Amidst water lily fields
White and green grows a tree
And from the tree hang apples
Not for you to eat
In a way it matters more
Than it did before
To see the east voyaging through
True hearts of dunes

Mirth
Birth
Reverie

In harmony
Somersault caravans of fools
As he pauses for reply
To sing his songs again.
He sways to kiss the horizontal ground
And from the ground a dove rises
And as a mark of honor
A mask is left behind

Mirth
Birth
Reverie

In harmony
To gentle form and noble force
Calm and vast his voice cascades
From his gentle stage
Calm and vast the city lies
On a horizontal ground
Kind and calm Julius lies
For Octavian to prevail

Mirth
Birth
Reverie

In harmony
Traverses the peninsula
Aeolus with his whisperwinds to strike
With his gentle kisses
The righteous and wise
And doom ambitious praise with his will
His will and order

Mirth
Birth
Reverie

Amidst water lily fields
White and green grows a tree
And from the tree hang apples
Not for you to eat
Beneath the heaving sea
Where statues and pillars and stone altars
Rest for all these aching bones
To guide us far from energy

Mirth
Birth
Reverie


Lyrics submitted by ambriel, edited by notnow

Julius Ceasar (Memento Hodie) song meanings
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    General Commentis this about Jim Morrison's philosophies?
    PtDUBon April 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is beautiful; like so much of Nico's work. I don't know really what it is about aside from Julius Ceasar, although there is probably more than that. I really like the "Mirth, Birth, Reverie" section as well as Nico's tender Vocals as she sings, "Julius Lies." One of the many highlights on The Marble Index.
    JJKelsallon November 22, 2012   Link

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