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Without You (w/VicDiesel)


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 Genre: Folk-Rock

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Valentine's Day is also my beautiful wife's birthday. For a change I decided to something more than pick up a card at the last minute on the way home from work. This song was written with her in mind. Quite simply, she is my everything and I truly cannot imagine my life without her. She controls the chaos that I could be.... and makes me a better person than I am. (Except for my tendency to procrastinate... that's a lost cause.)

This is the second version of this song and features a beautiful recorder solo by VicDiesel (who also mastered this in Logic). Victor, thank you!
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Lyrics
Without You-
by Adam Clarke
©2006 Adam Clarke

Once upon a day I saw this pretty girl
She met me smiling and she showed me round her world
You know I loved her then but I didn't have a clue
I just can't make it without you

Years have come and gone and troubles they been mine
Hand in hand we walk- we never crossed that line
You know I'd make it on my own, oh if I could
I just can't make it without you

Troubles that we've had would tear most love apart
Somehow we get closer you're touchin' all my heart
I never wanna be in a world without you
I just can't make it without you
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Uploaded: Feb 13, 2008 - 11:04:55 PM
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2008 - 11:04:55 PM Last Played: Oct 22, 2017 - 01:08:31 PM
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K.I.S.KISMET said 3565 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
warm and fuzzy
here's to love..and great tunes to celebrate it. my mom's birthday is today too:)
happy valentine's day!

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aclarke said 3564 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Thanks K!
And a very Happy Birthday to your mom!!
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droop said 3565 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Hey Adam,
this is a well written song, I really like what its saying and how you say it.
I also like the melody and I think your vocal performance is A .

really nice
paul
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aclarke said 3564 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Appreciated!
Thanks, Paul. This one didn't change much from the first sketch to this more polished (but still imperfect) edition. I love it when that happens!
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ktb said 3565 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
without you
What a great V day gift for your better half. Me thinks you set the bar too high for us slackers who just go the card route :-) Loved the recorder, Vic, nice job. Right in the pocket!
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aclarke said 3564 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Nice thought, KTB!
Problem is maybe I set the bar too high for next year!
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said 3565 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
this is
the best kind of valentine gift.. very pretty, and the lyrics speak volumes about your love for your girl.

"This is the second version of this song and features a beautiful recorder solo by VicDiesel (who also mastered this in Logic). Victor, thank you!"

whew...for a minute there i thought you were gonna say the alternate version was for another girl... hahahahaha! take care, brother, and have a great V-day
allen


aclarke said 3559 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
That would be
a fatal mistake! Too funny, Allen. Thanks for the listen!!
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drakonis said 3565 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
very touching
great simple honest reality... love it! Lyrics/singing/guitar/recorder make this a super Valentine's gift, and Victor's mixing makes this message sparkle. Here's to Valentines every day!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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aclarke said 3559 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
Thanks!
There was no question I was going to redo completely once I heard Victor's recorder on the original... really made it quite special, I think!
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davisamerica said 3565 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
right then
great song... great sentiment... sounds kinda like Dylan.. which is my way of saying "wow"..... very cool
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aclarke said 3559 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
Wow- thanks!
Certainly wasn't trying to emulate Dylan (and thank you for the compliment) but I guess it isn't surprising. My folks listed to a lot of Dylan, etc in the 60's and 70's. It was bound to show up in my music one day.

Thanks again!
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VicDiesel said 3565 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Straight from the heart
Great song Adam! It was fun to put a solo on this.


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Mcboy said 3565 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
great love song....
without getting all dripped in honey...hehhehhe.......kool solo vic....great to hear your voice again !!
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said 3565 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Very nice song
This goes right in to my heart. Really love this collab.. Kudos
happy valentine's day!

Take care
----
Kenta
said 3565 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Loved it the first time...
Love it this time... the recorder is sweeeet. Really a fine addition to seal the deal for Valentine's Day and you your sweetheart.

Jack
damiengh said 3565 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
simple
Sweet and succinct. The kind of gift that keeps on giving, year after year after year. What a great keepsake for your lady, a total gift from the heart.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful Valentine.
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Z293 said 3565 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Nice Little Ditty
For this Valentine's day and Vic shreads on recorder.
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Feter said 3564 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Without You
awesome ..this is a very heartfelt song ..very honest
a real surpise from Vic on recorder .a true master
thank you so very much for sharing such gem !!
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said 3564 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
This is brilliant.


Hi

This is so really harmonies and beautiful WOW! what a beautiful love song and your flute is so sweet your voice is so melodies you have a gorgeous sexy voice too . I would not want to make it without you either
your vocals are to die for. I can't sing for toffee, thank you for sharing this darlin of love song.
ziti said 3564 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
i have heard
a few versions of this now...and again I marvel at your ability to write lovely, meat and potatoes, working man type music. really. it seems so simple, but the depth comes from the simplicity and honesty, not from a chord structure....we have discussed the concept of "3 chords and the truth" before, adam. This is the textbook.

Vic's production put a great sheen on the tune. the guitars sound great, as do the vocals. The pennywhistle is very neat, and cleverly played indeed. Found the ending of the solo abit awkward. I would have liked to hear vic continue to play, in response to the vocal. I think that would really help built the momentum heading to the ending of the tune.

Nice nice work...really puts a smile on the kisser.

deeep bows

z
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VicDiesel said 3564 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Ahem.
That's a recorder, not a pennywhistle.

Yeah, after I played that solo Adam suggested that it should really somehow continue into those ending vocals, but we ran out of time for Valentine's.


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jiguma said 3564 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Nice one Adam!
Beautiful production for a start - nice and clear and lovely acoustic sound. Vic's recorder ain't bad either. I bet your wife loved getting this - beats a card .... maybe even roses :)
Lovely sentiments, well played and sung.
Neil
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said 3564 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Recorder solo
That fit in quite well, guys. I loved this song before, but even better now.

Cool Valentine's gift, and the words you've spoken in the decription above and in the lyrics speak to your love - nice, Adam

. - Harold
J.A.Stewart said 3563 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
I Know the Feeling
Wonderful sentiment summed up in this simple song.

Very nice, Adam.

I must say, I was really getting into this Dylanesque performance, when all of a sudden, what I thought was going to be a harmonica break... turned into an airy recorder solo (nice job on that, Vic). ;)

--- Joe
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aclarke said 3563 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Hi Joe
You know, I was thinking this would be redone with harmonica and then Vic shared a mix from the original posting with his recorder and it just seemed right. If he hadn't offered I likely would never have considered it on my own. Obviously, I'm glad he did!
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dajama said 3563 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
I've always liked this song
and it just sounds better in this version. Great feeling, tied to a nice melody, and expressively performed - what more could you ask for? This is a great song, and the addition of the recorder gives it extra sweetness, if that's possible. Terrific. Peace.
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FEEL said 3563 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Nice re-do
I really like the harmony... was there any on the original. Nice tune to present to the misses. Thanks for re-sharing this fine song.
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Alannah said 3563 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Wow ....
... it's been a while since I've heard one of your tunes .... I have missed your talented sound ... luv your voice!
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timothy devine said 3563 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
such a happy strum
what a celebration
I got this downloaded / thank you
I just love this for the happy feelings it brings
great tune
so happy
happy strumming guitar man
sings to his wife
cool
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echoroom said 3563 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Great vocal
Bob Dylan meets David grey... man, you have a great voice! The guitar sounds sweet, and this vocal melodies are catchy and very sweet... and I love the recorder... great addition!

Sterling work guys

steve
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dirigent said 3563 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Superb song
Your voice is amazing! I love this song and the lyrics. Great work and nicely produced :-) beautiful touch of easiness with this recorder. Cool!
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Cori Ander said 3563 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Oh
Such a warm greeting to you wife and your life.
Sounds to be like life and love really should be.
Happy for you!
Great song, good energy.
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bud said 3562 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Excellent straightforward tune
Really well sung, played and produced. Fine collab fellows.
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Dennis James said 3561 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
Love....
....your voice from the 1st line. Good stuff, and thank you for your comments also.
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magnatone said 3560 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
I missed this
for Valentines Day, it's just lovely in every conceivable way. Your wife is lucky to have you too! Thanks Vic
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magnatone said 3560 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
Oops
I mean, thanks Adam (and ALSO Vic) - phew
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lavalamp said 3560 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
This is very nice
Hey AC, this a really nice one. Very straight forward. Kind of a T.Petty feel to it.
Sorry I was late visiting this one.
Great one.
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said 3560 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
Great
What a great guitar sound.... And i like the lyric.... What a great gift from you to your wife....

Thanks for sharing... It was a pleasure to listen to this love song...

Jakob
thetiler said 3558 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Nice
folk sound here. Love the honesty, the rhythm, the singing. The lyrics are very striking. This to me is one of my favs i"ve heard you do. Plus Vics recorder sound really fits in quite nicely.

Again, enjoyed that singin!!!!
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Bob6stringer said 3556 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Happy Valentines Day!
Happy Valentines day to you... no! Not to you, that'd be just wrong. MAke that wish to your wife... no! We're married men! Oh, crud. How can I say this? Oh yeah: THIS IS A GREAT TUNE! And well performed and recorded. congrats to making it a great day for the missus. THAT's what I wanted to say...
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rsorensen said 3552 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
beautiful
and meaningful. to me it has a bit of a Dylan feel to it. love the recorder solo. great job guys. Nice to hear a positive, happy song like this after all the depressing ones I'm writing ;)
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Ibstrat said 3549 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Man, this
just sounds great.You have a fantastic voice and I love that guitar sound.Nothing sounds better than a well-recorded G chord.Vic's recorder is excellent.
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said 3547 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Great!
What a great vocal you have Sir Adam ?!

Great guitar playing, wonderfully recorded and the Vic's solo is very nice too. Loved everything about this song. You're just another great artist (a shame that I haven't heard your songs before .. Really sorry) ..

Thanks a lot for sharing such a heartfelt song ...

Take Care
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cthayes said 3545 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
good stuff!
This is great! Vocal delivery is perfect! Nice acoustic tone, too.
My wife has been half-jokingly on me to write her a love song since I got into music. So far haven't taken a serious shot at it. You may have inspired me. Keep up the great work!
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Pongo said 3538 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Wow...
...dude, that was some of the best music I've heard in a while. Very touching song too, and the recorder solo makes it sound uplifting in the middle. I wouldn't mind hearing that on the radio...
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Scott Carmichael said 3538 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Hi Adam
with all the work that gets posted here... it's surprising how little of it is radio ready... and primed for a listening public.. you've found a way to say the thing that gets said over and over in love songs, in a fresh way... really good writing... But the vocal really shines in this offering... and the guitar is just right...

I know you posted under folk-rock... and it certainly is ... but this is so accessible... and unpretentious... it is a great pop tune too
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aclarke said 3521 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Scott
Hopefully you know how much I value and appreciate your comments...this is no exception. Thank you for the huge ego boost!
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Moviz said 3525 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
This
is a much nicer recording than the previous one and it's such a nice simple folk song well sung. Someone close will be very pleased with this and with your honesty in the lyrics and the description. Regards M
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aclarke said 3521 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Thank you so much!
Everything was re-recorded for this attempy... but Vic gets the credit for making the mix sound good. And yes, Someone was pleased with this! Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment, Moviz.
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said 3524 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
jest plain good
vocals straight from the heart as the crow of love flies - it doesn't get any better than this. vic's contribution of crisp and clear recorder complemented the strong and steady guitar quite nicely, with a change in voice but keeping the flavor of the mood. i really like this mix - harmony right in the pocket volume-wise, and the vocals sit in the midst of the music beautifully. if i had a hat, i'd take it off to you. and thanks to the missus! - happy men make happy music. i enjoyed this piece, adam.
anne
aclarke said 3521 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
jest plain thanks! :)
I have to admit this was one of the easiest songs to write... it literally was written on the fly almost exactly as it is today... don't you love it when that happens? I'm glad to say my Anne loved the song! Thank you, other Anne! heheh
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Barretok said 3516 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
Nice...
Very nice song with a very strong Dylan influence in the singing. Good lyrics. I love the flute. Very clean sound.
B
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aclarke said 3516 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
Thank you!
Bernardo- I appreciate you taking the time to listen. In this song the flute is actually a recorder... I never knew there was much of a difference until I heard another of Vic's song.

Thanks again!
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Macaudion said 3515 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
Man...
Just reading your liner notes made me cloud up, I think! I was listening at the same time so, we can't really know how to call this one...

Very touching, Adam! I'm thinking that your wife is pretty lucky and it sounds like evenstevenville at your house. That's a cool thing.

This piece nicely represents the warmth and sincerity of your words. Everything is so clear and purely, expressed. Beautiful words. Beautiful song.

Pretty special, to say the least.

Thanks for sharing something so meaningful. As a whole, the entire package, the song, and the gesture and all, it's clearly from the heart.

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composerclark said 3508 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
Cloudy
What's up with the "e" at the end of Clark? And now people are using this as a LAST name??? WHERE'S MY HEART MEDICINE?

Okay, regarding the song, like Dion, I kind of clouded up reading the lyrics. There's something amazingly powerful that happens when one human being chooses to love another, and this is a song about that. Great wedding pic, by the way! I agree as well with the comment that you sound like Dylan. Bob, that is. Not Thomas.

Anyway, really nice song, and very touching.
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rustykangaroo said 3484 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
reminds me of when i was dating my wife listenin' to "brown-eyed girl"
my wife's birthday, and anniversary are all in the same week as valentine's. the vocals are cool reminds me of dylan's style alot smoother though. good harmony parts. the recorder makes me smile it really works and thats kinda rare. i read your bio: i don't know what i'm doing the force helps me play! ha ha!! i can relate to that. this thing just gives a cool little vibe. well.......may the force be with you............
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JOAN said 3483 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
awww!!!
sounds great!!!
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kassia said 3467 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
wow
What a great gift! I love the harmonies in this. Great song, just the simplicity of the guitar and recorder. It's a really sweet tune and your playing and singing are beautiful. Thanks!
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woofer3 said 3447 days ago (June 11th, 2008)
excellent writing
and singing, nice to hear a properly composed and structured piece like this.

John.
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cthayes said 3444 days ago (June 14th, 2008)
beautiful!
I'm late to the party here, but just found your page (thanks for your comment). This is a great song. Simple, but very easy to listen to. Nice guitar work & tone. Your vocals are great!
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asconejar said 3443 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
tsada
Great voicing, flute is very pretty with a nice happy tune. Superb
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Lennon714 said 3441 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
fandamntastic
The hardest thing to do (for me, at least) is to effectively tell my wife how much she means to me in song. My attempts usually sound weak. This, however, is very powerful. It's very sweet and well done. Your annunciation is great for this sound. Well done!
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Char said 3377 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
I can't think of anything
I'd rather have than a song. Nice gift for anyone's love.
Thanks for sharing.
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aclarke said 3377 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
Char
.. and THANK YOU for taking the time to listen!!

Adam
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2Legit said 3241 days ago (January 3rd, 2009)
this is an incredibly
sensible song, i'd say a little wilco like and i love wilco thus i love this song.
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aclarke said 3206 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
Wilco?
Cool... I'm not that familiar with them but will make a point to check them out. Thanks!
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tireiron said 3113 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
makes me
all kinds of teary eyed, all misty, in fact. very nicely put together. likey likey

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IdleBel10 said 2940 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Very Bob Dylan like
Clean work here, the guitar sounds awesome-vocals are strong and clear- harmonies add a nice touch. the recorder solo is really great too.
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Name: Adam Clarke
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Sang in high school many years ago- I've been playing guitar on and off for the last twenty years and still don't know what the heck I'm doing. Don't ask me what chords, notes, or keys I'm playing in- I use the force when I play! I wrote my first two... [see more]

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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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