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 Posted: Mon Jul 14th, 2008 12:07 am
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Roy Harris
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LIVIN' A LIE
By Roy Harris, Bradley Neal and Heather Neal
Vocal: Heather Neal




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LIVIN' A LIE
By Roy Harris, Bradley Neal and Heather Neal
Vocal: Heather Neal



Verse I

Last night I hit rock bottom
Been headed there for a while
Stuck in a vicious circle
Its been many a hard mile

Through the years I've lived for pleasure
Tryin' to find the next new high
Now my soul's runnin' on empty
From Livin' a lie.


Chorus

Please help me JESUS
only you can take me in
Open wide your lovin' arms
And cleanse me of my sins
I wanna spread my wings
LORD you know I wanna fly
So break away the shackles that I've made
While Livin' a lie.


Verse II

I wasn't raised to be self serving
I got there on my own
My mama taught me 'bout JESUS
and reapin' bad seeds where their sown

I've lived only for the moment
And wasted precious time
Now everything's caught right up with me
From Livin' A Lie


Chorus

Please help me JESUS
only you can take me in
Open wide your lovin' arms
And cleanse me of my sins
I wanna spread my wings
LORD you know I wanna fly
So break away the shackles that I've made
While Livin' a lie.


Chorus

Please help me JESUS
only you can take me in
Open wide your lovin' arms
And cleanse me of my sins
I wanna spread my wings
LORD you know I wanna fly
So break away the shackles that I've made
While Livin' a lie.


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So break away the shackles that I've made
While Livin' a lie.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 14th, 2008 03:24 pm
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OK, I finally got to listen to the song a couple of times this morning.  I know this is a work tape so will keep it in that context.  The message is good.

My nits are the second verse, first paragraph.  For me it seems a bit out of sync with the other verse.  You're talking about being self serving, then tell how your Mama told you about Jesus.  It's almost like this should be the second paragraph lead-in before the chorus which of course won't work.  Perhaps rewrite and leave the reference to Jesus and Mama out of that one which then leads in to the chorus asking for redemption from his/her sins and past transgressions.  I hope that makes sense.

Heather's vocals are a bit harsh.  I would like to hear her sing softer, with more emotion on the verses and then let her rip on the chorus.

Good job guys and gals.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 14th, 2008 07:10 pm
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I aam a fan of Heather's voice, and your writing Roy, so to me it was a winner before I even listened, I enjoyed it.



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 Posted: Tue Jul 15th, 2008 05:18 pm
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Good one Roy (and all involved)! Heather nailed it.

I always have trouble determining reverb/no reverb on a vocal. Without reverb (or very little) places the vocal up close and personal, where the right reverb can add a new dimension to the vocals.

I'd like to hear this with a little reverb on the vocal - not sure if it would be any better though (but it would be interesting to hear).

Good work Roy!

Best, John:)

 

 



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 Posted: Tue Jul 15th, 2008 05:21 pm
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Very nice song!



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 Posted: Thu Jun 18th, 2009 08:38 pm
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Roy,

This a very good job with a very good song.

 

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