A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS

 

  1. Let There Be More Light
  2. Remember A Day
  3. Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun
  4. Corporal Clegg
  5. A Saucerful Of Secrets
  6. See Saw
  7. Jugband Blues

 

Let There Be More Light

Far, far, far away
People heard him say
I will find a way
There will come a day
Something will be done

Then at last the mighty ship
Descending on a point of flame
Made contact with the human race
At Mildenhall

Now, now, now is the time
Time to be aware

Carter's father saw him there and
Knew the road revealed to him
The living soul of Hereward the Wake

Oh, my, something in my eye
Something in the sky
Waiting there for me

The outer lock rolled slowly back
The servicemen were heard to sigh
For there revealed in flowing robes
Was Lucy in the sky

Oh did you ever know
Never ever will they
I cannot say

Summoning his cosmic power
And glowing slightly from his toes
His psychic emanations fly

 

Remember A Day

Remember a day before today
A day when you were young
Free to play along with time
Evening never comes

Sing a song that can't be sung
Without the morning's kiss
Queen you shall be if you wish
Look for your king

Why can't we play today
Why can't we stay that way

Climb your favorite apple tree
Try to catch the sun
Hide from your little brother's gun
Dream yourself away

Why can't we reach the sun
Why can't we blow the years away
Blow away

 

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

Little by little the night turns around
Counting the leaves which tremble at dawn
Lotuses lean on each other in yearning
Over the hills where a swallow is resting

Set the controls for the heart of the sun

Over the mountain watching the watcher
Breaking the darkness waking the grapevine
Knowledge of love is knowledge of shadow
Love is the shadow that ripens the vine

Set the controls for the heart of the sun

Witness the man who waves at the wall
Making the shape of his questions to heaven
Whether the sun will fall in the evening
Will he remember the lesson of giving?

Set the controls for the heart of the sun

 

Corporal Clegg

Corporal Clegg had a wooden leg
He won it in the war
In nineteen forty four

Corporal Clegg had a medal too
In orange, red, and blue
He found it in the zoo

Dear oh dear, oh are they really sad for me?
Dear oh dear, oh will they really laugh at me?

Mrs. Clegg, you must be proud of him
Mrs. Clegg, another drop of gin?

Corporal Clegg umbrella in the rain
He's never been the same
No one is to blame

Corporal Clegg recieved his medal in a dream
From Her Majesty the queen
His boots were very clean

Mrs. Clegg, you must be proud of him
Mrs. Clegg, another drop of gin

Corporal Clegg

 

A Saucerful Of Secrets

Strumentale

 

See Saw

Marigolds are very much in love
But he doesn't mind
Picking upsister
He makes his way into the see-saw land
All the way she smiles
She goes up while he goes down down

Sits on a stick in the river
Laughter in his sleep
Sister's throwing stones
Hoping for a hit
He doesn't know, so then
She goes up while he goes down down

Another time, another day
A brother's way to leave
Another time, another day

She'll be selling plastic flowers
On a Sunday afternoon
Picking up weeds
She hasn't got the time to care
All can see he's not there
She grows up for another man, and he's down

Another time, another day
A brother's way to leave
Another time, another day

 

Jugband Blues

It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here
And I'm most obliged to you for making it clear that I'm not here
And I never knew we could be so big
And I never knew we could be so blue
And I'm grateful that you threw away my old shoes
And brought me here instead dressed in red
And I'm wondering who could be writing this song

I don't care if the sun don't shine
And I don't care if nothing is mine
And I don't care if I'm nervous with you
I'll do my loving in the winter

And the sea isn't green
And I love the queen
And what exactly is a dream?
And what exactly is a joke?