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Refuge


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Philip18

 Genre: Acoustic

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Description
The tracks are:
1. Maton Messiah steel strung acoustic
2. Fender Strat
3. Fender Squier bass
4. Solo is two Logic software instruments (piano and bells)
5. Some Logic B3 over the last section
6. Single vocal

I hope you like it!
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Lyrics
Refuge

The wind is blowing from the south
It is cutting through the trees
It brings a sense of restlessness
And a feeling of unease

There is ice inside that wind
I feel it on my face
I look towards the steel grey clouds
And I’m feeling out of place

Let’s go inside, the fire’s warm
I’ll pour a glass of wine
We always have a refuge here
Where we can read the signs

Sometimes when I’m in a crowd
A listlessness sets in
I hear a jangling dissonance
Of voices made of tin

Can’t listen to the chatter
The inconsequential talk
I need to be home again
Let’s take a little walk

Come inside the fire’s warm
I’ve poured a glass of wine
We always have a refuge here
Where we can read the signs

If the world’s a stranger
That was once someone you knew
If what you read is saying
That the worst things have come true

Come inside the fire’s warm
A place where you can find
A refuge from the noise of life
Let’s leave the world behind

We always have a refuge here
Free from a fitful mind
Song Stats
Hits: 682
Comments: 46
Fans: 28
Plays: 68
Downloads: 9
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Aug 07, 2018 - 07:16:34 AM
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2018 - 07:17:33 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2019 - 10:35:38 AM
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Comments
KCsGROOVE said 229 days ago (August 7th, 2018)
refuge
a wonderful song!
nice bright guitars
fine vocals and words
enjoyed
KC
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Philip18 said 229 days ago (August 7th, 2018)
Thanks
Glad you liked it,KC. Thanks for listening and for the supportive comment - much appreciated!
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Warren Smith said 229 days ago (August 7th, 2018)
Dissonance of the World
Ah, there's no place like home to get away from the dissonant chords of the world.

No dissonant chords struck here. You have a remarkable ability to put together songs that resound with comfort and tranquility - even when singing about biting icy winds and restless flitting minds. I put it down to the wisdom of age .. and lots of practice that goes into making it sound easy : )
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Philip18 said 229 days ago (August 7th, 2018)
Thanks
There have to be some benefits from getting older, Warren - and there are certainly benefits from lots of practice! Thanks for the comments - much appreciated.
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Franciscus_Henri said 228 days ago (August 7th, 2018)
nice song
very calm and contemplative ...but a good wine and a fire will do that...good sound ,I can hear some harmonies in there?
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Philip18 said 228 days ago (August 8th, 2018)
Thanks
I'm pleased you can hear some harmonies... and that you like the song! See you soon.
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PeterB7858 said 228 days ago (August 8th, 2018)
Refuge
Another lovely song and performance, Philip. The guitars sound very good indeed. The vocal is as warm and enticing as a fire and a red. Funny, I must live in a dissonant zone. I find myself seeking refuge most nights... :-) I like the solo section int he middle, too. Fine work. Talk soon.
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Philip18 said 228 days ago (August 8th, 2018)
Thanks
I was happy with the acoustic guitar - the Messiah into the NT 1000 gives a warm, woody sound to my ears. You'll be pleased to know I had some of the FG100 in there too, but took it out. Apparently, even I can have too many guitars! See you soon.
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DWL said 228 days ago (August 8th, 2018)
Lovely work Philip
A gentle meditation on life that has much I identify with.

The world does indeed seem to be suffering from a kind of collective madness, then again maybe it always has done.

Although it's nice to travel and see different places and meet different people home is indeed a refuge.

Cheers

Dick
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Philip18 said 228 days ago (August 8th, 2018)
Thanks
I'm glad the song resonated with you, Dick. Thanks for listening and for the comments - much appreciated!
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MikeRobinson said 228 days ago (August 8th, 2018)
Delightful lyric and music
That lyric is pure musical comfort-food.   Beautiful musical execution.   Faved.
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Philip18 said 228 days ago (August 8th, 2018)
Thanks
That's good to hear, Mike. Thanks for listening and for the comments - much appreciated.
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pharmakeus said 228 days ago (August 8th, 2018)
very nice
delightful music
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Philip18 said 228 days ago (August 8th, 2018)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Chris. Thanks for stopping by!
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Moses said 227 days ago (August 9th, 2018)
Refuge
Clean recording, guitar sounds nice and quite clear and vocals too. Much enjoyed, a special work. The piano was a welcome voice to my ears, I desired a hint more character in it's melody. 👍👍
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Philip18 said 227 days ago (August 9th, 2018)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Noah. I get what you're saying about the piano solo - something to work on! Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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billdancourtney said 226 days ago (August 10th, 2018)
Very very good
Good song and performance and production. Very nice man. I appreciate you breaking down the tracks and what you did on them. Also not too long. I like the old school three minutes give or take length. Nice.
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Philip18 said 225 days ago (August 11th, 2018)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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grah3am said 223 days ago (August 13th, 2018)
Tasteful production
and a restful performance. No jangling dissonances here, oh, no.
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Philip18 said 223 days ago (August 13th, 2018)
Thanks
I appreciate the comments, Graham - thanks for listening!
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groovehounds said 221 days ago (August 15th, 2018)
Refuge
Don't get around much anymore. Yes, I do like it. It's warm and inviting. I like the simplicity of the the bells and piano. Fine picking as always.
Cheers
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Philip18 said 221 days ago (August 15th, 2018)
Thanks
Thanks for stopping by, Stan - I always like to hear from you and appreciate your comments! Cheers. Philip.
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charlieknight said 219 days ago (August 17th, 2018)
free from a fitful mind
very good piece of work. thank you.
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Philip18 said 205 days ago (August 31st, 2018)
Thanks
Glad you liked it - thanks for stopping by!
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SJB said 218 days ago (August 18th, 2018)
Great
I really enjoyed the mellow vibe here. The instrumentation fitted the character of the lyric and vocal style perfectly. All really well executed.
Happy listener at this end!
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Philip18 said 205 days ago (August 31st, 2018)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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Mike_Lynn said 212 days ago (August 24th, 2018)
Beautiful Song
What a brilliant composition.
Good melody flow, awesome lyrics and above all, the exceptional delivery (cool performance).
Thanks for sharing.
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Philip18 said 205 days ago (August 31st, 2018)
Thanks
I appreciate the generous comments - thanks for stopping by!
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Monkaton said 212 days ago (August 24th, 2018)
Sweet
This is a well performed and recorded song with the restfulness inherent in the title. Very well done Philip.
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Philip18 said 205 days ago (August 31st, 2018)
Thanks
Restfulness is what I was after, so I'm pleased it comes across that way. Thanks for listening!
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VicDiesel said 200 days ago (September 4th, 2018)
Inside
Between your sparkling guitar and your dark brown voice I'm feeling comfy already.
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Philip18 said 194 days ago (September 11th, 2018)
Thanks
Well that's a good thing! Thanks Vic.
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scaustrita said 181 days ago (September 24th, 2018)
Nice Mix!
very good vocals & performance. Enjoyed the lyrics too...
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Philip18 said 180 days ago (September 24th, 2018)
Thanks
Glad you liked it - thanks for stopping by!
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Narad said 167 days ago (October 8th, 2018)
Refuge
So nice !!! Thanks for sharing ! :)
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Philip18 said 165 days ago (October 10th, 2018)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it - I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment!
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scottghorwath said 139 days ago (November 5th, 2018)
sunk-in
Gore Juss ~ I hear delivery with restraint like Clapton .
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Philip18 said 138 days ago (November 6th, 2018)
Thanks
Thanks for stopping by, Scott, and for leaving a comment - much appreciated!
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Calchas said 123 days ago (November 21st, 2018)
Always
a pleasure.

Say, your voice is very similar to dadai (Jack Miller). Perhaps you two should collab on a tune.

Beautiful stuff man...

Be well!
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Philip18 said 122 days ago (November 22nd, 2018)
Thanks
Glad you like the song! And thanks for the suggestion - there's a good thought!
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BenedictJames said 121 days ago (November 23rd, 2018)
lovely stuff
Nice space in this mix and lovely guitar work. Everything has room to breath. There's an awful lot to be said for the 'old school' 3min length as bilidancourtney commented. Leave 'em wanting more!
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Philip18 said 116 days ago (November 27th, 2018)
Thanks
Glad you liked the song! Yes, my songs are generally around that length. Thanks for listening - much appreciated!
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ramonaji said 76 days ago (January 6th, 2019)
wonderful
Such a tender, beautifully articulated piece, with enchanting vocals perfectly complementing.
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Philip18 said 75 days ago (January 8th, 2019)
Thanks
Kind words, Ramona, which are much appreciated! Thanks for listening.
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Calchas said 62 days ago (January 21st, 2019)
Goodbye dear Philip...
you will be missed!
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Loob said 30 days ago (February 22nd, 2019)
This paints pictures
and warms us inside. You've left us with warmth.
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