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Muses

Press play above for "One" from U2's 1991 Achtung Baby

 

I consider "One" among the best lyrical creations ever. I put it on this page because it means something different to almost everyone who listens. In our various muses we are all one - but we're not the same.

 

"One"

by U2

 

Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same
Will it make it easier on you now
You got someone to blame


You say... One love, One life
When it's one need in the night
One love, We get to share it
Leaves you baby if you don't care for it

Did I disappoint you
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth

You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without


Well it's... Too late, tonight
To drag the past out into the light
We're one, but we're not the same
We get to carry each other
Carry each other, One...

Have you come here for forgiveness
Have you come to raise the dead
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head

Did I ask too much

More than a lot
You gave me nothing

Now it's all I got
We're one, but we're not the same
Well we hurt each other
Then we do it again


You say... Love is a temple
Love a higher law, Love is a temple

Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I can't be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt

One love, One blood, One life
You got to do what you should
One life, with each other
Sisters, Brothers
One life, but we're not the same
We get to carry each other
Carry each other
One... One

Muses

Hold on to your paintbrush - it's going to be an artsy ride...

This section of the site is dedicated to original amateur art, music and prose created exclusively by people I know. Unapologetically politically incorrect, some of these works are personal or otherwise inappropriate for a public site, so I set up a separate password-protected area. If you have your user name and password already, select the button below to enter The Muses Galleries.

The Muses Galleries are organized in nine sections representing the nine Greek goddesses of inspiration, learning, the arts and culture. In mythology, the Muses were daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. They inspired poets, musicians and artists. The words music, museum and mosaic are all derived from muse.

The Muses

Calliope

The fair voiced

Calliope

The eldest and most distinguished of the Muses. She is the Muse of eloquence and epic or heroic poetry. This gallery features the written word in story form.
Clio

The proclaimer

Clio Painting by Vermeer

The Muse of historical and heroic poetry. This gallery features important elements of the past in art, photography or written forms.
Erato

The lovely

Panel of Erato by Vouet

The Muse of lyric poetry, particularly love and erotic poetry, and mimicry. This gallery features poems and mimicry expressed in art, photography or poetic forms.

Euterpe

The giver of pleasure

Euterpe Painting

The Muse of music, joy and pleasure. This gallery features music in audio, video or written forms.
Melpomene

 The songstress

Hesoid and the Muse

The Muse of tragedy. This gallery features loss, war and healing in art, photography or written forms.
Polyhymnia

She of many hymns

The Muse of the sacred hymn, eloquence and dance. This gallery features spiritual and religious expression in any form.
Terpsichore

The whirler

Terpsichore

The Muse of dancing and drama. This gallery features movement and interaction in any form.
Thalia

The flourishing

Thalia

The Muse who presided over comedy and pastoral poetry. She also favored rural pursuits. This gallery features humor and nature in any form.
Urania

The heavenly

Urania

The Muse of astronomy and astrology. This gallery features the future, science fiction and other elements beyond our world in any form.

If I know you, and you would like to participate either actively or passively in the Muses Galleries, please contact me for a user name and password.

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