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Another one from the archives. I wrote this as a valentine to my sweetheart that year, and for some reason she wasn't all that impressed. Oh well.

I thought I'd throw it to the wolves. 😇

https://maccharles.bandcamp.com/track/carried-away

~Carried away~


Church bells call the tune,
ring across the afternoon,
drifting into you,
the angels are hushed where you sleep-

I won't let them in,
keep you for myself again,
your sun to warm my skin,
we fade our way into the stars-

carried away,
carried away-

born into this bond,
so I don't wander endlessly,
and feel like something's wrong,
without you, I wouldn't know-

carried away,
all of the world carried on,
carried away,
all of the world carried on,
so we stay here as long as we can,
carried away-

wind chimes call the tune,
sleeping through the afternoon,
while all of the world carried on,
carried away-

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Hmmmm... Did she marry you anyway? wink

I really like the music... smile

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Just a thought... Keep or sweep wink

Your warmth and presence
Perfumed satin sheets
Just watching you breathe
The angels are hushed where you sleep

Between rapture and heaven
An eternity in my arms
Time stands still
We fade our way into the stars

Carried away
Carried away

Sweet awakening
A rebirth of awareness
Burning like the sun
The cure for darkness

Carried away
And the world carries on
Carried away
And the world carries on
So here's where we stay
Carried away

Dawn comes too soon
Sleep through the afternoon
The whole world turns around this room
Carried away...

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good one


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Tony,

There's no changing lyrics at this point, fir a couple of reasons. 1: I have terminal cancer and have no time to go back and rewrite stuff if I want to get anything new out into the world. And 2: the lyrics to this tune were wtitten specifically for things between her and I, things that only we would understand the meaning of.

Soo, the thought and effort are appreciated, but it just won't ever happen.

Thanks for the thought.

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CK,

Thank you!

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Originally Posted by maccharles
Tony,

There's no changing lyrics at this point, fir a couple of reasons. 1: I have terminal cancer and have no time to go back and rewrite stuff if I want to get anything new out into the world. And 2: the lyrics to this tune were wtitten specifically for things between her and I, things that only we would understand the meaning of.

Soo, the thought and effort are appreciated, but it just won't ever happen.

Thanks for the thought.

That's the point... Lol
IT'S A NEW SONG wink

Some old guy 'round here keeps saying,"Writing is re-writing..."
But, he never collaborates either...

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Really nice feel...love how it builds...and then comes back to the quiet...nice production

Steve


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Very pretty, especially the lyric - not that the music and production aren't excellent too and they really create a mood. It sucked me in there as I listened.

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Hi Mac! Long time.

Out of the blue I came on to check out some music, and lo and behold, there is another Mac Charles song to check out. Absolutely wonderful, as I expected.

Damn it is hard to read that you are dealing with cancer. Sure, we all know that birth is the leading cause of eventual death...can't get around that one...but it's still difficult to accept, both for every individual and everyone who knows that individual. So know this: Mac, your songs are a gift—always beautiful, always from the heart, always lovingly and carefully crafted, and always well worth the listen. They always surprise me in some way, while at the same time seeming perfectly familiar somehow. You have a rare gift, and I thank you so much for sharing it. You have given me a lot of listening pleasure over the years, and I'd rather hear one of yours than most of what is popular in the world.

I wish you lots of laughs and love in the days to come. I wish you courage and strength, and most of all, I wish you a peaceful passage. This whole baffling experience of life is amazing and beautiful to me, even the fear even the loathing, even the pain, and even the despair. In the end, it is all a rare gift. You deserve to know that you gave back in a big way. Your art is beautiful, and if I outlast you, I can promise that you will still be listened to.

Cheers! —Mark

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I thought Mark had posted a song....

Sounds great Mac, maybe some Pink Floyd in there. Yeah, I don't see the point in changing lyrics at this point. I see Tony blaming me for his critique lolllllll.

Touching thoughts by Mark, yeah life is the strangest thing ever, we pop out of nowhere, and left to figure it all out, with no clues. Hopefully, we carry on in some way.

Leading me to Carried Away....

Your music always had a feeling of sailing thru the ether, Mac

Good stuff!

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Can't say it any better than Mark, take care Mac, you are multi-talented, and I've enjoyed everything you have posted.

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Very pretty and a total mood emotion in this that conveys your feelings...and yes it definitely has a PF flavour and vibe going

Thanks for digging it out for us Mac. Especially grateful for your good days when you can.


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Sunset, thank you!

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Steve, thanks for the spin!

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Gavin, thanks for the good review.

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Mark,

Long time indeed. I hadn't expected a reply like that, there's a lot to digest. The greatest thing a songwriter can hope for is exactly what you have given me, the promise of my works being remembered or listened to after I'm gone.

I thank you so much for everything you took the time to say here, especily given had the tables been reversed, I would feel the same about what you have given all of us over the years.

Here's to future days!

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FD,

Thank you for that!

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Chester,

Thank you.

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John,

Pink floyd is a new one, I guess I'll take it. My good days are becoming more and more rare, but I am trying to take advantage of them and get some new stuff done.

Still chugging at this point.😁

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This is brilliant and I love how the music and vocals build through the song
Yes I also got a touch of Floyd in parts too.

Touching lyrics and melody.
Beautifully done.


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Sarah, thank you!

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Hey there Mac......love the recording. I wish I could get my guitar recorded that clearly.
Good song, and performance. The production is awesome.
Good stuff!!

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Oh Mac, you can carry me away with this any time but Wave After Wave carries me away every time. smile
All good things,

Ricki

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Man sorry to hear that on the cancer , Sounds good man

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Hi Mac,

I remember this one Mac--sweet tune and oozes with emotion in which the music exudes--always love your easy listening sound. I remember living in a Detroit suburb in the mid-70's and I always loved listening to WWJ - FM which was easy listening rock/pop. Your music reminds me of that time period of my life. Loved this!

steady-eddie

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Originally Posted by IronKnee
Hey there Mac......love the recording. I wish I could get my guitar recorded that clearly.
Good song, and performance. The production is awesome.
Good stuff!!


Thank you sir. All I used was an sm58 pointed around the 12th fret.

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Originally Posted by Ricki E. Bellos
Oh Mac, you can carry me away with this any time but Wave After Wave carries me away every time. smile
All good things,

Ricki

Ricki, thanks for that........I hadn't thought of wave after wave in a while.

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Originally Posted by bennash
Man sorry to hear that on the cancer , Sounds good man


No worries Ben, thanks for the spin.

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Originally Posted by E Swartz
Hi Mac,

I remember this one Mac--sweet tune and oozes with emotion in which the music exudes--always love your easy listening sound. I remember living in a Detroit suburb in the mid-70's and I always loved listening to WWJ - FM which was easy listening rock/pop. Your music reminds me of that time period of my life. Loved this!

steady-eddie


Eddie, radio friendly, we like it.......at least back then we did.


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