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Coming Home

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I’m coming home.
I’m just so tired of roaming, roaming alone.

Oh, mama. I’m coming home.
I’m coming home.
Letting the bones guide me.

Oh, mama. I know you’re arms are open.
It’s just been so long, my heart is frozen.

Oh, mama. I’m coming home.
I’ve been traveling so long,
and I’m ready to come home.

* * * * *

This song emerged from my morning practice which typically includes a turn around the garden with the koshi chimes.

This song emerged as I was preparing for a integrative creative and healing arts workshop I offer called “Gifts of the Mother: Mother as Resource.”

This song also reflects perfectly how I feel about sharing this song at ccMixter; I feel like I’m coming home.

I came to ccMixter 10 years ago. Those first years I was active at ccM were magical for me. This community helped me discover a voice I did not know I had.

Our community embodies the healing practice of listening. Of allowing space for whatever is calling to be expressed. Together, we created a safe space for a DIY-neophytes to share. To practice. Before ccM, I never could imagine myself making music the way I learned to do by part of this community. So many of you have helped me by literally tutoring me on production techniques. Thank you.

The love, appreciation and support I received from each and every one who has ever interacted with my voice and music let me know that what I have to share is beneficial. Thank you. I mean it when I say it is an honor to be part of your creative world.

I am so grateful for this event — grateful to return, reflect, revisit and remix!

The song was originally recorded extemporaneously on my iphone which I held in one hand — koshi chimes in the other.

The additional vocal parts and koshi chime part were recorded in my studio. Everything is recorded using a low level Seinheiser dynamic mic; my other instrument became irreparably damaged a few years ago.

This song, the original recording and all of the subsequent parts are raw reflecting exactly where I am in the moment.

I did the best I could to clean things up. I intend to update cleaner stems as I make progress. (These have a long silence tag at the end that I am working on trimming).

* * * *

I think I am really lucky that my good intentions seem to be trusted, and my imperfections are tolerated.

I have another track I intend to share as part of this special event. It’s a little something I started working on at least two remix events ago. I’m hoping this time around I actually can see these intentions through.

I love you.

Contents of ZIP Archive: A Capella Stems Dry Flac

  • /coming home-6_1.flac (10.52MB)
  • /coming home-vox-01-dbl.flac (7.13MB)
  • /coming home-vox-02.flac (7.89MB)
  • /coming home-vox-03.flac (8.53MB)
  • /coming home-vox-04.flac (11.10MB)

"Coming Home"
by SackJo22

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