Soundtrack

July 14th, fireworks on the Seine.
If one song could have been played on that special day, it would have been this one.

Please take the time to listen and read, I am sure that you will enjoy.

Standing firm on this stony ground
The wind blows hard pulls these clothes around
I harbor all the same worries as most
The temptations to leave or to give up the ghost
I wrestle with an outlook on life
That shifts between darkness and shadowy light
I struggle with words for fear that they’ll hear
But Orpheus sleeps on his back still dead to the world

Sunlight falls, my wings open wide
There’s a beauty here I cannot deny
And bottles that tumble and crash on the stairs
Are just so many people I knew never cared
Down below on the wreck of the ship
Are a stronghold of pleasures I couldn’t regret
But the baggage is swallowed up by the tide
As Orpheus keeps to his promise and stays by my side

Tell me, I’ve still a lot to learn
Understand, these fires never stop
Believe me, when this joke is tired of laughing
I will hear promise of my Orpheus sing

Sleepers sleep as we row the boat
Just you the weather and I gave up hope
But all of the hurdles that fell in our laps
Were fuel for the fire and straw for our backs
Still the voices have stories to tell
Of the power struggles in heaven and hell
But we feel secure against such mighty dreams
As Orpheus sings of the promise tomorrow may bring

Tell me, I’ve still a lot to learn
Understand, these fires never stop
Please believe, when this joke is tired of laughing
I will hear promise of my Orpheus sing.

(Orpheus – David Sylvian)

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5 thoughts on “Soundtrack

  1. calensariel July 14, 2015 / 5:40 am

    I’ve never heard this song. It wouldn’t play on the blog here in the US because of copyright infringement. Had to go listen on You Tube. It’s beautiful and haunting.

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      • calensariel July 14, 2015 / 11:26 pm

        I was surprised I’d never hear of him or the group Japan. I kind of dropped out of the popular music scene around ’72. Was a Beatles baby, but when they went all funky I dug my heels in and reverted to the 40’s and 50’s and classical. I probably missed out on the next 35 years of music! Love & Hugs, Calen~

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