Sand and Foam

I find much solace in seaside strolls and letting the surf-wind caress my soul -- inspiration for a song.  I first made the surf-like guitar-chord riff, inspired by Bob Bruno's Wind (Circus Maximus).  I think this was the only time I ever made a song by starting with a chord riff.  Lyrics followed, consisting, at first, of stream-of-consciousness sea sounds and imagery, suggesting a melody to superimpose on the guitar-chord riff, and, while this was all coming together, the real-life story evolved, which became Sand and Foam, the recapitulation of The Jealous Sea.
 
words and music by Tony Provencher - 1969
Vocal and acoustic and electric Guitars - Tony Provencher
Album: The Jealous  Sea - Part III - Smiles and Tears
Lyrics
Sunsets, seashells, sands and dunes,
Salt air, soft hair, ocean moons,
She cares, we share, the sea and I.
Who knows my love, the jealous sea?
She will never set me free.
She cares, we share, the sea and I.

Sunrise smiling on the sea,
Shining in your eyes for me,
You came, you joined the sea and me.

(Chorus) The sand and foam and you and I
Spread our wings and learned to fly.
And sunny days and Summer nights
We followed in the seagulls' flight,
And soared above the world below,
Until the sand was lost in snow.

You walked barefoot in the sand.
We walked barefoot, hand in hand,
The salt, the sea, and you and I.
Castles in the afternoon,
Salty kisses, ocean moon,
We fell in love, you and I.
    
We loved, we played behind the dunes,
Listened to the seagulls' tunes.
She warned, she scorned, the jealous sea.
On salty wings the Summer flew.
I loved the sea much less than you.
She vowed we'd part, the jealous sea.

(Chorus)The sand and foam and you and I
Spread our wings and learned to fly.
And sunny days and Summer nights
We followed in the seagulls' flight,
And soared above the world below,
Until the sand was lost in snow.

Today I walk the dunes alone.
The castles all have crumbled down.
The sand and foam are all that's left.
You left. You flew away from me.
She'll take me back, my friend, the sea.
The sand and foam are all I have left.

Sunsets, seashells, sands and dunes,
Salt air, soft hair, ocean moons,
She cares, we share, the sea and I.
Who knows my love, the jealous sea?
She will never set me free.
She cares, we share, the sea and I.
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