Genesis : Burning Rope […And Then There Were Three…, 1978] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Τραγούδι από το τέλος της χρυσής περιόδου των Genesis, ιδανικό για μια κρύα νύχτα του χειμώνα. Ο Steve Hackett έχει εγκαταλείψει το γκρουπ στα ίχνη του Gabriel, κι αυτό εδώ είναι το τελευταίο απ’ τα σπουδαία τους άλμπουμ – σαν σύνολο τουλάχιστον.

A song from the end of Genesis’ golden era, ideal for a cold winter night.
Steve Hackett has left the band, following Gabriel’s footsteps, and this was their last of their fabulous albums – at least as a whole.

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❝ The warming sun, the cooling rain
The snowflake drifting on the breath of the breeze
The lightning bolt that frees the sky for you
Yet only eagles seem to pass on through
The words of love, the cries of hate
And the man in the moon who seduced you
Then finally loosed you

You climbed upon a burning rope to escape the mob below
But you had put the flaming out so that others could not follow
To be out of the bounds and the barks of those who do not wish you well

You must blaze a trail of your own, unknown, alone
But keep in mind
Don’t live to-day for tomorrow like you were immortal
The only survivors on this world of ours are

The warming sun, the cooling rain
The snowflake drifting on the breath of the breeze
The lightning bolt that frees the sky for you
Yet only eagles seem to pass on through
The words of love, the cries of hate
And the man in the moon who seduced you
Then finally loosed you

You’re old and disillusioned now as you realise at last
That all you have accomplished here will have soon all turned to dust
You dream of a future after life, well that’s as maybe, I don’t know
But you can’t take what you left behind, you’re all alone
So keep in mind
Don’t live to-day for tomorrow like you were immortal
The only survivors on this world of ours are

The warming sun, the cooling rain
The snowflake drifting on the breath of the breeze
The lightning bolt that frees the sky for you
Yet only eagles seem to pass on through
The words of love, the cries of hate
And the man in the moon…❞

Enjoy!

and

Stay Safe!


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!