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#711095 - 04/16/09 12:03 PM Returning A Favor / Full Demo  
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We got our demo back a couple of days ago on this one. Hope you enjoy it.

Thanks
Kevin


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Returning A Favor
© 2009 Kevin Pearson/Jeffrey Socia

Demo: Jeff Carson / Hunting Creek Music

I said the car's got a little dent
and I'm stuck out here in this field
Dad, It wasn't much of an accident
but you don't know how bad I feel


First dirt road off highway two
He said he'd be there right away
ended up with mud all over his shoes
As I thanked him I heard him say

CHORUS
I'm just returning a favor to my old man
It's the kinda thing he used to do
Just a promise I made to him
Now it's my turn to follow through
If anyone ever kept track
I'd sure have plenty to give back
Just returning a favor


Never seemed he could do enough
Always there with a helping hand
Though he never really had much
he gave as much as any man


Now he needs just a little care
and it's my turn to help him instead
I ran a comb across his gray hair
he turned to thank me and I said

CHORUS
I'm just returning a favor to my old man
It's the kinda thing you used to do
Just a promise I made to you
Now it's my turn to follow through
If anyone ever kept track
I'd sure have plenty to give back
Just returning a favor

BRIDGE
Life's not so hard to understand
When my kids grow up some day I hope I hear them say....

CHORUS
I'm just returning a favor to my old man
It's the kinda thing he used to do
Just a promise I made to him
Now it's my turn to follow through
If anyone ever kept track
I'd sure have plenty to give back
Just returning a favor

#711105 - 04/16/09 12:27 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: KevinP]  
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That turned out really nice you two...great team.

Only nit I'd have is in line 5 of the chorus. Phrasing seems off to me there, but I know that it is done, so I will shut up...LOL.

Nice vocals from Jeff Carson.....also I like the mandolin in this. Gives it the feel that it needs.

Good job...

Jan

#711200 - 04/16/09 05:37 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: Janice Hopkins]  
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Jan,

Thank you, We are grateful for your support.

Kevin

#711220 - 04/16/09 06:17 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: KevinP]  
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You'll always have it...........

#711273 - 04/16/09 09:03 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: KevinP]  
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Kevin and Jeff. Beautiful marriage of lyric and melody here. I really enjoyed listening to this. I love parent-child relationship kinds of songs. I've written a handful of 'em myself.

My father would do anything for his kids, even when we became adults. This one definitely made an emotional connection for me.

Nice job!

Greg


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#711320 - 04/16/09 10:49 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: KevinP]  
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Hi Kevin and Jeff,

Jeff did a nice job!

I like this lyric from the beginning, Jeff, your music has some nice changes in there, and your melody knows when to "leap" and when to "duck"--it's a beautiful "composition"...

Great work, guys!

Mike


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#711328 - 04/16/09 11:02 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Nice warm song about that sweet natural reciprocal kind of thing between a father and son. Nice demo production too!! Thanks for sharing.

Best,
Lynn


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#711339 - 04/16/09 11:43 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
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I remember this one, Kevin. Really resonates......

Jeff did a great job on the demo. Good luck with it!

Scott

#711420 - 04/17/09 06:04 AM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Love it. I like the phrasing in the chorus just fine.

Best of luck with this strong tune. I can see why you invested in the demo.

Peace,

Ian


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#711433 - 04/17/09 08:26 AM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: Ian Ferrin]  
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Kevin, I'll throw in my congrats here also. I listened to this somewhere else but didn't comment, but I like the song and the production is top notch.

#711528 - 04/17/09 02:34 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: Roy Harris]  
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Jan,
Thanks again.

Greg,
We appreciate your comments. I agree Jeff did great on the melody. Glad to hear the lyrics connected.

Mike,
Thanks for listening and sticking with this one.

Lynn
Thanks, good to hear that this song is doing what we tried to get it to do. If that makes sense...lol

Scott,
Thanks for listening again, always good to hear from the Youngstown connection.

Ian,
Thanks for listening. Really hit me with your comments We are hoping it was a good investment too.

Roy,
Thanks. Always great to hear from you. Don't know if you remember exchanging a couple of PM's last year lamenting the life of a lyricst (ok I was doing the lamenting) but I appreciate your help and support. I wrote these lyrics last August and couldn't find them a home until now. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with Jeff. He patched up some holes in the chorus and did a great job with the melody and work tape.

Jeff,
Thank you very much for bringing Returning A Favor to life.


Best Wishes
Kevin



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#711562 - 04/17/09 04:09 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: KevinP]  
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Excellent Guys! Turned out very nice all the way around:)

MDP:)


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#712008 - 04/19/09 09:46 AM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: KevinP]  
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Hi Kevin

I remember this one as a lyric and I think it came out real well.... Only thing that I'd do different is to repeat the hook at the end of each chorus -- but I can hear it there with this demo - so I think other good ears would too. smile nice work jm


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#712025 - 04/19/09 10:23 AM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: Joice Marie]  
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Congratulations from me as well, Kevin and Jeff. it's a lovely lyric, a beautiful melody and a lovely demo. Works a treat. I expect your posting on a success stories now.
Nadia

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#712126 - 04/19/09 04:25 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: Nadia]  
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so pretty yall !! Jeffs voice is ideal for this..nicely written music and lyrics ! stories like this get to me and i can totally relate ..really !

Last edited by heatherdcowles; 04/19/09 04:27 PM.
#712173 - 04/19/09 06:56 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: HeatherMorris]  
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Yeah I could hear this on the radio. Great job guys smile


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#712181 - 04/19/09 07:05 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: KevinP]  
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Hi Kevin,
I haven't been around these parts in a long time but took time while peeking in to listen to this'n here of yours. As good as anything I've ever heard on the radio. Great lyric and nice melody as well. You should be proud of it, rightfully so.

Steve B.(aka Little Stevie B.)

#712185 - 04/19/09 07:10 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: Little_stevie_b]  
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Well done guys, really like it and the lyrics are so neat!.

Good song!

Cheers

Alan

#712373 - 04/20/09 09:50 AM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: spidey]  
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Mark,
Thanks for your comments and thanks for all of the great help and advice you have given me.

Joice,
Thanks for listening and for your kind comments this has been a pretty good group effort.

Nadia,
Thank you so much for listening. We're hoping for sure.

Heather,
Thanks, I think you are pretty familair with both Jeff's involved here. They are both pretty talented and I'm fortunate to have had the opportunity to go along for the ride.

Louis,
Thanks again for everything you have done for me.

Stevie B.
Nice to meet you. Thanks for listening and commenting.

Spidey
Hello. We appreciate you listening and for your kind words.

Jeff Socia,
Thanks again for bringing Returning A Favor to life. It has been a pleasure to work with you and no matter what happens with this one I'm always gonna love it. I hope you have the chance to stop in and say hello here.


Thanks to all
Kevin








#712627 - 04/20/09 10:16 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: KevinP]  
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Hello Stranger,
Wow this is very nice! Congradulations on a great song. Steve

#712644 - 04/20/09 11:43 PM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: Stephen D]  
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Wow.What a beautiful song!I imagine that I will be hearing that one on the radio any day!


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#712757 - 04/21/09 09:44 AM Re: Returning A Favor / Full Demo [Re: Michelle Chapman]  
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Stephen,
Thanks for listening. Really good to hear from you. You are another one of the JPF folks that I owe a lot of thanks to for all of your help and support.

Michelle,
Thank you so much Jeff Socia did a great job on this one and the demo turned out pretty good I think. Jeff and I are hoping to hear something good on this one. Always a long shot we know.

Best Wishes
Kevin


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