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The White Rose


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lank81

 Genre: Acoustic

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This is a song about The White Rose (Anti-Nazi Youth Group) in which inspired many a songs and the band name for my wife and I. This song is about the Scholl Siblings Sophie and Hans. Their quest for Freedom, Truth, Justice, and Peace. Enjoy!
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Lyrics
Here comes the rising of the morning sun.
So beautiful but oh still, oh still young.
Shinning bright In her summer light, oh.
Light the way for those who’ve been led astray.

Can you here the wind callin’?
It’s sayin that we’re all free.
I won’t be silent throughout this fight,
Even if we fall to the night.

Silent statues stand before the plight, whispers life.
So many young, so many bright fallen to the fight.
The more you know, the more that you will enlight.
Break down walls which hold back life, oh.

Can you here the wind callin’?
It’s sayin that we’re all free.
I won’t be silent throughout this fight,
Even if we fall to the night.

Words are left behind
In colors of black and white.
Hearts are filled with pain,
Yet freedom still, still remains.

Can you here the wind callin’?
It’s sayin that we’re all free.
I won’t be silent throughout this fight,
Even if we fall to the night.

Can you here the wind callin’?
It’s sayin that we’re all free.
I won’t be silent throughout this fight,
Even if we fall to the night.
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Uploaded: Jan 02, 2011 - 11:05:28 PM
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2011 - 11:05:28 PM Last Played: Dec 06, 2017 - 10:44:28 PM
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Comments
Demeter7 said 2540 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
I had
not heard about The White Rose. Lovely vocal and nice guitar. Thanks.
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lank81 said 2540 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
The White Rose
Do some searching and you'll get some information on the White Rose. Great and yet sad story. If you have a chance and have Netflix check out the movie Sophie School: Final Days . Very true to what I've read/found out there.
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echoroom said 2540 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Great tune
Great subject matter, really well executed. Very dry and upfront, vocal feels like it could do with a touch of ye olde reverb.
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mrattue said 2539 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
White Rose
Thank you for the story. It's good to hear a song that informs as well as entertains!

The song sounds as though it was done in one take; it has a sort of spontaneous, street corner quality, particularly with the guitar strummed so insistently, as if to grab the attention of a disinterested public!

i would like to hear a 'studio version', as it were, with a mellower, instrumented accompaniment that would compliment the more poetic passages, and in particular bring out soft tones of the vocals, which were somewhat lost in the slightly harsh guitar.

Listening to it again, it strikes me that this piece was really put together in the form of a demo rather than a finished work, so perhaps i am speaking out of context.

Nice material here, and worth bringing in from the street, i would definitely say!

Enjoyed it. Cheers


Marc

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lank81 said 2538 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Street Music for Peacenicks
Yes,
I'd agree that this isn't a super polished song. Really, it's 4 tracks, that's it. In doing this version it was more about getting it out there than recording quality as it had been sitting on the way side for quite a while.

As for a studio version, I definitely see it in the future. Still working out some time with our drummer as he has been super busy. I'd probably add some bass, piano, and if I can find a fitting violin track. So I agree, definitely worthwhile to spend some more time with this one and accentuate the lyrical content.

Thanks for the kind words and crit.
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Corporal Beef said 2539 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
NIce Job
This is a well-written track, and the vocals really bring out the emotion of the guitar melody. Thanks for turning me on to The White Rose. I'm going to research it more tomorrow. Great job all around. Thanks for posting.
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lank81 said 2538 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Always Happy
To turn someone on to the White Rose. Definitely a great story in a horrible world time. So much destruction and hate but even in that mess a rose was still able to blossom and bloom :)
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Leon said 2538 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Music with purpose.
For someone who learned to play guitar only a few years back, you hit your chords with dynamism and great conviction. She sings from the heart, and I love her voice. I commend you both for using your admirable talents for a noble cause.
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lank81 said 2538 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Thanks
For the kind words. I'm always very hard on myself when it comes to my musical progression so thanks for the kind feedback. Also, thanks for the compliments on my wife's voice as well, I'll pass along the kudos.
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jdholliday said 2537 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
very raw beautiful quality
to a wonderfully written song with a message, a blessing to hear!
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lank81 said 2537 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Thanks
The message may not always come out the way I want it to but this is one which once completed, we smiled a bit :). Thanks for listening.
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ShadowofNine said 2537 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Stories
In the music, best kind for me...enjoyed your work...
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lholden said 2537 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
raw beauty
I enjoy the message in your song and agree that the raw quality is both enchanting and has a demo type feel. I love the lyrics and overall feeling:) Well done!
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lank81 said 2537 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Thanks
For the kind words. It's definitely raw. I'm sure one day I'll spruce it up a bit. For right now its just been about quickly putting stuff down and sharing. Hopefully one day I spend more quality time with my recordings and produce some awesome stuff like the rest of you great MJers :)
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Jscott said 2537 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
One word
Beautiful
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lank81 said 2537 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Two Words
Thank you :)
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Carrie71 said 2537 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
The white rose
Great job you two! Love the guitar, played with conviction! Vocals are honest and beautiful!
Lennon714 said 2537 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
very nice
Love the subject matter. The sacrifices they made for peace and understanding are sadly mostly unknown. Particularly sad because so many see all Germans of the 1930's and 1940's as evil. I read about the Scholls while reading about Helmuth Hubener one day.

The song itself is very pretty. I agree with Steve. A touch of reverb on the vox would sound nice. Inspiring and insightful lyrics.
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lank81 said 2537 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
WW II Germany
A friend of the families mother left Germany @ 23 during the WW II. She has taught me a few choice German words and also talked about her families disdain for the Hitler Regime. She's talked to me about the Hitler Youth and many other things. It's very interesting to talk to a German born about those times. I hope to show her Sophie Scholl: The Final Days very soon as she was very intrigued to see the movie.
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neilh79 said 2530 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
classy!
Good tune nice progression, great vocal well done!
apb said 2083 days ago (April 3rd, 2012)
Wonderful..
would only suggest tightening up a smidge on the timing in places.. and try some harmony vocals on that fine chorus "can you hear the wind callin'" ... just my suggestions to make an already fine piece of work even better. Wel played and performed .. and lovely rich recording of that Martin.
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woofer3 said 1605 days ago (July 25th, 2013)
The White Rose
A song with a purpose which made me google the subject - such brutality. Thanks for making me aware.

The music is beautifully written and performed. Excellent recording, so very clear.
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kayakanu said 1448 days ago (December 29th, 2013)
Sweet!
Great rootsy organic feel and solid lyrics.....great piece!!! :D
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