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Bring Me Home


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Roxylee

 Genre: Acoustic

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Did you ever write a song on "one of those days? When your kids think you're the meanest parent on Earth, you can't seem to do anything right, and you want to escape to someplace far, far, away? Well, I wrote this on one of those days. I guess this is a self pity song; hence, the fake violins.
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Lyrics
I've got too much time on my hands
Time can breed introspection
Well, it looks like I messed up again
Now I need the Lord's intervention

Chorus
Bring me home, bring me home,
Let me be free
I've had enough of this place
Bring me home, bring me home
Give me comfort
Or just let me look at your face

I'm alone with people, and lonely alone
All this small talk is just noisy chatter
All I ask is redemption
for the ones I have carried
and as for me, not much else matters

Chorus

I'm weary of failure
Of doing my own thing
and thinking it's You that I hear
Help me to listen
to the Lord who has risen
When I'm in His will there is no fear
Let me hear.....

Chorus



Song Stats
Hits: 3596
Comments: 35
Fans: 7
Plays: 322
Downloads: 115
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Jul 08, 2006 - 03:12:04 PM
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2006 - 03:12:04 PM Last Played: Jan 18, 2018 - 10:02:13 AM
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Hardware:
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Software:
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Comments
drakonis said 4426 days ago (July 8th, 2006)
tugging at the violin heartstrings
Very nicely arranged song, and as usual, your really pretty voice and
great harmonies... also, some good guitar work too (given that you just
started practicing guitar again!)... alas, your children have taken over
your whole house, and only allow you to record in the broom closet.
What happened with that cool new microphone? The vocal recording
sounds rather muffled. It might be that you had the gain up too high
and you were too far from the microphone, so it picked up some
boomy room echo? Not sure, but the overall mix sounded midrange-
heavy and boomy, not much clarity. But aside from production, I liked
the lyrics and songwriting... especially the little upturn on the last word
(e.g. "intervention"). This is worthy of re-recording to get the guitar
and vocals clearer!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Roxylee said 4426 days ago (July 8th, 2006)
tugging at the violin heartstrings
Thank you for your kind comments and syggestions. :-) Hmmm... How can I
fix it? The vocals were set to 0.0, the guitars to -3.8, the violins to -20.5, and
the mic was about 4 inches away. I used the AuMatrix Reverb and the wet/dry
mix set to 10. What can I do to make it clearer, anybody??

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Einarus said 4426 days ago (July 8th, 2006)
I'm glad...
...drak pointed this out in chat, otherwise I would've missed this for sure.
This sounds very lovely - especially your vocal harmonies. They're really
excellent.
I agree with drak about the muffleness of the recording, but it still
sounded very nice.

Lovely track, indeed.

-E
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Roxylee said 4426 days ago (July 9th, 2006)
I'm glad...
Thank you, E, and I'm glad to have discovered your music through your
comment. I love the foest friends song! Thank you for having a listen! :-)

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said 4426 days ago (July 8th, 2006)
A piece of your heart...
raw, honest, and open to all... It is indeed difficult in much of life... the
ones we love, the misunderstandings, the wrongheadedness we have,
often thinking we are on track. God is gracious. And your song is a
beautiful picture... like a psalm, no hedging, just out there.

Jack
said 4426 days ago (July 8th, 2006)
A piece of your heart...
and by the way... yes, I have days like you describe... more often than I wish.
Moments to redirect my heart and life in terms of what it means to love
another and no take myself so seriously.

Beautiful singing, Roxy. Lovely lyrics.

Jack

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Roxylee said 4426 days ago (July 9th, 2006)
A piece of your heart...
That's it, Jack- we tend to take ourselves too seriously and expect too much
from ourselves -and others. I almost didn't post this song, but then I said to
myself "Self, surely they will understand that you don't really wanna die; we
all have days like this, don't we?" I have my joyful days, and my days of
feeling like By Now I Should Be Smarter Than This. Thank you for listening to
my heart's cry behind the words, and for sharing your feelings in your
comment. I'm glad you liked the song. :-)

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RickW said 4426 days ago (July 9th, 2006)
Too far away
from the mic, that is. :-) I think you should be close to the mic, especially
since you now have a commercial pop filter on it. However, the lyrics,
melody, and your voice are tops as usual.

May God bless you and keep you,

Rick

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Roxylee said 4425 days ago (July 9th, 2006)
Too far away
Thank you, Rick. :-) I need more practice with the new mic, and maybe I
shouldn't mess with the effects. I'm looking forward to hearing your next
song! :-)

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TobinMueller said 4425 days ago (July 10th, 2006)
Inspiring
Excellent melody, classic construction, solid writing. Your voice needs
more presence, to feel more intimate, more in the room. It would help the
emotional quality, which is there in the performance, but there is a
blanket over the sound that keeps the listeners at arms length. Wonderful
writing. Also, when working with MIDI strings, consider using solo strings,
playing each line separately, and panning the notes, to get a more
realistic feel.
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Roxylee said 4424 days ago (July 10th, 2006)
Inspiring
Thak you, Tobin. I tried to copy-paste the instrumental tracks into another
GB, so I could redo the vocals, but at playback, no sound came out. Anyone
know why? Thank you for listening and for your constructuve suggestions,
which I will try on future compositions. :-)

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said 4424 days ago (July 10th, 2006)
Familiar feelings
Wow. You nailed it here Rox. I seem to have had a lot of these days this
past month. Paradoxically, this tune provides some of the comfort it cries
out for!

God bless!
Roxylee said 4424 days ago (July 10th, 2006)
Familiar feelings
Yayyyy, you're back!!! :-) Thank you, Mike. I'm glad the song didn't come
across as all pity party. <G> I guess it helps to know that others have days
like that, too.

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sdgreen said 4421 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
Nice job!
Very nice! I particularly liked the guitar and the layered harmonies. I enjoyed it.
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Roxylee said 4421 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
Nice job!
Thank you, Scott, i'm glad you like it. :-)

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macgalver said 4418 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
haunting
This is a really nice song. Your harmonies make it and the chorus is
very catchy. I love the honesty and authenticity of your writing. I also
appreciate you not beating the religious message over my head. I
think it's a very sweet song, with a sweet melody and a thoughtful plea.
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Roxylee said 4418 days ago (July 17th, 2006)
haunting
Thank you ver much, Kelli. I didn't know about your music until you
commented and I'll go listen soon. I'm glad you liked my plea song. We pray,
we cry, and we write our angst while we wait for the peace to come. God is
good. Thank you for listening. :-)

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Heidi_E said 4405 days ago (July 29th, 2006)
i agree
something sounded a little muffled, but i loved it anyway
the chorus harmonies were beautiful.

On a different note, strangely enough you look alot like my mother side
on, in that picture on your homepage.lol even more if you had permed
hair...except (I don't think she even knows how to turn a computer
on.) .lol
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Roxylee said 4405 days ago (July 30th, 2006)
i agree
LOL How cool is thst?? I once had permed hair, but that was decades ago. I'm
glad you liked the song. Maybe sometime we could sing together. :-)

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thetiler said 4373 days ago (August 30th, 2006)
when I read your discription
I had to smile cause I think I know how you feel in a way.

I know with kids some can be pretty indepeendent others might be a
tad (or more) insecure thus requiring a bit more nurturing. The tough
part is when the come back into the empty nest. House prices are so
high were we live that it is very tough for kids always to be on their
own. So anyway, I just want to say though it is a sad song in a way. I
think it is a great release for a singer who is a parent:) I don't know
your trials, but when I think I have it tough I look at some of Dr. Phil's
patient-quests and I don't feel so bad :)

Hey, any I want to thank as well for stopping by some of my tunes! Plus
I really enjoyed the tune!

Way to go!
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Roxylee said 4358 days ago (September 14th, 2006)
Thank you, Bill
Wow, they fixed the reply thing! Yeah, I have the kids coming back so I
can make them lunch every day, watch the grandbaby etc. It's nice to
see them, but after raising 4 kids, sometimes I just want the house to
myself! I was also going through somethingl when I got this song and
it just wrote itself. For me, singing it out helps. Thank you for listening
and for your thoughtful comment. :-)
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TomFairnie said 4342 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
praise!
I would definitely re-record this song, it resolves itself into a lovely chorus although I would change the "Give me comfort" line to "Bring comfort to me" to give it that other rhyme. You need to consider the room you're recording in, a small room will always sound like a small room regardless of the effects and the quality of the equipment. This is too good a song to compromise. I love your harmonies and it's a very accessible song.
Tom
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Roxylee said 4341 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
Thank you, Tom
If i get ambitious enough, I may redo this one, at the risk of losing the feeling
I had when I recorded it. The sound was muffled and i really should fix it.
Thanks for listening and for your nice comments. :-)

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Komrade K said 4284 days ago (November 27th, 2006)
Gorgeous harmonies...
...and a great tune as well. I feel that you do yourself a disservice with the way your vocals appear in the mix - I think they would benefit from being more forward. Something else which might help would be to double up the vocal line once recorded putting a slightly different timbre on each to give a richer sound.

Lovely work tho'
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Roxylee said 4283 days ago (November 29th, 2006)
Thank you :-)
Yeah, I knew nothing about recording, and I'm lhopefully learning with each song. People said to redo this, but I don't think the same emotions would be there. I'll take your suggestions for future recordings. Thank you for stopping by and for your advice. :-)

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TeresaV said 4028 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
=(
This song made me very sad. I am so sorry if I ever made you feel so down that you wished you were "home". I love you. The song is pretty, lyrics are depressing.
Roxylee said 4028 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
Oh, Teresa...
No way did you ever do anything to make me that sad!!! No, no, no, my baby. I think we all get in moods where we want the Earth to stop so we can get off. Fortunately, thse are just moments that pass quickly. My moments like this have nothing to do with you beautiful girls of mine. ps- i'm Happt, see? <GRIN> :-)

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dirigent said 3821 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Bring me home
Lovely songwriting, you have such a nice voice! Great track, enjoyed it :-)
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Roxylee said 3821 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
:-))
Thank you, Andreas. I appreciate your comments. I consider you a great singer/composer.
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Peter Bauckham said 3768 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
What a nice find...
I know there are a few production issues but the song is lovely... One thing with MacJams is that there's always a great song waiting to be discovered. Love your voice on this.

Hope you had a great birthday BTW.

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Roxylee said 3767 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Wow, Peter, thank you!
So good of you to come listen to this. I thought about redoing it, but the feelings just wouldn't be the same. Hopefully I've learned enough about mixing and effects to not wreck any more songs. lol I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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said 3722 days ago (June 12th, 2008)
Bring Me Home.
I played this song without my earphones in on my computer.
And it sounded brilliant ! great lyrics and love your singng
Yes Roxylee- I had lots of those days-they didn't mean it
and I am sure you know yours didn't. However, at the time
they try to put you on a gult trip. :) Anyhow I downloaded it,
so will listen again with my earphones in. It was iindeed a really good
production all the same. Love your guitar playing as well.

Peace Dee xx
Roxylee said 3721 days ago (June 12th, 2008)
Thank you, Dot
Yeah, I was in one of those moods after feeling down on myself and this just popped out. Writing it down helps a lot! Thank God for his grace and goodness, all I can say. I'm glad you liked this, and I hope it doesn't depress you to hum along. <G>
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Feter said 3494 days ago (January 25th, 2009)
Bring me home
I want to learn this song and sing it ... :-)
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Roxylee said 3484 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
Well....
It was written on "one of those days." I'm out of that place now and intend to stay there! But I'm glad you liked it.:-)
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