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Lyrics for Mecca III

Postby Joe Vana » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:49 am

I shall post lyrics up here as we go!!
JV
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Postby Yoda » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:30 am

So Joe. When you write a song, what comes first, the lyrics or the music?
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Postby lordreo » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:04 am

Yoda wrote:So Joe. When you write a song, what comes first, the lyrics or the music?


That's very interesting indeed. I'd like to know that too.


Thanks for sharing Joe. It's amazing, Mecca II is not even out yet and already I want Mecca III ;)

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Postby Joe Vana » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:46 am

Yoda wrote:So Joe. When you write a song, what comes first, the lyrics or the music?


Mecca I was the music....Mecca II was the lyrics....Mecca III will be a mix....

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Postby Yoda » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:08 pm

Joe Vana wrote:
Yoda wrote:So Joe. When you write a song, what comes first, the lyrics or the music?


Mecca I was the music....Mecca II was the lyrics....Mecca III will be a mix....

JV


I see. Reason why I asked is that I used to write a lot of "poetry". Actually, they were more or less songs, but I have no training in the music aspect, so I never have been able to put any of those songs with music. Actually, there was one song that a friend of mine helped me with. He created the music, I wrote the lyrics. Seems like when we were all said and done, the lyrics were severely gutted in order to fit into the melody he came up with. After that, I always felt maybe it would be easier sitting down and writing the melody (of course assuming if I HAD that type of talent) and then sticking words to it. Or, another thought is, coming up with the melody and the lyrics to the chorus and working back to the verse?
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Postby Joe Vana » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:59 am

Yoda wrote:
Joe Vana wrote:
Yoda wrote:So Joe. When you write a song, what comes first, the lyrics or the music?


Mecca I was the music....Mecca II was the lyrics....Mecca III will be a mix....

JV


I see. Reason why I asked is that I used to write a lot of "poetry". Actually, they were more or less songs, but I have no training in the music aspect, so I never have been able to put any of those songs with music. Actually, there was one song that a friend of mine helped me with. He created the music, I wrote the lyrics. Seems like when we were all said and done, the lyrics were severely gutted in order to fit into the melody he came up with. After that, I always felt maybe it would be easier sitting down and writing the melody (of course assuming if I HAD that type of talent) and then sticking words to it. Or, another thought is, coming up with the melody and the lyrics to the chorus and working back to the verse?


Hey....

I alsways have a melody when I write the lyrical content...otherwise, yes, they would get chopped up to fit...and I would not be thrilled if we did that!!!!!!

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Postby Yoda » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:28 am

Joe Vana wrote:
Yoda wrote:
Joe Vana wrote:
Yoda wrote:So Joe. When you write a song, what comes first, the lyrics or the music?


Mecca I was the music....Mecca II was the lyrics....Mecca III will be a mix....

JV


I see. Reason why I asked is that I used to write a lot of "poetry". Actually, they were more or less songs, but I have no training in the music aspect, so I never have been able to put any of those songs with music. Actually, there was one song that a friend of mine helped me with. He created the music, I wrote the lyrics. Seems like when we were all said and done, the lyrics were severely gutted in order to fit into the melody he came up with. After that, I always felt maybe it would be easier sitting down and writing the melody (of course assuming if I HAD that type of talent) and then sticking words to it. Or, another thought is, coming up with the melody and the lyrics to the chorus and working back to the verse?


Hey....

I alsways have a melody when I write the lyrical content...otherwise, yes, they would get chopped up to fit...and I would not be thrilled if we did that!!!!!!

Jv


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Postby Joe Vana » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:48 pm

Yoda wrote:
Joe Vana wrote:
Yoda wrote:
Joe Vana wrote:
Yoda wrote:So Joe. When you write a song, what comes first, the lyrics or the music?


Mecca I was the music....Mecca II was the lyrics....Mecca III will be a mix....

JV


I see. Reason why I asked is that I used to write a lot of "poetry". Actually, they were more or less songs, but I have no training in the music aspect, so I never have been able to put any of those songs with music. Actually, there was one song that a friend of mine helped me with. He created the music, I wrote the lyrics. Seems like when we were all said and done, the lyrics were severely gutted in order to fit into the melody he came up with. After that, I always felt maybe it would be easier sitting down and writing the melody (of course assuming if I HAD that type of talent) and then sticking words to it. Or, another thought is, coming up with the melody and the lyrics to the chorus and working back to the verse?


Hey....

I alsways have a melody when I write the lyrical content...otherwise, yes, they would get chopped up to fit...and I would not be thrilled if we did that!!!!!!

Jv


I'm sure!


The title for the new album will be:

Mecca III - Tomorrow
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All Out of Tears....not for Mecca III.....

Postby Joe Vana » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:45 pm

I would describe this tune...but it is pretty transparent.....I just wanted to get a vibe if you guys think it is too dark....
JV


All Out of Tears

Lyrics By Joe Vana - Joe Vana Music ASCAP 2011

We both ended this journey
The road has been so long
The frost has left us frozen
We're sure that we're not wrong

The path has been so jagged
It cut us all the way
It left us bruised and battered
No words left to say.....

I'm all out of tears
The pain that I feel, won't leave me for some years
I'm all out of tears
Space and time might help me, conquer all my fears
But I'm all out of tears

Been long since I've seen you
We've gone our separate ways
I've waited for the feelings
To dull and then decay

But time has not been kind
The hole is still so wide
I'm looking for the answer
One that I'll never find.....

But I'm all out of tears
The pain that I feel, won't leave me for some years
I'm all out of tears
Space and time might help me, conquer all my fears
But I'm all out of tears

I asked so many questions
Was it me...or was it you
Did we leave before the answer
Should we have seen this through?

But I'm all out of tears
The pain that I feel, won't leave me for some years
I'm all out of tears
Space and time might help me, conquer all my fears
But I'm all out of tears
I'll never forget you, my path still is unclear
But I'm all....out of tears
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Re: All Out of Tears....not for Mecca III.....

Postby Starrider » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:01 pm

Joe Vana wrote:I would describe this tune...but it is pretty transparent.....I just wanted to get a vibe if you guys think it is too dark....
JV


All Out of Tears

Lyrics By Joe Vana - Joe Vana Music ASCAP 2011

We both ended this journey
The road has been so long
The frost has left us frozen
We're sure that we're not wrong

The path has been so jagged
It cut us all the way
It left us bruised and battered
No words left to say.....

I'm all out of tears
The pain that I feel, won't leave me for some years
I'm all out of tears
Space and time might help me, conquer all my fears
But I'm all out of tears

Been long since I've seen you
We've gone our separate ways
I've waited for the feelings
To dull and then decay

But time has not been kind
The hole is still so wide
I'm looking for the answer
One that I'll never find.....

But I'm all out of tears
The pain that I feel, won't leave me for some years
I'm all out of tears
Space and time might help me, conquer all my fears
But I'm all out of tears

I asked so many questions
Was it me...or was it you
Did we leave before the answer
Should we have seen this through?

But I'm all out of tears
The pain that I feel, won't leave me for some years
I'm all out of tears
Space and time might help me, conquer all my fears
But I'm all out of tears
I'll never forget you, my path still is unclear
But I'm all....out of tears


I think it's great, Joe. Would love to hear the song.
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Re: All Out of Tears....not for Mecca III.....

Postby Joe Vana » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:20 pm

Starrider wrote:
Joe Vana wrote:I would describe this tune...but it is pretty transparent.....I just wanted to get a vibe if you guys think it is too dark....
JV


All Out of Tears

Lyrics By Joe Vana - Joe Vana Music ASCAP 2011

We both ended this journey
The road has been so long
The frost has left us frozen
We're sure that we're not wrong

The path has been so jagged
It cut us all the way
It left us bruised and battered
No words left to say.....

I'm all out of tears
The pain that I feel, won't leave me for some years
I'm all out of tears
Space and time might help me, conquer all my fears
But I'm all out of tears

Been long since I've seen you
We've gone our separate ways
I've waited for the feelings
To dull and then decay

But time has not been kind
The hole is still so wide
I'm looking for the answer
One that I'll never find.....

But I'm all out of tears
The pain that I feel, won't leave me for some years
I'm all out of tears
Space and time might help me, conquer all my fears
But I'm all out of tears

I asked so many questions
Was it me...or was it you
Did we leave before the answer
Should we have seen this through?

But I'm all out of tears
The pain that I feel, won't leave me for some years
I'm all out of tears
Space and time might help me, conquer all my fears
But I'm all out of tears
I'll never forget you, my path still is unclear
But I'm all....out of tears


I think it's great, Joe. Would love to hear the song.


I feel much better after writing that one.....

it is for someone elses album.....I could never get through that vocal!!!!!

JV
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Re: All Out of Tears....not for Mecca III.....

Postby Joe Vana » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:08 am

Joe Vana wrote:
Starrider wrote:
Joe Vana wrote:I would describe this tune...but it is pretty transparent.....I just wanted to get a vibe if you guys think it is too dark....
JV


All Out of Tears

Lyrics By Joe Vana - Joe Vana Music ASCAP 2011

We both ended this journey
The road has been so long
The frost has left us frozen
We're sure that we're not wrong

The path has been so jagged
It cut us all the way
It left us bruised and battered
No words left to say.....

I'm all out of tears
The pain that I feel, won't leave me for some years
I'm all out of tears
Space and time might help me, conquer all my fears
But I'm all out of tears

Been long since I've seen you
We've gone our separate ways
I've waited for the feelings
To dull and then decay

But time has not been kind
The hole is still so wide
I'm looking for the answer
One that I'll never find.....

But I'm all out of tears
The pain that I feel, won't leave me for some years
I'm all out of tears
Space and time might help me, conquer all my fears
But I'm all out of tears

I asked so many questions
Was it me...or was it you
Did we leave before the answer
Should we have seen this through?

But I'm all out of tears
The pain that I feel, won't leave me for some years
I'm all out of tears
Space and time might help me, conquer all my fears
But I'm all out of tears
I'll never forget you, my path still is unclear
But I'm all....out of tears


I think it's great, Joe. Would love to hear the song.


I feel much better after writing that one.....

it is for someone elses album.....I could never get through that vocal!!!!!

JV


I have a bunch done....I am thinking about putting the demos from Mecca II on YouTube as well......
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Bill Syniar.....

Postby Joe Vana » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:13 am

I have been writing with Bill Syniar...for one he cowrote "Blinded by Emotion and You Still Shock Me" off of Mecca
I....and as some will remember was the bass player for Survivor on the Too Hot to Sleep album and did the tour and videos as well.....anyway, we have some killer stuff so far....Mecca III looks to be a lot like THTS so far.....very riff oriented and heavy, but still with keys.....

So far so good....
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