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#1174105 - 02/17/21 11:21 PM Or You Can Choose To Follow Me  
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https://soundcloud.com/user-944741980/or-you-can-choose-to-follow-me

Or You Can Choose To Follow Me

I came upon a stranger
As I was walking on
He seemed to come from nowhere
Asked if He could walk along
As we got into talking
Somehow He knew my name
He said the road you’re walking down
Will only cause you pain
Or you can choose to follow Me

I said how could You know me
We’ve only met just now
You seem to see my future
I just don’t know how
He said I thought about you
Long before this day
There’s no one here to stop you now
From going down this way
Or you can choose to follow Me

The words He spoke haunted me
Could this be the truth?
I said how could You be so sure?
I needed some proof
Then He opened his hands

These are the scars of who you are
The scars that I now own
They are the scars of mercy
These scars can take you home
I know of what you’re thinking
This is your toughest choice
The world is there it’s calling you
That is the other voice
Or you can choose to follow Me

As I continued walking
My head was spinning around
I turned to ask a question
He was nowhere to be found
And I looked in all directions
To see where He had gone
And I wondered if we’d meet again
As his words kept on and on
Or you can choose to follow Me
Or you can choose to follow Me
Or you can choose to follow Me
Or you can choose to follow Me
© January 12, 2010


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#1174111 - 02/18/21 01:02 AM Re: Or You Can Choose To Follow Me [Re: VNORTH2]  
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Great production as usual!

"These are the scars of who you are
The scars that I now own
They are the scars of mercy
These scars can take you home"

Good stuff! smile

#1174130 - 02/18/21 05:08 PM Re: Or You Can Choose To Follow Me [Re: VNORTH2]  
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Great song and really professional sound. I like the touches of brass. I was struck by those same lines JAPOV quoted above, which are really powerful. A lot of religious themed/worship songs sound the same, but this is fresh and different. I see it is from 2010. Did you have any success with it? I could imagine church praise bands performing it.

#1174176 - 02/19/21 02:27 PM Re: Or You Can Choose To Follow Me [Re: VNORTH2]  
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V,

I really like the song--a lot of influences here from across the last few decades, yet I think it would still be appealing to our current pop music culture. Love how you go into the quick "Or you can choose to follow me." Nice arrangement, solid melody, well crafted effective bridge, and a cool intro as well. The caps gave away for me your theme, but I still think that will come through to a listener after listening a couple of times. There was a song I'd guess late 80's that this reminded me of, but I can't think of it--not a dupe by any means.

A great listen, nice job!

steady-eddie

#1174241 - 02/22/21 12:50 PM Re: Or You Can Choose To Follow Me [Re: JAPOV]  
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Originally Posted by JAPOV
Great production as usual!

"These are the scars of who you are
The scars that I now own
They are the scars of mercy
These scars can take you home"

Good stuff! smile


Thank you JAPOV.

These are four lines that say a lot.I'm glad you highlighted them.

Steve


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#1174355 - 02/28/21 07:27 AM Re: Or You Can Choose To Follow Me [Re: Gavin Sinclair]  
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Originally Posted by Gavin Sinclair
Great song and really professional sound. I like the touches of brass. I was struck by those same lines JAPOV quoted above, which are really powerful. A lot of religious themed/worship songs sound the same, but this is fresh and different. I see it is from 2010. Did you have any success with it? I could imagine church praise bands performing it.


Thanks, Gavin, for your comments, most appreciated. I think when you write about relationships, instead of just praise and worship, it can take a person down a different road lyrically and musically and that is what I have tried to do in my writings. I'm so glad that it came through as I hoped it would.

Steve


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#1176559 - 05/13/21 01:45 PM Re: Or You Can Choose To Follow Me [Re: E Swartz]  
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Originally Posted by E Swartz
V,

I really like the song--a lot of influences here from across the last few decades, yet I think it would still be appealing to our current pop music culture. Love how you go into the quick "Or you can choose to follow me." Nice arrangement, solid melody, well crafted effective bridge, and a cool intro as well. The caps gave away for me your theme, but I still think that will come through to a listener after listening a couple of times. There was a song I'd guess late 80's that this reminded me of, but I can't think of it--not a dupe by any means.

A great listen, nice job!

steady-eddie


Thanks s-e for the listen and comments. Most appreciated.I think I let this one slip by,

Steve


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#1176687 - 05/19/21 02:05 AM Re: Or You Can Choose To Follow Me [Re: VNORTH2]  
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Hey there Steve..........Love your work. I love the themes, so often found in your music.
We need more of it!
Great music and lyrics. Great performances, too!!

#1178129 - 06/29/21 07:56 PM Re: Or You Can Choose To Follow Me [Re: IronKnee]  
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Originally Posted by IronKnee
Hey there Steve..........Love your work. I love the themes, so often found in your music.
We need more of it!
Great music and lyrics. Great performances, too!!


Thank you for the listen and the encouragement, most appreciated

Steve


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#1178150 - 06/30/21 02:20 PM Re: Or You Can Choose To Follow Me [Re: VNORTH2]  
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Love it...

High Plains Drifter vibe...

Great production, Spaghetti Christian Western feel is so cool


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#1178181 - 07/01/21 01:21 PM Re: Or You Can Choose To Follow Me [Re: VNORTH2]  
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Absolutely love this! Well written and love the music, great production. Kudos.

#1178222 - 07/02/21 04:08 PM Re: Or You Can Choose To Follow Me [Re: Steve Altonian]  
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Originally Posted by Steve Altonian
Love it...

High Plains Drifter vibe...

Great production, Spaghetti Christian Western feel is so cool



Thanks Steve, love the Spaghetti Christian Western reference

Steve


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#1178819 - 07/21/21 01:52 PM Re: Or You Can Choose To Follow Me [Re: Marilyn Oakley]  
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Originally Posted by Marilyn Oakley
Absolutely love this! Well written and love the music, great production. Kudos.


Thanks, Marilyn, for the listen and comment. Most appreciated,

Steve


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#1178983 - 07/25/21 06:07 PM Re: Or You Can Choose To Follow Me [Re: VNORTH2]  
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Yeah great lyrical hook and associated musical hook...really sticks in your head

Altogether a really good song ...I know this sounds stupid at first, but I could'nt wait until the end to hear that over and over...and I was NOT disappointed in that desire...


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