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In The Nick Of Time

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(Remastered 22/10/2021)

I’ve been missing in action for ages - apologies to all, I’m about to start listening again too.

For ages, I’d been considering a move away from my trusty Boss BR1600 on which I’ve recorded and mixed nearly everything I’ve posted on here.

It was a wrench to stop using the Boss, but I’ve managed it. I’m a full convert to PreSonus’s Studio One DAW via a PreSonus interface now.

It’s taken me longer than I planned. I had this new song ready some time (months!) ago, but I found that I’d got caught up in my own private loudness war on my previous posts here last year.

Because of this, there’s been a “remastering” exercise - I’m remastering all my old ones in Studio One (and fixing an horrendous up-sampling error I made on EVERY mp3 I’ve ever posted).

Update (22/10/2021) I found I’d mastered it just a tad hot for my liking. So I put it into the remastering project and here it is now, acoustics sounding more like acoustics, squashy bit in second bridge now not so squashy.

In The Nick Of Time - A A J Russe

This isn’t like her
To be so late
It isn’t like me
To feel so great
Being on my own
With you alone

So I talk about her
About her laugh
I talk at you
In paragraphs
About how she is
And how I feel

I wear out her name
As if you’ve not heard it before
I’ll wear out her name
Until she comes in through the door

If you do the gravy
I’ll do the wine
You keep to your side
I’ll keep to mine
She’ll be here
In the nick of time
She’s always here
In the nick of time

Let nobody ask and nobody wonder
Nobody try to see what’s under
The nervous smiles
Oh, but she’s been a while
If all that we want is all we wish for
And all that we catch is all we fish for
Then maybe we won’t
We won’t let her down…

So switch on the light
Draw back the blind
Open the doors
We’ll be fine
She’ll be here
In the nick of time

I didn’t ask but maybe I wondered
You maybe had a glimpse of what’s under
My nervous smile
Woah, but she’s been a while
If we get caught is that what we wished for
Trapped in a net is that what we fished for
Maybe we don’t
Have a chance at all…

If you do the gravy
I’ll do the wine
You keep to your side
I’ll keep to mine
She’ll be here
In the nick of time

She’ll be here
In the nick of time

She’s always here
In the nick of time

Copyright (C) 2021 A A J Russe. All Rights Reserved.

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H R Music said

Glad you're sharing more of your art. I haven't been able to listen in until just recently. Best of luck.

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Wrinkled Shirt said

Added to my favorite playlist...perfect driving music.

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Wrinkled Shirt said

Top notch guitar playing and production arrangement. Great stuff. 'nick of time' very British alleyway:)

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Colleen Dillon said

Absolutely fabulous! Your lyrics always mesmerize… wonderful to hear your amazing music again. You’ve been missed indeed.

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Shed Sounds said

You've been gone too long! This sounds rich - love the stereo duelling guitars. Great tune and lyrics too

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Pat Bondy said

Good stuff, really crisp sound.

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Sister Savage said

Liking the country vibe! Lovely harmonies too. :)

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sammymann123 said

I love your music. You never disappoint. Always makes me happy to hear your music. Awesome.

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oldfolks2 said

'ello Stranger, that's a real piece of class, A + + + from me.

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stevenotice said

Great song, vocals, and production!

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David G Harrington said

Very nice work, I love the quality in your voice.

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Paul Matthews said

Welcome back sir! Really nice song, instrumentation, and super sound quality even through the ol’ ear buds!! 👍👍🎶🎶👍

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thetworegs said

Another beauty from house of Russe well worth the wait