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I've been away from Macjams for ages. My return to Macjams was inspired by a desire to write a new song following the suicide of a friend. I was wondering what was going on his mind before he took his own life. His loved ones are in great agony struggling to find an explanation.

I was surfing Macjams when I came upon Obbster's rock instrumental "Fragmented," which was haunting and aptly titled. Liam gave his permission to use his music.

Dedicated to you, my departed friend... May you find the peace that eluded you here on earth...
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FRAGMENTED
(lyrics by Leon/ music by Obbster)

When mind and heart run in conflicted ways
Thoughts and feelings all colliding
You recognize confusion growing
And you feel the integrity is breaking

Then you try to keep yourself together
And fight the storm that's coming on
Begin feeling fear, extinguish doubts
Saving joy, but crying out

Taste the hate, and yet forgive
Breaking your heart in different ways
You hear that crushing sound in your heart
Emotions torn, pictures burned, and all imaginations fractured
Fragmented, ooh, fragmented

Is your heart fragmented
Your mind in pieces
Wonder where the shards went
Bleeding in pieces

When mind and heart run in conflicted ways
Thoughts and feelings all colliding
You recognize confusion growing
And you feel that sanity is drifting

Do you hear that crushing sound in your heart and voices in your head
Emotions torn, pictures burned, and all imaginations fractured
Fragmented, ooh, fragmented…

Is your heart fragmented
Your mind in pieces
Wonder where the shards went
Bleeding in pieces
Fragmented...

(choir)
Your heart fragmented
Your mind in pieces...
Your heart fragmented
Bleeding in pieces...
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Uploaded: Jan 01, 2011 - 11:43:31 AM
Last Updated: Jan 01, 2011 - 12:24:55 PM Last Played: Dec 04, 2018 - 02:42:46 AM
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Comments
Skean said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
My friend
Your voice have been missed, nice choice of backing.
Glad to see you back.

Have great 2011, take care, Kenta
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Leon said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Kenta,
Thanks for the New Year welcome at the chat room. Great to see that you are ever present! :-)
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
magnatone said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Fragmented
wow leon - it's wonderful to have you back at MJ, and what a sad, soulful and beautiful song this is. your voice is gorgeous, i'm sorry for the loss of your friend - you couldn't have expressed it better. glad you're here.
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Leon said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Thanks...
for one of the first people to welcome me back, Karen. You are a sweet and gentle soul.
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racerat said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Fragmented
Leon,
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. This is a beautiful tribute, and though I am saddened by your loss, I am happy that it brought you back to MJ. I've missed your work. Good to have you! Happy New Year, your voice is as incredible as ever. At 1:38 you really open those pipes - even better at 1:50. Can't say I've ever heard you project that forcefully- reaching deep down and kicking it out! Well done!

RR
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Leon said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Hi, Phil
I'm taking a break from the band, and I'm back where it all started, here at Macjams. Thanks for your kind comments. Sad indeed that death inspired me to write it, but it does bring out some deep emotions...
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
alackbass said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Fragmented
What an incredible singer you are. Great song. Well done backer by Obbster! I'm sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing this wonderful music!
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Leon said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Andrew,
looking forward to some possible collab in the future if time allows... thanks for the welcome at the chat room :-)
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
jiguma said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Welcome back Leon!
It's very sad that your inspiration came from such a situation.

Your voice is clearly as good as ever - I'm getting an Ultravox vibe - and Liam's backing is rich and perfect for your big vocal.

I hope 2011 is good to you,
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Leon said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Hi Neil,
I may not have made my presence felt here for more than a year, but I kept listening to all your fab music, guys, whenever I could. I wanna be writing more songs here at Macjams this year... just like the old times. :-)
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
ktb said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Framented
Sorry to hear of this Leon. This is mighty powerful. You sing with such raw emotion. Obbsters track is ridiculously good. Way off the charts - props to you both
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Leon said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Hey John,
You are prolific and I don't think you've ever slowed down! You are a true Macjammer. Thanks for the kind comments.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
BirdmanWayne94 said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
What...
... a treat to hear your voice again, Leon?! I'm really sorry to hear about your loss. You conveyed your feelings very well in this beautiful tune. Let's hear more from you buddy! :)
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Leon said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Hi, Yeman,
Death happens everyday, but it is tragic when it comes close to home. Thanks for listening to a sad song.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
jgurner said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Heartbreaking
I'm sorry to hear about the pain and sorrow that's come about from the loss of your friend. I've dealt with a similar sorrow and I know how the question of why tears through your heart. This is a wonderful, beautiful dedication to your friend's memory.

I hate the circumstances that brought you back here to MJ, but I'm glad to see you return. I was thinking just the other day that it had been too long since you've posted here. You've certainly been missed.

Hopefully, as we start a new year, some of your sorrow will be lifted and you'll find more time to return and keep turning out the great music you do.
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Leon said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Joe,
I'm back from a year and a half worth of live performance experience with my band, which is disbanded last month. This is where it all started, so it comes full circle. It made me stronger and more confident. Thanks for welcoming me back, although I never really left. I continued to listen to all your great music here whenever I found time.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
echoroom said 2901 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
The Voice is back
man, its good to hear your voice again. This is a beautiful, heartbreaking, open wound of a track. You can really feel the emotion here, but its clean and honest, not cliched or trite.
A great tribute.
Welcome back.
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Leon said 2900 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Aw,
Speaking of voices, yours is probably the most distinct here at Macjams. Unmistakably Echoroom if I heard one from across the room. Thanks for the listen, and I hope for us to be posting more this year here at Macjams.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
RAVENS said 2901 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
So Sad
Isn't it really amazing how creating music can actually help you cope with grievances? Very sorry to hear about your friend, what a shame.

Terrific song, and I also adore Liam's music. You have an amazing voice, wow! Chills here, and that is rare for me. Very inspiring, heartfelt piece!

RAVEN ;-)
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Leon said 2900 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Nice to meet you Dani
Heard your songs just recently, and you are amazing.

This year, suicide was very much in the news, mostly men. I still can't understand it, but singing about their pain and the insufferable dilemma they faced makes me understand that it is neither a cowardly escape nor a heroic act. But in their tormented mind it must have been the last and only option.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
mvh9591 said 2900 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Very Nice____
I'm happy to see you back here brother. Sorry about your friend. :(

You sound awesome as always.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )

PS: Hope to hear from you soon.
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Leon said 2900 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
your rock song
... is almost done. :-)
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Carrie71 said 2899 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Fragmented
Incredible voice. Such raw emotion. Wow...incredible.
Leon said 2898 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Carrie...
I not used to being complimented with such superlatives, but thanks. (blush). Will be checking your songs, too :-)
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
composerclark said 2898 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Welcome back!
First of all, it is wonderful to see you back here! This is such a powerful song about a very disturbing topic. You sing with tremendous depth of passion, and create a haunting, yet beautiful tribute to your tragically departed friend. Very moving.
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Leon said 2898 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Thanks for welcoming me back :-)
I sang lead for a band for the past year and a half, and that took me away from Macjams. I'm glad to be back where my interest in music creation started.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Leon said 2898 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Thanks to OBBSTER!
I haven't thanked Liam much enough for his wonderfully solemn musical composition "Fragmented." It was the nucleus around which the lyrics and melodies of my thoughts and emotions were formed.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
J.A.Stewart said 2881 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
Still Soaring
Sorry for your loss, Leon... but good to hear you again. The vox sounds stronger than ever and I liked the contrast with the softer harmonies. Sweet!

Welcome back. ;)


--- Joe
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blaky smith said 2880 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Depart
Glad to see you back, nice to hear your fantastic voice again.
Great vocals here, emotion, sorry for your loss...
Marc
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lholden said 2836 days ago (March 8th, 2011)
Fragmented
What a very sad inspiration... I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your voice is amazing though and it really shines in this song. The backings are lovely too.
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