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JETHRO TULL lyrics - A Passion Play

A Passion Play (Part 2)

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[The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles] [Words by Jeffrey Hammond] [Spoken:] This is the story of the hare who lost his spectacles. Owl loved to rest quietly whilst no one was watching. Sitting on a fence one day, he was surprised when suddenly a kangaroo ran close by. Now this may not seem strange, but when Owl overheard Kangaroo whisper to no one in particular, "The hare has lost his spectacles," well, he began to wonder. Presently, the moon appeared from behind a cloud and there, lying on the grass was hare. In the stream that flowed by the grass a newt. And sitting astride a twig of a bush a bee. Ostensibly motionless, the hare was trembling with excitement, for without his spectacles he was completely helpless. Where were his spectacles? Could someone have stolen them? Had he mislaid them? What was he to do? Bee wanted to help, and thinking he had the answer began: "You probably ate them thinking they were a carrot." "No!" interrupted Owl, who was wise. "I have good eye-sight, insight, and foresight. How could an intelligent hare make such a silly mistake?" But all this time, Owl had been sitting on the fence, scowling! Kangaroo were hopping mad at this sort of talk. She thought herself far superior in intelligence to the others. She was their leader, their guru. She had the answer: "Hare, you must go in search of the optician." But then she realized that Hare was completely helpless without his spectacles. And so, Kangaroo loudly proclaimed, "I can't send Hare in search of anything!" "You can guru, you can!" shouted Newt. "You can send him with Owl." But Owl had gone to sleep. Newt knew too much to be stopped by so small a problem "You can take him in your pouch." But alas, Hare was much too big to fit into Kangaroo's pouch. All this time, it had been quite plain to hare that the others knew nothing about spectacles. [Sung:] As for all their tempting ideas, well Hare didn't care. The lost spectacles were his own affair. And after all, Hare did have a spare a-pair. A-pair. [Forest Dance #2 (Instrumental)] [The Foot Of Our Stairs] We sleep by the ever-bright hole in the door, eat in the corner, talk to the floor, cheating the spiders who come to say "Please", (politely). They bend at the knees. Well, I'll go to the foot of our stairs. Old gentlemen talk of when they were young of ladies lost and erring sons. Lace-covered dandies revel (with friends) pure as the truth, tied at both ends. Well I'll go to the foot of our stairs. Scented cathedral spire pointed down. We pray for souls in Kentish Town. A delicate hush the gods, floating by wishing us well, pie in the sky. God of ages, Lord of Time, mine is the right to be wrong. Well I'll go to the foot of our stairs. Jack rabbit mister spawn a new breed of love-hungry pilgrims (no bodies to feed). Show me a good man and I'll show you the door. The last hymn is sung and the devil cries "More." Well, I'm all for leaving and that being done, I've put in a request to take up my turn in that forsaken paradise that calls itself "Hell" where no-one has nothing and nothing is well meaning fool, pick up thy bed and rise up from your gloom smiling. Give me your hate and do as the loving heathen do. [Overseer Overture] Colours I've none, dark or light, red, white or blue. Cold is my touch (freezing). Summoned by name - I am the overseer over you. Given this command to watch o'er our miserable sphere. Fallen from grace, called on to bring sun or rain. Occasional corn from my oversight grew. Fell with mine angels from a far better place, offering services for the saving of face. Now you're here, you may as well admire all whom living has retired from the benign reconciliation. Legends were born surrounding mysterious lights seen in the sky (flashing). I just lit a fag then took my leave in the blink of an eye. Passionate play join round the maypole in dance (primitive rite) (wrongly). Summoned by name I am the overseer over you. [Flight From Lucifer] Flee the icy Lucifer. Oh he's an awful fellow! What a mistake! I didn't take a feather from his pillow. Here's the everlasting rub... neither am I good or bad. I'd give up my halo for a horn and the horn for the hat I once had. I'm only breathing. There's life on my ceiling. The flies there are sleeping quietly. Twist my right arm in the dark. I would give two or three for one of those days that never made impressions on the old score. I would gladly be a dog barking up the wrong tree. Everyone's saved we're in the grave. See you there for afternoon tea. Time for awaking the tea lady's making a brew-up and baking new bread. Pick me up at half past none there's not a moment to lose. There is the train on which I came. On the platform are my old shoes. Station master rings his bell. Whistles blow and flags wave. A little of what you fancy does you good (Or so it should). I thank everybody for making me welcome. I'd stay but my wings have just dropped off. [10.08 To Paddington (Instrumental)] [Magus Perde] Hail! Son of kings make the ever-dying sign cross your fingers in the sky for those about to BE. There am I waiting along the sand. Cast your sweet spell upon the land and sea. Magus Perde, take your hand from off the chain. Loose a wish to still, the rain, the storm about to BE. Here am I (voyager into life). Tough are the soles that tread the knife's edge. Break the circle,stretch the line, call upon the devil. Bring the gods, the gods' own fire In the conflict revel. The passengers upon the ferry crossing, waiting to be born, renew the pledge of life's long song rise to the reveille horn. Animals queueing at the gate that stands upon the shore breathe the ever-burning fire that guards the ever-door. Man - son of man - buy the flame of ever-life (yours to breathe and breath the pain of living)... living BE! Here am I! Roll the stone away from the dark into ever-day. [Epilogue] There was a rush along the Fulham Road into the Ever-passion Play.

Colors

JAY ELECTRONICA "Attack Of The Clones"
Don't get it confused This message is for solo artists but I get at crews We can make the news I'll be on the low sippin daquiris in baton rogue Or killing rock the bells with nas in pasanews It's a small task for jay man Wack niggas be dead and I be laughin Sippin out my flask chillin in my ray bans Imaginary crime boss With albums full and look at my watch at how much my shine cost, It's time lost Who shot ya, the black bach blastin over opera Phantom of the chakras Jay doppla went from panhandling socks in box To popular This is just the start of it, The kid intend to split more wigs than british parliament Catch me on the global warmin tour with jigga and al gore Performin dear summer, where autumn went Eternal sunshine Drum major without a drumlime I'll be in the D screamin kick rocks to one time When they say license and registration I'm yellin reparations Quote em from revelations Then I peel off in they faces Young black and arrogant with no id The most extravagant They should build me a statue on grambling campus With a manuscript, that say he got at the best of them Shot at the rest of them Ain't no contesting em Green says a lot niggas talkin shit but we ain't stressin em

Attack Of The Clones

JAY ELECTRONICA "Attack Of The Clones"
Don't get it confused This message is for solo artists but I get at crews We can make the news I'll be on the low sippin daquiris in baton rogue Or killing rock the bells with nas in pasanews It's a small task for jay man Wack niggas be dead and I be laughin Sippin out my flask chillin in my ray bans Imaginary crime boss With albums full and look at my watch at how much my shine cost, It's time lost Who shot ya, the black bach blastin over opera Phantom of the chakras Jay doppla went from panhandling socks in box To popular This is just the start of it, The kid intend to split more wigs than british parliament Catch me on the global warmin tour with jigga and al gore Performin dear summer, where autumn went Eternal sunshine Drum major without a drumlime I'll be in the D screamin kick rocks to one time When they say license and registration I'm yellin reparations Quote em from revelations Then I peel off in they faces Young black and arrogant with no id The most extravagant They should build me a statue on grambling campus With a manuscript, that say he got at the best of them Shot at the rest of them Ain't no contesting em Green says a lot niggas talkin shit but we ain't stressin em

Quiet Time

ARCHIVE "Controlling Crowds"
Juxtapose feeling, just suppose I reel in revolving doors closing, imposters posing, turn spinning it round about, pulling your inside out, know that they will do it now without a doubt, motivated in quick time to stop the watchman exposing orchestrated explosions, medicine man mix a potion sedate the not so great nation, now they be jumping out of their skin to fear factors, run through acres morphing shape shifters, lift the lid and give a wide berth, the earth not a million miles away, minor detail as I put it in another way, to the latter day, burning out your retina pitch black enveloping hells fire developing heat, skin crawling up you swear blind, the cruel and unkind advance you’re running out of time, the adrenalin flows hitting the wall, ready to fall over but still they stand tall, winner taking it all in, stalling for some ideological ways out, twist and then shout out aloud, steady bellowing, subtle moment following, subsequent change rearrange, how we doing? We are fine, quiet time, ready for the steady climb, cross a ley line down into the open mind’s eye, attack they react and turn into the maniac, critical breakdown why? ‘cause it’s an actual fact, focus at take a longer look at how we can prevail and not fail.

Revolution Blues

BUSH
Well - we live in a trailer At the edge of town You never see us Cause we don't come around We got twenty five rifles To keep the population down But we need you now That's why I'm hangin round So you be good to me and I'll be good to you And in this land of conditions I am not above suspicion I won't attack you but I won't back you, yeah Well - it's so good to be here Asleep on your lawn Remember your guard dog I'm afraid that's gone It was such a drag to hear him Whining all night long Yeah - that was me with the doves Setting them free near the factory Where you built your computer - love I hope you get the connection Cause I can't take the rejection I don't believe you I don't believe you I'm a barrel of laughs With my carbine on I keep em hoppin Till the ammunition's gone But I'm still not happy Feel like something's wrong I got the revolution blues I see bloody fountains And a ten million dune buggies Comin' down the mountains I hear that laurel canyon Is full of famous stars But I hate them worse than lepers And I'll kill them in their cars Well you sucker Well you sucker Did you fuck her You're the sucker You're the sucker Ask your mother Ask your mother Yeah yeah You're the sucker

Gypsy MC

JASON MRAZ
I'd like to give a shout out to all the g-y-ps And individualize because I am an MC. I can because I care, cause my family's there Cause I (cause I what?), cause I (cause I what?) 'cause I appreciate the mentality of music Saving all my sentences unless of course they're smoothly spoken Quiet type the kind to watch out for No man of the clan perpetrating the scam Sure, I'm the boy with the fallopian voice Straight from the sleeve of any wizard of choice I got the reason to be roamin' out the coverage area Send me the bill if all my lovin is scarin' ya Dare you to dream the way that I believe Got the skill to go commando in any fatigues I got the best damn band in the music scene I can also flow solo just let it be because, of the love Oh the self-realization is the if and and but 'cause you gotta know your name before you play-a the game Keep a level-headed check on your health and stay sane Address the tack on the track put the needle on the record and prepare for playback say jack, Could I buy another vowel I need another clue and I could also use a towel And how, goes the medium tempo Slaying all the teachers like the class of '84 Well down low you know that my fidelities go And I would never hurt a fly with my flip-flops on, got control Even keep a clean toilet bowl 2000 flushes blue and it's still going strong Do I do what I do for the sake of the song comin' through on the radio It's for you, this is proof my own story's a spoof I'll always be a gypsy or forever be aloof And if you never get to liking me it's okay too But you've made it this far so pay a toll at the booth and move on Yeah I got top score on Donkey Kong, move on Move on Move-a-move-a move-a move-a-move on True or false? I can be a sensitive man With sensible plans for the everyday woman And I can keep her eating out the palm of my hand Because the dope that we smoked was grown on my land The words I burn they don't come from a can The movie in my mind will be the winner at Cannes So take your chance, apply for full or part-time romance Cleverer the better, measure up to whatever Cause it don't matter how tall, how fat, or how small The equal opportunity is open to all The casting call the line forms down the hall All you need is ID that shows that you're legal But people with egos, well you better not go Cause' you know I don't need those And if there is a problem that I really oughta read Post it on the web care of R-K-O-P It's easy like me but a bit less the sleazy Go heavy on the melody and add a little cheese And if you can't stand the kitchen, get the hell out the heat To meet with the geek all you need is a Heart beat beat beat beat beat beat beat… And remember that fame, fame is Nothing more than loving someone And fortune is nothing more than loving what you do Is nothing more than loving you Well, I'm type A positive and just the way I like it Right away I'm satisfied with my food before I try it Can't deny it to save my life, I'm never lying To brave this mic without the same thing twice Is actually an act to staying up all night With the mood just right and the purchase of a flight From the west coast to the northern lights It's aurora borealis' company that I'm tight with Despite all the things that you've heard I'll admit that most is true and I'll be keeping my word By doing double-duty on a search for new verbs And I report to work early to deliver the worm With a back well covered by the buddies of ease There ain't no way in hell that I could ever catch a disease And breaking all the codes on the latest machines Well I will even let you download me for free I'm free …I'm free Just remember that fame, fame is Nothing more than loving someone And fortune is nothing more than loving what you do And in the eyes of love Love will overcome, love will overcome Will ohh Will over Over overcome It's true Cause look what you've done To me, to the gypsy

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