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Sunday Supper

Marvin Adcock

August 02, 2017

Genre: Country

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I wrote this song while thinking about what it would take to change the world of today, and decided we need to start at home.


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Robert Lloyd

Marvin… another one of your specialties. This has Keith Urban written all over it. The hooking is in the harmony falsettos that are super catchy. The story line is important in this day and age. But wait, it doesn’t have Jimmy with a beer picking up Bettylou in his pickup truck heading for a party down by the lake. Oh well, nice try anyways. <g>

Joking aside… this is a good one. Better than what’s on the radio.

August 03, 2017

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Amy Hill

This sounds like the good-time feeling songs of older country…which in my opinion we need more of.
I like how the song makes it full circle and leaves you with a good feeling even though some tough things are going on in some parts.
The only thing I would say is at the end it sounds too much like you were trying to make the “Andy G. and Mayberry ” rhyme. It may just be me but that part sounded forced just from a writers perspective but it didn’t sound bad in the song. I just notice more things like that but I really like the song and what it’s about and believe in every word you wrote!

August 03, 2017

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Richard Kirk

really liked this one. visuals are good. The Andy G is a little bit of a stretch for some, and I don’t care for how it conflicts with MayberREE- no one says the accent on the last syllable. If you could redo that this would be great. But I do understand what you mean and the harmony parts in the vocals really do make a difference.

August 04, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Hey, Marvin!  Thanks for sharing your work with us.  I dig it.  I wonder if you can remove the word “Sunday” from the 1st verse- keep your powder dry for the chorus- let it have even more impact then.  May not be possible, but it’s a thought.  Overall, I like it.  Unfortunately, there may not be a lot of current country artists who are cutting this kind of traditional song (I wish more would), so it feels like a good bluegrassy kind of cut.  Or a legacy artist.

Good work!

August 15, 2017

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Marvin Adcock

That’s a great idea about removing the word “Sunday” from the first verse and saving it for the chorus. I had not thought of that, but it makes sense. It would easy enough to do in the first verse. However it is also used again in the second verse, and is included in the double rhyme. That would be more challenging, but not impossible. I love a good lyric challenge! You are also right Brent in that the song is not the style that current artists might want to record, which is sad because when I wrote the song one of the first pitches was to Autumn House at Capitol Records. She liked the song well enough that she asked to listen to it twice from start to finish. She loved the song, but unfortunately did not have an artist it would fit at the time. Thanks again Brent for the great suggestion! That is what I miss about not co-writing.

August 16, 2017

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Robert Lloyd

Marvin… another one of your specialties. This has Keith Urban written all over it. The hooking is in the harmony falsettos that are super catchy. The story line is important in this day and age. But wait, it doesn’t have Jimmy with a beer picking up Bettylou in his pickup truck heading for a party down by the lake. Oh well, nice try anyways. <g>

Joking aside… this is a good one. Better than what’s on the radio.

August 03, 2017

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Amy Hill

This sounds like the good-time feeling songs of older country…which in my opinion we need more of.
I like how the song makes it full circle and leaves you with a good feeling even though some tough things are going on in some parts.
The only thing I would say is at the end it sounds too much like you were trying to make the “Andy G. and Mayberry ” rhyme. It may just be me but that part sounded forced just from a writers perspective but it didn’t sound bad in the song. I just notice more things like that but I really like the song and what it’s about and believe in every word you wrote!

August 03, 2017

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Richard Kirk

really liked this one. visuals are good. The Andy G is a little bit of a stretch for some, and I don’t care for how it conflicts with MayberREE- no one says the accent on the last syllable. If you could redo that this would be great. But I do understand what you mean and the harmony parts in the vocals really do make a difference.

August 04, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Hey, Marvin!  Thanks for sharing your work with us.  I dig it.  I wonder if you can remove the word “Sunday” from the 1st verse- keep your powder dry for the chorus- let it have even more impact then.  May not be possible, but it’s a thought.  Overall, I like it.  Unfortunately, there may not be a lot of current country artists who are cutting this kind of traditional song (I wish more would), so it feels like a good bluegrassy kind of cut.  Or a legacy artist.

Good work!

August 15, 2017

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Marvin Adcock

That’s a great idea about removing the word “Sunday” from the first verse and saving it for the chorus. I had not thought of that, but it makes sense. It would easy enough to do in the first verse. However it is also used again in the second verse, and is included in the double rhyme. That would be more challenging, but not impossible. I love a good lyric challenge! You are also right Brent in that the song is not the style that current artists might want to record, which is sad because when I wrote the song one of the first pitches was to Autumn House at Capitol Records. She liked the song well enough that she asked to listen to it twice from start to finish. She loved the song, but unfortunately did not have an artist it would fit at the time. Thanks again Brent for the great suggestion! That is what I miss about not co-writing.

August 16, 2017


I hear the sound of laughter as I open that front door
Family gathered round that big oak table once more
It’s a Sunday thing - that’s everything

Daddy says I’m hungry everybody find your place
Just like every Sunday we begin by saying grace
Heads bowed down - hands joined round

Sunday supper with the family
Ain’t no better way to tell a week - goodbye
Sittin’ ‘round a table catchin’ up
With the people that you love - good time
What this world needs is a lot more family Sunday suppers

Brother is relieved he wasn’t laid off work last week
Sister and her husband say they’re finally gonna be
A mom and dad - everybody’s glad

Sunday supper with the family
Ain’t no better way to tell a week goodbye
Sittin’ ‘round a table catchin’ up
With the people that you love - good time
What this world needs is a lot more family - Sunday suppers

Mama says her chemo’s down to just one more treatment left
Before she starts another round of all them pesky tests
Then daddy jokes - that’s how he copes

Sunday supper with the family
Ain’t no better way to tell a week goodbye
Sittin’ ‘round a table catchin’ up
With the people that you love - good time
What this world needs is a lot more Andy G.
What this world needs is a lot more Mayberry
What this world needs is a lot more family - Sunday suppers

I hear the sound of laughter as I open that front door

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