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2/8/2015 CliveAnders 5813 CliveAnders
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12/29/2007

Jim Pearson -  
Long Way Home
Weighted Rating: [3 Votes, 4.56 Stars]
Views: 1,603
Richie Isaacs [4/28/2009 3:40:18 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
zissou [12/30/2007 6:08:00 PM EST]
Score: +0
It's well put together. Great, distinctive voice.
Sputnikov [12/29/2007 11:13:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
this is an awesome tune. brought a tear to mine eye, it did. it's possible that i need to revisit my prescription for antidepressants. or it could just be that this is a particularly evocative song. i prefer the latter explanation. well done!
jordanschug [12/29/2007 8:47:32 PM EST]
Score: +0
I like that two beat bar you put in there. I second the vocals comment... so distinct you know. It has a nice rolling simplicity.
partialreptile [12/29/2007 1:24:37 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Probably best I’ve heard from you yet. Love the subtle piano and brushy drumming. Vocal’s spot on, as always.
wordgirl62 [12/29/2007 12:41:09 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
Damn that Aaron and his fact-finding skills! Maybe Jim meant the last WW1 survivor in England? Or in the home town from whence Jim hales? In any event, the description of the troops laying down their weapons and exchanging gifts really got me. Wish that could be every day of every war...

I love the simplicity of the words that tell this tale, a tale that belies it's upbeat feel with the much more complicated and distressing truths that lie beneath. The notion of a loved one "being" with one in an hour of need when it cannot physically be so...it's profound, and I was truely touched. And the very way the word "believe" is sung with so much conviction. You've inhabited the character so convincingly. The playing is impeccible, the singing very strong. The story and lyrics are outstanding. You're a heck of a talented writer, Jim, please don't take your song away!
aaronlife [12/29/2007 11:06:59 AM EST]
Score: +0
you have to take back your song now.
aaronlife [12/29/2007 11:06:40 AM EST]
Score: +0
aaronlife [12/29/2007 11:04:26 AM EST]
Score: +0
the last surviving ww1 survivor passed away?
JimPearson (song submitter) [12/29/2007 10:21:51 AM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks for the votes and comments (not sure what that last one means?). I wanted to write a song like this around this time as this is the year the last surviving WW1 survivor passed away. I read a very uplifting book a couple of years ago called "Forgotten Voices" - real accounts from the time, mostly retold many years after. The veterans language was so simple, ordinary, describing unimaginable suffering. Also, my dad's Uncle Percy served in the trenches from 1914-18. We have his medals and other interesting objects from the trenches including a "Mary tin" - a brass tin filled with chocolate and cigs sent to the troops Christmas 1914, the first Christmas of the war - when troops from both sides put down their guns and exchanged gifts. It never happened again. OK, I'll stop wittering... and go and play with Lego.
lachrymal [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
You should arrange music, not compose it.
wordgirl62 [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
a well-written song about town..."doing the best things so conservatively..."
wayne monges [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
jim has the knack for capturing the sounds of bygone eras. Great singer!
aaronlife [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
love the percussion, the whole thing sounds great, enjoyable tune to listen to

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