"In The Beginning" as written by and Graeme Edge....
[First Man:] I think, I think I am, therefore I am, I think.
[Establishment:] Of course you are my bright little star,
I've miles
And miles
Of files
Pretty files of your forefather's fruit
And now to suit our
Great computer,
You're magnetic ink.

[First Man:] I'm more than that, I know I am, at least, I think I must be.
[Inner Man:] There you go man, keep as cool as you can.
Face piles
And piles
Of trials
With smiles.
It riles them to believe
That you perceive
The web they weave
And keep on thinking free.

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"In the Beginning" as written by Timothy David Fletcher Olivier Corbeil

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    General CommentOh man, this short song is so trippy. That's why I love the moody blues. Basically self explanitory. The man knows he's being formed into something by society and is trying to rebel against it. Or something to that effect.
    Get_out_and_pushon December 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat a beautiful, socially significant song.

    i love the sound :)
    and the lyrics are brilliant.

    it's deeper than i'm able to comprehend.
    yeah, definitely trippy.

    i'm usually not one for popularity.
    but i'm disappointed that there was only 1 comment.
    oh, it's so powerful.
    miichellemabelleon July 03, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningIn the beginning the man acknowledges his existence. He represents knowledge and science.

    The "Establishment" is trying to lure the man into a mechanical and computer generated world where people only interact through devices and real human interaction is at a minimum. The establishment represents the elite. They benefit from conformity and willful ignorance.

    The "Inner Man" is simply the mans inner voice which represents consciousness and existentialism.

    The theme of the album is dreams but also free thinking (the forming of ideas and opinions independently of authority, religion, and current common views).
    nelliewilsonon January 27, 2015   Link
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    General CommentWhen my kids were little I sometimes told them: "Of course you are, my bright little star". They had no idea I was quoting this "song". Rene Descartes ("I think, therefore I am") would have liked this poem. "Trippy" describes it well.
    norderon December 23, 2015   Link

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