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This is a rough, working version of a song, roughly mixed, etc. The piano melody is the vocal melody, each note being a syllable from the lyrics. This song was unfinished for a long time and I've recently decided to start recording again. There are very rough areas that need improvement; particularly the guitar solo is a disappointment. Until this week I had not touched my electric guitar in at least a year, and I am struggling with it. Feedback and advice are appreciated.
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The Shortest Answer

This is life, this is pain
I know it's hard
but it is what it is, we have to deal with it

And if you don't like your lot
you're free to go
and do your best to change
the things that
can maybe make it better

We all wake every day with only this:
What we are what we aren't and what we wish to be.
A will to start – just a spark – can take a thought and make it real and make it a part of who you really are

After all is said and done, what have you said what have you done? The place to be is here, the time to act is now and that's because

This is life, this is good
Open your eyes, take a breath, take it in and think about who you really are
what you've done, what you've known, everything: the love, fear, joy, hate build them up and make something great

Say what you mean
Mean what you say
Act like you mean it
Actions speak louder than words

This is life
Say what you mean
Mean what you say
Act like you mean it
Your actions speak louder than words

Say what you mean
Mean what you say
Act like you mean it
Your actions speak louder than words
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Uploaded: Apr 17, 2014 - 09:10:01 AM
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2014 - 09:10:01 AM Last Played: Mar 27, 2019 - 03:07:12 AM
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rok41 said 1886 days ago (April 18th, 2014)
The Shortest Answer
Cool groove, lots to build on. Mix is in a good place, dig the overdriven bass.
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PeterB7858 said 1879 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
The Shortest Answer
Some fine overdrive on display, David. The song sounds like it will need a kickass vocal to match the guitars. I hope you are ready :-) The solo wasn't a disappointment, perhaps just a touch more fluidity and it will work fine. Have fun. Regards, Peter.
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DavidConnell said 1875 days ago (April 30th, 2014)
Thanks for the comments. Yes, the vocal will have to be strong — I am currently looking for someone who can belt this out and is interested in recording the vocal. The guitar will require lots of practice; originally I wanted the beginning to be a straight run, in time with the snare roll, but I couldn't do it and reduced the number of notes — maybe in time I can nail it. There are other aspects that didn't go as planned — the solo is scratch for now, to be redone. Unfortunately I am starting a six week forced hiatus, but I will return to this as soon as possible.
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Philip18 said 1864 days ago (May 10th, 2014)
The Shortest Answer
Good driving rhythm with plenty of energy. I'll be very interested to hear it with the vocal. So far, so good!
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