We Give We Take

by @wolfkier

Liner Notes

Here's the 9th of the first 11 songs of WK11x11.
My next mega project where I take 121 more best and fave songs from the last 17 years of songwriting and give them the polish and reworking they deserve, and "guilt trip" me about every day! The first volume is to be called "Life Of Love" and at this rate I'll have the first 11 under my belt in end of 5090!

This one was first demo'd December 2019 so absolutely no one has heard it. And of course I have no memory of ever writing or doing the demo. So with each of these as I discover them in the archive of 1300 mp3 renders from doodle and noodles over all these years I think... I did that? Me? I musta.... gee.... It had a lot of finishing touches needed, a lot of crazy "DAW ignorant fella" experimenting I did to laugh at, and a change in structure and a nice remix-remaster.... I'm happy. The car stereo seems happy (bitch!) now outside ears need to feel the same.

So, I'm looking for critical ears to help this one reach perfect and finally "leave me alone".

In particular, let me know about vocal levels, since that seems to be my biggest problem. Too loud, not loud enough? Where in the track if only in parts??? Let me know what you're listening to it on as well that can make a big difference, the goal is to get it "perfect" for any listening device.

Thanks in advance for any input to make this new mega collection "perfect". I had so much help with WK100 and it turned out so well, WK11x11 must must must beat that!

If you'd like to hear the 8 songs I've worked up for the project so far you (and keep tabs as the 121 song collection develops) you can find them here: https://wolfkier.bandcamp.com/album/wolf-kier-wk11x11-preview-mixes-out-11-11-23

There's some pretty yummy arrangement stuff in here that I really enjoyed improvimg even more last night and tody.... So I hope you enjoy.

Hugs.

Lyrics

We Give We Take by Wolf Kier
Copyright 2019 2023 Wolf Kier

She serves me coffee at the diner
There's a smile with every cup
And every evening as the sun goes down
I sit and drink that coffee up

Yeah, we gossip and we giggle,
When her boss forgets to watch
I think she loves me just a little
She knows it cheers this lost boy up.

Every heart it has a secret
Every soul was born to yearn
Every dog will have his day
and every mind was born to learn

We give and we take
We build and we break
A million mistakes
It's never too late
We give and we take

She picks her boy up at the bus stop
The snow is heavy on the ground
He's quick to show her his report card
He wants to make his mama proud

And every hour that she traded
For every penny that she made
Could get between this moment
Could take that pride away...

We give and we take
We build and we break
A million mistakes
It's never too late
We give and we take

Every heart it has a secret
Every soul was born to yearn
Every dog will have his day
and every mind was born to learn

We give and we take
We build and we break
A million mistakes
It's never too late
We give and we take



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Some really cool instrumentation going on here - loving the bells/marimba/whatever it is, that's a nice touch sonically.
Great drums.
I like the mix, too.
Your voice has such a cool texture to it. I'm liking the vocal melodies here, too.
Nice mix of instruments, too - some more tradition stuff mixed with electronic bits. Love what you're doing at 2:03 - that arp'd section is great.

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Really like the keys in this one and the tempo of the track, lots of good sounds in here.

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Oh, wow! I love that intro! And then those vocals - just perfect! The rhythm is insane - dancing and clapping in my chair! Loving this collection!