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Winter Is Over (W/Andrew Lack and Steve Stone)


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Gaylen75

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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Virtues I dont posses: Patience. This song as with most that I write nearly got canned. I only recorded it to test a new microphone and suddenly I couldnt let go. It is with great humility that I ever finish anything and only because of this site that I take myself seriously enough to call something a song. When I finished the first verse I sent it to Andrew knowing he would encourage me to do more and not let me get away with less than a fair effort. We agreed it would remain acoustic and went from there. I recorded the remainder of the acoustic guitars and was chatting here with Andrew when Steve offered his services on the Nylon lead. The sound was coming together and it had moments of magic. All that was left was some warm bass to fill it out. Man, let me tell you I love how it came out. Andrew put together some sweet sounds and it was done. Not done to any standard that was set out but done for me. It was almost like a perfect jam. Thanks so much to you guys for taking me serious enough to make this happen. I love the way it came out.
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Lyrics
little baby get me out of here
any place you wanna go
I cant face another year
with my head burried in the snow

we're gonna have the time of our lives
with plenty of whispers and wine
we're gonna show them our might
and give them a fight
we're gonna live
we're gonna live
we're gonna live

december is over
and Im so much older
will this winter ever forgive
will this winter ever forgive

after the cold rainy nights
after the blood that we give
theres always so much more to give
Now when we pray that its over
we close our eyes
and wait for it to come again


let the spring thaw your toes
let a smile wrinkle your nose
warm breezes touch your cheek
now one and one equal three

we're gonna have the time of our lives
throwing copper to make things right
we're gonna show them our might
and give them a fight
we're gonna live
we're gonna live
we're gonna live

April is over
and Im so much older
dont let this feeling ever end
I dont want this feeling ever to end

come one and come all
pass the summer love into the fall
lifes glory in fading leaves
come what may to he who believes

well we had the time of our lives
though we didnt always get things right
we're gonna show them our might
and give them a fight
we're gonna live
we're gonna live
we're gonna live

september is over
and Im so much colder
but I'd do it all over again
i'd do it all over again
Song Stats
Hits: 3044
Comments: 64
Fans: 34
Plays: 140
Downloads: 65
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Mar 21, 2011 - 01:59:40 PM
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2011 - 01:59:40 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 07:15:35 PM
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KCsGROOVE said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Very lush song!
I love the bass playing here, really excellent
Wonderful vocals and guitars
An oldschool vibe which I like :-)
KC
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Old School
Yes a touch of the OS and I admitt to writing it that way. Thanks for the comments.
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musichead said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
I agree....
The bass part is very nice. But I think the singing sets it apart!
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Thanks
I think Andrew really put out a great bassline. It was what we all were thinking for the song.
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awigze said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Sensing
I am sensing a true artist here in this. Not that I didnt already know that about your vocals but this song, I gotta say is there is a step up here. Involving Andrew and Steve was a wise choice. Ha! I sound like an expert... well I just know what I like...
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Wow
Thanks for the great compliment. I agree, great company on this.
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Carrie71 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
winter is over
I wish it was. I am ready for spring! Anyway...love the lyrics and vocals. Andrew and Steve added some magic to this tune. Love it.
Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Its Coming
The Magic for sure. I get mine from you.
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Carrie71 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
ohhh
Oh course that picture is beautiful. Fern Canyon! Let's plan a trip as soon as weather is nice.
drakonis said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Gaylen never "Led" us astray
Hints of R. Plant in your voice and melody and Page-like acoustic bits, very nice... sweet melody, gorgeous guitar work by Andrew/Steve with little hints of Spain in some of the turns, and the bass adds warmth to this great piece. Thank you all for saving this music from what Char calls "The Hamper of Doom".

And I love the photo... I actually braved the nasty/scary dirt road on the California coast to see that place (Fern Canyon) last year... breathtaking place but really tough to get to unless you have a jeep :-) Our poor Minivan barely made it in and out.

ttfn,
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Thanks
Yes the guys really know there way around a melody. I think they bring true profesionalism to what would otherwise have gone to the bin.

I love the north coast. I miss it when I am gone. Lived there most of my life and visit often.
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mrattue said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Arranged magic
Really nice featherbed accompaniment to this. Lovely lilt, and vocals are sincere and effective.

My favourite lyric/moment 'will this winter ever forgive'

It's been a hellish long winter (by our standards) here in the UK.

Enjoyed it. Thanks you.


Marc
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
long for sure
I think most of us could use a little reprieve. Thanks for listening. That is a personal favorite lyrically. I am so lucky to have such an engaging hobby.
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PeterB7858 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Uplifting
Hi Gaylen. Good song! Wonderful vocals emphasise the quality lyrics. You have imbued the song with some uplifting emotion. The contributions of Andrew and Steve really flesh out the backing track. Very nice. Regards to all, Peter.
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
thanks
I thank you for the kind comments and I agree that the guys really rounded it out.
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Sigmund said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Winter Is Over
This is very cool. Bit of bluegrass and country, but yet not. Nice blend of instruments and talent, and Gaylen, great vocals as usual. I thought the end was too abrupt, but I really enjoyed this!
Sig
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
yep
The end was sudden and might have been served by a plan but as usual I never have a plan. Lol thanks for the kindness.
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alackbass said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Winter Is Over
I guess those bass tracks I dropped this morning met with your approval :)

I love this song! I think these may be your best lyrics to date! You picked a perfect key for your voice. You sing it effortlessly. I also dig your guitar playing. Rock solid with great tone!

Steve fills this out with taste and a fantastic tone!
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
when its right its right.
I think the extra effort on the bass payed off. I picked my favorite parts and it came out. Thank you for doing this it made for a great sound. We have an albums worth now.
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Symphony101 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Perfect song
Gaylen you did it again ! Andrew Lack and Steve Stone, what fantastic choices, you can't go wrong. This is a terrific song, all great choices, everything in place ... and did you know you've got terrific vocals ?
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
thanks
Can't go wrong...indeed. I love mj. Wait till they hear your epic!
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RochaMalhada said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
almost like a perfect jam
it really does have a jam feel to it. Good job by all

. - Harold
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
loosy goose
I thank you for listening. We thank you. It is a testimony to music that so many miles mean so little.
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neilh79 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Winter is Over
You guys absolutely nailed this for me. I love acoustics. The shaker percussion is so damn cool its untrue, the bassline is solid and really brings the song to life, both guitars complement each other so well and as for Steves lead classical bits not much else to add! Great vocal as always. I love it raw, this is right up my alley.... awesome
Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
raw.
The Indian drums and bone shakers are so my thing. I was gonna go all raw but my vocals just sounded nicer with a touch of the fx. Thanks for digging it.
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scofugate said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Glad you did not
can this one man!
Great job all. Vocals, classical guitar, and bouncing bass.
Perfect job guys!!
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
thanks
We had to getterdone. Now for a rocker.
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magnatone said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Winter is Over
oh wow - what an incredible treat this is you guys - fabulous .... um .... well, fabulous everything. you guys are magic together - what an ultra cool song!
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
welcome
Your comments are always welcome. Thanks for always listening.
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Char said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Who is
playing the Spanish guitar? Worth it to steel yourself and make it through. So much weaving of sounds that it makes a very interesting listen. It is a neat song. Gaylen, you have a knack. Great trio. Thanks.
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Steve
Is plucking the nylon and giving it a real spice. Thanks char for the listen!
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papag said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
tasty turns
Wow! This is a snow-melt change-up. Sweet acoustic jamming. Your voice sits nicely in the accompaniment. The melody and lyrics are memorable...I still hear them ringing.

thanks for the download :)
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
awesome
Thanks for the kind comments and the dl.
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dave_b said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Winter Is Over
Strong melody & lyric, well sung. Andrew has some really nice fills. Steve's guitar runs and fills are first rate. This reminds me of Phish.
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
thanks
We are a bit phishy. Lol
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dantimmermans said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
fantastic 70s feel here
this has a really amazing zeppelin-esque flavour but that really doesn't say how original the tune is. your voice shines as always, Gaylen. super track.
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
70's vibe
Yeah tis a oldie but a goodie. Zeppelin rules.
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RAVENS said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Is Winter Over?
Noooo, I love Winter.

Man, haven't heard a song from you in a while, it's so awesome that you finally posted. Fabulous vocals, mellowed it out this time, very cool.

The music is terrific, you can't lose with those 2 talented fellas. Kudos on a wonderful collab guys!

RAVEN ;-)
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
thanks
Yeah I took a break no thanks to all the mjers who I have pending songs with. Lol
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tonestones said 2197 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Really turned out great
Beautiful. So glad you let me in on this one. This was really easy to work on. It has such a nice, smooth natural feel.
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Gaylen75 said 2197 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
flavor
You bring a lot to the table. Always a pleasure.
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Garni said 2196 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Wow!
Quality work guys!
Enjoyed muchly!

G-)
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Gaylen75 said 2196 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
thanks
We are greatful for the listen and the comment.
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craighalkett said 2196 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Winter
Loved this thanks for posting really enjoyed it
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Gaylen75 said 2196 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
thanks
Glad you liked it! Thanks.
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rok41 said 2196 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Winter is Over
Gaylen, really, really nice composition. A great decision on keeping it acoustic. I am one of those who really likes your voice in the lower register, really rich and full of character. The track has a real warmth to it, which as we all know can be a challenge to capture...this is a testament to Andrew and his wonderful bass line, what a perfect choice of notes! I think along with Steve's tasty catgut licks this tune really feels organic. What a treasure!
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Gaylen75 said 2196 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
thanks
My lower register is where I have my biggest battles. I struggle to maintain my personal standards of interest. I thank you for the encouragement and we thank you for the compliments.
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Jarvoid said 2196 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Late to the party..
as one who is fed up of winter I welcome this springy little ditty with wide open arms...a most different sounding enterprise that is full of pleasant nuances and sounds.great job guys

The Jar
Gaylen75 said 2196 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
you cant be late
This party is going all week long! Thanks for coming in.
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kassia said 2196 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
perfect combo
of instruments. I love the acoustic sound, really glad you kept the percussion to a minimum. this is a fun and catchy tune and i really love your vocals on this one gaylen. great job!
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Gaylen75 said 2196 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
thanks
Yeah the percussion was an afterthought and that's the way it stayed. Thanks for the great feedback!
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Corporal Beef said 2196 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Winter is Over
Great 70's vibe! A very enjoyable listen. Thanks for posting.
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Gaylen75 said 2196 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
bowchika bow bow
Yup the sound of 70's mood rock.
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Outtaorbit said 2196 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Nice tune
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Gaylen75 said 2196 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
thanks
We thank you.
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DarkPlanet said 2195 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
You Guys Hit the Mark!
Funky down home goodness in the verse and then deep reflections in the change, all around real nice!
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fasteddie said 2195 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Cool song
I haven't heard anything from the G man for a while. It's good to hear something new from you man!

Cool acoustic work by everyone.

Good stuff.
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Bob Rodgers said 2194 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
Great Song!
Great vocals and nice guitar work.
I like the bass, great song, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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lavalamp said 2193 days ago (March 25th, 2011)
Here comes the sun
Sorry for not commenting early. I did listen a few days ago. You've got that distinctive voice that many singers just don't have. Excellent acoustic sound, too.

Very, very good song.

LL
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bud said 2193 days ago (March 25th, 2011)
Excelent collab
I really love the acoustic setting for your fine vocals. Echoes of Led Zep. Nice work everyone.
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Moviz said 2193 days ago (March 25th, 2011)
Such a
distinctive voice you have and it lends itself wonderfully to this very original style song. Unusual changes, with great playing instrumentally and good lyrics to boot, regards M
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MarkHolbrook said 2191 days ago (March 27th, 2011)
I'm surprised
to read this about you Gaylen. I guess however patience often isn't a virtue of the greatly gifted or genius. The man I sung about in Seven Seas was exactly like you talk about. He had no time for anything while I could have sat and listened to him play guitar and sing for a week.

I hope you can control your lack of patience and using Andrew and others on this site is perhaps the best way. Maybe you should force yourself to take each and every idea and shove it out to a friend. That way these great things will never get lost.

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Carrie71 said 2179 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
amazing
What a beautiful song. However, I am more amazed that some one really felt that this song deserved a 6.5 overall rating. All 3 of you guys did an amazing job. So, to make it fair I gave it 10's. I know the comments mean more and you don't care about anonymous votes...but come on! Mean people suck.
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