Even though 20th Century History and figures is one of my loves and i can't get enough of documentaries, I realised that i had never delved into the full story of Anne Frank, so i watched a brilliant documentary on their struggle and whilst utterly heartbreaking, it made me thankful of how fortunate none of us ever have to live through that hell and of course that we lived longer than 15 years.
By all accounts she was a vivacious, curious, left field thinking human being which is inspiring.
Anyway so i had a little chromatic riff bugging me all week and kept playing it when i should have been teaching, and then created a song about her. It is done sort of from her perspective and i was trying to imagine how she was feeling during the times she was hiding out for those two years.
I didnt want it to be a sad ballad so its the complete opposite of that. In fact i am struggling to say what it is really but hey ho.
don't you speak
there's a dark cloud over me
where's my God?
Has he left me for another day?
don't you breathe
Brown shirts still surrounding me
Am i insane?
Playing hide and seek at my age!
But it's no game
You have got to scream
All the time hear the screams
You don't want me to scream
maybe then we can leave
In sleep i hear a man around the corner
he is a knight in shining armour
Just scoop me up, proceed to tell me
"its all ok today you are free"
And then i'm woken from the silence
Inside and outside blare the sirens
Maybe the time is here to write that Gentle prose
So everyone can know how it goes.
A Daffodil on death row.....
Have you come for me?
Maybe one day you'll read
How it was for me
Feel me and smile for me
The i too will be free