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#1156576 - 09/19/19 03:27 AM RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS)  
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Raise a Glass


(V) Donít want no flowers on my grave;
my life down on paperóthe words will only fade.
Why not say those things to me when Iím still alive?
Weíve shared so many things, pal, now donít be shy.


(C) Letís raise a glass to us today . . .
two old friends who go back†a long way.
With a bond sealed with memories,†
old friend, you mean a lot to meó
Who knows who will go and who will stay?
Letís find a place to pass some time away,
and raise a glass to both of us today.


(V) Poor preacher one day has to eulogize me
though Iíve been a stranger in his church most of my life;
see,†when my time comes to go . . .†
just say my friend wasn't perfectóhe told me so.


(C) Letís raise a glass to us today . . .
two old friends who go back†a long way.
With a bond sealed with memories,†
old friend, you mean a lot to meó
Who knows who will go and who will stay?
Letís find some place and drink the night away,†
and raise a glass to both of us today.


(B) I donít want you†going all down hill.
Go find yourself a new best friend.
But Iíll tell you straight right now†
it will never the same somehow.
Damn, my eyes are watering again.


(C) Letís raise a glass to us today . . .
two old friends who go back†a long way.
With a bond sealed with memories,†
old friend, you mean a lot to meó
Who knows who will go and who will stay?
Letís find a place and laugh the time away,
and raise a glass to both of us today.


Lyrics by John Vaughan
Music DJ Lekich


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1156577 - 09/19/19 03:59 AM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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V2 did it for me! NICE!!! smile

#1156581 - 09/19/19 06:17 AM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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Cheers JAPOV
Travis


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1156584 - 09/19/19 09:25 AM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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Very nice, John. One of my favorites from you. DJ's voice really suits this perfectly and he does a great production job, as always.

I wrote a song along similar lines a while ago, but I think this is better smile


Last edited by Gavin Sinclair; 09/19/19 09:40 AM.
#1156585 - 09/19/19 09:34 AM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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John,

I think this is one of your finest lyrics. So relatable and so true. Especially verse 2. I have been to many more funerals than I care to and I always have mixed feelings when I see the preacher talking about the person who died. I always think to myself how hard that would be, in that he probably didn't know the person at all or hardly did. Your song also brought me back to my father's funeral and made me think about all the things I wish I told him when he was alive.

DeeJay brought a very fine lyric to life. Congrats to both of you.

Dave

#1156601 - 09/19/19 04:27 PM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Gavin Sinclair]  
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Originally Posted by Gavin Sinclair
Very nice, John. One of my favorites from you. DJ's voice really suits this perfectly and he does a great production job, as always.

I wrote a song along similar lines a while ago, but I think this is better smile



Donít sell yourself short buddy. You write great lyrics, you just have "Gavin Rhythm"! smile

#1156611 - 09/19/19 05:56 PM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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Freakin' awesome....That's a song that touches the soul


Steve Altonian---"I'll just do my best & let God do the rest"

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#1156641 - 09/20/19 01:59 AM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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Hi Gavin
Thanks for your thumbs up and listen.
Glad you liked it
Regards
John


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1156660 - 09/20/19 11:49 AM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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Thanks Dave great feedback among the sadness.
Regards
John


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#1156689 - 09/20/19 08:00 PM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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Hi guys..

Beautiful!!

John, I agree,this lyric is very touching.

Deej, another heartfelt vocal. Beautiful production.

You might benefit from singing with two mics in songs where you break into falsetto and sing lots of low notes with less volume. With those you could be much closer mic'd so the intimacy is not lost, there.

Mike


Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon)
from the song "Songs of Love"
from the album "Casanova" (1996)
#1156710 - 09/21/19 02:05 AM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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Thanks to all above for the kind words and feedback. Sometimes Travis's lyrics make pulling the music together easy . . . and this one was a perfect example.

Mike, really good suggestion . . . now just have to pick up another mic. I've had my eyes on one for a while and may have to take the plunge . . . the one I'm working with now is somewhat on the low end (i.e., "cheap;"), purchased when I first decided to start recording with modest, if any, expectations. I'll run with your suggestion if I have two in my inventory.

Regards all,

Deej

#1156746 - 09/21/19 04:03 PM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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Cheers Tony thanks for the listen and nice comments
John


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#1156749 - 09/21/19 04:27 PM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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Hi John and Deej,

Really beautiful song (melody and lyrics) - the vocal performance gives me chills - so emotional.

#1156763 - 09/22/19 04:04 AM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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Hi Steve
Thanks for stopping by good to know it worked for you
Regards
John


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1156764 - 09/22/19 04:06 AM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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Hi Jane
That's great feedback!
Very much appreciate yourcomments
Regards
John


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1156799 - 09/23/19 01:17 AM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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Hi Mike
Thanks for listening and your suggestions
Regards
John


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1157239 - 10/02/19 05:17 PM Re: RAISE A GLASS.,( DAVE LEKICH & TRAVIS) [Re: Travis david]  
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This is a pretty special co-write to my way of listening... and yes, even thinking! Life is short, friends are few and far between (acquaintances are plenty) and the lyric strikes me as one of the best I've read. Couple that with Deej's music and unique vocal... this one is special. I feel so lucky to be alive, able to enjoy and create songs... and I don't think I'll ever be able to "top" this one. Great work, guys. Bravo and curtain calls.

----Your pal, Dave Rice


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