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A co-write with Mike LeBlanc
An Old Guy Love Song.


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LAST CHANCE FOR LOVE

i aint gettin' no younger
certainly no smarter
lonely folk like me ya know
gotta try a little harder
yea, there's some age in my eyes
a bit of gray in my hair
but i think you'd be surprised
by what I'm feeling here

   my last chance for love
   my last chance for love
   i gotta do this right
   this might be
   my last chance for love

every fall's a little harder
but i've had love through the years
been through hell and high water
somehow i'm still here
now i got my heart set on you
it's finally seen the light
if you feel this way too
we'll make it work out right

   my last chance for love
   my last chance for love
   i gotta do this right
   this might be
   my last chance for love

   i gotta do this right
   this might be
   my last chance for love




There will be other chances...but why not comment anyway???


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Floyd,

This song is an emotional wipeout...

I could have this on repeat all day. Absolutely beautiful and superbly produced. Your vocal is stunning.

Some of the best new music I have heard this year.

LOVED IT!

Bob

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You have us spoiled Floyd, before the 1st guitar strum we know it's going to be another top-shelf, pull the heart strings song.

Masterful is all I can say.


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Floyd,

An excellent write by you and Mike! Yes we are getting older but your voice still sounds like a young man! Boy can I relate to this one...lyrics really speak to a lot of folks!
BTW that soloist guitar track really put a charge into this and sounded fantastic!

Thanks, TB




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Floyd, when I heard "i aint gettin' no younger
certainly no smarter" I thought that you wrote a song about me!

A really great love song with the perfect backing band.
Great vocal, as usual.
Great mix, as usual.
Floyd you are a professional for sure.

Loved it.


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Floyd...you had me at "I ain't getting no younger"...I think you had all of us "seniors" at that point...super idea for a song...so well written and lovely melody...man you write great stuff! and the production was clean and crystal clear...really nice country ballad! kudos!!


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Lovely song, lovely vocal performance and lovely arrangement.
I think the solo could be EQ mellowed just a little but it's probably my cruddy ears.
Every "break" in the voice is a break in a heart.


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Dang, man, you write instant classics --often anthems, in fact, no matter who your writing partner is. Another gorgeous write with a pro production. Do you have any songs you wrote when you were four, Floyd? If so, please send it to me. I need a lower bar. wink


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Man, Floyd, you are one high-quality, prolific writer/artist! Another top-shelfer.

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Hi Floyd ...

I know Mike slightly from the other music site we once belonged to at the same time. and yes, he's an excellent lyricist.

As I listened, Ed Bruce kept running through my mind. He's the only person I can think of who might have sung this as good as you do. I nearly cried when he died a few years back. He was always one of my favorites for many years. But you leave me with many of the pleasures I enjoyed when listening to him. I think that's a very fitting analogy.

A small suggestion, FWIW:


yea, there's some *age* in my eyes - yeah, got some *years* in my eyes


Just a very small, probably insignificant thing, but it crossed my mind. But, there's not a thing wrong with it as written. Feel free to ignore.

This is another stellar song. I miss this style of music. Thanks for continuing to give it life.

Alan


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Hi, floyd jane.

Man, you know how to sing a song. That phrasing:

   My last chance for... (slight pause) love...

Great write with Mike - it's got me rooting for the underdog.

Love the arrangement and the mix as well.


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I have finally begun to understand that the surface level meanings of songs are not what is really going on beneath the surface.

That being said, I hear this song and production as a cry of piercing pain in the deepest recesses of a tortured soul and I know what you're saying.

You're saying that this is the very last chance that you'll have for someone to comment on one of your songs in the forum, a desperate, heart-wrenching, gut-wrenching plea for love, like a knife in the stomach and an ax in the heart, a wounded, remorseful pain-filled plea for just someone, anyone in a vast empty dark swirling cosmos to listen and understand and reach out their hands in the virtual blind pit of the band in a box forum just to say you are my friend, I hear you, I understand, and I love your song.

Man, I could feel this in every chord of this song and every fiber of my being.

I hope I'm not over interpreting, but Floyd I just want to let you know man there will be another chance for you to post another song and another chance for us to comment.

I don't know how I know this, that you will someday post another song and give us another chance to comment, but I can feel it, a hope against hope, against all odds, a light at the end of the world, and the all light of all those things we cannot see.

Because in the eye of the tiger, we are all survivors. Running on empty, running blind, running into the sun but running behind. But somewhere in this world, there's a place for us, yes there's a time for us, and a new love for us, each and every one. East of Eden and west of the sun.

You can say that I'm a dreamer, but man I'm not the only one.

Oh, the song... Man it is great I love it and I hope I got the right interpretation!!!!!


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Sorry to be the one to tell you but I think you may have to add "producer" along with "songwriter" going forward.

I honestly don't think most people really get what a producer does. It seems the word gets thrown around for any recording but listening to their songs I would say they probably don't understand it to the true degree of what it is. You sir understand what being a producer is and it shows. I'm not positive but I personally feel that this is an area that you've really taken interest in and studied over the last few years. To me, your already high quality songs have jumped up to being that much better. You've really grown!

Without getting into details, because you know that would take a bit to describe what you all have going on, the techniques you are using to keep the listener interested are sheer perfection. Knowing what to add when, and what to take out is so key. Especially when the listener isn't even aware of it! It's not obvious. It's subtle but needed.

I've really gotten to dislike the phrase "ear candy" as well because I feel it's thrown around a lot now too without much understanding. Part of "ear candy" is knowing to take something OUT so when you do add it in it's effective in creating interest, sometimes as something new, sometimes as familiar.

Anyway, I'm rambling. Let me tell you about how I'm known to do that. grin

Great song all the way around. Congrats to the two of you on this!


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Touching lyrics for aging hearts and minds, really like the opening lines: 'I aint gettin' no younger certainly no smarter'.
I enjoyed the emotional singing especially in the chorus part. Very warm mix, especially the drums sound pleasant, somehow the solo guitar has bit too sharp tone in my ears but gladly it is served lightly.

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Hi Floyd
Great song
Has a nice, catchy melody
You can really bring the song to life with your voice - very cool !
Also the guitar solo is absolutely great
Many greetings
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Man you really know how to put together a song. Everything from the choice of real tracks, delicate touch of your arrangements, solid lyrical content,
Impeccable vocals that blend with the lyrics and backing tracks to give a point of view to the listener.
Everything about this song works.


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Superb! Nothing else to add.

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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Floyd,

This song is an emotional wipeout...

I could have this on repeat all day. Absolutely beautiful and superbly produced. Your vocal is stunning.

Some of the best new music I have heard this year.

LOVED IT!

Bob



What a really nice thing to say, Bob... much appreciated...


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You have us spoiled Floyd, before the 1st guitar strum we know it's going to be another top-shelf, pull the heart strings song.

Masterful is all I can say.


Thanks, B.T.

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“yea, there's some age in my eyes
a bit of gray in my hair
but i think you'd be surprised
by what I'm feeling here”

Love that!

The build is fantastic and when you started with just the guitar and your vocal Janice said, “just listen to that voice!”

It’s all been said but we’ll repeat it:
Lyric, melody, vocals, band, arrangement, mix, etc are waaaaay high bar.

Another great collab between you and Michael!

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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Floyd,

An excellent write by you and Mike! Yes we are getting older but your voice still sounds like a young man! Boy can I relate to this one...lyrics really speak to a lot of folks!
BTW that soloist guitar track really put a charge into this and sounded fantastic!

Thanks, TB


Thanks, Torrey. We appreciate that....


Originally Posted By: MarioD
Floyd, when I heard "i aint gettin' no younger
certainly no smarter" I thought that you wrote a song about me!

A really great love song with the perfect backing band.
Great vocal, as usual.
Great mix, as usual.
Floyd you are a professional for sure.

Loved it.


smile

Thanks, Mario...


Originally Posted By: firesong
Floyd...you had me at "I ain't getting no younger"...I think you had all of us "seniors" at that point...super idea for a song...so well written and lovely melody...man you write great stuff! and the production was clean and crystal clear...really nice country ballad! kudos!!


Thanks, Dan...

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