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Never Feel Alone



 Genre: Ballad

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A song about alienation whether in a crowd or alone, and how simple human contact, even in the form of entertainment, can be enough to make one feel a part of the whole.
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Used to be the world was a friendly place
Everybody had a familiar face
Life was slow
Then the starter's gun for the human race
Crammed us in the city, a lonely place
For the soul

Late night television in the room
Infomercial selling some new broom
Movies made of Technicolor dreams
Some old man is fishing western streams
And I never really feel alone
With a television and a phone

Some who were around strangers all day long
Lost their way in multi-cultural throng
A nameless face
Packed and moved away to that country air
Neighbor is a deer and a mangy hare
A lonely place


Doesn't really matter if there're crowds or space
Doesn't really matter whatever the place
That you live
It's all about the people you have met
Whether face to face, phone or internet
Got love to give


copyright Sept. 2004 by Joanna Sandsmark
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Hits: 4093
Comments: 16
Fans: 3
Plays: 361
Downloads: 159
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Oct 09, 2004 - 09:32:52 AM
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2005 - 01:37:34 PM Last Played: Jan 08, 2018 - 09:59:17 PM
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Made with GarageBand on an eMac, using the built-in pinhole mic.
SlimGirlFat said 4881 days ago (October 10th, 2004)
Heh, it is refreshing to hear how you use the loops..
Nice and simple and extemely effective...
Good lyrics and sung beautifully..


Joanna said 4880 days ago (October 11th, 2004)
Thank you, SGF. I'm one of those people who is very grateful for the loops,
because they're what allow me to write songs.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
thetiler said 4796 days ago (January 2nd, 2005)
NIce vocal
Nice tune. Very catchy and the words have a lot of ring to
it indeed.

Thanks for sharing

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Joanna said 4796 days ago (January 2nd, 2005)
NIce vocal
Thank you, Bill! I'll admit that of the songs I've written, this is one of my
personal favorites. It doesn't get a lot of attention, but that's okay.
Songwriting shouldn't be about attention, anyway. It's about expressing
something that's inside of you. That's what this song did for me.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
bronco said 4716 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
Great Lyrics
You have captured a part of modern life that hasn't been
written about nearly as much as it should. Certainly not in
the song field. Excellent writing.
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Joanna said 4715 days ago (March 25th, 2005)
Great Lyrics
Thank you, Bronco! This is one of those songs where, for me, the lyrics were
the most important part of the song. Sort of a "I have something to say" kind
of thing.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Rebsie said 4670 days ago (May 9th, 2005)
Really nicely constructed ... I like the way it changes
through major and minor keys so fluidly. Your voice
is strong and resonant but still has a delicate and
fragile edge to it. Very lovely!

Great choice of artwork too.
Check out my latest song called Amongst The Colours (w/ Luna Trick)
Joanna said 4650 days ago (May 29th, 2005)
Thank you, Rebsie! Writing this song turned a corner for me on my
GarageBand learning curve. Maybe that's why it's a little special to me.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
stevel said 4669 days ago (May 9th, 2005)
Heartfelt tune
This is really nice...it captures the sense of alienation that
can be experienced with urban living..and also rural living.
But also the hope. I like the positive message of this one,
the tune and performance are really good. Parts of it
remind me of Joni Mitchell circa 'Court and Spark'
Check out my latest song called Broken Toy
Joanna said 4650 days ago (May 29th, 2005)
Heartfelt tune
Thank you, Steve! The theme is one most people struggle with at one time or
another. But even when isolated, we tend to find our comfort somewhere,
even if it's watching TV or playing on the internet.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
dented said 4584 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
I like the way you used the loops like that. Decent lyrics too. Great job.
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Joanna said 4584 days ago (August 3rd, 2005)
Thank you, Dented! It's a real treat to see that someone listened to one of my
older songs.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
drumpat01 said 4578 days ago (August 8th, 2005)
I really like chords when you say the title also the opening piano is very delicate and well done. Yep, this was definitly made with GB hehe. I was like, wait a sec, I know that loop! To bad I cant ever get mine to work that well together! I guess some people are talented and some arent.
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Joanna said 4578 days ago (August 8th, 2005)
Thank you, Drumpat! I have to use loops because I don't play any instruments
well. And the truth is, you can get away with a lot when you sing over the
loops. drowning them out. That's our little secret, okay?
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Jockamo said 2376 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
This is the second tune of your I've come across....i must say, I am now a big fan. great lyrics, great voice, I love this tune......
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MarkHolbrook said 863 days ago (October 10th, 2015)
I do love your voice!
Wish I'd known this was here. I'd have listened long ago.
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Hi, I'm Joanna (not Jo, that's someone else). Garageband has allowed me to indulge my love for singing beyond concerts in the shower. My favorite part of songwriting is writing the lyrics. This makes sense, of course, because writing is what I d... [see more]

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A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

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