Lost in the Maya
Overboard in the sea
There was void and then that water broke
Then something called “me”
Now a trip to the desert to look at the sky
It’s like never-ending mirrors
Playing tricks on my eyes
Can you hear that children’s song?
Can you take me to that place?
High above the lamentation up on the desert plane
Do you hear that children’s song?
Can you take me there?
Live | “Face and Ghost (The Children’s Song)”
Off their 1999 album The Distance To Here
It’s a lovely song, pensive and emotional. It begins darkly, with Ed Kowalczyk’s caressing voice singing “You got it bad/You got it good”. The song makes me think of a black volcanic mountain in the tropics, kind of muggy but so beautiful. At the base of the mountain everything is shaded from the rainforest trees, but as you reach the peak the sun emerges and bathes you in light, and you can see below what looks like a world of jungle and sparkling sea. My favorite part is the line “high above the lamentation up on the desert plane.”
[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at satsumabug.livejournal.com.]