Monday, March 28, 2022

Limelight

"Limelight: Leaves in the Leaping Sun"
Acrylic on canvas, by Leonard Orr

For more paintings by Leonard Orr
plus poetry by Gerard Manley Hopkins,
Matt O'Neill, and Leonard Orr

See my recent post
"All Felled"

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In the meantime, a beautiful plaintive
song by The Alan Parsons Project
to go with the painting above:
Limelight

I can see the glow of a distant sun
I can feel it inside
Maybe this day could be the one

I can hear the roar of a distant crowd
They are waiting for me
Calling my name
Shouting out loud

Holding on isn't always easy
I ain't gonna change my mind
Limelight you were all I ever wanted
Since it all began
Limelight shining on me
Telling the world who I am

Limelight don't let me slip right through your fingers
There's a long way to fall
After the years of waiting
I'm gonna show them all

I can see the world in a different light
Now it's easy to say
Where I went wrong
What I did right

I can hear the beat of a different drum
Take it all in my stride
Hold my head high
Second to none

Holding on wasn't always easy
Nothing can change my mind

Limelight you were all I ever wanted since it all began
Limelight shining on me telling the world who I am
Limelight don't let me slip right through your fingers
There's a long way to fall
After the years of waiting I'm gonna show them all

Maybe the role's not easy, maybe the prize is small
Ater the years of waiting I'm gonna show them all


~ Alan Parsons (b 1948)

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