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A little while ago I was listening to the Brook Benton song “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)” which led me to thinking about writing a “you’re the best” type of love song. Stuck in my mind somewhere was the opening of “Midnight at the Oasis” (Midnight at the oasis/Send your camels to bed”) – where did that line come from?! So after those two influences swirled around in my mind for a while this is what I came up with.

Credits
Philip Gardner: words and music, guitars, vocal, bass, mix
Peter Thorneycroft: Harmonica and sensible advice about mixing (I'm grateful for all advice in this area!)

Drums are loops plus some playing around with the ProDrums iPad app.

For the photo, my apologies to “Cowboy McCoy and Cowgirl Shirl” from http://www.tonybones.com/kids_parties/cowboy_cowgirl.html

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Lyrics
Your Love

I’m up here on Mt Everest and it’s getting pretty cold
All my bones are aching, and the frostbite’s taking hold
But it don’t seem to matter how high up I go
There’s nothing that is higher than your love

I’m out on the Atlantic, looking deep into the sea
My sea legs feel like jelly, and the waves crash into me
But it don’t seem to matter how deep below I look
There’s nothing that is deeper than your love

Be with me baby,
Walk by my side
Together we can face whatever comes
Talk to me baby
Take my hand
We know where we are going and where we’re from

In China they were fighting, so they built a giant wall
Made it out of bricks and stone and dirt
But even if that mighty wall still stands on judgement day
It won’t be any stronger than your love.

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Be with me baby,
Walk by my side
Together we can face whatever comes
Talk to me baby
Take my hand
We know where we are going and where we’re from

I’m standing on a Paris street, to watch the setting sun
The city lights start shining, there is love in everyone
But it don’t seem to matter how sweet the sights can be
There is nothing sweeter than your love.
And there is nothing stronger than your love
There is nothing better than our love.
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Hits: 2783
Comments: 48
Fans: 29
Plays: 106
Downloads: 59
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Dec 27, 2011 - 12:12:30 AM
Last Updated: Dec 29, 2011 - 06:19:02 AM Last Played: Sep 27, 2016 - 02:12:33 PM
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Comments
PeterB7858 said 1976 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Nice music, shame about the...
Hi Philip. Good song, well recorded. Gaby must be impressed (despite the picture). Peter can certainly play the harp and I like the slide touches. Less impressive are those furry, yellow "pants" you are wearing... No wonder some folks are a bit gun shy about country music :-) Take care, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1976 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Gun shy
Yes, Gaby likes the song. Here's me thinking the sheepskin chaps were a great "Aussie goes west" idea that bridged the gap between the outback and the plains! Another good idea bites the dust! Thanks for the comment on the recording - I was especially happy with the sound on the acoustic solo - the new mike is an improvement! See you soon.
drakonis said 1976 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Upbeat Country
And a good smooth voice you have to carry this off. The only thing that sounded odd was a hissy-razzy background sound (maybe related to the synth-string line?) that started up around 1:02. But the music, playing, singing, lyrics, and sentiment are all deftly delivered... very nice!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Philip18 said 1975 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Thanks
I appreciate your kind words about the song and the performance! Not quite sure I can hear what you mean re the hiss - I'll go back to the source files and listen individually to see what I can pick up. Thanks for the careful listening and for the thoughtful comment. Cheers. Philip.
alackbass said 1975 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
Your Love
Nice song! I love the melody and you deliver with your usual ease. The bridge is particularly nice. Really good arrangement. Love the harmonica. Really nice guitar solo. Sounds like you're putting a mic in front of the acoustic!
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Philip18 said 1975 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
Thanks
Much appreciated, Andrew. Yes, the harmonica adds something and Peter sits right in the groove - we've been friends since Grade 1 so I guess we ought to understand what each other is doing! You're right about the guitar - at last I have a mike that I think does single-note acoustic guitar justice. Thanks for listening and for the positive comments.
woofer3 said 1975 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
Your Love
Who could fail to like this - certainly not me, most enjoyable.
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Philip18 said 1975 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
Thanks
I appreciate your support, John - glad you liked the song. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
rtcooper said 1974 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
Yeah
That's a Song.

Round the World,
End up in Paris.
Nice itinerary!

Good writing.
Nice Mix (though the Lead Gtr was a bit back on the break) - no Matter.

Enjoyed the voyage.
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Philip18 said 1974 days ago (December 29th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it. I did fiddle a bit with the position of the lead break - may have gone too far the wrong way... Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment!
dave_b said 1974 days ago (December 29th, 2011)
Your Love
I like the internal logic of how each verse lyric builds to the hook. Bridge comes at the right time and provides a nice contrast. Good songwriting. I like the slide guitar (or is that a pedal steel). Nice lead break. Solid vocals.
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Philip18 said 1973 days ago (December 29th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you like the song, Dave. Yes, the slide is the same guitar I used for everything on this track - fingerpicking in the left side, strumming in the right, the solo and the slide (all just standard tuning). I did have an electric guitar noodling away at one stage, but it was getting too busy so I dropped it. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment!
UncleNazz said 1974 days ago (December 29th, 2011)
Smooth
Love the feel of this. Mellow vocal and restrained guitar.
Maybe some female backing vox would lift it a bit :-)
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Philip18 said 1973 days ago (December 29th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you liked the song. I did consider doing this with a female alternating verses or just joining in various places, but thought it sounded OK as it was an just left it. Next time... Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
Mojekay said 1973 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Your Love
Uplifting song and Mr. Thorneycroft did you proud on harmonica thanks for the post.
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Philip18 said 1973 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Martin. Yes, the harmonica gives the song a special character, I think. I appreciate you listening and taking the time to comment.
KCsGROOVE said 1973 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
what struck me
was the great mix! :-)
Man, this is so bright!
Fine vocals and some cool playing!
Well, love never stops to be a source of inspiration for us songsmiths :-)
Enjoyed it!
KC
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Philip18 said 1973 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you like the song! Re the bright mix, it has benefitted from use of the "CD Master" preset in Ozone (http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/ozone/) - which I downloaded for 10 days of free use (I was put onto it by PeterB7858). It costs a bit, so the next song might not have the benefits of it...
Ace-T said 1973 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
your love
Absolutely great song. It´s cool and easy listening and the lyrics are great. Congrats to the one you dedicated these words to. I would like to hear you performing that song live. I just can imagine the Folk – Country atmosphere in the bars and juke joints you are playing. Must be great.
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Philip18 said 1973 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Thanks
I appreciate your comments about the song, and about wanting to hear it live - might be tricky, with you in Germany and me in Australia, but you never know what's ahead! Thanks for listening and for the supportive comments.
seadogbluesband said 1973 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Just nice!
Well thought and well played. Reminds me too of Eric Clapton doing Ry Cooder. I liked the slide coming in at the right time; and the harp is so friendly and inviting. Very nice all around.
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Philip18 said 1973 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you liked it. The slide and the harp were the final additions, so I'm pleased they came across OK! Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
SylviaD said 1973 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
This is
just a wonderful song, performances, and production! Wow, the sound is just perfect for the genre, and all those instruments couldn't fit better with your voice. I LOVE THIS!!!! Sylvia
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Philip18 said 1973 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Thanks
I appreciate the supportive comments, Sylvia. I'm pleased you thought the sound fitted the style - that always takes a bit of work and thought so I'm glad it sounds as it should! Thanks for listening!
neilh79 said 1972 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Your Love
Really cool sound here Philip, you should duet with Dolly on this! Nice job
Philip18 said 1972 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Dolly duet
Well, Dolly was over here recently, too. Looks like I missed an opportunity! :-) Thanks for listening Neil - I appreciate your support!
stratcat said 1972 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Really nice
musicianship here. Got that great country feel to it. I especially like the subtle slide guitar in the background. Nice mix of acoustic and electric. Very professional. Great job Phil
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Philip18 said 1972 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Bill. I appreciate the comments about the mix of guitars - choosing a "sound" always involves some thought. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment!
apb said 1972 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Got to ask...
did you use the GB "Matrix Reverb" in this? I thought I heard a familiar hiss I recognize.. (particularly in the nice bridge) may be wrong.. happens when that AU plug-in is used in too many tracks .. simple solution.. freeze all tracks that use it one at a time.. then mix out.. should go away. Good 'ole C&W choon Philip.. yee haw... very well done from down under.
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Philip18 said 1972 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Matrix Reverb
Thanks for the thoughtful comment Alan. I didn't use the Matrix Reverb, but did use Ozone (http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/ozone/) in GB - and I'm not sure what it uses. It does brighten the track and increase the output volume, but I suspect there's a cost to this - at least at the level of expertise I have with it, which is just to use the "CD Master" option on the master track. But you've got me interested in the Matrix Reverb - I'll check that out! Thanks for the careful listening.
cormacbrenock said 1972 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Got me a swaying
Thanks for stopping by on my piece of music.
So I decided to return the good will and I am so glad I did.
This is light hearted , and softly pleasant on the ear. Your playing is sublime with that jazz chromatic progression going on. Nice one downloaded it straight away and thanks for sharing. Have a great 2012.
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Philip18 said 1972 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Light-hearted
I appreciate the "light-hearted" comment - I was hoping it would bring a smile to the face of listeners! Thanks for listening and for the supportive comments!
sammydix said 1971 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
Your Love
just a pleasant listen. the song goes straight thru from beg to end with a capturing hold to it. nothing there to allow distraction, then come back. sounds nothing like Hank, but his songs has that same "hold you til it's over" appeal.
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Philip18 said 1971 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
Thanks
I appreciate the comments, Sammy - very pleased that the song was able to hold attention throughout. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
gadzooks said 1969 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
Your Love
Happy New Year Philip! I'm getting the feeling you like music with a country flavor... I do! I like the harp ... sits nicely in the mix and the slide bits add that country nuance. Tasty flat picking solo! Very comfortable mix and yes it's always a treat to listen to your very warm vocal delivery.
Cheers
SG
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Philip18 said 1969 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
Thanks
And a Happy New Year to you, Stan. I like lots of different music - folk, jazz, blues, rock, standards, country - all get my attention from time to time! Country is fun and once it's rolling can handle plenty of guitars, which I like :-) I appreciate your positive comments on the other elements, too. Thanks for stopping by!
J_Gretch said 1968 days ago (January 4th, 2012)
Your Love
Got my foot tapping here for sure...Lots of good things going for this one...solid structure and vocal delivery for starters ,and the harmonica accompaniment feels nice and natural...

Always enjoy your music Philip.
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Philip18 said 1968 days ago (January 4th, 2012)
Thanks
I'm pleased that your foot was tapping along to this one! When to involve other musicians is always a question for me - I love working with others, but also love trying to put something together myself to see what works and what doesn't. However, Peter's harmonica just seemed right for this song. Thanks for listening and your words of support!
abzwork said 1966 days ago (January 5th, 2012)
Your Love...
Yes my friend, a wonderful love song with all the trimmings...a most excellent vocal arrangement and sweet guitarwork provide a masterful canvas..refreshingly flava-ful, every note tastes splendid here..:):):)peace
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Philip18 said 1966 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
Thanks
I appreciate your support, Erin - glad you liked the song and thanks for taking the time to listen and leave a comment!
Saltaireguru77 said 1966 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
Your Love
Philip, I'm always very envious whenever i hear anyone play slide as it's something I just don't have the knack for, but in this instance it's executed particularly deftly. The whole package is a very tightly arranged song and everything seems to have it's own "Space". Great sound overall and a very fitting vocal delivery. Superb. Really enjoyed. Out of interest, was that a metal or glass slide? Sounded metal to me but just curious to see if I was right!
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Philip18 said 1966 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
Thanks
I appreciate your positive comments about the song and the mix, Stephen - glad you enjoyed it. Regarding the slide, it's a Jim Dunlop 210 Pyrex Glass. At my local music store they had a rack of slides and the owner was happy for me to sit with a guitar and go through the various lengths and thicknesses to find one I liked. I'm just starting on the slide technique, and for this one just picked two notes of the chord a tone below the notes I slid to. If you're really interested in techniques, there are many on this site who have much more developed skills than I do - people like Neil Porter (jiguma), Andrew Lack (alackbass) or Fran Dagostino (ziti) come to mind! Thanks for listening and taking the time to leave a comment.
Jarvoid said 1965 days ago (January 7th, 2012)
Superb...
in execution,recording and composition....anything I left out ...no ...good...the artwork makes you look like Steve martin dressed as Cowboy Dan in Parenthood btw.

The harmonica is very nice and just rightly placed kudos to Mr Thorneycroft....mixing is not my forte ....if ever you listen to any of my stuff you will notice !!

80)

Cheers

Jarvo

oh, and I have a copy now ....Ta
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Philip18 said 1965 days ago (January 7th, 2012)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Chris. I probably shouldn't have gone with that bit of Photoshop magic for the art work, but as they say, it seemed like a good idea at the time! I appreciate you listening and for your positive comments. Thanks also for the compliment of a download!
Joe Brady said 1962 days ago (January 9th, 2012)
Superb!
Nicely done. Crazy good harmonica. Finger snapper, with great levels so it's easy to enjoy. Great job.
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Philip18 said 1962 days ago (January 9th, 2012)
Thanks
Glad you liked the song, Joe - Peter will be pleased about your comment on the harmonica, too! Thanks for listening and for the supportive comment.
Songwriterz said 1874 days ago (April 7th, 2012)
Sweet song :)
Sure got me trippin my feet - great job and loved the harmonica .. Love Heidi
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Philip18 said 1873 days ago (April 8th, 2012)
Thanks
I'm glad you enjoyed it, Heidi. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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