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Antje Duvekot — Phoenix
Album: New Siberia
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 549









Released: 2012
Length: 4:48
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I am your daughter carved out of your stone
I'm the seed that you dropped I'm the marrow of your bone
and I am the one who asked no questions
Designed to love you unconditional

I sprouted my shoots and I waited for your hands
and I laid down my roots but the summer came and went
and I looked to the sun, longed to feel your touch
But you knew nothing of unconditional love

And I rose up like a phoenix rose up from your ash
You just turned your back and I'll never understand
Though I had no armor you just let me go
Into the night to battle with your ghosts

If I could go back there I'd be my own angel
She won't buy you a mockingbird, she's incapable
So hush little baby and close your tired eyes
There are no answers so hush now hushabye

And I rose up like a phoenix rose up from your ash
You just turned your back and I'll never understand
Though I had no armor you just let me go
Into the night to battle with your ghosts

So I gathered up my sorrows and I took them on my tongue
and sang them 'til the morning When the sun came in so strong
I sang them 'til the daybreak and that's how I became strong
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Wow.  These lyrics are something.  Makes me think of my daughter and her father.  He just walked away.  I'll never understand how anyone could do that to their baby.
She can sing without the overpowering breathiness that today's female vocalists (as opposed to singers) confuse with emotion...
Ew.
Powerful song, excellent performance.
I'm just saying ... I would normally probably give this tune a 7, but the fact that this one and the last 3 in this set have been rated BELOW 7, just makes me all the more appreciate Radio Paradise and the fact that the Goldsmiths really ARE goldsmiths who are willing to continue to mine for gold even if sometimes there may be a preponderance of folks that may not particularly jam with mellow crooners such as this... Oh well, what do the people know anyway: you've got to make your own unique and hella eclectic mix regardless of the usual beat! M'kay!?!
8. Good message, nicely delivered. I think if it was a man singing about the strength he found after his parent abandoned him it wouldn't garner so much criticism.
So depressing.....{#Frustrated}
...and now more music to gouge your eyes out to...
 casey1024 wrote:
This song makes me think of my daughter and her feelings for my ex-husband, who just walked away from her 13 years ago.  He's only spoken to her one time in the last 7 years.  Oh what a gift he threw away. 

 
Wow...
 rdo wrote:

{#Confused} {#Eh} {#Think} {#Ask} {#Mrgreen}

 
Yeah, I agree
Unremarkable tune w/very good lyrics.  I'll find out for myself when she comes to MN Oct 2/14.
 cdysthe wrote:
I've heard this song a million times before without ever having heard it. Another bah..... {#Rolleyes}
 
{#Confused} {#Eh} {#Think} {#Ask} {#Mrgreen}
 casey1024 wrote:
This song makes me think of my daughter and her feelings for my ex-husband, who just walked away from her 13 years ago.  He's only spoken to her one time in the last 7 years.  Oh what a gift he threw away.
 Thanks for throwing this out there. Made me find the lyrics after the fact. Your comment isn't personal to me, but certainly to a friend of mine. Life's too short, huh? 


Weepy drivel. Yawn.
I've heard this song a million times before without ever having heard it. Another bah..... {#Rolleyes}
 leafmold wrote:
I'm in the minority, but I am really sick of these baby doll sounding female vocalists.

robinvankuijk wrote:
Couldn't agree more. I bet we aren't a minority. 
 
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Yeah, you're right.  We need to hear more songs from REAL women.   {#Eek}
 
 leafmold wrote:
I'm in the minority, but I am really sick of these baby doll sounding female vocalists.

 
Couldn't agree more. I bet we aren't a minority. 
 mgkiwi wrote:
What, people just discovered banjos!

 

"Direction" in our lives can prove to be so crucial mgkiwi..
What, people just discovered banjos!
This song makes me think of my daughter and her feelings for my ex-husband, who just walked away from her 13 years ago.  He's only spoken to her one time in the last 7 years.  Oh what a gift he threw away. 
 leafmold wrote:
I'm in the minority, but I am really sick of these baby doll sounding female vocalists.

 
Try some Florence and the Machine or Koko Taylor, then.
 Sloggydog wrote:

Sucks like a fox!

 
Can foxes suck without lips? {#Stupid}
When does the yodelling start?  Sooooooon?
 gillespp wrote:
I like this a lot. Immediate 8.

 
Ditto! 
like this a little better every time I hear it...
 leafmold wrote:
I'm in the minority, but I am really sick of these baby doll sounding female vocalists.

 

Amen.  That along with the whispery singers. 
This set of song comments is one of the biggest reasons I like this place -- the music, of course, but all your listener comments crack me up!!!
 suggettsmiss wrote:
Better than ol' uncle Duvekot.
 
Chuckle, chuckle.
That's weird. Sounds like the Cranberries, same tessiture less the power of the voice.
Its to smooth for us, Sorry. 
Better than ol' uncle Duvekot.
Now that's pretty! Liked it a lot.
Lovely!
I like this a lot. Immediate 8.
 lily34 wrote:
oh. my. god.
please make it stop.
 
This shout reminds me on BBC dj's yell as he played Frankie Goes to hollywood's The Power of Love: "Smash that record! I don't gonna play it again. Over and Out.
...because of some little references to sexual personalities- it was early 80's
 Proclivities wrote:
 tulfan wrote:
I like it but wonder what a cup of strong java and much less self-absorption might do for her...

Is there such a thing as an artist, singer, or performer who is/was not self-absorbed?  It's a fundamental contradiction for an artist to not be self-absorbed.
 


Good point...I concur...
 GarageDragon wrote:
She's actually whining about how tough she is. Oh the irony. It hurts.

 
My sides are splitting, GD! Lol!
 GarageDragon wrote:
She's actually whining about how tough she is. Oh the irony. It hurts.

 
{#Crown}

I don't know much of this artist's work: does she have the range to deliver these lyrics at a faster tempo, with some rage? Now that would be an 8!
 Proclivities wrote:
leafmold wrote:
I'm in the minority, but I am really sick of these baby doll sounding female vocalists.

Don't fret, though; Florence Welch will come screaming along soon.
 

{#Lol} {#Roflol}
have i missed the chorus? bridge? anyone? where's that confounded bridge?
back to psd
Yes, I enjoy a soft sweet voice with light music on occasion.....this is just one of those times.  Thanks RP. 
Sounds alot like Lene Marlin
She's actually whining about how tough she is.

Oh the irony. It hurts.

 leafmold wrote:
I'm in the minority, but I am really sick of these baby doll sounding female vocalists.
 
Don't fret, though; Florence Welch will come screaming along soon.
 leafmold wrote:
God, this sucks.
 
Sucks like a fox!
God, this sucks.
 lily34 wrote:
oh. my. god.
please make it stop.
 
Just hit the mute key, Lily. No need to call me god, though :o)
That is such a haunting song, a triller!
Sweet & Feminine... Who can't relate to 'rising from the ashes like a Phoenix?'



<—-
Hand-painted Guitar by Antje Duvekot - $300 The stunning imagery of Antje Duvekot's lyrics reflects onto her artwork. Rarely will one have the opportunity to own such a unique, handmade, instrument. The guitar speaks for itself.
(guitar donated by First Act, painted guitar donated by Antje Duvekot)

https://www.newenglandfolkmusic.org/NEFMAauction.html <— looks like we missed the auction....
oh. my. god.
please make it stop.
 oldsaxon wrote:
She has a lovely voice. Perhaps she has other songs that are less....erm....whiney?
 


I agree. Seems to be a theme with female singers (maybe on RP ) ,melancholy.

Gets difficult to listen to.
 leafmold wrote:
I'm in the minority, but I am really sick of these baby doll sounding female vocalists.
 
{#Yes}
Ahhh...not so amazing. Really not so. Ok though...
She has a lovely voice. Perhaps she has other songs that are less....erm....whiney?
 tulfan wrote:
I like it but wonder what a cup of strong java and much less self-absorption might do for her...

Is there such a thing as an artist, singer, or performer who is/was not self-absorbed?  It's a fundamental contradiction for an artist to not be self-absorbed.
Wonderful.
 tulfan wrote:
I like it but wonder what a cup of strong java and much less self-absorption might do for her...
 
and maybe a spliff and two tequila slammers...
Sounds a heck of a lot like Lene Marlin (if anyone remembers her?!)... both vocally and musically, especially some of her non-single/chart tracks...
Pretty, but smarmy.

Dontje jes luv her voice.


I like it but wonder what a cup of strong java and much less self-absorption might do for her...
 This is a beautiful song.
 smackiepipe wrote:
I thought it was Jonatha Brooke at first. Very similar vocals and musical style.
 

I agree.  Her voice just seems a tiny bit thinner though.
Poor Antje, lovely voice, but just mediocre minus songwriting.

" I rose up like a phoenix."

" That's how I became strong." 

Can't write a song without using the pronouns, " I," and " You," fifty times each.

 
I thought she sounded a lot like Solas in this song and sure enough it turns out they've done 5 of her songs.....
Straight to my iTunes wishlist after 30 seconds....

Songs like this are why I love RP, went ahead and bought the album of course {#Dance}

I seriously doubt I would've ever even heard of her otherwise. Thank you!


Antje Duvekot .. what? great singer... I wanted my gf to sing like that...


I'm in the minority, but I am really sick of these baby doll sounding female vocalists.
I thought it was Jonatha Brooke at first. Very similar vocals and musical style.
Kinda sounds like a cross between Suzanne Vega and Edie Brickell.  Yet another great artist I've discovered on RP.  Thanks, Bill!{#Music}
Nice Google project here!  {#Eyes}
That was lurverly. Another great new tune brought to you by RP.
Beautiful