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The song was one good thing that came out of a tough time....

Tanx to my friend Dabe (whom I love} for the great drum trax
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MY HOPE REMAINS IT MAKES NO SENSE
IT STANDS AFTER MY LAST DEFENSE
HAS BLOWN AWAY AND LEFT ME STANDING BARE
MY HOPE IS THERE... MY HOPE... MY HOPE IS THERE

MY HOPE REMAINS A FAITHFUL FRIEND
A GUIDE WHEN I CAN’T SEE THE END
HALF WAY HOME, SOMETIMES IN DESPAIR
MY HOPE IS THERE... MY HOPE... MY HOPE IS THERE

MY HOPE IS THERE IT WILL FOLLOW ME EVERYWHERE
MY HOPE IS THERE... MY HOPE... MY HOPE IS THERE

THE PILGRIM IS BLIND, THE PILGRAMS SEES!
THE PILGRIM GETS DOWN ON HIS KNEES
EACH STEP HOME IS FOUND ON EVERY PRAYER
MY HOPE IS THERE... MY HOPE... MY HOPE IS THERE

MY HOPE IS THERE IT WILL FOLLOW ME EVERYWHERE
MY HOPE IS THERE... MY HOPE... MY HOPE IS THERE

MY HOPE REMAINS IT MAKES NO SENSE
IT STANDS AFTER MY LAST DEFENSE
HAS BLOWN AWAY AND LEFT ME STANDING BARE
MY HOPE IS THERE... MY HOPE... MY HOPE IS THERE

EVERYWHERE ALWAYS THERE
EVERYWHERE ALWAYS THERE
EVERYWHERE ALWAYS THERE
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Comments: 29
Fans: 21
Plays: 803
Downloads: 254
Votes: 25
Uploaded: Mar 19, 2006 - 02:29:44 PM
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2006 - 03:10:51 PM Last Played: Apr 24, 2017 - 03:15:25 PM
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G4, drawmer tube preamp, mackie mixer, baby bottle mike, taylor guitar
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Comments
Einarus said 4290 days ago (March 19th, 2006)
Now this is...
...*exactly* what I wanted to hear tonight!
Everything sounds so great - especially your voice! I would kill for a
singing voice like yours (I won't, though - don't worry).

Just to reiterate - *everything* about this is great!

Thank you for sharing this and fulfilling my musical needs this evening.
Beautiful!
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said 4290 days ago (March 19th, 2006)
Inspirational
Another great song, Thank you for posting.

. - Harold
composerclark said 4289 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Eliptical
Scott, your music is fully professional in every sense. Great voice, great
arrangements, professionally recorded (this is from a CD?), and beautiful
song writing. It's Christian-based music with a gentle, subjective feel,
and, as someone else said about another song of yours, you avoid being
preachy. The spiritual references are eliptical, allowing the listener to find
other meanings if s/he wishes, and inviting the listener in, rather than
yelling at them that "this" (whatever "this" is) is the way it is. I spent years
playing in and eventually leading church bands, and this is as good as
anything we ever played. Beautiful stuff.
Check out my latest song called A Little Song About Our Mom
Scott Carmichael said 4289 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
thank you clark
No CD ... this is just the stuff i write coming out of my Mac... I've produced
CD's for other people in my home studio... I guess that's where I'm learning
how to get sounds... thank you for the thoughtful comments, it means alot to
me... I don't even play my material live, and to see the response it gets makes
me wonder if I should rethink this... I also lead the music in my church, I
really enjoy the whole process

thanx again
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
TobinMueller said 4289 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Hope fulfilled
So many good things to say, especially your vocals (you have such an
appealing voice) and backing vocals arrangement (could have been even
louder in the mix at times). But I really like the drumming choices you
made on this one. Kind of a James Taylor feel, which I adore. But the last
verse is so precious, goodness, and then they way you rise out of it again.
Very nice finishing touches on this one.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
J.A.Stewart said 4289 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Where the Spirit...
finds its voice, there is joy.

It's always a pleasure to hear it when it occurs, as it has in this song.

You've done an excellent all-around job here with the arrangement,
performance and production, Scott. I hear strains suggesting the melodic
vocal arrangements of Jackson Browne, as well as James Taylor in this
song, but while mainitaining the integrity of your own voice.

Very nicely done. ;-)
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Alannah said 4288 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
How willing are you ....
to lend a helping hand to some of us sad sacks here ... (OK I mean ME .... with the "production / mixing" secrets you obviously use on your mixes ..... I would never know these songs of yours did not come out of a professional recording studio ..... shhhhhhh but ... you are giving away for free what people would pay for here !
Check out my latest song called Sleep (w JScott and Alannah)
Scott Carmichael said 4288 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
I'm willing ....
You can e-mail me at swc55@optonline.net... I don't know what I can do from
NJ... but I'd be glad to try... I've been doing his since alalog tape, so I'm an old
fart... but I've learned some... let me know

thanx; Scott
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
Scott Carmichael said 4288 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
I'm willing ....
that's analog
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Corporal Beef said 4286 days ago (March 23rd, 2006)
Well Done
Ahhh, a true 9. A wonderfully crafted piece that really conveys your
sincerity; it's very genuine. Again, your voice is full and strong, but sits
nicely with the harmonies, and I love hearing real instruments.
Everything else has been said already...
One thing I'll point out is that at the end of the song there is a noise
that you may want to consider muting if you can.
Thanks for posting!
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Scott Carmichael said 4286 days ago (March 23rd, 2006)
Noise??
Is it as the song is fading... the last thing you hear.... I don't know how I
missed that

thanx
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
Corporal Beef said 4286 days ago (March 23rd, 2006)
Noise??
I just listened again. It's the very last thing you hear, and it could have been intentional. It just caught my ear...
BTW, the song was just as good on the second listen.

---
Time is the currency of the future; space its bank.
- Patrick Moraz
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Scott Carmichael said 4284 days ago (March 25th, 2006)
patrick moraz??
Been a yes fan all my life... and loved His work
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
Moses said 4286 days ago (March 23rd, 2006)
here here!
loved the build in this, vocals are stellar, i agree that the percussion fit
wonderfully, i'm lovin your stuff scott!
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kristyjo said 4285 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
This is really nice to listen to
It's a reflection of someone who's been through a few things and is still
confident. You use your voice so well to convey your message. The
production is also stellar.
Check out my latest song called Sussex Carol
Macaudion said 4285 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
A big phat wow from me
Beautiful - Excellent musicianship - You've heard it all, the singing;
great guitar work; the lyrics - it's all so good - Buuuuut, I'm really
diggin the drummer's handy work on this too. Just an awesome display
of drumming, and w/ such rich tones - I imagine that he/she is a
studio drummer. Keep lovin him/her - And thanks Scott, for this tune -
I needed that one - And who wouldn't, I guess... - Dion
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Scott Carmichael said 4284 days ago (March 25th, 2006)
AAhh yes...Dabe
I'm glad you asked... let me tell you about dave,,, my youngest son called
him dabe when he was a baby... Dave played piano for the president, at the
white house when he was 12 yrs old...He is a session player (bass guitar) I've
used him on several trax of my own (Violin) (drums) (keys) (bass) ect... and
every instrument he picks up, you think that must be his main gig... So a guy
like that must have sold his soul and gone to the dark side, right... not so...
when your done playin, He's the one you want to hang with... He's so
humble... he loves to laugh... He won't talk about him...it's "how are you
doin?" He has never charged me for a track although he makes his living doin
this... and He makes you feel like you might be talented (except when you
watch him play)... anyway "drums are his hobby"
He is the epicenter of anything musical in my area, and you will never
heard a bad word about him.. I'm about 15 yrs older than Dave and I want to
grow up to be just like him.... Dave I hope you read this, or maybe I'll send
you a card

you'll never meet anyone like him, and if anyone wants a serious demo... I'll
hook you up with him
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
FEEL said 4262 days ago (April 16th, 2006)
Another fine tune
This is such a great production... A great way to start an Easter Morning.
Love your tunes and once again this is just outstanding. Lot's of heart on
this. I too keep my hope there and it follows me through all the troubles
especially through some recent trying times. Thanks for sharing.

John
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trembmic said 4158 days ago (July 29th, 2006)
GET OUT THERE!!!!
I'm amazed you don't perform these live! You sound so comfortable with the mic I bet you could command the stage. I'd be in line for a ticket!

Mike T.
Check out my latest song called Open Your Eyes
Scott Carmichael said 4157 days ago (July 30th, 2006)
GET OUT THERE!!!!
thank you Mike

I spent the 80 on the road...(hair band)... my writing matured later in life...
I'm not sure I would want to perform any of the older stuff... and I enjoy
writing and arranging more than performimg... when I pick up my guitar and
play these songs, it sounds like something is missing when i don't have back
vox and a band... I always hear the poduction version in my head
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
timothy devine said 3897 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
hey Scott
This song came at the right time. Its funny how Macjams has helped me out of a few emotional spots.
You sent me a note as did another fellow MJer who was down.
My friend was being knocked down by some life cercumstances and i sent some words to try to help... then i opened your note... and decided to open another Scott tune... and 'My Hope' jumped out off the page as if sent from above.
I'll send the link over to my brother and Hope will arrive.
Thanx for this and all your tunes...I'll be back to explore!
Peace
tim
Check out my latest song called Inside of You
ktb said 3842 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
that thing you do
Scott, totally dig this. I dare say its my wife's favorite Mj tune. A very JT vibe hap'n. but with your own unique color on the backing vocals. Absolutely spell binds. master chops on the mix
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Scott Carmichael said 3833 days ago (June 19th, 2007)
Hi John
It's great to have a visit to one of the older ones... I Just back from a long trip... no cells no computers no TVs... thanx for that... that's always nice to know...
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gail60 said 3676 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
new forum
Hope you dont mind Scott. I really enjoyed this and wanted for others to listen that may have missed it. Wonderful song my friend. Kudos Scott!
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Scott Carmichael said 3673 days ago (November 26th, 2007)
Hi Gail
this was a nice treat...I appreciate the plug, and your time and comments... I have a couple of songs that were hard fought....

this is one of them
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kristyjo said 3675 days ago (November 24th, 2007)
Yup-
Still sounds fine after a year and a half between comments. It's nice to revisit this on a recommendation.
Check out my latest song called Sussex Carol
timothy devine said 3673 days ago (November 26th, 2007)
thanks to gail60
re visiting
peace

actually my hope is feeling stronger these days
that Taylor sounds great
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Scott Carmichael said 3669 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
thanx Tim
thanx Gail...
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Char said 3370 days ago (September 24th, 2008)
It is a good thing for me
that I didn't let another 11 months go by without discovering your voice. You combine several gifts to deliver heartfelt messages that bolster a broken spirit.
I know there is no angel named Scott in the Bible but there should be. :)

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I've been a songwriter for a long time now... I write and produce music in my studio... I was on the road for a decade some years ago... but I found that I could enjoy music again if I kept it personal... I was a drummer very early on, and when I got... [see more]

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