"If I don't believe in solipsism, who will?" - Al Batt

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Quicksilver Dreams of Maria

I decided not to post any more music on the advice of Larry. We need not get into his opinion of my music again.
Five members of the U.S.Olympic hockey team went to Shattuck High School in Faribault, Minnesota. They have 15 alumni playing in the NHL. Non sequitur you say? Well, yes and no. Shattuck also produced Marlon Brando and Townes Van Zandt, neither of whom went on to a hockey career. Send your kids there if you can afford it.
Recorded at the University of Minnesota in 1973.

A diamond fades quickly when matched to the face of Maria
All the harps they sound empty when she lifts her lips to the sky
The brown of her skin makes her hair seem a soft golden rainfall
That spills from mountains to the bottomless depths of her eyes

Well, she stands all around me, her hands slowly sifting the sunshine
All the laughter that lingers down deep ‘neath her smilin’ is free
Well, it spins and it twirls like a hummingbird lost in the morning
Then caresses the south wind and silently sails to the sea

Ah, the sculptor stands stricken, painter he throws away his brushes
When her image comes dancin’ the sun, she turns sullen with shame
And the birds they go silent, the wind stops his sad, mournful singing
When the trees of the forest start gently to whisperin’ her name

So as softly she wanders I’ll desperately follow her footsteps
And I’ll chase after shadows that offer a trace of her sight
Ah, they promise eternally that she lays hidden within them
But I find they’ve deceived me and sadly I bid them goodbye

So the serpent slides softly away with these moments of laughter
And the the old washy woman has finished her cleanin’ and gone
But the bamboo hangs heavy in the bondage of quicksilver daydreams
And a lonely child longingly looks for a place to belong


Anonymous said...

Brando got kicked out after a few weeks. Dex

Anonymous said...

Your clock is off. It is 10:06 Dex

Gunnar Berg said...


Yeah. My computer has the correct Time. My Blogger account is set at CST. Obviously something is wrong, but it's beyond me.

Gunnar Berg said...

A quick check of a couple of sources would seem to indicate that Brando went to high school at Shattuck and wasn't kicked out until well into his senior year.

Gunnar Berg said...

We have an offline, "well shut my mouth" from Dex, the 1410 movie reviewer,in case anyone really cares about a dead actor's high school career. Marlon Brando (his real name!)did play football at Shattuck, but not hockey.