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Lullaby for the Sleepless


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Joshosh

 Genre: Acoustic

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An ode to a member of my immediate family, struggling with some impossibly difficult issues that prevent him from being able to sleep. Based on my mixing abilities, or lack thereof, this song is best heard through headphones...
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Lyrics
Take my heart so it can bleed
And take my eyes it's hard to see
But hear the calls that breath belief
Into the lines we've learned to read
In between

Smiles mask what lies beneath
Two parts sadness one part grief
But without fear there is no courage
So I'll take my heart back, let it bleed
Hear you me

To ease your pain, to free your life
To fight the fears, to make it right
Incessant when, release the why
Find you a way, to sleep tonight
And in the center is your...

I will remain, to get you back to right
Release your pain, into the night
We will sustain, your hearts unending cries
To ease your pain
Never say goodbye

To ease your pain, to free your life
To wipe the tears, to make it right
Incessant when, release why
Find you a way to sleep tonight
And in the center is your

To ease your pain, to free your life
To wipe the tears, to make it right
Incessant when, there is no why
(There is a dawn/To fight the dawn), the sun will rise (2x)

And in the center is your love (2x)

And in the center is your...(3x)
Song Stats
Hits: 3374
Comments: 13
Fans: 7
Plays: 143
Downloads: 133
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Nov 16, 2007 - 08:45:46 AM
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2007 - 12:33:53 PM Last Played: May 09, 2019 - 05:15:39 PM
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Hardware:
G4 Powerbook, Rode NTa-A mic for all recording, through a Eurorack mixer.
Software:
GB
Comments
Joshosh said 4260 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
Work in progress...
Kind of looking for suggestions on instrumentation and mix, I still have some clean-up to do on the vocals...
This song is kind of special to me. It's easy to write songs about yourself, but much harder to write those about people close to you.
Check out my latest song called It's You
ledebutant said 4260 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
More later...
...but I hope you know how much I love it that you're back.
Joshosh said 4260 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
re: Ledeb
Lisa,

Thanks. It's good to be here. I missed MJ nation.

-Josh
Check out my latest song called It's You
gail60 said 4260 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
loved this song!!
I really love your voice. This is a very dramatic, sad song - full of heartfelt emotion ending with much hope. Very clever lyrics. Awesome job throughout! Thanks for sharing this.
Check out my latest song called Ed - Forever in our hearts
TobinMueller said 4260 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
Intimate authentic honesty
The only thing: You could boost the volume. Fabulous performance, recorded capture of a fine moment. Great live mic stuff.
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Godchaser said 4260 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
Moving beautifully.
Lots of great elements going on here.A very emotionally moving song that needs no further mixing, just a master volume boost.Perhaps a second guitar or a bass to compliment the drums parts and give it some added depth and dimension.While listening I can hear other sounds going on here to compliment what you've already done,but certainly is good as is.Well done and much enjoyed.

Blessings,
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perceptualvortex said 4260 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
Genuine
Great playing and singing, Josh. As always, you relay genuine emotion in your music.
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thoddi said 4260 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
power
You have such power in you voice and performance. Your strength lies in the way you control it. You are a master of timing. You know where to use it at the right places. Great dynamic that keep this interesting all the way.
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BigBear said 4258 days ago (November 18th, 2007)
the talented one...
your feelings captured in tone here, i'm sure are heart felt by your immediate family as well as the friends around you. God didnt give me the ability to transform my thoughts into beautiful music as he did for you, but every once in a while he grants me the strength to step forward and say something really truthful. Your one of the best men that i know. I thank you for your thoughts, your words, your music.

- big bear
kristyjo said 4258 days ago (November 18th, 2007)
Excellent music
you have such a focused energy in your voice, I was immediately pulled into the lyrics. The syntax was a bit distracting at first, like Yoda, but that grew on me, too. Guitar was great. The addition of drums was welcome at that point in the song - maybe add bass also at that point for grounding. The beginning was a bit quiet, but your use of dynamic range would preclude simply turning up the master volume. I'd boost vocals a bit at the beginning, and end up at the same volume you're at at the end. (I'm listening on headphones.)
Check out my latest song called How Far Is It to Bethlehem
said 4244 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Like it
i like the build. The song really moves and has a story arch. Great guitar work.
brebell226 said 4157 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
UMM... sister action?
I want to do a recording weekend, like legit now that i have my gorgeous piano all set upp... and i want to do this song. I love it. K bye.
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screamalexz said 4131 days ago (March 24th, 2008)
nice song
i like the lyrics they're very meaningful. can't think of any good criticism to give. been a while since i've tried to critique anything. nice song though.
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Name: Josh Oshinsky
Location: NYC New York USA
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