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There's Always Yesterday


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I wrote this in about 1998 on a camping trip, sitting by the fire with my acoustic. There's no loops used in this recording.
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Lyrics

The fire’s in my face, my back gets cold

Something woke me up before the light

That falls upon my window



Everything is black, this side of town

I need to find a spot to turn around

But it makes more sense staying



There’s somewhere I wanna be tonight

The sky looks the same as here

There’s someone I wanna see tonight



Everything is you and you’re not here

Something’s meant to give, this time of year

But I’m sick and tired of waiting



There’s somewhere I wanna be tonight

The sky looks the same as here

There’s someone I wanna see tonight



And I would lose it all

To watch you rise and fall

It’s making less sense everyday



I have seen this thing before

Now I want it even more

I’ll find something I can say

There is always yesterday

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Comments: 14
Fans: 11
Plays: 319
Downloads: 220
Votes: 19
Uploaded: Aug 25, 2004 - 09:14:12 AM
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2004 - 07:06:41 PM Last Played: Jul 22, 2017 - 04:36:14 AM
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Hardware:
Maton acoustic guitar, Ibanez electric, Sennheiser e835 mic, M-Audio MobilePre
Software:
GarageBand
Comments
SlimGirlFat said 4839 days ago (August 25th, 2004)
Brilliant!!!!!!!!
Another great track Nolan,
You have a great voice, and harmonies are good.
The lyrics are also good.Good drums and overall this is
very well produced..
There is a slight variation in sound level after
"I would lose it all" .. approx 1/2 way through the track
"To watch you rise and fall"
is suddenly louder..
Other than that minor fixable glitch,
This is fantastic.
SlimGirlFat

Nolan said 4839 days ago (August 26th, 2004)
Brilliant!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much, Slim. I've fiddled with the level of the lead vocal and tried to
even it out. Let me know if it needs any more tweaking, if you don't mind.
Check out my latest song called And Say We're Happy
packosmokes said 4839 days ago (August 25th, 2004)
Well done
Although, gonna' get a little on ya about posting
lyrics, heh! I'd love to see them... especially as the
vocals during the melody seem a little low... is it
melody? The vocals during chorus are fine, but just
seem a little low other than that.

Great arrangement, I like the how it grows to a
climax towards the end of the song. That chord
change up is great!
Check out my latest song called The Future
Nolan said 4839 days ago (August 26th, 2004)
Well done
There you go, Packo. The lyrics are there. That was the first time I didn't put
lyrics on; I didn't think anyone read them. And I re-did the vocal levels.
Thanks.
Check out my latest song called And Say We're Happy
packosmokes said 4838 days ago (August 27th, 2004)
Well done
Much better! And I read the lyrics so you know we read 'em, heheh! Grea
lyric work by the way, they have such a flow, yet feel like spoken
thoughts at the same time. Great job and thanks for posting them!
Check out my latest song called The Future
MacPogue said 4839 days ago (August 25th, 2004)
Not much to say...
Except Great Song!
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Mcboy said 4839 days ago (August 26th, 2004)
right on....
great songwriting here....and execution........u've got
skillz....
Check out my latest song called Bluesphemy (MJRF 2010)
Cameron said 4839 days ago (August 26th, 2004)
You're definitely one of the best
songwriters/performers on this site! I always look forward
to hearing your stuff. It never disappoints.

You provide a very rich and varied accompaniment to your
good vocals. Very professional-sounding mix!

I particularly like the instrumental section immediately
preceding the lyrics: "I have seen this thing before". It's a
nice shift, creates space before the vocals re-enter. Very
artful.

You're an excellent musician and I wish you every success!
Check out my latest song called Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano
Nolan said 4835 days ago (August 29th, 2004)
You're definitely one of the best
Thank you very much, Cameron.
Check out my latest song called And Say We're Happy
thoddi said 4838 days ago (August 27th, 2004)
good song
Very well done. Great balanced parts of the song. You make a good progression through the piece and know how to make it interesting all the way.
How did you record the drums? I guess they are played on a real set?
Check out my latest song called The King has left
Nolan said 4835 days ago (August 29th, 2004)
good song
Thanks Thoddi, appreciate that. To answer your question: I used the
GarageBand "rock" drum kit and a mouse.
Check out my latest song called And Say We're Happy
Ed Hannifin said 4318 days ago (January 28th, 2006)
Okay. What was I doing that I convinced myself...
...was more important than listening to this song and downloading it?

Just making my way through the back catalog, Nolan....

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
stratcat51 said 4285 days ago (March 3rd, 2006)
They keep getting better Nolan
I love this tune. I like the way you layer everything. The lyrics are as usuall exceptional. You really have a skill for building a song. Sounds like some vibes panned left and right. Are these loops? Great harmony vocals. keep em comming.
Check out my latest song called Hope
Agent Stewie said 4007 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Cool song!
What a cool tune! Enjoyed listening to it! Love the music!
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