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Mystified

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THE RAINY DAY
by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)


The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.




photograhy by Cat
photo-illustration by Bryn
a love for poetry from my Dad.
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Uploaded: Sep 05, 2008 - 09:51:09 PM
Last Updated: Jan 07, 2010 - 12:04:55 AM Last Played: Sep 18, 2017 - 01:38:39 PM
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LunaTrick said 3367 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
Soul soother...
uncomplicated... yet ebullient! Love the delayed piano underneath... and the exquisite harmonies that have become your trademark!
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Mystified said 3366 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
thank you!
I appreciate you comments, Daniel :)
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egobandit said 3367 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
very lovely
a nice way to wind down my day. I like the ahwoo's, very soothing your voice is. The poem is a nice read while listening , that LOngfellow shure has his melancholy down packed Thanks for sharing:) !
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Mystified said 3366 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
melancholy....
....yes. But I made sure that the song ended on a major chord!

Thanks for listening and for leaving your comments :)
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Vic Holman said 3367 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
if I haven't
said it before... your voice makes for a fantastic lead instrument.

outstanding song.
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Mystified said 3366 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Thank you, Vic :)
In approaching the vocals for this song, that's the idea I had--that I would use my voice as if it were an instrument, using open vowels and intonations of sound rather than words.

As a singer, sometimes the lack of words gives me more freedom to use tone, texture and shape in ways I would not be able to otherwise.
Thanks, again, for your comments :)
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Alannah said 3367 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
Well Now ....
.. of course ... this is beautiful .... LOVELY vox as usual ..... would you consider a re-mix as well where you sing the poetic words over the sound bed ... would ALSO sound FABULOUS I think ......
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Mystified said 3366 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Thanks, Alannah :)
I did consider using lyrics for this song--but only for about 30 seconds, haha.
I wanted the sound of the voice to wash alongside the waves of synth, and to ebb and flow in a soothing kind of way.

Thanks for the listen and the comments :)
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guitapick said 3367 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
Voice...
...like the clouds...wonderful picture...
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Mystified said 3366 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
clouds...
What a nice compliment.

Thank you :)
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Feter said 3367 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
like rain...
Unique ambient voice ...controled so wonderfully ..
great orchestration ..imgenary atmophere powerfull
poem ...thnx alot for the gem !!!!
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Mystified said 3366 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Thank you Feter :)
I always appreciate your listens and your comments--thank you for letting me know you enjoyed this song.
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ktb said 3367 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
beauty
in the way you weave all the elements. We're just getting the tail end of some storms generated by errant hurricanes and its been dreadful lately. Now I awake to see a peek of sky and get this sonic treat as I sip my java. A little re-immergent soundtrack. Nicely done
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Mystified said 3366 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
thank you :)
Glad you found beauty in this song, having weathered the real-life storms!

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.



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magnatone said 3367 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
like rain
geez mysti - could this be any more gorgeous??
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Mystified said 3366 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Aww...Karen...
...thank you. :)
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kassia said 3367 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
like rain
wonderfully serene and delicate. perfect morning song for me, as I sit thoughtful and dreamy, waking up to the day. i love the echoey piano in this - perfectly sets the mood. this gives me the feeling of floating above the rain, watching it fall to earth - an unusual perspective, very lovely.
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Mystified said 3366 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
I like...
...your envisioning being above the rain and watching it fall to earth. :)

Thank you for sharing your comments here!
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Skean said 3367 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Oh yes
This is exactly what my brain need today you're a pro at this "Mystified"
I feel so light above the clouds like an angel in the sky.

Peace
--
Kenta
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Mystified said 3366 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Thank you Skean :)
I'm glad this 'lightened' your day :)
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dirigent said 3366 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
like rain
--- I like the slow unfolding after the intro. Beautiful, and very well performed. A fine production full of atmosphere, brava!
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Mystified said 3366 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
Thank you Andreas
I really appreciate your listening and leaving comments, and for your encouraging words! :)
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sloparts said 3366 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
It's funny about this Cat
Rainy days have always been my personal favorite kind of day. this beautiful work reflects that soothing feeling I get on those days when it rains. I don't find this sad, rather I find it uplifting and peaceful.

This is so gorgeous my friend I can't tell you how good it is. The music bed lays there and you put this sublime vocal harmony onto it like the diamond atop the tiara to bring the focal point up to the pinnacle of the music.

Very well done Cat, Kudos to you

Ed
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Mystified said 3366 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
Rainy days...
...are also a favorite of mine, but rain is rare in this desert-mountain state! I love to go walking in the rain. I find it cleansing, and inspiring to my creativity.

I'm glad you find the peacefulness in this song. Even though it has a somber mood, I wanted the vocals to ultimately be soothing, with moments where they lean towards a lament, but never quite get there, with the accent chorus keeping things hopeful and 'brighter.'

Thank you for listening and for taking a moment to share your thoughts on this song here :)
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lavalamp said 3366 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Lovely
Dark and dreary days must before the green come to life.

Very lovely my friend.

Dave
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Mystified said 3366 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
so true...
And could we appreciate the sunshine and blue skies if not for the rain?

Thanks for your comments :)
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dajama said 3366 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
No words
No words can truly express how amazing your voice sounds, so suffice it to say, it sounds great! The echoing piano works very well, I think, and the whole piece has a wonderful ethereal mood. The poem is great, and the music is a perfect match. Love the nod to your Dad for the love of poetry. Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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Mystified said 3366 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
thank you :)
i appreciate you sharing your thoughts about this song, and so glad that you enjoyed it.
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lengold said 3366 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
Gorgeous
Cheers
Len


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Mystified said 3364 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
thank you, Len
I appreciate you letting me know that you enjoyed the song :)
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MissChaos said 3365 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
wow, just gorgeous
If I ever made a film, I'd hire you to write the music. :-) Very cool near & far effects. I love the low bass in this.
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Mystified said 3364 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
Thank you, Miss C :)
you're so kind! I'd get you to write music for my films too...if I made them!

Thank you for stopping by for a listen and for leaving a comment :)
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Ed Hannifin said 3364 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
Ya know...
...it is at this point a commonplace to say that you've got a beautiful voice, but I've got OLD Cat stuff kickin' around here someplace, and I'm aware that, although you came to the party with natural gifts and training, your singing, your composing and improvising FOR your singing, and your clearer, fuller and more present recording OF your singing has gotten stronger over the years...

I thought the thunder was a little pitchy there for a sec...

Since I collect music and poems that have to do with rain, which I love, I have to thank you for this one even as I tuck it into my MacJams playlists and quietly cut and paste the Wordsworth into a handy document file....

Ed
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Mystified said 3364 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
Thank you Ed.
I've missed seeing you around!! Thank you so much for your comments, and listening to my little rainy-day tune :)

I love rainy days, too--the rain itself and the symbolism surrounding them.
Glad you enjoyed this song; thank you for letting me know :)
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NickFury said 3364 days ago (September 9th, 2008)
Wonderfully woefull
You could sing me a luliby Anytime! Nicely done, beautiful! I'm in love... sigh
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stacey said 3363 days ago (September 9th, 2008)
Gorgeous!
Holy cow! This may be my favorite Mystified song so far.

Nicely done!
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Char said 3363 days ago (September 9th, 2008)
Funny,
I had to listen twice because I was just paying attention to the sound and not really hearing the words. Your voice is like the high sting of a harp. Thank you.
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I. Spike said 3355 days ago (September 17th, 2008)
...organic...
Ambienalicious... tasty notes that linger long, echoing and bouncing off imaginary walls... calming.... organic....
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jazzman1 said 2412 days ago (April 18th, 2011)
Another beautiful one!
Your music touches my heart. Thank you for that!
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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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