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This song is pretty much the same formula as most of my work only with more upfront vocals and a little slower. My voice feels so naked in this. I'm trying not to worry too much about it these days and I'm just letting it go. Liberating actually.

Another song about my daughters (2 and 5). It picks up at the end quite a bit - I just can't help myself!
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Beautiful Day

You are the light of my life
I’d spend all my years with you by my side
Whatever I have I will share
Whenever you need I’ll be there
I be with you till the end of time

And it’s a beautiful day here with you
I don’t know just where I would be without you
As long as there are stars in the skies
As long as the moon and the sun shine
I’ll spend all these beautiful moments with you

Look deep inside my heart and you’ll find
Pictures of you and I fill my mind
I’ll keep you by me forever
No these ties can’t be severed
And I will never leave you behind

And it’s a beautiful day here with you
I don’t know just where I would be without you
As long as there are stars in the skies
As long as the moon and the sun shine
I’ll spend all these beautiful moments with you

Look in my eyes you’ll know I’m here to stay
With you forever never go away
Ask me for anything I’ll say okay
When I’m with you It’s such a beautiful day!
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Comments: 60
Fans: 26
Plays: 229
Downloads: 111

Uploaded: Mar 21, 2009 - 03:10:45 PM
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2009 - 03:40:31 PM Last Played: Sep 03, 2017 - 03:58:59 PM
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Hardware:
Charvel LS1 Guitar, Yamaha Bass, Boss GT-3 Processor, Blue Snowball Mic, M-Audio Keystation 49-e
Software:
Garageband '09
Comments
mike_d said 3135 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
It's like...
...two songs in one :) I was expecting things to pick up and they did- a few more notches than I was expecting. Nice track & the vocals sound great too! A definite download!
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Nick_Flash said 3135 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
two songs
Yeah it is kind of like 2 songs. I had to import those drums for the fast part as a aiff because it's also a way different time signature. Came out alright. Thanks for giving this one some time Mike.

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Feter said 3135 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
Beautiful Day
This is cool my friend ..loved the spirit here on this song ..
the easy ride with the guitar ..great vocal as always ...nice bass
line with the drums ...the blast at the end is just so good ...thnx
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Nick_Flash said 3135 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
thanks
for the great comments Feter. Don't know how you get around to everything but you sure do! See you soon.
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rsorensen said 3135 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
nice pick up
great writing, nick - and good singing too. like this one a lot
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Nick_Flash said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
thanks
I'm a little more confident with my writing and look forward to putting some new songs together. I'm busy with home stuff right now. Thanks for the comments.
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lengold said 3135 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
Great
artistry throughout.
Cheers
Len

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Nick_Flash said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
artistry
Music is definitely my form of art. Thanks Len
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ktb said 3135 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
worlds collide
Nick, a very cool track. You have a stellar voice and a passion that pulls the listener in.
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Nick_Flash said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
stellar
...that's a hell of a description! Thanks man. If I have the right key its not so bad - I seem to usually write in the wrong key though. I don't know much about music theory - whatever sounds good.

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Vic Holman said 3135 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
strong
....... tune from composition to performance. Nick, another solid tune.

excellent heavy transition and nicely brought back down.
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Nick_Flash said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
strong
This is one of my more complete songs. I love the way a song sounds as it goes from soft to heavy and then back again.

Thanks,
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guygrooves said 3135 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
Definite
Oasis groove to it, and you're a better singer too. Great song Nick. I would have liked it to build to that finish a bit sooner and gradually, maybe have the distorted guitar come in on the second verse as a shadow to the rhythm acoustic. It's still a great song well sung and produced.
Peace
Guy
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Nick_Flash said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
thanks
Cool thought on having the guitars come in a bit sooner - kind of like a slow build throughout. I'll play around with it and see what comes up - Its always fun to remix.

Thanks Guy - Your latest song sounded great.
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lavalamp said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
sweet tune
As a dad, I really appreciate this tune. Like your mellow approach on this song and the laid back drums. Sweet guitars, too.

Singing was appropriate.

Cool tune,

Dave
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Nick_Flash said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
most
of my songs are about my daughters now. Its hard to be so far away for so long. Thanks for the comments Dave.
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Moviz said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
Just let it rip
Voice doesn't sound naked at all, in fact it sounds fine and in good balance with the backing..... nice lyrics and overall sound..... unexpected 'exhuberance' at the end LOL, but great sounds in there and a great finish, cheers M
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Nick_Flash said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
voice
Whenever I mix the vocals that high it just makes me nervous. Yeah, the push at the end is a little unexpected, makes it fun. Thanks Maurice.
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Ren-Tin-10 said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
Yessssssss!
Really, really nice! Another one for my faves list.

Cheers,
Jim
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Nick_Flash said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
thanks
for listening Jim. This song is a good mix of what I usually do. I'll check out your work today.

Nick
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michael2 said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
nice one
i don't think you need to worry about your voice at all. they sound nice, I may have to try out one of those snowball mics. really nice sentiments expressed in the song too. great job. i like the bit at the end being in a different time, weird but cool.
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Nick_Flash said 3134 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
vocals
I'm not really worried about the vocals it's just a new avenue for me to put them so upfront - I need to do it more often because it just helps make the song. I love the description of weird for the end - spot on.
Thanks Michael
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craft said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
emotional
Great track my friend
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Soulman4270 said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
Its a beautiful day
Great vocals and powerful playing brother.....I like it when fathers dedicate songs to their daughters.....continue with your music.....

God Bless You
Soulman
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Nick_Flash said 3134 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
thanks Craft
My new stuff feels so much better lately. It's been easier to write recently. Thanks for commenting.
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Char said 3135 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
What a great
thing to write for your children. Beautiful vocal, really. Unexpected change-up except for the heads up from the comments. Well done. Thanks.
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Nick_Flash said 3134 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
most of
the lyrics I have in my head right now are about my daughters and wife. The heavy end just show it with intensity :)
Thanks
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Godchaser said 3134 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
Worry not!
More often than not the voice breaths life into or kills a song for me.......and this lives...LARGE!
Well done Mr. Flash
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Nick_Flash said 3134 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
large
the lyrics were very much a last minute thing for this song. I almost gave up on most of my recent songs because I was having trouble writing and performing the vocals - then suddenly -- there they were! Weird how music works.

thanks
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racerat said 3134 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
bare
Nick,
Nice tune bud. I like the 'naked' vocals. Really open and sparse. The upp-ed notches at the end were a shock, but I understand better than most bending to those urges. This one didn't need it though. It can stand on it's own in the glare of day. Great work.--P
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Nick_Flash said 3134 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
thanks
The idea for this song was taken from an old song I played in a friends band. I have no idea if the chords are the same and the structure is definitely different but it had that jump at the end and it was a blast to play! So I guess that's how I gauge a good song - how much fun it is to play.
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kingbee said 3134 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Opus magnus
Great track.
Expansive and epic.
I think your voice is really cool on this and you shouldn't worry about it.
Cool stuff
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Nick_Flash said 3134 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
thanks
Yeah I think I figured out how to use my voice well enough in the last month. Doesn't concern me much now. I used to not show people at work or other friends my songs because my voice bothered me - These days I show everyone willing to listen.
Thanks Bro.
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chronologic said 3134 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Enjoyed
Both sides of this song are cool. The raw and well delivered acoustic side is utterly believable and identifiable. That's hard to do and you did it so I wouldn't worry at all. You nailed it. The electric part is cool, I really like the elec guitar work on the second (less rhythm) guitar. The only constructive crit (if you wanted that) I could add is the change is a little jumpy, probably because of the time change and the imported aiff, and the feedback at the end is a little thin and off... Which is a tough deal because it's not like you can easily control that. Just sayin' I like it but it would have more power if it were a little more resonant. I guess what I'm thinking is normally feedback like that is influenced by the other instruments, especially the bass probably coaxes it into conformance.... but I assume you did this in an empty room, and there was nothing else making it ring, so it wasn't coaxed like that. Anyway, it's good like it is don't get me wrong. Just trying to "add something" and it's hard with such a great song. If it were mine I wouldn't bother, honestly. It's good like this. I envy the state of having the music "just happen" for you right now. Ride it out!!!
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Nick_Flash said 3133 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
thanks
I love your comments - you are probably the most descript MacJammer ever :) I didn't know that Garageband allowed for the time change within the song, I'll see what I can do to smooth it out. I had troublr getting it to fix and eventually just accepted it. The feedback at the end took me the same way after I first recorded it - it felt too weak or low. I tried to record a few times and without making my neighbors hate me because of the noise I just took what I had. I may try to beef it up on the next mix also.
Thanks for the suggestions, my music is certainly far from perfect and I love to hear what others hear.

nick
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chronologic said 3132 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
know what you mean
Sometimes after 3 hours or so trying to get it "right" you're like "hey that was pretty good, print it!" No need to be perfect by any means. My feedback is only intended to give you something to consider if you want. I get some feedback like that sometimes and it's like "yeah, I know... bummer huh. oh well!". I am enjoying your track list that's all I can say that really counts. Waiting for the next!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3134 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Very slick..
.. great sound in the first half. Like the snare coming in on the second verse, giving a little weight to the sound. Strong vocal and a really warm acoustic guitar sitting perfectly in the mix.
I believe GB now caters for tempo changes? There is a slightly uncomfortable jump to the more raucous part but the guitar work is really great. I like the feedback squeal that intros the distorted guitar.
Top work all round. One for the ipod.
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Nick_Flash said 3133 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
tempo
I just checked into it and you're right GB can change tempo now. I actually had no idea. I'll see if I can get that change ironed out - thanks for the tip. I only know enough to get me in trouble for now.

Thanks for taking the time to listen.
nick
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spitlogic said 3133 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Nice work
Love the lyrics and the playing. It sounds great.
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Nick_Flash said 3133 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
nice work
words and music are all I have right now. I am a very amateur lyric writer but when I make them come out they sound OK. Thanks for visiting Mitchell.
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eleveneyes said 3133 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
rockin'!
very cool tune! Love the second have especially! some very interesting chord changes. love the bass work.
vocals sound great. I guess I like the whole naked thing.
The feedback swell is killer! and so was the wah stuff too!
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Nick_Flash said 3133 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
thanks
I have a hard time keeping songs soft all the way through so the second half just had to happen. Just one big naked song. Oh and the feedback - I could add that all day long!
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maxjsl37 said 3133 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
Crisp
Guitar tone. Nice voice. I hear a "pinging" in the kick drum was that intentional? Great song, draws you in. Excellent arrangement. Kudos Nick.
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Nick_Flash said 3133 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
pinging
kick drum pinging not intended - in fact I'll have to listen again to hear it myself. Thanks for the comments man.
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mvh9591 said 3132 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
Very Nice____

Nick, This song touched me. I have children and I can relate. I love this song. The production is good - it could be better in areas as you probably know. This gave me ideas and I almost want to collaborate on this with you. I appreciate the post. Makes me think about my Paige.(3)

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Nick_Flash said 3132 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
kids
thanks
my kids are in another state for the better part of this year so most of my time is spent thinking of them (they are 2 and 5). I'll be working on the song soon to improve it in a few parts.

If you have any collab ideas let me know and we'll put something together. Some of the best music here comes when people mix a few ideas.

thanks for listening and commenting!
nick
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tempie said 3132 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
daughters
hey man I hear the Oasis vibe too (minus the sneering). Really like the chord choices - very 70's AM, and I dig that sound so... You get a nice tone out of your acoustic and I like the rock out at the end too with the wah distortion and as GuyGrooves mentioned you bring it back in nicely. I've got a daughter too (6yr old) - she's the coolest person I've ever met so I definitely get where you're coming from here. If you get a chance check out "You've Got Soul" by Sam Bisbee - very very cool father/daughter tune.
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Nick_Flash said 3131 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
thanks
No Oasis sneering here. My acoustic is a bit tinny for my taste but I'll take what I can get right now - as a father of 2 I don't have the money for a new one :) Daughters are the coolest huh? I'll check out the Brisbee tune tonight - thanks for the heads up.

nick
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mowguy3 said 3131 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Your daughters will
enjoy this forever, filled with love. Fine writing and your vocals are right on. Some great guitar playing both acoustic and electric. Nice job man.
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Nick_Flash said 3131 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
they
don't get it yet but will soon. These lyrics were probably the easiest I have written lately. Thanks for listening - I appreciate the comments.
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AllenDean said 3131 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
nice
beautiful singing. smooth clear delivery. i was really taken into the song by the lyrics.
i liked the sparsity of the intro. i need to do this more... great tune. great post.
thanks for sharing it with all of us.
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Nick_Flash said 3131 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
thanks Allen
its funny, originally I thought the lyrics were the weakest link but looking back it's one of the stronger points as it has been suggested by others here. It'll be cool to have this song for my kids in the future.
Your last few songs have sounded great too.
nick
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Calchas said 3130 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Naked vocals...
...sound just find Nick.

A lovely paean to your precious ones.

Nice guitar sounds. Earthy mix.

Enjoyed this very much friend.

Be well!
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Nick_Flash said 3127 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
thanks
sometimes naked is the best. It'll be fun to show the kids in a few years.


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davisamerica said 3130 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
nick ...
please keep on "not helping yourself" ... wonderful tune man ... beautiful
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Nick_Flash said 3127 days ago (March 29th, 2009)

It's hard not to just turn it up at times. Not good on my ears all the time though:)
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Calchas said 3127 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Sorry...
...about all the avatars Nick. I accidently created two; and then when I went to my Favorites page to try to delete the extra one I ended up creating yet another one!

I don't know about you, but the way that page appears on my Mac...it's well...altogether UNmanageable.
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Nick_Flash said 3127 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
ha
no worries, you're just all over the place!
peace
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Calchas said 3125 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
!!!
Story of my life...lol
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kassia said 3120 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
another beautiful tune
i love your voice and such heartfelt lyrics. i love the slow build as the song picks up speed and energy. incredible pacing and flow to this one. awesome.
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