My Spectral Summer

from by Jacques, a robin

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© 2007 Davide Ariasso. All rights reserved.

Suddenly that summer the heat was unbearable
The countryside fell silent and still
From my bed I was watching through the window
The streams running dry and the fires on the hills

Then I remembered the words of my brother
A few weeks before he died he said:
“My twin, my beloved companion,
It’s time you learn how to live by yourself”

And like a ghost i covered myself with sheets
They’d wanted me to get up, I couldn’t walk on empty
I kept waiting through winter and spring
A sign that you were still there with me

Oh Brother, us little boys reflect unto each others
Oh Brother, I’m left here with a mirror to shatter

As his words came back to my mind
With a strength I didn’t think words could ever find
I was drawn out of bed to the fields,
now the spectral summer was pulsating for me

And Nature’s murmurs and echoes like friends
Drove me through the trees to the forest end
Where I could see my reflection in a lake
‘n holding him in my heart I started praying for rain.

Oh Brother, us little boys reflect unto each others
Oh Brother, I’m left here with prayers for you.


from Statuettes, released May 6, 2013
(c) Davide Ariasso



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Jacques, a robin Bristol, UK

Jacques, a robin is an alter ego of Italian songwriter Davide Ariasso. Jacques appeared in Davide's life with an urgency to sing songs of melancholy and hope, all guided by an underlining transcendence and ecstasy.

Active as live performer in Bristol since 2007, Jacques has released his debut album 'Statuettes' in 2011, with 16 guest musicians, and is working at an EP about hearts and children
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