Beyond

The Eyes of Tapio

Beyond

Dixie Sketches

Summer Came

The Ballad of Deep Lock

Purple Skies

Caliadne

The Phantom Zephyr

Simon's Journey

Film Soundtracks

This song is essentially in two parts, a tribute to those artists and visionaries who are able to rise above and beyond the mundanity of life, and a lament for all the rest of us who fail to escape the shackles.

To emphasise what would be lost if the human race disappeared into a black hole, in the centre of the song I have quoted from Bach's Ich Habe Genug, Mahler's 2nd Symphony, and Stravinsky's Firebird overlaid on top of one another - masterpieces from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries respectively over a rather mediocre 21st century song.

Oh, and I know I'm a crap singer. No need to tell me.

© Alan Wrigley 2016

 

                

 

 


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