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PANDORA

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The Story Behind 🎥

Pandora and all the ills of the world

”Are you looking at me
I hear you whispering near
Ask me to come closer and examine for free
I’m gonna find a way, don’t you worry about my
Curiosity has always found a way to obey ”

”Pandora’s box. If she and her curiosity didn’t open it we would be leading a calm and happy life. One without war, abuse of power, pain and sorrow…?
– Catalijne

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Pandora (ancient Greek: Πανδώρα) her name means both “she who gives all gifts” and “she who was given all gifts”.

Myth

According to Hesiod, Pandora was a curse on mankind as retribution after the Titan Prometheus stole fire and gave it to humans. Zeus had Hermes hammer the first human woman—Pandora—out of the earth. Hermes made her lovely as a goddess, with the gift of speech to tell lies, and the mind and nature of a treacherous dog. Athena dressed her in silvery clothing and taught her weaving; Hephaestus crowned her with a marvelous golden diadem of animals and sea creatures; Aphrodite poured grace on her head and desire and cares to weaken her limbs.

Then Zeus sent this beautiful treachery as a gift to Prometheus’ brother Epimetheus, who ignored Prometheus’s advice to never accept gifts from Zeus. In the house of Epimetheus, there was a jar—in some versions, it too was a gift from Zeus—and because of her insatiable greedy woman’s curiosity, Pandora lifted the lid on it.

A “Pandora’s box” is a metaphor in our modern languages, and the proverbial phrase refers to a source of endless complications or trouble arising from a single, simple miscalculation. Pandora’s story comes to us from ancient Greek mythology, specifically a set of epic poems by Hesiod, called the Theogony and Works and Days. Written during the 7th century BC, these poems relate how the gods came to create Pandora and how the gift Zeus gave her ultimately ends the Golden Age of humankind.

 

Credits ⋆

Through the Wilderness | Pandora
Music & lyrics: Catalijne
Producer: David van Dorsten
Original arrangement: Catalijne
Additional instrumental arrangement: David van Dorsten, Catalijne
Mix: Wessel Oltheten
Mastering: Jerboa Mastering
Photo: Richard Beukelaar
Artwork: Howal Ashmen
Short movie: Howal Ashmen
©HowalAshmenMusic2020 (Strengholt Music Group)

Credits ‘Prelude’
Music & Lyrics: Queen (Take my breath Away)

Vocals: Catalijne
Sound production: Howal Ashmen
Video: Howal Ashmen

Fun Fact

With thanks to Mythos by Stephen Fry who’s version of Pandora’s Box was the final trigger to change fantasy into reality.

The Making Of

Lyrics

Are you looking at me
I  hear you whispering near
Ask me to come closer and examine for free
I’m gonna find a way
Don’t you worry about me
Curiosity has always found a way to obey

Oh oh what’s going on?
Oh oh what’s going on?

Everybody knows
When you open secret doors
It never rains
It pours

 I am losing sight
I’m feeling pretty dumb
Pity that I might have
Loosened up the ropes
Unchained bewildered dogs
Releasing what’s inside

There is nothing left besides
A little breath of ‘’Hope’’ that keeps us all alive
We’re gonna hold on, hold on, hold on
To that little straw of light

If you find a place
Hold back your pace
Just keep it out of sight before it finds my mind
I’m gonna wanna open up
I want an answer to the problem
I’m gonna wanna feel the satisfaction, be relieved

Oh oh what’s going on?
Oh oh what’s going on?

Everybody knows
When you open secret doors
It never rains
It pours

 

I am losing sight
I’m feeling pretty dumb
Pity that I might have
Loosened up the ropes
Unchained bewildered dogs
Releasing what’s inside

There is nothing left besides
A little breath of ‘’Hope’’ that keeps us all alive

We’re gonna hold on, hold on, hold on
To that little straw of light

Sneaky little bastard Pan
Hold it in her little palm
Watch how she lets evil free
And changes course of history

We’re gonna fight for, fight for, fight for
Not gonna hide for, hide for, hide for

Oh Pandora, what will become of….

I am losing sight
I’m feeling pretty dumb
Pity that I might have
Loosened up the ropes
Unchained bewildered dogs
Releasing what’s inside

‘’Trust’’ a mighty one has gone
And so did little ‘’Grace’’
‘’Sincere’’ has gone along
When opening the door
To never was before
‘’Chaos’’ came upon

There is nothing left besides
A little breath of ‘’Hope’’ that keeps us all alive
We’re gonna hold on, hold on, hold on
To that little straw of light

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THROUGH THE WILDERNESS
A cinematic journey through the Wilderness of life.

Through the Wilderness is a movie soundtrack album by singer & songwriter Catalijne with epic songs about life, inspired by stories from long, long ago. Fairytales, folktales, legendes and romanticized history have been the inspiration for this album, shaped in an orchestral, cinematic and theatrical manner.

Music&Lyrics by Catalijne | Producted by David van Dorsten | Arrangements by David van Dorsten, Catalijne, Jos Kamps