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Just For You / with Davisamerica, Sisters, & BirdmanWayne94


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davisamerica2

 Genre: Ballad

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This song was written by my good friend and brother, Jack Hemby Jr. and myself (Davisamerica and Davisamerica2, respectively.) Jack wrote this song a generation ago, and I put it to music a few years later. It’s been darting back and forth between my cranial walls like a pinball for many years now, and I felt I had to share it.
I sent a rough track with guitar and vocal to one of my favorite guitarists here on MacJams, Yeman Al-Rawi, (BirdmanWayne94,) and he graciously accepted the challenge, which was like Rachmaninov playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Yeman had been going through a few things that he felt this song related to, and he gave it special attention. Breaking away now and then for school work and personal business, he kept coming back with just as much energy and passion. We began the project back in February.
In the meantime, I had sent this same track to Anne Cozean (Sisters) who has inlaid many of my songs with her golden voice. I had no trouble visualizing (audiolizing?) her accompanying Yeman’s guitar, especially his solo break, (which was his creation, entirely.) We had considered having more instruments, but soon found that its beauty was in simplicity here, and the voice and strings had the effect of a symphony.
Jack and I feel very blessed having such good friends who share their gifts. We hope you enjoy our song. Lots of blood, sweat and tears in this from all of us. Peace. Terry

Terry Pearson (Davisamerica2): Songwriter, mixing, lead vocal
Jack Hemby Jr. (Davisamerica): Songwriter
Anne Cozean (Sisters): Harmony vocal
Yeman Al-Rawi (BirdmanWayne94): Guitars, mixing
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Lyrics
Just For You

I wanted to write down a sad song
One that could bring a tear to your eye
And this feeling’s been lingering too long
In a place left without you, alone with this song
Hear this song, it’s not for singing, it’s written for me
Hear the words try to tell me you’re where you should be
And rhyming words, they always seem to be true
But then maybe this song was written for you…..just for you

People change, you see it a lot
And there’re things that were never meant to endure
Someone else has taken your heart
And I know it’s something he can’t give back to you
You know I won’t try and sway you to where you should be
I’ve been in your mind, it’s easy to see
You don’t want to go, but you just have to be free
That’s really the place your needing to be….needing to be

So I sat down to write out this sad song
But the tear that it brought ran down from my eye
And this lingering feeling must stay on
In a place left without you, alone with this song……just for you
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Plays: 118
Downloads: 37
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Uploaded: Sep 02, 2014 - 09:11:26 PM
Last Updated: Sep 06, 2014 - 01:58:45 PM Last Played: Mar 31, 2017 - 10:28:03 AM
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Comments
jiguma said 968 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
Gold!
What a good move to get Yeman on board Terry Of course getting Anne involved is always a smart idea. And you're no slouch yourself Terry.
Lovely song and excellent performances all 'round.
Oozes class!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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davisamerica2 said 968 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
Thanks, Mr. Jig!
Yeah, Neil, I've been wanting to get these two together for some time. Anne's voice and Yeman's guitar create a little symphony. They did a beautiful job on Jack's and my song! Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words. Terry
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gadzooks said 968 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
Just For You
Beautiful song ... gentle and touching. Lovely performance by all ... fantastic guitar!
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davisamerica2 said 968 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
Just For You
I've been wanting to put this one out for the longest time, and I was never sure how to do it. Anne and Yeman showed me how. Thanks for the comments, Stan, from all of us. T
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Philip18 said 968 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
Just for you
Beautiful song, beautifully performed. Warm vocal; soft, rich harmonies; clean, melodic guitar. Outstanding work.
davisamerica2 said 968 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
I was amazed at how it turned out.
I always believed that plans made in a sitting position never work out, that you have to be moving to lay out a path. That's how we did this thing; trying this and that. The plan just developed on it's own. I was pretty surprised and delighted what we came up with. This crew is the best. Thanks for tuning in, Phillip. T
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davisamerica said 968 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
big green piano days...
And music from a box in the woods. I must say getting your bit done 40 years early sure does leave you a lot of "sit back and enjoy" time when the pieces begin to lock in. It was just amazing to watch this one grow. Mr. Pearson your voice and musical vision are still such a treat to be close to. We have done this for a while now and I am real happy with that.
Yeman ... you gave this one such dedication and detail ... Deepest bows young sir ... the guitar work here really is stunning. Anne ... well sis ya done it again. Your voice my dear is heaven for my ears. Well done on the collaborative mixing Terry and Yeman....... that continued till about 5 minutes till posting. Wow..wow..wow!
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davisamerica2 said 968 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
Lots of good music played in that box, Jack!
The thing about mobile homes is they resonate well. I bet we scooted it down the driveway at least ten feet! Lots of mixes done on this one. I just left my headphones on when I went to bed at night. Finally had to use a crowbar to get them off, Ha! There are some very fine lyrics here, Jack. (and for me, personally, historically enlightening.) Let's keep them coming! Terry
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Outtaorbit said 968 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
Really beautiful tune....
But how can you miss...with that line up...nicely done.
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davisamerica2 said 968 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
Thanks, Pat
Yep, how can you miss! Very happy to get to work with such talent, and they make it seem so easy. I'm no fool, I'm grabbing onto their coat tails! Thanks for the kind words, from all of us. T
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Saltaireguru77 said 968 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
Just for you
I love the guitar lines in this - cool stuff Yeman! Terry, I think your vocal with Anne's blends really well and decorates a really beautiful tune. Excellent lineup, well executed!
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davisamerica2 said 968 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
Always wanted to snare the Birdman
Yeman just gets better and better at his craft. I didn't tamper too much with his mix on the guitars. He knew just what he wanted and worked hard until he got, and we're all blessed by that. Anne is my secret weapon: People are sure to listen to me if she is backing me up. Thanks, Stephan. T
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sammydix said 968 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
oh so
peaceful and relaxing. i almost thought the vocals were PeterB at first! this is one of those tunes i'll still hear after 'play' has stopped. immediately sticks to you. genuinely enjoyed this.
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davisamerica2 said 968 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
Thanks, Sammy
"Still hearing it after it's stopped," that the ultimate compliment! Of course for me, I didn't think it would ever stop. Lot's of playback in the mixing process. We're glad you enjoyed it. T
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slopartner said 967 days ago (September 3rd, 2014)
Just For You
You've done it again! This is such a beautiful song. Glad to hear Anne and Yeman in there as well. Very emotional but love it! Thanks!!

davisamerica2 said 965 days ago (September 6th, 2014)
Thanks, Jeannie
I've been wanting to record this for some time. Anne and Yeman knew exactly what to do with it. Glad you enjoyed it. T
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KCsGROOVE said 967 days ago (September 4th, 2014)
just for you
Wow! excellent song!
I like the sparse instrumentation, it really works, vocals are wonderful
"rhyming words always seem true" great line :-)
very fine collab!
KC
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davisamerica2 said 965 days ago (September 6th, 2014)
JFY
Glad you stopped by for a listen, KC. Yeman's guitar just floored me on this, and Anne's vocals, what can you say? Are they ever less than fantastic? Thanks, from all of us. T
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BirdmanWayne94 said 966 days ago (September 5th, 2014)
You said it...
... all very well. I don't have much to add except a BIG thank you for allowing me to take part in this wonderful piece of work and an even BIGGER thank you for your patience. I'm definitely the one to blame for the extreme delays, but I'm glad it turned out the way it did the end.

I'm very pleased with the work here. Everyone sounds beautiful. Much respect to y'all... you make it special. Again, thank you!
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davisamerica2 said 965 days ago (September 6th, 2014)
Fine wine takes time!
I knew it would be worth the wait, Yeman, and it's clear you put all of your heart into this. Thank you sir for what you did for my song. Hopefully, we will do this again. Peace. T
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Vic Holman said 965 days ago (September 5th, 2014)
Just For You
good choices of talented company. cool to hear yeman in a pop song context. of course anne's vocal work melds right in. great job on bringing this tune to realization.
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davisamerica2 said 965 days ago (September 6th, 2014)
Just for You
Thanks for dropping in, Vic. Yes, I've wanted to tap into Yeman's talent for some time. Anne's voice goes so well with it too. I couldn't have found a better pair to collaborate with. Thanks for the kind words, from all of us.
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davisamerica said 964 days ago (September 7th, 2014)
Our song
Was perfected with you and Anne my very talented friend
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PeterB7858 said 965 days ago (September 5th, 2014)
Just For You
Lovely gentle opening by Yeman. Really good song! Go Davis America squared :-) Some of your best vocal work, Terry, IMHO, and Anne supports you so sensitively. Loving the acoustic break. Just a beautiful song all round. Thanks to all. Kind regards, Peter.
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davisamerica2 said 965 days ago (September 6th, 2014)
A very nice comment, Peter, and much appreciated.
Anne never fails to find the right page, and blends so naturally and seamlessly in. She makes me sound better than I really am. The track I sent Yeman was only a basic pattern, and he took took the idea and made it fly. I asked him to come up with a bridge type solo, and he did an amazing job! It's entirely his work there. Such talented people! Thanks, from us all. T
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rok41 said 965 days ago (September 6th, 2014)
Just For You
Wow...wow...beautifully written and performed. You guys are so good in this genre - it sounds like home. It's always good to hear Anne, she is so dead on perfect in this. I was happy to see and hear Birdman bringing his skills to the track and his excellent mixing job as well. Just a beautiful piece guys.
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davisamerica2 said 965 days ago (September 6th, 2014)
Finally snared the Birdman
Thanks for stopping in for a listen, Chris. Yeah, I had a special team on this, and in the beginning had ideas for more instruments, but we realized pretty soon that Yeman's guitar and Anne's voice covered everything necessary for this song, and anything else would be too much. We appreciate the comments. Peace. T
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scaustrita said 955 days ago (September 15th, 2014)
you
it keeps your attention, and won't let go
beautiful background vocals
great Mac Davis feel to your vocals
the guitar is a flawless performance

:: impressed ::

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davisamerica2 said 943 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Thanks for tuning in, Steve
Anne and Yeman made this song come alive. Thanks from all of us for your kind words.
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Cori Ander said 937 days ago (October 4th, 2014)
Mmm, so nice
Oh, how I dig this song! The mellow voices, and the peaceful guitar backing. This is music that makes me calm and feel good. One of these a day and life is a lot better. Imagine starting each morning with a nice cup of tea and this song...

I download. Thanks a lot folks!!!
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davisamerica2 said 902 days ago (November 8th, 2014)
Thanks, Johannes
Music does complete the day! Glad you enjoyed it. T
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kaidavis said 888 days ago (November 21st, 2014)
A Painted picture
Beautiful lay out the lyrics are very vivid and the sisters with the smooth delivery is inviting and the music bed takes it home all the vocals and especially the lead sits right in the pocket.Very well put I must say
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davisamerica2 said 879 days ago (November 30th, 2014)
Always wanted to paint.
I'm glad I found my canvas. Thanks, Kai, for the kind words. Anne and Yeman and Jack and myself all are happy you enjoyed it. It was a joy to create! T
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Bob Rodgers said 887 days ago (November 23rd, 2014)
A
lovely song with a great performance, alway a treat to hear you sing Terry and wonderful work from everyone involved.

Bob
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davisamerica2 said 879 days ago (November 30th, 2014)
This has been a thrill for me.
For years, I've wanted to get this Hemby/Pearson song to take to the air, and Anne and Yeman have made that possible. Very talented pair, and I feel pretty honored to have them on this. Thanks, Bob, we are glad you enjoyed it. Terry
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egobandit said 887 days ago (November 23rd, 2014)
written for you
Yemen plays it so well effortless, and the singing between you and Anne is soothing ontop of the lovely guitar! beutiful song!
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davisamerica2 said 879 days ago (November 30th, 2014)
Yeman just gets better and better.
He really put a special touch on this. Singing with Anne is my favorite thing to do, and she's always been generous with her talent. Thanks for the kind words. T
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Roxylee said 850 days ago (December 30th, 2014)
Beautiful
What a combo! Gorgeous all around. I much enjoyed the singing and playing. You are all such talented musicians!
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davisamerica2 said 847 days ago (January 1st, 2015)
Thanks, Roxy,
Glad you stopped in and enjoyed it. Hope all is well, and a belated Merry Christmas!
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DWL said 807 days ago (February 11th, 2015)
A pity I missed this first time around.
When was it the notifications stopped?

Really very nice Terry.

Lovely song and excellent guitar work. Yemen has certainly become a very fine guitarist.

Anne adds her usual magic as well.

Cheers

Dick


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davisamerica2 said 802 days ago (February 16th, 2015)
Thanks Dick
The possibilities are endless with my friends on Macjams. Yep, I miss getting notices.
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thetiler said 801 days ago (February 16th, 2015)
WAY TO GO
LOVE THE SINGING AND PLAYIN!

Enjoy that wonderful Spanish feel of the guitar.

Thanks for sharing!
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davisamerica2 said 787 days ago (March 3rd, 2015)
Thanks, Bill
Didn't want to tamper with that guitar, Yeman played it so well! There's a wealth of talent with these three. When you enjoy listening as much as playing, then you know the song turned out well! Thanks for tuning in! T
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paul f. page said 774 days ago (March 16th, 2015)
Tender Lament
All the above, Terry, and then some. The performance of vocal and guitars is really really fine here. It is so good that you decided to keep the accompaniment so simple, the addition of some slight vocal harmony and backing just the right touch that doesn't detract from the vocals in the slightest. The guitar bridge is spectacular. What a pleasant experience to hear this wonderful track. Congratulations to all. (I love the gentle fade...just a perfect ending.)
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davisamerica2 said 543 days ago (November 2nd, 2015)
Tender
Sorry about the late, late reply, Paul. Your comments are invaluable to me. We all were very happy with how this turned out. I was just so impressed with Yeman's guitar, I just couldn't bring myself to tamper with it in any way, and Anne's voice is always perfect! Thanks for the kind words!
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