Thursday, September 8, 2011

Light flight.


"Light Flight" performance by British band Pentangle in a BBC special, 1970.




I just discovered this fantastic English band, reminiscent of The Free Design, Linda Perhacs, The Association, and Joni Mitchell... But really, more like an eerie prediction of the forthcoming Stereolab!  Do you think Pentangle was an influence on/or inspired Stereolab?  I know for a fact the obscure but marvelous The Free Design did....





Let's get away, you say, find a better place, 
Miles and miles away from the city's race, 
Look around for someone lying in the sunshine 
Marking time, hear the sighs, close your eyes... 

Ba - da - pa do da da - ba - pa do da da... 

Stepping from cloud to cloud passing years of light 
Visit the frosty stars in the backward flight 
Star becomes a vision, never mind the meaning, 
Hidden there, moving fast, it won't last... 

Ba - da - pa do da da - ba - pa do da da... 

Time passes all too soon, how it rushes by, 
Now a thousand moons are about to die 
No time to reflect on what the time was spent on, 
Nothing left, far away, dreamers fade 

Ba - da - pa do da da - ba - pa do da da... 

Strange visions pass me by, winging sweetly close inside [*] 
O-ver the wa-ter, ah.... 

Swirling, the waters rise up above my head. 
Gone are the curling mists how they all have fled. 
Look, the door is open, step into the space 
Provided there 

Da do da, da, do da... 
Ba - da - pa do da da - ba - pa do da da...



0 comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...