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Say a Prayer


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Moviz

 Genre: Ballad

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With war yet again raising it's ugly head in the East and all the suffering that's going on, I thought I'd post this song now at seems appropriate. I had intended to write a brighter song and post it before posting this one, since my last song too was a ballad, but as I said, needs must. I'd written this song a couple of months ago, but couldn't work out the backing. I decided to sing a backing chorus to 'fill it out' and it works well I think, as though the words/thoughts I'm singing are being confirmed, I hope you like it, cheers M
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Lyrics
Say a Prayer

Say a prayer, (say a prayer), ask for peace (ask for peace), where there is war (where there is war), so it will cease (it will cease),
Ask for strength (ask for strength), for those in need (for those in need), to bring them love (bring them love), their heart to feed (feed their hearts),
Life can be cruel in what it brings; we know the needs of all the world,
Let us try to lead the way, and let the flag of peace unfurl.

Look into the eyes (into the eyes), of the lost (of the lost), then justify the way you live (how we live),
Send your thoughts (send your thoughts), don’t count the cost (there is no cost), search your heart (search your heart) and try to give,
Though we are conscious of their plight, our pleasures wipe it all from sight,
Focus in and think as one, let the power of love burn bright.

We are all one (we are one), under the Sun (under the Sun), and God inspired (all God inspired) every one (each and every one),
Though unique (we are unique), in every way (in every way), we all need love (we all need love) to light the way,
Gather all the love you can, reach down deep with all your might,
Send it forward, like a Beacon, shining brightly with God’s light,

Send out that prayer (send that prayer), let it fly-y-y (let it fly-y-y), throughout the world (through the world), to make it shine, make it shi-i-ine
Send out that prayer…. Let it shine……

Maurice Vizard

Song Stats
Hits: 3493
Comments: 31
Fans: 22
Plays: 104
Downloads: 116
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Jan 11, 2009 - 06:38:36 AM
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2009 - 06:38:36 AM Last Played: Jan 11, 2017 - 12:13:24 AM
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Hardware:
Mac intel 10.4, Fast Track, M-Audio 49e, Accoustic guitar, sennheizzer mic
Software:
Garageband
Comments
mowguy3 said 3058 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Say A Prayer
Once again your vocals are so strong and tell this sad story so well. The backing chorus and echoing is perfect. The lyrics, well, wow. So much in four and a half minuits. I read the news and listen to the t.v. Your song made me stop and think, close my eyes and realy think about this very sad situation.
Thanks, Russ
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Moviz said 3058 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Thanks Mowguy3
glad you approve of the way I treated this.... and of course if it makes people think about the situation, that's all the better. Though it's seems strange to me that these wars always seem to break out around our Christmas time.... not that it's not appalling at anytime. Well thanks again, regards M
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MarkHolbrook said 3058 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Very much needed
as the world seems to be going totally crazy as it enters 2009!
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Moviz said 3058 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Thanks Mark
for giving this a listen..... you're right it does seem that way, cheers M
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michael2 said 3058 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
cool
you have channeled the spirit of Elvis on his inspirational/gospel tunes. i really like this song. Next time you do one like this, can I please be a part of your background choir? excellent song.
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Moviz said 3058 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Very flattering Michael
and yes, I'll send off for you for sure next time I need a choir, because as you'll have guessed this one consists of a lot of Moviz clones LOL. I haven't heard the Elvis record, but thanks for the comparison, cheers M
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ic42 said 3057 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
voice of calm
it is always a voice that melts butter onto toast. it is a sentiment of importance. the lyrics speak to the heart. it is a hope that the world takes heart and can find a harmony, sweet, like this song. 0x0
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Moviz said 3057 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
I like
that expression "'melts butter on toast' LOL, sounds so warm and comfortable. So pleased you took the time for this too and left your nice comment, thank you ic42, regards M
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filmscoremike said 3057 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Peaceful..
I really enjoyed this. You have an amazing voice (or should I say voices? :) and it really works well with the lovely calm melody in the background. Lyrics are wonderful too. Very glad I listened to it!
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Moviz said 3057 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Thank you Michael
for your very kind compliments.... Nice that you liked the melody and sentiment too. Thanks for calling in, regards M
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Feter said 3057 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Say a Prayer
OMG ...Maurice this is just one of the greatest ballads you ever posted ..
the vocal works just so powerful ...so honest and deeply touched me ...while
I m tryin to give ears to the arrangment ...I found the powerful passiionate
vocals work let this song just a classic ...thank you for sharin such gem here!!!
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Moviz said 3057 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Feter...
I just thought this song would appeal to you, so thank you very much for confirming that and for leaving such a favourable and kind comment, best regards, M
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Bowman said 3057 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Heartbreaking...
sorrow and beauty in this work Maurice.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Best,
Charlie
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Moviz said 3057 days ago (January 12th, 2009)
Thanks for
taking this one in Charlie and for the nice words, glad you enjoyed it, Cheers M
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gail60 said 3057 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
sweet prayers
You have one of the kindest hearts around. It is more than obvious with your music and it always shines through. Your voice is very soothing and comforting and in these times of need those prayers are always welcomed. Great job Maurice!!
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Moviz said 3057 days ago (January 12th, 2009)
So Nice
to see you around again Gail, belated Happy New year wishes to you. Thank you for those much appreciated words, regards M
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said 3055 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
darn -
Someone already said Elvis. I have this habit of commenting before reading..... Oh, well, I've been caught repeating others that way, so I peeked around a bit :)

That's where this song takes me, an Elvis revival song, of sorts. The message is clear in request. I enjoyed this very much, Thanks.

. - Harold
Moviz said 3055 days ago (January 14th, 2009)
Thanks Harold
that's a nice category to be placed in....and pleased that you liked this enough to leave such a nice comment, regards M
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dajama said 3055 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
Very nice
This is very nice, Maurice. The sentiment is terrific, and I think the arrangement and performance is excellent (I should say 'performances' - including the choir!). Lovely singing and nice guitar sound, too. A sad, but beautiful track. Nicely done, my friend. Peace.
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Moviz said 3055 days ago (January 14th, 2009)
LOL Me and my
shadows, so to speak. Thanks for listening Dave and for your comment, cheers M
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davisamerica said 3055 days ago (January 14th, 2009)
maurice ....
a beauty my friend. it is always time for such sentiment and you have done an excellent job here. indeed the backing vocals are really nicely placed. Hats off my friend ... hats off
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Moviz said 3055 days ago (January 14th, 2009)
Glad
you approve Jack. Thanks so much for the kind words and pleased that you listened, regards M
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Bob Rodgers said 3054 days ago (January 14th, 2009)
This
is really nice Maurice, another great vocal you sing here and I also love your backing vocals, superb lyrics on a very sad story. I have to agree with Micael2 and Rocha, I can hear the Elvis gospel vibe to this and that's great!
Lovely song and very much enjoyed!

Bob
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Moviz said 3054 days ago (January 14th, 2009)
Thanks Bob
Your comments are always very welcome and appreciated.... I'll have to take a listen to these Elvis Gospel songs LOL, All the best M
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Vic Holman said 3054 days ago (January 14th, 2009)
like mentioned
the elvis comparison. wonderful.

excellent job Maurice. everything sounds great here!
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DarkPlanet said 3054 days ago (January 14th, 2009)
Heh
I didnt see this before I posted my Elvis comparison! I guess it really does have that Elvis feel
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Moviz said 3054 days ago (January 15th, 2009)
Nice one Vic
Thanks a lot for calling in to listen, regards M
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DarkPlanet said 3054 days ago (January 14th, 2009)
Heartfelt
Not sure why but reminds me of Elvis circa 70's, love it Mo' Keep 'em coming!
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Moviz said 3054 days ago (January 15th, 2009)
Oops!
You did it again T, (had me guessing who you were) Thanks again my friend for listening. I think it's the arrangement with the voices that does the Elvis reminder thing; nice comparison though, cheers M
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Roxylee said 3047 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Sweet hope
and a very good reminder to keep praying for peace, no matter how bad it gets. Your vocals sound very good, and the backing is just right. For some reason, this sounds like a Hawaiian song. Dreamy...:-)
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Moviz said 3047 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
Thank you Roxie
Glad you approve of this (I knew you would anyway LOL) of course the Hawaiian feel must be the Elvis connotations others have mentioned. Thanks again M
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Name: Maurice Vizard
Location: UK
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