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#167085 - 07/25/12 02:20 PM [User Showcase] Ian Fraser's last song
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As many of you know I was helping Ian with his songs. There were a number of suggestions this forum’s listeners made that Ian incorporated into this version of Time Drags On. He sent me a rough draft, wav form, and asked me for suggestions. I sent an email back but of course that will never be answered.

I took that rough draft and fixed it the best I could. There still is a little balance problem that I couldn’t fix but I did the best I could. I hope my good friend in heaven will smile when he hears this.

The irony is this is the first verse’s last line “Time drags on, but you heal inside”! I must be a slow healer because I worked on this song and this message through watery eyes.

Here is Ian’s last song Time Drags On
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#167086 - 07/25/12 02:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ian Fraser's last song [Re: MarioD]
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What a great tribute to a lost friend!

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#167087 - 07/25/12 06:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ian Fraser's last song [Re: Tano Music]
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Mario,

A beautiful and touching tribute...

Bob
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#167088 - 07/25/12 10:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ian Fraser's last song [Re: rsdean]
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Mario,

Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Ian was very a very gifted writer. What a poignant statement for his last song.

A very fitting tribute.

Steve
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#167089 - 07/26/12 12:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ian Fraser's last song [Re: Steve Young]
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Well done Mario. Ian would be proud. Really pretty and moving.

Like Bob said, a beautiful and touching tribute.

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#167090 - 07/26/12 06:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ian Fraser's last song [Re: MarioD]
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Wonderful, Mario! Thank you so much.

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#167091 - 07/27/12 10:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ian Fraser's last song [Re: Don Gaynor]
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It's always sad when someone nice like Ian passes, bet He is smiling as we listen! Thanks Mario!

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#167092 - 07/28/12 10:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ian Fraser's last song [Re: MarioD]
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hi marioD enjoyed very much great job with biab thanks for sharing your heart eric

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#167093 - 07/28/12 07:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ian Fraser's last song [Re: F.M.M.]
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Mario,

Above and beyond is what you did.

On top of that, I really like the song.

Ian is very happy with the song, and the work you did on
it.

Thanks to Ian and You!
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