Enya’s Orinoco Flow vs Prodigy’s Smack my Bi*** Up

I have chosen a mashup today. These are two very popular songs from the early or mid 90s, I believe. Orinoco Flow by Enya, popularly known as Sail Away is a very serene and melodious song. Prodigy’s Smack my B***h Up is quite the opposite. Electronic music was relatively new then and I tried really hard to figure out the difference between trance and techno those days. I had a college friend who had a lot of Prodigy CDs. Back then, owning a CD itself was a big deal, let alone an entire collection. I was quite the envy in my circle as I was still in school and I had access to all these CDs {with no player but!}

The Orinoco is one of the longest rivers in South America. The instrumentals paint a serene picture of subconscious tranquility. When I hear this song, I feel like Enya is in some utopian fantasy bubble sailing away with this mystery partner. She names a few real places and some fictitious ones. I believe those are hints of the half-hearted reality that she wishes to merge with her imagination …where it’s so much better. It’s basically intermittently erratic momentary escapes from reality!

And when we fuse Prodigy into this beautiful song, it’s almost sacrilegious. But, for some reason these two marry quite beautifully. Prodigy’s doing their nerve-stimulating, almost psychosomatically-captivating music that’s exceptionally neither disturbing the pace or state of harmony meticulously portrayed by Enya. It’s like some disruptive-yet-enthralling blend! Yin and Yang! Balance of the extremes!

Like all my music-inspired poems, I suggest playing the song in the background as you read; it elevates the experience!

Prodigy VS Enya – poem by Ruelha

Sail away; sail away
Out of the fray
Under the shade of delusion
Laying in the shadows of illusion

Sail away; sail away
Under the visible tide I sway
Beneath the visible ripples
Lay a flood of ventricles

Sail away; sail away
Surprisingly emerges a ray
They're stationary, but there's life
Don't be so harsh; corals hurt with knives

Sail away; sail away
All describe it in a particular way
But, from the North to the South
I know exactly what it's all about

Sail away; sail away
Get away from routine and dismay
Only at the island on the moon
Away from this world, to be immune

These waves carry me to strange islands
And suddenly, my narrow horizons widen
I sail with the Orinoco Flow
Wherever it carries me, I go

Far beyond the Yellow Sea
Everything within me is contradictory
It's like I've developed a split personality
Sometimes, it's just me vs me

Is this my temporary alter ego?
Or my heart that overrides the mind's veto?
I sail with the Orinoco Flow
Wherever it carries me, I go

Sail away, sail away, sail away
Who's the predator? Who's the prey?
One's pumping adrenaline
The other's infusing serotonin
Disciplined enough to control these arrogant
Except the wild child that causes embarrassment
Dopamine, through cell receptors, they flow
Debating the intricate balance of life, this Orinoco
Sail away with the Orinoco flow
Take me to your whimsical meadow
- RUELHA
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Disclaimer: This poem is purely literary. Please read it with an open mind and out of respect for the written word. To me, writing is my life. There is nothing I love more. I have a very creative imagination. Most of my poems do not hint at my life/situation. Kindly refrain from drawing such parallels. Much of what I write is purely fictional. Situations and examples may be hypothetical. I have always written about topics I am passionate about – Christianity, makeup, melancholic poetry, food, romance, women’s issues, soulful music, narratives, etc. Given the circumstances, my gender, situation, geography, etc., I feel the need to put up a disclaimer every time I write a romantic/melancholic/intense piece! Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But, please don’t interpret this poem in an dishonourable way. That is just my humble request. Please extend me the grace of excusing typos if you notice any. I seldom ever edit due to time constraints. This poem contains material unsuitable for children.

Lyrics of Prodigy’s Smack My Bit** Up

Smack my bi*** up X 20

Lyrics of Enya’s Orinoco Flow {Sail Away}

Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
From Bissau to Palau, in the shade of Avalon
From Fiji to Tyree and the Isles of Ebony
From Peru to Cebu hear the power of Babylon
From Bali to Cali, far beneath the Coral Sea
Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up, up, adieu. Ooh ooh
Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up, up, adieu. Ooh ooh
Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up, up, adieu. Oh
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
From the North to the South, Ebudæ into Khartoum
From the deep sea of Clouds to the island of the moon
Carry me on the waves to the lands I've never been
Carry me on the waves to the lands I've never seen
We can sail, we can sail with the Orinoco Flow
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
We can steer, we can near
With Rob Dickins at the wheel
We can sigh, say goodbye Ross and his dependencies
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
We can reach, we can beach
On the shores of Tripoli
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
From Bali to Cali, far beneath the Coral Sea
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
From Bissau to Palau, in the shade of Avalon
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
We can reach, we can beach
Far beyond the Yellow Sea
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
From Peru to Cebu hear the power of Babylon
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
We can sail, we can sail
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away

7 Comments

  1. SMiLes Dear Rue i love Enya Excited To See You Writing

    A Poem With Her Song Even More Surprised to See Electronic

    Music Mixed with it

    As i Do Enjoy

    That too and i must
    Admit i never thought
    About Mixing Enya with
    Techno Yet Leave it To Rue

    To Create Something New i’ve

    Never Heard of before and Oh How

    Enya Brings a Flow As Well as Techno
    Electronic Trance Music as Really Flow
    is Trance When We Open Up More of our

    Creative Subconscious Minds In Ways of
    Social Empathic Interpretive Artistic Spiritual

    Soulful Ways of Intelligence

    Now Hehe That So-called
    STEM Major Intelligence
    Doesn’t Touch At All And

    True When Rue Writes Poetry

    It’s Obvious You are Touching the
    Soul Part of Mind in SPiRiT And HeART

    too and i Venture to Guess there is Even More
    Going on than Dopamine Serotonin And Oxytocin
    Other Adrenaline Neurochemicals Mixed and Matched
    With Neurohormones too For As Styx Says Too When

    We Sail Away It’s really Not Extraterrestrials From Other
    Planets We Hope to Meet And Greet in That Last So-Called
    Frontier The Rich and Famous Are Attempting so Hard to Lift Up into

    It is Our UniVerse

    Within That Reflects

    Deepest Oceans

    Of God Water

    W A V E S

    Whole And

    True

    A Place

    of Nothingness
    BLacK Abyss that may

    Show us it is All Our connectedness

    To All that is That is the Verb of God That

    Never Ends or Begins Never Finishing only

    Starting Eternally Now This Heaven Within

    Where We Hope to Travel With Good

    FRiEnDS In A Paradise of Sailing

    Away and Only Finding

    This Home that

    Is Always

    Within

    That We All Truly
    Share of Creation
    Eternally Now Yes Steady
    Inhaling Peace Exhaling Love

    For All the Mercy in Forgiveness

    That Never Ends For Our FRiEnDS

    And Enemies Who Fall Lower than our

    Light That We Will Only Hope and Pray

    Will Be THere For Us When We Fall Now too…

    Giving Sharing Caring Love That Never Ends

    Come Sail Away With me This is Home Here We All May Share

    to Love

    Care

    Giving Freely
    Loving Even
    More Happy Eternally

    Now to You Dear FRiEnD

    Nice to See Your Poetry at the

    Start of Another SunDay Forever Now With SMiles..:)

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