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Almost Home


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Swanny

 Genre: Ballad

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This song was inspired. The credit goes first to my Grandmother and Grandfather who through there love for each other and there faith in God, set a great example for so many. I'm a lucky man to have such amazing examples to strive toward. I miss my Grandfather and so dose my 94 year old Grandmother who was admitted into the hospital today. My thoughts and prayers are with her. She is an amazing lady and I believe she will recover quickly and return to her assisted living center.

I have an enormous amount of gratitude for everyone who has helped me with getting this recorded. My sister Marta, did a wonderful job singing along with Jeff Anthony. Marta also helped me find the harmonies and some of the lyrics.

My Dad who taught me to make the effort and appreciate music at an early age and helped me with some of the harmonies and lyrics.

Merv Collins who helped me find the guitar parts.

Mario Massi, who helped me with EZ Drummer.

I will be posting a future version of this song soon.

For Hazel "I love you Grandma!" "Thank You!"

Update: 2-8-2011 Grandma made it Home this morning she is with her love again

I'll miss listening to her but I know she's smiling.
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Lyrics
Almost Home – Written 12-31-2010



It’s been said that home is where the heart is.

Well my heart is standing true.
It will always belong to you.

And through them all ------- All the memories we share.

We’ve been blessed to see so much?

Oh how I long to feel your touch.



Darling. -----------Have you been missing me?
Do you feel blue? --- When I feel blue.

And (all) the times. ---- When I close my eyes.
Can you feel the love? ------ That I’m sending you.



-------------Have you been listening?
Can you hear my heart stand still for you?

Darling ------------ Do you feel me drawing near?
I miss you so. ----- And I want you to know.



That I’m almost home

I’m oh so tired.

My eyes can barely see the road.
But my heart tells me I’m near.

Yes I’m almost home.

Have you heard me crying?

Well the closer that I get to you,
The more my tears turn into tears of joy



Yes I’ve been missing you. -----And I know ------- you’re heart holds true.

Keep holding on. --------I feel you drawing near.

And yes -----------I feel your heartbeat with mine.

Those times when you’re feeling blue, I’m there right next to you.

And oh how it warms my heart, just to know, that you’re almost home.






-----------Yes I’ve been listening. ---------- And I know your heart holds true.

Do you know?---I see you glistening.--- And so dose everyone who’s close to you.

Yes you’re almost home.

My heart tells me you’re drawing near.

Darling yes I know that you’re almost home.




Have you heard me crying?
Well the closer that I get to you
The more my tears turn into tears of joy.



(Male vocals) Keep holding on

My darling I’m almost home
My darling you’re almost home
Song Stats
Hits: 1637
Comments: 30
Fans: 13
Plays: 46
Downloads: 0
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Feb 07, 2011 - 10:39:07 PM
Last Updated: Feb 08, 2011 - 08:26:39 AM Last Played: Nov 23, 2013 - 08:06:40 PM
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Hardware:
Imac, Apogee duet, Peavey Studio Pro CM1 Mic, Taylor 12 String, AKG guitar, M-Adio Keystation 88
Software:
Logic Pro 9, EZ Drummer
Comments
Char said 1356 days ago (February 7th, 2011)
Wow!
What a talented family. Great song: great lyrics, singing. Terrific. Thanks.
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Swanny said 1349 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Wow
Thank you for your kind words.
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dantimmermans said 1355 days ago (February 8th, 2011)
your sister's voice...
...is amazing, and this is a great track. and woah, there you are: your voice is spectacular too. such solid rich tones.
the synth solo was brave and really sat just right. great track.
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Swanny said 1349 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Sister's voice
She is amazing in so many ways. I am grateful for her being my sister.
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awigze said 1355 days ago (February 8th, 2011)
Hazel
I can only hope that I have someone in my life who would write something like this. The difference between the heart and the body- Home is a good place. Marta and Jeff really brought this alive.
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Swanny said 1349 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Hazel
Her life was special for many, and home is a great place. I look forward to it!
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Daugrin said 1355 days ago (February 8th, 2011)
Ballad Time
Production is great. The focus moves well and is definitive, on a mission. Good looking dog too. You got it all...

Daug
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Swanny said 1349 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Ballad time
Thanks Daug! You got a nice mug too!
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Outtaorbit said 1355 days ago (February 8th, 2011)
This is just......
Lovely thanks for re-sparking my own memories
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Swanny said 1349 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Memories
Thank you for sharing!
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kipak said 1355 days ago (February 8th, 2011)
Well done
Very professional sounding and polished. Also, it must have been difficult mixing all those tracks. The only thing I would do in the future version is to watch the clipping on the vocals. Normally I would not mention this but the rest of the song is so polished that this part stands out a bit.
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Swanny said 1349 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Clipping
Thank you for your nice words, and yes I learned a little as I went through the recording process. I purchased a new Mic (AKG Perception 220) and have also been told to record the levels lower to avoid the clip.
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magnatone said 1355 days ago (February 8th, 2011)
Almost Home
this gives new meaning to the word "soulful" - what a gorgeous tribute, family effort - lyrics - sigh .... this is wonderful and thank you!
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Swanny said 1349 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
soulful
Thank you!
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mrattue said 1355 days ago (February 8th, 2011)
Anthem
Really powerful power ballad here, with the feel of an anthem, like a closing number of a gospel show or church service.

Nicely arranged and good vocals.

Moving. Thank you.

Marc
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Swanny said 1349 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
anthem
Thank you Marc.
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jibes said 1355 days ago (February 8th, 2011)
Almost Home
So well done and produced!!!
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Swanny said 1349 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Thanks
Thank you Jibes
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drakonis said 1354 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
heart to heart
Great song-writing, lyrics, and singing and performance, this really hits hard, and the background description makes this so personal and precious. My personal condolences and thoughts go to you, your sister and family, through my tears. That definitely hits "home" for me in a lot of ways. Thank you for sharing this offering of love.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Swanny said 1349 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Heart to Heart
There were a few tears shed here also as the thoughts and lyrics were realized. Thank you for sharing
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WharmtonRise said 1354 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Excellence
The perfect ballad. Really marvelous work and great vocal talent to go with the excellent arrangement and engineering.
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Swanny said 1349 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Excellence
Thank you for your comments, It is truly special to be a small part of the awesome talent that brought this song together.
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Godchaser said 1352 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Lovely Tribute
and so touching to see such a family affair pull this all together - May God bless your offering of love and thanks for sharing the story and the song.
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Swanny said 1349 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Tribute
there is 1 who deserves the credit for this, and I bet you know who that 1 is. Thank you for listening.
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DWL said 1348 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Very impressive
Great vocal and a very strong song, well arranged and beautifully performed.

Cheers

Dick
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Swanny said 1346 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Cheers
Thank you
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apb said 1348 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
What they said ..

this is marvelous. Great voices, big band sound...
Alot of work and heart went into this. Well done to all. 94- wow.
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Swanny said 1346 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
94 - wow
And with the dignity of sound mind. Thank you for comments
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thetiler said 1347 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
wow
Lots of cool stuff in there. Very nice singing! Enjoying the movement to this. Way to go ! Again, that singing is really enjoyable to listen. Nice male singing too. Wow !
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Swanny said 1346 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Tiler
Thank you much!
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