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I Would Have been A Coward


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stacey

 Genre: Ballad

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My first attempt at mic'ing my guitar instead of plugging it in. It was supposed to be a nice little acoustic ballad and it turned into this...

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards: Me
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Lyrics
I WOULD HAVE BEEN A COWARD
Stacey K. Black

You left through the front door
you walked out into the sun
I would have been a coward if it were me

you didn't look behind you
to see if I would cry
I would have been a coward
if I were the one to leave

I'd sneak out at midnight
and take all our photographs
I wouldn't leave you anything but the frames

I wouldn't want to face you
and look you in the eye
I'd be such a coward if it were me

But you, you've always been brave
and I will always be afraid.

You told me all your reasons
and they were all spot on
it's true I never let you speak your mind

I would have been a coward
I would have been a coward
I would have been a coward if it were me.
Song Stats
Hits: 5318
Comments: 20
Fans: 4
Plays: 309
Downloads: 170
Votes: 16
Uploaded: Feb 10, 2006 - 10:04:17 PM
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2006 - 09:07:22 PM Last Played: Jul 18, 2019 - 05:21:48 AM
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Hardware:
PB G4 laptop
Software:
BG 3
Comments
Jim Bouchard said 4942 days ago (February 11th, 2006)
really great
You seem to pay attention to detail a lot, and this sounds pretty good
and the guitar sounds nicely mic'ed. There is a wobbly sound to it
perhaps like there's a slight chorus effect on it. And the guitar sound is
a little thin when compared with the vocals, but all in all it is a pretty
good job on the guitar.

It's a great song and the vocals are stellar. Sounds like you are using a
good mic.
Check out my latest song called Big Yawn (Apogee One mic demo)
stacey said 4942 days ago (February 11th, 2006)
really great
Thanks! Yes, I did some tweaking on the guitar track with GB, and I am in love
with my mic! I actually spent a little money on that piece of equipment!

Thanks so much for listening and your great comments!
Check out my latest song called tick tock
Jim Bouchard said 4942 days ago (February 11th, 2006)
really great
Sometimes adding a chorus effect on guitar can thin out the sound, and you
might want to counter that by boosting a little in the bass and mid EQ range.
But it is good for masking a not perfect guitar tuning at times. Best though to
make sure you are dead-on with the tuning first. The GB tuner is pretty darn
good for the last minute tuning check.

---
"Things could be better...but things could be worse;
I've ridden in an ambulance...but never in a hearse!"
Funny Little World by Chuck Brodsky
Check out my latest song called Big Yawn (Apogee One mic demo)
stacey said 4942 days ago (February 11th, 2006)
really great
I'm working on improving the guitar. Thanks again for all the advice!
Check out my latest song called tick tock
Monkaton said 4941 days ago (February 11th, 2006)
Very Impressive
I really like your song. All of the essentials are there: your
arrangement, the lyrics, your voice and your harmonies.

It's not always easy to do a song without a lot of instruments to back
you up, but you did a very good job.

The guitar sound was fine. I guess we could always make it sound
better, but the important thing is that it enhanced the song and didn't
take from it.


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stacey said 4941 days ago (February 12th, 2006)
Very Impressive
Thanks so much!
Check out my latest song called tick tock
drakonis said 4941 days ago (February 12th, 2006)
Wow!
What a great voice you have, both in style and delivery. Very pretty guitar
writing and playing too. Oh, and great lyrics... guess I can't complain
about anything here. The starting melody (major triad) that stands apart
from, but fits so nicely with the rest of the song, seemed a really fresh
piece of songsmithing... I certainly wouldn't have thought of it, "if it were
me." Tasteful bits of echo, and that "ahhh" chorus was stunning. I have
to admit now, on second listen, I would like the guitar to have a little
more bass EQ. But this was a sweetly sad song that was beautifully
delivered. Welcome to Macjams, fellow Californian!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Nolan said 4939 days ago (February 14th, 2006)
Lovely
You've got a great sound. Really nice songwriting. A pleasure to listen
to.
Check out my latest song called And Say We're Happy
stacey said 4939 days ago (February 14th, 2006)
Lovely
Thanks so much!
Check out my latest song called tick tock
Peter Greenstone said 4938 days ago (February 15th, 2006)
very nice
You have a great voice and it was nicely recorded. It's a lovely song; well
written musically and lyrically. The guitar does sound pretty thin. It
sounds like a combination of things, from playing to production. I'd like
to hear the chords more confidently strummed, including more bass
notes to fill them out. The "wobbly" effect on the guitar actually sounds
like what happens to audio when you slow it down in GB. Perhaps you
played it faster and then decided to make it slower after the fact?
Anyway, you have the voice and the musical sense working for you. This
is great stuff even though it could use some work on the guitar.
Check out my latest song called Iridium Flare (2013 Re-Release)
stacey said 4938 days ago (February 15th, 2006)
very nice
Thank you very much for your great comments. I am working on that guitar as
we speak. It's easy for me to get someone to come over and play for me, but I
want to do it myself, even though, as you can tell, I'm not the greatest guitar
player. However, I know I can pull it off. I'll re-post when it's done.

In the meantime, thanks again for listening!

Stacey
Check out my latest song called tick tock
Ed Hannifin said 4937 days ago (February 16th, 2006)
Great lyrics...
...in the intimate tradition of a tune like this, I can deal with the
guitar... It sounds "immediate" to my ears...

Your voice is exceptional, and you match your nice pitch and tone with
a good sense of how to phrase a song for emotional impact and
connection... And it never sounds contrived...

The main lyrical thing, built on the title phrase, is as good as it gets.
Period.

You're bringing some really first class songwriting to the site, stacey.
The whole wrap-around...lyrics, melody, performance...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
stacey said 4935 days ago (February 18th, 2006)
Great lyrics...
Hi Ed,

Thank you so very much. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate your comments!

Thanks for listening!

Stacey
Check out my latest song called tick tock
tbivans said 4936 days ago (February 17th, 2006)
Beautiful Voice
Your voice definitely stands out as the finest thing about this song, with the lyrics a close second. I love this sort of introspective songwriting, all of my favorite artists do this sort of thing.

What kind of mic did you use by the way? It sounds very nice.

Oh, I also liked your artwork as well. Is it original?


Check out my latest song called Moody Night in the Den
stacey said 4935 days ago (February 18th, 2006)
Beautiful Voice
My mic is as audio technica (is that spelled right?) It's the one other piece of equipment I spent some money on, other than my computer! Thank you very much for your compliments. I really appreciate that!
Stacey
Check out my latest song called tick tock
stacey said 4935 days ago (February 18th, 2006)
Beautiful Voice
Oh, and yes, the painting is one of mine. Thanks for asking!
Check out my latest song called tick tock
Felino said 4864 days ago (April 30th, 2006)
Nice voice
Very nice stuff. Keep singing.
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lholden said 4805 days ago (June 28th, 2006)
lovely
I am here again - listening to your song. I really enjoyed this one as well! Keep singing, girl. You have an amazing voice!

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saymme said 4173 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Hi & tx dl faved!
You're just AWESOME . . You wood fit very well in the MJWoodstock festival ! its right now for another few weeks ! http://www.macjams.com/artist/WoodstockMJ
Feter McBlues contact also : )
lena
said 4161 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Very pretty

Tune nicely sang as usual I see your doing great for fans too.
We both are. You really do have a lovely voice but my Favorite singer on here at Mj is Paavlina She is my idol. But you do have your own special
voice too. World war two has erupted in the forum. lol
Peace Dee,
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A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

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