically brought feelings alive. Yes, you've got a great voice, and the way you use it here is just a fantastic compliment to an already great song. The guitar you chose for the lead was perfect and the mix was great, so I guess to repeat myself ... fabulous song!

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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Really pretty song Greg and loved the harmony and cool ending.
Second one I've heard on here today with a really cool ending.
I just rewatched the old movie Sleepless In Seattle a couple of weeks ago
Well done.

Josie


Thanks so much Sundance!! Listened to your new "old" song a few days ago....SWEET!! Take care. Greg

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