honoring the beast

euphony in tongues

Take the melody for Happy Birthday. Sing it slowly, in as many fake languages as you can possibly imagine. Enjoy exploring the accents, pace, volume, ornamentations and most importantly, meaning. Notice how the removal of our native language tends to free the intention up for more authentic vocal resonance.  The words tend to sound better in our own natural and we genuinely express the feeling behind happy birthday.  This is because its coming from a place of more creative freedom.