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#1122637 - 01/16/17 11:57 PM Filling In For You  
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I hear Martina McBride doing this. She's got that booming voice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ougjMUNhDk

He takes me with him everywhere
I try to show him that I care
We move around the dance floor
I kiss him goodnight at my door
But when I'm lying in my bed
Dreams of you fill my head
And though I think about him too
He's just Filling In For You

He's just Filling In For You
You're the one I'm longing for
You're the one who's got my heart
The one I really suffer for
And as my tears stain my face
Once again, he takes your place
Once again, but it's not through
He's just Filling In For You

He takes me out to restaurants
He buys me anything I want
I try to show some gratitude
It's not in me to be rude
But as his lips press close to mine
I see your face in my mind
Someday my dreams will all come true
He's just Filling In For You

solo (chorus)

He's just Filling In For You
You're the one I'm longing for
You're the one who's got my heart
The one I really suffer for
And as my tears stain my face
Once again, he takes your place
Once again, but I'm not through
He's just Filling In For You
Once again, but I'm not through
He's just Filling In For You

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#1122970 - 01/21/17 05:21 PM Re: Filling In For You [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Hi Jim:

Sorry I'm so late responding to this one. You are 100% right... Martina could "tear this one up" for you... but we both know about a dozen others who could do equally well. The melody is similar but not the same as another good country song but I can't get my brain cells to cooperate and dig it up for me.

Regardless, it is a great song and I wish you luck and instant wealth with this one. Seems to me, as far as Nashville is concerned, we are a few years too late. There was a time they would have thrown a contract at you in the lobby at one of those big labels. The good news... all things musical seem to go round in big circles... kinda like planets... LOL!

All the best, ----Dave

#1122978 - 01/21/17 05:53 PM Re: Filling In For You [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Thanks, Dave. At 71, I realize I'm writing a few years behind the times. But, you're right. We never know what kind of music the next generation will like.

#1123065 - 01/23/17 06:57 AM Re: Filling In For You [Re: Dave Rice]  
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Hi Jim,

I thought it was a great song. The art of song writing is still alive in you where you can actually rhyme lines and a tell story in a song. also, write about life and how it is in the real world in what I call normal society.

That's my view for what its worth. Keep on writing and singing.

Ross.

Last edited by RossM; 01/23/17 10:16 AM.
#1123067 - 01/23/17 11:20 AM Re: Filling In For You [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Good tune and lyric Jim! I love this style of music and it aint dead yet in my opinion, just hibernating and waiting to come back with the right singer. If anyone could do it, it would be Martina. Do you have a singer lined up for it?

#1123073 - 01/23/17 01:21 PM Re: Filling In For You [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Excellent song....Love the line HE'S JUST FILLING IN FOR YOU"

Good Luck with this one Jim....Hope all is well..

Barry

#1123086 - 01/23/17 03:50 PM Re: Filling In For You [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Reminds me of Tin Pan Alley back in the early 60s; Dylan and other folk singers.
Good stuff.

Stevie

#1123139 - 01/24/17 02:51 AM Re: Filling In For You [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Hey Jim....Great writing......Im in Nashville....Lets say hi sometime.....Bobby


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