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PAVANE FOR A DEAD PRINCESS by Maurice Ravel, words by Joel Sattler
by Joel Sattler

Monday, August 23, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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song lyrics by Joel Sattler

is a pavane for dead princesses:
the memory of a little girl at play
on a bright and sunny day
just yesterday

someone is being born
somebody has to die

Why did it have to be you?

Somewhere a sun is shining
Somewhere a star is passing by
Somewhere someone is crying
Somewhere is blue sky

You were
so like an angel
we were
so blessed to have you near

if only for a moment,
our heaven was here
and then
and then you were gone


is just a song of remembrances
the loss of innocence
of the broken promises
and the end of light
when comes the night

The world
was full of joy and laughter
and your love
was in the air
Why did it have to end?

Remember springtime
when the earth was new
and when you were so full of life
and winter far

Remember summer
and the smell of bread
when you wore a crown on your head
of poppies red
you said
we all
should come
with you too

But with the autumn
everything was changed
you were up to us to protect
but none expect
the rain

Then there was winter
and the falling snow
when the trees were all in disguise
and wonder filled your eyes
the world
covered up with ice


was a pavane for dead princesses
just a melody meant to bring back to our lives
all the feelings deep inside
we had for you

someone is being born
somebody has to die

Why did it have to be you?





My version is based on a performance by

The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy:





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