Saturday, 13 September 2014

Golden dreams were shiny days



Our (somewhat depleted, thanks to illness and holidays) gang is off to spend seven hours in Hyde Park this afternoon, for that most marvellous tradition in our Season Calendar - and the landmark event that sees the offical end of the Spring/Summer Season and the start of Autumn/Winter - Proms in the Park!

I am sure Rufus Wainwright will do his best, but - apart from the ecstatic all-singing, all-flag-waving Last Night of the Proms finale - the highlight is inevitably going to be our faboo headline act, Earth Wind and Fire. I know it's not "Thank Disco It's Friday" (my traditional "home" for preposterous 70s dance choons) but how could I resist the sparkly, over-the-top majesty of this (most appropriate for the Season's end) song? It's September!



Do you remember the 21st night of September?
Love was changing the minds of pretenders
While chasing the clouds away

Our hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing.
As we danced in the night,
Remember how the stars stole the night away

Ba de ya, say do you remember
Ba de ya, dancing in September
Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day

My thoughts are with you
Holding hands with your heart to see you
Only blue talk and love,
Remember how we knew love was here to stay

Now December found the love that we shared in September.
Only blue talk and love,
Remember the true love we share today

Ba de ya, say do you remember
Ba de ya, dancing in September
Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day

Ba de ya, say do you remember
Ba de ya, dancing in September
Ba de ya, golden dreams were shiny days

Ba de ya de ya de ya
Ba de ya de ya de ya
Ba de ya de ya de ya de ya


They don't write lyrics like that any more.

Earth, Wind and Fire official website

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for giving me my soundtrack for the day.

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    1. It was ours, too, my dear! What an evening...

      Jx

      Welcome back btw...

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  2. One of these songs that always seem to lift my spirits (and it doesn't hurt that September-December is my favorite time of the year ;)

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    1. It certainly is a song to cheer all our spirits - even if I don't share your enthusiasm for the forthcoming Great Dark (I am very much a Spring/Summer person)! Jx

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