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J.S. Ondara — Saying Goodbye
Album: Tales Of America
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Released: 2019
Length: 3:35
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Bitterness, was right on her tongue
With her legs, painted like the drum
Loneliness, couldn’t do no harm
Nor the kiss, of her scented balm

Oh honey I’m just getting good at saying goodbye
Getting good at saying goodbye
Getting good at saying goodbye

Oh honey I’m just getting good at saying goodbye
Getting good at saying goodbye
Getting good at saying goodbye

Heaviness of this heart shut wide
Now my flesh, at arms with my pride
Her long dress, left no room to pry
So i confess to the gods of time

Oh honey I’m just getting good at saying goodbye
Getting good at saying goodbye
Getting good at saying goodbye

Oh honey I’m just getting good at saying goodbye
Getting good at saying goodbye
Getting good at saying goodbye

Oooaah, there goes my innocence
Oooaah, there goes my innocence
Oooaah, there goes my innocence
Oooaah, there goes my innocence
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 Flying_Donut wrote:
This.
Is.
Fucking.
Terrible.
 
If you meant your comment is, you're correct.
Thank you RP, for introducing me to artists like this.
This. Is. Fucking. Beautiful.
So much to like about Ondara - a new favorite of mine! Thanks Bill!
This.
Is.
Fucking.
Terrible.
Every time I hear this it stays in my head the rest of the day.
What a voice!
Serene and uplifting despite, perhaps, the tone of the lyrics. 🙏
Been quite a while since I've encountered music to this degree that makes me stop whatever else I'm doing and pay rapt attention.  Thank you, Ondara.  You may have won the green card lottery, but it is America that is so lucky to have you here.  
You had me 4 bars in. Took my breath away . God Bless You mate. Stay strong, we’re with you out here / hear ? 💋
I love his songs. If only he'd stop the falsetto caterwauling in some of them.
My first time hearing this. What a beautiful, strange song.
Spellbinding.
Cooler than a popsicle on a hot summer day. Great voice!
Got the CD and am so impressed - very soulful singer and storyteller.
Bump 7 to 8. Really into this today...
Everything he does is great! ...Fantastic voice!
hits too close to home
 whizzo wrote:

Had the same thought at first, but in my mind his voice also evoked Chris Isaak, which I think a few other comments pointed out. But so distinct and fantastic vocal stylings. 

I see he's supporting the Lumineers on tour now. Why has this guy not yet come to Austin? Unless I missed it, which is totally possible 
 What a great show that would be!  Might have to pop up to Montreal to see that one...

 justin4kick wrote:
He ain't no Roy Orbison but I like the song nonetheless
 
Had the same thought at first, but in my mind his voice also evoked Chris Isaak, which I think a few other comments pointed out. But so distinct and fantastic vocal stylings. 

I see he's supporting the Lumineers on tour now. Why has this guy not yet come to Austin? Unless I missed it, which is totally possible 
Bill - I don't know how you do it, but my hat is off to you for continuing to find such great new artists.  I saw JS Ondara perform last year as a warm up act for another local artist in Minneapolis.  AMAZING!!!  This guy deserves every bit of success that comes his way.  Can't wait to hear him again on RP!!
wow. new to me. Thanks for this
Great gem bill thanks
There is that rare, elusive "something" there.  One to watch, for sure. 
He ain't no Roy Orbison but I like the song nonetheless
I was able to see him play the Troubadour in Los Angeles last night. His voice is captivating! Apparently, he is working with producer / power pop artist, Mike Viola, on his 2nd album. That should make for an interesting mixture of sounds.
I whole-heartedly agree and, having been born in Nairobi myself, already feel an affinity with this very talented singer-song writer...
great find Bill!
just saw this artist on CBS This Morning on  Saturday and love him! He has a great "origin" story and clearly is very talented. Leave it to RP to get him in rotation for all of us. Thank you, Bill!!