• The Flame......Christiane Spruit and Leonard Scaper
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With the way things look in the world today we ask all of you to look deeply within to where the flame of hope truly does spring eternal.

This song was born of a beautiful piano track by @Chris Spruit .

The Flame
https://soundcloud.com/leonardscaper/the-flame-christiane-spruit

Where is the flame
Where is the flame
Now that the world is burning
Where is the flame
Will the tide ever turn

Wie das Morgenlicht
Das Dunkel besticht
Und die Sonne wärmend durch
Die Wolken bricht
Wir hören nicht auf
Weichen nicht zurück
Wir stehen dagegen
Treten raus ins Licht

Yes there is a flame
In the heart of the darkness
It's part of who we are
If we get back to where we came from
We'll see who we can be
You and me
And all of the others
We're sisters and brothers
Yes we're all the same
We'll rise up today
And the flame will light our way

Where is the flame
When we finally learn
Who will explain
That there is a way
To change the game
Now it's our turn

To change
Minds
We will rearrange things
While we've still got time
With this righteous anger
And this flame
We will rise up again

So where is the flame
Now that our hearts are burning for change
Where is the flame
We will rise up together
And change our ways

Wo ist die flamme
Wo ist die flamme
Where is the flame

Wir sind das Licht
Wir sind das Licht
Where is the flame

"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach....but use your head." Julia Child

 "In a world of robotic conformity, the only originality left in music is the imperfections" Eric Craptone

"Special thanks to Steve Gleason for making me who I am today." Leonard Scaper

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Re: The Flame......Christiane Spruit and Leonard Scaper
Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 19:57:47
 ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

beautiful @Leonard Scaper and @Chris Spruit 

i love all of it
me, myself, and Pie


Re: The Flame......Christiane Spruit and Leonard Scaper
Reply #2 on: March 17, 2020, 09:02:43
@Leonard Scaper
Thank you for this great collab and good time we had, while taking the flame to light up the ocean between us and hopefully others.
Your voice in german sounds so good, too.
Thanks for going along with this, love and Language connects people and good food, too ....
Maybe one day we put our RÖMERTÖPFE together making a fire and cook in the woods??
*BIGGRIN*
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Re: The Flame......Christiane Spruit and Leonard Scaper
Reply #3 on: March 17, 2020, 20:09:48
Beautiful track. I like the way the 2 voices work together and also the German section - even though I don't know what  the words mean.
Today I'm only one day older. Do you think my hair's turned grey?


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Re: The Flame......Christiane Spruit and Leonard Scaper
Reply #4 on: March 17, 2020, 21:03:23
listening again..i agree with you @redmando , the languages tied together is an extra  jewel to this song  :thumbsup:

i like all about this track, but this time around i listened while reading the lyrics along in the opening post, i normally don't do that, but when reading the German verse (lyrics) along with listening to @Leonard Scaper  singing them, i was impressed. I don't know whether Lenny ever had lessons in the German language, but that...was ..seriously nice and good

super song @Chris Spruit and @Leonard Scaper


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Re: The Flame......Christiane Spruit and Leonard Scaper
Reply #5 on: March 17, 2020, 21:21:56
and listening again, i enjoy this song a lot  ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone::

made  wonder..... :o :o :o :o, seriously...is @Leonard Scaper in for singing one line, just one line... in Dutch  ::) ::) ::) for me  ;D ;D ;D ;D ::) ::)

what if we have a songwriting challenge...in which at least one line (or more), or preferably the hook chorus line..has to be in another language than you master @Bill from November Sound @MrBouzouki @Mar T. @Goatrelated @LePlongeur @Jurgen @Katze Konigsberg @siennalittle  @Mora Amaro La Loba @Mark Luto @oorlab @Pleudoniem @budhabuilding @robertkc @1roomstudio @Rabid Parrot @MichaelA @Mo @redmando @Songwriter16 @IsleofSkye @GTB @Timothy Smith @realkevm @man of simple pleasures @alcapone_dudu @Troispr @Rewboat @Rightly @Zedd @Neal @Jambrains @Charlie @all



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Re: The Flame......Christiane Spruit and Leonard Scaper
Reply #6 on: March 17, 2020, 21:50:50
Thanks so much @Dutchbeat and @redmando . Perhaps @Chris Spruit would translate that second verse. I do not think I would do it justice.



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Re: The Flame......Christiane Spruit and Leonard Scaper
Reply #7 on: March 18, 2020, 06:46:05
@Leonard Scaper
Thank you for this great collab and good time we had, while taking the flame to light up the ocean between us and hopefully others.
Your voice in german sounds so good, too.
Thanks for going along with this, love and Language connects people and good food, too ....
Maybe one day we put our RÖMERTÖPFE together making a fire and cook in the woods??
*BIGGRIN*
@Dutchbeat .THANK YOU!!!!!!


You gotta be kidding @Chris Spruit !!! You are way too young to have Römertopfe. Period.
I have two of them since over 40 years.
Why not have a challenge about how food connects people.
In Tartiflette we trust.
Kind regards, Gus


Re: The Flame......Christiane Spruit and Leonard Scaper
Reply #8 on: March 18, 2020, 08:18:14
Thanks so much @Dutchbeat and @redmando . Perhaps @Chris Spruit would translate that second verse. I do not think I would do it justice.

@redmando THANK YOU AND:

this translation will be close enough I guess:

in the same way as the morning light conquers the dark
and the warming sun breaks through the clouds
we will not stop
we will not evade
we stand against it
and step out into the light
Outro
we are the light

@Dutchbeat  getting gready  :pompom: but yes a very nice idea.
@LePlongeur  I do have Tajine and a Römertopf , and I was born 1965 , and that Römertopf was invented 1966 in Germany , hahahaha @Leonard Scaper , you taught me that....


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Re: The Flame......Christiane Spruit and Leonard Scaper
Reply #9 on: March 18, 2020, 08:58:39
« Last Edit: March 18, 2020, 09:22:16 by Charlie »
Dear Leonard and Chris,
This is a gem!! The kind of song I'd dream to write and produce myself. And the flame is such a beautiful and  pregnant symbol. What else could I say.
Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen:
Verweile doch! Du bist so schön! 
Dann magst du mich in Fesseln schlagen,
Dann will ich gern zugrunde gehn!
Charlie
If you dig it, do it. If you dig it a lot, do it twice (Jim Croce).


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Re: The Flame......Christiane Spruit and Leonard Scaper
Reply #10 on: March 18, 2020, 10:11:06
Apart from the slightly syrupy side to the lyrics (yes, sorry) it's a lovely song. @Leonard Scaper is pulled along by @Chris Spruit's magnificent piano. I would hate to be fesselt but come perilously close to letting it happen.
Without the shadow of a doubt one of the best in da Kitchen.
Hip hip Hurray!
Kind regards, Gus


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Reply #11 on: March 18, 2020, 10:40:48
Apart from the slightly syrupy side to the lyrics (yes, sorry) it's a lovely song. @Leonard Scaper is pulled along by @Chris Spruit's magnificent piano. I would hate to be fesselt but come perilously close to letting it happen.
Without the shadow of a doubt one of the best in da Kitchen.
Hip hip Hurray!
Kind regards, Gus

made me smile, yes slightly syrupy, like a piece of chocolade at candle light, but that is how hope feels to me, try it is sweet. Thank you for saying my piano is magnificent, I am so happy about that, because I am still not that good at it and have to practize a lot, so that realy flatters me!!
that means so much to me.

@Charlie <3 this quote of Goethes Faust . Doch der Mensch stirbt nicht am Glück. ? I love this side of Goethe, taking the moment and put it where it belongs , in the center of all life, that is my Gretchen challenge, very often...but getting older, getting better...you beautiful people , take care of yourself


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Re: The Flame......Christiane Spruit and Leonard Scaper
Reply #12 on: March 18, 2020, 11:14:01
Apart from the slightly syrupy side to the lyrics (yes, sorry) it's a lovely song. @Leonard Scaper is pulled along by @Chris Spruit's magnificent piano. I would hate to be fesselt but come perilously close to letting it happen.
Without the shadow of a doubt one of the best in da Kitchen.
Hip hip Hurray!
Kind regards, Gus

Syrup for the soul  ::Rachel::


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Re: The Flame......Christiane Spruit and Leonard Scaper
Reply #13 on: March 18, 2020, 12:36:55
@Charlie .....thank you for those kind words. These lyrics were born from the depth of feeling in @Chris Spruit 's incredible piano track. They flowed out unbidden on my first listen and I had to fire up a microphone immediately to catch them.

@LePlongeur .....your description of how this song works is spot on.


Re: The Flame......Christiane Spruit and Leonard Scaper
Reply #14 on: March 19, 2020, 04:30:32
A truly beautiful piece.  Solid production that both holds a steady path and unfolds in subtle ways from verse to verse. And the lyrics are poignant... partly begging, partly demanding steadfastly proclaiming ...

Congratulations @Chris Spruit and @Leonard Scaper 👏👏👏

And thank you 🙏