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Happy Halloween!
my own slightly-disturbed version of davisamerica's 'emma.'

(much thanks to davisamerica for letting me interpret my own version of 'emma!')
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Lyrics
my name is emma and i have a secret
hidden within my labyrinth-mind
you think you know me, but how could you know me?
the things i have done are more than unkind.

you say " emma, I love you."
i say you're foolish to try
you say, "emma, I need you."
but i'll never know why.

secretly soothing my own inner demons--
wretched and haunted, i smother their screams
voices are calling--the voices are telling me
what i should do, in the depths of my dreams
they say, "emma we need you. how can you leave us for him?"
"emma!" the voices keep calling

and they never grow dim...

"emma!"
"emma!"
"emma, you don't understand us"
"emma, don't leave us once more"
"emma, what are you doing?"
"what else is love for?"

"emma, emma don't leave us!
"emma, emma don't leave us again"
"you say you think that you love him"


...you say you're watching over me always--
but, you know, they're watching you.




lyrics by Mystified 2010
music by davisamerica
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Comments: 48
Fans: 39
Plays: 204
Downloads: 80

Uploaded: Oct 22, 2010 - 11:34:42 PM
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2010 - 12:07:45 PM Last Played: Apr 02, 2017 - 11:44:48 AM
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Outtaorbit said 2378 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
Yes of course
Why would you not rock this?
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Mystified said 2378 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
why thank you...
Thanks for stopping by for a listen ;)
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particledots said 2378 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Hallo emma
very nicely done cat
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particledots said 2378 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
and jack
of course
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Mystified said 2378 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Hiya B :)
thanks for the nice words!
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guygrooves said 2378 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Beautiful......
Great job with a great song.. haunting harmonies.
Peace
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Mystified said 2378 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Thank you for the comment!
...Glad you enjoyed this collaboration.
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Jarvoid said 2378 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
This is great
I love the emma's that keep popping up all over the place and they all never fail to be pleasingly different.The vocals are smashing on this ,great harmonising....did you use some mirrors?
All the best.
Jarvo
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Mystified said 2376 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Thank you!
At first I thought the harmonies might be a bit much, but then the lulling waltz-cadence seemed to welcome them. Besides, I've always been partial to harmonies. It was nice to build them one-by-one and see where they ended up.
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rabittwhole said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
oh my
Cat this is beautiful. Another page in emma's story indeed. Your vocal performance is stunning and the lyrics are haunting and beautiful. You have given a glimpse into another side of this complex character. So many thanks for taking this story to a new level.
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Mystified said 2376 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Thank you, Jack--
It was a pleasure to use my imagination and try to tell a story from another point of view.
Thank *you* for the inspiration! :)
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alackbass said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
my name is emma (w/ davisamerica)
Wonderful! Your vocals are beautiful. I wonder if Jack fully realizes what a masterpiece he has created.
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Mystified said 2376 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
A masterpiece, indeed--
It's easy to build upon a solid composition. All I had to do was to sing :)
Thank you for the comment and the kind words.
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davisamerica said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
some other thoughts...
I truly do love the lyrics. The original was written from the perspective of her "watcher" and someone who so loved her. This lyrics show how far she has strayed. The contrast is heart breaking. And.. I suspect "they " are watching indeed. Wonderful job Cat.
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Moviz said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Another
beautifully haunting and thought provoking version.... loving the haunting harmonic chorus's, lovely work, regards M
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jdholliday said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
I'd like to hear
this as a duet with Charles, great job!
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crissew said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Great vocal
Excellent vocal work. Love the changes to the lyrics too. Great work. Excellent job!
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magnatone said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Mysti-Emma
welcome BACK!!! this is fabulous Cat, and what a wonderful surprise to hear something from you again! i hope you'll stay!
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drakonis said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Chorus for the dysterbed
Deliciously demented, and made all-the-more disturbing, coming from you, Cat! Eek, what an enhancement, to see this story grow from the other side of Jack's mirror. Gorgeous lyrics and singing, as always from you (though I heard a teeny crackle of clipping in a couple of chorus spots.) I think Emma would keep Magnatone busy for a lifetime... shudder. Brava, Cat!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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RosaLinda said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
I dont have any good speakers
I am sorry. But what I hear...What a beautiful voice you have!! I totally loved it!:)
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RosaLinda said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
I cant wait
til I get home to listen to this!
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Narad said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
My name is emma
Wonderful performance ! Bravo ! :)
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Roxylee said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
So chilling...
Will she escape their clutches, or will she give in to their demands? Very well done, Cat.
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SISTERS said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
OOOO
i LOVE that transition at 2:28 - your wall of harmony is just delicious!
wonderful,
anne
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Alannah said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Wowsers
Those harmonies are to die for - beautiful job on Emma cat
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RAVENS said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Awesome
What an awesome take on Jack's song. I love that this is from Emma's perspective. Your voice is lovely & the harmonies are hauntingly wonderful.

RAVEN ;-)
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ShadowofNine said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Special
This ios probably now my fav take on this song, fitting that a female voice takes the song to a high level, the multi voice section is truly stunning...Bravo Cat...( a copy for my ipod)
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awigze said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Mysti
really like the vocal treatment... close and intimate
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awigze said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Mysti
really like the vocal treatment... close and intimate.... oh, multi-personality... who would have interpreted that this way? You!
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DWL said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Emma gets around
Another cracking version.

An excellent take on this and a beautiful vocal!

What a song eh?

Cheers

Dick


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Vic Holman said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
the other side of the story
so cool to hear you...seems to have been a while.

i like the turn around from emma's perspective.
excellent version!
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notsosweet said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
...
Ooh! How darkly fun! Truly enjoyed this!!
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Sigmund said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
my name is emma
Very nice, well done. This version has a slightly haunting quality that really does fit in well with this time of year. I really enjoyed this - thanks!
Sig
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MarkHolbrook said 2377 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Loving the vocal
work on this!
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Reinholt56 said 2377 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Hi Mysty......
This is what music and singing and lyrics is all about.

Very well done to you both for putting this wonderful song together.

Take care.

Paul
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Henke said 2376 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Funny
I was just wondering when you would be posting again, kind of missed you around, and since email notifications seem to have stopped working for me I tried some other way to find out about new posts and found this marvelous little piece. Truly enjoyed this haunting take on Emma. Thank you for sharing.

/Henke
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Bubowski said 2375 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Brilliant!
Bloody brilliant. Spooky too!
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jiguma said 2375 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Oh yes!
This is so spooky Cat - full of eerie instrumentation and your pure vocal. Icing on the cake for Jack's Emma.
Wonderful - and disturbing.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Heroic_failure said 2374 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
really..
Lovely sounding vocals and moody background. This really sets and holds a really cool atmosphere.
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lengold said 2373 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Beautifully
done.
Cheers
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dave_b said 2371 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
my name is emma
Very cool take on this rightfully popular backer. Nice storyline I like the competition between the lover and the inner demons. Vocs/harmonies are first rate.
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VicDiesel said 2370 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Emma
Fantastic vocals. I really enjoyed this. Now I have to go find the original.

Ok, did that. Really cool how you answered the original lyrics.
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rabittwhole said 2359 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
seconds again
such an original take and i owe u cat
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Mystified said 2359 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
thanks so much!
I'm so glad you like this :)


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paul f. page said 2330 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
This is perfect!!!
The accompaniment is so wonderful in this number, starting in that high register and then, as you get into verse two, how beautifully it opens up into your orchestra and that lovely vocal harmony.
What a haunting song, sung so delicately and mysteriously. This is a gorgeous arrangement. Wow.At about 2:30 that vocal crescendo is amazing! I just love this song.
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Joanna said 2286 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
mystified
Wow! I absolutely LOVE this (and I am not one to wantonly use capital letters)! The songwriting is brilliant and the performance incredible. What a showcase this is for both of you. Such talent!!!
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J.A.Stewart said 2274 days ago (February 3rd, 2011)
Gorgeous
Wonderful Danny Elfman-like treatment of this enigmatic short story with warm, luscious vocals that make it beautifully haunting.

Your Cat-egorization of Emma is both delicate and powerful... really an excellent job of interpretation.

Nice work all around. ;)


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HairyJohnson said 874 days ago (December 4th, 2014)
shivers
your song gave me shivers down my spine
the music is brilliant and your vocals on top of it are spot on
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