Summer Sunny day, once the wind blew warm
and the light circled round the sun I saw like a crown
you could feel it in the air, like a not so distant storm
and the silent pause in the wind it seemed
left a magical sound

But now she's gone & I vowed to miss her
days that we spent starry eyed run deep within my soul
And now she's gone & I can't dismiss her
nor can I forget the man who sent me down below

Summer sunny day, once the wind blew cold
and the world had seen a better day all around
my life was ripped away, my business torn & sold
and I found myself in this cell I live
with a clamouring sound

But now she's gone & I vowed to miss her
days that we spent starry eyed run deep within my soul
And now she's gone & I can't dismiss her
nor can I forget the man who sent me down below

Summer sunny day, once the wind blew thorns
and the world had seen a better day all around
you could feel it in the air, like a not so distant storm
and the days once lost but still recalled can be found

Once the fiddler paid, but once was not enough
was all who cornered his misfortune yelled
the fiddler took the blame, the crowd had called his bluff
when all was lost the verdict came to the silence of the crowd

But now she's gone & I vowed to miss her
days that we spent starry eyed run deep within my soul
And now she's gone & I can't dismiss her
nor can I forget the man who sent me down below


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    General CommentAbsolutely gorgeous song. I'd like to sit down with Barber and talk this one out.
    leh0425on July 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe second scene in the Rock Opera deemed Hot Air Balloon written by Jon "Barber" Gutwillig.

    CORRINADO:
    An unemployed wayward inventor who bounced aimlessly from idea to idea, until he invented the world's first aircraft, the hot air balloon. He was convinced by Morris Mulberry that the idea could be profitable and that the two of them should start a service shuttling people across the sea in hot air balloons. The business, called Hot Air Balloon Traveling, became successful and attracted the attention of Manilla Trane, the entrepreneur whose capital ran much of the town. Corrinado refused to sell Hot Air Balloon Traveling, and even worse, kindles a romance with Manilla's beautiful wife, Leora of the Sequoias. Manilla forcibly overtook the business and had Corrinado arrested and sentenced for building "the devil's flying machine."

    SCENE II - Once The Fiddler Paid:
    Corrinado sits alone in his prison cell, staring out the tiny barred window, over the jagged cliffs, and out to the sea beyond. The noon sun is high, the sky is clear and a comfortable summer wind blows through his cell. He thinks about Leora, his lost loved one, and he is plagued by the haunting vision of his fate.
    RummyRedbeardon July 28, 2011   Link

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