1 (edited by ctech 2019-10-01 10:44:55)

Topic: Fading Away

I've just entered this song in the uk songwriting contest


Fading Away

Verse 1
Eb
Days turn in to months
Gm
Months turning into years
Cm                                                   Ab
Nothing seems to change in my life
Eb
I’m stuck in purgatory
Gm
Nothing’s going good for me
Cm                                    Ab
I need to escape or I’ll die

Chorus
                   Eb                  Gm
I keep on dreaming, believing
Cm                                                 Ab
Something good will come my way
                   Eb                   Gm
I want to wake up, just wake up
Cm                                              Ab
And find I’ve found a better day
                                    Eb
To stop me fading away

Verse 2
Eb
Walking down the street
Gm
Strangers passing me
Cm                                                      Ab
Everyone's got their head in their hands
Eb
Searching for a life
Gm
Frozen still in time
Cm                                         Ab
Burying their head in the sand

Chorus repeat

Instrumental

Repeat chorus to end

© Trevor Scrivens: 17th September 2019

Listen to Fading Away by Ctech on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/user-415450650/fading-away

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Re: Fading Away

I was quite interested in the chord pro. Played it through a few times in my own style and thought the melody had a really good feel about it. Nice work. Would love to hear your take on what I think is a great song.     

Thick as two short planks

3 (edited by ctech 2019-09-25 13:05:09)

Re: Fading Away

Cheers keep it real,the chord progression keeps with the line in the song'"nothing seem to change in my life" so the chords don't change just repeat,apart use different inversions.
I have recorded the song ,but I realised after I'm faintly derderdering  under the instrumental part.haha! Sent now to songwriting comp so to late to worry.  I will upload to soundcloud and post the link here under lyrics,i did it in one take so not perfect.
Thanks again for commenting.

Hard times create strong men,Strong men create good times,Good times create weak men,Weak men create hard times.Cantwere rice INVICTA!

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Trevor,
I left you a note on soundcloud also.  I think this can be METALIZED rather well! LOLOL I will have to give it a go.  big_smile     

Music is a tribal experience, and it is about connection.  Figure out how to reach in and change their emotions. Learn how to put them in a mood. That’s what music is for.”-JH.
“..And remember, a song should contain only one story, or one message, told from a single point of view” - DG
Its the little mistakes that become great. and when it falls in place, the feeling is  indescribable.

Re: Fading Away

Haha thanks beamer  go ahead give it a go.     

Hard times create strong men,Strong men create good times,Good times create weak men,Weak men create hard times.Cantwere rice INVICTA!

Re: Fading Away

ctech I listened to your song  after reading it first. Great work on both the song as written and your song on sound-cloud  shows your gift. This is wonderful.     

Music is what feelings sound like.
Music is life, that why our hearts have beats.

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ctech

Awesome song and equally awesome recording !
I really like this song !! Well done.

Jim     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

Re: Fading Away

Thank you Classical Guitar,its good you read it first then listened. Glad you like it.     

Hard times create strong men,Strong men create good times,Good times create weak men,Weak men create hard times.Cantwere rice INVICTA!

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Thanks Jim. I have a good feeling about this song.  So fingers crossed i do better this year.     

Hard times create strong men,Strong men create good times,Good times create weak men,Weak men create hard times.Cantwere rice INVICTA!

Re: Fading Away

Got my result gave me 3 stars out of 5 what ever that means. Maybe they didn't like the hidden message. Haha!     

Hard times create strong men,Strong men create good times,Good times create weak men,Weak men create hard times.Cantwere rice INVICTA!

Re: Fading Away

Got my result gave me 3 stars out of 5 what ever that means. Maybe they didn't like the hidden message. Haha!     

Hard times create strong men,Strong men create good times,Good times create weak men,Weak men create hard times.Cantwere rice INVICTA!

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ctech I reckon three stars is still more than 50%  better then being under 50%. Fading Away is a good song.     

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Thanks Peatle Jville,I did think that but was hoping it would do better.     

Hard times create strong men,Strong men create good times,Good times create weak men,Weak men create hard times.Cantwere rice INVICTA!