"Five String Serenade" as written by and Arthur Lee....
This is my five string serenade
Beneath the water of play
And while I'm playing for yo
It could writing that's you

This is my five string serenade
Beneath the water of play
And while I'm playing for you
It could writing that's you

And on my easel I drew
While I was thinking of you
And on the roof of my head
And came my five string serenade

This is my five string serenade
Beneath the water of play
And while I'm playing for you
It might writing that's you

And on my easel I drew
While I was thinking of you
And on the roof of my head
And came my five string serenade

This is my five string serenade
Beneath the water of play
And though I'm playing for you
It could writing that's you

This is my five string serenade


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"Five String Serenade" as written by Arthur Lee

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is a GREAT song. I can't stress that enough. It's so tranquil, poetic, and haunting (in a good way). The violins are great too. The whole CD is just perfect to (and I know this sounds cheesy...) light candles to, write in a journal, take a bath, sleep, or as a friend of mine put it, have sex to.
    raechickon January 06, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentHearing this song always paints a picture in my mind of an old brick apartment building, inhabited by your poetic, star eyed, free flowing types of lovely people. There are large open windows in a New Orleans type fashion, light rain fall, flowing shear white curtains gently blowing. People creating and painting and composing, lovely music from fellow artist drifting in through open windows.
    pikkion January 17, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt's actually a cover of a song by Arthur Lee of the psychedelic rock band Love.
    galaxiaadon June 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCouldn't agree with you more, raechick, especially on the last bit....the lyrics are haunting in a way, but not so much that it scares you, just sort of sticks with you...Damn good!
    vinalouon September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with pikki mostly.
    It makes me think of really arty people *I didn't want to be pretentious and say 'people like me'* in a big airy building, particularly one big room, in the summer, late afternoon, with the windows wide open and people just really relaxed sat on big comfy chairs just living life for the best and unwinding to this song.

    This is my favourite song to drive to in the summer!
    It's just amazing!
    A.Mon March 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentany interpretations on this song? i cant quite follow
    Adscititiouson December 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe she broke one of the strings on her guitar and someone challenged her to make something beautiful regardless of her handicap...that's what I've always suspected
    =)
    ahavalyssaon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song, came on here to see if anyone shared my interpretation and it seems not. Quite clearly (to me), its a song about someone masturbating in the bath whilst thinking about his/her absent lover.
    poliomaldinion February 27, 2012   Link

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