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It's Better


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Loob

 Genre: Rock

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This song sat on a shelf nearly completed for years. My friend Billy finally grabbed it and did some response backing vocals on the end. I then reworked the drums (less crashes, and no tamborine). Then i re-mixed it and mastered it. Finally finished!

Credits:
Richard Anderson - Lyrics
Don Buck - Electric guitars, and originator of the progression
Matt Sturgess - Bass guitar
Billy Playle - response harmonies at end of song
Fred E. Jam - Author melody, all other vocals (lead and backing), choir, synth, drums, mix/master, arrangement
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Lyrics
It's better to say nothing, and to get it right

It's better to be silent, than to start a fight

I don't want to be misunderstood, by my good intentions

It's better to be careful, and forget to write

Chorus

I'm not so ignorant

I can admit when I'm wrong

I'm not too blind

To see what's going on

(solo) Sometimes you just gotta think, and not put your heart on the line

It's better not to question, what is going on

Sometimes it's less stressful, to just let things roll

It's better to be peaceful, and to dream it's right

It's better to acquire taste for the good things in life

Chorus

Repeat vesrses 1 & 2
Song Stats
Hits: 2297
Comments: 52
Fans: 30
Plays: 109
Downloads: 41
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jan 17, 2012 - 07:28:06 PM
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2012 - 07:28:06 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 02:40:47 AM
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Comments
alackbass said 2073 days ago (January 17th, 2012)
It's Better
Wow! Fred this is outstanding! I love your vocals! You MUST sing more. Excellent song! Great contributions from everybody! The production and mix are nothing short of pro! Now where did that "Woke Up This Morning Thread" go?
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Loob said 2073 days ago (January 17th, 2012)
Thanks Andrew.
I did this well before i got sick with throat cancer. No more singing for me unfortunately.
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Philip18 said 2073 days ago (January 17th, 2012)
It's better
Impressive work, Fred! Smooth changes, tasty guitar solo, lovely orchestration. The complete package. Thanks for the download.
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Loob said 2072 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
Thank you for the positive feedback Phil.
Makes a man feel good that at one time he could hold a melody. LOL I had some good help on this!
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PatriciaGirl said 2073 days ago (January 17th, 2012)
Enjoyed :)
This is a hidden gem. I love the lyrical content as well as the music. Very nicely said. I am glad you decided to finish this one!

Thanks for sharing.
patty
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Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Richard has definitely written a good lyric with this one.
Catches a lot of eyes. Thanks Patricia!
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DWL said 2073 days ago (January 18th, 2012)
Vocals
were a surprise. I'm not sure I've heard your voice before and it was worth waiting for. A really understated yet strong delivery.

Good solid instrumental work as well.

Cheers

Dick
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Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
I was working on my vocals when I got sick.
I have many in my playlist with me singing. I was (and am) a huge fan of harmony. Appreciate the listen and comment Mr. L.
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rok41 said 2073 days ago (January 18th, 2012)
It's Better
This a really nice song Freddy, nice and melodic. Vocals sound good, harmonies nice and tight. Musically, everyone played well together, nice post!
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Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Thanks Chris.
I probably would have done some more vocal takes if I still had a voice. It's all moot now. Thanks for the support!
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Doug Somers said 2073 days ago (January 18th, 2012)
Great to finally finish a project that has languished
Where to start? band overall is tight with solid solos, living in the groove; vocals are right on the money; and mix sounds great. Richard's lyrics keep it connected. I like how you contrast the vocals between the wide pan LR harmonies in the verse against the centre in the chorus.

I'm really glad you brought this one off the shelf. Nice dload guys!

Doug
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Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Yes it is good to get it finished!
Big thanks to Billy for doing that! I have MANY unfinished tracks that need someone to come along and dig them out. Thank you Doug!
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Mosaica said 2073 days ago (January 18th, 2012)
I'm not going to say nothing...
...I'm going to say what a good song this is! Wise sentiments in the lyric, fab guitar solo and synth & percussive riffs, and an engaging vocal delivery with harmonies.
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Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Glad you liked it Mosaica
It's one of those catchy pieces that seems to engage. Thanks my dear!
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Vic Holman said 2072 days ago (January 18th, 2012)
getting better all the time
thankfully this song is able to surface, since it's pretty slick.

classic rock with a csn&y flair. mostly in the vocals and melody and the whole song is solid as well
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Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
I'll take that complement and run!
CSN&Y are some of my favorites, and a definite influence here. Much appreciated!
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Symphony101 said 2072 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
A great song
very nice arrangement and songwriting. A great team effort.

You've got great vocals Freddy !
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Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Correction.
HAD great vocals. Good thing I did a lot of recording or if before I got sick HUH? Thank you my dear friend Yves!
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abzwork said 2072 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
Its Better...
Wonderful melodies, vocals, and tasty drumming..smoothe tansitions that give the vocals a throne to regulate from, composition is strong and guitarwork provides excellent embellishments...Big Smile City flava is evident here..:):):)peace
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Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Thanks Erin!
I will be visiting your pages and listening soon! Returned peace wishes!
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tf10music said 2072 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
sing more.
Seriously. As always, the production is consummate. I'm loving that lead guitar, it's deliciously tremulous. Keep it up, man. Really good.
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Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Fine business Ben!
Thank you sir!
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gadzooks said 2071 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
It's Better
Nice vocals Fred! I like the overall feel of this tune. Very melodic tune ... catchy chorus with great vocal harmonies. Cool musical middle with that guitar, synth stuff ... Matt does a great job on the growly bass and some fine drumming. Great performance and pro mix. The only other thing I can say is ... I really like this song!
Cheers
SG
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Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Thanks Stan
I see you've posted another song. I'll be by soon to have a listen!
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Char said 2071 days ago (January 20th, 2012)
That is
a beautiful vocal and backup. Sounds professional. Your band is tight. Thanks.
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Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Best feedback a man could ask for!
Thank you lovely lady!
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neilh79 said 2071 days ago (January 20th, 2012)
Its Better
Great song! Glad you finished it awesome
Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Maybe I should have had you do some mandolin huh?
Might have fit int here. Ah well maybe next one... Thanks Neil!
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TvRicky said 2070 days ago (January 20th, 2012)
It's better to acquire taste for the good things in life
Yeah, I'm Digging this. Give the drummer some for real. Vocal magic. Production excellent. Grooved melodic piece. Lyrical poet you are.

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Yeah I'm personally working on that acquisition.
Thanks for the support my friend!
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PeterB7858 said 2070 days ago (January 20th, 2012)
Great to hear...
Great to hear you post another song with your vocal work in it, Freddy. Well done Billy for grabbing this off the shelf and galvanising its completion. Like the arrangement and the quality playing by all concerned. Nice mix, as always. Congratulations. Take care. Thanks, Peter.
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Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Thank you Pete.
Hope you are doing well down there making music!
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dave_b said 2069 days ago (January 21st, 2012)
It's Better
Rolls along nice and smooth. Strong vocals and harmonies. Nice changes.
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Loob said 2069 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
I tested it with litmus paper
before I posted it Dave. Thank you!
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ShadowofNine said 2066 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
It's Better
Love the vocal the voices blend so well, fabulous track...
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Loob said 2066 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Thanks for the listen and comment
SO9 :-) Appreciated.
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J_Gretch said 2066 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
It's Better
Like comfort food for my ears...I like the changes,and the mix is excellent.
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Loob said 2066 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Thanks you Jay
It has THAT message doesn't it?
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davisamerica2 said 2064 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Great tune, Freddy!
Yep, I'm glad this one finally made it off the shelf, and this is a wonderful band. Beautiful mix as well. I'd definitely like to hear more of your singing.
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Loob said 2060 days ago (January 31st, 2012)
Thanks Terry.
I have a few songs in my archive that I sung on and are not done, but that's about the only way you'll hear it now.
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TobinMueller said 2057 days ago (February 3rd, 2012)
Solid
I really like the tight drumming and the snap you achieve with the snare. The vocal harmony adds a nice texture, panned just right. Very solid track. I did kind of want a more satisfying end, something less abrupt. Maybe a coda or a few bars of music repeating 4 measures of the chorus? I also like the song art. Nice.

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Loob said 2051 days ago (February 8th, 2012)
Thanks Tobin!
Good suggestion on the ending. I'll keep that in mind next time.


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Joe Brady said 2054 days ago (February 5th, 2012)
It's Better
Vocal harmony on the verses is an extremely pleasant listen. Great lyrically as well. Enjoyed. This is a great song.
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Loob said 2051 days ago (February 8th, 2012)
Thanks Joe.
Last song I sung before i got sick!
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Moviz said 2052 days ago (February 8th, 2012)
Lovely vocals
and a really nice arrangement..... pro performances all round..... the harmonies are really lovely...... nice lyrics too, regards M
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Loob said 2051 days ago (February 8th, 2012)
Appreciate you coming around and listening
and commenting Mo. Glad you liked it!
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Garni said 2051 days ago (February 8th, 2012)
It's Better
Loving the vocals on this! Good you let it sit on a shelf and return to it and tinker here and there to produce a brilliant piece of work!

G-)
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Loob said 2045 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Thanks G!
Appreciate you listening and commenting.
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finkeldink said 2047 days ago (February 12th, 2012)
Great work
Freddy et al, this really is very well done by all. I can always count on your productions to be top notch.

This song flows so nicely.
Very enjoyable!
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Loob said 2045 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Thank you Mike.
Means a lot coming from you!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2044 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
its better
this is a real grower. great spacing of intruments. love the chosen guitar notes. well arranged. vocals work great. enjoyed it. cheers graham
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Loob said 2044 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Thanks graham
I'll get over and return the favor for listen and comment sometime today.


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