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It was a dream come true to put vocals to Kirk Lynch's sublime "Night Falls", but I confess to quite a lot of lyrical help from my mother, Bethan Mathis, who also appears as the gypsy. I had the story in my head but was feebly limping towards its expression.

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(Lynch, Mathieson & Savigear 2010)
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Night fell on this quiet old town, and brought such sounds that filled my head and covered my dreams with dancing lights from the fair. Wandering in my reverie, an old gypsy lady turned and said to me, 'Look to the stars before it's too late, I have seen your fate. You love a man who would make you his wife. One day you will look in his eyes and know you have wasted your life.'

My hopes and dreams began to melt, the cards of life so surely dealt, and so undone, I broke our hearts for he wasn't the one. I lived my life in lonely sorrow waiting for love tomorrow, tomorrow... Remember she, the cards, the stars and the prophecy. 'You love a man who would make you his wife. One day you will look in his eyes and know you have wasted your life.'

Old and lonely, choices gone, I'd waited but no-one had come. Oh where could he be, he who was in my stars that she read for me? Then one day, I saw his sweet face and remembered how my pulse could race, then my blood turned cold. My blood turned cold. 'You love a man who would make you his wife. One day you will look in his eyes and know.'
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Uploaded: Mar 06, 2010 - 04:06:21 AM
Last Updated: Mar 06, 2010 - 05:01:31 AM Last Played: Oct 09, 2016 - 03:08:07 PM
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ste said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
great guitar line. love the vox.
nice job!
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sister_savage said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you
So glad you listened/commented!
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magnatone said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Night Fell
sigh ... your voice is just absolutely beautiful! so glad you and your mom have found MJ! lucky us!
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sister_savage said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
:-)
Thank you! I'm really enjoying it here!
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sschedra said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Tess
Intriguing story, great guitar and just hypnotic singing. I can only wonder what it was like for a little girl to grow up listening to your mother's singing and the influence it had on your own talent. You are both amazing. Thank you for such a marvelous creation and for sharing your talent with us.
Stephen
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sister_savage said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you!
From both of us! :-)
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Calchas said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
mmmm mmm good!
beautiful job on this. Fabulous lyrics, and music that does them justice!

More please!

Be well friend!
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sister_savage said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you!
I'm overwhelmed by the positive comments on this site - very much appreciated!
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drakonis said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Music to drown in...
Absolutely delicious piece of music, great writing and guitar work... Bethan's elegant "Be careful what you wish for" lyrics weave a compact bewitching story, and Tess, you deliver it with panache. Although I'd love to hear you articulate your words a little more clearly (or maybe tweak the EQ/highs on your vox a bit), this is a beauty. Oh wait, sorry, this is ANOTHER beauty. Great collaborative work, you three!
ttfn,
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sister_savage said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Thank you
Haha, the story is mine, Eduard. Bethan helped me co-write the lyrics. :-) Thanks for your continued support and encouragement (I am so glad February is over!).
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Sigmund said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Night Fell
What an interesting and sad story you tell here. And it is a story well told. Your vocal style fits this song perfectly - it has an almost mystical quality to it.

I would like to offer you a bit of well intentioned critique, if I may. I listened carefully to your phrasing (lyrical phrasing is one of those elements in a good vocalist that seperate one from the crowd, in my humble opinion) and thought you did a great job. However, the transition from the chorus to the subsequent following verse lines seem a bit awkward to me. Your second verse opens with "My hopes and dreams...", and it felt to me that you weren't quite sure how to begin the line and so you end up sounding unsure of yourself, especially since you were singing over the end of the chorus phrase - which I think is very cool btw - unless of course that is the way you intended it to sound, in which case just ignore me. What do I know anyway - I am no vocalist :)

I really like what I have heard from you so far here at MJ - thank you for sharing your talent with us here at MJ
Sig
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sister_savage said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
I'll rethink...
I hadn't noticed my delivery of the second verse, but you're not the first person to mention this! Interestingly, these were the first lyrics in the song that I didn't write, so maybe that had something to do with it! I'll try to redo it at some stage. Thanks!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Night Fell
That smooth silky voice instantly reminded me of All About Eve and transported me back to the mid 80's and my goth years! The synergy between your voice and the guitar work is exceptional. A really great song with really thoughtful lyrics.
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sister_savage said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Haha!
Funny you should mention All About Eve - my brother-in-law used to be their drummer! Thank you for your comments and for listening.
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Hickling_Stan said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Classy
Reminded me a bit of Blackmores Knight. Very crisp and clear recording/mixing Good stuff. cheers. Mark
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sister_savage said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
:-)
Wow...high praise!!!!!!! Thank you!!!
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Peter Bauckham said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Wow!
Lovely song, singing and production. Thanks for sharing.

Peter
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sister_savage said 2651 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
And
Thanks for listening. I really appreciate it.
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ktb said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Night Fell
Gorgeous. The music runs deep in your family :-) You did a beautiful job of weaving the melody. Sounds like the music was written for your incredible vocal. It bonds so well.
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sister_savage said 2651 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Wow
Thanks for the lovely comments!!
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guygrooves said 2665 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Your voice is
simply... beautiful
Great collab
Peace
Guy
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sister_savage said 2651 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
You're too kind
Thank you for your lovely words and for making me feel so welcome here.
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alackbass said 2664 days ago (March 7th, 2010)
Wonderful
First rate performance and production.
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sister_savage said 2651 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Thanks!
And I have to say, I hearted Let It Be Me immediately! Gorgeous track!
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VicDiesel said 2664 days ago (March 7th, 2010)
Subtle
I really love the vocals on this one. It takes good voice control to have the vocals this upfront and intimate and sound this good. Kudos.
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sister_savage said 2651 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Ahh
Thank you for that! My vocal confidence is growing, and you just helped enormously!
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ShadowofNine said 2663 days ago (March 8th, 2010)
Stunning
Magnificent track, your voice sparkles, the melody is supreme...enjoyed ...
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sister_savage said 2651 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Thanks!
That's an awesome comment! :-) Thank you.
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egobandit said 2663 days ago (March 8th, 2010)
beautiful
Your vocals lend wieght to a great guitar piece. The story being told is very interesting the way you sing it. I understand when you say sung feebly but I dont know if it need more It seems to fit in nicely with the overall feel of the song. I enjoyed and welcome to MJ
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sister_savage said 2651 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Haha
Thanks, I meant that I was feebly writing the lyrics, as opposed to singing. :-) I'm afraid I sing most of my songs with this slightly held-back timbre. I am trying to gain confidence to really let go though...maybe one day! :-) Thanks for your comments!
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billykirsch said 2663 days ago (March 8th, 2010)
Tess
Beautiful and sad story. The most surprising thing to me is that the words and grammar structure are so unpretentious and simple that you can read it as a short story. That's a sign of superb song writing. But then your interpretation put those words in another level of beauty.

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imgrounds said 2662 days ago (March 9th, 2010)
One fine voice
It was a pleasure listening to you sing. I would love to have that vocal talent but alas, I do not. Great work !
sister_savage said 2651 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Thanks imgrounds!
Can't find any songs from you - is that right?
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imgrounds said 2629 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
Correct
I do have several but obviously have not yet posted. A little post shy for now but I'm sure that will change at some point. :)
blaky smith said 2661 days ago (March 10th, 2010)
Cool
Great post, beautiful song, very well interpreted. You have a very nice voice, a pleasure to listen. Thanks...
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sister_savage said 2651 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Thanks!
I really appreciate you listening and commenting! Cheers!
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awigze said 2661 days ago (March 10th, 2010)
clear
vocals and guitar that goes well. Liked that you didnt feel compelled to add in more instruments. Less is more. Deep and lovely.
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sister_savage said 2651 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Thank you
I wouldn't dare add to Kirk Lynch's music, haha. Thanks for listening/commenting.
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Soundhound said 2659 days ago (March 12th, 2010)
Nice....
A very nice vocals and mix......
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sister_savage said 2651 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Hey thanks!
Tried to track down "Will we see tomorrow" but ot's temporarily unavailable...boo! Will try again later.
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jiguma said 2657 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Wow!
Fantastic vocal you have there. Very nicely done - to me, the mix is maybe a little too "in yer face" for the style of music. I'd love to hear this in a less aggressive mix.
But - fantastic performance of a very nice song.
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sister_savage said 2651 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Aggression
Ooh, yes, I can see where you're coming from, but it just hadn't occurred to me before. Any advice on how to soften it up would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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jiguma said 2649 days ago (March 22nd, 2010)
Aggression
It depends on what you are using to mix and master I suppose. Really hard to guess what would work here - it would be a "trial and error" experiment during the mix. Maybe it's just something to consider when you mix the next one. You could have a listen to Rebsie Fairholm here
http://www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/
She always seems to get a great sound for a similar genre.
Neil
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Doadars Uncle said 2657 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Crystal visions
I like the transitions. This is a wonderful collaboration. I've heard a bit of Kirk's stuff on Alonetone, as well. I've tended to be more active here at MJ.

This song has a very nice quality. I love your writing, too!
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sister_savage said 2651 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Hey!
Yes, nice to see you here too! Thanks for your lovely comments.
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SomeMadGirl said 2653 days ago (March 17th, 2010)
Beautiful voice!
Enjoyed the listen....thanks.
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sister_savage said 2651 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Thank you
:-)
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Alannah said 2650 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Very Nice .....
.. I enjoyed your recent post so I thought I would check out the rest of your repertoire .... lovely !
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sister_savage said 2650 days ago (March 21st, 2010)
Wow, thank you!
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mowguy3 said 2175 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
wow
Just stumbling around and look what I found... Excelent, thanks so much...
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