Friday, November 15, 2019

Music on a Friday

This is a song that my brother sent to us. I fell in love with it. The music and the lyrics, and also because it is written by Luciana Zogbi a 25 year old woman. There is something so compelling about a young person singing about a departed soul who has been wandering for 10,000 years unable to cross the River Styx.

Down by the river
where the angels and the devil meet
Where endings come to meet beginnings
And pay Charon's fee
Ten thousand tears you've roamed alone
While drunken prophets on the way
Stopped you to say
By the way
All that's in the milky way
By the way
All the oceans are for you
The moon
For you
Down by the river
Thirsty sailor's kisses line the shore
Where mermaids come to hear
The sweet lies of troubadours
Ten thousand years
You've roamed alone
While drunken prophets on the way
Stopped you to say
By the way
All that's in the milky way
By the way
All the oceans are for you
The moon
For you
The moon
For you
Down by the river
Where the angels and the devil meet

16 comments:

  1. There are some very talented people out there in YouTubeland. Lyrics seem to have moved on a bit from She Loves You Yeah Yeah Yeah!

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    1. John-- You made me laugh out loud. Thank you for that. Yeah Yeah Yeah!

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  2. The other day I went to a funeral of a family friend. It was quite an emotional one I found. His Daughters and son were ther along with all the family members. The guy who's was being buried was a very prod man, he went to see his daughter sing at the Operas when ever he could. That funeral was the fist time I had hear her sing even though it was a recording. It was amazing considering the lady is under 5ft tall. If you get a chance listen her name is Mary Plazas. I've known her for years

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    1. Billy-- I went and found some of Mary Plazas' music. It's so beautiful. It made me realize how singing opera makes the voice a stunning instrument.

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  3. Wonderful song. Thanks for printing the lyrics also.

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    1. 37paddington-- Yes, I think haunting as well.

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  5. A beautiful tune by a very talented young woman.

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    1. Catalyst-- I love knowing there are such talented young people out there these days.

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  6. The depth of her creativity is so exciting. A poet songwriter.

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    1. Colette-- Yes, a poet songwriter. I so agree with you about the depth of her creativity.

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  7. she has such a sweet, clear voice. the song is very mysterious to me...it will take awhile to decipher it, but it's lovely to listen to. Sometimes lyrics are just so elusive but coalesce with the music in a wonderful way.

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    1. Tara-- I love her voice. When I think about what the lyrics mean to me, I think it is a beautiful poem to a lost wandering soul. It reminds us all that the Milky Way, the oceans, the moon are here for us. Look around and find solace there.

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