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#1045030 - 04/10/14 11:39 PM That Would Be Me full studio demo  
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Studio demo of "That Would Be Me" written by Fred Choate and Colleen Laylon. Vocals by Jason Eustice, production by Galen Breen.

Hope you enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/fredchoatemusic/that-would-be-me-full-demo

That Would Be Me
Fred Choate, Colleen Laylon, BMI, 2014
(Contact info: fredchoatemusic@gmail.com )

V1
I talked to the mirror, practiced all my lines
Polished off two pots of coffee, and watched the sunrise
Grabbed my baby, we're takin a ride
I aint' asked her yet, will she be my wife?

Pullin' in her parents drive, she still dont have a clue
But Im guessing, her daddy always knew....
another man....would love her one day too

Chorus
That would be me.That would be me
Im the stand-up cowboy he never thought Id be
Gonna shake his hand, and maybe then hell see
If he wants someone to love her like he does..
That would be me

V2
Met her mamma in the kitchen, I heard her daddy outside
shooting down clay pigeons with Crazy Uncle Clyde
Lord I'm praying, that his aim is high
If I don't survive, kiss my baby goodbye

I whispered to her mamma, what I came here for
I want your daughters hand and headed for the door
She pulled me back, said Son are you really sure

Chorus
That would be me.That would be me
Im the stand-up cowboy he never thought Id be
Gonna shake his hand, and maybe then hell see
If he wants someone to love her like he does..
That would be me

Solo

Bridge:
Said, Im here for your blessin he re-loaded his shot gun
Pulled that rock from my pocket, he said So you think you are the one?

Chorus
That would be me.That would be me
Im the stand-up cowboy you never thought Id be
Then I shook his hand, said I need you to see
If you want someone to love her like you do..
That would be me

Tag
He laughed and said, welcome to the Zoo........ now grab a gun, you're one of us....

Last edited by Fred Choate; 04/11/14 09:29 PM.

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#1045032 - 04/11/14 12:04 AM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Fred Choate]  
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Demo? It sounds more like a radio ready hit to me. Great stuff. I don't hear a thing wrong with it. Great write, great production, great performances. Love the harp and chicken pickin'! Nice!

Dave

#1045034 - 04/11/14 12:37 AM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Fred Choate]  
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FRED--

Sounds like a red hot hit to me--Good luck!

Mackie

#1045035 - 04/11/14 01:13 AM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Mackie H.]  
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Thanks Dave and Mackie smile


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#1045041 - 04/11/14 04:19 AM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Fred Choate]  
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What a great song you have here. The lyrics are superb as is the music and vocals.

And you got the tempo and style spot on.

Yep, a song anyone would be proud of

God Bless

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#1045054 - 04/11/14 11:14 AM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Sounds good to me - well done....


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#1045083 - 04/11/14 03:03 PM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Colin Ward]  
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You got a hold on that one Fred. Like the arrangement of the chorus .

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#1045089 - 04/11/14 04:31 PM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hi Fred,

It sure sounds SWEET! Great job!!

Lisa

#1045099 - 04/11/14 05:29 PM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Lisa Gundling]  
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alright Fred,ya'll got a kicker here,i'm diggin' that smokin' harp!Mighty fine job ya'll!Mike

#1045135 - 04/11/14 10:49 PM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Roy, Colin, Lisa, Mike, Vicarn.....thanks for the listen. It turned out pretty well. Hope the folks that can get it to the folks that get it heard like it too wink



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#1045141 - 04/12/14 12:01 AM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Fred Choate]  
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Love everything about this one. Great write, awesome production and your vocalist was not only very good, he was believable. By that I mean he really bought into the song and sold it. Best of luck with this one. You have something special here!

Tom W.

#1045146 - 04/12/14 01:22 AM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Tom W.]  
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wow, this is really kick ass....well done.

#1045147 - 04/12/14 01:26 AM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: maccharles]  
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Hey Fred

Very cool tune

Cheers
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#1045149 - 04/12/14 01:44 AM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Paul H. Gaines]  
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A real Smoker, indeed.

All the best with it.

#1045160 - 04/12/14 06:53 AM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Nelson]  
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Thought Elvis was going to appear on stage the first couple of bars lol.Great song best of luck with it
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#1045255 - 04/12/14 11:17 PM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Travis david]  
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Tom, Mac, Paul, Nelson, and Travis....thanks for the listens and comments. We sure are happy with it smile


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#1045274 - 04/13/14 08:42 AM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Fred Choate]  
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A very good performance & I really liked... Crazy Uncle Clyde


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#1045346 - 04/13/14 10:24 PM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Calvin]  
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Hey Fred,

Enjoyed this upbeat little ditty. Another nicely produced track from Galen. Sounded great! However, your transition from the 1st verse to the 1st chorus didn't make sense to me. I read back through the previous comments, and nobody else mentions it, so maybe it's just me lol.

I don't know what your intention was, but the way this is written, I assumed this feller has never met the girls parents before, because in V2 you say "met her mamma in the kitchen" which I interpreted as he's meeting her for the 1st time ever, therefore this is the first time he is meeting the daddy as well, at least the way I interpreted the lyrics. You also say "I'm guessing her daddy always knew" which also implies they've never met by your use of the word, "guessing". But in the transition from the 1st verse to the 1st chorus, you tell us in line 2 of the CH, "I'm the stand up cowboy he never thought I'd be".

As I listened, I found myself asking, if this dude has never met the parents before, then line 2 in the 1st CH makes no sense to me. If the daddy has never met the feller, then why would he suddenly think the feller is "the stand up cowboy he never thought he'd be"? To me, this implies the daddy must not have thought too much of the feller in the past, but now he might think the feller is stand up guy? But if he is just meeting the feller for the first time, then there would be no past opinion, would there? I dunno, this part of the story confused me, but nobody else mentioned it so maybe I'm not interpreting the story correctly. If that's the case, then disregard everything I've said so far lol.

Only other thing I would mention is, "I aint' asked her yet, will she be my wife?" doesn't sound very conversational. If I was sitting at a bar talking to you about my girl, I would say to you, "I aint' asked her yet, IF SHE'll be my wife?
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I enjoyed it though. GL with it. -Tim


#1045347 - 04/13/14 10:51 PM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: TKO]  
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Tim, good comments all around. You know we struggled with the lyric on this for hours back and forth while writing it (there were several rewrites).....however, the premise is that the Dad has a very high standard for ANY guy that his daughter brings home, and especially for someone to ask for his daughters hand. We are assuming that the parents know this guy, but instead of just "asking her to marry him", he is going to be old fashioned so to speak, and be a Stand Up Man and get permission from the Dad first....the whole shotgun thing is more like a "show" than anything...we know the dad isn't really going to shoot this fella, but as fathers we always dream about standing at the door and intimidating the heck out of our daughters guy.

As far as "met her mama"......that is simply, that is where they were at....the mom was in the kitchen as the singer was on his way to the backyard where he heard the dad shooting, and he whispers to the mom his intentions.

Anyway, I am glad to see your remarks...always love to hear how a song actually comes across for a listener smile Glad you enjoyed the tune, even if it didn't totally gel lyrically with you smile


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#1045350 - 04/14/14 03:13 AM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Fred Choate]  
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Hi Fred.

This one will wake them up--nice up-tempo song. I like this a lot as well. Really well produced. If you were to make any changes or tweaks--the only one I might suggest is in the solo, which I was digging the mouth harp, I'd like to see the guitar volume solo increased a bit to closer match as it rolls off the harp solo and takes over, but feels a little waning in comparison. That's a small nit.

Good luck with this and great job all round!

steady-eddie.

#1045355 - 04/14/14 10:32 AM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: E Swartz]  
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I would agree with that in the production Eddie. Thought the same thing when I heard it smile Thanks for the listen and comments smile


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#1045362 - 04/14/14 12:58 PM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Fred Choate]  
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I, also, was waiting for Elvis when the intro started. Nice. You cant go wrong using Galen. Thought he went away for a while, glad to hear hes back.

#1045364 - 04/14/14 01:10 PM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: Iggy]  
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I'd stick a fork in it. It's sounds good to go and the mix sounds really good on my KRK's. I like the "Elvis Intro" hint!

OK on second listen I do hear what Eddie mentioned re pulling up the guitar a frog hair. If convenient I'd do it but wouldn't worry if it wasn't. This outghta be heard by a lot of folks.


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An enjoyable listen. Excellent sound to it - nice pickin' and terrific harp.. and a good vocal to pull it off...

#1045533 - 04/16/14 01:36 PM Re: That Would Be Me full studio demo [Re: floyd jane]  
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Hi Fred,

I love a chair dancing tune in the morning! Very well written and the production is super. Good one all around.

Ricki

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