"April Eve"- Words & Music by Brian Buller Arrangement- BB (:
Copyright 2015.

Lyrics:
"April Eve"

Oh, wrapped in leaves
the wounds of Winter
are now tended
with a verdant light

Oh, in the deepening chill
our sky settles
in her shawl
of cobalt night

~ Oh, such a thin moon about us
Oh, such a thin moon ~

April Eve
Share your tenderness
April Eve
Bring me warmth
April Eve
Take what’s in my mind
‘n leave this love at my side
leave this love at my side
leave this love at my side

Oh, as a rosen-glow
is birthed from hillsides
as the hours
of a day are formed

Oh, so the arms of the land
gather all shades living
to the womb
from which dusk is born

~ Oh, such a full moon about us
Oh, such a full moon ~

April Eve
Share your tenderness
April Eve
Bring me warmth
April Eve
Take what’s in my mind
‘n leave this love at my side
leave this love at my side
leave this love at my side

Commentary by BB:
There’s a lot going on in the lyrics of this song, but at the heart of it all is a connection to nature and the greater cosmos. This connection for me takes a Pagan form.

Whether or not a listener identifies as Pagan doesn't really matter. For this song speaks of the universal human needs for companionship: both between mortals and equally significant, between mortals and nature on primal, instinctual, spiritual and creative levels.

There is a juxtaposition of chilled night air and the warmth of possibility in the mingling of Spring. There is companionship and a reunion, symbolic or literal, as Winter – and its struggles – gives way at last to allow a new season to arrive.

A "thin moon" vs. a "full moon" can symbolize so much: waiting and arriving; vulnerability and empowerment; distance and nearness… are some examples.

The song exists in part to convey a sensation of intertwined circular waning that is ever-growing with the knowledge and evidence that the cycle returns with renewed strength and virility. In this case, the cycle could mean a Cosmic Spring power.

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Sonically and artistically speaking, this particular arrangement was intended to be a little fuzzy and organic; ambient nature sounds abound and at times threaten to take over. But the hiss and rumble of river and wind are accessed as an integral part of the whole soundscape.

Technologically speaking, my equipment and software are humble bordering on archaic. (And my sound engineering skills are developing but are still - I feel - far behind my acoustic music skills.) I do the best I can with what I have- for better or worse. The song and sonic art experimentations continue.

Thank you for reading and listening. (;