In the dark, we are without her empress light
In the dark, we are without a light
Half asleep, we calmly waiting through her night
Half asleep, we wait 'til she arrives

Clouds of birds are covering the dark blue sky
Clouds of birds are covering the sky
A rush of wind is gently playing with their wings
And yellow stars are standing all arise

All rejoices, all we are in her hands
All rejoice, we are in her hands
Our lives of sun are rising like the land
All rejoice, we are in her hands


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    General Commentsuch a beautiful song, and how about the harmonies of vashti bunya? it certainly would make anyone feel like rejoicing. as far as the meaning, i hear he worships the sun and that's what he's referring to when he says "the golden empress." the full title of the album/song being "rejoicing in the hands of the golden empress"
    tiredgorillaon March 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdevendra banhart and vashti bunyan... theres nothing better
    dolce_don June 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhenever i listen to this or AC's prospect hummer, i'm always impressed by how her voice still sounds just as calming and honest as it did in 1970.
    dubdoson October 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song! but there are a few errors in the lyrics above. here is the correct version (from the booklet)

    In the dark we are without her empress light
    In the dark we are without a light
    Half asleep we're calmly waiting through her night
    Half asleep we wait 'till she arrives

    Clouds of birds are covering her dark blue sky
    Clouds of birds are covering her sky
    A rush of wind is gently playing with their wings
    And yellow stones are standing on her eyes

    All rejoice is all we are when in her hands
    All rejoice we are in her hands
    Owl eyes her sun will rise and light the land
    All rejoice we are in her hands
    looking_upon August 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah, makes sense that the golden empress is the sun. in short, seems like he adores the nature and this is a song about it. love this part ''clouds of birds are covering her sky / a rush of wind is gently playing with their wings''
    natswhon December 13, 2012   Link

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