The Potato Eaters, Boating Party, Bacchus and Mona

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Words and Lyrics by Cindy Ruenes

Story

Cindy Ruenes- Guitar and Vocals

Steve Rocca- Guitar and Harmonies

Brian Pearson-Electric Guitar

Cliff Cole- Drums

Tim Wolfe- Double Bass

Kate Miterko-Violin

Dave Schonauer-Wurlitzer

Barb Rocca- Harmonies

Lyrics

Chorus

Van Gogh, Renoir, Caravaggio, Leonardo

Gave life to the works they created

Connecting completely with those whose stories they told

With perfection, rendered by hand

 

Dark room, dark clothes, sullen faces

Their meal consists of potatoes

Poverty as darkness; monochromatic light

What must their lives have been like?

 

At the opposite end of the spectrum I see

A luncheon of a boating party

Leisure, pleasure and bottles of wine

Expressive color and light help define

The comfortable lives that they led

 

Bacchus is provocative, pink-faced and tipsy

The God of ecstasy and wine

Angelic, but earthly; fingernails dirty

Certainly far from divine

 

Intimate knowledge, flawless depiction

Of Mona with the mystical smile

Is there a greater connection to the model that posed?

Perhaps it was a self-portrait he composed

Bridge

I’ve heard that masterpieces are really self-portraits

Perhaps this is why….

Chorus

Van Gogh, Renoir, Caravaggio, Leonardo

Gave life to the works they created

Connecting completely with those whose stories they told

With perfection, rendered by hand

Connecting completely with those whose stories they told

With perfection, rendered by hand