Line(s) of the Day #ASpacemanCameTravelling

A spaceman came traveling on his ship from afar
‘Twas light years of time since his mission did start
And over a village, he halted his craft
And it hung in the sky like a star, just like a star

The opening lines of the song A Spaceman Came Travelling by Chris de Burgh from his second album Spanish Train and Other Stories (1975). Though not a chart hit, it’s continued to be popular and still features in most Christmas compliations.

Line(s) of the Day #WishYouWereHere

Wish you were Here Pink Floyd

How I wish, how I wish you were here
We’re just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl

Taken from the song Wish You Were Here (1975), from Pink Floyd’s album of the same name. I’m a huge fan of the English band and have quoted their songs Comfortably Numb, Learning to Fly and Time, as well as including them in Gr8at Debut Albums and Non-Festive UK Number Ones. I was also able to see Their Mortal Remains, their exhibition at the V&A.

Line(s) of the Day #Kashmir

Physical Graffiti led zeppelin

Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face
And stars fill my dream
I’m a traveller of both time and space
To be where I have been

The opening lyrics of Kashmir from English rock icons Led Zeppelin from their sixth studio album Physical Graffiti (1975).  Features one of the all-time escalating builds ups, the song is considered by the band to be their most definitive. You can find the 8 minute and 30 second song here, along with another seven of my favourite lengthy music pieces.