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Pompeii


by Peter Hammill. Buy album CD: Other Songs I - T


The golden dream, the seat of all decorum,
a satellite to match the light of Rome:
its silver children chatter in the Forum,
the bath-house, and the brothels, and their homes
about the latest fashions for their clothes.
Across the Tyrrhenian Sea comes drifting
a song that none of them have ever known.
The golden dream that holds back all the hours
for the ladies in their Dionysian rites,
blonde heads all garlanded with flowers:
wine and love and laughter through the night
in constant masque and pageant, constant flight.
The ground below them whispers in a murmur
of passion which is hotter yet than white.
The golden dream, the city of all cities,
its towers piercing into the azure sky,
whose hand is dealt, regarless of all pity:
condemned to martyrdom, but not to die.
Two lovers look up from their hidden bower.
The wine has stood too long and it turns sour.
I see the tall and bending of your streets
but now they echo only leather tourist feet
and waking, ashen, grey-blue blinding death
your sudden winding-sheet.
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Album: Other Songs I - T Lyrics
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  1. (In The) Black Room
  2. (No More) The Sub Mariner
  3. (On Tuesdays She Used To Do) Yoga
  4. A Louse Is Not A Home
  5. A Way Out
  6. Again
  7. Airport
  8. Been Alone So Long
  9. Birthday Special
  10. Candle
  11. Child
  12. Comfortable
  13. Crying Wolf
  14. Ferret And Featherbird
  15. Fireships
  16. Flight
  17. Fogwalking
  18. Forsaken Gardens
  19. Gaia
  20. Glue
  21. Golden Promises
  22. Happy
  23. His Best Girl
  24. I Once Wrote Some Poems
  25. Imperial Walls
  26. Imperial Zeppelin
  27. In Slow Time
  28. In The End
  29. Incomplete Surrender
  30. Jargon King
  31. Jeuneese Doree
  32. Labour Of Love
  33. Losing Faith In Words
  34. Lost And Found
  35. Man-Erg
  36. Modern
  37. Nobody's Business
  38. Not The Man
  39. Paradox Drive
  40. People You Were Going To
  41. Pompeii
  42. Re-awakening
  43. Rock And Role
  44. Sci-Finance
  45. Solitude
  46. Something About Ysabel's Dance
  47. Still Life
  48. Summer Song (in The Autumn)
  49. Sunshine
  50. Tapeworm
  51. The Birds
  52. The Comet, The Course, The Tail
  53. The Future Now
  54. The Institute Of Mental Health, Burning
  55. The Lie (Bernini's Saint Theresa)
  56. The Old School Tie
  57. The Spirit
  58. The Unconscious Life
  59. This Side Of The Looking Glass
  60. Time For A Change
  61. Time Heals
  62. Traintime
  63. Two Or Three Spectres

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