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The Scarlet Letter


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This was originally inspired by English class work related to "The Scarlet Letter". Hope you all like it!
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Lyrics
The adultress Hester Prynne
Committed a very bad sin
It was very sinister
Because it was with the minister

Now Hester works toward penance
While Chillingworth lacks common sense
To avoid taking revenge
On the man involved who makes him cringe

CHORUS:
Now she bears the scarlet letter
Hoping for a life that's better
Living out her punishment
Because her daughter's her commitment

Dimmesdale hides himself in shame
While Hester refuses to name
Who is the unknown father
Of her wild and beautiful daughter

And Dimmesdale hallucinates
While Chillingworth learns who to hate
Then he begins his torture
'Cause his heart is evil and impure

CHORUS:
Now she bears the scarlet letter
Hoping for a life that's better
Slowly gaining her respect
While making her A something perfect

Dimmesdale meets his tragic end
After confessing to his friends
Little Pearl gives him a kiss
And he says his goodbye just like this

CHORUS:
You have worn the scarlet letter
Hoping for a life that's better
But I've hidden in my guilt
And resulting is a death long built

She has worn the scarlet letter
Hoping for a life that's better
Having gained her redemption
After years of humiliation
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Uploaded: Jan 04, 2010 - 10:39:09 PM
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2010 - 04:08:15 PM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 03:02:37 AM
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Feter said 2641 days ago (January 4th, 2010)
The Scarlet Letter
A lot of romance ..so heartfelt as well ..
wonderful singing ..very wonderful arrangement
poppish yes but hold alot of feelings ..nicely
done ...have you tried to sing this with second
harmony ? just a suggestion ..kudos ..thnx alot
for sharin such nice work !!!!
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2640 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Thanks!
It's great you always listen to people's music and take time to give nice comments! It's funny though; when I was originally writing it, it was going to strictly be classical. But in the end, it ended up being half pop, half classical. I'll think 'bout doing some harmonizing. I'm still getting used to my new mic!
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2641 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
yo
Really well done, beautiful voice. The backing was cool, but the lyrics and vocals shine. Very engaging, nice writing.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2640 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
yo
As always, thank you!
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Gaylen75 said 2640 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Love the Vox
Very nice. Great arrangment.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2640 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Merci beaucoup!
I'll check out your song once I get home!
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2640 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
a really nice melody,
and you've got a very pretty voice as well, which works to this melody's advantage. I'm glad you posted the lyrics, as I had a little difficulty on my work-computer speakers getting all the words--partly technology, but I think some of my problem was how the words fell in the melody (not always with the same rhythmic stresses that people use when speaking)--maybe something to think about for future songs. (Some great rhymes, too: sinister-minister, hallucinate-hate)
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HollywoodJetset said 2640 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
***
nice work. you have a beautiful voice.
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egobandit said 2640 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Scarlett
Very lovely singing, Complex orchestration and lyric writing. I enjoyed it glad I listened!
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scofugate said 2640 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Love the
arrangement. The vox sounds very warm and full of trueness (if thats a word).
Great job!!
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DWL said 2639 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
Interesting lyrics
Sort of Decemberist in content but very different musically.

Nice changes of texture although I think I'd have liked the vocals pushed a little more upfront on the chorus (but then again I'm a deaf old git)

Cheers

Dick
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particledots said 2639 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
pardon?
?
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lengold said 2639 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
That's definitely
one of the most interesting songs I've heard for a while. You have some very interesting ideas going on there and I love the way you have phrased those great and very readable lyrics. I think it would have worked a bit better if the vocals were higher in the mix (just my opinion and feel free to totally disregard). Enjoyed listening to this very creative song.
Cheers
Len

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particledots said 2639 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
this is very very cool
a very, very interesting listen
thank you
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dave_b said 2638 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
The Scarlet Letter
Your sweet vocals are the first thing that grab me about this track. The simple but effective piano line works well with the synth sounds you have chosen. The rhythmic stresses in the chorus are interesting and add variety to the song. Nice job!
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Calchas said 2638 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
OMG!
Heart-wrenchingly BEAUTIFUL Jessica!

Very well arranged and the vocals are top-notch. Love it!

Be well friend!
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Char said 2638 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
That was
wild. Pretty voice. Thanks.
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jibes said 2638 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Great!
I like your song and performance but you voice could be up in the mix and it would be even better. I do like it!
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Vaisvil said 2638 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Nice
In a way reminiscent of Kate Bush's early work - excellent melodies and good production - I found some of the words hard to hear - sometimes a dry track running at that same time of a reverb'd track can help that situation.
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ConnieO said 2638 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
A sinister minister
Great lyrics Jessica! You certainly were inspired.
The first time I listened to it I was wondering what the heck you were doing with your vocal! The second time I got it and followed the lyrics...I'm also thinking the vocal higher in the mix since the vocal and lyrics are spotlighted. Very unique girl!
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2638 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
THANKS EVERYBODY!
I just wanna thank everyone that's given me such nice comments so far! I love the sweet comments, and it always makes my day when I go back and read them! And any suggestions made by you lot? I will take into consideration for future projects. Thanks for the wonderful feedback, y'all!
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magnatone said 2637 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Scarlett Letter
this is really cool! a whole new twist on english class - nice work!
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SmokeyVW said 2635 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
concept
where'd my previous comment go?

anyway, this is great. a great concept. i would bring up the gain on your vocals just a little...

thanks
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2635 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Er, idk?
I never delete any comments. Unless it's something where I accidentally post the exact thing twice. So I dunno. But thank for you comment!
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crissew said 2635 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Very different vocal
tone in your voice. A unique tone and a unique range. Very high pitched yet soothing in tone. Very relaxing tone, well enunciated but very low in the mix and there may be a bit of battling over frequencies going on. I would try panning some tracks to separate the vocals a bit more and maybe bump them up a tad. I would like to hear them better. Great job!
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2635 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Merci
beaucoup!!!
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davisamerica said 2635 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
wow
great vox
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2635 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Merci
beaucoup!!!
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livelargemusic said 2635 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Very cool
Loved this...The arrangement is very interesting and your vocal makes this incredibly unique.
I am brand new here and am glad I came across this upload...Thanks
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Jarvoid said 2629 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Right,so after
a quick scoot to the search engine to look up 'The Scarlet Letter' and another listen;
Spot on, decidedly different in the vocal department and refreshing for that.Nice one .Just going to check out some other stuff...see ya ....Jarvoid
stevel said 2628 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
Very nice
An interesting combination of classical sounds and winsome pop. Very enjoyable listen
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Philos60 said 2626 days ago (January 20th, 2010)
Romantic
I like this romantic song very much, especially the *dreaming* female voice and lyric. It's authentic and unique.
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billykirsch said 2617 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
Unique
You have a very personal voice to sing Jess. I specially like the tone of your voice in the chorus. Beautiful lyrics and music.

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Monkaton said 2593 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
Edit Lyrics
I you take out some of the pronouns and adjectives, like very and his and her, you will allow more space to sing without running out of breath.

Overall, though it is a good song and a good book report. Nice piano, too.
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that80sboy said 2568 days ago (March 18th, 2010)
i am late
to this but better late than never i say...haha....nice to have found somebody else with some love for the keys!....dig the vocals too....keep em comin!
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Mike_Lynn said 2400 days ago (September 2nd, 2010)
Great song
This is really good. I like the singing & the melody. I do hope you could sing a song for me if time allows. Cheers / Mike
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Dadai.2 said 2395 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
This is a lovely song
an ethereal feel with your haunting vocal. I like the back beat that moves this along. Very enjoyable song Jessica.

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