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Vienna Teng — Antebellum
Album: Inland Territory
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Released: 2009
Length: 4:37
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In the fall,
We circle through the leaves
And talk about the little ones.
And we smile, but never say too much.
The moment always vanishing.
One by one the neighbors' lights come on.
Our October day is almost gone.

I know the border lines we drew between us
Keep the weapons down,
Keep the wounded safe;
I know our antebellum innocence
Was never meant to see the light of our armistice day.

In the spring,
We climbed the rolling hills
And talked about our budding plans.
And we smiled,
Our faces like a mirror
Showing us our secret sides.
But then the fights...
The sharp words splintering the night,
How I couldn't be what you'd need...
But oh how I could make you bleed...

I know the border lines we drew between us
Keep the weapons down,
Keep the wounded safe;
I know our antebellum innocence
Was never meant to see the light of our armistice.
But how much would I give to have it back again?
How much did we lose
To live this way?

You'll go home...I'll stay here
Seasons keep on marching
I'll stay here...you'll go home
With only strangers watching
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 peter_james_bond wrote:

Good lord! Your friend needs to consult a dictionary to learn what "screechy" means. All the women you mention have beautiful voices. I admit I sometimes hear a similarity between them but you could say that about a lot of male singer/songwriters as well.
 
Yes, she does.  As I said, she doesn't like soproanos.  

Funny, I seem to remember that years ago, she liked Kate Bush...  now hates her.  Back then, I couldn't stand Kate, now appreciate her.  Go figure.  
Stil, this song...  not to my taste, and I find it to be highly derivative of a certain genre.  So there.  ;-)
(male singer songwriters...  like Mark Knopfler and Gordon Lightfoot?  *burp*) 
Is this from Les Mis?
 gregormiz wrote:
Tori Amos?  Sure...  Kate Bush -> Tori Amos -> Vienna Teng...  
A friend of mine refers to this genre as the "screechy girls".   (She just doesn't like Sopranos).

I think it's silly to say that this isn't anything like Tori Amos,  it's not a bad thing, she does a nice job exploring the genre.

Cmon...  is it bad that the Allman Brothers sound like a pale version of Skynnard? 
 
Good lord! Your friend needs to consult a dictionary to learn what "screechy" means. All the women you mention have beautiful voices. I admit I sometimes hear a similarity between them but you could say that about a lot of male singer/songwriters as well.
Hmmmm lets see..........NO.....just no.{#Puke}
Tori Amos?  Sure...  Kate Bush -> Tori Amos -> Vienna Teng...  
A friend of mine refers to this genre as the "screechy girls".   (She just doesn't like Sopranos).

I think it's silly to say that this isn't anything like Tori Amos,  it's not a bad thing, she does a nice job exploring the genre.

Cmon...  is it bad that the Allman Brothers sound like a pale version of Skynnard? 
I would like to hear the song stripped back quite a bit to her voice and the piano lead without all the orchestration surrounding it but that may just be because this is following ludovico einaudi and now sounds unnecessarily over-complicated with too many sounds overpowering the underlying message.
What lovely voice. Sweet. Simple. Unadorned.

 Bridieboo wrote:

I don't think she's anything like Tori Amos. {#Think}

 

Yeah...I'm totally with you on this.  They're both female.  Other than that, I do not see a similarity.
 kimacho wrote:
Where would she be without Tori Amos?
 
I don't think she's anything like Tori Amos. {#Think}

It's not my favorite of hers - but there's just something about her voice that raises an otherwise ho-hum song to higher levels.

A very effective and efficient segue from Ludovico Einaudi - Andare; I thought it was all one which made Einaudi a lonnng intro into this vocal.  Nice blend!

 mandolin wrote:

...who is john galt?..
 
Too funny :-)

Sounds like the soundtrack to "The Little Mermaid."
first 'sucko-barfo' i've given out in a while ...
hmmm. In spite of myself, I like this.
I. HATE. THIS.
A little "school seasonal" show tunish.
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Where is Kate Bush?
 
...who is john galt?..
 dogpound wrote:

where would tori be with out Kate Bush?
 
Where is Kate Bush?

 kimacho wrote:
Where would she be without Tori Amos?
 
where would tori be with out Kate Bush?
You learn something new every day...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antebellum

As long as Wiki is correct. {#Mrgreen}

Where would she be without Tori Amos?
She wasn't the singing voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid, was she? I'm only half kidding - sounds very similar.
...nice to hear more of this album...