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Atlantis

Hurdy Gurdy Man

Lalena

Nirvana

Universal Soldier
Colours
Cosmic Wheels
Deep peace

 

Atlantis

The continent of Atlantis was an island
which lay before the great flood
in the area we now call the Atlantic Ocean.
So great an area of land, that from her western shores
those beautiful sailors journeyed to the South
and the North Americas with ease,
in their ships with painted sails.

To the East Africa was a neighbour,
across a short strait of sea miles.
The great Egyptian age is but a remnant
of The Atlantian culture.
The antediluvian kings colonised the world
All the Gods who play in the mythological dramas
In all legends from all lands were from fair Atlantis.

Knowing her fate, Atlantis sent out ships
to all corners of the Earth.
On board were the Twelve:
The poet, the physician, the farmer, the scientist,
The magician and the other so-called Gods of our legends.
Though Gods they were -
And as the elders of our time choose to remain blind
Let us rejoice and let us sing and dance and ring in the new
Hail Atlantis!

Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be.
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be,
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be.
My antediluvian baby, oh yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah,
I wanna see you some day
My antediluvian baby, oh yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah,
My antediluvian baby,
My antediluvian baby, I love you, girl,
Girl, I wanna see you some day.
My antediluvian baby, oh yeah
I wanna see you some day, oh
My antediluvian baby.
My antediluvian baby, I wanna see you
My antediluvian baby, gotta tell me where she gone
I wanna see you some day
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up, oh yeah
Oh glub glub, down down, yeah
My antediluvian baby, oh yeah yeah yeah yeah


Hurdy Gurdy Man

Thrown like a star in my vast sleep
I open my eyes to take a peep
To find that I was by the sea
gazing with tranquility

'Twas then that the Hurdy Curdy Man
came singing songs of love
Then when the Hurdy Curdy Man
came singing songs of love

Chorus
Hurdy gurdy hurdy gurdy
hurdy gurdy gurdy he sang (3 times)

Histories of ages past
unenlightened shadows cast
Down through all eternity
the crying of humanity

'Tis then that the Hurdy Gurdy Man
comes singing songs of love
Then that the Hurdy Gurdy Man
comes singing songs of love

Repeat chorus

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Lalena

When the sun goes to bed
That's the time you raise your head,
That's your lot in life, Lalena
Can't blame ya, Lalena.

Arty tart, ladeda,
Can your part get much sadder ?
That's your lot in life, Lalena.
Can't blame ya, Lalena.

Run your hand through your hair,
Paint your face with despair.
That's your lot in life, Lalena
Can't blame ya, Lalena.

When the sun goes to bed
That's the time you raise your head.
That's your lot in life, Lalena
I can't blame ya, Lalena.

Arty tart, oh so ladeda,
Can your part ever get, ever get much sadder ?
That's your lot in life, Lalena.
I can't blame ya, Lalena, no, no, no, Lalena,
Oh, Lalena.


Nirvana

With no obstacles, and no fear
Liberates herself, from illusion
Now to realise perfect Nirvana

Gone, Gone, Gone to the other shore
O-awakening. All hail.

Nirvana, Nirvana, Nirvana, Nirvana,
Nirvana, Nirvana, Nirvana, Nirvana,

All Buddhas in the past, present and future
Thanks to this, Perfect Wisdom
Arrive at full and right, universal enlightenment

Gone, Gone, Gone to the other shore
Gone, together to the other shore
O-awakening. All hail.

Nirvana, Nirvana, Nirvana
Nirvana, Nirvana, Nirvana


Universal Soldier
He's five foot two and he's six feet four
He fights with missiles and with spears.
He's all of thirty one, and he's only seventeen,
He's been a soldier for a thousand years.

He's a Catholic, a Hindu, an Atheist, a Jain,
A Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew
And he knows he shouldn't kill
And he knows he always will,
Kill you for me, my friend, and me for you.

And he's fighting for Canada,
he's fighting for France,
He's fighting for the U.S.A,,
And he's fighting for the Russians,
and he's fighting for Japan
And he thinks we'll put an end to war this way.

And he's fighting for democracy,
he's fighting for the Reds,
He says it's for the peace of all.
He's the one who must decide
Who's to live and who's to die,
And he never sees the writing on the wall.

But without him
how would Hitler have condemned him at Dachau ?
Without him Caesar would have stood alone.
He's the one who gives his body as a weapon of the war,
And without him all this killing can't go on.

He's the universal soldier, and he really is to blame
His orders come from far away no more
They come from here and there, and you and me,
And brothers, can't you see,
This is not the way we'll put the end to war.
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Colours
Yellow is the colour of my true love's hair
In the mornin' when we rise,
In the mornin' when we rise,
That's the time, that's the time,
I love the best.

Blue's the colour of the sky
In the mornin' when we rise,
In the mornin' when we rise.
in the mornin' when we rise.
That's the time, that's the time
I love the best.

Green's the colour of the sparklin' corn
In the mornin' when we rise,
In the mornin' when we rise.
in the mornin' when we rise.
That's the time, that's the time
I love the best.

Mellow is the feeling that I get
when I see her, mm hmm,
when I see her, uh huh.
That's the time, that's the time
I love the best.

Freedom is a word I rarely use
Without thinkin', mm hmm,
Without thinkin', mm hmm,
Of the time, of the time
When I've been loved.

Cosmic Wheels
God is playing marbles
With his planets and his stars
Creating havoc through my life
Through his influence on Mars
That's why I'm stumbling down the highway
On my boots of steel
I should be rolling down the skyway
On my cosmic wheels

In the present position of the planets
It's impossible for me to say
Just when I'll find my course again
With these boulders in my way
I should be rolling down the skyway
On my cosmic wheels
Instead of stumbling down this highway
On my boots of steel
I should be rolling down the skyway
On my cosmic wheels
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Deep Peace
Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace deep peace

Deep peace of the sleeping stones to you
Deep peace of the wandering wind to you
Deep peace of the flock of stars to you
Deep peace deep peace

Deep peace of the eastern wind to you
Deep peace of the westeren wind to you
Deep peace of the northern wind to you
Blue wind of the south to you

Pure red of the whirling flame to you
Pure white of the silver moon to you
Pure green of the emerald grass to you
Deep peace deep peace


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