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Track 1 See How They Run


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BigFinish

 Genre: Opera

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Life is Grand .....
John Grand is 42 years old, married to wife Norah and they have a young daughter named Katie. John was raised to succeed and has always prided himself on his ability to plan and follow through. The only time this logic has failed him was when he fell in love with Norah. This event had no rules and no plan to follow. It joyously swept him away and he later filed it in his memory under "Never Saw It Coming". John worked hard and with singular dedication establishing a lucrative construction company in Houston, Texas. Big money and fast times. People liked doing business with John Grand. He was a man you felt you could believe in and John found he quiet enjoyed cultivating "believers". Seven years ago Grand Associates was bought by S.C. Ratch. Ratch LTD is an umbrella to a diverse collection of companies and world wide interest. Silas Ratch is an elusive power magnet you loves saying " There are seven opportunities a week to
make money ... Monday through Sunday". John Grand was asked to stay on as a senior vice president over Ratch construction and municipal projects. People still instinctively feel like John Grand is a trustworthy person to deal with and John Grand knows how to grease the proper wheels. John has learned much over the past seven years. He has learned he likes the finer things ..... likes money .... likes living in a power wonderland. Life is good for John Grand.

Performance Note: Vocal solos... Roxylee and Davisamerica2. Guitar solo: Apokafunk. There are some minor microphone glitches as staff sets final levels.
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Lyrics
See How They Run
[Music: Davisamerica Additional Lyrics: Roxylee and Terry Pearson]

Feel that sun just shining down
It shines on me and tells me I am
Too big for you to take down
I am the king of Shiny Town

Oldest secret in the book
Step right up and take a look
Oh ... wait...wait .. wait .. You didn't make it
So sad ! Now, you'll have to fake it
I'm understanding, yes I am
But you are standing on the ground man
I am floating high above you
Wave bye bye, I never saw you
But I really hope you understand
I am such a busy, busy man .... yes I am

See How They Run

Grab that phone and say hello
It's money calling don't you know
You and her should get real tight
She's guaranteed to make it right

Grab that ring. This is your chance
Or you'll be left out of the dance
The deal is going down to nite
It's your hand, so play it right

Mama told you "haste makes waste"
Well check it out. You've had a taste
No regrets, just jump right in
You'll soon forget what your life has been

See How They Run
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Hits: 3666
Comments: 33
Fans: 30
Plays: 218
Downloads: 159

Uploaded: Sep 30, 2008 - 08:32:23 AM
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2008 - 10:01:36 AM Last Played: Jun 30, 2017 - 06:18:26 PM
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Comments
MarkHolbrook said 3245 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
Excellent!
The story unfolds!
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Char said 3245 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
And, so it begins!
Apokafunk shines! Roxylee is a spellbinder and davisamerica, well... you are Mr. Big. Love the "See How They Run" chorus.
Thanks.
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Feter said 3245 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
Track 1 See How They Run
great structure ...Roxy did something she always
been afraid to do ...sing a rock song ..what a
great story and a song ...no words can describe
the huge work here ...Kudos #1
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Roxylee said 3245 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
I gotta tell ya
This was FUN! This song has been in my head since I first heard it. I was thrilled to be able to add a couple verses and sing them. I feel famous now. See how I run to prepare dinner, will be back later to listen to all the songs. Amazing, Jack and everybody.:-)
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sloparts said 3245 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
And so it begins
If this is anything like the rest of it, you've got a hit on your hands.

Roxylee and Davisamerica2 sound fantastic in this and the Guitar solo by Apokafunk screams out.

Love what I here so far.

Ed
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davisamerica said 3239 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
well thank you ed
i know you made it all the way through on original post day and that was a real uplifting thing for all of us. TOTAL CLASS YOU ARE!
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dajama said 3245 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
Wow
This sounds great. Your voices are wonderful (Roxy, you rock this!) and the mix is out of this world! Great percussion, and lovely guitar work. Wonderful stuff. Kudos, folks. Peace.
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saymme said 3245 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
..( :
Killer track !!!! TX
lengold said 3245 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
I don't know...
you wait and wait and wait and then fourteen come along at once... early!
Fantastic vocals by you both, great song and exceptional production. Love the Hendrix guitar.
Off to the next one.
Cheers
Len


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Bob Rodgers said 3244 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
Great
guitar solo and what a wonderful beginning.
I love Terry and Roxy's vocals and what a great song this is!
Very much enjoyed!
Bob
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Vic Holman said 3244 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
got my work cut out
cool starter for the series. gonna take me some time to get through.

I had no idea you guys were even doing something like this.

very cool.
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davisamerica said 3239 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
bob and vic ... thanks guys
you guys are great and we appreciate it!
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Doadars Uncle said 3243 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
Powerful and driving
I love the vocals. The guitars are nicely done.

"See how they run" I think of the line from Three Blind Mice. An effective metaphor!
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ktb said 3242 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
cool
love the vocal work and mr apokafunk's guitar work is mesmerizing.
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guitapick said 3242 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
~
Great. great project, people! Very cool...
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Alannah said 3242 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
I am now .....
... on my second listen to the whole show ... and I love the way the three themes seem to play themselves out through all the songs ..... (1) see how they run (2) sex is power and (3) I think I can ... and (4) the kazoo of course - tied the entire project together ! Anyone listening to this - you MUST listen to the entire show to understand.
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davisamerica said 3240 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
"see how they run"
right then .... my turn! I am going to try and hit each track and share a bit from what I hear. First .... each one of you guys so deserve a standing ovation. You gave this work so much heart and soul ... as well as some brilliant additions and contributions to the music. Track one was released as an instrumental early summer of 2008. Several things about this track are special to me. Oddly enough .... this final version was completed days before we posted. Terry and Roxy contributed to the final lyrics and Apokafunk [Josh] added this wonderful lead guitar part. The strongest elements here are the vocals and once again our friend Roxylee carried the day with an amazing performance and the backing choir was perfect.
I think the song's strong intro demanded the performers keep up the momentum and they did in aces!
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MotherofMeursault said 3240 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Rock Opera
Strong intro. Looking forward to hearing the development of this thing. Sounds big (and strangely Euro-cabaret) so far.......
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Nolan said 3239 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
You gotta love MJ!
YOU GOTTA LOVE MACJAMS! That it can churn out stuff like this is such a testament to this site. Good on you all. This is very cool.
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damiengh said 3238 days ago (October 7th, 2008)
Damn
Damn, now I got to listen to the whole thing! Your open cut demands I listen to this energetic romp.

Knowing their MacJammers, will at least make the ride interesting.

Here I go for broke.............................
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Pete_NB said 3229 days ago (October 16th, 2008)
What!?
How did I miss this? I have a lot of listening to do.

Very cool idea!
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3228 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
BIG !

Fantastic job from all of you .
Love the vocals .
drakonis said 3224 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
I am pretty much speechless
Jack, first of all, congratulations for mounting such an elaborate adventure, and then getting a bunch of friends together and pulling it off, and on top of that, having it come out so well! I am in awe of so many aspects of this. The story line is well thought out, walks the line of having something important to say without being trite or preachy, and is woven into these vignettes really well. The amount of music to be written and performed is staggering here, in such a short time, and yes, some is background to carry the story, but there's a lot of good tunes in there too, and great scoring and performances (looks like Paul worked very hard on this aspect too!) Each of the performers here did an outstanding job, and since you generously posted a sneak-peek at one of your recorded how-to instructions, we got to see you working gently behind the scenes. That was an awesome touch. I have listened to this entire thing twice through now, and am so impressed with everyone involved... I've been sitting here for weeks not knowing what I could say. Such a wonderful gift you have offered all of us, Jack. Thank you so much!
ttfn,
Eduard
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BigFinish said 3224 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
and thank you
This is the one post I have waited for with some anxiety ... :-] Eduard this makes the effort so worthwhile .. for all of us I am sure ... but especially for me. I have always appreciated your comments and your friendship here has always been a true treasure for me. Thank you my friend ... indeed .... heart felt Thank You !
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Char said 3040 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Still
a terrific entree to whole shooting match. I can hear me in there. This really was the first singing I did on here. I owe you, big time. Thanks.
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Char said 2981 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
I encourage you to do
one of these every year. So, perhaps Kassia's tune will explode into a Rock Opera.
I love you, Bunnykins! :)
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davisamerica said 2862 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
...and i
love you too kiddo.... you were a star on this...
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cormacbrenock said 2427 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
MAD !! and Brilliant !
The production on the instrumental music is fantastic. The guitar reminds me of Hendrix.
There is some real groovy synth stuff , that reminds me of early Talking Heads stuff.
What a melting pot of influences !
Well done Apokafunk.
Well done Roxylee and Davisamerica2.
Downloaded it .
What an EPIC song . Well done .
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davisamerica said 1912 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
sorry
noise wise u just gotta crank this up ...we were learning
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davisamerica said 1912 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
hahahahaha
..... hello collabs
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alackbass said 1878 days ago (June 28th, 2012)
Track 1 See How They Run
Starting at the beginning. Now I want to know how the story goes! This is unbelievable!
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davisamerica said 1877 days ago (June 29th, 2012)
S.C. Ratch LTD
..... anyone got that yet??
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richard13 said 1653 days ago (February 8th, 2013)
Yes...
of course!
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Llarion said 1160 days ago (June 16th, 2014)
Uber cool!!
Gonna have to wade all the way through this... Loaded with interest, excellent performances, and superb ideas.
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Char said 78 days ago (June 3rd, 2017)
I screwed up
and listened to What Jessie Heard , first.

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BigFinish said 50 days ago (June 30th, 2017)
You never
Screw up my dear sweet lady
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