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Our Dreaming Sophia Reverbnation page is being launched with three songs that were recorded on an IPAD. The songs are in the process of being choreographed, and we hope you like where we are in that process.
Here is a bit of Background Information on Sonja's lyrics for each song:
This one is called Khan, instead of Marco Polo, in order to avoid the inevitable associations with the swimming pool game.
Marco Polo was just a remarkably romantic figure who changed the course of Western civilization. An adventurer, only seventeen when he embarked on the long journey to the Khan’s palaces, he would fight wars, advise emperors, build up trade, spend time in prisons and do all manner of other heroic and interesting deeds
Girls Gonna Go
My parents, who were both teachers, allowed me to spend a great deal of time in Hamburg, Arkansas during summer breaks. Peepaw Browder worked in a rice field and raised eight children. Two of the youngest girls and I spent many a summer’s day seeking adventures in the small sleepy town. In those days, as long as you were in a pack, elders would simply instruct you to be back in time for lunch or supper. No one seemed to worry inordinately, and as a result, there was barely an inch of the town we had not curiously explored, usually walking down the train tracks. Today, all eight of those kids have done well and have escaped the poverty of their younger years. Being a school teacher in an inner city school, I want to think the kids I teach have a fighting chance of doing the same.
This song was inspired by our vacation of a lifetime in San Francisco this July. Ten days of pure bliss! There is actually a lighthouse in Sausalito called Bonita Point. I still want to work up some more verses for this song. It is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of the bay area, as well as, of course, a love song for all pining women and their sailor men.