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My Brother


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 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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The picture is of me and two of my brothers. Harold is to the left of me and Mark is to the left of Harold. When I dropped by to see Harold that day, he wanted me to take his Brazilian DiGiorgio classical guitar home. We had discussed previously about me having that instrument since there was a story behind it that related to the both of us. It's a fine instrument that was manufactured in 1976, purchased in 1979. I went to this shop in Belem to purchase three guitars back in 79, 1 for me 1 for Harold and 1 for Mark (Fitting that the three brothers were at Harolds house for that occasion). I asked the retailer if he had any more guitars available since I didn’t see very many on display, he said sure and directed me to the attic of the building. Once in the attic I found the floor was covered with stacks of guitars still packaged up. I spent that afternoon sorting through and picking the best of the lot. Not long there after I left Brazil for the last time and continued living to this day in the USA. I ended up selling my classical to Damon a friend of mine in New Mexico. Anyway, Harold said, “go write a song and use it.” I’ve had writers block lately but what better way to write a song for a reason.

I’ve been dropping by to see Harold every now and then. One time while I was visiting him at the hospital, a friend from Brazil was there by the name of Mike. Mike asked Harold what his best memories of Brazil were and Harold quickly started off how he enjoyed living in a city called Fortaleza, that to Harold and me was a paradise, a place that we were free to jump on our bikes, explore, head down to the beach without worries and carefree. What a life that was and I couldn’t agree more. A lot of memories surfaced when we talked that day about that time in our lives.

Harold is only a couple of years older than me (2.5 years). There wasn’t any competition that I can remember between the two of us like many siblings have. I always looked up to Harold, he was the best candidate for big brother a little brother could have. He was always thinking of me during Christmas and my Birthday. One birthday he got together with our mom and they bought supplies to rebuild an old bicycle that was laying in the storage. Harold painted, rebuilt the bike from the ground up, new seat tires and all and presented it to me for my birthday. I have a vivid memory of that day, he had an old girls bike that he rode, still he fixed up the boys bike for me. We set off riding towards the American School we attended, biked around there for a while and on the way back home we both jumped a curb at the same time, the axel to the tire on Harolds bike came off the fork and when the bike came down off the curb the fork lodged in the spokes, the bike did a cartwheel but Harold landed on his feet. That’s the way Harold is, always landing on his feet.

This story and many more like it are the inspiration to this song.
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Lyrics
It's Nice to Know
The ones I'm with
Spending days that came and went

Free to live
Free to care
Shared with one another

The roads we've yet to see
Times spent with my brother

Those days we ride
Then we'd explore
What finds were 'round the corner

The trail path
Another pass
A reason to move forward

An innocence to feed
In common with my brother

My hero paced
This world I know
His life encouraged me

The chance was mine
To grasp that time
Then store it in my heart

It's nice to know
That God has shared

Sees us through
And guides us there

Thanks for folks
The ones I love

The ones who
Really care...

Can't stop myself
From time to time
My mind recalls dreams

Those memories
I cherish more
They won't be drawn from me

© John Luper
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Uploaded: Sep 18, 2014 - 04:55:45 PM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2014 - 10:41:41 AM Last Played: Jul 10, 2017 - 01:09:55 PM
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Comments
davisamerica said 1067 days ago (September 18th, 2014)
A heart song
..... John this is a beauty.
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lyzak said 1067 days ago (September 18th, 2014)
Cool Trio of Bros
LOVEly story, beautiful tune, lyrics and vocal. The guitar sounds happy you're playing it too!
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sammydix said 1067 days ago (September 18th, 2014)
I'll admit
the song info touched me a little, esp since I'm the oldest of 3 younger brothers (Mom had 4 boys, no sisters, but I always thought that would be kinda cool). And we also never had any 'rivalry' type thing, but we've had our 'fights'--NEVER fists--as kids, but fortunately, not as adults. In short, I can feel the message of the song, and couldn't imagine any one of them not being around. Songs like this can really make you reflect.

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davisamerica said 1067 days ago (September 18th, 2014)
The lyrics
are breaking my heart.
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alackbass said 1067 days ago (September 18th, 2014)
My Brother
Beautiful song! Beautiful story! I know this is a tough time for Harold. I've been where you are and know it can't be much easier for you. Music can help. Thoughts and prayers for the both of you.
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awigze said 1067 days ago (September 19th, 2014)
Keep on
Talking about the memories. I really like the up front guitar work. No one can steal the joy of a strong family.
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Narad said 1067 days ago (September 19th, 2014)
My Brother
Wonderful track ! Thanks for sharing with us ! :)
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mystrag said 1067 days ago (September 19th, 2014)
Brother
A very moving story and the song. Thank you for sharing. Peace.
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Vic Holman said 1066 days ago (September 19th, 2014)
my brother
great background story. and a great tribute as well.

the song has a strong melody and very well executed. guitar work is great a nice balance of the acoustic and electric. all in all this is excellent.
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KCsGROOVE said 1066 days ago (September 19th, 2014)
great song
Good to have a brother who's also into music :-)
I got a great Takamine guitar from my younger brother Stevie, who's a great musician.
A song straight from the heart!
and fine guitarwork..
Very much enjoyed!
KC

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magnatone said 1066 days ago (September 19th, 2014)
My Brother
this is so wonderful ..... thank you John. And much love to each of you!
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scaustrita said 1066 days ago (September 19th, 2014)
Brother
Outstanding performance

:: Heart Felt ::
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egobandit said 1066 days ago (September 19th, 2014)
You bring it
this goes deep
well for me that is
its so heart felt and real
btw the singing guitar bass and drums tops!
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michaeljayklein said 1066 days ago (September 19th, 2014)
What can I say?
This is a beautiful tribute to a very fine fellow and the kind of song that can only come from one brother's heart to another. Thank you so much John and especially you, Harold.
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bud said 1066 days ago (September 20th, 2014)
What a wonderful song John
so tender and full of love. Your voice has that combination of strength and vulnerability I hear in Pete Townsend. There are echoes of his guitar here too. Yo share his gift for recapturing youth and the things that matter most. Thanks for sharing the back story - it's a good one.
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jiguma said 1066 days ago (September 20th, 2014)
John
A really fine song - thinking of you both.
Neil
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BirdmanWayne94 said 1066 days ago (September 20th, 2014)
Such...
... a wonderful song, picture, and story. I'll never forget the couple of times I got to meet and talk with Harold. What a man!

You captured his character very well in the words of the description and the lyrics. Salute!
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gadzooks said 1065 days ago (September 20th, 2014)
My Brother
Great song! ... music is a healer...
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J.A.Stewart said 1065 days ago (September 20th, 2014)
Love That Guy
A beautiful sentiment and beautifully done, John. Some really nice guitar sounds in here. Lovely work from the heart. ;)

--- Joe
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RichardSchletty said 1065 days ago (September 21st, 2014)
John,
This is a heartfelt story of little jaunts and the long journey with Harold. My prayers for healing.
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Sigmund said 1064 days ago (September 21st, 2014)
My Brother
"This story and many more like it are the inspiration to this song." Very inspiring indeed, my friend. Enjoyed!
Sig
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Dadai.2 said 1064 days ago (September 21st, 2014)
Brothers....
Bros... John, good that you mark your connection to these two brothers of yours. Good. Stuff. From. Your. Heart... Indeed...
rok41 said 1064 days ago (September 21st, 2014)
My Brother
John, this is very well done and really hits home for me too, as you know. I love the tone you are getting out of your guitars, both acoustic and electric. Vocals are well done too, one of your best.
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Saltaireguru77 said 1064 days ago (September 22nd, 2014)
My brother
I'm an only child, so I've trouble relating to having an actual brother. But if this is a patch of what it's like, you're truly blessed. Superb.
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davisamerica2 said 1063 days ago (September 22nd, 2014)
My Brother
This is such a nice song, and wonderfully written. It's no wonder where it's power comes from. I think you can rest assured that Harold felt equally blessed with you as his brother, and that what you feel, so did he. I loved the guitars in this; quite magical!
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PeterB7858 said 1062 days ago (September 23rd, 2014)
My Brother
Great back story and an equally heartwarming song, John. Inspiring! The DiGiorgio sounds great. Take care, all of you. Kind regards, Peter.
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Llarion said 1061 days ago (September 24th, 2014)
Like the Neil Young vibe..
Sweet, heartfelt tune! The love of a brother is different from any other. I've had friends that were like brothers, but I think it's probably not quite the same...
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craft said 1046 days ago (October 10th, 2014)
My brother
Great tribute!! Harold deserves it! He was a great guy!
This lyrics really makes me be sad...
Keep it up!!
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bronco said 1012 days ago (November 13th, 2014)
Loved it all
Your tribute and love for your brother made me open my heart and feel I knew and loved you both. I sometimes forget that folks like you exist.

The song was terrific! Especially liked your electric playing in the background. Wish I could have shared your time in Brazil. Sounds like it was paradise indeed.
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Warren Smith said 985 days ago (December 10th, 2014)
Big brothers
I have an older brother - two years older - and what you write about here mirrors my personal experience. Especially exploring the world out there on bicycles! It's not an easy thing to put into words - the way a close sibling can bolster your involvement with life situations. It's a song I still have to write .. someday.
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hackjo said 985 days ago (December 10th, 2014)
Touching
As someone who nearly lost their brother years ago, I found this moving. Very tender little song. Lovely.
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paralax said 678 days ago (October 12th, 2015)
heart felt
very nice song. great melody and lyrics the vocals are spot on.Harold is looking down from heaven and beaming with pride.
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