The Sunshine Papa Rain 

Lyrics: Andy Bauer & Mohichehra Shamurotova

Length: 10:07 → "From Eternity to Us and to You and on To Antiquity"

Languages: English, Uzbek, Persian
*Extended Edition


“This song was written for Hamed Hasanpour & family and is dedicated in loving memory of their father.”
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 Lyrics 


Prelude (Persian & Uyghur Poetry)
 

ماۋۇ بىرى ئاقار يۇلتۇز، ئېقىپ چۈشكەن

 كائىناتنىڭ قارا سۈتلۈك دەرياسىدىن. 

ئۆچكەن يېنىپ، ئاۋۇ بىرى نورۇز گۈلى 

ھادىسىلەر شاخلىرىنىڭ دۇنياسىدىن.


Verse 1 (English)
 

The Earth showered the garden

Calling raindrops down like diamonds

And so with just one hand

Fate could be shaken
By the sunshine papa rain

  

Take us up off and away 

Toward colossal heights… forever on

Through the clouds and past our dreams

On to the hopes of distant suns

We’re sailing steadfast with a telescope perched and posed

 

We’re doing… Eternal astronomy… 

Our astronomy… Sublime astronomy… 

Inner astronomy.

 

Cascading, together our footsteps are braiding a faith

As they wind into the sky they sustain a modest might

Incidentally, they sound just like

Lullaby drums playing in the moonlit sky

We Chimed It… we climbed it 
We rhymed it and surely we defined it

As descendent stargazers of their kind

We’re all walking on their behalf down this line

Searching for the fundamental powers driving forward time.

 

Indeed with sunshine….  the sunshine that papa could rain...

With the sunshine, the sunshine that papa could rain.

 

Verse 2 (Uzbek)

 

Yorimning sochi mayda, mayda yo mayda

Izlayman hozir qayda, qayda yo qayda

Qora sochlar o'sibdi, maydo yo mayda 

O'sib qoshni to'sibdi, mayda yo mayda 

Sevgi degan bu savdo, mayda yo mayda 

Yosh boshimga tushibdi, mayda yo mayda 

 

Oh mayda,mayda ,mayda, mayda yo mayda

Somoni senga foyda, mayda yo mayda 

Yorimning sochi mayda, mayda yo mayda 

İzlayman hozir qayda, qayda yo qayda 

 

Sholi soldim keliga, mayda yo mayda 

Tegirmonning  yo'liga, mayda yo mayda 

Shoyi belbog' yarashar, mayda yo mayda

Yorginamning  beliga, mayda yo mayda

 

Yorimning sochi mayda, mayda yo mayda

Izlayman hozir qayda, qayda yo qayda

Crossover (Uyghur Poetry)

 

ماۋۇ بىرى ئاقار يۇلتۇز، ئېقىپ چۈشكەن

 كائىناتنىڭ قارا سۈتلۈك دەرياسىدىن. 

ئۆچكەن يېنىپ، ئاۋۇ بىرى نورۇز گۈلى 

ھادىسىلەر شاخلىرىنىڭ دۇنياسىدىن.
 

Verse 3 (English)
 

Walk us down the path… 

Walk us through the valley…

Lead us toward the birth…

Show us to our mirth…

Let all our dreams hold this Earth

Outro (Uyghur Poetry)
 

ماۋۇ بىرى ئاقار يۇلتۇز، ئېقىپ چۈشكەن

 كائىناتنىڭ قارا سۈتلۈك دەرياسىدىن. 

ئۆچكەن يېنىپ، ئاۋۇ بىرى نورۇز گۈلى 

ھادىسىلەر شاخلىرىنىڭ دۇنياسىدىن.

Featured Instruments & Collaborative Members

 

Ambiance: Misha Oshkanov & LM

Guitars and Bass: Andy Bauer
Uzbek Kanon: Sirojiddin (Surak) Usmanov

Hand Drums: Andy Bauer & Mohichehra Shamurotova

Ambient Percussion: Andy Bauer

 

Lead Vocals: Mohichehra Shamurotova (Uzbek/), & Andy Bauer (English, Uzbek (w/kargyraa)

Production Affiliates

 

Studio Direction: Misha Oshkanov

Vocal Production: Barry Brown

Vocal Arrangement: Mohichehra Shamurotova & Andy Bauer

Studio Engineering: Andy Bauer

 

Post-Production Affiliates

 

Mixing Concept: Misha Oshkanov
Mixing Producer: Misha Oshkanov

Mastering: Gavin Tempany (RACE)
 

Recorded in Hanoi (Vietnam) & Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
Mixed in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Mastered in Oxford (United Kingdom)
Produced in Spring and Summer 2021.

Peace onto you!

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