Moments

Moments

msculli1's picture

Demo: 

Liner Notes: 

Another frustrating night. There are 6 songs in various states that I keep looking at. I tried to get 3 of them going. Nothing. Tried this one, provisionally titled Moments, at 1130. Various things again. Nothing. I was going to chuck it at 1230, then the midnight song fairy paid a visit and the whole thing just appeared, Lyrics, vocal melody, structure, literally everything within an hour. My vocal regime is now set. Max 4 or 5 takes. Cut out all the crap. Fortunately this time I had 2 reasonable straight passes. Best as main vox, 2nd best as backing vox split left and right. Chopped the best of the rest out for 2 other slightly left/right tracks to reinforce. The HEY stuck out. messed about a bit with a chopped out HEY. Had an idea for a mid 8 from a Danish orchestras version of A Fistful Of Dollars soundtrack. WAH WAH. Chopped some more words out for mid 8. I spent ages trying to get vocal mix right, then as usual went too far, had to back track quite a bit. It's not the same, tired brain. Clock says 0630 am and I haven't even messed with instrument sounds. It's all GM except the 2 synths which I spent a little time on and the drum loop for reinforcement. No effects on any other instrument, except maybe bass, which I think has an amp sim on it. Too tired to go any further.

Why can't the music fairy strike at a reasonable time. But I shouldn't complain, the music fairy might not come back and I'm sure you'll agree, that's worse than no sleep.

So if the music fairy is reading this, I'm not complaining, pop round anytime you feel like it, the music fairy is always welcome here.

Lyrics: 

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I think I know what your thinking, I know, I think to me your doubt is clear.
Hey I'm here for the long haul, I can't think of any place I'd rather be.

Lets live these moments, lets live these moments,
You and me, smiling for everyone to see
Lets live these moments, lets live these moments,
You and me, happy for everyone to see

If you could only cast those doubts aside, I see a bright future for you and me.
Yes I'm here for the long haul, I can't think of any place I'd rather be.

Lets live these moments, lets live these moments,
You and me, smiling for everyone to see
Lets live these moments, lets live these moments,
You and me, happy for everyone to see

We're happy, smiling, laughing

Lets live these moments, lets live these moments,
You and me, smiling for everyone to see
Lets live these moments, lets live these moments,
You and me, happy for everyone to see



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

i love that intro! always grateful if the fairy shows up at all! Its a nice song! a couple of very interesting changes and a lot of work on the vox

billwhite51's picture

positive upbeat theme. life sometimes sucks but it is better than the alternative. appreciate what you have and make the best of it. each moment is precious and love conquers all. cant argue with that, especially when the music itself makes me feel good.

wobbie wobbit's picture

i like the vibe of this. esp the freer backing vocals. just sounds like enjoyment. glad you were paid a visit from the song fairy.

Gm7's picture

Great sentiment in the lyrics and the music is bright and upbeat. Great job.