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A co-with Bill Osofsky.
The BAND:
RealTracks in style: ~518:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 2024:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~2051:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 665:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SouthernRock Ev 085 (B:Strum)
RealTracks in song: ~703:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Spirited Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1762:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Pop16thsArp Ev16 085
RealTracks in song: 377:Guitar, Resonator, Background Trav Ev 088
RealTracks in style: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride


THANKS TO YOU

wondering by wednesday where the money went
workin' a second job to pay the rent
learning just what love and true committment meant
all the while believing you were heavensent

   yeah, it's sure been different than what we planned
   the things that two young kids didn't understand
   girl, i can't believe what we've been through
   but i loved every minute thanks to you

driving 'round for fallen trees for firewood
thinkin' that a steak sometimes would sure taste good
would i do it all again, you know i would
baby, you know i would.

   yeah, it's sure been different than what we planned...

when i look into your soft blue eyes
when i hold our baby and she coos at me
i know that i'm a lucky guy
there's not another man i'd choose to be.

   yeah, it's sure been different than what we planned...



Thanks (to you) for listening.
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I agree with all of what the others have said. It's a sure hit, should be on the radio, your best yet.

Seriously though, a very nice, straight forward, feel good song. I bet there are a lot of people that would love to play this for someone...and a lot of someone's that would like to hear it played to them.

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Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
I agree with all of what the others have said. It's a sure hit, should be on the radio, your best yet.

Seriously though, a very nice, straight forward, feel good song. I bet there are a lot of people that would love to play this for someone...and a lot of someone's that would like to hear it played to them.


I am in complete agreement with Aaron.

This is one of the best love songs I have ever heard.

Loved it.


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A simple, lovely melody artfully dressed with a deceptive arrangement.
The narrative is a good one and very well written.
Your words also mark the difference between Australian & US English.
You folk use "different than" while we tend toward "different to". I think the latter is an abbreviation of "different, compared to".
Of no real importance but it's a quirky language with local,regional & national variations.
I enjoyed the song, I really liked the cello at the beginning and the way other parts wove whole cloth so well.


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Excellent story telling Floyd. I am sure there a quite a few people than can relate with these lyrics. A simple tough life but from of the view someone very appreciative. Well done.


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Thanks to you (for making it.) Love those changes, and I always enjoy your lyrics and vocals, Floyd. Another inspirational song, and as Caaron wink said, it's perfect for singing to others and having others sing it to you. Love that opening line, man: "wondering by wednesday where the money went." And then the kicker: "but i loved every minute thanks to you." Oh, yeah, pass out hankies and roll credits. Excellent.


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Wow. Feels like I've been cutting onions, over here ... :-)

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Yeah!

Just a lovely song, floyd!

Loved that opening verse, it really set the stage for the rest of the song.

And then:

"yeah, it's sure been different than what we planned, the things that two young kids didn't understand"

That pretty much sums up most successful relationships I think, the ones that stand the test of time.

Just great writing ability to be able build a story that way.

Great vocal as always, and the track sounds great too, love the way you used the cello.

And I realize looking back that I have used the word "Great" way too many times! eek

Excellent, enjoyed very much.

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Nicely done and a good choice on the instruments.

Enjoyed it.


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Floyd,

An excellent co-write. You're a songwriting machine!
Great vocal, instrumentation and mix. I especially like the cello, and the reso guitar is working very well too.

Nice Job!

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Floyd,

This one hits a new high.

What a beautiful song and arrangement. The production is stellar and your vocal is stunning.

Out of this world music…

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Great song Floyd. The instrumentation really brings out the heart of the words, and they have a lot of heart. This is what country music should be. Thanks for posting.

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Lovely songwriting, expertly crafted, beautifully performed and produced.

A really pretty, evocative love song.

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Hey Floyd,

A really beautiful and lyrical song.

Quite uplifting and a gorgeous mix.

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Smoothly done and well written, Floyd and Bill.

Worth checking:
It could be my ears but I could hear a few mismatched notes in the first 50 seconds between the guitar, piano and cello. Maybe the culprit is the cello. Not sure but it's only a slight niggle and as I said, it may be my ears.
Another nice one.

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Love it! 'nuff said!

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Okay, where do I start?
- fantastic how you tell the story of a life with just a few words. Pure poetry
- this is a great arrangement and a great mix
- beautiful vocals
- should be on the radio, absolutely
- the first 'you' sounds a bit strange, but that's a minor nit you can ignore smile


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Excellent hook and great setup! Vocals are spot-on as usual. The dobro fit perfectly (and cello). Consider a different fiddle background in the first verse; oddly though, it seemed to fit really nice at the end of the song with the dobro. Overall, really loved it.

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Floyd...a really poignant song...great thought and lyrics...lovely melody...you had me with the cello...another great collab with Bill...very pro sounding...a stellar write!


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FJ & Bill,
Very strong collaboration. Ace lyrics and vocals. Very cool bed. I like parts when Resonator guitar enters and bass sneaks in. Very good mix. 2 spins - sound great. Thank you for sharing.

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Beautiful, Floyd. And well timed. These are times the young struggling to make ends meet families can use all the help they can get.


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