"Frowning Atahuallpa (My Inca Love)" as written by and Marc Boland....
Sitting all alone, looking at the throne of the one I used to love
Sitting all alone, looking at the stone of my lovely inca love

The huntress stands, with peacock hands she'd take me to where she lie
She sighs so deep, it rocks the river of her stomach sky

The oval moon, it tans the faun who holds grapes for my love
Sitting all alone, sitting in the throne of my lovely inca love

hare krishna

I come from a time where the burning of trees was a crime,
I lived by a sea where to be was a thing of true joy,
My people were fair and had sky in their hair,
But now they're content to wear stars on their brows.

Lyrics submitted by PrismPuck

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    General CommentJohn Peel RIP
    Libertweenon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is the sort of word play I really like in Marc Bolan's lyrics. He's obviously decided to write around the imagery conjured up by his imaginings about Atahuallpa, the great Inca king at the time of the Conquistadors' arrival from Spain, in South America.
    I love it. It is so atmospheric. I always think of the end ("I come from a time...") as a different song, and not really connected with the first part.
    ted-macon July 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of Tyrannosaurus Rex's best, Took's singing is beautiful here. 30 odd years later listening to this song and I still am in love with it.
    As for the meaning, just the other-world charm that makes Bolan stand out like no other.
    bolanguruon February 10, 2007   Link

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