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No Wind Shuts Eyes Open. 2017. song for museum galleries.




Lyrics: Andrea Geyer
Music: Lauren Denitzio

 

This song originally was conceived as part of “Time Tenderness” a performance for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s inaugural exhibition “America is Hard to See” 2015.

Updated for a more general use as an impromptu performance in museum galleries, this song can be learned by anyone and sung alone or in groups in museum galleries.

Lyrics:

Imagine yourself a woman of fire
Bright in the moon and in dawn’s first light
Watching her sun rise higher and higher
Take on a timekeepers visionary right.

No darkness halts culture
revolutions in sight
No wind shuts eyes open
stops minds in mid flight
No hiding of power
In bodies of art,
Revealing us time in present at last,
Revealing us time in present at last.

Museums arise from the power of voices,
Harboring those who can’t help but speak
Imagining views and radical choices
Offer new freedoms for us to seek.

No darkness halts culture
revolutions in sight
No wind shuts eyes open
stops minds in mid flight
No hiding of power
In bodies of art,
Revealing us time in present at last,
Revealing us time in present at last.

Imagine this place for us all to gather
Hold our difference brave without fear
Unbind the rules that frame our bodies
Generate wildness for hunger to rear.

No darkness halts culture
revolutions in sight
No wind shuts eyes open
stops minds in mid flight
No hiding of power
In bodies of art,
Revealing us time in present at last,
Revealing us time in present at last.

Study right now, resist calls to order,
Open your mind and feel things to see.
Much needed in times full of new borders
Museums are places for us to be.

No darkness halts culture
revolutions in sight
No wind shuts eyes open
stops minds in mid flight
No hiding of power
In bodies of art,
Revealing us time in present at last,
Revealing us time in present at last.