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#1170239 - 10/23/20 02:14 PM Getting Back To Normal.  
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Getting Back To Normal

Iím getting back to normal
Getting used to living alone
Iíve stopped suddenly crying
And wishing she would phone,
But I canít close the door
On a love thatís dead
Regrets still flood in
And take over my head.

And I donít know when Iíll get there
Itís a long hard climb
But Iím getting back to normal
One day at a time.

Iím getting back to normal
Getting used to staying out late
Losing money gambling
Waking with a headache,
But I still dream of her
Laying close to me
Sharing a pillow
And breathing deeply.

And I donít know when Iíll get there
Itís a long hard climb
But Iím getting back to normal
One day at a time.

Iím getting back to normal
Getting close to reaching the day
When Iím not lying
When I say Iím o k,
But love doesnít vanish
Like the morning mist
Maybe after love
Normal doesnít exist.

Yes I donít know when Iíll get there
Itís a long hard climb
But Iím getting back to normal
One day at a time.
Getting back to normal
Getting back to normal
One day at a time.

Last edited by johnparagreen; 10/23/20 02:57 PM.

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#1170243 - 10/23/20 05:40 PM Re: Getting Back To Normal. [Re: johnparagreen]  
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This reads well, John and I particularly like the third verse for the way it distills the feelings in the other two verses and poses a quasi-philosophical question. My main quibble would be that "Getting back to normal" isn't a particularly strong hook. It feels like it could use something more memorable or catchy or conveying a little more emotion to make us care more about the singer.

#1170247 - 10/24/20 12:51 AM Re: Getting Back To Normal. [Re: johnparagreen]  
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Hi John,
I like the feelings this shows, but I stumble over a few line when I try to sing it. A few suggestions below, Keep or Sweep=KOS:

Originally Posted by johnparagreen
Getting Back To Normal

Iím getting back to normal
It's tough to live alone
Iíve stopped suddenly crying
Wishing she would phone,
I canít close the door
On this love thatís dead
Regrets still flood in
And take over my head.

I donít know when Iíll get there
Itís a long hard climb
Iím getting back to normal
One day at a time.

Iím getting back to normal
I stay out way too late
I'm losing money gambling
Wake up with a headache,
But I still dream of her
Laying close to me
Sharing a pillow
Breathing so deeply.

I donít know when Iíll get there
Itís a long hard climb
Iím getting back to normal
One day at a time.

Iím getting back to normal
Much closer to the day
When I won't be lying
When I say Iím o k,
Love just doesnít vanish
Like the morning mist
Maybe after love
Normal doesnít exist.

Yes I donít know when Iíll get there
Itís a long hard climb
Iím getting back to normal
One day at a time.
Getting back to normal
Getting back to normal
One day at a time.


Last edited by John W. Selleck; 10/24/20 12:53 AM.

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#1170258 - 10/24/20 07:35 PM Re: Getting Back To Normal. [Re: johnparagreen]  
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Thanks Gavin, I understand where you're coming from,
Thanks John, I'll keep your input in mind but I'll wait and see if a musician wants to complete the song before making changes,
all the best,john


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#1170264 - 10/25/20 02:38 PM Re: Getting Back To Normal. [Re: johnparagreen]  
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I really like this. Sounds like he's trying but may find himself daydreaming in remembrance of lost love. Fantasy and dreams of people and places from one's past have been the breadbasket for loads of songs. This is another one of them. Have to confess that when I saw the title before reading the body of the piece that I envisioned it about being about society's desire to get back to normal following the coronavirus pandemic. There are mixed predictions out there on this one, with many predicting that some new normal will rise up from the ashes with the old normal dying.

#1170269 - 10/25/20 06:32 PM Re: Getting Back To Normal. [Re: johnparagreen]  
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Thanks beech, you got it, I often hear the phrase,(back to normal) in this pandemic, and I thought of switching it round,
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