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She'd Made Up her Mind



 Genre: Folk-Rock

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Written years ago I sang it with just an acoustic guitar. I think the livelier backing makes it less likely to drone on. Drums are Garageband loops, there's a single synth line in there somewhere (so far I've only worked out how to get one note at a time...), the rest is guitars and a bass.

I have reposted it because the first time I tried I ended up with the song doubled so I deleted it and have started again. The song goes for 2:49, so if there's more than that I have messed it up again!

My apologies to Andrew and Neil, who have already commented!

I found the photo on the internet at http://lettersfromberlin.wordpress.com/category/culture/page/4/.
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She’d Made Up Her Mind

She looked in the mirror as she combed her hair
She looked for the young girl who used to be there
But all that she saw in her tired blue eyes
Were years of not caring and wondering why

So she’d puzzle and frown and would bite at her lip
Was it true as he said she was losing her grip
She picked up her suitcase one last look around
Walked to the door to the life she had found

But having decided to be on her way
She tried not to think what her family would say
Cause a life that was gentle and a man who was kind
And flowers and sunshine were filling her mind

And all he had told would beckon her on
While the man she had left understood she had gone
She stood at the station and she watched for the train
She thought of tomorrow and left him again

Instrumental verse

If she’d only been patient when she’d had her fill
Perhaps she’d have changed him and been with him still
But a moment of doubt in those tired blue eyes
Can’t erase years of her not knowing why

When she looks in the mirror and she combs her hair
She can’t find the young girl who used to be there
So she stared at the station as she sat on the train
And wondered if really she had left him again

Yes she stared at the station as she sat on the train
She had made up her mind she would leave him again
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Plays: 57
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Uploaded: Apr 29, 2011 - 08:01:01 AM
Last Updated: May 02, 2012 - 11:12:01 PM Last Played: Mar 17, 2019 - 11:59:09 AM
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alackbass said 2887 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
She'd Made Up Her Mind (version 2)
I liked version #1! I'm liking version #2!
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Philip18 said 2885 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
I think I have sorted out the player problem, Andrew. Thanks for your help!
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Soundhound said 2887 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Good song...
Nicely sung you have a real good voice, as well I like how you
put this together....

Well Done....
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Philip18 said 2886 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Thanks for listening and the positive comment - much appreciated!
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PeterB7858 said 2886 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Quality lyrics
Hi Philip. All OK now. 2.49 of quality lyrics (as they should be from someone who has written English text books :-)) are enveloped in a nice arrangement. The mix is balanced nicely in this song. Your vocals sit comfortably in the mix and the guitar accompaniments complement your voice well. Good song. Go Roos! Peter.
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Philip18 said 2886 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Thanks for the compliments about the lyrics! Yes the song seems to just play once now - I don't know what's happened but if it ain't broke I won't try to fix it again! Appreciate the comments about the mix - I'm paying more attention and improving it from earlier efforts...

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johnwhitehead said 2886 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
Her Mind
Dig the jangly guitar and not apathetic backing rhythm section. But it's your singing/phrasing that really pulled me in. Love the ending. Deftly written, performed and produced track.
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Philip18 said 2886 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
Much appreciated, John. Glad you like the vocal and thanks for mentioning the production - I'm still coming to grips with Garageband so I'm pleased it's sounding OK.
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Char said 2817 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Love the voice.
Love the lyrics. You're no slouch on the guitar. Thanks.
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Philip18 said 2811 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Glad you like it! And thanks for the guitar compliment! I appreciate you listening and taking the time to comment.
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Name: Philip Gardner
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Played folk guitar then learnt jazz guitar in the 70s. Worked in folk joints, then pubs, restaurants and reception centres in bands, duos or solo. Now enjoying the opportunities that the digital age supplies to write and record.... [see more]

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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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