In the Passive Voice

by Sandra Bogerd

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about

It has taken me a long time to get this album together. So much has happened in my life since Primordial Soup: several years of study, a change in jobs, involvement in several bands as well as several choirs, and so on. In terms of recording, I've moved from my trusty old Fostex 4-track cassette recorder, Amiga and Ensoniq TS-10 synthesizer to a PC-based hard-disk recording system using Cubase (several versions). This collection of recordings tells some of the story. There were many other pieces written that haven't appeared here; they'll just have to wait for another day.
This album is my first to include material that I didn't write. There are some early classical works, as well as a piece written by my friend Theresa. Another track samples a round written by James Ong who performed with Theresa and me as Mosaic in 2003. The album also features a lot more unaccompanied vocal music than on my previous album, partly due to my choral involvement. Some tracks feature pitch-shifted vocals so that I can sing bass parts. Thanks to Darren McKinty for additional production on Song for Deaf Ears. The album was mastered by John Ruberto of Crystal Mastering.
I hope you enjoy the album
- Sandra Bogerd - 2007.

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released November 1, 2007

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Sandra Bogerd Melbourne, Australia

Sandra Bogerd (aka Alexandra Uitdenbogerd) is an eclectic songwriting, composing, recording artist, with music varying from a cappella compositions to electronic instrumentals.

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Track Name: Kyrie
Kyrie eleison
Christe eleison
Kyrie eleison
Track Name: Yayo
Yayo yayo, yayo yoyo, yayo yayo, yayo yoyo
Yayo yayo, yayayayaya-o
Track Name: Bedeah
Bedeah, Bedeah.Bedeah, Bedeah
Ah!
Track Name: Jesu Criste Milde Moder
Jesu Cristes milde moder
Stud, biheld hire sone o rode
That he was ipined on.
The sone heng, the moder stud
And biheld hire childes blud,
Wu it of hise wundes ran.

Neue blisse he us broute
That mankin so dere boute
And for us gaf is dere lif.
Glade and blithe thu us make,
For thi suete sones sake,
Edi maiden, blisful wif.

Quen of evene, for thi blisse
Lithe al hure soriness
And went hur yvel al in to gud.
Bring hus, moder, to thi sone,
Mak hus evre with im wone
That hus boute wit his blud.

Ah
Track Name: Hiding
I don't want to see you
Seeing you would ruin my harmony
Seeing you would make me fall apart
Into tiny fragments of matter that are hard to put together
Seeing you would make it so hard (2x)
I'm hiding from you (4x)

I don't want to be near you
Being near you would take away my balance.
Being near you would turn my mind into
Never ending cycles of confusion with no hope of diffusion
Being near you would make it so hard (2x)
I'm hiding from you (4x)
Hiding (13x)

Oh won't you go away
Go away don't complicate my day
Go away don't make me fall apart
Into tiny fragments of matter that are hard to put together
Go away, don't make it so hard (2x)

I'm hiding from you (4x)
Hiding (13x)
Track Name: Song for Deaf Ears
Do you see what I can see
There's so much we could do
Is vision beyond you?

You are so set in your ways
You're from the olden days
You refuse to help us today

We are running out of time
But you just say that I'm
An alarmist with no cause

Why perpetuate the lie?
How many more should die
Before the scales fall from your eyes
And you can finally see?

See the evidence is clear
Again el nino's here
Spreading drought and flood and fire

And there's contaminated land
Expanding desert sands
And the seas are getting higher

You could help the world get by
If you just gave it a try
But you want to keep the status quo
When the truth is that we can't

Can't you see that what you do
Affects much more than you
There are no borders here
When the currents swirl around
The waters, air and ground
And we share the atmosphere

Why do you want to live the lie?
How many more should die
Before the scales fall from your eyes
And you can finally see.
Track Name: Blues Scat No. 1
Sha oo ba doot dn doo ba doo wee bop ba doo ba doo dot, bop bop bop ba doo dot dow. (4x)
Shoo bee do wa bop bop ba (2x)
Sha oo ba doot dn doo ba doo wee bop ba doo ba doo dot, bop bop bop ba doo dot dow.
Track Name: Pastime with Good Company
Pastime with good company
I love, and shall until I die.
Gruch who lust but none deny,
So God be pleas'd thus live will I.
For my pastance,
hunt, sing, and dance,
my heart is set
All goodly sport,
for my comfort,
who shall me let?

Youth must have some dalliance,
of good or ill some pastance.
Company methinks then best,
all thoughts and fancies to digest.
For idleness,
is chief mistress
of vices all
Then who can say
but mirth and play
is best of all.

Company with honesty,
Is virtue, vices to flee.
Company is good and ill,
but every man hath his free will.
The best ensue,
the worst eschew,
my mind shall be
Virtue to use,
vice to refuse,
thus shall I use me.
Track Name: Impassive Dome
He gashed my hand in silence
Immediately an impassive dome of redness rose
And kept growing (2x)
On turning my hand I discovered bleeding
Other lacerations which had started to bleed
Why had he done this? Why?
Today he spoke to me gently he rubbed my back affectionately
But when he lay down I thought "don't you slash me again"
At which he got up immediately and moved slightly away.
Track Name: Alone
I am alone
I speak but no one hears me
I hide but no one comes to find me
Track Name: Da
Da
Track Name: Cry Limit
I'm so tired, I've pushed and pushed myself
I've pushed and I have pushed
Pushed as far as I can go before I hit the cry limit
Don't push me over the cry limit
Back off

I'm in pain
Background pain is now foreground pain
Background to foreground
Pain I can't ignore, I'm almost at the cry limit
Don't push me over the cry limit
Back off

Waves of dreamy sleep wash away, wash away
Waves of dreamy sleep can wash away, wash away
The tiredness, the pain and the emotion

I'm on edge, I'm picking up bad emotions
From you, from them, from her, from him (3x)
I can't take very much more before I hit the cry limit
Don't push me over the cry limit
Back off
Track Name: Sanctus
Sanctus
Dominus Deus Sabaoth
Pleni sunt coeli et terra
Gloria tua
Hosanna in excelsis
Track Name: Agnus Dei
Agnus Dei
Qui tollis peccata mundi
Miserere nobis
Agnus Dei
Qui tollis peccata mundi
Dona nobis pacem