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Lockdown love (a true love story for our times)

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Hi fine forum folk

I sincerely hope that everyone is keeping safe and healthy.

I wrote this song about my daughter and her boyfriend who found themselves stranded 200 miles apart when the UK government locked everything down on March 23rd . 

Lyrics are below the link.

Lockdown Love (a true love story for our times)
Written, performed and recorded by Staypress
Backing vocals Elizabeth Greenway

V1
You and I were inseparable
The like you've not seen before
The damage was irreparable
So they laid down the law

V2
You travelled to your parents house
I didn't want you to go
The government locked it down
Not saying I told you so

Prech
You were not into waiting
Now we're self isolating

Ch
It's a love lockdown
Not sure when you'll be around
It's a love lockdown
Cos you're in a different town

V3
If they'd pulled the plug a day before
The day you left me behind
We'd have been behind this door
I wish that we could rewind

Pch 2

My god you should have seen us
Before they made a distance between us

Ch X2

Middle bit
I can't help but think it would be different
If we'd washed our hands and kept our distance
I can't help but think it would be better
If we'd stayed indoors obeyed the law to the letter
Now we're many miles apart
Wish we'd listened from the start
Living in a Lockdown

Ch to end

 

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Peeps do not listen, classic Staypress production @daryl1968 well written amusing song with a message, nicely done the current Mrs Greenway and her slave. ;) 

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Yeah baby! I’m loving that breakdown into the pre-chorus.

If I’m behind the glass on this we’d change the chorus;

its a love lockdown
not sure when you’ll be around

its a love, love lockdown
cos you’re in a different town

staccato on that love, love lockdown 

change it up just a bit...

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t

Edited by DeeringAmps
correct spelling
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A great idea for a song Daryl. Might as well make something of a less than great situation and you did here!

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Quick turnaround on this project! Obviously you can't take the "ten years" workflow approach . . .

Lyrics are smart and great. The chorus, the third line where you take it down and it  do the C to G thing, that's a clever bit of chording right there. It makes the song memorable!

I heard a bit of sibilance in the prechoruses, particularly the first one. Other than that the mix is a clean and clear as a clean and clear bell. Really great.

I hope they get together soon! Have they heard this yet? What do they think?  :)

 

cheers,

-Tom

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Fabulous!  Witty!  Catchy!  You just keep getting better.  I hope this eases your daughter's pain.  This is a song that I'll be sharing with a few of my friends.  Stay well, mate!

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That's a cool song Daryl - like Lynn says it's catchy - "Love Lockdown" is a good hook. The mix sounds quite nice to my ears.

Excellent job on the lyrics - I enjoyed the listen.

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On 3/31/2020 at 3:26 PM, Wookiee said:

Peeps do not listen, classic Staypress production @daryl1968 well written amusing song with a message, nicely done the current Mrs Greenway and her slave. ;) 

Thanks mate - you got the slave bit right.......

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Beautiful love song with the lyric that appropriate for this time. Good work. 

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On 3/31/2020 at 4:02 PM, DeeringAmps said:

Yeah baby! I’m loving that breakdown into the pre-chorus.

If I’m behind the glass on this we’d change the chorus;

its a love lockdown
not sure when you’ll be around

its a love, love lockdown
cos you’re in a different town

staccato on that love, love lockdown 

change it up just a bit...

👍

t

Thanks for the listen and great ideas Tom

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On 3/31/2020 at 4:54 PM, Starise said:

A great idea for a song Daryl. Might as well make something of a less than great situation and you did here!

Thanks Tim. It is a very strange and sad time mate

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On 3/31/2020 at 8:11 PM, emeraldsoul said:

Quick turnaround on this project! Obviously you can't take the "ten years" workflow approach . . .

Lyrics are smart and great. The chorus, the third line where you take it down and it  do the C to G thing, that's a clever bit of chording right there. It makes the song memorable!

I heard a bit of sibilance in the prechoruses, particularly the first one. Other than that the mix is a clean and clear as a clean and clear bell. Really great.

I hope they get together soon! Have they heard this yet? What do they think?  :)

 

cheers,

-Tom

Thanks Tom. Yes they heard it and loved it. My daughter is still a bit pissed off with him but they should be back together in around a week. I like a happy ending :)

keep safe and healthy my mate. We must be due another colab......

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On 4/1/2020 at 12:45 AM, Lynn said:

Fabulous!  Witty!  Catchy!  You just keep getting better.  I hope this eases your daughter's pain.  This is a song that I'll be sharing with a few of my friends.  Stay well, mate!

Thanks Lynn - really appreciate it mate

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I always look forward to listening your songs and this not an exception.  You took a bad situation and converted it into a great lyrics that tell a clever story.  The music perfectly complements the story.   I love that change that comes in around 2:12.

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Clever stuff - love the breakdown too - brilliantly observed take on the current situation with the usual immaculate production standards. Keep safe and well, Andy

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On 4/1/2020 at 11:16 AM, Douglas Kirby said:

That's a cool song Daryl - like Lynn says it's catchy - "Love Lockdown" is a good hook. The mix sounds quite nice to my ears.

Excellent job on the lyrics - I enjoyed the listen.

Thanks so much Doug

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On 4/2/2020 at 7:45 PM, Makke said:

Beautiful love song with the lyric that appropriate for this time. Good work. 

Thanks so much Makke

On 4/11/2020 at 9:56 PM, freddy j said:

I always look forward to listening your songs and this not an exception.  You took a bad situation and converted it into a great lyrics that tell a clever story.  The music perfectly complements the story.   I love that change that comes in around 2:12.

you're the best - thanks Freddy

On 4/12/2020 at 8:27 AM, AndyB01 said:

Clever stuff - love the breakdown too - brilliantly observed take on the current situation with the usual immaculate production standards. Keep safe and well, Andy

Thanks so much Andy - you too mate

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Hi Daryl   - great track, well produced - got a bit of a squeeze vibe going there!!

Cool

Nigel

 

 

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On 4/20/2020 at 1:23 PM, Bajan Blue said:

Hi Daryl   - great track, well produced - got a bit of a squeeze vibe going there!!

Cool

Nigel

 

 

Thanks a lot Nigel - I'll take Squeeze!

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