Alan Parson's 'Eye in the Sky' Foretold It, Like GO's 1984

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posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 02:30 AM
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Meh, I prefer the Lady Antebellum version.

"Therefore we shall call it the Alan Parsons Project"-Dr. Evil




posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 03:20 AM
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"Old And Wise". Last track on the album. When all the tale is told, and all that can be understood, is, there is wisdom at the end of the day.

Maybe not a blissful wisdom, but certainly a better perspective of the realities of life.

Thanks for the read and a reminder of Alan Parsons music, I have all the albums and have been a fan ever since listening to Old And Wise on my headphones late at night on the radio as a kid. (blimey, is it that old?).



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 07:25 AM
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I caught this one when I was just about 14 or so.. By Judas Priest.

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Up here in space I'm looking down on you. My lasers trace Everything you do. You think you've private lives Think nothing of the kind. There is no true escape I'm watching all the time. I'm made of metal My circuits gleam. I am perpetual I keep the country clean.

I'm elected electric spy I protected electric eye. Always in focus You can't feel my stare. I zoom into you You don't know I'm there. I take a pride in probing all your secret moves My tearless retina takes pictures that can prove.

Electric eye, in the sky
Feel my stare, always there
's nothing you can do about it.
Develop and expose
I feed upon your every thought
And so my power grows.
Protected. Detective. Electric eye.



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 08:33 AM
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www.youtube.com...

From the 70s, "Another brick in the wall"

you should watch this, everyone should watch this



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 08:50 AM
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I always liked that song, had no idea, thanks for the enlightenment. Listening to I-Robot now, awesome.



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 08:57 AM
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Now all we need is a Giant Laser on the Moon Created by Dr. Parsons pointed directly at Washington we can call it The Alan Parsons Project"...




Actually great! When I started getting in the sweet conspiracies APP should be on the top of your list. Eye in the sky (satellites), Horus (Or the All seeing eye) and the corrupt Music Industry all written about and sang openly by APP...
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posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 10:06 AM
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Immortal Technique made the connection first.....


.....And by the way, NarcolepticBuddha, Blinded by the light is an early Bruce Springsteen song....
......about growing up.......



....Peace....



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 10:13 AM
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ETA-poster above just said same thing, posted while I was writing this.


Bruce Springsteen wrote the song Blinded by the Light, and it actually was his first hit single and his only #1 hit on the Billboard chart. He wrote it when he was writing songs about cars, women and having fun. I just had to share that because I am a huge Springsteen fan.


Springsteen talked about this song in detail on an episode of VH1 Storytellers. A lot of the references are personal, to include people he knew or had met on the Boardwalks, or had grown up around, or were just direct personal references to himself.

Blinded by the Light

I always heard the reference to being watched in Eye in the Sky, but it also sounds like a song written by a gambler who hangs out in casinos. Some other APP songs also sound like they are talking about gambling. However, if you really listen to it, it could have another meaning and it is a very interesting song.

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posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 12:49 PM
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I have this song and a couple of others of APP on my mp3 player.
Funny but every time I listened to "eye in the sky" I always imagined the eye in a triangle hovering in the sky, like you can see in some churches.
I always felt weird when listening to APP music. Especially when listening to "Games people play, Psychobabble, Lucifer, I wouldn't want to be like you, eyes in the sky"
Heh, Its probably nostalgia...

Anyways good find OP, anytime someones refers to 1984 in their artistic creations, it always feel relevant. Especially in the world we live in nowadays.



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by Theflyingweldsman

.....And by the way, NarcolepticBuddha, Blinded by the light is an early Bruce Springsteen song....
......about growing up.......


Can you cite concrete examples of this from the lyrics? No, neither can I. They are surreal abstractions in most cases.

Captain, setting the Bachman Turners to Overdrive!
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posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 07:11 PM
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Hi.

Thanks for answering your question straight after asking it.

These are not surreal abstractions.

These are emotionally powerful expressions of an adolescent's feelings about growing up and "coming of age".

Take the first line of the song ....


Madman drummers bummers and Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat.
In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat.
With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older I tripped the merry-go-round.....


....How can it not be about growing up?

Also, you missed this.....

Pacific Blue's Post



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 07:25 PM
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Little known point of fact regarding Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album . . .


The group used some of the most advanced recording techniques of the time, including multitrack recording and tape loops. Analogue synthesisers were given prominence in several tracks, and a series of recorded interviews with the band's road crew and others provided the philosophical quotations used throughout. Engineer Alan Parsons was directly responsible for some of the most notable sonic aspects of the album as well as the recruitment of non-lexical performer Clare Torry.


Source

Now there's an album that digs deep!



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 03:48 AM
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Originally posted by SolidGoal
Funny but every time I listened to "eye in the sky" I always imagined the eye in a triangle hovering in the sky, like you can see in some churches.


Funny you say that, more like the "all seeing eye" of Horus:

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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by nerbot

Originally posted by SolidGoal
Funny but every time I listened to "eye in the sky" I always imagined the eye in a triangle hovering in the sky, like you can see in some churches.


Funny you say that, more like the "all seeing eye" of Horus:

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Yes, just like the symbols used in churches is also based on the eye of Horus.



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