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This is my first song in a number of months. I have been away from MJ because life went to hell for a few months here recently and I am just now starting to emerge from the most painful period in my life so far. This is a refelction on how I have felt during these past few months as I have been forced to begin my life again without the person who meant more to me than anything else in the world.

Thanks to all those friends here at MJ who have given me their support and good wishes through this time, especially my partner in crime R.T. Cooper and Mr. Dion "Cydniko" Young.

On a happier note, this is my first song to be created on my new MacBook. A total of 32 layered tracks which gave my new machine no problems at all.

As usual, the only loops are the drunm.
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You packed you bags
there was nothing left to say
we shed our tears
and then you quickly turned away

And all our years
were left sitting at the door
I gave what I could
but still you needed more


As for the blame
we both take our share
As for our love
It will always be there

When we said hello
all those years ago
It was just the start
of our long

goodbye


A tender kiss
underneath the winter sky
the breathless sound
of I Love You never dies

Through the years
those memories still seem strong
what seemed so right
turned out to be so wrong


As for the sorrow
we both take our share
As for our hope
It will always be there

When we said hello
all those years ago
It was just the start
of our long

goodbye








I wish you the best
as you start a brand new day
I know the pain
will begin to fade away

Down through the years
I hope we can smile again
as we remember
the love we felt back then
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Comments: 15
Fans: 4
Plays: 122
Downloads: 101

Uploaded: Aug 06, 2006 - 05:43:53 PM
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2012 - 01:19:51 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 07:08:34 AM
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Hardware:
MacBook 2 ghz, 1 gig RAM, Lacie external Firewire drive, M-Audio mobile pre, M-Audio Keystation, Peavey Foundation bass, Epiphone Special electric guitar, Carlo Robelli accoustic/electric guitar
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GB3
Comments
jiguma said 4121 days ago (August 6th, 2006)
time does heal
Joseph, sorry to hear about your sadness - time does heal though -
hang in there. Difficult to wear my critical hat here, but there's not
much to be critical of really - the song oozes pain, as it should in the
circumstances, lyrically, I'm surprised you could get some of the words
out (I often lose it when I'm singing very personal limits and have to
change them so I can get through the verse).
Your tunes are familiar but individual at the same time, and this is
perhaps one of your best. Look forward to hearing more.
Take care and look after yourself,
Neil
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
jgurner said 4121 days ago (August 6th, 2006)
time does heal
Thanks for your comments Neil. This was, at least emotionally, the hardest song
I've ever done. I literally spent an entire day on the vocals, recording a little at a
time and often having to stop when I'd break into tears. But, this was good and
powerful therapy for me. It's helped me get to the point where I want to be
creative again and, I too, am looking forward to making a lot of new music.

---
Check Out My Latest - <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/19801">Standing Alone</a>
Check out my latest song called 1967
drakonis said 4121 days ago (August 6th, 2006)
Pour me a river of creativity
Anger, hopelessness, disbelief, all those feelings we have as the wheels of
divorce tear us apart... ugh. Jiguma's right, this is one of your best... it is
heartfelt, and I can feel the anguish in the playing and singing. But I also
see some strength and clarity in the words. Hang in there, and thank you
for turning your difficult circumstances into creativity to share with your
friends here.
ttfn,
Drakonis
Check out my latest song called Miwok
jgurner said 4121 days ago (August 6th, 2006)
Pour me a river of creativity
I cycle through all those emotions and so many more so many times during the
day I can't even keep up. But I'm getting to a point where I can start using those
emotions to motivate myself in my differencreative outlets. I've actually spent
most of the day for the first time in months doing little more than making music
and it felt really good (not hard to coop myself up infront of a computer when
it's 104 degrees out). Thanks for your support, Eduard. It's appreciated more
than you can know.

---
Check Out My Latest - <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/19801">Standing Alone</a>
Check out my latest song called 1967
Rebsie said 4121 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Wonderful music from the heart
Joe ... I'm so sorry you've been through such a traumatic time recently.
I hope it's some comfort to you to know your friends on MJ are thinking
of ya ...

The other small consolation in the face of such bleakness is that the
deepest pain usually turns out to be the best source of creative
inspiration. The honesty and the raw feeling come shining through in
this song and give it a power all its own. The chorus melody is
beautiful and the guitars full of passion and feeling. It's a lovely, lovely
heartfelt song.

I'm so glad you've reached the point where you can express this in
music because it's one of the best healers there is.
Check out my latest song called Amongst The Colours (w/ Luna Trick)
jgurner said 4120 days ago (August 8th, 2006)
Wonderful music from the heart
Thanks for the kind words, Rebsie. Its kind of ironic that sometimes it takes
something major - horrible, wonderful or otherwise life-changing - to remind
us that our emotions are there for us to explore and share with those around us.
At least, that is what has happened to me.

And it's a comfort to know that there are so many wonderful people here at MJ
who are there to lend an ear or pass on a few kind words when it's needed.

---
What better way to beat the summer heat than by listening to some cool summer songs by <a href="http://www.macjams.com/artist/rtcooper">R.T. Cooper</a>
Check out my latest song called 1967
rtcooper said 4121 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
The Shadow of That Doorway
Powerful. Intimate. Spoken like a Gentleman.

The Writing is finely measured and lyrically cadenced.I feel the wind in
the empty doorway.

32 Tx is a Lot of Tx! I hear Crazy Horse and Neil Young, himself,
singing over your shoulder. The Voice of the Lead Guitar, emotive and
empathetic, is, also, finely cadenced.

This rather epic piece is a Truly Fine accomplishment. I can't help
wondering how you did it.

Very Best Regards,
rtc
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
jgurner said 4120 days ago (August 8th, 2006)
The Shadow of That Doorway
Thanks for the comments, Coop. And thanks for lending an ear and all the sage
advice you've given during all this mess. It is much appreciated.

This one took a while to put together, mainly because of the emotional nature.
With the exception of recording the vocals, I never worked on it for very long at
one time.

However, a lot of the credit for the sound goes to you, my friend, and the things
I've learned about putting tracks together as a result of our work together. It's
made me a lot better at this and, again, I thank you.

---
What better way to beat the summer heat than by listening to some cool summer songs by <a href="http://www.macjams.com/artist/rtcooper">R.T. Cooper</a>
Check out my latest song called 1967
rtcooper said 4119 days ago (August 9th, 2006)
The Shadow of That Doorway
MAN,
This piece Blows Me AWAY!

It's so Real, Focused, and Gentle. The Chordal structure is effortless in
conveying both the Loss and the Love. It manages an understatement, so
appropriate to the Thought/Feelings that are Center Stage.

The Vocal Tells All, and Reveals no other - Pure. WHOA. I could not have.

Thank You for this Fine Work.
(And, now that the Festival is over, let's not forget about the good, Ol' DIXIE
MASON BAND, my Brother, Eh?

Very Best to You,
Coop
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
ktb said 4120 days ago (August 8th, 2006)
happy emergence to ya
joseph, loved the song. The layered backing vocals were angelic. The
guitar solo'ing was straight from the heart. Reminded me a little if Neil
Young, if thats Ok to say. The song carries a poignant and perhaps
heart rending message. I know it resonated with me.
Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
ktb said 4120 days ago (August 8th, 2006)
happy emergence to ya
joseph, loved the song. The layered backing vocals were angelic. The
guitar solo'ing was straight from the heart. Reminded me a little if Neil
Young, if thats Ok to say. The song carries a poignant and perhaps
heart rending message. I know it resonated with me.
Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
jgurner said 4110 days ago (August 18th, 2006)
happy emergence to ya
I'm glad you enjoyed the tune, karma. And it's always great to hear when a song
resonates with someone. As for the NY comparison, its very much appreciated. I
get that a lot and I've become a big fan of his recently. Never really listened to
him much before people started mentioning the similarities in the sound.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for your comments.

---
Look out behind you!!!!!
Check out my latest song called 1967
Leon said 4104 days ago (August 23rd, 2006)
You survived and it made you stronger
Yeah, I was wondering where you have been in recent months, Joe. I am
sorry to hear that you have been going through a rough time in your life.
Your really wore your emotions on your sleeve in this song, and the
heaviness of your heart and mind is almost palpable in your voice and
lyrics. I just read your comments about my song "Eternal" and I can't help
to think think that the "goosebumps" you mentioned is a reflection of the
song's message and how you related to it.

Anyway, this song is another instant fav from you. I think your recent
challenges in life has not dulled your musical acumen at all and made you
a stronger person and musician than ever.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
jgurner said 4104 days ago (August 24th, 2006)
You survived and it made you stronger
Thanks for the kind words, Leon. This is by far the most emotional song I've put
out here at MJ and it was a tough one to do. I'm glad the way I felt came
through. I've been using music as part of my therapy and it's been a big help.
Thanks again for listening and your comments. It's very much appreciated.

---
Look out behind you!!!!!
Check out my latest song called 1967
said 4043 days ago (October 24th, 2006)
Powerful
Art can be cathartic. I had a conversation with Cat (Mystified) about this
and we are of two minds. We agree that it's good to express one's
feelings. Where we disagree is in wanting to have a record of this as art.
I'm inclined to never look at or listen to anything that expresses a
situation that involves personal pain. I feel as though I have learned from
the situation and that's that - I don't want to relive the emotions/
situation, I prefer to move on. She thinks otherwise.
I wish you strength and wellness.
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