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Do I Know Him (w/ Tobin)


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Emily Rohm

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Hopefully this one works!! Sorry to anyone who tried to listen to the last file of this song I recently posted which didn't play... This one should work!

Back to my music theatre roots with this one! This song was written by Tobin Mueller for his musical Creature, in which I earned my Equity card in 1997. I played an orphaned girl who has a crush on Victor Frankenstein. When I sang this song in the show, I was secretly watching him at his mother's grave. The track features organ parts played by Tobin using his new Charlie plug in (he just got it and wants to use it on everything now). All parts were recorded in Digital Performer, mixed by Tobin, mastered in Peak. "Do I Know Him" © 1997, 2005 Tobin James Mueller. Thanks to Tobin for encouraging me to post this.
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Lyrics
Do I know him?
I've never seen him here
Yet, does he know me?
He didn't seem to care
Yet, his hands they are the kind that heal
Heal all they touch, like mine
Will they find me in time?

When he saw me
He couldn't hear my thoughts
Yet, when I saw him
I heard the spirits calling
Mother...like mother calling from a dream

Will I see him if I return secretly?
Will he see me and hear the singing sweetly call my name out again?
Song Stats
Hits: 7691
Comments: 66
Fans: 26
Plays: 918
Downloads: 323
Votes: 48
Uploaded: Sep 03, 2005 - 05:23:39 PM
Last Updated: Sep 04, 2005 - 12:34:55 PM Last Played: Jun 05, 2016 - 06:10:53 PM
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Tom Atwood said 4366 days ago (September 3rd, 2005)
Lovely voice, mix
This sounds effortless. Pure, clear, sweet. I like the Charlie
plug-in too. Very nice, you two.
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DeputyDoofy said 4366 days ago (September 3rd, 2005)
Music and voice
...perfect! Really nice collab. I realize this is a "showtune" but it really reminds me of Tori Amos. I could hear her sing this. :)
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Emily Rohm said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
Music and voice
Thanks for listening!
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alley-oop said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
wonderful
You have such a beautiful voice. I certainly hear the Tobin
influence. Everythig works so well. D/L
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ceilidh said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
pure beauty
emily breathtaking! wow! truly stunning voice....
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TobinMueller said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
Perfect intonation
You sing this so effortlessly. The Pop stylings you bring to a
song happen at all the right places, with perfect intonation. I
did this just before Charlie blew up inside DP and caused me
all sorts of problems, the calm before the storm. It may be
the last DP tune I can use Charlie for! (It works in GB2 just
fine, tho.) I really like the photo artwork, nice choice. Can't
wait for you to get a pre-amp so we can start doing he newer
songs I am writing for you!
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Emily Rohm said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
Perfect intonation
Thanks Tobin. Great songwriting. You write such beatiful pop tunes. You can
give such credibility and life to a song in a genre like music theatre or pop
that otherwise can often be repetitive and stale. Your songs always have
something unique that makes it special. Anyway, I loved singing this! Oh, and
I'm working on the preamp situation!
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aclarke said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
Beautiful
This is just perfectly sung. And, as Tobin pointed out,
seemingly effortless.

You have such a versatile voice- from Rock and Roll
temptress to angelic sweetness (this one). I'm always grateful
to hear you sing!
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Emily Rohm said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
Beautiful
I'm glad it sounds effortless. Thanks! Tobin's songs are often deceiving in the
way that they can sound so simple and easy to sing, but are actually more
complicated than it seems. Small intervals in the melody and key shifts (or at
least suggestions of shifts) make this song hard to keep in tune... I'm glad I
could do it justice. Thanks so much.
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Pie said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
Ringer
you're a ringer! this is too pro LOL
:)


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snowdragon said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
Creature must
have been a helluva show. I'll bet you'd make a dandy
Janet.
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thetiler said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
Really nice voice
Very pleasant to listen to. Great ablilty, like how you can do
different styles. Your very versatile. This is a very sweet
tune.

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threelittlebirds said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
<3
Lovely.!
Cori Ander said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
I am flabbergasted
I was flabbergasted to hear this.
So Good!
So well performed!
Such a beautiful compostiion!

This goes straight to my heart!
I dont know if it your singin of the song ... probably both.
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Cori Ander said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
I am flabbergasted
... and one more little detail: I like your original phrasing too .. like for example
when you sing "Yet" so fast and pronounced

Also I must mention the organ work. Superbly done by you Tobin! (nice lesley ...
do you mean that that's not a real lesley?)
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Magritte said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
Wonderful "throwback"
Such a nice sweet song with a strong musical theatre tradition behind it. I think I would love to have seen this show. It sounds something like "Wicked," only with better music and lyrics, and none of that screamy belting that passes for Broadway singing these days.
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Emily Rohm said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
Wonderful "throwback"
As much as I liked Wicked, you are very right about the "belting" popularity!! I
don't know why it is so necessary on Broadway now days. Practically every
audition I go to lately, I finish a lyric soprano song, and then the director says
"That was lovely, but can you belt?" It makes me so mad sometimes. So I have
to pull a song from my folder that I can just yell out and then suddenly they
are impressed. Ah, well. Now I'm ranting. Thanks for listening and
appreciating the song!
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Reinholt56 said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
Another winner....
This is another beautiful song, beautifully sung.


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ChrisSly said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
beautiful
You've got a great voice, and this song shows of you expressiveness nicely. I assume the song wasn't originally arranged for organ, and I'd be interested in hearing what it was like in the show.

Just curious, do you ever sing this in auditions? And does Creature have any baritone songs in it?
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Emily Rohm said 4365 days ago (September 5th, 2005)
beautiful
Thanks. I haven't done this at auditions, although I have done Tobin's song
"Dreams," which is actually sung by a male part in the show. It's one of my
favorites.
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Mystified said 4366 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
Beautiful singing,
lovely interpretation, Emily.
Beautiful music, Tobin.

I'm with Margritte, and can empathize with you on the
'screamy belting' issue. Most songs, in my opinion, just
sound better without it! (Maybe some out there just have
too much wax in their ears?)

Anyway. Very beautiful...would love to hear more like this
from you.
Thank you for posting.

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Emily Rohm said 4365 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
Beautiful singing,
Thanks, fellow soprano. Thanks so much for listening.
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FEEL said 4365 days ago (September 5th, 2005)
WOW
This is really good. So Broadway...very nice production.
Once again Emily, you show how talented you are. Great
job there Tobin. Short and Very Sweat. High Scores from
me.
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Scorpjammer said 4364 days ago (September 5th, 2005)
Magical
My first Emily Rohm listen...

What a terrific voice, Emily! Tobin really knows talent when he hears it. Top-notch writing and arranging, Tobin.

Geat collab, you two!
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TobinMueller said 4364 days ago (September 6th, 2005)
Magical
Thanks. I used a progression trick I enjoy, adding flats for verse variations. The
progression is a typical falling-by-thirds progression: D Bm G A, then I changed
the key by adding flats yet make the progression rise instead of fall: F Bb C
Dm // Ab/Eb Eb/G Fm/Ab Bb/F. The tag at the end does something similar:
Dm A D. As the singer changes thoughts, I like to change keys, but have it
sound like the tonal center is the same, just the sound darkens then lightens
again as the music recapitulates. I actually first learned this playing Sousa
marches in high school band, his second themes almost always add a flat or 2,
and then return to the original key for the big finish.
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gitjunk said 4364 days ago (September 5th, 2005)
well played
very versatile playing. voice fits in perfect. the classic touch gives it a feeling of warmth and beauty just like a prayer or a search for something that will never be found. i like it very much and it would get my vote if i was allowed to do so.
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Stun Nutz said 4364 days ago (September 5th, 2005)
sparkly
The sound waves seem to ripple like subtle waves on
a clear pond. Very nice tune... I enjoyed it.
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Joanna said 4364 days ago (September 5th, 2005)
yum
I just adore musical theatre. Can never get enough of it.
And this sounds like a great show -- interesting scene
between Victor and the singer.

I have no idea why belting is so popular, but with shows
like American Idol (which rewards belting) it is obviously a
popular form right now.

Emily, your voice sounds radiant in this. And no, it does
not sound simple; the melody sounds rather complex to
me, with a lot of vocal accuity needed. Wonderful
performance from both of you.
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Emily Rohm said 4364 days ago (September 5th, 2005)
yum
Thanks, Joanna!
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Jim Bouchard said 4364 days ago (September 6th, 2005)
Great!
I really love this! It's great how it starts with the little bit of organ, and then your voice comes in perfectly, the only problem is that it's almost too short!
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dchapman said 4364 days ago (September 6th, 2005)
Too Short...
I was just getting into this piece, and then it was over!

Well composed and beautifully performed. Another great
song!
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Cameron said 4364 days ago (September 6th, 2005)
lovely little bit
Emily, your voice is so wonderfully sweet and clear, and as
my theatre mom would have said, "Great diction!"

This is a lovely little bit of music, lilting chords with some
unexpected progressions. The organ sound complements
the voice perfectly; the range of sounds in this plug-in are
nicely varied, almost like a full orchestra. Very tasteful.

My only wish would be that this song be longer, but of
course I understand that it's part of a much larger
production! Thank you for sharing this lovely song here.
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Drew Kopr said 4363 days ago (September 6th, 2005)
Nice, nice, nice
The overall sound is so good and clean and your voice with the instrumentation is just beautiful. I enjoyed this very much.
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keith bradley said 4363 days ago (September 7th, 2005)
beautiful
wow what a plugin! Oh yay everything else too.
alanfraser said 4363 days ago (September 7th, 2005)
Very beautiful and definiitely Broadway
I was impressed by your singing, of course, but I was also
impressed by the tastefulness of your 'band' as the music is
beautiful as well but it doesn't impose at all on your voice.
Excellent production!
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Emily Rohm said 4363 days ago (September 7th, 2005)
Very beautiful and definiitely Broadway
Tobin is a great one-man-band, isn't he?
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alanfraser said 4363 days ago (September 7th, 2005)
Very beautiful and definiitely Broadway
Yes and it's a band with a wonderful singer! The phrasing is perfect for a lovely
flow that, as others have said already, is all too short.

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Kulturbeutel said 4362 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
nice tune
reminds me of Kate Bush. the sound of the percussion is not very authentic, but all in all a good song.
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Ed Hannifin said 4362 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
Emily,
You have an amazing voice, amazing phrasing...

This is as close to perfect as singing gets, I think... And
not an easy one to do... Even a competent rendition of this
would be hard, but this is heartstoppingly good...

And Tobin: you, young man, we have spoken to before...

Great song... from this one song, I can imagine the whole
play... So much emotion, so much story, in so few lines
and words...

Ed
jug88 said 4361 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
Perfection!
What a great voice you have! Tobin on the music is very very good as well and you guys work well together. Thanks for sharing this great little treasure. Now you did it, I'll have to listen to more of your songs!!! ;-)
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illuminati said 4360 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
I resisted listening to this
not because I don't like showtunes (I secretly love them,
don't tell anybody), but because I hate it when they are badly
done. What a relief! This is heavenly. I'd pay to see it
performed. Made my evening. Thanks, Tobin and Emily.
Emily Rohm said 4360 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
I resisted listening to this
Thanks so much. Even the word "showtune" is cheesy, isn't it? The only
reason it is in that category is because it is from a show, but the song is
much more than that. I'm glad you listened and enjoyed it!!
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elfdaughter said 4358 days ago (September 12th, 2005)
WOW!
Gods girl, your voice is stunning!!! Pure and beautiful! Got me feeling that my voice is quite inadequite!
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K.I.S.KISMET said 4355 days ago (September 15th, 2005)
Moving..
pure, and lovely. Your musical adventures sound so exciting. I too, would have loved to hear the whole musical. Exceptional work from the both of you.
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Leon said 4354 days ago (September 15th, 2005)
Heaven is missing an angel
This song is like a glimpse of heaven. That is an angelic
voice, Emily. This is the first time I checked your songs and I
ask myself why it took me so long to recognize your musical
gems in the vast mediocrity of songs here. I am partial to
songs with vocals and it doesn't get much better than this. I
have checked your rock songs, and, personally, I like the
tough, gritty, side of you even more. Somebody commented
you are not Alanis. But of course. You are way better!
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Emily Rohm said 4353 days ago (September 16th, 2005)
Heaven is missing an angel
Wow! Thanks for your wonderful comments!
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jiguma said 4354 days ago (September 15th, 2005)
Whoops!
How did I miss this?!? Emily, this is a really beautiful performance of a beautiful Tobin song.

What made it more amazing to me is the way Tobin described his writing approach further up the page - having had no formal musical training, it boggles the mind that there's a format for producing something so fine.

I heard bits of Kate Bush in there, but mostly I heard a fabulous performance of a very lovely song.

Thanks for putting this up!!
Neil
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afterfx said 4351 days ago (September 19th, 2005)
Sings like an Angel
you have a beautiful voice and This song showcases it very
well. Nice job guys.
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malla said 4349 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
great voice
Like the voice and the melody. Sounds a little bit like a
musical. Great recording sound on the voice...!
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JOAN said 4343 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
macajms, the musical
you know its got to be coming soon. at least now we know who the
star is! great singing emily!!!
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Emily Rohm said 4342 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
macajms, the musical
Thanks auntie JOAN. You are awesome.
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billl said 4342 days ago (September 28th, 2005)
pleasant
You have beautiful voice.
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EdensEve said 4341 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
Glad you know him
You have such a lovely voice. I really like the simplicity of this song. You
sing it just right. I am awfully glad you are able to team up with
songwriters on this site. Thank you. You perfect anything you touch.
paulhenrys said 4330 days ago (October 9th, 2005)
Wonderful
Not much I can add, except I wish I'd seen the show. Oh, well, actually
someone did already say that. Oh well.
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drumgodvirtuoso said 4314 days ago (October 26th, 2005)
outstanding
Great job. not much more to say than wow!!
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jeancharles said 4283 days ago (November 26th, 2005)
Beautiful Voice Emily
Wow! Loved the composition, but your voice really turned this
composition into a gem.
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I. Spike said 4277 days ago (December 1st, 2005)
...beautiful...
I love songs that say what they need to say and then go away... it leaves
you wanting more and I love that feeling.
Wonderful little piece and marvelous lyrical singing. What a sweet tone
you have Emily.

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rover101 said 4272 days ago (December 6th, 2005)
Very pretty
must admit, though, I find the voice too pure to carry much
emotion.Cigarettes, whisky and adventure, Emily?
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Emily Rohm said 4272 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
Very pretty
Thanks for listening, Rover. The character in the show is very pure. (She is
supposed to be around 12, I believe...) So cigarrettes and whiskey would be a
bit wrong! But, if you'd like a little more emotion, you can listen to some of
my other tunes...you might see a big difference!!
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adventurefilms said 4248 days ago (December 30th, 2005)
I love the mood
Your voice and the feel of the song reminds me of "October Project"
13 said 4238 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
beautiful
a beautiful, beautiful voice and a great performance

thank you
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Nolan said 4187 days ago (March 1st, 2006)
Man oh man
What a beautiful voice. I absolutely adore it. A great show tune.
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j2morrow said 3969 days ago (October 6th, 2006)
Magical voice
Emily, you have such a wonderful voice. Great job on this. Beautiful song
and you really do it justice. I know this is part of a stage show but I really
wish you two would expand it to a longer song.
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michaeljayklein said 2247 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
A weak song...
but you brought out the best in it!
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