Alan Marchand

Alan Marchand

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Jazz - General | San Diego, California, United States
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   Sounds Like: Oscar Peterson, Gerry Mulligan

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Song Description

"Hesitation" is a country/pop tune that features a male vocal. The message, "he who hesitates is lost", is exemplified in 3 choruses with a 4-bar turnaround.

Story Behind the Song

Our arrangement offers a featured vocal number to enhance a comedic film/TV production, perhaps something along the "My Name Is Earl" genre.

Lyrics

--TURNAROUND (4 bars)--

1. One day while I was watchin' my color TeeVee
A man offered me an opportu-ni-ty.
He sounded real excited and began to shout;
He said: "Pick up the phone, or you're gonna miss out."

So I thought about it for a week or two,
Then I finally did what I needed to do.
But I'd waited too long, and time ran out
And I never did learn what it was all about.

Chorus:
Don't Hes-i-tate, friend. (hes-i-ta-tion)
Pro-crastination is the thief of time.
So don't hes-i-tate, boy. (hes-i-ta-tion)
Grab the bull by the horns and spend your dime.
And don't hes-i-tate, Bud. (hes-i-ta-tion)
You gotta act while you're in your prime.
Don't hes-i-tate, don't make me wait.
He who hesitates is lost!

--TURNAROUND (4 bars)--

2. I met this chick at a party the other night.
Everything about her seemed to be just right.
She asked me to tell her what I'd like to do,
So I thought about it for a minute or two.
She said: "Time's a-wastin', I ain't got all day",
Then she turned on her heel, and she walked away.
I just stood there with my jaw hung loose,
And I thought to myself: "There ain't no excuse!".

Chorus:
Don't hes-i-tate, friend. (hes-i-ta-tion)
Pro-crastination is the thief of time.
So don't hes-i-tate, boy. (hes-i-ta-tion)
Brab the bull by the horns and spend your dime.
And don't hes-i-tate, Bud. (hes-i-ta-tion)
You gotta act while you're in your prime.
Don't hes-i-tate, don't make me wait.
He who hesitates is lost!

--TURNAROUND (4 bars)--

3. I once got a tip on a long-shot trotter
From a gal who said she's the jockey's daughter.
Now, I like to play the ponies once and awhile,
But heavy bettin' just ain't my style.
By the time I'd decided that I ought-a act,
I'd reached my decision long after the fact.
My hot-tip nag ran away with the race
While I'm left there standin' with egg on my face.

Chorus:
Don't hes-i-tate, friend. (hes-i-ta-tion)
Pro-crastination is the thief of time.
So don't hes-i-tate, boy. (hes-i-ta-tion)
Grab the bull by the horns and spend your dime.
And don't hes-i-tate, Bud. (hes-i-ta-tion)
You gotta act while you're in your prime.
Don't hes-i-tate, don't make me wait.
He who hesitates is lost

--TURNAROUND (4 bars and out)--

Song Length
2:34
Genres
Pop - General, Country - Traditional
Tempo / Feel
Fast (151 - 170)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Disconcerted, Annoyed

Subject Matter
Regret, Frustration


Language
English
Era
2000 and later

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Label Credits Backtalk Unlimited