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#798909 02/07/24 08:01 AM
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Hi everyone,

This song was partially based on some medicall experiences I had last year. But all I sing here did not happen!
Well..., the part about my wife is true laugh
And also the duration of my recovery...
And it also has nothing to do with the return of a mummy...

It is called You Came Back, https://on.soundcloud.com/qQfgk

But because I was glad to leave some nasty things behind I made a song with a beat!
Hope you like it!
Hans

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The lyrics:
You came back
HWBerkhout (c) 020424

It was a lovely sunny day,
so we went shopping in the city mall
I didn’t hear it coming,
but I woke up in a hospital

Vaguely, I could see my hands,
they were bandaged and I think all of me too
Footsteps coming my way
I feared some bad news about you...

Chorus
But when I heard that voice right behind me
Oh I... I was in heaven
To hear this sound is some sensation
The one I love came back

It took some time to recover
But I was happy we both survived
Oh, I missed you
the days you could not come to visit me

Chorus
But when I heard that voice right behind me
Oh I... I was in heaven
To hear this sound is some sensation
The one I love came back

Solo
Chorus
When I hear that voice right behind me
Oh I... I am in heaven
To hear this sound is some sensation
The one I love came back

I came home
more or less the one I was
But my eyes...
healed enough to gaze at you

Chorus 2x
And when I hear that voice right behind me
Oh I... I am in heaven
To hear this sound is some sensation
The one I love came back

Oh, when I hear that voice right behind me
Oh I... know it is you
To hear this sound is some sensation
And now you came back to me

And the technicall stuff
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Style is _FACULA.STY (Facula Driving Slow Rock)

RealTracks in style: 1522:Bass, Electric
RealTracks in song: 3261:Cello, Rhythm CelticReelChopping
RealTracks in song: 4581:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm
RealTracks in song 2x: 4157:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm
RealTracks in song: 4584:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopMotionHeldSpaceySynth ev 100
RealTracks in song: 2687:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Blues
RealDrums in Song:FunkDisco: a: Kick, HiHat b: Kick, Closing HiHat
Keyboards: NI Mallets / Piano Colors


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Hans,

Very cool opening.
Excellent BAND. The solo is good.
Good Mix.
Cool vocals.

Glad you made it through whatever happened... you got some good Music out of it...
Well done.

fj

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Glad you made it through whatever happened - it gave the rest of us a chance to hear some of your good music. I really liked the beat on this one, and I too thought it was a great lead guitar you placed in there. I had a similar experience in an emergency room one day, and your chorus really nailed how I felt when I awoke and first heard my wife's voice behind me. Good stuff Birchwood.

Brad

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So much great art is born of adversity...glad you came out of it with a song! Yeah, that backing track just percolates along, but I love all the little stutters and gear changes. And REALLY love the way you've processed your fine vocals on this one. Just a perfect synthesis of music and storytelling.


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Hans,

Excellent song, vocals and production. Love the mix.

Glad you are on the mend!

Bob

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Hans,

It's a powerful, solid sounding song! Your vocals are wonderful and your sound is great mix and final product is excellent! The guitar parts sound great! You always do really good work!

Thanks, TB




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It's great to hear that you not only made it through whatever happened, but also made a song out of it.
That's a pretty cool song, I like it.


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Hello Floyd, Brad and Ron,

Thank you for your very nice posts!

Originally Posted by floyd jane
Hans,
Very cool opening.
Excellent BAND. The solo is good.
Good Mix.
Cool vocals.
Glad you made it through whatever happened... you got some good Music out of it...
Well done.
fj

Floyd, thanks! The real story is different, but I still need to recover.
Your compliments help!

Originally Posted by Brad Williams
Glad you made it through whatever happened - it gave the rest of us a chance to hear some of your good music. I really liked the beat on this one, and I too thought it was a great lead guitar you placed in there. I had a similar experience in an emergency room one day, and your chorus really nailed how I felt when I awoke and first heard my wife's voice behind me. Good stuff Birchwood.

Brad

Brad, thanks for these nice words! The chorus was pretty much how I felt (and sometimes still do). What nice (in a way) you had that experience too. I like that idea, thanks!

Originally Posted by DC Ron
So much great art is born of adversity...glad you came out of it with a song! Yeah, that backing track just percolates along, but I love all the little stutters and gear changes. And REALLY love the way you've processed your fine vocals on this one. Just a perfect synthesis of music and storytelling.

Ron, There is a saying about sadness and creativity. They often go together... More than joy and creativity. But I prefer joy in my life ;-)

Thanks for listening,
Hans


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Beautiful sounds. Hans. A cool song of what's important in life. The lyrics paint a picture of love and happiness in a very deep level devoid of time and space. Yeah, that's it!! Happy for you both!!


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Hi Hans
What a cool song
The background track couldn't be better - Bravo !
Absolutely top !!!
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Hans, I'm glad that you are feeling better and producing music!
Super mix, great guitar leads.
You vocal is very strong in this song.
Great lyrics.
I really liked this one!


Me, it's not about how many times you fail, it's about how many times you get back up.
Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

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Hi Bob, Torrey and Brain,

Thanks for your positive coments on this song!
I had no accident as in the song, but something nasty with my throat.
I was the second one in my country to undergo that operation, so a little shaky.
It will take a year to recover... so I'm half way now.
What I suffered was too complicated to sing about, therefore I chose that accident.
The chorus was -more or less- true

Originally Posted by rsdean
Hans,
Excellent song, vocals and production. Love the mix.
Glad you are on the mend!
Bob


Originally Posted by Torrey Bliss
Hans,
It's a powerful, solid sounding song! Your vocals are wonderful and your sound is great mix and final product is excellent! The guitar parts sound great! You always do really good work!
Thanks, TB


Originally Posted by B.D.Thomas
It's great to hear that you not only made it through whatever happened, but also made a song out of it.
That's a pretty cool song, I like it.

Have a nice day,
Hans


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Second listen on this one Hans. Very cool intro. What a cool groove to this tune. I think the bass lines and hihat really contributed to the groove.. Excellent vocal and lyric. Masterful production and mix. Well done..


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Hans

Very well done. Excellent vocal and the band sounds really good.
Hope the ongoing recovery is going well.

Peter

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Medically inspired music.
Cool chugging band.
Positive vibes story song.
I really enjoyed it.


Cheers
rayc
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The intro grabbed me, Hans.
A worrying experience that turned out well.
Good production.

Vic

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Hi, Hans.

Nice vibe! Sounds very cool - as Vic says, "Good production".

Glad you're doing OK. Real life is rarely simple enough to write out "As Is" - it makes much more sense to edit out the "unimportant" details. smile


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Accidents are scary Hans! I had one about 18 months ago and had some PTSD for a while. Glad you are OK and putting some great music together!!! Take care. Greg

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Hi Hans,

Sorry to be late to the party, but better late than never wink

This is excellent! Band sounds great (BIAB guitar guy is perfect) , and your vocal always sounds great.

Good song, enjoyed.

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The solo guitar parts are superb. We want more! Beautiful song.
Laurent

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