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#737699 - 07/13/09 11:01 PM (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat  
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Guess this is my first official post, had fun doing this one and thought I'd share it:) A co-write with Craig Wolff.

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7827506

(Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat
©Mark D. Preston/Wolff/Wolff

Bet I did a billion bicep curls
All To impress the pretty girls
I picked plenty up when I was lifting weights
Found a cutie who could cook
Her sugar was all it took
Bought her a ring and licked my plate

Chorus:
Now I'm living on the corner of happy and fat
I'm sportin' a keg where there was a six pack
'Cause deep fried heaven is where I'm at
Living on the corner of happy and fat
Living on the corner of happy and fat

My stomach starts to flutter
When she gets out the butter
And pulls her secret spices off the shelf
That little kitchen gets hot
It's not a stove or crockpot
It's just her in an apron and nothing else

Chorus:
Now I'm living on the corner of happy and fat
I'm sportin' a keg where there was a six pack
'Cause deep fried heaven is where I'm at
Living on the corner of happy and fat
Living on the corner of happy and fat


I used to live on the lean side of the street
But then I learned to love a little extra meat...

Chorus:
Now I'm living on the corner of happy and fat
I'm sportin' a keg where there was a six pack
'Cause deep fried heaven is where I'm at
Living on the corner of happy and fat
Living on the corner of happy and fat


MDP:)
#737702 - 07/13/09 11:26 PM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: mprest]  
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Hey Mark, I'm not really a "country" person and tend not to listen and comment on them, but when they're songs as good as this, sung as well as this, and produced as well as this, it's a different matter!

This is cracking song, don't know much about the whole Nashville pitching songs business to say whether it's a "pitchable" song, but it sounded pretty darn good to me,

Nice uplifting song, good luck with it.

Lucian

#737760 - 07/14/09 02:30 AM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: mprest]  
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Hey Mark and Craig,

This is a RIOT!! I can think of a few country boys whose physiques might qualify them to sing this (I ain't namin' names!!), but I don't reckon' they WOULD blush, so you might be stuck as far as commercial viability goes... crazy

Still, what a great hook -- in fact, I think we should all MOVE there! It just doesn't get any better than this....

My stomach starts to flutter
When she gets out the butter


Please, just make sure if she's deep-frying anything in only an apron she doesn't turn her back to the stove!!

I'm still chuckling here...thanks again for sharing!!

Beth


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#737779 - 07/14/09 04:22 AM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: Beth G. Williams]  
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Lucian and Beth,
Thanks to both of you for listening, chuckling and whatever else:) Most of all thanks for the very kind remarks. I hoped it would come across to others as much fun as I had working on it. I agree on the commercial aspect, gonna take the right physique and artist to be interested...lol


MDP:)
#737801 - 07/14/09 06:28 AM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: mprest]  
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Hi Mark,

Nice to see you here at JPF. Been following your success over at T...smith, congrats!

Looking forward to hear more of your stuff on these roads too :-)

Nice melody and laid back feel on this one.


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#737843 - 07/14/09 11:25 AM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: Kolstad]  
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Welcome to the mp3 forum, Mark!

Ha - I can relate. I gained about 25 pounds the year I got married smile

Great title, performance, lyric - everything really. Nice work!

Scott

#737873 - 07/14/09 01:24 PM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Mark,
I hope you are pitching this one, because it needs to be playing on the airwaves right now, and if it gets into the right hands, it will be. This is good stuff!!! Raido ready as is and one that should be out there. Oh, did I mention I like it!!!

Charles

#737910 - 07/14/09 03:11 PM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: Charles Kirkland]  
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Magne, Scott and Charles,
Thanks for listenning and the positive feedback:) Hopefully we'll find a place to pitch it. Gotta be some Happy and Fat artists out there:)


MDP:)
#737920 - 07/14/09 03:34 PM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: mprest]  
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Hi there Mark,

Welcome! It is so nice to "meet" you!!

I am loving this song of yours!! It is so well written and clever! I truly think it has a lot of potential.....and I agree with you....there has to be some Happy albeit Fat artists out there!

Best of luck to you on this one! Great job!

Kind wishes,
Gail












#737926 - 07/14/09 03:44 PM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: CG King]  
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Hi Mark,
This is a cute number here! I like it, I can hear it playing on the radio, I heard a song a couple days ago, "Rockin the Beer Gut" and this would fit right in there. It's a cute, real song. Not the typical I'm hot, she's hot, we got together and now we're hot together. That said, frpm what I understand, "they're" looking for upbeat, fun songs now, so why not give it a try. The worst that can happen is "they" say no, but they might not.

Enjoyed the listen.


Caroline


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#737961 - 07/14/09 06:36 PM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: Caroline]  
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Mark and Craig,

Nice job. I really enjoyed the listen. Hard to beat a little Southeast Texas Jimmy Buffet.


Kevin




#738239 - 07/15/09 05:34 PM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: KevinP]  
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Gail, Caroline and Kevin,
Thanks a bunch for listening and your comments! I'm feeling a little too Happy and Fat(mostly fat) today:)


MDP:)
#738305 - 07/15/09 11:06 PM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: mprest]  
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Mark,

Very cute! I wish you much success with it. The lyric is really clever and the music fits like a glove. Nice performance too. Get it out there so you can move on up to the corner of happier and fatter. smile


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#738513 - 07/16/09 05:23 PM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: mprest]  
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I just wanted to come on here and thank ya'll for listening and commenting; it's much appreciated. smile

Craig

#738546 - 07/16/09 06:37 PM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: wolff]  
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Well,
butter my butt and call me a biscuit! Sounds to me like you boys hit a home run. If you could land a helicopter in his front yard I don't see how George Strait could resist this one.

have fun & good luck,
John


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#738605 - 07/16/09 11:11 PM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: John Hoffman]  
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Hi Mark,

What a hoot! Cute and clever lyrics, mellow tempo, music fits it nicely, production sounds great. I heard a little Buffet in it too so, what's not to like? You have a good thing going here.

Ricki

#738630 - 07/17/09 12:36 AM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hi dude

I'm not a country fan in the slightest but man this is good if only for the lyrics which are just great. It all works very well.

Dude

#738686 - 07/17/09 04:34 AM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: Mark Cockerill]  
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This is terrific. What a unique and fresh idea. This lyric if full of wonderful fun clever lines. The music is a perfect fit.

Great job guys...Best of luck with this.

john


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#738716 - 07/17/09 08:19 AM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: jubaljake]  
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Mark,

This is super good! enjoyed it a bunch. Sounds very commercial. It's subtly humorous but yet true in so many cases. Good job!

Alan

#738725 - 07/17/09 08:54 AM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: Two Singers]  
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Good lyrics, good music, sing and playing. Well there it is! Good song, don't see any reason that this couldn't be a hit. I can easily see Alan Jackson or that guy who does Jimmy Buffet type country (?) singing this. Good luck on the pitching.

I thought the mini bridge (I used to live on the lean side...) maybe could have used a little more "change-up" or maybe a complete stop and then go again. The transition in and out of this was smooth, though.

Kevin


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#738806 - 07/17/09 03:09 PM Re: (Living on the Corner of) Happy and Fat [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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Thanks to everyone for Listening and the encouraging comments. Hopefully the song will be recieved similarly when it's pitched smile Wishing all a Great Weekend!


MDP:)

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