Don Rosler: Lyricist/Songwriter/Producer

Brief Eternity (from "Bobby McFerrin: VOCAbuLarieS)

06:13
Bobby McFerrin with Roger Treece
May 2011
Treece/Rosler

Lyrics

Brief Eternity---Bobby McFerrin, Roger Treece Lyrics by Don Rosler

 

 

I hear my “hey la”

Echo with my “hola”

Beneath my footbridge, where I always sing

 

Whistling papa’s whistle

Bouncing off the stone

Closing my eyes to find eternal spring

 

Rolling down the hillside

Soaking in the twilight

Floating with laughter and the spinning sky

 

Deep in constellations

Fathoming creation

How could all this have comeevolve from timeless time

 

  Imagine this

 

     One brief eternity

One tiny glimpse from God

     One small infinity

Where I sing “hey la!”

 

 

Dropping back to hard land

Ticking with the tock land

Finding a portal back to timeless seas 

 

 

Maybe someone’s kiss is

Where suspended bliss is

Or in the moment

Before your baby

Drifts to sleep 

Your lullabies

 

Lulla-bye you

Will bring you back…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brief Eternity, page 2

 

 

Drifting off and

Slipping into

Somewhere you swear you hear…

 

 

   …Voices, mama’s “doo doo doo doo”

   Lovers whisper “doo doo doo doo”

   Loved ones lost are singing with you

   Psalms and whispers

   Working in the garden has you…

 

   …Breathing in the bloom and then you

   View the sunset view to move you

   Close to truly understanding

   Life and death but nothing ending

   Voices living on

 

(vocal section)

 

 

 

   Voices, mama’s “doo doo doo doo”

   Lovers cooing “doo doo doo doo”

   Loved ones lost are singing with you

   Psalms and whispers

   Working in the garden has you…

 

   …Breathing in the bloom, and then you

   View the sunset view to bring you

   Back to awe and understanding

   To the place

   Where revelations seem so never ending

 

 

Mama hear my hey la, hey la…

I hear Popa’s whistle, can you hear him too…

 

 

Godhas granted us

With this brief eternity

A chance to see

wondrous glimpse

Within a kiss

Suspended bliss

An echoed voice

A spinning boy

Who’s drifting with the stars to sleep

 

 

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