"Hymn" as written by and Duncan Sheik....
All the storms and oceans
All the sheltering sky
All this earth and she and I

Wait until it happens
Wait, the moment will come
Wait, but all those are already one

And she asks me
How many sunrises
Will we watch from start to finish
How many will we witness?

And my answers
Are only ever surmises
Maybe a handful of times
Before the next life

Here, we stop beneath the leaves
Here, a moment to stay
Here, a gift of pale green color
Here above her

And she asks me
How many sunrises
Will we watch from start to finish
How many will we witness?

And my answers
Are only ever surmises
Maybe a handful of times
Before the next life

A kiss, a prayer, a laugh, a song
She won't try to tell me what's right from wrong

A song, a laugh, a prayer, a kiss
She won't try to tell me I need more than this

All my answers
And all my surmises
Will never do it justice
She'll just have to trust it

We'll wait here
Until the sun rises
We'll watch from start to finish
With no one as our witness


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"Hymn" as written by Duncan Sheik

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    General CommentEveryone of his albums has this pervasive feeling over the entire span of playing. His first album had an acoustic, young feeling, his 3rd album, Phantom Moon, was filled with this somber reminiscence, etc.

    This album contains the feeling of beauty. Like exploring a favorite artist, such as seeing another Monet, or reading a poem that reaches into your soul, each track on this album opens to me like this. I don't think White Limousine is his best album; He has other ones that are more complete. What i do think about White Limo is that he manages to touch on a culture in turmoil with his lyrics and combines it with a delicacy in his music that creates this unstable picture like early abstract painters.

    The beauty intensifies as the album draws to a close ending with this song, the most beautiful. I can argue with myself whether it is the most beautiful of any of his songs which I refrain from doing on this long drawn out comment.

    To the song:

    I love how for the basic verses he takes a word and repeats it at the beginning of each line. It adds this choral, ambient effect, something he was trying to achieve on this album. The splendor and purity of the moment is enhanced with the effect.

    The situation described by the lines in the song I feel that every person must have desired at some point in their lives. The lyrics allude to those 'perfect' moments. The ones that we wish to happen for eternity, the ones that steal your thoughts for life, the ones that you look back on to find comfort.

    How many of those will we have? How many of those could we possibly dream of possessing?

    This song brings about thoughts of love and my aim for life - To find someone to share those moments that are most dear, to watch those sunrises that signify the end to a perfect night.
    Sliver025on April 06, 2008   Link

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