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Awakening


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Leon

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An impromptu interpretation of Jamie Vogel's poem "Awakening."

My voice is a little rough from two weeks of colds, but I think it added a little more texture to my vocals, so that's OK I guess. :-)
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Lyrics
AWAKENING
(Lyrics based on the poem by Jamie Vogel;
Melody and Vocals by Leon)

That morning whisper
A gentle kiss
A suspended moment
Of perfect bliss

That precious feeling
As eyes first meet
Bodies entwined
In sleepy heat

It's awakening
Awakening…
It's awakening
It's awakening

Yeaaah… Ooooh…

Fingers touching
Breath as one
Hearts in rhythm
We greet the sun

Content, in truth
Just to be
Simply enjoying… simply enjoying
You and me, you and me
you and me, you and me…

It's awakening
It's awakening
Awakening
It's awakening…
yeaaahhh
Oh, you and me

That morning whisper
A gentle kiss
A suspended moment
Of perfect bliss

That precious feeling
As eyes first meet
Bodies entwined
In sleepy heat

It's awakening, yeah
It's Awaaaakening...
Song Stats
Hits: 3643
Comments: 39
Fans: 22
Plays: 233
Downloads: 68

Uploaded: Mar 07, 2011 - 06:03:57 PM
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2011 - 06:24:03 PM Last Played: Nov 26, 2017 - 01:44:58 AM
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Comments
alackbass said 2474 days ago (March 7th, 2011)
Awakening
Wonderful track! Great guitar sound! And of course your voice is remarkable! Downloaded!
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michaeljayklein said 2474 days ago (March 7th, 2011)
Man, what a voice!!!!!!!!!
You are incredible Leon--you really shine here on this excellent song!
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Leon said 2469 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
Thanks,
I am happy to earn the respect and praise of someone whose voice I also admire a lot. You, man, can croon like nobody can. The admiration is mutual, defintiely!
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ktb said 2474 days ago (March 7th, 2011)
texture
in spades I'd say, but that what I'd expect no less :-) Is this you on the guitar? Very nicely done. Hope we get some more impromptu soon.
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Leon said 2469 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
John
Wish we can do some collabs again this year!
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
jgurner said 2474 days ago (March 7th, 2011)
Fine Form!
You voice always sounds amazing and this is no exception. A little texture is always a good thing.

Wonderfully done. You put so much emotion into the lyrics and they stand out so well against the guitar. Very moving my friend!
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Leon said 2469 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
Joe...
Thanks for continuing to listen to my music, as I do yours, too. I like emotions and drama in my songs, and I am not abashed to let it out on my sleeve, just like you.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
lholden said 2474 days ago (March 8th, 2011)
awakening
I love your voice and the the guitar sound is fantastic. What a wonderful listen - thanks for sharing.
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Leon said 2469 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
THanks!
I did listen to your songs and I love your voice, too!
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Char said 2474 days ago (March 8th, 2011)
Leon!!!!
I could listen you forever. Thanks.
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Leon said 2473 days ago (March 8th, 2011)
Hi, Char!
Aw, you posted my name in the billboard. :-) Thanks for promoting the song. It sound unpolished in parts, but I decided to post it in its raw form. I'm undeserving of all this praise, honestly. Haha!
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magnatone said 2474 days ago (March 8th, 2011)
Awakening
THE VOICE!!! Leon - so great to hear from you, this is awesome!
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mvh9591 said 2474 days ago (March 8th, 2011)
Nice_____
Man I need some of that... "perfect bliss" that is. Nice work Leon -

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Leon said 2469 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
Our next collab...
will be a bigger, more powerful hit than this. hahaha. Hope you got the AIFF files already.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
DeathArrow said 2474 days ago (March 8th, 2011)
lalala
wow this is stunning quality!
no matter talking about composition, playing, production, singing etc. i can always conclude that it sounds just awesome!
but the most amazing about this song is definitely your voice. it gave me shivers at some points and that's pretty hard to do in an audio recording.
looking forward to hearing more of you!
fav'd!
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Leon said 2469 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
lalala
Thanks for that overflowing praise! I checked out your latest song. Wow. wow. wow. Wish I downloaded your song before you closed it!
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
jdholliday said 2473 days ago (March 8th, 2011)
wow!
one of the best male vocalist I've heard here. Wow, world class voice and singing style, outstanding song and excellent mix, thanks to Char for the thread!
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strangedream said 2473 days ago (March 8th, 2011)
Your voice is fantastic
I love the emotion in this. Thank you so much for posting, Leon.
Leon said 2469 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
Hi there...
Back at you! Your voice is a rare gem. you have power and subtlety. So I am most pleased with your admiration of my voice.
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paul f. page said 2473 days ago (March 8th, 2011)
Wonderful vocal
...and the guitar is played and recorded with such a full and mellow sound. Your lyrics express such freedom and joy and you deliver them with a palpable emotion. Keeping the accompaniment as a solo was a great choice because it makes the song so much more intimate than if over-arranged. I have no idea how you actually reach those high notes, but, man, you nail them every time. What a great song.
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Leon said 2469 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
Hi Paul
Thanks for your generous remarks. This song was about as close to spontaneous, vocally rehearsed about three times only before recording, so the raw power was quite noticeable. My range has gotten better as I get older, and that I can not explain except maybe for continuous use and practice and also more confidence and passion for the thing I do. Thanks, you are an inspiration, too!
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Alannah said 2473 days ago (March 8th, 2011)
So nice .....
.. to see you back around these parts Leon .... and on top of your game still no less !
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Leon said 2473 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
THANKS to all...
...who listened and left comments. This song was rough in the edges at some parts, but I thought the beauty of it was the rawness of the vocals, so I decided not to re-record those parts. I had a little frog in my throat towards the end at "...of perfect bliss" but I went with it anyway and let it be. It was gnarled and bleeding in that part, and I though that was real as the emotion gets. I personally feel my voice is nothing super, but thanks to those who are touched by and believe in it... :-)
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
papag said 2473 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Yep, wide awake
You hit this one nicely. So clean and clear. Tasty mix of guitar and voice.

Thanks for the download :)
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Leon said 2469 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
THanks
I sing so I can share it to people who can appreciate it, like you. My pleasure, man!
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
PeterB7858 said 2472 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Emotionally charged
Hi Leon. First time I have heard some of your work, I think. Enjoyed it immensely. Your vocals have great range and emotionally charged and the guitar accompaniment was just right. Nice tone and technique. Great post. Downloaded! Thanks. Warm regards, Peter.
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Leon said 2469 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
Emotions...
There are times I sing and I get teary -eyed when I am truly feeling it. I realize it doesn't necessarily need a perfectly smooth voice to hit the right spot... sometimes a rawness is what it takes to send the right emotions. Thanks for the thoughtful remarks.
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ktholliday said 2472 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
~ Awakening ~
Excellent voice and track! I really enjoyed this immensely! Leon, you have a gift! Can't wait to hear more of your tunes! ~ Thanks for sharing ~ Blessings, Katy ~
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Leon said 2469 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
Hi Katy!
THanks for the kind remark. It's a gift but it's a gift that I try to keep making better. no one is born naturally with a singing voice, it takes time to develop it. I'm humbled by your admiration, :-)
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Carrie71 said 2471 days ago (March 10th, 2011)
Awakening
Wow, your voice is just so beautiful. I love everythnig about this song. Perfect.
Leon said 2469 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
Hi Carrie!
You are too generous, but Ok, I will take that! LOL.
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jiguma said 2471 days ago (March 10th, 2011)
Hi Leon
great to hear you back around the place. "A little rough" sure sounds pretty good to me. In our band, we're constantly looking at how to get more light and shade into a song. You have such a strong voice that you could choose to overwhelm anything you sing - but you always manage to provide the light and shade, ups and down, ying and yang in a song.

It's really good that you come here to visit.

Best wishes from Oz,
Neil
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Leon said 2469 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
Hi Neil
Thanks for continuing to listen to my humble music. I'm experimenting on some style of singing, looking for some restraint in ceetain areas and power when it is needed. I know exactly what you are saying. Knowing the difference and subtleties is a sign of musical maturity, and I'm continuing to learn, too.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
ktholliday said 2468 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
~ Awakening ~
Aloha~ Leon!!! I had to listen again, and of course D/L your songs! I just love everything about your music! So heartfelt! Thanks again, for sharing! Enjoy your week ahead! Hope you're feeling better! Be blessed! ~ Katy ~
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RAVENS said 2464 days ago (March 17th, 2011)
Playing Catch-Up
Wow, just wow! The guitar playing reminds me of Halo in the beginning. Your voice is just superb, I would love to collab with you someday. This was excellent, wowzers!

RAVEN ;-)
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gail60 said 2460 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
sweet
You have such an awesome soothing voice and I love it. This is a great song and I really enjoyed listening to it. Thanks for another classic Leon tune. Very nice!!
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Garni said 2457 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
Absolutely beautiful work
Just blown away with your voice and Guitar playing

G-)
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Philip18 said 2295 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Awakening
clean bright guitar tones. Expressive and tuneful voice with an outstanding range that allows you to add plenty of variety to the performance. Good poem that you're using - words well as a song. Much enjoyed.
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Jmevee said 2187 days ago (December 19th, 2011)
A message from the poet...
Hello Leon, my name is Jamie Vogel. A close friend of mine found this song on the Internet and was surprised that I didn't know of it. It's been a while since I wrote the poem - one of my first and one of my favourites. I've always wondered how some of them would work as songs and now I guess I know! An interesting interpretation and I'm pleased that you've caught the emotional tone. Always nice to have my work spread to a wider audience. I feel quite honoured, so thank you. Keep on spreading the music! Regards, Jamie.
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