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3am w/Tyler


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Gaylen75

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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I have been writing songs for five years for my step daughter Tyler to sing. For some reason we never connected and got one done. She leave home tomorrow for college at Sacramento State and last night she said she'd do one. Well I sat down at 6pm and started writing. This song as with all my music was all I could get in a sitting. It truly got elevated with Her vocals and Im as proud of this as I could be. Thanks Tyler and good luck at school.
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Lyrics
You can call me 3am
with questions that
have no answers
like whos responsible
for your nameless faceless
hearts disasters
It isnt me
but Id take the blame
if I thought
thats what you where after

so here we go again
making our excuses
never solving anything
and everybody loses
but I cant bring myself
to just say goodbye

Give me the strength to
call it call it
What it is that
makes this all worth while
Is it the faith the lovelost
in your smile

our pretty picture
its a puzzle with
so many missing pieces
Ive tried to fix it
but you can tell that
my hearts not in it
I dont want to face it
so tonight Ill make you decide

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Hits: 2377
Comments: 54
Fans: 40
Plays: 179
Downloads: 47
Votes: 2
Uploaded: May 31, 2012 - 09:18:57 PM
Last Updated: May 31, 2012 - 09:18:57 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 09:30:13 PM
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Comments
Carrie71 said 1732 days ago (May 31st, 2012)
3am...
I love it just like I love my Tyler! Beautiful voice, great song writing. Love it!
Gaylen75 said 1732 days ago (May 31st, 2012)
tyler
Wish she could comment on all this. Im terrible at it but greatful.
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scofugate said 1732 days ago (May 31st, 2012)
Off to
School...I feel your pain...
This is a Wonderful tune. So much natural talent. WAY TO GO TYLER!!
You have a great mentor I must say. YOu just sound awesome!!
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Gaylen75 said 1732 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
thanks
You rock...Tyler rocks.
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bassjam04 said 1732 days ago (May 31st, 2012)
3am
You said this would be special-and you were'nt kidding.So cool that you two could finally hook up and get one down. Beautiful song and wonderful voice Tyler.Thanks for the tune.

My daughter wont leave for College for another-so I dont have to feel the pain just yet-but its coming.
Gaylen75 said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
pain
Not yet...mostly pride. Enjoy it if they'll let you.
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rok41 said 1732 days ago (May 31st, 2012)
3am
Good grief this is good! Lyrically, melodically beautifully written. I am envious of your writing ability, so pure and unaffected. Tyler sounds great on this, I too would be beaming with pride. I really, really liked this.
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Gaylen75 said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
ability
I am pure with a lack of understanding. I honestly have no clue what im doing. The piano for instance is a trainer keyboard and I interfaced with a mic over the speaker. Lol I thank you for how kind you are with your time and patience.
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lyzak said 1732 days ago (May 31st, 2012)
productive sitting
As a dad, I dig and am impressed by the story of how this came about. You brought out each other's best it seems. Fine music is the result!
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Gaylen75 said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
pa
Well im thankful for whatever must part has been because she is a great. But her mother is the poster child for awesome so... Thanks so much for the comments!
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ktb said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
3am
Still can't wrap my arms around how much music you have in that household. Tyler sounds great. I can see where you'd be proud. Give yourself a pat on the back on the music here as well. Its got a wonderfully unique vibe to it. Super choices on the "sounds" (piano etc).
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Gaylen75 said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
heavy handed
I wish id had my friends help. That piano...the bass...drums all so blah. But the heart is in it I think. Thanks for the smile.
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alackbass said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
3am w/Tyler
Stunning songwriting and a beautiful vocal. The bond music can create always amazes!
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Gaylen75 said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
thanks
You're right. I believe we saw eye to eye on this. To be honest she is a natural and didn't need much from me.
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gadzooks said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
3am w/Tyler
What a nice tune. I like as song with a strong melody line. The brushed drums create a nice foundation. Well sung Tyler and well written and produced Gaylen!
Cheers
SG
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Gaylen75 said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
wow
Foundation was the analogy I used yesterday with Tyler. If it is in key and tight the subtleties can shine. Thanks!
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dave_b said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
3am w/Tyler
I like the conversational lyric. Strong vocals. I'm impressed you pulled this together in such a short amount of time.
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Gaylen75 said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
thanks
We thank you. It was a normal time for me but fast as songs go.
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Symphony101 said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
Bravi Tyler, Gaylen
Gaylen, it was worth waiting. Isn't it cool ? I loved it.
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Gaylen75 said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
well
I honestly enjoyed it flaws and all. Thanks every time you listen.
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Fire_Angel said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
Lovely.
Lovely tune, lovely performances and strong lyrics. Keep this up if you get the chance!
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Gaylen75 said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
hope
I hope she keeps singing. We thank you for the comment!
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abzwork said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
3am...
This is truely marvelous...the canvas you have provided for Tyler to soar at will is beautiful, and she navigates the forest, trees, and sky like a falcon...most exquisite,artfull andwith grande flava...:):):)peace
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Gaylen75 said 1730 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
Thanks
I hope that she is taking the time to read these comments because it is high praise. Thank you for always takig the time to listen and speaking from the heart. It is the juice I use to keep producing.
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pablatone said 1731 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
touching.
At first I didn't care for the vocal doubling, but it really grew on me. Thanks for the tune. One sitting? Dang!
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Gaylen75 said 1730 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
thanks
Tyler and Carrie didnt like it at first either. I must say that it was a choice and I feel that it adds detail that makes it sweeter. After listening a few times the straight vocal "though beautiful" felt a little to simple melodically. This process is a crap shoot but I like to take chances.
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Warren Smith said 1730 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
3 a.m. special
A number of things make this song special. Certainly the accomplishment of achieving a long-talked about idea of father and daughter recording together .. as well as the tension of the do-it-on-the-spot demand and response to the situational deadline. Many songs get dulled by overworking. Not this one. Despite those perceived flaws that couldn't be smoothed out by 3 a.m., this recording comes across sounding fresh with a fabulous emotional presence.
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Gaylen75 said 1730 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
Dang
See, this is what I am talking about. You have a way with words. This makes me want to try harder when commenting. I thank you for the insite and for the smile. I tried to be "fatherly" by making sure I didnt look like a DB. Thank goodness she has an awesome Mother.
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Warren Smith said 1730 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
Way with words
Not long after I posted my comment I realized what I was really trying to say was simply this: what makes this song special is .. despite any flaws .. it succinctly captures the moment perfectly. So much for my way with words : )
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Gaylen75 said 1730 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
lol
I read it the way you meant it so...guess it was close enough. Thanks again for your comments.
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Philip18 said 1730 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
3am
I like the mood you set at the start of this - reflective and sorrowful. Lovely gentle and expressive vocal. Excellent backing - fits the mood well. I like the narrative in the lyrics. Much enjoyed!
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Gaylen75 said 1728 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
thanks
I had little time to flush out the theme but felt a connect to the idea. Her voice worked better than my scratch.
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tokai said 1729 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
G.
you both should be proud of this song. It sounds very heart felt, I hope this tune helps the situation. Excellent words and what a great singer Tyler is.
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Gaylen75 said 1728 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
thanks
I have to say it is easy to perform well when making a foundation for a great voice.
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Loob said 1729 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
She has a great voice!
She can jam from school! Remind her of that! She has a great vibrato in her voice! Nice spooky tune to frame her voice! I dig! Tell she should stay at this. Jam long distance!
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Gaylen75 said 1728 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
loob
I will keep encouraging her but I must say you did a good job yourself. Big thanks!
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papag said 1729 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
Not the standard
I love how this came together and works so well. You made it sound effortless and organic. Tyler has a sweet tone.

Thanks for the download :)

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Gaylen75 said 1728 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
agreed
I believe with some experience she may be an incredible singer.
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egobandit said 1729 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
in a sitting
love that you were able to share a special moment and get this song done with your step daughters vocals, these are the moments that make life worth living!
She really lets it out, the guitar work is tops
love this!
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Gaylen75 said 1728 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
thanks
For the compliments and for the notice on the guitars. Believe it or not that picking drone was hard for me as im a lefty playing righty.
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mrattue said 1729 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
Having
read the description before listening (not always the best approach!) i was really surprised at how polished and assured and steady this song is. The vocals don't sound improvised or rushed at all, just beautifully phrased and tenderly considered. The nice effects contribute to the unhurried and developed feeling.

I really enjoyed this. I would be proud, too!

Cheers now

Marc
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Gaylen75 said 1728 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
thanks
It was like directing a play...with a great actor it comes easy. Lol only thing im a bit of a shit director
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Bob Rodgers said 1728 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
A
lovely song and I really enjoyed this, great vocals and good to hear how this song came about.
Love the music and great songwriting!

Bob
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Gaylen75 said 1728 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
thanks
For the great comment.
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sammydix said 1728 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
3am
i like how the melody flows with the chords in this. very moody. too bad it took so long to connect, but at least the connection *was* made.
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Gaylen75 said 1728 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
worth the wait
Shes talented and I only want for her to know it. If she enjoys music it can be a great part of a successful life.
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Sigmund said 1728 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
3am
It is amazing how music can allow us to interact with our kids - what once divided us from our own parents brings us closer to our kids! Lovely and sad, I dig the moodiness to this piece, and Tyler, you have a lovely voice and did such a great job on this! No wonder your parents are so proud! Very nice work, and thank you - I really enjoyed this!
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Gaylen75 said 1728 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
how right you are
It is something that I share with the kids and luckily I also share with by mother. Im a very lucky man.
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Mosaica said 1727 days ago (June 5th, 2012)
Cool!
Great that you managed this collab in such a short space of time! I love the insistent rhythmic chords, the beautiful piano riffs and the heartfelt vocal. Well done!!
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Gaylen75 said 1727 days ago (June 5th, 2012)
danku
It was from the heart even it only took a few hours to do.
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neilh79 said 1726 days ago (June 6th, 2012)
3am w/Tyler
Really great songwriting and what an awesome vocal, superb, shame we may not hear her for a while.
Gaylen75 said 1726 days ago (June 6th, 2012)
agreed
I would like to hear more. Guess this will have to suffice. Thanks for the listen.
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Vic Holman said 1724 days ago (June 8th, 2012)
3am
so cool when family members get together on a tune. tyler sure has a excellent voice.......... heck, the whole tune is excellent
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Carrie71 said 558 days ago (August 18th, 2015)
3am
I love this for so many reasons. I can't wait until you two do another song together! ♡♡♡
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