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You Are My Whole Life


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rsorensen

 Genre: Indie Rock

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a love song for my daughter. she turned 9 this year but it's happened so fast. The other day I was carrying her around and when I looked down at her face, she had the same expression she'd have when I'd hold her as a baby. I had a bit of a flashback and it prompted me to write this song.
I wanted this song to be both gentle to represent my unconditional love for her and a little bit aggressive to represent an 'I would die for you' kind of attitude. This one's pretty personal and I was surprised to find myself get a little emotional during the last verse delivery. Funny how it can sneak up on you like that.
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Lyrics
When I look into your eyes
I'm reminded
Of the day you opened them for me

You were so dependent and so fragile
When i held you in my arms
I had never felt a love like that
and i never thought I could


I will be here
To be a part of your life
and I will love you
Until the end of time
I'll stand beside you
and i will be your hero
I'll never leave you
You are my whole life

Now your getting older
and so am I
You have made me so proud
To be alive and by your side

You are so beautiful like your mother
and your heart is an example of how I want mine to be

I will be here
To be a part of your life
and I will love you
Until the end of time
I'll stand beside you
and i will be your hero
I'll never leave you
You are my whole life
Song Stats
Hits: 2794
Comments: 32
Fans: 21
Plays: 216
Downloads: 100
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Oct 27, 2009 - 01:12:53 PM
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2009 - 01:12:53 PM Last Played: Apr 14, 2017 - 01:24:00 PM
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Hardware:
Gibson Firebird VII, Squier Vintage Jazz Bass, Taylor Big Baby Acoustic, M-Audio KeyStudio 49i, Blue Snowball
Software:
GB08
Comments
billykirsch said 2854 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
Thanks man.
Nice double acoustic/electro guitars unison. Nice tone overall in the lead guitar. Gives some roughness to the tender song.
I like the reference in the bridge of you wanting to be like her. Feel the same around here: I learned so much from my little ones.
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rsorensen said 2854 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
thanks
the acoustic was a last minute addition to give the song a little texture. glad you think it works and that you identify with the lyrics. thanks for stopping by
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Feter said 2854 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
You Are My Whole Life
Very powerful ...ye it pour with emotions I can
hear it ..very moving ..lovely story ..Bless her
great lyrics ..nice voice delivery ..I like it
when you express it all on such rock sound !!!
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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rsorensen said 2854 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
thanks feter
i've always been a fan of rock ballads. even those cheesy ones in the 80s. maybe this is my homage to those haha. thanks for listening
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Moviz said 2854 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
Great sentiment
that can be understood by all who've had children of their own. Really nice song and lyrics and a great guitar sound..... so powerful........just such a nice pace for this... excellent vocals, regards M
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rsorensen said 2854 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
thanks a lot
really happy you like this and can identify. i was going for powerful so i'm glad you think it is. thanks
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MarkHolbrook said 2854 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
Hey
Ridd... Love that opening guitar lead... Man that is perfectly. Nicely done! Vocals and lyrics are very cool. Congrats on 9 years... yes it passes very fast. Mine is 13 going on 22.
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rsorensen said 2853 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
thanks Mark
I definitely indulged on the lead. Its been awhile so I thought what the heck. Thanks for the listen!
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Vic Holman said 2853 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
kids can do that to you
time flies by so fast. relish all the good times, by time high school comes around, they already start to lead there own life.

boy, it gave me a flashback moment
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rsorensen said 2853 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
good times
it sure does and i sure will. thanks vic
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sheilad said 2853 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
Oh Ridd
I will never tire of your talents! You never cease to amaze me and this is definitely no exception. Love the heartfelt lyrics. Added to my ever growing rsorensen collection
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rsorensen said 2853 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
thanks sheila
glad you like. thanks for the kind words
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sloparts said 2853 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
Thanks for reminding me Ridd
I'd almost forgotten the feelings I had when my daughter was born.

Very well put together and played my friend. I can hear the emotion in your voice as you sing this. These can be hard to sings the first few times, I know.

Be well and thanks again for the D/L

Ed
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rsorensen said 2853 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
thanks
Yeah pretty much kept it together until I got to that particular verse then like I say it kinda snuck up on me haha.
Thanks for listening and I'm glad this served as a reminder for you
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scofugate said 2853 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
Gotta love
the kids man, very noble as I have a boy and girl, I know what your talking about! I feel the emotion.
Great chords and vocals.
You Rock!
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rsorensen said 2853 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
thanks
kids are great. they really change you. thanks for the kind words
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bobnisbet said 2853 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
My son will turn 9 next year
So I can relate! Thanks for the song.
rsorensen said 2853 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
thanks
9 has been good so far. i'm already stressing about the teen years though! thanks for listening
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tempie said 2853 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
sneaking up
man the best thing about any ballad is the kind of chorus that makes you want to sing at the top of your lungs and drum on the steering wheel in the car and this has that, what a great chorus, just wings up off the verse. truly lighter worthy lol.
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rsorensen said 2853 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
craig
i take that as a huge compliment, thanks. I actually wrote the chorus first - something I don't usually do. I read a quote by someone (forget who) that said something like "I write the chorus first because that's most important. Everything else is just #$%# isn't it?". I'm paraphrasing but you get the point. So, I focused on that first and tried to make it huge. Really stoked about your comments man. Thanks a lot.
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five_extra_arms said 2853 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Unconditional Love In The Form Of ROCK!
Well Ridd, you accomplished what you set out to do. The sweetness of the lyrics and the masterful shreddage of the guitars say, "I'm daddy. I love you and I will bust Buddy Hinton in the mouth if he so much as looks at you again!!"

9 years old and still your baby. I'm sure that will never change. Hope she rocks out to this song the way I did!
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rsorensen said 2853 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
hey
does this qualify as 'dad rock'?? i think it does.
thanks for the review, man. You're right about Buddy Hinton. He's a no good troublemaker.
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racerat said 2852 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
bigger
taller, higher, just one more crescendo, just, one...

tops,
P
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bud said 2852 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
This is such an impassioned cut
from the first guitar note to the last emotional vocal. What a great song for you today and for her in years to come. Excellent!
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blaky smith said 2851 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Love
Great message. I know what your talking about... Beautiful song Ridd, with nice and emotional lyrics. I like it...
Marc
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lavalamp said 2851 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Sweet tune
Pink Floyd intro was awesome. Great Ridd-ian vocals. Enjoyed the lyrics as a father of two girls 4, and 12. Yours is 9-cherish this time.

Perfect song

Dave
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sschedra said 2850 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Wonderful!
Yes and Yes again! This us a great song. As a daddy, I can definitely relate. Passionate vocal.
Great job,
Stephen
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BossHook said 2848 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
I am so impressed
with your honest performance and delivery. I know so much what you mean about seeing those looks on the kids faces as they grow that you saw when they were babies.

Such a big soaring chorus.
lengold said 2844 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
WOW
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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guygrooves said 2812 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
This song hit me hard
I often say my only regret is I have no children of my own. You are as lucky as you are talented sir. Beautiful song Ridd.
Peace
Guy
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Bob6stringer said 2794 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
A new song, a young life to mold.
Your lyrics -- esp., "your heart is an example of how I want mine to be," is to-the-bone honest. KILLER performances, down to the screaming guitars. Thanks for the DL.

On your larger relationship with the song, I hear ya. The first song I ever recorded in GarageBand, or posted online (at iComps in 2005) was for & about my daughter. I had to fight back a tear or two when I sang it, often. That seemed to come from some sort of "anticipatory love," but also from the realization that we are just ants in the scheme of things, yet we are handed these little lives to mold.
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gh0ul said 2476 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
you are my whole life
I love this song it has a classic sound to it..... like id hear it on the indie college station the next time i tuned in..... That is a compliment. I loved the melody heartfelt lyrics.. going n the iPod.
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