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Rites Of Passage


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mizieya

 Genre: Experimental

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This song is a mixture of The Ballad and The Spiritual, of Invocation and of Triumph. It is elemental Passion and Excitement, and Rebirth.

This is also an inspired collaboration: many big thanks to Bing: Clearly a Master Musician, who added extra dimension and depth with the Dulcimers and percussion and groovy bits and also to Peter Nahimara a student from Nigeria currently studying Music in Cardiff, Wales who sung baking vocals and also provided the translation of my lyrics from English into Swahili.

I love languages so it was wonderful to be able to sing in a different tongue.

Hope you enjoy the song as much as we enjoyed doing it.

Namaste

Mizieya
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Lyrics
Catch me if you can as I fall from grace
Catch me if you can as I fall from grace-.....
Like a Fallen Angel I fall from grace.
Can you keep me from falling as I dance in all my glory?

Catch me if you can as I fall from grace
Catch me if you can as I fall from grace...
Like a Fallen Angel I fall from grace.
Can you keep me from falling as I dance in all my glory?

Listen to the beating of my heart.
Fearless and Excited.
Anticipation of where I'll land...
Defying the laws of man...

Like a Fallen Angel I fall from grace.
Can you keep me from falling as I dance in all my glory?

Catch me if you can as I fall from grace
Catch me if you can as I fall from grace-.....

(Swahili translation)

Nishike ikiwezekana - napoanguka kutoka kwa utukufu
Nishike napoanguka kutoka kwa utukufu….
Kama Malaika mkosefu, nanguka kutoka kwa utukufu
Unaweza kuniepusha kuanguka ninapotukuza kwa imani?

Nishike ikiwezekana napoanguka kutoka kwa utukufu
Nishike ninapoanguka kutoka kwa utukufu
Kama Malaika mkosefu, nanguka kutoka kwa utukufu
Unaweza kuniepusha kuanguka ninapotukuza kwa imani?

Sikiza mdundo wa mwoyo wangu
Kutoogopa pia na furaha
Matarajio ya nitakaposhuka
Kutokutii sheria ya binadamu

Kama Malaika mkosefu, nanguka kutoka kwa utukufu
Unaweza kuniepusha kuanguka ninapotukuza kwa imani?

Nishike ikiwezekana napoanguka kutoka kwa utukufu
Nishike ikiwezekana napoanguka kutoka kwa utukufu….

Song Stats
Hits: 4862
Comments: 12
Fans: 5
Plays: 162
Downloads: 1
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Jan 03, 2007 - 06:54:11 AM
Last Updated: Jan 03, 2007 - 06:56:46 AM Last Played: Mar 11, 2019 - 12:46:27 AM
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Hardware:
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Software:
Garageband
Comments
ballbreaker2x2 said 4521 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
nice rythms
I liked the drums and the overall spiritual feeling. Nice voices too, they fit this composition perfectly. I hope you do more like this one in the future !!! Good production too.
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mizieya said 4521 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
nice rythms
Hi there Ball breaker - thanks for the review. Being able to express spirituality through music and lyrics is such a joy to do as well as to perform it. On reflection I think this is one of the songs that can live up to its title - because of the imagery and colours and hues that envelopes the listener.: Cheers: Mizieya

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Suffering does not necessarily suggest its own relief: because things start does not mean they must end: oppression does not necessitate the rise of the hero, nor sin its saviour.


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perceptualvortex said 4521 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Awesome!
Wow, completely blown away. The vocals and floating music, the percussion and dulcimer, and that swaying, strutting groove... they all fit together into such a sweet and beautiful song. Very creative and gorgeously executed.
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mizieya said 4521 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
Awesome
Hi there Perceptual: thanks for the review. It was indeed a joy to have done this song- its one of my favourites to date especially since it is less Mizieya orientated and driven than usual - and that makes for a refreshing change. Cheers and namaste: Mizieya

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Suffering does not necessarily suggest its own relief: because things start does not mean they must end: oppression does not necessitate the rise of the hero, nor sin its saviour.


Check out my latest song called Ephemeral Dream
MissChaos said 4521 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
spectacular
Glorious vocals; lots of subtle details in the background vocals. Uplifting & optimistic. I hear good balance in the mix. This is fantastic -- and a great exploration of Bing's remarkable talent. You all deserve big kudos for this. you've reminded me once again why my Oliver Mtzukudzi album is one of my absolute favorites for "happy" moods. Now, how 'bout a full album with all of you? :-)
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mizieya said 4521 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
Spectacular
Hi there Chaos: thanks for the review. I'll have to check Oliver Mtzukudzi not heard of him before. Indeed Bing is highly talented and gifted and inspirationally brought the song out - on the same par as Robert Fripp (PBUH) and Trey Gunn: Cheers again: Mizieya

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Suffering does not necessarily suggest its own relief: because things start does not mean they must end: oppression does not necessitate the rise of the hero, nor sin its saviour.


Check out my latest song called Ephemeral Dream
Peter Greenstone said 4521 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
ohhh
Oh, this is wonderful. I'm really taken by your voice. Something very different about it and the way you use it that I really like. The melody and arrangement is quite dramatic and exotic. I'd like to hear the lead vocals just a little louder in the mix, just a little.

The section where it goes into the string section loop doesn't do so much for me, partly because the loop is a little too familiar as a loop but mostly because it seems too removed from the rest of the piece in style. I think the idea of a break like that is good, but just not with that particular treatment, I guess.

It's a wonderful piece overall and the lyrics move me.
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mizieya said 4521 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
Ohh
Hi there Peter, many thanks for the review - yeah I see what you mean about the vocals and strings. I might tweak the vocals up a tiny bit - its difficult to gauage some things when working closely on a project. Before I was going to upload it here on macjams I was considering whether to up the vocals a notch: good point and thanks. Mizieya

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Suffering does not necessarily suggest its own relief: because things start does not mean they must end: oppression does not necessitate the rise of the hero, nor sin its saviour.


Check out my latest song called Ephemeral Dream
Alannah said 4521 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Wow Top Notch Production ....
... I love the way all the vocal tracks blend into the music so well ... I especially like the array of backing vocals and harmony sounds. The Swahili was a nice addition. Bing, of course, is a master musician and a definite asset to have on any track! It must have been quite a task mixing all these elements into such a polished final product. I am impressed with the talent I continue to find here on Macjams.
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mizieya said 4521 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
Top Notch
Hi there Alannah: You are quite right- Bings creativity is clearly a gem to have on any track. It was great to have everyone involved on board with this, especially since the whole concept fuels my passion for cultural and musical roots/references. I think every song is a journey from creation to finished product to listening to it and being whisked away by the colours and imagery it delivers to the recipient. Cheers for the review: Mizieya

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Suffering does not necessarily suggest its own relief: because things start does not mean they must end: oppression does not necessitate the rise of the hero, nor sin its saviour.


Check out my latest song called Ephemeral Dream
TobinMueller said 4520 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
Uplifting descent
Excellent feel, lyrics, personality. It all works together so well. Until the introduction of the over-used string quartet loops, which I would advise replacing with something else, something more unique, more organic to the song. The dulcimer is wonderful. What a pleasant experience, this.
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Ed Hannifin said 4520 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
I'm with Peter...
It might be just my headphone's response, but a couple dB more of vocals would, I think, be just right...

I find myself sitting here wondering what it would be like to hear a sub-mix of just those vocals... hear all the intertwining and parts...

This is one of those ones... One of those ones that doesn't compare easily to anything else I'm familiar with...

The percussion and dulcimer keep nice motion going, and the deeper synth tones are really steady and unifying...

Nice one...

Ed
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