To Orwell Today,

1984 is such a powerful story. I'm glad to see how many other people feel the same way about it as I do. I've written a song about Winston & Julia, if you're interested.

Here's the lyrics, though I'm not sure if they work without the music -- the link is beneath:

Winston & Julia made love last night
just beyond the probing eyes of the world
Winston & Julia found out last night
that the night was all they had
to take all of their dreams and make them true
'cus in a world that seems so sad
chasing their dreams was all they're ever gonna have

Winston told Julia everything would be alright
that nobody knew they were alone
and Julia told him though I love you much
I need to know you love me too
and that your love is true
and he said

I love the way you talk
the way you walk
and the way you move
I love the way you comb your hair
the way you care about me

So on the bed they laid as Winston kissed her
and Julia prayed that together they would always stay
But as the night wore on and they fell into each other more
they knew that when the sun came up
their candle would burn no more
and they would end it all

I love the way you talk
the way you walk
they way you move
I love the way you comb your hair
the way you care about me

~ listen to Winston & Julia song, on MP3 ~

Ed Hester

Greetings Ed,

Thank you for sending your Winston & Julia song. I love the music and the words which express the pain and loneliness of men and women living in a world where normal human interaction is a crime punishable by death.

Your song puts music to Orwell's words:

"...One never saw a double bed nowadays, except in the homes of the proles. Winston had occasionally slept in one in his boyhood: Julia had never been in one before, so far as she could remember. Presently they fell asleep for a little while. He did not stir, because Julia was sleeping with her head in the crook of his arm. He wondered vaguely whether in the abolished past it had been a normal experience to lie in bed like this, in the cool of a summer evening, a man and a woman with no clothes on, making love when they chose, talking of what they chose, not feeling any compulsion to get up, simply lying there and listening to peaceful sounds outside. Surely there could never have been a time when that seemed ordinary?...

"He held Julia's supple waist easily encircled by his arm. From the hip to the knee her flank was against his. Out of their bodies no child would ever come. That was the one thing they could never do. Only by word of mouth, from mind to mind, could they pass on the secret..."

30.Love Instinct & Family and 29.Risking Renting Room and 31.Love Nest and 37.We Are The Dead

All the best,
Jackie Jura

To Orwell Today,

I was wondering if you could update the link on your site to my WINSTON & JULIA song to point to its new location.

Thank you,
Edward Hester

Greetings Edward,

Thanks for sending the new link location of your WINSTON & JULIA song which I was unaware had expired. As of March 18, 2008 I've updated the correct one now.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

Jackie Jura
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