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#1169136 - 09/14/20 09:58 AM We Just Called Her Mom  
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https://youtu.be/RUEl1ySoQGI


WE JUST CALLED HER MOM

Verse: 1
A girl born in Texas
Raised in Georgia clay
Pushed on to Montana
To try and find her way
Daughter by her side
Where's their future lie
Would they find it underneath
That big Montana Sky

Chorus:
She's a woman mentor educator
MBA a wife and daughter
But of all the labels put upon her
We just called her mom

Verse: 2
Montana was good to her
She grew in many ways
A husband three more children
To brighten up her days
But she heard another calling
To Arizona they would go
So we loaded up the six of us
And quickly hit the road

Chorus:
She's a woman mentor educator
MBA a wife and daughter
But of all the labels put upon her
We just called her mom

Verse: 3
The years have passed to quickly
Your son and daughters we have left
But a silver lining in all things
With four grandsons you've been blessed
And we cherish all you've done for us
To help us on our quest
And we'd like to say that as a mom
You are the very best

Chorus:
She's a woman mentor educator
MBA a wife and daughter
But of all the labels put upon her
We just called her mom

C: Craig Kuchler/Dan Henry 2020

Last edited by CTthomas; 09/14/20 10:01 AM.
#1169141 - 09/14/20 12:04 PM Re: We Just Called Her Mom [Re: CTthomas]  
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Hey CT,

I woke up to this...Really heartfelt song. I could feel such powerful lyrics

To have someone who means so much to the family is awesome...


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

http://www.stevealtonian.com
#1169268 - 09/16/20 04:37 PM Re: We Just Called Her Mom [Re: CTthomas]  
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C. T.:

I believe you have a song (co-write) with a ton of potential. The lyric pulls the song center stage and as recorded, is perfect for small venue audiences. More instruments and possibly back-up singers here and there could provide leverage for the ladder to the top. Best wishes for success!

----Dave

#1169275 - 09/16/20 08:28 PM Re: We Just Called Her Mom [Re: CTthomas]  
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CT,

Very nice lyrical movement, and a good music vibe for your story. Lots of options as Dave mentioned for further production which I agree could enhance the song. I have a couple of lyric sugs for you to ponder. I think "pushed" signifies that she's trying to escape strife--since that doesn't seem the case lyrically, why not say "she settled in Montana?" I would also substitute the word "for" - "for all the labels" instead of using "of all the labels." - JMO.

I enjoyed your performance--nice write and plenty of potential!

steady-eddie

#1169322 - 09/18/20 02:09 PM Re: We Just Called Her Mom [Re: CTthomas]  
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Thanks Dave.
Means a lot to me. I’m new at this so your positive critique will make continuing fun.

#1169353 - 09/19/20 12:54 PM Re: We Just Called Her Mom [Re: CTthomas]  
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CT,

Really nice tune. Like the others, I’d love to hear a fuller production of this—think it could really take this up a few notches You’ve got a really sweet voice as well. Yeah, lots of potential on this one . . . though quite good as is. Good luck with it.

Kind regards,

Deej

#1169460 - 09/22/20 10:11 PM Re: We Just Called Her Mom [Re: Deej56]  
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Thanks Deej,
Love following you and your wonderful songs. Might have to look into a fuller production like you, Dave and Eddie suggest. Someday.

#1173498 - 01/23/21 10:26 PM Re: We Just Called Her Mom [Re: CTthomas]  
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I wanted something to rhyme with Mom (???) The melody sounds like a cowboy song which kinda through me off.

My other question is, I can tell it's a dedication song to your Mom, but how are you going to get a larger audience to relate to it?

Not everybody's Mom is an MBA......... could you possible make it a little more generic to encompass a bigger group?

I love the promise of "we just called her Mom".. so the other side of that coin would be....what did other people call her?

She was called a xooxx... judged for being xooxox, dragged through the mud sometimes, but always got back up

I'm thinking your premise is that even if your Mom gets to be very good in every field she is in, highly respected and admired and they called her Senator or Govenor or Sr. VP, you just called her Mom.

Wish I could be more help. Keep going.

Last edited by Kay-lynn Carew; 01/23/21 10:32 PM.

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