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You Can Count On Me (The Weather Song)

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Half of this song was written back in the early 80s and the other half was written in a moment with my son just days before it was recorded.

Jack immediately took to this song and we were singing it constantly so I figured it needed to be recorded, but there just wasn’t enough of it. So I sorted out the guitar after 30 years of dormancy, and made up a second verse on the spot, with the intention of singing the two melodies as harmonies in unison.

I think what informed the urgency of committing this song to “tape” was as much about how my friends have responded to my current state as is was to offer my son a fun song to sing with his daddy. I especially want to make sure I think my friends Joe and Dave for their constant support and eternal friendship.

I must also admit that my friends at icomp have been important as well; Always there; always kind in their comments; chatting away with me when I need to take my mind off the day. I think the “raise the icomp flag” initiative represents a lot of what this community is for all of us. Somehow we are all joined by our common love of music and our friendship with one another, and in spite of the distance between us, we are – in my estimation – traveling together.

Finally, it helps my heart to think of my mother, walking hand in hand “forever” with my son Jackie, singing this song, and perhaps my son will remember in his heart how much his Oma loved him whenever he hears this.

A note on the production: that is not a uke, it is a cheap old guitar that I EQed and flanged and tripled center hard right and hard left to try to approximate the sound of a uke. The bass is the same guitar EQed doubled with one track tuned down an octave to sound like an upright bass.
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Sometimes it's Cold Outside my window
Sometimes the Sun is Shining Down on me
You can never count on the Weather
but when you're down and out, you can count on me

You and I are friends forever
you and I are One
We will travel Far together
'til our days are Done
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Uploaded: Feb 28, 2011 - 07:50:19 AM
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2011 - 07:50:19 AM Last Played: Feb 15, 2019 - 09:13:04 AM
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grahame1956 said 3006 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Sweet song
Good effort. It's sometimes hard to write a happy, positive song. Angst and pain is so much easier to do. So I thought this was great and made a great change
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KCsGROOVE said 3006 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
keep hummin' that song..
cool, positive vibes, Miles, could use that...
buried my little doggy today, but you made me smile :-)
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Char said 3006 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
you can count on me. Nice dynamics and great mood. Snapping my fingers, here. Thanks.
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that80sboy said 3006 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
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jdholliday said 3006 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
great story and cool use of an old guitar, and a great song! Well done! Stellar post!
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Kicbal said 3004 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Even though this was partially done a while back, it still has a contemporary sound and feel much like Jack Johnsons down home stuff. Enjoyable song that is very well sung and played.
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