Here is some live footage of me playing "Alive", here in my basement...you can download the mp3 of this recording as well as a growing list of free songs...that will continue to grow with time, download HERE! I hope you enjoy, let me know what you think, respond below, and or share with your peeps if you would be so nice! Thanks.
First off, a big thank you to all who gave an opinion on the 2nd verse rewrite post from a few weeks ago. I decided to go with the popular vote and have put together two demos of the song. Though they are very similar, there are some slight tempo differences which make for slightly different feels. Version 1 has a little more finger picking and Version 2 is more of a steady strum with a pick.
At this point, I'm not sure which one I personally like better which is why I'd love to get your opinion. What do you think?
You can listen to the two versions below and then respond by voting directly below the song files.
Once we have a winner, I'm guessing we'll give it a few days to a week; then I'll put a little more effort into the recording process with some back up vocals and such and finally be able to give you a free download of Alive for being so cool....and helpful!
Feel free to leave any other written opinions below as well...and if you want some other free music, go here for now.
I began a re-write of a song I recorded back in the day....way, way, back in the old time of about 2007-08. No, I'm not trying to live in the past, haha, it is more so something I randomly thought about and I began writing as the idea flowed. Once I was finished the re-write (well almost done...need your opinion below), the song had changed keys, changed some melodies, and the lyrics are almost completely different. I personally enjoy the new version and I think you will too.
If you remember the song "Alive" from the "Matter of Time" cd, you may be surprised (and I don't know, maybe you won't be) at how much it has changed; it could almost be an entirely seperate song in itself. Any who, it is about 92.932111% finished. The only part I'm wrestling with is the lyrics in the 2nd verse, line 2, in bold below. This is where you're help is needed to finish this rewrite! so I can record it and give you the free mp3 download.
First choice for you to make...do you like the start of verse 2, line 2 as option 1) Here before you I stand or option 2) I'm uncovered, laid bare.
Secondly, do you like the end of the line as.... 1) offering every piece of me, 2) offering everything I am, 3) everything I have
Please send your responses/opinions in below. Once we make a final decision I'll get it recorded in the next week...2 at the latest and like I said, send it out to you.
Thanks for your amazing
Alive (Only You That I'm After)
You’re the First and the Last
You were, are, forever
How could I not abide
in the One who gives me life
In Your eyes, I'm alive
I'm all Yours now and forever
I surrender my heart
It’s only You that I’m after
Theres nothing, that could part, the bonding of our hearts
Here before you I stand, offering every......(piece of me) or (thing I am) or (thing I have)
or (line below)
I'm uncovered, laid bare, offering every piece of me
It’s only in Your eyes, that I found true life
Oh, You’re all that I’m after
Its always been You, and it will always remain You
Oh, You’re all that I’m after