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 Posted: Fri Oct 22nd, 2021 06:11 pm
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(Think Irish tavern waltz for the music)

Rise Joel Fass (C) 2019 Exemplar (ASCAP)

The Sun watched Lazarus rise up again
One gray and overcast day
So Lazarus rose, and the sun came out
To chase the rain and clouds away
What a wonderful day!

Chorus:
Rise, Lazarus, rise
The Sun watched Lazarus rise
Then rose, himself, to the skies
Glad to watch Lazarus rise

The Sun saw Jesus being crucified
One gray and overcast day
Then Jesus rose up, and the sun came out
To chase the rain and clouds away
What a wonderful day!

Chorus:
Rise, Jesus, rise
The Sun watched Jesus rise
Then rose, himself, to the skies
Glad to watch Jesus rise


Then the Sun watched the serpent try to rise
One gray and overcast day
Satan tried to rise, but the Sun blocked the skies
And the rain just fell and fell
As the devil fell back into hell

Chorus:
Rise, oh you Sun, rise
And watch for the good and the bad
The good always makes you glad
While the evil just makes you mad

So rise up, mankind, rise
As the Sun will open the skies
When mankind has grown to be wise
And the Sun will be glad----to watch man----kind----rise!



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 Posted: Fri Oct 22nd, 2021 09:40 pm
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Ummm... Is this a play on words between Sun and Son?



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 Posted: Fri Oct 22nd, 2021 09:44 pm
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JAPOV wrote:
Ummm... Is this a play on words between Sun and Son?No. The sun is just the sun---watching over us all...



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 Posted: Fri Oct 22nd, 2021 11:56 pm
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That's kinda what's cool about hearing lyrics. we read into them what we will, so writers don't have to 'telegraph'. Everyone listening has their own lens (to mix a metaphor)...



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 Posted: Sat Oct 23rd, 2021 02:55 am
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The only reason I ask is because you capitalized "Sun" lol...
I wish you would post current music links, I know you can play :Guitarman1:



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 Posted: Sat Oct 23rd, 2021 07:03 am
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I did---got a lot of stuff on Soundcloud here, and have posted shows at Smalls.

There's an old Soundclick page: http://www.soundclick.com/joelfass. It has a lot of older material and tracks, including outtakes, from Melody Messenger, a solo guitar CD. There was a live track from Around NY, a defunct WNYC FM radio show, with my group in '95. We played an arrangement of Django Reinhardt's Django's Castle that's pretty good. It was a good group and I played pretty well. Only problem: the bast##^s put up my entire CD for free w/o asking---and when you try to contact them (just like those other pirating lowlifes at youtube) nobody home.

That's life in the public digital world: everyone thinking they got a right to your stuff w/o paying a penny...

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 Posted: Sat Oct 23rd, 2021 07:11 am
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Regarding this lyric: it's kind of an anomaly in that I guess I wanted to try writing something like this just once. It's overly flowery, corny as hell, and far from my best. But maybe it works for some people. I hope so.

When I write lyrics in genres I don't know that well I always seem to hear Irish tavern waltzes as the music. That's probably a bad habit and shows my ignorance of forms other than jazz; the ASB; blues; pop and R&B. I tried writing a country song once and it tanked. I guess my only excuse is insatiable curiosity...

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 Posted: Sat Nov 13th, 2021 02:48 pm
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I like the way it can be taken either way.



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