Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

so much more 2011


Get Flash to see this player.

Description
as for the song

it’s for anyone who has a friend or loved one that makes you hope for the best, and fear the worst... this song was written for a self destructive friend that I have had a decades long dialog with...
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Lyrics
I WOULD NEVER HAVE THE NERVE TO ASK YOU
“COULD YOU CHANGE JUST TO BE MORE LIKE ME”?
YOU WOULD FACE MY FAILURE
HOW COULD THAT EVER SET YOU FREE

BUT I WOULD NOT HESITATE ONE MOMENT
TO TURN YOUR HEAD AND CHANGE YOUR POINT OF VIEW
ALL I REALLY WANT IS
TO SEE YOU BE MORE LIKE YOU

IF I COULD SEE YOU RISE
IF I COULD SEE YOU STAND
IF I COULD SEE YOU KNOCKING AT THE DOOR

IT’S CHOICES THAT HAVE PAVED YOUR TROUBLED PATHWAY
LED YOU LIKE THE BLIND AND LEFT YOU LAME
YOU GIVE YOURSELF A FREE PASS
AS YOU SO QUICKLY SPREAD THE BLAME
IT CAN NOT BE TOO LATE TO WIN THE HIGH GROUND
YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO GIVE, SO MUCH TO GAIN
WILL YOU STAND AND FIGHT NOW
WILL YOU TURN AND FACE YOUR PAIN

I CAN SEE YOU RISE UP
I CAN SEE YOU STANDING
I CAN SEE YOU KNOCKING AT THE DOOR
I CAN SEE YOU SMILING
I CAN SEE YOU LAUGHING
AND I CAN SEE YOU’RE MEANT FOR SO MUCH MORE
SO MUCH MORE

YOU BREAK BUT YOU WILL NOT BEND
WHY MUST THIS BE
COME BACK AND LIVE AGAIN
YOUR YEAR OF JUBILEE

STILL I WOULD NOT HESITATE ONE MOMENT
TO TURN YOUR HEAD AND CHANGE YOUR POINT OF VIEW
ALL I REALLY WANT IS
TO SEE YOU BE MORE LIKE YOU
MORE LIKE YOU
SO MUCH MORE
Song Stats
Hits: 3543
Comments: 58
Fans: 40
Plays: 240
Downloads: 85
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jan 12, 2011 - 04:21:41 PM
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2011 - 08:56:32 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 11:44:58 AM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Comments
Ibstrat said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Great song
Scott- your guitar sounds incredible, and yes real drums make a huge difference when played this well.You are a truly gifted musician.
Check out my latest song called What the
Scott Carmichael said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Thank you Mark
that's alway gratifying to hear... after seeing this comment I went to see what mikes I used... and I really can't recall... but I know this is before I was using my akg 4041's... I do love the way the lead guitar sound too..
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
jiguma said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Beautiful!
Great to hear another post Scott - especially something so well done. Lovely on all fronts - great guits and voices, and yes, good live drums are always the best option.
Best wishes for 2011!
Neil
Check out my latest song called Dead Man Walking
Scott Carmichael said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Thanx Neil
the way my life is now... I'm not sure if I'll ever be as active as I was... the tyranny of the urgent... I'll certainly be by to hear your latest... as a matter of fact I was considering asking you to mix these 3 songs that Ban played on... old tired ears here... and you were part of the reason I trimmed out the stereo guitars... I wanted a transparent mix like you get... WWND (what would Neil do?)
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
jiguma said 2323 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
:)
Just ":)"
Check out my latest song called Dead Man Walking
Char said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Brilliant
lyrics and wonderful music to go with your most special vocals. Wow! Thanks.
Check out my latest song called When Loving Is One-sided, Music by Bob Rodgers
Scott Carmichael said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
thanx Char
I'm a sucker for someone who notices the lyric... after a phone call with the subject of this song, I drove my son to camp a few years ago... after a 4 hour round trip... I had the lyric.. thanx for noticing
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
Calchas said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Nice
having you back around the site Scott.

A fine piece of work this. Enjoyed very much!

Be well friend!
Check out my latest song called Humble Hat
Scott Carmichael said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
thanx Mike
strange... I was here so much a few years ago... and now I feel like a bit of a stranger... but this will always be my music post site of choice... I just have so little time at this point...
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
Einarus said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Beautiful
I've been a huge fan of this song ever since you first uploaded it here and I still do.
The drums really add a new side to this very well written and expertly played touching song. Needless to say - I'm a fan.

Truly great work.

-Einar S.
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
Scott Carmichael said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
hello Einar
I really appreciate your listen and comments... you were a huge support from day one... and yes the drums take this to a new level for me...

thank you Scott
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
sloparts said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Every thing I've ever heard you do, Scott
is so inspirational and so well done. The lyrics are alway thoughtful and though provoking, and your music so well produced and performed that it sometimes amazes me you are not at the top of the charts with each new song.

Another beauty my friend,

Ed

Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Scott Carmichael said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
wow Ed
that's some comment... a sincere thank you... as for being on top of the charts, my wife tells me that I'm an aquired taste... but she's a kind soul...

thanx for the nod toward the lyric... that's important to me

peace... Scott
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
composerclark said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
bang the drum slowly...
Wow wow wow! This is sublime; your guitar work is always full of soul, played expertly, you sing beautifully, and the drums and bass are just fantastic. It is fully professional in every way, and a powerful and moving song.

There are so many lines in the song that are food for thought, pure poetry, pure art; "You break but you do not bend"; "Will you turn and face your pain"; those lines in particular really resonate deeply for me.

Wow wow wow. Amazing. Kudos to you, your son, and of course wonderful Ben.
Check out my latest song called A Little Song About Our Mom
Scott Carmichael said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
thanx Clark
and good evening Professor Ross... I played electric guitar for Ben's father for several years... then later I did vocals and acoustic guitar with Ben's mom and dad... you would love them.... such a mucsical family... I've known Ben since he was 5 years old, and our families are very close friends... to watch Ben become such a hot ticket has been very fun, but not surprising... the fact that he wants to drum on my stuff makes me real happy...

I'm glad that these lyric reach you... that's where I put in the most work... everything else is play once tyhat part is nailed down...

thanx again friend


Check out my latest song called Dogwood
alackbass said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
so much more 2011
Great song! Excellent mix and production!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
Scott Carmichael said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
thanx Andrew
I appreciate the listen and comment very much...

Scott
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
ktb said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
so much more
Wouldn't know a mid-side recording technique if it ran over me, but I do love what I hear. Super super sweet. Props to all. Bummed no dl :-)
Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
Scott Carmichael said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
ooops
Hey John... Mid-side was more trouble than it was worth... although it does produce a wide soundscape... I didn't realize I had disabled DL's... it's been fixed, and the song is ready for consumption... it's funny I kept looking at the download # and wondering why it was at 0...

thanx John
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
ktb said 2322 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
thanks
for the free music :-)
Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
Carrie71 said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Fan-freakin-tastic
This song speaks to me! I love your voice, your vocal delivery is spot on, the guitar is amazing and the drums are incredible. Just an all around beautiful piece of art! Love it!
Scott Carmichael said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
thank you Carrie
that really feels good... "speaks to you"... that's all we could ask for...

thanx again...

Scott
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
Jim Bouchard said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Nice!
Excellent song! The drums are also really well recorded, with a great space to them. I'm interested in details as I've wanted to figure out how to record real drums like this. And this is a bang-up job you've done.

Sons are a wonder, aren't they? I kept imagining the line was "All I really want is for me to be more like you", since both of my sons have qualities at times that I wish I could emulate.
Check out my latest song called Big Yawn (Apogee One mic demo)
Scott Carmichael said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
I've tried everything with drums
and Jim I've found a simple approach that was inspired by reading how John Bonham got his sound... I place 2 AKG 4041's over the drumers shoulder pointing down at about a 30 degree angle toward the kit... these are run through the drawmer tube preamp... mild compression no more than 2db... depends on the song... and the kick just has the standard sure kick drum mike... 3 mikes and no phase problems... presto.... they sound like drums...

I often look at my sons and truely realize that theyu are better men than me... it knocks me out
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
Soundhound said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Always a pleasure.....
To hear you singing you style of vocals, your playing has
always a joy as well...
You have stayed true, like a compass this is a good thing
lyrically you never disappoint, from my point of view.....

Outstanding once again....
Check out my latest song called Melded Universe....
Scott Carmichael said 2323 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
thank you SH
you've always been a very supportive listener... i appreciate that vey much... I'll trust your point of view...

true north

Scott
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
H3nry said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Lyrics that make you think
Great vocal and harmony, lovely guitars (though I'd have tried to sneak a tiny bit of side (width) into them - personal taste), and great drums and bass. I use a similar setup a lot, overheads near the drummer's ears - we hear what he hears. And like cooks, too many mics spoil the broth.
Check out my latest song called 180 Waltz
Scott Carmichael said 2323 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
thank you Henry
indeed... techniques are always evolving... but I wouldn't go back to all those mics... thanx again for the listen and comments

Scott
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
Vic Holman said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
excellent one scott
you sound very motivated here. guitar work and vocals are top notch. and the drums! well, can't get better then that!

btw: what acoustic is that? sounds great
Check out my latest song called Strawberry Fields
futzpucker said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Another work of art
Such a beautiful, heartfelt song, sung and played with your amazing gifts... You are a treasure, Scott.

The fact that your son joins you on this great song is a wonderful thing - I can't imagine how it makes you feel.

Your insight, love, patience, and life experience are all on display here, and we all benefit. Thank you for another gem, Scott. Your music is very moving to me, and this song is no exception.
Check out my latest song called Just As It Is
notsosweet said 2324 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
...
this is so great! love it
Check out my latest song called Whole-Hearted
Roxylee said 2324 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Great lyrics
and vocals.and guitar, and drums. I like this version best because with the guitar simpler, it lets the words stand out more.
Check out my latest song called Emma, by davisamerica
Feter said 2324 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
so much more 2011
Incredible job ..not too many people do this style so true and honest ...you are one of the best I know who do this job perfectly ...kudos !!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
ShadowofNine said 2324 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Always a treat
To hear a true artist working, always cool to hear more from you after a long drought, Bravo Scott...
Check out my latest song called Gone (with Eagle)
RochaMalhada said 2323 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Nice
very nice!

. - Harold
Check out my latest song called Ascent of a Tree (w Mike_D & FEEL)
RAVENS said 2323 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Wonderful
The first few notes drew me right in. What a terrific music track, the vocals are really great too. The lyrics are powerful, all around wonderful song.

RAVEN ;-)
Check out my latest song called Tattooed Scars (w/ Sigmund, Scofugate, Rok41)
Ed Hannifin said 2323 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Well written, for starters...
...and I have to admit that I love hearing a song that's just utterly solid from front to back...

After that, the fact that you have the chops to record it really well are a generous dab of icing on an already terrific cake....

Vocals are great, and I always love hearing how you approach your guitar leads... Very nicely natural blend of bass and drums, both played with taste and restraint.... I notice how the cymbals mesh nicely with the strumming guitar...
Ed Hannifin said 2323 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Oh hey...
I've already GOT a version of this song, don't I? Dang.... Now I'll have to go listen to THAT.... Ah, age and memory....
Daugrin said 2322 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Hello Scott!
Really takes my breath, I wanted to play,,,

Daug
Check out my latest song called At Starbucks...
KCsGROOVE said 2321 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
beautiful song, Scott!
Love the live drums, gives the song more dynamics!
Great guitarwork as well
Lovely vocals and harmonies!
KC

Check out my latest song called WHEN I GET HOME
tonestones said 2321 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Beautifully done
Love the guitar and vocals. The harmonies are outstanding. Really wonder tune.
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah [Leonard Cohen Cover]
magnatone said 2321 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
so much more 2011
SCOTT! how have i missed this? it's wonderful - great work (as always) and GREAT to hear something new from you!
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations
Cori Ander said 2321 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
So much beauty
So much beautiful acoustic sound and gorgeous vocals! A real digger!

Feels almost to easy to just click the download, no ordering, no pay. This song is worth a lot. Thank you so much Scott!
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
hackneybloke said 2318 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
so much more
i;m listening to this while steve stone is skype-chatting with me. he told me to come and listen because i sing with guitar...so here i am. you're fucking amazing....i am blown away.
Check out my latest song called If Symptoms Persist
PeterB7858 said 2318 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
What an outing!
Hi Scott. Playing catchup after being away camping for a couple of weeks and boy did I miss some great music. This is a fantastic song. Thoughtful lyrics, great vocals, tasteful guitar work and percussion and bass lines that really add to the mix. What an outing! Thanks so much for the post and D/L. Warm regards, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Dancing In The Rain (GSB)
J.A.Stewart said 2315 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
Still Liking It
I liked the original version posted here and am still liking it on this fresh take. It's really a lovely piece of songwriting and arrangement, Scott. Sounds terrific. ;)


--- Joe
Check out my latest song called Crankenhurst Challenge - Verse 1-7 (Inst. Break)
jodyrush said 2275 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Great tune Scott
I enjoyed this very much. Very professional sound.
Guitar sounds great. I'd like to know more about that Mid-Side stereo recording technique.
Check out my latest song called Forbidden Fruit
Godchaser said 2262 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
So Much More ....
for sure - besides all your God given gifts the family and friend elements really shine through brightly on this one - beautiful post and thank you for sharing Scott
Check out my latest song called sOur GrapEs
craft said 2261 days ago (March 17th, 2011)
---
The guitar sounds fantastic.. Very nice tune
Check out my latest song called Valarty & AJ Craft - Burn (Alternative version)
gail60 said 2259 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
what an awesome song
Perfect message for so so many people, myself included. You have such a way with using your multi talents to put together a perfect song. You are very talented Scott and always such a joy to listen to. Thanks so much - Wonderful job!!
Check out my latest song called Ed - Forever in our hearts
Scott Carmichael said 2256 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Hi Gail
you've always been too kind so me.. I really appreciate it... and I guess I don't get tired of hearing tat this stuff reaches people...

Scott
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
jibes said 2256 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
so much more
Scott. Amazing!!!! Ben. Amazing!!!! Dane. Amazing!!!! So nice!
Check out my latest song called JESSICA
b0rn2w0rsh1p said 2155 days ago (July 1st, 2011)
Great!
glad you recorded the guitars with the Mid-Side originally, you can always mix down. Wish I'd had a studio or at least a DAW when I recorded "In This Moment", but I was just showing a friend how he can record directly into a PC, with a stereo "Y" input and a handful of adapters!

Keep on recording, I really enjoy your stuff!!!
Check out my latest song called KIRA I
Bob6stringer said 2116 days ago (August 8th, 2011)
Just great.
You lucky duck, what a great opportunity to record with a life (and great) drummer. You've got one of the best voices and some of those bkg harmonies are the most perfect since Crosby and Nash went overdub-nuts in the studio decades ago on their post CSNY duo-albums. Everything's great here.
Check out my latest song called Happy Birthday (Na Na Na Na)
Bass3x said 2114 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Wonderous
Beautiful instrumentation and vocals.
Check out my latest song called Playa Linda
kristyjo said 1992 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
I haven't been around much
and then, not signed in. I just came upon this today, and the prayer within it really resonates for me right now. That, and the excellent musicianship and production make me hope that you'll have a bit more time to create and add some more music here soon.
Check out my latest song called Sussex Carol
Philip18 said 1968 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
So much more
Great song, love the clean guitar playing and melodic vocal. Thesound you get on the guitar solo is stunning! The swirling harmonies are a delight. Glad I finally found this one! Thanks for the download.
BirdmanWayne94 said 1593 days ago (January 12th, 2013)
It's fantastic...
... to hear this again! I believe I got an email from you with this version attached a couple of years ago. And it still rocks! What a song... this is definitely among MJ's classics.

God bless your soul!
Check out my latest song called Groove #7 (SoloMe-o Challenge)
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: Scott Carmichael
Location: usa
send a note
I've been a songwriter for a long time now... I write and produce music in my studio... I was on the road for a decade some years ago... but I found that I could enjoy music again if I kept it personal... I was a drummer very early on, and when I got... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Chat
Who's Online
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 112