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#1153942 - 06/09/19 10:09 AM When I Get To Sing  
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When I Get To Sing (Neil Cotton)

https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v4/player.cfm?songID=13885598

Something deep inside
Feels like a sunny day
When I get to sing
Any melody

Music is my armour
That shields the world away

It might sound cliche
But it’s true for me
My spirit’s on the rise
Right behind my eyes
When I get to sing

Some days bring me pain
I’m pulled down in a chair
When the curse arrives
It’s burden holds me there

Singing is my saviour
That lifts me from despair

It might sound cliche
But it’s true for me
My spirit’s on the rise
Right behind my eyes
When I get to sing

At first glance everything looks good
But I have ever shifting moods

It might sound cliche
But it’s true for me
My spirit’s on the rise
Right behind my eyes
When I get to sing

When I get to sing



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#1153969 - 06/11/19 08:23 AM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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In my mind this one of the best songs I've written in a long time.
Zero comments from 43 views.

#1153970 - 06/11/19 09:08 AM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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But, you DID get 43 Views, and that's something. I see Songs with 100's of Views and no comments. Comments often aren't much more than a compliment without any critique. So it isn't unusual. But, again, 43 Views, and it only takes one to pick up a Song and make it their own.

I just saw a meme on Facebutt that said: "Some days you don't feel like singing. Sing anyway."


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#1153972 - 06/11/19 09:56 AM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Gary,
That quote from FB is so true.

Maybe this song is too personal for comments, cause it is.

#1153980 - 06/11/19 02:37 PM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Hey Neil,

Your lyric I believe speaks for many of us here. Although for me, it is the writing, playing, arranging and producing I enjoy. Honestly, I don't enjoy singing my songs. It is a bit torturous for me. It is all about enjoying what you do. Nothing cliche about that. A very heartfelt write. Congrats.

Dave

#1153989 - 06/11/19 08:25 PM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Dave the creative writing process is therapeutic indeed.

#1154028 - 06/12/19 07:09 PM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Hi Neil,

I enjoyed my listen. You're voice is craggy and sincere and more tuneful than usual, especially in the chorus.

I think the bridge couplet is the only weak spot, as "At first glance everything looks good/But I have ever shifting moods" feels practically like a non-sequitur..but that's all..

Nice work. smile

Mike


Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon)
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from the album "Casanova" (1996)
#1154033 - 06/12/19 09:12 PM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Well written.
Nice melody.
Overall: very good.

Have fun!


K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple and Singable
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#1154105 - 06/13/19 10:33 PM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Hi Neilson Schmeilson,

Definitely my fav song of yours--great melody, well performed Neil!

steady-eddie

#1154220 - 06/16/19 07:21 PM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
Hi Neil,

I enjoyed my listen. You're voice is craggy and sincere and more tuneful than usual, especially in the chorus.

I think the bridge couplet is the only weak spot, as "At first glance everything looks good/But I have ever shifting moods" feels practically like a non-sequitur..but that's all..

Nice work. smile

Mike

Mike,
Re the vocal...I tried a different EQ application and was more particular about getting near pitch LOL
My thinking was the bridge was simply the truth. The second line amplifying the first.
But thanks for giving me something to think about.
You comments carry weight.

#1154221 - 06/16/19 07:22 PM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Guy E. Trepanier]  
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Originally Posted by Guy E. Trepanier
Well written.
Nice melody.
Overall: very good.

Have fun!

Guy thanks for your positive remarks.

#1154222 - 06/16/19 07:22 PM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: E Swartz]  
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Originally Posted by E Swartz
Hi Neilson Schmeilson,

Definitely my fav song of yours--great melody, well performed Neil!

steady-eddie

I might just have to agree LOL

#1154356 - 06/20/19 05:36 AM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Hello Neil,


Hope you're doing well.
Catchy little song.......

I especially liked THIS part......

Some days bring me pain
I’m pulled down in a chair
When the curse arrives
It’s burden holds me there


Calvin


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#1154378 - 06/20/19 03:09 PM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Calvin]  
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Originally Posted by Calvin
Hello Neil,


Hope you're doing well.
Catchy little song.......

I especially liked THIS part......

Some days bring me pain
I’m pulled down in a chair
When the curse arrives
It’s burden holds me there


Calvin


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart

That's depressions inaction

#1154424 - 06/21/19 11:05 PM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Neil,

Really like the production on this one—simple backing that works well with the vocal up front. Pretty—particularly on the verses. One of your better vocals as well--and, I agree, this tune is among your best. Nice job!

All the best,

Deej

#1154450 - 06/22/19 07:10 PM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Deej56]  
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Originally Posted by Deej56
Neil,

Really like the production on this one—simple backing that works well with the vocal up front. Pretty—particularly on the verses. One of your better vocals as well--and, I agree, this tune is among your best. Nice job!

All the best,

Deej

thx Deej nice of you to say

#1154459 - 06/23/19 12:39 AM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Neil,

My apologies—accidentally posted a reply to another thread on yours. That what I get for posting via my mobile. :-)

Hope all is good with you!

Deej

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#1154464 - 06/23/19 08:33 AM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Deej56]  
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Originally Posted by Deej56
Neil,

My apologies—accidentally posted a reply to another thread on yours. That what I get for posting via my mobile. :-)

Hope all is good with you!

Deej

I'm in a "good place" thx

#1154470 - 06/23/19 11:55 AM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Hey Neil, you have captured the sheer joy that we all feel when we are given a chance to express ourselves in song. Sincere expressive vocals, Lovely melody and a stellar prduction.

#1154491 - 06/23/19 11:47 PM Re: When I Get To Sing [Re: MFB III]  
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Originally Posted by MFB III
Hey Neil, you have captured the sheer joy that we all feel when we are given a chance to express ourselves in song. Sincere expressive vocals, Lovely melody and a stellar prduction.


Well thank you very much...so glad that you like it.


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