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#1088611 - 08/01/15 12:39 AM You make me feel like Superman  
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This is one I finally redid per the suggestions of a few of you on this board. Thanks for your input, and I hope you like it.

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13173808


You make me Feel like Superman
Todd G. Strachan 2011


V1
I'm no super-man, I'm just an average guy.
I can't catch a plane, cuz baby I can't fly!

Pre-Chorus
If you're feelin lonely in the middle of the night,
I can come on over and make you feel alright! .
You make me feel like superman when I'm holding you tight!

Chorus
Losing your love would be my krytonite!
Cuz when we're not together I don't feel right.
You make me so happy when we're out on the town,
I feel like superman when you're around!

V2
I can't leap, tall buildings, in a single bound.
But I feel, like I can, when you're around!

Pre-Chorus
If you're feelin lonely in the middle of the night,
I can come on over and make you feel alright! .
You make me feel like superman when I'm holding you tight!

Chorus
Losing your love would be my krytonite!
Cuz when we're not together I don't feel right.
You make me so happy when we're out on the town,
I feel like superman when you're around!


Lead

Chorus
Losing your love would be my krytonite!
Cuz when we're not together I don't feel right.
You make me so happy when we're out on the town,
I feel like superman when you're around!

V3
I just want to hold you, and treat you right.
I bet Superman is jealous, I'm with you tonight!

Chorus
If you're feelin lonely in the middle of the night,
I can come on over and make you feel alright! .
You make me feel like superman when I'm holding you tight!
You make me feel like superman when I'm holding you tight!
You make me feel like superman when I'm holding you tight!


Everything we have has come from you, and we
give you only what you have already given us!

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www.soundclick.com/toddgstrachan
#1088616 - 08/01/15 01:02 AM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Todd Strachan]  
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I`m running into some great chorus tonight, I don`t think I got a look at this before now. sounds great! Lane



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#1088617 - 08/01/15 01:27 AM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: lane1777]  
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Good tune Todd. I had a bit of a Kinks vibe when listening. Just a good straight ahead rocker. Nice job.

Dave

#1088673 - 08/01/15 05:19 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: GocartMoz]  
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I'm diggin' this Todd!I think i'll put my cape on now!Mike

#1088680 - 08/01/15 05:39 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Hey Todd,

This has a great "garage band/live club" 70's feel for me. I like it. I'd like hearing the bass guitar coming through a little better with this song, but definitely like the distortion and power chords with the vibe.

One thought, as I listened again, I might consider a late bridge in place of vs.3--I think this would make a great spot to digress with a short late bridge to break the predictability of coming back to the verse melody--JMO.

Nice start here Todd!

steady-eddie.

#1088733 - 08/02/15 11:19 AM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: E Swartz]  
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Hi Todd,

VERY ENJOYABLE, especially this......

I bet Superman is jealous, I'm with you tonight!


I'm impressed with this song, good style !

Calvin


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#1088734 - 08/02/15 11:22 AM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: E Swartz]  
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Lane, thanks for the listen and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Todd


Everything we have has come from you, and we
give you only what you have already given us!

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www.soundclick.com/toddgstrachan
#1088752 - 08/02/15 02:00 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Todd Strachan]  
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Todd

You nailed this one! Rock on!

Mackie

#1088758 - 08/02/15 06:09 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Mackie H.]  
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Hi Todd really liked this one especially the chorus, good work, best of luck with it
Travis


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#1088769 - 08/02/15 07:18 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Todd Strachan]  
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Hi Todd,

Great vocal arrangement and cool song. Needs more bottom and then it's perfect. If there is bass in there it's getting short shrift in the mix, or maybe it's the low bandwidth stream giving a false impression.

Mike

Last edited by Michael Zaneski; 08/02/15 07:21 PM.

Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon)
from the song "Songs of Love"
from the album "Casanova" (1996)
#1088772 - 08/02/15 07:35 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Still kickin ass and taking names, eh?

You got that Keith Richards vibe in this one and the vocals are smokin as well.

Well done all around.

#1088808 - 08/03/15 12:02 AM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Nelson]  
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Thanks for the listen Dave, and the Kinks compliment! Glad you liked it.

Todd


Everything we have has come from you, and we
give you only what you have already given us!

1 Chronicles 29:14


www.soundclick.com/toddgstrachan
#1088834 - 08/03/15 12:56 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Todd Strachan]  
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Good time and great fun R&R song. Musically, I wouldn't change a thing. If I had to pick at it lyrically, and I do, smile I'd say if you changed the last line of the pre-chorus, your chorus would be even stronger. Most of that line is in the last line of the chorus so use that space to say something different which would give the chorus more impact. Maybe something like this:

You will be my supergirl when I'm holding you tight

I think V2 would be stronger with a different ending because you also end the chorus with "when you're around". Again, it would give the chorus more power.

And finally, you say "make you feel alright" and "I don't feel right", in the pre-chorus and the chorus, so maybe something else for V3 than "treat you right" would be more interesting. You've got some great lines in those verses but that's a bit of a let down.

Overall, a clever write that could be a lot better with fewer repeats.

Ricki

#1089026 - 08/06/15 09:06 AM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Thanks for the listen Mike, glad you liked it! Good luck finding a phone booth to put your cape on!

Todd


Everything we have has come from you, and we
give you only what you have already given us!

1 Chronicles 29:14


www.soundclick.com/toddgstrachan
#1089035 - 08/06/15 12:19 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Todd Strachan]  
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Hi Todd:

I don't think I've listened to your work before. This little "rocker" has a ton of potential. I agree with Zaneski and others, more bass would "bring it." Pitch this thing... and best of luck with it. Enjoyed and thanks for sharing. ----Dave

#1089111 - 08/06/15 11:24 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: E Swartz]  
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Thanks for the listen Eddie, glad you liked it! The chorus was originally a bridge and the pre was the chorus. Many people told me to turn the bridge into my chorus so thats what I did! Thanks for the suggestion, but I think structurally I am happy with it as is. I will go back and tweak the bass though.

Thanks again,

Todd


Everything we have has come from you, and we
give you only what you have already given us!

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www.soundclick.com/toddgstrachan
#1089199 - 08/07/15 08:24 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Calvin]  
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Originally Posted by Calvin
Hi Todd,

VERY ENJOYABLE, especially this......

I bet Superman is jealous, I'm with you tonight!


I'm impressed with this song, good style !

Calvin

Thats my favorite line as well Calvin! Thanks for the listen and your comments, glad you liked it! Nothing like a little rock n roll!

Todd


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart

Last edited by Todd Strachan; 08/07/15 08:25 PM.

Everything we have has come from you, and we
give you only what you have already given us!

1 Chronicles 29:14


www.soundclick.com/toddgstrachan
#1089208 - 08/07/15 11:25 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Mackie H.]  
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Originally Posted by Mackie H.
Todd

You nailed this one! Rock on!

Mackie



Thanks Mackie, glad you liked it!

Todd


Everything we have has come from you, and we
give you only what you have already given us!

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www.soundclick.com/toddgstrachan
#1089245 - 08/08/15 01:28 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Travis david]  
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Originally Posted by Travis david
Hi Todd really liked this one especially the chorus, good work, best of luck with it
Travis


Thanks for the listen Travis, glad you liked it!

Todd


Everything we have has come from you, and we
give you only what you have already given us!

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www.soundclick.com/toddgstrachan
#1089292 - 08/09/15 09:05 AM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Todd Strachan]  
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Lynyrd Skynyrd incarnate...........very cool man..I really dig the real drums....kick and bass need to come up and match...dirty guit is a tad bit too centered and overpowers the vox a little bit....vox could be wetter (add reverb)....

my kind of song...I really liked this. Very good lyric...

Kudos...thanks for sharing...

#1089298 - 08/09/15 11:23 AM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: joro]  
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Good one Todd. Love those huge guitars!


Regards,

Bob

#1089337 - 08/09/15 11:07 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: 90 dB]  
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Rocking tune ... nice work!

#1089444 - 08/11/15 03:43 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
Hi Todd,

Great vocal arrangement and cool song. Needs more bottom and then it's perfect. If there is bass in there it's getting short shrift in the mix, or maybe it's the low bandwidth stream giving a false impression.

Mike



Thanks Mike! When I mixed it down, i heard more bass than it actually. I will go back in and bump it up! Thanks for the listen and I'm glad you liked it!

Todd


Everything we have has come from you, and we
give you only what you have already given us!

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#1089459 - 08/11/15 06:03 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Todd Strachan]  
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Hi Todd,

Cool beans ... it ROCKS!
Also, I like Ricki's thoughts on some of those lines.

Lisa


#1089674 - 08/14/15 03:49 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Lisa Gundling]  
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Now that is one cool rocker -- lyrically, arrangement and vocally.
Boost the low end and you'll have it going.

We really enjoyed it!

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#1089815 - 08/16/15 11:13 AM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Nelson]  
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Originally Posted by Nelson
Still kickin ass and taking names, eh?

You got that Keith Richards vibe in this one and the vocals are smokin as well.

Well done all around.


Every once in a while its fun to open that whoop ass can and see what happens! Thanks for the listen and glad you liked it!

Todd


Everything we have has come from you, and we
give you only what you have already given us!

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#1089887 - 08/17/15 08:54 PM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Todd Strachan]  
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A cool listen, Todd.

Classic Classic Rock. The doubled vocals are terrific.

Enjoyed it.

floyd

#1089915 - 08/18/15 11:19 AM Re: You make me feel like Superman [Re: Todd Strachan]  
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Most impressive, young Jedi.

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