I agree, they are both melancholy songs, but the music kind of takes on and heightens/enhances or makes you more aware of the mood you are already in Diana. They seem more sad to you right now because you are sad.
My love, hugs, and prayers to you tonight.....
"We are not human beings having a temporary spiritual experience.....We are spiritual beings having a temporary human experience".
One Man's Dream was associated with Denise when she passed away. That may be one reason why you are feeling sadness when you hear it. It was on the ecard Denise left us after she passed. Plus Yanni says if he did his work right, we can feel the emotion he was feeling when he wrote a particular piece. So that could be another reason your feeling that way. I feel it too. ((((HUGS)))) Beth
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"One Man's Dream" This has always been my all time favorite song. It touches me more so than any other. It is not quite like it enhances my mood necessarily...though most of his songs do....this one seems to somehow change it, to put me in another place. Not really sad altho I cry most everytime I hear it. When I saw and played Denise's ecard, I was so moved. I played it over and over and just bawled. I have tried so hard to analize my feelings when I hear this song. I feel that it makes me consider all of my life thus far...where I am now....the time that has passed that I'll never recapture, sort of a sentimental bittersweet feeling that my children are almost grown and gone, I'm proud but at the same time sad. Realizing how short life really is. Wondering if I will ever ultimately accomplish my hopes and dreams and ever be truely happy again. I mean truely happy with "my" life. There is still so much yet to feel and to experience, but at the same time, so much to be grateful for. I'm sure I am not alone feeling this way at this stage in my life. But this music seems to conjure up all these feelings within me. This one is my favorite but there are others that touch on fragile emotions as well, like...Enchantment, Only A Memory, and In The Mirror. Also, To The One Who Knows, Felitsa, To Take..To Hold, Whispers In The Dark, Until The Last Moment. Sorry, I got carried away. I know what I feel when I hear these songs, but I can not help but wonder what exactly Yanni was feeling when he composed them and how he feels as he plays them. I suppose we'll never know. Maybe he has them listed on paper kept in his vault. WOW! "He did do his job well." I don't think of it as his job, altho it is a piece of work, it is more of an art. A true masterpiece. ALL of his music You take care Diana and thank you for opening a string about this song. It is beautiful. My prayers are with you too Terry
"One Man`s Dream" is one of my favourites too. Whenever I hear it I always think how thankful I am that I discovered Yanni`s music as it was on the first album that I bought. I do think it`s a very emotional song and I agree with Louise, it does reflect how you are feeling when you listen to it. (Sending a hug and prayers to you too , Diana) I too, associate it with Denise and the beautiful ecard which is an added dimension to the already beautiful, heart rendering, melody. Hugs to all, Anne.