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A simple sketchpad for a song Idea I've had for a while now but I wanted to get it written and structured before I move everything to another computer. Nothing fancy here just a simple pad and vocals.


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Lyrics
There's no better day than today, to look at all of my mistakes
Deep down in my heart I'm so ashamed, and I'm gonna have to take the blame
But if I could find a way to go back in time, I'd try to find a way not to be so blind
And if God gave me the power for a day or two
I think I know exactly what I would do

I'd clean up all the poison I've spilled
Breathe life back into all the things I've killed
I'd put the blue back in the ocean and sky again
Make the air where kids could play outside again
Now you may think there's just no way
But I'm gonna start to try
And there's no better day than today

There's no better time than right now, I've got to make a change somehow
There's not better reason to try, when I look into my children's eyes
Song Stats
Hits: 7809
Comments: 66
Fans: 49
Plays: 1064
Downloads: 3
Votes: 19
Uploaded: Feb 10, 2008 - 01:16:18 PM
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2008 - 01:16:18 PM Last Played: Aug 16, 2018 - 04:57:15 AM
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Comments
Moviz said 3964 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
I just
Love your voice Droop and this song and your treatment of it are just wonderful. I love the pad, the synth and everything about this, especially the harmonies Love it, love it, love it, so refreshing and of course that's what the lyrics are saying,regards M
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droop said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Hey M
Thanks I always value your opinion on my stuff.
I figure the only way to work on my vocals is to write something
and go at it. Ha yeah refreshing would be another way of putting it.

thanks again M
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said 3964 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Today by droop.

Thanks

Oh this is so lovely the lyrics are really good but so very
sad and I really love your voice.
I love it just the way it is. But as you are aware I am no expert.
Your lyrics fit with your vocals just the right mood.
It nearly made me cry. I agree with with everything Moviz said
I also Love It. thanks again.

Dee. x




droop said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Oh thanks Dee
I'm certainly glad you liked it......I worked pretty hard on it, even though
there's not much to it. Hey, I'm no expert either but I value your opinion
of the song as much or more than any expert.

thanks again
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Feter said 3964 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Today
what a song what a great vocal work my friend ..
very great production ..loved the electric keys !!
very honest song my friend .thnx for sharin !!
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droop said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Thank you feter
Thanks for always being there to comment on my stuff.
I was hoping you might like the harmonies on this one.

thanks again
Check out my latest song called Last Teardrop
thetiler said 3964 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
wow
this is really something. The harmony is indeed done with a terrific touch. But actually this whole tune is real music to my ears from the words to the beats to the melody.

Impressed!

Thanks for sharing this pop gem!
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droop said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Well Tiler
I'm well aware of your talent and it means a lot that you like it.
I just started back singing and writing recently and it's been
a long time since I have tried. It means I have to work harder
at it......its not exactly like riding a bicycle. I'm pretty new here
and I like to take each person's music that I like and give it a serious
listen rather that just jump to a lot of different ones. So, I'm gonna be
at your doorstep shortly.

thanks tiler
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davisamerica said 3964 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
cool vox
and lyrics are indeed very nice... hats off!
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droop said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Thanks davis
I do appreciate you taking time to listen
and I'm glad you liked it.

thanks
Check out my latest song called Last Teardrop
drakonis said 3964 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
ooooh
excellent sketch idea (rolls eyes... wish my final songs sounded this good!) Crisp mix, gorgeous singing and harmonies... and a great message and fun mix between light-pop style music and 80's synthy music. Catchy, even with the rather unexpected chord changes in there. So, that means this is going to get even better? Cool!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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droop said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Now don't be
rollin those dragon eyes....yes I said sketch. Actually Eduard I do a lot of my
stuff in that manner. I feel it helps me to concentrate on the song itself
which is always the most important factor for me. I can sort of stand back
and look at the songs structure and overall strength, without getting distracted
by production. Yeah I know....you thought I didn't know any fancy chords and you are right, I have no idea what they are. It was hard though to make myself sing some of the BG notes going into the chords.

glad you approve drak and thanks
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futzpucker said 3964 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
I like this as it is
I find the simplicity of this arrangement, whether intended or not, a great piece of its appeal. The lyrical content is very effectively contrasted with the track.

The vocals are just spectacular.

I'm very pleased I ran into your music today. You are a very talented musician. I'm glad you found this site.
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droop said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Hey Patrick
you may very well be right. Although I know how I am.....I'll probably
get some new sound or something one day and think...I've got to try and put
a track around that thing. I won't be doing anything to it for a while cause I'm
suppose to get a new computer today and I have to move everything over.
Just hope there's not any huge nightmares with third party plugs ya know.
I'm gonna start recording everything at 96 rather than 48. There are still some things about digital on the top end that really bother me. I also think its worse
in logic than protools but, I wanna do a little experimenting.
It was also nice meeting you yesterday and nice finding your music again.
thanks a lot Patrick
Check out my latest song called Last Teardrop
aclarke said 3964 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Amazing!
Outstanding vocals... perfect harmonies and support your excellent main vocal.

This is about perfect the way it is. The only thing keeping it perfect is if it were on my ipod... think I'll take care of that right now!

Fantastic song, Droop. Be proud of this one!
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aclarke said 3964 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
at least tell me
Where I can buy it! Really, I'm completely serious.
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droop said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Well AC
I'm really glad you like this one so much. So you wanna buy a copy, lets see..........have to give you a discount cause It doesn't have a track really.
I did call it a sketch so that's a little more off............ok how bout 23 cents
or a burger king coupon which ever you prefer. Ha! AC you send me a note
with your email address and I'll gladly send it to ya, and thanks so much
for your kind comments.
Check out my latest song called Last Teardrop
jiguma said 3964 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Tight and tasty
Love the vocals, and the pad's not too shabby either. Top harmonies and a top song. This has raised the MJ vocal bar for sure.

What plans do you have for taking this further?

Stunning vox.

Neil
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droop said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Aww now Neil
I've heard you sing, I love your voice and there are plenty of good singers
here. You know it used to be that I couldn't wait to do the vocals on a new song.....and now I more or less kinda dread it, I know thats sad but its the truth.
The only plans I have for this song now is just to stay away from it for a
while.......I tend to get burned out on them especially after doing that many
background tracks.

Thanks for listening and I love your new one
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craft said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
nice
great voice and a lovely song... NIce job
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droop said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Hey
thanks craft, I do appreciate you taking time to listen.
Check out my latest song called Last Teardrop
lengold said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Simple sketch?
Really?
Fantastic.
Cheers
Len


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droop said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Well thats
what I call it when I just put down a pad or something simple to help
me write the song. I do try to get the backgrounds fairly tight, plus its easier
for me to hear doing harmonies with less going on.
I'm glad you liked it, thanks
Check out my latest song called Last Teardrop
guitapick said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Always time...
...for a second chance...thankfully...

...love the chord changes.

Sweet tune...on it, too.
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droop said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Yeah
I think everything will be okay. I certainly try to be more aware now though.
I'm glad you liked the changes and melody.......I like little surprise changes now and then if the melody doesn't get too strange.

thanks
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Mcboy said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
now's the time.....
no better time than today.....the simple truths......masterful songwriting.....simple but deep....!
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droop said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Thanks Mcboy
Yeah its pretty simple. I almost didn't finish it because these kind of songs can be hokey plus, I'm not really a fan of them either. Then it dawned on me one day to make it personal with no we, us, you.....just strictly me, and I liked it that way. Sometimes I think I'm more apt to be drawn into a song, as a listener, if it's not pointing a finger at me.

hey thanks again
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J.A.Stewart said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
I Believe You and I...
have this *affliction* in common... getting overwhelmed by ongoing inspiration. I have dozens of tunes "in-process," waiting for production. But I'd much rather go with the flow of inspiration than take the time to finish and produce each one. It can be a real dilemma, but I always reckon it's better to draw water while the stream is still running. ;)

This is a very solid base to build from. You've done very well here and I look forward to hearing the finished product. A truly fine concept and song. ;)

--- Joe
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said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Please don't...
... well I hope you don't mind, but I hear a strong "Toto" influence here. This has such great writing, production, vocal, instrumental performance quality.

Great lyrics, hook, chorus, harmonies, etc. Very refreshing.

Minimalist in musical bed, but just enough... although I would have loved to hear it "rip" into something "fast" after the staccato synth sequence!
ktb said 3962 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
love it
Man, that was incredible. Your vocal is stellar. The pads and synths are a perfect backdrop. I second the props on the harmony effort. bravo

thx to Patrick for highlighting this song in the forums. I would've been bummed to miss something this good
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said 3962 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
how low
can i go in a sweeping bow to acknowledge your talent?
MISTER DROOP - I LOVE YOUR SOUND!

still descending....
anne
(thanks to mcboy for the heads up)


said 3962 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Nice
Very nice all the way I love it... Thanks for sharing

Kenta
lupiroz said 3962 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
A super song
indeed, from all the point of views, love the vocals performance, congratulations!
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ledebutant said 3962 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Holy Cow
What a sweet voice you have and I'd kill to have your ear for harmonies and arranging. I really enjoyed listening to this and I'm really happy that you've joined us here, Droop!
gail60 said 3962 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Wow...
This has to be one of my very favorite songs ever on MJ. I love the lyrics and your singing and harmonies are fantastic. Seriously, so impressive. This is a great feel good kind of song! If only everyone that listened to it would try to do something positive that day....what a difference we all could make, huh? :) Thanks for sharing this with us. I am off to do a good deed!
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Scott Carmichael said 3962 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
so well crafted
I'm totally impressed with your entire song sensibility... so well crafted and performed... you're a great addition to MJ... this place has been hoppin' as of late, and I believe you'll do real well here...

I'll look forward to hearing more of your work
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bud said 3962 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Cool song
reminds me of Todd Rundgren's Something Anything album. Great sentiment and wonderful vocals.
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craighalkett said 3961 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
magnificent
everything about this song is pure brilliance really love it just perfection thanx cheers craig
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Roxylee said 3961 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Another comment, but wow!
Every aspect of this song is excellent- vocals, instruments, mixing, production- I wouldn't change a single thing. Great in every way :-)
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said 3961 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
FANTASTIC...
this vox is...beautiful harmonies and super good music. Even the mix is a beauty....simply stunning product.
janet_ross333 said 3961 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Today
love this song Paul--really touching. glad to know your still writing and singing. I didn't know you could sing at all in 8th grade at Cleveland Elementary in Kemper County, Mississippi--you were holding out on us there. Do you still keep in touch with Mark Clay?
said 3961 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Yes.
Wow.

"There's not better reason to try, when I look into my children's eyes."

That says it all.
timothy devine said 3961 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Hey Droop
this is really well done.
new fan here!
peace
tim

love the lyric
vocal arrangement
and instrumentation
great playing n singing
great tune


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echoroom said 3961 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Gosh
Just excellent radio ready!
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said 3960 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
nice
if i had the powere for a day or two, i would probably do some stuff like in Bruce Almighty, then i would do stuff like you said...
great emotion, and nice, simple production. thank you for posting
Allen
said 3960 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
loved it
Nothing better than hope this is what i feel listening to this! gREATNESS
normen said 3960 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
impressive lyrics!
beside the really great produced sound. Thank you for this one! For me, it was the reason for registering with macjams, to post this message
I. Spike said 3960 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Sentiment
Great voice!
Wonderful harmony textures.
Nice sentiment.
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said 3959 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Great song
What a great song... I like the lyric... And your voice sounds good... Thanks for sharing....
E-Frame Wrecker said 3959 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Props to you...
A well crafted song. I love the bridge. Thats a million dollar voice and your ear for harmonies is outstanding. The end is perfect for performing live. I'd play this song in my band in a second.

Surprise changes are nice, we call them "songs within a song" - something extra for musicians.
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ziti said 3959 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
yep
all the buzz about this tune was right. This is fantastic. I am so thrilled to hear music of this quality blessing our little community.

Congrats on a tiny little masterpiece, my friend!!


deepest bows

z
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dynoMYSTIC said 3959 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
!
Beautiful warm feel, wonderful lyrics... great song!
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Cameron said 3958 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
excellent vocal harmonies
This is one of the most satisfying examples of vocal harmonies that I've heard on this site. You achieve a very warm sound with the close harmonies, and the synth accompaniment fits it perfectly.

Great pop song! It's got all the right elements.
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dirigent said 3957 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Outstanding performance
Great vocals. Loved this from the first second. A fantastic track. Kudos to you!
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obbster said 3957 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Great Production and harmonies...
Nice, nice nice.
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MrsCurry said 3949 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
NICE!
Indeed a nice piece...will listen to more of your music!

Thanks for sharing!

said 3949 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Today
Pretty... and nice harmonies--both vocal and instrumental. Nice fluidity--forward motion.
CharlyDeeCynthius said 3949 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Great job here!!!
Nice nice very nice tune...
Bellissime le voci!!!!
and amazing chorus
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said 3939 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
Great!
This is top notch post. You have a great vocal and a great talent working the music on computer. Just a great piece ... KUDOS for the work!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
kclements said 3926 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Man, that voice -
It just sits really nice in all your stuff. I really just love it. And your harmonies rock. You remind me a little bit of Fee Waybil's stuff, both with the Tubes and Solo work.

Very cool. It really works will with just your voice and keys. What mic are you using on vocals? This is a great song. Thanks.



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droop said 3926 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Hello KC
Thought I'd answer this question for you. It's a Audio-technica 3035. I have to be honest though....I'm not crazy about it for me. It's a little strong in the S range and the de-esser in logic I'm not crazy about either. The bottom is a little big for me singing in the lower keys and close to the mic. I used the roll off switch on the mic and rolled some off with EQ. This is just my opinion though and on my voice. I haven't done any of this for a long time so I guess I'll have to get a couple of mic's out of storage. I think singers should always find a mic that's good for their voice.
Like the demo of In Your Arms Again was a sm57. And at that time I had tons of great mics to choose from.

thanks for such nice compliments KC
paul

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kclements said 3925 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Thanks
for the info. Even if you don't like the mic for your voice, you still make it work and I think it sounds great.



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stacey said 3907 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Fantastic
This is awesome! Thank you so much! Karma!
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said 3888 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Droop's prayer...
God bless you, Paul.

Jack
rustykangaroo said 3883 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
thank you
paul i've been a big fan as well as some as my family for many years. i am so glad to have found out about this site to hear this song as well as the others you posted. god bless you and your family. you brought nothing but love and a beautiful worldview to others in your music. thank you thank you thank you thank you!
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maxruehl said 3395 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Oh, my
This man was talented. Wish I could tell him I think so.
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