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Lucky One w/awigze


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FEEL

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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This is another remix, a song I dedicated to my wife several years ago for our anniversary. Most of the tracks to this song were lost in a computer crash. I had what was salvaged in Logic Express on a CD waiting for a re-do and conversion into Logic Pro. Ed Hannifin emailed me about two years ago and mentioned that he was walking home from work one afternoon and the original song popped up on his iPod. He played it to his wife as well once reaching home and said they both enjoyed it. I don't know if you remember this Ed? I sure did appreciate the compliment.

I had the opportunity to meet some talented macjammers at a Texas get together. The likes of Andy Wigzell (awigze) and Jack Hemby (davisamerica) to mention a few. I decided to include these two on the re-do as well as a past collaborator, John Parker (blamm). Thanks Jack for steering me in a different direction, being there and helping me figure out how I wanted to re-post this song. I would also like to express my gratitude to John for encouraging me to go ahead and post this tune with my vocal track. I'm also proud to include Andy who played sax and through his talent raised the bar. Andy is one busy man and from the latest polls has reached over 100 collaborations on this site. I wish this could have been the 100th but you never know... there's always a Bicentennial.

Back in April when Andy mailed his sax track to me, he mentioned that he wanted to dedicate it to his lovely wife Maureen. Andy and Maureen just had their 30th anniversary. I would like to take this time to also rededicate this song to my wife as well, we are approaching our 26th anniversary in November.

Many thanks to all who expressed their interest and input on this dedication.
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Lyrics
The sun shown through the room was lit
There you lay beside in bed
I rubbed my eyes and turned my head
Just to see if your still there

Please pinch me am I the only one
Did I awake or am I dreaming
Please help me I just want to understand
You could of faired for a life without me...

Morning's broke I'm getting ready
Work is just but an hour away
I rush on out my cars now running
Hit the road the streets are busy

Please pinch me am I the only one
Did I awake or am I dreaming
Please help me I just want to understand
You could of faired for a life without me...

A hard days work I'm getting restless
Home is just but an hour away
As time ticks off my thoughts of you wonder
I just want to see your smile again (you smile again)

Please pinch me am I the only one
Did I awake or am I dreaming
Please help me I just want to understand
You could of faired for a life without me...
Please pinch me am I the LUCKY ONE
Did I awake or am I dreaming...
Please help me I just want to understand
You could of faired for a life that's free...

By John Luper
Song Stats
Hits: 3120
Comments: 43
Fans: 30
Plays: 110
Downloads: 77

Uploaded: Oct 24, 2010 - 02:25:04 PM
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2010 - 05:51:57 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 02:59:12 AM
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Comments
Cori Ander said 2586 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
This is purely beautiful
Thank you for sharing such a gem! Of course I download this one and keep it in my library, (I have a fav library which I use to listen to, and now and then some your songs pop up, this one is gonna be one of em).
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FEEL said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Thanks Cori
Nice comment from one of the best... You know you're on my fav's too.
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awigze said 2586 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
John
Oh wow... thanks for the save. I had forgotten what I had said about dedicating my part to her.. Now I have some more points in the cue. I really enjoyed this song and how much it means as it pertains to your relationship with you wife. A lot of power in the two for one scheme of things. I remember how we talked at my house about collaborating 'on a song'. I am very honored that it was this one. I was thinking that this one could have been #100 but I would have to spend a couple of hours calculating it... let's just say that it is. Blessings.
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FEEL said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
I'll take it
with or without the 100. I'm just glad I got a chance to collaborate with you... It's nice to have someone of your caliber here on MJ. Thanks again for being patient with me.
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sloparts said 2586 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
I never got to hear the 1st one,
but I can sure appreciate the work you guys did on this one. It's a beautiful dedication and and excellent job by all.

I sure am glad you saved that file to a CD for a later rework. It would have been a shame to lose such a wonderful song.

Ed

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FEEL said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Ed
Hope everything is going well with you. I do appreciate your comments. You know... I only had one guitar track and a part of a lead that I ended up ditching from the original. One thing nice about it was the fact I finally got to use my Strat on one of the layered rhythm sections and lead. The Sax was what I expected from Andy and he made sure I tweaked it right in the mix.


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jiguma said 2586 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Fantastic tune John
This has a great feel - restrained but emotionally strong. Lovely playing all round, and John, as I keep saying, I love your voice - sounds really good here.
Neil
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FEEL said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Neil
Thanks... Your always here to lend some valuable input. I'm glad you like my voice I have a hard time getting past it most of the time and it's encouraging to hear especially when I have had people point out my lack in that area.
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Ed Hannifin said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
You keep posting it...
...and I'll keep fav'ing it...

I just like this song... Nicely delicate blend of acoustic tones with a bit of electric, and the sax tone is very sweet...

I'd only vote for a little more lead vocal in the mix... The words and melody are where this song lives, John.... Don't get shy about that...


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Ed Hannifin said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
And I really like...
...the lead guitar solo, and the tone/feel of it....
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FEEL said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Ed
I'm always fighting the levels on my vocals. I even thought about sending it to you for listen. "Should have could have". I'm glad you liked the new guitar part, I was using some boutique settings in Logic that sound pretty good. Thanks for commenting on this second go around and for your valuable input.
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TERRAPLANE said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Happy anniversary
To ALL,, this simply reflects the best,,, thanks for the DL
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maure said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
John, this is great
I heard the raw mix just passing by our computer room in the house while Andy was working the song, but how this polished up so wonderfully pleasing to the ears and to the soul! Heartfelt lyrics, simple and meaningful, it really brought something home to me. Just love it! Thanks for posting this song, Maureen
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dave_b said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Lucky One
Real nice country rock feel to this. Nice vocal, the tracks make perfect sense, not a note out of place. Andy's tasteful fills add a lot to the piece.
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lilmom said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Lucky One
Your vocals, your overall performance and mix are SUPER! I can't even imagine this without Andy's wonderful sax in here or without your vocals! Just one word....AWESOME (to both of you!) What a fruitful trip to Texas!
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alackbass said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Lucky One w/awigze
Great story. Well written tune. Nice production and mix. I like the throaty bass tone and Andy's warm sax. Very nice vocal.
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RAVENS said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Wonderful
What a terrific song, and such a great dedication. Everything sounds perfect, this is top-notch guys!

RAVEN ;-)
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Vic Holman said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
first rate
not only does it sound great and have depth but andy's sax work adds something really nice here.

the break with the sax/guitar solos is great too!
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jdholliday said 2585 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
great job guys!
reminds me of the band, van Morrison and the Dead! really cool song, the sax sounds great!
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rok41 said 2585 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Lucky One
John, nice thoughtful lyrics and great backing structure. Andy always adds so much and this no exception. Very heartfelt performance. Kudos!
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ted23 said 2585 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Excellent tune
Opening sax sets the mood perfectly. The song and playing are great. Vocals could maybe come up a bit I reckon, hidden a little bit but the are very nice.
A sweet smooth song
KCsGROOVE said 2585 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
cool songwriting
Truly fine song!
Good vibe and wellrecorded!
good you could save it from oblivion..
KC
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RochaMalhada said 2585 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
best one
This is such a great remix and performance of this favorite of mine, John.

Really nice, I'll bet Deb loves it, too.

Love you, brother!

. - Harold
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drakonis said 2585 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Heavily pinched...
Yup, sign me up to be pinched too, aren't we the lucky ones? Here's a toast to you and yours, John, as well as Andy, Ed, and others who appreciate their "spouse of life" :-)

Nice gentle song, great guitar work, sublime sax, nice lyrics. You could boost your nice singing a bit in the mix :-)

ttfn,
Drakonis
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davisamerica said 2585 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
well ....
i am happy now .. this so needed to be done. Just an excellent track John ... greetings from ashville, NC.
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Dadai.2 said 2585 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Golden....
love your voice in this one, John. Nice new take on the song with Andy's horn. Classic tune from any man to his love.

D
michaeljayklein said 2585 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Well deserving...
..of the extra treatment John. A very fine song it is and both of you get the hat's off for the work on this! Thanks again, michael
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michael2 said 2585 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
nice
i love the way your voice sounds on this one, it's like a jazzier version of the Band. great lyrics, everything sounds great (especially the horns). glad you were able to salvage this. for some reason I can picture the Ramones doing this as their ballad.
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magnatone said 2584 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Lucky One
no no, I AM the lucky one - to get to listen to the two of you blow the room away. wonderful remix and GREAT music!
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Carrie71 said 2584 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Lucky one
We are the lucky ones here. Great music all the way around. Lyrics are great and well what can you say about Mr. Awigze and his sax, always
outstanding! Awesome job guys!
RosaLinda said 2584 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Beautiful song!!
Nice mix and you have a very feeling voice! That sax is smooooth:) I really liked!:)
Linda
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Moviz said 2583 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Happy
Anniversaries all round and a really nice song to celebrate with.... loving the playing on this and the nice casual vocals, so clear..... excellent lyrics, regards M
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Doadars Uncle said 2583 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Touching
Sweetness. Wonderful testament.
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lengold said 2581 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
That's a lovely
song and collaboration.
Cheers
Len

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fasteddie said 2580 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Just what the Dr ordered
For the mood I was in, this is just the song I needed to lift me out of my slump.

Very smooth and relaxing.

Great collab all!
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guygrooves said 2580 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
This Beautiful
John the writing on this is great and the production and performance are pro all the way. The sax in this is just the butter needed to make it go down extra easy. D/L fo sho
Peace
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MarkHolbrook said 2579 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Wow
I'm so sorry I missed this John. This is simply outstanding awesome!
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blamm said 2577 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Very Nice
I'm glad my procrastination drove you to take another stab at the vocals. I think you totally nailed it...much more free-flow feel to them. Sorry I flaked out on you, but this was always meant to have your vox. It's a beautiful song, sir.
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FEEL said 2576 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Hey John
you know... I took another shot at the vox... My grandson and daughter were making all kinds of racket and the TV was on but for some reason the mic didn't pick it up that much. I do believe the last pass I made was the best. Thanks for your encouragement.
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Loob said 2575 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
I am the lucky one
33 years today I have been lucky! Thanks for sharing. I will show this track to my wife Sherry!
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tonestones said 2573 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
Great mix
Really great job. Andy sounds wonderful as usual. I've been married 32 years. Seems like every year gets better.
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tford said 2572 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Lucky One
Great tune-Very well done-Nice Vocals-Andy's sax is killer and does a lot for the song. Also nice guitar and drums. I love it. Peace, Tom
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bud said 2569 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Sweet track - nice bass tone
excellent production and playing all around. Andy sounds great here and your vox and guitars are excellent. Glad I dropped by. Hitting 26 years this Spring.
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