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This is an old song I recorded on tape many years ago. It's just me and my guitar, with all sorts of technical things wrong with it (these were days long before GarageBand. No mixer, no way to fix any mistakes, just one mic, an old tape deck, and me playing and singing).

I've decided to rescue several of my old songs because the tape is aging and I don't want them lost forever. They're all just me and my guitar, and I'll be posting more soon.
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Time was once a friend
Years didn't end
They would flow

And I didn't need a past
My youth would last
Never grow
Away from time

And yet I stand among
The severed young
The nameless, faceless mob who speak a tongue that mystifies
And now cry for the me
I refused to be
A million years ago when I was speaking tongues that I now deny

Now you have given me
As in a dream

And years are now adored
I've climbed aboard
A time machine
With you

The past becomes today
It's here to stay
But not reliving lives already lived, it's starting new
And we will journey far
Upon a shooting star
And it will take me gently past the time and into you
'Cause time is you
Yes, time is you
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Uploaded: Sep 09, 2006 - 05:11:33 PM
Last Updated: Sep 09, 2006 - 05:11:33 PM Last Played: May 02, 2019 - 11:45:54 AM
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thetiler said 4635 days ago (September 9th, 2006)
I can tell you
have such a penchant for writing! Which I hope you keep doing. I really
favor your writing more so than I think most of the others here at MJ. I
guess cause you seem to install wisdom, great creativity, depth of
feeling.in you tunes. You do it so concise and meaningful. Plus, a big
bonus with your Julie London type vocalization.

Way to go Joanna!

Thanks so much for sharing! Very enjoyable!
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
snowdragon said 4634 days ago (September 9th, 2006)
Glad you rescued it.

Made me think of Joni for some reason. The guitar approach maybe.

particularly liked the line "A million years ago when I was speaking
tongues that I now deny" and the rhyme with mystifies.
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
timothy devine said 4634 days ago (September 10th, 2006)
Love The Old recordings
My not be your Genre but my brother posted a song here on MJ
"The Clouds are Crying Rain"
Also an old recording.
I ask him for more... but no
If you have more of this great vintage ...post away!
I love the finality of a recording like this...
I feel sometimes we loose touch with reality when we loop too much...
seems LIVE...
Thats it...
seems Live
Thank you
Check out my latest song called Inside of You
TobinMueller said 4634 days ago (September 10th, 2006)
A million years ago when I was speaking tongues...
Very cool lyrics. Really nice intimate, simple presentation like sitting on
the end of the bed in a dorm room 25 years ago...
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
davisamerica2 said 3372 days ago (February 23rd, 2010)
Beautiful song
Beautiful words. Much enjoyed, and will listen again. Terry
Check out my latest song called Road to Yourself/with Abandon Style
Joanna said 3370 days ago (February 24th, 2010)
Thank you, Terry!
Check out my latest song called Baby, It's Cold Outside
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Hi, I'm Joanna (not Jo, that's someone else). Garageband has allowed me to indulge my love for singing beyond concerts in the shower. My favorite part of songwriting is writing the lyrics. This makes sense, of course, because writing is what I d... [see more]

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