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Knee Play 5 - Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass 1979 Original

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Uploaded on Apr 13, 2010

This video was for someone I deeply loved. In fact, I can truly say I couldn't have loved him more than I already did.

This is the final piece of the original recording (1979) of Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass and performed and The Philip Glass Ensemble. The old story of love as it describes itself was shortened, as it was the whole opera to fit in four vinyl records, and does not include some of the originally intended lyrics. Here is the part of the speech that is included by Samuel M Johnson:

Two lovers sat on a park bench with their bodies touching each other, holding hands in the moonlight.

There was silence between them. So profound was their love for each other, they needed no words to express it. And so they sat in silence, on a park bench, with their bodies touching, holding hands in the moonlight.

Finally she spoke. "Do you love me, John ?" she asked. "You know I love you. darling," he replied. "I love you more than tongue can tell. You are the light of my life. my sun. moon and stars. You are my everything. Without you I have no reason for being."

Again there was silence as the two lovers sat on a park bench, their bodies touching, holding hands in the moonlight. Once more she spoke. "How much do you love me, John ?" she asked. He answered : "How' much do I love you ? Count the stars in the sky. Measure the waters of the oceans with a teaspoon. Number the grains of sand on the sea shore. Impossible, you say.

The lyrics for the 1993 recording can be found here:
http://nicolas.sceaux.free.fr/einstei...

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