For years this song has haunted me, in a nice way, because its a beautiful composition by Pat Metheny. It wasn’t until I got the lyrics translated that I fully understood the song and why if fits me so perfectly and, hence, the theme of this blog.
Here are the lyrics and below a nice video set to the song, beautifully sung by Pedro Aznar
Dream of The Return
Music: Pat Metheny – Vocals: Pedro Aznar
I tossed a poem to the sea
that took with it my questions and my voice
Like a slow ship it got lost in the spray
I asked it not to return
without having seen the open sea
and in dreams telling me of its visions.
Even if it didn’t return
I would know if it arrived.
Travel the whole life
on the blue calm or foundering in storms
little matters the way if some port awaits
I waited so long for the message
that I forgot to return to the sea
and thus I lost the poem
I cried to the heavens all my rancor
I finally found it written in the sand
like a prayer
The sea beat in my veins
and set my heart free