Flow My Tears
Flow My Tears was published in London in 1600. It was originally written for solo lute. The piece can be sung by one person or by a small group. It can consist of four voices, each singing different parts. The song is accompanied by a lute and has a melancholy feel to it.
The song is about the narrator losing everything that makes him happy. There is no one to help him and he is helpless. The narrator says that he was content and then everything changed without warning. His pain and suffering will never end and he can’t do anything about it.
I think that realism is linked to this piece. Realism is portraying the world as it really is. The lyrics of this song talk about how anything can change in a given second and people can end up alone. Life isn't always easy and it's often painful.
One of the most interesting lyrics to me is “happy, happy they that in hell, feel not the world’s despite." He is saying that although people are in hell, they are happy because they don’t have to deal with the problems in the world. The song is very smooth and it has a nice tune. Music is a big part of my life and I am always interested in learning more about it, especially when it is from various time periods.