"Courage, Robert" as written by and Meg/frampton Frampton....
He saw a lonely girl.
She saw a lonely world.
It was a canvas.
Slyly careless.
A florestan lieder.
His was a dying breed.
Courage came only from symphonies.
A decorative smile to fade out.
His concerto in "A."

Come on.
A second chance at love.
The moments dead.
Make you feel like it's never staying.

Made love to a baby grand.
A tempest refined inside his hands.
He had one girl.
And one song.
Bona fide win and roulade.
But he had to give it up.
His heart was raw.
But his fingers were numb.
His first words.
Were his last verse.
An aesthete since first sun.

Come on.
A second chance at love.
The moments slept.
Make you feel like it's never staying.
It burned.
The first attempt or two.
But I remembered you.
I need that moment back.
Please don't, don't, don't.

A tremor for death.
Ivories that sliced sedatives in half.
Relief in Rhine.
Washed away regrets.
And let him char before he caressed the ground.
Dear artist you will rise again.
A last arabesque in faint fashion.

Come on.
A second chance at love.
The moments dead.
Make you feel like it's never staying.
It burned.
The first attempt or two.
But I remembered you.
I need that moment back.
Please don't, don't forget.

He woke.
A final view of blue.
Dear cordias.
Wet rouge.
Relieve romance to graves.
Please, please don't forget.


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"Courage, Robert" as written by Meg Frampton Dia Frampton

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    General CommentHe saw a lonely girl.
    She saw a lonely world.
    It was a canvas,
    slyly careless.
    A florestan lieder.
    *Robert Schumann was intensely concentrated on his work as a pianist and composer at an early age. He became engaged to Ernestine Von Fricken, but it was his mistress Clara, that became his inspiration for his songs. He saw a lonely girl, she saw a lonely world. Both Robert and Clara were musicians. However they became "slyly careless" when Robert and Clara were discovered kissing. A Florestan lieder refers to one of Robert's imaginary characters that he uses in one of his literary criticisms. Florestan parallels Robert's passion character.

    And his was a dying breed.
    Courage came only from
    his symphonies.
    A decorative smile
    to fade out.
    His concerto in A

    *And his was a dying breed, pianists and composers were not recognized and given merit in the 1800's. Naturally, his courage came from his symphonies. At one point he wrote 168 songs within a year, all which pertained to his emotions to Clara. His courage was also drawn from his composing,since Robert's right hand was permanentely injured. Some say it was due to the medication he took for syphillis, or the operation he performed on himself.


    Come on.
    A second chance at love.
    The moments dead.
    Make you feel like it's never staying.
    *Robert put his engagement to Ernestine on hault, and decided to marry Clara. A second chance at love, since Clara at first had to dettatch herself from Schumann, since her father found out about them.

    Made love to a baby grand.
    A tempest refined inside his hands.
    He had one girl, and one song.
    Bone fide wine and roulade.
    *Robert was intensley and whole-heartedly in love with his music. A tempest, of course refers to a storm. He was so passionate he was seen as making love to a baby grand. A refined tempest, a refined storm. His one girl was Clara, his wife.

    But he had to give it up.
    His heart was raw.
    But his fingers numb.
    His first words were his last words.
    An aesthete since first sun.
    *an aesthete since first sun, Schumann's music was highly viewed as with the nature of Rommanticism. An aesthete of course, sees beauty in art. And Romanticism was a revolt against the Englightenment period. Romanticism and the aesthetic movement each stressed nature and emotion.

    Come on.
    A second chance at love.
    The moments slept.
    Make you feel like it's never staying.

    It burned.
    The first attempt or two.
    But I remembered you.
    I need that moment back.

    Please don't, don't don't.
    A tremor for death.
    Ivories that sliced sedatives in half.
    Releif in the Rhine.
    Washed away regrets.
    And let him char before he
    carressed the ground.
    * Many think that Robert began to go crazy within his last years of life. Relief in the Rhine refers to the fact that Robert tried to kill himself by throwing himself into the Rhine. He was helped by a woman, but was quickly admitted into a mental institute. He was believed to have suffered of mercury poisining, from his syphillis medication (sliced sedatives).

    Dear artist you will rise again.
    A last arabesque in faint fashion.
    * an arabesque is a pose in ballet, where the dancer is standing on one tip-toe. A last stance, as one would say, in faint fashion being Robert's style of music.

    Come on.
    A second change at love.
    The moments dead.
    Make you feel like it's never ending.

    It burned.
    The first attempt or two.
    But I remembered you.
    I need that moment back.
    Please don't forget.
    *After Schumann's death his wife continually visited his works and interepreted and edited many of his songs.

    He woke.
    A final view of blue.
    Dear cordias. Wet rouge.
    Relieve romance to graves.
    Please, please don't forget
    keeping_novemberon December 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst and foremost this a wonderfully written song and it may have some hidden/deep meanings. From what I can get this guy is getting a second chance at love with the same girl.
    maverick0073on October 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnice job keeping_november, I couldnt do it better myself!
    maverick0073on February 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeaa. good job november.

    i really like the diction in this song. some interesting musical terminology..

    lied(er) plural [not sure if its what she's saying in the song..] - A German art song for solo voice and piano.

    roulade - An embellishment consisting of a rapid run of several notes sung to one syllable.

    Cordia - a tree..?

    arabesque (a dance position) but also - An ornate, whimsical composition especially for piano.

    rouge - a red or pink powder for lips/cheek.
    drusklon March 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfirst off it is not florestan lieder..its florescent
    rebeccaboo28on February 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentand..its "his first words were his last VERSE"
    rebeccaboo28on February 17, 2008   Link

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