from the loft – michelangelo

Michelangelo is a song from my 1999 album Pure White. I became enamoured with Michelangelo and his work and would photocopy images from books and ‘hang’ them in my shed bedroom.

Here is a recent video of me playing Michelangelo. You can download the original recording free from here. I will include the lyrics below.

Michelangelo

I have a painting on my skin
It reminds me sometimes of what lies within
Why do we fake what we cannot say
When the tides roll back our way

And even Michelangelo grew pasty and tired
Staring up at the lingering beautiful blue faces that he painted
And if the Sistine Chapel is still coming to life
Then our desires and our dreams are just caked in cracks of time

You have an inkspot on your skin
You leave it there so that the pain can’t get in
Your salty tears will wash it away
When the tides roll back your way

And even Michelangelo grew pasty and tired
Staring up at the lingering beautiful blue faces that he painted
And if the Sistine Chapel is still coming to life
Then our desires and our dreams are just caked in cracks of time

We have an etching in our veins
With snapshot colours of passion and pain
A calligraphy heart is beating inside
You can see it swimming against the tide

I bring my painting into view
It’s hanging right here in front of you
Our ocean love will preserve the frame
’til the tides roll it away

And eve Michelangelo grew pasty and tired
Staring up at the lingering beautiful blue faces that he painted
And if the Sistine Chapel is still coming to life
Then our desires and our dreams are just caked in cracks of time
Our desires and our dreams are just caked in cracks of time


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