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I have been very lucky to have done a lot of different and interesting things in my life and I

continue to add to my list.

This may sound like a song about regret. It is simply a song about reflection…




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Life Got In The Way



thought I might live out my days fishing away my time

Watching cutthroat trout on the Yellowstone river rising up to a fly

Trying not to lose that fish Trying not to lose my hat

But a man’s gotta work for a living So it didn’t work out like that


wish I could have been a cowboy or maybe a fishing guide

I probably could have been a million things and I sure do wish I’d tried

wish I could have said I love you more and no it’s not ok

Cause Now I’m down to my last excuse Life got in the way


Saw a barrel racer in Cody Man that girl could ride

She was smiling at a cowboy in a brand new shirt that was standing by her side

I won’t win a buckle or her heart so I sat down in my seat

Maybe if I could have done it again that cowboy would be me


wish I could have been a cowboy or maybe a fishing guide

I probably could have been a million things and I sure do wish I’d tried

wish I could have said I love you more and no it’s not ok

Cause Now I’m down to my last excuse Life got in the way

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Tommy this is really good and your playing ads warmth and humanity to it.
There's quite a high end build up around your sibilant zone. It is hyper by the bvox "wish" but is there quite a bit...the high strung guitar may be part of the issue.

I enjoyed the narrative, regret and "what if"s eat at many of us.
Your guitar licks really make this a great sounding recording.


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Don't we all wish that we could have done something different?

Super vocal and lyrics.

You some very serious guitar chops!

Excellent song.


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Originally Posted By: rayc
Tommy this is really good and your playing ads warmth and humanity to it.
There's quite a high end build up around your sibilant zone. It is hyper by the bvox "wish" but is there quite a bit...the high strung guitar may be part of the issue.

I enjoyed the narrative, regret and "what if"s eat at many of us.
Your guitar licks really make this a great sounding recording.
Thanks for your comments. I appreciate your careful listening skills. My high end is gone for good from 60 years of standing in front of guitar amps. I struggle with sibilance so I am glad to get some feedback on that, Tom

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Good song, I like it.
The mix is a bit too bright, but I think it's still okay.

BTW, 'I sure do wish I'd tried' is actually regret, not reflection grin


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Tom...very introspective and relevant to us "seniors"...really nice track...great solo work...love the hook and the way you approached it...it's seems obvious to me that you are a master at this craft...no matter what you wished you could be...you turned out to be what we like and admire around here...an excellent writer, composer and musician...really enjoyed the song in every aspect! Dan


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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Don't we all wish that we could have done something different?

Super vocal and lyrics.

You some very serious guitar chops!

Excellent song.
Thanks Mario! That is a great review. Tom

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Reflection may lead to regret & visa versa.


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Tom,

Killer.

A solid write
"wish I could have said I love you more
and no it’s not ok
Cause Now I’m down to my last excuse
Life got in the way"
Nice!

Excellent tracks. Excellent mix.
One of your BEST solos!

Love it.

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Telling a story many of us can empathise with, in a warm, matter-of-fact, yet somehow reflective manner. The harmonies are fabulous. This should be on the radio. Bravo.

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Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
Good song, I like it.
The mix is a bit too bright, but I think it's still okay.

BTW, 'I sure do wish I'd tried' is actually regret, not reflection grin
Thanks, I’m glad you liked it. As you know the listener decides what the song is about laugh , Tom



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Hi Tom
Have a great attitude to life
The song sounds great
Especially the intro is excellent
Makes a lot of fun to listen
many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Tommy,

Killer track in all respects: the write, the performance, the production. Great hook on the chorus opening—and the chorus in total is outstanding. Perfect guitar solo. This is some mighty fine songwriting.

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I'm loving everything about this.

It sounds great on my speakers. The mix, the instruments, the balance - all excellent. Grabs my attention and makes me want to keep listening because it sounds so good.

Good write, good singing, good playing.

Love it. laugh


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Another good one Tom. I really liked the writing in this. You've got the whole package here. Writing, musicianship, production - everything is top notch. The way you brought that lead guitar into the break was really good. Hit a topic that most everyone can relate to.

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Sounds like that could have been a Michael Martin Murphy song.

Life is too short for excuses... reach out and go for it. You might not ever get that chance again. Good advice in that song.

Pristine mix.


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Great Song!! great production and guitar work. Thank You

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Originally Posted By: firesong
Tom...very introspective and relevant to us "seniors"...really nice track...great solo work...love the hook and the way you approached it...it's seems obvious to me that you are a master at this craft...no matter what you wished you could be...you turned out to be what we like and admire around here...an excellent writer, composer and musician...really enjoyed the song in every aspect! Dan
Dan, I really appreciate your comments! Thanks so much for listening and saying such nice things about this one, Tom

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Hey that is a really cool song!

I really like the line
"Now I'm down to my last excuse..."

Before the hook.

Nice!!


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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Tom,

Killer.

A solid write
"wish I could have said I love you more
and no it’s not ok
Cause Now I’m down to my last excuse
Life got in the way"
Nice!

Excellent tracks. Excellent mix.
One of your BEST solos!

Love it.

fj
Thanks floyd. I’m glad you liked it. I always await your comments and you always deliver good tidings, Tom

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