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I've never been good at writing love songs. This is my second attempt. The first one is also on here. It's called "Everything to Me." Please tell me what you think. I still want to have my friend who is an incredible pianist play the piano part and put some live drums on it.
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Lyrics
I don’t think about tomorrow
I don’t think about today
I don’t think about forever
As long as you’re here to stay.

So baby come here close beside me
Promise to never go away
I don’t want to think about tomorrow
I just want to love you today.

Sometimes love, it ain’t easy
Sometimes life can beat you down
But as long as you’re here with me, baby
I think I might just stick around

So baby come here close beside me
Promise to never go away
I don’t want to think about tomorrow
I just want to love you today.

You and I belong together
Nothing can tear us apart
I’ll be here with you forever
Loving you down from my heart.

So baby come here close beside me
Promise to never go away
I don’t want to think about tomorrow
I just want to love you today.

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Hits: 6847
Comments: 22
Fans: 15
Plays: 532
Downloads: 158
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Oct 09, 2007 - 12:22:21 PM
Last Updated: Oct 09, 2007 - 02:24:52 PM Last Played: Apr 14, 2017 - 12:17:18 PM
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Hardware:
Blueridge BR-60CE Acoustic guitar
Mac Mini
Samson USB Mic
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GB
Comments
said 3699 days ago (October 9th, 2007)
Great !
You have a very great ability to sing, your vocal is very nice and warm, the guitar so clear, and the music is very nice and fits with piano and drums. Lovely piece .. really enjoyed it but i wish that the music and the vocal were stereo more than just the left !
bowens said 3699 days ago (October 9th, 2007)
Thanks.
I'm not sure what's causing my music to be pretty much mono. I don't think I've changed any settings or anything. I set it to stereo. I've got to sit down and figure out the problem one day.
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drakonis said 3698 days ago (October 9th, 2007)
nice ballad
Very nice lyric and songwriting... and you have a good solid singing voice, hitting those notes and sounding expressive, cool! Good guitar work too.

The Birdman above mentions the music off to the left... I listened, and it is not a problem of being "mono". I think the problem is that you have put the singing and the guitar both slightly off to the left side, so the first 1/3 of the song, which is just guitar & voice, feels unbalanced, all over to the left. Later, when the drums (centered) and piano (to the right) come in, it feels more balanced. There are many ways to fix this in the mix. I would suggest the easy way for now... just create a COPY of your guitar track, and on that second copy, pan it to the other side to balance it (if the first one is to the left at around -10L, then pan the second one to 10R.) Leave the voice at about -2L, and put the piano at 2R. Leave the drums where they are. Try that, and listen to it in headphones to see if it feels balanced now.

Anyway, nice work here! Did you play the piano too, or is that a loop?

Also, posting the lyrics helps us visual types read along :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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bowens said 3698 days ago (October 9th, 2007)
Thanks.
Thanks, I will try copying the guitar like you said. Yes, I am playing the piano part on a cheap USB keyboard. My friend has an amazing Yamaha clavinova so I need to get him to do some recording on this for me.
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bowens said 3698 days ago (October 9th, 2007)
Lyrics
Lyrics are posted.
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gail60 said 3698 days ago (October 9th, 2007)
hey...write more!
You are very good at writing love songs. This is the proof! You did a really good job here. Such a simple and honest song. Really enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing.
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michael2 said 3698 days ago (October 9th, 2007)
what a
great song. your voice is so nice and the guitar sounds so crisp and clear. i think your piano part is a good part, maybe you can just adjust it in GB a little under the settings, or try a different piano part (i like the steinway setting in jampack 4 - listen to my song "all my friends" to get an idea of what that one sounds like). you did an awesome job on this.
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Godchaser said 3698 days ago (October 9th, 2007)
Beautifully done.
Excellent writting,playing and choice of sounds.I always listen closest to the vocal track because that's what makes or breaks a song for me.Great emotion goin' on here,this is a maker all the way.I hope fellow MJer's take the opportunity to hear this fine piece of songwritting.Does sound a bit left leaning in the mix,but none the less outstanding.Glad I stopped by for a listen.Instant fav!

Blessings,
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said 3698 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Production notes
Bowens: The song is real nice. Tender and well paced. You have a great voice.

However, I thought something was wrong with my headphones. I thought I had a bad right channel. Most of the song is left of center. There are times in the song when piano comes into the right channel. I'd like to hear your voice perfectly centered which would give it more prominence in the mix. Then distribute the instrumentation left and right. There is a way to spread out even a single guitar track. Logic Express has a plug-in filter called Spreader. Keep bass in the middle. With a better mix, this song is top shelf.
bowens said 3698 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Mix problem
I think I fixed the mix problem last night. Of course that version is not on here. I don't know if something is wrong with my mic or what, but I duplicated the vocals and panned the new track way to the right to balance it out.
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lengold said 3697 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Really
lovely song. Excellent musicianship and great vocals. The production is not as important when the song/performance is this good. All the instruments are very well recorded and clear - just some panning problems. I am sure you will sort out any technical difficulties.
Cheers
Len


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Feter said 3692 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
I Just Want to Love You Today
Jee this is a very cool song . reminds me of the OCMS
great voice my friend .the song writing is brilliant
as the lyrics .KUDOS !!
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bowens said 3692 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
Thank
Thanks, man. I love Old Crow Medicine Show. I still haven't had a chance to see them live, though. I tried once but it was sold out.
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said 3692 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
Love it
Very nice song, sung and played I simply love it.
Thx for sharing.

Take care
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Kenta
thatcomposerguy said 3690 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
great
Very beautiful. Vocals are smooth and soothing. I like the song a lot. Thank you so much for posting.
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davisamerica2 said 3677 days ago (October 30th, 2007)
I Just.......
wanted to say I heard this the other day. It's been in my head ever since. I came back to download it. Beautiful work! (but is "work" the word?) This sounded so effortless. Very smooth! I'm going to learn this song and try to do it justice. Haven't heard all your stuff, but am going there now. Keep it coming.
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davisamerica said 3671 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
davis2
sent me over and most glad he did...very nice song writing...just some minor panning adjustment i think...but nontheless..very nice tune
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saymme said 3359 days ago (September 12th, 2008)
back..
to hear this again..Just as lovely as I remebered it - Your voice is very pleasant to listen to(!!) - so smooth,so much harmony in it & in the song Kudos !(unfortunately its still not in both headphones..)Wonderful playing makes ya' feel good !
Blessings !
Philip18 said 2428 days ago (April 2nd, 2011)
Emotional
Congratulations on getting across your feelings in this song. I like the extra instrumentation kicking in - helps to build the song.
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davisamerica said 1230 days ago (July 12th, 2014)
btw
... Terry and I (davisamerica2) used this at my sister's wedding ... i hope that was ok ... great track. Check out the forums post "a gig video"
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davisamerica said 944 days ago (April 24th, 2015)
Brent
you emailed me today to say it was ok ... dude...we loved playing your track
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Bob Rodgers said 943 days ago (April 26th, 2015)
A
lovely song with great vocals. Love the lyrics and just a beautiful piece of writing.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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