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Songs of the Mystic

Jacksnyte

Reverend
How about this old chestnut:

There's a lady who's sure
All that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.
There's a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook
There's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.
There's a feeling I get
When I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen
Rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.
And it's whispered that soon, If we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn
For those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter.
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.
Your head is humming and it won't go
In case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow,
And did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How ev'rything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.
And she's buying a stairway to heaven
 

EtuMalku

Abn Iblis ابن إبليس
How about this old chestnut:

There's a lady who's sure
All that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven . . . . .
And here's this chestnut's lyrics when played backwards:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8q4wacX_Tg

Plaaaay backwards,
Hear why its sung here, oppositioner..
Allll on track, all arriving
They all sing, and they are one.
Shall I loathe you now, parishoner?
Oh hear Him, Christian within me.
It stirs my sin; the river,
Oh, she swells with our lousiness.
All my life will end for him?
We’re all out of signs,
I know I’m sorta shocked
To hear The Lord,
My God now will save me!
Oh I will n’er be saved,
Because I live with Satan..
One wish today;
That you’ll all pray for
Three who will make it here late.
Pray now and you’ll see..
The ‘Lord’ turned me on,
But, oh, I was the shaggy fool..
Clothed in agony,
Lost at a height.
There’s no escaping it,
Nor his woes..
So here’s to my Sweet Satan.
The other’s little path
Would make me sad,
Whose power is faith.
He’ll give those with him 666.
And all the evil fools,
they know he made
us suffer sadly.
Ohohohoh…
“Family won’t get loose,
They’re offered me.”
Always soothes the worker.
Always will be as we know now
“I see ruins,” said he,
“the world they offered me?
Who wished the Lord’s fall?”
If we lose feather,
Say you’ll save me!

And no wimps can bend the rules..
And no wimps can do..

Hunt next to the shore,
‘Cause they see all from there,
See here’s the news,
Who walks with mute grief!
Perhaps no-one found thee…
“Heavy, lift me out,”
Spake the Reve,
“Someday, failed, we’ll lose one line-up,
They’ve gotta leave forsaken.”

And no wimps can do..
And no wimps can do…

He, who say the lords
Thoth have our laws,
Maat must be superb. Mass is ended..
Over there,
He who should learn thee.
Any moot that serves by my sworn music,
I wish it with snow be shushed,
All for my mass’s sake.
Hear why its sung,
here, oppositioner, Ohh..
He who should show
May make his show worthy,
To look, for us, odd.. sickly,
There’s one chance - take his show.
Hold thy head,
Hear why its sung here. oppositioner.
Who owns this earth built below?
Oh sweet Israel…
 
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Those not buying,


have more to spend.


They have not,


paid foolishly.



Quick to buy,


faster too sell.


That is how you,


end up dead.



Tank half full,


two thirds worse.


Best to drain it,


then go to church.



Those who spent,


on yesterday.


Have bought much,


of what won’t pay.



Those who only,


buy and sell.


They have a mark,


on their head.



Their mouth is fast,


their ears are shallow.


A heart like stone,


but people gather.



Quick to sell,


with little pain.


They will never,


find their gain.



Buy what they say,


not what you read.


This is why,


you may not see.
 

Jacksnyte

Reverend
Cuts You Up
Peter Murphy

I find you in the morning
After dreams of distant signs
You pour yourself over me
Like the sun through the blinds
You lift me up
And get me out
Keep me walking
But never shout
Hold the secret close
I hear you say

You know the way
It throws about
It takes you in
And spits you out
It spits you out
When you desire
To conquer it
To feel you're higher
To follow it
You must be clean
With mistakes
That you do mean
Move the heart
Switch the pace
Look for what seems out of place

On and on it goes
Calling like a distant wind
Through the zero hour we'll walk
Cut the thick and break the thin
No sound to break no moment clear
When all the doubts are crystal clear
Crashing hard into the secret wind

You know the way
It twists and turns
Changing colour
Spinning yarns
You know the way
It leaves you dry
It cuts you up
It takes you high
You know the way
It's painted gold
Is it honey
Is it gold
You know the way
It throws about
It takes you in
And spits you out
You know the way
It throws about
It takes you in
And spits you out
It spits you out
When you desire
To conquer it
To feel you're higher
To follow it
You must be clean
With mistakes
That you do mean
Move the heart
Switch the pace
Look for what
Seems out of place

It's o.k.
It goes this way
The line is thin
It twists away
Cuts you up
It throws about
Keep me walking
But never shout.


 

Willamena

Just me
Premium Member
Dweller on the Threshold - Van Morrison

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more

I have seen without perceiving
I have been another man
Let me pierce the realm of glamour
So I know just what I am

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more

Feel the angel of the present
In the mighty crystal fire
Lift me up consume my darkness
Let me travel even higher

I'm a dweller on the threshold
As I cross the burning ground
Let me go down to the water
Watch the great illusion drown

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more

I'm gonna turn and face the music
The music of the spheres
Lift me up consume my darkness
When the midnight disappears

I will walk out of the darkness
And I'll walk into the light
And I'll sing the song of ages
And the dawn will end the night

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I cross some burning ground
And I'll go down to the water
Let the great illusion drown

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more

I'm a dweller on the threshold
 

Sunstone

De Diablo Del Fora
Premium Member
You’ve spent the day into the night alone
When the moon suddenly rings
Like china dropped on a tablecloth,
Startling you.


-- Silence
 

sandandfoam

Veteran Member
You’ve spent the day into the night alone
When the moon suddenly rings
Like china dropped on a tablecloth,
Startling you.


-- Silence
Nice.

I don't know who wrote this but I like it:
Reason has moon
But moons not hers
Lie mirror'd on her seas
Confounding her astronomers
But o delighting me
 

etherealascension

Secular Buddhist Humanist
Look up any lyrics to the band Om... powerful lyrics if not a bit incomprehensible at times. The singer/bassist is actually a Christian Mystic, so most of his lyrics cme from that.
 

Songbird

She rules her life like a bird in flight
I'm coming out of my wishing well
Where only echoes lonely hear my prayers
I'm coming around to bend cause
my resistance been too persistent
I've come too far to force it so I'll watch it slide and land
I could come on strong and willful but
I'd rather watch it fall to the palm of my hand

[Chorus:]
And when I set it free like a feather it will be
And when I rise to see it done like whatever it will be it will be

I'm taking a breather baby
From sitting on pins waiting for my sky to fall
I'm taking up giving in
So here's the wheel, I'm putting my feet up
Take another look at me baby
Today I'm taking on catastrophe
I'd rather take it easy
Then try to force what's on its way to me

[Chorus:]
And when I set it free like a feather it will be
And when I rise to see it done like whatever it will be it will be

We're only afraid if we pull back the blinds too far
The lights behind that we free will blind other stars
But the truth doesn't blind it helps to see far
so get ready to be
Who you are
 

Willamena

Just me
Premium Member
Banjo
Leonard Cohen

There's something that I'm watching
Means a lot to me
There's something that I'm watching
Means a lot to me

It's a broken banjo bobbing
On the dark infested sea
It's a broken banjo bobbing
On the dark infested sea

Don't know how it got there
Maybe taken by the wave
Don't know how it got there
Probably taken by the wave

Of the someones shoulder
Or out of someones grave
Of the someones shoulder
Or out of someones grave

It's coming for me darling
No matter where I go
It's coming for me darling
No matter where I go

Its duty is to harm me
My duty is to know
Its duty is to harm me
My duty is to know

There is something that I'm watching
Means a lot to me
There is something that I'm watching
Means a lot to me

It's a broken banjo bobbing
On the dark infested sea
It's a broken banjo bobbing
On the dark infested sea
 
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nevermore

A wave of the ocean
Thanks to the OP for this thread and to everyone for contributing suggestions! I look forward to listening to all the ones I don't know.

These haven't been mentioned yet. They can all be found on Youtube:

Libera - I am the Day
I am the day, soon to be born
I am the light before the morning
I am the night that will be dawn
I am the end and the beginning

I am the Alpha and Omega
The night and day, the first and last

Illuminosa immortalis sancta gloriosa
Illuminosa immortalis sancta gloriosa
Illuminosa immortalis

In Aeterna

I am the light soon to begin
I am the new hope in the morning
I am the darkness soon to be light
I am the rising and the falling

I am the Alpha and Omega
The night and day, the first and last

Illuminosa immortalis sancta gloriosa
Illuminosa immortalis sancta gloriosa
Illuminosa immortalis

In Aeterna

I am the day soon to be born

I am the light before the morning

I am the Alpha and Omega
The night and day, the first and last

Illuminosa immortalis sancta gloriosa
Illuminosa immortalis sancta gloriosa
Illuminosa immortalis

In Aeterna

Eivør Pálsdóttir - You Are All
You are all
You're the sunlight
You are all
You're the dark night

You are all
You're the sweetness
All that is shining
And all that fades out

You are all
You are sadness
You are all
You are tears that run from my eyes

All that is shining
All that is fading
You're the beginning
And the ending

You are all
You are summer
You are all
You are winter, spring and fall

You are all
The heart wants to cherish
You are all
The heart wants to perish

You are all
You are sadness
You are all
You are tears that run from my eyes

All that is shining
All that is fading
You're the beginning
And the ending

You are all
You are sadness
You are all
You are tears that run from my eyes

All that is shining
All that is fading
You're the beginning
... and the ending
 

The Sum of Awe

Brought to you by the moment that spacetime began.
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Waffle by Sevendust

A Universe to fill
Can't scratch the surface
Now a slow pay
Still why everyone watching
It's like I'm real tired of the clones
I'm real tired of the clones

Whatever you say
Whatever you say
Whatever you say

Bring me a light
Make my life worth something more
Show me a light
Bring a light

Bring me a light
Make my life worth something more
Show me a light
Bring a light

Where's the space I fill
Where's the sympathy I KILLED
I need to find a meaning
I'm useless, I'M USELESS
Trapped inside my own web

Whatever you say
Whatever you say
Whatever you say

Bring me a light
Make my life worth something more
Show me a light
Bring a light

Bring me a light
Make my life worth something more
Show me a light
Bring a light

When I'm alone
I stare at nothingness
Painful silence
Painful silence kills

Bring me a light
Make my life worth something more
Show me a light
Bring a light
[repeat]

Whatever you say
Whatever you say

Bring me a light
Make my life worth something more
Show me a light
Bring a light

...
How it relates? I was searching for a meaning (bring me a light) in a time that I felt empty (trapped inside my own web) and the universe felt empty (a universe to fill). And the (sympathy I killed) is when everyone was sympathizing for me and I totally was ruining it. Yeah...
 

Guitar's Cry

Disciple of Pan
Goo Goo Dolls "The Soul in the Machine."

We are, we are, we are the soul in the machine
We are, we are
When you look up at the bright stars
We are a part of everything
We are, we are
Every breath's a moment
Every moment is a chance to live again

When you hear it coming
Oh, it feels like falling
When you find your calling
Don't be afraid, darling
I know you'll always be brave
When you hear it coming
Oh, it feels like falling
When you find your calling
Don't be afraid darling
I know you'll always be brave
Can you hear it calling?
Oh, it feels like falling
And then you find your calling
Don't be afraid
Darling, be brave
 

PearlSeeker

Well-Known Member
Mystic Rhythms by Rush (lyrics: Neil Peart)

So many things I think about
When I look far away
Things I know — things I wonder
Things I’d like to say
The more we think we know about
The greater the unknown
We suspend our disbelief
And we are not alone —

Mystic rhythms — capture my thoughts
And carry them away
Mysteries of night
Escape the light of day
Mystic rhythms — under northern lights
Or the African sun
Primitive things stir
The hearts of everyone


We sometimes catch a window
A glimpse of what’s beyond
Was it just imagination
Stringing us along?
More things than are dreamed about
Unseen and unexplained
We suspend our disbelief
And we are entertained —

Mystic rhythms — capture my thoughts
And carry them away
Nature seems to spin
A supernatural way
Mystic rhythms — under city lights
Or a canopy of stars
We feel the powers
And we wonder what they are
We feel the push and pull
Of restless rhythms from afar
 

Guitar's Cry

Disciple of Pan
Jim Steinman, "Vaults of Heaven"

In the still of the night
I can follow the angels
To the vaults of heaven
By the glow of the light
As a million stars are shining
On the rim of the sky

Tear the curtains aside
And my eyes are burning brightly
Through the vaults of heaven
Lost to the world and alone
I’ll be soaring through an endless dream and free

As the planets collide
I can ride upon the winds
Into the vaults of heaven
Where the spirits reside
I’ll be gliding on the currents
Of the breath of the gods

In the arms of all time
I can hear my heartbeat pounding
In the vaults of heaven
Lost to the world and alone
I’ll be soaring through an endless dream and free

Lost to the world and alone
I’ll be soaring through an endless dream and free

In the still of the night
I can follow the angels
To the vaults of heaven
By the glow of the light
As a million stars are shining
On the rim of the sky

Tear the curtains aside
And my eyes are burning brightly
Through the vaults of heaven
Lost to the world and alone
I’ll be soaring through an endless dream and free
 

Ella S.

Dispassionate Goth
"You Are the Blood" by The Castanets

You are the blood
Flowing through these fingers,
All through the soil
And up in those trees.

You are electricity
And you are light.
You are sound itself
And you are flight.
 
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