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One Day Away From You


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JonMShaw

 Genre: Rock

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This song was the result of sitting in the office on what felt like the longest, most boring day of my life, it's where I do my best work though! ;o)
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One Day Away From You

I feel a little crazy today
Maybe it's the moon or the way that I lay last night
Maybe the weekends come and go, a thousand in a row.
I never thought a day could be so long,
when every smile on my face feels wrong,
and you are not where you belong, right here in front of me.
But whatever reason, there's something I've gotta do,
and it's not just to hear your voice, it's to hold you too.

One day away from you is more than I can bear,
I'd rather go one month without water, or a year without air.
But all I know is I can't change the weather,
and I have never claimed to turn the tide,
so I just better pull myself together and resign...
to a day away from you.

I'll be spending the remains of the day
staring into coffee cups and wasting my life away.
I'm sinking like a stone, I'm a dog without a bone.
I never thought my face could be so long,
but then maybe the reflection in my spoon could be wrong.
In a week another hour has gone, life's making fun of me.
But whatever reason, there's something I've gotta do,
and it's not just to hear your voice, it's to hold you too.

And if I'm wasting my life away, no I wouldn't miss a day,
not as long as those days are void of you, still I'm pulling through.
Song Stats
Hits: 3537
Comments: 36
Fans: 18
Plays: 625
Downloads: 98
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jul 27, 2009 - 04:02:04 PM
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2009 - 04:05:27 AM Last Played: Jun 17, 2019 - 11:19:06 AM
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Comments
crissew said 3680 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Very Nice
I really like this song. Great song writing. Try adding a little more edge to the guitar. I think it will give the song a tad bit more added punch. Great as it is though. Nice job!!
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JonMShaw said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
What a response!!
Thanks for the feedback and the advice Crissew, I'll take it onboard. Glad you like the song.
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MarkHolbrook said 3680 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Ya
Excellent! I can't find a thing I don't like about this tune! Maybe the vocals could up a tiny bit... they are strong and could support the song more!

Very nice!
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JonMShaw said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Hi Mark
Thanks for the great feedback, I'm so glad you like the song. The vocals have always been a bug-bear of mine I'm afraid. I've been a rhythm guitarist for so long it seems wierd to have my vocals up there for all to hear. I'm slowly getting my head round it though.
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kassia said 3680 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
One Day
Welcome to MacJams! This is incredible song writing and great performance. I really like your voice. The tune is catchy and sweet lyrics. Great guitar playing. I look forward to hearing more of your stuff.
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JonMShaw said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
What a welcome!
Thanks for the welcome Kassia, this is really appreciated. I'm glad you like the song. I'll be uploading more as soon as I can.
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Feter said 3680 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
One Day Away From You
Great rockin sound my friend ...I can hear
the energy and the honesty of your vocal ..man
the control of your groove on the song comes so
natural and great ...perfect professional work ..
kudos ...a top ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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JonMShaw said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Hi Feter
Thanks Feter, It's great to get this kind of feedback from peers, as I'm sure you know. Much appreciated.
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sheilad said 3680 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
you do this
at work??? Wow.... keep it up... I'm sure the boss will understand! Faved & d/l!
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JonMShaw said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Hi Sheilad
I'm sure the boss would fire me if he knew! ;o) Well, I do most of the lyrics and melodies at work, I find I can come up with things easier when there's a lot going on around me. It's only when I get home, plug the gear in and pick up the guitar that I find out whether I've written anything that might work as a song.
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bobnisbet said 3680 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Great song
Just post the lyrics also, to complete your creative process!
Cheers,
Bob
JonMShaw said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Lyrics
Hi Bobnisbet, lyrics now added! Thanks for listening.
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Wummimann said 3680 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
....
your voice is very professional..good one!
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Sigmund said 3680 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
one day
Excellent vocal performance. I really like your phrasing and inflection. The music is solid - I like the straightforward sound. I think I would've built a little more dynamics into the music - there are several areas within your song that would work great with a little dynamic up, or down. But that is just me and this works great without my suggestion. I enjoyed your work here Jon - welcome to MJ, and thanks for sharing this with us.
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magnatone said 3680 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
One Day Away
Welcome to MJ Jon - I'm glad this song is being promoted in the forums - it's terrific, and I very much look forward to hearing more from you. What a clean, professional and basically WONDERFUL song - congrats - keep 'em coming!
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gail60 said 3680 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
no kidding!!
Geez, this was from a boring day? WOW! this is simply terrific and I loved every note starting from your singing to the music performance itself. Wonderful job throughout! Welcome to Macjams. I will honored to say, yeah I knew that guy back when he was on macjams just having a boring day :)I am ready to hear this on the radio.

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JonMShaw said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
It was a boring day around me but not in my head! ;o)
Hi Gail, your feedback is wonderful, many thanks for that. :o)
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dolby said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Whoa...
..this is great! Very pro sounding - although your voice is from the middle of America rather than the rainy north west of England, I think :))

Excellent song craft though - nice one!
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JonMShaw said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Many thanks
Aplogies to to anyone I've not been able to reply to directly, but for some reason my PC won't let me reply to certain posts. It seems to lose my reply and gives me an "error on page" message.

So here's the one's I've missed...

Hi Wummimann, cheers for the feedback, much appreciated.

Hi Sigmund, I hear what your saying about the dynamics and I'll take it on board. Thanks for the great feedback.

Hi Magnatone, I can't believe it's being promoted in the forums, I just sat and giggled when I found out. What a welcome! Your words are extremely appreciated.

Hey Dolby, glad you liked the song. I can assure you I'm sat here in the rainy North West UK, I'm looking at the rain right now in fact, as the locals do most days up here! ;o)

Jon.


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scaustrita said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Great Feel
It is difficult to believe this was written at work, such a great feel. The lyrics are clever, many great euphemisms like instead of death you use "I'd rather go one month without water, or a year without air." I enjoyed listening to your exceptional song.
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JonMShaw said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Thanks Scaustrita
Thanks Scaustrita, I find it a lot easier to write when I'm not sat at the PC TRYING to write. I find the lyrics and melodies I like best come to me when I'm driving or working, or doing anything other than consiously trying to write. I was probably drinking a cup of water when I wrote the lines you quoted. Thanks for listening and liking. Your comments are really appreciated.

Jon.
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Pete_NB said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
This is great!
Well rounded in all avenues. Everything is performed well, great production and strong song-writing.


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JonMShaw said 3679 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Cheers Pete
Thanks for the comments, I must admit this is one of my favourites. I enjoyed every minute of putting this one together.
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dave_b said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
radio ready
Excellent vocals and playing, with some interesting stops. All the instruments are sitting nicely in the mix. Uses a verse/prechorus/chorus structure which provides a great buildup to the chorus.
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JonMShaw said 3679 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Hi Dave,
Yeah, I'm happy with the way this one worked out. I didn't initially plan to follow that structure but it just begged to go that way... and who am I to argue? Thanks for the feedback, it's much appreciated.

Jon.
Check out my latest song called Get along
munsongeek said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Great song
You're very talented. Great feel to the song and it's mixed very well. The breaks are just right.
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JonMShaw said 3679 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Thanks Munsongeek,
The breaks were emphasised by a drummer I used to work with a while back so I've tried to emulate what he did when we used to play it live. I've come close but what he used to do with this song was awesome. There's no substitute for a real drummer.

Thanks for the great comments.

Jon.
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VicDiesel said 3679 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Good work
This is very nice all around: songwriting good, backing tracks supportive and nicely played, little bits of creativity such as the rhythm breaks.

The artwork is perfect for this song. Much enjoyed, the whole package.
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I.G.M. said 3583 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
great song
very well played, good vocals.
it`s not very inventive but solid through and through, radio ready in my ears!!
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Calchas said 3583 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Hey! How'd I miss this?
Great song writing herein. The whole thing sounds very pro Jon, and you've got a wonderful voice. Enjoyed this very much!

Be well friend!
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maxruehl said 3583 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Breezy,
top notch quality. Really well done.:)
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obbster said 3583 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Great sound
This song has a Del Amitri vibe to it. Vocals sound a lot like Justin Currie. Great track.
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davisamerica said 3320 days ago (July 22nd, 2010)
thanks crissew
for a heads up. Jon... fantastic work.
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alackbass said 3320 days ago (July 22nd, 2010)
One Day Away From You
Now that's a quality vocal! Great songwriting and equally excellent production. Thanks to Charles for recommending this gem. In fact this one's going on the iPod. Thanks for the download.
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Hickling_Stan said 3320 days ago (July 23rd, 2010)
Great find
Excellent vocal and I like the whole vibe of the song. good stuff. downloaded. Cheers mark
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Char said 2843 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Some people
are natural born singers. I'm listening to one right now. Wow! Thanks.
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Amateur singer/songwriter from North West England with a love of all things musical. I started playing the acoustic on my 12th birthday and never stopped (not appearing to get any better however!) I've been through the mill with many bands over the y... [see more]

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