Passing Through. Our first original.

 
       
 
Nov 12, 2017, 11:11 AM

So here is a rough demo of a song we have been working on. This is the first original song we have ever written. Had a little help with the melody and lyrics from some friends at F5 Soundhouse. The video is kind of just thrown together to provide a little footage of recording while you listen.

This is about our nomadic lifestyle and our daughter growing up. I think parents will be able to relate. I hope you enjoy.

https://youtu.be/kLLqzaGKVE4

Lyrics… (Passing Through)

Moving on, it’s what I’ve come to know
The miles left behind, fed my gypsy soul
Spreading roots, it’s just not what I do
I’ve always made my life, of just passing through

I’m just passing through, passing through
Looking for the sunrise and the moon
I’m just passing through, passing through
Living for the now because your life won’t wait for you

Maybe change is good, with my kindred soul
We’ll make this house a home, somewhere to call our own
There’s a change in the air, they say she’s coming soon
We used to live for us, now we live for you

We’re just passing through, passing through
Looking for the sunrise and the moon
We’re just passing through, passing through
Living for the now because your life won’t wait for you

All grown up, a life all her own
It happened way to fast, I wish she wouldn’t go
Now she’s moving on, it’s what she’s come to know
Leaving us behind, to feed her gypsy soul

She’s just passing through, passing through…

We’re all passing through, passing through
Looking for the sunrise and the moon
We’re just passing through, passing through
Living for the now because your life won’t wait for you
Living for the now because your life won’t wait for you

[ Edited: 12 November 2017 02:32 PM by Brett LaVigne]

Don’t sweat the petty things, and don’t pet the sweaty things.

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Nov 12, 2017, 01:35 PM

I grew up as a military brat lol. This is fantastic guys, great job! You should post
the lyrics :)

 
     
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Nov 12, 2017, 02:33 PM

Thanks man! We are pretty proud of it. It’s not the final product, still kind of a work in progress.

I edited the original post with the lyrics. Thanks for listening.

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Nov 12, 2017, 03:15 PM

Very nice song and performance by both of you. The words are a little difficult to make out in places, but I’m sure that will be improved in the final mix. I like the lyric a lot. It has a gentle forward motion, which is nice to follow along with.

Great job!

 
     
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Nov 12, 2017, 05:14 PM

Really nice song but tbh i thought the guitar was a bit overpowering at times had to read the lyrics to hear the words, seen a violin in the video now that would sound really nice coming in on certain parts, rough demo but really nice song.

 
     
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Nov 12, 2017, 07:13 PM

Just some thoughts….. :)

Moving on, it’s what I’ve come to know
The miles left behind, fed my gypsy soul
Sinking roots, it’s so hard to do
I’ve always made my way by just passing through

I’m just passing through, passing through
Looking for the sunrise and the moon
I’m just passing through, passing through
Living for right now because life won’t wait for you

Sometimes changes come, and they rock your soul
A daughters tiny voice, will make a house a home
Companions for life, we’ll have to see this through
Used to be us but now we live for her too

We’re just passing through, passing through
Looking for the sunrise and the moon
We’re just passing through, passing through
Living for right now because life won’t wait for you

All grown up, a life all her own
It happened way to fast, I wish she wouldn’t go
Now she’s moving on, it’s what she’s come to know
Leaving us behind, to feed her gypsy soul

She’s just passing through, passing through…

We’re all passing through, passing through
Looking for the sunrise and the moon
We’re just passing through, passing through
Living for right now because life won’t wait for you
Living for right now because life won’t wait for you

 
     
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Nov 13, 2017, 04:41 PM

I appreciate that you took the time to offer those ideas. That’s why I’m here :-)

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Nov 13, 2017, 04:46 PM

Just a few less syllables here n there to clear up the vox, make it easier to sing :)
Was this a home recording?

 
     
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Nov 14, 2017, 09:53 AM

Yes. Just mixed on Garage Band. Mixing and Mastering is an art form in itself, one that I haven’t figured out yet. Most of the tunes I have on my YouTube page were recorded in my music room and mixed on Garage Band. Some are better than others, I learn a bit each time.

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Nov 14, 2017, 10:22 AM

Impressive for a home recording. Totally agree with you about mixing and mastering. I’m a long way from figuring that out. There are a few people here who can offer pretty good advice if you ask them.

 
     
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