What Matters

by NICO

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3 years after my dad died, I had an incredibly life-like dream where I not only saw my dad, but encountered him in a way that changed my life. This song is a response to that encounter. Read the full story, watch the interview, and take in the music video here: nicogroove.com/what-matters/

lyrics

When my father died
Something inside
Felt like a piece of me was torn out

I just can't seem to find it again
Aching for the affirmation
But there's silence and I'm left here without

CHORUS
I'm filled with emotion
I'm filled with the notion
That what matters -- remains

I had a crazy dream
There in front of me
Just the way I remember him -- my old man

Bright blue eyes staring right through
Everything I tried to hide he knew
(he said) "Son, don't hide your face in your hands"

BRIDGE
Now that you know what you know
So much has been taken
How am I supposed to carry on

credits

released December 15, 2011
Written by Nico Boesten along with Andrew Smith & Norm Strauss
Lead Vox, Acoustic Guitar: Nico Boesten
Fretless Bass: Brian Wiebe
Hammond: Malcolm Petch
Background Vocals & Beer bottle sound effect: Ari Neufeld
Pedal Steel: Graham Ord
Drums: Eric Funk
Electric Guitar: Andrew Smith

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NICO Kelowna, British Columbia

I am a father, producer, singer-guy, drummer, entrepreneur, supporter of indie artists, soccer lover, and least importantly a novice land kiteboarder. All of which I love and am working on becoming awesomer at.

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