Love And The Leaving (Rock - Alternative Pop, Pop - Alternative)

Story Behind The Song

Professional Review by Aremi Legard, Bremen, Germany Wonderful song - very prof! You made a cool work. Your voice is very good and you can use it. That your song is made only with guitars is great. The mastering could have a bit more workout and the guitarsound on the left side is not really in the mix (pan and volume). But this is not really a problem. Only the originality is in the middle, but I think you know by yourself, that your song is more mainstream. All in all you made a great song and I wish you the best for your work and future. Garibaldi

Song Description

Acoustic Ballad Contemporary Pop Mood: Down/Melancholic Mood: Dramatic Mood: Hopeful 140 BPM

Song Length 3:10 Genre Rock - Alternative, Pop - Alternative
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Stressed, Heated Subject Pain, Life
Similar Artists Leonard Cohen, Billy Joel Language English

Lyrics

LOVE AND THE LEAVING
( STEVE DAFOE 2007)
(COPYRIGHTED)

CHORUS :

Fmaj7 C Cm7 (or go to G)
LOVE......LOVE .......LOVE AND THE LEAVING
LIKE LIFE.......LIFE.......THEN DEATH AND THE GRIEVING
LIKE ONE......ONE.......ONE TO THE OTHER
THAT'S THE WAY THEY ARE........
G A
LIKE YOU AND ME
G Fmaj7
YOU AND ME

VERSE 1:

5th Fret + 7th Fret (High "E") 3rd Fret + 5th Fret (High "E") (Alternate High E)
I BREATHED MY FIRST KISS WITH YOU IN THE PAST
YEARS OF US GROWING UP IN THE PLAYGROUND

C Fmaj7
WE LAUGHED AND FOUGHT JUST THE TWO OF US.....
A SIMPLE LIFE DURING THOSE SIMPLE TIMES

5th Fret + 7th Fret (High "E") 3rd Fret + 5th Fret (High "E") (Alternate High E)

WE HUNG ON TIGHT...CAUSE IT WASN'T GOING TO LAST...




VERSE 2:

5th Fret + 7th Fret (High "E") 3rd Fret + 5th Fret (High "E") (Alternate High E)
THEN CAME THE DAY YOU LEFT WITH UNCLE SAM....WAY TOO FAST
I WAS JEALOUS THAT YOU WOULD NOT COME BACK

C Fmaj7
I WAS HATEFUL THAT YOU COULD NOT COME BACK.
A COMPLEX LIFE IN A VERY COMPLEX TIME

5th Fret + 7th Fret (High "E") 3rd Fret + 5th Fret (High "E") (Alternate High E)
I HUNG MY HEAD, 'CAUSE I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO LAST




VERSE 3:

5th Fret + 7th Fret (High "E") 3rd Fret + 5th Fret (High "E") (Alternate High E
YOUR DEATH IS JUST ONE OF WAR'S SHAMEFUL CRIME'S
MY LOVE IS NOW GRIEVING YOUR LIFELESS FACE

C Fmaj7
YOUR RIGID BODY IS ALL THAT REMAINS OF THE YEARS
OF PLAYING AND LAUGHING AND LOVING IN THE PLAYGROUND

5th Fret + 7th Fret (High "E") 3rd Fret + 5th Fret (High "E") (Alternate High E
JUST LOVING AND BEING IN MUH SIMPLER TIMES........

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Reviews

Nice guitar playing. Enjoyed the pan of parts of guitars. Could hear this in a film in a "parting scene."

- Douglas Branson aka dB+1

Easy on the ears and performed very well.

- Ricky John Brown

nice production - rich guitar tone, nice panning with wide spectrum. Vocals are solid with nice emotion.

This song reminds me a bit of some of the more ballad numbers by 3 Doors Down (thankfully without the slamming power chords that I think ruined a lot of their songs)

The lyrics are bittersweet and the melody works within the chord structure.

Beginning the song with the chorus is always a nice, different touch.

Can't get any more soulful than this. Very deep, and I wouldn't change a thing instrumentally, because acoustics work best with this song. Great changes throughout and very soulful vocals.

I liked the story the artist decided to share. I thought this song was very emotional and filled with personality. I really appreciated the artists instrumental track, it was a rare treat compared to much of the music I hear on the radio. Keep up the good work and I think we will probably hear your work on the radio someday.

Big sound right out of the box. Great acoustic recording and vocal recording, quality sound, very professional. Nice lyrics which are very easy to understand and take in. Arrangement reminds me of Bon Jovi or Extreme. Quite a good arrangement, direct and raw.... here's my song, dig it!! Really great presentation... good blend. Love the excellent production! Really nice vocal melody and simple but effective progression. Nice original sounding voice, you have your own thing happening, not channeling any heroes.... love that!!

Very nice song. Like the guitar, nice voice.

Nice guitar playing. Enjoyed the pan of parts of guitars. Could hear this in a film in a "parting scene."

Easy on the ears and performed very well.

Lyrics Steve Dafoe Music Steve Dafoe
Publisher Steve Dafoe Performance SD
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