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Better Than The Worse

James Simmons

February 03, 2018

Genre: Country

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For better or worse...sometimes we feel defined by the "Worse" but we are better than the lowest parts of our marriage.

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Corey Bourque

nice song i would have like to hear a build up in some parts i kept waiting for it lol
heart felt song Good job

February 03, 2018

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James Simmons

Thanks Corey, I agree. After writing this and recording it I felt the same way. Not a lot of dynamic. I like the idea but it could have come together a lot less sappy and more dynamic.

February 03, 2018

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Frank Renfordt

I like the lyrics a lot and I think the music creates the right feeling and atmosphere and fits well to the lyric.

February 05, 2018

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James Simmons

Thank you Frank. Any suggestions for improvement?

February 06, 2018

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Joseph Guerra

Some really good lyrics here James, I also think a Build up is called for right here..Just my opinion, I mean those Lyrics are so powerfull it calls for a dynamic build up

“But we’re ready for the long haul
Not givin up
Though the gun is smokin’
Hearts are bleedin layin open
there’s more than you and me
than hopin
More than us
a promise is still a promise when it hurts and we are better than the worst”

February 06, 2018

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James Simmons

Thanks Joseph, I feel like a producer could do something with this arrangement to make it a much more powerful song, and a big part of that would definitely be more dynamics. Thanks for listening and for commenting!

February 07, 2018

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Frank Renfordt

I have heard it again and it grabs me like it is and I don’t think it needs a lot of production (of course you could add an orchestra). The only thing I would consider is to shorten it a bit. At the end the melody is not that interesting, it lives more from the atmosphere and it should end before it get’s boring..

February 15, 2018

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Corey Bourque

nice song i would have like to hear a build up in some parts i kept waiting for it lol
heart felt song Good job

February 03, 2018

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James Simmons

Thanks Corey, I agree. After writing this and recording it I felt the same way. Not a lot of dynamic. I like the idea but it could have come together a lot less sappy and more dynamic.

February 03, 2018

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Frank Renfordt

I like the lyrics a lot and I think the music creates the right feeling and atmosphere and fits well to the lyric.

February 05, 2018

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James Simmons

Thank you Frank. Any suggestions for improvement?

February 06, 2018

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Joseph Guerra

Some really good lyrics here James, I also think a Build up is called for right here..Just my opinion, I mean those Lyrics are so powerfull it calls for a dynamic build up

“But we’re ready for the long haul
Not givin up
Though the gun is smokin’
Hearts are bleedin layin open
there’s more than you and me
than hopin
More than us
a promise is still a promise when it hurts and we are better than the worst”

February 06, 2018

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James Simmons

Thanks Joseph, I feel like a producer could do something with this arrangement to make it a much more powerful song, and a big part of that would definitely be more dynamics. Thanks for listening and for commenting!

February 07, 2018

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Frank Renfordt

I have heard it again and it grabs me like it is and I don’t think it needs a lot of production (of course you could add an orchestra). The only thing I would consider is to shorten it a bit. At the end the melody is not that interesting, it lives more from the atmosphere and it should end before it get’s boring..

February 15, 2018


Better Than The Worse

Written by James Simmons

Better Than the Worse James Simmons Music 2014
Bm
Back to back in a sea of sheets
G
Round and round on the same old things
Em Asus A
We're both too tired to try again

G D/F#
It's been a long night
Em7 Asus A
Everything is feeling wrong now
G D/F#
But we're in it for the long haul
A
We're not giving up
Bm
Though the gun is smoking
A/E
Hearts are bleeding laying open
G
There's more than you and me to hope in
A
More than us
G D A
A promise is still a promise when it hurts
Bm G A Bm G A
We are better than the worse

2 o'clock and we can't sleep
Caught up by the scores we keep
And the fear that we really are alone

Bridge :
G D
We're more than the stones we throw on a cold night
Em Bm
When the worst in us is all there is
G D
We promised for better or worse so it's alright
Bm A
When there's days like this

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