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#1155877 - 08/14/19 11:59 PM A Bright New Day  
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Hi, all:

It’s been hard lately finding time for music and the like . . . the real world keeps getting in the way. So finding time to seriously record . . . and spend on JPF . . . has been challenging. Anyway, my vision for this song is actually a more uptempo rock song—at least I wrote it with that intent But it’s going to take me some time to “BIAB” it—assuming I even can—so in the meantime, I did this alternate acoustic take on the song. As always, appreciate your support and feedback.

My best to you all on JPF!

Here's the song:

A Bright New Day

Here are the lyrics:

It’s been a black rain—
everyday, all the same,
with its pitter-patter sound.
We’re locked in iron chains,
in the mud, here’s the flood—
we better swim before we drown.

Shed the restraints—
believe and we can make it happen;
make some good out of what ain’t—
just a little more faith can spark a chemical reaction

And break the chains;
clear the fault lines;
‘till naught remains
but the light of a bright new day.

Must be a good place;
a pretty one, shining sun
in a meadow by the sea.
Let’s leave this rat race—
turn our backs on the black
and go where we deserve to be.

Seize the moment—
shake these bonds and see them shatter.
The future’s not set,
and our next day is all that matters.

Let’s break the chains;
clear the fault lines;
‘till naught remains but the light
of a bright new day.

It’s nothing: This storm hanging over us.
There’s not one thing really stopping us.
It’s a choice that we have to believe in the promise
of a love that we share if we’d only be so honest
to embrace our mistakes, put the endless blame behind us,
and dream that we can dream this right,
turn iron to clay and dark to light.

Seize the moment—
shake these bonds and see them shatter.
The future’s not set,
and our next day is all that matters.

Let’s break the chains;
clear the fault lines;
‘till naught remains but the light
of a bright new day.

(c)2019 DJ Lekich

#1155882 - 08/15/19 05:22 AM Re: A Bright New Day [Re: Deej56]  
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Hi Deej,


Fresh - uplifting - and.................cool vocals.


Calvin


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#1155895 - 08/15/19 09:10 PM Re: A Bright New Day [Re: Calvin]  
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Hello Deej.

Oh wow this is so beautiful! I love it just the way it is - guitar and vocal. BIAB would make a fuller arrangement, but as it is now - I love it and I love your vocals.

I especially like these lines:

Let’s break the chains;
clear the fault lines;
‘till naught remains but the light
of a bright new day.

.

#1155937 - 08/18/19 09:59 PM Re: A Bright New Day [Re: Deej56]  
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Calvin and Jane,

Thanks so much for the listen--glad it was worth the spin. Not sure I'll get around to doing the rock version to it, but nice to know it worked in its simplest form.

My kindest regards to you both,

Deej

#1156432 - 09/13/19 02:25 PM Re: A Bright New Day [Re: Deej56]  
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Hi Dave
Loved this, always been a fan of that unique vouce
Regards
Johb


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