Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Paintbox

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Today I just wanted a rest from my work...So having walked down into town and bought a couple of books i've been meaning to read ('The Road' by Cormac McCarthy and 'The Witch of Portobello' by Paulo Coehlo) I thought it's time to sit back and enjoy some good sounds. Regular readers will know what that means!!...yes, an eight minute song.This time by Pendragon...it's taken from the album 'The Masquerade Overture' and is called appropriately enough: 'Paintbox'Here are the lyrics.....enjoy.


Painting pictures of a thousand different paths


We sketch an outline of a love that hopes to last


Casting a wand over imaginary hopes


And close our eyes so we don't fell the ebb and flow




And paintbox you are my only hope


Of covering the faded past and starting out once more


With a fortune in new colours new hopes to inspire


I paint the path I want to take and paint a life of fire




Marking out our lives full of different plans


Excitedly we hold the key to change our hearts and hands


We climb the hill to see if green fields lie beyond


Only to realise they've faded now and gone




And paintbox you are my only hope


Of covering the faded past and starting out once more


With a fortune in new colours new hopes to inspire


I paint the path I want to take and paint a life of fire




Painting pictures of a thousand different paths


We sketch an outline of a love that hopes to last


Casting a wand over imaginary hopes


And close our eyes so we don't fell the ebb and flow


And paintbox you are my only hope


Of covering the faded past and starting out once more


With a fortune in new colours new hopes to inspire


I paint the path I want to take and paint a life of fire

5 comments:

Julie Schuler said...

I enjoyed The Road immensely, though "enjoyed" doesn't seem quite the right word. I'll just say it continues to stay with me, in that miserable pleasure sort of way.

Niall said...

Julie...
I know you have a connection to the road' becuase you said they were filming near to where you live...(i think Vigo Mortenson: Aragorn from Lord of the rings is playing the lead)..I've read a good chunk already....a beautifully written apocolyuptic vision of a world that could be...a warning to us all!

Devil Mood said...

A leisure day, I like the sound of that!

Ps said...

Simply beautiful Niall. Loved it.Am adding it to my favourite videos on orkut.
Thanks for sharing this.

aart hilal said...

Hello!
I also loved this book! Do you know Paulo Coelho is launching this experiment where he is inviting his readers to adapt the book to the screen?
Check it out : http://paulocoelhoblog.com/experimental-witch/
Have a great day
Aart