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  • What Can I Say

    19 43.18%
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    25 56.82%
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Thread: Round 4: What Can I Say vs Temporary Home

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    I'd rather see WCIS clobbering every song in its path the way it does on my iTunes play count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allamericangirl8 View Post
    I'd rather see WCIS clobbering every song in its path the way it does on my iTunes play count.
    I know you would . However, it is nice to see TH doing so well. It gives me hope that the final showdown for this album won't be between WCIS and SWISLY as I had originally anticipated.

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    Temporary Home won my vote

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    Temporary Home! this song is so important for Carrie! and its an AMAZING song!

    And live is MAGIC!

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    "Temporary Home" is a well structured piece of writing, with the two verses of social awareness culminating in the religious message of the final verse. Although a leading reviewer called Carrie's social commentary in this song and "Change" heavy handed and sentimental - I disagree. I think the message is woven in quite skilfully - for example, the reference to "someday we'll find a place here in this world" is the central highlight of the song, balancing the other-world journey of the final death scene. This song marks, for me, an important stage in the growth of Carrie's songwriting, and says quite a lot about her philosophy.

    Nevertheless, the overall effect of "Temporary Home" is mixed for me. Carrie's pure vocal has to bear nearly all the impact of the song - and although this is handled beautifully, and suits the mood well - the downside is that the music seems comparatively lacking in interest. For me this rather weakens the staying power and overall memorable quality of the song.

    It is in fact a close call between these two songs. I'm reluctant to vote against either of them - but, for reasons I mentioned in the last round, I'm giving my vote again to "What Can I Say", as overall the more successful song in terms of musical and vocal variety.

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    Love both but "What Can I Say"

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    Temporary Home is amazing...and it shows everyone where Carrie stands...love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farawayhills View Post
    "Temporary Home" is a well structured piece of writing, with the two verses of social awareness culminating in the religious message of the final verse. Although a leading reviewer called Carrie's social commentary in this song and "Change" heavy handed and sentimental - I disagree. I think the message is woven in quite skilfully - for example, the reference to "someday we'll find a place here in this world" is the central highlight of the song, balancing the other-world journey of the final death scene. This song marks, for me, an important stage in the growth of Carrie's songwriting, and says quite a lot about her philosophy.

    Nevertheless, the overall effect of "Temporary Home" is mixed for me. Carrie's pure vocal has to bear nearly all the impact of the song - and although this is handled beautifully, and suits the mood well - the downside is that the music seems comparatively lacking in interest. For me this rather weakens the staying power and overall memorable quality of the song.

    It is in fact a close call between these two songs. I'm reluctant to vote against either of them - but, for reasons I mentioned in the last round, I'm giving my vote again to "What Can I Say", as overall the more successful song in terms of musical and vocal variety.
    Though I voted differently from Farawayhills, I liked this explanation because it could provide a lot of knowledge about music.


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