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Lost (Sammydix, Sigmund)


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“Lost” is a song that I have been working on over the last couple of months and is about the emotional and spiritual turmoil in which we find ourselves when dealing with life and death. Music is without a doubt, therapeutic in it’s nature and although it doesn’t always have the answers, it does help one cope.

I realize it’s a bit long at 7 minutes, but for me it flies by. There are three distinct sections and I hope you hang with it.

After writing and singing the first lyrical verse, pre-chorus and chorus, I found myself struggling with the right words to say. I reached out to Sammy Dixon via phone and we talked about things, real things, not just music. I asked Sam if he would co-write with me and he agreed and penned and sang the second verse and outro. Sammy really bought into my vision and completely understood what I wanted; that’s the sign of an “artist”. With this partnership, we alternated lead vocals, I sang harmonies with Sammy, and he sang with me, which I believe gave “Lost” a different texture.I used 3, 4 and even 5 parts. This was a bit tricky considering that Sam and I were in different states, use different software interfaces, mics and outboard compression. Finally with all complete, I asked my very good friend and musical brother, Sigmund, to top it off with two solo sections. He provided me with two beautiful and soulful solo’s that really hit the mark. He has been a very good friend to me and I am so thankful.

Additionally, I would like to give a tip of the hat to Fran (Ziti), an inspiration and friend to so many in our MJ community who recently lost his battle with cancer. God speed.

Peace to you all.

All copyrights Flynn/Dixon

Chris Flynn – Vox, background vox, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, keyboards, percussion, drum programming, mix-master
Sammy Dixon – Vox, background vox
Sigmund – Lead Guitar
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Lyrics
Lost (Flynn, Dixon)

10 million miles away from nowhere
10 million more away from you
Blinded by faith and absolution
I'm flying further from the truth

I'm lost in space (can't find my way)
I'm losing face (won't you help me please?)
The silence screams at me, I'm overcome

Have I lost myself in the Milky Way?
And the dreams of you on a sunny day..."

Something within screams out for answers
Something inside that wants release
Nothing i find with the right knowledge
(seems I'm losing face, but I know that it won't stay that way)
Nothing i find that gives me peace
(Nothing you can say that will make me feel i'm losing)

I'm lost in space (can't find my way)
I'm losing face (won't you help me please?)
The silence screams at me, I'm overcome
Have I lost myself in the Milky Way?
(feel like running, reaching out for something...)
and the dreams of you on a sunny day..."
(that comes through clear like transmissions from a radio)

but i won't fall away...

Listen to the wind falling
louder than my screams calling out, but I'm ready
nothing absolute binding
more than what i've been finding on my own

Still I know i can ride right through this travesty
Moaning don't fit me. I feel, then let it pass
Because I'm still alive in this alien place
But it don't change my feelings for you

Listen to the wind falling
louder than my screams calling out, but I'm ready
Nothing absolute binding
More than what i've been finding on my own
(a waste inside)

Lead

(a waste inside)
silence i hear
i want more

Inside.

Flynn/Dixon
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Uploaded: Jan 11, 2014 - 11:40:59 AM
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2014 - 03:06:08 PM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 12:10:52 AM
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KCsGROOVE said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
lost
My condoleances, Chris, for the loss of your mom ( I know how it feels)
Very cool collab, gentlemen
fine playing, singing and a good mix
all the best!
KC
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rok41 said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
KC
Thanks my friend for the kind words, much appreciated.
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sammydix said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
shocked
at the song info. sent an email.
thanks are appreciated, but it was my pleasure.
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rok41 said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Sam
Thanks so much for taking this on, means so much. It was nice to work with you in this capacity (co writers). Also, it was good to speak with you in person. Until the next one, peace my friend.
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magnatone said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Lost
First of all, I want to extend my condolences again for the loss of your mom Chris - we've been sending warm thoughts your way this week. This song is truly beautiful and spectacularly well done. What an incredible collab team - I love what each of you do individually, and your synergy together is breathtaking. You did an excellent job pulling this all together. i hope it can bring you a measure of comfort. This is just beautiful!
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rok41 said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Karen
Thank you so much for the heartfelt comments here and on FB. "Life is short, live well"...that's what my Mom used to say. I haven't had time to properly comment on your piece for Fran, and I will...you are thoughtful and inspiring. Thanks again.
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Philip18 said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Lost
There's not such that's worse than losing a parent, despite the inevitability of it. My sympathies to you, Chris, at this most difficult time.

The song is stunning. Thoughtful lyrics, great vocals and the musicianship shines through. Sig's guitar is, as expected, exceptional. The mixing work you've done is brilliant.

“Music speaks what cannot be expressed,
Soothes the mind and gives it rest,
Heals the heart and makes it whole,
Flows from heaven to the soul.”
rok41 said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Philip
Thanks my friend, music is therapeutic at it's core.
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4nglo said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
been a wierd few weeks
My condolences on your loss, Chris. My heart goes out to you and yours, bud

John and I lost our Mom on the Sunday right before Christmas; she passed away peacefully after a long confused time of living with Alzheimer’s. A good friend and former co-worker of mine passed away on 1/1/14 after a long battle with brain cancer. On the same day, a high school friend of mine from Brazil days lost his mother. Then Fran... and your mom

It's been hard for me to "properly" grieve and get it all out, Chris. Nothing like these events seem fair or warranted - but luckily I've staved off any bitterness.

Thanks for this tune and reaching out to touch; like you say, there's nothing like your heart in the music to smooth things a bit.

Dig the "parts", nice work from all. It didn't seem that long to me, ha..

All the best -

. - Harold
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rok41 said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Harold
I hope all is well. My condolences to you and John for your losses. It's a tough time right now, but I know my mom, and yours are in a better place.
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davisamerica said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
man ...
This is a beauty on so many levels. Nothing makes these loses easy nor should it.... not if you care. Your mom left something behind for you ... good mom's usually do. Sometimes they are memories ... sometimes they are the character she taught. Look for them .... Guys ... knockout and deepest bows. Great track. Downloaded
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rok41 said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Jack
Very accurate thoughts, Jack and very well put. Thanks for the kind words.
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Sigmund said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Lost
Chris, this came out fantastic! I really enjoyed working on this project because it forced me to spread my creative wings a bit - I wanted to give you something worthy of this great song. While working on it I became addicted to it's infectious melody and groove - it's definitely a new favorite of yours for me. Hearing the sad news of the passing of your Mom just amplified the meaning behind the lyrics, and I hope you know you have my deepest sympathy - I wish I could have known her. Sam, your lyrical prowess is astounding, and the way you structure your harmonies and counter melodies is nothing short of genius. I am proud to have been a part of this collab project, so thanks to you both for a fine, fine effort, and here's to many more!
Sig
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rok41 said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Sig
Thanks for your stellar guitar work, your advice regarding the mix, but most of all for being a good friend. means a lot, Rok
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alackbass said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Lost (Sammydix, Sigmund)
Chris,
So sorry for your loss. I've been there and know it isn't easy.

Beautiful music. Outstanding arrangement, production and mix. Downloaded for sure!
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rok41 said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Andrew
Thanks my friend....and you're right.
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grah3am said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Trust Sam
This is brilliant and unfashionable, and has fantastic Sam vocals. I could ask no more.
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rok41 said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Graham
Much appreciated, and thanks on behalf of all of us.
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J_Gretch said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Lost
My god this is good....thanks for sharing.
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rok41 said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
J Gretch
Glad you enjoyed, thanks so much.
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bud said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
My deepest condolences on your loss
what an incredible journey this tune is. great work all around. very moving.
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rok41 said 1205 days ago (January 12th, 2014)
Bud
Thanks for the kind thoughts, much appreciated.
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jiguma said 1204 days ago (January 12th, 2014)
Chris
Sorry to hear about your mum. We're going through something similar at the moment as Jan's father slips further away from us.
Musiclly, this is just beautiful on all levels - a total enjoyment!
Best regards,
Neil
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rok41 said 1204 days ago (January 12th, 2014)
Neil
As you know, it's not an easy thing, but we are doing well. Thanks for having a go, glad you liked.
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gadzooks said 1204 days ago (January 12th, 2014)
Lost (Sammydix, Sigmund)
It must have been difficult and I'm sure still is losing your mother. Some of the best art is created through pain and that has been accomplished here.
I love this piece. Everything from the synth and acoustic opening to to vocals and harmonies and the leads played with such feeling. I was totally enjoying the first part when it morphed into that second part with that heavy rock riff and Sammy lets it wail! ... excellent job by all and the mix is warm.
Stan
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rok41 said 1204 days ago (January 12th, 2014)
Stan
Much appreciated...these guys really bought in and delivered, as always. Thanks for listening!
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davisamerica2 said 1204 days ago (January 12th, 2014)
Lost
I got lost in this. I was glued to every note. You guys did a beautiful job on this, and Chris, what a great tribute, and what a blessing to have our music soften these terrible losses! Peace
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rok41 said 1203 days ago (January 13th, 2014)
Terry
As always, I am humbled by your comments. Thanks so much for reaching out.
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aclarke said 1204 days ago (January 12th, 2014)
Wow
I'm pretty blown away by this song. Really, really well done. Nice warm and lush sound. Harmonies are top notch... seven minutes went by way too fast... kind of like life when you think of it. This tune is so interesting and has so much going on- amazing.

How good is this song? I'm downloading it- it's a keeper!
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rok41 said 1203 days ago (January 13th, 2014)
Adam
Thanks so much, this was a bit more involved than originally planned, but with guys like Sam and Sig on board, it was easy to let it develop into what it is.
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FEEL said 1203 days ago (January 13th, 2014)
Sorry to hear about your mom
Tough season, a lot of love ones have left us. The suffering is the toughest part to watch. I think his is one of your best collabs, a lot from the heart and you did a good job picking the right collaborators to get your feelings across.
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rok41 said 1203 days ago (January 13th, 2014)
John
Thanks man, I appreciate the thoughts, Sam and Sig were great in their support.
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Gaylen75 said 1203 days ago (January 13th, 2014)
polished
As usual you have written a treat for the ears, Rok. I love the production. It seemsto grow and get bigger. Vocals are pperfect and of course sig rips it up.
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rok41 said 1203 days ago (January 13th, 2014)
Gaylen
Thanks my friend, this one kind of grew and grew dynamically. Was little ambitious but I like the result. Yes, Sig always rips it up..
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DWL said 1203 days ago (January 13th, 2014)
Epic work
I'm really sorry to hear of your loss Chris. Life is precious and it hurts like hell to lose someone.

Great work on the song. Excellent production and excellent performances from everyone.

Cheers

Dick
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rok41 said 1203 days ago (January 13th, 2014)
Dick
Life is precious for sure, thanks so much for the kind words and for listening.
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Vic Holman said 1203 days ago (January 13th, 2014)
lost
sorry to read about your mother. things like that always puts one in a haze.
a truly great collab project on a outstanding song. some cool twists going on here.
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rok41 said 1203 days ago (January 13th, 2014)
Vic
I'm glad you stopped in and listened; on behalf of Sam and Sig, I thank you.
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awigze said 1202 days ago (January 14th, 2014)
healing
I think many of us reach to our art in times like this. Whatever format it may be. This really reaches into the depths of your emotions and can feel every nuance. It's apparent that each of you related to this project really well. I cant think of anyone better to have vocals on than Sammy! Sigs leads reflects gorgeously in this. how do we approach and move thru our own grief? Write a song and invite others to share it. Comfort to you and your family.
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rok41 said 1202 days ago (January 14th, 2014)
Andy
Thank you so much for that, hit the nail on the head. Much appreciated.
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TommyBlueBoy said 1201 days ago (January 15th, 2014)
Very nice
Great song and wonderful production. I like all of the changing textures that you have created. Major kudos!
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rok41 said 1201 days ago (January 15th, 2014)
Tommy
Thanks for checking it out, this was a bit ambitious in some respects, but worthwhile. Much appreciated!
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Bob Rodgers said 1201 days ago (January 15th, 2014)
I'm
sorry to hear of your loss Chris, my condolences.
I think this is an excellent production of a very well written song, love the acoustic guitar lines and your wonderful bass parts. Vocals are superb and some tasty guitar solos :-) I very much enjoyed this song, great stuff.

Bob
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rok41 said 1201 days ago (January 15th, 2014)
Bob
Thanks my friend. As always, I appreciate you taking time to listen to our collective work.
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egobandit said 1200 days ago (January 16th, 2014)
Lost
and found, all I can say is wow on everything love the seperation in this the placement the fact that the high toms are so crisp I can feel it hit the back of my head Love the guitar, and Sammy I get an Eddie Veder feel in this I hope that dont offend just a soulful delivery , Like when the mean guitar comes in
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rok41 said 1199 days ago (January 17th, 2014)
THanks
This one was bit tricky, especially when trying to get my lead vox, and Sammy's lead vox in the same space. We obviously used different mic's, interfaces and settings...so it was challenging. They came a long way from where they were initially. Thanks for the nice words!
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alley-oop said 1199 days ago (January 17th, 2014)
great track
excellent in all regards!
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rok41 said 1199 days ago (January 17th, 2014)
Alley-Oop
Thanks! Glad you stopped in!
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IbotenicParadigm said 1199 days ago (January 17th, 2014)
Very Prog-y!
Excellent!


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rok41 said 1199 days ago (January 17th, 2014)
Prog
I love traditional prog...this is more similar to Porcupine Tree styled prog. Thanks!
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echoroom said 1198 days ago (January 18th, 2014)
Wonderful dream
Hi Guys
This is a wonderfully dreamy , and sounds fantastic. Great guitar, and a lovely cool groove.
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rok41 said 1196 days ago (January 20th, 2014)
Steve
Big fan of your stuff man! Means a lot!
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Skunkwrx said 1198 days ago (January 18th, 2014)
Great build up
The whole track sounds great: synths, guitars, vocals. Solid song. Much enjoyed.
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rok41 said 1196 days ago (January 20th, 2014)
Skunkwrx
Much appreciated man!
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echoroom said 1198 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Wonderful guitar
I love the chorus guitar that starts this, very 80s. Great mix, and your voice pops wonderfully, great use of reverb and echo.
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rok41 said 1196 days ago (January 20th, 2014)
Steve
Yes, that guitar patch has a real "dreamy" effect to it, and kind of sets the tone for the rest of the song. Thanks again!
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Garni said 1197 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Lost
I am so sorry to read about your Mother. RIP.
I absolutely love this! Tons of headroom, it's a great mix!!

G-)
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rok41 said 1196 days ago (January 20th, 2014)
Gerald
Thanks, to be honest I was hoping for a bit more from the mix, but your comment makes me reconsider.
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Charday said 1197 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Hello Chris
excellent expression, beautiful! My condolences. Jd.
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rok41 said 1196 days ago (January 20th, 2014)
JD
Much appreciated my friend, I hope all is well!
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sschedra said 1197 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Hey, this is MJ!
Who says it has to fit into some Pop formula (no offense to Pop, which is cool)? This is album material so it needs space to develop. Length is not a problem when the artist holds our interest as you do here with defined sections and the melding of sounds with lyrical intensity. This has the whole package. Very well done!
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rok41 said 1196 days ago (January 20th, 2014)
Stephen
That was my thought process too, but in a the "smash and grab" listening environment that MJ's can be, just due to the sheer volume of tunes, a song like this can be too time intensive. I really appreciate all of the support, and for people making that 7 minute commitment.
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Warren Smith said 1196 days ago (January 20th, 2014)
Convergence
Even 10 million miles from nowhere .. is somewhere : )

Sometimes a song takes a long time to coalesce into coherence. That's probably especially true when you are trying to articulate complex feelings on weighty subjects. Sorry to hear about your Mother's passing - that's about as weighty as it gets. I've got to think that writing and singing about the pain and emotion is a catharsis. That a convergence of friends help bring this piece to fruition underscores the value of collaboration. The seven minutes goes by fast.
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rok41 said 1196 days ago (January 20th, 2014)
Warren
The power of music is immeasurable, and to have the support of a community like MJ's is a bonus. Thanks so much for the listen and comment.
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PeterB7858 said 1192 days ago (January 24th, 2014)
Lost (Sammydix, Sigmund)
My condolences, Chris. I have been having a break from MJ but, as always, it keeps drawing me back, not least, because I am in awe of the talent and generosity of spirit that so many members of the MJ community possess. Your willingness to share personal moments and feelings via your music with all of us is much appreciated. The three of you typify this spirit to the nth degree. A truly, truly wonderful collaboration. Sam, Sig and the Rok. Nuff said. Thanks. Peter.
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rok41 said 1186 days ago (January 30th, 2014)
Peter
I agree, that's still the one thing that sets MJ's a part; a sense of community and support. Thanks again for checking it out and the nice feedback, means a lot!
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bassjam04 said 1186 days ago (January 30th, 2014)
Lost
Firstly- Again my sincere condolences to you! You have been a good friend for many years and its tough seeing a brother hurting! I am glad you had time in the end to spend time with her- the family lives on through you!

The song- came out great. I cheated and heard it in your truck with full on stereo blasting,but listened again at home with studio phones. I love the production- sounds fantastic! Personally, I like that the song travels through different moods- making it long, but I like that. As usual,your playing is great. Sammy- great talent. Wish I could write words like that and you guys came up with some really cool answering vocal parts. Sig-Love what you did. Always spot in. Great job! I know this was a labor of love and emotion, thanks for sharing.
rok41 said 1186 days ago (January 30th, 2014)
Brian
Hey man, thanks for your support as always, you've been a great friend to me. I always enjoy our beer talks, good stuff! Glad you liked the song, and I really appreciate you hanging with it for 7 minutes, despite your ADHD. Thanks!!
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DonStevens said 1182 days ago (February 3rd, 2014)
Lost
Just sat back and mellowed out with my eyes closed.
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rok41 said 1181 days ago (February 4th, 2014)
Don
Thanks a million man!
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Marino_Experiment said 1161 days ago (February 24th, 2014)
Lost
Enjoyed the arrangement and production...I can hear the emotion, time and effort that went to this collab. Love the guitars and vocals...specially the heavy riffing on the 4:30 mark!

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mfwmiles said 384 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
If i were better at...
...well, pretty much everything, this is what i would have written, performed and produced. large, and epic, and meaningful. in my last post i was metaphorically and hyperbolically "throwing pebbles at the galaxy...[to teach] the milky way to mess with me". wrestling with my place in the universe...that is an interesting thing to do with music, and i am glad to have sat here enthralled for 7 plus minutes to wrestle with you!
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rok41 said 381 days ago (April 14th, 2016)
mfwmiles
I really appreciate the kind words, this song means a lot to me and to know that it connected with you at any level is rewarding. Thanks again, Rok.
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