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Book of Days (2008)
Journey To The Centre Of The Eye (1971)
A Tab In The Ocean (1972)
Remember The Future (1973)
Down To Earth (1974)
Recycled (1975)
Magic Is A Child (1977)
Man In The Moon (1980)
The Prodigal Son (2001)
Evolution (2004)
 
Remember The Future (1973)
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1. Remember The Future, Part 1

[Having visited the planet many times before,
Bluebird had always found that the people he
met couldn't accept him for what he was rather
than how he looked. With his blue skin and
wings they either ran away from him or tried
to harm him. He makes mental contact with a
young blind boy and tells him stories of past
and future in the form of visions and amongst
these visions he places a picture of himself.
The boy is not disturbed by the vision but
confused by all that Bluebird tells him.]

take a trip back in time
life evolving, growing higher
not just space that Bluebird sees
in the sea a new domain

evolution
evolution

swimming forth, came on land
beast to ape, grasping hands
thinking kill never ran
lived in caves, enter man

evolution
evolution

tamed the fire, prophecied
length of day and height of sky
made his tools chased his meal
then progressed, he built the wheel

falling down from heaven
twisted leaves, so twisted
still so strong
after all those lies

I can see the meaning
twisted trees, so twisted
spin the wheel
of never ending time

blessed were the days
of the creatures in their caves
who hold the last clue in the life
of me and you
they had to fight to make good their rights
and Bluebird could not stir

who, who made you and who made me
whose are the eyes of the world
that look at me

falling from their saddles
victories lost battles
spin the wheel
of never ending life

blessed were the days
of the sinners in their graves
who saved the last place in the shade
for me and you
forty thousand teeth were beared
as if to rip the flesh already torn

who, who made you and me
whose were they eyes of the world
that looked at me

I was the first to see it all
when rainbow crossed the bridge at dawn
forty billion miles I came
to tell this tale already told

who, who made you and who made me
whose are the eyes of the world
we're looking through

remember the future
remember the future
remember the future

remember the first time
I came here the last time
remember the future will always be there

but now that it's over
I'll see you the next time
remember the future is yours

remember the future
remember the future

and now that you've seen me
I see it's behind you
remember the future will always be there

and so I have told you
you see what's before you
remember the future is yours

remember the future
 remember the future
remember the future
 remember the future
remember...

 

2. Remember The Future, Part 2

[Bluebird decides to give the boy new eyes.
The boy realises now who his friend is. He
asks questions and makes suggestions and in
turn receives from Bluebird wisdom and the
answer to every question. Bluebird then
departs knowing that his message had at
last been heard.]

[Boy:]
I can see you, I can hear you
I can see you, I can hear you
I can see you, I can hear you
I can see you, I can hear you

I can see it all
when I look into your eyes
I can sense it all
when I look into your skies

I can see, oh I can feel
you are me
and that's the way it has to be
you are me

I can feel it all
when I look behind your smile
I can hear it all
when I look behind your mind
I can sense, oh I can feel
you are me
and that's the way it's always been
you are me

Bluebird, what do you see
Bluebird, what do you feel

[Bluebird:]
I feel everything
I see life, I see stars
and I can't care for anything

[Boy:]
Bluebird, where have you been
Bluebird, what have you seen

[Bluebird:]
I've been everywhere
I've seen all around
and I can't warn against anything

[Boy:]
smile if you want to
not when you can
break down if you want to
not when you can
follow me home
'cos tomorrow, tomorrow never comes

[Bluebird:]
you stand before me, fate in your hand
you say tomorrow will never begin
follow me home
'cos today is tomorrow yesterday

walking down lonely roads
what do I see?
won't be long
till they come again free

name your place, name mine too
where we will be?
won't be long
till they crucify me

here they come, here they come
here they come, see them run

see them run, see them run
see them run, watch them go now...

[Boy:]
I can see you
through the morning mist and the evening too
I can hear you
getting closer now to the living truth

you say that life has no end
but believe me, you've got to pretend
becasue I can see you
coming closer now to the living truth

let it grow, yeah
someday
you're gonna let it show

[Bluebird:]
I can see you
come close to me and I'll tell you true
I can feel you
listen carefully to what I say to you

I tell you life has no end
there is no need for you to pretend
'cos you see you
believe yourself that's all you have to do

gonna let it grow
someway
you gotta let it show

you know that I can't stop it
you know that I can't stop it
you know that I can't stop it
you know, you know that I...

you know that I can't stop it
you know that I can't stop it
you know, you know that I...
you know that I can't stop it

let it grow
you know you need no sympathy
you don't realise how much you needed me
you will realise it's better when you give
'cos your life is longer than you live
the laws of nature
are to heal the wounds of man
use them rightly
and they will help you if they can
wrongly used
and you will only harm yourselves
then it's too late
to come to me for help

don't walk away
give it a chance
let it grow
let it grow
let it grow
let it grow

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