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#121342 - 07/15/11 04:58 PM [User Showcase] Tiger On The Run
Ian Fraser Offline
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This song began life several years ago as a midi file. RTs were just coming out and Russ DeMussell of the Forum offered to add some RTs to the mix at the time. He did a good job and even did his own version. In the last year I decided to change the intro, drop some of the midi voices and add some RTs because I had been fully indoctrinated. Thanks to Mario DeLaura of the Forum for hearing the glitches and helping me balance what my ears couldn’t catch in the new mix.

I think this mix works, but I want to know if any of you listeners think that something isn’t right. Hope you enjoy.

RTs
Banjo RT623
Strumming Bluegrass RT598
Fingerpicking Guitar RT522
Fiddle Soloist RT596
Pedal Steel RT603
MIDI – XG Voices - Kick, Fretless Bass and Picked Bass Blend and Piano Bright Acoustic

Tiger On The Run

Copr Words&Music – Ian Fraser

When she told him that she was leaving in the morning
His eyes lit up like a new day dawning
25 years he'd been living on a prison rock pile.
He couldn't hold back the enthusiasm
His body shook with a giggling spasm
He went for a walk and didn't come back 'til dawn
And she was gone.

The first thing he did was open all the windows,
Aired the house good to get rid of her perfume,
Went to the closet and threw out all that she'd left.
Then away with the sheets of pretty flowers
Bought satin ones made especially for lovers
Traded in the CDs and the good ole stereo
For an i-pod to go.

Now he's a tiger on the run chasing his tail in the mountains,
He's a rabbit on the loose fertilizing and a thumping,
He's an old tom cat with a 25 year yearn
He's a fire that's just starting to burn.

He's living now way down in Alabama
Pickin' and grinnin' singing "Oh! Susanna"
Living a life that suits him to a T,
He only ever wanted to play that country music
Work on his truck and worship on Sunday
But now and then the thoughts come drifting home
Of his time spent alone.

Now he's a tiger on the run chasing his tail in the mountains,
He's a rabbit on the loose fertilizing and a thumping,
He's an old tom cat with a 25-year yearn
He's a fire that's just starting to burn.
Tiger on the run, he's tiger on the run,
Tiger on the run, he's a tiger on the run.

Cheers - Ian
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#121343 - 07/19/11 08:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tiger On The Run [Re: Ian Fraser]
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You know I like this one! The lyrics are top notch IMHO.

A winner for sure!
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#121344 - 07/19/11 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tiger On The Run [Re: Ian Fraser]
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Nice work. Excellent production. Thanks for sharing!
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#121345 - 07/21/11 07:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tiger On The Run [Re: PgFantastic]
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Hi Ian,

I just realized that I haven't yet comment on this song. I thought I had because I listened to the music a little while back. Old age, I guess!

There's an awful lot to like about this song You're lyrics won me! I was captivated by your fresh and vivid imagery. Very very inventive lines in here. You're a fine wordsmith! My one suggestion would be to see if changing "starting" in the last line of the chorus to "wanting" or "waiting" makes the song stronger. The reason I suggest this is because for me, the song went from "yippee I'm free!", in the early verses, to "being free is not all it's cracked up to be", in the final verse. To my mind, "waiting" (or "wanting") can take shades of meaning from "it's about to happen" to "I'm really hoping it's going to happen". In this way, the chorus would serve all three verses and this simple word change might make the song stronger. Then again, it might not! Just a thought It's just that I found myself wondering if "starting" is as versatile in meaning as, say, "waiting" so I'm passing it on for what it's worth.

By the way, I love the twist at the end. Also, the emotion of this song is beautifully supported by 7-line verses (which throw one a little bit of kilter and thus enhance the feeling of "not quite so happy after all"). And then you discreetly use some non-perfect rhymes that further enhance this emotion. In my opinion, this is top notch songwriting! It's a great song, Ian.

All the best,
Noel
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#121346 - 07/21/11 12:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tiger On The Run [Re: Noel96]
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Aw the link was not working for me

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#121347 - 07/21/11 04:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tiger On The Run - WebLink Down - Sorry [Re: Tommyc]
Ian Fraser Offline
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Please note at 5 pm EDT, my web page provider is DOWN.
This has been the case since this morning.

Sorry - y'all come back now - hear!

Ian
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#121348 - 07/22/11 04:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tiger On The Run - WebLink Down - Sorry [Re: Ian Fraser]
Ian Fraser Offline
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As of today, Friday July 22 at 4 EDT my ISP's web hosting server is now operating, so the Tiger on the Run link is operative.

So Tommy - give it another try and let me know how you make out.

Robert - thanks for your kind comment - and good luck on the 50/90.

Ian
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#121349 - 07/23/11 06:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tiger On The Run - WebLink Down - Sorry [Re: Ian Fraser]
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Still not working for me Ian :r(

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#121350 - 07/23/11 07:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tiger On The Run - WebLink Down - Sorry [Re: Tommyc]
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Quote:

Still not working for me Ian :r(




That’s weird. I just checked and it worked for me. I’m using IE8. What are you using?
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#121351 - 07/24/11 03:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tiger On The Run - WebLink Down - Sorry [Re: MarioD]
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Ian,

Very nice work here! You do have a way with words. Like Noel, I thought I had already commented on this song. I didn't realize I was as old as Noel! (Actually, I'm sure I'm probably older.)

As to your link not working, I had a hard time getting it to play in Firefox, so I went to IE, and it played just fine. So Tommy, you might try it in IE.

Keep up the good work, Ian!

Steve
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#121352 - 07/25/11 09:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tiger On The Run [Re: Noel96]
Ian Fraser Offline
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Hi Noel

You had heard this song two years ago but it needed to be refurbished.

This song went through changes structurally when I decided to cut some time from it to make it more in-line with Nashville structure when I became a member of Taxi. There was initially a chorus after verse 1 which made "starting" more apropos, verse 2 and chorus also had the "yippee I'm free" feel. By verse 3 and chorus 3 (now 2) there's been a big passage in time , but he's caught remembering the "good times" back when he was "yippee I'm free".

Singing-wise, I prefer the way that "starting" can be punched up, spit out and played with vocally. What you say is valid but maybe there needs to be a better tie lyrically between Verse 3 and what is now chorus 2.
I respect your opinion - thanks for passing that on, Noel.

I was surprised that nobody's singled out "giggling spasm" yet. Thank you for the comments about my writing - I find I often push limits trying to say something differently. You do very well.


Cheers - Ian
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#121353 - 07/25/11 02:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tiger On The Run [Re: Ian Fraser]
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Google Chrome says "missing plugin". Which one do I need?

Guido
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#121354 - 07/25/11 02:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tiger On The Run [Re: GHinCH]
Ian Fraser Offline
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Hi

The file is a wma that starts from an html page - I'm not sure what the add-on name is. I'm not familiar with using Google Chrome - must give it a try.

I would think that with Windows on your computer, that you would have Windows Media Player.

Hope that helps.

Ian
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#121355 - 07/25/11 02:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tiger On The Run [Re: Ian Fraser]
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Thanks Ian,

I'll try it with Internet Explorer. I just don't like the new version, that's why I use Google Chrome. I'll let you know.

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#121356 - 07/25/11 02:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tiger On The Run [Re: GHinCH]
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Cool song, (It worked with Internet Explorer.) I like it.

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