I have been everything To the ones who have music In their bones Magic in their fingertips Like the masters of the old times
They can feel it as it flows Across the centuries Not like honey This is their life blood Pumping out the sound Warm and mellow
The force they cannot resist It calls to them from deep inside From the core The dark candle of the soul
Savage beauty within That drives them on to play When their fingers drip I have seen them all
My master is gone But still I play on To delight and Fill the world with sweet music For I am Paganini's violin And I endure
Niccolò Paganini 27 October 1782 – 27 May 1840 was an Italian violinist. He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique.