AL STEWART lyrics - Sparks Of Ancient Light

Hanno The Navigator

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It's a good day for going to sea Hanno the Navigator said to me. There's an open sky and a steady breeze out beyond the Pillars of Hercules. Above the foam-kissed waves seagulls scream up in the masts of our trireme and it's a good day for going to sea Hanno the Navigator said to me. Water Water From horizon to horizon All I see is water Steer beyond all maps and charts down along the coast of Africa. The first Phoenicians on this beach, where the monkeys gibber and the parakeets screech. Strangest women run wild down there, covered head to toe in fur and hair. They fight like demons, better let them be, Hanno the Navigator said to me. Water Water From horizon to horizon All I see is water When you pull close to your fire at night with your family framed in the candlelight, safe inside these walls of stone in the only village you've ever known. The rain-soaked moon plays splintered crystal shadows on your windowsill. Like sparks of light in the shifting skies, our ancient ships go sailing still on Water Water When my sailing days are done I'll seek Poseidon's daughter. Oarsmen pull and curse and sweat underneath this creaking deck. At night I hear their stories told, strong through storms and weak for gold. Carthage stands like an azure pearl here in the middle of the known world. And it's a good day for going to sea, Hanno the Navigator said to me. Water Water From horizon to horizon All I see is water. Water Water When my sailing days are done I'll seek Poseidon's daughter. It's a good day for going to sea, Hanno the Navigator said to me.

Flyswatter Ice Water Blues (Monte Trenckmann's Blues)

LYLE LOVETT "Joshua Judges Ruth"
(Lyle Lovett) Honey put down that flyswatter And pour me some ice water And would you bring me my hammer And could you find me some nails For soon I'll be going To work for this living And with you here to guide me Then I cannot fail The morning it stumbles Right in through the window And this getting up early Gets old anyway And if you listen close dear The crying that you hear Is the nighttime lamenting The start of the day And it's hotter than concrete In July in Houston And it'll get worse here Before it turns nice But old Tink's in the backyard And I swear that boy's so smart He's got everything ready So we'll be all right So honey put down that flyswatter And pour me some ice water And though I'll soon be going Well I haven't gone yet So come stand here beside me And hold my hand gently And tell me do you remember The first time we met

Awakening

AURORA
With a tiny rope and a bag of stones and all heartbroken wishing bone She's going in , she's going home Oh this little golden eye, fighting heavy day Behind the light, behind the light Walking faster down the street with eyes and no shoes on her feet Going on this journey, determined to complete This is farewell, this is good night The last time she will see the daylight See the daylight And she's going on a journey Always walking down the road And the water is always calling "My little child, please come home." That's when she went away Away from the light of day Standing by the riverside Patiently waiting for the tide To come along, to come along The water going through her feet And on her body wind so cold and sweet, so cold and sweet And she's going on a journey Always walking down the road And the water is always calling "My little child, please come home." And the stars were brightly shining When she reached out they were gone And the water started calling "My little child, please come home." Feel the water in her body, water's never going out Feel the water in her body, water's never going out Feel the water in her body, water's never going out Feel the water in her body, water's never going out [x2] And she's going on a journey Always walking down the road And the water is always calling "My little child, please come home." And the stars were brightly shining When she reached out they were gone And the water started calling "My little child, please come home." When a shiny light hits her eye And she turned around and climbed towards the sky Towards the sky

Gospel Changes

JOHN DENVER "Poems, Prayers And Promises"
(Williams) The Prodigal Son, he'd been away a while, he was working his way back home now over many a ragged mile. When he finally crossed the river and his father saw him near, there was a joyful sound, for all the world to hear. I listened to what the Good Book said and it made good sense to me, talking about reaping what you're sowing, people trying to be free. Now we've got new names and faces, this time around, Gospel changes, Lord, still going down. Jesus, He did not doubt His gifts, though He knew that He had not long to live. He took care of the business of teaching us how to fly, then He bowed His head and laid down to die. I listened to what the Good Book said and it made good sense to me, talking about reaping what you're sowing, people trying to be free. Now we've got new names and faces, this time around, Gospel changes, Lord, still going down. Jerusalem I see you standing high, but if you lose your salvation, there'll be no tears left to cry. Now some men worship a Golden Calf while others are bought and sold, and if we live like that, brother we'll pay the toll. I listened to what the Good Book said and it made good sense to me, talking about reaping what you're sowing, people trying to be free. Now we've got new names and faces, this time around, Gospel changes, Lord, still going down. Yeah, yeah, yeah, Gospel changes, Lord, still going down.

The Kids

LOU REED "Berlin"
They're taking her children away Because they said she was not a good mother They're taking her children away Because she was making it with sisters and brothers And everyone else, all of the others Like cheap officers who would stand there and flirt in front of me They're taking her children away Because they said she was not a good mother They're taking her children away Because of the things that they heard she had done The black Air Force sergeant was not the first one And all of the drugs she took, every one, every one And I am the Water Boy, the real game's not over here But my heart is overflowin' anyway I'm just a tired man, no words to say But since she lost her daughter It's her eyes that fill with water And I am much happier this way They're taking her children away Because they said she was not a good mother They're taking her children away Because number on was the girl friend from Paris The things that they did - ah - they didn't have to ask us And then the Welshman from India, who came here to stay They're taking her children away Because they said she was not a good mother They're taking her children away Because of the things she did in the streets In the alleys and bars, no she couldn't be beat That miserable rotten slut couldn't turn anyone away I am the Water Boy, the real game's not over here But my heart is overflowin' anyway I'm just a tired man, no words to say But since she lost her daughter It's her eyes that fill with water And I am much happier this way

FreeNation Rebel Soldier Pt. 2

MICK JENKINS
I promise you the waters is coming Saying it everyday got me feeling like Noah They say I'll blow up My aunts and uncles see me rapping They say I'll grow up Some stop and stare like how he still a vegetarian with all this good meat that he throw up? Trust I'm a Show up when it's show time Running threw the field like dion sannders with four primes We need mo primes Where the fuck is megatron when you fighting lions? Tellem whatever they selling nigga I ain't buying! The world been coming to an end and I ain't need no Mayan calendar to feel that Got the people rooting for the waters like Phil back with a younger Kobe Young shin obi Nigga moving through the shadows of the city got no hittaz but the youngins know me Took some good advice from a couple og's Shared the knowledge with my homies we ain't talking for the hell of it It was always bout the growth and development Never to big Elephant in the room how could you not notice?! Can't you smell when I'm cooking this rock?! Dwayne Johnson with the raw Stuff the cash in my sock! Ain't tryna live life to BIG it might stop Stay Ready to die am I PAC?! Holograms of the southside I be blessed just to make it back to my spot! Steppin over squares like hopscotch I'm top notch Got hands like doc OC It's a wonder that he don't write more More fire for the water to be boiled get impurities out Make sure he sure what he bout Betta know what yo security bout I'm here to cure any doubt that you may have had bout the kid in the leather boots Bottle water and a ginger root hella vegetables Tommy bag full of Cole/coal and you know what pressure do A flawed diamond still impeccable A flawed diamond still impeccable Why is it so hard to grasp that concept Why the simple shit on the cover of complex? Nigga look around! Can't elevate If you keep looking down Don't let the pennies ever make you proud Keep it Blunt with how he break it down Bring it to you naked how can you hate on that Ring the alarm everybody slept late on that Next best out the chi and I ain't really leaving room for debate on that

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