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I wrote this back about 9 years ago for my daughters. Advice for living life. I was browsing my old songs a few weeks ago and came across this and thought it would be a good candidate for a bit of a remix.

The original is on my signature link somewhere down the list if you'd like to compare.

On this.... what's new....

I removed several (4) complete tracks. Reworked instrument envelopes and levels. I dropped most of them out. Played with the vocal levels towards the end. Made the harmonies beefier. A fancy musical term for "made them louder"


The band is:

Steel 363, Fiddle 624, Piano 1725 & 2045, Bass 366, Nashville even drums.

Everything else is me.

Vocals, 5 tracks.
Guitars, two Taylor acoustic guitars, and one Mandolin track.




FLY (the remix)

Lyrics:

FLY

I watched you grow as time passed by
I look at you now and I feel pride
So many good times in the past
Created memories that last

Time rolls on and we grow old
Winter's coming so's the cold
So spend your time out in the sun
Live, love, laugh and have some fun


Go on baby and fly,
Spread your wings reach for the sky
Don't ever be afraid to fall,
God's still big, when you feel small
Grab life fast and hold on tight
Love all the people in your life.
Tell the truth and never lie
Now Go on baby and fly.

You'll start a family of your own
Help them learn and watch them grow
As this world keeps turning round.
Trust in God for solid ground

Some day then you too will know
The blessings found in growing old
And as your young ones walk away,
Hold them close to you and say

Go on baby and fly,
Spread your wings reach for the sky
Don't ever be afraid to fall,
God's still big when you feel small
Grab life fast and hold on tight
Love all the people in your life.
Tell the truth and never lie
Now Go on baby and fly.

Love all the people in your life...
Go on baby and fly

© 2013 Herb Hartley

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Herb, this is absolutely fantastic

Super backing tracks and mix

Outstanding vocal and lyrics

You are a multi talented musician

Country at its finest

Loved it


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Herb,
Nice and passionate country ballad. Ace work on harmonies and love that mandolin.
Clear mix - Easy listen. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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Very nice Herb. Great old country sound to it and the feelings imparted by the words are superb. Great song, great writing.

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Herb

This tune was certainly work re-visiting! I feel you did it justice with the updated treatment! This is a wonderful sounding country tune! What a great message! Vocals are perfect and you did a great job getting a good sound with those acoustic tracks! Mandolin is the icing on the cake!

Thanks, Torrey




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Mario, Misha, Brad, and Torry. I just wanted to say .... Thanks for listening and commenting.

The original wasn't all that bad but I could see where it could be improved a bit and that mostly involved removing things. Too often, we add and use things just because we can and often that is the wrong way to go.

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Herb,

This sounds great! Of course I heard it "live" yesterday in the studio but it sounds great again.

Your voice sounds exactly like Willie Nelson on this man.

Really incredible job!

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Really good country song Herb!
We especially like the chorus.

And the daughters... have they spread their wings yet?

Rob and Anne-Marie


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David.... Thanks man. I had a blast with the project we're working on.

Rob and Anne.... Yes. My youngest is an occupational therapist, and my oldest daughter has just finished her doctorate and is in New Orleans working at a museum.


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A really solid effort.
My only nit is that the vocal reverb, good as it is, seems a little different to the band reverb OR it could be room sound from the tracking which placed the two in different sized rooms.


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What a lovely song to dedicate to your daughters! The vocals absolutely swell with pride. Thanks for sharing!


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Hello Herb
Very nice song
Great sung and played
Very good sound
I like it very much
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Herb:

Well, never heard the original—so have no basis to compare the mixes—but I’m pretty sure this version would win out hands down . . . because it’s pretty darn perfect. A wonderful write and message, stellar vocal, with a warm and pretty music bed. Nice touches on the production throughout—love that mandolin. Just a lovely tune, beautifully arranged and executed. Simply an outstanding piece of work.

My very humble regards,

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Herb

Very nice sentimental tune well sung and produced.

Excellent.

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Absolutely brilliant fatherly advice, Herb, and, man, what a wonderful song to present it. Yes, Willie Nelson for sure, your vocal is perfect. Such a good write, Herb.


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“Grab life fast and hold on tight
Love all the people in your life.”

That’s excellent advice for all of us.

This is heartwarming in lyric and performance, Herb. Your daughters have a lovely keepsake from their Daddy in this.

We love the country band and your mandolin, as others have mentioned, is very nice.

We listened to the original version again and we like both but do agree with you on the “less is more” remix. smile

Enjoyed it,

J&B

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Wow... let me catch up a bit. I've been working on a new tune and busy around here....

Rayc... you might be right, I will have to listen closely to see what I did.... and look into the project.

Ember.... Thanks.... a lot of tears and memories went into the original write and recording.

Andi... much appreciated, the kind words.

Deej56.... the original can be found on my signature link.... my music.... down the page a bit.

PeterF.... thank you for listening and taking the time to reply

Babu.... part of the lyrics came from a poster that my daughters had in their room... Live, Love Laugh. Thanks


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The remix sounds good, Herb...

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Janet and Bud.... Thanks for listening. Theres a few really nice lines in the song and you picked up on one of those. Thanks

Floyd... I appreciate that you listened. Thank you.


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A quality mix. Very professional - Poignant write from a father. Impressive at every level.

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