THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN

 

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. Lucifer Sam
  3. Matilda Mother
  4. Flaming
  5. Pow R. Toc H.
  6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
  7. Interstellar Overdrive
  8. The Gnome
  9. Chapter 24
  10. The Scarecrow
  11. Bike

 

 

Astronomy Domine

Lime and limpid green the second scene
The fights between the blue you once knew
Floating down the sound resounds
Around the icy waters underground
Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, there on the run, Titanian
Neptune, Titan, stars can frighten

Winding,signs flap
Flicker, flicker, flicker flam pow pow
Stairways scare and death rules there

Lime and limpid green the sound
Surrounds the icy waters on the
Lime and limpid green the sound
Surrounds the icy waters underground

 

Lucifer Sam

Lucifer Sam, siam cat
Always sitting by your side
Always by your side
That cat's something I can't explain

Jennifer gentle you're the witch
You're the left side, he's the right side
Oh, no
That cat's something I can't explain

Lucifer go to see
Be a hip cat, be a ship's cat
Somewhere, anywhere
That cat's something I can't explain

At night prowling shifting sand
Hiding around on the ground
He'll be found when you're around
That cat's something I can't explain

 

Matilda Mother

There was a king who ruled the land
His majesty was in command
With silver eyes the scarlet eagle
Showered silver on the people

Oh Mother, tell me more

Why'd'ya have to leave me there
Hanging in my infant air
Waiting
You only have to read the lines
They're scribbly black and everything shines

Across the stream with wooden shoes
Bells to tell the king the news
A thousand misty riders climb up
Higher, once upon a time

Wandering and dreaming
The words have different meaning
Yes they did

For all the time spent in that view
The doll's house darkness old perfume
And fairy sories held me high
On clouds of sunlight floating by

Oh Mother, tell me more
Tell me more

 

Flaming

Alone in the clouds all blue
Lying on an eiderdown
Yippie, you can't see me
But I can you

Lazing in the foggy dew
Sitting on a unicorn
No fear, you can't hear me
But I can you

Watching buttercups cup the light
Sleeping on a dandelion
Too much, I won't touch you
But then I might

Swimming through the starlit sky
Travelling by telephone.
Hey, ho, here we go
Ever so high

Alone in the clouds all blue
Lying on an eiderdown
Yippie, you can't see me
But I can you

 

Pow R. Toc H.

Strumentale

 

Take up thy stethoscope and walk

(Doctor doctor)
I'm in bed ( Doctor doctor)
achin' head ( Doctor doctor)
Gold is lead ( Doctor doctor)
Choke on bread ( Doctor doctor)
Underfed ( Doctor doctor)
Gold is lead ( Doctor doctor)
Jesus bled ( Doctor doctor)
Pain is red ( Doctor doctor)
Are goon
Grow go
Greasy spoon
You swoon
June bloom

Music seems to help the pain
Seems to motivate the brain
Doctor kindly tell your wife that
I'm alive
Flowers thrive
Realize, realize, realize

 

Interstellar Overdrive

Strumentale

 

The gnome

I want to tell you a story
'bout a little man
If I can
A gnome named Crimble Cromble
And little gnomes stay in their homes
Eating, sleeping, drinking their wine

He wore a scarlet tunic
A blue-green hood
It looked quite good
He had a big adventure
Amidst the grass
Fresh air at last
Wining, dining, biding his time

And then one day, hooray
Another way for gnomes to say
Hooray

Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn't it good
Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn't it good
Winding, finding places to go

And then one day, hooray
Another way for gnomes to say
Hooray

 

Chapter 24

A movement is accomplished in six stages
And the seventh brings return
The seven is the number of the young light
It forms when darkness is increased by one

Change returns success
Going and coming without error
Action brings good fortune
Sunset

The time is with the month of winter solstice
When the change is due to come
Thunder in the other course of heaven
Things cannot be destroyed once and for all

Change returns success
Going and coming without error
Action brings good fortune
Sunset, sunrise

A movement is accomplished in six stages
And the seventh brings return
The seven is the number of the young light
It forms when darkness is increased by one

Change returns success
Going and coming without error
Action brings good fortune
Sunset, sunrise

 

The Scarecrow

The black and green scarecrow as everyone knows
Stood with a bird on his hat and swore
everywhere he didn't care
He stood in a field where barley grows

His head did no thinking, his arms didn't move
Except when the wind cut up rough and mice ran
around on the ground
He stood in a field where barley grows

The black and green scarecrow is sadder than me
But now he's resigned to his fate
'Cause life's not unkind, he doesn't mind
He stood in a field where barley grows

 

Bike

I've got a bike, you can ride it if you like
It's got a basket, a bell that rings
And things to make it look good
I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, ev'rything if you want thing

I've got a cloak, it's a bit of a joke.
There's a tear up the front, It's red and black
I've had it for months
If you think it could look good, then I guess it should

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, ev'rything if you want thing

I know a mouse, and he hasn't got a house
I don't know why, I call him Gerald
He's getting rather old, but he's a good mouse

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, ev'rything if you want thing

I've got a clan of gingerbread men
Here a man, there a man, lots of gingerbread men
Take a couple if you wish, they're on the dish

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, ev'rything if you want thing

I know a room of musical tunes
Some rhyme, some ching, most of them are clockwork
Let's go into the other room and make them work