"Formentera Lady" as written by Peter John Sinfield and Robert Fripp....
Houses iced in whitewash guard a pale shore-line
Cornered by the cactus and the pine
Here I wander where sweet sage and strange herbs grow
Down a sun-baked crumpled stony road

Dusty wheels leaning rusting in the sun
Snuff brown walls where Spanish lizards run
Here I'm shadowed by a dragon fig tree's fan
Ringed by ants and musing over man

I'll unwind my old strings while the sun shine down
Won't climb any high thing while the sun shine
Formentera Lady sing your song for me
Formentera Lady sweet lover

Lamplights glows on old guitars the travellers strum
Incense children dance to an Indian drum
Here Odysseus charmed for dark Circe fell
Still her perfume lingers still her spell

Time's grey hand won't catch me while the sun shine down
Untie and unlatch me while the stars shine
Formentera Lady dance your dance for me
Formentera Lady dark lover


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by carloshenrique, arobert

"Formentera Lady" as written by Robert Fripp Peter John Sinfield

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    Song MeaningThis beautiful song leads one to all kinds of dreamy interpretations, of vampires lying in the earth by day and exalting in strength and power at night, of immortality and reaching towards great wisdom, and even the awe inspiring myth of Shiva and Shakti, where Shiva dreams the world charmed by the dancing of his lover.

    But the reality is far more prosaic. Formentera is a small, uninhabited island off the coast of Ibiza near Spain. King Crimson spent time there, alternating between quiet wanderings amidst nature on Formentera by day, and partying by night on Ibiza.

    And it shows that with art, you should never let any "true" or "correct" interpretation get in the way of your own, which may as well be reality too, straining to reveal itself behind the artist's unconscious hand.
    aroberton February 05, 2019   Link

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