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This is going to be my song for the summer.....its just so beautiful. ^



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Yep, nice - maybe a little long for its content, but hey. Would be good to see all the lyrics printed out.

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sound world wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:08 pm
Yep, nice - maybe a little long for its content, but hey. Would be good to see all the lyrics printed out.
I think the song is about the right length but they kind of ran out of ideas for the video. :D



High upon this hill,
Lives a king and daughter,
Can you hear their songs,
Echo across the water,
They sing of times long past,
When the world was quiet,
Simplicity and beauty,
Reigned over the realms,

There was time to savor,
There was time to spare,
There was understanding,
Among the people everywhere,

That God was our Creator,
But without Nature we’re no more,
Than seeds of promise and potential,
Floating rootless as before,
Through the vast and empty spaces,
Trapped in somewhere in between,
Conscious thought and dreaming,
Projecting and perceiving,
Reality’s a construct,
Agreed upon by all.
It’s time to reawaken and hear the Spirit call.

Deep inside this forest,
Lies a fairy kingdom,
Can you hear the bells,
Carried on the breeze,
They feel somewhat familiar,
Like memories from childhood,
A faint and distant calling,
Your senses are enthralled,
Your heart is filled with longing,
Grace permeates the air,
Now the chiming starts subsiding,

Until it’s barely even there.
Where it’s gone you can not follow,
You are forced to look within,
There you find a crystal chamber,

Now the journey can begin.
There’s a pyramid in Egypt,
You have travelled there before,
See it now in your mind’s eye,
And walk toward the door.
Enter with your body,
Enter with your soul,
The world has been divided,
Through you it is made whole.

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from Quintessence, released June 20, 2020
Music and Lyrics by Markéta Irglová

Emiliana Torrini on lead vocals
Aukai (Markus Sieber) on ronroco
Markéta Irglová on vocals, piano and bodhrán
Una Sveinbjarnardóttir on violin
Helga Þóra Björgvinsdóttir on violin
Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir on viola
Sigurður Bjarki Gunnarsson on cello
Stefán Jón Bernharðsson on french horn
Asbjørn Ibsen Bruun on french horn
Frank Hammarin on french horn
Nimrod Ron on tuba
Einar Scheving on percussion
Tina Dickow on group vocals
Helgi Hrafn Jónsson on group vocals. electric bass & moog
Páll Sólmundur Eydal on group vocals
Karl Friðrik Hjaltason on group vocals

produced by Sturla Mio Thorisson and Markéta Irglová
strings and horns arranged by Markéta Irglová
recorded, mixed and mastered by Sturla Mio Thorisson
at Masterkey Studios, Iceland in 2020

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Love 'Nimrod Ron on Tuba' :mrgreen: - a bit like the Bonzos 'The Intro and the Outro' -'looking very relaxed, Adolf Hitler on Vibes'

Emiliana Torrini sounds good on this. I heard a couple of her solo albums back in the day and found them very bland and dull, so this is a big improvement.
And those lyrics were definitely worth printing out - thanks!

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sound world wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:10 pm
Love 'Nimrod Ron on Tuba' :mrgreen: - a bit like the Bonzos 'The Intro and the Outro' -'looking very relaxed, Adolf Hitler on Vibes'

Emiliana Torrini sounds good on this. I heard a couple of her solo albums back in the day and found them very bland and dull, so this is a big improvement.
:D It may have been a typo, I think it should have been Nimron Rod. :wink:

I have a couple of Emiliana's albums, Love in the Time of Science & Fisherman's Woman, which I thought were pretty good. I haven't played them in a long time though.

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