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#1151383 - 03/05/19 01:39 PM The Best Part of Me  
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I wrote this as a note to my daughter when she was 15 because she was upset about something and wouldn't talk to me. I think it needs to be a little faster tempo (?)

.Best Part of Me



If I ever had to chose between life and lovin you
I know where my heart would stand
If I ever had, everything to lose
I'd put it all right in your hands

CHORUS
Cus everything you've given me
and all that you are
is more than I could ever hope to be
look into my eyes, you can see
read my mind, you're the best part of me

If you ever have a doubt, we can work it out
I want you to know, I'm here
I can take the tears, you can cry outloud
you've got nothing to fear

CHORUS

You can hold the love inside
baby I can see you're trying
there's something you wanna say
don't let me get in your way
I'm on your side

If you think you're gonna fall
when your backs against the wall
hold on to me, I'm strong
Nothing you could ever say
could make my heart turn away
I'll be with you through it all

CHORUS



Last edited by Kay-lynn Carew; 03/05/19 01:40 PM.

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#1151385 - 03/05/19 04:31 PM Re: The Best Part of Me [Re: Kay-lynn Carew]  
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Nice song Kay-lynn! You captured the romantic lyrics with your singing. Well done!


Best, John smile

#1151390 - 03/05/19 08:36 PM Re: The Best Part of Me [Re: Kay-lynn Carew]  
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Very pretty.

You do "unplugged" well.

I think that the bpm is fine...personally.

#1151393 - 03/06/19 08:53 AM Re: The Best Part of Me [Re: Kay-lynn Carew]  
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I don't know which I enjoyed most, the "story behind the song"... or the song, itself, Kay-lynn:

Most parents can easily relate to this well written (and well performed) song. Your vocal on this is clear, honest and so expressive. As Martin said, the tempo is fine! On an even brighter note, the romantic element John identified is there... whether intentional or not... so the song works in at least two directions for you. Thanks so much for sharing. Top notch. ----Dave

#1151405 - 03/06/19 11:58 AM Re: The Best Part of Me [Re: Kay-lynn Carew]  
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Kay-Lynn,

You have a special talent with the "it" factor. When someone posts a song that's produced modestly, yet still knocks the socks off of you--you know you're listening to a talented writer. The story is so relatable, as I have a nineteen year old daughter--(even though I'm a senior citizen--I got a little frisky in my 40's). I think with a Nashville production, this could be a hit given to the right performing artist. (You sound great, but as we know, it's not easy getting invited to the big party).

If you are thinking of tweaking the production yourself, I don't think the wide panned percussion effects are needed--as this song is about just letting the vocal convey the wonderful melody without the what could be slightly disconcerting panned sounds--JMO.

Love,love, loved this!

steady-eddie

#1151429 - 03/07/19 10:51 AM Re: The Best Part of Me [Re: John Lawrence Schick]  
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Thank you John!!


"It Mattered to THAT One"
#1151431 - 03/07/19 10:56 AM Re: The Best Part of Me [Re: Kay-lynn Carew]  
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I have a 13 year-old and could so relate to this. I loved everything about it. The production choices/arrangement were really suited to it as well. I hope you are playing it out somewhere.


http://www.reverbnation.com/wendydumond

https://soundcloud.com/#mamby-p

http://www.reverbnation.com/donsechelski

Link for Blackfoot Daisy band


You think I'm just another jive folk singer but I'm a master in the art of criminology..Tom Russell
#1151435 - 03/07/19 04:41 PM Re: The Best Part of Me [Re: Kay-lynn Carew]  
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I am the Papa of eight children and am now an empty nester. Your song gave me joy and kindled many memories. Thank you.

#1151436 - 03/07/19 04:44 PM Re: The Best Part of Me [Re: Perry Neal Crawford]  
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That is a very high compliment!! I thank you from the bottom of my heart!


"It Mattered to THAT One"
#1151446 - 03/08/19 05:41 PM Re: The Best Part of Me [Re: Martin Lide]  
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Thanks for the listen!! And the compliment!


"It Mattered to THAT One"
#1151476 - 03/10/19 12:11 PM Re: The Best Part of Me [Re: Kay-lynn Carew]  
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Kay-Lynn,

Really enjoyed my listen. Touching lyrics, with a pretty melody, and sweet vocals. Like others, I think the tempo is fine. If you have plans to do more with this production wise, I'd keep Eddie's suggestions in mind. Keep this simple--it's pretty compelling as is. Nicely done!

Kind regards,

Deej


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