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#1095667 - 11/15/15 02:09 AM Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos)  
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Happy weekend JPFrs everywhere. I have once again hijacked some of Mike LeBlanc's lyrics. Please let us know what you think. Thanks,

Ricki

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Blue Bird
İMike LeBlanc

Another morning, don't open the shades
The way I'm feeling, this bed won't get made
Think I'll spend the day far from laughter
Nothing to lose so what does it matter

Turn off my dreams, they're only illusions
Try to make sense of all this confusion
When love leaves its nest and stretches its wings
To find a new bird with a new song to sing

It hurts when you're perched in a valley so low
Where the sun doesn't shine, the wind doesn't blow
All you can do is look up to the sky
And wonder how long before this blue bird can fly

Morning has greeted the evening so fast
Nothing this poor bird can do to surpass
The sorrow that holds me flightless and still
Bound by the heartbreak. lost all my will

It hurts when you're perched in a valley so low
Where the sun doesn't shine, the wind doesn't blow
All you can do is look up to the sky
And wonder how long before this blue bird can fly

This blue bird can fly
This blue bird can fly

#1095674 - 11/15/15 09:09 AM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hi Ricki.
The arrangement and melody fits the lyric perfectly.
As I listened I kept thinking the lyric may work better as ABAB, at least in the verses.

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#1095675 - 11/15/15 09:39 AM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hi guys,

Very good writing & I sure enjoyed the performance.
LOVED the chorus.....

Thanks for the entertainment.


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#1095687 - 11/15/15 05:05 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Calvin]  
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Thanx for doing your thang on this one Ricki!I'm really pleased with what you did!Mike

#1095689 - 11/15/15 05:34 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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I think you did a good job putting the lyrics to music. The chord changes work well, and the melody fits. The meter is good as well.

Now we just need a great recording of this!

Peace,
TC


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#1095704 - 11/15/15 09:04 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Vicarn]  
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Thanks for listening Vic. It felt right this way to me but I'll let Mike answer for the structure.

Ricki

#1095735 - 11/16/15 02:05 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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thank ya Vic!Always good to see what ya think.I couldn't tell you anything about the chord choices except that i like what Ricki is playing.Mike

#1095736 - 11/16/15 02:05 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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thanx Calvin!Thank you for droppin' in.Mike

#1095737 - 11/16/15 02:06 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Hey TC,thanx for the spin!Mike

#1095757 - 11/16/15 04:28 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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A very nice write by Mike and a great interpretation by you ... nicely done!!

#1095797 - 11/17/15 12:27 AM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Calvin]  
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Thanks, Calvin, for listening and for your kind remarks.

Ricki

#1095820 - 11/17/15 01:40 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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thank you Jimmy,Ricki does a very nice vocal on this one!Mike

#1095822 - 11/17/15 02:32 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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OUTSTANDING lyric...the music fits very well.

Last edited by Neil Cotton; 11/17/15 02:32 PM.
#1095856 - 11/17/15 11:18 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Nice lyrics Mike, and Ricki, really nice music and performance. I really enjoyed the listen!


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give you only what you have already given us!

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#1095873 - 11/18/15 01:05 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Todd Strachan]  
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thanx Neil,we appreciate that!Mike

#1095882 - 11/18/15 03:40 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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thanx a bunch Todd!Mike

#1095922 - 11/19/15 01:51 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: TC Perkins]  
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Thanks for listening TC. I can't argue with you there.

Ricki

#1095923 - 11/19/15 01:52 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Jimmy Fleming]  
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Thanks, Jimmy, for letting us know what you think.

Ricki

#1095999 - 11/21/15 01:18 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Thanks Neil, Mike gave me a little gem to work with so most of the hard work was already done.

Ricki

#1096000 - 11/21/15 01:19 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Todd Strachan]  
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Thanks for listening, Todd, glad you enjoyed it.

Ricki

#1096031 - 11/22/15 10:03 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hi Ricki and Michael,

I like how casually the lyric opens and gradually reveals the singer is identifying with the bluebird, while thinking about love.

Ricki, you capture the mood really well, letting the composition breathe beautifully.

Great work!

Mike


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Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

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from the song "Songs of Love"
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#1096043 - 11/22/15 11:00 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Ricki,

NICE FIT of a melody to this lyric! You really put me into those wonderful words! How can two such talented folks not do a fab song anyway? Great collab!

Tammy


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#1096080 - 11/23/15 01:43 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Thanks for letting us know what you like about this one, Mike. I wasn't through reading the first verse before I had the music and the vocal in my head. It happens like that sometimes.

Ricki

#1096081 - 11/23/15 01:46 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Thanks for listening, Tammy. With all of the songs Mike and I have done together, most of the music came to me either as I was reading the words or shortly thereafter. When that happens, it's not to be ignored.

Ricki

#1096095 - 11/23/15 06:18 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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hey Michael,i appreciate your comments and thanx for the listen!Mike

#1096098 - 11/23/15 06:32 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Nice job Mike & Ricki! A melancholy collab match.

John smile

#1096138 - 11/24/15 03:42 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: John Lawrence Schick]  
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much appreciated for your kind words Tammy!Mike

#1096139 - 11/24/15 03:43 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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thanx a bunch John!Mike

#1096188 - 11/25/15 04:32 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: John Lawrence Schick]  
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Thanks, John. Mike's melancholic lyrics bring out the melancholic music in me. smile

Ricki

#1096491 - 12/03/15 12:22 AM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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That really hit me. The sparse arrangement really gives power to the lyric. smile

Nice work - both of you. I love the chord changes in the chorus too!

Scott

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Hey Ricky- Great co write. Mike is a songwriting machine, and you did a great job of bringing these lyrics to life...Very Impressive- Bobby

#1096546 - 12/03/15 01:53 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: bobbyearlray]  
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much appreciated Scott!Mike

#1096547 - 12/03/15 01:54 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Alright Bobby,thanx for the visit and kind words!Mike

#1096614 - 12/04/15 01:44 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Thanks for listening, Scott. Yeah, sparse is my middle name. After the other one. smile

Ricki

#1096615 - 12/04/15 01:45 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: bobbyearlray]  
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Thanks for being so easily impressed, Bobby! smile Glad you took time to listen.

Ricki

#1096700 - 12/05/15 05:58 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hi guys,

I really liked the direct vocal style, unadorned emotions....Went really well with the lyrical painting that Mike painted...Good work guys...Thanks..

iggy2

#1096772 - 12/07/15 02:52 AM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: iggyiggy]  
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thanx for checking this one out and the kind words IggyIggy!Mike

#1096787 - 12/07/15 01:57 PM Re: Blue Bird (LeBlanc/Bellos) [Re: iggyiggy]  
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No, thank YOU Iggy2. I was going for Lucinda Williams but glad you liked it anyway.

Ricki

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