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Better With You


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RobLeBanc

 Genre: Rock

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I was recently Married on the beach in Maui, I was inspired to write a song to my Wife as soon as I could get home and get a guitar in my hands.

To my Muse, my Love, My Wife

* The song ends at around 05:20, there's some dead air after that. Bad form, I know. Sorry!
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Lyrics
Sometimes we see things
In a different light
Sometimes we love
Sometimes we fight
Most nights
We hold each other tight
And it's better with you

Up to now
I've had zero plan
I was just a broken
And drunken man
I can't lead you to a promised land
But I'll Find it with you

I get to see the World with my best friend
She will comfort me when I'm a troubled man
She fills my sails with a precious wind
And she brings me back home again

Here we sit
With our feet in the sand
You have rescued me
by taking my hand
I can't promise you a perfect man
But I'm better with you

I hear your laughter
It's like Music to me
Our life is love
Like it's supposed to be
I can't promise you a perfect man
But I'm better with you

( repeat chorus)

Ooooooh I'm just a better man
You make me a better man
Song Stats
Hits: 2270
Comments: 44
Fans: 25
Plays: 112
Downloads: 37
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Jun 11, 2011 - 02:09:28 AM
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2011 - 11:44:09 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 05:17:37 AM
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Hardware:
Fender accoustic, Fender strat, BC Rich Bass (thanks to Mike), Carvin mic, Line 6 tone port ux2.
Software:
Sequel 2 By Stienberg, Gearbox line6
Comments
hackneybloke said 2180 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
better with you
hey robbie. cool track. rocking, anthemic. love the transition at 2.23...really lovely.....you could have sustained that for another few bars - loved the guitar noodle there. strong vocals and harmonies all over....and crystal mix.
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RobLeBanc said 2180 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Julian
thanks very much, truly. I take your compliment on harmony to heart, for you are a master! Yes, I was tempted to take that break a bit further, but I wanted to keep this under 06:00, I tend to get lost in a project if I indulge those impulses, best to stay focused! Glad you liked it!
Thanks for listening Julian!
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gadzooks said 2180 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Better With You
This has a nice melody. I like the vocal performance a lot. Instrumental bridge is real nice with the crunchy chords and the acoustic bit ... wanted to hear more. Good tune. Enjoyed the mix.
SG
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RobLeBanc said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
SG
thanks a lot for tuning in!
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alackbass said 2180 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Better With You
Your voice has a great Paul Rodgers growl. In fact the whole package has a cool Bad Company vibe! Sounds like the lost track from Running With the Pack!
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RobLeBanc said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Paul Rogers?
Wow thats a great compliment, I wish I had that soulful blues sound! Thanks Andrew!
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Carrie71 said 2180 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Congrats...
A love anthem, no better gift! I love the guitars. Great vox. Lucky you, lucky her!
RobLeBanc said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Carrie
thanks so much, you and Gaylen are a very talented duo, looks like a good match there too eh? Aint love grand? :)
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davisamerica said 2180 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
oh yeah!
well this rocks. downloaded.
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RobLeBanc said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Rockin
Good News!!!

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finkeldink said 2180 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Nice one robby
Great mix.
Excellent guitar work.
The vocals sound awesome.
Epic song dude!
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RobLeBanc said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Fastmikefinkeleddie!!!
Thanks my Man, good to hear from ya, not sure about that mix though, getting some helpful input on here is always a learning experience!
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Vic Holman said 2179 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Better With You
first of congratulations on the marriage, i hope you have many joyous years ahead.

excellent tune. truly inspired that's for sure.
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RobLeBanc said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Vic
thanks for stopping by, I aim to get my recordings as high quality as some of yours are man, tall order! You Rock!
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strangedream said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Hey Rob
Great song...the vocals need to be brought way up...something in the music is masking frequencies in the vocals making it sound a little muddy. This song reminds me of a U2 song, which is awesome because I love U2! You have a great voice, and these are really sweet lyrics. Congrats on the marriage.

Nat
RobLeBanc said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Muddy
is my middle name, that is a recurring problem with many of my recordings. Over processed perhaps? Not sure. I am a terrible audio engineer, but one problem is I have no monitors, I do all my recording using $20.00 Sony headphones, so I'm sure that has a lot to do with it, lol.
Anyhow, thanks for your input Nat, I really appreciate technical critique from MJ'ers, I't really helps to find out what others are hearing that I cannot.
Thanks for the compliments and for listening!
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PeterB7858 said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Classic rock...
Hi Rob. Classic rock vibe with a great riff. I agree with Natalie that the vocals could be brought a bit more forward in the mix (or perhaps it is an EQ issue?). Good lyrics - your wife must be proud. Quality post. Regards, Peter.
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VicDiesel said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Congrats
on writing such a good song. And on getting married.
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RobLeBanc said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Thanks
very much for listening Sir!
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dave_b said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Better With You
Has a U2 feel IMO. Like the chord prog and the synth wash, the bass bubbles along in an interesting way. Strong vocals & harmonies. Excellent production. The lyric is heartfelt & genuine.
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RobLeBanc said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Diggin
these U2 comparisons, wow! I am a sucker for good harmony in Rock Music, U2, CSN, The Who etc. I dont sing anything without filling out my vocals with harmonies, it helps cover what I lack as a full on frontman style Vocalist.
Thanks for giving it spin!
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JAB24 said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Congrats! Rob
Wonderful! You sound like a true pro ! Really enjoyed the song. I have been hesitant to submit my song because it's so old & yet simple. It should be available to listen to on Monday.I'm in the Macjams 3 day review.
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RobLeBanc said 2178 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Hesitant?
Nothing to hide here in MJ, submit it all, old , new, good bad, this community will not judge you, the worst that can happen is you may learn something. I'm learning right now! Thanks for joining us, and thanks for listening friend. Have fun!
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tonestones said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Better With You
Wow. Sounds great, getting married on the beach. I love the idea of memorializing the most important events in your life in song. My only technical comment is the the reverb is a bit heavy. Other than that, it is well constructed and sounds good. I like the lyrics, your vocals and guitar work are very good. I like it.
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RobLeBanc said 2179 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Steve
Thanks very much, I have a bad habit with effects, I love the way they sound as I'm recording, but as I am learning more, I am hearing people say it really bogs down the mix in the end.
Thanks for your input and for the compliments!
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Doadars Uncle said 2178 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Very expansive!
This has a very epic feel to it. I like it!
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RobLeBanc said 2178 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Epic
now thats a word I love to hear connected to my music, no matter how misplaced it may be, haha! Thanks sir, you are too kind!
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Wummimann said 2178 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
...
i like it!
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RobLeBanc said 2178 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
...
Thanks!

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RAVENS said 2178 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Lovely
The lyrics are so heartfelt & the emotion in your vocals speak for themselves. Just wonderful!

Hmmm, the overall production could be a bit more open. Sounds like a little too much reverb/or compression on the mix, making it sound distant. Still, it's undeniable, this is a terrific song!

RAVEN ;-)
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RobLeBanc said 2178 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Dani!!!
So glad you listened! Thanks very much for your kindness! Yes, I've always had mix issues on my stuff. I think I'm just gonna have to invest in some monitors soon. Mixing in these $20.00 sony headphones is causing me to miss so much in hearing fine details of recording.
It's a constant battle for me to resist using effects on my vocals, guitars etc. I really gotta work on that.


Thanks Dani, Your input is well recieved dear!
You are da best!!
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mvh9591 said 2178 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Nice_____
Congratulations on your marriage, Great song - Nice work however it is a little distorted - The mix is just a bit to hot. It would sound much better and cleaner mixed at a lower volume - IMO.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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RAVENS said 2178 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Goodness
How could I forget! A huge congratulations to you and your wife. A Maui beach wedding, what could be more magical? Many blessings to a beautiful & promising future! ;-)
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RobLeBanc said 2174 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
: )
Thanks again!!
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KCsGROOVE said 2178 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
great rocksong!
I dig the full sound of the song!
Cool vocals and guitars!
Fav and download!
KC
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neilh79 said 2178 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Better With You
This rocks dude, some really great vibes going on awesome job.
magnatone said 2175 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Better With You
congratulations on your recent marriage rob - that's wonderful, and so is this song! your vocals are especially strong - great job - many happy returns!
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RobLeBanc said 2175 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Karen
thank you so much for listening! I sure could have used your ivory tickeling on this, eh? I play piano like I type, one note at a time!

Thanks again!!
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Loob said 2174 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Congrats on the marriage!
Great track here! I bet she loves it!
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BlueFlameRoom said 2174 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
I had to talk of course...
This is well arranged.. more than that it rocks.... and it tells a story... what"s not to like?????... well done
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RobLeBanc said 2174 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
See
I knew you could do it! Haha, thanks for stoppin by Rooster!!!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2174 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Mix
I agree a little with strange dream's comment regarding the cox, which are a little lacking in dynamics as a result of the busy mix nonetheless this is a standout track. The overall sound has that polished 80's stadium rock feel and your voice has a genuine rock quality to it. Great rhythm and structure and some awesome guitar tones round it all out. A prime candidate for some frequency sculpting, this could be radio ready very easily. Bravo.
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ShadowofNine said 2171 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
Better With You
Big song, I know the big feel you were after and how hard it is to get it right, but still for me it's the song that matters more than the recording and this song works for me really well
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Char said 2142 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
May you both be happy
in eachother's arms forever. Dynamic singing. Great love song. All the best. Thanks.
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