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Loretta and Elli
Elli Garbark Co-Writer John McCombs
Loretta and Elli
Loretta Valasek Garbark
Loretta and Elli
Loretta Valasek Garbark

Story

Elli wrecked the car and I didn't talk to her for a few months.  I was out walking one day on the "Health Trail" near our home which is along the Ohio river.  I was praying for strength and guidance to get through how I was feeling.  There is a path that goes down to the river and as I was walking down it, this entire song came to me...lyrics and melody just like that.  A true blessing.  I called my home answering machine and sang myself the song....hence keeping my "Faith"

Loretta and Elli
Loretta Valasek Garbark

Story

Divorce driven song.....enough said.  I meet someone new who is nice to me, and I'm still struggling with insecurities and emotions, and wish I could have skipped the bad part by meeting the good guy first.

Nice

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Loretta and Elli
Loretta Valasek Garbark

Story

This song is from "Dating Gone Bad"....the obvious..can't find someone "NICE".  They all start out doing and saying the right thing, then......well you know the rest!  lol

Loretta and Elli
Elli Garbark, Co-Writers Loretta Valasek Garbark and Jeff Higgins
Loretta and Elli
Loretta Valasek Garbark

Story

This was my very first song!!!  It's a single mom song. It's all about my true, real life happenings.  Any single parent (mom or dad) can relate.  You want to stay home and feel sorry for yourself, but the kids need you, the dog needs you, running to sports practice, laundry, cooking, cleaning.....the list goes on and on and on...I was sitting on the end of the bed one night after trying to hide and relax in the bathtub (my only safe haven) and my Elli, my Nick and Fred (our dog) came into the room and actually asked, "how are you today Mom?"  I looked at them and knew they needed to hear a good answer even though I just wanted to run away from it all........hoping for some "Time For Me"!  I love them dearly and we all survive the bad things somehow.  Keep smiling : )

Loretta and Elli
Jeff Higgins
Loretta and Elli
Elli Garbark, Co-Writers Loretta Valasek Garbark and Jeff Higgins
Loretta and Elli
Loretta Valasek Garbark

Story

I was out with friends at a steak fry and we went to a club after where a band was playing. I knew one of the musicians who was chatting to a guy.  He introduced me and we talked about business stuff.  However, after I got home, I mixed my imagination with a little creativity about what "could have been" as I was waiting for him to call.  Always hopeful about finding the perfect mate.....who isn't?

Loretta and Elli
Jeff Higgins