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When You Are Near


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paul f. page

 Genre: Romantic

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I wrote this song about 40 years ago and recorded it five years ago. It has been living only on my hard drive, so I thought a few of you might enjoy it. Upon a re-listen five years after the recording, I still like the quiet and uncomplicated aspects of the arrangement, and after 40 years I still like the peacefulness I remember feeling then...and that I still feel today.
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Lyrics
When there is silence,
I think of all the days gone by.
And in the silence
I want to call and then to cry…
How much the moments mean;
How new the days now seem
Just because you’re near…
There is no doubt or fear.

When there is darkness,
My dreams are colored by your smile.
And in the darkness
I kiss that smile
Then dream a while.
How can I tell you?
It’s all so bright and new.
But when you are near
There is no doubt or fear.

When I am lonely,
I think of all you mean to me.
And when I’m lonely
I know that we will always see
A brand new beam of light,
A new song in the night.
And when you are here
There is no need for a tear.
(When you are near)
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Comments: 12
Fans: 14
Plays: 202
Downloads: 61

Uploaded: Jul 22, 2011 - 05:33:47 PM
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2011 - 05:33:47 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 04:31:44 AM
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Comments
alackbass said 2315 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
When You Are Near
Beautiful song. Lovely arrangement and vocal performance. I'm glad you decided to share this!
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Mosaica said 2315 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
Gorgeous...
arrangement, and cinematic in its quality. You have a lovely rich voice, and it sounds truly heartfelt.
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Ibstrat said 2315 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
Beautiful
song Paul. Sincere, calm, peaceful. Your voice sounds wonderful.
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michaeljayklein said 2315 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
Paul
Listening to this beautiful song and performance, I think I know that feeling perfectly well Paul. Bravo....
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airportseven said 2315 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
Paul -
You ever fail to move the heart and soul with your clarity and compassion. What a beautiful song - so well performed and excellently conceived. Again - I hear the intelligence of Sondheim in your work - though the voice is all your own.
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KCsGROOVE said 2313 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
when you are near
good songs are ageless :-)
Very nice,. romantic piece!
Very much enjoyed!
KC
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DWL said 2313 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
I envy you Paul
You appear to have found a peace that I suspect many of us would love to experience.

A lovely song Paul. Restrained yet effective.

Cheers

Dick
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Feter said 2313 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
When You Are Near
Uncomplicated ? I think its so poetic and sentimental that it flow so wonderfully ,Brilliant harmony chords all over that I wont dream to use in my life simply cos I cant do such perfect structure ,Awesome song and lyrics Sir ,Thanks a lot for sharing !!
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H3nry said 2313 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
Lovely song
Lovely arrangement and performance as well. Simple and direct. It takes skill to pull of such a performance where every note is so exposed.
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PatriciaGirl said 2312 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
Lovely as always.
I fade away, with this lovely piece. Like in some musical, where I get swept away in the story.

Thanks for taking me there!

Take care-patty
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Roxylee said 2301 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
so sweet
Not only the song, but that you've kept the same sentiments after all these years. I love the instrumentation and lyrics. Thanks for sharing this with us, Paul.
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woofer3 said 1588 days ago (July 18th, 2013)
When You Are Near
I enjoyed this beautiful song and I'm sure this is the first time I've heard you sing. I had no idea you sang. This has such a feeling of a world that has seemed to have almost totally disappeared and considering this is the first time I've heard it, it has given me memories that I cannot possibly have! that's the only way I can describe it. It's a bit like meeting someone for the first time and feeling you've known them all your life. - I'm talking too much again - This is a lovely song Paul, I don't write very romantic music myself but I do enjoy listening to it.
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