Here’s David Byrne, Mauro Refosco and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

Performing David Byrne and Brian Eno’s ‘One Fine Day’ at National Sawdust’s 2019 Spring Gala.

It’s nice.

Heartwarming.

Topical.

Raw and interesting too, I think.

Like much of what David Byrne does.

Here are the words.

Saw the wanderin’ eye, inside my heart
Shouts and battle cries, from every part
I can see those tears, every one is true
When the door appears, I’ll go right through, oh
I stand in liquid light, like everyone

I built my life with rhymes, to carry on
And it gives me hope, to see you there
The things I used to know, that one fine

One fine day

In a small dark room, where I will wait
Face to face I find, I contemplate
Even though a man is made of clay
Everything can change that one fine —

One fine day

Then before my eyes, is standing still
I beheld it there, a city on a hill
I complete my tasks, one by one
I remove my masks, when I am done

Then a peace of mind fell over me —
In these troubled times, I still can see
We can use the stars, to guide the way
It is not that far, the one fine —

One fine day

Here’s the tune:

https://www.50odd.co.uk/sawdust/.

 

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