Beyond this Life (Rowland’s Song)

This song is dedicated to the memory of Rowland Torre. Not much is known about him, and there are few details in Parish records. Some believe that he remained working as a flour miller in the Parish, but there is no record of him ever marrying or being buried there. We would like to think that he may have moved on to pursue his dreams and continue to find happiness after losing his true love so young.

lodestone

Before the modern compass came into use, ordinary people could use a Lodestone to find their way when travelling. Pieces of lodestone (pieces of magnetic rock), were suspended so they could turn to find North. Their importance to early navigation is indicated by the name lodestone, which in Middle English means ‘course stone’ or ‘leading stone’, from the now-obsolete meaning of lode as ‘journey, way’. This picture is of an English lodestone circa 1600.

Beyond this Life (Rowland’s Song)

Somewhere the temples lay where they stood,  Somewhere all charms lead the way.

Somewhere the mountains are higher than  Blue,  Somewhere I’d like to go.

The road is calling me, away to the west.

I’ll go but don’t follow me, goodbye with a kiss

No fools will find this heart of mine,

Goodbye with a kiss .

 

Do you know, who I am? Do you know where I’m coming from.?

Do you know, who I am? Do you know where I’m coming from?

 

The road is calling me,  I’ll not stop to rest. My hand holds a letter, you signed with a kiss, and find the time, find the key, goodbye with a Kiss.

Do you know, who I am?  Do you know where I’m coming from?  Do you know, who I am? Do you know where I’m coming from?

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