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Brainerd High School Choir 2001-2002 Cloudburst (HD)

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Uploaded on Jan 7, 2009

This is the Brainerd, Minnesota Senior High School A Capella Choir (2001-2002) singing Cloudburst; composed by Eric Whitacre. I sang 2nd Tenor in the choir during this particular year. This choir was directed/conducted by the INCREDIBLE Michael Smith at this time. All instruments are played by members of the choir, and you can bet it was fun hauling them all over Norway.

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Lyrics-
La lluvia
ojos de agua de sombra,
ojos de agua de pozo,
ojos de agua de sueño.
Soles azules, verdes remolinos
picos de luz que abren astros
como granadas.
Dime, tierra quemada, no hay agua?
Hay sólo sangre sólo hay polvo,
sólo pisadasde pies desnudos sobre la espina?

La lluvia despierta
Hay que dormir con los ojos abiertos,
(...) hay que soñar en voz alta,
hay que cantar
hasta que el canto eche
raíces, tronco, ramas,
hay que desenterrar la palabra perdida
recordar que dicen sangre, la marea,
la tierra y el cuerpo,
volver al punto de partida.

English Translation-
The rain ...
Eyes of shadow-water
eyes of well-water
eyes of dream-water.
Blue suns, green whirlwinds,
birdbeaks of light pecking open
pomegranate stars.
But tell me, burnt earth,
is there no water?
Only blood, only dust,
only naked footsteps on the thorns?

The rain awakens ...
We must sleep with open eyes,
(...) we must dream aloud,
we must sing till the song
puts forth roots,
trunk, branches, birds, stars,
we must find the lost word,
and remember
what the blood, the tides,
the earth, and the body say,
and return to the point of departure

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