ENCHANTED EVERGLADES


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“Thank You” song

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In this scene in the script (may not be in the novel), Gumbo prances around thanking various animals and insects as they trek through the Everglades. Can you imagine this in your mind as an animation movie and musical?

Ezemdi Chikwendu sang it and Andy Ellis Valdini arranged and performed the instrumentals. Andy also arranged the “Today is a very Special Day” song. Ziv mixed and mastered this demo. I thank all of them for doing such a wonderful job.

I hope you enjoy it and sing along.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX-mBxUqmps

Thank You by Gail Kowatch

Verse 1

I am grateful

for my friends and family

I am grateful

For our beautiful world

I am grateful

For everything in my life

Chorus

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank everything

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Verse2

I am grateful

For all the lessons of love

I am grateful

For the challenges I face

I am grateful

For another day to live

Chorus

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank everything

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Bridge

I thank everyone

Who protect us

Who care for us

I thank everyone

Who do what’s right

Who fight for rights

And care for our land

Chorus (2x)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank everything

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Thank you. With love,

Gail

p.s. The sketch at the top of Gumbo was illustrated by Terry Pavlet.

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“I Need to be Brave” song

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Hello everyone, here is the lyric video for the 5th song in the script book. Once again, the talented Ziv arranged and performed the instrumentals. Ariel Petrie sang the song as Ellen. She was also in the duet with Ziv, “My Friend For Life.” Thanks to both of you for helping me create this demo!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdlUPs8e7cQ

I NEED TO BE BRAVE by Gail Kowatch

Verse 1

Why did you leave me

Was it your time to

You didn’t say, goodbye

I miss you so much

Wish I could see you

Wish I could hear you, telling me

Chorus

I need to be brave

to face stormy days

I need to be brave

to face all my fears

I need to be brave

I need to be brave

‘Cuz I am never alone

Verse 2

When I dream of you

I can hug you tight

Please visit me, tonight

 Now I can feel you

Like a white angel

Whispering to me, telling me

Chorus

I need to be brave

to face stormy days

I need to be brave

to face all my fears

I need to be brave

I need to be brave

‘Cuz I am never alone

Ohhhhh

I need to be brave

Ohhhhh

I need to be brave

I need to be brave

Chorus

I need to be brave

to face stormy days

I need to be brave

to face all my fears

I need to be brave

I need to be brave

‘Cuz I am never alone

Thank you. With love,

Gail

p.s. The sketch of Ellen was illustrated by Terry Pavlet.

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“In My Heart” song

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Ziv was the talented singer, musical arranger, performer, mixer, and masterer for this demo. All the repeating of the “in my heart” was his original adlib. What would I do, if I hadn’t, hired this amazing artist? I am so grateful to you Ziv.

Before the music becomes available on iTunes and CDBaby, I may update the lyrics and change a few things for all the songs.

Here is the link to the lyric YouTube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSp_DDRi6dI

IN MY HEART by Gail Kowatch

Verse 1

It’s been awhile, since I saw you

Things didn’t end, like I wanted

I wish I could turn back the time

To change the things that broke us, apart

Chorus

What would I do, if I hadn’t,

still kept you, in my heart

I can handle it

I can handle it

I can do all things

with you, in my heart.

Verse 2

They say that time, should heal my pain

But I’ve been hurt, for a long time

I’ve spent so many days alone

Everyday still hurts the same as, before

Chorus

What would I do, if I hadn’t,

Still kept you, in my heart

I can handle it

I can handle it

I can do all things

with you, in my heart

I can handle it

I can handle it

With you in my heart

In my heart (3x)

Verse 3

My life goes on, I’ve learned some things

I’ve made new friends, who remind me

That even though I’ve let you go

You’ll always have a special place, here

In my heart

Chorus

I can handle it

I can handle it

I can do all things with you

I can do all things with you

In my heart (5x)

 

Thank you. With love,

Gail

p.s. The sketch of Ocean was done by Terry Pavlet.

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“My Friend For Life” Orchestral Version of Theme Song

Here is the orchestral version (movie score) of “MY FRIEND FOR LIFE” arranged and performed by the talented and kind artist, Ron Ochs, the same musician who arranged and performed “EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL RIGHT” in my other post. The drummer was the talented, Brandon Davis. The mixing and mastering was expertly done by Ziv who will be doing all the mixing and mastering going forward. Everyone was hired through Airgigs.com.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22PkaeLKt7k

Thank you. With love,

Gail

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“My Friend for Life” – Duet Theme Song

Here is the YouTube lyrics vid of the song “MY FRIEND FOR LIFE” theme song.  Ziv, the production music arranger, performer, mixing and mastering engineer as well as the singer did an amazing job. He took my melody and turned it into a great sound recording. The female singer is Ariel Petrie. She sounds perfect for Ellen. Everyone was hired through Airgigs.com.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF56IyZ2yrs

MY FRIEND FOR LIFE by Gail Kowatch

Verse 1

When people laughed at me

You always gave me strength

To stand up tall and be myself

I want to thank you

Verse 2

When I wished for a dream

You made me realize

That I can reach beyond the stars

I want to thank you

I want to thank you

Chorus

You are my friend, my friend for life

Someone who loves me as I am

You shine your love, into my heart

And make me one with your bright light

Let’s be together now

Verse 3

When I was being a fool

You showed me how to be

By being kind, and loving me

I want to thank you

Verse 4

When I didn’t like myself

You taught me how to love

By showing me, I’m made of love

I want to thank you

I want to thank you

Chorus

You are my friend, my friend for life

Someone who loves me as I am

You shine your love, into my heart

And make me one with your bright light

Let’s be together now

Bridge

The past is gone

The future isn’t here

All we have is now

There is no other time

Forgiveness heals all wounds

Leaving only love

Love is who we are

Love is all there is

Chorus

You are my friend, my friend for life

Someone who loves me as I am

You shine your love, into my heart

And make me one with your bright light

Let’s be together now

My best friend

My friend for life

Thank you. With love,

Gail Kowatch

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“Today is a Very Special Day” Song

Bix, a young soft-shelled turtle, sings this song. I composed the melody, lyrics, and produced the song with a talented instrumental arranger named Andy Ellis Valdini. He also played the live violin and piano. The singer – Gideon Nasby – isn’t his voice so cute?! Drummer – Tarik Ghiradella. The guitarist – Andrew Timothy. The mixing engineer – Peter Duff and Ziv. Mastering by Ziv. Everyone was hired through Airgigs.com.

This is for an animation book, maybe someday a film. The animated music video won’t get done until 2016. If you know anyone who can do it well, please contact me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtccElU06-M

TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY by Gail Kowatch

 I love today! It’s gonna be a great day!

 Verse 1

The sun warms my face

The rain tickles my nose

It doesn’t matter what the weather holds

‘Cuz I’m gonna have a great day.

Verse 2

I swim to first place

I can bumble the race

It doesn’t matter if I win or lose

‘Cuz I’m gonna have a great day.

Prechorus

I feel terrific! I feel amazing!

I’m going to give, my smile, to everyone,

I meet and greet today!

Chorus

Today, today is a very special day

Today, today is going my way

It’s one of a kind

It’s here then it’s gone

And so, I’m going to make today, the best day ever!

Verse 3

Some kids make me smile

Some kids squabble with me

It doesn’t matter how they are to me

‘Cuz I’m gonna have a great day.

Verse 4

I can run and play

I have sniffles today

It doesn’t matter what my body feels

‘Cuz I’m gonna have a great day.

Prechorus

I feel terrific! I feel amazing!

I’m going to give, my smile, to everyone,

I meet and greet today!

Chorus

Today, today is a very special day

Today, today is, going my way

It’s one of a kind

It’s here then it’s gone

And so, I’m going to make today, the best day ever!

I’m going to give, my smile, to everyone,

I meet and greet today!

Have a great day everyone! Love you!

Thank you. With love,

Gail

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“Everything Will Be All Right”- Song

A wood stork sings this song to Ellen during a difficult moment in the story. I wrote the melody, lyrics, and produced the song with a very talented musical arranger Ron Ochs. Nate Mason was the mixing engineer as well the drummer. Mixing and mastering by Ziv. Everyone was hired through Airgigs.com.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRUDqWU0y8M

EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL RIGHT by Gail Kowatch

 Verse 1

Do not worry, do not cry

Never let your spirits die

Keep your chin up to the skies

Trusting everything will be, all right

Chorus

You will always be

Where you are meant to be

Learn from every situation

Stay on path to its fruition

Keep the faith, don’t fall apart

Let your love comfort your heart

Everything will be all right

Everything will be all right, in the end.

Verse 2

Little angel, hear me now

You will get through this somehow

Let your face glow with a smile

Knowing everything will be, all right

Chorus (2x)

You will always be

Where you are meant to be

Learn from every situation

Stay on path to its fruition

Keep the faith, don’t fall apart

Let your love comfort your heart

Everything will be all right,

Everything will be all right in the end.

Everything will be all right, in the end.

Thank you. With love,

Gail

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