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JRH
02-06-2007, 11:14 PM
The following song, "Standing Room Only' represents the closest I've come to success in Songwriting. It was demoed at the Song Cellar in Nashville with vocals by Buddy Jewell and won 2d place country in the 2003 Billboard Song contest.

I was given a Publishing Contract for it in 2004, but the Publisher died a year later, and nothing ever came of it, (The contract itself would be expired by now, in any case).

The Lyric is posted below and the song can be heard at: http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?PID=328379&t=1793


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"Standing Room Only"

It was standing room only from the time that the night began.
Well, we set up....tuned up....welcomed them and started in.
We really laid it on, and gave them what they wanted to hear;
'Cause all they really needed was us and a bottle of beer.

It was standing room only and the crowd was getting it on.
The place was jumping and the night had just begun.
Some guy in the back stood up and started to cheer.
I'd rather see them happy then drowning in their tears.

Well, it's standing room only,
No need to be lonely,
That ain't no baloney.
Just come on in.

No need to be lonely.
It's standing room only.
It's standing room only,
Just come on in.

It was standing room only, the kind of crowd I like to see,
"Cause it makes it more fun, and it means we rake in more green.
Everybody's dancing 'though they got no room to move.
It doesn't really matter, as long as they're in that groove.

Well, it's standing room only,
No need to be lonely,
That ain't no baloney.
Just come on in.

No need to be lonely.
It's standing room only.
It's standing room only,
Just come on in.
Come right on in.
Come right on in.

Copyright 1982 James R. Hoye Demo 2002

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Martin Hall-Kenny
02-07-2007, 03:53 PM
It feels like a good country song from the lyric... Is it posted anywhere we can hear it?

JRH
02-07-2007, 11:26 PM
Hi Martin,

The link is at the top of the original message, just ahead of the lyric. I checked it out and it appears to be working. - JRH

Martin Hall-Kenny
02-08-2007, 01:29 PM
Doh.

startwearingpurple
02-09-2007, 02:15 AM
now THATS what i like music that i can hear the lyrics too, music i could sing (badly) along too you should try to get another contract. it listen to ya. the piano's great

Luke flees the scene
02-09-2007, 05:04 AM
I like it alot. The beginning kind of sounds like when a concert's starting, hmm? Anyway, very nice.

moblues
02-09-2007, 05:25 AM
Very good, Martin. The only line that seemed a bit hokey was:

That ain't no baloney.

Sorry, I'm from Chicago. Maybe it's me. Great song. Congrats on the awards. You deserved them.




Mike

JRH
02-09-2007, 07:22 AM
Hi Mike,

You arn't the first to be bothered by that line, (including myself), because it is at the least "dated", but it still means what I was intending to say, (that it isn't a lie) and in all the years since, I haven't come up with an alternative that fit as well.

Moreover, Since that demo was done professionally, rather than by me, It would be difficult and expensive to correct now, (although I might try to find a better alternative, if it was ever picked up for recording).

In any case, I'm glad you (and all the others who posted) liked it.

That's the point with all I write.

Jim Hoye (JRH)