Missing Out On Something Good

Missing Out On Something Good

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Another jazz ish original song. I seem to be really drawn to this style lately...is it jazz? Or what would you classify it as?

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MISSING OUT ON SOMETHING GOOD
(c) 2019 Georgie Cooper
All Rights Reserved

CHORUS
Am I missing out on something good?
Or am I doing what I should?
So many questions
No directions understood
If I’m missing out on something good

VERSE
Long ago I made a choice
Chosen by my inner voice
It took me down a different path
I took it without looking back
But I’ll never know
How far I could go

CHORUS
Am I missing out on something good?
Or am I doing what I should?
So many questions
No directions understood
If I’m missing out on something good

VERSE
If I’d turned left instead of right
Ever since that fateful night
I’ve asked myself chastised myself
Would I have done something else
But I’ll never know
How far I could go

CHORUS
Am I missing out on something good?
Or am I doing what I should?
So many questions
No directions understood
If I’m missing out on something good



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Comments

metalfoot's picture

I'd classify this as jazz, sure, of the swing/torch song variety. Kinda 40s singer/songwriter style.

I love the way the melody floats up and down, exploring the range of your amazing voice. The song feels like it wants a full band to explode for the second chorus or something if you were to come back and do a fuller arrangement. Great tune. And the lyrics are deeply introspective. Wonderful write. I'd listen to an album of this sort of stuff.

musicsongwriter's picture

Beautiful song Georgie. It is jazz and also theatre/stage/musical/cabaret in my opinion. Very strong write and performance.
Nadia

jcollins's picture

Looking at the lyrics...great chorus, it is a good question. Verse 1 makes me want more. Oh wow, the second verse is key here...oops, but might be a good thing. Ok, yeah, I'm ready for the audio now...hold. Nice guitar arpeggio intro. Wow, great singing. Good melody. Strong vocal performance and good guitar playing. A lot of emotion here. Love the pauses on the guitar playing. Very nice! I think it's Jazz...I don't know I always get mixed up on the genre. I wish I had you around to coach me on singing. See you soon.

coolparadiso's picture

well i wouldn't say Jazz at all (interesting to see what chords you used - dont sound jazz chords) but thats not really important. Its really good!
to me of the ilk of Bang Bang - very folky almosy gypsy folky. Either way i really love this Georgie - a great song for the slow part of a set!!

3tdoan's picture

Your voice is amazing! I'm not sure I'd say jazz, maybe cabaret? Reminds me a bit of Rufus Wainwright's style. Whatever it is I enjoy it, the ebbs and flows really draw you in. Can imagine this in a musical.

tamsnumber4's picture

Sounds more Spanish to me and this sounds like a Dusty Springfield song....which is GREAT, I love it, great phrasing and melody, wonderful!

phoenixash's picture

For me this is spanish folky, almost like flamenco or gypsy. It so good, really. Your voice is delicious as it rollercoasters through your range, strong, sweet, dark and light. Awesome.

Klaus's picture

Lovely jazzy song with a tinge of slow blues-influenced folk maybe. Strong and clear vocals, I don't even need the lyrics sheet to hear the words. Really nice lyrics by the way. FOMO is such an interesting concept. And you keep it open to interpretations. I hear a hidden breakup song here because of the sadness in your voice and also because of the minor chords. Oida, this is very enjoyable listen.

wobbie wobbit's picture

really strong sounding vocals, soaring and strong in the verses. i like the slow pace and space, i agree it has a spanish folky feel rather than jazzy. really lovely whatever you call it

marvsmooth's picture

Blimey, the guitar and vocal on this are incredible, pushing the great lyrics wonderfully.

Wow!!!

It’s got a very Spanish or Italian feel to this rhythmically. Fabulous.

tcelliott's picture

Yeah, it has a mild spanish feel to it, imo. I love the way it highlights your vocal. It's sparse but still feels complete. I could totally hear you performing this one at a house concert right in the middle of the set.