Overflow

by @tcelliott

Liner Notes

https://soundcloud.com/pigfarmerjr/overflow
With apologies to Marshall Tucker.

#acoustic #acoustic_one_take #singer_songwriter #GYAWS

Lyrics

I didn't want to make a change
But I didn't know how to deal with the strain
Sometimes it's easier to run
Than to deal with the blowback from the things we've done

Please tell me, I want to know
It seems like forever but it really wasn't long ago
Please tell me, I want to know
How did we let it get to be too much and overflow?

You said there was no-one left to blame
When you looked into my eyes you only saw the pain
You told me to ignore our history
'Cause it's too damn hard to overcome the misery

Please tell me, I want to know
It seems like forever but it really wasn't long ago
Please tell me, I want to know
How did we let it get to be too much and overflow?

When the changes come they can be too much to bear
It can feel like you're drowning when the ones you love can't be there

Please tell me, I want to know
It seems like forever but it really wasn't long ago
Please tell me, I want to know
How did we let it get to be too much and overflow?
Overflow
Overflow



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This definitely has that southern rock ballad/anthem feel and it's easy to imagine people out at a festival singing this chorus all together and buying tshirts that say "OVERFLOW". I know how hard it is to write a chorus that feels that anthemic and singable. Great work.

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@thetau

Simplicity always seems to bring out the best in a song. Simplicity leaves nothing to hide, so the beauty stands out on top. The real trick for all of us Songwriters is to find that beauty and present it simply. You have succeeded. Very well done it is.

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Great guitar. I like the gentle verses with the contrast of the more powerful choruses and bridge. Overflow is a great hook too. A very strong title.

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I really like the feel of this. The simple acoustic treatment and the simple honesty of the vocal.

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@jeustan

I may not have even thought of Marshall Tucker Band if not for the liner notes, more likely—"sweet, classic bread & butter country rock progression, this will be good." Songs with these chords tend to be unpretentious and emotionally authentic in my opinion (the good stuff). This is some good stuff. Your voice is great, too.

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some fine arena country rock. i can hear this echoing high and loud above the crowd.

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I like the gentle guitar playing during the intro and verse. Nice job with the one take.

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Heartfelt and universal, these lyrics speak to everyone - could be a lover, a friendship, or anyone. The gentle guitar accompaniment carries the longing and questioning through the song. Well done! A good write and a good listen!