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This is a song about a friend.
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Orchestral Drum

I remember carving
Our names in to a tree
Slipping out the window
To hang out in the street

And wrestling in the driveway
With the stones stuck in our skin
I remember thinking we'd grow old
Our friendship would never end

And it's strange
Life is like the falling rain
Here today
Then gone away

He was riding along the highway
With the wipers keeping time
And the wind blew hard
And it rocked the car
As he followed the broken line

In the mirror he saw the day pass by
In a forest of blurred paint
He squinted his eyes
And held on tight
The voice in his head grew faint

And the sound of the wind
Like an orchestral drum
Shook the car
And his body in fright
And life flashed by

Then he saw a boy in the park
A young man in the streets
With dreams and passions for a life
A dreamer of dreams

Ice hits the windshield
Like the crack of a whip
And vertigo swirls and memories
As he slid into a drift

And the sound of the wind
Like an orchestral drum
Shook the car
And his body in fright
And life flashed by

Covered in white
The car was dead
Somebody pulled the switch
And sweat was freezing on his head
As he lie in the frozen ditch

He pulled the door
Too cold to fight
Through the windshield
And the storm and the ice
As the flashes morphed into dark
And his memories into white

And the sound of the wind
Like orchestral strings
And a sleep
Like a calm
Drifted over … him
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Comments: 53
Fans: 25
Plays: 204
Downloads: 89
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jun 09, 2011 - 06:24:23 PM
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2011 - 12:36:05 PM Last Played: Jun 06, 2017 - 09:03:43 PM
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Comments
mvh9591 said 2209 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Sad____
Sorry about your friend Stan. This is a beautiful song. Nice emotional work.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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gadzooks said 2209 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Thanks
for listening. I really appreciate it.
SG
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alackbass said 2209 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Orchestral Drum
The intro grabbed me! Great guitar sounds! The harmonics sound great. That screaming lead sound really ups the intensity. And of course your playing is outstanding! Intense lyrics! The chorus adds a wonderful peacefulness to a very sad story. Really impressive work Stan!
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gadzooks said 2209 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Thank you
so much Andrew.
Have a great day!
SG
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Daugrin said 2209 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
I recall this...
Been here too... enjoyed the verby guitar, which is unusual, but there ya go. Great production. The time you spent on the vocals was worth it, man, they are engaging.

Daug
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gadzooks said 2209 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Thanks Daug
for listening. I struggled with the whole reverb thing but in the end I thought it helped paint that ethereal feeling I was after. Thanks again!
SG
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sammydix said 2209 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
OD
just the right touch of everything involved in OD. mesmerizing composition.
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gadzooks said 2208 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Thanks Sammy
I really appreciate your thoughts.
SG
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davisamerica said 2209 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
I am
so enjoying your work Stan. The vocals are mesmerizing and really well done. Actually ....the whole track is terrific ...would have loved to see the lyrics.... well done man. Downloaded...thanks!
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gadzooks said 2208 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Thank you
so much for listening! I have now posted the lyrics.
SG
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neilh79 said 2209 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Orchestral Drum
The main riff wouldn't sound out of place on the Black Album, the vocal is just sublime, great job enjoyed this immensely a cross between Metallica and Radiohead (how does that happen!!!) well done
gadzooks said 2208 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Thanks!!
a lot for dropping by and having a listen. Wow, thats cool ... a cross Metallica and Radiohead. Thanks again!
SG
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KCsGROOVE said 2209 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
oh man
I can relate to this song
I have a few lifelong friends and lost a few
Very cool song!
And beautiful artwork as well
Fav and download for sure! :-)
KC
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gadzooks said 2208 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Thanks KC
I really appreciate you listening and your comments.
And I'm glad you like my painting!
SG
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J_Gretch said 2209 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Beautiful Comp
This is a really nice composition.All the parts fit so well together.Thanks for sharing your story with music.
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gadzooks said 2208 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Thanks
for listening to this ... I'm glad you think the parts fit together. Sometimes you get so close you can't hear anymore.
SG
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egobandit said 2208 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Its strange
THis sucked me right in, wipers keeping time who dont know it Im a fan!
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gadzooks said 2208 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Thanks!!
for checking it out.
SG
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Vic Holman said 2208 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Orchestral Drum
quite a tune. cool guitar work and quite a story in the lyrics. there is a cool tom petty element to this song....... very cool
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gadzooks said 2208 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Thank you
for stopping by and having a listen. Yah... I never thought Tom Petty, but can hear that now that you mention it ... thanks!
SG
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hackneybloke said 2208 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
orchestral drum
hi stan. was taken immediately by the art work and then read the comments to discover that it's one of your paintings. what a talent. now listening to the song. liking the guitar intro....very reminiscent of early 'Cure'....love the the harmonic pings. great vocals and falsetto on the chorus....really impressive. it takes off with the intro of the percussion. very accomplished lead guitar and production. crystal mix. i know you had a lot to say here and it was a very personal song. excellent stuff.
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gadzooks said 2207 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Thank you
I always appreciate your comments and your ideas. Thanks again Julian!!
SG
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Narad said 2208 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Orchestral Drum
Excellent stuff ! Much enjoyed ! :)
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gadzooks said 2207 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Thank you
for listening ... I love your art ... where can I see more?
SG
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Carrie71 said 2208 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Orchestral Drum...
Wow. This is a really really great tune. I always read first then listen. Did I say wow? Amazing song. Sung with emotion and delivered perfectly vocally. The tempo picks up at the right places. Puts you right there in the drivers seat! Great job! Love it.
gadzooks said 2207 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Thank you
for dropping in for a listen. Your comments mean a lot! Thanks again.
SG
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Bob Rodgers said 2208 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
A
nice intro with a great guitar sound and I love the pinched harmonics.
Great lyrics and a superb vocal, your harmonies are wonderful. The production is superb and a great mix of all the instruments, bass sounds great and of course I love the guitar solos.
Excellent song, thanks for the download.

Bob
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gadzooks said 2205 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Thanks
very much for having a listen and for kind comments!
SG
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PeterB7858 said 2207 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Wonderfully reflective....
Hi Stan. Like the intro a lot and it leads into a song that delivers the good in spades. Wonderfully reflective song with a great sounding, spacious mix. Sad story but you have told it with dignity and done your friend proud. Congratulations. Kind regards, Peter.
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gadzooks said 2205 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Hi Peter
Thanks so much for your kind words.
SG
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Doadars Uncle said 2207 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Great environment
I enjoy this window on the past. Somber, reflective sense.
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gadzooks said 2205 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Thank you
for having a listen through my window. I really do appreciate you stopping by!
SG
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jimiwu2 said 2206 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
I really like
the way the song/music builds until the ice hitting the windshield/lead guitar about runs shivers up my spine. Thanks for this song.
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gadzooks said 2205 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Thanks
very much for taking the time to listen!
SG
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Doug Somers said 2206 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
This is a touching ballad
You carry the vocals very well, and the emotion of the story comes through with huge impact. Love those harmonies and the verby guitar.

Nice production Stan. Thanks.

Doug
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gadzooks said 2205 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Hi Doug
Thanks so much for dropping in and for your kind comments!!
Cheers from Halifax!
SG
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smokey bacon jnr said 2206 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Nice harmonics
I like the harmonics you get on the guitar, really works well with the chord sequence. I like your vocal delivery too, very original sound. Cool song.
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gadzooks said 2205 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Thanks!!
For stopping by and listening and for your feedback.
SG
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Saltaireguru77 said 2206 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Orchestral drum
Just beautiful Stan. It has a delicacy, intimacy and intensity all rolled into one very deft dune. Thanks for sharing this with us all - excellent work.
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gadzooks said 2205 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Thank you
so much for your kind comments. I really appreciate your feedback.
SG
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TracyVosh said 2206 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Friends
These friends are always with us though, aren't they? This is really touching Stan and has a very nice groove to it!!
gadzooks said 2205 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Thanks
so much for stopping by and having a listen and for your kind thoughts. ... I meant creepy in a good way!
SG
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Llarion said 2205 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Good Lord...
You paint an AMAZING set of word pictures here. What a desolate and horrifying place to be; I'm so sorry about your friend.. love the choices you made with guitar sounds, and the gentle intensity of the arrangement... And I'll never get over how well you paint AND do this too... Wonderful work, my friend...

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gadzooks said 2205 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Thank you
so much for your words. I do have a very busy day job but I like to squeeze in art and music into the picture whenever I can. Thanks again.
SG
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michaeljayklein said 2205 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Applause for Stan
Sorry I'm just getting around to write to you Stan! This is a very special kind of song; much of it is in the writing but I think it's your performance, arrangement and production which gives me that inexplicable but wonderful sensation inside of me, which is the sole reason I love music--thank you for that! One of the best I've heard at Macjams ever. You are a truly talented and shining star Stan--I greatly admire artists that inspire us in their almost magical way like you do. Take care now and thanks once again, Michael
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Moviz said 2205 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Wonderful
ruminating guitar..... love the way you did your vocals.... beautifully performed.... a great song with interesting story lyrics..... those harmonies are plain beautiful and again, I do love the way you use your voice; great singing and expression..... love it, love it. Wonderful song and all round performance regards M



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geckobeat said 2205 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Orchestral Drum
This is powerful stuff Stan. I really think that you've captured so well the various emotions associated with loss and how it happened - the sentimental reflective - the plaintive lament, in vocals and guitar - the angst of danger or anger at loss - this is a wonderful tribute to your friend
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JBurns said 2204 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
This
is a perfect example of what I hope to be able to do with layering some day. Nicely done, sorry for your loss..
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falcef said 2204 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Orchestral Drum
Salve hello from Italy. Good music good many compliments to the choice of musical instruments used in this song good. Tanks commenty my song Pelonzolo
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magnatone said 2204 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Orchestral Drum
oh wow ..... this is so moving, so genuine, and so beautifully done! stan, congrats on this - i'm a fan for life!
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gadzooks said 2203 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Thanks
Thank you everyone for checking out my tune!!
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Jarvoid said 2202 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Shades of ...
Nilsson in the vocal delivery switching up to falsetto on occasions,like that....great song ,sad story ...

Chris
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VicDiesel said 2201 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
What a strange title
for an otherwise so well flowing song.
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Name: Stan Gadziola
Location: Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
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I am a visual artist and a guy who likes to make music.... I have enjoyed making tunes since a young boy ... Guitar is my instrument but I can get what I need out of most other instruments to express an idea. I love ALL genre's of music but am dr... [see more]

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