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Struck Dumb (MacJams Coffee House)


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dajama

 Genre: Acoustic

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My offering for the coffee shop - an acoustic love song dedicated to my wife, Becky. She deserves a symphony; this will have to do - for now...
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Struck Dumb

Softly as the ending of the day
She settles down in evening’s sweet embrace
The power of the word takes her away
Quickly lost in some exotic place
The summer breeze slips through the door
The curtain fills the room before
I reach across and trap it in my hand
She turns her head to look at me
Shaken from her reverie
She smiles a smile and turns another page

And here am I
Struck dumb again

In the street the weary kids parade
Laughing as they shuffle through the gloom
A television plays its own charade
Barking from a closed and distant room
The scent of grass, the joyful screams
The colors of a waking dream
Fill my senses softly to the brim
She tucks a hair behind an ear
Takes my hand to keep me near
Heart to heart without a single word

On I go, a traveler in time
I walk the world on roads that never end
She reaches me where no one else can find
And with a single touch I am born again

And now the day succumbs to night
And in the soft and fading light
She fights a yawn and holds the pages close
I flick the switch and golden glow
Illuminates this face I know
And in a heartbeat everything is clear
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Comments: 70
Fans: 26
Plays: 107
Downloads: 153
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Jun 06, 2008 - 07:27:26 PM
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2008 - 07:36:03 PM Last Played: Apr 04, 2016 - 03:27:18 AM
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Comments
guygrooves said 3451 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Beautiful!!
This is such a lovely song. It's gonna bring the house down. Great song and vocal.
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dajama said 3451 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Thank you, my friend
Glad you enjoyed this, and thanks for the nod on the vocal. I really enjoyed your post for the coffee shop, by the way - great song. Thanks for checking this out (and so fast!) Cheers. Peace.
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Peter Bauckham said 3451 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Great!
Worth waiting up for (it's 2am here)! The intro reminded me of early America. Really enjoyed this - downloaded. Production sounds very good- even through the iMac speakers!

Peter

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dajama said 3451 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Thanks, Peter
Glad you were up to catch this one. Thanks for the download; I always take it as high praise that you would want to listen to one of my efforts more than once! Hope the production stands up when you hear it on better speakers! Thanks, as always, for the support. Cheers. Peace.
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MarkHolbrook said 3451 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Gorgeous
Simply gorgeous! Thank you!
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dajama said 3451 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Thanks, Mark
Thanks a lot for your kind words. I'm very glad you liked it. I appreciate your stopping by to listen. Cheers. Peace.
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Feter said 3451 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Struck Dumb
what a love symphony ..a heartfelt song ..so awesome
and so honest ..loved the lyrics man ..what a cool
song thnx alot for sharin it !!
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dajama said 3451 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Thanks, Feter
I'm really glad you liked this one. And happy you enjoyed the lyrics. Heartfelt, indeed - just telling it like it is! Cheers, my friend. Peace.
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said 3451 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Struck Dumb.
Really beautiful music. Lovely Harmonising.

Peace Dee.
dajama said 3451 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Thanks, Dee
Glad you enjoyed this one, and thanks for the nice comment on the harmonizing. Much appreciated. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Cheers. Peace.
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kassia said 3451 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
dajama
What a beautiful tune - and a wonderful gift for that special lady. Very sweet - great sound, your vocals are really good on this. Thank you for sharing this!
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dajama said 3451 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Thanks, man
Glad you liked this one. And thanks especially for the nod on the vocals. Thanks for stopping by and listening. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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Mystified said 3451 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
what a beautiful song...
:)

Thank you for sharing this
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dajama said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Thank you, Mystified
I'm very happy to see you here. Thanks for listening and commenting. I'm delighted you liked it. Cheers. Peace.
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said 3451 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
I like it..
Great piece, very nice lyrics, wonderful vocals and nice playing. I like it!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
dajama said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Thank you, my friend
You are always very kind and encouraging. I'm glad you like this one. Thanks for the nice words about the singing. Appreciated as always. When can we expect to see a new one from you? Cheers. Peace.
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Moviz said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
You always
write great lyrics/poetry and that's what makes your songs as nice as they always are, as well as your excellent way of playing and singing, great performance, cheers M
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dajama said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Thank you, Maurice
I really appreciate the nod to the lyrics. I'm rarely happy with the end result but I do put some effort into getting the words right, and I'm very appreciative of the comment. Many thanks for your listening. Your encouragement is important to me. Cheers. Peace.
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MarkHolbrook said 3445 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Lyrics
David are often what has attracted me to your works. I first learned of you when aClarke I think posted a thread in the forum about your "favorite song of the day". He posted your "Find yourself" as his pick for the day.

When I first listened to this masterpiece I was amazed by the depth of the lyrics and the music. So many levels, so deep of a message.

You do a fantastic job on lyrics and on the music. That is why I jump to listen to everything new that you post.

Mark
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dajama said 3444 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Thank you, Mark
Your kind words and support is so encouraging. I'm delighted that you find something in the words I cobble together that connects with you. I really believe that the true power of music is its ability to forge a connection. Thank you for all your support, and for finding that connection. Cheers, my friend. Peace.
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lengold said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
You really are
a great songwriter David. This is lovely and the guitars, vocals and production spot on. Excellent.
Cheers
Len


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dajama said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Thank you, Len
I'm always happy to see your stone avatar (Hey, that could be a name for a song...) and I'm very happy you enjoyed this one. Thanks as always for your encouragement. Much appreciated, my friend. Cheers. Peace.
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magnatone said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Struck Dumb
Early America - I see why Peter said that. This is BEAUTIFUL!! I love your up-octave vocals in there. This is a coffeehouse winner. Wonderful, soulful tune - thanks!
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dajama said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Thanks, Karen
I'm very happy you enjoyed this one. Glad you enjoyed it. I wasn't sure about adding the second vocal, or the lead, but then I decided I had a partner in the coffee house. Glad you think it sounded good. I was stunned (in a good way!) by your latest, by the way. Speaking of symphonies! Thanks for stopping by. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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lavalamp said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Nice work Dave
It has a certain........I'm struck dumb again.

Very good one.

LL

BTW, you're an excellent writer. According to me.
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dajama said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Thanks, man
I'm glad you're dumbstruck! Thanks for stopping by and checking this one out. As for a brilliant writer - I know you are! Thanks, man. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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SJB said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Hi David
A lovely song lyrically. The singing is spot on - I especially like the harmony parts. As always the guitar playing and recording is fantastic. I really like your signature "stero" guitar sound. The sound of the plectrum on the strings gives the strumming such a nice light and airy feel. Great listen - naturally I'll be downloading this!
Best wishes
Steve
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dajama said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Thanks, Steve
I'm really glad you liked this. A compliment on guitar sound or playing is something coming from you! Thanks for the comment on the vocals, too. Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the Download. Hope it stands up to repeated listening! Many thanks. Peace.
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Vic Holman said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
dual personality
you & you did a wonderful job. It comes off as two people very well. the vocal harmonies are great!

Beautiful tune!
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dajama said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Yeah
We work together well, although he's a bit of a sensitive artist type and has a habit of giving me the silent treatment sometimes...Ahem. Thanks for stopping by, man. Really glad you liked this one. Cheers. Peace.
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mowguy3 said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Again
Just some great lyrics. I like the song discription,"she deserves a symphony". Great song in every way. Vocals are the tops with the soft guitar,over the top my friend.
Thanks, Russ
P.S I have been staying away from the coffee house music because I am still working on my entry, but I couldent resist.
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dajama said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Thanks, man
I'm very glad you enjoyed this. Just been listening to your latest - very cool stuff. I avoided most of the coffee shop music myself too, because the few I listened to were so good I started to think I should just not bother! But I'm glad I went ahead. It was fun to limit myself as far as song form goes. Glad you liked it, my friend. Thanks for the encouraging words. Cheers. Peace.
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said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Awwww....
You old romantic you!

Very lovely song David. Really nice vocals!

Be well!
dajama said 3449 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Old romantic
Yep, that's me. Don't tell anyone, though. It'll ruin my reputation as a street tough! Thanks for stopping by, Michael. Glad you enjoyed it. Cheers. Peace.
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bud said 3450 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Struck Dumb
beautiful. You're both very lucky.
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dajama said 3449 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Thanks, Bud
Very lucky? Well, I know I am! Thanks for listening and thanks for your nice words. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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screamalexz said 3450 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
...
oh i like the higher vocals they add a sense of mood. nice song. nice singing on this track. i like when the second guitar comes in. the opening to the solo with the lower notes really captures the listener.
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dajama said 3449 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Thanks, dude
Yeah, I wasn't sure about adding the second vocal. I thought at one stage of just doing the bridge and chorus higher, but I felt it lost continuity, so I decided to allow myself to be two. Glad you like the lead - never my strong point! Thanks for listening and commented. Much appreciated as always. Cheers. Peace.
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Roxylee said 3449 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
What a lovely song, David
thank you for the poetic glimpse into a moment in your life. Your appreciation of the little moments that could easily go unnoticed is touching. Great lyrics and coffeehouse performance! I love the picture, too. :-)
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dajama said 3449 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Thanks so much
You hit the nail on the head; there are so many things that drag our attention away from the pleasure of a moment. There's nothing wrong with being busy, but sometimes it gets insane. I thought it might be nice to record one of the moments I did take the time to appreciate! Thank you for listening and commenting. I'm grateful for your encouraging words. Cheers. Peace.
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Ibstrat said 3449 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
That's
a great guitar sound.Playing background guitar that well is a lot harder than it sounds.You have a wonderful expressive voice.Beautiful song!
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dajama said 3449 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Thanks, man
I'm truly flattered by a compliment from you about my guitar playing! I know what you mean about the background guitar. I strum too much, I sometimes think, but I do like how it sounds when it hits the right rhythm. Thank you for stopping by and listening. Glad you enjoyed it. Cheers. Peace.
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Rebsie said 3449 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Heartfelt
Sweet song, and I like the way you've harmonised it. A lovely tribute.
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dajama said 3449 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Thank you, Rebsie
I'm glad you liked it, and thanks especially for the nod on the harmonizing. Really enjoyed your contribution to the coffee shop, by the way. Very cool. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers. Peace.
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Macaudion said 3449 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Well...
i can hear how easily this could be received as, "a symphony of love" but hey, I'm easy and clearly, I'm not your target... It's pretty big what you've done here and, on many levels.

You have a wonderful singing voice. One can hear the gentleness of your love, but especially in these beautiful words that you've "strung" together.

A pretty wonderful gesture being hosted by, a pretty wonderful piece of music.

Thanks for getting on stage and being willing to share the graciousness of your efforts.

Macca
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dajama said 3449 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Thank you
What a nice and thoughtful comment. I'm very happy you liked the song, and pleased you liked both the sentiment and the music. Thanks so much for listening and taking the time to comment. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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richardhowardjones said 3449 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
.
A beautiful ode to love. The lyrics are simply spot on.
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dajama said 3448 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
Thank you
Thank you for stopping by and checking this one out. Glad you liked it, and thanks for the nice words about the lyrics. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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TobinMueller said 3448 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
Clear and clean
Very nice nice song. The guitar sound is clean and clear, very light and easy to listen to. In my ears, the guitar solo is meandering and lacks the kind of melodic focus and smooth chromatic sense I like in an acoustic solo. Well mix and a wonderful addition to the Coffee House. thanks.
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dajama said 3448 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
Thank you kindly
Thanks, Tobin, for listening, and for such a thoughtful comment. Glad you like the guitar sound and happy you enjoyed the song. I know what you mean about the guitar solo - not one of my strong points! I may yet have another shot at that. Thanks again for listening. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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saymme said 3448 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
( :
How Happy I am to hear this wow... What a GRAND lovesong Happy for You & Your Wife You must be a beautiful pair : ) You playing so gently & singing the same - so much feeling, the solo is the 'dot over the i' AND where You sing *struck dumb again* I JUST LOVE THAT (=icing on the cake-Drakonis thaught me thats the name in English) Who more sings with You? or is it You singing both? dumb question hehehe ; ) ! LOVE IT WE WANT MORE & MORE GUITARSOLOS ! ThankYou so much & for dl (!)helena
dajama said 3448 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
Thank you, Helena
I'm delighted you stopped by and listened, and thank you so much for your kind words. That's just me singing with myself, just higher! I'm very happy you liked this one, and thank you for your kind words. It's very encouraging. Cheers. Peace.
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VicDiesel said 3447 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
I like this coffee shop stuff...
This call for songs is bringing out a lot of good stuff.

You've written a sweet and simple song, but still stuck in some subtleties, such as the melody in octaves. That was cool.


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dajama said 3446 days ago (June 11th, 2008)
Thanks, man
I'm very glad you liked it. Yeah, there are some really cool things coming out of this challenge. It's been a real blast, and I've really enjoyed taking part in this. Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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said 3446 days ago (June 11th, 2008)
Gorgeous sound....
David, traveler... I love the vibe here and you really deliver a folk ballad worth hearing. Some great lyrics... and I do dig those vocal harmonies. The guitar is crystal clear... Great tune... dang... really nice.
dajama said 3446 days ago (June 11th, 2008)
Thanks, man
Really glad you enjoyed this one. I loved your track - a really great folk song, and beautifully performed. Glad you liked this one. Your encouraging words are much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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Outtaorbit said 3446 days ago (June 11th, 2008)
well this is
nicely f**king done.
Outtaorbit.
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dajama said 3445 days ago (June 12th, 2008)
Well, thank you
Thanks, man. Glad you liked it. Thanks as always for your encouraging words. Cheers. Peace. P.S. Looking forward to the 'Big Man' track!
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rsorensen said 3444 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
geez
those guitars sound just great. great changeup in the chorus.
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dajama said 3444 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Thanks, dude
Glad you enjoyed it. I was a bit worried about the 'bareness' of the track, but then I just kept telling myself 'It's a coffee shop, it's a coffee shop...'! And then I was fine. Knowing me, I'll probably do a multi-instrumental version of it some day! Thanks for stopping by. Happy you liked it. Cheers. Peace.
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timothy devine said 3444 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
wow
'Heart to heart without a single word'
nice
love the vocal harmonies/excelent
great tune
really phenomenal


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dajama said 3442 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
Thank you kindly
I'm very glad you liked this, and I'm flattered by your kind words. Happy you liked that 'heart to heart' line in particular. Your nice words are always encouraging and help me believe that doing this is worth doing! Thank you, my friend. Many thanks. Peace.
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jiguma said 3442 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
Lovely guitar sound David
I like everything here - good song, well played/sung and a top production. In the second section (after the first chorus) has a touch of Richard Clapton in the vocals. Richard is a seriously good Australian singer/songwriter - worth looking him up, I think you mightfind some further inspiration there.

Lovely post David!

Cheers from Oz.
Neil
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dajama said 3442 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
Thanks Neil
I really enjoyed your coffee shop post and I'm delighted you like this one. Thanks for the nod on the guitar sound - in a song like this, where so much of the soundspace is dominated by that one sound, it had better be palatable to the ear! Don't know Richard Clapton, but I will be sure to check him out. Many thanks for stopping by and checking this one out. Much appreciated, as always. Cheers. Peace.
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SJB said 3423 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Me again
I already commented on this a month ago but I just had to come back for more! It's such a beautiful song.
Steve
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dajama said 3417 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Thanks, my friend
I'm truly flattered that you came back to check this one out again. I really appreciate the support. It's really encouraging to hear your kind words. Many thanks. Peace.
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sloparts said 3417 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
David this is such a great song
Love the lyrics, some of the best I've heard in a long while. Your vocal is clean and rich and warm. It fits the character of the song oh so well my friend. You also have an excellent harmony singer working with you to help fill up the fulness of the lyrics

The simple back track allows the song to shine on the merits of the vocal and lyrics, while adding gently to the feel of the song.

This is a great piece of work Dave of which you can be justly proud. Bravo for a job done very well indeed.

Ed
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dajama said 3416 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
Thank you, my friend
I'm flattered. The lyrics are really just a snapshot I guess, of a moment, and I'm glad you think they work. As for the music, I always feel at risk when I present something with so little instrumental accompaniment, just because it does expose the voice and song. I'm delighted you found the result enjoyable. Many thanks. Much appreciated. Cheers. Peace.
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Alannah said 3415 days ago (July 13th, 2008)
So slow ......
.. to the party am I ..... trying desperately to catch up on my listening and commenting .... this is really NICE ! Having posted my own coffee house submission a week after the closing date ... no wonder I am so LATE in the listens ... sigh ... Life takes over ! Verrrrrrrrrrrry nice on the geeter - great lyrics and vox !!!
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dajama said 3414 days ago (July 13th, 2008)
Thank you kindly
I'm so glad you stopped by and checked this out. Thank you for your kind words about the song. I really appreciate it. I know what you mean about falling behind on listening. Life gets in the way. Looking forward to checking out your coffeeshop song. Thanks again. Peace.
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