You & You Alone

Nov 12 2006


Here is by far the best work by Justin and I. This is a song that I wrote for my brother and my sister-in-law on their wedding anniversary earlier this year. The original music is by Brandon, which was slightly modified by Justin to suit the lyrics (which were also modified slightly from the original words). Justin sang and also did a commendable job on his 12-string Guitar. I did the fingerpicking on my 6-string and sang the chorus and fill-in parts. Click on the play button (double click in Internet Explorer) to start the song.

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So many years have passed since I
I held you close to me
So many days have passed
Still there’s none like thee

We’ve come far since we met
Still you said you’ll stay
Forever and ever till the end
Till the stars all fade away

Though it’s been so long
Darlin’, this I know
When my eyes can see no more
You’d be there to show

The light in your eyes
When the shadows fall
And so I sing for you my love
You and you alone

The beat of my heart my everything
Yes, I swear I’ll stay
By your side till the end of time
Till the stars all fade away
You and you alone

There were times
When we grew apart
Guess we were too young
Except inside our hearts
Deep inside Dear, I knew it all
I’d be there for you, should you ever fall
You are still the one
You and you alone.

Written: Gautam Dhar, 7th March 2006
Recorded: 12th November, 2006
Composed by: Brandon Bautista
Vocals & Lead Guitar: Justin Meese
Fingerpicking on Guitar: Gautam Dhar

Comments So Far..
  • Nik 11 November, 2006 at 3:39 am

    Amazing work on the composition man , sweet melody

  • Mr. Keedy 17 November, 2006 at 9:29 am

    I felt like you guys were singing this to me! Very good. Keep on making music.

  • Justin's Momma 18 November, 2006 at 3:00 pm

    Beautiful….simply beautiful
    The lyrics are wonderful, sweet and loving
    The melody soft and floating
    Can’t wait to hear more from you guys

  • humbl devil 7 December, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    this piece was delightful…to say the least…came over from your soundclick site..too good man!!!
    will keep coming back for more…

  • Moneeka 7 December, 2006 at 9:41 pm

    I would have cried if someone sang this song at my wedding =(
    What beautiful lyrics.

  • Arti 9 December, 2006 at 2:27 pm

    Lovely song!
    Your brother and sister-in-law are surely lucky!

    Well! I remember reading n hearing this before … correct me if I am wrong 🙂


  • Arti 9 December, 2006 at 2:28 pm

    oops! Or was it some other song? Dedicated to your brother and sister-in-law?
    Sorry! That confused me *blush*


  • Gautam Dhar 11 December, 2006 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks, Arti. Yes this was the song, but me and my co-worker re-worked on it and came out with a much better version 🙂

  • Justin 12 December, 2006 at 3:14 pm


    Hope things are going well back home. We need to play again, i learned a new song and have a feeling your going to be pretty jealous when you hear it.

  • Ishrat 24 February, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Lovely! This comment is not just for this song but for you, your friends n family….god bless!

    Have you heard of Leonard Cohen? Try his songs from ‘The Essential /Leonard Cohen’…i’m sure you’d like ’em…

  • T A RAMESH 8 May, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    It seems day by day your lyrical skill as well as singing skill with guitar is improving. Interests like this one shuld be appreciated wherever one is in the world.

  • Janki 19 April, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    brilliant! u always surprise me….
    Justin–an awesome job! amazing voice and musicality-both of u!

  • Kitty Kanwar 12 June, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Absolutely Beautiful!

  • Shrita Bhatta 12 June, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Dont have enough words to appreciate your talent…………
    Simply superb!!

  • Gautam 12 June, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks everyone, Janki I’m sure Justin would appreciate your kind words. Thanks Katha and Shrita 🙂

  • Tej Mehta 29 January, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    This composition is a soothing melody… sweet … pleasing …reverberating…… you just made my this evening

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