Hello? Is There Anybody Out There?

Hello? Hello? Helllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooo?

Is there anybody out there?

If not, I wouldn’t blame you…After over a month, I’m finally back – but you might not be.

Apologies – life, as ever, got in the way. All good, but time-consuming.

As ever, with my apologies, comes my peace offering. And it’s a doozy.

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Rosi Golan is an Israeli-born, well-traveled young lady. And to be honest, that’s about all I could find out from her biography on her website. But with a voice like this, we can forgive her. Essentially the female William Fitzsimmons – without the beard.

I give you two peace offerings, from her album “The Drifter and the Gypsy”. Firstly, the inviting “Come Around” – lush piano, a haunting voice reminiscent of Regina Spector, the introduction of drums et al at 1:15, and the most perfect line, “You feel like breathing”.

So high tonight and I don’t feel like coming down
I could lie to you all my days but you’re the one
You’re the one

And I’m a fool for waiting so long to let you know

Come around
Come around
Come around
Come around to me
There’s something in between you and I
Come around
Come around to me
If you feel like breathing come around
Come around
Come around
Come around to me

Like sunlight won’t you come and lay a ray down
You’re the one
I could run
I could run for the life of me but where would that get me
Where would that lead

And I’m a fool for waiting so long

Please come around
Come around
Come around
Come around to me
There’s something in between you and I
Come around
Come around to me
Oh
You feel like breathing
Come around
Come around
Come around
Come around to me

Can’t you see you’re my life line
Ah
Ah
Ah
Ah
Ah

Come around
Come around
Come around
Come around to me

Come around
Come around
Come around
Come around to me

Come around
Come around
Come around
Come around to me
There’s something in between you and I
Come around
Come around to me
Oh
You feel like breathing
Come around
Come around
Come around
Come around to me

Come around
Come around
Come around
Come around to me

Come around
Come around
Come around
Come around to me

Come around
Come around
Come around
Come around to me

Come around to me

And following that, the aforementioned William joins Rosi for the absolutely gorgeous “Hazy” – two lovers sing the same lines to each other in turn, joining together for a repetition of the chorus, joined with a simple guitar strum and single piano notes. Proof positive that simple is powerful.

I watched you sleeping quietly in my bed
You don’t know this now but there’s some things that need to be said
And it’s all that I can hear
It’s more than I can bare

What if I fall and hurt myself?
Would you know how to fix me
What if I went and lost myself?
Would you know where to find me
If I forgot who I am,
would you please remind me oh?
Cause without you things go hazy

I watched you sleeping quietly in my bed
You don’t know this now but there’s some things that need to be said
And it’s all that I can hear
It’s more than I can bare

What if I fall and hurt myself?
Would you know how to fix me?
What if I went and lost myself?
Would you know where to find me?
If I forgot who I am, would you please remind me oh?
Cause without you things go hazy

What if I fall and hurt myself?
Would you know how to fix me?
What if I went and lost myself?
Would you know where to find me?
If I forgot who I am, would you please remind me oh?
Cause without you things go hazy

So – am I forgiven?

Rosi Golan – Come Around

Rosi Golan with William Fitzsimmons – Hazy

www: Rosi Golan official site and MySpace