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The Guitarist

from Sampler by Minas - Orlando and Patricia



A solitary guitarist brings life to an empty hall when listeners come, leaving behind silence and dust when they leave


As twilight waits behind the sky
The sun withdraws its rays now shy
And in a corner alone and dark
He wraps his passion in his arms
And strums a haunting melody
Cradling wood his soul sets free
The notes begin to weave a story
From loss to love to painted glory
We laugh, we cry, we sing inside
The stories he tells are yours and mine

The questions in his searching soul
Pull at the strings, the night unfolds
He moves hearts in a crowded room
Of floating smoke, sweat and perfume
He sings his life from his guitar
It’s all he has, he’s come this far
The music fills what could have been
A silent room a place within
Notes strike chords in heart and mind
The spaces they fill are yours and mine

He packs his tired guitar away
Closes the latches it’s almost day
He shuts the door and leaves the room
As dust settles in rays of the moon.
And leaves behind an emptiness
A silence so loud it screams nothingness
And all that was has come undone
Notes and night erased by sun
We laugh we cry we sing inside
The stories he tells are yours and mine

We laugh we cry we sing inside
The stories he tells are yours and mine
The stories he tells are yours and mine


from Sampler, released January 1, 2016
Music by Orlando Haddad, lyrics by Patricia K. Haddad, © Blueazul Music, BMI




Minas - Orlando and Patricia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Minas (Orlando and Patricia) takes Brazilian and American roots to create a sound that is fresh and innovative, from ballads tinged with melancholic traits of Blues and Choro, to Folk coasting on the subtle coolness of a Bossa Nova pulse, to upbeat Sambas elaborated with instrumental jazz improvisation, scat singing and whimsical whistling. ... more

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