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Breathe


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sister_savage

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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With Kavin Allenson (aka "kavin."), who sent this music to me after using one of my instrumental tracks as the backdrop for one of his wonderful guitar pieces ("Nectarina" can be found at alonetone.com/kavin.), and this song just floated to the surface. Written and recorded for the RPM Challenge 2009.

In memory of my father, Anthony, who died suddenly in 1988.

(Allenson & Savigear 2009)
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Lyrics
Breathe shallow deep
Until life is spent and reeling
Drink in and release
You can't always choose your moment
Hold something back for me
A keepsake so small but knowing
It's something more complete
Sometimes cool but keep on flowing
Take me back to the moment
When you lost your breath
And I will help you find it
And you'll be stronger yet
Amidst the strangeness of what you feel
The moment destined to make you yield
I will find you, I'll be beside you still
I'll bind you
And I will help you breathe
Nothing but a shadow
And often less than that
We wander through a garden
Never quite touching hands
Confess my pretty skin is ageing
While yours just fades
You've got to watch our lady nature
She gives she takes away
Take me back to the moment
Before the long black dress
And I will speed us passed those flowers
So we can share our breath
Amidst the strangeness of what you feel
The moment destined to make you yield
I will find you, I'll be beside you still
I'll bind you
I will help you breathe
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Hits: 2822
Comments: 45
Fans: 22
Plays: 273
Downloads: 87

Uploaded: Feb 01, 2010 - 01:36:55 AM
Last Updated: Mar 06, 2010 - 04:11:21 AM Last Played: May 28, 2016 - 11:20:15 AM
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Comments
Doadars Uncle said 2726 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Welcome to MJ
Nice phrasing. A captured moment... Nicely done.
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sister_savage said 2694 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you!
It was a relief to be "approved" by the mods, and to get such lovely comments immediately is wonderful!
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ktb said 2726 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Breathe
really love the lyrics and your voice sounds fab. The guitar is the perfect understated accompaniment.
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sister_savage said 2694 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you!
Thanks for commenting on my first upload. I had the fear that I would be lost amongst all the established macjammers.
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drakonis said 2726 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
takes my breath away... still
This is such a touching song, so well written and performed... Kavin's music is a perfect bed to cradle the lyrics and singing you deliver here...

and a GREAT choice to offer as your first Macjams piece here. I offer you a very warm welcome to Macjams, and look forward to more collaborations with you, as well as watching you light up as more Macjammers fall for that "Sister Savage" siren signature sound :-)

ttfn,
Drakonis
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sister_savage said 2694 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
I need...
to learn how to make comments like you do.

Thanks for the warm welcome, my friend - means a lot.
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guygrooves said 2726 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Welcome
I would have bought this... but since you are giving it to us for free I'll take a copy. Thank you very much.
Peace
Guy
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sister_savage said 2694 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
haha!
Thank you so much!
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TobinMueller said 2726 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Netherworld
Such an interesting flow of conscious-streaming hope-mournful expectation-loss grieving moment of death and life and memory and future dreaming. Nice photo too. I'm glad I had the lyrics to follow along. Wonderful homage.
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sister_savage said 2694 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you!
I really appreciate your comments - and have just listened to "Seafood Gumbo"...wow.
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ShadowofNine said 2726 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Nice
Track...enjoyed
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sister_savage said 2694 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Awesome!
Thank you. :-)
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Mcboy said 2726 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
impressive
vocals and deep lyrical content makes for a great song! I love your vocal sonority...similar to the singer from "everything but the girl"...excellent!
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sister_savage said 2694 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you!
To have such wonderful comments from exceptional musicians is a complete honour!
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jiguma said 2726 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Welcome to MJ!
The opening got me in. Love the sparse instrumental backing, and your lyrics/vocals are excellent in setting a mood and maintaining it. The shift (I was going to say "subtle shift", but it's not really) to wider stereo on the backing track in the last few bars is a nice, unexpected touch.
Cool post.
N
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sister_savage said 2694 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you!
Thanks for the warm welcome, and for listening. I think I'm going to like it here!
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Bethan_Mathis said 2726 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Truly wonderful
Such a touching topic, tender and believable.
Beautifully sung. love it!
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sister_savage said 2693 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
haha
Cheers Ma. :-) x
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I.G.M. said 2726 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Hello there,
welcome to MJ! :o)

Good to hear such innovative and heartfelt music.

Thx for sharing
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sister_savage said 2693 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you!
Thanks for listening, and commenting so warmly.
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billykirsch said 2726 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Very cool
Calm with feeling. That kills me.
Beautiful voice and instrumentation. The percussion caught me from my ears from the start.
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sister_savage said 2693 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you!
I really appreciate your comments! Thanks for listening. :-)
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Sigmund said 2726 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Breathe
Very nice MJ debut. Your vocal performance is very good - I felt you were singing as though you were working to control your emotion - keeping it in check - not allowing it to take over or control you. The music was perfectly understated and complimented your vocal performance very nicely.

Welcome to our community - thank you for sharing this with us!
Sig
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sister_savage said 2693 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you
Thanks for the thoughtful comment, and the welcome to MJ! It seems lovely here...although the music is intimidatingly great!!!!!
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awigze said 2725 days ago (February 2nd, 2010)
compelling
Wonderful memorial for your father. Captured mood in the styling. Sparse and effective. lovely voice.
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sister_savage said 2693 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you
It's a song I always wanted to write. :-)
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magnatone said 2725 days ago (February 2nd, 2010)
Breathe
what a terrific voice you have! i loved your vocals in "temporal Tantrum" - i'm so pleased you've joined MJ and look forward to hearing more from you - thanks!
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sister_savage said 2693 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
:-D
Thank you so much - and for your warm welcome. It seems lovely here.
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crissew said 2723 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
You pull off the
breathy vocal style perfectly in this song. It conveys the emotion of the lyrics very well. Pretty but very sad song. Sorry to hear about your father.
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sister_savage said 2693 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you!
That's a lovely message.
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EEFliess said 2723 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Breathe
wow....intense...and lovely, simultaneously...I am thankful we all have music to soothe our emotional pain...I lost my father 4 months shy of his 60th birthday, we saw it coming though, but still didn't make grief any easier

this is a very gorgeous piece, Tess...even though I am trying hard not to cry, this piece is so full of hope
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sister_savage said 2693 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
wow
Thank you for your comment - made me fill up myself. Sorry to hear about your father, but thank you for your compliments.
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sschedra said 2722 days ago (February 5th, 2010)
Tess
Got here because I listened to your sound bed for Bethan's "Once Again". Nice, tender and sad vocals here. Reminds me of when I lost my Dad. By the way, the instrumentals on "Once Again" were pretty awesome too.
Welcome to MJ!
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sister_savage said 2693 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you
For the warm welcome and lovely comments. Bethan's my mother, so we often work together. :-)
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moorlandt said 2721 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
the very sparse
instrumentation, makes this track an intense listening experience. Loving the intimate mood. Perhaps the vocals could be a tad louder, to fortify that intimacy. Sweet.
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sister_savage said 2693 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you
Great comments - thanks for listening and commenting. I am completely intimidated by the quality of music on this site!
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Komrade K said 2717 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Spangled with insights...
Beautiful clear understated vocals and guitar (strikes me that there's a lot of power in those lungs). Lyrics that speak of heartfelt memories and spangled with insights.

Glad I had the opportunity to listen.

KK

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sister_savage said 2693 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you
Thank you for listening and commenting. I really appreciate it. There is so much amazing stuff on this site, I feel out of place, but comments like this warm up my chilly confidence!
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Hickling_Stan said 2693 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Ethereal
Subtle accompanyment. Cool singing. grand stuff!
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sister_savage said 2693 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you!
I appreciate you listening! I love this site!
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Bethan_Mathis said 2690 days ago (March 9th, 2010)
breathless
Hi Babe, Still leaves me breathless.

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sister_savage said 2689 days ago (March 10th, 2010)
Ha
Well, keep breathing, mama. :-)
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Alannah said 2679 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Another ......
... lovely vocal from you .... this one totally reminds me of "Cowboy Junkies" ....
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sister_savage said 2678 days ago (March 21st, 2010)
Thanks!
Haha, oh no! That's been said before - I will check them out some time, but am terrified of discovering I am completely unoriginal! Thanks for listening!
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Kicbal said 2588 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
Delicate
I like that the guitar has such a percussive sound to it. Compelling melody and sublime key change transition/modulation (whatever you call it) at the end of the chorus. Love how this ends too.
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