Monday, July 12, 2010

The day I turned 18

I think I'm going through a midlife crisis of sorts because I keep wanting to listen to music from the 80's. It couldn't be that 80's music was just plain better than most of what's being put out today, could it? Oh my -- I sound like an old person complaining about "those young people's music," don't I? HA!

Anyway -- I was looking around and found this list that says that one of my very favorite songs from the 80's was the number one song on the day I turned 18. Pretty cool, hunh?



Kyrie Eleison -- Mr. Mister

The wind blows hard against this mountainside
Across the sea into my soul
It reaches into where I cannot hide
Setting my feet upon the road

My heart is old it holds my memories
My body burns a gemlike flame
Somewhere between the soul and soft machine
Is where I find myself again

Kyrie Eleison
Down the road that I must travel
Kyrie Eleison
Through the darkness of the night
Kyrie Eleison
Where I'm going will you follow
Kyrie Eleison
On a highway in the light

When I was young I thought of growing old
Of what my life would mean to me
Would I have followed down my chosen road
Or only wished what I could be

Kyrie Eleison
Down the road that I must travel
Kyrie Eleison
Through the darkness of the night
Kyrie Eleison
Where I'm going will you follow
Kyrie Eleison
On a highway in the light

Kyrie Eleison means Lord, have mercy and the words are a part of liturgical worship services. Here's the Kyrie from Mozart's Requiem. You heard parts of the requiem in the movie Amadeus.


1 comment:

Maury said...

I love that song, but never really knew what they were saying! I learned something interesting today :)