OK! Frankenstein city. Cuts and more cuts. Blood everywhere. EDIT THE FAT!!!
I've chosen not to change the lyric past my last edits in the lyric stage. I like the way it lays I think. What you're hearing here is 25 seconds of fat trimming. And in deleting bars I've had to choose certain riffs or fills from different instruments going into the next section. In other words, a lot of the transitions weren't actually played this way. A bass fill would've been perhaps playing to a different guitar and drum fill. But when you delete stuff you have to recreate the flow. The last chorus is even truncated, the whole middle section of C3 is ripped out, all in service of little pop listener brains wanting the message fast.
So my motive here was to keep it moving! in the short attention span world of pop, while still keeping the integrity of the message and flow. It's been a challenge and a real education. Any and all input is welcome as always. If you you feel a certain lyric is still bugging, mention it if you care to. I'll still be recutting the vocal. Mix input, (banjo down further?), transitions, whatever you hear, lay it on me if you so desire...
Speeding up the track hasn't happened yet but it will. (I can't seem to find a decent time compression algo)