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Pocket Dreams (with Roxylee & Paul Page)


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I found this on an old cassette tape I'd stored away some years ago. A bit trite? Maybe. Pep talks can be that way. But I think there may be some sound advice here. There's a proverb somewhere that says "The farmer who watches the sky never plants." When we wait on the conditions to become perfect, it never gets done. And then there's that other alluring fact: Don't do anything and you won't fail.

Roxy, with her golden voice, and Paul, with his mellow and soothing orchestration helped me put this together. I have lot to learn about mixing, but I hope this is OK. Much thanks to Roxy and Paul. And thanks Jack (the real Davisamerica) for your ears and critique.
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Pocket Dreams

I see you’ve got your dream there in your pocket
What are you waiting for?
There’re no windows of opportunity
You won’t find an open door
And how much time do you think you’ve wasted now
Waiting for that path to clear?
Do you think you’ll live forever?
Well, my friend, the end is getting nearer

I know that mountain’s awfully high
And that river’s mighty wide
But go ahead ‘cause you can do it

Well you’re paying too much attention
To the signs along the road
And they point in all directions
Except the way you want to go
And there’s always someone telling you
The things you cannot do
We may never craft a miracle
But we all know a hat trick or two

I know that mountain’s awfully high
And that river’s mighty wide
But go ahead ‘cause you can do it

So take that dream from your pocket
You know it’s time you start
Don’t go out an unfinished puzzle
Holding onto the missing part
When you set your mind to something
There ain’t nothing stopping you
Our only real limitations
Are things we simply will not do

I know that mountain’s awfully high
And that river’s mighty wide
But go ahead ‘cause you can do it
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Plays: 72
Downloads: 58
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Uploaded: Nov 19, 2010 - 02:37:59 PM
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2010 - 02:37:59 PM Last Played: Mar 23, 2017 - 12:01:27 PM
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Roxylee said 2561 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Thank you, Terry
for inviting me to add some harmony to this song. I love your voice , and these lyrics really encourage me to do more than dream. Paul, your piano is sublime. Ahhh... I'm glad you found this to share with us.
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davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Your touch always carries it to the top Roxy.
Thanks a lot for singing with me on this. I'm rummaging around to see what else I have for us. I hope you will have some time for it. Terry
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Feter said 2561 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Pocket Dreams
O my here we are again see this magic happened ..wonderful song Terry you just write so wonderful songs ...you are golden ...awesome to have Mr.Page and the wonderful Roxy ...kudos to all !!!!
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davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Thanks for the listen Feter
These are two very talented artists, and generous with their efforts. I'm very happy with what they did for this song. We appreciate the comments.
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slopartner said 2561 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Pocket of Dreams
You did it again! Love it. Oh so true...you can do it! I'm the one who always says, "Nah, I can't do that", but I'm learning (the hard way) that I really can do it. This song will always be a reminder of that fact. You and Roxy did a great job! Let us know when you're in Arkans-Ass again! We'd love to see you.
davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Thanks Jeannie
Glad this song did something for you. Yes, it's time to empty our pockets. Hope to see you and your partner again soon. Terry
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Moviz said 2561 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Such a classy Collab
Such a classy Collab, that I just had to listen and it was really worth it, love it all the lyrics, vocals, backing and the production.... really classy..... and Terry you did a lovely job here. The lyrics are just up my street, regards M
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davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Lots of class here at MacJams
Really glad you stopped by for a listen Maurice. It's always a joy collabing with these two. Peace. Terry
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Bob Rodgers said 2561 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
A
wonderful song Terry with great lyrics, lovely harmony vocals from Roxy.
Love your warm vocals and so good to hear Paul's piano, glad you posted this, great songwriting and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Thanks Bob
It's been so long since I wrote this song, and I can't remember what my general state of mind was, but I don't recall ever thinking about any kind of orchestration. Had an urge to let Paul take a look at it, and he had something real nice for it. And Roxy? Who can go wrong with Roxy?
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ic42 said 2561 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
and you did it...
Terry, great song, great singing, and Roxylee's backing is sumptuous as always... and Paul rounds this out very nicely.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Thanks for the listen Eduard
And for the kind words. It's really great working with Paul and Roxy. I hope we can do more in the future. Very fine artists!
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papag said 2561 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Magic Dust
has been sprinkled on this song. This tune is a sweet encouragement. The harmonica and harmonies add just the right touch.

Love it. Thanks for the dl :)
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davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Glad you tuned in Papag
I wasn't all that sure about the harmonica, but Paul recommended I bring it out front over his strings and piano. I believe he was right. It seems to work. Thanks for your comments. T
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sloparts said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
you do such great work Terry,
and with Roxi and Paul on the track there's no way you could go wrong.
Trite, maybe ye Maybe no. It's only trite if you're one of the many that don't "Just do it".

Beautiful Collab guys, thanks for posting it. It's something we can all learn from.

Ed

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davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Thanks Ed
I truly believe if we simply focus on our objective, those mountains may as well be foothills, and those rivers become shallow streams. "Just do it!" covers it pretty well. Sure glad you liked it. Terry
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magnatone said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Pocket Dreams
oh, this is just LOVELY! what a great combo of vox, orchestration, guitar, harmonica - i love this! wonderful combo of talents, beautifully executed, YAY!!!
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davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Glad you love this Karen
I did the dusting off, but Roxy and Paul did the polishing. They put quite a shine to it. I'm awed by their talent. A great pair to collab with. Thanks for the generous comments. T
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alackbass said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Pocket Dreams
Just a really fine tune. Nice vocal Terry! Very good production and mix. Great choice of collaborators.
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davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Mixing is not one of my hat tricks
......but I'm still learning. Glad I was able to pull this one off. Yes, Roxy and Paul have helped me before, and they are always the perfect choice. Thanks for listening Andrew, and for the comments.
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shavingronaldscar said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
oh, sweet!
Damn, what a great voice... Excellent job on the harmonies, not to mention the harmonica.
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davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Glad you dropped in Joachim
I love singing with Roxy, she hides my rough edges. The harmonica is a fairly new thing. I hope to get better. Glad you liked it. T
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scofugate said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Wonderful tune
This is good stuff , what a wonderful team here!!
Deep and pure!!
Love it!!!
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davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Thanks Scott
We appreciate the generous comments. Yep, great team! I hope you will be open for some teamwork in the future. You guys are magic to my songs. T
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jdholliday said 2560 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Very positive
uplifting, well done, love the harmonica on this, great harmonies and orchestration, I think your voice is very well suited for this kind of country Bob Dylan folk type song Terry, very Peter Paul and Mary, Puff The magic Dragon too! Nice work folks! oooh,.... pun not on purpose!
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davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
Thanks for taking a listen, James
Hey, "Terry, Paul and Roxy," that has a nice ring to it. Yes, it feels right to me singing this kind of song. The screamers make for good calisthenics, but these tunes are more of a spiritual massage. Thanks for the comments. Terry
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michael2 said 2560 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
nice
i always forget how folkie you are at heart, this is great. you guys sound perfect together.
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davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
Gotta keep the torch burnin'
I always like to say "the 60's aren't over till the last hippie dies." My roots are definitely in folksy soil. Most of my covers are the vintage tunes of Dylan and the likes. Thanks for the comments Michael. Really glad you liked this. Terry
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rok41 said 2560 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
Pocket Dreams
It is all about the song...and this is a very good one. I really like the melody on the chorus and your "back porch" style really lends itself to this song. A great message, a nice harmony by Roxylee and the perfect backer by Paul make this a very nice listen.
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davisamerica2 said 2560 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
Glad you stopped by Chris
I like the "back porch" thing. That informality brings the real soul of a song out. My playmates here picked up on that too. They are great! Thanks much for your generous comments. T
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Carrie71 said 2560 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
Pocket Dreams
What an enjoyable listen. The vocals were awesome. Great all around music.
Thanks.
davisamerica2 said 2559 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
Thanks for stopping by Carrie.
Roxy's helped me sing several songs here, and it's always been a joy. Glad you enjoyed the vocals. T
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dave_b said 2560 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
Pocket Dreams
I like the idea of Pocket Dreams, nice metaphor for repressed aspirations, and "unfinished puzzle" works as well. LOL, now I see you have those as keywords. Sincere vocals and nice harmonies deliver the song's message in just the right way.
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davisamerica2 said 2559 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
Thanks Dave
Glad you liked it. I hope this prods a few in activating their dormant potentials. (Myself included.) Terry
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rabittwhole said 2559 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
ok terry
...several listens now and....i still love it. you did an excellent job on this mix wise...honestly just a beauty. It is casting no?? Paul...roxy...magic in abundance. Good one bro... a hat trick indeed.
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davisamerica2 said 2559 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
I got a lot to learn with this mixing, Jack
I'm certainly no Michelangelo on the mixing board. I'm still using crayons. I'm glad I was able to pull this one off. Roxy and Paul never disappoint, as you know, and are always great to work with. Thanks bro. T
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kassia said 2558 days ago (November 21st, 2010)
oh goodness
nothing trite about wonderful. a simple sweetness in the tune, emphasized by the gentle vox and harmonies. I love your harp in this - it's a perfect fit. paul did a wonderful job wrapping this up in warmth. you and roxy were meant to sing together. mixing is just fine sir...just fine indeed. this is a keeper.
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davisamerica2 said 2556 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Thanks for stopping by Shay
Some of my songs and stories kind of lean toward the dark. I need to to bring out more of my light songs to offset that guess. I'm really glad you liked this. T
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MarkHolbrook said 2556 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Hi Terry
Sorry to be so late to the party here. Wow this is sure sweet. Your vocals are spot on and I know Roxy will be perfect. This is simply gorgeous! An instant download!!! Beautiful song Terry!
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davisamerica2 said 2555 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Glad you took a listen to this Mark
I got a lot of pleasure working with Roxy and Paul. They can really sweeten a song up. We appreciate the comments. Peace. Terry
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mike_d said 2545 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Wonderful!
Really enjoyed this! Nice work from all involved. The mix sounds very nice on my iPhone & earbuds!
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davisamerica2 said 2516 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks for stopping by Mike
Really glad you liked it. Roxy and Paul are the best to work with. It turns to gold with their touch. We appreciate the kind words. Terry
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