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Vienna Teng — Soon Love Soon
Album: Waking Hour
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6.6

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Total ratings: 900









Released: 2003
Length: 4:33
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Soon, love, soon
Soon, love, soon

Soon, love, soon
There'll be a fire burning in the temple of our peace
Soon, love, soon
There'll be a soaring voice for our silent pleas
Soon, love, soon
We will hold our broken circle and begin to pray
Soon, love, soon
We will find a black and white in the gray

And we will be as one god
And we will be as one people
(x3)

Soon, love, soon
We will find illumination in unnatural light
Soon, love, soon
You will travel a thousand miles without leaving my sight
Soon, love, soon
We will find we never knew hatred ran so deep
Soon, love, soon
Such a wide, wide chasm of faith to leap

But we will be as one god
And we will be as one people
(x3)

Soon, love, soon
There will be an evolution of the human soul
Soon, love, soon
We will know that be a part is to be truly whole
Soon, love, soon
We will know the pattern of centuries rise and fall
Soon, love, soon
We will know that the fate of one is the fate of all

And we will be as one god
And we will be as one people
(x7)
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 stratrjb wrote:

Try the volume knob Mr. music snob.

 
Can't find the PSD?

dumb Trumper
 raewah wrote:

I could ask my Dad if he feels the same, as he is in a doomsday cult.  
 
He works at the White House? 
 maggierob wrote:
Sounds like the anthem for a doomsday cult.
 
I could ask my Dad if he feels the same, as he is in a doomsday cult.  
This sucks lol
Sounds like the anthem for a doomsday cult.
 t00lur wrote:
i hate vienna tang, i rated 1 all her fucking songs hahahah!


 
Now that is hilarious. . . . {#Stupid}
Perhaps a bit cloying, or preachy, or obvious — but I like her music and philosophy, and her voice is luscious. 
 Byronape wrote:

I'm not sure if that's racist or hilarious.


 
Exactly.
{#Heartkiss}  {#Hearteyes}   {#Hug}   {#Kiss}   {#Drool}

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 {#Lol}stratrjb wrote:

Try the volume knob Mr. music snob.

 


I'm jaded and bitter, but I like this song.
I don't know - I enjoy a lot of Teng's material, but this is sounding a little pitchy to me this morning.  {#Think}
I get it. You will be something-or-other. Move on to a new line.

I'm pretty sure she multitracked all the vocals a la Freddie Mercury. Nicely done.
That's a very Enya-esque backing. A cute enough song, and would be nice background music, but it'll not linger long in the memory. Vienna Teng's recorded some really good stuff, full of emotion and imagination and intelligence, but this is a relatively bland offering for all the interesting lyrics which bear investigation. Still, worth a 5 from the Nottingham jury.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 


This is interesting...  I like it a LOT...


 cyzik wrote:
MAKE HER STOP. AWFUL. AWFUL. AWFUL. Rarely am I moved to post, but Vienna Teng just rubs me the WRONG way. Pretentious and dreary I could forgive if she could keep on key. UGh. AWFUL.
 
Try the volume knob Mr. music snob.

I don't think I've heard a bad tune from this lady
 Hannio wrote:


Well, yeah.  She's Asian.  She doesn't have a large Gallic nose to sing through.

 
I'm not sure if that's racist or hilarious.

 AliGator wrote:
Good lord, I just noticed an Enya vibe to this. How many times have I heard this on RP? LOTS. LOTS OF TIMES. *scrolls back to make sure she didn't already post about the Enya thing because it would be way embarrassing if she had*

OK, I didn't post about this sounding kind of like Enya, but at least two other people did, way back when. *phew*
 
That was a close call but thank goodness you are safe! Just reading your post caused my blood pressure to rise and my body to tense up. I'll need a nap to recover. {#Lol} BTW, I do agree about the similarity to Enya.
wow...  makes my spine tingle.  I like it!
How many Tengs does it take to change a lightbulb?
 ed wrote:
She sings from her soul instead of through her nose like most of the female singers I hear these days.
 

Well, yeah.  She's Asian.  She doesn't have a large Gallic nose to sing through.

i hate vienna tang, i rated 1 all her fucking songs hahahah!

Definitely a touch of Enya going on there.
yeah great blend on the lyrical catch btwn t his and Imagine.
All in all
I don't like this one.
I can't feel like I'm as one during this song....I feel crooked.

{#Crowded}
I see what you did there, Bill!

Cool idea of putting "Imagine" by John Lennon next to thins song.  {#Smile}  One song sings about how things will be wonderful when everyone stops believing in God, and the other song sings about how things will be wonderful when everyone becomes one God.

Though, I think it would have been better to put "Imagine" after "Soon Love Soon" in the playlist.
Good lord, I just noticed an Enya vibe to this. How many times have I heard this on RP? LOTS. LOTS OF TIMES. *scrolls back to make sure she didn't already post about the Enya thing because it would be way embarrassing if she had*

OK, I didn't post about this sounding kind of like Enya, but at least two other people did, way back when. *phew*

 auburntigerrich wrote:
Vienna is so hit or miss.  Some of her stuff is moving and dramatic, but most other tunes are overproduced and cheesy. 

This one falls into the latter.  Can it.
 
Can't agree - I listened through the words into the music and found some wonder
songs of an end-times theme..appropriate
Vienna is so hit or miss.  Some of her stuff is moving and dramatic, but most other tunes are overproduced and cheesy. 

This one falls into the latter.  Can it.

MAKE HER STOP. AWFUL. AWFUL. AWFUL. Rarely am I moved to post, but Vienna Teng just rubs me the WRONG way. Pretentious and dreary I could forgive if she could keep on key. UGh. AWFUL.
Sets like this is why I love RP. I'm feelin' the love over here. :hearteyes: :meditate:
Somebody nicked my copy of Dreaming Through the Noise, and I'M REALLY PISSED OFF!! Gee, that felt good... :propeller:
Sounds like a religious trip for the last few songs.
great segue to Imagine - and that's a hard act to follow.
This song caused me to go out and buy her first two albums great song
Quite beautiful IMO
Damn she has a fine voice.
lild wrote:
So beautiful... If you live in the San Diego area, she's playing here in May!
Just saw her here in SLC May 4th. She did this song as an encore and had the audience sing along with her. It was a very small venue with only about 80 people there. It was amazing!!!
She sings from her soul instead of through her nose like most of the female singers I hear these days.
Humm, I love Vienna Teng, but this one is not up to the same level as her other stuff..
So beautiful... If you live in the San Diego area, she's playing here in May!
Very soft and soothing...mmmmm
zzzzz... made me sleepy! At least Koop's a little bit better? :confused:
anniebear wrote:
"Thou art god"
Amen. Tat tvam asi. Namaste. Of course we must realize that pantheism or pansolipsism are really just one face of the coin that has atheism on the other side. If everything is "God" then the term is ultimately meaningless. The whole point of a word is to distinguish what it references from the the things it does not reference. To reference everything is to reference nothing. And I'm okay with that. I can't think of anything more profoundling meaningful.
Love it!
mizgeee wrote:
I guess this isn't my favorite song of hers--I'm not into the inspirational lyrics
I'm not sure the lyrics are as inspirational as you think. In the background you hear, "And we will, and we will never." It seems, she is sadly aware that it is simply just a dream.
I'd rather sit in Vang Vienne watching a re-run of Friends..wait, I did that last month
junebaby65 wrote:
I really can't stand that Blue Caravan song, but this is okay....
Funny how I'm totally the opposite to this comment, this song isn't doing it for me at all but I love Blue Caravan
I really can't stand that Blue Caravan song, but this is okay....
That's a wonderful song.
hippiechick wrote:
I believe in this. God is in everything, isn't it? We are God, your dog is God (at least mine is!), we are all attached and connected.
"Thou art god"
bdmorgan72 wrote:
I feel the same way. Really well done song - well written, beautiful vocals, very tasteful. However, the idea that we can make up God to be whatever we want is a bit disheartening. Do people truly believe that WE are God, and all that other stuff she said? I'll bet she's from California.
I believe in this. God is in everything, isn't it? We are God, your dog is God (at least mine is!), we are all attached and connected.
phineas wrote:
Yeah, yer peeing me off here, Pipes. I've got a 4 1/2 year old, and it's all Raffi and Fred Penner. OK, jealously is a useless emotion, but you try listening to Baby Beluga 342 times. A day.
Phin, you wrote this 2 years ago, so you're obviously beyond hope. But for everyone else, the trick is to never let them hear the Raffi in the first place. Stick to kid-friendly stuff in your own collection and never let on that there is anything else. "Baby Beluga" is a really cute song... once every three years or so. Much more is the reason there is a whole site dedicated to the AR-15.
Nice :good-vibes:
RParadise wrote:
And this a good thing?
Yes. Any one Pink Floyd albumn will better-equip you for the real world than the entire collected works of the wretched purple dinosaur.
bdmorgan72 wrote:
I feel the same way. Really well done song - well written, beautiful vocals, very tasteful. However, the idea that we can make up God to be whatever we want is a bit disheartening. Do people truly believe that WE are God, and all that other stuff she said? I'll bet she's from California.
regardless of what we individually believe, human conception of divinity has the same massive variation across time and space as every other part of culture. the idea of divinity or its voice residing within us is the central mystical idea, and persists across religions, including Christianity, for the past several dozens of centuries. maybe it's disheartening to some to think there's not an absolute external authority that we can measure ourselves against; I enjoy the challenge of finding a meaning and morality for ourselves, and I think the societal results are about even with authority-focused spirituality.
Love this song! :sunny:
Perhaps she's referring to the idea of a brahman or oversoul?
I heard her perform this live once with the audience singing "soon love soon" as a call-and-response. Gave me goosebumps.
The more Vienna I hear, the more I want to hear Vienna. I'm especially fond of "Hope on Fire" from Warm Strangers.
trekhead wrote:
And to think, I originally made fun of her name. Nice.
Placenames as female first names is becoming more popular, right? Madison etc.?
I love this song a little more with every listen. :daisy:
Simply beautiful.
crowhog2000 wrote:
nice comeback after that Edie Brickell travesty :cool: :sunny:
Agreed.
moshevelvul wrote:
makes me wanna tie my sweater around my neck, grab, gently, my glass of chardonnay and sit down with Dr. Wayne Dyer for an empowering and empathetic talk about my trip to India. (of course I stayed at the Four Seasons)
:eek: :lol: :lol: :eek:
nice comeback after that Edie Brickell travesty :cool: :sunny:
bdmorgan72 wrote:
... the idea that we can make up God to be whatever we want is a bit disheartening.
Every religion does it. Sounds like standard human behavior to me.
archrrone wrote:
I really dig this album as well. ...and while we are talking about kids' music tastes, my 6 year old requests Tori Amos and Pink Floyd on a regular basis. In fact, she can be heard singing Comfortably Numb spontaneously :)
And this a good thing?
I guess this isn't my favorite song of hers--I'm not into the inspirational lyrics--but I just love her voice and her piano. She's local, too....graduated from Stanford in computer science! I missed her at a small club here in SF, and am sorry I did. Someone back down there somewhere they saw her at the Bottom Line and raved about her live performance. oh well, next time.
I really dig this album as well. ...and while we are talking about kids' music tastes, my 6 year old requests Tori Amos and Pink Floyd on a regular basis. In fact, she can be heard singing Comfortably Numb spontaneously :) phineas wrote:
Yeah, yer peeing me off here, Pipes. I've got a 4 1/2 year old, and it's all Raffi and Fred Penner. OK, jealously is a useless emotion, but you try listening to Baby Beluga 342 times. A day.
moshevelvul wrote:
makes me wanna tie my sweater around my neck, grab, gently, my glass of chardonnay and sit down with Dr. Wayne Dyer for an empowering and empathetic talk about my trip to India. (of course I stayed at the Four Seasons)
:lol: :lol:
modegirl wrote:
I thought I had the wrong channel; is this the new christian rock?? :puke:
So what exactly is Christian about it?
I can't think of anything sarcastic to say about the repetition retetition repetition. I think the song annoyed me to the point of not being able to think.
Not really my thing, but not that bad either. It doesn't make my ears hurt.
makes me wanna tie my sweater around my neck, grab, gently, my glass of chardonnay and sit down with Dr. Wayne Dyer for an empowering and empathetic talk about my trip to India. (of course I stayed at the Four Seasons)
This is so totally soporific!!
The first song I heard on RP. Made me a real fan of Teng, and RPalso :). I saw her last year on a snowny night in Cleveland. She had lost her voice and couldn't sing. Instead of canceling, she and her 2 fellow musicians did an hr of instrumental, fantastic!
if a song can be both boring and pretentious, this one is
I have a song stuck in my head, just one line of it, how annoying is that? Oh wait, that's part of this song. "2", "2", "2", "2", "2"......
tm wrote:
too much repetition. but good sounds.
The song could be a lot shorter indeed. The last part is irritating me, seems it never stops.
JokesandJokesandJokes wrote:
Hey dude! Ever heard of the Internet? They sell some cool stuff on that there internet
That's where I eventually got it. And I don't regret it at all!
bdmorgan72 wrote:
I feel the same way. Really well done song - well written, beautiful vocals, very tasteful. However, the idea that we can make up God to be whatever we want is a bit disheartening. Do people truly believe that WE are God, and all that other stuff she said? I'll bet she's from California.
I THOUGHT I was hearing that, yeah, that whole " we can be as one god..." just misses the mark. OK otherwise.
And to think, I originally made fun of her name. Nice.
Tux wrote:
Been to two shops already, but they never even heard of this great voice. :clap: :clap: The search continues ... must have this.
Hey dude! Ever heard of the Internet? They sell some cool stuff on that there internet
Tux wrote:
Been to two shops already, but they never even heard of this great voice. :clap: :clap: The search continues ... must have this.
Must .... free ....... time .... to visit shop. Make note in my agenda. Must have this.
Pipes wrote:
Fantastic CD. I really enjoy them both. I have a 5 yr. old daughter that requests this cd everytime we get in the car. Lullabye for a stormy night is a family favorite.
snarf wrote:
Wow, I think my tastes ran to Country Bear Jamboree when I was five.
Yeah, yer peeing me off here, Pipes. I've got a 4 1/2 year old, and it's all Raffi and Fred Penner. OK, jealously is a useless emotion, but you try listening to Baby Beluga 342 times. A day.
Been to two shops already, but they never even heard of this great voice. :clap: :clap: The search continues ... must have this.
too much repetition. but good sounds.
Pipes wrote:
Fantastic CD. I really enjoy them both. I have a 5 yr. old daughter that requests this cd everytime we get in the car. Lullabye for a stormy night is a family favorite.
Wow, I think my tastes ran to Country Bear Jamboree when I was five.
Fantastic CD. I really enjoy them both. I have a 5 yr. old daughter that requests this cd everytime we get in the car. Lullabye for a stormy night is a family favorite.
wow, I liked it. Mellow and uplifting but not sappy. I will definitely check out her cd
:bounce: a new personal favorite...the backup vocals definetly reminds me of Enya, though I'm not sure if she over-dubs or just had someone else helping with them
For pop musicologists searching for the missing link between Enya and Tori Amos: behold! IT IS REVEALED!
Very pleasant!
I thought I had the wrong channel; is this the new christian rock?? :puke: ">
Dreary :yawn:
YAAWWNNN . . . sorry, dossed off there :sleep:
I agree, it has an Enya feel to it. Not bad. Nice harmony.
Ijust saw Vienna play the Bottom Line last night. Her live performance is a must-see.
YAAAY! I was hoping to hear this one too - damn, what a great afternoon playlist! :cheers:
i bought this CD because of another song, but i soon zoned in on this one. what a sweet, touching, wonderful song. sung with real emotion and feeling. Vienna Tang is a very underrated artist. folksy, yet powerful. and such a sweet voice. yummy!!
tenfourty wrote:
Great music to listen to and really enjoyed the song apart from the lyrics niggling me!
I feel the same way. Really well done song - well written, beautiful vocals, very tasteful. However, the idea that we can make up God to be whatever we want is a bit disheartening. Do people truly believe that WE are God, and all that other stuff she said? I'll bet she's from California.
I have absolutely no opinion whatsoever about this song....... ...just thought I would share that with everybody.
GETS BETTER EVERY TIME I HEAR IT!!!! :clap: :clap:
i have raised my rating to a 10 on this song. it's the kind of song that gets better everytime i hear it. curled up on my sofa in front of the fireplace, some Grey Goose in a glass next to me, reading a good book, this CD puts me in a state of Nirvana. :cheers:
dignan2 wrote:
What the hell is up with RP today? If it's not some crap like Phish or Cracker, it's a lullaby like this. It's Monday. Let's get some life in here!! :??: :evil: :frustrated:
i have a feeling that monday playlist isn't helping thursday become friday today :whistle:
Nice, but on about the 50th "We will be as one" it went a bit OTT. :roll: However, having said that, if her intention is to make a mantra out of this one - then I'd have to say she achieve it in fine form. :wink:
I bought this CD because I;d heard some of it here on RP. I love it. Thanks RP for another great music find!
What the hell is up with RP today? If it\'s not some crap like Phish or Cracker, it\'s a lullaby like this. It\'s Monday. Let\'s get some life in here!! :??: :evil: :frustrated:
A little too easy listening for my taste, definately something id fall asleep to.
Very pleasant vocals. I like this one! :clap:
Originally Posted by brighthue: "Whtever her intent, this is a very comforting and well performed song.
Agreed :hug: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Originally Posted by philarktos: a buddhist perspective would be that a coming heaven on earth is a comforting illusion and that all beings are only "one god" and "one people" in the sense that all possess the innate potential for enlightenment, which is not the same as divinity.
The idea of us all being "one god" seems pantheistic. She may be touching on the broader impulse to seek oneness. Whtever her intent, this is a very comforting and well performed song.
This song just warms my heart every time I hear it. :hug:
gorgeous. sorta wish I could wrap myself all up in it.
I thought this was Enya at first.... ... I love this song