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Back sometime in the early 90's, before she passed away, my wife Sharon wrote a poem for me, but never actually gave it to me. It was only recently while I was going through some old boxes I'd been hauling around since her death in 1996, that I rediscovered this poem amongst some papers I'd saved.

The poem so touched me even now that I decided I needed to use it as the basis for what I consider a very touching love song about the relationship between two people.

I've tried very hard to do this wonderful sentiment justice, but whether I've succeeded is not for me to decide. So I present this song to you in hopes that you enjoy it and find some merit in my feeble attempt to pass along the feelings so eloquently expressed in Sharon's poem.

There are two people i need to thank for helping me get this song done.

First off, there is Jeannie, a girl I've known since 1960, and who came back into my life 7 years ago. She is now the love of my life and my wife and has been an inspiration to me on so many levels since the day we got back together in 2004. After I showed here the poem that Sharon had written, it was her encouragement that helped me get this done. She also listened to it at various stages in the production and offered suggestions for things I might change to make it better. Thank you Jeannie for your love and support, on so many levels over the last 7 years and on into the future.

The second person I want to thank is GuyGrooves for helping me with this song. I sent him the vocal track and he ran it through his Melodyne program to fix any little errors in pitch I might have made during the recording. When it came back to me Guy said there wasn't much to fix, but I really think Guy was just being his usual kind self when he said that. I noticed the track he sent back to me did sound better after his working on it then the original track I sent him, so thanks for touching up my vocal, Guy.

Guy also offer some expert suggestions for additions and corrections to the lead guitar part which I used, and they made a big difference on the lead guitar break. Thanks for those production ideas too my friend, you are a first class act.


Thanks for listening,

Ed
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Lyrics
Don't be Concerned by - Ed Wemmerus
Based on a poem by: Sharon Fintel - Wemmerus
Copyright © 1991 Ed and Sharon Wemmerus
All Rights Reserved

Verse 1
If you sometimes feel me leave you, if I quietly drift away.
Like the wind glides through the pine trees, in the waning of the day.
I'm going to my refuge, away from the next storm,
I'm seeking out my shelter, where silence is the norm.

Chorus
Don't be concerned, when I go-oh inside,
where it's peaceful, and quiet, and warm.
If you sometimes feel me leave you, I'm just dealing with the pain.
Because I love you, I'll come back again

Verse 2
Every angry word, will echo,throughout time
like the sound of clashing thunder as it rolls.
Old fears will travel through me like lightning in my mind,
as it strikes my heart and try to crush my soul.

Chorus
Don't be concerned, when I go-oh inside,
where it's peaceful and quiet and warm.
If you sometimes feel me leave you, I'm just dealing with the pain.
Because I love you, I'll come back again

Instrumental Verse

Bridge
When those black clouds gather round me, when the tears begin to fall.
When I can't control the anger that I feel.
For the things that I have suffered, from before you came to call
And showed me that a true love can be real.

Chorus
Don't be concerned, when I go-oh inside,
Where it's peaceful and quiet and warm.
If you sometimes feel me leave you, I'm just dealing with the pain.
Because I love you, I'll come back again

Tag:
If you sometimes feel me leave you, I'm just dealing with the pain.
Because I love you, I'll come back again
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Comments
alackbass said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Don't be Concerned, w/GuyGrooves
Such a touching story Ed! And a lovely poem. The chorus is particularly beautiful in its simplicity. I love the traditional country treatment (Eddy Arnold comes to mind). And Guy was right. Nice vocal!
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guygrooves said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
I knew it!!!!
I heard the Eddy Arnold lilt in this too.
Peace
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sloparts said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Thanks Andrew
I'm please you liked the song and left the kind words on it my friend. The song has special meaning to me but sometimes when you're that close to a song it's hard to be objective about you own performance.

Kind of you to comment on the vocal Andrew and the song. It's is really appreciated.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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sloparts said 2340 days ago (April 26th, 2011)
Thanks for the Eddie Arnold comparison
I consider that as one of the best you could give me guys.

Ed
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Bob6stringer said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
A perfect thought...
Talk about your circle of life... She gives you a special gift; you give us one. Nicely sung, nicely done.
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sloparts said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Thanks Bob
Is this like paying it forward or something. Sharon was a very special person and her death hit me pretty hard. But I have to thank God for sending me my Jeannie. Her love has brought me back from the abyss and given me a reason to want to continue doing music and sharing it.

Life is a song they say and this was one worth singing.

Be well and be cool, Brother

Ed
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davisamerica said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
.....
well my friend I am at a lack for words. A real beauty of a track Ed. Guy is a great friend to have in the "booth" it seems. Good one guys.
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sloparts said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Thanks Jack
When I found the poem that Sharon wrote, I knew when I read it I needed to make a song out of it. It says a lot about how people learn to cope with the past and live in the present.

You're right about Guy, he is a good friend to have, either in the booth, or out of it.

Glad you liked the song Brother and I do appreciate you listening and the kind words.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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ShadowofNine said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Wonderful Track
Touching Lyrics....
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sloparts said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
Really happy you got to hear this one my friend. I appreciate that, and the most kind words you left for me. I hope all is well with you on the home front.

Thanks again for listening,

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Symphony101 said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
This is such
a touching poem and song Ed. Thank you.
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sloparts said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
It'a a slice of life
seen from the inside. So glad you liked the song Yves and I do appreciate your kind words.

Be well and be cool. I hope all is well you the family.

Ed
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MarkHolbrook said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Really amazing
Ed! This comes straight from you and it shows. Really powerful! Outstanding!
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sloparts said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Thank you Mark
Actually it a shared effort from Sharon and I. The poem was so special I could not help but make a song from it.

Glad you liked it and sent along the kind words on it my friend. Hope to see you sometime soon. Be well and be cool,

Ed
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guygrooves said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Seriously Ed
There wasn't much to fix on this it was 90% you... and now I know why. While I was working on this I was thinking that it might be at the very least, one of your best vocal performances. You failed to mention this was something Sharon wrote. It makes sense now, the intimacy of the vocal delivery comes through and what you hear was polished more than fixed. You are not fooling anyone my friend, we all know how humble you are.
Peace
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sloparts said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Thanks Guy
You really are a kind hearted soul my friend. I thought I'd told you the origins of the lyrics, but I guess I didn't. It's special indeed.

Thanks for the help and suggestions for the song, they really made a difference.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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PeterB7858 said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Sentiment
Enjoyable journey Ed. The lyrics work wonderfully into a song. The soft country vibe you chose suits the sentiment of the lyrics perfectly. Well sung. Regards, Peter.
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sloparts said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
thank you Peter
Very kind of you to listen and leave such a great comment for me. I'm glad you like the song.

Thanks again

Ed
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Vic Holman said 2340 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Don't be Concerned
all i can say is......."sweet"
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sloparts said 2340 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Thanks Vic
Then Sweet it is. That was the way it hit me the first time I read the poem. I will admit it brought more than one tear to my eyes when I discovered it and finally got to read it. Because of that I knew I had to try to make this production special, and with Guy's help I feel like we managed it.

Thanks again for listening and for the kind words Vic, I'm glad you like the song.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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scofugate said 2340 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Ed
This is amazing---You have succeeded my friend. I am lost for words at this point. Your a great man Ed!!!
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sloparts said 2340 days ago (April 26th, 2011)
Thank you Scott
But to say I'm a "great man" might be stretching it some. I'm just a guy who loved his wife and tried to share something special she did with my friends.

Thanks again for listening and for you kind words Scott, I am touched by your comments.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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neilh79 said 2340 days ago (April 26th, 2011)
Dont be concerned
Excellent song, really mellow love the vocals well done
sloparts said 2339 days ago (April 26th, 2011)
Thanks Neil
Glad you liked the song my friend, and I appreciate the comment on the vocals.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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KCsGROOVE said 2340 days ago (April 26th, 2011)
Life sometimes
has some wonderful surprizes for us.
Great song Ed, with a lot of feeling!
Really touching, my friend!
KC
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sloparts said 2339 days ago (April 26th, 2011)
Thanks Cees
You're right about the surprises, they do come along and make life a lot more pleasant sometimes. Finding that poem was one of the nicest ones I've had in years.

Glad you enjoyed the song Cees. Thanks again for the kind words, and for listening.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Moviz said 2340 days ago (April 26th, 2011)
Ed
The only thing that stands out in this lovely and very moving song is the tenderness and feeling in your vocal. Those are some really touching words and you certainly did them justice.... beautiful, regards M
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sloparts said 2339 days ago (April 26th, 2011)
Thank you Maurice
There was a lot of different emotions at play when I was singing this, some on the surface and some buried way down in my heart. I didn't realize how much it affected the vocals until it started getting pointed out in the reviews of the song. Now, as I listen, I can hear it, but not when I was recording it.

Thanks fpr listening my friend and for the kind words, they are appreciated.
Be well and be cool Maurice,

Ed
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grahame1956 said 2340 days ago (April 26th, 2011)
Don't be concerned
What a poem. Lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. It is perfect that you should immortalise it in song.
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sloparts said 2339 days ago (April 26th, 2011)
The first time I read it,
I had a hard time getting through it without crying like a baby, but I immediately knew I needed to make it into a song.

I'm glad it affected you that way Grahame because it tells me that I managed to get the emotions of the poem brought over into the song.

Thanks so much for listening, and for your kind words my friend, it is very much appreciated.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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DWL said 2339 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
A fitting tribute
Beautifully done Ed. I can feel the tears welling up even now.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers

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sloparts said 2339 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
Thank you Dick
It's an emotional song to sing, but I didn't realize that until after it was all done. The comments here helped me realize just how much I had invested in the song.

Thanks again for listening and the kind words Dick, it is very much appreciated.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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dave_b said 2339 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
Don't be Concerned
Cool story about how the song happened. I like the natural images in the lyric. Classy arrangement, understated vocal is perfect.
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sloparts said 2339 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
The language in the lyrics is essentially the way the poem was written by Sharon. Of course I had to use those words to build the verses, chorus and bridge. I did have to modify some of what was there to make it into a song format. But the most important lines of the song were used as written in the original poem. The structure of the song dictated the character of the music I wrote for the song, and I tried to use the old K.I.S.S. principle for that.

I'm glad you like how it turned out my friend. Thanks again for listening and for the kind words about it Dave.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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slopartner said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Don't Be Concerned
Knowing the special love my Ed had for Sharon, his wife at the time, makes this song even more special to me. The first time I saw these words Sharon had written, I cried. Then, when he put them to music, I cried again. Emotions run high in Ed. I want to thank him for all the 'special music and words' he's done. I love you Ed, always.
sloparts said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Now Y'all know,
why I love Jeannie so much. She is one in a million !

Thank you Lover, for so many things you've done to enrich my life since we came back together. I love you !

Ed
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Outtaorbit said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
I wish I could say something deep....
But this song says it all.... beautiful and moving..
thanks for this Ed.
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sloparts said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
You just did say
something deep Pat. Thanks for listening, and for the kind words my friend, it is appreciated. I'm glad the song touched you patrick.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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PockBluesman said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
speachless
Ed touching, heart warming and it has such an impact in its simplicity. As usual aop notch mix given a greater impact with the message it sends. Respect my friend
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sloparts said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Thanks Rick
Really glad you likes the way it came out, and I do appreciate you listening and the kind words. It's one of those special songs that needed a special approach when producing it.

Be well and be cool, Rick

Ed
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magnatone said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
don't be concerned
what a beautiful backstory, and equally beautiful song. thanks for sharing both with us - i'm very moved!
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sloparts said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
I was hoping
you would get to hear this song, Karen. You listening to it and commenting was important to me although I haven't figured out the why of that. I think it's because I respect you opinion on music, and your talent for expressing emotions with music.

So thank you for coming to listen, and for the kinds words you left me, I appreciate that more than you know.

Be well and be cool, Karen,

Ed
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sheilad said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
you are
a lucky man to have such love in your life not once but twice and we are lucky people to have you in our world with the courage and the strength that you show every day. Such a beautiful (yet heartbreaking) tribute to someone you love. Jeannie was right to encourage you to go forward with this.
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sloparts said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Thank you Sheila
I am a lucky person indeed. It's not often that a person can find true love, much less twice in a lifetime.

Thank you so much for listening Sheila and for your very kind words, they touch me deeply.

Be well and be cool Sheila. Oh wait, you already are cool, so just be well then,

Ed
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Loob said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Moving as you've said.
Thanks for sharing this with us Ed. What a tribute to your wife. My condolences for your loss man. This is indeed a gem!
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sloparts said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Thanks Freddy
I'm glad you came to listen and liked the song Freddy. It is a special song I think and deserved to be done and shared.

I appreciate the kind words and you sharing it with your friends.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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drakonis said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
eternal words
Wow Ed, you are blessed with the greatest friends around you... and having Jeannie working on this with you is a grand tribute, and I feel honored to have a chance to hear your sharing of this piece of your life. Wonderful touching interpretation into music, and wonderfully performed and sung.
ttfn,
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sloparts said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Blessed I am, indeed,
with the wonderful friends I have in my life, and Jeannie is my biggest blessing of that there is no doubt.

Sometimes, something really special comes along, like this beautiful poem, and you get a chance to share it with all your friends. This is one of those times and I thank God for it. I'mm very happy you got to hear it Eduard and very much appreciate your kind sentiments about the song. Thank you for taking time to listen and to comment my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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J.A.Stewart said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Honesty...
is the first word that comes to my mind after listening to this. There's pure honesty in both the poem and the performance.

Beautifully done, my friend. ;)


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sloparts said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Thanks Joe,
That's probably the nicest thing anyone could say about this song, and I thank you for it. I am so glad you got to hear it, and I do appreciate that, and what you said.

It's a special song for me on several levels, as you can imagine, but I wasn't sure I had it in me to do it justice.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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jibes said 2337 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Don't be Concerned
Heard this on icomp and now here. Very good!!!
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sloparts said 2337 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Thanks for listening, again, Neal
Glad you enjoyed the song enough to make a second trip to the trough. I really appreciate that my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Philip18 said 2337 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Beautiful
The poem obviously comes from the heart, and your sincere rendition of it is very powerful. Thanks for sharing it!
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sloparts said 2337 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Thanks Phillip
It was a special thing that Sharon wrote, and I wanted it to be a special song because of that. It took a while for me to figure out where to take this musically, and to whip the poem into a set of lyrics to make it into a song. But with Jeannie's encouragement and help, I finally found my way, lyrically and musically.

Thank you again for listening and for your very kind words my friend, they are appreciated.

Be well, and be cool,

Ed
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FEEL said 2337 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Great colab
Enjoyed the subtle tempo and relaxing feel. Has a mixture of gospel/western style to it. Thanks for sharing.
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sloparts said 2337 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Thank you John
Glad you enjoyed the track and I do thank you for the nice comments on it.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Saltaireguru77 said 2337 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Beautiful
I loved the story behind this Ed. Very touching and brings a tear to the eye. Your delivery is from the heart and speaks volumes. So glad I got to hear this and you came across the poem and had the bravery to make a song out of it. That took a lot of guts and the result is spectacular.
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sloparts said 2337 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Thank you Stephen
I love that I actually found the poem, that was a very joyous moment. The poem is a very special insight into the relationship between two people and how love can help one person to recover from the suffering of past relationships and the abuse that can happen.

I'm glad you enjoyed the song and that it touched you in a meaningful way. Thank you again for listening and the very kind words you left Stephen, it is appreciated.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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debmac said 2336 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
straight from the heart...
from everyone involved Ed, truly a beautiful love poem your first wife Sharon wrote, a very moving love song it became from you and Guy and the loving encouragement from your wife Jeannie for you to complete this and share it...still have a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.... but with that Eddie Arnold voice....somehow soothes the pain....once again, beautifully done everyone:)
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sloparts said 2336 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
Thank you Deb
It was a long journey from inception to production, one filled with many things that could have prevented it from happening. But sometimes the Good Lord steps in and directs these things to happen. I sometimes think that is the case here.

I'm honored by your comments and by you coming over to listen Deb, and thank you again for that.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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debmac said 880 days ago (April 25th, 2015)
straight from the heart...again...
I am listening to your collabs Ed, on this night that I am here at MacJams and enjoying your music/singing, reading your comments, crying and laughing and in this case...crying through this again for the second time, lump in the throat, tears in the eyes. I just had to write, as this is an example of what I am hearing more about you, and Jeanne, a beautiful partnership you are, to be able to bring this poem from your first wife, to song, together with Guy, and I am just rather speechless...you are truly special people...I am blessed to be in your circle of friends. thank you for everything Ed and Jeanne and Guy.
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Leon said 2336 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
Bittersweet
I've written songs about death and suicide, where I poured all of my sadness. But the poignancy of this song is balanced by the promise of life and redemption, which makes it more moving and touching and somehow worth rejoicing and celebrating. Thanks for a wonderful musical homage to the miracle of life and death and the love that was born from them.
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sloparts said 2336 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
Thank you Leon
What a touch thing it is that you;ve said about this song. I;m so pleased that the song resonated with you and touched your spirit. I very much appreciate the kind words my friend, they moved me in ways I cannot express.

Thanks you again for listening Leon

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Relic67 said 2335 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
wow
great combination of traditional country sounds with deeper-than-usual lyrics. I'm impressed!
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sloparts said 2335 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thank you Alec
I'm happy that you liked the song. I felt it was such a special poem that it needed to be brought out into the light of day and shared with everyone. sometimes, the best way to do that was turn it into a song.

Thanks again for listening and for your very kind words Alec, It is very much appreciated.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Jarvoid said 2335 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
down home
classic country ballad,well done Ed this is great.

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sloparts said 2335 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thanks for listening,
and for the kind words Chris, it is very much appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed the way the song came out. It was important to me to try and get this one right because of where the lyrics came from. But one never knows on something like this if the music really fits the lyrics, and makes it better for having done it that way, or if it has the opposite effect and takes away from the impact of the lyrics.

I'm looking forward to the day when you and I can do a video chat with much anticipation. hope you get it figured out soon my friend.

Be well and be cool, and thanks again for listening Chris.

Ed
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Sigmund said 2335 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Don't be Concerned
This is a beautiful Ed. I can't even begin to imagine what that must have been like, to find this poem after so many years. You're a stronger man than I for turning it into such a wonderful tribute. I love this old style country music - much enjoyed!
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sloparts said 2335 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thanks Sigmund
Actually it was a very pleasant surprise to find it. Sharon died in 1996 so the sting of her loss is pretty much gone by now. Not that I don't still think about her mind you, cause I do.

It was just such a beautiful poem that I had to do something with it so it would not be lost to posterity, and being a song writer my natural inclination was to make it into a song.

Glad you liked the way it came out my friend. Thanks for listening and the kind words, it is appreciated.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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davisamerica2 said 2334 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
A very heart felt song, Ed
The story behind it also makes it special. You have a very special gift, and we're all fortunate you haven't kept it to yourself. Thanks for this. Terry
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sloparts said 2334 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thank you Terry
Ir'a kind of amazing how the song came about after nearly 20 years of being lost, but sometimes God does these things in ways we don't understand, for reasons we can not fathom.

About gifts Terry, any gifts I might have come from God, and since they are His to begin with I try to give them to all without holding back. Without His gifts I would not have anything to give on my own, because he is my source for everything in life.

Thank you again for listening Terry, and for you touching comments. I am moved by what you have said my friend. Come on over any time you get the chance Terry, the door is always open for you.

Ed
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paul f. page said 2316 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Rarely...
does one hear a song that is so emotionally touching. What a wonderful gift you have received in finding this poem, and what a wonderful gift you have presented to everyone who hears the peaceful, simple song you have created both as a memory and as a part of the reality that is your life. Thank you, Ed, for sharing this poem and your composition, both very personal expressions and both equally from both of your hearts.
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sloparts said 2316 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
What I like about you Paul,
is the sensitivity of you music and your soul. You always see things through the eyes of the music and what it really means, and that is a wonderful characteristic that you possess.

Thank you so much for the beautiful comment you left on this very special song my friend, it is appreciated more than you can know. Jeannie and I and I'm sure Sharon up in heaven are all touched by your words.

Your friend always,

Ed
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gator4040 said 2316 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
heartfelt
this struck me to the core. just beautiful......
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sloparts said 2315 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Thanks Gator
It is kind of a special song, and I'm glad it touched you my friend. Thank you for listening and for the very gracious comment.

By the way, since you name is Gator, you just might enjoy the song I posted called "Bayou Stomp". It's all about Gators and voodoo women, lol

Be well and be cool Gator,

Ed
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scaustrita said 2302 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
Don't be Concerned
A very touching and warm song.

:: Sentimental ::
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sloparts said 2301 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
Thank you Steve
It was a gift from my deceased wife given to me that I passed on to all of you in the hopes it would touch a chord and be enjoyed.
Thank you again for the kind words Steve. They really mean a lot to me, and since I believe that Sharon is watching me from heaven, to her too.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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Skweryl said 2301 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Wow
what a story in this one. Sorry for the loss! Sad song.
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sloparts said 2301 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Thanks Skweryl
I appreciate you stopping in to listen and leave the very kind words for me. It was a beautiful poem that my deceased wife had left for me and I wanted to share it.

Glad you like how it turned out.

Be well and be cool,

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Doug Somers said 2290 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Lessons
This is such a powerful song on so many l levels. It shows not only something intensely personal that happened in your life but it shows the universal humanity of the situation and how it applies to us all, including your ability to find love again with your current wife. That is quite a gift that you and Sharon have given us, and thanks to Mr. Grooves as well for his hand in making this lovely song available.
Thank you for your generosity and strength of spirit Ed, not to mention your tasteful musicianship.

Take care,
Doug

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sloparts said 2290 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Thank you so much Doug
When I found the poem after all these years and read it, I realized what a powerful thing it was. How it showed something very real about what we all do at times when we're in a relationship, withdrawing into ourselves to take time to sort out our feeling, emotions, desires, fears, and all manner of other things that affect how we relate to ourselves and the other person in that relationship.

The thing is, we all do it at one time or another, and I don't recall ever seeing or hearing anyone ever talk about it, especially in such a personal way. That was when I decided to try to put it to music and see if I couldn't share it with the rest of the world. I also felt the story of how I found it was important too because it shows that more often than not, we miss these most important clues about the person we love because they are either to shy or to introspective open up on such a deep level and tell us what is gong on in their heart.

Thank you again for you very kind words Doug, they have touched me profoundly.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Bob Rodgers said 2287 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
I
don't know how I missed this Ed, sorry, I need to catch up more!
A nice warm song with so much meaning and a lovely warm vocal you sing, sung with emotion.
I like the gentle guitar solo and the string backing.
A lovely song that is beautifully performed.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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sloparts said 2286 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
Thank you Bob
Since it's based on real feelings and emotions, and real actions I felt it needed to be honest and true to that. I wasn't sure I could do the message justice, but I had to try to put it to music.

I wanted it to give it a life of it's own so others could see that turning inside to calm the storms of life is something people do. Maybe that way they wouldn't feel like they were hiding from reality on those occasions when they retreated inside in their own lives.

Thanks for coming over to listen, Bob, and for the kind words you left for me. I really appreciate that more than you know.

Be well and be cool my friend

Ed
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