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#986376 - 12/02/12 01:03 PM Looking For True Happiness  
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Hey All

Looking For True Happiness

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=4041527

I feel the need to make a change
To day is a bore ev ery weekís the same
I need to travel, get a way from this mess
Iím look in for that placeóand they call itótrue hap pi ness

I know youíre think iní, here you go a gain
Donít jump in the wa ter-if you ainít gon na swim
Donít climb that moun tain-if you donít want to fall
Donít place that bet-if you ainít gon na call

Itís not the same for every one, you see
For some itís mon ey, fame and be ing on tv
Or some one to treat you like youíre the best
Hey, Iím looking for that placeóand they call itótrue hap pi ness

They say you got ta look be fore you leap
Give it some thought-Pray for your soul to keep
crawl before you walk and think before you talk
And get a lit tle burn ed-be fore you learn a bout love

I heard itís over the moun tains and beyond the sea
In a se cret val ley, hid den a mong the trees
Far re moved from all of the rest
Iím look in for that placeóand they call itótrue hap pi ness

Inst

Well you know I GOT to GET a way
Go ing a ROUND in cir cles-I JUST canít stay
I need to RUN, you know THAT I WILL con FESS
That Iím look ing for that PLACE-
And they call it---TRUE hap pi ness

#986397 - 12/02/12 06:08 PM Re: Looking For True Happiness [Re: Tom Breshers]  
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Too cool, Tom.


An ego under its own power travels assback. ~ Smarticus
#986404 - 12/02/12 07:40 PM Re: Looking For True Happiness [Re: Tom Breshers]  
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Way cool tune and tastful guitar treatment, brother Tom. Has a real swing feel to it. Great listening experience.

Stevie

#986409 - 12/02/12 08:49 PM Re: Looking For True Happiness [Re: Little_stevie_b]  
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Pretty cool Tom. Really like the guitars in this. Nice job!

Ricky

#986421 - 12/03/12 12:35 AM Re: Looking For True Happiness [Re: Ricky Layne]  
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Always loved this one Tom. Great to hear it again over headphones smile

Scott

#986431 - 12/03/12 03:43 AM Re: Looking For True Happiness [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Tom, I really enjoyed this song, it had an late 60's or early 70's feel (I don't mean the mainstream pop of that time) for me--which I dig.

"Cool," is the best word to descibe this song. To me it has a blend of "pop" & blues." The tempo keeps it a little more "blues/pop" for me--you kind of put me in the mind of "The Kink's" lead singer. If you slowed it down a bit, (not saying that you should) it could be a powerful blues tune kind of Clapton-esk. You could even add a sax and some brass and take it in the direction of "The Paul Butterfield Band." It's good as is, but I like exploring the different possibilities with music. I really like the song, good luck with it!

steady-eddie.


#986433 - 12/03/12 03:58 AM Re: Looking For True Happiness [Re: Tom Breshers]  
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TOM--

I LIKE YOUR LAID BACK BLUSY STYLE--THE LYRIC MAY NEED SOME TRIMMING, JUST MY TAKE--YOU HAVE SOME NICE SONGS POSTED ON YOUR SOUNDCLICK--

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Mackie


#986448 - 12/03/12 01:16 PM Re: Looking For True Happiness [Re: Taggy Lee (D)]  
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Originally Posted by Taggy Lee
Too cool, Tom.


Thanks for listening Taggy Lee (Neat name) will get out to Reefer Madness. Wouldn't come up this morning (my computer sucks)
tom

Brother Stevie,
Have always enjoyed your songs and always your guitar work...keep 'em coming
tom

Ricky,
I think the guitars is all I ever really liked about it grin
thanks for having a listen.
tom

Scott,
I knew you would know it's an old song...busted laugh
Sending you a pm.
tom

#986460 - 12/03/12 02:51 PM Re: Looking For True Happiness [Re: E Swartz]  
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Originally Posted by E Swartz
Tom, I really enjoyed this song, it had an late 60's or early 70's feel (I don't mean the mainstream pop of that time) for me--which I dig.

"Cool," is the best word to descibe this song. To me it has a blend of "pop" & blues." The tempo keeps it a little more "blues/pop" for me--you kind of put me in the mind of "The Kink's" lead singer. If you slowed it down a bit, (not saying that you should) it could be a powerful blues tune kind of Clapton-esk. You could even add a sax and some brass and take it in the direction of "The Paul Butterfield Band." It's good as is, but I like exploring the different possibilities with music. I really like the song, good luck with it!

steady-eddie.



Eddie,
I enjoy your music and your posts to other songs. You really give it some thought.

Late 60's or early 70's feel?
Make sense, I was playing in the 70's and is my favorite music period.

Kink's Ray Davies, cool liked him, He wasn't that great of singer either... laugh I'm really a fan of JJ Cale...not such a great singer but what a great player and writer. Paul Butterfield? What a neat idea.

This is an old song, never cared for it that much, think the lyrics are sappy and hate my vocals, but have found that it kinda grows on me over the years.

I recorded it on a 4 track casette recorder and transfered to audicity and sent to Sub who enhanced it...so I don't have masters, although I really like your ideas and may just start it from scratch using BIAB or something like that...

I do have a sax-playing friend (still playing) who played in the Air Force show band most of his life, who has said he would do some tracks for me.

You kinda got me thinking here...so thanks for the listen for your insights.
tom




#986463 - 12/03/12 03:03 PM Re: Looking For True Happiness [Re: Mackie H.]  
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Originally Posted by Mackie H.
TOM--

I LIKE YOUR LAID BACK BLUSY STYLE--THE LYRIC MAY NEED SOME TRIMMING, JUST MY TAKE--YOU HAVE SOME NICE SONGS POSTED ON YOUR SOUNDCLICK--

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Mackie



Hey Mackie,
My lyrics always need trimming...too much to say and not enough time to say it laugh

Thanks for listening to some other songs out on soundclick...I was afraid they were going to kick me off due to a general lack of interest. grin
tom

#986517 - 12/03/12 08:40 PM Re: Looking For True Happiness [Re: Tom Breshers]  
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Sappy? No way Brother.
I think it's sort of a laid back Zut Suit... Stray Cat Strut... cool.

I think the lyrics fits the period perfectly and the music is right on point.

Hey maybe it's me but I'm singing along and I think you can make all the words fit right in the groove.

I hope you buddy lays down some sax for you and you take the song another step forward.

I like it.

Oh yeah...Pleased to meet cha.







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