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Picture of a Sunny Day

by O. Cohen

O. Cohen; noun. musician & entrepreneur. Writes about determinism and the a posteriori choice, experience after the fact, idealists in positions of power (as if..), wishful misconceptions, linear and cyclic motions, life and death.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Day's Journey On Mount Carmel
3:50 $0.91
2. Desert
4:22 $0.92
3. Paint a Happy Picture
4:58 $0.93
4. By Then We'll Know
3:11 $0.94
5. Penelope in Trousers
6:16 $0.95
6. Lo Que Sera, Ya Fue
3:53 $0.96
7. There We Stand
3:31 $0.97
8. Life in Death
4:20 $0.98
9. Before Daybreak
2:31 $0.99
10. The Eagle Hastens to the Prey
4:25 $1.00
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
O. Cohen about the opening song of his album "Picture of a Sunny Day".

A song about those experiences that, however difficult or painful, are not traumatic, that do not result in a post-traumatic condition. I've heard a story of a young woman who was about to undergo surgery. The medical procedure was not complicated and, having signed the necessary paperwork and heard the usual risks involved, she was put under. A few moments later something went terribly wrong. The pain was so unbearable that she woke to the sound of her own scream. For a brief moment, death itself seemed a relief. Luckily, the doctors and nurses acknowledged the emergency, she was rushed to a nearby hospital with better equipment and her condition was soon stabilized. The following day when her family came to visit, she recounted the experience. "I know what I've been through", she said, "what terrible pain I've felt, but that's gone now and all that remains is the knowledge of an event that has once been and that now is gone." The moment could not be re-lived, the pain and the urgency could not be sensed after the fact.

The setting and characters of the song are different but the idea is quite the same.

A Day's Journey on Mount Carmel / LYRICS:

The sun was past its climax when we started to descend
And it was then I realized we'll race the sun to be the first to reach the plain
And there was little time to wonder at the beauty of the scene
All I thought was how the sound
Of horrid accidents rebounds
And of the criminals who fled to find refuge in the caves the mountain hides

Every footstep could be fatal for the inexperienced travellers in our band
When we climbed we leaned our weight against the rocks, and there were chinks to fit our hands
We could have hugged sweet mountainside when dizziness and terror struck
Our motivation was commanded
Not by what the hour demanded
Rather by an inward urge to find temporary refuge for the soul

There is a patch of grass that I can see not far ahead
And if I rest my body there, I fear could mistake it for my bed
There is only one direction, and the water's running low
And I know that some here wonder
Will the journey prove a blunder
Was it worth to leave the comforts and the safety of our everyday routine?

It's almost a surprise to find we're at the bottom and so soon
There is even time to stop and have a snack before we see the moon
And when we look back, our path is swallowed by
The vastness of the sky
And the rugged slopes conceal
All the things that made us feel
We're a footstep from disaster



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