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Near Daybreak - John Sercu

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"Near Daybreak" is a song that I wrote when I was 16. I dedicated the song to a then much older friend (33) whose name was "Luc". A person who I spent many late night hours with in the bars of Bruges (Belgium, Europe).
The English lyrics that I wrote with the song (which cannot be heard in the here) also told the story of two guys who every night went on a pub-crawl, until at least six in the morning. While creating the orchestration of the song on the computer my memories of that period in my life came back vividly and so I found a splendid title for the song: "Near Daybreak".
With the chosen title in my mind I now wanted to make it something real good. I wanted to create an atmosphere in which when hearing the song you could, with a little imagination, feel the feelings one person has when he spent the whole night drinking in a pub coming home in the morning knowing that he should work or go to school within 2 hours.
Imagine the following: Six a clock in the morning... The sun gently chasing away the darkness of night... Biking through the city of Bruges on my way to where I live in the suburbs after a whole night of heavy drinking ... Being drunk ... Feelings of guilt ... Moments of confusion ... Moments of clearness ... The lack of energy because of the long night behind me ... Resurgence of energy because of the morning light coming up... The disturbing thought of having to be at work / school within a few hours. Al those thoughts, feelings, impressions coming together in one song: "NEAR DAYBREAK"

Enjoy this song with a nice beat... If you like it please don't hesitate to listen to my other submissions :o)

With friendly regards,

John Sercu

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your songs are very meaningful

and they all seem to be inspired by genuine life experiences

combined with ur amazing compositional talents, u're one helluva an artist :)
i love how u can just use the piano to capture a melody and make it so damn catchy


Loved it

The overall atmosphere of this song really matches the title of it, and it's awesome, too!! LOL I really loved this one, keep it up!


It'll always be one of my favorites.

Good, but...

This is an good song. I like the beginning, and if that style carried through (it wouldn't be rock anymore) it would be much better in my opinion. So that is the only reason I can't give it a 10/10 So I'll give it a 9/10 Good job anyways.


impressive work Master John

Credits & Info


4.88 / 5.00

Jan 21, 2010
8:00 AM EST
Classic Rock
File Info
6.5 MB
3 min 34 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.