LUKA BLOOM :: SONGS

ISABELLE
by LUKA BLOOM

Frugalisto
Frugalisto
(2016)
In spring the young ones dream
Dreams that never end
Away like a swallow and then back home
To family and friends

Isabelle was a dreamer
She would sit beside a tree
Among the birds and flowers
Life was beautiful and free

At the time of the growing moon
In a rustic Belgian scene
Everything was new
In April 1914

Isabelle was a dreamer
Unaware of passing time
She’d walk the fields til evening
Creating melodies and rhymes
Faraway from Flanders
Men were mapping out a war
Isabelle sang love songs
That’s what her life was for

At the time of the growing moon
In a rustique Belgian scene
Everything was new
In April 1914

Isabelle was a dreamer
This song is for her
And innocence in April
And for an end to war

Af the time of the growing moon
In a rustique Belgian scene
Everything was new
In April 1914

Isabelle, Isabelle......

© 2016 Luka Bloom (IMRO/MCPS Ireland)



LUKA BLOOM: In 2014, I was invited to sing at some special concerts in Ypres, Belgium,
to commemorate the beginning of WW1. I suggested I write 2 songs for the events.
'ISABELLE' is one of the songs. Knowing there would be many tough, brutal songs being sung,
I decided to create something different. A song of Innocence.
So I imagined a 12 year old girl, playing innocently in the fields in Flanders,
in April 1914. She was happily unaware of the horrors to come. Her name was Isabelle.
The song is one of the songs on my new record, to be released in 2016.
The image for the song is a painting by Australian artist Peta Dzubiel (www.petadzubiel.com).

© Rena Bergholz :: Luka Bloom Page