"Navigate The Seas Of The Sun" as written by and Bruce (gb 2)/ramirez Dickinson....
Distant earthrise long ago
lingers at the borders of our minds
mysteries spinning in the dark
in the frozen emptiness of time
we were lost and we never knew
who we were or what we left behind
living half-lives we were blind
to the new frontiers that opened up our eyes
to find our minds were spinning
souls entwined in a spiral dance
the ancient ways have found us
again to give us one last chaaaaaaance

living in this place
staring into space we find
we might share the corners of our lives
infinity runs deep
eternity that we can keep
melting through the frozen wastes of time

so we go and we'll not return
to navigate the seas of the sun
our children will go on and on
to navigate the seas of the sun
so we go and we'll not return
we'll navigate the seas of the sun
our children will go on and on
to navigate the seas of the sun

we can go on tomorrow
living death by gravity
couldn't stand it anymore
we'll sail our ships to distant shores

purple gold and blue
living colors every hue
flowers in the garden of the gods
no one can ever know
if you never saw them grow
but this darkness is really full of light

[solos]

now beyond the earth
beyond all things that gave us birth
we'll navigate...
if god is throwing dice
and einstein doesn't mind the chance
we'll navigate...
infinity runs deep
eternity that we can keep
we'll navigate...
flowers of our souls
purple blue and gold we'll find
to navigate...
so we know who we are
even in this frozen waste
we'll navigate...
living in this place
staring into space we'll find
we'll navigate...
well beyond the earth
beyond all things that gave us birth
we'll...
if einstein's throwing dice
and god he doesn't mind the chance
we'll navigate...
flowers of the soul
purple blue and gold
and who we were before
eternity...
we'll navigate...
flowers of the soul


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"Navigate the Seas of the Sun" as written by Roger Ramirez Bruce (gb 2) Dickinson

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    General CommentThe "seas of the sun" is space. This song is about leaving earth and "sailing" to new worlds. Pretty much says it here:

    "Well beyond the earth,
    beyond all things that gave us birth
    We'll navigate the seas of the sun"

    I love this part:

    "Purple gold and blue,
    Living colours every hue,
    Flowers in the garden of the gods
    No one can ever know
    If you never saw them grow
    This darkness, is really full of light"

    Just check out some Hubble pictures and you will know what he is talking about.
    maidenfanon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaidenfun is right, "seas of the sun" is space, what do you think why is he mentioning Einstein... My opinion is that he is singing about how we came here (human beings), and how we thought that earth is a flat plate and we new nothing about our planet until "new frontiers opened up our eyes" (ex. Gallileo...).

    "So we go and will not return,
    To navigate the seas of the sun
    Our children will go on and on
    To navigate the seas of the sun
    " 0 it's obvious that one day we will leave this place forever and imprint to space to find other harbour and so our children will do the same thing, and on and on and on...

    "Purple gold and blue,
    Living colours every hue,
    Flowers in the garden of the gods
    No one can ever know
    If you never saw them grow
    This darkness, is really full of light"
    here he is describing picture of space, he means on stars coloured in every possible hue, milliards of gallaxies and stars as God's flowers in His garden which is space...
    Vlachegon October 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI must Change What i said before. The album was not about space. I truly forgot about how the final song was about Macbeth. That said. I see no reason to dispute that this song is about space travel. "The suns Seas" is a term ocasionally used to discribe the space surounding the sun filled with high levels of radioactive activity. The quote mentioned by Eienstien, (mentioned earlier) was a reference to the machanics of the world, but of course, still referes to the universe.

    As for space being desolate. what we currently KNOW of it yes. But this song is not about what we know. it is about what and how we dream. These are his visions, his perspective and his ideas of journying to another world, more vibrant and beautyful than our own......not a document of the traveling. as that would talk about the vast nothingness.
    tempestjonnyon January 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this... this is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. I think I like it even more then Tears of the Dragon. I don't know what it means but it's spiritually mystical and it has a beautiful sound. The singing is amazing!
    RainbowDemonon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe "seas of the sun" is space. This song is about leaving earth and "sailing" to new worlds. Pretty much says it here:

    "Well beyond the earth,
    beyond all things that gave us birth
    We'll navigate the seas of the sun"

    I love this part:

    "Purple gold and blue,
    Living colours every hue,
    Flowers in the garden of the gods
    No one can ever know
    If you never saw them grow
    This darkness, is really full of light"

    Just check out some Hubble pictures and you will know what he is talking about.
    maidenfanon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe whole album is about Space. This song is about the journey to our "NEW EARTH"

    "Purple gold and blue,
    Living colours every hue,
    Flowers in the garden of the gods"

    That is visions of a planet that we would live on. one more beutiful than we can imagine.
    tempestjonnyon October 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis album is not about space. If you listened to A Tyranny of Souls, you'd know that. Especially if you've read MacBeth... it's tough to relate MacBeth to space. I do my research on this stuff.

    However, I can't seem to find what this song is about. I honestly think that this is straight up, just a love song. It's not about going into outer space, it's about finding a new world, taking a chance, etc. I'm sorry, but to me it just seems to beautiful to be talking about space. Space isn't referred to as a magical new world, it's a desolate land where survival is naught. The song makes me think of a beautiful place that you couldn't find on earth because you find it in your soul.
    RainbowDemonon December 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, tyranny of souls isn't just about space. River of no return is about the river Styx or possible all the rivers of the dead in Greek mythology. Kill Devil Hill is about the right brothers flight. Power of the sun is a rather nihilistic look at Networking.

    I know two things about Dickinson: First, he'll often write rather abstract songs. This is an example of one. I don't think their is an over all meaning, rather a description of how he feels sometimes.

    Secondly: He loves science fiction, evident in Skunkworks on.

    Oh, and to answer you about the Einstein thing, it was my favorite part.

    "God doesn't throw dice with the Universe" is a quote by Einstien which he often said in defiance to quantum mechanics. I think it's a some what clever double entendre stabbing at both determinism and how much science resembles religion. This is most evident when he reverse God and Einstein in one of the final lines, suggesting people are the creators of their own understanding.
    Amplifierbreathon March 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song, about sailing into darkness of space... :)

    my favourite part :
    "Purple gold and blue,
    Living colours every hue,
    Flowers in the garden of the gods
    No one can ever know
    If you never saw them grow
    This darkness, is really full of light"
    Lord_Hamsteron June 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlright, after digging for a while, I found out that this one is based on Erich Von Däniken's theory about extraterrestrial presence on Earth long ago and about man dealing with that in the future.

    RainbowDemonon December 16, 2008   Link

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