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#1131371 - 10/11/17 01:44 PM Soul Seasoned  
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Old Hamaan wants us all to stand
To say his name out loud
He cannot see the Son of man
Is why we take a bow
And we're soul seasoned
Oh we're soul seasoned
And my soul is not for sale

I see the buzzards circle
Circlin' the sky
They got the referendum
No tears left to cry
But I'm soul seasoned
Oh I'm soul seasoned
And my soul is not for sale

Don't tempt me on the mountain
Or in the valley low
I may have nothin' left to lose
Nothin' but these bones
But I'm soul seasoned
Oh I'm soul seasoned
And my soul is not for sale

His blood is runnin'
Through my veins
I got his DNA
It's all my inspiration
Dancin' in the latter rain

And I'm soul seasoned
Oh I'm soul seasoned
Yes I'm soul seasoned
And my soul is not for sale

Cos I'm soul seasoned
Oh I'm soul seasoned
Yes I'm soul seasoned
And my soul is not for sale
No my soul is not for sale

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#1131374 - 10/11/17 03:01 PM Re: Soul Seasoned [Re: bailey bridges]  
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Well! Ms Bailey! Nice to see a familiar face. I liked this. (I was hearing Gospel)
The only line that was a letdown for me was this:
"Dancin' in the latter rain"-I just thought a better line is needed.

Best of luck!
-Mike

#1131392 - 10/12/17 05:38 PM Re: Soul Seasoned [Re: bailey bridges]  
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Thanks Mike. Been a long time. Glad to 'see' you here too. Great call on that line. I needed another pair of ears. smile

Bailey

#1131395 - 10/12/17 11:44 PM Re: Soul Seasoned [Re: bailey bridges]  
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Hi, Bailey,

Overall, the lyrics have a resounding, spiritual feel. To me--and it's always hard reading lyrics absent the melody an artist may have in mind--I'm curious as to the transition of the first four lines of the verses to the "soul seasoned" (and thereafter) lines. I really like the language and vibe "soul seasoned" conveys. Just not sure I'm following the connection to what precedes it. But--and here's my personal view of trying to judge lyrics on their own--the true depth of lyrics are never struck until they are put to song. I can readily anticipate the power some of your lines will convey. Enjoyed my read very much.

Best regards,

Deej

#1131424 - 10/13/17 05:30 PM Re: Soul Seasoned [Re: Deej56]  
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Thank you Deej for your thoughtful and helpful critique. I was concerned about the meaning of "soul seasoned" coming through to the listener so your response was just what I was wanting to know! The hook is a few years old and just finally birthed a little premature song (was a bit out of practice haha) The music is leaning towards a Johnnie Cash sound but not exactly. Maybe late Cash plus something else. I will keep listening and playing it to see if it puts on some 'weight'.

Grateful for your time. I will return to offer responses as I feel I can after reading more here. I have been reading one of yours but will rest a bit before attempting to break out my rusty critiquing tools.

Nice to 'meet' you.

Bailey

#1131454 - 10/16/17 05:45 AM Re: Soul Seasoned [Re: bailey bridges]  
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Soul Seasoned

Don't tempt me on the mountain
Or in the valley low
I may have nothin' left to lose
Nothin' but these bones
But I'm soul seasoned
Filled with sound reason
Yes I'm soul seasoned
And my soul is not for sale

I see the buzzard circle
Circlin' the sky
Midnight revelation
No tears left to cry
But I'm soul seasoned
Filled with sound reason
Oh I'm soul seasoned
And my soul is not for sale

Old Hamaan wants us all to stand
To say his name out loud
He cannot see the Son of man
Is why we will not bow
But we're soul seasoned
Filled with sound reason
Oh we're soul seasoned
And our soul is not for sale

His blood is runnin'
Through my veins
Deep in my DNA
It's all my inspiration
Along this rugged way

Oh I'm soul seasoned
Filled with sound reason
Yes I'm soul seasoned
And my soul is not for sale

I say I'm soul seasoned
Yes I'm soul seasoned
Filled with sound reason
And my soul is not for sale
No my soul is not for sale

~Bailey Bridges

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#1131469 - 10/17/17 04:08 AM Re: Soul Seasoned [Re: bailey bridges]  
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I really like the imagery in this, and the definite gospel feel. I have just a couple of questions/suggestions. Keep or sweep, of course. smile

Donna

Soul Seasoned

Don't tempt me on the mountain
Or in the valley low
I may have nothin' left to lose
Nothin' but these bones
But I'm soul seasoned
Filled with sound reason
Yes I'm soul seasoned
And my soul is not for sale

I see the buzzard circle
Circlin' the sky Perhaps use a different dramatic verb or description here, as you use 'circle' in the previous line.
Midnight revelation
No tears left to cry
But I'm soul seasoned
Filled with sound reason
Oh I'm soul seasoned
And my soul is not for sale


Old Hamaan wants us all to stand An audience might want to know who Old Hamaan is. I know the name only in the context of Haman being a major side-kick to the Pharaoh in Egyptian times (and referred to in the Koran). Are you using the name here as another name for the devil? Perhaps these first four lines could be a little more explicit?
To say his name out loud
He cannot see the Son of man
Is why we will not bow
But we're soul seasoned
Filled with sound reason
Oh we're soul seasoned
And our soul is not for sale

His blood is runnin' Not immediately clear whose blood this is. I presume the Son of Man's (in light of lines 3 & 4), but maybe consider making it more obvious.
Through my veins
Deep in my DNA
It's all my inspiration
Along this rugged way

Oh I'm soul seasoned
Filled with sound reason
Yes I'm soul seasoned
And my soul is not for sale

I say I'm soul seasoned
Yes I'm soul seasoned
Filled with sound reason
And my soul is not for sale
No my soul is not for sale

~Bailey Bridges


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Life is too important to take seriously.

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#1131475 - 10/17/17 12:26 PM Re: Soul Seasoned [Re: bailey bridges]  
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Nice to see you back and so strong!


Not sure about line one in this couplet

It's all my inspiration
Along this rugged way

It somehow it took a left turn and lost me...what is this inspiration you refer to???

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