Well, we said we’d be back in September 2015, but it took another month to get there due to the endless merry-go-round that is life’s other commitments.
To celebrate – and to let you know we actually have been working in the background on The Mapmaker’ Opera – we thought we’d have some fun and introduce you to a new song for the character of Very Useful. We weren’t able to include this in the 2014 NYMF production (due to time constraints of the show’s duration imposed upon us) but it is definitely in the show!
So rather than just post the song, we thought we would post the lyrics and the backing track first, so that you can try and imagine how the melody of the song works with the lyrics. To be fair, there is a two bar introduction, so don’t start your own melody to the lyrics until after you have counted 8 beats (counts). You’ll figure it out!
Here’s the Lyrics to try your hand at making your own interpretation:
SINCE TIME BEGAN IT’S ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS; A MAN WOULD DIE FOR JUST ONE NIGHT OF BLISS;
THE MOMENT YOUNG ADAM SET HIS EYES ON EVE HE SAID,
ON YOUR SOFT AND GENTLE BREAST PLEASE LET ME LAY MY HEAD.
EL AMOR, A CLOAK TO KEEP YOU WARM; EL AMOR, A SHELTER FROM THE STORM;
EL AMOR CAN TURN BITTER TEARS INTO A SMILE; EL AMOR IS WHAT MAKES THIS LIFE WORTHWHILE. EL AMOR WILL OPEN ANY DOOR;
EL AMOR CAN MAKE LOW SPIRITS SOAR;
EL AMOR WILL HELP YOU MAKE IT THROUGH THE LONGEST NIGHT; EL AMOR CAN PUT EV’RYTHING TO RIGHT.
WITHOUT LOVE IN THIS WORLD THERE WOULD BE NO SONGS TO SING; WITHOUT LOVE A SUNNY SKY WOULD SEEM QUITE GREY;
WITHOUT LOVE DAYS WOULD BE EVER SAD AND LONELY; ONLY LOVE IS WHAT MAY TAKE HEARTACHE AWAY.
EL AMOR, A GIFT FROM GOD ABOVE;
HE DECREED THAT WE SHOULD SHARE HIS LOVE.
NEVER THINK THAT YOU NEED CONCEAL THE WAY YOU FEEL, FOR IT WOULD INDEED BE A TRAGIC SIN;
EL AMOR… MM-MM… MM-MM… TRUE AMOR… SWEET AMOR… JUST SPEAK TO HER HEART, LOVE IS SURE TO WIN.
And then, of course, we’ll post the final version of the song later.
We’re back- and hey, it’s exciting times ahead!