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Can't Afford Your Love on Soundcloud
Can't Afford Your Love on YouTube


Essentially just another breakup song. It's more of a B-Side song. But since less folks know what that is, lets called it a Besides song.

File:Can't Afford Your Love.SGU
Key=Dm , Tempo 100, Length (m:s)=3:19
Style is _SUPER.STY (Super 70s Soul Funk)

RealTracks in song: ~673:Organ, B3, Background Blues BB Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 4229:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SoulFunk70s Ev 100
RealDrums in Song: TambourineJanglyEv16
RealDrums in Song: CabasaQuarters
RealDrums in style:SoulFunk70sEv: a: Hat & Sidestick b: Hat & Snare
Dave Bell (Blue Attitude) played guitar and I added bass, keys and vocal.

Can't Afford Your Love

I can't afford your loving any longer.
Emotional reserve strained.
My wallet's runnin' dry as I'm sitting in your corner
with all my budget drained.
There is somethin' in the way that you're looking at me lately
that I seem unworthy of.
I feel I cannot pay the price is costs to play.
I can't afford your love.

I can't decide if you just want to use me
to see how much I would pay
for the priviledge just to be in the presence of your beauty.
But I've got something to say.
You just keep me in your debt, but I'm charging back the interest, cuz I don't have enough
I feel I cannot pay the price it costs to play.
I can't afford your love.

I never know what I should say when you do the things you do.
I never want to spend the time. I won't invest in you.

V-- (Dm Gm)4 F Gm F Gm
C Dm7 Gm7 Am7...
BR-- F F Gm7 Gm7 C7 C7 Bb7 Am7...

END-- Dm7... Gm7... Dm7...


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This is really cool! Kind of a funk island sound. I dig it!!

Great mix too and guitar work by Dave!

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Hi, Marty.

I still remember B sides of records. They've got the songs that sometimes sound better than the A side. wink

Nice. Plus, the verse has an interesting "walk up" I'd expect from a bridge.


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Marty,

Great song and great arrangement. Love your vocal and Dave's work here.

I also love B sides, so much excellent material was lost on the flip side. This one deserves to be heard over and over!

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Thank you Marty for this great marriage between video and music. The backing guitar is great.
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Marty

Good song. Nice band choice. Bass vocal and Dave's guitar (big sound!) sounded great.

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B-side my butt! (and I remember so called B-sides)
This is top shelf all the way.
Everything is spot on.
Definitely an A-side.


Why is it that the people who tell me to calm down are the ones who tick me off in the first place!

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I dig the way you sang the last line of the chorus ...raw & rare.
Excellent playing Dave & Marty - excellent.
It's a fine, fine thing.


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Marty,

That's some smoky blues going on right there. That lead solo just slays . . . (maybe a bit too far in front of the mix? Dunno . . . see what others think).

Cool rhythm and feel to this . . . good stuff!

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Really nice song, and expertly played/sung. Better than a B-side for sure! To add to the B-side discussion, back in the day we ALWAYS listened to the B-side, 'cause...we had paid for it, right? Same with albums. We'd exhaust every track on both sides. When my son purchased his first CD he asked me why people buy a bunch of crappy songs just to get the one good one. Hmmm. Kids today. On the other hand, his favorite album is "Brother in Arms", so I cut him a lot of slack.

Love your song!


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Originally Posted by David Snyder
This is really cool! Kind of a funk island sound. I dig it!!

Great mix too and guitar work by Dave!
Thanks, David. Yeah, that's my style, "Kinda." Not quite this, not quite that. Glad you like it.

Originally Posted by dcuny
Hi, Marty.

I still remember B sides of records. They've got the songs that sometimes sound better than the A side. wink

Nice. Plus, the verse has an interesting "walk up" I'd expect from a bridge.
Thanks, David. I agree about the Bs. Seems you and I (and probably a lot of us here) weren't the marketing targets of the music moguls.

Originally Posted by rsdean
Marty,

Great song and great arrangement. Love your vocal and Dave's work here.

I also love B sides, so much excellent material was lost on the flip side. This one deserves to be heard over and over!

Bob
Thanks, Bob. This one sat on the shelf for a year, and now finally breathes. It'll be a last minute addition to a new album coming out next month. Course not many will hear that either. wink

Originally Posted by laurent4114
Thank you Marty for this great marriage between video and music. The backing guitar is great.
Laurent
Thanks, Laurent. You, too, are putting together some lasting marriages.


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SUPERB!!!

What a song, Marty. One of your best, once more. Edgy, punchy ... wonderful. The lyrics communicate a great message ... been there (who hasn't?) smile Your vocals are just as good as the song, the delivery is marvellous. And the video, as I wrote above: magnificent - so well and carefully crafted.

Dave Bell once more nails the guitar solo. Wow.

And that lyrics line: "You just keep me in your debt, but I'm charging back the interest" - brilliant smile

Hats truly off to you, Marty. Takes a lot of talent and just as much effort to create something like this - and nail it, which you've done. Bravo.

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DEFINITELY NOT a B-side Marty!!! The band sounds great, and so does your vocal!!! EVERYTHING works!!! Great playing by Dave too!! Take care. Greg

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If this is the B-side then bring on the A-lister...another smartly composed and worded tune...the rhythm is a grabber for me...it has that Witchy Woman vibe to it...the instrumentation here is exceptional...the vocals are great Marty...super lead Dave!...I love every part of it!


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Originally Posted by PeterF
Marty

Good song. Nice band choice. Bass vocal and Dave's guitar (big sound!) sounded great.

Peter
Thank you, Peter!

Originally Posted by MarioD
B-side my butt! (and I remember so called B-sides)
This is top shelf all the way.
Everything is spot on.
Definitely an A-side.
Yes, backside then. hehe Thanks, Mario!

Originally Posted by rayc
I dig the way you sang the last line of the chorus ...raw & rare.
Excellent playing Dave & Marty - excellent.
It's a fine, fine thing.
Wait. I know that quote. Is it Churchill? A fine, fine comment, Ray.

Originally Posted by Deej56
Marty,

That's some smoky blues going on right there. That lead solo just slays . . . (maybe a bit too far in front of the mix? Dunno . . . see what others think).

Cool rhythm and feel to this . . . good stuff!

Deej
Thanks, Deej. Dave is like the EF Hutton in the group. When he talks everyone listens.


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"....since less folks know what that is, lets called it a Besides song."

HAHAHAHAHA

The B side is always better.

Good playing (duh). Good mix. (duh). Good Music. (duh).

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Originally Posted by DC Ron
Really nice song, and expertly played/sung. Better than a B-side for sure! To add to the B-side discussion, back in the day we ALWAYS listened to the B-side, 'cause...we had paid for it, right? Same with albums. We'd exhaust every track on both sides. When my son purchased his first CD he asked me why people buy a bunch of crappy songs just to get the one good one. Hmmm. Kids today. On the other hand, his favorite album is "Brother in Arms", so I cut him a lot of slack.

Love your song!
Love your comment, Ron. Makes me wonder though... Did you wear out ALL tracks on the Double Fantasy album? I purposely scratched it so it would play just a Single Fantasy.

Originally Posted by musician17
SUPERB!!!

What a song, Marty. One of your best, once more. Edgy, punchy ... wonderful. The lyrics communicate a great message ... been there (who hasn't?) smile Your vocals are just as good as the song, the delivery is marvellous. And the video, as I wrote above: magnificent - so well and carefully crafted.

Dave Bell once more nails the guitar solo. Wow.

And that lyrics line: "You just keep me in your debt, but I'm charging back the interest" - brilliant smile

Hats truly off to you, Marty. Takes a lot of talent and just as much effort to create something like this - and nail it, which you've done. Bravo.
Wow, thanks a British ton, James. Yeah, i know too much to take credit for that line, but as soon as it appeared I liked it, too.

Originally Posted by Greg Johnson
DEFINITELY NOT a B-side Marty!!! The band sounds great, and so does your vocal!!! EVERYTHING works!!! Great playing by Dave too!! Take care. Greg
Thanks so much, Greg.

Originally Posted by firesong
If this is the B-side then bring on the A-lister...another smartly composed and worded tune...the rhythm is a grabber for me...it has that Witchy Woman vibe to it...the instrumentation here is exceptional...the vocals are great Marty...super lead Dave!...I love every part of it!
Thanks, Dan. Yeah the rhythm was fun on bass.


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This has a feel of some of the 60’s songs like Stormy and it stays in your head!

Ahhh, some of the best classics were B sides, weren’t they? smile

Your vocal and bass are rich sounding and Dave’s guitar is powerful.

The mix sounds really good on the Kalis and that B3 sat in very well.

Enjoyed it! We're absolutely B side ourselves with fun listening.

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Clever lyrics. Love 'em. I'm glad my lady ain't like that. Hey, I think I recognize that guitar. Superb.Nice addition of the organ.

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Originally Posted by floyd jane
"....since less folks know what that is, lets called it a Besides song."

HAHAHAHAHA

The B side is always better.

Good playing (duh). Good mix. (duh). Good Music. (duh).

fj
Thanks, floyd. Back in the day I would've been quite happy to have written a B-side. Today, I'm just happy to...

Originally Posted by Janice & Bud
This has a feel of some of the 60’s songs like Stormy and it stays in your head!

Ahhh, some of the best classics were B sides, weren’t they? smile

Your vocal and bass are rich sounding and Dave’s guitar is powerful.

The mix sounds really good on the Kalis and that B3 sat in very well.

Enjoyed it! We're absolutely B side ourselves with fun listening.

J&B
Haha. Glad you liked it, J&B. Yeah, Stormy is much fun to play.

Originally Posted by Ezekiel's Storm
Clever lyrics. Love 'em. I'm glad my lady ain't like that. Hey, I think I recognize that guitar. Superb.Nice addition of the organ.
Thanks, Scott. Yeah, if I want to write other than a silly love song, I have to write about others' girls.


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