This is one of the VERY best songs I have EVER heard. And I do NOT mean it is one of the very best JMT songs I have ever heard… I MEAN it is one of the very best songs I have heard… EVER… period! And this is one of the VERY best albums that I have EVER owned! And I am 64 damn years old! So I have owned a lot of very damn good albums! As a 64 year old Baby boomer, I have heard a lot of very very good songs and a lot of very good albums… and still… this song still makes me cry. Thank you, so very very much, James Michael Taylor, for your music! Your music has meant a lot to me in my Life!
Yes, It made me stop and think.
You have a great style, very distinctive. A complete story in less than 3 minutes.
Hey, James Michael Taylor, after I listened to your song, and wrote my praise of it, I couldn’t get back on Facebook…..couldn’t get it to open my page. It’s that mass shooting in New Zealand has them freaked out, double checking every post. That murderer just killed all those people in our homes on Facebook. If we don’t stop them, we probably won’t survive in more ways than we can count.
This is authentic, deep Texas traditional, story telling song writing. Damned hard to do this well.
Good critique by: Estra (Estrella) Berosini, aka: “Estrella, Circus Girl.”
Brilliant,JT - swafo
now I am crying, haven’t worked out how not to do it
No reason to cry but for the happiness lost. Think of the happiness again…..
Me too, I do.
Really nice. I’m that close to crying myself. Hang in there!
Always a little deeper. Thanks!
It was early in November
I’d been doing some Time Out
Some little thing I was doing
Made my mom and daddy shout
I could see that they were angry
And I knew without a doubt
wonderful vocal work.
This is a song written by a friend.
Hey, JMT! Look what I found! Can you believe this song is 10 years old?
First, the guitar sound is amazing. This friendly little project is is special in so many ways.
You asked me who Jack Hardy was…He was a friend of mine, now gone. Beloved by many. This was a bit of teasing him, imitating how he sang. He and I shared a mutual respect. The first time I met him I was sitting under an awning at the Kerrville Folk Festival and he pulled up a chair and said, “Sing me a song.” We were buddies from then on. The day he would arrive at Kerrville was always joyfully anticipated, not just because he made such great spigot. Here is a link to more about him:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Hardy_(singer-songwriter)
That bass is awesome! Great build!
This is beautiful.
Wonderful, James. Thank you for singing the songs in your heart. This world needs them.Summer Loraine Russell
Mighty powerful feelings of aloneness and independence, songs and songwriting/singing a perfect fit! Keith Haas
This immediately puts me in a mythical meadow with fairies and crickets and lightning bugs at dusk…
This is such a solid track it could go a dozen ways.
Also, thank you for your comment. I had a 7th line clear up until my final mix when I realized how useless it was…your response verifies my thot. The song was start to finish this afternoon.Thanks again.
“The years can kill your spirit. The years you can’t explain
The years that simply melt away… like mascara in the rain.”
Damn… what great words. JMT words.
Words that paint a picture… on the canvas of my spirit. `
Crisp and crystal clear!
Perfect for your voice. “aging Silverado…” “so, I don’t say a word, my order is heard.”
Love your voice on this. Like 50s American pop song.
So clean! Really rocks. Sounds like your first language is American English.
Great production! Is that all you playing everything?
So clean. Very interesting…I’m missing some of the words tho. What country are you from?
This really creates a world of it’s own…
I like how you fit your voice and sentiment into this barren acoustic landscape.
Love the tender lyric buried in the storm of sound.
It’s like the instruments are playing footsie.
Iy’s like a meditation…could loop indefinitely