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#1088393 - 07/21/15 08:16 PM She Makes It Look Easy  
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Breaking up is hard to do...


[b][color:#000099]SHE MAKES IT LOOK EASY[/color][/b]

no one likes leaving somebody hurt
broken-hearted and crying
you try everything to make it work
sometimes you can't stop love from dying
piece by piece it rips you up inside
it's a hard thing to say goodbye

   she makes it look easy
   like it's a natural thing to do
   she makes it look easy
   tearing my world in two
   i never thought she had it in her to do it
   she walked away like there was nothing to it
   she's breaking my heart
   and she makes it look easy

friday nights she's stepping out
she's with somebody new
carrying on in a corner booth
the way that we used to
it's killing me she's moved on
acting like there's nothing wrong


Thanks for listening.
Comments encouraged.

floyd

#1088423 - 07/22/15 03:03 AM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: floyd jane]  
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Title should be, "You make it look easy" cuz that's what you do, Floyd. Small nit, well not even a nit really, because either works, but I wanted to hear "she's MOVIN' on" to keep it present tense with "killing" and "acting", but that's just a preference to my ear I guess. Another fine performance and beautifully produced track. -TK

#1088429 - 07/22/15 08:05 AM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: TKO]  
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A great contemporary country song Floyd, good hook and all round vocal/production
Travis


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#1088436 - 07/22/15 10:38 AM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: Travis david]  
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Floyd, this reminds me of the Eagles. Great harmonies and lead vocal. Great phrasing. Sounds like it's ready for radio AirPlay to me. Keep up the good work.


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#1088439 - 07/22/15 12:52 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: Dan Sullivan]  
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i'm likin' this rockin' heartbreaker song!Mighty fine Floyd!Mike

#1088446 - 07/22/15 01:48 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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This one works great, Floyd.
Vic


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#1088463 - 07/22/15 04:40 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: Vicarn]  
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Really good stuff. I thought the harmonies throughout this brought this to another level. Very catchy chorus and hook, again using the harmonies in a really cool way. Nice guitar solo as well. Enjoyed the listen, as usual. Good luck with this my man

Kyle

#1088532 - 07/23/15 10:38 AM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: Travis david]  
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Originally Posted by TKO
Title should be, "You make it look easy" cuz that's what you do, Floyd. Small nit, well not even a nit really, because either works, but I wanted to hear "she's MOVIN' on" to keep it present tense with "killing" and "acting", but that's just a preference to my ear I guess. Another fine performance and beautifully produced track. -TK


Thanks, Tim. She has already moved on - so that should not be present tense - while the "killing me" and "acting" are still occurring. (plus the fact that it would add a bump and disrupt the prosody).



Originally Posted by Travis david
A great contemporary country song Floyd, good hook and all round vocal/production
Travis


Thanks, Travis.

#1088545 - 07/23/15 03:33 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: floyd jane]  
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You do make it look so easy! Well done, Floyd.

Ricki

#1088553 - 07/23/15 06:15 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hey Floyd,

That was a great listen, and a damn fine song.

To my ears, I would like the vocal turned up a notch, and a small spike at about 1k.

The vocal is "dull" compared to the music and doesn't cut through.

I won't mention the "drummer".


All is all, it's worth carrying on with this track.

cheers, niteshift

#1088562 - 07/23/15 07:59 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: niteshift]  
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Floyd, always like what you offer. great sounding song. and I think outstanding write. Lane



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one might save you from the other...Vincent
#1088696 - 08/01/15 06:51 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: floyd jane]  
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Hi Floyd,

I think I originally wrote something like "this glazed a smile upon my face that won't go away" and I can attest that it's still working it's charm. Clever and not without heart.

Mike


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Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

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from the song "Songs of Love"
from the album "Casanova" (1996)
#1088700 - 08/01/15 08:15 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Great write Floyd. Wonderful singing and really enjoyed the guitar work. Thoroughly enjoyed this. They get better and better.

Dave

#1088722 - 08/02/15 10:20 AM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: GocartMoz]  
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Another fj hit. Keep em comin'!


Regards,

Bob

#1088785 - 08/02/15 08:44 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: 90 dB]  
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Yes U do!
Another wonderful piece Floyd. Well Done, indeed.

#1088800 - 08/02/15 09:36 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: Nelson]  
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Always a pleasure to hear your songs. Contemporary sound with an "old country" feel... and that's not an easy order to fill... unless you have that FJ talent. Really nice work! ----Dave

#1088803 - 08/02/15 09:52 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: Dave Rice (D)]  
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Floyd.
Your professional sound is there. Hook is where it should be.
Vocal is second to none.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

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#1088806 - 08/02/15 11:02 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: Vicarn]  
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Another great write Floyd. The only nit I have - and it's the salesman in me - is that you ended the song with about 40 seconds of music. Why not use that as a musical bridge and end with the shortened chorus? That way you have the hook as the last thing your listener hears.

#1088882 - 08/04/15 12:41 AM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: summeoyo]  
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Hey Floyd,

This song is one that many would sing along with and appeal to many for sure. Well done as usual. I thought your vox was fine, we all probably hear differently I suppose--I'm usually listening on decent headphones myself. I would like to hear the lead guitar solo up a notch, I know Colin always told me that a guitar solo should match the presence of the lead vox with ballad type music--always exceptions with vibe of course. For me, I want to feel like the lead player steps out and the "front man" steps back trading places for those special measures.

Another great song Floyd!

steady-eddie.

#1088917 - 08/04/15 01:54 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: E Swartz]  
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Hi Floyd,

Oh, a Floyd Jane HEARTBREAKER!
I love how you can SO consistently do these songs that touch the hearts of the audience and have such broad appeal and relevance to people's lives, doing your Floyd thing and making us go "WOW!"

WOW! smile

Lisa




#1088919 - 08/04/15 02:07 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: Lisa Gundling]  
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Another great production from the palatial jane studios!

Top notch write and vocals and a mix that puts it all
out there on a gorgeous soundstage.

Nice!!

J&B


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#1089012 - 08/05/15 08:35 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: niteshift]  
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Originally Posted by Dan Sullivan
Floyd, this reminds me of the Eagles. Great harmonies and lead vocal. Great phrasing. Sounds like it's ready for radio AirPlay to me. Keep up the good work.

Thanks for all of that, Dan...


Originally Posted by Michael LeBlanc
i'm likin' this rockin' heartbreaker song!Mighty fine Floyd!Mike

Thanks, Mike...



Originally Posted by Vicarn
This one works great, Floyd.
Vic

Thanks, Vic.


Originally Posted by avweek
Really good stuff. I thought the harmonies throughout this brought this to another level. Very catchy chorus and hook, again using the harmonies in a really cool way. Nice guitar solo as well. Enjoyed the listen, as usual. Good luck with this my man

Kyle

Appreciate all that, Kyle..


Originally Posted by Ricki E. Bellos
You do make it look so easy! Well done, Floyd.

Ricki

Thanks, Ricki...



Originally Posted by niteshift
Hey Floyd,

That was a great listen, and a damn fine song.

To my ears, I would like the vocal turned up a notch, and a small spike at about 1k.

The vocal is "dull" compared to the music and doesn't cut through.

I won't mention the "drummer".

All is all, it's worth carrying on with this track.

cheers, niteshift

Thanks for dropping by, Geoff..


#1089207 - 08/07/15 11:20 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: floyd jane]  
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This is a nice song Floyd. Love the git licks throughout, nice and smooth. I thought it had an Eagles feel to it for sure!

Todd


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#1089227 - 08/08/15 11:30 AM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: Todd Strachan]  
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good production aside from the canned drums......
really good performance....great guitar tones...
Bass is a little low in the mix but, I am on my laptop at Camp....no monitors.....
better than decent song crafting....
Nashville ready.
Very cool...thanks for that.

#1089885 - 08/17/15 08:45 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: E Swartz]  
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Originally Posted by lane1777
Floyd, always like what you offer. great sounding song. and I think outstanding write. Lane

Thanks, Lane...


Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
Hi Floyd,

I think I originally wrote something like "this glazed a smile upon my face that won't go away" and I can attest that it's still working it's charm. Clever and not without heart.

Mike

I appreciate that, Mike (I like the stuff you do)..


Originally Posted by GocartMoz
Great write Floyd. Wonderful singing and really enjoyed the guitar work. Thoroughly enjoyed this. They get better and better.

Dave

Thank you, Dave...


Originally Posted by 90 dB
Another fj hit. Keep em comin'!


Regards,

Bob

Bob - always appreciate you dropping in...


Originally Posted by Nelson
Yes U do!
Another wonderful piece Floyd. Well Done, indeed.

Thanks, Nelson...

Originally Posted by Dave Rice
Always a pleasure to hear your songs. Contemporary sound with an "old country" feel... and that's not an easy order to fill... unless you have that FJ talent. Really nice work! ----Dave

Dave - you are always so kind - thanks...

Originally Posted by Vicarn
Floyd.
Your professional sound is there. Hook is where it should be.
Vocal is second to none.

Vic

Thanks, Vic


Originally Posted by summeoyo
Another great write Floyd. The only nit I have - and it's the salesman in me - is that you ended the song with about 40 seconds of music. Why not use that as a musical bridge and end with the shortened chorus? That way you have the hook as the last thing your listener hears.

summeoyo - thanks... for this one, I just liked the idea of having the guitars take it out...


Originally Posted by E Swartz
Hey Floyd,

This song is one that many would sing along with and appeal to many for sure. Well done as usual. I thought your vox was fine, we all probably hear differently I suppose--I'm usually listening on decent headphones myself. I would like to hear the lead guitar solo up a notch, I know Colin always told me that a guitar solo should match the presence of the lead vox with ballad type music--always exceptions with vibe of course. For me, I want to feel like the lead player steps out and the "front man" steps back trading places for those special measures.

Another great song Floyd!

steady-eddie.

Thanks. Ed. I'll listen again to the lead levels...



#1089886 - 08/17/15 08:47 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: joro]  
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Originally Posted by Lisa Gundling
Hi Floyd,

Oh, a Floyd Jane HEARTBREAKER!
I love how you can SO consistently do these songs that touch the hearts of the audience and have such broad appeal and relevance to people's lives, doing your Floyd thing and making us go "WOW!"

WOW! smile

Lisa

You do know you are my favorite, right? smile



Originally Posted by Janice & Bud
Another great production from the palatial jane studios!

Top notch write and vocals and a mix that puts it all
out there on a gorgeous soundstage.

Nice!!

J&B

Y'all are the best...


Originally Posted by Todd Strachan
This is a nice song Floyd. Love the git licks throughout, nice and smooth. I thought it had an Eagles feel to it for sure!

Todd

Thanks, Todd...


Originally Posted by joro
good production aside from the canned drums......
really good performance....great guitar tones...
Bass is a little low in the mix but, I am on my laptop at Camp....no monitors.....
better than decent song crafting....
Nashville ready.
Very cool...thanks for that.

Thanks, joro...

#1089941 - 08/18/15 03:27 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: floyd jane]  
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Good, concise, easy-flow lyric, with a neat twist on a universal theme. Excellent hook. Nice & catchy.

Pleasing vocals (and BU) and top-notch music & melody make this song a real pleasure to listen to.

Thank you for sharing it. smile

Donna


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#1089943 - 08/18/15 03:39 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: floyd jane]  
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Floyd--

This is one of my favs from your studio--Nashville needs to wake up and do a few FLOYD JANE Productions!

Later,

Mackie

#1089948 - 08/18/15 04:18 PM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: floyd jane]  
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Top shelf production, arrangement and performance, Floyd. I wish I could get the sound you do. Really nice guitar work intermingled in and out during the tune. A good time was had by all.

Steve


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Originally Posted by DonnaMarilyn
Good, concise, easy-flow lyric, with a neat twist on a universal theme. Excellent hook. Nice & catchy.

Pleasing vocals (and BU) and top-notch music & melody make this song a real pleasure to listen to.

Thank you for sharing it. smile

Donna

Donna - thanks so much for such a lovely review...


Originally Posted by Mackie H.
Floyd--

This is one of my favs from your studio--Nashville needs to wake up and do a few FLOYD JANE Productions!

Later,

Mackie

HA! Mackie - I appreciate that...


Originally Posted by Little_stevie_b
Top shelf production, arrangement and performance, Floyd. I wish I could get the sound you do. Really nice guitar work intermingled in and out during the tune. A good time was had by all.

Steve

Steve - thanks... you can get that same sound... it's available to anyone...

#1090082 - 08/20/15 05:42 AM Re: She Makes It Look Easy [Re: floyd jane]  
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Hi Floyd jane.....another great song. Absolutely love the sound you have here. Not much to crit, here. I love it!
Stellar singing, too!
The hook is awesome...what a great idea!
-Tom

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