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The Heart Asks Pleasure First
Michael Nyman Lyrics


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Battleship Nagato

OMFG
sorry for the language but, i'll start from the beginning
i was born late 1993 coincidence or not
i think my mom listened to this while i was on her womb
and anyway there was a CD with this that my parents would occasionally hear, until 2007 or so when the CD was lost.
i've had other songs stuck in my head after it, but i've always had this song stuck there, and i couldn't find it for nothing
i tried searching for "that famous piano solo" no avail
"that famous piano song" no avail
"hollywood famous piano song" nope
"classic hollywood famous piano song" no
etc. etc.
there was a small computer game, i cannot remember about what, that had a MIDI of this as background music, but in the game files there was only "music.mid"
nowadays there's even an ad on TV with a similar music that reminded me of that
various things happened in my life since 2007 and there were sad moments, nevertheless i was happy. BUT this thing was torturing me very silently. It was less of a silent killer than stuff that's usually a silent killer like ageing and seconhand smoke. Today, April 2nd 2017, after 10 years of nanometrically small torture, I FINALLY FOUND IT. The way i feel is out of my words.

tl:dr
i've had this song stuck in my head for 10 years.



mistofigo

"Above the lakes, above the vales,
The mountains and the woods, the clouds, the seas,
Beyond the sun, beyond the ether,
Beyond the confines of the starry spheres,

My soul, you move with ease,
And like a strong swimmer in rapture in the wave
You wing your way blithely through boundless space
With virile joy unspeakable.

Fly far, far away from this baneful miasma
And purify yourself in the celestial air,
Drink the ethereal fire of those limpid regions
As you would the purest of heavenly nectars.

Beyond the vast sorrows and all the vexations
That weigh upon our lives and obscure our vision,
Happy is he who can with his vigorous wing
Soar up towards those fields luminous and serene,

He whose thoughts, like skylarks,
Toward the morning sky take flight
— Who hovers over life and understands with ease
The language of flowers and silent things!"

C. Baudelaire - "Elevation" - Les fleurs du mal



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Battleship Nagato

OMFG
sorry for the language but, i'll start from the beginning
i was born late 1993 coincidence or not
i think my mom listened to this while i was on her womb
and anyway there was a CD with this that my parents would occasionally hear, until 2007 or so when the CD was lost.
i've had other songs stuck in my head after it, but i've always had this song stuck there, and i couldn't find it for nothing
i tried searching for "that famous piano solo" no avail
"that famous piano song" no avail
"hollywood famous piano song" nope
"classic hollywood famous piano song" no
etc. etc.
there was a small computer game, i cannot remember about what, that had a MIDI of this as background music, but in the game files there was only "music.mid"
nowadays there's even an ad on TV with a similar music that reminded me of that
various things happened in my life since 2007 and there were sad moments, nevertheless i was happy. BUT this thing was torturing me very silently. It was less of a silent killer than stuff that's usually a silent killer like ageing and seconhand smoke. Today, April 2nd 2017, after 10 years of nanometrically small torture, I FINALLY FOUND IT. The way i feel is out of my words.

tl:dr
i've had this song stuck in my head for 10 years.

nenntmichbond

Haha mate I'm crying hard right now from joy, I'm infinitely happy for you. This must be so great.
I'm searching for a song for a solid 10 years now, too. I think when I find it my heart will just explode.

epineh

If you really want to go full circle, learn to play this yourself. Speaking from experience the joy of learning a piece that you are already passionate about is amazing! You will find a depth in the music you didn't ever know was there, even if it is frustrating at times, its so worth it :)

Vanessa Viola

Tiago Costa OMG the same thing happened to me with another piano piece: comptine dun autre ete from Amelie. Not quite a decade but about 7 years, drove me crazy! I recommend you listen if you love this, has similar energy. ☺️👌🏽

Adam Ahmad

Thank God you finally found it.

sam iexy

Tiago Costa your language is unforgivable

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TheRaGiTe

I used to play this for hours on the piano. I'd close my eyes and get lost in the emotion.

K. M.

same !!

M.I. H-G

TheRaGiTe I’m learning it for the first time now. It’s so beautiful

LIZZY_ and friends

i have a very close connection with this song, when i was eight or nine and i was going to the university for my piano examination i was really nervous so my dad played this song in the car for me and from then every saturday when i would go to piano lessons i would make my dad play this tune for me. {and we ended up purchasing about 100 classical piano songs}

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