Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Kye's Music and Lyrics: "Eolian Minstrel" by Andreas Vollenweider (Eolian Minstrel, 1993)





Andreas Vollenweider



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She moves 'cross the water
You wait for your moment
You lift your sails
And catch the wind

Sailor take warning
You can't hold the wind

She pulls on the main sheet
Trapped in your canvas
You've caught the wind

Sailor take warning
You can't hold the wind

Rising, falling
Following her motion 

Willing prisoner
Bound to the ocean 

You can catch her
You can't hold her 

You play her heart strings
Fire her awakening 

Know when she's leaving
You caught the wind 

Sailor take warning
You can't hold the wind 

Sailor take warning
You can't hold the wind
You can't hold the wind
You can't hold the wind


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A reminder that during times of anxiety,
some people built their entire occupations and lives seafaring—
and found peace, joy, and flourishing in it.
Survival is less about controlling the forces
governing our existence than it is about effectively
navigating uncontrollable winds and tides.
This can only be done by relinquishing futile battles
and catching opportunities when they arise.
The individual moments are precarious,
but their summation is perhaps less so than appearances suggest.