Renaissance – Northern Lights (1978: e un cenno sulla poetessa Betty Thatcher)

Storica band inglese di progressive-rock con la bella voce di Annie Haslam. Questo è uno dei brani più orecchiabili del loro periodo d’oro, quando si cimentavano in sontuose suite lunghe anche 25 minuti.
Non siamo neanche tanto off topic a livello di poesia: buona parte dei testi dei Renaissance erano infatti scritti dalla poetessa Betty Thatcher, scomparsa nel 2011

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Thatcher

A voi, direttamente dal 1978: una serena notte con Northern Lights e il testo della Thatcher

The northern lights are in my mind
They guide me back to you
The northern lights are in my eyes
They guide me back to you
Desination outward bound
I turn to see the northern lights behind the wing
Horizons seem to beckon me
Learned how to cry too young
So now I live to sing
The northern lights are in my mind
They guide me back to you
Horizons seem to beckon me
Learned how to cry too young
So now I live to sing

Though it’s hard away from you
Travelling roads and just passing through
It’s not for money and it’s not for fame
I just can’t explain, sometimes it’s lonely
Marking the space between the days
Early hours pass away
I sing to you of northern lights
I sing for you of northern nights
Past or future, here or there
Shelter comes in words from you, so talk to me
I hear your voice, it comforts me
In morning dreams I take your hand
You walk with me
The northern lights are in my mind
They guide me back to you
Peace enfolds the still night air
Home again I look for you and find you there

Desintation homeward now
Take the easy way, bring me down
Making the hard way now I see
Hard to be really free, I’m missing you near me
Marking the space between the days
Early hours pass away
I sing to you of northern lights
I sing for you of northern nights
The northern lights are in my mind
They guide me back to you
The northern nights are in my eyes
They guide me back to you

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