Saudade

by Manoli Despines

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I experienced a lot of different circumstances and emotions this summer that can only be described as saudade.


"Saudade: is a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return. A stronger form of saudade might be felt towards people and things whose whereabouts are unknown, such as a lost lover, or a family member who has gone missing, moved away, separated, or died.

Saudade was once described as 'the love that remains' after someone is gone. Saudade is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again. It can be described as an emptiness, like someone (e.g., one's children, parents, sibling, grandparents, friends, pets) or something (e.g., places, things one used to do in childhood, or other activities performed in the past) that should be there in a particular moment is missing, and the individual feels this absence. It brings sad and happy feelings altogether, sadness for missing and happiness for having experienced the feeling."

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released August 21, 2016

All songs and lyrics written and performed by Manoli Despines
[Instrumentals are included in the download of this album]

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Manoli Despines Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

My name is Manoli and I make music. My weaponry: an OP-1, miniKORG-37, Akai MPD32, Ableton Live 9, and a guitar. All donations, purchases, and downloads are very much appreciated. All my social links can be found in the YouTube link below. Enjoy!

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Track Name: All Was Gold
Remember when you weren't as lost?
Remember when all was gold?
Remember when you climbed all the trees?
And people weren't as bold?

Time is your enemy
But it's hard to hate what's unknown
Those who don't believe in you
Should be dropped like a cold stone

People change and so does time
It's sad to see you go
But all in all, things look hopeful
For all of us in this place we call home
Track Name: Summer (In My Tree)
Look at me
In my tree
Feeling confident
Feeling free

If I fall
And break my crown
Put me in
The lost and found

Why does summer always feel so weird?
And why does it always tend to disappear?

Look at me
In my tree
Feeling useless
Can't you see

If I soar
Pull me down
Bring me closer
To the ground

Why does summer always feel so weird?
And why does it always tend to disappear?

Look at me
In my tree
Feeling confident
Feeling free
Track Name: The Sun
Why does the sun still shine on me?
This remains a mystery
Millions of places it could be
And yet it chooses to find me

I don't want the light to be gone
But I can't wait until dawn
And they say
Don't stare
At the sun

Why do the stars still shine on me?
This remains a mystery
Millions of places I could never be
And yet they still choose to find me

I don't want the light to be gone
But I can't wait until dawn
And they say
Don't stare
At the sun
Track Name: Saudade
I never knew that I could feel this way
I found and lost you all in the same day
I won't be long, I won't be long at all
Spring and Summer turned into Fall

And when they say time heals all wounds
Nothing is farther from the truth
And as much as I wanted to
I was unable to love you

I never knew that I could feel this way
I found and met you once again today
But to my quick surprise I realized
That some things are meant to be left behind

And when they say time heals all wounds
Nothing is closer to the truth
And as much as I wanted to
I was unable to love you

And I know there's no happy ending
But there's still time for healing