Music from the 2nd movement (adagio) of Concierto De Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo
Lyrics by Melodie Somers
Copyright PA 1-687-514
Edited & Arranged by Donald Adamczyk
How you haunt me with this sad guitar;
Like the restless wind that rustles from afar,
You sing to me your melody, and then I weep...
In the hush of my loneliness.
Sweet magnolias dancing in the rain;
Fragrance drifting past my window pane,
I breathe a memory, a lost refrain, that still remains...
In my mind, I refuse to name.
I need no eyes, there’s nothing else for me to see;
No ears to hear what’s left outside of me --
No arms, no legs; you are
The only air I choose to breathe,
Consumed in my lost imagining.
Like the serpent, *Uroboros, in the stars;
Coiled tightly, never travels far; devours himself;
What’s true remains beyond these prison walls
Of my mind, I refuse to scale.
Just your touch on my longing finger tips;
Your breath upon my waiting, parted lips --
I make you up, so then... In dreams, awake, or in my sleep,
You’re always there in my loneliness.
Wanting what is not there;
Such bittersweet despair...
Uroboros is Greek for “tail-devourer” – The depiction of the serpent biting his own tail, is believed to have been inspired by the Milky Way,
as some ancient texts refer to a serpent of light residing in the heavens. Also Plato described a self-eating, circular being as the first living thing in the universe.