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Lament


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Joanna

 Genre: A Cappella

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No instruments, just voice. It's short, and a little strange, but I just felt the need to express some of those pent-up feelings after a week of such tragedy.
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Lyrics
The keening sound of wind
Waters churned opaline
The hubris of mankind
To dangers deaf and blind

And hours turn to days
The streets are waterways
The cries of wretched pain
Unheard in summer rain

Pandora's box is ope
And thus is lost our hope
Song Stats
Hits: 3832
Comments: 30
Fans: 3
Plays: 598
Downloads: 190
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Sep 05, 2005 - 03:47:08 PM
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2005 - 12:23:00 AM Last Played: Aug 30, 2017 - 12:39:27 PM
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eMac, Shure SM58
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Comments
wittybrit said 4481 days ago (September 5th, 2005)
beautiful
OK - I'm off my high hirse about the sad ones. This is touching and works well with the accapella. The simplicity really works!

Joanna said 4481 days ago (September 6th, 2005)
beautiful
Thank you, Witty. There'll be happy songs in the future. Right now, living
through this national tragedy, all I could hear was dissonant mourning.
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jgurner said 4481 days ago (September 5th, 2005)
Touching
The a capella is a nice touch.
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Joanna said 4481 days ago (September 6th, 2005)
Touching
Thank you, jg. Harmonies are not my strong suit, but every once in awhile, I
give'em a shot.
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drakonis said 4481 days ago (September 6th, 2005)
amazing...
I don't know, I personally think that the a capella "wind"
background singing is so unique and dissonantly
evocative of sorrow blowing through what little is left...
and not just your writing of the harmonies, but beautifully
softly sung too, and your poignant succinct lyrics. There's
a strange connection to Southern Gospel in a disquieting
way too, like echoes on the muddy waters of blues.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Joanna said 4481 days ago (September 6th, 2005)
amazing...
Drak, I debated all day whether to take it down. I have to say that your
comment is changing my mind. I purposefully wrote it with all that
dissonance, as it was the only thing I could hear as I watched TV. I was afraid
no one would understand that. As for the genre, I looked for the category
"spiritual". Not in a religious sense, but in the sense of the old plantation
spirituals, that sound that's uniquely southern that expresses both pain and
faith. Macjams doesn't have that genre and nothing else seemed right.

I'll leave it up. I just needed to get out some of the pain I was feeling over the
images I'd been seeing. That was the song's purpose.

Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
screaming.org said 4433 days ago (October 23rd, 2005)
amazing...
I'm glad you didn't take it down. I just discovered this one,
and it moves me.

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Joanna said 4429 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
amazing...
Thank you, Screaming, it means a lot to me to hear that.
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Macaudion said 4481 days ago (September 6th, 2005)
uh!...
Man!...This one touched my heart Joanna...Very nice harmony. The content..., well, it's just what it needs to be..
It's a very sad thing what happened to so many innocent and even, not so innocent souls.
Your vocals are rich with hope though...As I'm just getting settled in to my new digs and finally back to routine, I can't wait to dig through more of your music at some point...
Thanks for posting this one though. It is a display of very seasoned and beautifully mastered vocal work!

Cyd


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Joanna said 4480 days ago (September 7th, 2005)
uh!...
Thank you, Cyd. Your comment means a lot to me. I wish you ease in your
resettlement; it can be difficult to uproot.
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jackstone said 4479 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
Beautiful sound an lylics
Japan also attacked by typhoon.
So this song is really moved me.
I wached old man crying on TV.
It's really miserable but life goes on.





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Joanna said 4470 days ago (September 16th, 2005)
Beautiful sound an lylics
Thank you, Jackstone, and I agree. Suffering is universal, but even with these
terrible images are also stories of hope and generosity.
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Stun Nutz said 4477 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
oooh...
Nice haunting background vocals! I also like the fact
that there are no instruments... it gives it a lonely
feeling...
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Joanna said 4470 days ago (September 16th, 2005)
oooh...
Thank you, Stun. As usual, I was experimenting, wondering if I could use
vocals as the musical bed, without the use of instruments. Since harmony is
not my strong suit, it was an interesting challenge for me.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
puffbob said 4471 days ago (September 15th, 2005)
YO..........................
Forgive me, but....................Let's ROCK!
Joanna said 4470 days ago (September 16th, 2005)
YO..........................
An unusual reaction, puff, but heck, I'm all for it! Let's rock indeed.
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bronco said 4471 days ago (September 16th, 2005)
Great Vocal
Love your voice on this Joanna. The lead and the
background are both beautiful and moving. Thanks for
this - bronco.
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Joanna said 4470 days ago (September 16th, 2005)
Great Vocal
Thank you, Bronco, it means a lot to me to hear that from someone whose
music I admire.
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caroline said 4470 days ago (September 17th, 2005)
i'm hearing barbershops!!
lovely!!! why so short?? and when i say lovely, i mean that the lyrics are too sad for me but the sound you make around them is fabulous - thank you joanna - x
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Joanna said 4429 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
i'm hearing barbershops!!
Thank you, Caroline! It was short because, well, that's what I had to say. That
and the fact that I tend to freak when I attempt harmony.
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Mystified said 4428 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
beauty in sorrow
I meant to comment on this last week after I listened to it, but forgot :P
This is a beautiful piece. Like sighs that weave and wander, trying to find the right words, the backing vocals are the perfect accompaniment to the lyrics.

It's perfect for what it expresses.
Thanks for sharing it here.
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Joanna said 4421 days ago (November 5th, 2005)
beauty in sorrow
Thank you, Mystie. I daresay you would have done it better with your soaring
vocals, but this was one of those songs I felt compelled to write. It was as if I
couldn't let go of the images until I'd sung what was in my heart.
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Alannah said 4379 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
Leaves me wanting more
Joanna ... so glad you left this one up .. as I just stumbled across it .... I wish too that it was longer .... it was just lulling me and then it ended and woke me up all over again ! Sigh ! You should try harmonies more often .. they totally work for you ! Great stuff ! Keep em coming ....
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Corporal Beef said 4343 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
Really Nice
Poignant and to the point. Rich harmonies that really capture the depth of the tragedy. Glad I got to listen.
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Feter said 4145 days ago (August 8th, 2006)
just in time
Joanna .. I m very impressed by this song ...and singin
the mood so attached to me .. !! wonderfull !!
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said 3939 days ago (March 2nd, 2007)
THANK YOU
simply lovely.

anne
stacey said 3569 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Wow!
What an amazing voice. There's such a Nina Simone quality going on here. I just really dig it!
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macoco said 3394 days ago (August 27th, 2008)
Bellissimo!
I can notice you had the whole song in your head (or heart) before start singing the first note. And that's a great thing.

macoco.
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Joanna said 836 days ago (August 30th, 2015)
Katrina
10 years later.
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Joanna said 105 days ago (August 30th, 2017)
Praying for Houston
This happened again. When will our leaders figure out that climate change is real?
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Hi, I'm Joanna (not Jo, that's someone else). Garageband has allowed me to indulge my love for singing beyond concerts in the shower. My favorite part of songwriting is writing the lyrics. This makes sense, of course, because writing is what I d... [see more]

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A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. A cappella is Italian for from the chapel (music); the term is due to restrictions on the use of instruments in medieval c

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