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The Grand Parade


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stacey

 Genre: Indie Rock

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I played all the instuments on this song. This is a loop free project. My next one is going to be loops for days!

I played acoustic guitar, and I used my guitar for the baseline as well. The drums I used my keyboard with GB's software drum sounds.

And, all vocals. Thanks for listening!
Stacey
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Lyrics
"THE GRAND PARADE"
Stacey K. Black

My cup has always been more than half full
and I can count on one hand all the times my life's been dull

every day's been like a grand parade
every moment one that I have made
and I would never even trade my sorrows
every game is won that I have played
my memories will never fade
even as I'm looking past today, to tomorrow

My lease on life will never expire
and as I run this race my legs will never tire

every day is like a grand parade
every moment one that I have made
and I will never even trade my sorrows
every game is won that I have played
my memories will never fade
even as I'm looking past today, to tomorrow

Holding on to it
is the only way to get through it
if I let go of the tiger's tail
my ride is over.
I failed.

every day's been like a grand parade
every moment one that I have made
and I would never even trade my sorrows
every game is won that I have played
my memories will never fade
even as I'm looking past today, to tomorrow.

every day should be a grand parade
every moment I myself have made
and I never even want to trade my sorrows
every game is one I want to play
hope my memories will never fade
cause I can't stop looking past today, to tomorrow...

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Uploaded: Jun 19, 2006 - 09:14:57 AM
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2006 - 08:03:34 AM Last Played: Mar 20, 2017 - 02:10:40 AM
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Comments
macgalver said 4143 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
stacey k.
This is gorgeous! Great job! Super harmonies, great beat, congrats!
You have a great way with words and confidently realize your melodies.
That's saying a lot, sister. The lyrics in your bridge are an itty-tad
awkward for me, but I adore the music that's happening there. Your
ear for harmony is exceptional. Keep up the good work! xxoo, kelli
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macgalver said 4143 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
you get high marks
from me. I don't know, or care, how other people vote. I only need to
know was there commedable effort? and did they get the song across?
Are they sincere? Are they wasting my time? Few things are ever
perfect in life. take care, kelli
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stacey said 4143 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
you get high marks
Thanks so much for your comments. I really appreciate your time and opinions.

Stacey
Check out my latest song called tick tock
Scott Carmichael said 4143 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
wow stacey
There is an undercurrent of hope, it is so much easier to be pessimistic
in music, I love when hope is conveyed... I'd love to look under the
hood and glimpse the philosophy that drives this song, which I have to
say is masterfully written, the line "and I never even want to trade my
sorrows" is heart felt for me, that has been a great school in my life...
your voice is convincing, your not just singing the notes but the
words... very good

Check out my latest song called Dogwood
Scott Carmichael said 4143 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
wow stacey
There is an undercurrent of hope, it is so much easier to be pessimistic
in music, I love when hope is conveyed... I'd love to look under the
hood and glimpse the philosophy that drives this song, which I have to
say is masterfully written, the line "and I never even want to trade my
sorrows" is heart felt for me, that has been a great school in my life...
your voice is convincing, your not just singing the notes but the
words... very good

Check out my latest song called Dogwood
stacey said 4143 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
wow stacey
Thank you so much. Those comments mean a LOT coming from you. Glad you
liked it!
Check out my latest song called tick tock
perceptualvortex said 4143 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
Excellent
song. Great writing, performance and production. You rock, Stacey!
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Jim Bouchard said 4143 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
Now I've got it!
It took me a while to place it, but your voice reminds me of the San
Francisco singer, Connie Champagne; sort of showtune or cabaret-like.
Very nicely put together with excellent feel to the drums. Good job!
Check out my latest song called Big Yawn (Apogee One mic demo)
stacey said 4143 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
Now I've got it!
Thanks Jim. I am especially proud of the drums! I'm am in no way a
percussionist, so when I can come up with something good on my keyboard that
sounds "real" and not too electric, I kinda puff up like a peacock. Thanks for
taking notice! I appreciate your comments!

Stacey
Check out my latest song called tick tock
VicDiesel said 4143 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
Crafty
I wish there were more songs like this on this site. All the technicalities
are A-ok here (good voice, both lead and harmonies, instruments well
recorded), so I can listen to the song without being bothered by some
technical annoyances. And the song is pretty cool too. Good work.
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stacey said 4143 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
Thanks so much
Thanks for all your comments! I'm so happy!
Check out my latest song called tick tock
nomaramon said 4143 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
Neko
Sounds great. Reminds me a bit, a little of Neko Case vocals.

Good job!
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composerclark said 4143 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
amazing voice!
The thing that leaps out at me in any of your songs is your amazing
voice; it sounds fully professional, radio-ready, etc. Beyond that, I am
impressed that you played everything yourself, and the arrangement
and production is good.

Here are my quibbles (and that's all they are! Overall it is a wonderful
song):

1. Your instruments are noticeably out of sync at times, beginning
with bar 2 where the piano and guitar aren't quite together on beat 1.
Not a big deal, but everything else is so professionally done that, for
me at least, this stood out a bit.

2. Kelli said that the lyrics in your bridge are an "itty-tad awkward..."
For me, they're not particularly awkward, but they seem a bit
incongruous. Your main image is a "grand parade," which I associate
with celebration, fun, etc., but holding onto a tiger's tale conjures up
images of life being wild and out of control! Both are effective similes,
but for me they don't seem particularly related.

3. I listened to this a few times, and after a while I began to wish that
at least some of the verses would be longer, and that the chorus not be
repeated as often (because the chorus is relatively long compared to
the verses).

And, speaking of the chorus (and this is completely subjective on my
part!), the line "every moment one that I have made" had a edge of
boastfulness (or something) to it... The 'moments' of our lives are, in
my view anyway, the result of many things, only some of which are of
our own engineering.

Overall, though, this is a tremendous accomplishment, and I look
forward to hearing more from you.
Check out my latest song called A Little Song About Our Mom
stacey said 4142 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
amazing voice!
Well, thank you very much for all of your thoughtful remarks. I appreciate the
time you took to really listen and give me your honest critique. Thanks again!

Stacey
Check out my latest song called tick tock
said 4142 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
enjoyed it.
I really like the vocal sound. It is nicely clear. The music does get out of
sync, at least it sounds this way at certain times, but other than that it is
very good. I enjoyed it.
ka-klick said 4142 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
Not sure if I'd say indie
Actually reminds me of some of the Dreamboat Annie era Heart material, I
think you have a voice that could handle that kind of material too. Really
nice song.
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stacey said 4142 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
Not sure if I'd say indie
I didn't know what genre listed would work for this song. I thought Indie meant
Independent?

Anyway, thanks so much for all the great comments!

Stacey
Check out my latest song called tick tock
jie said 4141 days ago (June 21st, 2006)
Nice
From one whos cup is always half empty thanks for this song. I really like it. well arranged with great vocal,also very well played. thanks for sharing. Cheery
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Ed Hannifin said 4141 days ago (June 21st, 2006)
I continue to admire...
...your very natural pitch and phrasing... You deliver your songs with a
natural, almost conversational cadence that still has plenty of music to
it...

You also have great skills as a lyricist, and a nice touch on the guitar.

You got a nice tone from the guitar on this, too. A little chorusy
without overdoing it. Nice.

There was a spot where I thought the backing beat wasn't matching up,
but that was one spot.

Ed
stacey said 4141 days ago (June 21st, 2006)
I continue to admire...
Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!

Stacey
Check out my latest song called tick tock
Leon said 4140 days ago (June 22nd, 2006)
Grand...
You have very clean vocal chords.. the words and notes come out as crisp
and clearly as can be, without a quiver of uncertainty even with the high
notes. Very confident singing and great insturmental accompaniment.

Great message of hope and optimism. Well constructed lyrics and a
brilliant melody to go with it. That melodious message never fails to
uplift my spirit.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
stacey said 4140 days ago (June 22nd, 2006)
Grand...
Thanks so much. That was very kind praise and I don't take it lightly. I'm so glad
you enjoyed my song!

Stacey
Check out my latest song called tick tock
Hectorious said 4139 days ago (June 23rd, 2006)
Great Vocals
I loved the vocals.
If you ever some bass parts for any of your songs just let me know:)
I'd be very glad to do it.
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stacey said 4139 days ago (June 23rd, 2006)
Great Vocals
Thanks Hector. I appreciate the offer and I'll probably take you up on it!

Stacey
Check out my latest song called tick tock
ktb said 4135 days ago (June 27th, 2006)
unique
hope theres no rule for multiple comments in a short period of time,
yet as i cruz your posts I realize what a giant you are in the vocal and
lyric department. As well, your production and playing skills are on a
similar level. Did I mention your voice? Its great. This song sounds to
me that theres an underlying current ready to arc out at any second.
Very unique and enjoyable sound.
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stacey said 4133 days ago (June 29th, 2006)
unique
Thanks so very very much! I really appreciate your comment!

Stacey
Check out my latest song called tick tock
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