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I Never Climbed A Mountain


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Moviz

 Genre: Ballad

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It's that time of year again when I'm yet another year older ....yes, 20th May is my Birthday and this is a complete re-record of the song I wrote for my Birthday last year. It was a terrible recording full of 'hiss' I couldn't get rid of. People were very kind though and still listened and commented very favourably. So much so that I thought and a good few suggested that I re record the song. This I've done in a very lo-fi manner, just played and sang as a one off, into the mic' and added a little reverb. I had to play guitar with a plec' to get the volume levels OK, so was very pleased it didn't fly off at an angle while I was playing as is what usually happens LOL, When I played live, I always played with my thumb and prefer it that way really. Well I do hope you'll give this updated (by one year) and much clearer, more thoughtful version a listen, M
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Lyrics
I Never Climbed a Mountain

When I was young, I wondered just what life would bring,
I thought that every day I lived, my beating heart would sing,
I never thought the turns of life would make me what I am,
And if I’d known those things so young, would I have give a damn?

‘Invincible’, I thought I was, like most kids of that age,
Not much around me got me mad or sent me in a rage,
Some things stand out above all else though, and they’re with me still,
Injustice, war and cruelty, all make my feelings spill.

At every age throughout my life, I thought that I was right….
In my opinions and ideas, but all of these took flight…
As each year came, experience corrected what I knew,
And so it goes as life goes on; each year a clearer view.

Now, reaching seven score years and four, life’s path seems not so long,
Each year is like a speeding train; momentum growing strong,
And looking back too, I can see how far I’ve come as well,
Years of laughter, joy and sadness, some memories I can’t quell.

I thank each one I’ve come to meet along my life’s highway,
They helped in many ways to fashion who I am today,
Though I never climbed a mountain and I never swam a sea,
I have love enough to fill them both, it's pouring out from me,
Yes that’s the thing that keeps me strong; the thing that’s in us all,
The love for all we see around, that keeps us walking tall….

No! I never climbed that mountain and I never swam a sea,
But the love enough to fill them both's still pouring out from me,
It’s the thing that keeps me strong… and keeps my feet upon the ground,
And through life I’ve always found…. It's Love, yes Love makes the world go round….
Break.
No! I never climbed that mountain…. never swam a sea,
But I’ve love enough to fill them both, pouring out from me,
It’s the thing that keeps me strong and keeps my feet upon the ground,
And through life I’ve always found…. Love, makes the world go round…. Yes, Love makes the world go round.

Maurice Vizard
( Painting ‘Island Paradise’ www.walfrido.com )
Song Stats
Hits: 2800
Comments: 56
Fans: 26
Plays: 198
Downloads: 73
Votes: 0
Uploaded: May 19, 2010 - 07:16:23 PM
Last Updated: May 19, 2010 - 07:16:23 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 08:31:54 PM
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Hardware:
Sennheizer mic', fast track, acoustic guitar
Software:
GB, Ozone 3
Comments
michaeljayklein said 2470 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Happy Birthday Maurice...
I always look up to you and your work; you are an exceptional man and a wonderfully talented performer and songwriter--you definitely have your own well-earned niche my friend. This was beautiful--I had to drag out cliches, but you definitely are like fine wine; you improve with age. Thanks again and hope you have a nice celebration on your Big Day! Michael
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Moviz said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Michael
you do say the nicest things and are always so supportive and I really do appreciate your comments. You have a great personality, as well as musical talent and a catalogue of musical anecdotes and witty quips that keeps everybody who knows you delighted. Really pleased that you like this 'birthday song'.... and again thank you for the Ella song in the Forum... wonderful, regards M
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davisamerica2 said 2470 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Very appropriate birthday song Maurice.
The lyrics on this I love, and if you don't mind I think I'll pull this out on my birthday as well (May 13). These are nice chords, and a very pleasant melody. Thanks for reposting it. (And Happy Birthday). Terry
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Moviz said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Well Terry
a belated Happy Birthday to you too for the 13th and for sure you must use my song LOL.... thanks very much for calling in to listen and comment, regards M
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scofugate said 2470 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Nice Work M
Your work is sounding better then ever!!!!
This is so pure and real. Great mix, arrangement...most of all you sound just great!!!---Happy Birthday!!!!!
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Moviz said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Thank you Scott
for those very kind words... you know how to make an old man very happy LOL, all the best, M
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alackbass said 2470 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Really Nice
I love the steel string guitar. I've come to associate you more with the nylon. So this is a nice change. Wonderful reflective lyrics sung to a well written melody that simply flows.
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Moviz said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Hi Andrew
I appreciate you giving this a hearing and Im really pleased you approve of the song and lyrics; the plec' gives the strings that clearer sound than my usual sound, which is dumbed down with my thumb, regards M
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ShadowofNine said 2470 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
H.B.
another year older and as good aS ALWAYS...
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Moviz said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
I keep wondering
if I'll make it till the next year Dave... so very nice of you to say I haven't deteriorated.... yet, LOL. That day will come I'm sure, and that's when the instrumentals start for me, M
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davisamerica said 2470 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
well
a very happy birthday Maurice. those picks are tricky rascals... but you appear to have mastered said pick indeed. This is a lovely sounding recording sir. It was well worth the "re take" .... You and Terry always astound me in your ability to craft such strong lyrics and weave such wonderful journeys into your music. Downloaded
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Moviz said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
I too
think it was worth the re-take Jack, so thanks for giving a second listen. I lost so many plecs into the audience in my time. Really pleased with your remarks about lyrics and melody.... thanks again, regards M
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thetiler said 2470 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
I enjoy this
especially cause it seems so FULL of wisdom. Kind of reminds me of Roy Clark's "Yesterday When I Was Young". Like that type of tune. Especially when getting older it means more to me than when I was younger.
Thanks for your special wisdom in SONG!

Thanks for sharing !
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Moviz said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
So Glad
you came along to listen this one Bill.... and I appreciate the comparison with the song you mention; it was a really nice and popular song too. Trouble is, you know you're getting old when you start writing songs like this LOL, thanks again, regards M
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Hickling_Stan said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Wonderful
Happy Birthday Maurice. These lyrics are superb and took a lifetime to concieve I guess!! Really like the tremelo in your voice at certain places. I'm a thunb player as well and find the old pick really hard to get on with but well done for persevering. Love that line "experience corrected what I knew"...how true is that. Well done. Mark
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Moviz said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Thanks
for that great comment Mark... so pleased the lyrics came across so well and also that I still have a little vibrato left in my voice LOL. That line you mention really is so true, because it does happen that way doesn't it? As I've said before, my plec was forever flying off into the crowd, leaving me reaching for the volume knob on the Amp, thanks, M
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egobandit said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Lofi
Mr Moviz on guitar very cool, Your a class act , I enjoyed thanks!
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Moviz said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Glad you
dropped in to listen my friend, thank you for the compliment, regards M
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Jarvoid said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Happy Birthday
I have given them up . 80)

Nice song,glad you managed to keep hold of your pleccie,tricky blighters they are.

There are definite traces of a veteran Johnny Cash in this.Kudos.
Moviz said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Thank you Sir
for those good wishes, they're very welcome. I think I'm going to stop counting birthdays too. Very pleased you approve of the song and I agree with you about the plecs too. Oooh, Johnny Cash! Haven't had that comparison before, but I accept it thankfully, regards M
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sloparts said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Happy Birthday Maurice
And what a great way to celebrate it, in song. Some excellent songwriting my friend, and the simple guitar backup allows the song to shine on it's own merit.

Kudos, Maurice, this is a beautiful piece of work my friend.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Ed
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Moviz said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Great to see you Ed
and hope this means you're feeling better. Glad you approve of my celebratory song and pleased you like the simplicity of the guitar. I kept it that way, because I usually end up with the guitar competing too much with the vocal in songs of this style.... so this time kept it simple; regards and all my good wishes, M
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lengold said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
*Gorgeous song
Maurice - if there was any fairness in the world it would make you as rich as if you'd written 'My Way'.
Beautiful.
Cheers
Len

*Copied from my original comment last year - think I was spot on! This is a very intimate and beautiful rendition too.
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Moviz said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Thanks again Len
for giving this another listen. I remember that flattering remark from the last time it was posted and it's very much appreciated, regards M
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MarkHolbrook said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Well Happy Birthday!
This is a treat.. Aren't we supposed to give you presents on your birthday? In this case you gave us one! Very cool!
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Moviz said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Yes Mark
you are supposed to give me presents, so next time you fly over here, just throw it through the window LOL, Thank you for those nice words, regards M
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DWL said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Poignant and so true
Nicely done Maurice. This is pitched just right.

Happy birthday.

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Thanks for
listening Dick and for the good wishes, best regards M
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DarkPlanet said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Troubador!
Nice chords, great voice and gorgeous lyrics!
Happy Birthday!
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Moviz said 2468 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Thanks Tom
really pleased you called in.... nice comment, regards M
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ktb said 2469 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Happy BD
lo fi totally works with the honest delivery and story spun. Maurice hears to many more. Its just gets better
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Moviz said 2468 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Hi John
Thank you for the kind words and good wishes... I do appreciate them, regards M
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Roxylee said 2468 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Happy Birthday, Mo!
And you look and sing and play as if you were much younger. This song is introspective, yet hopeful. I like this one take, natural version.
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Moviz said 2468 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Thank you Roxie
You can come here again,as long as you keep saying those nice things LOL... glad you liked the new version, regards M
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dave_b said 2468 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
I Never Climbed A Mountain
Nice chord structure here, and i like the melody especially on the back half of the verse. Heartfelt lyrics and vocal performance.
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Moviz said 2468 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Very pleased
you like this Dave and I really do appreciate those kind words, regards M
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RAVENS said 2468 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Happy Birthday
I hope you had a wonderful birthday & got to eat lots of yummy cake! May your year be filled with love & happiness. Beautiful song...

RAVEN ;-)
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Moviz said 2468 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Great
to see you here Raven and thank you for all those good wishes.... yes I've been eating cake alright.... too much LOL. Very pleased you got to hear this and approve, regards M
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Skean said 2468 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Happy Birthday M
As always it is so nice to have you and your music here.

Take care
Kenta
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Moviz said 2467 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
Thank you Kenta
for that most welcome comment, regards M
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billykirsch said 2468 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
Love it
Happy birthday Maurice. And thanks for posting it again. I didn't hear it last year (I didn't know of MJ then).
A honest to the bones live performance, what this song so much deserves.

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Moviz said 2467 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
Now you know
what was missing all those years before you came to MJ Billy (I mean MJ not me LOL)... thank you for your good wishes and for listening and commenting so favourably on this song, much appreciated, regards M
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fasteddie said 2467 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
Very nice M
Well sung. Nice guitar parts. Good work.
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Moviz said 2467 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
for dropping by Michael.... glad you like this, regards M
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jiguma said 2465 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
Happy Birthday Maurice!
You sure have come a long way in 12 months in the sound department. Looking forward to hearing what the next version sounds like in 2011.
:)
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Moviz said 2465 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
Hey!
Thanks Neil; I may just orchestrate it if I'm still around LOL... then again, I may have to if my breath goes, cheers M
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hackneybloke said 2465 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
aint Mo mountain high enough
hey maurice...great work.
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Moviz said 2465 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
Thanks Julian
for giving this a listen... I appreciate it, regards M
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Monkaton said 2464 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
Heartfelt
A very moving and personal song. Congratulations on your birthday and a great song.
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Moviz said 2464 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
Glad
you came along to hear this Tim. Thank you, for the kind words and congrat's, regards M
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ste said 2464 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
inspiring
lyrics and well performed. always like the sentiment of your tunes and think your voice is great.
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Moviz said 2463 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
Very Kind
of you Ste and I'm pleased you think the lyrics are inspiring as well, best regards M
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blaky smith said 2463 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
Nice song
Very well interpreted Maurice. I'm late for your birthday, but I send you all my wishes. Amicalement...
Marc
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Moviz said 2463 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
Always
nice to see you anyway Marc; Thank you for calling in to listen and comment.... and for your good wishes also, much appreciated, regards M
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Diviner said 2438 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
Nice
This track has a lovely sparkle. Cool as a mountain breeze.
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Moviz said 2437 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Hi Keith
thanks for giving this a listen... nice comment. I love your new Avatar, cheers M
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Name: Maurice Vizard
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