Monday, August 21, 2006

Fanfare for the common man

Classical music is full of grand scored extolling the virtues of Emperors, Kings and Gods.
In 1942 Aaron Copland wrote a stirring piece about the common man...and it inspired this poem.
So Press Play and Read.

I see you every morning
Every evening, I see
The sweat
The toil of the common man

I see the look of satisfaction
A project to completion
Albeit brief
The sun sets on another common day

I hear your weary sighs
Unappreciated lives
Of wives
Appreciating lives
The exhaustion of the common woman

This fanfare is for you,
For us
For those that work hard
For the common man
The third trombone

We make the world
Our flag unfurled
We ride
With uncommon pride
We’re the spokes in the wheel
The world’s unending reel

We raise families
Who raise families
Who raise families
Happily ever

We smile at the next guy
Who smiles at the next
Who smiles to himself

And at the end of the day
We sit down and say
To us
The common folk
The underappreciated
And out hardened faces
Soften up..and we fall asleep

Another common day
Another common man
Another common woman

To Us!




Blogger Moiy-rah said...

in the words of a common woman


they will now quote her for generations.....................................................................


August 21, 2006 12:38 PM  
Blogger Limey2001 said...

yeh, too us!

August 21, 2006 3:32 PM  
Blogger chaverah said...

very nice music. sounds like disney world. very typical uplifting music. interesting how you wrote a post about this. very unique.

August 21, 2006 5:51 PM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

interesting post. i dont think i would have liked the music if i hadnt heard it while reading the poem, but it gave it a completely different feeling. you imagine the average person, sitting on the train, with that exhaustde look on their face, and you want to shake them and remind them their life is worthy of a fanfare..
its hard to remember that when you feel trapped in the mundane

August 21, 2006 6:56 PM  
Blogger Maven said...

power to the proletariat!

August 22, 2006 1:18 AM  
Blogger Eshet Chayil said...

It's nice how music affects what we're reading. With a different song that could've had a whole different spin on it. What a great idea for a post.

August 22, 2006 8:34 AM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Thanks nice music and great poem, lechaim!

August 22, 2006 9:28 AM  
Blogger FrumGirl said...

I bet if you wanted to you could lead the masses to some kind of revolution using your power of words combined whith such empowering and emotion-stirring music...!

Great poem and thanks!

August 22, 2006 12:07 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

the music goes well with the poem. Recently, a friend of mine and I were listening to a certain classical album and making up a story as we listened. It was fun.

August 22, 2006 2:45 PM  
Blogger Bonnie B said...

Nice combination. I'd never thought of writing a poem to go with music-- but you know music is so thought provoking. Good idea

August 22, 2006 8:32 PM  
Blogger Noodles said...

Uplifting poem .. good one. Not sure about the music, sorry :( (sounds like Superman), Noodles.

August 22, 2006 10:13 PM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

pictures of the common 'man'

August 22, 2006 11:18 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Love Aaron Copland. Nice effect.

August 23, 2006 12:17 PM  
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August 23, 2006 3:00 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Theyre already quoting it..I see it all over the place.


where do you think Disney got it from..?

exactly...Thats what it does..empowers the common person and encourages them to see themselves ina different light.

hmm last time that


l'chaim to u

Raise the barricades!
Thank u

yeah..thats fun to do..

it really is..Try it

superman wasnt born when this was written
Movie music were very much inspired by early american classical like Copland
Thanks for stopping by


Thanks Stacey

August 23, 2006 3:18 PM  
Blogger SS said...

Very inspiring music...We're now trying to download some Copland... Kol Hakavod.

August 24, 2006 1:18 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

oh cool...I love his stuff

August 25, 2006 12:11 PM  

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