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Hi, folks,

 

Three of us worked on this song. Here are the credits if you want the details. We had a good time with it. Let us know what you think.

 

Joey McMichael: Composition, Lead Vocals, Organ, Drum Track programming

Dominick Giarraputo: Producer, Recording Engineer, Bass, 12-string Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals

Patty Lakamp: Lyrics

 

Today is Everything

Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2018

 

On his porch, drinkin’ with my old friend

He’s gettin’ on and talkin’ ’bout what’s round the bend

He said I dunno if I’m a believer

It’s all a mystery to me

Can’t say if there’s somethin’ else when my life is through

But I’ve lived long enough to know this much is true

 

Ch1

Today is everything, maybe the only thing

We can’t ever know what tomorrow brings

A moment in time that’ll soon be yesterday

Today is everything

 

Walkin home, thinkin’ ’bout the things he said

My younger days, a movie runnin’ through my head

Recalled the time I thought I’d be famous

Make my mark in the world

But even the deepest footprints get washed away

They all disappear in the sands of yesterday

 

Ch2

Today is everything, maybe the only thing

We can’t ever know what tomorrow brings

But this day is ours till it packs up, goes on its way

Today is everything

 

When life is good, the hours go by too fast

You turn around and all the fun is in the past

Then there’re the days that aren’t satisfyin’

They take forever to end

For a man like me, it really doesn’t make much sense

But no matter what the day, it never comes around again

 

Ch1

Today is everything, maybe the only thing

We can’t ever know what tomorrow brings

A moment in time that’ll soon be yesterday

Today is everything

Today is everything

Today is everything

 

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Hi, Patty, Joey & Dominick

 

Sounds great! I like it!  Lyrics, music & vocals all work together very nicely.  Catchy too.

 

Thanks for sharing and congratulations with Today is Everything. There's a lot of truth in that title.  

 

Cheers

 

Carl

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This arrangement highlights the best lines in the lyric. Better than I imagined in my mind. Congrats to the team!

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3 hours ago, spanishbuddha said:

Hi, Patty, Joey & Dominick

 

Sounds great! I like it!  Lyrics, music & vocals all work together very nicely.  Catchy too.

 

Thanks for sharing and congratulations with Today is Everything. There's a lot of truth in that title.  

 

Cheers

 

Carl

Thanks Carl,

 

I really enjoyed working with Patty and Dominick on a song I feel right at home with at my age. We had allot of fun putting it together. I'm glad you like it, and really appreciate your listening and commenting.

 

Joey

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3 hours ago, A Musical Key said:

This arrangement highlights the best lines in the lyric. Better than I imagined in my mind. Congrats to the team!

Thanks so much!

 

It was really fun working with Patty on rendering her writing. In addition to creating an excellent lyric, she had allot of good ideas on the melody structure, especially the change up in V3. And Dominick did such a wonderful job on the instruments and production. It was luxurious to have so much of the music and the entire lyric handled by two very talented friends. I'm so pleased with the result, and I'm glad you got to hear the lyric with its melody. I appreciate your taking the time to listen and give your thoughts.

 

Joey

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My sentiments exactly!  "A moment in time that'll soon be yesterday"  that's a great line.  Nice guitar fills here too Joey.  Your vocal vibrato is good but there are a few places where I'd dial it back just a hair, but that's just nit pickin, as it's real nice!

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Wow sounds really good. Can I ask you what recording system are you using? It's really good quality and I'm looking for a new one..... 

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9 hours ago, RoadDog said:

My sentiments exactly!  "A moment in time that'll soon be yesterday"  that's a great line.  Nice guitar fills here too Joey.  Your vocal vibrato is good but there are a few places where I'd dial it back just a hair, but that's just nit pickin, as it's real nice!

Thanks. I love "nit pickin"....cuz that's how I make improvements. Yes, that line is easy to relate too. And the older I get, the faster it becomes yesterday. Patty wrote the lyric, and I'll pass that along to her. And, Dominick created those nice fills for us. I love the way he can do that in just the right spots. I appreciate your listening and your input. Very helpful and encouraging. 😊

Joey

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1 hour ago, Tjpinkgurl said:

Wow sounds really good. Can I ask you what recording system are you using? It's really good quality and I'm looking for a new one..... 

Thanks so much for listening. I really enjoyed listening to you too!

 

My friend, Dominick, did allot of the recording and the entire mix-down on his system. But the DAW we both use is Cubase. It's excellent, and you can get a version of it for not too much money. The full blown program is a little expensive....and not really necessary for good results. There are tutorial videos online that will give you an idea how it works. But there are also other recording programs that may be good for your application. I haven't used any of them, but some may be a little less complicated than Cubase. I'm sure you can Google digital recording software to learn about them on Google and decide what seems right for you. But, you can't go wrong with Cubase if you're after excellence, power and versatility.

 

Keep up the good work. I like your style and sensitivity!

 

 

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