"Men-an-tol" as written by Simon Friend, Charles Kenton Heather, Mark Chadwick, Jonathan Sevink and Jeremy Cunningham....
So I find myself among
The brave Southseastern hills
Running like a madman on the moor
Let the sweet Atlantic rain
Wash away my youth
The Men-An-Tol shone strangely in the storm

I get the strangest feeling
In the air around
It's more than just a feeling
A different way of seeing
A different kind of life
Something I believe in

But in amongst the city lights
The feeling's not so clean
Neon lights and faceless signs
Hide what I hold dear
It's there to find if you have the mind
And you don't live in fear of it

I rest among what still remains
Of lifes that passed before
Lighting strikes the top of Zennor Tor
I find myself amazed again
At man's pathetic score
Years of knowledge wasted and ignored

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Men-An-Tol" as written by Jeremy Cunningham Charles Kenton Heather

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    General CommentSome people are so jaded by modern \'life\' that they forget about the magic that is out there, also how all these places are slowly being destroyed to make way for ugly office towers etc.
    Arthurianon April 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWritten by Simon Friend about the "men an tol", which literally means "stone with a hole" - it's a small stone on the Cornish coast. Apparently Simon was walking by the men an tol while on holiday and felt a sudden desire to run into the countryside. Later, in his hotel room, he compared the kind of feeling he got from the ancient stone and beautiful countryside to the kind of misery you see on the news. The result is this song.
    boris_the_cowon June 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbeen listening to this 1 a bit recently had always kind of underestimated it.
    mimison January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beatiful song and I listen to it whenever I like to be reminded that others feel the way I do. It's all about the powerful feelings you get when you are close to nature and the signs of ancient life, and how some people are mindlessly destroying it.
    modernpoetryon May 24, 2008   Link

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