Richard & Mimi Fariña : Children Of Darkness

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Опубликовано: 2013-03-27
Продолжительность: 04:20
I used to sing this song. Long before I met Mimi, I sang it at shows. Years later I performed with Mimi at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. She sat beside me in one of the workshops. There was a moment in one of my songs when I lost the thread. Sensing my dilemma, Mimi reached over and placed her hand gently on my back. A moment later the lyrics came back to me. She was a resonant human being, a courageous soul with the most beautiful eyes. In this video, along with photographs of Mimi and Richard, I added other pictures of beloved artists from the same era, many of whom have passed on. Richard's song remains as relevant today as it did when first recorded. And I still feel Mimi's hand on my back. DL
CHILDREN OF DARKNESS (R Fariña)

Now is the time for your loving, dear
And the time for your company
Now when the light of reason fails
And fires burn on the sea
Now in this age of confusion
I have need for your company.

For I am a wild and a lonely child
And the son of an angry man
Now with the high wars raging
I would offer you my hand
For we are the children of darkness
And the prey of a proud command

It's once I was free to go roaming in
The wind of a springtime mind
And once the clouds I sailed upon
Were sweet as lilac wine
Then why have the breezes of summer, dear
Been laced with a grim design?

And where was the will of my father when
He raised his sword on high?
And where was my mother's wailing when
Our flags were justified?
And where will we take our pleasure when
Our bodies have been denied?

So now is the time for your loving, dear
And the time for your company
Now when the light of reason fails
And fires burn on the sea
Now in this age of confusion
I have need for your company