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Step Every Day

Larry Foster

April 06, 2017

Genre: Rock

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I think the notion behind the song of never giving up whatever is bothering you, so to speak, makes it Christian. And, it rocks a little bit.





"Don't count each step, it's not the more or the few. It's that you step every day."

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Please don't hesitate to write your thoughts and comments. This is my first effort sharing and communicating with a community of talented songwriters.



Kindest Regards

Larry


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Brent Baxter

Hey, Larry!  First of all, thanks for taking the step (see what I did there) to share your work with us.  I know it can be scary.  So, kudos to you.

I dig the vibe of the song.  Structure feels pretty good.  I personally wouldn’t categorize this as “Christian.”  I don’t see anything non-Christian in it, but I also don’t see enough “God” or “Jesus” in it to really fit in that world.  To me, it’s just a good, positive message that can resonate with Christians and non-Christians alike.

I really like the thought that it’s not how much progress you make each day, but that you just make even a little.  Cool thought.

I like the imagery in the 1st 2 lines of the song.  It’s a nice way to “show” the meaning of the lines.  Knowing you have that in you, I’d suggest digging deeper in the 2nd verse to find more interesting ways of saying what you said.  “Fast/slow” “take a deep breath” isn’t that compelling or fresh to my ears.  You can beat what you have.  I know you can- I saw you do it in the 1st verse.

Overall, there’s a lot of good here.  Keep at it!  If you appreciate this feedback or found it helpful, pay it forward by leaving a review/comment on another writer’s song.  Thanks!

April 08, 2017

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Larry Foster

Brent, I can’t thank you enough for two things 1) taking your time to listen to these songs and 2) for creating such a cool place for songwriters to listen, share, and learn.

Not certain about most writers and I am hoping to find out and learn, but verse 2 generally causes me the most angst because verse 1 was the ‘great idea’.  I appreciate your insights here and will definitely work harder to lift verse 2 up to the level of verse 1.

Thanks again Brent for taking your time to provide valuable feedback.  I truly enjoy your songs and music.

April 08, 2017

Sean Kasey

Hey Larry,

Cool song - good vibe, good message!  I can definitely relate to the idea of just doing the work and not worrying about how much or how little progress you might make everyday as long as you make some.

The structure seems pretty good.  I feel like there may be a few things that need tightening up but I can’t really put my finger on what I would do specifically.  Keep on writing man!

-Sean

April 19, 2017

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Larry Foster

Sean

Thank you for 2 things…1) Taking the time to listen and 2) Taking the time to provide feedback.  I can’t thank you enough.

I am currently thinking/re-writing verse 2 to give it more strength and at the same time thinking about shortening that same verse.  I fee like the song loses something after verse 1 and chorus.

Anyways, feel free to reach out through direct message if you think of anything specifically.  I don’t mind candid feedback or thoughts on what ‘you would do’.

Kindest Regards
Larry

April 20, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Hey, Larry!  First of all, thanks for taking the step (see what I did there) to share your work with us.  I know it can be scary.  So, kudos to you.

I dig the vibe of the song.  Structure feels pretty good.  I personally wouldn’t categorize this as “Christian.”  I don’t see anything non-Christian in it, but I also don’t see enough “God” or “Jesus” in it to really fit in that world.  To me, it’s just a good, positive message that can resonate with Christians and non-Christians alike.

I really like the thought that it’s not how much progress you make each day, but that you just make even a little.  Cool thought.

I like the imagery in the 1st 2 lines of the song.  It’s a nice way to “show” the meaning of the lines.  Knowing you have that in you, I’d suggest digging deeper in the 2nd verse to find more interesting ways of saying what you said.  “Fast/slow” “take a deep breath” isn’t that compelling or fresh to my ears.  You can beat what you have.  I know you can- I saw you do it in the 1st verse.

Overall, there’s a lot of good here.  Keep at it!  If you appreciate this feedback or found it helpful, pay it forward by leaving a review/comment on another writer’s song.  Thanks!

April 08, 2017

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Larry Foster

Brent, I can’t thank you enough for two things 1) taking your time to listen to these songs and 2) for creating such a cool place for songwriters to listen, share, and learn.

Not certain about most writers and I am hoping to find out and learn, but verse 2 generally causes me the most angst because verse 1 was the ‘great idea’.  I appreciate your insights here and will definitely work harder to lift verse 2 up to the level of verse 1.

Thanks again Brent for taking your time to provide valuable feedback.  I truly enjoy your songs and music.

April 08, 2017

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Sean Kasey

Hey Larry,

Cool song - good vibe, good message!  I can definitely relate to the idea of just doing the work and not worrying about how much or how little progress you might make everyday as long as you make some.

The structure seems pretty good.  I feel like there may be a few things that need tightening up but I can’t really put my finger on what I would do specifically.  Keep on writing man!

-Sean

April 19, 2017

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Larry Foster

Sean

Thank you for 2 things…1) Taking the time to listen and 2) Taking the time to provide feedback.  I can’t thank you enough.

I am currently thinking/re-writing verse 2 to give it more strength and at the same time thinking about shortening that same verse.  I fee like the song loses something after verse 1 and chorus.

Anyways, feel free to reach out through direct message if you think of anything specifically.  I don’t mind candid feedback or thoughts on what ‘you would do’.

Kindest Regards
Larry

April 20, 2017


Step Every Day

Written by Larry Foster

Verse 1
When the sun stops shining and you’re kicking at those stones
And your shoes are all you see and your all alone
With your hands are deep down in your pockets searching for some sympathy
Don’t get disgusted with yourself, you have to learn to be free

Don’t give up
Keep on keeping on
Put a stake in the ground
It won’t be easy to take that step
You’re always lost before you’re found

Chorus
Don’t lose sight of what’s in front of you
Make each step count on the way
Don’t count each step it’s not the more or few
It’s that you step every day

Verse 2
When life comes at you fast and you wish it could be slow
Take in the good (take in the good) and let that bad air go
Just remember to take a deep long, take a deep long breath
Keep your balance, keep your balance, keep your balance, keep you balance and your faith

Don’t give up
Keep on keeping on
Put a stake in the ground
It’s the start of the brand new you
You were lost, now you’re found

Don’t lose sight of what’s in front of you
Make each step count on the way
Don’t count each step it’s not the more or few
It’s that you step every day

Choice is made, path is set, you put that stake in the ground
Hands are freed, feet are firm, no more stones kicked around

Chorus x2


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