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It's Just No Use (Or Is It)

Posted By: GocartMoz

It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/18/19 02:05 PM

It's Just No Use (Or Is It)
Music & Lyrics by David S. Becker
Produced, Arranged & Performed by David S. Becker
(c)2019 David S. Becker Music
All Rights Reserved

https://soundcloud.com/gocartmoz/its-just-no-use-or-is-it

INTRO
(Think about what you're doing)
(Time it heals all wounds)
(Today will soon be yesterday)
(Tomorrow comes real soon)

CHORUS
I don't want to cry anymore
Lie anymore
I don't want to fight anymore
Or hurt anymore
I'm holding on
I hang by a thread
The voices I hear
Say I'm better off dead
If truth is a lie
Then lies are the truth
What can I do
It's just no use

VERSE 1
I'm wandering down by the riverside
Looking for a place to hide
Maybe wash away with the tide

CHORUS
BRIDGE
(Hear his beating heart)
(This child's a brand new start)
(You know he's counting on you)
(They are not a curse)
(For better or for worse)
(They're the light that shines in you)

SOLO
VERSE 2
As the salt invades her lips
(Think about what you're doing)
I think about her tender kiss
(Time it heals all wounds)
I think about the games I'll miss
(Tomorrow comes real soon)

CHORUS
OUTRO
(Or is it)

Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/18/19 03:45 PM

Love the sound you're getting. Love the guitar parts. little funk part in the bridge is really cool.

Cool solo.

One slight nit, the chorus might be too long. The "dont wanna cry any more" part is a good hook i like the spacing of it.

Its a subtle song overall, possibly defining the sections a bit more could make it even better. But I enjoyed it, you got it goin on!
Posted By: Gavin Sinclair

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/18/19 06:05 PM

I agree with Fdemetrio. I really enjoyed this and you have a great sound. The chorus did seem a little long, but it's a very minor nit.
Posted By: GocartMoz

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/19/19 01:58 PM

Fdem,

Thx much for the listen and comments. Always appreciated.

Gavin,

Thx as well. Long choruses are a problem of mine smile

Dave
Posted By: JAPOV

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/19/19 04:51 PM

I couldnít comment on this when I listened yesterday, itís just so unusual. But here I am listening again lol... Thatís something right? The mix is great, very clean and clear! smile
Posted By: Travis david

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/19/19 09:20 PM

I loved the lyric Dave. A story universanal but oh so PERSONAL! A1
BEST OF LUCK WITH IT
JOHN
Posted By: Travis david

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/19/19 09:20 PM

I loved the lyric Dave. A story universanal but oh so PERSONAL...A1
BEST OF LUCK WITH IT
JOHN
Posted By: E Swartz

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/19/19 11:13 PM

Dave,

What a unique funk/jazz vibe, yet it has a "new feel" with just enough of the older influences--I hope that made sense! I loved it, my only sug for me would be let the Bridge exclusively have that the change-up rather than the intro as well. I think a instrumental funk/jazz percussive quick acoustic strumming technique would be work well launching the song. You've really made strides with your overall production fidelity this last year!

Well done, definitely different!

steady-eddie
Posted By: Scott Campbell

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/20/19 01:40 AM

I think you've created a new genre, Dave. grin

I'm digging it - it has a great vibe and it's so well recorded and mixed. Good work!

Scott
Posted By: GocartMoz

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/20/19 02:16 PM

Japov - Thx for listening twice

John - Thx for repeating yourself twice smile

Eddie - Thx for the comments. Funny, in all honesty, after recording this, I kind of felt the tune was in the mode of usual songs I write, but apparently people are finding this one unique. Who knew? Certainly not me. smile I will say, this tune was written much differently than other songs I have written. Typically, all of my songs are written while finding and strumming a progression on my acoustic and humming a melody or singing jibberish (which usually ends up finding their way into a lyric). This tune was written sitting in front of my computer. The entire musical bed was recorded without having the faintest idea of a vocal melody or lyric. I always have a melody and a lyric before I start to record. Not this time.

Scott - I have no idea what to call this genre, but I am happy to forge a new one. Thx for the listen.

Dave
Posted By: MFB III

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/20/19 02:52 PM

I live with this situation almost monthly, A family member who is depressed and far too often threatens to kill himself. I talk him down, disarm him vocally from a knife in his hand or a bottle of pills, knowing I might have to disarm him phsyically knifewise without hurting him too badly while saving him from himself. He cites all of the reasons to slip into eternity but I plead the same reasons you offer there is always tomorrow, this too shall pass, what if your bad day today becomes much better tomorrow. And so far he has chosen to go on with positive treatments and affirmation that he is worthy of life. Suicide is a weight you can't shake. Living is a wait for a better choice and a better life. it's not a flip of a coin that heads towards hope or falls into an endless tailspin.
Your vocals plead and bleed your message into those who are on the brink, I love the overtone of a lower voice distortion. Like a voice in one's head. The music does excel beyond any known Genre and it's a stellar composition. Perhaps it should be called Curative Muses. Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: JAPOV

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/20/19 03:18 PM

Wow Matt......... Now I feel like a complete idiot! I totally missed that......
Posted By: Michael Zaneski

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/20/19 11:53 PM

Hi Dave,

I love your UNsubtle use of the pitch-shifter. Great modulations and those major sevenths take me back to bands like America but this is like America doing prog rock. smile

It's a complicated enough structure that invites multiple listenings.

I love your world weary sound that sells these lyrics, especially late.

This song is best when it's most adventurous, and it's adventurous most of the time.

I enjoyed it very much!

Mike
Posted By: GocartMoz

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/21/19 05:53 PM

Matt - Thx much for the listen and comments. They are greatly appreciated.

Mike - thx as well for the listen and comments. Interesting that you bring up America. Recently saw they are coming to a theatre near me. Thinking about grabbing some tickets.

Appreciate the comments everyone.

Dave
Posted By: JaneK

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/21/19 08:40 PM

Hi Dave,

Very unique sounding mix but that's what makes music interesting. Everyone has there own signature sound and I like your style very
much - I can relate to these words:

I'm wandering down by the riverside
Looking for a place to hide
Maybe wash away with the tide

Great song and great production.
Posted By: GocartMoz

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 09/24/19 10:32 AM

Jane - Thank you for giving this a listen and commenting. It is greatly appreciated.

Dave
Posted By: Dave Rice

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 10/03/19 02:23 AM

I agree with several of the early comments... you are "plowing new ground "Dave" and we like it. Worthy of pitching and breaking through the gates with a composite genre. Enjoyed my listen. Wishing you tons of success.

----West Mayberry Dave
Posted By: TamsNumber4

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 10/03/19 11:43 PM

Great approach to such a sad subject. That opening and vocal effects really set a mood. I love the production on this and the melody has a sad but soothing tone to it. I think your vocal emotes the dread in the words and I like how you play with the despair and hope back and forth, this is interesting but totally original song and love hearing your music again!!
Posted By: Deej56

Re: It's Just No Use (Or Is It) - 10/10/19 04:12 AM

Dave,

Itís taken me a bit to get around to listening to this, but well worth the wait. Great stuffóreal original and resonating sound. Easily one of your best mixes and one of my favorites from you (among many). Slick tune!

Hope all is well with you.

Deej
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