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Lyric and Music

Megan has a great voice Vic and I agree, but this isn't a great take we know.
The initial backing was removed as the demo instrumentation wasn't good either.
Vic rescued it with his production and musical skills.
We were hoping to find another female vocalist to take over when Megan bowed out.
The song is also on the long side and this probably needs addressing also if and when it gets redone.
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BLUE AND YELLOW
V
Last night the sky turned red
In sadness, the moon and stars closed their eyes
A mother caressed her child in her bed
Spoke words of comfort, she knew could be lies

V
So tired she slept and dreamed
that they'd woken to a better world.
No longer the nightmare that had been
outside, children's laughter could be heard
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Morning came, sleep had left their heads
Last night the sky had turned red.
One day after a million tears are shed
The sky will glow, blue and yellow above their heads

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Spring flowers should now have bloomed
but not one blade of grass she saw outside
Last year sweet flowers lit up the room
now all beauty has found a place to hide

MUSIC

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She held her child close to her breast
whispered I love you darlin' with a kiss
Made a vow to her, it won't always be like this

Chorus

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Thats very cool , I see no problem with this vocal, 5:25 is a tad long for radio. if thats your concern
Recording sounds fine also , Except that knock whatever that is , some tom or something , its cool . you could delete it , sounds a bit out of time
Take the knock out , and mix to 4:00 minutes , Your good to go, that vocal and acoustic carries it , Its cool and haunting, So by comments its about Ukraine

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Hi Bennash, yes at 5 20 it's a tad too long.
Megan's vocal is good but the quality of the recording was the doubt.
Thanks for your comments and listen, very much appreciated
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Great Lyric! I'm sure a Ukrainian will immediately relate...

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Nice song John. Lovely. Ethereal.

Given the Russian build-up and fire-power, I'm afraid that a Ukrainian victory is not a bet that I would take....but there is hope.

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I like the lyric. Blue and yellow sky - very clever. I also like it musically. The guitar solos particularly stand out. The vocal performance seems fine to me. If you wanted to, you could speed it up just a little without losing that haunting atmosphere. And yes, that annoying percussion that Ben mentions definitely needs to go!

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Cheers Bennash, your points are valid and good.
There's no chance of Megan doing a further version so it's a matter of working around what we have and seeing what can be done,given Vic is free to work on it.
I'm glad the vocal worked for you as well.
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Hi Tony
I'm not sure if Ukrainian's will relate but here's hoping.
It has appeared on Pro Yellow and Blue forums however and got a polite reception
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its sounds like a block of wood tapping whatever it is on pro tools tool box, Ukraine , Yeah man horriable. seems like a real estate war , I don't follow it to much

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Hopefully Vic might shed some light on that Bennesh, my hearings very bad nowadays
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Hi Gavin
Glad you liked the hook,I was toying with that or ,Last night the sky turned red.
The guitars are down to Vic's musical skills.
The song is too long,that needs addressing.
Thanks
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Hi everybody. Thanks for the suggs.
Re the clicking noise, it's actually in the vocal track itself. Maybe she was tapping her feet or something.
I can't get rid of it without losing some of the vocal. As for the length it is long but I've heard longer songs on the radio. I can't speed the vocal up without changing it to a Smurfs vocal.
I could cut half a verse out but that would still leave it at just under 5 minutes. In reality, unless John can get her to do a new vocal, shorter and faster and without tapping her feet it will stay as is.

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Tapping her feet really ? sounds like a block of wood , Well that sucks , maybe you can get to resing it

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Well it's either foot tapping or her dentures slipping.


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i wear dentures it ain't that lol , The ss's get tuff like Daffy Duck. Id kill that dentist if I could find him. the price I paid I could got half implants , But hey I look like Brad Pitt

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