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#202586 - 05/07/13 05:02 PM [User Showcase] New Song - Big Fish
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This is a song I actually wrote about 3 years ago, but I finally got around to re-doing it. Mostly Realtracks, with some orchestration I did using Garritan Personal Orchestra. I programmed the drums with EZ Drummer. All the vocals are me (once again, cheap labor). I hope you enjoy it!

Big Fish

Here are the lyrics...

Big Fish
Lyrics & Music by Stephen W. Young

A young man has his passion
Full of life and youthful dreams
Of winning wars and driving fast cars
Super hero kinds of things
But the wars have become a job in a factory
And the fast car is now a dark blue SUV

And he lives three doors down from the old town square
Two doors up from the girl that's always cut his hair
He's the king of the hill in this small town, in his mind
But he's beginning to feel like a little fish
In a pond that's getting bigger all the time

One day he met Sally Ann
Took her out for a country drive
They laughed and talked of simple things
How it's great to be alive
And with a smile, she stole his heart. It really was not fair
Now he has a wife. He lives his life to share

And they live three doors down from the old town square
Two doors up from the girl that's always cut his hair
He's the king of the hill in this small town, in his mind
But he's beginning to feel like a little fish
In a pond that's getting bigger all the time

Sally gave birth this morning
Now a new life has begun
He couldn't believe his ears when heard the doctor said
You have a son
And with misty eyes he looks in his little boy's face
And in an instant he understands Amazing Grace

And they live three doors down from the old town square
Two doors up from the girl that's always cut his hair
He's the king of the hill in this small town, in his mind
But in Sally's eyes he's still a big fish
In a pond that's getting bigger all the time
In his little boy's eyes he's a big fish
In a pond that's getting bigger all the time
It's time we realize we're all big fish
In a pond that's getting bigger all the time

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And here are the Realtracks used...

RealTracks in song: 1253:Bass, Electric, PopShiningHeld Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1533:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopPowerPushArp Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1677:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 522:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 869:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernRnBRockWarmA-B Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1877:Fiddle, Soloist CountryRob Ev 120
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Have a great day!

Steve
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#202590 - 05/07/13 05:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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Very nice Steve. Great song, arrangement and recording.


Regards,


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#202605 - 05/07/13 06:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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Absolutely wonderful in every aspect.

Great story!

Later,
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#202607 - 05/07/13 06:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: 90 dB]
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Hi Steve,

very clever lyrics.
Good vocals and arrangement.
I like it.

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#202610 - 05/07/13 07:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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Wow Steve! Good production all around!

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#202622 - 05/07/13 10:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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+1 Great sounding track Steve. I especially liked how you brought the drums in.

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#202642 - 05/08/13 08:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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Hi Steve,

When I see that you've posted a new song, I always smile and race on over to have a listen. Your work always inspires me.

"Big Fish" was a delight to listen to. I have to hand it to you, you have a really well-honed sense of arrangement. This one is incredibly well done. Come to think of it, all your songs are incredibly well done and this one gleams just as bright as every other one I've heard.

I can guarantee that I'll be popping back to listen to this song a few more times!

All the best,
Noel
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#202654 - 05/08/13 01:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96

"Big Fish" was a delight to listen to. I have to hand it to you, you have a really well-honed sense of arrangement. This one is incredibly well done. Come to think of it, all your songs are incredibly well done and this one gleams just as bright as every other one I've heard.



Could not have said it better myself... great stuff, as always, Steve.

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#202660 - 05/08/13 02:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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Wonderful stuff Steve

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#202664 - 05/08/13 03:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,
Excellent in every aspect! I thought the fiddle at the end was very tasty. grin

Greg

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#202693 - 05/08/13 08:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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hi steve wow this is good everything love your stuff you keep raiseing the bar thanks eric

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#202741 - 05/09/13 08:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve.

This is absolutely superb.

It's a great song and the lyrics brought a tear to my eyes. Beautifully sung and a spot-on mix.

Perhaps the best thing for me was the arrangement - full of texture and variety throughout and just so professional.

Thanks for posting this one.

ROG.

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#202851 - 05/10/13 01:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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All the words I wanted to use have already been said.
This is a beautiful song, beautifully presented.

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#202945 - 05/11/13 08:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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Really nice Steve. Always look forward to your new songs. Great sense of arrangement and a wonderful voice. Great job!
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#203066 - 05/12/13 01:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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Bob,

Thanks so much! I always appreciate your time and comments!

Danny,

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

Guenter,

Thanks for taking the time to listen and post. Glad you like it!

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Steve
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#203067 - 05/12/13 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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Mike B. (cubanpete)

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

Josie,

Thank you so much. Always good to hear from you!

Noel,

Very much appreciated! You always brighten my day with your thoughtful comments!

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Steve
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#203068 - 05/12/13 01:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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Floyd,

Thanks, my friend! I am a fan of your work, and always appreciate your kind words!

Joanne,

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen and comment!

Greg,

Thank you for commenting! Yes, there are some very nice fiddle RealTracks. I always appreciate hearing from you.

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Steve
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#203069 - 05/12/13 01:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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Eric,

Thanks so much! I always enjoy your guitar work, as well!

ROG,

Always good to hear from you. I really appreciate your kind words! (I'll sent you a box of Kleenex)

Alyn,

I thank you for your kind thoughts! Good to hear from you.

Mountainside,

Thank you so much! Glad you like this one!

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Steve
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#203075 - 05/12/13 01:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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It’s all been said. All I can add is this is another professionally polished song from Steve.

This is a keeper.
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#203155 - 05/13/13 01:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Big Fish [Re: Steve Young]
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Hey Steve - you know how to tell a story, and the authority of that voice backs up every word. Ironic and pretty tune.

Aleck

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