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Old 08-13-2021, 09:48 PM   #1
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The Only Thing (new tune)

Passing on the stream from the New Album thread and a first go at lyrics:
https://mega.nz/file/XY5gQQgK#VYKXli...vfiq7OqzxPBX8k

The Only Thing

All of us are always tryna catch up
Call just to let me know what you think
High, this is never quite enough
Love
I was tryna get it back
I was tryna get it back

Call the doctor and
The doctor came in
Where does it hurt?
Thereís a pill for most everything
Close your eyes
Open wide
And weíll make you smile again
Some people believe in ghosts
And some believe in aliens

Itís a lonely, lonely world that you are living in
I just want to love
Some kind of love
I know cuz I feel it
Itís a lonely, lonely, world that you are living
I just want to love
More love
I know cuz I need it
Itís the only thing

Oh donít you feel like youíre tryna catch it
Fear it came a little too quick
Time, know when itís too late
Always tryna get it back
Get it back

Remember all the things
That used to real
Things to help you believe
Because you want to make sense of everything
Then thereís the first time you crack
And you think everyoneís laughing at me
All at once youíre some kind of ghost or alien

Itís a lonely, lonely world that you are living in
I just want to love
Some kind of love
I know cuz I feel it
Itís a lonely, lonely, world that you are living
We all need love
More love
You know that you need it
Itís the only thing

Itís a lonely, lonely world that you are living in
I just want to love
Some kind of love
You know cuz you feel it
Itís a lonely, lonely, world that you are living
We all need love
More love
I know that you feel it
Itís the only thing
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Old 08-13-2021, 10:09 PM   #2
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I dig this song. The chorus is so catchy. It reminds me of something that I cannot, for the life of me, put my finger on. An Oasis tune? The melody of the chorus somehow reminds me of Oasis live forever. Who knows. Thumbs up.
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Old 08-13-2021, 10:26 PM   #3
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Old 08-13-2021, 11:18 PM   #4
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I dig this song. The chorus is so catchy. It reminds me of something that I cannot, for the life of me, put my finger on. An Oasis tune? The melody of the chorus somehow reminds me of Oasis live forever. Who knows. Thumbs up.
I know what you mean. I think itís a Beatles song, which I know is super vague, but itís a Beatles vibe.
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Old 08-13-2021, 11:35 PM   #5
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I know what you mean. I think itís a Beatles song, which I know is super vague, but itís a Beatles vibe.
Yup!! Thanks.
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Old 08-13-2021, 11:47 PM   #6
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I know what you mean. I think itís a Beatles song, which I know is super vague, but itís a Beatles vibe.
It reminds me of the ending of All The Young Dudes-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNHdPPJGowY
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Old 08-14-2021, 12:00 AM   #7
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Iím always happy to hear brand new songs, always. Having said that, the only part of the song I thought didnít work well was the Tim/Buddy duel. That worked really well on the Crush from LT 13 with Roi and Tim. For this song, that shredding vs. whatever Buddy is playing isnít the way. I do like Buddy. I like Timís layered stuff over Daveís guitar playing. The straight up hair metal shredding stuff, for me, isnít quite my tempo.
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Old 08-14-2021, 02:31 AM   #8
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I dig this song. The chorus is so catchy. It reminds me of something that I cannot, for the life of me, put my finger on. An Oasis tune? The melody of the chorus somehow reminds me of Oasis live forever. Who knows. Thumbs up.
Reminds me of the chorus of Canít Stop (which is my favorite part of that song). Love the tune & chorus is incredibly catchy. Like the attention to detail on the coordinated hits / horns. Cool intro to the chorus too.
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Old 08-13-2021, 10:27 PM   #9
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Not a fan. Plastic Girl was better than this garbage.
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Old 08-13-2021, 10:32 PM   #10
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I do not like
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Old 08-13-2021, 10:36 PM   #11
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I like it a lot oops
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Old 08-13-2021, 10:49 PM   #12
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Meh. Nothing really feels that original or interesting about it..just chords and some distortion and a Tim solo.
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Meh. Nothing really feels that original or interesting about it..just chords and some distortion and a Tim solo.

UGH, yet another DMB song with Chords?



Why can't DMB be more like Phish and not use chords in their songs.
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Old 08-16-2021, 09:38 AM   #14
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UGH, yet another DMB song with Chords?



Why can't DMB be more like Phish and not use chords in their songs.

Tons of Phish songs with chords! Come on Hilldog!

Itís a shame Grey Street is all chords. I used to like it until I realized this todayÖ.
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Tons of Phish songs with chords! Come on Hilldog!

It’s a shame Grey Street is all chords. I used to like it until I realized this today….

Grey Street is over rated. Especially the third verse. It's words. Its just a verse of words. Nothing really original or interesting about it.
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UGH, yet another DMB song with Chords?



Why can't DMB be more like Phish and not use chords in their songs.
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Grey Street is over rated. Especially the third verse. It's words. Its just a verse of words. Nothing really original or interesting about it.
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Grey Street is over rated. Especially the third verse. It's words. Its just a verse of words. Nothing really original or interesting about it.
Haha. I do agree with this "third verse" take. It is just words.
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Old 08-16-2021, 03:15 PM   #18
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UGH, yet another DMB song with Chords?



Why can't DMB be more like Phish and not use chords in their songs.

Lol well done Hilly.. I stand by what I said, i still donít think itís anything interesting or original
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Old 08-13-2021, 11:06 PM   #20
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First impressions: not a fan of the basic boogie rock riff. I like the "we all need love" part of the chorus, and Dave hit those falsettos well, but I doubt he can keep hitting them as the tour wears on. The solo section was underwhelming. The lyrics on the verses need work - they don't seem to really be saying anything. Who knows, maybe it'll come off better in the context of the album.
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Not sure about this one. I like WATM better on first listen.
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Old 08-13-2021, 11:20 PM   #22
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I like the sound of the new song. With all of these songs though, with the exception of SFTW, the lyrics are so harshly put together (thatís the best way I could describe the way the lyrics sound to me). Almost as if there were a long list of words, and no matter how well they actually fit together, Dave had to use every single one of them. And couldnít go back and edit the finished product.

And itís not that the lyrics need to be deep or even make sense. WWYS is pure nonsense, but the lyrics fit and flow and have a general feel of something that was carefully crafted.


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Old 08-13-2021, 11:29 PM   #23
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I think it has great potential. The chorus reminds me of some 90s song that I can't put my finger on.

Either way, after one listen, I dig it. Could use a little violin, just saying.
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I think it has great potential. The chorus reminds me of some 90s song that I can't put my finger on.

Either way, after one listen, I dig it. Could use a little violin, just saying.
Sounds a bit like a mix between Collective Soul's "Shine/World I Know" in the verse and Tom Petty's "Last Dance With Mary Jane"/Better than Ezra's "King of New Orleans" in the chorus
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I like the sound of the new song. With all of these songs though, with the exception of SFTW, the lyrics are so harshly put together (thatís the best way I could describe the way the lyrics sound to me). Almost as if there were a long list of words, and no matter how well they actually fit together, Dave had to use every single one of them. And couldnít go back and edit the finished product.

And itís not that the lyrics need to be deep or even make sense. WWYS is pure nonsense, but the lyrics fit and flow and have a general feel of something that was carefully crafted.


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After one listen Iím not really into it. At all.
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After one listen Iím not really into it. At all.

Could that be because it's not good?
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Could that be because it's not good?

Maybe.

Was also listening to that awful video quality.

Iím also not sure what Dave is doing lyrically sometimes. I also donít know why he continues to write songs he canít seem to sing live.

Iíll give it several chances though.
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Maybe.

Was also listening to that awful video quality.

Iím also not sure what Dave is doing lyrically sometimes. I also donít know why he continues to write songs he canít seem to sing live.

Iíll give it several chances though.

He sang it well, especially for a first performance, it's just a wall of sound that highlights Buddy's cheesiness
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He sang it well, especially for a first performance, it's just a wall of sound that highlights Buddy's cheesiness

Is that Buddy on backup or Rashawn? I thought it was Rashawn on the video but it was choppy. Or were you talking about his woos? Lol bc woof

I actually liked the Buddy and Tim back and forth. His synth sounds worked on this one.

I just didnít think Daveís falsettos sounded good and were strained, but thatís kinda normal these days. No biggie
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