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Song ideas are like seeds. Some of them grow while others stay dormant. This one grew into a moonflower (in French, Fleur de Lune), a song for the end of summer when gardens are lush and nights are still hot. I’ve actually grown moonflowers. It’s true when ready to bloom the flower opens in the evening. You can watch it unfurl delicate and bright white like a lace dress. Under most conditions it usually lasts for only one night.

In the song, the arrangement of instruments are symbolic. The piano represents the “fleur de lune,” who most will see as the symbol of a woman (but doesn’t need to be). The piano plays a countermelody with the vocal and also has a “dance” with the trumpet when the song modulates. The trumpet represents a person in pursuit of “fleur de lune” as a love interest.

Countermelody, also referred to in classical music as counterpoint, is a secondary melody played simultaneously with (but not with the same rhythmic pattern as) the primary melody, in this case the vocal. Because it can stand out on its own as a separate melody, if you are unfamiliar with the music you may at first think there is simply some competing melody going on. There’s only so much processing the brain can do with a piece of music if you listen to it once or twice. However, when you become more familiar with it, as I have after listening many times, the piano part sounds like a countermelody and blends in.

Long ago I traveled to the Greek islands at the end of the summer, and the month of August has been sacred to me ever since. I wanted this song to evoke memories of island romance and exotic places. The song contains an element of my longing to go back and for the summer to never end. But it must, just like a flower’s beauty must fade.

Sad, sweet, and sexy with a Latin groove that might just put you in the mood to sway with someone special. Enjoy!

lyrics

Fleur de Lune
Waiting by your side on a summer night
Knowing you’ll be gone by the morning light
and I’m waiting, Fleur de Lune
Fleur de Lune
Found you in a garden with your heart-shaped leaves
clinging like a vine to anyone you please
Such a flower, Fleur de Lune

Fleur de Lune
Why do you only show your face at night
then like the moon tumble out of sight

Fleur de Lune
Soon you’ll only be just a memory
One night is all you have to open up for me
Then you’re a fading flower, Fleur de Lune
Ma Fleur de Lune
won’t you flower

Fleur de Lune
Why do you only show your lonely face at night
then like the moon tumble out of sight

Fleur de Lune
Waiting by your side on a summer night
Knowing you’ll be gone by the morning light
Still waiting, Fleur de Lune
Fleur de Lune
You speak no word and still I hear the sweetest voice
Hold you in my hands until you make the choice
but to flower, Fleur de Lune

‘Cause soon you’ll only be just a memory, Fleur de Lune
One night is all you have to open up for me, Fleur de Lune
then you’re a faded flower, Fleur de Lune
It’s getting lighter by the hour, Fleur de Lune
Yours is the fate of a flower
ma Fleur de Lune

Published by peterflaire

Aspiring jazzer, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and indie producer releasing music with soul that speaks to the heart spoken through the language of jazz. You can find me at BandCamp, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple iTunes, and Deezer.

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