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#559482 - 10/16/19 03:25 PM [User Showcase] It's Gone
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Last week my wife unexpectedly was laid off her job of 29 years. We are now in the agonizing process of readjusting our retirement plans. Not looking for any sympathy. It may be the kick that we needed to get on with it and start our next chapter. After all what can you say? Here’s what…..



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It’s Gone

Grey clouds move in from the west
Looking for cover it’s probably best
Even in sunlight it’s hard to explain
I always feel the warmth but I always smell the rain

It’s something that we all learn
from an early age
When it’s time to move on
Simply Turn the page

Searching our souls chasing a ghost
Hard to believe it will come to a close
Nothing last forever it is plain to see
That one day we will wake up and suddenly
It’s Gone


pick me up slowly glad you’re around
if you weren’t here I’d likely still be on the ground
It’s hard to know that one of us will someday be alone
We built this house together but it won’t feel like home


It’s something that we all learn
from an early age
When it’s time to move on
Simply Turn the page

Searching our souls chasing a ghost
Hard to believe it will come to a close
Nothing last forever it is plain to see
That one day we will wake up and suddenly
It’s Gone

Searching our souls chasing a ghost
Hard to believe it will come to a close
Nothing last forever it is plain to see
That one day we will wake up and suddenly
It’s Gone

©2019 Thomas Adams

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#559488 - 10/16/19 04:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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I believe it's the heartfelt songs which come out of personal experience that resonate most deeply with the listener. This is one of those.
I'm grateful I grew up in a military family. We got used to change very early in life and mostly it was an adventure.
Excellent track, tommyad. Enjoyable on many different levels.


Edited by Ghostgum (10/16/19 04:16 PM)
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#559489 - 10/16/19 04:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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Really sorry to hear about the job situation.. BUT really HAPPY to see you back around here!!! Missed hearing your stuff Tom! This is a true Tommyad classic!!! Wonderful lyric, great prosody, great production and mix! GOD, I have missed hearing your stuff!! Take care and welcome back. Greg

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#559498 - 10/16/19 06:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,
I hope the "next chapter" will be a positive experience.

Strong, tasteful rock tune all the way. Production A+
Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#559515 - 10/17/19 02:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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Hey, Tom!

It's great to see you here again, I've missed you and your music.

Your stuff is always so good on all levels, so much attention to detail! That guitar lick is the hook that drew me in right from the start.

I'm not even going to start and list all the things I like about this, let's just say I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Welcome back!

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#559538 - 10/17/19 07:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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Tommy, life throws us unexpected curves. Many times it's God's way of telling us to take a different path. I was fired, quite unceremoniously and escorted off the property. Two weeks later, I started my own business. That was 29 years ago. Time to evaluate and move forward..... maybe retire and enjoy the time.

The Song: this is probably right up there in the top 3 songs I've heard from you as far as being my favorites. Of course, Waterline is a high bar to top....

Everything sounded great in this. And the lyric crafting is in fine form as well. Right from the beginning, with that cool signature guitar lick, I knew this was gonna be a good ride. Powerfully written.

A great take on the concept that nothing lasts forever.


Edited by Guitarhacker (10/17/19 07:07 AM)
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#559540 - 10/17/19 07:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

Welcome back! Missed ya, bud...
And missed hearing your music.

"It’s something that we all learn
from an early age
When it’s time to move on
Simply Turn the page

Searching our souls chasing a ghost
Hard to believe it will come to a close
Nothing last forever it is plain to see
That one day we will wake up and suddenly
It’s Gone"

An exceptional write. Start to finish.

A gorgeous production (as always). An impeccable mix.

Might be your most powerful vocal, ever.

Top-shelf through and through.

Wishing you the best in whatever comes next. Y'all will both land on your feet, running.... I'm sure...

fj

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#559555 - 10/17/19 08:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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Best of luck in the next chapter, Tommy - this is a rock solid tune you have here though. Gorgeous and sincere, and among my favourites from you yet. Your vocals are absolutely stunning. It really showcases your talents for songwriting.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#559608 - 10/17/19 03:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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This is a powerful song, with positive energy,
loved the vocals up front and ready !.

I get the feeling you already have moved on with the writing and producing of this song , that's the feeling I get from this, and I do not think I'm wrong.

Onwards and Upwards !!.

Thanks
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#559653 - 10/17/19 11:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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Great driving song, Tommy. Excellent set of lyrics, and they fit perfectly with the background story for the song.

The guitar work is sensational, so are the vocals.

Really great, everywhere.
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#559716 - 10/18/19 08:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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Nice to hear a new song from you. Sorry to hear about your wife's situation, but it clearly has inspired you to write a great Springsteen style song with a strong personal message, yet something for all of us. Melody is powerful, including the guitar riff, and your vocals really heartfelt.

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#559721 - 10/18/19 08:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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Oh yeah, when its a heart song it stands out so much more!!!!, sorry to hear about your wife Tommy, we are close to retirement also, things are always fluid in this world.

Your vocal is just amazing on this. The Biab is so well put together, this is a classic country masterpiece. I have listened to several today on this forum and now I must say this one stands as good as I have heard!!!! CLiff

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#559722 - 10/18/19 08:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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Oh, did I forget to say how much I love your guitar work? I DO!!!!!!

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#559763 - 10/18/19 02:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: Ghostgum]
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Originally Posted By: Ghostgum
I believe it's the heartfelt songs which come out of personal experience that resonate most deeply with the listener. This is one of those.
I'm grateful I grew up in a military family. We got used to change very early in life and mostly it was an adventure.
Excellent track, tommyad. Enjoyable on many different levels.
I grew up moving around a bit also, however I have been in the same spot for the last 35 yrs. Thanks for the nice words about the song. I appreciate you stopping by, Tom

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#559765 - 10/18/19 02:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Really sorry to hear about the job situation.. BUT really HAPPY to see you back around here!!! Missed hearing your stuff Tom! This is a true Tommyad classic!!! Wonderful lyric, great prosody, great production and mix! GOD, I have missed hearing your stuff!! Take care and welcome back. Greg
It’s been a busy year. I did a complete remodel of the house by myself and continued to work all the while. In addition to that madness we managed several weeks on the road in the Keys and also in the Smoky Mountains. Something had to give with that schedule and it turned out to be music. For me it is like riding a bike and I seem to be able to jump right back into it without much trouble. Thank you for your kind words. Coming from you they are not taken lightly, Tom

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#559770 - 10/18/19 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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I'm sorry to hear about your wife's situation. But I'm glad that inspired you to write another super song. Everything about this is spot on. Your vocal, guitar, backing tracks and mix are outstanding.

A super song!
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#559811 - 10/19/19 05:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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Tom

Sorry to read about your wife's job but great to hear a new song from you, and it's spectacular.

Absolutely excellent sound, an a wonderful overall production. Terrific guitar playing throughout and a wonderful vocal.

Superb.

Peter

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#559838 - 10/19/19 12:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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"Grey clouds move in from the west
Looking for cover it’s probably best
Even in sunlight it’s hard to explain
I always feel the warmth but I always smell the rain"

What a creative and emotional way to juxtapose
the positive and negative.

You are a master at writing the relatable song and this
one is a great example of that.

And, man, did you ever deliver the lyric with the vocals. Just the right
amount of emotion. Plenty of soul but not angst ridden,

Throw in the always remarkably supportive guitar and fills and the
bar even goes higher. Finalize all that with the band choice and
the production values and WOW!

Sorry an unfortunate life thing caused the muse to drop by but dayum we
as listeners got a real treat!

J&B
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#559862 - 10/19/19 03:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Tom,
I hope the "next chapter" will be a positive experience.

Strong, tasteful rock tune all the way. Production A+
Thank you for sharing!

Misha.
Misha, Thanks for coming by and listening. I appreciate it, Tom

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#559863 - 10/19/19 03:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's Gone [Re: tommyad]
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Wishing you and your wife all the best with whatever you decide to do. This song was absolutely beautiful. Thank you or taking the time to share it with us.
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