I filled out the song with more instrumentation, effects, textures, etc.
There is still an open verse for Ola or anybody else to fill in, and plenty of room on the choruses (especially the last) for more voices and harmonies.
Stems available on request.
Vocals begin at 0:38
I waited for the night to end
So I could go collecting stars and hold 'em in my never ending hands
I hold 'em close and call them friends
And every night when summer fades they return to the sky against my plans
Collecting stars (x2)
Now I am not a captain but I sail into the sky upon my bed
And holding out my hand I beckon all the stars to follow me instead
In my arms they'll fall asleep and light up every city, sky, and park
And traveling from town to town I light the lives of those who live in dark
Collecting Stars (x2)
Stems in results.
Revisited this great song and transformed it with contributions from a number of existing records and collaborations. 95% of this song is recycled records, I kept my input very minimal.
Beats: theboxsets, Ryan Patrick, jdavidson, me
Main Vocals: riana6
BG Vox: Ola Szmidt
Guitar: Robo_J, me
Let me know what you think.
120bpm. Stems available if requested.
I've been toying with this beautiful track from Rob Lanyon for a few months and finally committed myself to "finishing" it this weekend. I was hesitant to play a traditional guitar solo, but I think the nervous guitar bursts work. What do you think?
Also, there are a few timing shifts in a few points so I tried my best to hide them. Enjoy.
Acoustic guitar and main vocals: Rob Lanyon
Electric guitar, piano, drums, harmony vox: Me
I tried to keep it sexy while letting Kelly steal the show. My additions begin around 0:45. My favorite part is at 1:36.
You - I saw you in a photograph
And you, you were happy
A smile you could coreograph
I saw it in a photograph
But I'm counting on the season to get it right
In you I saw a flickering of light
And you didn't know me
But I saw the future in your eyes
The element of sweet surprise
Now I'm counting on the season to make you love me
I opened my heart in a letter
I put it in a Christmas card (x2)
Then I sat alone and I read it
I never sent it further on
I couldn't send your Christmas card
So I'm counting on the season to find the strength
I put it in a Christmas card (repeated out)
Stems Coming Soon
I would love to hear somebody try a new melody with this song. Here's the breakdown as I hear it:
Verse1 - 0:20
Instrumental - 1:42
Verse 2 - 2:01
Chorus 2 - 2:39
Instrumental - 3:25
Final Verse/Outro - 3:44
Alright, everybody's in on this one. Let me know what you think.
Lyrics, original melody and vocals: Melisamayhem
Lead Vocals: Ashes2Ashes
Music and backup: me
Thought this might be a hood fit for the secrets collab. It's pretty dark, moody, and elusive.
Called out in the summer time
Called out to a friend of mine
A personal song about trying to break patterns.
Would love to get some real drums in the mix; all I had available at the time was the terrible keyboard drums you hear at the end of this song.
You know I’d do anything
I’d give into religion or turn away from God
To be with you forever is the only thing I want
But here I go again, I’m gonna turn out like my father
Tired and old and telling you again that I’m sorry
Sorry for the way you feel
Sorry for the way I still love you
You’re free to leave at any time
But if you leave this heart of mine, darling
I’m gonna follow you down
I know I made a big mistake
But letting go should never taste bitter
But bitter’s all that’s been on my tongue since the morning
But if you give me half a chance, I’ll impress you
I’ll smile at you when I get home
Instead of only when I undress you
I can be a better man and give you what you need to be whole
I’ll do everything that I can to occupy your heart and your soul
And I’ll follow you down
JoeRud: lyrics, melody, harp, guitar, main vox, harmonica, celesta, strings
Bubbabuster: backup vox
Me: drums, tambourine, handclaps, piano, organ, upright bass, falsetto harmony vox, mix
A song I wrote for my wife five years ago. To celebrate our 5th anniversary (today!) I gave it a facelift with the orchestra. I hope y'all like it.