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"Children of the Moon" Alan Parsons Project. 1982

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posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 01:36 AM
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Here is a song I first heard in 83 or 84 when I bought the album "Eye in the Sky"
As this piece played I sat in stunned silence and wept.

Here are the lyrics

Pay no attention to the writing on the wall
The words seem empty cause there's nothing there at all
We let the wise men beat the drums too soon
We were just children of the moon

No one to turn to
Nowhere to run to even if we could
Too late to save us but try to understand
The seas were empty there was hunger in the land

We let the blind man lead the way too long
Easy to see where we went wrong
Nothing to live for
Nothing to die for
We're lost in the middle of a hopeless world
Lost in the middle of a hopeless world

Children children of the moon watch the world go by
Children children of the moon are hiding from the sun and the sky
Children children of the moon watch it all go by
Children children of the moon are blinded by the light in their eyes

No one to turn to
Nowhere to run to even if we could
Follow the pilgrim to the temple of the dawn
The altar's empty and the sacrifice is gone
We let the madmen write the golden rules
We were no more than mortal fools

Nothing to live for
Nothing to die for
We're lost in the middel of a hopeless world
Lost in the middle of a hopeless world
Children children of the moon watch the world go by
Children children of the moon hiding from the sky


Here is the song and somebodies video along with it.






posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 02:45 AM
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I find this an interesting topic, some APP lyrics are frightening. Clearly, Eye in The Sky stands out. It seems to me that Alan Parsons was a very enlightened person, these songs are over thirty years old yet seem relevant to today's times.
Somewhat related is the album artwork on this APP album, obviously it is the Eye of Horus, although interesting in and of itself, the design group that came up with with it, Hipgnosis are fascinating as well. If I ever get enough reply's maybe I will start a thread on them



posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 03:16 AM
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A thread I would be interested in would be one one the history of music that was critical of the Big System.
Certainly there was Billie Holiday's " Strange Fruit " in 1939 which hit big time.

The Weavers achieved a certain notoriety in the late 40's and early 50's but were never "big time".

I began listening to radio in the late fifties but have no recollection of critical music until the early sixties with the folk revival but that was a lot of metaphorical stuff.

For me the first powerful stuff I remember was mid 60's and Phil Ochs doing "I Ain't Marching Any More" and "Here's to the State of Mississippi".

Then of course there was no real FM radio, just the AM band with songs about cars , guys/girls and chipmunks.
Once FM flared up in the mid 60's a fair amount of critical music began to receive air time and offer perspectives on the world which were not totally in line with the status quo.

The Beatles had a lot to do with this I think. They were sooooo huge as a boy band, so idolized by teeny boppers that when they matured by rising above all previous norms, they forced the MSM to follow along. I think Alan Parsons actually got his start at Abby Road.



posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 03:18 AM
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wow, very interesting, wonder who this madmen is



posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 04:22 AM
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Let's not forget his production skills on DSOTM.
Also the people working with him. Eric Woolfson, who wrote the lyrics, as well as the voice behind "Eye in the sky". "They" are watching



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