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#1169142 - 09/14/20 01:19 PM Let Me Live The Dream  
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You won't hear me singing on this tune as it was co-writtwn in 1996 for the Olympics for a female vocalist. 3 modulation changes, & my male vocals were not gonna fit the lyrics the way a woman does. When I came in on the tune, the piano player had part of the CHORUS, but that was her VERSE. She got on the piano & I suggested we use that as the CHORUS & I wrote the rest of the tune. I know the sound is dated, but damn, not a bad tune for where I was at musically 24 years ago. Keep in mind the Celine Dion sound was pretty big back then, so that is what we went for. I wonder if any female Artists would cut this and update the sound?

"Let Me Live The Dream" SOUNDCLOUD LINK
(c) 1996 Steve Altonian & Carol Roman

As a child when I used to play Iíd pretend what I could be
In the land of make believe you can be anything you please
But the world changed & so did I as my innocence slipped away
All the hopes that I held so dear never seemed to stay

Please let me live the dream I want to feel it once again
I donít want to doubt let me live the dream & be free
Free to know the truth within free to let my dream begin
And it will not end let me live the dream

In a drawer lays a photograph of friends I used to know
For every dream held in our hand weíd let another go
Still this feeling burns deep inside even after all this time
Now Iím ready to take a chance again to stand & claim whatís mine

Please let me live the dream I want to feel it once again
I donít want to doubt let me live the dream & be free
Free to know the truth within free to let my dream begin
And it will not end let me live the dream

I finally have a reason after trying every way
Gonna look toward tomorrow with the hope of yesterday

Please let me live the dream I want to feel it once again
I donít want to doubt let me live the dream & be free
Free to know the truth within free to let my dream begin
And it will not end let me live it let me live it

Please let me live the dream I want to feel it once again
I donít want to doubt let me live the dream & be free
Free to know the truth within free to let my dream begin
And it will not end let me live it, let me live it, let me live the dream
Let me live the dream


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#1169215 - 09/15/20 05:28 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: Steve Altonian]  
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Hi Steve:

Thanks for introducing us to Carol Roman. This is an exceptional co-write with a great production, lyric and especially good vocal. I appreciate your sharing a little of the background with us. Best of luck with it.

----Dave

#1169223 - 09/15/20 08:43 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: Steve Altonian]  
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Steve--

This is a top shelf work!

Good luck with a great song!

Mackie

#1169228 - 09/15/20 10:04 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: Steve Altonian]  
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Steve,

Sounds to me like a potential Disney soundtrack. Beautiful melodies transcend eras--great work here!

steady-eddie

#1169232 - 09/15/20 10:17 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: Steve Altonian]  
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Hi Steve,
Yes, it's a big song, and I agree with Eddie. I can just hear a Disney princess belting it out on the big screen! I think that's your pitch.


Have a goodun,

John W. Selleck BMI Songwriter
A day without learning is a day lost forever.

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#1169269 - 09/16/20 05:38 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: Steve Altonian]  
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Hi Steve,

Stunning !

cheers,niteshift

#1169274 - 09/16/20 07:22 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: Steve Altonian]  
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You could have sung it Steve.
Tie a shoe string around your balz and pull it tight...then sing. ;;)

Nice song.

#1169294 - 09/17/20 10:37 AM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: Steve Altonian]  
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It has a distinct 80's feel, kind of Whitney Houston one moment in time ish,

The keyboard sound brought me back to that era.

I enjoyed that little tempo change where the drums were filling, somewhere in there, with click tracks and software we have lost sense of tempo changes which adds alot to a song. Hard to do home recording wise.

I like the key changes, not sure you needed that many, three might have done the trick,but very cool stuff.

Last edited by Fdemetrio; 09/17/20 10:38 AM.
#1169311 - 09/17/20 06:50 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: Steve Altonian]  
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Somehow it does seem as though I have heard this one somewhere. May be deja vu though.

#1169337 - 09/19/20 12:51 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: Mackie H.]  
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Originally Posted by Dave Rice
Hi Steve:

Thanks for introducing us to Carol Roman. This is an exceptional co-write with a great production, lyric and especially good vocal. I appreciate your sharing a little of the background with us. Best of luck with it.

----Dave


Yeah, I had forgot all about this tune...


Originally Posted by Mackie H.
Steve--

This is a top shelf work!

Good luck with a great song!

Mackie


Thanks Mack


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#1169349 - 09/19/20 01:52 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: Steve Altonian]  
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Good song.............has a Disney quality to the writing and production....as well as the singing.
Good stuff, Steve.........
-Tom

#1169352 - 09/19/20 01:54 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: Steve Altonian]  
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Steve,

Eddie has the right of it . . . really a Disney, even Broadway feel to this one. Your vocalist is terrific. Recorded almost 25 years ago? Still sounds really, really fresh. Outstanding work!

All my best,

Deej

#1169376 - 09/20/20 12:36 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: niteshift]  
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Originally Posted by E Swartz
Steve,

Sounds to me like a potential Disney soundtrack. Beautiful melodies transcend eras--great work here!

steady-eddie

Originally Posted by John W. Selleck
Hi Steve,
Yes, it's a big song, and I agree with Eddie. I can just hear a Disney princess belting it out on the big screen! I think that's your pitch.

Originally Posted by niteshift
Hi Steve,

Stunning !

cheers,niteshift


Yeah, definitely something for a Disney Soundtrack. Thanks for all the great comments guys


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#1169493 - 09/23/20 01:39 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: Steve Altonian]  
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Beautiful production of a great song, and, yes, a very Disney feel to it. Not my cup of tea at all, but I can still appreciate how well written and performed it is. Really good stuff!

#1169507 - 09/23/20 07:31 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: Steve Altonian]  
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Steve,
I'd still rather listen to this than any hip hop and stuff out there I hear today. Solid work, Disney maybe, nothing wrong with that.

kevin


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#1169540 - 09/25/20 01:47 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: Sunset Poet]  
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Originally Posted by niteshift
Hi Steve,

Stunning !

cheers,niteshift



Originally Posted by Sunset Poet
You could have sung it Steve.
Tie a shoe string around your balz and pull it tight...then sing. ;;)

Nice song.



Thanks guys...Sunset.....LOL


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#1169541 - 09/25/20 02:05 PM Re: Let Me Live The Dream [Re: beechnut79]  
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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
It has a distinct 80's feel, kind of Whitney Houston one moment in time ish,

The keyboard sound brought me back to that era.

I enjoyed that little tempo change where the drums were filling, somewhere in there, with click tracks and software we have lost sense of tempo changes which adds alot to a song. Hard to do home recording wise.

I like the key changes, not sure you needed that many, three might have done the trick,but very cool stuff.


Originally Posted by beechnut79
Somehow it does seem as though I have heard this one somewhere. May be deja vu though.


Really good feedback guys...Thanks....A familiar sound is always a good sign


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http://www.stevealtonian.com

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