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This is another tune that has been MIA here for a couple of years. This, however, is a complete redo of the tune since the original files were lost in the Great Firewire Drive Crash of '06. At the time, it was quite a departure for me in a lot of ways: a very open, simple musical backing, exposed vocals and a very, very personal song. I won't post the original notes I had with the song as they no longer apply, but, needless to say, the song still stirs up a lot of emotion in me and is a tough song to listen to, much less completely redo. But, it's also one of my favorites and I felt I really needed to do this. The MacJams Reunion Fest gave me the excuse I needed to get off my butt and do it.

It's just basically vocals, piano, some strings, a little French horn (not real French horn, unfortunately), and a dash of timpani and cymbal. The song literally came about in the middle of the night back in 2005. I woke up, recorded the basic piano and wrote most of the lyrics. Then, I went back to sleep.

This version isn't exactly the same as the previous. The changes are minor, however, just slight changes in the strings and maybe one or two notes different in the piano part. Mainly due to the fact that I couldn't quite figure out what I did the first time around.

I hope you enjoy this tune. Thanks to Neil for coming up with the idea for the MJRF. It's been a blast and I've enjoyed hearing all the great music from MacJammers old and new.
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Lyrics
Warm autumn breeze
blows through the old screen door
But this old home
isn’t quite the same

Familiar sounds
echo through my memories
touching feelings I thought
had died so long ago

I can see your face
as the evening light begins to fade
and I know you wait for me
further down this road home

and I know you wait for me
further down this road home

All I have known
All I have loved
All who have lived
are shadows on the walls

Shadows of our time
Shadows of our fate
Move on down
this cold and lonely road

and I know you wait for me
further down this road home

and I know you wait for me
further down this road home

Cool autumn breeze
sweeps through our memories
the years will pass
but you’ll always be there

I can see you face
as the evening light begins to fade
and I know you wait for me
further down this road home

and I know you wait for me
further down this road home
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Plays: 67
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Uploaded: Feb 11, 2009 - 04:08:30 PM
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2012 - 07:48:32 PM Last Played: Aug 10, 2017 - 04:11:56 PM
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MacBook, iMac, M-Audio Keystation 49e, M-Audio Oxygen 49, M-Audio Mobile Pre, MXL 990 mic
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GarageBand for the instruments;
Logic Express 8 for vocals and mixing
Comments
Feter said 3175 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Road Home
One of your remarkable ballads my friend ...even the lyrics ..just
marvelous ..glad you re work it ...very nice additions here and there
outstanding arrangement ...thnx alot for sharin such gem !!!!
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mikkinylund said 3175 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Don't remember this one
But, this is very good, I am happy to hear your voice brought forward, which in this song work so well with the piano arrangements. The strings are also very well done, enough in the background to give a steady addition and support to piano and vocals. Not an easy vocal challenge you've got here either. Great job!
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SmokeyVW said 3175 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
so sad
wow. great ideas in this!

it feels so sad...

thanks
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Jarvoid said 3174 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
This is
very effective...blimey getting up in the middle of the night and playing the
piano,I hope you live in a secluded area..I,d get lynched :-)Nice one,

Jarvoid
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caroline said 3174 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
such a pretty tune
such poignant lyrics - the facebook linkie paid off!! thank you xox
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Jim Bouchard said 3174 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
not that tough to listen to
I really like this one a lot. Nice arrangement, vocal is quite nice, and though it's a bit melancholy, the sentiment is actually quite hopeful.
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Doadars Uncle said 3174 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
Wow
Is this ever sweet/sad! Such a beautiful arrangement.
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Moviz said 3174 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
Nice melancholy
and a really nice performance and arrangement. I love the chords and the structure.... we're all allowed some nostalgic feelings it shows our humanity.I like your nice clear voice too, Cheers M
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thetiler said 3173 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
what a wonderful picture
to go with the heartfelt music. Heart grabbing melody!
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Macaudion said 3160 days ago (February 26th, 2009)
Having no idea...
of the key that you're singing in, I have to say that this to my ear, is the most appealing key to hear you singing in. (as far as i can recall) It fits well w/ the brass. Love the sparseness of space in this. Eggzallent composition, Jg. I also like your vocal harmonies in this too. Great job all the way around, Sir. You done good! Thanks for your efforts and for sharing this. Beautiful! Macca
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Char said 3141 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
What a sweet
and sensitive song of yearning and recollection. Nicely sung and backed. Thank you.
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