Stock Music track: The Change (Dave Tough Band)
Driving rock ballad about changing the world by making personal changes for the better.
|Track ID number:||17130|
|CD-collection containing this track:||(None)|
|Genres:||Vocal Rock music - Royalty free vocal rock music -- Vocal Pop / Contemporary|
|Moods/Emotions:||Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Passionate / Emotional / Melodramatic -- Reflective / Thoughtful / Introspective|
|Suggested Production Types:||Drama / Personal stories -- Love Story / Romance -- Men / Motors / Guys stuff -- Outdoorman / Fishing / Hiking|
|Prominent Instruments:||Bass (Electric) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Acoustic) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics|
|Tempo feel:||Slow -- Medium|
|Tempo Beats Per Minute:||80|
|Artist:||Dave Tough Band|
|Composer:||Dave Tough (BMI - CAE#: 499.731.594)|
|Publisher:||Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)|
|Lyrics:||Sometimes you need to make a change
Sometimes you gotta let it go
There isn’t time to blame yourself when pain is felt
When your world is beyond control
You feel like you could pull the trigger,
That’s just an easy way to say goodbye
You throw the flowers on your grave and walk away
Is that how you want to live your life?
When you change your mind
You change the world
Don’t spend your life
Don’t waste your life
Go make a change
Look at all the hungry people
The homeless in your neighborhood
Look at the orphan who just learned to walk and
Learned to talk, ‘cause somebody understood
The alcoholic with his bottle,
The wife with her bruises that she hides
When the world around you turns its and fades to black
It’s your turn to be the light
And when you change their lives
You change the world
Even the smallest heart can beat,
Even the softest voice is heard,
Just one little change in you,
Can change the world
Written by Dave Tough & Blake Mundell
Dave Tough is a Nashville-based producer, engineer, songwriter and music industry educator. He has written and produced several songs for major motion pictures and television. Most recently in 2012 he had 9 placements in the television show "Hart of Dixie" and had over 10 placements in the CW television series "Remodeled". In 2011, his song "Falling" was featured in Seth Rogen's "Observe and Report" . Other songs have been featured in training films and commercials, including a Pantene shampoo ad series.
Dave has had cuts with several independent and label country and pop artists (and is an active voting member of the The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards). He is a member of the duo "Xavier & Ophelia" with co-creator DeAnna Moore.
As a songwriter Dave has been a top finalist in many songwriting contests and he won the Grand Prize Country Category in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
As an engineer and producer, Dave has produced, engineered demos and master recordings for hundreds of artists worldwide over the internet.
Dr. Tough is an audio professor at Belmont University in Nashville, TN teaching audio recording and studio production. He has worked and studied under engineering names such as Bruce Swedien and Neil Citron. He has worked on the business side of the industry for Capitol Records, Warner Chappell Music, BMG Music Publishing and Capitol/EMI.
As an solo artist, Tough has released two solo albums Gravity Always Wins (2005) and I'm Right Here (1999). Tough has been recording and songwriting educator at UCLA, Cal Poly University, the University of North Alabama and most recently, Belmont University's Mike Curb College.
Dave Tough shares his namesake with the famous jazz drummer (Tough's great uncle) who played with the likes of Woody Herman, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.
Said Dave: "I enjoy making a living making music as there is something always new to learn. If you know one instrument, you can learn another. If you know how to engineer one style, you can always learn another. My main question I ask myself when writing and making music is "what gives you goosebumps". The mechanics of songwriting and engineering can get quite technical, however at the end of the day its what makes you feel something."