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Recuerdo Tus Ojos (I Remember Your Eyes)


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scaustrita

 Genre: Latin Jazz

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This is a song I wrote as the ending credits for a short film that was never fully funded. I retained all rights to my music, thankfully. The film was about a teenage boy and girl who are separated, and later find each other as adults. Listed in the lyrics section is the gist of the plot as I received it.

I hope you will enjoy . . .

Lead Guitar & Melodic Interpretation: Geoff Brown
Percussion: Steve Caustrita
Keyboards: Steve Caustrita
Guitars: Steve Caustrita
Bass: Steve Caustrita

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Lyrics
A young teen boy, who is living with his stepfather and mother on a military base, lives a difficult life moving from base to base. Long-term friendships are impossible for the boy. His stepfather works long hours, and his alcoholic mother is emotionless to her sons needs. When, came an assignment to a new base. The mother, drunk becomes enraged with the news and wants to move back home to California. A soon divorce follows, but the boy chooses to stay with his stepfather.

The move came quick, and with good news, that this is a permanent assignment. Over the coming years many friends are made, but it is when a new family moves onto the base his life would change. A Hispanic teen-age girl with large almond shaped eyes approaches him, not yet over his ability to make friends with females, he stumbles through the introductions. Over the years a close friendship developed; with so much in common many hours are spent together.

On a cold winter day while in school two soldiers escort him away from the class. He is given the news that his stepfather was tragically killed. The base could no longer could be his home. Arrangements are made to leave of California to live with his mother, he takes some clothing, momentums, and a trunk belonging to his stepfather. The goodbye with the young lady was not easy, she weeps but he holds back the tears while embracing her.

California brings a new life, but the care of his mother is constant. Now in his mid thirties the years of alcohol consumption ends her life. A sad moment, yet a relief to the years of care giving. Weeks of mourning follow, but he knows he must begin to move on. While needing to decide what to keep of his mothers, an old footlocker is uncovered; it was his stepfathers he brought back from the military base as a teenager. Curious he opens the trunk to reveal its contents. He finds many memories of his teenage years, his stepfather kept books, toys and pictures belonging to him. This reaffirmed his choice to stay with him after the divorce. He see’s one picture in particular that catches his attention, damaged by age and moisture, he cuts of the damaged portion and slides it carefully into the picture area of his wallet, and continues with the cleanup.


Although having many close female relationships none ever were romantic. On a breezy spring day he decides to walk to visits his mother’s grave. He sees a flower shop and enters to make a purchase. With such a wide assortment of flowers he ask for assistance. The shop manager, a tall kind woman with dark flowing hair, answers his questions. A short conversation ensues, and then leaves to visit his mother’s grave. During his return the shop manager waves, he just looks at her and smiles, and continues walking home. Enjoying being out of the house, the walk to the cemetery becomes a regular event. The visits to the flower shop were now a usual stop. The short conversation with the shop manager, turned into long debates, laughter, and silence. Over the months a close friendship developed, with so much in common the spent many hours together.

The shop manager a divorced mother with a young daughter of her own, did not date. But something was different about him she thought, as she left for work. Later that afternoon the regular visit to the flower shop takes place. As usual they engaged in conversation, laughing, disagreeing, and silence. It is during that silence she asks him over for dinner with her daughter, father and sister. He turns to her and say’s yes, as he opens his wallet to get a piece of paper to write down the address, she burst into tears. He apologizes thinking he did something wrong. Still in tears she reaches into her purse and shows him an old picture she has carried for years; “that‘s me” he cries out! He holds up the picture from his wallet, and says, “I always thought it was you”. She asks, “How did you know?” He paused, then reply, “I Remember Your Eyes.”

(Closing Credits)
Song Stats
Hits: 2997
Comments: 47
Fans: 20
Plays: 199
Downloads: 64
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Oct 24, 2010 - 02:34:01 PM
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2013 - 06:25:29 PM Last Played: Mar 17, 2017 - 11:14:09 AM
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Hardware:
Yamaha DGX-500 Keyboard, Yamaha PSR-530 Keyboard, Yamaha DTEXPLORER MIDI Drum Kit, Yamaha MIDI Guitar, Digital MIDI Sax, 1965 Fender Mustang Bass, Fender P Bass, Hand made electric guitar from a kit, and Guitar Rig. MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo - 2 gigs SDRAM. Sony Lap Top PGk-35 with the big 3.2 gig processor.
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Comments
egobandit said 2408 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
WOw!
Im blown away gave me chills in some parts! Greatness my friend! Geoff is pullin out from deep inside too good!!!!!!!
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scaustrita said 2408 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Thanks!
Geoffs addition to the track gives it a powerful feel, glad you enjoyed the song.
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michaeljayklein said 2408 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Like somebody opened a window
This was delightfully refreshing--so full of life. You've done a very fine job on this and thanks for letting us hear it!
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scaustrita said 2408 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Window
Thank you for your kind comments . . .
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lilmom said 2408 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
I Remember Your Eyes
So beautiful! So poignant! So well performed! You are very generous to allow us to hear this and download it, too! Thank you so much!
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scaustrita said 2408 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Lil Mom
I am so happy you enjoyed the performance!
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rok41 said 2407 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
RTO
Steve, your a talented guy, this is very smooth...obviously some Santana comparisons will made regarding this, but I think it stands on it's own as a nice melodic tune. nice post!
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scaustrita said 2407 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Santana
Geoff brought it to the top with his expressive playing very reminiscent of Santana, yet not loosing his own style.
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sammydix said 2407 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Beautiful
Steve, I have to say this is truly my fav so far. Guitars are fantastic, sweet chord changes, and memorable. A must dl.
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scaustrita said 2407 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Beautiful
That means a lot coming from a talent such as yours!!
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dave_b said 2407 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Recuerdo Tu Ojos
Some really nice changes that hint at the underlying emotions. I really like the picked guitar line on the intro. Seems very appropriate for the movie you've described.
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scaustrita said 2407 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Guitar
I learned that Spanish flair guitar from my grandfather, it is simple yet effective . . .
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alackbass said 2407 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Recuerdo Tu Oj
I like the smooth feel. The nylon string guitar is particularly nice. Nice bridge.
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scaustrita said 2407 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Recuerdo
Thanks for stopping by, I do appreciate you comments . . .
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jdholliday said 2407 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
great post!
really pro and a great listen, loved it!
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scaustrita said 2407 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Thanks!
Thanks for the great review!
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ShadowofNine said 2407 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Nice track Steve
pro in every way,and a solid composition...an enjoyable listen...
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scaustrita said 2407 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Enjoyed?
Glad you liked it, it is a labor of love . . .
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RosaLinda said 2406 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
I remember your eyes
It just dont get any better then this!! Its beautiful!!!:)
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scaustrita said 2405 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Thank You!
Hope you will stop by again.
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KCsGROOVE said 2406 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
cool song
Man, I love that guitar! :-)
The song has a really nice pace!
Fine work on the keys as well
Enjoyed!
KC
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scaustrita said 2405 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
That Guitar
Geoff Brown is a fantastic guitar artist.
He comes from across the pond, just outside of London.
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Kicbal said 2406 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Beautiful
Excellent arrangement and totally professional sound. Love the chord changes and the stellar guitar. Perhaps needing a bit more variation in dynamics (maybe it's the constant keyboards in the background) but what's there is killer.
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scaustrita said 2405 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Dynamics
The B3 organ is not very dynamic, thanks for pointing it out!
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tf10music said 2406 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
really
nice guitar. Great atmosphere. The guitar tone is great, and I love the way you let the acoustic shine through sometimes.

One little compulsive thing, it'd be 'Recuerdo TUS Ojos.' Agreement, agreement...

Great work!
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scaustrita said 2405 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Spelling
The spelling error is corrected, Thank You!
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fasteddie said 2403 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Very cool
I always like your bass lines. They are always so smooth!

Very cool jam. Much enjoyed.
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scaustrita said 2399 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Cool
Comments like yours are appreciated coming from a pro like You!
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ste said 2399 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
moving
story. great guitar work, well backed.
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scaustrita said 2388 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Moving
The track has some very lush chord that add to the dramatic feel.
Stop by any time . . .
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magnatone said 2396 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
Recuerdo Tus Ojos
Hi Steve - I'm sorry to be so late to this - what an incredible song. i think this might be my fave of yours so far - such poignancy and beautifully delivered! thanks for this!
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scaustrita said 2388 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
I Remember Your Eyes
Good to hear from you!
Your comments are appreciated!
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Calchas said 2389 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Hey!
How'd I miss this?

Wow... This is downright gorgeous!

Well done friend!

Take care!
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scaustrita said 2388 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Thanks!
Gorgeous is a new adverb use to describe this track!
You are very kind . . .
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Calchas said 2373 days ago (November 28th, 2010)
Back for a return listen...
YUM!!!
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sschedra said 2323 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Oh my gosh!
Steve, your production skills have taken a quantum leap. This is so clean and all the elements stand out in their own space. Really pro job. As always the guitars just sing like birds. Very good.
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scaustrita said 2323 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Wow!
Your words are too kind!
This project has special meaning, a lot of heart and soul went into this track. I really believed the short film was going to be a hit.
Those guitars? The opening acoustic guitar solo is how my Grandfather taught me play. My good friend Geoff Brown of Great Brittan, added his melodic interpretation with his fabulous lead guitar.
Again, your words are kind . . .

Thanks Stephen

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Little_Hooligan said 2313 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Romance Never Dies
Steve this was a deeply touching, engaging story that gave me chills reading the outcome and the music you created was bellisima.. I hope they danced off to the sunset to it!
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scaustrita said 2313 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Into the Sunset
The story ended with the line "I remembered your eyes", but I too hope they eventually became as one. Thanks again for stopping by . . .
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Mosaica said 2312 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
A fusion
of sound for me - latin jazz with rock (i guess because of the guitar). Very nice - the guitar never overpowers it, all the instruments are well layered. What a shame the film never got made.
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scaustrita said 2311 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
FUSION
I am glad you like the track, it needed to be a blend of Latin jazz and have the chords of a love song.
By adding the electric guitar it changed the the feel to Latin rock.
I am glad you enjoyed the presentation.
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davisamerica said 2215 days ago (May 5th, 2011)
one of your best
...bravo ....downloaded
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scaustrita said 2215 days ago (May 5th, 2011)
Best?
Thank you!
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Soundhound said 2198 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Very nice piece of work....
Sorry I'm at the bottom on this one never thought to check my PM's
that you sent on this one.....
Both you and Geoff have done a great job on this one, love that latin
feel it told the story very well.....

Well done by you both....

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scaustrita said 2198 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Tony
Glad you enjoyed the track, were past due for another collab. too . . .
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Daniel said 2169 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
Absolutely Great
I do love this tune, both jazz and latin!
Great man, you really did it! ;)
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scaustrita said 2169 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
Absolutely Great
Thanks man for the positive comment!
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