Genre: Folk
BPM: 120
Released: January 2022
URL: /sndblnd.co/4xST

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Midas: The Man with the Golden Touch




Composition

offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

Composition, production.

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

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Gemini

Nigel Robinson ("Gemini")

Drums, vocals.

Scotland United Kingdom

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elizabethauzan

elizabeth auzan ("elizabethauzan")

Lyrics

lausanne Vaud Switzerland

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Sound Recording

Gemini

Nigel Robinson ("Gemini")

Drums, vocals.

Scotland United Kingdom

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offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

Composition, guitars, bass, bouzouki, mandolin, production.

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

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elizabethauzan

elizabeth auzan ("elizabethauzan")

Lyrics.

lausanne Vaud Switzerland

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Artist's Notes

Yet another of our modern interpretations of the Ancient Greek Myths.


Lyrics

Midas: The Man with the Golden Touch
Lyrics by Elizabeth Auzan

King of Phrygia, Midas my name.
I have power and wealth and fame
ZoŽ my daughter, my joy, my pride.
Lives in my palace by my side.

When Dionysus owed me one
For bringing drunk Silenus home
He said he would grant me any wish
How could I possibly resist?

Midas, Midas, Midas
Beware for what you ask
Midas, you wanted the golden touch
You shouldn't have asked for so much
Midas, Midas, Midas
Beware for what you ask

I took some time to make my choice
To make a wish to bring me joy
What if all I touched should turn to gold?
A brilliant idea all told

Midas, Midas, Midas
Beware for what you ask
Midas, you wanted the golden touch
You shouldn't have asked for so much
Midas, Midas, Midas
Beware for what you ask

My wish was granted in a trice
Implacable were thrown the dice
Gold and cold the rose I touched
Gold and cold food I could not sup

When my daughter came towards me
I didn't think, did not foresee
ZoŽ, so full of life and grace
Would freeze to gold in my embrace

Midas, Midas, Midas
Beware for what you ask
Midas, you wanted the golden touch
You shouldn't have asked for so much
Midas, Midas, Midas
Beware for what you ask

Dionysus I rushed to see
Please take back your gift, hear my plea
Bathe said he in the Pactolo stream
You shall your foolishness redeem.

Midas, King of Phrygia
Repented of his greed
His daughter refound, his lesson learned
Midas the love of his people earned
Wiser now than before,
He never asked for more

Collaborating From

Scotland United Kingdom
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
lausanne Vaud Switzerland