senryu : song

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song tapping my mind
lyrics bubbling through the pen
who can add the notes

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

11:58 pm — cutting it close so posting it and finishing it after.

ok, now to finish.  I think it’s natural for poets to write lyrics because that’s all lyrics are — poetry.  I just wish I knew how to write the music part and could sing on key.  The singing on key would be awesome.

when I lived in Japan, I hung out with a band and one of the members wrote the music to my lyrics and they put it on their CD.  My friend Rie sang back up on it.  I’ll see if I can’t find it and post it somehow.

So since I’m not sharing my song right now, I thought I’d share somethings by Kawehi.  I think she’s a pretty cool independent artist

I love Kawehi.  She does this amazing thing of being a one-person band.  So I’m putting in a video where she does that with a cover by Nirvana and then also an original she did with her band. She is Hawaiian but settled down in Lawrence, KS with her husband and does her music career on You-tube and Spotify. And now Facebook.

 

Lyrics to Mona Lisa by Kawehi

Make me no sinner, darling
Make me an angel dressed in light
I shoulda, coulda been your wife

Paint me no portrait picture
For all to look me in the eye
Thinking she shoulda, coulda been mine

You left me, you left me
Cool in color, cool on fingertips
You paint me, you paint me
Sweet like honey, red-hot summer sin
Coulda, woulda shoulda’s don’t win

Make me no sinner, darling
Make me the girl when we first met
I wanna rock you in your step

Give me a look to ache for
Give me a reason to be high
No shoulda, coulda been mine

You left me, you left me
Cool in color, cool on fingertips
You paint me, you paint me
Sweet like honey, red-hot summer sin
Coulda, woulda shoulda’s don’t win

You made me Mona Lisa
With eyes that talk like summer rain
I’d be your Mona Lisa
But you say no, so I say go

You left me, you left me
Cool in color, cool on fingertips
You paint me, you paint me
Sweet like honey, red-hot summer sin
Coulda, woulda shoulda’s don’t win

Save me, save me, save me
From your cool, cool color
Save me, save me Mona Lisa

 

Her latest video on you-tube published November, 2017.  Joga/Army of Me by Bjork (cover by Kawehi).  She has a later post on Facebook:  Creep by Radiohead.  It looks to me like she’s moving from You-tube to Facebook.  I’ve seen a couple other people do that so wonder if it’s a trend and why.

References:

Meet Kawehi, the Genius One-Woman-Band Behind That Viral Nirvana Cover
by Dan Hyman, Elle, March 24, 2014

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15 thoughts on “senryu : song”

    1. Thank you! Glad you liked the songs sung or written by Kawehi. I like that social networks are giving independent musicians another way to get their work out there.

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  1. I made up lullabies for my children…but have yet to record them.
    I think I should at least do that even if I can write the music for those pieces.
    It’s all the math… music is so much more, but good rhythm helps and I don’t have math or rhythm skills.

    Thanks for the music links. Good luck getting your words to music and the best to your friend. Music is a tough field to break into.

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    1. oh, she’s not my friend. She’s someone that someone told me about on you-tube. I thinks it’s very cool she’s Asian American though because I am too.

      I would love to hear your lullabies. It would be awesome if you recorded them.

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      1. Something to get my one son who seems to know computer stuff much better than I – to show me how to do… though I think I actually have a tape recorder somewhere…

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          1. That might be awhile… Not everyone likes how they sound recorded 😉 Thankfully the children didn’t have much to compare my voice to, which like my writing can change with the tune…

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            1. I imagine we all sound different recorded. I am constantly surprised when someone plays my voice back. It sounds higher than I what I hear in my head.

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed Kawehi — me too. It’s amazing to me how she keeps her career going in the middle of Kansas.

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