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Gone So Long
January 30, 2013 11:43 AM PST
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Title Track of our new CD release:
Walt Cronin & Martin Beal - Gone So Long

Walt’s new CD: “ Gone So Long,” is Walt’s latest collaboration with friend and musician Martin Beal.“ Gone So Long,” is a batch of 12 songs that express a longing for all things past and hope for all things future. Written in Walt’s eclectic style covering Folk, Country and Americana with Rock overtones. Martin’s amazing array of musicality and arrangements combined with Walt’s lyrical strengths and songwriting skills have created a powerful and embracing album.

As always, Walt’s lyrical phrasings evoke pictures and stories that stretch the imagination while grounding you in the human condition. His last CD: California I Gotta Run was listed in the top twenty country albums of 2010 by Any Major Dude With Half A Heart. It also peaked at # 2 on Roots / Americana Country Internet Airplay Chart in October of the same year. Released as an internet radio album, this new CD will be available on both terrestrial and internet medias.

His first CD: “ The Gousters,” released in 2005 was a collaboration with Zander Schloss, an actor-musician who has also written with the late Joe Strummer and Scott Weiland. This was Walt’s late entry into the Los Angeles music scene at the tender age of 50.

“The Gousters” remained in the top 50 on Roots Music Report Folk Chart for 60 weeks.

His diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress from his stint as a medic in the Vietnam war prevents Walt from performing but his lyrical style is described here by Brenda Barbee, Staff Reviewer of Roots Music Report. “But there is a great deal more to their music than just great sound. Listen closely to the lyrics, for they reveal extraordinary songwriting talent. Within those lyrics is a rich experiential content that could only be produced by one who has strong emotional ties to the theme.”

Though a late runner in the songwriting styles he emulates such as Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristoffersen and Emmy Lou Harris to name only a few, Walt has strengthened his gifts immeasurably on this, his 4th release with the combined efforts of his friend, producer, arranger and musician Martin Beal of The Racket Room in Santa Ana, CA.

Songs conveying strong components of our hopes staying alive in troubled times along with his unique glimpses into human emotions and a poignant song of a loved one lost inevitably in our singular paths in life. Perhaps these songs can be listened to in the key of insight.

Devil's Candy
January 30, 2013 11:34 AM PST
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And I’ve been awaitin’ to be free
Oh free of wastin’ all this time on me

Since I Fell
January 30, 2013 11:29 AM PST
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If you fell from my arms
I might fall apart

Hear That Train
January 30, 2013 11:24 AM PST
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Folks say it’s got a lonesome sound,
I find it comforting instead..

Hearts Into Fire
January 30, 2013 11:19 AM PST
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It’s what we do for believin’
It’s what we do just for feelin’

Hold On To Me
January 30, 2013 11:05 AM PST
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Their talk is cheap, they make us weep
That’s the way of this big old world
Their bottom line is lookin’ fine
Not for you or me.

Silver Thread
January 30, 2013 10:58 AM PST
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Are your dreams real? Do they exist? Do you remember or resist?

Thought Of You
January 30, 2013 10:51 AM PST
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The stars will burst out of heaven’s skies. See the moon go flying by..

Lay You Down
January 30, 2013 10:46 AM PST
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I can tell you all is right with the world. You can tell me tonight you believe..

Then I'd Smile
January 30, 2013 10:42 AM PST
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If a wish on a star were true..what I'd give to visit you again..

Wild Rose
January 30, 2013 10:38 AM PST
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She were a wild rose and she grew up free..

Younger In Your Mind
January 30, 2013 10:30 AM PST
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Were you then surprised to find
That you're older but still younger in your mind?

Gone So Long
January 31, 2013 12:00 AM PST
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Title track from our new CD: Walt Cronin & Martin Beal - Gone So Long

Episode 2- Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run - New Release - June 2010 - Song # 1 California I Gotta Run
July 04, 2010 12:02 PM PDT
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Walt Cronin came into being a serious songwriter around the age of 50. His life experiences as a medic in Vietnam and somewhat nomadic life afterwards are the source of many of the folk songs he has written. Writing about societal issues as well as love songs and light-hearted fare make up the content of what will be his 3rd CD released in June 2010. Quote: "Tender and introspective songs with the kind of realness and authenticity that is becoming quite rare."

This is the title song of the CD: California I Gotta Run which my dream of ofliving in rural simplicity. It's actually the first song on the CD but ended up as episode 2 by mistake.

Episode 1 - Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run - New Release - June 2010 - Yet I Dream
July 04, 2010 10:07 AM PDT
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2010 RELEASE OF WALT CRONIN'S "CALIFORNIA I GOTTA RUN."

Walt Cronin's release of California I Gotta Run, his third album, follows 2005's The Gousters and 2008's somewhat redundantly titled Walt Cronin - The Gousters. As with the previous records, California I Gotta Run features a spectrum of Americana/folk influences: Walt proudly emulates the tradition of his heroes such as Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, John Prine and Steve Earle. As an artist, Walt came into his own at the tender age of 50. A lifetime of experiences (including a stint as a medic during the Vietnam War and a subsequent semi-nomadic life) provide ample inspiration for subject matter in the numerous songs in his repertoire.

Walt spent over a year writing and crafting songs for California I Gotta Run before bringing them to his producer, Martin Beal of The Racket Room in Santa Ana, CA. Walt and Martin spent several months on and off in the studio fine tuning and enhancing the 13 songs. Walt's goal was to reflect the sincerity of folk music history while placing the songs in a contemporary setting. The collaborators achieved their aims with Martin providing detailed arrangements and a fine editing ear while playing a myriad of instruments (guitars, keyboards, bass, mandolin, melodica, bouzouki, hurdy-gurdy, percussion, as well as performing all drum programming).

The songs on the new album deal with a range of very personal, introspective issues, some dark and troubled (relationships tainted by substance abuse), some benevolent and almost fatherly (respectful, heartfelt advice to today's returning war veterans from someone who has been there), some whimsical (a 1950s-flavored teenage love story). Overall, the album is largely formed by the hope Walt has found by facing the persistent demons from his wartime experience.

"Awake In A Dream" is an ethereal voyage of the mind and heart, soaring the listener into an almost transcendental state. Walt's long time love for his wife shows in other beautiful songs such as "Together We'll Be," and "Shining Through." "Angel Wings" is inspired by his Grandfather's philosophy of life. "A Boy Of Purest Wonder" is the story of a young man reaching for his dreams in a time long past. "California I Gotta Run" is about fulfilling a dream of rural simplicity. All the songs, whether whimsical, heartfelt or laced with grim regret, are woven with the care of Walt's quality story-telling and songwriting and are beautifully arranged and produced with friend Martin Beal. Listeners will be entranced listening to Walt's stories on California I Gotta Run.

"The success of my first CD, The Gousters, as an independent release was incredibly gratifying." says Walt. Walt made all 13 songs on The Gousters available for free downloading on www.thegousters.com. It has remained a favorite on the independent folk radio circuit with songs such as "Make Me A Kinder Man" and "Only Eighteen", a memoir of his time in Vietnam. The Gousters remained in the top 50 for 60 weeks on Roots Music Report.

Walt's second album, Walt Cronin - The Gousters, garnered flattering reviews from Beeb Ashcroft of Indie-music.com and Sharon Lunsford of The Back Porch News. "Tender and introspective songs with the kind of realness and authenticity that is becoming quite rare." said Ashcroft.

Walt's third independent release shows a significant growth in Walt's songwriting gifts.

" I think this is my best work yet, " quotes Walt. "I hope you'll feel the same," he adds.

Well, this is actually the last song on the CD but ended up as Episode 1 because I'm technically inept. I'll get it fixed. The song: "Yet I Dream" is about about all the things in life we never cannot possibly experience although I think we all want to.

Episode 3 Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run- Angel Wings
July 04, 2010 12:08 PM PDT
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Walt Cronin came into being a serious songwriter around the age of 50. His life experiences as a medic in Vietnam and somewhat nomadic life afterwards are the source of many of the folk songs he has written. Writing about societal issues as well as love songs and light-hearted fare make up the content of what will is his 3rd CD released in June 2010. Quote: "Tender and introspective songs with the kind of realness and authenticity that is becoming quite rare." Beeb Ashcroft Indie-Music

Episode 4 - Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run - Awake In A Dream
July 04, 2010 12:13 PM PDT
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Walt Cronin came into being a serious songwriter around the age of 50. His life experiences as a medic in Vietnam and somewhat nomadic life afterwards are the source of many of the folk songs he has written. Writing about societal issues as well as love songs and light-hearted fare make up the content of what will is his 3rd CD released in June 2010. Quote: "Tender and introspective songs with the kind of realness and authenticity that is becoming quite rare." Beeb Ashcroft Indie-Music This song "Awake In A Dream" is a voyage of the heart and mind.

Episode 5 - Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run - A Boy Of Purest Wonder
July 04, 2010 12:16 PM PDT
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Walt Cronin came into being a serious songwriter around the age of 50. His life experiences as a medic in Vietnam and somewhat nomadic life afterwards are the source of many of the folk songs he has written. Writing about societal issues as well as love songs and light-hearted fare make up the content of what will is his 3rd CD released in June 2010. Quote: "Tender and introspective songs with the kind of realness and authenticity that is becoming quite rare." Beeb Ashcroft Indie-Music This song " A Boy Of Purest Wonder" is the story of young man from a time long past.

Episode 6 - Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run - Ever Wonder
July 04, 2010 12:21 PM PDT
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Walt Cronin's release of California I Gotta Run, his third album, follows 2005's The

Gousters and 2008's somewhat redundantly titled Walt Cronin - The Gousters. As with

the previous records, California I Gotta Run features a spectrum of Americana/folk

influences: Walt proudly emulates the tradition of his heroes such as Pete Seeger, Bob

Dylan, The Byrds, John Prine and Steve Earle. As an artist, Walt came into his own at

the tender age of 50. A lifetime of experiences (including a stint as a medic during the

Vietnam War and a subsequent semi-nomadic life) provide ample inspiration for subject

matter in the numerous songs in his repertoire.

Walt spent over a year writing and crafting songs for California I Gotta Run before

bringing them to his producer, Martin Beal of The Racket Room in Santa Ana, CA. Walt

and Martin spent several months on and off in the studio fine tuning and enhancing the

13 songs. Walt's goal was to reflect the sincerity of folk music history while placing the

songs in a contemporary setting. The collaborators achieved their aims with Martin

providing detailed arrangements and a fine editing ear while playing a myriad of

instruments (guitars, keyboards, bass, mandolin, melodica, bouzouki, hurdy-gurdy,

percussion, as well as performing all drum programming).

The songs on the new album deal with a range of very personal, introspective issues,

some dark and troubled (relationships tainted by substance abuse), some benevolent

and almost fatherly (respectful, heartfelt advice to today's returning war veterans from

someone who has been there), some whimsical (a 1950s-flavored teenage love story).

Overall, the album is largely formed by the hope Walt has found by facing the persistent

demons from his wartime experience.

"Awake In A Dream" is an ethereal voyage of the mind and heart, soaring the listener

into an almost transcendental state. Walt's long time love for his wife shows in other

beautiful songs such as "Together We'll Be," and "Shining Through." "Angel Wings" is

inspired by his Grandfather's philosophy of life. "A Boy Of Purest Wonder" is the story of

a young man reaching for his dreams in a time long past. "California I Gotta Run" is

about fulfilling a dream of rural simplicity. All the songs, whether whimsical, heartfelt or

laced with grim regret, are woven with the care of Walt's quality story-telling and

songwriting and are beautifully arranged and produced with friend Martin Beal. Listeners

will be entranced listening to Walt's stories on California I Gotta Run.

"The success of my first CD, The Gousters, as an independent release was incredibly

gratifying." says Walt. Walt made all 13 songs on The Gousters available for free

downloading on www.thegousters.com. It has remained a favorite on the independent

folk radio circuit with songs such as "Make Me A Kinder Man" and "Only Eighteen", a

memoir of his time in Vietnam. The Gousters remained in the top 50 for 60 weeks on

Roots Music Report.

Walt's second album, Walt Cronin - The Gousters, garnered flattering reviews from

Beeb Ashcroft of Indie-music.com and Sharon Lunsford of The Back Porch News.

"Tender and introspective songs with the kind of realness and authenticity that is

becoming quite rare." said Ashcroft.

Walt's third independent release shows a significant growth in Walt's songwriting gifts.

" I think this is my best work yet, " quotes Walt. "I hope you'll feel the same," he adds.

This song "Ever Wonder" is about unrequited love but still wondering what might have been.

Episode 7 - Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run - No Shame in Cryin
July 04, 2010 12:26 PM PDT
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Walt Cronin's release of California I Gotta Run, his third album, follows 2005's The

Gousters and 2008's somewhat redundantly titled Walt Cronin - The Gousters. As with

the previous records, California I Gotta Run features a spectrum of Americana/folk

influences: Walt proudly emulates the tradition of his heroes such as Pete Seeger, Bob

Dylan, The Byrds, John Prine and Steve Earle. As an artist, Walt came into his own at

the tender age of 50. A lifetime of experiences (including a stint as a medic during the

Vietnam War and a subsequent semi-nomadic life) provide ample inspiration for subject

matter in the numerous songs in his repertoire. This song " No Shame In Cryin" is a heartfelt song about an older veteran talking to the new generation of returnees."

Episode 8 - walt cronin - California I Gotta Run - I'll Find The One
July 04, 2010 12:29 PM PDT
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Walt Cronin came into being a serious songwriter around the age of 50. His life

experiences as a medic in Vietnam and somewhat nomadic life afterwards are the

source of many of the folk songs he has written. Writing about societal issues as well

as love songs and light-hearted fare make up the content of what will is his 3rd CD

released in June 2010. Quote: "Tender and introspective songs with the kind of

realness and authenticity that is becoming quite rare." Beeb Ashcroft Indie-Music
This song "I'll Find The One" is a whimsical story of teenage love in the 1950's"

Episode 9 - Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run- If My Words
July 04, 2010 12:32 PM PDT
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Walt Cronin came into being a serious songwriter around the age of 50. His life

experiences as a medic in Vietnam and somewhat nomadic life afterwards are the

source of many of the folk songs he has written. Writing about societal issues as well

as love songs and light-hearted fare make up the content of what will is his 3rd CD

released in June 2010. Quote: "Tender and introspective songs with the kind of

realness and authenticity that is becoming quite rare." Beeb Ashcroft Indie-Music

This song " If My Words " is about having loved and lost with deep regret

Episode 10 - Walt cronin - California I Gotta Run - Promises Made
July 04, 2010 12:36 PM PDT
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Walt Cronin's release of California I Gotta Run, his third album, follows 2005's The

Gousters and 2008's somewhat redundantly titled Walt Cronin - The Gousters. As with

the previous records, California I Gotta Run features a spectrum of Americana/folk

influences: Walt proudly emulates the tradition of his heroes such as Pete Seeger, Bob

Dylan, The Byrds, John Prine and Steve Earle. As an artist, Walt came into his own at

the tender age of 50. A lifetime of experiences (including a stint as a medic during the

Vietnam War and a subsequent semi-nomadic life) provide ample inspiration for subject

matter in the numerous songs in his repertoire.

Walt spent over a year writing and crafting songs for California I Gotta Run before

bringing them to his producer, Martin Beal of The Racket Room in Santa Ana, CA. Walt

and Martin spent several months on and off in the studio fine tuning and enhancing the

13 songs. Walt's goal was to reflect the sincerity of folk music history while placing the

songs in a contemporary setting. The collaborators achieved their aims with Martin

providing detailed arrangements and a fine editing ear while playing a myriad of

instruments (guitars, keyboards, bass, mandolin, melodica, bouzouki, hurdy-gurdy,

percussion, as well as performing all drum programming).

The songs on the new album deal with a range of very personal, introspective issues,

some dark and troubled (relationships tainted by substance abuse), some benevolent

and almost fatherly (respectful, heartfelt advice to today's returning war veterans from

someone who has been there), some whimsical (a 1950s-flavored teenage love story).

Overall, the album is largely formed by the hope Walt has found by facing the persistent

demons from his wartime experience.

"Awake In A Dream" is an ethereal voyage of the mind and heart, soaring the listener

into an almost transcendental state. Walt's long time love for his wife shows in other

beautiful songs such as "Together We'll Be," and "Shining Through." "Angel Wings" is

inspired by his Grandfather's philosophy of life. "A Boy Of Purest Wonder" is the story of

a young man reaching for his dreams in a time long past. "California I Gotta Run" is

about fulfilling a dream of rural simplicity. All the songs, whether whimsical, heartfelt or

laced with grim regret, are woven with the care of Walt's quality story-telling and

songwriting and are beautifully arranged and produced with friend Martin Beal. Listeners

will be entranced listening to Walt's stories on California I Gotta Run.

"The success of my first CD, The Gousters, as an independent release was incredibly

gratifying." says Walt. Walt made all 13 songs on The Gousters available for free

downloading on www.thegousters.com. It has remained a favorite on the independent

folk radio circuit with songs such as "Make Me A Kinder Man" and "Only Eighteen", a

memoir of his time in Vietnam. The Gousters remained in the top 50 for 60 weeks on

Roots Music Report.

Walt's second album, Walt Cronin - The Gousters, garnered flattering reviews from

Beeb Ashcroft of Indie-music.com and Sharon Lunsford of The Back Porch News.

"Tender and introspective songs with the kind of realness and authenticity that is

becoming quite rare." said Ashcroft.

Walt's third independent release shows a significant growth in Walt's songwriting gifts.

" I think this is my best work yet, " quotes Walt. "I hope you'll feel the same," he adds.

This song is about walking the line but still fearing losing the one you love.

Episode 11 - Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run - Road I'm Takin
July 04, 2010 12:40 PM PDT
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Walt Cronin came into being a serious songwriter around the age of 50. His life

experiences as a medic in Vietnam and somewhat nomadic life afterwards are the

source of many of the folk songs he has written. Writing about societal issues as well

as love songs and light-hearted fare make up the content of what will is his 3rd CD

released in June 2010. Quote: "Tender and introspective songs with the kind of

realness and authenticity that is becoming quite rare." Beeb Ashcroft Indie-Music

This song " Road I'm Takin " is about the choices we all make in life for good or bad

Episode 12 - Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run - Shining Through
July 04, 2010 12:44 PM PDT
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Walt Cronin came into being a serious songwriter around the age of 50. His life

experiences as a medic in Vietnam and somewhat nomadic life afterwards are the

source of many of the folk songs he has written. Writing about societal issues as well

as love songs and light-hearted fare make up the content of what will is his 3rd CD

released in June 2010. Quote: "Tender and introspective songs with the kind of

realness and authenticity that is becoming quite rare." Beeb Ashcroft Indie-Music

This song " Shining Through" is about how we only just start to understand what love is in our lives

Episode 13 - Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run - Together We'll Be
July 04, 2010 12:47 PM PDT
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Walt Cronin's release of California I Gotta Run, his third album, follows 2005's The

Gousters and 2008's somewhat redundantly titled Walt Cronin - The Gousters. As with

the previous records, California I Gotta Run features a spectrum of Americana/folk

influences: Walt proudly emulates the tradition of his heroes such as Pete Seeger, Bob

Dylan, The Byrds, John Prine and Steve Earle. As an artist, Walt came into his own at

the tender age of 50. A lifetime of experiences (including a stint as a medic during the

Vietnam War and a subsequent semi-nomadic life) provide ample inspiration for subject

matter in the numerous songs in his repertoire.

Walt spent over a year writing and crafting songs for California I Gotta Run before

bringing them to his producer, Martin Beal of The Racket Room in Santa Ana, CA. Walt

and Martin spent several months on and off in the studio fine tuning and enhancing the

13 songs. Walt's goal was to reflect the sincerity of folk music history while placing the

songs in a contemporary setting. The collaborators achieved their aims with Martin

providing detailed arrangements and a fine editing ear while playing a myriad of

instruments (guitars, keyboards, bass, mandolin, melodica, bouzouki, hurdy-gurdy,

percussion, as well as performing all drum programming).

The songs on the new album deal with a range of very personal, introspective issues,

some dark and troubled (relationships tainted by substance abuse), some benevolent

and almost fatherly (respectful, heartfelt advice to today's returning war veterans from

someone who has been there), some whimsical (a 1950s-flavored teenage love story).

Overall, the album is largely formed by the hope Walt has found by facing the persistent

demons from his wartime experience.

"Awake In A Dream" is an ethereal voyage of the mind and heart, soaring the listener

into an almost transcendental state. Walt's long time love for his wife shows in other

beautiful songs such as "Together We'll Be," and "Shining Through." "Angel Wings" is

inspired by his Grandfather's philosophy of life. "A Boy Of Purest Wonder" is the story of

a young man reaching for his dreams in a time long past. "California I Gotta Run" is

about fulfilling a dream of rural simplicity. All the songs, whether whimsical, heartfelt or

laced with grim regret, are woven with the care of Walt's quality story-telling and

songwriting and are beautifully arranged and produced with friend Martin Beal. Listeners

will be entranced listening to Walt's stories on California I Gotta Run.

"The success of my first CD, The Gousters, as an independent release was incredibly

gratifying." says Walt. Walt made all 13 songs on The Gousters available for free

downloading on www.thegousters.com. It has remained a favorite on the independent

folk radio circuit with songs such as "Make Me A Kinder Man" and "Only Eighteen", a

memoir of his time in Vietnam. The Gousters remained in the top 50 for 60 weeks on

Roots Music Report.

Walt's second album, Walt Cronin - The Gousters, garnered flattering reviews from

Beeb Ashcroft of Indie-music.com and Sharon Lunsford of The Back Porch News.

"Tender and introspective songs with the kind of realness and authenticity that is

becoming quite rare." said Ashcroft.

Walt's third independent release shows a significant growth in Walt's songwriting gifts.

" I think this is my best work yet, " quotes Walt. "I hope you'll feel the same," he adds.

This song "Together We'll Be" is sticking together no matter what or where we are