The Cold Road-A Song with Images

O.K.
I am really putting myself out here:)  as this is my singing debut on my blog, YouTube, The Universe. Be kind:)
From the moment I wrote this as lyrics on March 15th, I knew I had to sing it…but  well, I am not a singer, still I had to do it, in my own Garage Band style. I recorded my Yamaha piano on my iphone (smiles) so that set the feeling of an old timey, Bluegrass or Folksy Country Song. I recorded 3 voice parts and spent DAYS trying to balance and sync it. I added a string part I played in Garage Band and the sound of my mournful Toucans in the backyard. Images were from Google.
This, is as close as I can get I think..so I published it on YouTube for your listening(hopefully) pleasure. Crosses her fingers:)

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39 Responses to The Cold Road-A Song with Images

  1. daleinnis says:

    Wow, not just a whole new aspect of this poem, but a whole new aspect of you and your talents! 🙂 You continue to surprise and delight.

    When I read the poem, I didn’t think of it as a country-folk song sung late at night by a group gathered around a Bluegrass piano. But it works perfectly.

    Thanks for the words, the music, and your voices! I don’t know how you do it. 🙂

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    • Awww bows and smiles relieved…I was very nervous about this…so am glad to see your comment Dale:) So glad you enjoyed it and thank you again for all your support!!🙏🤗❤️

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  2. *screams and throws his bra onto the stage*

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  3. Wow….I love it, Karima.
    So nice to meet you and Thanks for your hard and wonderful work.
    I wish you all the best, Karima 🍀🍀
    Greetings from the beautiful Rhine-Highlands / Germany…
    Rosie

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    • Aww Rosie, nice to meet you and so glad you enjoyed my “experiment” I will blame my muse for taking me out of my comfort zone:) I also admire your drawings very much, and the latest, the portrait is very special:) Thank you again for commenting:) 🙏❤️✨

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  4. This is a comment from Jan Betts artist and friend, who has problems signing into WordPress:
    “Well… the creative genius of Karima moves into a new realm of expression! I too did not expect this poem to turn into a sad country song. You never cease to amaze me… every act of creative expression is always so different from any other! And you did it all… music, actually playing your own piano…lyrics, and you sang it… in harmony! I loved this… thank you… again.”

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    • What a wonderful comment Jan..I feel bubbling over with happiness..that you enjoyed this so much.. Yes I argued with my muse for days..did not want to move out of my comfort zone….but that muse!! as you know..in the end always does what she wants and is truly unpredictable. I was caught between horrified that I posted it and glad I did.. Comments like this one, make me feel I was right to trust that muse one more time:):) Big Hugs and thank you again dear friend, for all your unconditional support..Love you!!❤️

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  5. Diana says:

    Wow.. This was definitely something, Habibti!! Something new and I actually enjoyed it!!! I love how creative you are and the diversity seen in your posts. Really really beautiful!! Stay blessed and keep the songs coming!! 😍😍🤗❤️🙏🌷🤗🤗💐💐🌹

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    • Aww thanks habeebity, so glad you liked my push into song:):) I don’t feel I will be singing many more, but I am glad I did this, because of positive comments, like yours 🤗. It was fun and scary to do this song, but…now I did it:) Have to see what new direction, the muse wants to take me;) Be blessed always and be inspired and inspire(as you always do!) 🙏❤️🤗🌟🌹🌸🌼

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  6. Jeff Flesch says:

    That was/is beautiful, Karima! The music, the lyrics, your singing, and the imagery. Wonderful, wonderful, my friend. Youn are so talented, and such an inspiration! 😊😊🌹🌹🙏🙏❤❤

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    • Ohhh thank you Jeff!!🙏 You have inspired me:) I was nervous about putting this home Garage Band project into the public realm…but I feel much better that I did:) Thank you my friend..your encouragement means the world to me..Have a fantastic weekend! ❤️🤗🙏🌟🌺

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      • Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re very welcome, Karima. Always. It is my complete pleasure. I am very glad that you posted it too! Beautiful. Thank you. You have a wonderful weekend too! 🤗🙏🌺😊❤️

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  7. Hoyt says:

    Rucita mia…
    This is soooo sad, but yet beautiful! As always, your lyrics are compelling. And although I’ve heard you sing bits and pieces before….This is the first time we’ve been gifted with the whole package. Your lyrics, your voice, the harmony, and finally after all these years, I get to hear you play piano! I love, love, love this! More more more!

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    • Ruco, you made my heart soar like an eagle (in harmony:) I was hoping you would discover this…you out of all, who sing and play country/folk music.. I always had it, in the back of my mind, what is Hoyt going to think? And I got my piano fixed just in time, too:) even if I did not do it justice, and recorded it on my iphone:) it made it all possible. Thank you thank you thank you…you have inspired me even more. Big hugs Ruco 🤗

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  8. Hoyt says:

    Ohhhh! And also, the beautiful, heartfelt cinematography accompanying your music! Those scenes add to your lovely, melancholy opus. And you and your compatriots the birds!

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    • Ahhh yes my bird-life…and just like on cue one day, the toucans started their mournful calling out in my backyard trees, and the most amazing thing…in tune with my key of D haha..I said, “OK birds..you got the part” So glad you liked the pictures too…trying to capture that Cold Road feeling:)

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  9. Another dimension added to your already multitalented self, Karima. Cheers! Love that you’re trying them all. I heard the innocent excitement in your voice, and it was refreshing. Enjoyed it. Wish you more and more happiness. :))

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    • Thank you so much Sundaram, so glad you did enjoy it. I guess if you don’t give things a try, you’ll never know if you can do them. I am so happy to see many of my readers thought it was worth the try:) Especially you dear friend❤️🙏 Not sure I will ever do another…but then…one never knows:)

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      • Yes. One needs never know. Do it if it pleases you. ‘Cause something that does will always sound beautiful to us. Take care Karima, and enjoy your Sunday, trying, capturing, hearing, and sharing. You’re overflowing. Let the fragrance spread. :))

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  10. DzinWiz Babii says:

    You crossed the road with Courage yet again! I’d never be brave enough (nor talented enough) to actually put my own words with my very own music, lol. You weave authentic passion into every evocative piece you share with us. Congrats sissy on another emotional milestone ((hugs))

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    • Sissy yikes forgot to answer your comment…I was probably fighting with YT about the other:)I don’t know if I’m brave or just crazy hehe..but I will blame it (once again) on my muse who Made me do it. Aww thank you so much for always being right next to me, in my “emotional milestone” moments Big HUgs and sorry I’m late ❤️🌹🤗

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  11. Being honest, the first few times I listened to the Cold Road song, I had my problems with it. But then something made click click in my mind and I realized that I considered it from the wrong side.
    When I am listening to it now, I think its very well done and performed and I like it.

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  12. Dilip says:

    Enjoyed your song immensely. Best wishes 👍

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  13. This is great! Wonderful work! Sounds like that awesome classic 70’s music feeling. Excellent! Nice debut and thanks for sharing!

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    • Happy Sunday Benjamin! Well I am so glad I posted it then! I went through some doubts, but people seem to have enjoyed it…Yes, I know what type of music you mean…That’s a great compliment. My pleasure my friend, will knock on your door later, to see what you have been up to🙏🌹❤️

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  14. Oing says:

    A stripped-down honesty in this tune that harkens back to a time that I can’t rightly recall. Very enjoying to listen to!

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    • Awww thanks again Oing!! Menubar said it reminded him of Prairie songs of the 1800’s or even German fold music:):) Well what can I say, That muse pushes my envelopes:):) So glad you enjoyed listening:) 🙏

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  15. That’s a lovely composition Karima 🙂💐 a new star rising have a good time ahead 💐🙂

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    • Ohhh thank you so much Shashank…I’m happy you enjoyed it..I don’t think this will be a new outlet…but then you never know:)..I’m just happy I conquered my fear and hesitation…and did it:):) Thank you again🙏🌹🌟

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  16. You are most welcome eagerly waiting for the next song 🎵🎵 🙂💐

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  17. Listening to this one again! And it’s still amazing!

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