Right Under Your Nose

from by Wilfred N & the Grown Men

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When I listen to a song after I have finished it, I wonder "how in the heck did that happen???" Sometimes I don't even remember writing the song. In this case though, I know the tune started from just playing around on the piano, and I especially remember the trumpet part because I stole it from myself. That part was originally supposed to be on the tag of a rather short song of mine titled "The Rain". It was short because I ran out of half-inch analog tape when I was recording it - the tape was literally spilling off the reel and I had to finish it real fast and as a result never got to add that trumpet figure.

So . . . I did steal that part from myself and made it factor in this song. It was right under my nose.

That's me on vocals, keyboard parts, drum programming and other bits including my Firebird guitar with tremolo. Jamie Philp played some astounding guitar parts on it. That voice saying "follow your nose" is my wife, Daryl Kozub. She has a great sense of 'rightness' and the simple little spoken bits are just right in this song. Thanks!!!

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Right Under Your Nose
by Wilfred Kozub


When you’re searching for something
And you never quite can find it
You look out every window
And it just isn’t there

You’re feeling down and empty
Or maybe you’re lost and lonely
When everything you wanted
Was right under your nose

Right under your nose, right under your nose
Right under your nose, right under your nose

Waiting for the good weather,
A better life or whatever
You’re only going to find it
Right under your nose

When life is full of worry
And you want to make it better
You find the one who was there for you (follow your nose)

No wonder I have missed you
I never shoulda dissed you
Now I just want to kiss you

Right under your nose

Right under your nose, right under your nose
Right under your nose, right under your nose

Copyright, ©, 2012, by Wilfred Kozub (SOCAN)

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from Passing Through Time, released January 20, 2017
Wilfred Kozub - vocals, keyboards, guitar and bits
Jamie Philp - special guitar parts
Daryl Kozub - spoken word

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Wilfred N & the Grown Men Edmonton, Alberta

Wilfred N & the Grown Men are a pop/rock institution in their home town of Edmonton, Canada. With roots in the New Wave scene of the early 80s, the group reliably offers up a striking set of tuneful and significant new songs of imagination and depth.

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