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Who knows where inspiration comes from? Usually, with me, I get the first two lines of a lyric. That happened Sunday. I wrote it out and I began searching for loops since most of you are probably sick to death of my a capellas. I am not sure what I chose worked so I kept the background quiet. GB never cooperates 100% but I persevered and got something despite phantom sliders and being too lazy to search around for something better. This is a sketch. At this point, I MUST post regardless because I've been supported more than I deserve and it sure is fun. I would've done so earlier but I couldn't load the site all day. Thank you for coming by. As ofOctober 27th, I've made this an Open Collab. Anyone, you are welcome to take this in any direction if you'd like to mess with it. I'm just no good at making music. Seriously, do whatever you want. :)
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Lyrics
I could give you my umbrella,
but I couldn't stop the rain.
And I could hold you while you cried,
but I could never stop your pain.
>>
You meant everything to me
and I tried hard to make you see,
but it wasn't enough to stop you
from leaving me, from leaving me, from leaving me.
>
I know your problems were many;
I saw the hurt in your eyes.
Each time I got close by your side,
You hurried up with your goodbyes.
>>
You meant everything to me.
You didn't see what I could see:
that there were ways enough to keep you
from leaving me, from leaving me, from leaving me.
>
It's too late now for us to change
all the things we both have seen:
that history that came before
is really all that came between.
>>
You meant everything to me.
I wasn't like her, don't you see?
Why wasn't I able to stop you, (to stop you, to stop you)
from leaving me, (from leaving me), from leaving me
(from leaving me), from leaving me, (from leaving me)..

Charlene M. Kankiewicz, January 6, 2013, 1:15-1:37 PM
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Uploaded: Jan 07, 2013 - 01:01:25 AM
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2013 - 06:36:43 AM Last Played: Feb 24, 2017 - 04:10:36 AM
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Bowman said 1536 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
It's
affecting to hear such a raw declaration from your heart Char.

The loops are fine. You might at some point consider bringing them up a bit in the mix for some dramatic effect but that may be just my taste for drama.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Char said 1536 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
Actually,
I'm putting someone else in my place since I'm the one that would rather remain alone than ever risk heartache again. The percussion reminded me of rain. The loop I cut up is a little weird and is not a great match for the melody but it seemed like an okay background noise to what is essentially an a capella. If it were louder, I doubt it's appropriateness. I'm being a little sneaky here or experimental. Believe me, if I knew how to make music, there would be drama. I tried a few things. I am learning from my mistakes. but you can't fake musical talent. Thank you very much.

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Fire_Angel said 1536 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
Powerfully emotional singing.
So strong that it carries every little nuance of feeling in the lyrics and adds to them too. Well done.
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Char said 1535 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
I wasn't
too displeased with the way I sounded. I should look around for some other loops. Thank you so much.
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Les_Kloo said 1536 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
Leaving Me
Very happy to see that you are continuing to explore. An unconventional choice for the percussion, no doubt. But after about a minute it starts to work in a hypnotic kinda way. The backing music could be brought up a tad. I think it will work, but it's hard to hear. When it's there, it reminds me of something Peter Gabriel would do, like San Jacinto, for example. Nice work. Powerful lyrics.
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Char said 1535 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
If you heard it
at a higher volume you'd think I was nuts. I have the problem of making cut up loops sound seamless. I see these waves or dashes and don't have a remotely effective way of linking them. So, it will just be noise. I was trying to get a beat of some kind and a pacing I could follow while I sang. I've been doing something like that ever since from first a capellas since many said my timing was off kilter. Just trying to make it easier for the musicians to fit music to the singing. Click tracks are rather distracting. Thank you, thank you.
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richard13 said 1536 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
In some ways
especially having that constant bongo (?) in the back, this puts me in mind of beat poetry reading/performance pieces.
You just keep on doing what you've been doing: emoting, experimenting, making art from the heart.
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Char said 1535 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
I think
I used a ceramic drum beat. I picked a certain bpm and was trying to follow it. I thought that, too...that it was like what I imagined a beat poetry nightclub might sound like with some people playing bongos and others playing flutes in different corners of the room. I can't help getting better when I have so much to improve upon. Thanks, Richard.
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alackbass said 1536 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
Leaving Me
I love the lyrics. There's a raw honesty in them. The first verse is particularly beautiful. Well sung too!
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Char said 1535 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
Hi, Andrew,
Did you know that you kind of inherited the role of goodwill ambassador from Eduard? In case no one mentions it, I think you came here to warm up the place. I don't know how you find the time to do so much listening and commenting but I am grateful for you. You give more than you get. Many thanks, Andrew.
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ste said 1536 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
well
performed, char. sad and poignant lyrics. moving stuff
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Char said 1535 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
One of these days
I'm going to make a stream of consciousness ste song though it won't have the great backing yours do. Maybe, I'll have to drink some beer to get loosened up. I appreciate your thoughtful listen. Thank you.
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peacepiano said 1536 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
Ballad
I like your strong vocals. The melody is very clear. Maybe someone could pick out the chords for you if you want more than a rhythm backing. Keeping the drums quiet was a good idea, your voice want to sing out :) Thanks for sharing.
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Char said 1535 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
I'm sure
a musician could make a more appropriate backing. I have ideas but no skill. The drum was mid volume and the other loops were almost beyond hearing range. I had some other things in there but decided to stick to 4 tracks. It is almost an acapella. I'd love to try this one again with some other music. Thank you.
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DWL said 1535 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
On a roll Char
I do hope you're not really in the dark place these last couple of songs are coming from.

Powerful stuff and just a little disturbing...

Cheers

Dick
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Char said 1535 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
I've been
wherever I am, dark or melancholic, my entire life...I think. First, I was lonely; then, I thought I was loved only to find I was deluding myself through a long and very unhappy marriage. So, I'm back where I was: alone, for the last 7 years. I'm used to it. I dream a bit. And I accept it. I muddle through. Making up songs is therapeutic. You are dear. Thanks, Dick.
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J_Gretch said 1535 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
Leaving Me
Sharing your own music is a blessing that non-musicians could never understand.So glad that you do Char.
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Char said 1535 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
I could
not have found a better place to exercise my creativity and exorcise my demons both. I never would have expected the kind of generosity I enjoy here. You are sweet to say I'm welcome even though I probably shouldn't be foisting my songs on all of you. Thank you.
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Vic Holman said 1535 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
Leaving Me
cool char. the backing music is a nice touch to vocalize off of.
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Char said 1535 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
It could
be better. This lyric deserves better, I think. I was, mostly, driven to post the song as something I needed to express. I guess I'm dreaming of someone whom I wouldn't have to run away from because I fear the same failure again. I doubt there are many who'd care to bother with damaged souls. Thank you, Vic.
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Narad said 1534 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
Leaving Me
Burning and cutting pain in your lyrics and a broken heart at the feet of the reader.
Overwhelming and shattering...
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Char said 1534 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
I felt it.
Many live with a broken heart and it just can't be helped. Fortunately, life is short. Thanks so much, Harald.
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Philip18 said 1534 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
Leaving
There's a rawness in the lyrics that comes out in your vocal, although the clear, strong tone gives it a touch of positivity, too. Well done, Char.
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Char said 1534 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
I can hear
that too. The only way to get through anything is to keep going. I try with the little I have. It is still a heck of a kick to be complimented even if I don't deserve it. Hopefully, I'll get better at this stuff. Thank you, Philip.
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Charday said 1534 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
Hello Char
Nice to see and hear your still going strong, always enjoy your stuff, though I like the happier stuff too! ;-) Blessings! jd.
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Char said 1534 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
Aha!
Hi, guys. Yeah, I'm still trying to make music. Thanks for coming by.
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Jarvoid said 1533 days ago (January 10th, 2013)
Listening to this
put me in mind of the musical Flower Drum Song.....and I have never seen it ! but my mother played the LP constantly on the PYE Blackbox stereo in the early 60's so it obviously penetrated the old subconcious and
stuck there....

This is obviously a very personal and deeply felt evocative lyric......the style of delivery is very differrent to how it could have been done.....and it could so easily have turned maudlin or saccharrine,the delivery ensures that it does neither.......

cheers

Jarvo
Char said 1533 days ago (January 10th, 2013)
I'm
glad you approve, Chris. I've been on my own a long time and most of me is relieved. Thank you.
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egobandit said 1532 days ago (January 11th, 2013)
I love that
you let it flow, from your deepest breath this flows very rythmic I think I would like it better with out the percussion hats off to you!
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Char said 1532 days ago (January 11th, 2013)
I think
you're right about the drum. I may have to find something else to back this lyric. It felt good to sing it this way but maybe I'll get some other ideas. Thank you very much.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 1531 days ago (January 12th, 2013)
I dig...
... the raw sound of this tune. Even though I'd like to hear it in a full-song form, this stands well as something that belongs to the "World" genre/sound on its own. Nice work!
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Char said 1531 days ago (January 12th, 2013)
If I could play
an instrument, I'd be making better songs. Thanks, Yeman.
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magnatone said 1531 days ago (January 12th, 2013)
Leaving Me
sorry to be so late to the party Char - this is really incredible! you are such an excellent lyricist - love this!
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Char said 1531 days ago (January 12th, 2013)
No problem,
Karen. You are, as always, very kind. I appreciate it. Thank you.
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dave_b said 1527 days ago (January 16th, 2013)
Leaving Me
Minor bluesy melody is a good match for the lyric. I like the first 2 lines in the lyric especially.
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Char said 1526 days ago (January 17th, 2013)
Thank you,
Dave. I kind of like the thing, too. Thanks.
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Maximum_Lux said 1459 days ago (March 25th, 2013)
Nice vox!
As always, nice vocals! I really dig the vibrato...adds to the emotion! I think this is pretty good as it is, or might be interesting to here how it goes with different music. You are very talented, and great at expressing real emotion!
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Char said 1459 days ago (March 25th, 2013)
I would
love to try these lyrics against some real music. I just am not too gifted in that area. You are very sweet. Thank you.
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PHBB said 1459 days ago (March 25th, 2013)
Very heartfelt
Really strong lyrics here in spite of what looks simple. This is a hypnotic kind of arrangement with a funny authentic feel to it. I feel this could be someone's original folk music style. Maybe yours! Anyway, the rhythm part is just right and precisely where it should be.
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Char said 1459 days ago (March 25th, 2013)
Why,
thank you. If anything sounds good, believe me, it is an accident. I appreciate the listen.
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UnderThePianoMan said 1448 days ago (April 6th, 2013)
Unique…
unusual…haunting……beautiful. Thank you
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Char said 1447 days ago (April 6th, 2013)
Oh, Craig,
You are too kind. You made my day. Thank you.
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lengold said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Love the
vocals and lyrics. The tablas give the whole composition a very surreal, unusual and creative feel.
Cheers
Len

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Char said 1444 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Mr. Gold,
you are warm and supportive and I am grateful. Thank you.
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Loob said 1441 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Very clear vocal mic Char.
Interesting backing! Thanks for sharing!
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Char said 1441 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Oh, yeah,
It is quiet because I just wanted a weird background after I couldn't find anything else. Thanks, Freddy.
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Macaudion said 1438 days ago (April 15th, 2013)
Loud applause!....
Bravo! Nicely done,Char. The backing sounded right on, but I wanted to hear more of it. And you know, if I can't hear it I fill it in w/ orchestration. My rambling musical head. Really nice to hear something from you. I still wanna do a piece w/ you before i die. Love lOVE LOVE your voice. And btw, I happen to like your a capellas, thank you very much! Any-who, thanks for feeding my soul!

Dion
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Char said 1437 days ago (April 16th, 2013)
Hello, Macaudian,
You like my a capellas? That is very kind of you to say. As for a collaboration, I'd be honored, seriously. I can write for music or I can offer lyrics that haven't as yet found a melody. You made my day, you did. Thank you so much.
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thetiler said 1425 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Lots of power in the voice !
Very soulful and revealing, seems so real.
For some reason I hear a bit of Ella Fitzgerald in that vocal. Sounds like a real heart breaker of a song! Thanks for sharing Char !
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Char said 1421 days ago (May 2nd, 2013)
You
are very kind to come by. I appreciate it very much. Thanks.
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