Saturday, 4 September 2010

ARETHUSA


“There's a long, long trail a-winding into the land of my dreams.” - Stoddard King, Jr.

For Song Saturday, a beautiful Greek song, sung by Manolis Lidakis. He sings the verses of Alkinoos Ioannidis, set to music by Giannis Spathas.

ARETHUSA

I have searched for you
In the land of angels,
There where dreams live.
From never to the future,
In the everlasting moment.

At the secret crossroads of the world,
There where dreams live.
Come give me a kiss,
A single kiss, only one.

Oh, we poor people
Live within nothingness,
But when we lose ourselves,
We grow wings
And we are reborn again.

Ah, I saw you in a dream
Arethusa, with the red hair
I’ll climb onto your balcony
Secretly…

At the moon’s ancient well,
There where dreams live
You had given me a caress,
You had granted me a wish.
I’ll search for you till the end of time
At the start of the sky.
With a song for the road,
I’ll search for you everywhere.

Oh, we poor people
Live within nothingness,
But when we lose ourselves,
We grow wings
And we are reborn again.

Ah, I saw you in a dream
Arethusa, with the red hair
I’ll climb onto your balcony
Secretly…

I have searched for you
In the land of angels,
There where dreams live.
From never to the future,
In the everlasting moment.



Illustration above is by Maria Pace-Wynters

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