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Lots of real life to keep me busy these last few weeks but managed to update this one from 2012.
Written by myself and Jackie Richter.
All suggestion welcome.

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https://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold/big-dreams-and-cold-beer?si=e7c8a03f9a10406caef2d0bb8b0ecf61&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

Big Dreams and Cold Beer
© 2012 Jackie Richter & Vic Arnold

It was Karaoke night at the old Tin Can.
In swaggered a worn out cowboy man.
He said I'm giving up my singing career
and get me a job where the pay is clear.
I smiled, said, "Son we don't serve that here.
Just Big Dreams and Cold Beer."
Chorus
I said, "Big Dreams and Cold Beer.
The sky's the limit if you believe in it.
You believe in yourself you can get it all here.
Big Dreams and Cold Beer."

He said, "tell me bartender what am I doing wrong?
I'm just a country boy singing my songs.
I'm never gonna be a big country star
if I spend my life working smokey bars.
I wanna see my name up in lights one day."
Well, I just passed another cold beer his way.
Ch.
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When that cowboy stepped onto the stage
we heard nothing better from a guy that age.
The crowd went wild as he lived his dream.
All the men whooped and the women all screamed.
Pretty lady at the bar who looked real sad
said, "I'll have whatever that cowboy had."
I smiled, said, "Momma you can get that here.
Big Dreams and Cold Beer."
Ch.

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You had me at the title ... Great Country song. Excellent Backing Real Tracks, great lyrics, overall excellent job.


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Well, we loved the Waylon vibe from the gitgo!

The fun lyric had us clearly seeing the smoky bar and the folks in it.

Good one, Vic!

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Hi Vircan,

Very lively composition with very pleasant orchestration. The mix is ​​well done. Well done. I appreciated.

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Thanks Elliott.
I hoped it was dreams and beer in equal balance.

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Thanks J&B.
I've become an expert in those smoky bars.

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Vic, I loved this one! My kind of music. Loved the instruments you used, I hope you post them. That guitar gave it a good ol Waylon sound, and I'm a big Waylon music fan. You done good son!

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Vic, this has Waylon written all over it and that is a compliment.
Country at its absolute finest.
Super vocal and mix.
Loved it!


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Hi, Vic.

Nice country tune that bops right along. It makes my ears happy. smile

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Wonderrful bouncy tune, Vic. Cool title. Sometimes it's the cold beer that brings the biggest dreams. Lyrics flow so well, and I like how you had the guitar responses. Good harmony.


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And I appreciated your comments, Jani.
Thank you.

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Vic, a fun and funny tune! The band sounds great, especially the picked rhythm guitar. My only suggestion would be the vocals relative to the rest of the mix. Sometimes the end of a phrase drops down and gets overrun by the band. I'd pull your vocals slightly forward in the mix, or use gain staging on select phrases, etc. Or change nothing, and it's still a great tune!

If you're using a BiaB instrument for the picked rhythm guitar, it SOUNDS like you're using holds and shots to great effect. I do that a lot with BiaB, but it's hard to get it to sound this good all the time. If it's a "real" guitar, then it STILL sounds great. smile


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Yeah this is country!!

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Loved it.

Are there lyrics you can post? Would love to read it.

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Nice, upbeat country song that gets my feet moving and my toes tapping.
Good work!


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Hi Vic,

I'm hearing the Waylon vibe happening on this one as well, great groove, great vocal. Good one!

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Ask and you shall receive, David.
It slipped my mind to post them but that wrong is righted now.
Thank you.
Big Dreams and Cold Beer
© 2012 Jackie Richter & Vic Arnold

It was Karaoke night at the old Tin Can.
In swaggered a worn out cowboy man.
He said I'm giving up my singing career
and get me a job where the pay is clear.
I smiled, said, "Son we don't serve that here.
Just Big Dreams and Cold Beer."
Chorus
I said, "Big Dreams and Cold Beer.
The sky's the limit if you believe in it.
You believe in yourself you can get it all here.
Big Dreams and Cold Beer."

He said, "tell me bartender what am I doing wrong?
I'm just a country boy singing my songs.
I'm never gonna be a big country star
if I spend my life working smokey bars.
I wanna see my name up in lights one day."
Well, I just passed another cold beer his way.
Ch.
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When that cowboy stepped onto the stage
we heard nothing better from a guy that age.
The crowd went wild as he lived his dream.
All the men whooped and the women all screamed.
Pretty lady at the bar who looked real sad
said, "I'll have whatever that cowboy had."
I smiled, said, "Momma you can get that here.
Big Dreams and Cold Beer."
Ch.

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Thank you Brad.
I appreciate Waylon too.
I posted the BIAB tracks up now.

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Thank you Mario.
Waylon for president!

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Hi David.
Thanks for your appreciation.

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Hey Vic...first off the track is perfect for the lyric...a very pro sounding country band...it's got a classic country sound and up-tempo bounce to it...the lyric is clever and uses that rhythm and the well thought out pauses to emphasize the hook...very cool song!


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