I wrote the lyrics and melody for Don't Think Too Much, but did not record my own version of the song. Instead I paid Chris Davidson to record it for me.

Song Title: Don't Think To Much


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Don't Think Too Much


Verse 1:
Lying awake in your bed
replay those words in your head
should you follow the path that you've led
or go your own way instead

Best close your eyes and leap
chase dreams in clouds as you sleep
cry tears but don't ever weep
for promises once meant to keep

Chorus:
See what you wanna see
feel a heartbeat in every touch
this might be love
baby, don't think too much

This might be love
so baby, don't think too much

Verse 2:
The scientist searches for proof
like Sherlock forever a sleuth
our soul is the ultimate truth
let's swim in the fountain of youth

Life is a game we all play
no one wins at the end of the day
dancing round in a cosmic ballet
use your time, don't throw it way

Chorus:
See what you wanna see
feel a heartbeat in every touch
this might be love
baby, don't think too much

Bridge:
Set yourself free
let yourself fall
breathe in the beauty
the wonder of it all

Chorus:
See what you wanna see
feel a heartbeat in every touch
this might be love
baby, don't think too much

This might be love
so baby, don't think too much


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Reviews of Don't Think Too Much on ReverbNation.com (song score: 6.9 out of 10):

  • A chick-flick or romantic movie song. The words were just too powerful and very inspirational. The voice of the artist seems very delightful to hear and handled the song pretty well. Nothing unusual with the instrumentals, they did a fair job to make an entertaining song.
  • The instruments are so beautiful and relaxing I love it they has a great melody going on. And his voice to top it off his vocals are just flowing like water very beautiful and I can understand him very clear what he's saying expressing his feeling is great on this song. Sounds beautiful and I am so that I can get a few days of this message in this email address is not sure you are you are you can get it is the new one.
  • Head, lead, instead.. the words are pretty standard and boring. The cheesy drum lines throws off the already trite melodies. The singers voice is his own I will give him that. The underlining meaning of the song is very positive and uplifting. Its an over all mellow tune.
  • The slow smooth intro give me a happy feeling inside. The vocals are no different from many other artists, but can stand on it's own. The digital quality seems a little bland or flat. The singer could stand to adjust his emotion to something more meaningful.
  • The singer's voice is really pretty. There's a feeling of emotion in there, but it's also very soft and moving. The pace I feel is weird, he's going faster than the melody. The music is really pretty, the beat is nice and simple. It's very sweet that the focus is more on the singer.
  • This sounds like a romantic song but i do not like it personally. I know older people would enjoy this type of song but i am more in the modern. The beats and notes are on right. I just do not feel it suits my favorite type of music. Others would love this and be drawn into his voice.
  • Very nice point made in the song about following your own path. I really like that part. This is a good uplifting song. His voice sounds really nice. This is a song I would play while riding in my car and looking around. Nice production.
  • The voice is very light, which contrasts from the instrumentals because they sound more upbeat. However, this song sounds very good. His lyrics sound great, but I cannot get over the contrast between the instrumentals and the voice. They seem to clash slightly. Otherwise, this song is good.
  • Nice beat playing at the starting with the piano and the other instruments sounded nice. the lyrics of the song was nice to listen to kind of a relaxing vibe to everything. the vocals was soothing and soft to listen to. "this must be love baby" the lyrics was nice to hear. well produced song.
  • The lyrics are okay. The song needs some improvement and the music in the back could use a little bit more of a tempo. The song honestly makes me want to fall asleep which isn't exactly the point of listening to music. Remember to keep in mind the audience are trying to please. I do like the Sherlock reference, though. The vocals are sleepy. Other then that the song has a decent message.
  • Piano music with guitar and drums--this is a light and pleasant instrumental..the male vocals--he has a definite good talent and he is easy to listen to. The overall beat is easy to dance to.He is showing slight changes in his pitch and there was sounded like backup vocals and they sounded right and complimented this singer.
  • I like the piano when the music was starting. I also like the person who singing in the song because his voice is smooth and I like smooth music. I also like this music because it has a nice beat to it that makes me happy.
  • I really like the beat of this song and the back ground music. i also like his voice. it is very soothing and i beleive that people will enjoy listening this to a long time. the imstrumental is very calm and easy to listen too. i would suggest this song to many people.
  • The beginning instrumentals seem out of the 80s. The singer has a solid voice. Is a little weak at times. It almost seems like a mix of reggae music and Ed Sheeren. Not a great mix to be compared to. Never picked up like I thought it would. The Chorus is very weak.
  • beautiful vocialist with Lame music.. Sounds like a sample that comes programmed in a keyboard. cheesy. Vocals are very pretty. Heart throb style vocals need a stronger musical track. I would love to give you a lesson on phrasing. Your lyrics and voice are beautiful. You just need some expert musicians and critique and you will have a nice career in music.
  • The beat is very happy and slow. It sounds like a love song. The voice is very emotional and also soft. The beat is pretty good just like the lyrics. I think that this song is a pretty nice classic song. I will rate it 7/10.
  • Very early days mellow tone intro. The artist vocals have a very nice tone. I'm not a huge fan of the song. Seems very outdated like a song being played in a nail salon back in the 90's. I believe that if they could come up with something more new it would be nice. The instrumentals could add more of a techno feel and more of a up beat feeling in his vocals. I couldn't hear this song being played anywhere anymore unless it's a flash back in videos online.
  • Interesting beginning to song that is very engaging. Smooth sounding vocals. Melody is slightly repetitive. However I enjoy the instrumentals. Lyrics are slightly cliche but the song has a good overall feel. However, it's not exactly a unique song as I have heard a lot that are somewhat similar.
  • Really beautiful beginning of the song. The instrumental seems to be really relaxing and soft. The transition where the vocals start is just perfect. The lyrics are amazing. Vocals make a really great combination with the instrumental. Everything seems to be in the right place.

Below is an acoustic version of Don't Think Too Much by Douglas Haines :

Reviews of the acoustic version of Don't Think Too Much on ReverbNation.com (song score: 6.8 out of 10):

  • The introduction is nice with the acoustic guitar doing the fingerpicking. The lyrics are inventive like the one that says cry tears but don't weep. The instrumentation is simple which heightens the emotional character f the song. I like how he rhymes the words "truth" and "sleuth." I don't think I've heard any other song do that.
  • The song has a very good intro and builds in well with the slow guitar. However, i would have like to see more instruments such as a piano or drums come in after the lyrics start. THe lyrics work well with the music and the vocalist does a good job to keep his volume low to compliment the music. Overall the song is very good but could use more instruments besides the guitar.
  • The melody is tuneful and interesting and the vocals of the artist blend nicely. They're distinctive and very warm sounding, like hot chocolate. The lyrics are heart-warming and make you smile. The instrumentals are balanced and rhythmic. I'd say this artist is creative and overall it's a pleasant listen.
  • The guitar off the start sounds good and the singer comes in at a good time and the voice matches well with the guitar. The lyrics are understandable and the guitar doesnt overtake the singer. I like the background singer, he adds good emphasis to the parts he sings. Really good song.
  • The opening sounds a lot like the opening to Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends". The similarities continue throughout the entirety of the song. The love theme sung about throughout the song does not really attract me to the piece. Perhaps a faster beat will make it better.
  • The song sounds very well made, even though it's very cookie-cutter. It's a lot more style over substance: nothing really sticks out as amazing, or even great, but it sounds good enough to pass. The only really negative is the lyrics, which are super cheesy, almost embarrassingly so.
  • This acoustic is nice. Very soft. He is speaking to my soul right now. He has a nice voice. I love this story. Very relate able right now. Wait it is about love... okay if it wasn't about love then I could relate to this song. But still nice. It is a nice slow song. This song has a nice flow from verse to verse.
  • Decent guitar lines, but sort of cliche lyrics are hard to get interested in. The vocalist has a very cool tone, breathy, controlled and very well arranged. The lyrics like i said are not very interesting, and lack a bit of flow in the melodies, but the vocal sound and tone itself is good enough to keep my attention at least. Cool sound.
  • Starts very quickly with lyrics before developing a real feel. The vocals are a bit soft and the harmonies make it feel a bit slow. Lyrics are interesting at time, but quite metaphorical and overly reliant on trite phrases. Has vast potential if a few of the elements are adjusted.
  • The guitar in the intro is truly amazing. I love the vocals. They are very pretty. The meaning of this song is incredible too. I can clearly understand every single word the artist is singing. I love the calm tempo this song creates. I like the similes and figurative language this song uses.
  • I love this song because of the amazing vocals they are just unbelievable there one of my favorite things about this song. The beat is amazing every time i hear it, it makes me feel invincible like i can do anything. i feel like the voice is just beautiful. Its just amazing how someone can have such a nice voice i wish my voice sounded nearly as beautiful. i really love the intro it is very smooth and it has a nice ring to it.
  • The guitar opening the song is nice and opening for the vocals, I like how the vocals are warm and slight vibrato with rich feeling conviction. The lyrics are a nice love song style, with heartfelt and inspiring sounds with deep tones and nice meaningful words!
  • The singer has a lovely soothing tone. The lyrics are heart wrenching. The singer is so soulful and the lyrics also touch your soul. The melody is beautiful. The singing and the lyrics line up so well together. The accompaniment is perfect. This is really a fabulous song and the singer has a warm and welcoming voice which draws you into the song. This song has a ton of potential and I imagine it has the same potential as a James Blunt hit.
  • This song opens with a very soft acoustic guitar intro. The singer has a cool folk voice and reminds me of David Crosby. The melody is a bit bland but the harmony dresses it up a little. I don't hear any amazing hooks. But I like the seriousness and poetic nature of the lyrics. I think the song can be a top ten hit.
  • Nice chords throughout the song. Lyrics are relatable and that's what makes a song great. I love the rhyming and the cliches. The cliches are all about what a love song is all about. As for the singer's voice, his voice is very nice and so calm and peaceful.
  • The intro was nice and could have been a nicer feel. The song is calm and set in a romantic type theme. The bridges are nice and full. The guys voice has nice pitch and texture. The background instruments are not overpowering. The guy talks of being free and beautiful. The outro was nice and little bit stronger than the intro as the speed progressed on through.
  • Great guitar in the beginning. If the guy would have started softer i would've say the beginning is perfect. Lyrics are perfect and they fit the guitars playing in the background awesome. This would be a awesome soft rock song about love or breakups. Overall this song is almost perfect, If he would have started out soft and slowly gained volume i would listen to this song again.
  • Really cool introduction those cords sound awesome on that guitar! I really enjoy the beat and the melody of his voice going a long with it. This man can truly sing! The duet was amazing because I had no idea it was coming and it sounded really great. He really delivers a message and has very good lyrics and word play.
  • The background music is nice, it was kind of expected. The artist's voice is pretty. It sounds like he has a slight country accent. The song is very nice, but it is kind of bland. Which is not a bad thing it is just that his voice at the same dynamic throughout the song.
  • Very sophomoric lyrics and rhyming style put me off of this particular track. I did enjoy the acoustics for a bit until the vocal harmonies came in. I thought the harmonies didn't really fit as well as they could have. My grading was solely based on lack of lyrics. Music can stay as it set the correct mood but would like to suggest a rewrite of the song.
  • Nice chord progression with the intro, very solid but still airy enough that when the vocals start its not awkward. Maybe cut the background vocals on the chorus, or lower them so that the main emphasis is on the lead vocals and the listeners attention is on him. Nice lyrics, slightly simplistic but it works with the overall tone of the song.

Below is a version of Don't Think Too Much by Lonna Marie :

Reviews of Lonna Marie's version of Don't Think Too Much on ReverbNation.com (song score: 6.5 out of 10):

  • This lady had a natural voice right here. The lyrics to the song mean alot to me. I think that the message that you get from the meaning of this song was heart warming to me. The beat to the music in the background were just the right pick for this tune and the vocals. it all was nicely put together as a song.
  • This is a simple folk melody track which has a fun and uplifting melody throughout. On top of the simple but effective acoustic guitar melody, there is a female singer who does very well to create an interesting and dynamic vocal style throughout the lyrics. She also introduces some interesting vibrato effects to her voice, which adds a new character to the track and makes it more interesting to listen to. People who enjoy interesting country folk styles of music will appreciate the simplicity and effectiveness of this track, and will probably want to listen to it again and again.
  • This singer has a unique accent that I can't place, but it's distracting. Her shaky vibrato also distracted from what could have otherwise been a cute song. The guitar (ukelele?) playing was simple but it worked here. A simple arrangement, but otherwise a nice song. It was weird when it cut in a recording of her voice over top of her singing, because the cut in was noticeably louder than the rest of the track. Overall, meh.
  • The music is slow starting and the uke sounds out of tune, her voice is 1960s Joan baez sounding and not very appealing, the songs lyric is not fitting to the fun basic sound of the chords, the overdubs are not so hot on the vocals and all and all i am sorry but your voice is off key and your song not very impressive, it should merit and i appreciate the effort but did not feel much as far as artistic accomplishment.
  • The vocalist has a very profound voice that engages the audience, and makes the listener want more. The lyrics are clean and easily understood, and the melody is great. There needs to be more digital effects and instrumentals though, but not too much. This is a very professional song that needs to have a balance between making sure the vocalist is heard, but also the insturmentals.
  • This is a very upbeat tune. Sounds like a pop tune. The music did not change too much and kept the same beat/tune to it. Both singers' blended well. I would like to hear this song on the radio and I could listen to it a few times a day. Not sure if it would turn into a big hit but could get a lot of radio play down the road.
  • Have a few seconds of opening before you launch into vocals. If this was done the appeal is interesting. Is that a eukelale? Thats what it sounds like. This song has interesting lyrics that have potential but need more development to create higher level poetry. In this way the singing doesn't match the background entirely. Its a unique and interesting concept but the vocals have to swim in and out of the background music in unison. Harmonize with the background music or change the background music to mimic your lyrics. The basics are on a strong foundation but more work is needed.
  • "Use your time and don't throw it away" That has to be my favorite part of the song. The instrumental sounds very simple and calm. The lyrics are calm too. The lyrics gives inspiration and meaning. The female singer sounds like heaven itself and even though this is not my genre of music and the song is short. I had a great experience listening to this song. The sound quality is excellent and i think there is lots of potential within the singer.
  • This song has a nice accustic sound to it. The lyrics of this song shows that she is searching for love. The tune is a nice quiet on that is easy to listen to. The melody carries the song all the way. This song would be nice to listen to when going to bed.
  • This female vocalist has a lovely voice. I can picture her singing while strumming the guitar while sitting on a bar stool in front of a small crowd. She does have trouble hitting some of the notes though. I like the lyrics they are strong and inspiring. This song has potential to be used commercially. I think I would like making a Pandora station off of this song. I would be curious to see what results i would get. I think as long as this artist didn't try to sing a song that is more complex then she fills the slot nicely.
  • Like the opening. The voice is very clear, you can feel uplifted by listening to this simple rythm song. Lyrics are well written, alhought the singer needs to breath more to prevent the weird sound a the end of a phrase. The voice goes alongs with the rythm and would love to hear more songs like this one!
  • Not too much of an intro into the song and it's a standard chord strumming guitar structure, 4 bar phrase. It's got a very minimalist accompaniment and two other voices in the song, there isn't too much else to listen to aside from the lyrics. Vocal melody has a predicable shape. The rhythm of the vocals sometimes don't keep time with the accompaniment. Lyrics are predictable and plain and don't tell much of an interesting story. Did this song need to be sung by two people? Unless the two women are the couple that is in love, which maybe in the lyrics you can do a better job communicating(if that is the case). I don't see any musical reason why there are two people singing this. The two voices match timbre and they don't really go into harmony with each other.It sounds almost the same as the other so it doesn't add anything. Also in term of rhythm, the second voice seems to throw off the first voice, and visa versa. It's a bit to fast of a tempo to make the switch off happen in time. It's an okay song but it sounds very plain. I don't see this as making it big on the radio. It doesn't have enough material to make it stand out from the crowd.
  • This track has a lot of potential, but I think the singer is trying a little too hard. She is over-singing quite a few words and it's making a few portions of the track seem contrived and forced. This hit me right from the start with the words "bed, head, and led". These words already rhyme, so don't force the lyrics, it'll flow right if you just sing them how they come out naturally. Also, it sounds like a ukulele is the only instrument used in this song, but it's so light, it leaves the track lacking depth. For this to be a radio hit (and I think it can be, the lyrics are pretty catchy) I think it needs more depth. I'd recommend an acoustic guitar, or even piano, but it definitely needs a little something to give it more commercial appeal.
  • Repitive lyrics, every line rhymes with eachother no thought process, until the chorus which is basic, her voice is kind of weak, i feel like that may be the way she wants to sing it but i don't really like it that much. very short and only thing thats memorable is the guitar rigg cause it was the same the whole time.
  • The vocals are off key and sound weak. the lyrics are poorly written and sound like a girl in middle school wrote them. the melody is repetitive, very one note. this song does not have enough commercial appeal to do well. i would not buy this song if it was released.
  • Some parts of the music as a whole was a little hard to hear but overall it was hearable. The artist without a doubt has a voice that is truly original. Although her voice is a little kiddish and cartoonish at times, it works really well for her and the song as a whole. The lyrics is where I had the majority of the issues I had. the lyrics are a little too mundane for the song to be a hit. They could make the song become very boring. Change some of the lyrics around!
  • The artist has a nice voice and sounds like a professional artist, she has a quirky sound that i think will appeal to a wide audience, there is a lot you could do with her voice, she has a fun element, and the song was very engaging and entertaining to listen to. I thought the artist sounded like she was having fun with the song, and made it light and fresh.
  • The introduction starts off with a good vibe, and strong lyrics that makes it even better. But I am not feeling the instrumental to much. It seems weak and it doesn't go well with the lyrics and makes it sound poor. Bad job! But you do have a heart-warming voice, stylish vocals. you just need to work on the instrumental a bit more.
  • Nice, but too few chords, would be better with more minor chords. This song is hard to review because the singer needs more practice her vocals as she seems to be talking the song and I would of preferred she held her notes longer, but maybe its only the fact that there are too few instruments in this song. But still, I like this song :)
  • Uh oh--a twisty hybrid of mannered Lorde pronunciation affectations and Taylor emo musings equal the perfect teen lady singer. This demo is so precious in its drawn out words and vinegary tone but the guitar accompaniment is not enough for this song. Disco or techno is the direction the artist needs to go but you can hear it develop here. There's a few tonal problems but there's a commercial hit at the bottom of it.