I have to admit that eagles have been my muse lately. I can't explain why but there is something about their lives that inspires. Perhaps it's their enduring patience, or their sense of awareness and purpose and, through the wonder of modern technology, we get to witness their nature unfold from the the drop of the first egg to the development of embarrassing and clumsy clown feet to the day they fledge and take to the skies rarely, if ever, to be seen again. Hmm, sounds analogous to the lives of a certain bi-pedal species I know of except for, maybe, the clown feet! :)
The two new eaglets of this season's MNBound/Broadband Corp eagle cam have been named Peace and Harmony with the latter having hatched first (after all, it all starts with a sound). So with names like that I did what comes natural to me and put 'em to music. As with many of my songs the extended message is obvious and timely, particularly in the age we live.
Right from the first demo I'd heard a latin flavor to the song. Guitars, bass, vocals, desk drumming and egg shaker are all me. I also used a Yamaha DGX-305 Portable Grand for piano and various percussion and Garageband for everything else. Another labor of love! I hope ya'll enjoy!
(A portion of the proceeds of 'Peace & Harmony' will go to benefit MNBound and Broadband Corp. for their collaborative dedication to providing a fascinating and rewarding public educational and social experience.)
Peace & Harmony
When you're feeling cold catch a little Peace & Harmony
Side by side they'll keep you warm and they're pretty good company.
There is nothing that I would not do for you
I'd wrap you up in a bundle of love
There's something to be so proud of
So when you're feeling old remember Peace & Harmony
When you're feeling blue cry out for Peace & Harmony
Loving hearts could lift you up and carry you across the sea
There is nothing that they would not do for you
They'd wrap you up in a bundle of love
Here to sing with the soul of a dove
So when you're sad & blue build a nest of Peace & Harmony
When you're sad & blue build a nest of Peace & Harmony
When your heart beats true get your clown feet tappin' for Peace & Harmony.