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New song honoring Pearl Harbor veterans, victims, and survivors

Discussion in 'Pearl Harbor' started by Victorsings, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. Victorsings

    Victorsings New Member

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    My name is Victor Johnson. Earlier this fall, I wrote a song in honor of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor called "Sweet December Day". My intention was to capture the beauty of Oahu, in contrast with the darkness of the attack itself. I specifically got a lot of inspiration from "Pearl Harbor Ghosts" by Thurston Clarke. You can hear a demo version here - https://m.soundcloud.com/victorsings/sweet-december-day-demo
    I live in Bend, Oregon, but I would really like to get to Oahu and play this song in Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, Pearl Harbor Day. I think it would be deeply meaningful and profound. I am seeking some sort of corporate sponsorship, a donation of skymiles, or any individual or organization that might be willing to help with a flight from Oregon to Oahu. Due to having been laid off from my full -time job teaching music at a non-profit preschool, I don't have the means to fund this project.

    I have written several songs for victims of violence including Rain Makes the Flowers Grow, for a child from Sandy Hook, Black Sun, for the Charleston 9, Kingdoms, honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon, and "J'adore la France", honoring the victims of the Paris attacks.

    Please contact me through my website or at jukeboxvictor[dot]com.

    Sweet December Day ©2016 Victor Johnson

    Would you look out your window and see paradise
    Feel the wind on a sweet December day
    Stillness in the sky
    The breeze floating by
    People going on their way
    Lovely mountains beautiful eyes

    Gentle showers leave rainbows dancing in the blue
    A crescendo of waves where the dolphins play
    All the flowers are in bloom
    No sadness, no gloom
    So enchanting today
    Morning stars they’re shining through

    Chorus: Fire falling from above
    Sirens shatter the still
    Blackness louder than the planes
    Sent to burn and to kill
    The water rushing in
    Battleships they’re sinking below
    No one dreamed this could be How did nobody see
    How did nobody know

    Wake up to the smell of fresh chrysanthemums
    Greet the sun laughing so lightly now
    Volcano weathered folds
    Pele hot lava holds
    Red curls bouncing on her brow
    A lullaby she hums

    Crystal silence wafting through the light of dawn
    Soft memories bear love from the night before
    Faces all aglow
    Time moves oh so slow
    I walk out my door
    The sunrise seems painted on

    Chorus
    Break
    Chorus

    Would you look out your window and see paradise
    Feel the wind on a sweet December day
     
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    Victorsings New Member

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    Great lyrics mate...
     

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