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#1142038 - 06/18/18 01:01 PM Far From My One True Love  
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I usually try to avoid multiple posts, letting one song slip down the page before posting another but...I just couldn't contain myself. This was a 3-way joint effort and all around great experience for me. Thanks to Rob George's beautiful lyric and Mike Zaneski's awesome musical and production sensibilities that turned my simple melody and chord progression into this lush masterpiece. All comments welcome and thanks for listening.


https://soundcloud.com/rickib/far-from-my-one-true-love


FAR FROM MY ONE TRUE LOVE

The sun is in the jagged hills
The purple skyline starts to blur
I need comfort from the fear
Then in the twilight I see her

And the half-moon above
Is a quiet, peaceful dove
But until it lands
On these hostile sands
I’ll be far from my one true love
Far from my one true love

There are times I look up and ask,
Will the stars mourn me when I die?
And if I mean the world to her
Maybe I mean something to the sky

And the half-moon above
Is a quiet, peaceful dove
But until it lands
On these hostile sands
I’ll be far from my one true love
Far from my one true love

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And the half-moon above
Is a quiet, peaceful dove
But until it lands
On these hostile sands

Yes the half-moon above
Is a quiet, peaceful dove
But until it lands
On these hostile sands
I’ll be far from my one true love
Far from my one true love
Far from my one true love
Far from my one true love

© Robert George BMI, Ricki E. Bellos BMI, Michael Zaneski, BMI

#1142040 - 06/18/18 02:12 PM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Nice work, you three BMI talents. Really enjoyed my listen.

#1142043 - 06/18/18 03:16 PM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Smooth. Enjoyed the listen.

#1142063 - 06/19/18 02:36 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Congratulatio s another great song Ricki & Co
Travis


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#1142071 - 06/19/18 08:21 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Dave Rice]  
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Thanks for checking this one out and glad you enjoyed it, Dave.

Ricki

#1142074 - 06/19/18 01:46 PM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Nice one Ricki and Mike. Great lyrics and swishy production.
One thing is bugging me (isn't there always?)
Is "hostile" pronounced differently over there? We pronounce it "host eye l" but it sounds more like "hostel" on this.

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#1142079 - 06/19/18 04:40 PM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Very lush and textured. Great work on all the vocals.

It has a wonderful gentle flow.

Well done to all!

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#1142088 - 06/20/18 04:39 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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.....B E A U T I F U L .....


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#1142093 - 06/20/18 08:14 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: floyd jane]  
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Thanks Floyd.

Ricki

#1142094 - 06/20/18 08:14 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Travis david]  
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Thanks Travis.

Ricki

#1142095 - 06/20/18 08:19 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hey Vic, Swishy? Thanks! I think? smile Yes, hostile can go either way. I don't know if it's an American/English thing or not. When I sang it that way, it felt more natural for me so I went with it, though I can't speak for Mike. Glad you liked it, although I can't take credit for those great lyrics. smile

Ricki

#1142108 - 06/20/18 08:44 PM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Ricki,

You are on a roll! Nicely written, played, sung, all with great depth—beautifully done! Good luck with this one--it deserves a lot of listens!

All the best,

Deej

#1142138 - 06/21/18 03:45 PM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Janice_and_Bud]  
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Thanks for listening, J&B.

Ricki

#1142140 - 06/21/18 03:49 PM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Deej56]  
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Thanks, Deej. I had a lot of help from my friends! smile

Ricki

#1142141 - 06/21/18 03:50 PM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Calvin]  
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Thanks, Calvin.

Ricki

#1142164 - 06/22/18 11:52 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hi Ricki

Your song sounds great. What a rich production! Great vocal harmony work through out. And the chorus has a strong hook.

#1142337 - 06/28/18 07:01 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: mikegouthro]  
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Thanks for listening,Mike. Mike Z is quite the magician. Welcome to JPF and I hope you stick around a long while and share your music and thoughts with everyone.

Ricki

#1142750 - 07/11/18 11:10 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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I didn't want to taint this thread with a comment but I should probably thank everyone who replied and also mention how proud I am of the song and the small part I played in it. smile

#1142782 - 07/12/18 10:52 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Not such a small part, Rob. Thanks again for letting me have my way with your words.

Ricki

#1142847 - 07/14/18 09:49 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Had me hooked from the first verse and as to my post in the General Forum this is what I am talking about collaborations and pooling togther to create something that maybe, just maybe could get "out" there. Enjoyed this one from top to bottom.

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#1142873 - 07/15/18 08:15 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Thanks for listening, Douglas, glad we could hook you in. smile

Ricki

#1142918 - 07/17/18 10:44 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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of course i like it,great job you three. Mike

#1142937 - 07/18/18 08:08 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Well of course you do, Mike! smile Thanks for dropping by.

Ricki

#1143351 - 07/29/18 11:39 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Wow - that's a beauty. Thanks for being the sponsor of my Sunday treat. grin

No surprise really, given the talents involved.

You'll probably think I'm crazy. But this sounds like it could have been a cut on "The Joshua Tree". U2 would have likely produced and sang it differently but it has that feel for me.

I think this one has legs - if any of you are pushing.....

Scott

#1143360 - 07/29/18 08:57 PM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Ricki, Rob, and Michael

Beautiful!

Mackie

#1143375 - 07/30/18 08:30 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Wow...U2...I did not see that coming. Cool! smile Thanks for giving it a listen, Scott, and glad you liked it.

Ricki

#1143376 - 07/30/18 08:30 AM Re: Far From My One True Love [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Mackie, thanks!

Ricki


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