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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (Samba)

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans with new music by Morricone Youth

(Copyright 2017, music and lyrics by Devon Goldberg, sung by Sami Stevens and John Castro)

SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (F.W Murnau’s 1927 classic silent film) is part of an ongoing series of live re-score vinyl and digital releases by NYC band MORRICONE YOUTH. Set for release September 8th via Country Club Records and distributed by Light In The Attic/Revolver, this is the 4th album in a series of original and re-interpreted live scores – the first three releases being NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (2016), THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED (2016) and MAD MAX (2017). The band has written original music and/or reinterpreted the music for fifteen silent films and midnight movies performed at various film theaters, art institutions and DIY spaces around New York City and up and down the East Coast over the years. It’s a somewhat unconventional project; not only performing in typical club settings (accompanying projections of scenes from corresponding films behind the band), but also venues able to accommodate special screening events with a live band. Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans is available at Light In The Attic.


The Woman

Holiday village in the thistle, you’re my little lake town guy
From the hedges, nightly whistle; meet me with those puppy dog eyes
Moonlight visit, impassioned kisses…Now!
(She will never know)
Unsuspicious narcissistic, Embracing rolling ’round the reeds
Upon the Tilsit drown the Misses, drift away, secret’s freed
Sunrise, A Song: A Song Of Two Humans; The Woman The Man and The Wife
Sell the farmhouse, leave your ol’ spouse; City’s where we’ll start our new life
Sunrise, A Song; A Song Of Two Humans; Now!
Finally alone we could watch the sun rise

The Man

Shoes of lead weight, lingering sweetheart, we were once madly in love
Summertime playmate, reluctantly upstart; fled to the bustle above
Boarded the trolley, pondered my folly, Now!
(Please I beg of you)
Buy you flowers, (ply me with cake), wedding vows in the church we make peace
(Pose for a portrait), sit for a close shave, (knelt down on one knee in grief)
Sunrise, A Song: A Song Of Two Humans; The Woman The Man and The Wife
Joined in the funfair, Carnival games shared; City’s where we mended our life
Sunrise, A Song; A Song Of Two Humans; Now!
Finally again we’ll soon watch the sun rise

The Wife (Two Humans)

Sunrise, A Song: A Song Of Two Humans; The Woman The Man and The Wife
Drifting back home, capsized by the storm; those bundles are what saved our two lives
Sunrise, A Song; A Song Of Two Humans; Now!
Finally as one we now watch the sun rise

About the author

Morricone Youth

MORRICONE YOUTH was formed in 1999 with a mission statement to compose, re-interpret, perform and/or record "music written for the moving image" (film/tv soundtracks, library music, etc.) in all incarnations - from playing shows dedicated to specific composers/film genres with projections, to live scoring films in theaters. Over the years, they have released albums, toured and had residencies at Knitting Factory, CBGB, Tonic and, most recently, Nitehawk Cinema. Brooklyn Academy of Music commissioned them to write an original score to Hitchcock's THE LODGER which was performed to a sold out audience on Halloween 2013. Philadelphia Museum of Art also commissioned a multi-media piece for its Marcel Duchamp exhibit in 2012, and MassMoCA chose the band this summer for its annual outdoor film screening to live score for MAD MAX. Contact the author.

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