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Any Port In A Storm

Posted By: floyd jane

Any Port In A Storm - 03/06/18 05:19 PM

Something reminded me of this recently... smile

ANY PORT IN A STORM

he's hell-bent on finding
the ghost of garbo
with the golden key to his heart
that lady of ladies
that link to pure love
that line on a heavenly art
but he marks out his watch
in an unlikely place
for the queen of romance to appear
the prey is so easy
in this jukebox saloon
when he wins he's not sure that he cares

   any port in a storm
   a boy must keep himself warm
   any port in a storm

the life of the party
that prince charming smile
the little boy is an easy sell
quick to give in
for the sake of a friend
he knows he plays his modest well
another cinderellla's ready to try
to fill the dream that he's hoping to find
and he wouldn't want to miss
that magical kiss
when love takes him from behind

   any port in a storm
    a boy must keep himself warm
    any port in a storm

who is to say
who turned out
to be less than the other planned
don't waste the time
looking behind
find a woman to lend a hand

   any port in a storm
   a boy must keep himself warm
    any port in a storm



Thanks for listening.
Comments welcome.

floyd
Posted By: Vicarn

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/06/18 05:27 PM

Very smooth Floyd.

I especially like the instrumental tag.

Vic
Posted By: Dave Rice

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/06/18 05:45 PM

Hi Floyd:

"Any old port in a storm"... was a pretty popular expression during my Navy days... LOL! This one strays from your "Nashville Personae" a bit... and I like it. A terrific lyric backed up by that super trumpet player... and your always "thoughtful" vocal delivery. Thanks so much for caring enough to share this with us. Splendid work! ----Dave
Posted By: kevinism

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/06/18 05:46 PM

Love that brass in the intro!

Great lyrics and lovely vocal delivery.

Might consider using the brass more sparingly, it really gives a unique sound, but I would keep it at the beginning and then reprise towards the end.

Cheers,

Kevin
Posted By: Ricki E. Bellos

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/06/18 07:06 PM

Wow, Floyd...no words...
Posted By: Calvin

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/06/18 10:01 PM

Hi Floyd,


You make us all sound like crap - THANKS :-(


What I meant to say was....wow, you're good !


Calvin


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart
Posted By: BonzaiWag

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/06/18 10:03 PM

Very very very very good work...


malin
Posted By: floyd jane

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/07/18 11:21 PM

Originally Posted by Vicarn
Very smooth Floyd.

I especially like the instrumental tag.

Vic


Thanks, Vic...
Posted By: Travis david

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/08/18 08:24 AM

Great trumpet intro, good song Fliyd this ones a winner
Travis
Posted By: Michael LeBlanc

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/08/18 03:44 PM

Alright Floyd,always enjoy your delivery,cool vocals and of course the trumpet is a nice addition. Mike
Posted By: Germain Brunet

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/08/18 07:30 PM

Hey Floyd, gotta tell you that I really like your lyric. You had me hooked from the start. Enjoyed the song.

Germain
Posted By: niteshift

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/08/18 11:37 PM

Hey Floyd,

Ahhhh ....... mmmmmmm.......... yeah ( whispered ) ......

What an enjoyable listen, I'll have seconds on that one. smile

cheers, niteshift

PS - small nit, cut back on the trumpet solo's a bit ? Too much can be ..... um. too much.
Posted By: Scott Campbell

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/11/18 07:39 PM

Hey Floyd:

Musically, I was caught up in this the whole way. Nice!

Not sure I'm following the story line though. Verse 1 was clear enough. Not sure what's happening in verse 2 and the bridge.

Not that I insist on being able to understand songs in order to enjoy them. And I did enjoy this one smile

Scott
Posted By: Dave Rice

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/12/18 01:27 AM

Hey Floyd:

I've been wondering about the small number of "plays" this one has received. I'm wondering if folks are surprised that it "strays" a bit from your usual genre they expect? I still think it has great prospects. ----Dave
Posted By: floyd jane

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/12/18 05:02 AM

Originally Posted by Dave Rice
Hi Floyd:

"Any old port in a storm"... was a pretty popular expression during my Navy days... LOL! This one strays from your "Nashville Personae" a bit... and I like it. A terrific lyric backed up by that super trumpet player... and your always "thoughtful" vocal delivery. Thanks so much for caring enough to share this with us. Splendid work! ----Dave


Dave - thanks for your continued support... always enjoy reading your "review"...



Originally Posted by kevinism
Love that brass in the intro!

Great lyrics and lovely vocal delivery.

Might consider using the brass more sparingly, it really gives a unique sound, but I would keep it at the beginning and then reprise towards the end.

Cheers,

Kevin


Kevin - thanks for listening. I know the trumpet seems "busy" in some spots. The production on this was a "nod" to Springsteen's "Meeting Across The River" - which has that same kind of trumpet running through the song - in and around like this, so I wanted to try that out...



Originally Posted by Ricki E. Bellos
Wow, Floyd...no words...


Ricki - That's a good thing, right?... smile ...One of my favorite reviews...
Posted By: Nelson

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/12/18 03:20 PM

Another beautiful composition Floyd.
The piano provides a great foundation.

Well done
Posted By: floyd jane

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/12/18 08:00 PM

Originally Posted by Calvin
Hi Floyd,


You make us all sound like crap - THANKS :-(


What I meant to say was....wow, you're good !


Calvin


smile HA!



Originally Posted by differenzmusic
Very very very very good work...


malin


Appreciate that, Robert...


Originally Posted by Travis david
Great trumpet intro, good song Fliyd this ones a winner
Travis


Thanks, Travis...


Originally Posted by Michael LeBlanc
Alright Floyd,always enjoy your delivery,cool vocals and of course the trumpet is a nice addition. Mike


Always good to have you drop by, Mike!
Posted By: floyd jane

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/12/18 11:33 PM

Originally Posted by Germain Brunet
Hey Floyd, gotta tell you that I really like your lyric. You had me hooked from the start. Enjoyed the song.

Germain


Thanks, Germain...appreciate that (And thanks for the comments on "A Hole The Size Of Texas", too!!)



Originally Posted by niteshift
Hey Floyd,

Ahhhh ....... mmmmmmm.......... yeah ( whispered ) ......

What an enjoyable listen, I'll have seconds on that one. smile

cheers, niteshift

PS - small nit, cut back on the trumpet solo's a bit ? Too much can be ..... um. too much.


Hey, Nite! Glad to have you drop by... As I mentioned to Kevin earlier, I know the trumpet might seem a bit busy... I modeled this production after Springsteen's "Meeting Across The River". It does a similar thing running a trumpet all around the vocal and piano - so I gave this that treatment...



Originally Posted by Scott Campbell
Hey Floyd:

Musically, I was caught up in this the whole way. Nice!

Not sure I'm following the story line though. Verse 1 was clear enough. Not sure what's happening in verse 2 and the bridge.

Not that I insist on being able to understand songs in order to enjoy them. And I did enjoy this one smile

Scott



Hi, Scott. Thanks for having a listen. The "confusion" of verse 2 and bridge are likely from the fact that I wrote this lyric 40 years ago about a guy I knew. A real "charmer" who seemed to "have it all" but always ended up moving from one woman to the next and seeming kind of "lost and sad" because of it... (my writing was less developed back then).
Posted By: Martin Lide

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/13/18 12:32 AM

I knew it would be good. And it was. wink
Posted By: TamsNumber4

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/13/18 03:17 AM

That trumpet is so amazing and it is masterfully used in this. Love your vocal, very emotive, the track is lovely, great song!
Posted By: floyd jane

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/13/18 01:13 PM

Originally Posted by Dave Rice
Hey Floyd:

I've been wondering about the small number of "plays" this one has received. I'm wondering if folks are surprised that it "strays" a bit from your usual genre they expect? I still think it has great prospects. ----Dave


Can't really say. There is so much music for people to listen to these days. It is hard to catch up. I write and sing and produce because I love doing it. If ONE other person listens, that's a win... (thanks for being one of them!)


Originally Posted by Nelson
Another beautiful composition Floyd.
The piano provides a great foundation.

Well done


Thanks, Nelson...


Originally Posted by Martin Lide
I knew it would be good. And it was. wink


Appreciate that, Martin...


Originally Posted by TamsNumber4
That trumpet is so amazing and it is masterfully used in this. Love your vocal, very emotive, the track is lovely, great song!


Tammy - thanks for having a listen...
Posted By: Janice & Bud

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/13/18 10:24 PM

Terrific arrangement. All so well done to support your fine, actually remarkable, vocal.

Folks who are surprised by this genre could have fun digging a little into your catalog where they will find a bit of Americana, country, jazz, blues and rock. Heck, even a couple of "beats" tunes smile

Glad you mentioned that Springsteen song...yes!

Enjoyed it.

J&B
Posted By: E Swartz

Re: Any Port In A Storm - 03/15/18 02:38 AM

Floyd,

Beautiful job with the very difficult prosody given these lyrics and music--I don't mean at all that you are compensating--its very well written--but not an easy melody to sing or time.

I'm trying to find something to critique around here, but everyone's getting so good, nothing to say constructively..........too much talent around here!

Beautiful song......

steady-eddie
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