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It was my greatest pleasure to work with Freddy on this song. He is such a talented, inspiring musician and person. Thanks, Freddy!

Me: owner/author, lyrics, vocals, piano, bass, flute, percussion, co-producer
Freddy (Loob): Drums, acoustic gtr , violin, arrangement, mix/master


Sometimes we get a second chance...
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Lyrics
VERSE:
There can be no talks about money
No net loss or capital gain
There can be no fights about futures
Simple bumps are the sources of pain

There can be no financial papers
No credit cards or stocks and bonds
There can be no forged legal letters
The only trading is of magic wands

CHORUS:
It’s in the eyes of a child
It’s in the eyes of a child
In the eyes of a child you learn how to stand

It’s in the eyes of a child
It’s in the eyes of a child
It’s in the eyes of a child you learn to understand

VERSE:
I heard you talk all about it
That you can stay all day, rest assured
I see you spend whole days smiling
In their company, enraptured

We stand united by only our feelings
Of happiness and jealousy
Amazed a how life forgives you
Offering gifts of innocence

BRIDGE:
When you look into the eyes of the first time around
Do you hear the lack of words from the first time around?
Do you feel the emptiness from the first time around?
Do you have a sense of this?
Do you have a sense of this?

Chorus
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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2011 - 03:06:03 PM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 02:01:46 AM
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PeterB7858 said 2195 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Fresh
Hi Laura and Freddy. Lovely, fresh vocals Laura. You write pop songs that have enough of a difference to have real interest but still manage to get a great hook in the chorus. The arrangement is very sympathetic to the song and as usual from Freddy, the mix/master is spacious and crisp. Take care both of you. Regards, Peter.
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lholden said 2195 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Thanks
Peter, thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. I had a great time working with Freddy on this song. I hope that you are well. Off to listen to your latest collab, Life Sailors now:)
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Loob said 2195 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
What a treat from you Laurie
It's going to be great fun as we produce our cd! Nothing but teamwork, and talent from you! You go girl!
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lholden said 2195 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
You make me smile
Team work all the way - I like it!! But the talent really comes from you:) Good fun!!
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Soundhound said 2195 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Good lyrics..
Good track and vocals.....

Well done.....
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lholden said 2194 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Soundhound
Thank you very much for stopping by to listen and comment. We're really pleased that you enjoyed the song:) All the best.
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neilh79 said 2195 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Eyes of a child
Excellent tune, I really like the flute in here, so unexpected (if I hadnt read it first!!) and it works a treat. 2 very talented people coming together again love it!
lholden said 2194 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Neilh
Thank you for your lovely comments. Yes, the instrumentation isn't very conventional, but we thought tht it portrayed the message nicely. Thanks again and all the best!
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J_Gretch said 2195 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Eyes of a Child (w/Loob)
Great song and interesting choice of instruments.,,Creativity at its best.
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lholden said 2194 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
J_Gretch
Thanks for your nice comments. It was such fun to make this one with Freddy! All the best.
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H3nry said 2195 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Eclectic mix
An unusual lineup of instruments, to be sure, but it works. I like the lyrics and vocal, too. Something new in pop. This is a collab to watch.
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lholden said 2194 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
H3nry
Thank you... eclectic is a good choice of words. It's nice to put something new into pop! We really appreciate your comments. All the best to you.
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davisamerica2 said 2195 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Wonderful song!
Love your vocals on this, Laura. Music was great, and I especially like that solo. I heard this in it's early stages, and it hooked me then. You really polished it into a sparkling diamond. Terry
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lholden said 2194 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
davisamerica
It's great that you heard how this progressed and it the final product, Terry. Thanks for stopping by for a listen and for the nice comments. Take care and all the best!
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Moviz said 2195 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
A very
'Folky' song and a lovely performance of the good lyrics..... top production and performances, regards M
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lholden said 2194 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Moviz
I often find it hard to choose which genre:) Thank you very much for your nice comments. We're really happy that you enjoyed the listen! All the best to you.
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mrattue said 2194 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Beautiful
Nice accompaniment, nice vocals, nice song.

The chorus i particularly enjoyed. Lovely.

Great work, guys!

Marc
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lholden said 2194 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Marc
Thank you so much for your supportive comments. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the listen! All the best.

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Symphony101 said 2194 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Perfectness
Congrats Laura, Fred you must be proud of this work ! Awesome songwriting, lyrics, performances and production (did I forget something :-))

What great talents here, I'm totally blown away and totally enjoyed the listen !
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lholden said 2194 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Sympthony10
You are really just so kind... thank you. We're very happy that you enjoyed the song. It was great fun making it together. All the best!
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alackbass said 2194 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Eyes of a Child (w/Loob)
Excellent melody! I love the vocal. Your voice has great clarity, depth, and presence. Great drumming and the recorded sound of the kit is excellent. Impressive arrangement! Well produced and really well mixed!
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lholden said 2194 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
alackbass
Thank you very much for stopping by to listen and comment. It's just wonderful that you liked the song. I totally agree that the drums are perfect on this! All the best.
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drakonis said 2194 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Intrigue
I'll first mention that the music/harmonies at the end of the bridge were a little confusing (perhaps on purpose, colliding with the words "do you have a sense of this".) But that's just me. And with that out of the way, let me gush a little... wow, your voice is clear and strong and beautifully feminine here. The singing (and lyrics) reminds me a bit of Joan Baez, makes me want to watch the movie Silent Running again :-) The flute was a perfect addition to this. The overall instrumentation was great, and I am very impressed with the mix, lots going on, but your singing always was clearly heard... kudos to Freddy for that and the other instrumentation/arrangement. Great collab, and you are very talented.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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lholden said 1841 days ago (July 5th, 2012)
drakonis
Thanks for your helpful input, as always, man! Be well.
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Char said 2194 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
You soar,
Laura. You would have been a famous folk singer in the 60's. What a nice production. So much beautiful instrumentation. Well done, Freddy and Laura. Thanks.
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lholden said 2193 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Char
You are too kind... maybe I am secretly left over from the 60s! I am happy that you enjoyed the song. We really appreciate your comments. All the best.
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jiguma said 2194 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Big steps Laurie!
This is such a dramatic step up from your previous posts Laurie. This is partly down to Freddie's mix, but also to your voice and the tightness of this arrangement as opposed to your earlier tunes. Hey, you're even playing great bass!
Freddie, the violin is a really nice touch!
Excellent post Laurie and Fred - no nits at all, just a great listen!
Congratulations!!!!!
Neil
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lholden said 2193 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Neil
Neil, you are very kind.. thank you so much! Without your encouragement, I probably wouldn't have kept trying. Freddy was a joy to work with on this - maybe our enjoyment shows! Thanks and all the best.
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Garni said 2194 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Love this!
Great vocals, backing is brilliant too!
Crisp Mix too!

G-)
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lholden said 2193 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Garni
Thank you very much for your supportive comments. Freddy did a great job on the mix!
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Doug Somers said 2193 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Eyes of a Child
Grabbing performance. The vocal is solid (agree with Drak about the Baez feel) and the mix and arrangement are well crafted and engaging. Nicely done folks!

Cheers,
Doug
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lholden said 2193 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Doug
Thank you for your supportive comments. We are really happy that you like Eyes of a Child. Freddy did a great job on the mix and arrangement - I agree! All the best.
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Sigmund said 2193 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Eyes of a Child
Nice folksy pop tune - love the instrumentation throughout. Excellent collab - great job to you both! Enjoyed -
Sig
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lholden said 2192 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Sig
Thank you very much for your really nice comments. We're just so pleased that you enjoyed this song! All the best.
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dave_b said 2192 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Eyes of a Child
Great sounding arrangement. I like the instrument choices. Mix is clean and crisp. Strong vocals. The violin solo sounds great.
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lholden said 2192 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Dave_b
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comments. We're thrilled that you enjoyed our song:) Freddy did a fantastic job with the violin, I agree.
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Llarion said 2192 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Lovely piece!
Many elements combining to make a harmonious whole! I like the wide and varied palette of sounds... There is a mild lean toward the strident in the drum EQ in my monitors (mostly the overheads, I think), but that does not detract from what is a very pleasing and interesting sonic field. The arrangement is in lock step with the feel the lyrics need. Very sweet piece of collaboration!!
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lholden said 2192 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Llarion
It's great to hear that you liked the varied palette of sounds. We're glad to hear that you liked this song overall. It sure was fun to make.
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DWL said 2192 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Wonderfully done
splendid performances and arrangement

It builds nicely and the vocals and instruments are well balanced.

Cheers

Dick

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lholden said 2191 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
DWL
Thank you kindly for your lovely, supportive comments. It's great to hear that you found the build up to be good. All the best.
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Bob Rodgers said 2192 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
A
lovely song Laura, great vocals and lyrics with a nice clear production.
I love the violin, a great mix, a wonderful sound and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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lholden said 2191 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
Bob
Thanks so much for your nice comments. I also love the violin part that Freddy did. All the best!

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awigze said 2192 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
Laura and Freddy
Nice work. Good production work. Like the lyrics.
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lholden said 2191 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
Awigze
Thank you for stopping to for a listen and to take the time to comment. It's much appreciated. All the best.
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Skean said 2191 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
Right in time
Music is perfect for your great vocals. BTW, great lyrics right in time. Enjoyed tree times… Thanks
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lholden said 2191 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
Skean
I agree that Freddy did a fantastic job creating a nice base for the lyrics. We're so glad that you enjoyed the song! All the best.
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gadzooks said 2191 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
Eyes of a Child
Very nice arrangement and composition. Clear expressive vocals ... enjoyed the chorus very much. Great performance all around. Good mix ... excellent job mix master!! Enjoyed listening.
SG
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lholden said 2190 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
SG
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment... we're really happy that you liked Eyes of a Child. I agree that Freddy did a fantastic job with the mix:)
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SISTERS said 2190 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
nicely done
great delivery, Laura. every word crystal clear. Freddy - your violin is heavenly! the mix is superb, and full of delicious dynamics. can you see my thumb up from there? 8) Anne
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lholden said 2189 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
Anne
I really appreciate your lovely and supportive comments. I agree that Freddy did a fantastic job with the violin. Take care and all the best.
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KCsGROOVE said 2189 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
fine song!
The vocals are wonderful
And that violin is really sweet
Good collaboration!
Enjoyed!
KC
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lholden said 2188 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
KC
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We're really pleased that you enjoyed the song:) We certainly had a great time making it together. All the best.
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ste said 2176 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
like
the instrumentation. nice flute! quality vocals, too. enjoyed the song and performance
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lholden said 2171 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Ste
Thank you very much for your supportive comments. We're glad that you liked it!

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VicDiesel said 2172 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Cool song
Something is fighting with the bass. Is that an electric piano or an organ panned slightly left? It has way too much low-mid; it overpowers your bass. Otherwise very enjoyable.
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Loob said 2171 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Well Vic
I actually mentioned this to Laurie during production, but I thought I had fixed it. Maybe I was just too close and fatigued to say? I suppose the more experience ear like yours (and mine if I'm not fatigued), will pick up on that. We were considering a different timbre for the keys because of this very thing.... Just goes to show you what ear fatigue can do for mixing huh? Good ear man!
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Loob said 2171 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Laurie i guess we'll have to address this before we put this one on the market.
Thanks for reinforcing what I was thinking earlier Vic!
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Loob said 2171 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Actually what we did was to replace the bass, but
I guess the keys were the culprit. i did EQ them but still need more. Great feedback huh Laurie?
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lholden said 2171 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Vic
Hey, thank you very much for your helpful observation about the piano and bass timbres. We looked at this, as Loob said, but it seems that you can still hear it! We'll revisit this. Thanks again for your comments. We're glad you liked it.
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VicDiesel said 2171 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Shelving EQs are your friend
For instruments that are about the mid range, such as keyboards, just roll off everything under 500Hz or so. You'll never miss it. A little notch at 1k or 2k may also help.
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lholden said 2160 days ago (August 21st, 2011)
Vic
That's a great suggestion. Thanks again!
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Philip18 said 2013 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Eyes of a child
Sweet melody. I love the introduction of the different instruments to create a delightful soundscape. Good lyrics, beautifully delivered. Great work from both of you!
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lholden said 2012 days ago (January 16th, 2012)
Philip18
Thank you for your really kind, supportive comments. I most certainly was my pleasure to work with Peter and Freddy on this song:)
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