• New member! A song called "Drive".
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New member! A song called "Drive".
on: February 26, 2019, 02:56:01
« Last Edit: February 26, 2019, 12:55:24 by Kellyanneg »
Hello! It's Kelly, a new member with a tune to share.  I apologize about the sound quality of my songs - my living room is a far cry from a studio. This was written for my son's girlfriend.  I use an electric piano, and have trouble with when I put more energy into the song and play harder for volume, as if it's a real piano (I wish), I don't get the volume and clarity I want, and you can hear my fingers on the keys.  I use a little basic Rockville sound system, two speakers, with the most basic mixer.  Do I need a separate amp for the piano? A monitor? A better mixer?  I don't know how to improve the sound.  Peace to all.
https://soundcloud.com/kellyannegsongs/drive-skylars-song-original

Lyrics to Drive:

That highway aint got nothin on you
It's been a long road, it's been rough
But you made it through
What you can't fit in that backseat,
Leave it behind
There's nothin stoppin you

Chorus:
Be the wind and let it fly
Push that pedal down and drive
Baby, drive
Say goodbye, as you're headn out
Of North Carolina
Had to do just what you've done
You took on a storm, and girl you won
Feel the sun
Comin up
Aint nothin but blue sky
Drive, baby drive

Ocean waves and late night friends
Don't take the place
Of where you're from
and what you miss
Got a man waitn on you
by the porch light
Wantn you to be his wife
You're gettn closer to that state line

REPEAT CHORUS

drive, baby drive
Head right into the sunrise
Ride, baby ride
Be the wind and let it fly

CHORUS


Do what makes your heart sing :)


I hope I did that right  :-\


Hey @Kellyanneg   you're killing it there. Nice work!  :)

Put the link in the body of the message like this -

https://soundcloud.com/kellyannegsongs/drive-skylars-song-original

and change the title to   "Skylar's Song"  , "my first post here" etc.. 

use edit or modify post button down the bottom right
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November Sound is based on the Mother, Father & Son musical trio of Melissa, Bill & Will. I'm the father so anything I post will have my wife singing and/or my son playing percussion.


Re: New member! A song called "Drive".
Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 03:34:02
Thank you so much @Bill!!  I attempted to modify my post...did I do that right?


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Re: New member! A song called "Drive".
Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 05:25:17
Wow what a beautiful song and what a great voice  ::heart::  :praise:
Welcome! I think you are at the right place here.  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::
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Re: New member! A song called "Drive".
Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 07:48:01
As in every family, there are people with different ideas and hobby horses.
I am extremely proud to be a song writer.  And a such I write lyrics, go into my very primitive bedroom recording thing, count to four and bang away at my guitar.
So in fact, all my songs and all the parts that make the song are only played once.

I donít bother too much with polishing, dolling up, hugging it to death. I am a songwriter, right. All my worries about production, sound quality etc would be in the way of what I like best. Writing a new song. Today one, tomorrow another one. And in the process I have lost my fear of rotten songs. Or songs that look promising but refuse to happen. Or donít come out right.

And I never throw one away. Because it is with songs, like it is with pictures of your child. After a couple of years all of a sudden the picture that wasnít top level from technical point of view becomes dear to you for some reason or other. Itís all about feelings right?

A rather long winded story, but one I really believe in. Some day youíll find a way to record songs in a technically better way.  But youíll be glad youíve kept the ones that will become dear to you. And with this one your forceful piano playing and singing is something I would be very proud of.

I only hope that you do the extra effort to publish the lyrics too.
There are people from all over the world who will be grateful for that. And I certainly would.

So from me you wonít get advice as in Ďmore bassí, Ďmore channel separationí, or some such things.
Iím glad with what your music does with/for me.
And iíll Go back to give it another spin.
Happy to have you, and Skylar too.
Kind regards, Gus


Re: New member! A song called "Drive".
Reply #6 on: February 26, 2019, 11:45:05
@Goatrelated , @LePlongeur, thank you very much!!  @LePlongeur, you are exactly right. I record on an old phone I use only for that reason, and have had to delete to make more space to keep recording.  I've been putting more effort in to actually finishing them. Sometimes ideas come faster in my head than I can put them on paper...each one inspired by part of who I am or what I feel and see for others, different reasons, but I love to write more than anything. I am not one to go out and socialize. I don't have facebook, and rarely read the news or watch tv. My family is my ship. I am socially awkward and fear public performing, and speaking publicly is even worse. My little room is my world, where I can be me. Yet sometimes I so desperately want to share "me", my songs, the best way I can. That little phone is my gateway. 😊 I am glad I stumbled upon this place. The immediate feeling of friendliness and being welcome is rare and appreciated.  People don't always have to see to know.
With publishing the lyrics do you mean post them here? If so, where?
Thanks again guys!!


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Re: New member! A song called "Drive".
Reply #7 on: February 26, 2019, 12:28:14
@Kellyanneg
Yes, post it here.
You post a sentence or two about the song, you post a link to the sound and (please) you post the lyrics at the same time.
If you do that, I can read along like i would on old album sleeves.
Makes your lyrics easier to follow.
Kind regards, Gus


Re: New member! A song called "Drive".
Reply #8 on: February 26, 2019, 12:56:53
@LePlongeur gotchya...I added them. Thanks!


Re: New member! A song called "Drive".
Reply #9 on: February 26, 2019, 16:48:21
It is undeniable that your song is full of strength, giving wings and energy to the message of your lyrics, as for the mix it is evident that it would need another treatment at the time of recording, it is always difficult for someone who is singing at the same time playing an instrument get a good plane for the voice, and in this case we talk about a piano with all its power and sound range, so do not worry, you're in a forum for songwriter because that's what we are, or try to be, not producers or singers with wonderful equipment and studies. Welcome to the club @Kellyanneg
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Re: New member! A song called "Drive".
Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 16:53:56
WOW  :o :o :o :o :o you have a very powerful and beautiful voice  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: @Kellyanneg  ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone::

great song
it is clear you have what it takes to be songwriter and a fantastic singer, it would certainly be worth to get this recorded very nicely and mixed ...
sounds good!

oh and, i subscribed to your Soundcloud  ;D ;D ;D :ok: :ok: :ok:
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Re: New member! A song called "Drive".
Reply #11 on: February 26, 2019, 16:59:17
Hi @Mora Amaro La Loba - thank you...I love how you said "giving wings and energy to the message of your lyrics".  Yes, the mechanical side of this is not my strong point, that's for certain.  And of course, the song, the writing, expression and evoking emotion is the magic of it all.  Thank you for your welcome and taking a minute to listen.  :D


Re: New member! A song called "Drive".
Reply #12 on: February 26, 2019, 17:03:30
@Dutchbeat - Hey that's awesome! And wow, what a compliment!!  Thank  you!!


Re: New member! A song called "Drive".
Reply #13 on: February 26, 2019, 17:05:48
@Dutchbeat - got ya followed back :) 


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Re: New member! A song called "Drive".
Reply #14 on: February 26, 2019, 18:08:30
Love it.
Hat off (how many hats do you need if you've one head?).
This one's in the pocket.
Well done. And thanks for the lyrics.
Kind regards, Gus