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Never Say Goodbye (So They Say) - Bond Challenge


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sschedra

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I was fingering my trusty Walther PPK (the gun Bond carried as his personal sidearm, but is so seldom pictured with) and the inspiration just came to me! I started this and then went away for several weeks of Sabbatical. I would have preferred to use a female vocalist but just did not have the time. Note the PPK is actually my wife's so I guess I can really never say goodbye but she can (hee, hee).
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Never Say Goodbye (So They Say)
c 2009 Stephen M. Schedra

Time heals all wounds, or so they say
Your pretending that its ended now you go and throw your life away
Its better left forgotten, so they say

Friends make poor lovers, or so they say,
You believed it, you received it, now you've gone and thrown that love away
Its better left untasted so they say.

If time were were a virtue
You could wear it on your sleeve
Then lost love would be bearable
but its not the time to grieve

Never say goodbye

Never trust a fool, or so they say,
Your self reliance, shows defiance, your heart is still in play
Its better left untested, so they say

When will you learn, or so they say,
You choose against it, self defense is now the only way
They told you so, or so they say

If wisdom lived in platitudes
You could wear them on your sleeve
But your heart has its own attitude
in love you still believe

Never say goodbye
Song Stats
Hits: 3394
Comments: 49
Fans: 24
Plays: 300
Downloads: 103
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Oct 15, 2009 - 04:02:04 PM
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2009 - 04:02:04 PM Last Played: Apr 15, 2017 - 04:24:06 PM
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Hardware:
Rickenbaker Guitar
Software:
Logic 8
Comments
magnatone said 2811 days ago (October 15th, 2009)
Never Say Goodbye
ooh Stephen - this is really really good! now, the PPK .. hmmm .... well yeah, guess you'd better NOT say goodbye! LOL - seriously Stephen, your voice here is really sensational - you're hitting those high notes with confidence and paZAZZ! Great job - thanks!
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sschedra said 2811 days ago (October 15th, 2009)
Karen,
What a "johnny on the spot"! I hardly had it posted and you were there. Do you have top secret technology for snooping on my songs? Thanks for your listen and your kind words.
Stephen
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magnatone said 2811 days ago (October 15th, 2009)
Yep
top secret "johnny on the spot" technology - watch yourself! :)
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ic42 said 2811 days ago (October 15th, 2009)
plaintive 70s movie soundtrack
richly painted colors of music, rippling like a flag of regret against the winds of the future. great singing and composition, and orchestrating different sections.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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sschedra said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Drak,
I totally did not know that IC42 was you! I didn't have time for the Space Race before I left on Sabbatical and was really disappointed that I missed it. Thanks for you ear and comments.
Stephen
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MarkHolbrook said 2811 days ago (October 15th, 2009)
OMG
I love that intro... Wow... This fits perfect as a Bond opener! Wow... This is simply perfect! I love the chorus.... I'm not sure if its my system but I heard a little clipping in places in an otherwise pure and crisp sound...

I really really really like this!!!
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sschedra said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Mark
Your discerning ear is very much appreciated. I heard that too and so I went through each channel and didn't find the clip and it wasn't in the master. I am wondering if it is introduced by the way the effects are chained?? It is one of those mysterious things I still have to master to make my productions that much better.
Thanks,
Stephen
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Sigmund said 2811 days ago (October 15th, 2009)
never say
I like this song a lot, along with many of the production ideas you incorporated into the piece. When you repeat the line "Never Say Goodbye" your mix sounds a bit busy, due to the long delays you put on the vocal. I think the idea is a great one, and a little bit of tweaking would do you wonders there - but of course that is only my opinion. Songwriting is excellent - very enjoyable to listen to - thanks for sharing - Sig
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sschedra said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Sig,
Your discerning comments are greatly appreciated. I hear what you are saying. I am wondering how to change that delay and still get the effect. Maybe I can change the number of repeated echoes and it will clean up a bit??
Thanks,
Stephen

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Feter said 2811 days ago (October 15th, 2009)
Never Say Goodbye
This is very impressive ...great soundtrack
theme ...the strings just serving this so much
and ye ...the classical vocal work of yours just
awesome ..great mix ...and production ..thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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sschedra said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Feter,
Thanks a lot. I had some fun on this one. I have been away for some weeks so I got it done late. I hope it was worth the wait.
Stephen
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rabittwhole said 2810 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
wow...
i was really hoping you would throw in on this challenge stephen. You couldn't find a better venue to showcase where i think your talent lies... great job on vocals . Nice posting man....totally enjoyed and you nailed this challenge.
Jack
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sschedra said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Jack
Thanks so much. I just got a shot of inspiration and went with it. I feel pretty good about the basic idea.
Stephen
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2810 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
nice
hey man, this was really cool. Good stuff!
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sschedra said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
PEO
Thank for stopping by. I really appreciate the listen.
Stephen
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Roxylee said 2810 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
Stephen, wow...
It's amazing to me how you and other Mj'ers can just sit down and compose a perfect James Bond song. This theme song is 007 at its best. I'm glad you recorded it, because you did an excellent job.
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sschedra said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Rox,
Your appreciation really means a lot. The computer has really put wings to music for me. It lets me do things I could only dream of otherwise. I am sure that is true for many of us here at MJ.
Stephen
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MarkHolbrook said 2810 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
Back for another listen
to this amazing work out of art! Totally fitting Bond tune. That initial guitar is sooo great! Your vocals are amazing! This is a walk away winner in this category!!!

Deepest bows sir! An amazing work!
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sschedra said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Mark,
I really appreciate this coming from you. I am not yet to the point where I can command the music. So often I have to leave things as they are because I can't think of how to transition or fix what I don't like. This piece has some of that, but I am getting better at hearing and then producing what I want.
Thanks again,
Stephen
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Char said 2810 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
Nice.
You sound just fine. Thanks.
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sschedra said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Char,
You are so kind. I often write things imagining that they are sung by some real or imagined person. I guess thats just the way I hear it in my head. I heard this on sung by a woman vocalist.
Thanks,
Stephen
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Alannah said 2810 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
Who needs a female .....
.. when you can "belt" like that ..... great stuff !!!!!
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sschedra said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Alannah,
I heard it in my head with a female vocalist. You want a crack at it?? I'd be honored.
Thanks,
Stephen
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MJ_Bond_Theme_Challenge said 2809 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Lost In This
Incredible songwriting at work here, Stephen. Rock solid frame with a breathtaking vista of musical grandeur - this belongs on the big screen. Excellent touches in all the right places: like Mark Holbrook mentioned, that guitar says "Bond" no question.

Well, well worth waiting for.
sschedra said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
MJ,
Thanks so much. I was really excited about this challenge. Thanks you for hosting and inspiring all the great work.
Stephen
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persona said 2809 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
great song!
really got the Bond feeling in it :) enjoyed! when is the premiere?
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sschedra said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
P
Thanks a lot. I tried to imagine the type of song that would suggest Bond and this is what I came up with. I think the song itself is close, but might lack just a little punch.
Stephen
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2809 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
I'm Glad You Sneaked This one in!
I love it!!!

If this one doesn't make the next Bond soundtrack, it's missing a good chance.

Cheers,
Jim
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sschedra said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Ren,
Thats a real fine endorsement! Thanks a lot for that.
Stephen
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TERRAPLANE said 2807 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
POWERFUL
dynamic vocals,, with rich clean instruments sound here.. I enjoyed your song much! I just ordered Logic today. Maybe someday I can come close to your sound. thanks for sharing.... DLd,,,,,,Terry

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sschedra said 2807 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
Terry,
Thanks a bunch for the kind words. Logic can be a bit challenging at first, but there is soooo much you can do with it. Let me know when you get started and I can share some tips and features with you.
Stephen
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ste said 2806 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
nice work
good vox rhythm
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sschedra said 2795 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Ste
Thanks man. Keep on shakin'.
Stephen
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sloparts said 2806 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Fantastic Vocals and lyrics, Stephen
Love the back tracks you put together for this. Takes the Bond thing in a very cool direction, away from the 60's Spy guitar sound and into a more 21st century feel.

Very cool my friend,

Ed
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sschedra said 2795 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
ed

Thanks, Your kind words are appreciated.
Stephen
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rsorensen said 2804 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
really cool
love the guitars in this. a female vocalist would have been very fitting, but you did a great job with it. love the orchestra. tight production
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sschedra said 2795 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Ridd
Thanks for the listen and comments.
Stephen
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Calchas said 2796 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Whoa Nelly!
Great job on this Stephen. Mix sounds balanced and clean. Coolness. That chorus is powerful stuff!

Enjoyed very much!

Be well!
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sschedra said 2780 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Mike
Glad you enjoyed. Thanks for your sincere appreciation.
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SISTERS said 2791 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
go to the head of the class
what a beautiful piece!
you've given us a delicious vocal - love the delivery of the second line.
lush, rich, spilling with fullness - you've definitely captured the Bond Bigness. seriously good.
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sschedra said 2780 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Anne
Thanks. It really needs a girls touch on the the vocal (hint hint). I really had to rush this one in for the deadline.

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maxruehl said 2781 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Hey!
This is GREAT!. I'd like to thank Mark Holbrook for pointing it out. Terrific orchestration and song.:)
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sschedra said 2780 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Andy
Thanks for the enthusiastic appreciation. I had fun with this one.
Stephen
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blaky smith said 2780 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
Your voice
perfect on this song...
So music everywhere here and not enough time, I missed this piece which I discover today with the comment of Mark in the forum.
Wow Stephen, what a wonderful and impressive piece, with excellent vocals. Really you have made an excellent job. Bravo...
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guitapick said 2780 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
Great soundtrack...
...hat's off, Stephen...
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VicDiesel said 2780 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
I'm ready for my opening credits, mr DeMille
Excellent bond theme song. Big orchestra, dramatic melody, it's all there.

Eh, what's happening in the beginning? Some soft sound and then we come into the middle of a sound. Electronic mishap?
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sschedra said 2780 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
Vic
Good ears, I hadn't notices. That is a problem I have in Logic 7. It will often do that if I do not have the tracks at zero volume when I bounce. You think they would patch that?
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alackbass said 2620 days ago (April 24th, 2010)
This harkens back to the classic
Bond era of the 60's. The strings should be Sean Conroys cue to enter the scene.
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scaustrita said 1091 days ago (July 1st, 2014)
Bond
I'm always impressed by your creativity, and the detail put into the final mix...

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