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#1126321 - 04/06/17 11:49 PM Under Stone  
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I posted this as a 1+1 but I don't think I ever posted this version with production...


How is the mix? (and any other comments welcome)


I'm a man with an unrealistic goal
As time breaks me down I'm facing a new

Words for my engraving
Here lies a man who needed saving

A young man still argues with my soul
To spite me
As sunset brings applause from all the stars
A finality
That bites me

The speed of the trains increasing
And I can feel my tracks descending
Take me home
Take me home
Under stone

I'll be waiting for the masters key
While some pretty weeds grow over me
All my feelings they will suspend
In the garden next to my friends
Until we breathe again

The beat of my heart's decreasing
Kill the machine that keeps me dreaming
Take me home
Take me home
Take me home
Take me home
Under stone

Words on my engraving
Here lies a man who needed saving

#1126325 - 04/07/17 08:15 AM Re: Under Stone [Re: Ricky Layne]  
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What's not to like?
Love the lyrics.


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.




#1126338 - 04/07/17 07:43 PM Re: Under Stone [Re: Ricky Layne]  
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I've been trying to find time to give this "interesting title" a listen... and I was not disappointed. Your lyric was intriguing and the melody has a "folkish" aire to it... and to me, quite special. After listening, it made me start wondering how I would have arranged it... and I doubt if I could have matched your creativity. Well done. Best of luck with it. ----Dave

#1126339 - 04/07/17 07:54 PM Re: Under Stone [Re: Ricky Layne]  
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This is awesome, Ricky. Interesting and fresh lyrically, it's nicely produced and I was so glad you didn't go the way of a dirge musically. Good work.


#1126353 - 04/08/17 09:37 AM Re: Under Stone [Re: Ricky Layne]  
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Hi Ricky,

Wow, this is beautifully done, hats off to you !



#1126368 - 04/08/17 09:10 PM Re: Under Stone [Re: Ricky Layne]  
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What a wonderful concept and beautiful lyrics with a great melody & rhythm to this song. Cool harmonies that really give this song great build. Any sugs from me........you know I have to have at least one, but only a sug not a nit. On the ending epitaph, you might consider a short interlude or longer pause separating those last lines to empower the very last line.

Well done!


#1126378 - 04/09/17 09:31 AM Re: Under Stone [Re: Ricky Layne]  
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Nice "unconventional" lyrical phrasing.

Really nice finger-picking.

Melody, harmony, production - awesome!

#1126399 - 04/09/17 06:52 PM Re: Under Stone [Re: Ricky Layne]  
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Just wanted to chime in and add my voice to those above--really strong tune, musically, lyrically, everything. Love the guitar work. Thanks for sharing.


#1126565 - 04/13/17 03:57 PM Re: Under Stone [Re: Ricky Layne]  
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Vic --- Thanks!

Dave --- Thanks for taking the time. I had the guitar riff for a few years before figuring out how to put a vocal melody to it. "Creative" is kind of how this turned out in the end. For example I really like the G to B in the verses....sounds different to me but works. Thanks again!

Ricki --- I had the music first on this one and I know it doesn't match perfectly with the dark lyrics...but I agree with you in that it doesn't have to sound sad. Just a man that is resolved to his end. (many are reminded of Dust In The Wind by Kansas for obvious reasons with the guitar picking but even the lyrical content is pretty similar...) Thanks!!!

Eddie --- Thanks for the comments! Glad you liked it. As I mentioned this was a back burner song that finally got finished. Thanks for the sug too. I think I can hear what you mean and it might be easy to fix that. I'll give it a try...

Toby --- Definitely unconventional in spots. Thanks for the compliments !!!

#1161797 - 02/24/20 08:12 PM Re: Under Stone [Re: Ricky Layne]  
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Awesome,kind of 70's singer songwriter ish. Really nice song with a great sound!

#1162069 - 03/04/20 05:23 PM Re: Under Stone [Re: Ricky Layne]  
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Love this song very much and your voice..great all around..


#1162509 - 03/28/20 09:14 PM Re: Under Stone [Re: Ricky Layne]  
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Sounds good man, I'm a bit rusty on the 1st version--but enjoyed this much.


#1162536 - 03/29/20 07:18 PM Re: Under Stone [Re: Ricky Layne]  
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Hey There Ricky....so good to see / hear you. It's been a while, and it seems you've been practicing!!
Great guitar playing...and a very nicely written song. I enjoyed the vocals, too!
Love the whole production, man!

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