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Music To Accompany The Return Of The Sixpack

Ashes Are Burning

The first song that I associate with the “The Return Of The Sixpack” is called “Can You Understand?” by a rock band called Renaissance. It's a beautifully musical song that brings to mind the splendours of an army of knights galloping across the field on horseback. The song is also pertinent with respect to Chen-Soo's growing confusion as she attempts to try to understand herself and everyone around her. For Vanessa (Blue-Tack) and Mai-Zen there is also much for them to understand, particularly about their ghosts and fears which are magnified by the coming reunion, a reunion that will bring with it the long awaited chance for vengeance.

The second song I associate with the story is “Fall” by Jasmine Ash. The lyrics seem to fit the story of the girls as they face life and growing up in a new and dangerous world. This song is also used on the Book Trailer for both “The Lost Girls” and “The Return Of The Sixpack.”

Renaissance Live At Carnegie Hall Shine

“Can You Understand?” was published a number of times, once on an album called “Ashes Are Burning,” where it is the first track, and also most notably in 1976 on the album “Renaissance Live At Carnegie Hall” (from HTD Records HTD CD 40A). I still have this album on vinyl.

If you decide to buy either of these three CD's try searching on Amazon.com or the usual search engines. If you want further information on Renaissance, try their original fan page at Northern Lights, or their website at Renaissancetouring.com, or again, try the usual search engines.

For your delectation you can play “Can You Understand?” on YouTube here. Be warned, this one is nearly ten minutes long! And (apart from playing the Book Trailer, which is only 30 seconds long) you can listen to the full track of “Fall” by playing the video on YouTube here. The lyrics of “Can You Understand?” and “Fall” are shown below.
 

Can You Understand?

Dollars down the penny drain
Frozen in the clouds
Dream away the last of pain
In waterfalls of sounds

Float across the icy pools
Leaves with curl and sway
Now your mind is floating cool
And you can find the way

Can you understand you can really understand
When the darkness comes you still shine
Open up your eyes and make the day shine sunshine now
Open up your dreams and and make the way shine sunshine now
Can you understand you understand
Can you understand you understand
Open up your life and make your lifetime sunshine now
Open up your soul and make your lifeline sunshine now
Can you understand you understand
Can you understand you understand

Dancing without moving now
Growing with your soul
One with all around you now
Related to the all

Purple mist around your hair
Eyes are fading blue
Smiling into everywhere
Love is coming through

Song & Lyrics Copyright © Renaissance & BTM Records 1976


 

Fall

Fall away with me
When the road remains too steep
If you believe in me
Then that's what I believe

You are not alone
Sometimes you think you are sometimes
You are not alone
Some nights you think you are sometimes
You are not alone
I think you just might be surprised
You are not alone
Sometimes you think you are some nights

I stay awake for moments like these
When the world wants everything
And everything is all we can see
But everything is all we need

I am not alone
Sometimes you think you are sometimes
I am not alone
Some nights you think you are sometimes
I am not alone
I think you just might be surprised
I am not alone
Sometimes you think you are some nights

Fall away with me
I can help you to breathe
And you can help me to breathe

Copyright © Jasmine Ash 2007


(ISBN - 1-4196-9174-0)

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