"Golden Skans" as written by Jamie Oliver Jack Reynolds, James Nicholas Righton and Simon Lee Campbell Taylor-davies....
Light touched my hands in a dream of golden skans
From now on, you can forget all future plans
Night touched my hands with the turning, golden skans
From the night to the light, all plans are golden in your hands

Set sail from sense, bring all her young
Set sail from where we once begun
While we wait, while we wait

A hall of records or numbers or spaces still undone
Ruins or relics, disciples and the young
A hall of records or numbers or spaces still undone
Ruins or relics, disciples and the young

Light touched my hands in a dream of golden skans
From now on, you can forget all future plans
Night touched my hands with the turning, golden skans
From the night to the light, all plans are golden in your hands

We sailed from sense, brought all our young
We sailed from where we once begun
While we wait, while we wait

A hall of records or numbers or spaces still undone
Ruins or relics, disciples and the young
A hall of records or numbers or spaces still undone
Ruins or relics, disciples and the young

Light touched my hands in a dream of golden skans
From now on, you can forget all future plans
Night touched my hands with the turning, golden skans
From the night to the light, all plans are golden in your hands

Light touched my hands in a dream of golden skans
From now on, you can forget all future plans
Night touched my hands with the turning, golden skans
From the night to the light, all plans are golden in your hands


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"Golden Skans" as written by Jamie Oliver Jack Reynolds James Nicholas Righton

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  • +2
    General CommentI come from a theatre background. Golden Scans are a type of moving lights which can break down white light to many colours in the spectrum. I feel the golden scan light touching their hands is their dream of gigging. Livin the dream you at the gig forget about any of their future stuff and catch their spirit of living in the here and now and see your on future plans in the golden light that is the music that poors into your mind like liquid silk. Focused and surrounded by warmth you feel everything in a better light. Light touch my hand,
    in a dream of Golden Skans,
    from now on.
    wicky_boyon September 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEveryone here is wrong. This song references the collection of stories 'Myths of the Near Future' by JG Ballard, from whom the album is also named. Both he and Pynchon (Gravity's Rainbow) are post WWII writers; and both can be considered as post modern in their circumvention of modernist styles of writing in favourof challenging the reader into a crisis of comprehension, by scattering metafictional clues throughout their texts, whilst keeping themselves at arms length. This is best detailed by David Bennett in his article 'Parody, postmodernism, and the politics of reading' . JG Ballard has also been referenced most notably by Joy Division in their songs 'Atrocity Exhibition' and 'Closer'.
    threestarson April 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAccording to a radio interview with the Klaxons, the name "Golden Skans" is derived from a performance luminaire, the "Golden Scan" manufactured by Clay Paky
    conquereverythingon April 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta beautiful song; isn't a skan a North American Indian god or something?
    A Vacant Jesteron December 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"...this space is still undone
    ruins, and relics...???"

    I know the word is relics, I don't know what comes next...
    electric_daveon December 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentisnt it, "light touch my hands"?

    also
    "ruins, and relics, disciples crave the young"
    ken1988on December 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh ken is right

    it is 'light touch my hands'

    and

    "ruins, and relics, disciples crave the young"

    also im sure its 'while we wait, while we wait' in stead of 'what a way'
    matty1708on December 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. but im sure that you got some lyrics wrong. like it sound like 'while we wait, while we wait' not 'what a way'
    erm_yeahon December 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWoo my very first comment =P
    They're...

    Light touch my hand, in a dream of Golden Skans, from now on.
    You can forget our future plans.
    Night touch my hand with the turning Golden Skans,
    From the night and the light, all plans are golden in your hand.

    Set sail from sense, bring all your young.
    Set sail from where we once begun.
    While we wait, while we wait.

    A hall of records, or numbers, or spaces still undone.
    Ruins, or relics, disciples and the young.

    Light touch my hand, in a dream of Golden Skans, from now on.
    You can forget our future plans.
    Night touch my hand with the turning Golden Skans,
    From the night and the light, all plans are golden in your hand.

    We sailed from sense, brought all our young.
    We sailed from where we once begun.
    While we wait, while we wait.

    A hall of records, or numbers, or spaces still undone.
    Ruins, or relics, disciples and the young.

    Light touch my hand, in a dream of Golden Skans, from now on.
    You can forget our future plans.
    Night touch my hand with the turning Golden Skans,
    From the night and the light, all plans are golden in your hand

    =]
    Rock&RollQueenon December 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is a beautiful song. they always have such surpriingy deep lyrics and i love the way they keep refering back to their other tracks. xx.
    1stfallenangelon January 05, 2007   Link

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