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#1142368 - 06/29/18 01:42 PM Bouquets and Goodbyes  
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I'm actually late posting this because it's been released, but I was wondering what peeps thought and what they may have done differently. I have been away for a loooong time, I'm hoping to be back around more.

https://www.reverbnation.com/ljtanner/song/29743918-bouquets-and-goodbyes-jeanbs-funky

Tim Dobson-Sax,
George Wood-Keys,
JeanLbass Toudou-Bass,
Christine Linge-Vocals/Melody/Acoustic Engineering
Elvis Garagic - Producer/Mix/Mastering
James Tanner-Lyric


Dreams leave her
feeling unfulfilled.
They lie and,
she believes.

Sometimes she
feels cheated.
Giving out love she
never receives

She can't help herself
She's loves to love,
and longs for it back
Bouquets is all she gets
Bouquets and goodbyes
Flowers that have thorns
from men come and gone
Bouquets and goodbyes
Bouquets and goodbyes
Bouquets and goodbyes
Bouquets and goodbyes

She still hopes
someone is out there
Someone who
will love her too

This can't go
on forever.
No doubts allowed,
to make that true

She can't help herself
She's loves to love,
and longs for it back

Bouquets is all she gets
Bouquets and goodbyes
Flowers that have thorns
from men come and gone
Bouquets and goodbyes
Bouquets and goodbyes
Bouquets and goodbyes
Bouquets and goodbyes

She just knows her futures there
Beyond bouquets and goodbyes


© L. James Tanner



Last edited by L. James Tanner; 06/29/18 05:27 PM.
#1142370 - 06/29/18 02:10 PM Re: Bouquets and Goodbyes [Re: L. James Tanner]  
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Love the groove and that hook, James. Vocals are perfect for this one. Very cool.

Rick

#1142377 - 06/29/18 07:19 PM Re: Bouquets and Goodbyes [Re: L. James Tanner]  
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That's a strong funky rock song - loaded with hooks and strong playing and singing. The words are a perfect fit.

#1142378 - 06/29/18 08:00 PM Re: Bouquets and Goodbyes [Re: L. James Tanner]  
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Welcome home, James:

What a treat! So this is the "funky version... LOL? It'll sure pack the dance floor and is absolutely stunning. So good to see (and hear) you and your music back here at JPF. Thanks for "stopping in" and please, send more soon! ----Dave

#1142403 - 06/30/18 09:17 PM Re: Bouquets and Goodbyes [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Originally Posted by Ricki E. Bellos
Love the groove and that hook, James. Vocals are perfect for this one. Very cool.

Rick

Thanks for the feedback and compliment Ricki, very appreciated.

#1142404 - 06/30/18 09:22 PM Re: Bouquets and Goodbyes [Re: mikegouthro]  
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Originally Posted by mikegouthro
That's a strong funky rock song - loaded with hooks and strong playing and singing. The words are a perfect fit.

Thank ya Mike, very appreciative of the listen and comment. My collaborators get all the credit imo, without them it's just words. They, and Christine are bringing it alive. I'm learning a lot watching how things are done.

Last edited by L. James Tanner; 06/30/18 09:24 PM.
#1142405 - 06/30/18 09:32 PM Re: Bouquets and Goodbyes [Re: Dave Rice]  
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Originally Posted by Dave Rice
Welcome home, James:

What a treat! So this is the "funky version... LOL? It'll sure pack the dance floor and is absolutely stunning. So good to see (and hear) you and your music back here at JPF. Thanks for "stopping in" and please, send more soon! ----Dave

Hi Dave! Thanks for the listen my friend and the kind comment. I think (I'll have to look) that there are 3 versions of the lyric, so it had to be differentiated smile I hope to be around more, my life is in flux mode at the moment and has been a couple years now. Regardless, I know this is where I get honest feedback from good people. I have 2 or 3 I would like to get opinions and suggestions on, but don't want to hog the forum. I hope to be around more without a doubt.

#1142406 - 07/01/18 04:42 AM Re: Bouquets and Goodbyes [Re: L. James Tanner]  
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Hello James,


Wow, ya got a real nice song here, good job.


Calvin


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#1142413 - 07/01/18 03:54 PM Re: Bouquets and Goodbyes [Re: L. James Tanner]  
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James,

Terrific.

A good rock write. Really well performed - the music is excellent - nice mix.

An excellent listen.

fj

#1142422 - 07/02/18 01:14 AM Re: Bouquets and Goodbyes [Re: L. James Tanner]  
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Great track! Love the funky sound, and these lines jumped out at me:
Flowers that have thorns
from men come and gone

-that's really nice

#1142427 - 07/02/18 02:20 AM Re: Bouquets and Goodbyes [Re: L. James Tanner]  
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Great stuff James i love a bit of funk!
Some good muscians too!
A winner
Travis


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1142493 - 07/03/18 05:26 PM Re: Bouquets and Goodbyes [Re: L. James Tanner]  
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Pro level all the way.

Great write, vocals, arrangement and production.

It sounds BIG on our monitors.

Excellent!!!

J&B


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#1142528 - 07/04/18 09:10 PM Re: Bouquets and Goodbyes [Re: L. James Tanner]  
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L. James,

Yup, this one is a keeper. Really like the vocal on this one—and the production is stellar. Those piano riffs laced in throughout work really well. Good luck with this one!

All the best,

Deej


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