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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Creole: A Song from the Underground

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Let's celebrate New Orleans for a bit by checking out "Creole," with Mos Def on Charlie Hunter's CD Songs from the Analog Undergroud. Slip into the feel of the Big Easy. Mos Def isn't always on key here (as on some of his other recordings), but it doesn't even matter. His phrasing and feel for the song are so in sync, you hardly notice.



Creole
by Charlie Hunter
plain and fantastic
lonely together
painfully tender like the first roll of thunder
You are sweet and slow
creole, creole, creole
you are veiled and bold
creole, creole, creole.

open and distant
the warm and the sharp breeze
movement and solace
you are the soft shine of lightning.

i just go walking in the rain
when i feel you in the sky
i just go walking in the rain
when i feel you....passing by
Oh whoa, oh whoa

easy fantastic
lonely together
painfully tender like the last clap of thunder
open and distant
the warm and the sharp breeze
movement and solace
you are the soft shine of lightning

you are sweet and slow
creole, creole, creole
you are veiled and bold
open and distant
creole, creole, creole (four times)

i love you (several times)

i just go walking in the rain
when i feel you in the sky
i just go walking in the rain
when i feel you passing by
oh whoa, oh whoa, oh whoa
oh whoa, oh whoa, oh whoa

easy fantastic
the warm and the soft breeze
painfully tender like the last clap
open and distance

the warm and the sharp breeze
movement and solace
you are the last clap of thunder

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I love to be included in the celebration.

MaDear

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

You're welcome! This does make you feel good about New Orleans -- even if for only a few minutes.
:-)
alicia