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Over the years Jack has sent me music he's written, and then forgot about. Being an incorrigible pack rat, I was the perfect repository for these gems, and I've collected quite treasure from my good friend. I pulled this one out from ten years ago and was inspired. It felt like flight; a dream we all share. Jack re-recorded his song with some improvements, and I wrote the lyrics, (with the help of King David. The chorus is from Psalm 55.) Roxy was kind enough to put this together, and was a natural for the job. It was a joy for the three of us to work on this song together, (why do we call it work?) Hope you enjoy it. Terry
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Wings on the Wind


Wherever we go we must keep watchful eyes
In this world there are snares for the fool and the wise
And nobody knows just where they will be
So many things hide behind what we see

We reached for the sky when we sprang from the ground
But we’re pressed to this earth where troubles abound
And we long to be free from gravity’s pull
But we will never escape this inflexible rule

And I said, Oh, that I had wings like a dove
For then would I fly away and be at rest
Lo, then would I wander far off
And remain in the wilderness
I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest

What I wouldn’t give to have wings on the wind
And to rest without fear on a tree’s highest limb
And soaring so high with the world far below
Where trouble looks up, but it can’t touch your soul

Can you believe some birds never land?
Oh yes! Yes I can
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magnatone said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Wings
oh MAN - i just LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! it came out beautifully. your voices blend so well, and jack as usual is such a magician. wonderful work you 3 - congratulations!
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davisamerica2 said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Thanks Karen for stopping by.
Your comments are greatly appreciated, and make us want to do more, and I look forward to that. Jack and Roxy are the best to work with. Always a joy!
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Roxylee said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Thank you, guys
I'm so glad Jack wrote this piece of music, and Terry found it and added such great lyrics. And when they asked me to sing, too, wow, I was so there. Working with you guys is the best, and every time, the latest song is my favorite. But I think this one really is. :-)
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davisamerica2 said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Hey girl!
I think this is my favorite too Roxy Always love singing with you. You were great on this. I've got some other things I'd like you to take a listen to. You've got the golden touch. Thanks. Terry
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ramonaji said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
you guys
did a great job with this special song!
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davisamerica2 said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Hi Ramona
Thanks for the kind words. "Special" is a very nice word. Very pleased you liked it.
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Outtaorbit said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Wings....
I'll fly back in a moment
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davisamerica2 said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
I know you.
You're one of those that never lands! Thanks Pat. Really appreciate your words of encouragement. (Where are you? It's been more than a moment.) Peace. Terry
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Sigmund said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Wings on the Wind
This song is nice, but I think that the duet makes it special. Your voices really go well together - there is definitely chemistry happening. You should consider doing more like this. The song itself is soothing, calming; perfect to relax to at the end of a more hectic Friday than I would have liked to have had. I very much enjoyed listening to this - thanks!
Sig
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davisamerica2 said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Thanks for the listen Sig
Always love singing with Roxy. Hopefully one day her special talent will rub off on me.
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davisamerica said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
so....
honestly thanks terry.... i had lost this...u saved it. Roxy....amazin.... I an honored
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davisamerica2 said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Don't worry about writer's block Jack.
You've got a storehouse here that should see you thru a couple of winters.
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Roxylee said 2528 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
Terry and Jack
The honor is mine. You two are fantastic songwriters and so easy to work with. I like to enhance vocals, and when you sing, Terry, singing with you is pure delight. Thank you both for your graciousness.
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egobandit said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
on the wind
free and beautiful, !
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davisamerica2 said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Glad to see you here Ego.
Really happy you liked it. Love doing these collabs. They're full of surprises.
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alackbass said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Very Well Done
Such an interesting instrumental track. Wonderful song. Well written. Nicely arranged and performed.
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davisamerica2 said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Glad you stopped by Andrew
We appreciate your encouraging words. Thanks. Terry
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Char said 2529 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Yes,
you sound like a group from the 80's. I'm thinking Pete Seeger, Peter Paul and Mary. Very, very soothing. Lovely vocals. :)
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davisamerica2 said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Char
Peter, Paul and Mary huh? Now there are some smoothies. I like that.
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Char said 2526 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
I think I meant
the 60's though those people were still singing in the 80's. :)
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Reinholt56 said 2529 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
Hi Terry........
This song is truly inspirationsal. It brought a tear to my eye and seems so special.

Very well done to all and I will be listening to more of your creativity over the coming days.

I'm so happy that you brought this song back to life and presented it to us here at Macjams.

Take care.

Paul
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davisamerica2 said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Tears are silent, but louder than applause
Glad this song touched your heart Paul. Thanks for listening. Terry
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Moviz said 2528 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
Such a good
performance on this lovely little song full of real meaning.... a really warm and comfortable rendering by two of MJ's best, love this.......great lyrics too, regards M
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davisamerica2 said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Hi Maurice
Really glad you gave us a listen, and thank you for the kind words.
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MarkHolbrook said 2528 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
Late on the comment
But worth the wait! Jack is a music machine. I'm really glad you have stored all this stuff Terry! Roxy's additions are amazing!

Deep bows guys!
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davisamerica2 said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Mark
I'm wondering if I should put out a series of Jack/s early creations. The really ancient stuff was written on papyrus. And yeah, Roxy blew me away with her chorus. The lady is truly amazing.
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sloparts said 2528 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
Beautifully done you three
Thanks for sharing this, I love it. All of us long to be free of our Earthly bonds from time to time and what better to express that desire than this song.

Thanks Jack, Terry, and Roxi, I am inspired

Ed

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davisamerica2 said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Glad we inspired you Ed
That's the motive behind every note and every word. Thanks for the encouragement.
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drakonis said 2528 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
The 3-legged stool, it is perfection
(1) Grand music, just enough oompah to create that old-world Jack-flair without being trite, this just has beautiful, simple charm.

(2) Soaring floating lyrics, that capture the listener's attention, words that paint pictures, and a smooth meter that doesn't interfere with the messages carried under the wings of the bird.

(3) The voices of Terry and Roxylee are indeed the icing on this, that give life to the music, give lift to the wings, and complete the journey.

Thank you three for this warmth today, it was much needed just now.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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davisamerica2 said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thank you Eduard
And I'm thankful our timing was on the mark. If we can touch someone with our music, what more could we ask for? Glad you liked the vocals. Roxy is a joy to sing with.
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RAVENS said 2528 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
Magical
This was just so wonderful to listen to. Absolutely love the track, reminds me of a carousel ride. Beautiful vocals & harmonies, terrific collab!

RAVEN ;-)
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davisamerica2 said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Dani
Very happy you enjoyed it. Yes, I think a carousel ride fits here. Care free as flying. Peace. Terry
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Calchas said 2528 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
You guys
You guys
are a couple of wizards! A beautiful and insightful bit of tuneage. And I really love when you sing together with Roxy, but the vocal is just great throughout. BRAVO!

Be well friends!
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davisamerica2 said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Glad you stopped by for a listen Michael
I was a little sad when this song was finished, but I took that as a good sign. I look forward to the next one with Jack and Roxy. Thanks for the kind words Michael. You be well too. Terry
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Feter said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Wings on the Wind
You know to listen to you my favorite band and
friends is a true pleasure and rest peace of
mind ...Magical are your voices wonderful lyrics
and you Jack is a Wizard ... you done songs from
your depth of your heart which is golden ...thank
your for sharin such gem !!!!
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davisamerica2 said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thanks for tuning in Feter
Always looking for your comments, and these were very encouraging. Peace. Terry
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dave_b said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Wings on the Wind
Great lyrics, and the clear vocs/harmonies deliver them exceptionally well. I like the accordian in this mix.
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davisamerica2 said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Dave
I appreciate your kind words, and I'm glad you liked the lyrics.
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DWL said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Wonderful
I love the instrumentation. A little quirky but it works so well.

A little like a Salvation Army listening to too much Kurt Weill.

Cheers

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davisamerica2 said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
That's good.
I've heard the Salvation Army really get down at times. Thanks Dick
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awigze said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
amazed
This has such a personal touch. elegant. Maureen says that this is sweet. I agree.
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davisamerica2 said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Andy, and thanks Maureen
Yes, we all threw in a piece of our hearts on this one. Really glad you liked it. Terry
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Vic Holman said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
has wings!
great team work! the 3 of you are so on the same wave length here. excellent song and amazing talents!
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davisamerica2 said 2527 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thanks for the kind words Vic.
Yeah, there wasn't a whole lot of bumping into each other on this. We all had the same musical image. It laid down pretty naturally. Thanks for listening. Terry
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crissew said 2526 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
Folk
to hilt on this one. Really gives a 60s folk vibe here. Peace, and love man! Sounds very relaxing, great harmonies. The accordion sounds great here too.
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davisamerica2 said 2523 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
Thanks for stopping by Charles.
The 60's aren't over till the last hippy's dead. Still kicking here. Thanks for the comments.
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billykirsch said 2526 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
Magic accordion
Magic... (what's that an harpsichord?) Magic voices.
A real treat. Beauty put into sounds.
Thanks.
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davisamerica2 said 2523 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
tidbit
Jack threw in the accordion about half way through the song's development. I think it really started taking off then. Glad you liked the voices. Thanks Billy.
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ste said 2525 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
great
choice of instrumentation. lovely job on the vox, both of you. some birds never land - nice sentiment.
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davisamerica2 said 2523 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
Thanks ste for the kind words.
Wings are found in a lot of fantasies.
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davisamerica said 2524 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
Many thanks
to everyone who has listened. The instrumentation used GB Tuba..accordion, harpsichord, and orchestra drums. I could not believe Terry held on to this for so long. The original was sent to him on cassette ...lol. I am still blown away by Roxy and Terry's lyrics and vocal performances on this...some of their best I think.
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davisamerica2 said 2523 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
I dunno Jack
I'm still trying to picture you with that tuba.
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jdholliday said 2524 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
Peter Paul & Mary
nice job! just teasing, this is beautiful! great folk song, I love that you used a Psalm! jd.
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davisamerica2 said 2523 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
Thanks for the encouragement jd
That has always been one of my favorite Psalms. Had to have an angel sing it. Wasn't she great! Peace. Terry
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2521 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
This is the...
... definition of a "warm" tune. Lovely instrumentation and fantastic vocals from all. I love this! :)
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davisamerica2 said 2519 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Thanks Yeman
And for the kind comments.
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lengold said 2519 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Beautiful song
...I love those fair/circus type melodies and instrumentation.
very well sung too.
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davisamerica2 said 2519 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Thanks for stopping by Len
Glad you liked it. Yes, I think Jack's use of the accordian and these other instruments gave it an appropriate flavor. Peace. Terry
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MyFakeIdentity said 2344 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
some birds
I'm really digging this -

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davisamerica2 said 2343 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Thanks for dropping by Mary Jane
I appreciate your comments. No, I don't think I would ever land unless I absolutely had to. Peace. T
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Producers_Challenge said 2276 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
my goodness
roxy so soars .....
davisamerica2 said 2274 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Glad you stopped by PC
Yeah, I can't imagine trying to do this without Roxy. Soar is what she does. Thanks for the comments. Terry
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RochaMalhada said 2186 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Oh, that I had wings like a dove
Great collab - God bless you both!

. - Harold

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davisamerica2 said 2186 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Thanks for listening, Harold
It was a joy putting this together. Roxy and Jack are very special and great to work with. T
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RobJVM said 1203 days ago (January 6th, 2014)
Really nice
Personally I'd liked to have hear piano in place of that accordion thingy.
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davisamerica said 1203 days ago (January 6th, 2014)
good advice
.. i am so random on instrument selection ... that would have worked indeed ... thanks
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MikeRobinson said 1020 days ago (July 8th, 2014)
Wow ...
So thought-provoking ...
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davisamerica2 said 964 days ago (September 2nd, 2014)
Glad you liked it, Mike.
I try to streamline my ideas as much as possible to avoid having to hit "pause" to ponder something. I appreciate your comments. I had some great talent pitching in on this one!
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MarkHolbrook said 1017 days ago (July 11th, 2014)
FAV!
For sure!
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davisamerica2 said 964 days ago (September 2nd, 2014)
Thanks for checking us out, Mark.
I'm a little late with my "thank you," but they stopped notifying me about comments. Peace. T
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bronco said 1016 days ago (July 12th, 2014)
Very Nice
Love the lyrics. Have a very mysterious aspect to them. I especially like the line "So many things behind what we see." It sums up a feeling I have always had that there is an alternate reality that we know nothing about.
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davisamerica2 said 964 days ago (September 2nd, 2014)
Thanks, bronco
Yeah, our gaze stops traveling with the first thing that gets in its way. No telling what else lies ahead. I'm glad you enjoyed the lyrics. I try to remain quiet unless I have something to say that's worth hearing. We appreciate your kind words. T
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