In the soil of are sadness
Hear our hearts bell a serenade
A faint choir tenderly shaping
A lament a hollow refuge

In the blood of the twinkling sky
Breathing in air drunk dry
There was once a time of rapture
All is lost a pale gleaming

Across this crooked land
Runs a crooked man
Our loved ones die under the hammer
Of the Soviet sun

Nothing can erase this night
But there's still light with you rhapsody
And if we can never see the sun
There's still light with you rhapsody

And I have seen all I want to
And I have felt all I want to rhapsody, rhapsody
But we can dream all we want to
We can dream all we want to, rhapsody oh, rhapsody

And I have seen all I want to
And I have felt all I want to
But we can dream all we want to
Yes we can dream all we want to
Rhapsody

In the soil of are sadness
Hear our hearts bell a serenade
A faint choir tenderly shaping
A lament a hollow refuge

Rhapsody oh, rhapsody
Rhapsody, rhapsody

There's still light with you
There's still light with you rhapsody
It's all we want to, it's all we want to
Rhapsody oh, rhapsody
Rhapsody



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Rhapsody Lyrics as written by Steven Bailey Peter Clarke

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    General CommentRhapsody:
    "an epic poem adapted for recitation" [wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn]
    "A rhapsody in music is a one-movement work that is episodic yet integrated, free-flowing in structure, featuring a range of highly contrasted moods, colour and tonality. An air of spontaneous inspiration and a sense of improvisation make it freer in form than a set of variations. ..." [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhapsody_(music)]

    I agree ... this is one of the greatest songs. It has an range of emotion, is uplifting and moving, and stunning in its complexity.

    I think Leopea's comments are right on -- it uses that image of soviet oppression to embrace and celebrate the indomitable human spirit. The way it does it -- through a musical rhapsody -- reminds us that life is also "episodic yet integrated."
    bweenieon January 18, 2011   Link

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