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A cappella version of a song I wrote many years ago while my then live-in boyfriend was staying out all hours of the night and expecting me not to notice. :)
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3 A.M.

On those cold nights when I’m all alone
And the sounds from the street
Are a quiet drone
3 am, 3 am, 3 am
Where are you now my love,
Where are you now?

On my tv set people laugh and cry
As the tears in my heart try to reach my eyes
4 am, 4 am, 4 am
Who are you with my love,
Who is that you’re with?

What’s there left to do my love?
I’m in love with you…

As the stars go out
And the fogs crawls in
So do you with your breath
Smelling of cheap gin
5 am, 5 am, 5 am
From the guilt and pain my love,
Who stands to gain?

As I rush to work haven’t slept a wink
On the bus as I ride I begin to think
8 am, 8 am, 8 am
Colder than the night my love,
We don’t even fight…

What’s there left to do my love?
I am through with you!

Music and lyrics by Carla J. Patterson
c. 1974
Song Stats
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Comments: 15
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Plays: 77
Downloads: 99
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Sep 08, 2009 - 12:00:02 PM
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2009 - 04:03:54 PM Last Played: Jun 30, 2019 - 05:40:54 PM
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Comments
Feter said 3600 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
3 AM
tHis is so impressive ...so passionate ...so
honest ...wonderful lyircs what a voice ...
I m so happy to find your music Carla ...thnx
alot for sharin such gem !!!!!
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carlajpatterson said 3600 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Thanks Feter!
It's really nice of you to leave a comment! I appreciate your kind words. :)
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carlajpatterson said 3600 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
new and improved version!
In the time it took for this to be approved here at MacJams, I uploaded an improved version at the following URL:

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=121924

It's an open collab both there at icompositions and here at MacJams so if you feel like adding to it, feel free! Just please post a link here for me so I can hear what you've done. Also, maybe post a link on your song page saying where you heard the original. Thanks!

Carla
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Feter said 3599 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
iComp version
Listening to the Icomp version ...maybe you added a nice
effects ? ..I cant much diffrences from the version you
posted here at MJ ...but all I can say ..its such sweetness
to hear this song ...wish someone will do it justice !


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carlajpatterson said 3599 days ago (September 9th, 2009)
The first collab from 3 AM is up :)
This is the first collab where someone has used 3 AM as a jumping off point and it's by Zamzam (aka MellyOmaticz) . Check it out - it's a trip! :)

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=122056
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carlajpatterson said 3596 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
3 more collabs on 3 AM!
http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=122145 by Omar Nasr aka YosL

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=122200 by Andreas aka Dirigent

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=122260 by Lapskin


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carlajpatterson said 3595 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Add one more to that! :)
Another collab on 3 AM - by Ilan Revivo

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=122310#

Come on all you MacJammers! Waiting for something from you folks, too. :)

Some things which I haven't seen/heard yet include other singers doing harmonies, rap or spoken word pieces including all or snippets of the vocals, a single cello and/or violin interweaving itself through the vocal line... those are just three ideas I've wondered about.

Carla
Check out my latest song called Sounds from the Carlaverse
crissew said 3599 days ago (September 9th, 2009)
Beautiful melody
on this one. You can feel the hurt in the vocal on this one. Very well done!!
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carlajpatterson said 3593 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
Thanks Chas! :)
BTW, I love what you've done with Wondrin! :)
Check out my latest song called Sounds from the Carlaverse
MarkHolbrook said 3599 days ago (September 9th, 2009)
Beautiful vocals!
The ability to simply sing without accompanying music is always amazing! Very nice song, very nice vocals!
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carlajpatterson said 3593 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
Thank you Mark!
I really appreciate your comments! :)
Check out my latest song called Sounds from the Carlaverse
davisamerica said 3599 days ago (September 9th, 2009)
you can so hear
the soul in a cappella ....this is beautiful
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carlajpatterson said 3593 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
Bare naked acappella...
Yes, I agree... it's something ripped from the inside that goes on display in a song like this. What I love about singing it now, though, is that the pain is such a distant memory so I feel it more in the universal angst category now. :)
Check out my latest song called Sounds from the Carlaverse
lengold said 3593 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
Lovely
talent.
Cheers
Len

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carlajpatterson said 3593 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
Thanks Len! :)
On my way to hear your song. :)
Check out my latest song called Sounds from the Carlaverse
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Name: Carla J. Patterson
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