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by Joy Ike

This song was written in January '09 after seeing Slumdog Millionaire in the theaters.

The song was about how miserable the things we love can make us. I likened my life as a full-time musician to the chaotic, love-infused pursuit of the main character in the movie. He goes through so much to finally get to the woman he loves.

Its a beautiful movie that describes the story of all our lives. The pursuit.

"There's something about the journey that makes it sweeter when you find me."
Uploaded: April 28, 2010
Duration: 4m 24s

Comments for Sweeter

Portrait of amenalicia
you sound like the girl you sings not gonna right you a love song. sara berrales?

Portrait of MaddyT
Your voice is so rich and warm, I love listening! Good melodies. They show off your voice while drawing the listener it at the same time. The arrangement of this song is definitely different. Some parts I enjoy, and other parts not so much. I love when the strings come in pizzicato; it adds a really cool effect. I understand and appreciate the fact that you are playing with rhythms and meters, and while I'm sure there are plenty of people who would like that, I'm not one of them. I counted along with you and I understand the changing meters, but I still am not a fan of the effect. It sounds like all of the musicians are in their own worlds. Even so, I generally enjoy the song overall, even though it seems to be lacking a "hook" that gives the ear something to latch on to. Something about it though is still pleasing, and it's certainly "sweeter" than a lot of the other songs in the top 20. All the best to you.

Portrait of nickyxo
Good job with this song. Glad to see you in the top 20.

What a Joy.

I love the real vocals, the reality of the music and artist. THIS is art, and Joy in action in beyond description.

Joy is crazy brilliant! By far my favorite singer/songwriter from Pittsburgh! The album is great, she's amazing live and truly a wonderful person! This lady is going to make it all the way!

Portrait of SusieQ101
Nice. Not the ordinary bubble gum junk that tends to appear here.

Portrait of bigjer
what a great song!! for those of you who aren't familiar with Mighty Kate - when she performs this song, she plays the violin and sings at the same time. It's incredible! I really think they should've had people submit videos of live performances for this contest. A lot of people can sound good in a recording - but Mighty Kate is even better live. There is no artist more perfect for Lilith Fair than she.

Portrait of billforbillbob
I love the sound.

Portrait of Bea Helf
Great song, melody, vocals and rhythm.. Love it something new throughout the song, real musicians.