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Allies  (Once Upon a Time) by RoyAllen Hunt

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Acrylic on Canvas. Thirty years ago I saw these ceramic figures at a home art show that I had visited. I couldn’t afford to buy the figures but I was inspired to paint them to hang on my bare walls to keep company with my bed, my chair and me. The song (click on the title to hear) was inspired by the art and the breakup that occurred at that time. Forgive my choppy piano playing, please. I’m not really a musician which you’ll notice straight away. I dredged up as much emotion as I could muster in the vocals. It was after all, a few decades past. Nor am I a recordist, but I did my best. Hope you can tap into the mood.

Do You Ever Wonder?
RoyAllenHunt © April 13, 2006

Do you ever wonder where you and I would be
if we hadn’t let love sink under the deep blue sea
if we had kept friends and family out of the way
if we hadn’t let jealousy rule the day

Maybe we could have made it then
Why didn’t we decide on that back when
Oh, if we could only start all over again

Do you ever wonder about lovers in the movies
They sometimes stay together right thru the closing scene
Does love really last forever like that
Or is it only on the silver screen

Ah, but we saw thru lover’s eyes
We were blinded by passion’s fire
Never suspecting love could die
when it’s fueled only by burning desire.

Do you ever wonder why those feelings go by
so fleetingly
If we’re not touching and sweating
there’s something else that love needs
And when it’s not forthcoming
love up and leaves

Do you ever wonder where you and I would be
if we hadn’t let love sink under the deep blue sea
if we had kept friends and family out of the way
if we hadn’t let jealousy rule the day

Maybe we could have made it then
Why didn’t we decide on that back when
Oh, if we could only start all over again

Do you ever wonder where you and I would be
if we hadn’t let love sink under the deep blue sea?



Comments

  • TryadDestiny
    TryadDestinyover 6 years ago

    Very original voice and melody , yr voice is dreamlike ,reminds me of scott walker, look him up on youtube if u ain t heard him , I love the image in it s simplicity it is so striking Paul :)))))

  • RoyAllen Hunt
    RoyAllen Huntover 6 years ago

    Thanks for your comments on the painting. I checked out Scott Walker and the Walker Bros., then and now. I had never heard of them. Yes, I can hear similar qualities in our singing. I wish I had his vocal power though. Thank you for the generous comparison.

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 6 years ago

    It is a good idea…
    the shadows of your inner love.
    They have soul too..
    Quintessence of your sensibility.
    Rosa

  • RosaC. What a beautiful thought. It seems you easily see through to the heart of the matter.

    – RoyAllen Hunt

  • Chookas
    Chookasover 6 years ago

    Roy you are a stunning songwriter and a brilliant artist and this comes together to display your heart ache and longing exceptionally well bravo!
    Chookas!☺

  • Chookas, thank you for that. This song has caught a lot of flack. I don’t play piano well and know nothing about beats, timing, measures and all that but I dearly love this song and it does come from my most raw emotion. BTW, I’m enjoying the feel of the Ekphrasis group and mentioning it every chance I get.

    – RoyAllen Hunt

  • BlaizerB
    BlaizerBover 6 years ago

    this is wonderful. it brings to mind sculptural forms i have seen in zimbabwe. pure art. cheers

  • Thank you BlaizerB, I appreciate your thoughtful comparison.

    – RoyAllen Hunt

  • Chookas
    Chookasover 6 years ago

    WOW !! ☺Thank you for the EEG spreading !! ☺
    Re the music side of stuff – relax & watch for the info to come to you! ☺
    Chookas! ☺

  • sweetscent62
    sweetscent62over 6 years ago

    Beautiful : ) the painting and the words to the song.. well done Roy! Wen x

  • Thank you Wen, I’m glad you like it.

    – RoyAllen Hunt

  • KEITH  R. WILLIAMS
    KEITH R. WILL...over 6 years ago

    beautiful indeed

  • Keith, thank you. I admire your work as well.

    – RoyAllen Hunt

  • Lee Grissett
    Lee Grissettover 6 years ago

    the power of simplicity and bold form

  • Lee, thank you for your comments.

    – RoyAllen Hunt

  • DiannaLee
    DiannaLeeover 6 years ago

    you are so soulful ! This is fantastic! So simple but in this simplicity holds a thousand truths

  • Wow! What a way to inspire. Thank you so much DiannaLee.

    – RoyAllen Hunt

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