#1August 2nd, 2007 · 06:34 PM
8 threads / 2 songs
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United States of America
Amber Shore -- My first attempt at writing...Tips Please
Amber Shore


The road is long for me

It doesn't seem to bend

I drive from town to town

But never reach the end


The rain won't stop

It just keeps pouring

The radio's playing

But the music's boring


Another motel

Another day

More stale coffee

But what the hey


I can't stop thinking of her

She's the only one

And all I ever needed

Was an amber shore


Time goes by so slowly

And my head is filled with her

I read the papers

But I need a different story


I can't turn back I've gone to far

I've gone a million miles or maybe more

I can't stop thinking of her

She's the only one

And all I ever needed

Was an amber shore


I've gotta go back get on the track

The one I know so well

And when I make it

I'll be with her

The one I always wanted

Amber shore
#2August 3rd, 2007 · 12:07 AM
44 threads / 6 songs
305 posts
United States of America
It's very good. Lyrics usually need rewording to fit with music. I'm thinking a F-C(G bass)-G progression on a guitar, light strumming.

F
The road is long for me
C
It doesn't seem to bend
F
I drive from town to town
C
But never reach the end

F
The rain won't stop
C                                G
It just keeps on coming down
F                                        G
The radio's on and music's all around

G
Another motel
G
Another day
F
More stale coffee
C                         G
But what the hey

You get the idea. I'll record it sometime if I can, so you can get the idea. Then you can do a proper recording with a guitarist and whatnot. Maybe we can even collab on it. But I'm not promising anything since I don't know when I'll be able to record again. My damn preamp is still dead, and I'm still broke. I hate being without a job.
#3August 3rd, 2007 · 06:48 AM
8 threads / 2 songs
22 posts
United States of America
Hey Zach,

                    Thanks for that. Hope you can get recording again soon..... Would love to collaborate on it. Would love to get some music going on this. Will try and get someone to play the chords you wrote down for me just to have a listen.

Will speak soon.

Rock
#4August 4th, 2007 · 01:14 PM
5 threads / 5 songs
51 posts
United States of America
Hey Rock,

I started writing something for the lyrics, but I had to change the arrangement a little bit to fit the music is that ok with you?  The words are the same, just arranged a little differently.  Let me know if this is cool with you and I'll get something recorded when I get a chance.


Amber Shore

A
The road is long for me
It doesn't seem to bend
I drive from town to town
But never reach the end

B
The rain won't stop
It just keeps pouring
The radio's playing
But the music's boring

Hook
I can't turn back I've gone to far
I've gone a million miles or maybe more
I can't stop thinking of her
She's the only one
And all I ever needed
Was an amber shore

A
Time goes by so slowly
And my head is filled with her
I read the papers
But I need a different story

B
Another motel
Another day
More stale coffee
But what the hey

Hook
I can't turn back I've gone to far
I've gone a million miles or maybe more
I can't stop thinking of her
She's the only one
And all I ever needed
Was an amber shore

C
I've gotta go back get on the track
The one I know so well
And when I make it
I'll be with her
The one I always wanted
Amber shore
Amber Shore

Hook
I can't turn back I've gone to far
I've gone a million miles or maybe more
I can't stop thinking of her
She's the only one
And all I ever needed
Was an amber shore
#5August 5th, 2007 · 08:06 AM
8 threads / 2 songs
22 posts
United States of America
Hey Rob,

I think the arrangement looks perfect. Thank you!

I am really looking forward to hear what it sounds like, I must learn to play the guitar!

I have been thinking about trying to write a song for quite a while and then thought I'd put pen to paper. I think it's great that we're able to collaborate on these things from such distances.

Looking forward to it,

Rock
#6August 5th, 2007 · 05:22 PM
160 threads / 88 songs
1,666 posts
United States of America
hey Rock
Ok, I came up with a little something myself.. that might not need much lyrical rearranging, and should be pretty good for your voice.. If not, let me know, I can change the key pretty easily..  but, right now, it's in the key of C, and is 123 BPM, so let me know what you think.. You can find it at:
http://forum.bandamp.com/Audio_Review/5252.html

  Download it, and give it a shot... I will try to help in any way I can..


            JimK
#7August 15th, 2007 · 11:48 PM
5 threads / 5 songs
51 posts
United States of America
Rock,

Here's the full song.  It still needs some work but it's a start...

http://forum.bandamp.com/Audio_Review/5302.html

It was fun!  Let me know what you think good or bad.

Thanks,
Rob McMann
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