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Standing Ovation

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Freebo: lead vocal, harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, fretless bass
Mark Goldenberg: electric guitar
Shane Fontayne: electric guitar
Skip Edwards: piano
John Molo: drums
Rosemary Butler: background vocals
Joe Meyer: french horns

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STANDING OVATION
Freebo, Bassline Music (BMI)
Robert Tepper, Heavy Breather Music (ASCAP)

VERSE 1:
IF LIFE IS A COMEDY, THE PART THAT WE PLAY
IS NEVER AS CLEAR AS IT COULD BE.
OR MAYBE A DRAMA, WHO IS TO SAY,
BUT IT ALWAYS TURNS OUT AS IT SHOULD BE.
AND IF I AM A PLAYER WHO'S PLAYED HIS PART WELL,
AND DID IT WITH HUMOR AND GRACE,

CHORUS:
WHEN I DIE,
GIVE ME A STANDING OVATION,
A CELEBRATION
FOR A JOB WELL DONE.
NO NEED TO CRY,
ITS NOT MY FINAL DESTINATION.
I'LL BE AT THE STATION
WHEN THE TRAIN COMES BY.

VERSE 2:
YOU WRITE YOUR OWN STORY AS THE PAGES UNFOLD,
BUT YOU’RE NEVER QUITE SURE OF THE ENDING.
MAYBE IT'S DESTINY, MAYBE IT'S CHOICE,
MAYBE WE'RE ALL JUST PRETENDING.
IN THE TALE OF A LIFE TIME, IF IT ALL COMES AROUND,
AND YOU ONLY RECEIVE WHAT YOU’RE SENDING…

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VERSE 3:
SOME HAVE IT EASY, SOME HAVE IT ALL,
SOME WORK SO HARD FOR SO LITTLE.
WE SINK TO THE BOTTOM, AND WE RISE TO THE TOP,
BUT MOSTLY WIND UP IN THE MIDDLE.
THE MORE WE ARE DIFFERENT, THE MORE WE'RE THE SAME.
I’M JUST ONE MORE WHO'S WORKED THROUGH THE RIDDLE.

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