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I Celebrate You With My Life


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Another song from the time that I actually used the keyboard to make music (and had more than a day to do so). I was checking out the work of RickW, Roxylee and White Hawks, which prompted me to share this little ditty. There have been so few opportunities to expose people to it. I am truly grateful for this venue.

Conceptually, it is a song of great appreciation for God's presence in my life. Musically, it is heavily influenced by old Bollywood music (e.g.: O.P. Nayaar, Raj Kapoor, Geeta Dutt). What I think is significant about the piece is that it is so different than what comes out of Nashville — the "Official Capitol" of contemporary Christian music. There is the consideration of another culture within Christianity.

This song was recorded into the Ensoniq SD-1, then dumped into Protools. Yet another bone to throw until I can compose something new (the Time Issue again). I hope you enjoy it.

No need to rate this song. That fact that it gets listened to is sufficient. Your comments are invited.
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Lyrics
You are the joy of my heart
Shine within, forgive my sin
You are the joy of my heart

I celebrate pure love
Love grace from God above
You show me how to live
Through the wisdom that You give
I celebrate you with my life

I worship no other gods
Savior true, I bow to You
I worship no other gods

I celebrate pure love
Love grace from God above
You show me how to live
Through the wisdom that You give
I celebrate you with my life

Jesus, joy of my heart
Always receive my praise
Jesus, joy of my heart

I celebrate pure love
Love grace from God above
You show me how to live
Through the wisdom that You give
I celebrate you with my life

©1994 Phil Donaldson
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Comments: 16
Fans: 5
Plays: 334
Downloads: 164

Uploaded: Jan 21, 2006 - 12:20:14 PM
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2006 - 11:20:07 PM Last Played: Apr 28, 2019 - 11:54:53 PM
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Comments
RickW said 4903 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
Marvelous
Phil, this is just marvelous. Oh, that it could be played on IndiaFM. But,
I just checked their website and there is no--repeat--no Christian
music there at all.

I can't wait until you start writing new material. I know, time is a big
factor. But, God has given you such a wonderful gift, that you need to
make time so we can be blessed by what He gives you.

I voted because, unfortunately, some people won't listen if there's no
vote. I don't agree with that attitude, but there it is.

God bless,

Rick
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poodyglitz said 4903 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
Marvelous
Ahh, too kind. Thanks so much. Keep me in prayer, there's a lot to
overcome before I even get close to having that kind of time. But, you
never know...

God is known for miracles, isn't he?

Many thanks again and God bless!
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Roxylee said 4902 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
Oh, yeah!
This would be great for a messianic congregation's worship service! I
like this a lot and am downloading it to use in my personal worship
time at home. Thank you!!! :-)
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poodyglitz said 4902 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
Oh, yeah!
Yeah, it does have a Middle Eastern quality, doesn't it? It's a great honor
to be a part of your worship time. If you want to send up a prayer on my
behalf...

Aso, if there's someone you know who could use the song -- share,
share, share. Thanks for the response.
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thoddi said 4896 days ago (January 28th, 2006)
happy happy thoughts
Very joyful piece this.
Clearly influenced by oriental melody themes. Really not something I would normally listen to. I can hear that its well performed, and your voice is bright and right on tune in this demanding style.

This style gets a bit to happy in every way for me. Its like when the headline in an add is telling the same as the picture, if you know what I mean. Say if you made an add of a pair of white shoes, and had a nice photo to illustrate them. Then the text that went along said "white shoes".
For this to work for me, there would have to be something to roughen it up a bit... A fat bass or a distorted guitar on power chords:)
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poodyglitz said 4896 days ago (January 28th, 2006)
happy happy thoughts
This was a conscious attempt to make as "Bollywood" a song as possible,
especially pre-80's. In that style of arrangement, there is less of an
emphasis on harmony, bass and such; more on melody and percussion.
This was not meant to be "pop" or "rock" or too close to sounding
patently American. Other cultures have different musical
sensibilities. The musical goal of the song was for someone familiar with
Bollywood movies to connect with it. The artistic goal was to
communicate my love for God.

Many of the musical interludes in Bollywood movies are celebratory love
songs. They are bright and cheery. There are also forlorn ballads. One of
my favorite Hindi songs is "Thandi Hawa, Kali Ghata" by Geeta Dutt. I
love it because of its unusual harmonic/melodic structure as well as it's
optimism.

I understand what you're getting at by "dirtying it up" a little. I've done
plenty of those kinds of arrangements (go to http://
www.poodyglitz.com/music, listen to "Spiritual Walk"). There's stuff I've
done in the past that would curl your hair, it's so "out there". You can
hear that here in "No Reason, But There's A Cache". However, in this
instance, I did want to say, "white shoes".

Thanks for listening. Thanks for the feedback.
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Stun Nutz said 4896 days ago (January 28th, 2006)
wow!
This is a seriously sweet track! I looooove the Indian feel to this...
and your voice, so clear and true... nice work. I usually cringe
when I hear a lot of contemporary christian music, but this was a
really nice change of pace... great concept.
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poodyglitz said 4892 days ago (February 1st, 2006)
wow!
Thanks so much. I'd love to re-do it with authentic Indian percussion
sounds.

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dreadmon said 4892 days ago (February 1st, 2006)
Nice to hear
Christian music that isn't afraid to cross spiritual/cultural borders. It's nice to hear praise music in a minor key, one of my favorite things to hear - and you also turn the traditional Eastern scale on its ear a couple of times to bring in a some western major melodies that are quite exciting in the mix. You've got a great voice and this is something that you just don't hear everyday! Many kudos...
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poodyglitz said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
Thanks
Always nice to mix things up. Thanks for stopping by.
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gail60 said 4322 days ago (August 25th, 2007)
what talent!
You have it all. Voice, writing ability, instumental talents, creativity and heart! I am really impressed by all of your talents. Enjoyed listening to this and your other music. Great job! Thanks for sharing.
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poodyglitz said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
Thanks
You're too kind. :-)
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tltate said 3627 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
Very Messianic Sounding
This is a great tune. And what big ears you have. If I had written this I don't think I could sing it.There are no typical melody lines. Everything sounds fresh. I would indeed be a great song for a messianic congregation.
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poodyglitz said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
Interesting
Hadn't thought of the messianic angle. Thanks for the compliments and for listening.
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Char said 2818 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
I get
the Bollywood influence. A praise and worship song is also a love song, isn't it? Enjoyed. Thanks.
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poodyglitz said 2808 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
True
Praise and worship songs are definitely love songs. Thanks.
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