Thursday, April 11, 2013

Missed the starting gun...

I first heard this album when my Uncle Robert bought it and he used to babysit me now and then when Mum was working. (Yes, I was surrounded by bad influences. But he also introduced me to Rose's Lime Cordial and cantaloupe, so...)

But it wasn't until now, in my late forties, that I understood what the lyrics mean...

You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

Except that it's not ten years that have suddenly fallen behind me, it's about 25.



Teresa B. said...

That's 43 minutes long!
I heard about 3 minutes and then I googled the lyrics.
Poetry/lyrics always seen to have a deeper meaning once you get older and have lived through stuff.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Satanic.

Anonymous said...

I like the Angelus reference:

Far away/ Across the field/ Tolling on the iron bell/ Calls the faithful to their knees/ To hear the softly spoken magic spell...

Brings to mind the Millet painting.


Treasa in Syd. NSW said...

Greetings Hilary,
What a lovely site. Full of interesting things. The green cauliflower thingy is amazing, frightening nearly - if one eats it perhaps one grows all bumpy...?
You have some good pics and you sound very happy. You know you are blessed to be in such a wonderful part of the world.
God Bless you, stay healthy and keep up your site when you can.