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MJCC11 Things I Love (Written by Paul F. Page)


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I had heard much of Paul’s instrumental music, and downloaded just about everything he posted, but about two years ago he began putting out some love songs as well. Naturally, I kept downloading. All were beautifully written. Things I Love was one I wanted to learn, and Paul was kind enough to supply a song sheet. I’ve been dabbling with my own version since that time, and I’m grateful for this Cover Challenge to nudge me ahead to it’s realization. I hope this will express my appreciation for Paul’s music, and my admiration for his talent. He writes from the heart, of course. Music can come from nowhere else. I tried to sing it this way too; from the heart. I hope everyone enjoys it. Peace. Terry.
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Lyrics
Things I Love
Paul F. Page

I love the way that you listen to me
When I sing you a song from my heart
I love the way that you close your eyes
Intent on the words I am singing
It’s a wonder to me, love
That you’re sitting beside me
I love that you’re here with me

I love the smile on your face in the morning
I love when you’re looking at me
I love to hear you when you call my name
I love when you reach out to me, love
I can hardly believe
That you wanted me, love
But, I’m so glad that it’s true

I love when you touch me
It makes me feel grand
It’s not something I looked for or planned
I love the way you are gentle with me
You took my heart, set it free

I love the feeling when you’re by my side
I’m filled with a love I can’t hide
I love to see you when everyday is through
It’s like suddenly the day becomes new
I’m amazed when you call me
You always enthrall me
Happy is all I can be

I love when you listen to my every word
Though sometimes my thoughts are obscure
I love how you always know my heart
I love that we’ll never part

Song Stats
Hits: 2904
Comments: 68
Fans: 36
Plays: 149
Downloads: 49
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jan 12, 2011 - 08:38:05 AM
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2011 - 08:38:05 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 11:12:10 PM
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Comments
magnatone said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Things I Love
oh I remember this song of Paul's and what a beautiful cover you've done if it Terry! Gorgeous!
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davisamerica2 said 2322 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Thanks Karen
I figured you were keeping up on Paul's music. You people of the ivories amaze me. The little bit of keys I did in this, I was fantasizing all the way through. Thanks for the comments. Glad you enjoyed it. Peace. Terry
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slopartner said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Things I Love
Okay Terry, you've done it again. As I sit here with tears in my eyes listening to this beautiful song, the words really hit home. Thanks you for this ... what else can I say besides 'beautiful'!
davisamerica2 said 2322 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
I'm glad you liked it Jeannie
It hit me the same way when I first heard it. I just had to take a shot at it. Thanks. T
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Roxylee said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Wow, Terry
I love the happy energy you
ve put into the words. This song was expertly written by Paul and you've given it your personality. I love the chords in this, too. They sound hard to play well, for me) and perfect for the mood.
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davisamerica2 said 2322 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Thanks Roxy
Paul's music has always inspired me. I'll probably be playing this a lot now. Shouldn't be a problem keeping that energy. It's built in to the song. T
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
So professional
Blow me away. Everything works in this piece.
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davisamerica2 said 2322 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Professional, I like that
I have to credit my choice of songs. Did all I could to keep from messing this up. I hope Paul will trust me with another one.
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ShadowofNine said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
What a cool song
Great performance, strong lyrics a Gem...(Pauls music has long inspired me)
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davisamerica2 said 2322 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Music or poetry?
I haven't decided which inspired me most about this song. But, hearing one, your really not surprised about the other. There's a pureness in the balance. Thanks for the kind words.
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davisamerica said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Terry .....
I got goosebumps .... this is one from the heart. Well done my brother.... really well done.
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davisamerica2 said 2322 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Goosebumps are good, bro
I get them a lot with Paul's music. I'm glad you liked what I did here. Thanks for the encouraging words. Terry
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Doadars Uncle said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Light
This is cozy. I love this song! Nicely interpreted.
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davisamerica2 said 2322 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Thanks Doug
Cozy is a good word for this. Though I was a little nervous about a sloppy performance, this is one of those songs that embraces you rather than the other way around. It really felt comfortable. Thanks for the kind words. T
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paul f. page said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Terry
I believe this is the first time anyone has covered one of my songs. I am deeply moved and greatly pleased with your take on this number and for having worked on realizing this version for so long. It is a special song to me, and now you have given it a new and uniquely-yours life. While the accompaniment is crisp and impeccably played, I am especially grateful that the lyrics are absolutely clear. ... I hope may others will be able to enjoy this song as you have recreated it. ... Thanks again.
Paul
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davisamerica2 said 2322 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Thanks for trusting me with this, Paul
Yes, those song sheets were never far from my desk. Nailing down an interpretation was very rewarding. I plan on playing this tune often, and I'm sure the refining will continue. I agree about the lyrics. They must be heard. Thanks again, Paul. Terry
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sloparts said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Paul's original is a beautiful thing,
and yours is no less beautiful Terry. The song takes on a new life now that you've brought your version to us.

What a wonderful tribute to Pau's amazing skills as a writer, and yours amazing skill as a performer. As Jack said, "Well done Brother"

Bravo to you both, and Kudos to you Terry,

Ed
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davisamerica2 said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks for taking a listen, Ed
I had loaded this up with other stuff that I'd put there just to cover up mistakes, but stripped it back down to it's bare honesty. Vulnerability is its strength, (does that make sense?) I appreciate your comments. T
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tempie said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
happy is all you can be
such a good, honest tune. and perfectly sung, perfectly done all around for that matter. thanks for the dl!
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davisamerica2 said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Happy is all I can be when people download
Glad you felt like this was worth keeping, Craig. And thanks for the kind words. T
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Char said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
You
obviously loved this song. You played and sang it as well as anyone possibly could. Sweet. Thanks.
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davisamerica2 said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Char
Yes, this song grabbed me from the start, and it was a joy to play. And this is just one page from Mr. Page. He has so many more. Glad you liked it. Terry
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bud said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Wow!
What a great solid performance and production. This is aces - really everything n it's right place and a fine emotional vocal. Love it. Great to hear one of Paul's excellent songs get this kind of treatment.
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davisamerica2 said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
I was a bit nervous, Kevin
Paul's songs are excellent, and his original renditions are excellent and require no improvement. My limitations prevent me from duplicating his performance, and I'm grateful he allowed me to do it my way. I'm glad you liked it. T
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jdholliday said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Terry
I've not heard this song but I will go listen to Paul's original, you did an amazing job here terry, unbelievably well mixed/mastered/produced but even more so your vocal shines with sincerity, the perfect song for you to deliver, well done my friend! This is a song I will listen to often!
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davisamerica2 said 2321 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Really glad you liked it James
Mixing was a chore, and I'm still feeling my way around in the dark when it comes to that. Little by little I'm learning, though. Just listening to the production of others here on MacJams has taught me a lot. I do like singing songs like this. Paul's are rare gems, and I felt very comfortable with Things I Love. Thanks for tuning in and for the comments. Terry
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awigze said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Terry
Wow.. this is great. We should do this at our next jam session. This is inspired and very special. Paul is a great addition to any playlist. I have a few of his myself.
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davisamerica2 said 2321 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Andy
Yes, this would be a good one for us. I can hear a mandolin in there somewhere. We'll have to fly Maestro Page out and sit him down on your piano. I can hear a new song coming out of it that session. Peace, and I appreciate the comments. T
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alackbass said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Things I Love
Terry, this is wonderful. I just wouldn't have the guts to attempt to do justice to Paul's music. But you did a great, great job. Your vocal is clear and heartfelt and the harmonica is a very nice touch. Nice acoustic guitar sound too! Mix, production, it's all here. Bravo!
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davisamerica2 said 2321 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
That's a Report Card I value
I really admire the quality your productions have, Andrew, and the musicianship as well. So these comments are "music to MY ears." I appreciate your listen, and the encouraging comments. Peace. Terry
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Carrie71 said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Things I Love
Ok...I am a fan of Mr. Pages' music and I think your singing on this is just amazing. Great job.
davisamerica2 said 2321 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks for listening Carrie
I haven't heard anything Paul has written that I didn't think was brilliant, and he just keeps pumping them out. If he sleeps at all, he probably composes then too. I'm glad you enjoyed my singing. I was a little nervous about doing this one right.
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H3nry said 2322 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Things I love
I love Paul's music and I love your treatment. Clear, heartfelt, simple. Solid production. Keeper. Thanks.
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davisamerica2 said 2321 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks for d/ling, H3nry
I have discovered that if I really want to be listened to, I just need to stick the name Paul Page in there somewhere. Everyone is familiar with his genius, (yes, Paul, genius.) He has lots of fans, and this one's a keeper. I appreciate the comments.
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
things i luv
Terry you did a excellent version of Paul's song, practically making it your own. a nice early cat stevens sound comes to mind.
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davisamerica2 said 2321 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Thanks Vic. Appreciate your ears.
I felt like it was my own. It was certainly a pleasure to perform. T
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dimm witness said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
wish i
could do a song in a different meter for oncet. I gotta learn drums I guess ;-) fantastic job!
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davisamerica2 said 2321 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
There's a lot you can learn here at MacJams
Everyone has their own specialty. It's like a stadium filled with personal trainers. I've improved in many ways by listening to everyone else. Thanks for the comments dimm. T
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Kicbal said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Beautiful
You are correct, such great source material. Your playing and arrangements are wonderful and understated, yet perfect for the songs intent. To my the standout on this is your amazing vocals. Sincere and heartfelt indeed. Love the timbre of your voice. Lovely.
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davisamerica2 said 2321 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Thanks for the kind words.
I'll probably be going back to Paul's music, (I've collected quite a bit) and see what else I glean. I really do enjoy singing it. If I played keys, I'd be busy there too.
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Feter said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Things I Love
what can happened when two of my fav Mjers try to do something ...Terry you know you are Golden ..Mr.Paul just a true Gentleman and a true Maestro ...wonderful love song ...perfect !!!!
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davisamerica2 said 2321 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Glad you stopped by Feter
I got a chance to work on one of your songs too. Great rocker that DA#1 covered. Happy to hear you enjoyed this. Peace. Terry
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particledots said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Nice and gentle
as it should be

well done
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davisamerica2 said 2321 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Thanks pd
Songs like this give me time to breathe. Screamers are a lot of fun, but the soul needs to float on quieter waters now and then. I really liked doing this. T
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RAVENS said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Lovely
You have a lovely voice, I always enjoy hearing you sing. I am also a fan of Paul's music, this is really a terrific rendition. Great stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
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davisamerica2 said 2321 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Thank you Raven
I'm certainly a fan of yours, and love your voice. I doubt if Paul's well will ever run dry, and plan to catch every drop. Glad you enjoyed it. Terry
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Elevator_Funk said 2321 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
...
crisp, clear, perfect recording, nice full-sounding and warm acoustic guitar tone, and hey!!! more harp!!!
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davisamerica2 said 2321 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Glad you liked that harp, Brian.
I know there's lots of room for improvement there, but I'm having fun learning. Thanks for tuning in and for the comments.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2321 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Probably...
... my top favorite entry to the MJCC. The interpretation of Mr. Page's writing in your style is awesome! This is fabulous. Thanks for sharing! :)
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davisamerica2 said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Really glad you listened, Yeman
This was a special experience for me. I'm grateful that Paul allowed me to do one of his songs, and am gratified by his approval of my interpretation. Thank you for your kind words. Peace. Terry
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dave_b said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
MJCC11 Things I Love
I like the arrangement, and you nailed the vocals. Nice job!
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davisamerica2 said 2319 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Glad you enjoyed it, Dave
Thanks for taking a listen, and for the comments. T
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Bob Rodgers said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Really
great to hear you cover one of Paul's songs. This is beautiful and your vocals are sung with much emotion, great lyrics. I always enjoy your vocals Terry and I love this song. Wonderful work and very much enjoyed.
Thanks for the download.

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davisamerica2 said 2319 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Glad it was a keeper, Bob
I appreciate that. Yes, I've been wanting to do this song for some time, and this cover challenge was the perfect opportunity. Paul has written some really great music, and I hope to learn more of it. Peace. Terry
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jiguma said 2313 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
Late again!
Terry, this sounds just great - I'd missed this from Paul (so much to listen to, so little time!). The backing and your vocal sound perfect - what a great choice for you to cover.
Love it!
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davisamerica2 said 2311 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Thanks Neil
I've been wanting to do this for a long time. This Cover Challenge was the perfect opportunity. I know what you mean about not having time to listen to everything. Sometimes I only have time to make a list of what I'll go back and listen to. I appreciate your comments. T
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VicDiesel said 2307 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Great song
Nifty twist in the chords around "when you touch me". I mean, there's nothing wrong with three-chord songs, but I like stretching the envelope a bit.

Good mix, I would just thin out the guitar a bit: lose some of the low/mid.
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davisamerica2 said 2306 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Thanks for the tips, Victor
I'm still quite the novice in this mixing thing, but learning every day. Thanks for tuning in. Terry
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fasteddie said 2298 days ago (February 5th, 2011)
Nice job
I am very impressed with the acoustic recordings and production of this number.

Great job on the vocals as well.

Excellent cover.
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davisamerica2 said 2180 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Can't believe I missed your comment, Michael
I'd love to have Paul's talent for elaborate orchestration, but my six-string and harp were enough to bring his magic out on this. I told him when I first heard it that I wanted to learn it. It was a treat when I finally did. Thanks for the comments. Terry
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TobinMueller said 2205 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
Waltz is rhythm of love
A wonderful song. Warm and honest, simple and unpretentious. And such a nice homage to Paul and his music and participation here. Great collab.
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davisamerica2 said 2180 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Thanks, Tobin
I've always admired Paul's music, and doing this was quite a joy. He does write from the heart, doesn't he. Thanks for the comments. Terry
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Philip18 said 1086 days ago (June 2nd, 2014)
Things I love
There is so much good music hidden away on MJ! Pretty tune sung with sincerity. Beautiful!
davisamerica2 said 994 days ago (September 2nd, 2014)
Thanks Phillip.
They've been hiding the comment notifications too. Sorry about the late reply. I did love singing this, though. When the cover challenge came along, I jumped on it. I already had lots of practice.
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Outtaorbit said 1085 days ago (June 2nd, 2014)
Oh listen to you two....
Show offs.
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davisamerica2 said 994 days ago (September 2nd, 2014)
If the song is good....
....you got to show it off. Thanks, Pat. Sorry about the late reply. Someone's been shooting my pigeons out of the air!
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J.A.Stewart said 1085 days ago (June 3rd, 2014)
I Love...
... how you took Paul's song to heart — and wore it well.

Very nicely done, Terry. ;)

--- Joe
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davisamerica2 said 994 days ago (September 2nd, 2014)
Glad you liked it, Joe.
Paul writes some good stuff. I committed myself to learning this one as soon as I heard it. The mans heart is a treasure trove!
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