Musical Snapshots

From: mvale… (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Musical Snapshots
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 07 00:30:21 GMT

Strange how usually some progressive rock songs are
able to somehow capture in a single snapshot phases
and feelings of my life. I guess that the power of
melody, harmony, rhythm and lyrics, when properly
combined, has something to do with it…something
that doesnt happen that much nowadays.

Yes – Hold On –
“Justice to the left of you
Justice to the right
Speak when you are spoken to
Don’t pretend you’re right
Hold on – Hold on
Wait maybe the answer’s
Looking for you”

Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart –
“See yourself
You are the steps you take
You and you – and thats the only way”

Yes – Changes –
“Im moving through some changes
Ill never be the same
Change changing places
Root yourself to the ground
Capitalize on this good fortune
One word can bring you round

Rush – Time Stand Still –
“Time stand still
Im not looking back
But I want to look around me now
Summers going fast
Nights growing colder
Children growing up
Old friends growing older”

Rush – Mission –
“Spirits fly on dangerous missions
Imaginations on fire
Focused high on soaring ambitions
Consumed in a single desire
We each pay a fabulous price
For our visions of paradise
But a spirit with a vision
Is a dream with a mission…”

— MV

PS – “Hold Your Fire” from Rush and “90125” from Yes are two
albums that are indispensible for any heavy mental refugee.

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