11th November: Saint Martin’s Day

Martin of Tours (Latin: Sanctus Martinus Turonensis; 316 – 8 November 397) was the third bishop of Tours. He has become one of the most familiar and recognizable Christian saints in France, heralded as the patron saint of the Third Republic, and is patron saint of many communities and organizations across Europe. A native of Pannonia (in modern central Europe), he converted to Christianity at a young age. He served in the Roman cavalry in Gaul, but left military service at some point prior to 361, when he became a disciple of Hilary of Poitiers, establishing the monastery at Ligugé. He was consecrated as Bishop of Caesarodunum (Tours) in 371. As bishop, he was active in the suppression of the remnants of Gallo-Roman religion, but he opposed the violent persecution of the Priscillianist sect of ascetics.

The tradition of cutting the cloak
San Martino shares his precious cloak with a poor man, detail of the facade of the Cathedral of Lucca dedicated to the saint

As a circitor, his job was the night patrol and the inspection of the guard posts, as well as the night surveillance of the garrisons. During one of these patrols, the episode took place that changed his life (and which is still today the one most remembered and most used by iconography). In the harsh winter of 335 Martino met a half-naked beggar. Seeing him in pain, he cut his military cloak (the white chlamys of the imperial guard) in two and shared it with the beggar.

The following night he saw in a dream Jesus dressed in half of his military cloak. He heard Jesus say to his angels: “Here is Martin, the Roman soldier who is not baptized, he has clothed me.” When Martin woke up his cloak was intact. The miraculous cloak was kept as a relic and became part of the relic collection of the Merovingian kings of the Franks. The medieval Latin term for “short mantle”, chapel, was extended to the people in charge of keeping the mantle of St. Martin, the chaplains, and from these it was applied to the royal oratory, which was not a church, called a chapel.

In Italy the cult of the saint is linked to the so-called summer of San Martino which manifests itself, in a meteorological sense, at the beginning of November and gives rise to some traditional popular festivals. In the Abruzzo municipality of Scanno, for example, large fires called “glories of San Martino” are lit in honor of San Martino and the districts compete against each other who makes the highest and most durable fire

♬ Shawn Mendes, Tainy – Summer Of Love

LYRIC

Kisses on your body were like heaven, we were taking it slowTangled in the sheets until the evening, there was nowhere to go, yeah
We were in a daze learning
Each other’s shapes, tracing
Shadows of rain down your back, oh-oh
Kisses on your body in my memory, baby, nothing comes closeIt was the summer of love
A delicate daydream
And for a couple of months
It felt like we were 18, yeahIt was the summer of love
La-love
La-love, yeah
It was the summer of
La-love
La-loveMeditation and tequila
Calling you my señorita
Didn’t know how much I need ya
Hate it when I have to leave yaI’ve been taking mental pictures
For when I miss you in the winter
Stayin’ up until the sunrise
Praying it won’t be the last timeIt was the summer of love
A delicate daydream
And for a couple of months
It felt like we were 18, yeahIt was the summer of love
La-love
La-love, yeah
It was the summer of
La-love
La-loveKisses on your body were like heaven, we were taking it slow, yeah
And tangled in the sheets until the evening, there was nowhere to go, noIt was the summer of love (you were my summer of love)
A delicate daydream
And for a couple of months
It felt like we were 18, yeahIt was the summer of
La-love
La-love, yeah
It was the summer of
La-love
La-loveIt was the summer of
La-love
La-love, yeah
It was the summer of
La-love
La-loveIt was the summer of love

♬ Zak Abel – Why Can’t We Get Along

LYRIC

(Du du du du du du du, why-ay-ay, hmm)
(Du du du du du du du, why-ay-ay, hmm)

What a lovely day, Withers on the radio
Birds are out to play, hear them sing in stereo
I can see a rose bloom in my peripheral
Earth between my toes makes me think of how we’re finding

Cures to diseases in our driverless cars
We got plans for a trip to maybe settle on Mars
We keep building them bridges from shore to shore
And we’re living so much longer than ever before, so tell me

(Du du du du du du du, why-ay-ay, hmm)
Why-ay-ay can’t we get along, baby?
(Du du du du du du du, why-ay-ay, hmm)
Why-ay-ay can’t we get along?

I hold up my hands, I ain’t always innocent
But I don’t understand fighting for the thrill of it
We try to make it work, harbouring our bitterness
But every time it hurts, makes me think of how we can

Reach out to people from all over the world
And things are getting better for our women and girls
We got skyscrapers built up to the heavens above
We got more people proudly saying love is love, so tell me

(Du du du du du du du, why-ay-ay, hmm)
Why-ay-ay can’t we get along, baby?
(Du du du du du du du, why-ay-ay, hmm)
Why-ay-ay why can’t we get, why can’t we get along, girl?
(Du du du du du du du, why-ay-ay, hmm)
Uuh, can’t we get along, baby?
(Du du du du du du du, why-ay-ay, hmm)
Why can’t we get along?

(Du du du du du du du, why-ay-ay, hmm)
(Du du du du du du du, why-ay-ay, hmm)

️🎵 Oscar Anton – Ophelie

LYRIC

I’m playing back
Every song I wrote about
The memories I have with you

I play it loud
But you never turn around
Yet it’s such an easy thing to do

And I don’t want to tell the truth
Cause nothing’s gonna change
It’s too late I’m afraid

And I already fell for you
Our picture’s on the shelf
But I’m not happy there

Ophelie, why don’t you see
That I’m in love with someone else
Ophelie, why don’t you see
That I’m in love with someone else

I’m never sad
But tonight I think I am
There’s nothing left to say, I know

You think I’m fine
But you never really asked
It’s meaningless to say, I’m not
And I don’t want to tell the truth
Cause nothing’s gonna change
It’s too late I’m afraid

And I already fell for you
Our picture’s on the shelf
But I’m about to say

Ophelie, why don’t you see
That I’m in love with someone else
Ophelie, why don’t you see
That I’m in love with someone else

Ophelie, why don’t you see
That I’m in love with someone else
Ophelie, why don’t you see
That you should be with someone else

And I don’t want to tell the truth
Cause nothing’s gonna change
It’s too late I’m afraid

And I already fell for you
Our picture’s on the shelf
But I’m not happy there

️🎵 Shawn Mendes, Tainy – Summer of Love

LYRIC

Kisses on your body were like heaven we were taking it slow
Tangled in the sheets until the evening there was nowhere to go, yeah
We were in a daze, learning each other shapes
Tracing shadows of rain down your back, oh
Kisses on your body in my memory baby nothing comes close

It was the summer of love
A delicate daydream
And for a couple of months
It felt like we were eighteen, yeah
It was the summer of
La, la, love
La, la, love, yeah
It was the summer of
La, la, love
La, la, love

Meditation and tequila
Calling you my senorita
Didn’t know how much I need ya
Hate it when I have to leave ya
I’ve been taking mental pictures
For when I miss you in the winter
Staying up until the sunrise
Praying it won’t be the last time

It was the summer of love
A delicate daydream
And for a couple of months
It felt like we were eighteen, yeah
It was the summer of
La, la, love
La, la, love, yeah
It was the summer of
La, la, love
La, la, love

Kisses on your body were like heaven we were taking it slow, yeah
Entangled in the sheets until the evening there was nowhere to go, no

It was the summer of love
A delicate daydream
And for a couple of months
It felt like we were eighteen, yeah
It was the summer of
La, la, love
La, la, love, yeah
It was the summer of
La, la, love
La, la, love
It was the summer of
La, la, love
La, la, love yeah
It was the summer of
La, la, love
La, la, love
It was the summer of

️🎵 ELDERBROOK – Inner Light with Bob Moses

LYRIC

Standing tired
On your feet
Lightest head
Just like me

You wanna dance
I wanna lead
A slight of the hand
That you never see

You wanna dance
You don’t know how to get it on the floor
Then don’t hold back for anyone
Close your eyes, just follow the inner light

(You count on me
You count on me
You count on me)

I can fly
I can breathe
And learn to sing
Like do-re-mi

So you wanna dance
And you wanna be
A bat out of hell
Follow my lead

You wanna dance
You don’t know how to get it on the floor
Then don’t hold back for anyone
Close your eyes just follow the inner light
(You count on me)

You wanna dance
You don’t know how to get it on the floor
Then don’t hold back for anyone
Close your eyes just follow the inner light
(You count on me)

So follow
Me to
Our old life

Falling
Deeper
Into the light
Into the light

You wanna dance
I wanna lead
A slight of the hand
That you never see

You wanna dance
You don’t know how to get it on the floor
Then don’t hold back for anyone
Close your eyes just for the inner light
(You count on me)

You wanna dance
You don’t know how to get it on the floor
Then don’t hold back for anyone
Close your eyes just for the inner light

(You count on me
You count on me
You count on me)

🎵 The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – STAY

LYRIC
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I do the same thing I told you that I never would
I told you I'd change, even when I knew I never could
I know that I can't find nobody else as good as you

I need you to stay, need you to stay, hey (Oh)

I get drunk, wake up, I'm wasted still
I realize the time that I wasted here
I feel like you can't feel the way I feel
Oh, I'll be fucked up if you can't be right here

Oh, ooh-woah (Oh, ooh-woah, ooh-woah)
Oh, ooh-woah (Oh, ooh-woah, ooh-woah)
Oh, ooh-woah (Oh, ooh-woah, ooh-woah)
Oh, I'll be fucked up if you can't be right here

I do the same thing I told you that I never would
I told you I'd change, even when I knew I never could
I know that I can't find nobody else as good as you
I need you to stay, need you to stay, hey
I do the same thing I told you that I never would
I told you I'd change, even when I knew I never could
I know that I can't find nobody else as good as you
I need you to stay, need you to stay, hey

When I'm away from you, I miss your touch (Ooh)
You're the reason I believe in love
It's been difficult for me to trust (Ooh)
And I'm afraid that I'ma fuck it up
Ain't no way that I can leave you stranded
'Cause you ain't ever left me empty-handed
And you know that I know that I can't live without you
So, baby, stay

Oh, ooh-woah (Oh, ooh-woah, ooh-woah)
Oh, ooh-woah (Oh, ooh-woah, ooh-woah)
Oh, ooh-woah (Oh, ooh-woah, ooh-woah)
I'll be fucked up if you can't be right here

I do the same thing I told you that I never would
I told you I'd change, even when I knew I never could
I know that I can't find nobody else as good as you
I need you to stay, need you to stay, hey
I do the same thing I told you that I never would
I told you I'd change, even when I knew I never could
I know that I can't find nobody else as good as you
I need you to stay, need you to stay, hey

Woah-oh
I need you to stay, need you to stay, hey

🎵 JACK SAVORETTI – Secret Life

LYRIC

“Secret Life”

Down where the shadows can offer me darkness
I like to roam where the sunlight can’t find me out
Somewhere I can’t be found

Faces and places I won’t see again
Nobody knows me
But everyone here is my friend
Till the night comes to an end
And I do it again

Always hiding
You don’t wanna know the real me
I’m so tired of trying to be
Someone I’m not when I know what I want

Secret life
I get in so much trouble when I’m not with you
Secret life
Is a lie that I live when I’m living without you

Swim to the deep end till I lose my breath
Looking around I can see that there’s no one left
Just me and my regret
I’m back here again

Always lying
I don’t even know the real me
I’m so tired of trying to be
Something I’m not, I don’t know what I want

Secret life
I get in so much trouble when I’m not with you
Secret life
I can’t help myself, I can taste the truth
Secret life
Is a lie that I live when I’m living without you

(I won’t tell if you don’t tell)

I won’t tell if you don’t tell

(I won’t tell if you don’t tell)

I won’t tell if you don’t tell

Always hiding
You don’t wanna know the real me
I’m so tired of trying to be
Someone I’m not when I know what I want

Secret life
I get in so much trouble when I’m not with you
Secret life
I can’t help myself, I can taste the truth
Secret life
Is a lie that I live when I’m living without you