I carry the dust of a journey
that cannot be shaken away
It lives deep within me
for I breathed it every day

You and I are yesterday's answers
the earth of the past come to flesh
Eroded by time's rivers
to the shapes we now possess

Come share of my breath and my substance
and mingle our streams and our times
In bright infinite moments
our reasons are lost in our rhymes





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    General CommentI'm pretty sure that the last line is "our reasons are lost in our rhymes." Listen to the version on "In the Hot Seat" and it's much more clear than the one on Pictures at an Exhibition. Greg Lake's voice seems to have gotten much deeper in the 22 years between them, too.

    The song seems to be analogizing life to a journey that alters the traveller. At the end of the journey (old age), the singer is asking someone to be his partner.

    I really like the imagery in "Eroded by time's rivers...to the shapes we now posess" for what aging does to a body.
    boloskyon February 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI carry the dust of a journey
    that cannot be shaken away
    It lives deep within me
    for I breathed it every day

    You cannot shake away what has been incarnated in yourself through what you lived along your life, what has been breathed every day.

    You and I are yesterday's answers
    the earth of the past come to flesh
    Eroded by time's rivers
    to the shapes we now possess

    If in the past we had uncertanties about our futures, they were questions without answers at that moment, that were answered with what happened to us along the time of our life. Again it says that what we lived in our past is now incarnated in our flesh: the river of time moved that material and converted it in what we are now. Our body has the mark of what happened to our spirit.

    Come share of my breath and my substance
    and mingle our streams and our times
    In bright infinite moments
    our reasons are lost in our eyes

    If we come together, we will mix the rivers of spirits of each one and that meeting will be bright and forever will stay in our future, as all our past is in our present flesh, There is no reasoning to move, there is a river of spirit that carries also our reasoning. The only way to know if these rivers of spirit will joing is to watch in the eyes of the other: eyes to eyes, naked, forever. There is no oblivion, no memory.
    Click57on November 05, 2015   Link

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