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years from now


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RacerX

 Genre: Acoustic

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Lyrics
miles and miles and miles
and miles apart
nothing ever changed
in my heart
away in the distance,
you fade so slow
years from now,
this all be years ago

days and days and days
have gone by
seasons change,
kissed by the summer sky
the evening light
sinks so low
years from now,
it burned so bright years ago

here on my side of the spinning world
I hold so tight to every word
I came so close to the edge of it all
You were there to catch me
when I fall
catch me when I fall
catch me when I fall
catch me when I fall
catch me when I fall

Moses split the sea,
and we parted ways
clinging to the shore,
I slip beneath the waves
surrender to the tide,
and feel it flow
years from,
just drifted years ago

here on my side of the spinning world
I hold so tight to every word
I know now that after all
You were there to catch me
when I fall
catch me when I fall
catch me when I fall
catch me when I fall
catch me when I fall
Song Stats
Hits: 5794
Comments: 69
Fans: 30
Plays: 441
Downloads: 232
Votes: 15
Uploaded: May 31, 2007 - 12:05:15 PM
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2007 - 10:43:28 AM Last Played: Aug 01, 2019 - 01:40:24 AM
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Comments
Godchaser said 4463 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
Awesome Tune
Great emotion Mr.X - this is wonderful on all levels - the picking - the lyrics - the vocal style - the performance - the subject matter - the production - the vibe & mood have hit me square in the heart - today I needed that - well done and thank you!
Blessings,

- Godchaser
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RacerX said 4463 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
thanks
hey...thanks for such a nice comment! Its was a song that came together pretty fast. I first thought of the 'years from now, this will be years ago' phrase as a catchy way to look at a situation from a different persective. Then I built the song around that. thanks for you comment!
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Scott Carmichael said 4463 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
Hey RacerX
the writing here is heart wrenching, resigned and honestly delivered... I have a few nit picks about the delivery... sometimes it seems the guitar speeds up in sections... and I would really want the pace of this song to stay on the back side... I would deliver this slowly and deliberately... It seems also that as you enter the "here on my side" section, that there is no definate melody... that should be nailed down, so that the melody speeks the same thing as the lyric... I only bring these 2 things up because this is sooo good... much respect here, and take this with a gain of salt...

going back over your lyric again, I have to say this is most impressive, and it reaches me, even over any critique I may have
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RacerX said 4463 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
timing
I think doing more than one take would have solved some of the timing issues. Also playing the main chord changes with either half notes, quarter notes or eighth notes might give the song a jerky feel ,but get you on slowing it down.
As far a the chorus melody, I sort of still pondering that. thanks very much for the constructive comments
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said 4463 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
It's about time!
But well worth the wait. Really good guitar playing by the lyrics and your heart-rending vocal delivery put this over the top for me man. Major kudos!

Be well!
RacerX said 4463 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
emotion
It is an emotional song for sure. I played it maybe 50 or 60 times before I recorded it. Its a good one for an acoustic set, easy to play. Actually it's easier to do this one live because I hit my vocal marks a lot better. I tuned my guitar to
C-A-C-G-C-E so those open notes really ring, thanks for commenting!
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Peter Bauckham said 4463 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
This is
an excellent performance with real passion - beautifully sung and played. Love the overall production. Thanks for this one. Peter
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RacerX said 4463 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
your welcome
I'm very happy you like it, thanks for coming by!
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echoroom said 4463 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
Wait is over
... as has been said, this has been worth the wait. The lyrics are really clear and simple, and express a wonderful, honest feeling of longing and regret. You sing this with real worn-hearted passion. I love little stop after the first verse, almost like the song itself has broken down.

Steve
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RacerX said 4463 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
thanks
There really is a great deal of personal emotion that went into the track. Technically, it has timing issues and clanked notes here and there, but all in all it's okay. thanks for your nice comments
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jamorama said 4461 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
I agree with you completely.
The 'issues' and 'clanks' make it all the more human to me, and lend immediacy to the listening of it, so if YOU are comfortable with it, then the ART SHINES THROUGH, and perfect technique be damned.

I hear Bob Dylan's voice ringing in here at times. What an excellent and memorable song. Thanks. Makes me wish I could play guitar like that.
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RacerX said 4461 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
you got chops
thanks for your comments, hey man you got chops on other instruments! thanks for stopping by!
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jamorama said 4459 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
your voice
is GREAT!
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Cori Ander said 4463 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
Nice guitar playing
Nice guitar playing! I cold not hear much of the vocals, but the way you handle the guitar is really nice and tasteful.
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RacerX said 4463 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
vocals
Hey, I really dig your guitar playing, you're the bomb, man. thanks for your comment
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apb said 4463 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
...

guitar fab, vocals and emotion in them .. are brilliant .. touch of Tom Waites .. I like the way after you'ld
sung the guitar playing seems to spring off of that emotion become much better as the song went on.

A really beautiful song, will great sentiment in the
lyrics.
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RacerX said 4463 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
whoa
I really like your comment! thanks so much! Probably the guitar got more precise as I went along, got into the groove. I really should have recorded the guitar at least 4 times and picked the best take. Usually by the 3rd one, I'm hitting the groove really well. I think perhaps, I was in a hurry. thanks for stopping by!
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elektronix said 4463 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
nice guitar!
Wonderful guitar playing and a one-of-a-kind voice with marvellous expression.
Fine lyrics, too.

Faved and downloaded.

Thanks a lot for sharing!

Greetings,

elektronix
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RacerX said 4463 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
electonix man
I got to say, you look so cool in your icon image. so thoughtful :-) I always like reading your comments! Thanks for saying nice things about the track!
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elektronix said 4462 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
Thoughtful...
LOL... I was looking at my brand new I-mac (my first Apple), just searching for my point of view regarding the huge amount of eye candy in front of me, curious about what will happen with the built in cam. Used to have Linux only before...

Greetings,

Bernd



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RacerX said 4462 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
new mac
really cool!! macs are great! have fun!
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said 4463 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
Nice Riff
The opening riff pulled me in and you voice and melody kept me in.!
Nice song mang
RacerX said 4462 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
opening riff
I like that riff, too. I was aware that I played in many times and was concerned I was over using it, thanks for youre comment!
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said 4463 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
intimate
tom, you've got such a unique vocal - it's thick, it's gritty, it's REAL, and it's good. love the acoustic guitar work. lyrics are not trivial - the "years from now, this all be years ago" line was way cool. your debut song is well received by these ears. enjoyed your work - anne
RacerX said 4462 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
cool line
thanks very much for your nice words. I like that line too. It's actually not profound but just clever like a good card trick, It's the very first thing I thought of, maybe 3 months ago. I built the whole song around that line, thankd for stopping by!
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ledebutant said 4463 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
Soul Music
Every part of this song is an extension of the lyric and that's the kind of thing that can make a good song great. You play with astonishing emotion and sing with even more. The lyrics, the turns of phrase are wonderfully written and tremendously moving.

Nostalgia, regret, longing and love. This song has it all and thank you so much for posting it, Mr. X. I'm so happy to have your music here
.
RacerX said 4462 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
thank you
for the thoughtful comment. I was happy it came together so well and easily. sometimes it seems to do that. my original intention was to add a few more instruments but a friend said leave it. Simple arrangements sometimes work well in the context of the subject and lyrics. thanks for commenting!
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dajama said 4463 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
Beautiful
in every way. The singing is outstanding - expressive and rich - and the guitar work is very nicely done, with a great sound and a sure touch. "here on my side of the spinning world" is a great line. You are a talented dude. Nice work. Peace.
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RacerX said 4462 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
spinning world
thanks for the comment and I'm glad you like that line. I think the spinning part is cool. gives it some action. Thanks for the talent comment, musically, it's lots and lots of practice. lyrically , lots of unused words. I'm thinking about a piece from all angles. someting this simple, that's much easier to do. thanks for stopping by!
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TobinMueller said 4462 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
Depth...
...of spirit, emotion, intimacy, honesty, authentic performance. The Moses stanza is spectacular. So good, this.
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RacerX said 4462 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
Moses
that's definitely my favorite for sure. Moses parted the Sea and people split, I switched the words around and when a person is in that situation, it's as huge as a an ocean coming apart inside them. The enormity of the character's life coming apart. and then just cut loose powerless by the currents of emotions and sorrow. Thank you very much for your comment!
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drakonis said 4462 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
rich in many ways
Very rich guitar tone recorded, rich vocal sound... but most important are the deeply touching (but carefully worded) lyrics, and the beautiful way you play the guitar (has a babbling-stream feel), and sing the words with such "resigned intensity". Bravo for a heavy ballad, well done!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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RacerX said 4461 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
thanks mister
I appreciate the nice comment. I think sometimes it's good to keep it simple. I was thinking of Fire & Rain by James T. (not that I'm nearly in that league) it is still just an amazing song but simple. Sometimes all, the elements work well together. I think of taylor and cat stevens and bruce springsteen and they all keep stuff pretty simple for the heavy ballad genre. Of course, I have a bunch of song that don't work ;-)
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guitapick said 4462 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
This is wonderful...
...guitar/vox/lyrics.

Deepest respect...got you on my faves list, now.

Bob
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RacerX said 4461 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
thanks Bob
I appreciate your comment and the fav. thanks for stopping by!
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Shimky said 4462 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
Super
Great to hear a voice with emotion in it - there's so little of it around. Excellently played, sung and written.
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RacerX said 4461 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
emotion
Thanks for your comment. It's interesting, I often when I write song , have an editor I work with listen. She always says, you need not show emotion in your voice when you sing. Listen to Frank Sinatra, he's cool as hell and lets the words to all the 'heavy lifting' I'm not sure I buy into that totally. But I mentioned Fire and Rain by James Taylor in an earlier comment and for such a gut-wrenching song, he keeps his voice pretty cool. Then again you got your Damien Rice who sounds like he's always on the verge of tears. But this is an emotional song so I think emotion in the voice is okay, thanks for stopping by!
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Feter said 4462 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
Soothing !!
very wonderfull guitar ...
singing and words ....just
perfect ...welldone !!
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RacerX said 4461 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
thanks
I appreciate your kind words about the track, ha ha I guess I have my work cut out for me on my next one :-)
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damiengh said 4461 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
Man..whew
This was from the heart wasn't it? Lot of pain here.

I almost didn't listen to, because after reading the lyrics, it related to some of the pain I'm going through right now. I listened to anyway, and felt the pain. Good tune.

Liked the gritty vocals, enhances the tune alot.
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RacerX said 4461 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
I know...
..how you feel. You're not alone. Thanks for listening. Maybe my next tune will be happier, thanks for stopping by!
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Mcboy said 4461 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
i agree
deep emotional vocal delivery.....spot on accompaniment..instrospective lyrics that anyone can relate to...touches a universal nerve...... .this one is a winner.....more from you!
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RacerX said 4461 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
thank you
for the kind comments. I think the best in all of us is tied to our deepest feelings. it's scary to let ourselves be exposed, but that's where the pure stuff is. it's very encouraging what you say about wanting more, thank you very much
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thetiler said 4461 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
Enjoyed
The recording seems quite well down. Interesting words. Cool style in the singin. LIke that bluesy-raspy feel in the voice. Thanks for sharing
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RacerX said 4460 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
thanks
I appreciate your comments, I really like your shimmery sound, mister.

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Doadars Uncle said 4459 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
Geeze!
Good stuff! Great performace! Wish I could do like this!
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RacerX said 4459 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
thanks
I practice a lot and have lots of songs that stink ;-)
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jlp4167 said 4458 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Very Nice!
Loved it
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RacerX said 4457 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
thank you very much
thanks mr. JLP4167, I'm honored to be one of the three songs you've faved in two years ;-)
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five_extra_arms said 4458 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Crispy Licks, Crusty Vox
LOL! RacerX! You are really shining on this song. I'm torn between your beautiful guitar sound and your gravel road vocals. Not sure which is better, but they are perfect together.

Great stuff, man.


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RacerX said 4457 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
multi arm
thanks mister, I'm glad you like the tune. I gargle with glass :-)
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thoddi said 4458 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
classic folk style
Guitars like Joni Mitchell could have done, lyrics Bob would wish he had written... a voice, original with great sensitivity and feeling.

Immediately fav'ed both you and the song:)
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RacerX said 4457 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
thanks mister Thoddi
I've listened to your music, you have a great soulful sound! thanks for stopping by!
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said 4454 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
Very nice!
I really enjoyed it. I wish I'd have had the free time to listen sooner. I like songs like this when the emotion is really present, and I think you did a wonderful job.
jiguma said 4454 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Impressive stuff!
I was drawn here by your forum post on "what's appropriate", and pleasantly surprised at this tune. Good lyrics well sung with good guitar accompaniment - I like the way you switch things around rhythmically, and like your voice.
Glad I visited.
Neil
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said 4453 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Cool
Guitar playing!
perceptualvortex said 4453 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Great
The simple arrangement and the sound of the git and your voice are all perfect for the soulful nature of the song. Nice playing, very honest performance, genuine music, excellent work RacerX!
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said 4452 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Very Nicely Done
Rendered with the heart it is made of.
time and care = grand results
said 4431 days ago (July 2nd, 2007)
I Feel Like I'm Alone
with you. There's such an intimacy to a singer with a guitar, and you share that intimacy with such honesty that it reminds me of why we are compelled to create music when we're alone.

Beautiful. Thank you for this moment.
rjamadeus said 4430 days ago (July 3rd, 2007)
moving !
great guitar work, reminiscent of "phil keaggy", and it has beautiful tone. i hate my acoustic ! the lyrics are wonderful as well. thanks for sharing this great work !!
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eleveneyes said 4420 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
This...
..is the real deal. Love the timbre of your voice. Your voice sounds experienced, learned and confident and desperate. Love the time change in the choruses. Great picking and guitar tone. Great song mang!
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ceilidh said 4406 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
racerx boy,
in your voice i can hear all your life. there is expressed everything. it is a sound which one is going to remember for ever. impressive and unforgettable. lyrics are brilliantly written and your guitar... your guitar is not playing. your guitar is TELLING and re-living the story. a great song! love it.
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Reinholt56 said 4406 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
A rather beautiful song....
I arrived here late but it's never too late to hear a song and appreciate its quality.

Brilliant too.

Looking forward to other uploads.

Take care.

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said 4395 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Great !
What a great song is this ??, lovely melody, great singin, the words .. dig it !!
Thanks for sharing this perfect song !

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Macaudion said 4380 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
Another pleasant suprise this morning
Nice, nice and, very nice!

Perfect side dish w/ my cup-0-java, this morning!

A beautiful rendering of some pretty excellent writing.

I love this song! Thank you, RX! Great job!

Dion

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DOCTORBIZARRE said 4375 days ago (August 27th, 2007)
DUDE!
I love this song. You have a way of painting a picture with your songs that is so beautiful yet also somber in some ways. I like your honest delivery and charisma. This one is up there with B****!
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Ibstrat said 4368 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Now that's
what i call a great song.Had to check it out after hearing you sing the blues tune with Mcboy.Your voice is total emotion-guitar playing great.That song should be in a big-time movie,(a good one of course.)
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jonx said 4206 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
nice!
a real live, intimate performance-has a great offhand feel to it-nice melodies-i've been listening to eddie vedders' sndtrk to "into the wild." and this song shares a similar expansiveness and a feeling of connectedness/separation-thanks for posting--rawk on!
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ledebutant said 3101 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Magic
I needed to hear an old friend's voice tonight. It was nice to find this here. I wish you would start recording again. You are far too gifted not to share what you have with the world.
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