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I had no idea where this song was going until I got about half way through. It was actually supposed to be an electric version of an all acoustic song I've been playing for years but it took on a mind of its own and is hardly recognizable anymore. A good thing in this case.

The lyrics are a reflection of my long distance situation with my wife and kids this year. Yeah, another song about my girls.

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You and Me

From a distance I hear you
Call my name it gently echos through the room
And though I can’t be there tonight
I’ll sleep beside your bed inside my mind
Seems I’m halfway across the world
Seems it’s been so long since I’ve seen you girl
I know it’s just a stroke in time
There’s no mountain we can’t climb
So just dry your eyes
I’ve got no disguise
I’ll never fill these halls with lies

And I hear the bells they ring
I swear I hear the angels sing
When you speak my name
I feel the flame
Can you hear me when I call
Can you feel me here at all
And it wont be long you’ll see
Till it’s you and me

We’ll I’d like for you to know
I see you everywhere that I go
Only time stands in our way
I won’t let it get me down I’ll be with you today
Just open your mind
And let me inside
Wont stop until I’m by your side

And I hear the bells they ring
I swear I hear the angels sing
When you speak my name
I feel the flame
Can you hear me when I call
Can you feel me here at all
And it wont be long you’ll see
Till it’s you and me

And it wont be long you’ll see
Till it’s you and me
And it cant be long you’ll see
Till it’s you and me
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Hits: 3299
Comments: 58
Fans: 27
Plays: 192
Downloads: 115

Uploaded: Apr 05, 2009 - 01:36:59 PM
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2009 - 01:36:59 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 06:44:03 AM
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Hardware:
Charvel LS1 Guitar, Yamaha Bass, Boss GT-3 Processor, Blue Snowball Mic, M-Audio Keystation 49-e
Software:
Garageband '09
Comments
kassia said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
oh i'm first!
wow love those layered guitars opening the song and the bass driving the beat. this is awesome. great vocals. great tune. great lyrics. overall a killer track nick. i love it. a PERFECT sunny sunday afternoon song.
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kassia said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
ok and then...
it all fills up and gets awesomely big and rich. wow.
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Nick_Flash said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
thanks shay
its all about adding layer after layer on this one. I held back the all out rock on this one. Yeah, and the ending fills up and is like a mini epic or something. Like I said, it wasn't really planned.
Thanks for listening.
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Relic67 said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
wow
excellent playing and singing here.
kind of u2-ish track but they wouldn't have had the cool backing vocals at the end.
the production values are superb / radio-ready.
very impressive.


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Nick_Flash said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
U2-ish
I was listening to some Coldplay the day I wrote this one - not too far off. U2 is another influence as well. As far as the backing vocals at the end go I just had to write a song using la-la-la's. Almost out of character for me. I'm happy with the finished piece though.
Thanks
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racerat said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
3:30
Nick,
At about 3:30 when it goes into the extended vamp, that's when it really started to flow for me. Pensive and sorrowful. Was it an organ that comes in? O.K. Strings. Nice. The backing vox, the open ride cymbal. You may be missing your girls, but it certainly has given you time to play and man you are putting it to good use. You are just cranking them out! D/L'd and fav'd.
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Nick_Flash said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
flow
Yeah that spot is where it usually kicks in for me too. That's the Fitch Cello and some Hollywood strings I think. It's hard to use those without sounding too fake. I meant for the backing vocals to be a little higher pitched and upfront but ended up with what you hear.
I've definitely had time to write lately and I forgot that I could actually do it when I tried. Just a warning - no music from me next year when the family's all in the same house again :)
Thanks Phil
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Feter said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
You and Me
YOu are a rockin roller ..the electric guitar suits you so ...
loved the feel in your vocal ...great production really ...
good lyrics ...rock on my friend ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Nick_Flash said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
thanks Feter
The electric guitar is my friend for sure. Been a fun year so far. Thanks for listening and the comments my friend.
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Moviz said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
This is great
A very good song filled with emotion in those lovely lyrics and the way you sing them. I like the constant drumming style of playing which seems to take us forward in a travelling motion. Music is excellent and there's a great balance to it all. Great song and production with excellent vocals, regards M
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Nick_Flash said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
thanks
the kick drum is meant to drive the whole thing and keep a feeling of driving or moving forward. I'm working on making the production better still.
Thanks for stopping by M


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Ruji said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Wow.
That was so cool. So well mixed. A really great performance. Really great... I just can't stop repeating that it's that good. I even miss your girls (not in a creepy way.............. oh god that sounds so wrong I am so sorry.)
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Nick_Flash said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
ha
Dude you crack me up. Where are the admins? :)
I know what you mean though. It took a lot of work to figure this one out.
Thanks for listening - I'll go check out your work today too.
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Vic Holman said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
true
that you never know where a song will lead you.
you really were in the zone to flow with this..... guided by music.

classic!
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Nick_Flash said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
guided by music
Music is one of my true guides that's for sure. I've learned to be less critical of my work and just make it happen somehow. Seems to work better that way.
Thanks Vic.
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Joe Brady said 3121 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Howdy,
Really nice tune, love the mix and the vocals, lyrics are well crafted.

Joe.
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Nick_Flash said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
howdy
Thanks Joe, nice to meet you. It's almost amazing to hear someone say the lyrics are well crafted. I literally forced out 5 or 6 songs of lyrics one weekend.
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kingbee said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
open road
Great stuff Nick
The bass sounds excellent...as does everything else.
Love the cello at the end. Gives it a whole new texture.
Think the backing vox are fine where they are and your voice sounds really good.
Fantastic song
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Nick_Flash said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
thanks
The cello took a while to get right but sounds cool in it's finished state. This one is almost hard to classify as a particular genre - sounds more pop sometimes.
Thanks Brendan
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blindsidedpoets said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
You and Me
This is a great tune! Well done! Kind of a cross between Dishwalla and 10th Ave. N
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Nick_Flash said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
you and me
I don't think I've ever heard 10th Ave N yet. I'll have to check em out.
Thanks for stopping by and giving it a listen - I appreciate the comments.
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tempie said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
stadium killer
cool tune from start to finish. love the vox and the backing harmonies. def. stadium-ready, radio friendly rock/pop. great keys in the chorus. like everyone else i think the vamp at the end is killer.
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Nick_Flash said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
stadium ready
Imagine Nick Flash on the radio. It does have that slight stadium vibe about it. I guess that's a little of the ColdPlay angle I was after.
Thanks for checking it out man.
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rsorensen said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
I feel your pain
I depend on my family so much for stability. Can't imagine being away from them for long periods so often.
Amazing song. Reminds me of something from Nada Surf's 'The Weight Is a Gift', one of my favorite albums.
Your voice keeps getting better with every song and I can definitely hear that you mean what you're singing. This is one of your best vocal performances imo. This one moved me.. No easy task :)
And yeah - killer build to ending.
Bravo, dude.
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Nick_Flash said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
thanks
Yeah, it's been a crazy year but we're making it work. My girls 3rd birthday is Friday. I haven't heard "The Weight is a Gift" but "The Proximity Effect" is one of my favs. I'm far less concerned about letting others here my voice than I used to be. I'm glad it sounded good and that I had the chance to move someone:) I've got some new songs in the works and I think I can make them work also.

Oh and thanks for the forum pimp. I logged in and thought, damn - where did all these hits come from?
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Radio Friendly Unit Shifter?
Awesome rockin yet laid back tune. Lovely build up. This is going to accompany on my road trip. iPodded.
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Nick_Flash said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
ipodded
Laid back pop/rock tune is about accurate. Have fun on the road trip. Actually that sounds great right now - I'll have to do one this summer.

Thanks,
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guygrooves said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Awesome
Nick, this is so worth the download. Thanks for sharing, and for the free bee. Make an album and I'll buy it. I can hear why Ridd pimped this.
Peace
Guy
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Nick_Flash said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
album
These recent tracks are from a CD I recorded for the RPM challenge in February. I'm just remixing some before posting here. It is a diverse collection of song styles. I'd like to do a CD with mostly this style of rock next. We'll see.
Thanks for taking the time to listen and download Guy!
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Calchas said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Excellent!
A slight U2 vibe here. I like it a lot. Beautiful lyrics beautifully sung.

Pure heaven when the power chords kick-in at the change up.

Bravo Nick!

Be well!
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Nick_Flash said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
U2
Relic mentioned the U2ish vibe also. It's pretty cool to be compared in any way to those guys. I was careful not to let the chords overpower the choruses.
Thanks for listening and commenting Calchas.
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futzpucker said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Deeply touching
This is a great love song, well done in every way. It brought me to my deep feelings about my wife and daughters. I am amazed at your ability to keep such a wonderful perspective while you miss those you love.

Excellent, Nick.
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Nick_Flash said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
touching
Glad to hear the message got across to you. It's tough to make my lyrics meaningful. A positive perspective is all one can have in rough situations. Make the best of it or give up - giving up is not my thing.
Thanks,
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apb said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Fantastic

thanks to Ridd putting this in the spotlight where it should be. New fan here. This is marvelous and totally radio ready imo. Perfect road trip piece, a road trip to meet those you miss.
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Nick_Flash said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
radio
I've made an effort recently to write a little more radio or "pulic" friendly. You should hear some of my older stuff - not as friendly. I fly out to see the family on Thursday in fact.
Thanks for checking it out apb.
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SmokeyVW said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
excellent
i particularly like the vocal tracks, but it's all good!

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Nick_Flash said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
vocals
recording vocals is so much more fun than it used to be. Just takes practice is all.
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egobandit said 3120 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Man!
Im clapping on my end, everything about this is just so right to me. WHat a gret song about dedication and love. The mix and playing on this is so spot on. This could be a hit the world needs more songs like this! greatness!
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Nick_Flash said 3108 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
thanks
it's a trick for me to get my songs spot on. I'm happy how my recent work has sounds. Thanks for listening!
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lengold said 3119 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
This sounds
perfect to me. True talent and expertise combined.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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Nick_Flash said 3108 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
talent
talent is one of those things I just stumble across occasionally. Thanks for checking this out Len.
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gail60 said 3119 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
Wonderful Song
Love those heartfelt songs that have lots of emotions and love in them like this one does! You are a great singer and truly very talented at making music. I want an autogragphed copy of your new cd. Terrific job!
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Nick_Flash said 3108 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
thanks Gail
I'll make sure to autograph CD when I go global:) Thanks for the great comments Gail. This song definitely is full of emotion. I think that's what makes it work.
Thanks.

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spitlogic said 3118 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
perfect pic
The road is exactly what I'm seeing while listening to this jam. Very full instrumentation. I think the chorus could use an accompanying voice with it (maybe a females?). Its not something that would break the song. Just something I think that would bring a little more to the concept.

Great work here.
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Nick_Flash said 3108 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
vocals
I would love some female vocals on this as well. My backing vocals only do so much. Maybe I'll try a collab on some of my future work. Thanks for the suggestion.

Peace.
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Char said 3117 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Ver y special.
A really well put together song with a lot of personal investment. Thank you..
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Nick_Flash said 3097 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
thanks Char
Glad you liked it. It's one of my favorite new ones.
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ktb said 3117 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
wow
Nick, just massive props on the songwriting and production. With tunes like this it's bound to keep the family close no matter the distance.
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Nick_Flash said 3097 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
thanks
getting good sounding production is no easy task. The family does like to hear these songs, better than a bunch of pointless yelling - although songs like that are great too!
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John Stebbe said 3116 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
Rod Stewart
The guitars remind me of the guitar parts on "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart, from around 1971.

Your voice sounds like a cross between Christopher Cross and Don Henley.

A very enjoyable track. The lyrics are well-crafted and heartfelt. Love the backup vocals too.

Your photo of your computer music studio is really terrific. Makes me want to clean up my act and make my studio look presentable too!

Well-mixed and nicely recorded. This is obviously not your first recording project. No one sounds this good without a whole lot of experience, in music and computers.

Your Snowball mic sounds very good. I bought one when they first came out, and could not get it to work, so I returned it. But you seem to know what to do to make it work, and it works great on this track.
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Nick_Flash said 3097 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
thanks
Great comments John. I have no complaints being compared to some of the names you mentioned. I don't have much experience, Nov 06 was the first time I tried recording in Garageband. I did use multitrack cassette recorders before that.
The snowball mic is a little difficult to get just right. I tend to max it out very easily. Getting better though.
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obbster said 3116 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
Love it.
Epic, dude. Epic.
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Nick_Flash said 3097 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
thanks
Thanks for listening. I'll have to check out your work soon.


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magnatone said 3116 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
Sigh.....
Nick, what a wonderful, heartfelt and EXCELLENT song! the layering discussed earlier is done SO well, and your voice just melts this song. loving your lyrics too - wow nick - really great work. can't believe i almost missed this - kassia just pointed it out to me! (phew!)
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chronologic said 3115 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
vocals
Dude you have really cool vocal capability. I like the way you can pull it off both casually and otherwise. I'm still working on that myself! Nice song. This year... in some ways I envy you your time to focus on the craft!
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lavalamp said 3108 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
I've no idea how I missed this
This is a hit Nick. You have a pop sensibility here, but without going too trendy.

Hope you see this because you've got some going here, Soothing voice.

Dave
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papag said 2608 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Beauty
This song made me think about the things that matter a bit more than my own hungers. Thanks...

Fav'd and Dl'd
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Catalina22 said 2608 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Wistful
I love the way this song builds upon itself and evolves. It all happens very naturally and seamlessly. Beautiful.
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