Det föll mig in att försöka skriva en låt om vart och ett av de fyra elementen: Vatten, Eld, Jord och Luft. Efter ett halvårs envisa, tragglande försök har det nu blett nåt. Det skulle vara roligt om ni, kära läsare och lyssnare, hade lust att kommentera text och/eller musik lite grand; kanske tala om vilken ni ogillade minst, osv. Vilken eller vilka av de fyra skulle kunna bli nåt med Soggy t.ex.? Men Únderfúnder?
Jag är aningen tekniskt handikappad, så ljudfilerna är bara s.k. röstmemon, inspelade med telefonen. Bristfälligt förvisso, men kanske ändå tillräckligt för att få ett hum om låtarnas karaktär.
Här följer så de fyra låtarna i tur och ordning; musik och text. Ta en låt i taget, dag för dag, om ni tycker det blir för mastigt med allihop på en gång.
Water Chorus: I am a little drop of rain trickling down your windowpane Once upon a long time ago from clouds so slow and low into the great wide ocean I fell for eons in the salty sea – I did dwell But hot sunshine lifted me up again into the endless blue sky, and then the wind came at the break of day hurricaned me far, blew my breath away Chorus Showered down, into a mountainous stream surging, cascading, living my dream Stilled at last, part of a gorgeous lake feeling cool and real – no fraudulent fake Dribbled down the earth for a long long spell seeped into a deep dark well Tumbled in a glass of cool clear water swallowed down by a young farmer’s daughter Chorus But the lassie was sad and cried and cried her loved one had betrayed and lied oh, the pride I felt, for years and years cause I was one little part – of her bitter tears Salty teardrop felt at home then when into the great wide ocean I fell again just a little drop of rain, just a tiny token of world’s water cycle to be for ever unbroken Chorus
Fire Fire away nothing cold can stay Keep a steady hand No sway Fire away nothing cold can stay keep your indecisive hand at bay My life was built on fire hot light heart’s desire To live love and learn to go by feel, to burn Peaking with you, touching the flame Living my life to the full with no shame smouldering embers deep down in my soul strolling with ease over fiery coal Let lightning lit silhouhettes glow in the dark Feed(ing) the furnace, nurture the spark Whatever may come, be it lose or win Holy the heat, may the sun scorch my skin
Earth chorus bury me down deep down in the ground where no one never ever will find me bury me down deep down in the ground where no earthen colours can blind me ashes to ashes, dust to dust to live and die in pain and lust mind and matter must moulder away nothing gold in this world can stay he met with her orange brown beauty he asked her to follow him, he’d do his duty they walked and they walked the barren land wandered together hand in hand over everlasting plains, mountains sky high from the trampled earth to the sweet bye and bye killing the blues, sucking the marrow hunting and living by bow and arrow ooooo…. but she was cut to the bone, she was badly hurt a mammoth laid her down in the dirt he held her and hugged her and tried and tried but she suffered and bled and finally died once and for all adorned in thorn she returned to what was before she was born grieving and mourning, she was gone she was gone he could see no reason for him to live on no reason for him to live on back to chorus
Air i drifted and i drifted, lonely as a cloud naked, knotbitten, forgot to feel proud hurried like a hurricane, floating to and fro chasing the wind, no place to go diving deep or looping high way up in the hopeless sky rolling east or roaming west for ever lost in goalless quest from frozen north to heated south airy taste of nothingness in my mouth had nought say, much less to do lots of me, but less and less of we or you eating, sleeping, making love in the air but do i do what i want, do i really really care? can i make it, can i take it anymore? windswept in the heavens, but what for, what for? but then and there all of a sudden out of the blue make believe or true? quick movement caught my eye it was a white little feather blowing by got the feeling it had something to mean cutest little thing I’d ever seen i followed the feather to wherever it would take me i knew in my heart it was not gonna fake me swinging some clouds by the tail on the way we arrived at a place of peaceful stay i see all my friends underneath this same roof none plays the hero, cool or aloof all with a common destination we’re warm at one, beyond needs and expectation Coda we’re warm, we’re at one playing in the sun we’ve paid the fare up into the air
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