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BREAKING CHAINS

I haven't had time to hardly be involved around here much these days (I've been out of the country for a bit, but now I'm back in the states) but still want to contribute something occasionally! It's much different than my usual fare. The title is borrowed from an earlier offering I put up a couple of years ago and the music/melody is from an even later offering. This is a co-write once again with Ron Helm. It's what I would class as mountain folk as attested to by some of the realtracks used! The band carried almost all the load on this one and I'm not complaining! I will be trying to catch up and comment on what everyone else is posting over the next few days! Thanks to all of you who give it a moment to listen! I appreciate it! T

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Breaking Chains
Words and music by
Torrey Bliss and Ron Helm
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Born to fail you've always heard it
And you heard them say you were no good
You wished someday they'd see how you really felt
Somehow you knew they never would
Oh, the things in life that lead to ruin
That keep you buried in your past
How it takes your peace of mind and never lets you find
A love that will forever last
Ooh you need something to hold onto
Ooh take a look it's right in front of you

There's someone who can feel your heartache
And He'll take away your pain
He's the one you know who'll never leave you
Don't you know He's breaking chains

It's time to face a new day dawning
And turn your eyes toward the Son
Forget where you have been, it's time to live again
Through Him your battle has been won
Ooh there's a promise you can hold onto
Ooh given by the one who'll stand by you

Tell Him, Lord come and take my burden
I know your love is never gonna change
And that you're here to heal the broken hearted
Before I was born you knew my name
You're the one who knows my heartache
You're the one who feels my pain
You're the one I know who'll never leave me
You're the one who's breaking chains

Why do you spend your time contemplating
The perpetual state you're in
Why don't you turn around, it's time to lay it down
You know it's not the way to live
Ooh there's a gift that He has given you
Ooh Oh the time has come for your breakthrough

Say, Lord help me with my burden
I know your love is never gonna change
And that you're here to heal the broken hearted
Before I was born you knew my name
You're the one who knows my heartache
You're the one who feels my pain
You're the one I know who'll never leave me
You're the one who's breaking chains




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Torrey,

This is so good! It's you, but "unplugged" and it sounds tremendous!

I absolutely love this one... Will be going back for many more listens.

Bob

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Great job Torrey, I agree with Bob's assessment. Great production and write. Loved the way you built the song from the ground up and brought it back down slightly at the end. It really kept me waiting for whatever was coming next. Like this stuff a lot!

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Torrey...this is a bit outside your box stylistically...but as Bob said when you 'unplug' you step into another lane that fits your voice so well...first off what a great songwriting team you and Ron are together...this is such an uplifting positive expression...I love the message but seriously you had me with the Oohs!...harmony, harmony, harmony! it's what successful living is all about and (IMHO) music too...love the way the song opens up instrumentally and vocally...a voice and an acoustic guitar is the perfect way to open a song IMO...but the right additions are the way to end a song perfectly and some harmony Ooh's (only wish you had thrown in an 'Aah' or two smile loved it! Dan


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Turn your eyes toward the "Son".......LOVE IT!!! Really catchy, well-written song!!! And the production and vocal are right on the money!!! Great!! Take care. Greg

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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Torrey,

This is so good! It's you, but "unplugged" and it sounds tremendous!

I absolutely love this one... Will be going back for many more listens.

Bob


Thanks Bob! Your comments are encouraging and appreciated! T




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Interesting to hear you in a more acoustic setting, but the musical quality is still nonpareil. Some nice lyrical phrase turns. I almost thought you had written a secular song but then the lyrics found their familiar theme. Great work as always.


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Torrey,

A very nice song!
It's amazing to hear such an acoustic sound from you.
It has a different taste than your usual tune, and I listened to it with great interest.
Your vocals are great as always.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

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I like the style and feel of the song, and the contrast between the unplugged opening and the fully produced part works very well.

Extra kudos for using your beautiful "ooh" harmonies in the right way without overdoing it.


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Good song, Torrey. Chorus is memorable, and I particularly like the prechorus (the ooo lines). Vocal is full and rounded.

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Hey Torrey,

Another uplifting spiritual classic!

You sure are on a roll this year man!

smile

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Great job on the production and vocals! I love how it builds in intensity. Great lyrics and vocals as well.

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Originally Posted By: Brad Williams
Great job Torrey, I agree with Bob's assessment. Great production and write. Loved the way you built the song from the ground up and brought it back down slightly at the end. It really kept me waiting for whatever was coming next. Like this stuff a lot!


Thanks Brad! I always appreciate your positive supportive comments! T




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Hi, Torrey and Ron. What a terrific collab. Really cool how this good song keeps getting better as it grows. As it develops, the mix develops, and at each turn I find something else in there that adds so much to the song. The melody moves quite fluidly and it's very catchy. There are no loose ends; every piece points toward perfection. Really well done.


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Great vocals. Really like how it builds, and the ending is very nice too. Good one!

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Originally Posted By: firesong
Torrey...this is a bit outside your box stylistically...but as Bob said when you 'unplug' you step into another lane that fits your voice so well...first off what a great songwriting team you and Ron are together...this is such an uplifting positive expression...I love the message but seriously you had me with the Oohs!...harmony, harmony, harmony! it's what successful living is all about and (IMHO) music too...love the way the song opens up instrumentally and vocally...a voice and an acoustic guitar is the perfect way to open a song IMO...but the right additions are the way to end a song perfectly and some harmony Ooh's (only wish you had thrown in an 'Aah' or two smile loved it! Dan


Thanks Dan! The harmony work on this one was a real challenge! This type of song requires the harmonies to be as good as possible because they are more noticeable and vital to the overall sound of the song! They certainly could have been done better by others, but I gave it my best! T




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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Turn your eyes toward the "Son".......LOVE IT!!! Really catchy, well-written song!!! And the production and vocal are right on the money!!! Great!! Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg! Your comments mean a lot to me! T




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a song master strikes again. SERIOUSLY.

love the way the song builds and the vocs.

talking about 'gift' s your very gifted torrey.

very catchy song.

best

om


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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Interesting to hear you in a more acoustic setting, but the musical quality is still nonpareil. Some nice lyrical phrase turns. I almost thought you had written a secular song but then the lyrics found their familiar theme. Great work as always.


Thanks for taking time to listen and comment TM, I appreciate it! T




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Very well built from the beginning to the end.
Wonderful music.
Good lyrics and beautiful vocals, great Ooooh's.

Rob and Anne-Marie


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