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(the sorrowjoy semifinals) six years behind vs. soon alaska
The Jasmine Flower
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Welcome to the one and only semifinal match of the sorrowjoy tournament. The winner of this match will go on to the finals against the girl in a contest to become the Sorrowjoy Tournament Champion.

The choices: six years behind and soon alaska. Which do you prefer?

On the sorrowjoy CD, six years behind is track 9, while soon alaska is track 27.

Voting will last approximately 14 days. The poll will only be officially closed when I announce that it is closed. I will do this the first time I come on after the poll has expired.

You may consider any version of the poem when voting, from the book to the CD to the live performances.

Please vote carefully. Make sure you have selected the correct poem before you submit your vote. Only votes will be counted, not intentions.

For more information on the the sorrowjoy Tournament:
http://www.heathernova.net/modules/ne ... php?topic_id=3462&forum=5

Here are the two poems:

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six years behind

I'm behind my time
6 years to be precise
i lost them in a triangle
in providence

i was stung by a thousand bees
i had bruises on my lips
from the kisses and the lies
so that now, you see,
I'm younger than i ought to be.

so i sing
i sing to get on with it
i sing to stay afloat
i float to stay free
i do not commit so that i can keep dreaming,
and i dream so that the possibilities remain
perfect.

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soon alaska

i want to be the one who keeps on walking
but with days alone it's hard to say no.
i want to look back and i did the right thing
though i want to burn like a cherry flame.
here over Greenland i could be easily kissed.
here in the back seat
no one would miss me.
out the window, polar bear fur ice like marble,
snake of a river.

soon Alaska.

this wasn't who i meant to be

Posted on: 2007/11/4 1:44
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Re: (the sorrowjoy semifinals) six years behind vs. soon alaska
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Soon Alaska of course !

Six Years Behind's las stanza is definitely so weak...

Posted on: 2007/11/4 20:47
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Re: (the sorrowjoy semifinals) six years behind vs. soon alaska
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the six years behind stanza is not weak!


anyway, Soon Alaska!

Posted on: 2007/11/4 22:53
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Re: (the sorrowjoy semifinals) six years behind vs. soon alaska
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Probably 'Soon Alaska'. However, 'Six years Behind' could be easily made into a short, acoustic song.

Posted on: 2007/11/5 11:44
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Re: (the sorrowjoy semifinals) six years behind vs. soon alaska
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It is weak, Estellem is right.
But I would have voted for "soon alaska" anyway - very easy this time.

Posted on: 2007/11/5 13:22
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Re: (the sorrowjoy semifinals) six years behind vs. soon alaska
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I'll vote for "the poison".

Oh, darn, that's not available.... how about "soon alaska".

"six years behind" is nice, but not in the same league. They're both pretty short and concentrated with strong rhythm. But "soon alaska" seems stronger and more consistent throughout. And darker.

Posted on: 2007/11/8 13:38
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Re: (the sorrowjoy semifinals) six years behind vs. soon alaska
The Jasmine Flower
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Just one more day to vote and "soon alaska" is currently ahead of "six years behind" by a small margin...

Posted on: 2007/11/16 13:15
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Re: (the sorrowjoy semifinals) six years behind vs. soon alaska
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very small margin!

Posted on: 2007/11/16 21:43
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Re: (the sorrowjoy semifinals) six years behind vs. soon alaska
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Final Results
six years behind 0% [0]
soon alaska 100% [5.5]

In the first ever unanimous decision in any Heather Nova tournament, "six years behind" gets thrown out of the tournament as if from a jetliner over Greenland. "soon alaska" moves on to the finals...

Posted on: 2007/11/17 16:16
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Re: (the sorrowjoy semifinals) six years behind vs. soon alaska
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I think we can just declare "the poison" to be the true third place finisher here...

Posted on: 2007/11/17 16:17
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