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Dubrovnik Rooves

from Magic Theatre (Jan 2024) by Mint Biscuit

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The guitar instrumental was inspired by our visit to Dubrovnik, Croatia, in 2008. A beautiful place indeed. We walked around the walls of the old city, peering over rooves, backyards, staircases, and mingling with the countless stray cats.

The vocal, added much later than the guitar part, is just a recognition of how far we have come as a couple since those early days. OK, life may be a lot more boring and predictable these days. But we have found our own space, our own niche in the environment, our own metiers.

Thanks to R.E.M. for the line about re-creation (from "So Fast, So Numb"). And to my wife, Rachel Thomas, for the praise at the end.

lyrics

Dubrovnik Rooves

You know we've found the most fantabulous place
A state of mind, a state of wonderful grace
And now you can't keep the smile off my face
I think I'm beginning to belong

You know the days of running scared are done
You see me waking with the morning sun
We may be old but we can still have some fun
And sing our getting older song

You love it, you hate it
You want to recreate it
And that's a line that I've been told

You choose it, you lose it
Best take the chance to use it
And that's another one that I've been sold

You shake it, you make it
What ever you do don't break it
A beating heart cannot grow cold

You know it, you show it
Don't go out and blow it
And now if I may be so bold...

You know we've found the most beautiful space
A state of mind, a state of wonderful grace
And now you can't keep the smile off my face
I think I'm beginning to belong

Rachel: "That was really good!"
Richard: (laughing).

credits

from Magic Theatre (Jan 2024), released January 1, 2024
Words and music by Mint Biscuit (Richard Thomas) and R.E.M. (Bill Berry / Peter Buck / Mike Mills / Michael Stipe).
Guitar: Epiphone Dreadnought

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