• I'm Here
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I'm Here
on: March 15, 2021, 18:22:03
This one is for my friend, Dutchbeat. Hey, DB....I hear they have some seriously good gear up there. Bet you can make a heavenly remix from this one.

I'm Here

Out on the horizon
The geese are on the wing
I guess they know it's time to come home
I can hear their cries
And the feelings that they bring
Used to make me wonder if it was time to go

But now I'm here
In the rising sun
Yes I'm here
I'm here
And a change has come


Where I have been
Is telling me
That where I am going
I don't need to know
All of my sins
Are now fading in this warm spring rain

I've been here all winter
And I'll be here all spring
Even though I'm bound to roam
And when the days get longer
And the night birds begin to sing
I'll still be the one to drive you home

I'm here
My race has been run
And I'll be here
When the day is done

I may not be a sinner
But I know I'm not a saint
Who will be the first to throw that stone
I'll make you a real nice dinner
Just as soon as I close this gate.
Sure enough feels good to be back home

'Cause I'm here
Yes I'm here
I'm here
Yes I am

"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach....but use your head." Julia Child

 "In a world of robotic conformity, the only originality left in music is the imperfections" Eric Craptone

"Special thanks to Steve Gleason for making me who I am today." Leonard Scaper

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Re: I'm Here
Reply #1 on: March 15, 2021, 19:15:58
@Leonard Scaper,  this is very polished performance of a song that is filled with character.  I enjoyed the selection of instruments and the beautiful playing. 

Cool song that pays tribute to your friend Dutchbeat.



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Reply #2 on: March 15, 2021, 19:52:10
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Reply #3 on: March 15, 2021, 19:58:47
That was a wonderfully heartfelt tribute, @Leonard Scaper .  The emotion you are feeling is apparent.  So thankful that we have music to help us through times like these ::heart::

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Reply #4 on: March 16, 2021, 04:48:39
Hey there Leonard........excellent songwriting. Excellent performances. I recognize the name Dutchbeat, but I never really knew him.
A beautiful tribute, from a beautiful heart.
I Know The Truth By My Struggle Against It

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Reply #5 on: March 16, 2021, 10:30:46
Well done @Leonard Scaper for somehow bringing some light into a dark situation by way of your lovely song. DB would have loved this one, with the reflective yet largely warming lyrics and your signature one man sound machine in emotive action.

The harp bits are very sweet and the intricate guitar really moves the whole thing along.

Your voice is almost choir like at the end in that final chorus, so melodic and soulful.

A fine tribute Lenny...and that must have been difficult to do. But as a ‘natural’ musician it was probably in your own nature to do it,  this golden egg of a song was bound to be laid.  :ok:

Very moving.
For a novel with a musical theme, 'Sixth Beatle - When Music Changed The World', easily found on Amazon and Google. It is my first novel.

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Reply #6 on: March 16, 2021, 12:50:10
@Cool Hand ....thanks so much for those kind words. Thank you for taking the time to just listen. It is appreciated.

@Knate .....I'm glad that you felt the emotion. I wore it right out on my sleeve for this one. yes......music can be our refuge.

@IronKnee .......I deeply appreciate your thoughts on this song and the way it hit you.

@MichaelA ...... thanks for giving this one a listen, old friend...and for your appreciation. This song actually flowed right out...as it should have.

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Reply #7 on: March 16, 2021, 16:21:43
Yes, I bet this one has done him good. By accident I typed ‘done hum good’.
It’s a very hummable song. That much is true.
All done in this inimitable style.
Kudos well earned.

Kind regards, Gus

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Reply #8 on: March 17, 2021, 10:36:58
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Reply #9 on: March 18, 2021, 10:56:02
This is absolutely beautiful and the feeling of universal love for another precious human being is so genuine and deep but simple...just how it should be.

"But never have I been a blue calm sea...I have always been a storm." - Stevie Nicks

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Reply #10 on: March 18, 2021, 15:15:45
A very well-written and composed song @Leonard Scaper .  Lyrics are well written and your feelings are expressed with emotion. The selection of instruments for the is super. Only one little thing - I would have loved a few intro chords to get me as a listener prepared and ready to receive your first-line lyrics.
the craftsmanship is of very high class - Thanks

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Reply #11 on: March 18, 2021, 17:01:53
@MrBouzouki ..... 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

@monty_lameer ........thank you so much for those kind words.

@Krysoe .....thanks for that appreciation. I agree with your comment about the intro. I did set the song up the way it is but as I was mixing your observation started sneaking up on me. By that time it was too late for a retro-fit on the intro. Thanks for the critical listen.

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Re: I'm Here
Reply #12 on: March 18, 2021, 20:57:31
yes I like this
excellent production!
I've a song called
"I'm right here"
a recent song, my persona in the song is a tad off balance.
well I'm always impressed by your work. keep 'em coming!

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Reply #13 on: March 19, 2021, 11:23:52
@LePlongeur ......Hey Gus! Thanks for checking this one out.

@rightly .....thanks, man. I remember that song....lyrics anyway. Did you ever record it?

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Reply #14 on: March 26, 2021, 01:13:05
This is so beautiful @Leonard Scaper ....filled with emotion  ::heart:: ::heart::
...and that guitar is perfect....

....all is still so close and so heartbreaking, it’s wonderful that you captured all the emotions in this song ....DB would surely love it! :)

Rachel  ::Rachel::