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Nice-n-Painless

Shane Trepeaux

August 08, 2018

Genre: Country

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Just a work tape level, rough song idea here. Only basic, muddy guitar and the loop. And sorry no auto tune. ...- Ugh. Thanks for your thoughts!

This is based on the idea that wounded love CAN live another day. The guy's remembering just how easy it once was for them to simply bury the hatchet. He knows that she's got the silver bullet to ensure their love lives on and on.

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Leslie Wade

I think the song is great wouldn’t change anything about it I like the tempo of the song and the Beat.

August 08, 2018

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Shane Trepeaux

Thank you so much Leslie. I’m glad you like this song! That drum track was something I really fought a bit with and definitely believe I could tighten up. But at the same time, I was just trying to keep it as basic as possible for work tape sake. I’m obviously NOOOO engineer -LOL! But that’s something I definitely liked about the song as well. I look forward to hearing your stuff! Many thanks again for the input Leslie!

August 09, 2018

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Reid Yamamoto

Very nice song and you have a talent for writing some great lyrics! I like your guitar tracks and the changes in the song too, that keep my attention throughout.

August 09, 2018

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Frank Renfordt

Hi Shane,
you have a cool approach here to the lyric theme and I like the groove of the song.
However I think the chorus is not that catchy. One reason for this is that you have no real rhyming scheme here.  Also both, the verse and the chorus section, are quite wordy. A song lives also from the contrast between each section, Using more long notes in the chorus would make a big difference.

August 09, 2018

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Shane Trepeaux

Hey Reid! Thanks! I definitely do appreciate the kind words.

August 09, 2018

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Shane Trepeaux

Frank, my man! I do appreciate it buddy. I’m definitely looking forward to checking out your new material as well. Just been a little swamped lately.

Yep, I do agree it is wordy. I was shooting for a more modern day flow. (more pop/rap-like, with and edge) I tell ya who’s a master at it, Keith Urban. His lyrics (on his faster songs anyway) will almost have a “Tic-a-Click”(Lol) sound to them as he rattles them off. (ie. his ‘Wasted Time’ lyric flow). I’m personally just a Low-Fi vintage cowboy experimenting here!-hahaha!

To your point on the rhyme scheme, I guess I’m a bit confused. (???) Do you mean in the chorus? The first half of the chorus rhymes. The latter half of the chorus was set up NOT to rhyme. Once again, just another style I was experimenting with.

I gotta’ admit frank, I’m BORED to death with simple rhyming in songs. (love/above, true/you,.. line after line, etc.) Brent did piece on that very thing recently. I can’t remember if it was on the podcast or blog. You should check ‘em BOTH out though. Good stuff!

Give me a little more detail when you get a second Frank. I DO value your opinion! Thanks!

August 09, 2018

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Michael Klenda

Shane, I like your tempo, melody and instrumentals.  Although, reading the lyrics to this song is like taking a dog for a walk and jerking on the leash.  I’m not sure if this is intended to be a makeup or breakup relationship.  You have a references to hooking up with her and violence at the same time; it’s a bit confusing.  Other than that, I like your song.

August 10, 2018

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Shane Trepeaux

Well, hey Michael Klenda! Hahaha!....I’m glad you like it! You hit the nail on the head. However, it IS an “ALMOST break-up” to “HOPEFULLY then make up” song. Ya ever been there? Man, I have!

The guy in this song knows he’s in a very volatile love life situation. (Mine’s great though now by the way!-Ha!) I’m describing a love relationship that was as fragile as man standing at the gallows and could possibly be hanged at any moment. (IMAGERY) Rather than saying something like, “Ooh, I know baby that we’re having a tough time. Whatcha’ wanna’ do about it? Break up or make up?”, I’m using the deepest, darkest, most here today/gone tomorrow paint, to paint that picture for you. Kinda’ like Eric Church’s ‘Over When It’s Over’ line “Rips ya like a dagger, can’t it Baby, can’t it?” or “A cold sweat in an empty bed and dreams are like a knife when you’re hangin’ by a thread”. Know what I mean?

And the same goes in the second verse. He KNOWS he’s done her wrong. And he KNOWS it’s ONLY her that can say “yes” to make it right, forgive him, and love again. Once again, it’s the PAINTED (rather than the “just said”) picture of the final moment before a bad break up. Bullets fly, hands up high (let’s surrender). In my line “Let’s lay it down and put our hands up high”, he’s talking about the gun. But hey, I got YOU to think ‘hookup” without even saying it. Super!!!! That’s just what I wanted! Like most in a relationship know, the making up can be fun or seem new. It’s a re-start.

The “hookup” as you say, might simply be a kiss and a get-along in this case. OR,...maybe even something more! Who knows?  DEFINITELY NOT a sex & violence song if that’s what you’re saying Michael. The verse 2 picture: There’s a loaded gun (or the end to the relationship, if you will-NOT death) and SHE’S in control. I personally think a woman MIGHT like the idea of being in control. My wife and daughter sure like it anyway! - LOL. Having the man in their life wrapped around their little finger.

Your dog walk/neck jerk on leash imagery IS funny! But it’s dark too Michael!—LOL! I’ve got 2 black labs who would love to meet you!

Seriously though Michael, I’m thrilled you like it. Sorry you were confused. Hopefully this helps! And a MANY thanks for the input. I’ll look at your stuff soon. Do keep on commenting! Means a lot. THX!

August 10, 2018

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Shane Trepeaux

.......and by the way, wouldn’t it be BORING if all relationships and songs were just “Baby, you a star! Let’s make up Sugar Pie!” - LOL! 

Thanks again for all your great comments on this one y’all!

August 10, 2018

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Charles Cater

Shane,

Nice tune! The style and lyrics are interesting. My thought is that losing a few syllables here and there in the chorus might provide even more contrast to the rapid fire style of the verses.
Chuck

August 10, 2018

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Shane Trepeaux

Thanks Chuck! I’m guessing that’s what Frank was meaning as well with the chorus. I’m definitely going to see what can be done there! I do appreciate it!

August 13, 2018

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Leslie Wade

I think the song is great wouldn’t change anything about it I like the tempo of the song and the Beat.

August 08, 2018

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Shane Trepeaux

Thank you so much Leslie. I’m glad you like this song! That drum track was something I really fought a bit with and definitely believe I could tighten up. But at the same time, I was just trying to keep it as basic as possible for work tape sake. I’m obviously NOOOO engineer -LOL! But that’s something I definitely liked about the song as well. I look forward to hearing your stuff! Many thanks again for the input Leslie!

August 09, 2018

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Reid Yamamoto

Very nice song and you have a talent for writing some great lyrics! I like your guitar tracks and the changes in the song too, that keep my attention throughout.

August 09, 2018

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Frank Renfordt

Hi Shane,
you have a cool approach here to the lyric theme and I like the groove of the song.
However I think the chorus is not that catchy. One reason for this is that you have no real rhyming scheme here.  Also both, the verse and the chorus section, are quite wordy. A song lives also from the contrast between each section, Using more long notes in the chorus would make a big difference.

August 09, 2018

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Shane Trepeaux

Hey Reid! Thanks! I definitely do appreciate the kind words.

August 09, 2018

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Shane Trepeaux

Frank, my man! I do appreciate it buddy. I’m definitely looking forward to checking out your new material as well. Just been a little swamped lately.

Yep, I do agree it is wordy. I was shooting for a more modern day flow. (more pop/rap-like, with and edge) I tell ya who’s a master at it, Keith Urban. His lyrics (on his faster songs anyway) will almost have a “Tic-a-Click”(Lol) sound to them as he rattles them off. (ie. his ‘Wasted Time’ lyric flow). I’m personally just a Low-Fi vintage cowboy experimenting here!-hahaha!

To your point on the rhyme scheme, I guess I’m a bit confused. (???) Do you mean in the chorus? The first half of the chorus rhymes. The latter half of the chorus was set up NOT to rhyme. Once again, just another style I was experimenting with.

I gotta’ admit frank, I’m BORED to death with simple rhyming in songs. (love/above, true/you,.. line after line, etc.) Brent did piece on that very thing recently. I can’t remember if it was on the podcast or blog. You should check ‘em BOTH out though. Good stuff!

Give me a little more detail when you get a second Frank. I DO value your opinion! Thanks!

August 09, 2018

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Michael Klenda

Shane, I like your tempo, melody and instrumentals.  Although, reading the lyrics to this song is like taking a dog for a walk and jerking on the leash.  I’m not sure if this is intended to be a makeup or breakup relationship.  You have a references to hooking up with her and violence at the same time; it’s a bit confusing.  Other than that, I like your song.

August 10, 2018

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Shane Trepeaux

Well, hey Michael Klenda! Hahaha!....I’m glad you like it! You hit the nail on the head. However, it IS an “ALMOST break-up” to “HOPEFULLY then make up” song. Ya ever been there? Man, I have!

The guy in this song knows he’s in a very volatile love life situation. (Mine’s great though now by the way!-Ha!) I’m describing a love relationship that was as fragile as man standing at the gallows and could possibly be hanged at any moment. (IMAGERY) Rather than saying something like, “Ooh, I know baby that we’re having a tough time. Whatcha’ wanna’ do about it? Break up or make up?”, I’m using the deepest, darkest, most here today/gone tomorrow paint, to paint that picture for you. Kinda’ like Eric Church’s ‘Over When It’s Over’ line “Rips ya like a dagger, can’t it Baby, can’t it?” or “A cold sweat in an empty bed and dreams are like a knife when you’re hangin’ by a thread”. Know what I mean?

And the same goes in the second verse. He KNOWS he’s done her wrong. And he KNOWS it’s ONLY her that can say “yes” to make it right, forgive him, and love again. Once again, it’s the PAINTED (rather than the “just said”) picture of the final moment before a bad break up. Bullets fly, hands up high (let’s surrender). In my line “Let’s lay it down and put our hands up high”, he’s talking about the gun. But hey, I got YOU to think ‘hookup” without even saying it. Super!!!! That’s just what I wanted! Like most in a relationship know, the making up can be fun or seem new. It’s a re-start.

The “hookup” as you say, might simply be a kiss and a get-along in this case. OR,...maybe even something more! Who knows?  DEFINITELY NOT a sex & violence song if that’s what you’re saying Michael. The verse 2 picture: There’s a loaded gun (or the end to the relationship, if you will-NOT death) and SHE’S in control. I personally think a woman MIGHT like the idea of being in control. My wife and daughter sure like it anyway! - LOL. Having the man in their life wrapped around their little finger.

Your dog walk/neck jerk on leash imagery IS funny! But it’s dark too Michael!—LOL! I’ve got 2 black labs who would love to meet you!

Seriously though Michael, I’m thrilled you like it. Sorry you were confused. Hopefully this helps! And a MANY thanks for the input. I’ll look at your stuff soon. Do keep on commenting! Means a lot. THX!

August 10, 2018

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Shane Trepeaux

.......and by the way, wouldn’t it be BORING if all relationships and songs were just “Baby, you a star! Let’s make up Sugar Pie!” - LOL! 

Thanks again for all your great comments on this one y’all!

August 10, 2018

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Charles Cater

Shane,

Nice tune! The style and lyrics are interesting. My thought is that losing a few syllables here and there in the chorus might provide even more contrast to the rapid fire style of the verses.
Chuck

August 10, 2018

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Shane Trepeaux

Thanks Chuck! I’m guessing that’s what Frank was meaning as well with the chorus. I’m definitely going to see what can be done there! I do appreciate it!

August 13, 2018


V1.
There it is hangin' there, swingin' high.
Our love life's in a noose cinched tight. Oh!
We could kick the chair out anytime or
walk out of each other's lives.
So, hey May Day Babe! What's on your mind?
Maybe I've been blind Girl, not doin' ya right.
Let's get together, kick the bad to something' better,
like we did in old times.

CHORUS.
Draw a chalk line kiss Babe, 'round the past where it lays.
Let's make it nice-n-painless,
and put those bad days in a grave.
Darlin' take it slow.
You can make it look easy.
Won't ya make it nice-n-painless?
And play those killer make up games,
like when ya loved me to death.

V2.
Our fingerprints are everywhere at the scene of the crime.
I'm love's marked man. I'm in your crosshair's sight.
Don't pull the trigger Babe and walk on by.
Or pull it off executioner style.
I'll fly my white flag fast Girl to save our love life.
I'm a lover not a fighter dodgin' bullets that fly.
Let's lay it down and put our hands up high.
Shoot me smile, alright?

CHORUS.
Draw a chalk line kiss Babe, 'round the past where it lays.
Let's make it nice-n-painless,
and put those bad days in a grave.
Darlin' take it slow.
You can make it look easy.
Won't ya make it nice-n-painless?
And play those killer make up games,
like when ya loved me to death.

BRIDGE.
When it seems like nothin's goin's right for us Girl,
let me hold ya tight one more night,
'cause we just might get it right again,
and again, and again and again Babe!
Fall in love again Girl,
'til the end of the world. Yeah.

CHORUS to end.
Draw a chalk line kiss Babe, 'round the past where it lays.
Let's make it nice-n-painless,
and put those bad days in a grave.
Darlin' take it slow.
You can make it look easy.
Won't ya make it nice-n-painless?
And play those killer make up games,
like when ya loved me to death.


Shane Trepeaux
Jonesboro, AR
Ph: 870-450-1111
Email: trepeaux@gmail.com

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