Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Dreamscaping

 

Isn’t this just wonderfully done? The song resonates with me too, in fact most of the songs I’ve heard by Oren Lavie have so far have done so. For instance.

-Locked in a Room-

…Locked in a room that is nothing but walls
And you search for a chair
But there's nothing at all
And the one thing you find when you look at the floor
Is a key, but there isn't a door


Now that you're locked in a room
There is room to assume
You are there for a cause
You're not sure what it was
When you're locked in a room


Locked within a room of memory
Locked within a room you stand
Locked up away with no light of day
Locked in a room you begin
To find your way out
You find your way in


Locked in a room with your memory far
You don't know where it is
But you know where you are
In the dark of a room with a wall out of which
Comes a lamp, but there isn't a switch


Locked in a room it is small it is not
It is empty and cold so you fill it with thoughts
Of a wonderful nature, and various sizes you doubt
You could think your way out


Now that the room 'cause you're locked
And the moon is not lock and nobody's speaking
The silence is ticking
When you're locked in a room


Locked within a room of memory
Locked within a room you stand
Locked up away with no light of day
Locked in the room you begin
To find your way out
You find your way in
To find your way out
You find your way in…

~

It’s almost as if we’d shared a dream and we’re exploring it in our own way. A manifestation of an idea across the globe – or perhaps it’s just because I perceive the world in a certain way, and the meanings I find seem similar because my mind/vision twists them to suit my purpose. Whatever, I’m inspired.

~

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Portrait of a Windbag – I’m having difficulty getting his mouth quite right, his mouth shape is elusive and quite tricky to establish what with all the facial hair. Trying out a new painting technique, doesn’t have a name since it’s just an experimentation.

What would the pursuit of Freedom be called?