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#754594 02/20/23 05:42 AM
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First of all, I want to make clear that this song is NOT autobiographical! smile

The Note (audio link) , The Note (YouTube Video)

The Band:

2906:Piano, ElectricVintage, Rhythm BluesyPopMike Ev 100
2904:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm GrittyBluesyPopBrent Ev 100 (selected simple version)
2905:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BrightBluesyPopColin Ev 100 (selected simple version)

Drums and Percussion: EZDrummer3

Marty Straub from BabuMusic: Bass Guitar

I'm playing the lead guitar and did the vocal.

The Note (2023, Dave Bell)

I stayed out late last night, like I often do
drinking whisky, shooting pool, hangin' with my crew

Took the back roads home, movin' nice and slow
can't afford to get stopped, in case the cops show

Stumble through the door, with an aching head
didn't stop for nothing, headed straight to bed

Chorus1:
That's when I saw the note, that she wrote
she said I'm leaving you now, I can't take it no more
I gave you my best, but now I'm done
time to start a new life, I don't love you no more

I took for granted, all the little things,
The laughter, the love, and the joy she used to bring

But now that she's gone, I see the light,
it's too late for me now, to make things right

I didn't know what I had, and now it's gone
she left me with nothing, but this song

Chorus2:
I try to forget, but I can't let go
I keep on thinkin', 'bout the love we used to know
she said I'm leaving you now, I can't take it no more
time to start a new life, I don't love you no more

outro vamp: I don't love you no more


All comments welcome!

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BlueAttitude team,

Ha! Always being late for the show, finally, I am the first to comment!

Smooth tune. Good lyrics and rhyme. Smokey vocals. Excellent guitar and bass! Percussion worked very well. You should do more of that. Clear mix and listens very well. Good job on video!
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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Dave.
You have that JJ Cale voice again.
I like that.
Have you thought of changing the title to "I don't love you no more"?
To me, it stands out.

Vic

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The vocal REALLY matches the narrative.
Cool band and the Dave/Marty parts hold it together wonderfully.
I like the title...the note being the launching pad for the reflections of the narrator.
Stinging lead - love it.


Cheers
rayc
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Dave,

A Strong write. (might be your best)

Smokin' guitar.
Buttery Bass!!

COOOOL smooth groove.
COOOOL vocal.

Excellent mix.

Superb Listening.
Strong.

fj

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Nice groove and mix! Cool back track and guitar work!

Brad

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Dave

Some really lovely melodic playing, a good evocative vocal and Marty laying down an excellent bass.

Really good work all round. Great song.

Peter

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Dave, that is some great playing with a perfect tone dialed in. Really good expressive vocal. Marty’s bass is in the pocket and the whole production is up to your usual high standards. Well crafted lyrics, Tom

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You guys are a great team.
To me your vocals have a vibe similar to Stephen Stills in his later works.
A sad story but such is life sometimes.


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Hey guys,

Really great song!

Excellent groove, playing and vocals with a real Santana vibe!

Nice!

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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
BlueAttitude team,

Ha! Always being late for the show, finally, I am the first to comment!

Smooth tune. Good lyrics and rhyme. Smokey vocals. Excellent guitar and bass! Percussion worked very well. You should do more of that. Clear mix and listens very well. Good job on video!
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.


Great to see you, Misha!

As far as the percussion goes, I agree. The percussion library included with EZDrummer3 sounds quite a bit better than what came with EZDrummer2, so I'll definitely use it more often in the future.

Thanks for your comments, and thanks for checking out the video!

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loved the 'mood' of this song. nice lyrics.

that clean guitar tone you have on one side of the stereo image i really liked.

for some reason i hear the main lead gtr breaks 'doubled'.
but thats just me.

happiness.

om


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I think this is my new favorite of yours, great lyrics, great vocals, well sung, well produced.
Great work from all involved!

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
First of all, I want to make clear that this song is NOT autobiographical!

Yep, we all believe you grin


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So you say this song isn't about you and yet I would bet with a delivery like that you almost feel like it did. Talk about convincing!
To me, this is one of those songs that gives the listener an experience that makes them thankful it didn't actually happen...but leaves you with the memory of something that never actually was.

Of course everything else is on the highest bar, I expect that from your work.

Great song. It left me with the feeling of loss, then brought me the feeling of gratefulness for what I have. Thank you for creating that for me!


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Originally Posted By: vicarn
Dave.
You have that JJ Cale voice again.
I like that.
Have you thought of changing the title to "I don't love you no more"?
To me, it stands out.

Vic


Hey Vic,

Yes, I did consider that for the title but I liked the simplicity of "The Note" better.

Big J.J. Cale fan here! I love his music, also his approach to guitar as well, just playing what the song needs, nothing more.

Thanks for the listen!

Originally Posted By: rayc
The vocal REALLY matches the narrative.
Cool band and the Dave/Marty parts hold it together wonderfully.
I like the title...the note being the launching pad for the reflections of the narrator.
Stinging lead - love it.


Appreciate that, Ray, thanks!

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Dave / Marty,

As usual your collaborations are excellent. You guys make some great music.

Dave - love when you sing. You have a great blues voice.

Bob

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave,

A Strong write. (might be your best)

Smokin' guitar.
Buttery Bass!!

COOOOL smooth groove.
COOOOL vocal.

Excellent mix.

Superb Listening.
Strong.

fj


Thanks so much, floyd, means a lot coming from you!

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The Blue Attitude band, this should be on the radio today!
This is pro all the way.
Love that groove!
Outstanding vocal and guitar, as usual.
The bass is in the pocket, as usual.
The mix is perfect, as usual.

I think this is your best one yet!


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Spot on everything - the weary vocal, the bluesy guitar... it all works.

Nice job on this! smile


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BlueAttitude,

I think rayc has the right of it . . . that vocal matches the mood of the narrative . . . just a perfect fit and it sits wonderfully in the mix. All aspects of the production are top notch . . . and that solo just slays. Somewhat agree with Vic about the title of the song—“I Don’t Love You No More” might be a bit more recognizable if someone is searching for the tune. Geez, this is smoking stuff! Outstanding piece of work, folks!

My best to you all,

Deej

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