What Will You Say Tonight?

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This song is a translation of an old French poem - Charles Baudelaire's “Que diras-tu ce soir, pauvre âme solitaire” (c1857)


What will you say tonight poor lonely soul? What will you say old withered heart of mine? To the beautiful the best, the most dear. Whose heavenly regard brings back you bloom? We will assign our pride to sing her praise. Nothing excels the sweetness of her will. Her holy body has an angels scent, her eye invests us with the cloak of light. Whether it be a night in solitude or in the streets among the multitude, her ghost before us dances like a torch.

It speaks out “I am lovely and command that you will love only the beautiful. I am your guardian, Madonna, muse”.


from Return to Waves, released June 17, 2014



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Vanessa Lively Austin, Texas

Vanessa Lively observes how strongly music connects people. Her music is an expression of that experience, filled with representative themes: “Community, living in solidarity with those around you. Feeling what other people’s struggles and joys are. Her latest album Uncovering Stones truly shows how she feels those connections deeply – and when you listen, you will, too. ... more

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