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The Penguin Discography: World

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Alan Simon

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World, forgotten child, forsaken dream,
In silence grieves,
World, a mourning sky, a weeping sea,
Abandoned lies.

Lost is the cadence of the heart,
Broken strings, a promise torn apart,
Lost is the music of the soul,
Dying echo, a story yet untold.

World, forgotten words, forsaken love,
In silence yearns.
World, a whispered song, a gentle sign,
Discarded burns.

Lost is the memory of time,
Broken wires, a vision out of line.
Lost is the chorus of life,
Fading air borne away to die.

World, forgotten faith, forsaken hope,
In silence falls.
World, a murmured wish, an uttered cry,
Rejected calls.

World, clinging to the sun.
World, a promise yet to come.
World, clutching at a dream.
Of the few who rise to redeem

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Running Time 5:12
Performers Zucchero (Adelmo Fornaciari) (Vocals), Anggun (Cipta Sasmi) (Vocals), Anggun (Cipta Sasmi) (Back Vocals), Billy (William Everett) Preston (Vasilisa) (Hammond Organ), Jim (James Paul) Moginie (Electric Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Slide Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Electric Guitar), Jean Jacques Milteau (Harmonica), Lee Holdridge (Conducted By), Alan Simon (Produced By), Alan Simon (Composed By), Alan Simon (Arranged By)
Commentsby Zucchero/Anggun. Alan Simon: Boulogne: When Zucchero sang this song, it took on a new dimension. His impressive performance seemed to exorcize the world. Then Anggun added grace to the track and Billy Preston, Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil) and Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac) brought their magical chords. There's no doubt, alchemy is at work! And we must not forget Lee Holdridge conducting the Prague Symphony Orchestra. When I wrote this track, I simply wanted to express my love for the Earth but these fantastic artists have taken it a step farther; "World" has become a plea for reconciliation.
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Gaia (2003)
Alan Simon

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Published by EMI Music Publishing Germany for Europe only. Adaptation in English: James Wood

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