From The Levins (pronounced: The Le Vins) album My Friend Hafiz
Inspired by Daniel Ladinsky's wonderful book The Gift
and is distributed with his permission.
Some of the most vibrant accessible breathing versions of Hafiz poetry.
SUN NEVER SAYS- full lyric:
Hafiz/Ladinsky/Levin © 2013
Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth: “You owe me!”, “You owe me!”
Look what you can do with a love like that… It lights up the whole sky – hi hi- hi hi – hi hiiii
I give to you and you give to me, it raises us up and allows us to see
When I give to you and you give too, then it frees me ―I can see me and you.
Even after all this time, the river never says to the sea, “You owe me!”, “You owe me!”
Look what you can do with a love like that…It covers the whole earth with life- hi hi- hi hi- hi hiii
Chorus - Bridge: When I give then I get so much more than I give,
when I give then I get so much more. (4x)
Look what you can do with a love like this, . . . it covers the whole sky with bliss Hi hi- hi hi- hi hiiii
Chorus - END: And it frees me, I can see me and you. Even after all this time…
This is based on the poem: The Sun Never Says
It is the most famous Hafiz/Ladinsky poem.
"Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth,
'You owe me!'
Look what you can do with a love like that,
it lights up the whole sky."
This was recorded at Different Fur Studios in SF
by Chris Fletcher and Carly Benham.
The musicians on the CD include:
Ira Scott Levin- Vocals and guitar, flute on "Act Great"
Julia Bordenaro Levin- Vocals, harmonies, piano, keyboard
T. Hallenbeck- Cello, mandocello
Aharon Wheels Bolsta- tabla, darbukka, riqq, various percussion, Bansuri Indian flute on "Sun Never Says" and "Forgive the Dream"
Elizabeth Stuart- Zarb, shaker on "Every Child", "Forgive the Dream", "Life Giving Sun" and pennywhistle on "Your Mother and My Mother"
Ian Kay Shields- Cajon, bongos and expressive percussion
Dina Maccabee- violin on "When the Violin"
Payam J. Agheli- Ney on "Life Giving Sun", "Forgive the Dream" and "Every Child"
Album Design and Layout by Stump'd
To reach The Levins:
- harmony-driven acoustic