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I wanted it to write a positive and uplifting song for these times. I figured the best way was to say "thank you." That was the concept. smile

A lot of words. Even at that, way too many to thank.

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The Front Lines (Thank You)


THE FRONT LINES (Thank You)

These are times like we’ve never seen before
It’s on TV
And it’s right outside of our doors
If we’re even gonna win this unexpected war
We need to stay safe inside

But then there are those
Who’ve had to answer a call
To be there for us
In spite of it all

So…
Thank you to you
Who stand on the front lines
Remember What you’re doin’
Is somebody’s lifeline

How do we say
When you’re put in harm's way
Thank you to you who
Stand on the front lines

To the one
Washing carts
To the one at the drive thru
To the clerk, the farmer, banker, plumber, grocer,
To all of you

That when it needs to be done
You are the ones
That come thru
So thank you to you who
Stand on the front lines

I’m saying my prayers
From down on my knees
For God to protect them
From this awful disease
For the mothers and fathers
The sons, and the daughters
Keep them all safe
Far and wide

They are the ones
Who’ve had to answer this call
To be there for us
In spite of it all

Thank you to you
Who stand on the front lines
Remember What you’re doin’
Is somebody’s lifeline

How do we say
When you’re put in harm's way
Thank you to you
Who stand on the front lines

To the truck drivers
And utility workers
To the pilot, installer, mechanic, and order takers

When it needs to be done
You are the ones
That come thru
So thank you to you
Who stand on the front lines
The front lines

(solo)

A salute to those
Serving in the armed forces
Ready for the call
Whatever the cause is

To the first responders
To those in medical services
To the EMT’s
The Doctors and the nurses

To the gas station attendant
And delivery driver
To the stocker, hotel staff, cashier
And the postal worker

Just too many to list
No job too small
The heroes of our nation
All for one, one for all

Thank you!
We thank you!
Thank you to you who
Who stand on the front lines


RT1255:Bass, Electric, PopShining
RT1264:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopShining
RT1259:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopShiningRock
RT380:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Syncopated Sugar
RT1260:Guitar, Electric, Soloist PopShining
RT688:Organ, B3, Background Pop
RT1030:Guitar, 12-String Electric, Fingerpicking

Drum Set Samples (Slate Audio)
Marching Snare, Canyon Drums, Chime, Tamb, and End Piano Note (EastWest)
Reverse Snare I made

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Caron

Utterly superb!

Rousing, stirring, and an impeccable production.

Too many good things happening to comment on them all.

Hopefully this will be heard widely outside this forum.

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This is easily one of the best songs that has ever been posted to this forum, just outstanding in every way!

I agree with Peter, this needs to be heard outside of this forum, I'm sure it would be a runaway hit.

Very, very good, Caaron!!

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Caaron,

That SCREAMS "radio hit" "straight to #1". Right now. Hope this is making the Nashville rounds "as we speak".

An excellent write. It is a lot of words, but none that don't "do their job". Nice that you do get so many different angles covered. The services/nurses rhyme is awesome.

The production and mix is top notch. Nice bass sound. Awesome drum sound. The drive of the bass and drums with a clear vocal that sits perfectly - "up front" without being "above the mix". And - holy moly - what an incredible vocalist!!

I would guess that is you playing drums? Almost seems like cheating smile STELLAR.

I am expecting to hear this on the radio.
Within a week? Two at the most.
Hopefully - for the sake of us all - your window on this is VERY small.
Nonetheless it deserves millions of listens.

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What a great tribute. So well said, and an outstanding production.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Caron

Utterly superb!

Rousing, stirring, and an impeccable production.

Too many good things happening to comment on them all.

Hopefully this will be heard widely outside this forum.

Peter


Wow, thank you for the listen and complimentary review. I always value your music, so what you said means a lot.

It would be great if it ends up outside of this forum. Time will tell. smile


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This is exceptionally good.

Very uplifting, dynamic, and tells the message perfectly.

Every part of this is just so well done. Congrats!


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Can someone say "radio ready"? A lot can be said about this write, arrangement, production and performance but it's more rewarding to go back a listen again. Excellent and relevant song. I hope it gets the recognition it deserves. Enjoyed my listen.


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Caaron,

This is awesome and pure Magic.

Yeah, this is a hit for sure man.

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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
This is easily one of the best songs that has ever been posted to this forum, just outstanding in every way!

I agree with Peter, this needs to be heard outside of this forum, I'm sure it would be a runaway hit.

Very, very good, Caaron!!


Dave I'm a big fan of you work. To me, you are the master of tone. Your songs are always top notch! So your comments really hit home. Thank you!

As far as it being heard outside of the forum, it's being worked on. Time will tell. I'm hopeful, but realistic. Ya gotta go for it though, right?

Thanks again for the very kind compliments and encouragement.


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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Caaron,

That SCREAMS "radio hit" "straight to #1". Right now. Hope this is making the Nashville rounds "as we speak".

It's hard to get anything to move fast in that town. wink Hopefully!

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An excellent write. It is a lot of words, but none that don't "do their job". Nice that you do get so many different angles covered. The services/nurses rhyme is awesome.

Overall a bit more simplistic; but I didn't want it to be complicated.
Apparently a lot of words aren't so hard to write as they are to sing. grin
Thanks for noticing.

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The production and mix is top notch. Nice bass sound. Awesome drum sound. The drive of the bass and drums with a clear vocal that sits perfectly - "up front" without being "above the mix". And - holy moly - what an incredible vocalist!!


It's amazing how other people can make your song sound...including BIAB!
The sounds themselves are still about 80% BIAB. I got compliments on how easy the tracks where to work with.

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I would guess that is you playing drums? Almost seems like cheating smile STELLAR.

There is one specific fill at the end that I questioned doing; but was advised TO DO it! "It needs something at that build that brings it up to date." Apparently my alternate take wasn't enough. There sure are blurred lines in genres now.
Thanks for noting the drums. I'll admit, with their mix, especially the kick and snare, are hard to miss.

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I am expecting to hear this on the radio.
Within a week? Two at the most.
Hopefully - for the sake of us all - your window on this is VERY small.
Nonetheless it deserves millions of listens.


One way or another it will get "out there." I'm in a weird hold for I believe 2 more days. Then we will see. I'm getting antsy. There's a window of how long this will be relevant AND accepted. There's also that window of other writers. eek


Thank you SO very much for your kind words and observations. I know things aren't lost on you by any means. I also want to thank you for the inspiration in becoming a better me. Not just in song writing either. smile Thanks friend!


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Wow, what a song. I can envision a video being made to this wonderful tribute to the "Front Line"!! In fact, my daughter said she could see Toby Keith doing this one!!

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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Caron

Utterly superb!

Rousing, stirring, and an impeccable production.

Too many good things happening to comment on them all.

Hopefully this will be heard widely outside this forum.

Peter


I completely agree!

If I were you I would post this on every site that you can. Of course you should copyright first.

I truly believe this outstanding song should be heard by more than just the people on this forum.


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Very good! Modern country with a sensational vocal, highly professional production and all the words don`t matter( and boy, doesn`t the singer make them tumble out beautifully), when you have such a good chorus hook.
Fantastic.

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Hear to Learn,

First off, killer vocals on this. I mean, really good. The whole song has a very contemporary sound—definitely radio play type material, and I hope it goes there. Excellent production, and nice touch with the marching drums sound in the bridge. Lyrically sound and obviously very relevant. Very impressive work here. Good luck with this one!

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Fantastic vocals, great hook, you should be proud. Here and there it might have too many words, but a little tweaking would solve that, I think. Great job on every other level, and what was that trick at 2:25, that was boss! So professional! What a standard to set!


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I totally agree with previous comments. Really well written, great production and first class vocal performance. A song for the moment.
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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
What a great tribute. So well said, and an outstanding production.


Thanks Marty, I was hoping it would be. Thank you for the kind comments! They mean a lot. smile

-C.Aaron


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Hi Caaron,

What a good song you made! I can only join all those others who think this too. Dave said it so well in that matter (the others too, but he was first ;-).
You have a very strong, powerful voice. Also the lyrics were very well written and so to the point.
The melody is perfect for this kind of song and you gave it a very strong content. Why don't 'some' politicians in your country don't talk like this! Try to find an external broadcast to spread out the message!

Thanks,
Hans

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What an awesome vocal. Very cool backtrack. Excellent lyric. Well done...


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