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WALKING WITH JOHN LENNON

Walking by the beach
I imagined John Lennon
Walking by the beach
I talked to John Lennon

            Hey old friend
            glad you dropped by
                        for a while

Walking by the beach
I remembered old friends
Walking by the beach
I talked to John Lennon

            So tell me ...
            He said nothing
                        just smiled

His arm around Yoko
he walked along silently
His arm around Yoko
he said, I love you

            She looked up
            said nothing
                        just smiled
            Glad you found peace
                        old friend

Walking by the beach
I saw John Lennon
Yoko was with him
I imagined old friends
felt peace for a while

                        I know it's just my fantasy
                        my own land of dreams
                        But man, I love you too
                        I do

                        I know it's just my fantasy
                        my own land of dreams
                        But man, I see you, I do
                        and I too love you

                        I wish you well, old friend
                        time and time and time again
                        Rockstar popstar
                        man I've dreamed of from afar
                        man with terrors of his own
                        man like me sometimes alone

I know it's just my fantasy
my own land of dreams
But man, I love you too
I do

Walking by the beach
I imagined John Lennon
Walking by the beach
I talked to John Lennon
and felt peace for a while

 

Elsa      
August 10, 2000        
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all rights reserved
        

     
 
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walking with john lennon
walking with john lennon
walking with john lennon

walking with john lennon

 

 

WALKING WITH JOHN LENNON
words and melodies - Elsa Schieder
arrangement and keyboard - Yves Laporte
vocals, guitar and bass guitar - Ed Deigan
drums - Laurent Roberge
sound production - Ed Deigan and Mark Corwin
copyright © Elsa Schieder 2007 - lyrics
and melodies - all rights reserved

 

For another words music piece,
Who is this Person I Call Me,
click here
.

For still another words music piece,
The Echo of the Echo, click here
.

 

FROM WORDS TO
OUT IN THE WORLD -
STEPS AND MORE STEPS

Every now and then I've found people to do a piece or two with. Most were doing their own thing, and after a bit continued their own way. In this case the two were Ed Deigan and Yves Laporte.

For this song, I heard a riff, and listening to the riff, "heard" this song. It's the song of a man who had loved John Lennon for a long time - his music and what he stood for. I was lucky enough to find musicians - Yves Laporte who arranged the piece and Ed Deigan - vocals, bass guitar, guitar, recording and initial mix.

This piece is definitely a song. The words can be spoken, but in my head they are sung.

And then what happened? Where does one go with an initial mix? I tried for a couple of grants (for this piece and Gap), but did not get any. I felt like a child shut away, locked in a spare room, a child with so much to offer, not knowing how to get out.

Then Zee's Cafe Cafe was developed. This was to go there. I learned a lot about Dreamweaver, a web editing program, the summer I worked on that. Once again, no grant. And once again, the well dried - all the work that had gone into the making of the web cafe took up the summer. I did some more the next year, but I needed some door to open, some door into the world.

I have the sense I am making such a door - have found a likely door through all I've learned about the web over the past couple of years.

This is one of the first handful of word pieces to be put up on that site.


Elsa
July 16, 2006

 

Walking by the beach
I saw John Lennon.
Rockstar popstar,
man I've dreamed of from afar,
man with terrors of his own,
man like me sometimes alone.
I know it's just my fantasy,
but man,
Words Music.


A dozen years ago,
I began to wake up
with word pieces -
words music, spoken word, songs -
in my head.
Escape velocity.
Echo of the echo.
Tank almost empty.
Can't cross the gap.
Welcome into my world.


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WORDS MUSIC WORDS

Every time I'm going
into the words not knowing
what kind of thing I'm doing
what is this thing I'm making
what are these words creating

Words music, music words, rhythm beat,
spoken word, song,
words music, words beat,
rap poetry,
trip hip unhip unzipped
whispered, shouted, sung.

What is this?
spoken word poetry?
rap tap rhythm song?

Where do these words belong?
They don't follow song rules
so they can't be songs
Are some rap
with a rap beat?
Are some spoken word?
Some are to be sung -
country, trip hop, pop, folk, blues,
country folk, rock and roll, rap,
world beat, jazz, folk pop,
rhythm and blues.

words music words
rhythm beat strong
words to be spoken
words to be sung
words to be lived
moments

word music worlds
rhythm beat

What's cooking?
Whatever comes -
words alive
words strong
words music worlds
rhythm beat
strong
movement
words moving
words shaping
words taking
words trying
     to catch life
     to catch moments
        moments like fireflies
          one moment bright
          next moment gone
words
words and rhythm
words to be spoken
words to be sung
words, sounds, music

word music worlds

words going on and on
like the beat of a drum
word pieces
piecing together moments

word music worlds

stronger
fainter
closer

and then
can't hear
they're gone

like moments

but in word and music
a shadow lives on

words music words music
words music words music

listen

Elsa
July 15, 2006

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all rights reserved

 

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