Working Together

"We shape our self
to fit this world

and by the world
are shaped again..."

Excerpt from "Working Together" © David Whyte
in The House of Belonging

Many Rivers Press

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July - Embrace Antje Duvekot

I'm a little late this month with my featured artist for the month of July.  I present to you:  Antje Duvekot.  I am a bit jealous if you are not familiar with Antje's music because I know what you are going to be feeling when you spend some time with her work.  First there is the mesmerizing quality and then, like many before you the question of why haven't I heard of this artist before will hit you in alarm.  To that I say: It is only a matter of time because, if you have her music, you will enjoy it over and over again.

The song below, Scream is from Antje's last album The Near Demise of a High Wire Dancer.

Antje has a Kickstarter campaign going this month so don't miss out on the privilege of being grass roots supporter of her new album, Siberia...signed autographed copy, anyone?  You have 21 days.  What can I say Antje Duvekot is so talented my Granddaughter made sure she was born on Antje's birthday.  I can think of no greater tribute than that!  Enjoy this video and watch the one on Kickstarter for the history of her other albums.  Lyrics below.



Scream
(Antje Duvekot / Seamus Egan)

There's not too many people that i really call my friends
and every path i take comes to an end
i might draw near before i slip out like a thief
the only reason i arrive is to leave

I will find desperation in the middle of this peace
and i will be your friend but, friend, i wouldnt count on me
cause i will sell your trust that i didnt even earn
and i won't be happy with this bridge 'til i can sit and watch it burn

You are the fisherman
i am the storm
you become a baby when i hold you in my arms
you are a vessel floating upon my sea
and my waves are crashing and i cannot hear you scream

I know that you have given everything you could
to a brain that willed but a heart that never ever would
for it is lost unsure, afraid and it is blind
and it will claim you were never on its side

You are the fisherman
i am the storm
you become a baby when i hold you in my arms
you are a vessel floating upon my sea
and my waves are crashing and i cannot hear you scream

I am coldfront and you are a rosebud
i am a saltmine and you are a deep cut
i am a floodwave and you are a nutshell
you are an ice patch and i am the sun
i am a sharp nail and you are a barefoot
i am a thumb tack and you are a tire
i am a tall cliff and every man falls

You are the fisherman
i am the storm
you become a baby when i hold you in my arms
you are a vessel floating upon my sea
and my waves are crashing and i cannot hear you scream..

Thank you to MUSICTOMUSIC for the video.

2 comments:

sedonamoonshadow said...

Nice morning enjoyment. Thank you for sharing... Hugs

marciamayo said...

Thank you my music mentor!