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So, I'm finally back from a slightly longer vacation, and to get things rolling again here's something short and simple so as not to overtax anyone's attention span, including mine.

The backing tracks were a piece of cake and only took the better part of an afternoon,
but no lyrics would fit, no matter what I tried
- against war: nope
- against politics and the current state of Europeland: NO
- against everything (aka Punk): close, but no cigar
- a hate song: okay-ish, but my Revenge song is way better
- protest song: no, been there, done that, the world's still a mess

Then I remembered the wise words of the great American songwriter and philosopher
Floyd Jane: 95% of all songs should be love songs.

There you have it!
A love song.
Nothing more and nothing less.
And, to be honest, I like it.
Upbeat, loud and without a Banjo. What more could you want?

Enjoy, and write something.


As always, thanks to Marty for lyrical and musical advice. You rule!

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Style: _BOTTLE.STY

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Drums: BluesRockEv
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Vocals: The usual suspects

You can find the lyrics in the next post.


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Title: Even A Love Song

(Verse 1)
I woke up last night
Couldn't sleep
Had a dream
It was so bad
That I was covered in sweat
From that dream
That you were gone
Forever gone
I remember exactly how
Our love was like it isn't now

(Chorus 1)
This is my love song
That I wrote for you
Even though sometimes you treat me wrong
This is my love song
My little love song
To show you the place where you belong
You belong
I belong
We belong
But maybe I am wrong

(Verse 2)
Every time we fight
I'm full of fear
That you might
Disappear
I cling to those days
When everything was bright
Days full of light
We kissed and laughed
Through every night
Making love till the morning light

(Chorus 2)
Just a little love song
That I wrote for you
Even though sometimes you treat me wrong
A love song
Our love song
My love song
For you

(Bridge)
Cause I'll love you
Till the end of my days
I won't ever let you go
I plead you I beg you
I'd do everything for you

(Chorus 3)
Even a love song
I would write for you
Even though sometimes you treat me wrong
A love song
Our love song
My love song
For you
This is my love song
My love song
To show you the place where you belong
You belong
I belong
We belong

(Outro)
But maybe I am wrong
Maybe I am wrong, wrong, all wrong

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This is just a really excellent song all around. 100% on all fronts, How did you do the video? It looks very like a 3D modelling animation - the kind of images I create, but animated - though even if I had enough room on laptop, which is only used for 3D modelling, to be able to do animations it would take me at least a month to lip-sync a vocalist! Amazing job.


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B.D.,

Love this song - excellent arrangement and a great vocal. The video is awesome - so creative!

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B.D.,

Your melodies are always pop.
This song is also a really simple and pop love song. It's very cool.
It's easy to remember and easy to listen to.
Also, the vocals are great. Is it a synth vocal?
If so, you're a master of that field.
The video is also great.
Enjoyed my listen and watch a lot.

Best regards.

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A love song with attitude, great stuff!

Man, your stuff is always so well done, just a pleasure to listen to! Enjoyed.

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I love this song as you know, but I didn't see the video beofre. That's very cool, Brain. Your creativity is boundless and fruitful, my friend. I may be wrong but this is a terrific love song --no, I'm right. Well done!


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Nice. I like the power on those higher notes... solid.

good job


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Whoa, now THAT's something you don't see OR hear every day! Love everything about the song, the sound and the video. This is crazy good.


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Song: Great ... lyrics, groove, production, power, mix ... everything spot on
Vocals: Excellent very nice
Video: How? What? Mind Blown!!! What did you use to get a avitar to mouth the words insync with the vocal track ... please let me know how you did that ... I want to steal that from you. LOL !!!


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Originally Posted by WaoBand
This is just a really excellent song all around. 100% on all fronts, How did you do the video? It looks very like a 3D modelling animation - the kind of images I create, but animated - though even if I had enough room on laptop, which is only used for 3D modelling, to be able to do animations it would take me at least a month to lip-sync a vocalist! Amazing job.
Thank you for your nice words.
Lip-syncing videos is not as difficult as it used to be. Until recently, I created them all with a software called iClone8 .
The result looks like this video.
The problem is that it's a lot of work, not because of the lip sync, but because of all the other movements (e.g. breathing) you do while you're singing.
If you want to do it right, it's a lot more work than the song itself.
And I'm first and foremost a (kinda) musician, not a director.

Then I came across Hedra , and even if the beta version is a bit rough at the edges, it's a lot less work to create something interesting.
No idea what the prices will be when the beta ends, or if they'll even survive.
But it looks promising.


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Originally Posted by rsdean
B.D.,

Love this song - excellent arrangement and a great vocal. The video is awesome - so creative!

Bob
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BD, this is fantastic.
Great video!
Super lyrics!
Loved those dynamics!
Outstanding work with those synth voices.
Loved it!

PS - Thank God there was no banjo!


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This is what the world needs, Yet Another Love Song laugh And a pure love song, not a break-up song ... or maybe I am wrong wink

Very nice pop rock song with good guitars and dynamic arrangement. And the vocalist has also nicely a lot of natural variation from calm to strong and from low to high.

It's mesmerizing to watch that simple video, although some parts seem artificial, somehow she feels like a real person who can sing beautifully and releases her music regularily. Or is it you or she?? Maybe one day there are true AI persons posting their creative art on this forum smile

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Great song, and I love the production. So very full. Great work!

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Hi B.D.

I watched/listened to this yesterday (and again now) but didn't have time to leave a comment at the time.

Your music and videos are always among the best on the forum. This is no exception.

Terrific work on the synth voice, and the music is spot on. I ALWAYS enjoy your posts. You have a lot of talent!

Take care,

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Originally Posted by animarorecords
B.D.,

Your melodies are always pop.
This song is also a really simple and pop love song. It's very cool.
It's easy to remember and easy to listen to.
Also, the vocals are great. Is it a synth vocal?
If so, you're a master of that field.
The video is also great.
Enjoyed my listen and watch a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Thank you very much for your kind comment, Shigeki Adachi.
I (almost) always try to find melodies that are easy to remember and sing along to.
Sometimes I even succeed smile
The vocals are from the Synthesizer V, the singers are Natalie and for the background vocals Solaria.


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Originally Posted by BlueAttitude
A love song with attitude, great stuff!

Man, your stuff is always so well done, just a pleasure to listen to! Enjoyed.
Thanks Dave smile
Mucho appreciated!


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Hi, B.D.

Nice bit of pop! And a creative way out of a writing bind! laugh

What more could I want? How about a banjo solo? wink


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