• Liverpool Lights - Beatles Competition
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Liverpool Lights - Beatles Competition
on: April 30, 2017, 17:11:45
https://soundcloud.com/alexxxiii/liverpool-lights-1

This is "Liverpool Lights" - my Beatles inspired song! I am at University at the moment so have no access to my microphones/midi controllers, so this is recorded with my laptop microphone and just me and a guitar so I apologise for the very poor quality and simplicity - it's the best I can do at the moment!

I think the verses are more "Beatles-y" and the chorus is more my added twist - hopefully you can hear some of the influences though. Would love suggestions about what to do with it as I know it could do with a lot of work!

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Lyrics:

First time you saw her
you said you'd never let her go
and now you know her
there's no place you would like to go
you couldn't explain to her why if you tried
you don't know you don't know why you love her so

And all your questions
she answers them so wonderfully
she's pure perfection
her heart and mind are sugar sweet
you couldn't explain to her why but she don't mind
your her guy you show her love and you love her so

The way she walks
The ways she talks
The way she laughs makes your eyes light up
and her love, it goes on and you love her still

Show her love in the dark of night
Light up her heart under Liverpool Lights
And with a little bit of courage and her heart to give you luck
You'll show her love, show her love, show her love x2

Grow old together
that's how you see your road ahead
and in the end
you'll remember only good times shared
she is the one that makes your life resolve
there is no, nothing that she couldn't solve

The way she walks
The ways she talks
And when she laughs makes your eyes light up
Her love, it goes on and on

Show her love in the dark of night
Light up her heart under Liverpool Lights
And with a little bit of courage and her heart to give you luck
You'll show her love, show her love, show her love
She'll show you love

Show her love, love, love, love,
you show her love,
 she'll show you love.



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Re: Liverpool Lights - Beatles Competition
Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 17:16:49
a very sweet and beautiful song @Alex  ::thumb:: ::thumb::
nice high vocal too  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::
very beatles-esque, the verses in particular  ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone::
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Re: Liverpool Lights - Beatles Competition
Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 18:48:08
Nice Alex! Really like the way you sing the verses, great melodies. Would be great with some harmonies there. I can totally relate to recording in bathrooms with crappy quality mics (and I don't mean that in a gross way!)

I think this would be a great ballad with some strings in the background, and more vocals. It's funny, because I feel like our songs are talking to each other, you about getting the courage to ask out this presumable girl, and mine about getting that "liquid courage" and asking, although maybe not in the right genuine/romantic way that the vibe of your song carries. Mine would be more casual and whimsical (probably destined for failure) ::smiley::

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Re: Liverpool Lights - Beatles Competition
Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 19:01:50
Just wonderful!
Promise me you'll record it properly when you get back to your microphones, will you? ;)


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Re: Liverpool Lights - Beatles Competition
Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 22:09:36
Another amazing song from you......this song and the way you sing it transcends the recording medium.

I agree with @denovo .....I heard light strings coming in at the second verse anchored by a deep cello.

I love how the phrase "Liverpool lights" flows in context with the rest of the lyrics and you work that flow beautifully....particularly the last time you sing it.
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Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 00:38:55
Very impressive @Alex  - I like the lo-fi treatment but it would certainly be good to hear it recorded with a better mic etc.

I like song and it's a great entry for the comp.

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Re: Liverpool Lights - Beatles Competition
Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 01:45:05
Wow @Alex ... Sometimes recording/mixing/production just don't matter when all you want is sharing your idea. I'm not used to hearing this kind of HQ performance recorded so low-fi  ;) ;)  ::) ::)
I've used that painter/canvas imagery lately. There's so much detail in your playing AND your singing. Any campfire guitarist/singer can draw a square on the canvas. You paint life onto it (imho of course). 
So I'd say stop studying and get into that studio hahaha.. no really! I'm not kidding.  >:D >:D
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Re: Liverpool Lights - Beatles Competition
Reply #7 on: May 01, 2017, 21:54:53
Lovely vocal melody throughout!  ‘The Way she walks’ is a lovely section.  This is simply a fine song!  I really enjoyed the lyric ‘Light up her heart under Liverpool Lights’  Overall, it’s very very good song.  Well done and good Luck!

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Re: Liverpool Lights - Beatles Competition
Reply #8 on: May 01, 2017, 23:02:54
Though I love all the music in this competition, I honestly think this is my favorite @Alex It's a beautiful composition, and a wonderful performance (even if it is a low quality recording.)  :)
 
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Re: Liverpool Lights - Beatles Competition
Reply #9 on: May 02, 2017, 10:42:32
Hi Alex, This is a really beautiful song and you sing it so well, even with the low budget recording equipment  ::heart:: Lovely lyrics and melody  ::dj:: Good luck in the comp ::Suzy::