Latin Quarter - I Together

Lyrics

I am the course that you will run
I am the river bed
I am the stones
And I will wash you soft and clear
Through locks and cuts
And 'On Your Owns'

I am the rising in the East
The setting out
The going down
And I will mark your shadow length
Lie at your feet
From sole to crown

I am the sand the rocks become
The sand that shifts
The sand that sings
Beneath a thousand buds will grow
Within the movement of these springs

The tower cranes they trace
Their steel arcs in the sky
And lurch great loads
Above the bed in which we lie

I am the breeze that eases you
The wind that whips
The hurricanes
I am the movements from inside
That stirs and shakes the window panes

Song Description

Someone tries to explain their love. ‘I’, incessantly ‘I’, together with everything that can happen ‘I’. No egotistical references to self; that’s the power that can grow out of love. Heaven, earth, hell. To want to be the river bed for the other person, with the stones, the course of the water, that one believes one can determine. To become an unending flowing stream, soft and clear. To be everything and yet to know that it remains an unfulfilled desire. The sunrise, the shining light, that determines the length of the shadow. You and I, we are everything, and yet each for themselves. A single, secret power, for which there really isn’t an explanation, only the risk.

Versions

  • AStudio Version (3:50)
  • BStudio Version (3:18)

Appears On

Latin Quarter - Radio Africa

Latin Quarter - Radio Africa

Album

AStudio Version

Latin Quarter - I Together

Latin Quarter - I Together (RH 114)

7" Single

AStudio Version

Latin Quarter - I Together

Latin Quarter - I Together (RHT 114)

12" Single

AStudio Version

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