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A message from Ron...

"Many years ago, I was brainstorming with my songwriting partner, Ron Grant (who later, sadly, passed away), and we came up with this idea for a country song. But we were focused on writing Children's songs at the time, so this diversion into Country music never came to fruition.

 

Then, not long ago, I took the title off the shelf, dusted it off, and decided it would not only be a nice change of pace, but a way to reconnect with Ron. So here goes, with a little help from my friends, Susan and Kay, and all of the magical touches of Marty Rifkin's track. And Teresa... what a voice! Songs are always a team effort.

Let's hope that a country superstar will record it. I'd never say 'no' to Miranda. Or Reba. Or even Dolly... there's a long list of great ones!"

~ Ron O.

Standard Of Lovin'Ron Ovadia (feat. Teresa James)
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STANDARD OF LOVIN'
© 2021 Ron Ovadia Music
Words & Music: Ron Ovadia

Vocals: Teresa James
Produced by: Marty Rifkin & Ron Ovadia


Guitars, Bass, Programming: Marty Rifkin
Piano: Ron Ovadia
Recording, Mixing & Mastering: Rifkin Productions

In memory of: Ron Grant
A special thanks to: Susan Rose Simms and Kay Parker

Cover Art: Grant Maloy Smith


LYRIC

 

Used to think the more we had, the better off we’d be
But workin’ so hard hardly worked for you and me
Bigger home, better car don’t make you a star
Money don’t define who you are
Gettin’ ahead set us back instead
And the way that we’re going we ain’t gettin’ too far
Let’s…

Raise our Standard of Lovin’
You might call this livin’ but there’s so much more to share
Gotta stop denyin’
We’ve been lyin’
It takes more givin’ and a lot more tryin’
To raise our standard of lovin’
If we really care

I remember we’d talk about all the things we were missin’
We were there for each other but I guess we just didn’t listen
The hard work paid but we never played
We lost the little touches along the way
Bein’ safe and warm in your arms
Holdin’ each other cuz we wanted to stay
Let’s…

Raise our Standard of Lovin’
You might call this livin’ but there’s so much more to share
Gotta stop denyin’
We’ve been lyin’
Better feed this love before the love starts dyin’
Let’s raise our standard of lovin’
Or we haven’t got a prayer

Oh money can’t buy us love, that was never the plan
Got a husband but it feels like I’m losin’ my man
Let’s find that time when the fire burned in our heart
Cuz before we had money, the heat was the sweetest part!
Let’s…

Raise our Standard of Lovin’
Gotta raise our standard of lovin’ cuz there’s more to share
Yeah, with a little luck
We won’t get stuck
And we can keep that brand new Pick-up truck!
Let’s raise our standard of lovin’        
C’mon, we gotta raise our standard of lovin’
Oh let’s raise our standard of lovin’
Cuz the love’s still there!
Oh yeah the love’s still there!

STANDARD OF LOVIN'