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Khan : Space Shanty
Space Shanty | Stranded Effervescent Psychonovelty no.5 | Mixed-Up Man Of The Mountains | Driving To Amsterdam | Stargazers | Hollow Stone / Escape of the Space Pirates

SPACE SHANTY 
including The Cobalt Sequence 
and March Of The Sine Squadrons
lyrics by Steve Hillage

I need you 
and you need me
Also I need 
to be free
Free as the word 
free can mean
To stand secure 
outside this dream

Starstruck moon man 
looks so blind
You're still a slave 
within your mind
And all this time 
you have not guessed
Where you are bound

Which way you're heading
How you can stop feeling confused

Follow the star 
that is moving so slowly
Flow in its river 
of light and you'll see
That you have found
What you've been searching

Come back and help us to regain


	

STRANDED EFFERVESCENT 
PSYCHONOVELTY, NO.5 
lyrics: Steve Hillage

We escaped from the city
Miles and miles we did flee
Through the endless forest
To the edge of the sea
It was as though 
the world was ours
Lying on a deserted beach
Out of reach, 
out of their reach

I could see you much clearer
As we strode by the shore
All the peace all around us
Seemed impossibly pure
And then the sun 
shone through the clouds
Touched us with its 
magnificent beam
Made us clean, 
made us feel so clean

On our island of safety
From the alien crowd
Of the city of madness
Could we really be sure
That the peace 
would still remain
Sealed away from insanity
We shall see, 
we shall see


	

MIXED-UP MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS 
- Steve Hillage/Nick Greenwood

Looking at the ground 
I'm crying for the sky 
I know I can't hope to go 
Where I can't be found 
But when I close my eyes 
I start to fly

The sun burns down on me 
I'm praying he'll take me away 
So very much higher 
Than the peaks above me 
I open myself, 
my spirit is free 
And I start to fly

As a lead upon the breeze 
Higher than the chains 
of mortal man 
Surrounded by the wonders of a life 
I saw but never knew 
Revealed the hazy secrets 
of the mountain man 
But soon as I am here 
I have to go


	

DRIVING TO AMSTERDAM 
- Steve Hillage

We look ahead for miles 
Down our avenue of lights 
We motor past the airport 
In the flatness of the night 
Its fairy beads reflected 
In the shining of your eye

Can it be that there's so many 
That have been through 
this whole scene before?

Staring at the ground 
For I knew not what to do 
I turned full around 
And found myself, in you

The water looks so placid 
To deny that it's a threat 
Our weary faces smiling 
With the energy that's left 
Your flowing now has reached me 
And I feel I want to stay

There's no need for a reason 
We switched off our thinking hours ago

Still we're driving onward 
Moving steady as a plane 
Moonbug cars flash past us 
As we head the other way 
Across the dyke of worry 
To a Nederlander dream

Now the morning opens slowly 
On what seems a very special day


	

STARGAZERS 
- Steve Hillage

Open your eyes if you dare 
Future comes, 
all you know is that you'll share 
Suns and moons, 
many cycles, miles of days 
Your love shines like a beacon 
through the haze 
Your twin lives twined together 
Jigsaw, fit, snap together 
Your twin heads crowned together 
King and Queen, an extra gene

Can your words cope with infinity? 
You must communicate it perfectly 
Don't you think 
you can surely make it now? 
You don't need anyone 
to show you how 
Your twin lives 
twined together 
Jigsaw, fit, 
snap together 
Your twin heads 
crowned together 
King and Queen, 
an extra gene


	

HOLLOW STONE 
/ ESCAPE OF THE SPACE PIRATES 
lyrics: Steve Hillage

Hollow stone 
Early morning 
you slip out the window 
And glide through the dew 
All alone Back a thousand years

And you know there is no answer 
They can give you, 
they can give you 
For the words are not there 
for them to choose

After all 
You are only a molecule drifting 
An atom afloat As you fall 
Into space from your 
lonely shell of fear

You raise your hands 
and gaze in wonder 
At a word you have 
seen somewhere before

Only you can see the men of wisdom 
Moving slowly on together 
Sun shines through the stone 
but once a year 
Ceremony now will start anew

And so you sit 
beneath the linden tree 
Staring ghostly at the altar 
And all the problems 
that perplex you so 
Dissolve and vanish 
deep into the water

No use asking what you are 
Or what you'll be 
a millisecond after

As you plunge back into laughter now 
Dancing and calling out your name

And still you sit 
beneath the linden tree 
Staring ghostly at the altar 
And all the problems 
that perplex you so 
Dissolve and vanish 
deep into the water


	
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