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Vocals delivering deep and thoughts,,, bottom end sounds wonderfully rich and textured...pauses for harmonics on that deft touch on guitars...meanders and flows like a deep river...currents moving..that middle was perfect....sense of timing, when/how to move along, vocally and instrumentally...fine, fine presence (ironic given the theme is absence). :)
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Rich this was painful...but not in a negative way. To imagine you or anyone I hold dear saying goodbye with such emotion is a lot to take on board.
No comment from me on the technical elements of the song your a master at your craft that's a given but this did its job in terms of making me feel something deep and meaningful
very good performance and lyrics. especially liked the goodbye lines towards the 2nd very effective ending for the emotion of the lyrics
Another masterpiece, Rich. Bewildering guitar work that always gives that extra dimension to your songs. Vocal work stellar as always.
very cool tune Rich, unmistakable vocal sincerity, sublime lyrically and always cutting to the heart. Good to hear you again.
I always look forward to hearing your songs. The guitar songs great and the lyrics are very poignant. Very good!
Thought provoking lyric Rich. Wonderful playing skills on display here. Make that guitar sing :) Beautiful song...
Yes...everything is in our own unique perspective. I couldnt spot any 'glitch' at 2.32...probably just the way you struck the guitar at that particular moment. A simple song Rich but as always you sound deep as the devils own pit...striking guitar and of course the vocal is brilliant....still wish I had an ounce of your vocal thoroughbred :-) k
The 1:52 change into a lower gear is welcome after the initial drive of the first sequence. As always the main attraction is the vocals and I wonder how you make your choices as to how to place them. It seems very immediate and natural, almost like the music was written to the words. Around the 2:32-2:33 mark, there is a strange glitch. Not sure if you have heard it? All said, great track :)
Wow man, this is why I love your music.
Me crazy? Anyhow, I totally agree with the (below) scaly fellow, this is off the chart, and deserves to be heard by everyone, brilliant songwriting, playing and recording!
(the real) Andrew
If there was a chart for songwriting/musical genius, you would be shooting out the top Rich!
What a beautiful melody! Tryin' to second guess where you'll go next with it is a fool's game; you surprise me every time. Being able to accompany yourself the way you do makes me want to hate you, buddy.
Very cool lyrics Rich. One of your great minimal songs that have true heartfelt meaning. Love the ending.................
I loved music at first breath. Born in 1955 the year when Marilyn Monroe came to NYC for acting lessons less then 5 miles away from my wee infant self. Born 6 days after James Dean crashed his Porche 955. Must'v had an effect on me. Maybe.. ya never know. So to go on.. Memories, way far back, music involved everything. Sounds, beats, how I felt. When music I was attracted to broke in, it was worth waking up for. It influenced my personality. Who I would like, love and where I would hang. Music surrounded everything in my reality. It was the muse to get me along and hang on. Always going on. That's just the way it is. To what, I don't know. I just hope someone out there is better off for something I did or didn't do, said, or sang and boy, singing saved my life more times then I can count. I always had that when I had absolutely nothing else I could count on, even myself.
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at five I played my first notes. at 15 my second. in between we just don't talk about.
this song really reflects on where we are, whats important about life. the arrangement, the guitar, vocals, all really hit the mark. this is one of the greats.
Your voice is so cool. You have these "cracks" in the words and it doesn't matter... in fact it makes you "real." I don't know if that makes sense to you, but to me – trust me, it's good! The music has a very lifting feeling to it. And again, your music hypnotizes me to listen to the whole song not once, but twice. THEN, I want to get a copy, and comment... it's a whole thing that I go through