THE PERC MEETS THE HIDDEN GENTLEMAN


SONGS VON A BIS Z


 

 

WHERE THE ELK STANDS

I see a purple lizard crawling through my fingers under my thumb
Will he stay there maybe rest there or risk a jump to another time
I open my eyes taste the world and hear the call
I don't choose the way that Hannibal took but I go the way I feel

Chorus:
Take me back there
Where the elk stands
Where the snow melts in different ways
Gimme back the place
Where the elk stands

A snowblind dog beside me
I'm marching through the ages
Is there anybody else there
There are footprints in the white that lead me
So we reach a castle of ice with a shining top of gold
And a dozen priests await us eyes so clear but mouths so closed

Chorus

Is there anyone who tells me
What twelve old men never can give me
I guess I need someone to help me
They dance around the elk and don't know how and why

Chorus

Maybe my Pa was a shaman
Maybe his son will die so wise
If they're going to ruin this world my lizard cannot fly
So keep the world turning around in her given permanent way
And the moon kissed atmosphere where the sun shines every day
And the ocean rolls and throws the waves
And the trees give birth to leaves
And the autumn follows the summer
And the winter not the spring
And the elk stands straight and strong
And the old men find their speech
And the gold will turn to love
And my thoughts will end in sleep

Chorus

Words: Tom Redecker
Music. Tom Redecker
Published by Strange Ways / Warner Chappell 1993

 


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