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This is a sentimental song about being away from home. I guess watching the TV News pictures of those serving in foreign lands was the inspiration for this in the first place. Then I got to reminiscing about times I was away from home and feeling very homesick... then realising that the love was still coming from home and visa versa, which made the situation sometimes even more poignant. I had a silly croaky throat thing that won't go, so it comes across in my voice as emotion in parts... so get your hanky out LOL. Oh yes.... almost forgot to say that I tried a bit of orchestration in this, so please don't come down on me like a ton of bricks, as I'm no musician.
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Lyrics
Home

There’s a place that we all know, where warmth and goodness glow.
And it pulls our heart strings when we’re far away.
Because Home is where the heart is, forever in our minds,
Thoughts are warmer there, than anywhere you’ll find.

I can dream I’m walking down the lane, I can see the garden gate is swinging,
The door is left ajar still, for all the love I know is winging,
Yes home is where the heart is and that is where you’ll find,
All the love you need, when you’ve left your home behind.

(Bridge)
Some things won’t let go,
And while I’m far from home,
Deep inside, where my heart should be,
There’s that ache that keeps reminding me.

Loved ones wait and keep the thoughts and mem’ries burning,
Thoughts that keep us close, tho’ widest Oceans may keep us yearning,
Yes, home is where my heart is, with those I call my own,
It’s the place where love still grows; it’s my home.

Rpt last verse.
Loved ones wait and keep the thoughts and mem’ries burning,
Thoughts that keep us close, tho’ widest Oceans may keep us yearning,
And yes, home is where my heart is, with those I call my own,
It’s the place where love still grows; it’s my home.

Yes… it’s my….. home.
Maurice Vizard

Song Stats
Hits: 3874
Comments: 61
Fans: 23
Plays: 144
Downloads: 157
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Mar 10, 2008 - 07:43:07 PM
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2008 - 07:43:07 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 02:07:56 PM
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Hardware:
Mac OSX 10.4, Fast track, M-audio 49e, sennheizzer mic.
Software:
GB
Comments
Feter said 3485 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Home !
this one is so awesome and classic ..how lucky
we are to have you here between us my friend to
let us listen and learn from your precious music !
I loved your heartfelt orch ... and yes your
thought is golden as ever ..thank you for sharin
such gem !!
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Moviz said 3485 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Wow
Are you timing yourself out of the traps Feter? LOL That must be the quickest response yet. Thanks so much my friend once again, for you kind encouragement.
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said 3485 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Great Lyrics...
...and what emotion in those lines, croaky throat or not...
see the difference between us M is that you are a real singer and have the ability to pull emotions out of the listener, great job my friend
Moviz said 3485 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Thanks
for that Tom, but these days I feel I'm more of an actor... acting at singing LOL, much appreciated, cheers M
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sloparts said 3485 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Sounds pretty musical to me
Like what you did with the piano holding down the rhythm of the song, and the flute (I think) and strings providing a counter point to the rest of the song.

Love the lyrics Maurice, they are very special and moving. The thoughts run true my friend, and the song and music does too.

Kudos to you my good and dear friend

Ed
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Moviz said 3485 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Hi Ed..
Glad you liked the lyrics and the music instruments too... they are strings and English Horn (what else? LOL) and Tuba.... as well as croaky vocal, regards M
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Ibstrat said 3485 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Just a
beautiful song.You say you are "no musician"!? If you measure music by how much emotion is conveyed(I do) then you are a truly great musician.This is wonderful.
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Moviz said 3485 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Hi Mark
Lovely comments you make and I really do appreciate them... I certainly do have an abundance of emotion and it does get the better of me at times, but It's nice if it comes across in my music... that's all I could ask, cheers M
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magnatone said 3485 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Home
Hey Maurice - this is beautiful. Your voice just resonates with heart - thanks
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Moviz said 3485 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Thanks for
dropping in Karen... I'm glad you liked it, but wish the vocal had been a bit smoother LOL, regards M
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droop said 3485 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Moviz
I have to agree with Ibstrat.....emotion is as important in music as anything else. You always have touching lyrics and melody in these kind of songs. I also think you did an excellent job with the arrangement!

Thank you
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Moviz said 3485 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Hi Droop
I'm so pleased you liked this and I thank you too for the comments about the emotion. i just said to Karen that I would have liked my voice to be smoother, but I must say that it sounds right for this song ( all Aged up LOL), thanks again, M
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dirigent said 3485 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Home
Warm and heartfelt song, beautifully delivered, Maurice, bravo! Enjoyed it, thanks :-)
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Moviz said 3485 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Thank you Andreas
I'm glad you approve of this with your talents as a musician; much appreciated, regards M
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lengold said 3485 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Lovely song
Maurice and excellent orchestration. Reminds me of the old Hovis advert (that's a good thing - great piece of music).
Cheers
Len


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Moviz said 3485 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Hi Len,
I know exactly what you mean about the advert.... it does have that' olde tyme' feel about it. Thanks for listening and the nice remarks, cheers M
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stevel said 3485 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
lovely
This is a very nice track....fab orchestration and vocals. Classy indeed
Steve
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Moviz said 3485 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Thanks for
the positive comment Steve... glad you liked the orchestration too, regards M
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craighalkett said 3485 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
wonderful
so much feeling in this song thanx for sharing cheers craig
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Moviz said 3485 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Thanks Craig
Pleased that you liked this and called in. Don't know how I've missed your songs to date... but I'll rectify that soon, cheers M
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davisamerica said 3485 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
right then Maurice
meant as the highest compliment ... this could work as a sound track for the Wizard of Oz .... has that wonderful era feel ... and i love that. keep the "croaky throat" in reserve ... works well .... perfect compliment to the wonderful lyrics .... Mr. Class ... hats off x2 M!

and BTW orchestration was great ... will put away the "ton of bricks" now ... not at all needed... very nice Maurice ... very nice!
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Moviz said 3485 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Hi Jack
I know what you mean about the soundtrack and it is a compliment too.... so glad you liked this and that you approve of my orchestration, as I don't need a 'ton of bricks' landing on me at the moment.... I feel bad enough. Not only is my voice full of corners (so to speak) but the whole of my body too (can't wait for summer LOL), thanks again my friend, regards M
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Roxylee said 3484 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Such tender sentiment
Thank you for sharing this personal song with us. It makes me appreciate what i have. You sing with deep feeling, and that is what makes music come alive.
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Moviz said 3484 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Thank you
for listening Roxie and for the comment. I'm pleased you liked this, though I'm sure most people have felt the pain of homesickness at some time, cheers M
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dajama said 3484 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Very nice, Maurice
You do a wonderful job with this. Your vocal performance is beautiful - great feeling and expressiveness. I have to say I think you did a great job with the instrumentation and arrangement too. Everything fits well together and adds feeling to the very evocative lyrics. Nicely done, my friend. I'm glad I'm at home when I'm listening to this, or I'd be getting very sentimental! Peace.
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Moviz said 3484 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
That's great
praise from you Dave and I'm very grateful.... but the best part is the last line you wrote... that's praise indeed, thanks for giving the listen, regards M
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michael2 said 3484 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
croak
or no crroak. i really like this, great song and your voice is so expressive here. it's like a song from another era. i like the sound of the vocal recording, that may be what gives it that feel of yesteryear. beautiful.
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Moviz said 3484 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Thanks Michael
Nice of you to listen and I'm really well please with your comments, Glad you liked it, Cheers M
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paul f. page said 3484 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Yes, you are...
...far, very far, from "no musician." You understand that music is the language of the heart and you have found another beautiful expression of that language in your text and in the quiet singing you so expressively perform. Just beautiful, Maurice.
Peace.
Paul
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Moviz said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Very
flattered I am Paul, that you praise my work with the talent you have, thank you so much, cheers M
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davisamerica2 said 3484 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
I loved this!
It came from the heart, and when you get it from there you can never go wrong. I'll download this, and listen again and again, and I'll thank you again and again. Terry
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Moviz said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Hi Terry
Thanks a lot for that.... It's great that you will replay it after the download... that's praise indeed, thanks and regards M
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Nick_Flash said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
another
great song Maurice. Could be another soundtrack piece. Beautiful work!
-Nick
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Moviz said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Hi Nick,
nice to see you again and I thank you for listening to this song; glad you liked it, cheers M
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jiguma said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
"No musician" - I don't think so :)
Lovely song and sentiments Maurice,

Lots to like here - your vocal is done really well (although I could do with less fx - your voice is definitely good enough to have it pretty much unadorned by delay and such). It sounds like you're singing behind a screen or something.

Backing sounds like a pro arrangemeny - would be really interesting to hear it done by real (as in horn/string) players.

Excellent track - could definitely improve the vocal recording though.

Cheers,
Neil
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Moviz said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Thanks Neil...
I tried all sorts of settings with the vocal in the equalizers and that was the best that I could get at this point, my vocal being as it was/is at this time still LOL. I used the reverb to try to smooth out the corners. The backing Horns and Strings are from GB Symphony Orchestra and played on individual tracks (by me) I've not used them before, hence my 'ton of bricks' comment LOL. Thanks for listening Neil and for the favourable comment, much appreciated, cheers M
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Kenta_and_Linda_Rocks_together said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Way to cool
You are not a musician... That is a joke my friend.
This is a top song done of a pro.
This is a song I sit back in the sofa and just enjoy relaxed.

Take care
--
Kenta
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Moviz said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Kenta..
Don't sink too far into that sofa LOL.... thank so much for that comment as I haven't used GB 'symphony' to any extent before (just the odd instrument) so wasn't sure what`at should go where.... sems I must have done something right though. Glad you liked this, regards M
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craighalkett said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
brilliant
such feeling and emotion saw the pictures as you were singing thanks for sharing cheers craig
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Moviz said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Thanks again Craig
really pleased you're enjoying the song, regards M
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guitapick said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
~
Very moving piece, Maurice...the chords are beautiful.
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Moviz said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Glad you .....
mentioned the chords Bob, because I did try a slightly different progression in this, with a lovely diminished added, that I've never used before in any of my songs, thanks for the comment, regards M
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gail60 said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
beautiful my friend!
Every song you create is always so good! Your emotions shine through and that makes each one that much better. This is a lovely heartfelt song and you know those are my favorites! :) Awesome job Maurice...Just lovely. Thanks for sharing.
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Moviz said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Glad you .....
you listened to this one Gail... you say the kindest things and I'm very pleased you liked it. I'll have to start writing more songs for throat conditions LOL as quite a bit of the 'emotion' was down to just that, regards M
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said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
now let me just
come down on you like 2 tons of bricks - that was GREAT orchestration, maurice - it worked perfectly. and you've sung this with such emotion, it's impossible not to believe every single syllable you croon. "Deep inside, where my heart should be,There%u2019s that ache that keeps reminding me" is a beautiful line. lovely song full of feeling. thank you so much!
anne
Moviz said 3484 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Hi Anne
Thank you for your generous comments, so glad you liked my lyrics and orchestral effort... you see with so many good musicians here at MJ I didn't feel very competent with those Instruments, but everyone so far says they are fine. Again I thank you for listening and for the lovely remarks... I accept your 2 tons of the smoothest softest bricks graciously and will build myself a little studio just for orchestrations LOL, regards M
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said 3483 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Just beautiful.

Hi you sang this lovely heartfelt song just fantastic and very thougt provoking and extremely emotional. I loved this. Wonderful.
Thank you
I read your very interesing bio and the pic is lovely.. Cheers.
Peace Dee.
Moviz said 3483 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Hi Dee
I just left a message at your latest song and then when I checked in here I found you'd left this kind comment. I'm so glad you enjoyed this and the emotion.... and my Bio LOL, cheers M
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DWL said 3482 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Nostalgic longing
A very gentle song with an edge of sadness.

Beautifully done Maurice.

Cheers

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Moviz said 3482 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Cheers Dick
Thanks for the listen and comment, regards M
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Heightened said 3481 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Home is wherever I
plug in my computer. Lol.

Seriously, this is an awesome song. Think your first attempt at orchestral went exceptionally well!
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Moviz said 3479 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Thanks H
Glad you approve of my backing and that you liked the songm cheers M
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Leon said 3480 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
When I think of home... (sob)
Mo, This is so heartfelt.. it can make me cry on a sad day. I have been far away from home for most of my teenage and adult life, just because it is a sacrifice I have to make to build my future. Every holiday tugs a string at my heart, because more often than not I could not be with my loved ones... This song speaks volumes for me. When I sit down to reflect on my life, it almost makes me tear up to realize that I have spent little time with my family... but then I derive strength from the fact that even far away from home, they accompany me in spirit and they are rooting for my success, my health and my happy life...

Home.. what a sad, happy message!

PS: You sang this with so much heart. My only wish, you record it with a more pro mic. It doesn't take anything away from your wonderful performance, but I think a pro mic will enhance it a few notches even.
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Leon said 3480 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
re:mic
I see that your mic isn't a shabby brand either... The vocal recording problem I perceive might be in the mixing... maybe add a little reverb or equalize it to add more mid-range freq.
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Moviz said 3479 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Leon
I'm really pleased that you liked this and that it has that effect. So sorry too that you find yourself in the situation that you do in being away from loved one, but I hope it's only temporary so that you can all be together again at some time. As long as you all keep in touch regularly it can ease the pain.
I tried all sorts with this song recording wise, but I hasten to add that I don't think it would have sounded half as emotional except for my throat condition LOL. I tried different keys too, so this might not be the right key for me LOL. I just couldn't tell, my throat was so bad (not sore.... just scratchy sounding)There is reverb on and I do use the equalizer to try for a smooth warm sound but with clarity.... but it never comes out like that. As a matter of fact I'm thinking of going for a new mic (a Sure) which I loved to use when I was singing prof. many years ago. I can't seem to get used to this Sennheizzer. But thanks so much Leon for calling in and listening;I really do appreciate your comments. Sorry for the delay but I was away a couple of days, regards M
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J.A.Stewart said 3479 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Strong Sentiment
Songs from the heart are always the best ones, Maurice... and this is a perfect example.

Whatever you may lack in musicianship is MORE than compensated for by your musical sensibilities. You did a lovely job here giving your sentiments a musical body that communicates those sentiments very well. ;)


--- Joe
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Moviz said 3479 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Very
Kind of you to say that Joe and it's very much appreciated, thank you, regards M
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Doug Somers said 3459 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
What a beautiful musical setting
for this lovely ballad. You sing "Home is where the heart is" and I would say that this song is where you heart was as you wrote and performed it.

One of your finest works I have heard Maurice!

All the very best,
Doug

PS - love the picture of the cottage too. Everything here works together wonderfully well. Cheers.
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Moviz said 3459 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Nice to
see you here Doug... really pleased that you listened to this and found it pleasing... that means a lot, cheers M
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SJB said 3423 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
Home
My job soemthimes take sme away from home (albeit temporarily thank goodness) and this song encapsulates some familiar feelings. A tender lyric and excellent prodcution. Thanks Maurice.
All the best
Steve
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Moviz said 3418 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Thank you Steve
I just thought i'd take a look here since you did mention how you liked this song. I'm pleased you listened to this and approved of the sentiment, cheers M
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Name: Maurice Vizard
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They say time is a healer, which it is, but not when your a singer. Nevertheless, I love being part of this community and hope to continue making contributions for as long as i can. ... [see more]

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A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

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