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If I Had Listened

Marvin Adcock

June 29, 2017

Genre: Country

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This is a song written as an affirmation of what every woman already knows, and every man needs to learn.


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Robert Lloyd

Marvin…

This is a super ballad (excellent singer BTW) and I could see someone taking this one big time. By the way, your demo recording quality is consistently very nice and top shelf. And I like the story line but I really really like the music, melody and the chord changes that aren’t the same ole same ole… Very nice.

By the way, it appears you have only been writing for a few years? Interesting and maybe inspiring for other people that for whatever reason may have a talent here but never tried to write before. You are a story in itself.

July 02, 2017

Marvin Adcock

Thanks Robert for listening, and for the positive feedback.

I have been writing for many years, but decided to get serious about it about 10 years ago. I have yet to be blessed with a major cut, but will continue working towards that goal.

July 03, 2017

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Joseph Guerra

That’s a really good song Marvin, and there are some surprising chord changes .I like your writing it is quite refreshing, and I think it’s much better than some of the stuff coming out of Nashville; which proves that it is hard to get a hit in Nashville. I sometimes don’t think these guys are listening with both ears, of course I am old school 70’s 80’s 90’s and the stuff today as it is with all Music is geared towards the kids, since they are the ones who buy the records which probably don’t even exist anymore. I actually hear country rap these days, probably a new genre’ which the kids like.

April 02, 2018

Bob Abner

OK—I think you need to get in touch with Ronnie Milsap, and I don’t mean tomorrow, I mean right this moment—I think this song grabs your attention from the very start, and doesn’t let go—Wish I’d written this one—HA!!!  I really liked this one from the word “Go”!!!  This one, imho, holds up in any company (as songs go)—I hope you’ll really push this one—I think it could really be commercially successful, and largely because it tells the simple basic story of the human heart! Ok, you can tell I really liked this one—HA!!!  Go get ‘em!!!

July 21, 2018

Reid Yamamoto

Awesome song Marvin! You continue to amaze me with your writing and if you’re doing the arrangements and tracks, phenomenal job!

October 16, 2018

Marvin Adcock

Thanks Joseph, Bob and Reid for listening and commenting. I would love to hear Ronnie Milsap or Ronnie Dunn sing this song.

October 18, 2018

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Robert Lloyd

Marvin…

This is a super ballad (excellent singer BTW) and I could see someone taking this one big time. By the way, your demo recording quality is consistently very nice and top shelf. And I like the story line but I really really like the music, melody and the chord changes that aren’t the same ole same ole… Very nice.

By the way, it appears you have only been writing for a few years? Interesting and maybe inspiring for other people that for whatever reason may have a talent here but never tried to write before. You are a story in itself.

July 02, 2017

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Marvin Adcock

Thanks Robert for listening, and for the positive feedback.

I have been writing for many years, but decided to get serious about it about 10 years ago. I have yet to be blessed with a major cut, but will continue working towards that goal.

July 03, 2017

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Joseph Guerra

That’s a really good song Marvin, and there are some surprising chord changes .I like your writing it is quite refreshing, and I think it’s much better than some of the stuff coming out of Nashville; which proves that it is hard to get a hit in Nashville. I sometimes don’t think these guys are listening with both ears, of course I am old school 70’s 80’s 90’s and the stuff today as it is with all Music is geared towards the kids, since they are the ones who buy the records which probably don’t even exist anymore. I actually hear country rap these days, probably a new genre’ which the kids like.

April 02, 2018

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Bob Abner

OK—I think you need to get in touch with Ronnie Milsap, and I don’t mean tomorrow, I mean right this moment—I think this song grabs your attention from the very start, and doesn’t let go—Wish I’d written this one—HA!!!  I really liked this one from the word “Go”!!!  This one, imho, holds up in any company (as songs go)—I hope you’ll really push this one—I think it could really be commercially successful, and largely because it tells the simple basic story of the human heart! Ok, you can tell I really liked this one—HA!!!  Go get ‘em!!!

July 21, 2018

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Reid Yamamoto

Awesome song Marvin! You continue to amaze me with your writing and if you’re doing the arrangements and tracks, phenomenal job!

October 16, 2018

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Marvin Adcock

Thanks Joseph, Bob and Reid for listening and commenting. I would love to hear Ronnie Milsap or Ronnie Dunn sing this song.

October 18, 2018


If I Had Listened

Written by Marvin Adcock

Sittin’ in the dark all alone
Readin’ over what she says is wrong
My heart explodes with every breath as I memorize the note she left behind

I know every word from before
Cause everything I’ve heard and just ignored
She said I need someone who’s not afraid to lean on me sometimes

If I had listened to what she tried to say
Opened up my heart before it was to late
I would have realized what she was missin’
If only I had listened

She said I prayed for change and you to hear
How every day’s the same, the weeks, the years
I miss that old desire that burns inside like fire when love is new

I think you’ll realize after I’m gone
This emptiness inside just can’t go on
I hope you find someday someone who makes you feel the way we used to

If I had listened to what she tried to say
Opened up my heart before it was to late
I would have realized what she was missin’

If I had listened with more than just my ears
I’d be holdin’ her instead of sittin’ here
I should have realized what I’d be missin’
If only I had listened

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