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Letters to you


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gator4040

 Genre: Rock

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Okay, so I deviated from my usual slammin' guitar fest songwriting and wrote this one after watching the movie "Dear John". Its a modern take on the age old story of guy meets girl, guy goes to war, girl dumps guy via letter, guy is crushed. Anyhow, I dont think I've ever got so pissed off at a movie than I did after watching this. I mean, its hard enough leaving your girl, family, country and getting shot at for 2 years only to find out the person that keeps you going is shaggin' some loser back home.... I wrote this song that night and have been kicking it around for awhile now. Anyways, thats my rant, I hope you enjoy and I always welcome constructive feedback. Thanks for listening!

All performance (for better or worse) and production by me.


note: Image borrowed from the web. Film company please don't sue me, I really did like the movie, honest!
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Lyrics
Verse 1
It’s so thoughtful of you to leave me here
It’s so good to know what you think of me dear
You tried so hard, to hold to your innocence
I must admit, I was bliss full of ignorance

Chorus

I can’t I can’t....write a letter to you
To say....farewell

Verse 2
How insightful of you to draw me near
Such softly spoken words I was meant to hear
I’d come this far, the passing time ever more intense
Until now, my world made too much sense

Chorus

I can’t I can’t....write a letter to you
To say....farewell

Verse 3

It’s so thoughtful of you to write me dear
Those final words are not what Id hoped to hear
I’ll continue on, only time can forgive all sin
When I come back, life is renewed again


Bridge
This Dream...Inside me
This time I can’t turn around
Song Stats
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Comments: 18
Fans: 6
Plays: 57
Downloads: 36

Uploaded: Sep 26, 2011 - 04:59:37 PM
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2011 - 05:02:42 PM Last Played: Dec 12, 2015 - 10:12:46 AM
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Comments
alackbass said 2072 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Letters to you
Even your softer side is pretty heavy. Love the tune. The production and mix are excellent!
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gator4040 said 2072 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
alackbass
Thanks for checkin it out! I had been sitting on this for awhile and finally decided to post it. Im still not sold on my mix but I appreciate your positive feedback, it makes me feel better about it! Thanks again
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Loob said 2072 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
I like this a lot.
The vocals are getting covered up a little in the mix though I believe!
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gator4040 said 2072 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Loob
I appreciate the listen and the feedback. There were some parts I struggled with the vocals. It was right on the edge of being too much so played it conservative this time around. Thanks again!
Check out my latest song called TUG
Kicbal said 2072 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Her loss
Nice tune. the sounds are excellent. Really solid overall songwriting and arrangement. As always, impeccable guitar tones. I do like the echo on the 'This dream . . ." part. Bridge and following guitar solo are tight and fit the song perfectly. Despite your best efforts and wishes, you may turn into a singer after all, so might as well get used to it.
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gator4040 said 2072 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Kicbal
Hey Kicbal! Thanks for checking it out. You know I hate singing, but sometimes u gotta do what you gotta do!
Check out my latest song called TUG
ckrohm said 2072 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Cool sound
Like this a lot. However I think that the vocals sound a bit nasal and too soft for my liking. Not too sure about the right word for it but a bit more passion or power in that voice would be good for the song.
Production and mix is great!
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gator4040 said 2072 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
ckrohm
thanks for stopping by and checking it out. I wish I was capable of singing how I would like it to be sung, but sometimes you have to make due with what you have. Thanks again!
Check out my latest song called TUG
Feter said 2072 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Letters to you
Good rockin , the vocal balance with the whole band ..great production really ..thanks a lot for sharing !!
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gator4040 said 2072 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
feter
Thanks for stopping by Feter!
Check out my latest song called TUG
davisamerica said 2072 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
so...
i gather from some of the comments u might be a bit uncomfortable with the singing thing .... don't be u sound great on this. Nice tune and the instruments are right there. You did a really great job of producing this ... totally enjoyed.
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gator4040 said 2072 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
DavisA
Yeah, I've never cared for singing much but I was comfortable that this sounded decent enough for me to post. My strengths lie in other areas but the computer thing has helped me push my boundaries more so I suppose thats a good thing. Thanks again!
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stratcat said 2072 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Good
straight-forward Rock n Roll. Like the heavy tones your getting. You don't hear good old American rock like this any more. I think the mix sounds fine to me.
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gator4040 said 2072 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Stratcat
Thanks for stoppin by and checking it out. Im glad you enjoyed it!
Check out my latest song called TUG
Les_Kloo said 2071 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Letters
"Film company please don't sue me..." Hahaha. I think you'll be OK. As always, a very well constructed tune. The guitars sound fantastic, especially the heavier bits. I like your singing during the verses --- fits nicely, with the subtle harmonies. A little anger might help here and there, but if I could sing like you, I would. More, please.
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gator4040 said 2070 days ago (September 29th, 2011)
LesKloo
I appreciate the comments and Im glad you're digging the guitar tones. My angry voice is featured in my tune "let it go" and I think its way over the top for this tune. My voice can go either mellow or nuts, not a lot of in between. Im workin on it though! Thanks again!
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PatriciaGirl said 2071 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
A good sound
Hi Gator, you have a good voice. I wish I could sing :) I would prefer more dynamic range with vocals, buts that's me. The music production sounds great. A good driving bass, and guitars sound cool. Overall a great effort.
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gator4040 said 2070 days ago (September 29th, 2011)
PattyG
Im glad you liked the tune and thanks for the props on my vocals. Im really trying to push myself a little more vocally now. I had to get this mellow one out before I post some more aggressive stuff Ive been working on. Thanks again!!
Check out my latest song called TUG
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