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Life is a River


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Moviz

 Genre: Pop (Alternative)

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This has been the longest gap for me in between writing/ posting a song since i joined here The reason being that I got bronchitis a month ago and with a treatment of antibiotics that were too strong, I was feeling worse than ever. My voice and chest just packed up and with a persistent tickle cough i thought that really was the end of my singing, until this last week when I managed to get this one out, after changing the key so many times I couldn't count. I also had a massive lyric block as the song itself is one I managed to play on guitar quite a while ago, I persisted with the song and the lyrics just fell into place once I got the synth chords and melody recorded.... hope you like this somewhat philosophical song, M
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Lyrics
Life Is A River.

I’ve seen the dark clouds, lived through the long nights,
Known all the stresses and the pain,
Life is a river; we’ve got to sail it,
Learn as we travel; go with the grain.
Yes, there will be times i know, we feel like giving in,
But, the pain makes you stronger,
Your path will be longer,
And you’ll see what you have gained.

Instrumental.

Yes, there will be, times I know, we feel like giving in,
But the pain makes you stronger,
your path will be longer,
and you’ll see what you have gained.

We’ve see the dark clouds; we’ve lived through the long nights,
We know all life’s stresses and the pain.
We’ve all see the rainbows, over the flowers,
We’ve felt the warmth of summer rain,
And all these things make life worth while,
There’s beauty all around (if you’re lookin’)
It’s there in the bad times,
There in the good times,
In every sight and every sound.
Outro.
Learn from the bad times,
Rejoice in the good times..
Then contentment will abound.

Maurice Vizard. July 2012.
Song Stats
Hits: 2139
Comments: 34
Fans: 15
Plays: 95
Downloads: 37

Uploaded: Jul 28, 2012 - 07:29:56 PM
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2012 - 07:29:56 PM Last Played: Nov 04, 2017 - 06:59:01 AM
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Hardware:
Mac 10-07 intel, fast track, m-audio 49, sure mic'.
Software:
Watcat echo, GB, Ozone 3
Comments
paul f. page said 1945 days ago (July 28th, 2012)
UP AND POSITIVE
Maurice is back to his old form: a mellow song and positive lyrics that celebrate the beautiful things in life. There is always such joy in the music you write and you deliver it in a style that just makes the listener feel that all is right in the world. I enjoyed hearing you again, but am sorry to hear that you have had such vocal issues of late. Sounds like that's clearing up, so I hope there will be many more new songs that you post in the months ahead. THIS ONE is a little gem that sparkles amongst all your other wonderful compositions.
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Moviz said 1945 days ago (July 29th, 2012)
A really
lovely comment Paul.... thank you for calling in to listen and leave those much appreciated words. i really did think I would have to pack up, but as you say, I'm back on the road again for now, regards M
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peacepiano said 1945 days ago (July 28th, 2012)
Good Stuff
I really enjoyed this one. Smooth, relaxed. Nice use of echoes :)
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Moviz said 1945 days ago (July 29th, 2012)
Thanks Bill
Really pleased it comes across as smooth and relaxing..... nothing like being able to relax and heal, which is what I intended with the lyrics as well as the tune, regards M
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abzwork said 1945 days ago (July 29th, 2012)
Life Is A River...
Love the way the vocals were recorded and how they ride this gem my friend..nice airy flava floats, soaring visual feeling of freedom, bright skys and sunshine..a truely lovely canvas made of earcandy..:):):)peace
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Moviz said 1945 days ago (July 29th, 2012)
Well Erin
If the song hadn't make me feel good, your kind words certainly would; thanks so much for calling in to listen and comment so positively, cheers M
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Bowman said 1945 days ago (July 29th, 2012)
Wise words
rapped around a beautiful melody Maurice.

I was wondering what happened to you. You've always been so consistent and productive. So happy to have another fine offering from you my friend.
Charlie
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Moviz said 1944 days ago (July 29th, 2012)
Ha ha!
I wondered what had happened to me too Charlie.... was in a bad way for a while, so had no inspiration, but on the way back now. Thank you for the nice words.... really pleased you approve of my offering, regards M
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Feter said 1944 days ago (July 29th, 2012)
River
I like the lyrics it fit the vocal and the style of the song ..thanks a lot for sharing !!
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Moviz said 1944 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Hi Feter
Thank you for listening..... pleased that you liked it, regards M
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KCsGROOVE said 1944 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
life
very relaxed siong with fine lyrics, Maurice
very much enjoyed!
KC
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Moviz said 1944 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Thanks
Thanks for dropping in to listen Cees, much appreciated, cheers M
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magnatone said 1944 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Life is a River
you went through a lot to make this fabulous song Mo! hope the voice problems are resolving - you sound great here!
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Moviz said 1944 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
I'm
slowly 'getting there' Karen.... thanks for listening and for the kind and most welcome words, regards M
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lengold said 1944 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Life is a river:
we've got to sail it - just one of many great lines.
Enjoyed this Maurice and pleased you are feeling better.
Cheers
Len


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Moviz said 1943 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Thanks Len
Glad you like it, regards M
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alackbass said 1943 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Life is a River
Glad your feeling better Maurice. We missed you around here. Nicely written tune. And I really like your synth backing.
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Moviz said 1943 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Thank you Andrew
I appreciate those nice words. Pleased you liked the song and the synths, regards M
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Symphony101 said 1943 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
I admire you Maurice
For much less than that I probably would take a longer break. Very good to hear you again.
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Moviz said 1943 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
I actually did Yves
When I thought about it, it was more like 2 months..... anyway, I thank you very much for your sympathy and for calling in to listen, regards M
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Philip18 said 1943 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Life is a River
Smooth groove and buoyant lyrics. Very enjoyable, Maurice.
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Moviz said 1943 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Loving
That clever play on words Philip.... really appreciate you listening and glad you enjoyed, regards M
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dave_b said 1943 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Life is a River
Nice changes highlight a well-structured melody and contemplative lyrics. I like the rolling bass line.
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Moviz said 1943 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Hi Dave
Yes that bass does give the effect of rolling along and is the same pattern all the way through apart from just two places...... thank you for giving this a hearing, cheers M
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gadzooks said 1942 days ago (August 1st, 2012)
Life is a River
Good to hear you back. A very nice song ... I like the way your lyrics turned out. And it sounds like your voice is on the mend! Next time (hopefully there won't be a next time) write an instrumental.LOL
Nice composition Maurice ...I like the synth sounds.
Cheers
SG
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Moviz said 1942 days ago (August 1st, 2012)
It almost
turned out to be instrumental Stan as i tried each key with nothing sounding right to me....... maybe next time if I can get in the mood, which was my 2 month problem. Anyway thanks, I'm more than pleased you came to listen and comment, regards M
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Bob Rodgers said 1942 days ago (August 1st, 2012)
I agree!
Life is a river, this is a lovely song with some great lyrics Maurice. Nice use of the echo and I like the instrumental break. Sorry to hear you have not been too well, hope you are now feeling a lot better.

Bob
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Moviz said 1941 days ago (August 1st, 2012)
Thanks Bob
Really pleased you called in to listen and comment. I'm on the mend now, so thanks for the good wishes, regards M
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Jarvoid said 1939 days ago (August 4th, 2012)
This page keeps crashing on me
as I try to write this ....unmistakable Maurice Vizard and yet different as well....are you sure Vizard isn't Wizard ...it would make sense and explain a few things as well ,you know ?

Cracking good synth tracks ,great stuff.

Jarvo
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Moviz said 1938 days ago (August 4th, 2012)
Hi Chris,
Really pleased you enjoyed this so thanks a lot for listening and the comments. No, I'm not sure really LOL, but with a name like mine I think that's different as well, cheers M
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egobandit said 1937 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
MOviz
Great that your feeling better to squeeze a song out, its something you just got to do like breathing and you do it well, what really grabs me in this is the bass structure laid back and flowing in that Moviz style
dont give in!
Nice one!
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Moviz said 1937 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
Thanks Tim
a little encouragement goes a long way.... glad you liked the song, regards M
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Hickling_Stan said 1937 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
Much enjoyed
Maurice and glad to hear your getting back to good health. "We don't stop singing because we get old, we get old because we stop singing"!!mark
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Moviz said 1933 days ago (August 10th, 2012)
Sorry
for the delayed response Mark..... glad you enjoyed this.... and thanks for the kind words, regards M
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Name: Maurice Vizard
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