Monday, March 24, 2014

COLLAPSE pt. 9 - Agnus Dei

Timur and the Dime Museum will premiere my new piece, COLLAPSE, at REDCAT on March 27-29!

Go to the REDCAT website for tickets

For the days leading up to the premiere, I'll be posting the libretto for COLLAPSE, one song at a time.


COLLAPSE part 9: Agnus Dei
THE HOUR OF THE ONE AND ONLY

You shine like a star
The orange light illuminates the sky from afar
See it shining bright like a nuclear war
There is only one way to make it through the night
Pass through the one and only

This one's for the one and only love
It's the hour of the one and only
See the fire falling from the sky
It burns for the one and only

Alone in the cold
Abandoned by the light of belief and control
You cry for the fire that vanished into the smoke
That follows you everywhere you go:
The ghost of the one and only

This one's for the one and only love
It's the hour of the one and only
See the fire falling from the sky
It burns for the one and only

It's the hour of the One and Only
See the angels tumbling down from grace
They fall for the one and only

And all I want and all I need is you
And all I have and all I need is you

This one's for the one and only love
It's the hour of the one and only
See the fire falling from the sky
It burns for the one and only

It's the hour of the One and Only
See the angels tumbling down from grace
They fall for the one and only

© 2014 by Daniel Corral

Wikipedia says:
Most ghazals can be viewed in a spiritual context, with the Beloved being a metaphor for God, or the poet's spiritual master. It is the intense Divine Love of Sufism that serves as a model for all the forms of love found in ghazal poetry.

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