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Estella

 Genre: Acoustic

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Well I couldn't stand the skipping, so I re-recorded and reloaded this one.

This song started out life when I was in recovery for an eating disorder. At that time nothing was ever enough. No food, no person, place, or thing could fill the emptiness in my life. The sketch I wrote then was just a meditation on that. In retrospect, I had always been enough, and I was looking elsewhere for validation. The song now can still be read as a lullaby to myself, but could also be read as two points of view talking to each other.
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Lyrics
Someone said to me,
"You're almost ready."
All I heard
is "You are not enough."

No one here's to blame.
I did what I could do.
So don't feel sorry for me.
I'll find a way through.

I eat a little bit of me
and replace it with a lot of you.
You'll never know
I though you were enough.

No one here's to blame.
I did what I could do.
So don't feel sorry for me.
I'll find a way through.

When I start to shake
and I start to reach for you
no one's there.
I must be enough.

No one here's to blame.
I did what I could do.
So don't feel sorry for me.
I'll find a way through.

I turn out the light
and sing a lullaby,
lullaby for you, for me.
I will be enough.

Enough...
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Uploaded: Nov 03, 2011 - 12:13:29 PM
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011 - 12:13:29 PM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 08:53:00 AM
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867-5309 said 2113 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
star
this one really shines through
nice vocals
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Estella said 2112 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
Glad it shined...
Thanks for the comment. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the vocals.
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TvRicky said 2113 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Beautiful
This song made tears well from within.The responsibility you take for your own life is amazing. Most importantly,through your suffering you reach out and lift someone else. You have truly emerged from the earth.

SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Estella said 2112 days ago (November 5th, 2011)
Emerging
I know there is worse suffering in the world than what I have experienced, but I did spend a big part of my life self-destructing, and I do want to reach out to others who've been there or maybe are still there. I'm happy the song moved you because that's the reason I write.
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papag said 2113 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Better than before
Yes indeed, you topped the original version. Fabulous. The emotion is a bit restrained but your tone is wonderful.

Great job. Wish I could download.
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Estella said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Glad you think so...
Thanks for listening papag! I think I'm better off posting impulsively or else I might not post at all! I should add I didn't even use a real microphone; just recorded right into the laptop's pin-hole. Guitar and voice - one track.
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Moviz said 2113 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Lovely
performance Estella and a lovely heart-warming vocal..... loads of emotion in there and in the lyrics too...... I like the guitar accompaniment too....... lovely, regards M
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Estella said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Thank you Moviz
I'm glad you had a listen and liked it.
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Bob Rodgers said 2113 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Really
nice vocals, you have a lovely voice.
I like the sparse guitar backing with your vocals, sounds great.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Estella said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Thank you Bob
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I always worry about what people will think of the guitar because I'm not a true guitar player like some other musicians. I love guitar, but in terms of skill, for me it's just a way to accompany my voice, so it has always been sparse.
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gadzooks said 2113 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
Enough
Very real ... honest. Nice lyrics and vocals. Enjoy your voice.
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Estella said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Thank you gadzooks
I'm glad you felt the honesty and that you enjoyed it.
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lavalamp said 2112 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
Good to hear from you
Beautifully written song. Could hear the emotion in your voice. Like the innocent guitar to go along. Fits perfectly.

Dave
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Estella said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Thank you lavalamp
It's nice to hear from you, too!
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PatriciaGirl said 2112 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
A nice way...
A very therapeutic way to express yourself through music. Another way to heal oneself.

Thanks for sharing this!
pg
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Estella said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Thank you PG
Yup, it's been such a healer for me.
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ic42 said 2112 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
stellar
the story that unfolds in the lyrics, and the delivery with your emotive singing... sends chills of anguish down my spine. Such a touching song... here's to strength, hope, and self-assurance... they are all there within you, and this proves it. Good to hear from you again.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Estella said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Thank you Drak
It's nice to hear from you, too! I'm glad you think all those things come through in the song. Means a lot.
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richard13 said 2112 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
You ARE enough!
Fabulous, honest, heartfelt, intimate performance. And, yes, you are.
Cheers.
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Estella said 2107 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Thanks Richard
Kind words. I'm glad you stopped by.
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bronco said 2112 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
Gentle Sound
Soothing to my soul. Very gentle and fragile but with an underlying strength as well.
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Estella said 2107 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Thanks bronco
What a beautiful compliment. I'm glad that gentle strength soothed you.
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stevel said 2111 days ago (November 5th, 2011)
Great song
The sparse acoustic arrangement really works, as the song and the vocal performance is so strong. Good stuff!
Steve
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Estella said 2107 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Thanks stevel
I'm glad you liked the arrangement, and that the song and voice can carry me through my other limitations as a musician.
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PaulaMunk said 2111 days ago (November 5th, 2011)
Oh,
you put everything into this. Such a plaintive and honest vocal. Life is a struggle. It is personal and unique for each of us. And, so when we share we understand so much better. Thank you.
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Estella said 2107 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
That's right, Paula
That's exactly it. I'm so glad you get it.
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DWL said 2110 days ago (November 6th, 2011)
Raw stuff
Pain suffuses this.

Wonderful vocals, earthy and so very real.

Difficult but beautifully done.

Cheers

Dick
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Estella said 2107 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Thanks DWL
It is difficult work but worth it in the end. I"m glad you liked it.
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Godchaser said 2107 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Healing....
is often times a slow process.I've always gravitated to those songs that speak from one's own personal struggles,good or bad.The raw and honest self reflection certainly shows and grabs the listener's attention.Like the vocal work on this.
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awigze said 2105 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Estella
Yes, we all look for stuff. Appreciate your honesty and real approach in your song as well as yourself. What kind of mic are you using. You have a lot of subtle quality to your voice and the choices you make in singing. Really like this!
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Estella said 2105 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Thanks awigze
I can't seem to get my interface working since we moved to our new house, so I just used the pinhole on my laptop!

I think I may need to buy a new interface. My usual mic is an MXL V63M. You might be able to hear that in some of my other songs.
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jiguma said 2098 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
Stella
At first, the producer side of me was worried about the lo-fi nature of the recording, then (after a few bars of your vocal) I realised that was completely irrelevant and that this was going to be a brilliant listen - and it was!
Lovely post - very impressive vocals indeed. Made me think of Kasey Chambers - not as a comparison, more as another singer who can wring such emotion out of a song. I can hear Kasey doing this brilliantly, and as she sells quite a few CDs down here, it might be worth your while contacting her about it. http://www.kaseychambers.com/
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Estella said 2098 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
Wow Jiguma...
I am completely surprised and flattered by your comments. Regarding Kasey Chambers...I consider myself primarily a singer. I write songs and play guitar because this allows me to sing! So the fact that you think that someone else might want to sing my songs is amazing to me. However, my songs are so personal I can't imagine anyone else singing them on their cds but me! At least for now.

Thanks for your comments.
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bonster said 2094 days ago (November 22nd, 2011)
Love this song...
Estella, I'm in love with this song. It is so hauntingly beautiful!
Estella said 2093 days ago (November 23rd, 2011)
Thanks Bon!
I'm flattered that you liked it.

Very good to hear from you! Happy Thanksgiving and all best to you and your honey.
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Relic67 said 2071 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
honest
the honesty and the stark beauty of the guitar and voice, make this something really special. Fantastic!! Thanks for posting.
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Estella said 2070 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Thanks Relic
I'm so glad you felt the honesty.
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