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bluestocket
07-29-2003, 04:34 PM
Hey, I need your help today. Garth's song "Pushing Up Daisies" is put together of two songs by Kevin Welch. Which songs? Anyone could gimme a clue?????? Thanx!
*blue*

Chris Gaines
07-29-2003, 05:15 PM
I never knew it was "two" songs... lol

Interesting.... :)

Chris Gaines
07-29-2003, 06:01 PM
I checked it out from copyright... only lists as it's song.

Mechanical License Request - Restricted Quantities
Song Title: PUSHING UP DAISIES
Song Writer: J. HADLEY, G. SCRUGGS, K. WELCH

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Publisher Detail Split
Mechanical License Request -
Restricted Quantities
Song Title: PUSHING UP DAISIES
Song Writer: J. HADLEY, G. SCRUGGS, K. WELCH

Publisher Detail Split

SONY/ATV TREE PUBLISHING ....................... 80.00%
IRVING MUSIC, INC. ................................... 20.00%
IRVING MUSIC, INC. A/C GARY SCRUGGS MUSIC 0.00%

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Dunno how helpful that is..............

But there it is...

BLL
07-29-2003, 06:41 PM
Garth combined Kevin Welch's 'Pushin' Up Daisies' and 'The Dash' to form his version of 'Pushing Up Daisies'. Kevin wrote one of the songs with John Hadley and the other with Gary Scruggs, (sorry don't remember which), and Garth didn't take a writing credit, even though he added the last verse about his Mum. He asked Kevin Welch to come and listen to the song, and if he (Kevin) didn't approve, Garth was going to remove it from Scarecrow. Thank God Kevin Welch loved the song, as I think it's far better than the original two. I have the article somewhere on my computer, but I'm in a bit of a rush tonight.

Chris Gaines
07-29-2003, 07:37 PM
here's the original "pushing Up Daisies"

PUSHING UP DAISIES

Sometimes I tell you the way that I'm feel
I think that I'm going crazy
Gotta tell myself man it ain't that big a deal
It's better than pushing up daisies

I slip and stumble and roll down the hill
Trying to impress the ladies
Once played the fool I guess I always will
It's better than pushing up daisies

I walk a high wire with no safety net
God only knows what saves me
All that I know is it ain't over yet
Not till I'm pushing up daisies

I've seen the arrows of death little quiver
Come so close they actually grazed me
I've seen the blood and I've felt the cold shiver
Still I ain't pushing up daisies

Standing here leaning on my windowsill
Dreaming of a sky so blue
Pushing up daisies out there on the hill
It's the last thing that I'll ever do

Sometimes my heart is as true as a child
Sometimes my heart it betrays me
Breaks right in two every once in a while
But it's better than pushing up daisies

Standing here leaning on my windowsill
Dreaming of a sky so blue
Pushing up daisies out there on the hill
It's the last thing that I'll ever do

"Pushing Up Daisies" written by Kevin Welch & John Hadley.

I haven't been able to find anything on "The Dash"

anyone? lol

Clip of Kevin's 'Pushing Up Daisies' (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/clipserve/B000069KEP001001/0/103-1999750-1707005)

Cheryl
07-29-2003, 07:59 PM
http://www.planetgarth.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114651&highlight=dash

Ann posted the original lyrics from both songs awhile back....very cool how Garth combined them. :)

ProducerJ
07-29-2003, 11:03 PM
I remember the article you're thinking of Barbara ( I can see inside your brain!) I'm pretty sure it was Peter Cooper of the Tennessean.

In the process of digging for it I found this one. It's a PDF file and I couldn't seem to copy and paste, but if you look on the 2nd page, 2nd column you'll find some stuff from Garth about this song - and his dad.
http://www.countryupdate.com.au/pdf/25Brooks.pdf
J.

ProducerJ
07-29-2003, 11:07 PM
oooh - here's Kevin's take on it! (And a Chris LeDoux bonus!)

This is from some obscure geocities personal website about alt-country music:

But Welch is finding solace from Oklahoma superstar Garth Brooks who rewrote and recorded 'Pushin' Up Daisies' as a tribute to his dead mother - country singer Colleen Carroll - for his latest big selling album 'Scarecrow'.
"Garth was kind enough to call my publisher and ask him for songs," Welch said, "we sent him about 30 songs. Garth and producer Allen Reynolds looked at over 5,000 songs. It's unique for me to allow lyric changes but I thought his motive was really clean. The song had a new function at that point. I also thought he did a good job."
The title track of Welch's new album was written to his partner - Norwegian singer Claudia Scott.
But it was equally relevant to Wyoming reared rodeo rider-singer Chris LeDoux - a 35 album veteran, now celebrating a successful liver transplant at the age of 54.
"I don't really know Chris but from what I do know I'll like the guy if I get a chance to meet him," says Welch, "I like his version of Millionaire. It's ironic that Garth offered to give Chris a chunk of his liver when he became ill."

BLL
07-30-2003, 09:53 AM
LOL, Silly me. The song is called 'Life Down Here on Earth (The Dash)'

The article I read was from a November USA Today (12-11-01, to be precise). It spoke of Garth using 'Daisies' for the first two verses, 'Life' for the chorus and then adding the last verse. It stated Garth was sweating out Kevin's reaction and pace up and down the hall whilst Kevin listen to it!

I'm certain our more intrepid members could track the article down & link it;it's a very nicely written bit.

ProducerJ
07-30-2003, 10:00 AM
are you SURE you're not British? Because the way I read that date, it appeared on my wedding anniversary, which is in December!
:p

ProducerJ
07-30-2003, 10:04 AM
I can't find the USA Today one, but I did find the Tennessean one I was thinking of.... lots of good Pushin' Up Daisies info in this one!

http://www.planetgarth.com/news/article.php?cid=00675

BLL
07-30-2003, 10:06 AM
LOL, Joyce, no I was born in Ohio. My Dad was military, and that's the way he always wrote his dates, as did my Mum and Gran, so that's the way we (sibs and I) write them too! Actually in accounting they prefer day/month(spelt out)/year format as it's more precise, so I should have written 12 November 2001. Sorry! :o

GBsgirl
07-30-2003, 03:00 PM
After almost 20 years as a miltary wife I write the date with the day first. Today is 30 July 03 LOL And I know Jim's social security number much better than my own because EVERYTHING goes by his when doing anything on base.

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