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My Angel- Live Version


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aclarke

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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Today (July 20) would have been Kerry's fifth birthday. She's in our hearts every minute of every day. Happy Birthday, Kerry! We miss you.

This is how the song was written and how I play it live. I used two tracks simultaneously- one for the electric guitar, one for the condenser mic for vocals. You can hear the string slap through the condenser mic. Overall, it's a rough recording... but sometimes, that's not what it's all about.
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Lyrics
Lying there so precious and small
I close my eyes and take in it all
You are so beautiful,
You are my angel, Kerry my angel

Heaven sent, from above
With every breath you give me love
and you don't know how precious you are
You are my angel
Kerry, my angel

Sleep little baby
close your eyes
I will protect you through the night

God is watching over you
Sees your smile and I know it's true
He will protect and keep you well
For you are my angel
Kerry my Angel

Sleep little baby
Don't you cry
I will protect you
through the night

Lying there so precious and small
I close my eyes and take in it all
Who knows what tomorrow will bring
but you are my everything
I will protect and keep you well
for You are my angel
Kerry my angel
Kerry my angel
Song Stats
Hits: 5757
Comments: 38
Fans: 11
Plays: 307
Downloads: 152

Uploaded: Jul 20, 2006 - 05:13:55 AM
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2006 - 05:27:06 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 04:22:05 PM
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Comments
Mcboy said 4080 days ago (July 20th, 2006)
wow factor 10....
hehhe...a cutie pie like that is a great inspiration i'm sure......u sound like
axl rose sometimes...pretty kool.....!
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Mcboy said 4078 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
wow factor 10....
damn man....i didn't read the intro....went straight to the music and then
commented.....i assumed ......as i returned to the song and read i
understood.....my deepest feelings are with u.....beautiful tribute........

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I live for music.......

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aclarke said 4078 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
wow factor 10....
Thanks, McBoy- the fact is I wrote it on July 21, 2003, the day after Kerry was
born. In reality, I think the song was given to me- it just kind of popped out. I
wonder if I really did more than just bring the song to life. Somethings we just
shouldn't questions things too much, I guess.

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"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind." John Mellencamp
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aclarke said 3956 days ago (November 21st, 2006)
Confused dates....
Should have been 2001, not 2003.

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"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind." John Mellencamp
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ktb said 4080 days ago (July 20th, 2006)
Angelic
Adam, pretty damn good mix for a live performance. A beautiful and
heartfelt tribute.
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ktb said 4080 days ago (July 20th, 2006)
Angelic
Adam, pretty damn good mix for a live performance. A beautiful and
heartfelt tribute.
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perceptualvortex said 4079 days ago (July 20th, 2006)
What
a heartfelt and heartbreaking tune. Very sweet and honest, and
especially moving. Jeez, I was just writing about music that gives me
goosebumps, and here's one right now. This is great, Adam.
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Peter Greenstone said 4079 days ago (July 20th, 2006)
always moving
Adam, you give her the chance to affect us all through this sweet song.
This sounds really nice in live form. I think my favorite live version you
did of this was when you played it on your acoustic for a SL show (I may
be remembering it wron and you played it on the electric, but that's what I
recall).
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aclarke said 4079 days ago (July 20th, 2006)
always moving
Thanks, Peter. You remember it correctly- it was on the acoustic in SL. Not
exactly sure why I didn't record this with the acoustic. I played this live for a
group of 25-30 people while camping last month, most of whom were aware of
Kerry's story. It was pretty intense to say the least.

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"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind." John Mellencamp
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
AquilA said 4079 days ago (July 20th, 2006)
Feelings...
...from one end of the spectrum to the other. A very moving song.

Peace to you and yours.
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FEEL said 4079 days ago (July 20th, 2006)
What a gift
Sent from heaven above. What better gift than the time spent with her.
May her memories live on forever. Like the live touch... your music works
well this well. Thanks for sharing.
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Alannah said 4079 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
This is ....
My favourite song of yours ... and I gotta say I am LUVVIN the LIVE version !
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Scott Carmichael said 4079 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
lump in my throat
"who knows what tomorrow will bring"... indeed.. I'm glad we have to
type our comments, because it would be hard to speak now... may I
ask if this was written before or after... time seems blured from the
readers point of view... but somehow the precious ones we loose still
feel close....

heartfelt sorrow
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aclarke said 4078 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
lump in my throat
Scott- this was actually written the day after Kerry was born. Her outlook was
uncertain, even at that point. Anyway, that morning I picked up guitar and this
song just kind of fell out. When she died the song took on a more special
meaning.

I've posted other versions of this (more guitar and harmonies) but this is the way
it was written and by far my favorite.

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"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind." John Mellencamp
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
said 4078 days ago (July 22nd, 2006)
Wonderful Song
and touching performance with an elegantly simple arrangement.
Take care, Adam.
thetiler said 4077 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
Terrifc
vocal here, the words are so heart felt.
Thanks for sharing this AC. I really have this feeling that this is so very
important to you . You really bring that fact out in this song!

That is what music is all about!


Way to go, in such a heartfelt way!
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moorlandt said 4077 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
from the heart
So beautiful and touching, Adam. I think I have to listen to a lot more of your tracks ((Yes, time is always a bad excuse). This song seems to have a very sad story, and I'm so sorry to read that. But sadness can be turned into beauty when using the right skills. And that's exactly what you did here.

Walter
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Cori Ander said 4076 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
...
The experience of losing a child is something we problably will never
understand untill it happens. I won't. I am somehow glad that some years
have passed, otherwise I would not knov what to write here. It would all
have been helplessly insufficient.

I understand why you like this version (had to back and listen to your
earlier versions cause I had missed them).

An allthrough beautiful and open hearted song!!!!!
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jiguma said 4076 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
Words fail me
Words fail me here Adam - this is a beautiful song which had me in
tears. This is a touching way for you to express your thoughts and
feelings, and perhaps makes us all stop and think about the frailty of
life and the strength of love.
Peace, Neil
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ka-klick said 4070 days ago (July 29th, 2006)
Pausing to actually think about it
It actually made me sit here and weep for a few minutes. The song is
beautifully sweet and innocent as it should be. I agree with Pete that I like
it better w/ a straight acoustic, but it's such a sweet simple song it
sounds good with any minimal arrangement. I have a somewhat similar
song I wrote with the birth of my daughter, but it's nowhere near as
polished as this one, and I've never recorded it, but I do play it for her
(and she requests it on occasion). Thanks for sharing man. Now, need to
get you playing more in SL.
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said 4013 days ago (September 24th, 2006)
wow
I really dig the emotions in this one, so honest and true
great song and cute pic :)
mvh9591 said 3996 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
:(
Adam, I'm very sorry to hear about your angel Kerry. I know how precious children are. This song touched me deeply. I consider myself to be a vary lucky man.
I enjoy your work. Nice - Very Nice - Thanks for sharing.

mvh : )
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onesweetworld said 3987 days ago (October 20th, 2006)
sweet
This is my first visit to your page. I honestly don't have a lot of words
right now. It's a beautiful song...beautifully written and your voice carries
it well. Thanks for sharing this with everyone.
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Batoosie said 3961 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
wow
I'm all choked up. What a beautiful song. What a touching performance. Thank you for sharing this.
algabatz said 3950 days ago (November 26th, 2006)
Great song
This is a great love song and excellent done.
"Who knows what tomorrow will bring". I can't imagine how you can manage to listen to it, unless it somehow brings you closer to her.
When my first child was born it dawned on me, i will never stop worrying, as long as i live. I am so sorry for your loss, but also envy you what little time you had together. For she was a miracle. I know. Mine are.

More songs please...

/Al
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bjack said 3932 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
A Beautiful Song...
For a beautiful little girl. I listened to all three versions of this song and I like this version best. My heart goes out to you on the loss of your precious angel. A very beautiful tribute.
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 3914 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
HEY MAN
This is a great song and your vocals shine here! I can tell you are a fan of 80's metal. Why don't you do this song proper justice and record this right with killer production. I think it deserves it? Hope to hear the polished version!
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aclarke said 3914 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
Thanks Doc
Appreciate the listen and the words. I've considered recording this on the acoustic with higher production values. Not sure if I'll post it here or not. Maybe. If not, I'll let you know just the same via notes and would be glad to send it to you.

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"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind." John Mellencamp
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echoroom said 3910 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
Keep it as it is
Adam, maybe you could re-record this with better production values, but the voacl here is really something. Anything else i say will just sound twee ... thank you so much for sharing this.

LOL

Steve
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aclarke said 3908 days ago (January 8th, 2007)
Thanks, Steve!
Glad you liked it! I do have a version of this that is much more "produced"- that is to say I used multiple tracks for vocal harmonies and guitars. The version here, however, is much truer to how it was originally written.

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"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind." John Mellencamp
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
stevewhit said 3908 days ago (January 7th, 2007)
Hi Adam
I just came across your page on mj and I have to say this is a very touching tribute.
Written and sang from the heart!

Steve
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paralax said 3908 days ago (January 7th, 2007)
very touching
very well written and performed song.a nice tribute to a precious child.very touching.great vocals also and the sound is great for being live. Great job

Terry
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said 3906 days ago (January 9th, 2007)
Damn you Adam..
...you made me blubber all over myself! Beautiful and heart-wrenching. So sorry for your loss friend. I came very close to losing one of my teen-age sons several years back and thought my world was ending. I can't even imagine what it's like to actually lose a small child. My heart goes out to you and all yours. In the meantime, she's in good hands.

Be well friend!
said 3903 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Wow-
Very touching song. Personally, I like as is. Has an impromptu lullaby feel to it that just seems to give it that special magic.

Sorry to hear about your loss. It certainly is a beautiful song.
Joe Brady said 3854 days ago (March 2nd, 2007)
Adam,
You captured what I felt when my daughters were born;; Like a soldier on guard with the acknowledgement that it is not in my hands. The instantaneous love that is carried like a treasure. I don't think that can be taken away. God bless, So sorry for your loss. Awesome vocal.

Joe.
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bud said 3854 days ago (March 2nd, 2007)
From your heart to our ears...
we're priveleged to have you share such an intimate song with us. A beautiful tribute to Kerry.
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Axgrinder said 3677 days ago (August 27th, 2007)
extremely touching!
First of all, I'm very sorry for your loss! I can't imagine. Be comforted in knowing that we shall all be reunited with those whom we have lost when we reach the next level. Your song is clean and wonderfully preformed. You have an awesome voice as well! Your in my thoughts and prayers brother. Thanks for sharing a part of you with us!
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said 3503 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Oh how sweet.

Hi

Oh !
what a beautiful heart felt song, you are a lovely person and God works in mysteries ways my freind, he helped me also in music.I put one up called David as a tribute to my Brother David but please do not listen to that one too sad.
Anyhow as usual you pulled it off and I noticed you said you were slow in writing songs, But they are soo
good and that is a good thing= slow but sure.
It sounded really nice too everything about it. Thank you so much for sharing this very special song.

Peace
Dee xx
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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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