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About this song... I’ve never played it anywhere... it’s only ever rattled around insde my head... but I still know it pretty well... and it recorded about the way I heard it... about the only thing that was different... i heard the big crunchy guitar all the way through... and when it came time to mix.. i edited that out until the end... OH about the end ... sorry about the cheesy prop... but the way I see this song... It’s Gino Vanelli at best (Storm at Sunup).. or more likely Michael Bolton at worse... enough to get you kicked off Macjams... too much drama... I thought seriously about cutting this as a country tune.. you know kicked my dog ect.

anyway... I’m very happily married, and marrige is sacred... just the same... I really don’t want to play this for my wife... she wouldn’t get this on any level... and I don’t endorse this behavior, although, it’s a very accurate autobiography, that I wouldn’t want to re-live... and the episode was a strange route to healing and resolution..

I haven’t had my studio on for at least six months.. I’ve been going thru a few things that have sapped my energy, and I just don’t want to write about any of it yet... so I tapped into some of the current dark to get this out... again I’m not complaining... these are the things life throws at you... If your going to open your mouth and write songs about hope, you should expect to be tested... talk is cheap

if anyone ever wanted to put a real sax on this.. it would certainly be welcomed.... Ed?
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THIS RIVER OF YEARS SHOULD HAVE WASHED HER FAR AWAY
BUT SHE FLOWS THRU ME AND IT FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY
SOMETIMES I STILL SMELL HER HAIR
I STILL TASTE HER TEARS
I STILL SEE HER EVERYWHERE
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
AND GOD HAVE MERCY... WHAT WE LOST
WHEN SHE MADE THIS CHOICE
AND NOW THERE’S JUST THIS TELEPHONE
LET ME HEAR HER VOICE

AREA CODE 908
IS THERE LOVE ON THE LINE
YOU KNOW I’LL WAIT
SHORTEN THIS DISTANCE BETWEEN US
THE MILES.. THE YEARS... THIS FATE
BRING ME HER VOICE BEFORE IT GETS TOO LATE
AREA CODE 908

SHE’S GOT HER LIFE NOW... I’VE GOT MINE
BUT HER VOICE IS MUSIC TYING UP MY LINE
PLAYFUL CHILDREN BACKGROUND NOISE
BUSY WITH HER HANDS
SARAH SOON WILL NOTICE BOYS
TOM’S A REAL GOOD MAN
AND YEARS AGO I STEPPED ASIDE
THIS SILENCE SERVED US WELL
BUT NOW I’VE LOST THE STRENGTH TO HIDE
IM STILL UNDER HER SPELL

AREA CODE 908
IS THERE LOVE ON THE LINE
YOU KNOW I’LL WAIT
SHORTEN THIS DISTANCE BETWEEN US
THE MILES.. THE YEARS... THIS FATE
BRING ME HER VOICE BEFORE IT GETS TOO LATE
AREA CODE 908

ONLY WHISPERS IN THE WINDY WOOD
WERE THOSE MOMENTS OF MY LIFE
AND NOW TALK’S ALL SHE’S GOT LEFT FOR ME
SHE IS SOMEONE ELSE'S WIFE
NOW I NEVER CAN BE NEAR HER
AND THIS MAN WILL STAY AT HOME
AND GOD KNOWS THAT I MUST FEAR HER
STILL I AM REACHING FOR MY PHONE

SHORTEN THIS DISTANCE
THE MILES.. THE YEARS
BRING ME HER VOICE BEFORE
TOO LATE

AREA CODE 908
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Uploaded: Sep 25, 2008 - 05:38:07 PM
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008 - 05:38:07 PM Last Played: Jan 18, 2019 - 07:12:44 AM
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Feter said 3772 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
908
Man ! this is a cool song .very nice singing ..
top notch band setting ..your vocal just wonderful.
nice lyrics ...fine fine heartfelt song ..thnx alot
for sharin this gem !!!!
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Scott Carmichael said 3771 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
thanx Feter
Mj's man who never sleeps... your like a rock.. we can depend on you...

thanx for your time and comment...


very appreciated

Scott
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egobandit said 3772 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
HOly whatza
This is great.. great lyrics! I can see this as a song for the opening of a sitcom. I dug it I hope you get the sax you want..:) very cool!
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Scott Carmichael said 3772 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
sit-com
thats a angle I hadn't considered... seems a bit dark... but if it payed... I'm in

thanx Tim
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Scott Carmichael said 3771 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
thanx Feter
you're like a rock... MJ can count on you

I appreciate the time and comments

Scott
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Char said 3772 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
Great merit
in this work of art. I understand, I do. I'm happy you chose to post this.

Here's a poem from 2006--LIFE

There is no going back; no standing still.
Life always moves with a forward thrust.
There is no planning, according to will,
But events met with a heart of trust.

Listen again, until you hear your fill.
What happens to you may not be just.
Find in life all you need to learn, until...
You at last, blow in the wind as dust.

I loved it. Many thanks. :)


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Scott Carmichael said 3772 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
HI Charlene
thanx... did you write that?
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Scott Carmichael said 3772 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
schmuck
what a shmuck... get a life and stop your whining...

there I said it!
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Char said 3646 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
I don't agree
that it's shmucky. It is something that many can relate to and no honest emotion is shmucky.
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Moviz said 3771 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
Very
relevant lyrics for a lot of people I would think..... and very well written, sung and played. Nice work here, regards M
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morningcup said 3771 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
thanx Maurice
I've taken a bit of a hiatus.. more or less life imposed... I appreciate your time and comment.. it may be universal... the emotion certainly is

Scott
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Ed Hannifin said 3771 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
You and me, buddy...
...we are what one of my ex-almost-but-not-quite-girlfriends called 'big time yearners'...

It's 'yearning', not 'whining'...

Once the Big Yearn takes hold, it doesn't matter, really, whether the yearn is for one's True Love or Ultimate Reality-Deity-Thingie...

You got the voice for it, too...

Ed
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morningcup said 3771 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
Hi Ed
Great to cyber see you... guilty as charged... I let it seep into the music sometimes... but in real life I keep my eyes on the road, at this point... although I've been known to fall asleep at the wheel...

and if Lois heard this shed be my almost-still-married.. talk about taking your eyes off the road huh



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Vic Holman said 3770 days ago (September 26th, 2008)
Solid
...what more could I really say, Scott. It's a solid tune in every department.

Now is the bass a synth or a 5 string? man, it goes deep!

excellent tune!
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Scott Carmichael said 3770 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Hi Vic
thanx... I appreciate the visit.. that was a synth bass doing the deep stuff
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edhara said 3764 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
Damn...
that's a great sax emulation.. sounds a little reminiscent of Bob Mintzer.

I think a lot of us relate to what you've put down here. Fortunately, I managed to lay my regrets down to rest about a year or two ago as I figured out that there's no way it could have worked.

Good production, good songwriting skills, and the vocals rock. Nice job, my friend. :)
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Scott Carmichael said 3762 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
thanx Ed
it's just the stock sax that comes with the logic sampler.. played on the keyboard... i tweeked it a bit to give it some imperfections... I'll get you something to work with....
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thetiler said 3762 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
Love how you get
the low end of the guitar, elect guitar, bass = full and complete.
Plus the singing is delightful !

To be honest I didn't know it was you Scott until I started hearing this tune and I heard this James Taylor sound (but all your style for sure), but I was listening and said this has got to be scott, but nobody nails this sound on this sight like you do. And sure enough I looked down at the post and saw that you replied to people's post. This stuff is amazing to me, plain and simple. There is no difference in professionalism that I can see between you and James TAylor, in fact you could very well be MORE talented than him.

To me it would be really hard with this type of talent you have not to be depressed having not made tons of money touring and filling concert halls all over the world. Not that you dont' make a lot of money doing what you do! But you are simple one of the very best talents i've ever hear on the internet for this type of terrific and infectious style, very powerful, very pro.

If I was in your shows and I had this type of talent I would find it hard, very hard to accept rejection.

Maybe you don't get any rejection , but if you do for what you are doing, I just hope the powers that be in the music industry WAKE UP and SMELL those wonderful SCOTT Carmichael music popular roses!

Amazing

Way to GO
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Scott Carmichael said 3762 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
Hi Bill
Sorry that I've been around so little lately... time has been a valuable currency that I don't have the latitude to spend at will... or I would be around more...

I had a record contract years ago... it caused writers block, more or less... no body's fault but mine... but to have folks telling you who your "target market" is.. and how to wear your hair... what you should wear.... etc. took all the joy out of why I ever did this in the first place... I heard someone say recently.. "everyone should have a something that they do that they don't want to sell"... it's why people garden... this is my garden. I can't help but to pick up my guitar and write... by the way very little of what I do ends up as a song... most of the stuff just floats out into the either.. but my point is that... i haven't been rejected.. I have never shopped this stuff around. I get a certain joy from creating this stuff with no strings attached or expectations.... and my daily bread is taken care of in ways that make me marvel... that money thing is a double edge sword.. I make it a point to give it away as fast as it comes in... I am owned by nothing... and I've been tested in this... as far as the "filling the concert halls" thing is concerned... I've played to crowds of 30 & 40 thousand people, and it doesn't match the thrill I get playing every Sunday morning to family... I'm aware that this makes me sound like a dope... but life will distract us with illusions... have you ever watched "Where are they now"... they've all been in rehab... apparently that sort of success just doesn't satisfy...

anyway thanx Bill... to be compared with JT is gratifying... I can listen to him way more than myself... and it means a lot to me that this stuff stands up to pro standards in your ears... that's the real test for me.. trying to make music on the computer that can mimic the stuff in the real world...

wow... I went on there for awhile... I better shut up
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awigze said 3550 days ago (May 5th, 2009)
I believe
I think we've all had an area code 908. Methinks I'll take a run at it, if you don't mind.... sax wise, that is. It's very organic, honest and true... perhaps it could use some bamboo. Maybe pull out the Alto on this. [sigh]

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