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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saturday Morning Music Video: Braille



I just discovered Lisa Hannigan, the Irish singer, a week or so ago when I watched the Neil Jordan movie Ondine - this song was featured during the closing credits and I was hooked. (BTW, Ondine was a delightful movie, about a fisherman who hauled a woman up in a net; his daughter thinks the woman is a selkie (a seal who has shed its skin to live on land for a while), and for reasons of her own, the woman allows that fantasy to go on (and yet be constantly questioned) for most of the movie.

Anyway, enjoy the song.  It might be hard to catch the lyrics in the video, so here they are:

For you, I leave my light on. 
To do its best against the storm. 
And you came in like the tide in. 
And I knew that we could keep each other warm. 

You bring crocosmia and fuschias.
And I sing your name into the night. 
A king of salt and stones, your compass, 
It swings from you to me tonight. 

We'll swim without a word between us. 
Our breath held in. 
We reel in love in the ocean, 
Braille on our skin, on our skin....

I fill a glass with what you've gathered, 
Although they wilt against the window pane. 
And the morning sees you off with nets to scatter, 
You will come in with the tide again. 

We'll swim without a word between us. 
Our breath held in. 
We reel in love in the ocean, 
Braille on our skin, on our skin.



2 comments:

  1. Nice music clip. Ondine is indeed a delightful film. It captures (and explains, at least in this instance) the Irish dual view of reality. I wasn't perceptive enough to realize that Lisa Hannigan was singing in the background.

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    1. Thanks, Bill. You're right about that dual view of reality - a lot of stuff rolled into one.

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