October 9th, 2015


Magic In Tunes: 09/26/2015 - Fire In The Water

I had been thinking of going to the Water-Fire Show in Providence, RI for a while and finally could make it that weekend. It really is a very sensual and romantic event. When the sun goes down, the fires come up on the water all thru the Providence River. The crisp air warmed by the glowing fires - it’s a feeling that I cannot perhaps put in words. Truly magical.

Well, keeping in the spirit of the moment, here is the song Fire In The Water from the 2012 American blockbuster The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 that was Sung by Leslie Feist. She also wrote the song which was used for the intimate scene between Edward and Bella. A very sensual moment there, perfect for the song.

Lyrics in English:

Love's The Sweetest Feeling
Openly Believing
No Matter What We Find There
Come Back In Through The Eyes There
Sole And Born Creation
The Lion's In The House
Flowers Are Up In The Air
Crashing Against The Dark

Ah, Ahhah Ah...

Fire In The Water
Is The Body Of Our Love
Nobody Should See This
The Freeness Of The Light

Fire In The Water
Is The Body Of Our Love

Magic In Tunes: 09/27/2015 - Oh Chandamaama Andaala Bhaama, Endunnado Palkumaa

This year we had the rise Super Moon coincide with the Lunar Eclipse the very night on September 27th. Another beautiful moment that took my breathe away and can never forget it as long as I breathe.

Traditionally moon has been the subject of many poets to describe beauty, hurt, love, pain and sometimes distress. Here is one old-world melody Sung by Ghantasala where the lead actor, N. T. Ramarao, ardently pleads to the moon asking where is his beloved. Music has been composed by Ghantasala himself and Lyrics penned by Kosaraju. This beautiful melody is from the 1956 Telugu film Jayam Manade ( = Win Is Ours). Although the tune seems to be either used in some other song or must be a remake of another older song, not sure. Again something to chew for in future.

This song actually could be considered as a duet as the female singer (perhaps Jikki) hums the last few notes. However no where I could find this being listed as a duet.

Lyrics in Romanized Telugu:

Oh Chandamaama Andaala Bhaama, Endunnado Palkumaa
Oh Chandamaama Andaala Bhaama, Endunnado Palkumaa

Sogasu Vayasu Tana Laavanyame Chaalani, Sogasu Vayasu Tana Laavanyame Chaalani
Paisoyagaalu Elani Laalinchumaa, Soyagaalu Elani Laalinchumaa
Oh Chandamaama Andaala Bhaama, Endunnado Palkumaa

Madilo Medile Madhuraanandame Taanani, Madilo Medile Madhuraanandame Taanani
Ika Aalasincha Raadani Bodhinchumaa, Aalasincha Raadani Bodhinchumaa
Oh Chandamaama Andaala Bhaama, Endunnado Palkumaa
Aa Aa Aa Aa O O O O Aa Aa Aa