In My Artists Dreams

In My Artists Dreams

Gwyn Jones's picture

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Cindy's words always paint a picture and she is no mean artist herself...

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I was flying over Monet's garden
Swooped down by Van Gogh's canal
Attended Renoir's luncheon
Visited the Middle East with Pascal

I was the lady in Manet's portrait
I delicately danced with Degas
Went strolling in Cezanne's landscape
Heard a lion's roar with Delacroix

As in the depth of my dream
I knew the depth in each stroke
I felt the passion, love, and anger
Touched the painted mother's cloak
Smelt the sweetness of the flowers
Rowed in a painted boat
I was both the moon and the moonbeam
In my artists dream

I was both child and mother with Cassatt
Three Tahitians with Paul Gauguin
Vermeer's girl with the pearl earring
And a seascape with Eugene Boudin

I sat in a cafe with Edward Hopper
I was a flower with Georgia O'Keeffe
A family tree with Frida Kahlo
A colorful cat with Henri Matisse

As in the depth of my dream
I knew the depth in each stroke
I felt the passion, love, and anger
Touched the painted mother's cloak
Smelt the sweetness of the flowers
Rowed in a painted boat
I was both the moon and the moonbeam
In my artists dream

As in the depth of my dream
I knew the depth in each stroke
I felt the passion, love, and anger
Touched the painted mother's cloak
Smelt the sweetness of the flowers
Rowed in a painted boat
I was both the moon and the moonbeam
In my artists dream

I was both the moon and the moonbeam
In my artists dream



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

You certainly did paint these paintings with my words and your lovely music and vocals! I shared art with my Mom and now my Granddaughter has shown great talent with her art. This means so much to me-thank you!

Gwyn Jones's picture

It is always a delight to have your lyrics to 'draw' on Cindy! Thank you!

wacha's picture

I love all the references, there are a lot in there but they don't feel forced. The arrangement has a cool laid back feel that works well with the lyrics. Really nice collaboration!

Jerry Pettit's picture

Wow, Cindy--I didn't realize that you were such an art aficianado, but I guess I should have guessed that from your occasionally posted drawings. Cool! I'm way backwards in that area, but have an interest and have a couple of art history books on my shelf that I am now more motivated to pull down and read.

And, yeah--Gwyn. Pretty good singing there. Smile

Gwyn Jones's picture

Yes...Cindy's words are so well presented and artful...I just hung the picture on the wall...thanks Jerry! Smile

billwhite51's picture

excellent job with the sometimes difficult (for me, at least) name pronunciations. i iked your trill on remoir, this is such a fine lyric from cindy, and you more than do justice to them. put me right onto the metropolitan museum of art.

Kristi's picture

I love how the lyric imagines being each artist with their own unique style and takes on their life for a moment in time...or a dream. Very cleverly written! The music is catchy and has a laid back positive vibe, especially with that whistling. Whistling always sends me into that happy-go-lucky atmosphere. Good vocal and I like those harmonies in the chorus. Great collab!

Robyn Mackenzie's picture

This is a most excellent collab! The lyrics are so vivid, and the music really brings them to life. Beautiful harmonies. Reminds me of What Dreams May Come with Robin Williams.

kahlo2013's picture

Such a fantastic song! The artists are so well described and the intimacy of engagement with each one! Some of the very best lyrics I have read/heard and Gwyn’s music brings them alive so perfectly. The chorus is so wonderfully contagious and the melody flows so well. Little nuances like the whistle and the rolled Rs give it a playful evocative feel. Brilliant collaboration!

cleanshoes's picture

Oh, goodness--what creative, playful lyrics from @cindyrella. Equally wonderful and playful musical interpretation (love the whistling!). This sounds like a sunny Sunday stroll through the museum.