Friday, January 31, 2014

Poetry Friday: Green Garden

My daughter sent me this song this week, saying she thought I'd like it.  I do.  People up north are longing for green because the ground is covered in snow; here, we're longing for green because it hasn't rained since who remembers when, and the ground is covered in dust.  So as we all dream of green, here's Laura Mvula.



Here are the lyrics:

Take me outside, sit in the green garden
Nobody out there, but it’s okay now
Bathe in the sunlight, don't mind if rain falls
Take me outside, sit in the green garden
Oh ah, oh ah oh
Oh ah, oh ah oh

And I’ll fly on the wings of a butterfly
High as a tree top and down again
Putting my bag down, taking my shoes off
Walk on the carpet of green velvet

Dance in my garden like we used to
Oh ah, oh ah oh
Dance in my garden like we used to
Oh ah, oh ah oh

Take me outside, sit in the green garden
Nobody out there, but it’s okay now
Bathe in the sunlight, don't mind if rain falls
Take me outside, sit in the green garden

I’ll go wherever you go
Wherever you take me, I’ll go
I’ll go wherever you go
Wherever you take me, I’ll go

Take me outside, sit in the green garden
Take me outside, sit in the green garden

And I’ll fly on the wings of a butterfly
High as a tree top and down again
Putting my bag down, taking my shoes off
Walk on the carpet of green velvet

Dance in my garden like we used to
Oh ah, oh ah oh
Dance in my garden like we used to

Take me outside, take me outside
Take me outside, sit in the green garden

I'll go wherever you go
Wherever you take me, I'll go


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5 comments:

Tara Smith said...

Oh, this is lovely Ruth - to fly on the wings of a butterfly, to walk on the carpet of green velvet... Thanks for the video, too!

LInda Baie said...

Love it, the words and the video. In my other life I want to be a dancer-so nice to see the energy. Thanks Ruth-your daughter sent you a lovely gift!

Mary Lee said...

Oh, yeah! Bring on the green!

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Hi, Ruth--your daughter has awfully good taste. : ) I enjoyed the song very much but even moreso the video, both homemade looking and sophisticated at the same time. I feel like I just received a little gift!

Doraine Bennett said...

Don't these dancers look like they are having a wonderful time?! Love this.