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#1167993 - 08/17/20 03:47 PM One Moment of Peace  
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This is my most recent song. I have never really written about current events and how they are processed by me, but this seemed to come out. This was also written for a prompt for my songwriting group that I co-run to have a "number" in the title (that being "one"). I do enjoy writing and singing sad things, but hopefully you can relate to something in it.


ONE MOMENT OF PEACE on SoundCloud


One Moment of Peace
by Tammy Jann
© 2020

When the darkness of the world starts to bleed
the news makers come crawling out to feed
and the cycle begins, the air's filled with pain
click through the channels again and again

while you're left to figure this out alone
trapped in the walls that are your home
buried your smile while your thunderstruck eyes
reflect your need for love that's so hard to find

chorus
you're missing the touch of a caring hand
talking to someone who understands
your mind is melting your heart is lost
saving yourself comes with a cost
you'd risk it all when the world's a fierce beast
to find someone to hold for one moment of peace

It should be quiet when the world's in hiding
but Death's mind roars while he's deciding
the tension turns your soul to weeping
why is it so loud when everyone's sleeping

It plays like a movie in the back of your mind
you struggle to find ways to unwind
isolated with fear as your only friend
looking for a way to make it all end

chorus
you're missing the touch of a caring hand
talking to someone who understands
your mind is melting your heart is lost
saving yourself comes with a cost
you'd risk it all when the world's a fierce beast
to find someone to hold for one moment of peace

Outro
when you dig down deep
in every breath you breathe
you'll find your peace


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#1167997 - 08/17/20 04:32 PM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Hi Tammy.
I love the "thunderstruck eyes".
Also the way the chorus kicks in is a thrill.
Lovely.

Vic


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#1168007 - 08/17/20 06:17 PM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Some heavy lyrics in this one. Love those Joni Mitchell runs, for lack of a better word...

Was gonna say the long verses work okay for 1st round, but second maybe go to CHORUS after only half of that...But, there is a message to this tune & that would not tie your tune up in a bow as currently constructed.

No need to cut time on this, as it would affect the art of it......I rarely say that

I enjoyed it



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#1168011 - 08/17/20 06:31 PM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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TAMS--

A TOP SHELF SONG--IT CARRIES LOTS OF EMOTION!

Mackie

#1168082 - 08/19/20 12:53 AM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Hi Tams....a beautiful song.....and a superb production. Your singing is stellar. A beautiful, bluesy atmosphere here.
Really love the lyrics, too. Nice to hear from you.
-Tom

#1168094 - 08/19/20 11:55 AM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Beautiful eveything about it! Reminds me of Joni Mitchell. Consider me a fan!


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#1168145 - 08/19/20 09:39 PM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Finally had time to give this thought provoking song a listen, Tams:

I didn't think Joni Mitchell could "hold a candle" to what you've done with this emotional and edgy song. Don't get me wrong... she would have done you proud... but your vocals just keep getting better and better. Enjoyed every line of this thoughtful song. Best wishes for success.

----Dave

#1169590 - 09/26/20 10:45 PM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Damn it girl you're a rock star...
A touching write and such a beautiful arrangement, with the verses simply dripping with emotion.
Still love your vocal arrangement and performances.

U rOcK

#1169592 - 09/27/20 12:50 AM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Hi Tammy,
Very well written and performed. I love the way the intensity goes in and out in the verses, and the entry into the chorus. Thanks for sharing!


Have a goodun,

John W. Selleck BMI Songwriter
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#1169735 - 09/29/20 09:11 PM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Tams,

Another post that I’m not sure how I missed. Another strong tune from you—wonderful lines throughout. Really like the tempo shift in that chorus . . . and your usual terrific vocal. Good stuff!

All my best,

Deej

#1169750 - 09/30/20 02:28 PM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Wow Tammy,

The song really pulls you in! I'd have to re-listen to even think about critiquing it. Enough said. Beautiful vocals, nice chord progressions and loved the chorus tempo change with this lonely vibe--great contrast and no need for a bridge.

steady-eddie

#1169782 - 10/02/20 07:38 AM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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There is something compelling about this, it sort of grabs you and demands yours attention. Congratulations Tammy you just get better and better with each song. Best,

Gerry

#1170041 - 10/15/20 08:06 PM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Vic,

Thank you, always appreciate your time and thoughts, so happy you are still listening to me....

Tammy


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#1170043 - 10/15/20 08:11 PM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Steve,

Thanks for the listen and I appreciate your thoughts on this!

Tammy


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#1170045 - 10/15/20 08:19 PM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Mackie,

Thank you friend!! So good to see you again!!

Tammy


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Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it...
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#1170046 - 10/15/20 08:20 PM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Tom,

I am so glad you enjoyed this, thanks for lending it an ear!!

Tammy


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#1170047 - 10/15/20 08:22 PM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Carroll,

Thanks for listening and I need all the fans I can get...you are one of one so far LOL!!!

Tammy


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#1170048 - 10/15/20 08:27 PM Re: One Moment of Peace [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Dave,

Thank you for all of those kind words, I really appreciate your thoughts about this song.

Tammy


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