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Sophie Zelmani — Going Home
Album: Sing and Dance
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7.1

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Total ratings: 982









Released: 2002
Length: 3:58
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Not very often have we met
But the music's been too bad
Can only sense happiness
if the music is sad

So, I'm going home
I must hurry home
Where a life goes on

We're too old to make a mess
Dreams will keep me young
Old enough to stress
Only mirrors tell the time

So, I'm going home
I must hurry home
So will my life go on

Yes, I'm going home
Going home alone
And your life goes on
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A contemporary of Katie Melua.

Both have a similar style that suits a certain mood - times for quiet contemplation and winding down after a long day.
 Kaw wrote:
The musical background is extremely flat and predictable except for the childish melody of that muted trumpet.

 
The chord progressions of most "popular music" songs are often somewhat predictable given that they are based on scales.
Music from Sweden!


{#Bananajam}{#War}
some weird nana mouskouri and the singing nun in there too
Wow.... Totally thought this was Bob Marley's  "No Woman No Cry" in the beginning... UhOh...
Never thought of it that way.  I was sort of impressed.
 

Kaw wrote:
The musical background is extremely flat and predictable except for the childish melody of that muted trumpet.

 


 megaboogieman wrote:

Like it. Very soothing, especially at night.



 
Absolutely, lovely track!
derivative
Sweden........

{#Bananajam} 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFwaRmpzvjo

Like it. Very soothing, especially at night.


The musical background is extremely flat and predictable except for the childish melody of that muted trumpet.
Wait...where is she going? I didn't get it....oh yeah...home....right. Good for her. {#Devil_pimp}
I love Sophie Zelmani.  I also think she sings beautifully.
Super quality voice, the music is fine enough, but would love to hear an a cappella rendition.
Great song, first one of hers I ever heard, prefer some of her other ones now though.
  jhorton wrote:
I liked this one better when Bob Marley did it.

No Woman No Cry. 
  
.boober wrote:

Good call
First thing I heard also.

 
Ha! You're right, that's what I first thought it was going to be. Still I like the sound of it and think it's worth keeping in the lineup. {#Angel}
Sweden rules!
lame
Wow.. great set here Bill. 7 for Sophie.
 Crawlmeister wrote:
This sounds a lot more exciting on your flight home after 5 months away in total boonies. TRUST ME. I know.
 
Be honest. ANYTHING is going to sound good after 5 months away. 3 at most.
Not one of her bests but okay, like Sophie
For some weird reason, I have Claudine Longet (Andy Williams' ex-wife) on my MP3 player singing "God Only Knows", and this reminded me of her voice.

Do with this what you will - and I know you will.
I thought it was Jewell.
good tune
This sounds a lot more exciting on your flight home after 5 months away in total boonies. TRUST ME. I know.
Intriguing, but somewhat mediocre in a muzak sorta way... 5
This is Aimee Mann without all the sedatives and depression medication. It's Aimee Lite. I like it a lot.
If that were flying over the gulf of mexico, that would be nauseating from the stench of oil, so I take it you mean somewhere far far away from there

DrSlump wrote:
It's like flying over the ocean...
 



It's like flying over the ocean...
This is good. She has an intriguing voice, a slight distance from the song that gives it less shine than I expected. It gets more tense but rounded at the end. Very nice.  
Don't let the door hit you...
Reminds me:  I think I'll upload Screaming In my Pillow by SSQ —- same ethereal, seductive kind of female voice, offset by much harder edged lyrics.

FWIW, I like this one.  Still trying to figure out why.

Totally inoffensive.  And dull.


"Yes I'm going home"

So go.

Not a bad little song, and yes, it is a pretty standard chord progression.  "Knocking On Heaven's Door", "Oh, Yoko", the aforementioned "No Woman No Cry" and I'm sure many others.  She wouldn't be the first artist to use traditional/folk chord arrangements.  Anyhow, the progression in this tune is different than that of the Marley song.



 jhorton wrote:
I liked this one better when Bob Marley did it.

No Woman No Cry. 
 
Good call
First thing I heard also.

 renegade_X wrote:

WOW, what a beauty!

 

She is good looking in real life, this picture does her no service.
The rather ugly makeup job and flat light makes her look pretty much like any other swedish girl coming in to town on fridays.
Do a google image search whydontcha. ;)
 JohnBauer wrote:

Second that.


 
WOW, what a beauty!

Sportin the Velma Dinkley hair. Nice.

I liked this one better when Bob Marley did it.

No Woman No Cry. 
JohnBauer wrote:

Second that.



Get your hand outta your pants boys

Saw her two weeks ago... really nice. Love her music.
How about some Cajun music to chase this one?
Gotta love this! Seen her live once and it was really great.
if you would cut of the 'No women  No cry' part it would be worth a 7...
Anyone else think the verses sound just like Mandela Day, by Simple Minds?

Aside from that, I quite like this!

EDIT: I guess I should read the song comments first. This has been mentioned before.

Alpine wrote:
I just looked at her website. This chick is S M O K I N !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Second that.
no woman no cry!
More swedish music most welcome, my native nation :hungry:
Get me my slippers a cup of coffee and some pudding, I'm heading for a nap
californiatwin wrote:
OK - so "cute" helps the music? In what way? I'm not knocking her music, but I wonder how her looks could affect things. ?
YELLOMAGIC Gender: Male
There you are... :whistle:
michaelgmitchell wrote:
Yikes. To each his own . . . but could someone stick a fork in my eye?
well, if you insist... :hungry:
(is Marley in there somewhere?)"
haha it does sound like a bad " no woman no cry" at the start
OK, do all current female Swedish singers sound the same? This is WAY too similar to Lisa Ekdahl, only in English.
Yikes. To each his own . . . but could someone stick a fork in my eye? (is Marley in there somewhere?)
YELLOMAGIC wrote:
hehehehe this is simple minds muzak for the mall. Sorry, it does have a wonderful melody that is somebody elses. She is cute though
OK - so "cute" helps the music? In what way? I'm not knocking her music, but I wonder how her looks could affect things. ?
hehehehe this is simple minds muzak for the mall. Sorry, it does have a wonderful melody that is somebody elses. She is cute though
RadioDoc wrote:
Her work is available on Amazon. You evidently didn't look too hard.
Oh yeah, I looked ... and saw the prices: upwards of $20 for each CD! I didn't necessarily want to buy 3 CDs to get the 3 or 4 songs I really like. Might, though.
Carl wrote:
Love this, one of the first songs I heard on RP and was hooked. Since then, I've tried to find it with no luck. Wish iTunes carried Sophie.
Me too... when I absolutely have to hear her, I can find this one on youtube. I would love to have "Hard to Know" - so far, I haven't been able to clear the barrier that would allow me to order CD's on line or pay "import" prices
Alpine wrote:
Chilling
I just looked at her website. This chick is S M O K I N !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Carl wrote:
Love this, one of the first songs I heard on RP and was hooked. Since then, I've tried to find it with no luck. Wish iTunes carried Sophie.
Her work is available on Amazon. You evidently didn't look too hard.
:bounce: :good-vibes:
Chilling
*she smiles
Quite nice. Just what I need after a long day and compatible with the wine I am drinking
This is a good tune. 8+
it may be simple, but I really like it. good travel tune on the way back....
Love this, one of the first songs I heard on RP and was hooked. Since then, I've tried to find it with no luck. Wish iTunes carried Sophie.
mgkiwi wrote:
Am I hearing 'Mandela Day' from Simple Minds here - is nothing sacred !
Tabernac', you're right, there's some Simple Minds in there!
No. A little too slow and breathy for me. AlienRelic wrote:
For those who like this, is the rest of the disc as good?
For those who like this, is the rest of the disc as good?
Beautiful. I like this a lot. 9 7/8
This is really good music.
This makes me melt...yummy!
Am I hearing 'Mandela Day' from Simple Minds here - is nothing sacred !
I'm washin' the dishes with the headphones on groovin' away in amazement to Paris Combo playin' Señor when Sophia slides in with Going Home, I think, 'Bill, you're a bloody genius man! :music:
AlienRelic wrote:
I know this is not great music, but I absolutely LOVE this song for some reason. 10 for me.
Ditto. It's the Audrey Tautou thing. :kiss:
I know this is not great music, but I absolutely LOVE this song for some reason. 10 for me.
stickers11 wrote:
I don't care what anyone says...I like this....has a warm mid 70's Ikea-ish feal to it.
True. Really nice, just what I need to hear at the moment after last night.. ;o)
undo_silence wrote:
Her concert in Hamburg Germany was really great. She asked the audience if anybody wishes a song, somebody called going home, that was quite funny. Awesome song. Simple but simply great.
Did anyone ask for Freebird?
dogdokken wrote:
Well, another good Swedish artist, up there with Europe.
:roflol:
No Woman No Cry Well, another good Swedish artist, up there with Europe.
I don't care what anyone says...I like this....has a warm mid 70's Ikea-ish feal to it.
coccyx wrote:
I look at the album cover a bit, then close my eyes and listen...and I can imagine it's the lovely Audrey Tautou singing... Anyone else? :hearteyes:
All the time.
I look at the album cover a bit, then close my eyes and listen...and I can imagine it's the lovely Audrey Tautou singing... Anyone else? :hearteyes:
Wow! We're on a roll tonight. I really like this too.
Would like to hear more...
I really, really, really, really, like this. :bounce:
great to hear it again .... still love it
Her concert in Hamburg Germany was really great. She asked the audience if anybody wishes a song, somebody called going home, that was quite funny. Awesome song. Simple but simply great.
Sometime I wonder if I should do exactly that. Go home.
oppositelock wrote:
Great song. :sunny:
:yes: :bounce:
tro_73 wrote:
where did you see Sophie live?!!I don't think I'll have any chance to see her live since I live in Barcelona and she never come to Spain :(
I saw her right here in Munich/Germany. She seemed to be there for the second time already given what she said during the gig. There wasn't much publicity though which might be the reason why few people hear about here playing in the area.
whispers Carla Bruni to me - 'Quelqu'un m'a dit' without the French accent.
I LOVE her voice!
Great song. :sunny:
luin wrote:
BEAUTIFUL SONG!
Think I just found another artist I like!
BEAUTIFUL SONG!
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
I had forgotten I had posted this and was scrolling down to see if anyone else picked up the resemblance... obviously Im in a minority of one!
i hear mandela day in it too, alll over the song...
Wow :eyes: this is powerful...
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
I heard Mandela Day by Simple Minds somewhere in the mix...
I had forgotten I had posted this and was scrolling down to see if anyone else picked up the resemblance... obviously Im in a minority of one!
ladybinnath wrote:
I was really starting to groove on this song, then I read that comparison and everything almost went to hell. Almost.
Sophie Zelmani compared with Jewel?!! Sorry but I couldn't believe when I read.Jewel makes commercial music and Zelmani not. Barcelona,Spain
Music knows no boundries; In my headphones Sophie is Stateless and Sublime!
byrd wrote:
The intro sounded like some boring muzak, but it picked up with the vocals, and turned out to be quite enjoyable. Never heard of Sophie Zelmani before, but hopefully we'll hear a bit more here on RP. On a side note... her voice kind of reminds me of Jewel.
I was really starting to groove on this song, then I read that comparison and everything almost went to hell. Almost.
tro_73 wrote:
Swedish musicians are generally very professional with arrangements.
And impeccable English!!! :biggrin:
sub-arctic wrote:
Whatever that means. I'm sitting here, being Swedish and all, and cannot figure out what would define music as "Swedish". Is there a Swedish sound? :think: :ask: (Oh, BTW: Great song, great album.)
I don't know exactly how to explain with words...I meant it sounds so swedish with the arrangement on the choirs and music.Swedish musicians are generally very professional with arrangements.
And I'm doing exactly that, Going home. See you soon! k
tro_73 wrote:
Her music is so Swedish...
Whatever that means. I'm sitting here, being Swedish and all, and cannot figure out what would define music as "Swedish". Is there a Swedish sound? :think: :ask: (Oh, BTW: Great song, great album.)
The intro sounded like some boring muzak, but it picked up with the vocals, and turned out to be quite enjoyable. Never heard of Sophie Zelmani before, but hopefully we'll hear a bit more here on RP. On a side note... her voice kind of reminds me of Jewel.
midget wrote:
I bought most of her albums since I heard her first here (Thanks, Bill!) and I ripped them all so I can here them at work. No problems whatsoever. BTW: Saw her last week live. She really is a cutie :-) M.
where did you see Sophie live?!!I don't think I'll have any chance to see her live since I live in Barcelona and she never come to Spain :( BTW:very nice song and very nice cd.Her music is so Swedish...
Especially for a Northern European listener this is a great song, which provides a nice easy listening experience. :daisy:
A REALLY nice pairing with that Del Amitri "Driving With the Brakes On." Great DJ work, there.
Very nice musical layering.
Mari wrote:
... Rich and smooth like Belgian Chocolate ... :cool: ...
with a creamy center . . . even
... Rich and smooth like Belgian Chocolate ... :cool: ...
RationalB wrote:
Agree with Digia ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:
Bo-ring. Bore-ing. Boar-ing. aaabbbcccdddeeefffggghhhiiijjjkkklllmmmnnnooopppqqqrrrssstttuuuvvvwwwxxxyyyzzz. zzzzzzzz...