"Pleiades" as written by Jerry Wayne Gaskill, Doug T. Pinnick, Ty Ryan Tabor, William S. Taylor and Dale Richardson....
When I look up at the stars at night
What could I find beyond the light
A hundred million worlds that we ignore
Who can restrain Pleiades's
Or know the laws of heavenly's
How many times have we been wrong before
Far off in the field I see a castle
Today the people gather at the pole
He tried to tell us all the world was spherical
They burned his body but not his soul

Lyrics submitted by jules4099, edited by Octavarium64

"Pleiades" as written by Doug T. Pinnick Dale Richardson

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    Song MeaningI have been a fan on this band for many years (approx '89 onward). One can only deduce the meaning (as there is not a lot out there) about the song.

    I believe it is generally speaking about oppression. More specifically, it is referring to
    Galileo (Galileo Galilei, the great Italian mathematitian, astronomer, and physicist).

    Most of the worlds view at that time of the universe (the 16th / 17th century) was that it was 'geocentric', ie: the earth was at the center of the universe. Galileo subscribed to the theory of 'heliocentrism' ie: that the SUN was at the center of our universe, not the earth.

    This was very controversial at the time. Galileo was basically considered a heretic by the church and was imprisoned, under house arrest for the last 30+ years of his life.

    So the song is a tribute, but also has a broader meaning. And most people can relate to it, including me.

    guitar70on March 01, 2011   Link

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