Erik-Peter Mortensen | Blue Skies

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Blue Skies

by Erik-Peter Mortensen

With lyrics contributed by singer/songwriter Phil Robinson, this track is a mixture of Flamenco, Gregorian Chant, the Latin Rhumba, the Film Western, the Chamber Orchestra, Pop and a variety of other styles.
Genre: Latin: Rhumba
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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About the Track

Blue Skies is to be part of a larger collection called "Fantasy Realms".

As the name implies, the tracks for this collection embrace a wide variety of musical styles to evoke a collective consciousness (or subconsciousness) in the listener that is ageless, mythical, transcendent and heroic, and at the same time deeply personal, even divine.

With lyrics contributed by singer/songwriter Phil Robinson, this track is a mixture of Flamenco, Gregorian Chant, the Latin Rhumba, the Film Western, the Chamber Orchestra, Pop and a variety of other styles. The "blue skies" imagery throughout can be seen as a state of mind which the hero, and perhaps each of us, strives for in our journey through life for knowledge and self-realization. To reinforce this journey and longing, Erik-Peter also added the Latin text below to the chant-like background vocals to evoke the primal call each of us makes at one point or another to a cosmic, redeeming power.

Lyrics

I woke up this morning in the middle of a dream
Of how my life and how my love would be
I saw progress made, foundations laid, and goals and dreams achieved
And through it all, a voice was calling me

But I woke to a bitter world of pain and memory,
I'm hurt and lost and aching all the time
As I push forward everyday in my struggle to be free
It feels much better just to be outside...

(With) Blue skies all around me
Blue skies, on my own
Blue skies, come surround me
Blue skies, (come) take me home

So many times it saddens me, the differences between
Who I am and who I want to be
I search for something beautiful that's lost in memory
In the rays of light that stream out through the trees

I'm looking for the missing words to a promise I must keep
That I'll be the man I know that I can be
And someday, I pray, I'm gonna find that missing key
Someday, I'm gonna find the key

Blue skies all around me
Blue skies, on my own
Blue skies, come surround me
Blue skies, (come) take me home

(With my) Blue skies all around me
Blue skies, on my own
Blue skies, please surround me
Blue skies, (come) take me home

Latin Text (sung by chorus)

Rorate coeli (or Rorate Caeli), from the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 45:8) in the Vulgate, are the opening words of a text used in Catholic and, less frequently, Protestant liturgy. It is also known as The Advent Prose or by the first words of its English translation, "Drop down ye heavens from above."

It is used frequently sung as a plainsong at Mass and in the Divine Office during Advent. where it gives expression to the longings of Patriarchs and Prophets, and symbolically of the Church, for the coming of the Messiah. Throughout Advent it occurs daily as the versicle and response after the hymn at Vespers.

℣ Rorate coeli desuper et nubes pluant justum
(Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just)


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