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"JoniSong" was written - specifically for a friend and first sung at her wedding; also for a group of friends - but also in acknowledgement of Change, and how its prospect may terrify, yet it needn't 'leave us behind'; that we can change together and anticipate all that we don't know with joy, whilst nonetheless taking the time to salute the unique quality of (especially) teenage friendships and how they meant something special and held an unrivaled place in the heart before we met our 'significant others'... It is one of the most enjoyable songs to sing. Very full journey every time round.


The painter, the poet, the dancer and me
We four were each part of each of the other three
At that time we shared clothes and secrets and habits we
Had a sense of being known and being loved profoundly

But now our cupboards clothes are all our own
Now in different lands we wander alone
Now we orchestrate our lives anew
And the only songs we knew
Will change...

You've always been like a Joni Song to me
So let this be part of yours
Let this freedoms ever be
Like when we met, I said
"my dog has your name", you said,
"my cow has yours"
And we both smiled, the rhythm started
Bada bada woo

And Blue only made me happy with you
Driving through the sun we were two
Adult lives just begun and it was something true

But now your love to another has flown
Now in separate cars we drive alone
Now you orchestrate your life anew
And the Joni Song I knew
Will change

And change is good!
Change is divine
I will not touch wood
Let it come
I'm ready
I'm fine!
Like when we saw Maria Callas
And stayed up late sharin words,
Sharing space

And Blue kinda makes me sad now without you
Driving throuh the sun thinking we two
Separate lives begun and though it's something true

Now! Our love to others has flown
Now! In separate cars no longer alone
Now! We orchestrate our lives anew
And the Joni Songs we knew
Have changed.

The painter, the poet, the dancer, and me
We four are each part of each of the
Other three
We share dreams and
Allergies and
Travel stories we
Have a sense of being part of something like a

So now we can share in what those dreams become
Now from different lands new qualities won
Now when I look at each of all here of you
I know my love
And I know my love

Hasn't changed...


from HELLO .​.​.​i like you., released October 15, 2012
Delia Olam - vocals and guitar


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Delia Olam SA, Australia

This was my first album and it's damn good. Before recording it with a mighty fine jazz band there were years of solo gigging, collaborations with electronika, house and dub djs, writing children's music, singing lead in an all-girl grunge-punk band, taking the bass line in 4 part acapella harmonies, making medieval music at school and singing along to Kate Bush and David Bowie vinyls in the dark ... more

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