A loose connection, but it works
In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there…
Along the drifting cloud
The eagle searching down on the land…
I’ll be the roundabout
Lead singer Jon Anderson and guitarist Steve Howe of the band Yes wrote this song near the end of a tour when they were traveling in Scotland. They were in the back of a van…when the song came together. Awed by the scenery, lyrics like “mountains come out of the sky…” were written.
Anderson says “Roundabout” is a “happy song” and describes it as a “Scottish jig.”*
Today’s prompt initially had me on track to draw the concrete roadway they call a roundabout but I couldn’t figure how to accurately portray an extremely frightened driver navigating through a morass of vehicles swerving and changing lanes. In a circle.
Too much work. Then I heard a song from the soundtrack of my youth echo through my mind. Yes. Literally. That will do. When I learned the song had been born around Loch Ness in Scotland, I imagined what they may have seen as they drove the countryside, creating their magic.
A watercolor landscape with some Micron pen strokes happened for today’s #roundabout prompt. 44/61
*from the Songfacts website.