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I Believe


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tford

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I wrote & recorded this song a while ago. It was written when my wife was laid off,
she has returned to work but now I got laid off and the song came back to me.
I did a little bit of work on it and remixed it. The song seems to fit the times even better now, everyone seems to be having hard times. The title and the chorus just gives a positive feeling that everything will work out.
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Lyrics
Hard times, you know they're getting so hard. And we got to make it through the storm anyway we can. Along the I will be holding your hand. All I know is what I see, all I know is I believe.
Sad days, you know their getting so sad, and you got to find your way back home anyway you can. Along the way, someone might lend you a hand. (Chorus) You know I'm getting older everyday. Doesn't mean I have nothing to say, something to say, about the way we're treating each other.
Hard times, you know they're getting so hard. But we got to make it through the storm anyway we can. Along the way I will be holding your hand. (Chorus)
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Uploaded: Oct 23, 2010 - 07:15:45 PM
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2010 - 07:15:45 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 06:51:15 PM
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Sigmund said 2612 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
I Believe
This sounds great - mix is full and rich. Rhythm is melodic and hypnotizing. To me your vocals sound off center and a bit too far back in the mix, although you may have it that way on purpose - this genre often supports that kind of stereo placement. Still an enjoyable tune to listen to - thanks for sharing!
Sig
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tford said 2612 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
I Believe
This was done a while ago and was mixed down at one point so I was limited when I went back to it. But thanks for the comments. Peace, Tom
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Vic Holman said 2612 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
i believe
excellent song. great job on playing and structure, very melodic as well. i really like the acoustics tone, nicely captured
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tford said 2612 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
I Believe
Thank You, Vic
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alackbass said 2612 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
I Believe
Solid tune! Well produced. Nice mix. I'd like the vocal a tad louder. Great melodies. The chorus is particularly strong.
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tford said 2612 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
I Believe
Thanks, I tend to bury my vocals a bit in my mixes, I don't know why but
I will work on bringing them up. Peace, Tom
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jdholliday said 2612 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Tom
I clicked on this song without really paying attention to who it was, and right away I knew it was you, sorry to hear that your laid off dude, trust me I feel your pain so do many others here, great optimistic lyrics, I'm am an instant big fan of yours, your first three posts are awesome! can't wait to hear more! take care and keep the faith man, this too shall pass!
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tford said 2612 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
I Believe
Hi JD, Funny I was just listening to your music. Everyone on this site seems cool, but I feel close to you, crissew, and MJK for some strange reason. Maybe its because I love your music and you guys were the first ones I meet. The 3 of you made me feel very welcomed on this site. Would like to do something with you and Charles sometime. Peace my friend, Tom
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dave_b said 2612 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
I Believe
This kind of reminds me of the Traveling Willburys and Tom Petty. Glad you can be so optimistic - sorry about the layoff. I'm self employed and my business is down about 90%. If you get around to checking out the song I posted today you'll see I think our economic future is very much in doubt.
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tford said 2612 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
I Believe
I love Traveling Wilburys and Tom Petty, so thanks for the comment. I will check out your song. I look at it this way, I got laid off but someone is suffering more than me, life just happens, and you have to be positive and make the best of it, no one knows what tomorrow will bring. Peace, Tom
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michaeljayklein said 2612 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Are you sure...
...you're not some already noted artist doing a bit of slumming around this joint Tom? Beautiful work here--the song is a real winner and it doubly amazes me when I realize this is the work of one person--you have it all: great songwriting skills, a fine and sensitive voice and your instrumental work is professional and solid. We are very lucky to have you at Macjams. Two solid thumbs up here--I loved this! Michael
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tford said 2597 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
I'm sure
Hi MJK, Thanks for your comments. I may redo this song with the help of
some MJers. Tom
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Char said 2612 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
This is
a well thought out song. I thought I'd like to hear certain parts louder but then I just listened to it as a quiet piece that demanded attending to. Good luck. Thanks.
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tford said 2597 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
This is
Thanks Char, You may hear this song again as a remake. Tom
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Saltaireguru77 said 2612 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Such a superb song!
Really well thought out, mellow yet defined. Great melody and as with your other stuff, it has "that" feel. Mixing issues aside, as I understand how you were tied to the earlier mix, truly a great song. Another favourite!
Sorry to hear about getting laid off man. There's talk of it everywhere and no one is safe. But as our mutual friend said, all things must pass. I hope thing work out for you soon mate.
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tford said 2597 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
All things must pass
Thanks-Might be doing this song again. Tom
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RAVENS said 2612 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Awesome
What a great song, has a Beatles vibe, very cool & quite catchy. So sorry about the job situation, but stay positive, things will get better for you I'm sure.

RAVEN ;-)
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tford said 2597 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
I Believe
Hi Ravens, Thank you-All my material is influenced by the Beatles. Tom
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ted23 said 2611 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Chorus
Is brilliant.
A real crowd pleaser this one. I can imagine an audience singing along with you on this.
Great stuff
tford said 2597 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
I Believe
Thanks for your comment. Peace, Tom
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KCsGROOVE said 2611 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Fine song
Dig the songwriting!
Has a bit of an oldschool vibe, which is cool for an oldschool guy like me :-)
Fine vocals and harmonies!
kc
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tford said 2597 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
I Believe
Thank you, I'm a old school guy too. Peace, Tom
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lank81 said 2610 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Another classic feeling song
First was Rain by KC and now this. Man, a great lunch day for music on MJ. I definitely dug this tune a lot. The acoustic guitar sounded great and I love the songwriting. The only complaint I have is the same as the others above, I would've liked the vocals to be more out front. Other than that, great tune!
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jiguma said 2610 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Cool song
This sounds like all the parts are solidly played and sung. It's a good song, but I think (as has already been noted) that the mix lets you down a bit. Your lead vocal is definitely strong enough to be front and centre. I hear a little Rick Nelson in this.
I think this is good enough to ask a few MJers to come on board with in a collab, and redo it so you can hear how good it might be. I'll put my hand up for bass if you're interested. I'm only saying this as you seem to be working with a mix where a few mistakes have been made - can be a frustrating experience!
A belated welcome to MJ Tom.
Neil
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fasteddie said 2608 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
I Believe
Nice laid back song man. Very catchy rythms. Very enjoyable!


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tford said 2597 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
I Believe
Thank You
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magnatone said 2599 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
I Believe
This is just the second song of your i've heard, and i'm already a dedicated fan Tom! Such a great feel, with such genuineness that comes shining through every phrase. sorry to hear about the lay-off, and i hope you'll be back to work soon. everything WILL work out! take care Tom!
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tford said 2597 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
I Believe
Thank you so much. I hope I can keep you as a dedicated fan, more stuff coming. Peace, Tom
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PeterB7858 said 2598 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Laid back but very tuneful
Hi Tom,
Appreciate the song. Very melodic with nice full sound - quite atmospheric. The lyrics speak of hard times but the positive, supportive vibe wins the day. Thanks.
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tford said 2597 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Welcome
I went to check out your music and see you are a new member. Welcome to the site. I'm quite new myself, lots of nice people here with lots of talent. Thanks for your comments. Peace, Tom
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FEEL said 2597 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Way to express...
that when times get rough you have each other to get through... Hang in there... guitars sound great and are backed up nicely. Nice vocals as well.

Thanks for sharing.
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TERRAPLANE said 2593 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Time warp
wow !! this takes me Back to the 60s sound (kinda like The Association ) though the lyric fits today,, I hope the tides turning for ,, be well & thanks for sharing this tune.. swell job!
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As a young boy, I wanted to sing and play guitar. Seeing Ricky Nelson on TV is I think where it began. Begged my parents for a guitar and after winning out, I was on my way. Then came the biggest influence in my music and my life "The Beatles" I p... [see more]

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