This month's vocal challenge from robin s (ok, from 'oala via robin s) was to record some romantic text in as unromantic away as possible. So I have now attempted to do that. If you do find this romantic, I have a couple friends I can hook you up with, though you may wish to meet them wearing battle armor.
The text is a poem from Christopher Brennan, "Because she would ask me why I love her." I think it's public domain, so here you go:
If questioning would make us wise
No eyes would ever gaze in eyes;
If all our tale were told in speech
No mouths would wander each to each.
Were spirits free from mortal mesh
And love not bound in hearts of flesh
No aching breasts would yearn to meet
And find their ecstasy complete.
For who is there that lives and knows
The secret powers by which he grows?
Were knowledge all, what were our need
To thrill and faint and sweetly bleed?
Then seek not, sweet, the "If" and "Why"
I love you now until I die.
For I must love because I live
And life in me is what you give.
Here's a link to it with pretty pink hearts all around:
And here's a link to me doing it, the whole point of this post. Um, I recorded it using the karaoke site that I've been using, because that was by far easier than anything else. If people have a hard time hearing it, let me know and I will put it up in some other fashion. Without further ado, here's the embedded version.
And here's a link to it on their site
It would have been best to put in sound effects and maniacal laughter, but 1) I'm in my office at work and it's not that soundproof, and 2) I'm behind on editing a paper.