"This" as written by and Brian Eno....
This chord
This water
This son
This daughter
This day
This time
This land
It's all mine

This Calling Bell
This Forge Bell
This Dark Bell
This The Knife Bell
This calling
This burden
This falling
The world's turning

This What I thought I knew
This What I thought was true
This I understood
This In the deep wood
This Ah there I stood a child so fair
This On a certain square
This Down the dirty stairs
This To see the table set
This With golden chairs
This Ah to follow, follow, follow, follow there

This race
And this world
This feeling
And this girl
This revolver
This fire
This I'll hold it up higher, higher, high

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"This" as written by Brian Peter George Eno


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    General Commentfreaking awesome song, but let's admit it, these lyrics don't make a damn bit of sense lol.
    muaddib420on February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"This" song seems to echo "Eclipse" from Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, where the lyrics poetically encompass the whole world, with some specifics such as the golden chairs and revolver thrown in as symbolic touchstones of luxury and danger. The song also reflects Eno's preoccupation with Time as something infinite and godlike.
    thezpnon April 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt would seem Eno had bells on his mind, and given his work on bell studies for the clock of the long now, I'd think he had existence and posterity in mind. "This fire" is him, his inner light, the energy of creative forces. He's grateful for how things have, and continue to unfold.

    Brian spends a lot of time dwelling on the nature of being. I think he has helped draw this quality out of other artists, too, like on "The Joshua Tree" project.
    boombudon January 08, 2011   Link

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