Chanson Mélodie

My zip closed up, and on each foot a sock,
I am now ready for the coming day.
Somewhere, within my head, the tune I seek
Comes back, and through my soul begins to play.

And it may seem to me a joyous air,
Though tinged, somewhat, with sadness or with pain,
And though vague in form and substance, always there,
To haunt me with its oft-recurring strains.

Unsought, unbidden, it came back to me,
Lodged in my head, almost invisibly,
Soaring skyward, its beauty enthralling me,
Its essence fixed in me quite utterly.

It is not for me to tell you how to think,
Sure this tune's echo deep within you remains,
Poised like a poet's quill, pregnant with its ink,
To fire dreams, and swell the soul's refrain.

Let us all share these moments, when they come,
When Song takes wing, soars to infinity,
Into the dust of angels is transformed,
The warp and weft of words and melody.

May its presence be like Serendipity,
A blessing on you, wherever you may go,
Ingrained in your life's fabric, day on day,
This song, this tune, always a part of you.

  • Thierry Deneux
  • Thierry Deneux
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Greg Hone
    English Interpretation
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Chanson Mélodie
  • Project Type:
    Song, Lyrics Only
  • Genres:
    French Chanson, Folk, Alternative, Singer Songwriter
  • Length:
    3 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 9, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
  • Student Project:
  • London
    June 4, 2005
    Michael Kamen Award
Artist Biography

Born in 1972 in Toulon, south of France, Thierry Deneux has been involved in music since a young age, studying drums and percussion, he then started singing and playing guitar, working on his own compositions as well as a performing Artist.
After some years of playing and studying in London, he received in 2005, the Michael Kamen Award given by Sir Georges Martin after following a composer course at BANM.
His experiences as a performer are diverse. He currently performs some of his own material in London with the quartet Gypsy Dreamers. Other experiences also include percussionist at the Edinburgh Festival and Manchester Cathedral for the Duke Ellington sacred concert with 12-piece Jazz Band “The Big Buzzard”.
He is currently teaching Music and Drums in an International school as well as a specialist school for autistic children and continues to perform and releasing his own music as an Independent Artist.

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