Genesis 0.1:1-5

JamKar's picture

Genesis 0.1:1-5



Liner Notes: 

A big thank you to Colleen, for allowing me into her creative space! I had a lot of fun bringing some tones to her amazing vocals.

And a huge thank you to James for helping show a different approach to my lyrics. As the lyrics say: each of us has a voice that is unique and necessary. I am thrilled that not one, but two, creative musicians took on the challenge of tackling this lyric by adding instrumental music. I found both approaches beautiful and stirring, for different reasons.


1. In the Beginning, there was only darkness:
A black hole in the not-yet-Universe.
Atoms and energy -- heat and fission
But no musical composition.
No names, no smells, sights or sounds.
No thing could be recorded down.
But, whatever Creator created Earth
Conceived of music and gave it birth.
2. Was it a big sound? A pop or bang?
A great explosion, that rang and rang?
Or a light gurgling of water molecule formation?
What was the first musical creation?
A near-silent shuffle of dust settling in a crack?
A single note humming, echoing back?
What was the first note that started all this?
Was it a romantic, sensual kiss?
3. In the beginning, a sound was made:
A thought, an intelligence displayed.
It became a lyric to an eternal song
And harmonies formed to help it along.
Till darkness and light came out to dance
As planets, moons, stars woke up from a trance.
And one of those planets, by luck or by fate,
Composed a symphony we can't replicate.
4. It started out small, and built a crescendo,
With staccato moments and diminuendo
Till a fistful of dandelions blew through the dust,
Water bubbled and grew them, bees started to buzz.
Dinosaurs grew to tremendous size
As the world's conductor led an endless reprise:
Notes of jazz and classical mixed in the 'hood.
Hip-hop and salsa: it was all good!!!
5. This symphony started millennia ago
But it keeps on creating an endless flow.
As miraculous as that original song
Is the story you tell, whether short or long.
You have a voice that's uniquely yours,
Like the purr of a kitten or lioness roars.
In a new baby's wail or a gasp from death's knife:
Creation is music and music is life.

Creation is music and music is life.

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


cindyrella's picture

This is a brilliant outcome for an amazing lyric-and with two such talents! Love it!

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

The combination of Jamkar's melancholy piano and Collette's pretty vocals make this a winner. Lyrics are beyond-good ... love the idea of the first sound being a kiss! The electric piano (?) break at 3:00 or so is lovely.

Purple Catfish Bettie's picture

interesting, in-depth lyrical/vocal take on a creation story. fascinating mix of instrumentation.

kahlo2013's picture

This works really well! I love the beautiful blend of music and vocals and appreciate how the different musical stage creates a different feel and brings out a different depth of meaning to these epic lyrics! Nice instrumental interlude!