This Is Heaven

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Aug 02, 2017, 11:36 AM

Here’s a new song I’ve been working on. This is a very rough recording/mix so….

https://soundcloud.com/ctonyp/this-is-heaven-pianomix01

[ Edited: 07 August 2017 10:28 AM by Tony Pistilli]
 
     
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Aug 02, 2017, 05:33 PM

Brother P! Where ‘ya been!??
Seriously, I’d really like to give you a hand with this one if you’re interested! :)
I’m thinking this would sound nice with some finger-picking… perhaps some
light synth strings or winds and percussion…. nothing too “overdone”. Just post
your lyrics and chords here, i’m sure you’ll get lots of feedback and I can sit here
with my acoustic getting a feel for it. Even if you’re not interested you could still
do me a big favor… scroll down and give me your thoughts on that mess I made
out of “IF” lol :)

 
     
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Aug 02, 2017, 05:55 PM

Sure, would love to hear what you do with it. I will send pdf in pm.

 
     
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Aug 02, 2017, 06:16 PM

Lol… this may sound strange, but it would actually be a lot more convenient for me
if you just post them here. I have a 50” flat screen and a PS3 in my studio…..........
Works well for me because I’m half blind :)

 
     
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Aug 02, 2017, 06:17 PM

Man, I love that song “If”. Is that you playing and singing? Love the fingerpicking and the singing reminds me of David Bowie. Great change up halfway thru the song. I think you kicked it in the rear end my friend!
Tony P

 
     
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Aug 02, 2017, 06:24 PM

Haven’t heard “Bowie” before…...... lol :)

 
     
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Aug 02, 2017, 06:26 PM

Ok..let me try. I usually lose the formatting when copy/pasting directly in forums….It won’t let me put it here. I attached it to an email.

 
     
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Aug 02, 2017, 06:27 PM

I couldn’t put it here for some reason. I sent it to your email as an attachment.

 
     
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Aug 03, 2017, 12:38 PM

The formatting keeps getting jacked up but I think you can get the gist of it….

This Is Heaven (Key c)
© Tony Pistilli 2017

Intro:  Am   G (x2)

Verse 1:
Am               G                       Am
I wonder what it’s like to walk on streets of gold
            G                       Am
Experiencing life where time has no control
Dm                               Am
To live without this fleshly man of death
Dm                             G   G
Having only thoughts of righteousness

Chorus:
F         C
This, this is Heaven
F         C
This, this is Heaven
G No more sorrow, no more pain
F Every tear’s been wiped away
Dm                                 C
All the former doubts and fears are gone
G Then I’ll see my Savior’s face
F Full of wonder, full of grace
Dm
Oh to finally hear those words
      C               G
“Well done”, Welcome home
F         C
This, this is Heaven
F         C
This,  this is Heaven

Verse 2:
Am             G                         Am
I’ll take my final breath, and reach the finish line
                    G               Am
This passage we call death, a temporary lie
    Dm                           Am
I’m going to my home where I will dwell
Dm                                 G       G
Purchased with the blood of God Himself
Chorus (1st 2 lines only)
F         C
This, this is Heaven
F         C
This, this is Heaven

Bridge:
    Am     G         F
No price   too     high
    Am     C   G
Or sa———cri—-fice
    Am   G         F
Too much   to     reach
Am   Dm     F     G
This de———sti—-ny


CHORUS:
F         C
This, this is Heaven
F         C
This, this is Heaven
G No more sorrow, no more pain
F
Every tear’s been wiped away
Dm                                 C
All the former doubts and fears are gone
G Then I’ll see my Savior’s face
F
Full of wonder, full of grace
Dm
Oh to finally hear those words
      C               G
“Well done”, Welcome home
F         C
This, this is Heaven
F           C
This,  this is Heaven
(1st time - back to No more sorrow…)

(End)  F     G       C
      This………….. is Heaven

 
     
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Aug 03, 2017, 12:53 PM

That’s alright man, I’m used to it! Now I’m just gonna’ sit here n play along for awhile…....
I did finally get your EM though….... lol :)

 
     
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Aug 03, 2017, 01:05 PM

Cool, Look forward to what you come up with. I completely agree about the finger picking….I just pretty much suck at it.

 
     
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Aug 03, 2017, 01:54 PM

Oh, I hope I’m not coming across as critical or anything Tony.. I just like your
song! In fact, I still want you to sing it :) I’m going to do one of my usual little
acoustic rough drafts just so you can hear where my head is at, then we’ll tweak
a bit and go from there :)

 
     
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Aug 03, 2017, 01:59 PM

Critical? Heck no…I’m pretty easy…shoot, if you want to give it a shot at singing - go for it. Your voice is much better than mine. Also, if you have any ideas for the synchopation…my timing is really really bad when I sing…this one turned out ok for me for a 1st run. Play with it all you want. Worst case scenario - i have a different version. I appreciate you taking the time to work on it. Also, if you don’t mind, if we come up with something pretty cool, I would like to have the seps. I’m learning how to mix and it’s always great experience to mix other people’s talent.
Tony P

 
     
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Aug 03, 2017, 02:02 PM

No problem! Is WAV 14.1 Ok?

 
     
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Aug 03, 2017, 03:06 PM

Sure, for now it doesn’t really matter…but yeah, wav 14.1 is good.

 
     
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Aug 03, 2017, 03:08 PM

If you don’t want to sing it that;s fine too…no worries. Like I said, I’m easy.

 
     
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