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At First Sight


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Joanna

 Genre: Pop (mainstream)

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Sometimes we can sleepwalk through our lives without realizing what is missing. This story song is about one woman's awakening on a winter day.

As usual, my focus here was on lyric and melody.
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Lyrics


Lived my life in narrow ways
Wonder Bread and mayonnaise
Worked a job from nine to five
I never knew that I was alive

Year by year in russet hues
Work until the evening news
Steady stream of dingy days
Lived my life in narrow ways

I don't believe
In Fairy Tales
I don't believe
In Holy Grails
I don't believe
In shining knight
But I believe in love
At first sight

One chill day in Rosemont Square
I glanced left and you were there
I tripped and sprawled, no grace at all
What a time to take a fall

You rushed over, all concerned
Embarrassment throughout me burned
Could a handsome stranger care
One chill day in Rosemont Square

I don't believe
In Fairy Tales
I don't believe
In Holy Grails
I don't believe
In shining knight
But I believe in love
At first sight

Loneliness was cast away
Your hand in mine, a passion play
Your cheeks were frosted cherry red
Hair like fresh-baked gingerbread

Blue eyes held mine; I tasted sky
Knew that I had found my guy
A miracle on that chill day
Loneliness was cast away


I don't believe
In Fairy Tales
I don't believe
In Holy Grails
I don't believe
In shining knight
But I believe in love
At first sight

I don't believe
In Fairy Tales
I don't believe
In Holy Grails
I don't believe
In shining knight
But I believe in love
At first sight


┬ęCopyright July 2004 by Joanna Sandsmark
Song Stats
Hits: 3340
Comments: 6
Fans: 2
Plays: 171
Downloads: 127
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Oct 12, 2004 - 01:57:07 PM
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2005 - 03:16:29 AM Last Played: Mar 16, 2017 - 06:02:39 AM
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Comments
macapa said 4608 days ago (October 12th, 2004)
Eh
Your voice is like the limbo... How LOOOOOOOW can you
go? ;-)

Simple song (music wise, I would have liked to hear the
awakening), but some nice emotions in there. You have a
very interesting voice.
Joanna said 4607 days ago (October 13th, 2004)
Eh
macapa - I'm a little embarassed to say that I can go lower than that! I have a
low speaking voice as well. And yes, the musical background is very simple in
this one, because I wanted the listener to focus entirely on the lyric and
melody.

Thank you for listening!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
_nderscore said 4608 days ago (October 13th, 2004)
a way with words
incredible lyrics/poetry-you make it seem so easy! i kind
of wished that the low sounding horn in the background
would change up a little. kinda droned on after awhile.
somehow the strings get away with it tho. very nice
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Joanna said 4607 days ago (October 13th, 2004)
a way with words
_nderscore, the low horns are actually low strings and are part of the string
loop. I have no idea how to change the components of a loop. As you can
probably tell, I'm not much of an expert on GB. I'm discovering things every
time I use it.

I really appreciate your comments on the lyric, as they were the focus of this
song. I thank you most sincerely.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
jiguma said 4040 days ago (May 4th, 2006)
Simple is often best!
Just 3 loops eh - excellent vocals and lyrics. That sure is impressive
singing through a pinhole mic. I really like this!
Thanks,
Neil
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egobandit said 3014 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Nice
I enjoyed the lyrics and singing I dont think I have heard much of your music I need to check out more!
Check out my latest song called Tempest Wave
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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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Pop music is a music genre that developed from the mid-1950s as a softer alternative to rock 'n' roll and later to rock music. It has a focus on commercial recording, often orientated towards a youth market, usually through the medium of relatively s

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