...prepared in innocence to meet our king of glory
and so we have this
you have it in your secret windows
and you're understanding to understand it and to bring it forth
it takes minute detail
it takes a holy life
it takes emotions
it takes dedication
it takes dedication
it takes a death
and only god can allow it
and you couldn't do it if you're not the seed of god
and so the path through the great corridors
these are corridors unto his perfection
that is which the prophet and the oarman summoned has penetrated
that through this great sea of blackness
that i penetrated through these corridors
and i went through that last segment
where i went through these dark serpentines
i passed through that corridor
where they sat
where they are
and when you penetrate to the most high god
you will believe you are mad
you will believe you've gone insane
but i tell you if you follow the secret window
and you die to the ego nature
you will penetrate this darkness
oh yes there's many a man or woman
that's been put in the insane asylum
when this has happened to them
and they're sitting there today, people think they're insane
but they saw something that's real
and they see it when they're on drugs
the only thing is they see it
not through the light of god, and the way i show you
i show you to see it through the light of god
and the understanding of god
because when you see the face of god you will die
and there will be nothing left of you
except the god-man, the god-woman
the heavenly man, the heavenly woman
the heavenly child
there will be terror under this day of night
there will be a song of jubilee waiting for your king
there will be nothing you will be looking for in this world
except for your god
this is all a dream
a dream in death

and so i went through that window
and the tower of hell and the great serpentines of the highest order
and i went through that when i showed you chart #3
the question is asked and learned and someone who....

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Hung Over As the Queen in Maida Vale song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentActually these lyrics are said in the song Static, which is the second song on Lift yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven!
    Radiofloydon November 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's not an apocalyptic scary monologue in any way if you view "death" (i use quotes because death encompasses a lot of things for me) as just the next adventure. this song is about the concept of "ego death", experienced when someone has a true spiritual revelation. in my opinion, coming to a realization that deep down everything is just molecules and all blending together into a beautiful chaotic mess. word.
    beholdtheloraxon March 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know where the heck they got this sounds clip from?
    Unarmedon May 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbeats me.
    these chainson August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've read that the members of GYBE! also make art movies so most the sound clips are taken from them at least thats where i heard the voice track from Dead Flag Blues was taken.
    NastyLittleFanon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA lot of the recordings are done on the street, often with homeless or crazy people.
    CatfishClydeon April 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan someone please tell me which gybe! cd this is from.
    NightNeverSleepson June 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song was on a cd that was never offically released. The CD from the John Peel Sessions released on Jan 19, 1999

    the listing is

    hung over as the queen in maida vale
    1. monheim
    2.chart #3
    3.steve reich

    this lyric being chart # 3.

    only way you'd prob get this is off a website or off a downloading program. Doubtful you'd find the cd. never know though.
    Adidasx007on June 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentnaah, its definately in one of their cds. I think it's in "lift your skinny fists" between two of the songs, but i dont remember for sure.
    hobarton September 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhere it sounds like he says, "oarman summoned," he actually says Urim and Thummim, which was this old hebrew device for drawing lots and supposedly learning their god's will through them. basically like tarot cards.
    by the way i think (pure conjecture) they take these kinds of clips (the religious crazies kind) from old radio/televangelists; a silver mount zion uses one like this in "broken chords can sing a little."
    foreverdoomedon October 28, 2004   Link

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