"The Vigil" as written by and Roeser/roeser....
In a purple vision
Many thousand years ago
I saw the silent stranger
Walk the earth alone

Twenty-seven faces
With their eyes turned to the sky
I've got a camera
And an airtight alibi

I know they're out there
We see them coming
Faster than the speed of light
They greet us in the dead of the night

Somewhere, someday, someone
They'll be light and sound
They'll alight on the ground
On which we stand

Somewhere, someday, someone
Will help us to survive
They're gonna show us hell
And bring us back alive

Well, I'm no poet, but I can't be fooled
The lies don't count, the whispers do
I hear the whispers on the wind
They say the earth has fallen due

We run in circles
Our days are numbered
Every night I look away
To the heavens and I pray

Come to us
Come to us

Our lights are dim
Our roads are crumbling
And we don't know what to do
We're sick and tired
And dying to meet you
'Cause we bit off more than
We can chew

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    General CommentNo one has commented on "The Vigil" before me? What a shame that such an amazing song falls to the wayside. Well, this song is about the speaker's longing for the aliens to come and rescue humanity from its current disaster.
    astrogal11on May 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my favorite all time BOC song and I am a fan, and have every record, including
    what they still do. Mirrors is also my favorite album, it was different, but cool still.
    Close behind are Cultosaurus and Fire of Unkown.... but I like them all!!

    I am sure that there would be more posts here, but especially for BOC, the song is
    pretty self-explanatory. And man is it ever more and more relevant as the years go by.

    They also wrote "Take me away" with a similar meaning.

    I agree. We've fucked up pretty good, and it's scary. The religious freaks are going
    to do something major. The planet and the weather is jacked up with carbon emissions
    and global warming. I'm not religious, but there has got to be some justice, somehow,
    somewhere, some time, about how greedy fucking corporations and filthy wealthy people
    have raped the land, stepped on people, and pocketed billions while 20% of people are
    unemployed and losing their homes. The prisons and battlefields are full of poor people.
    While the rich are guilty for making all the messes.
    Justice has to come some how. But we might have gone too far.

    Aliens wouldn't want any part of us, seeing how we kill each other throughout time.

    they are just waiting until we finally go too far, then wait for the earth to shake us off,
    and colonize. hell, maybe that's already happened. There's a lot of shit that we can't
    explain, like the Egyptian pyramids...
    heykyleinsfon August 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song, "The Vigil" is about some friends of the band who are UFO-watchers. The line "27 faces, with their eyes turned to the sky" may refer to the VLA (Very Large Array), a set of 27 radio telescopes (there actually is a 28th, but it only gets used as a backup if one of the 27 fails). The site, located in New Mexico (near Socorro), was completed right about the time *Mirrors* was released.
    Cumarison February 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, so intense. I agree with astrogal11. come save us, wash away the rain.
    DreamCouncilon August 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment Read your bible. Eziekel 1:4-28 will resemble this song. Do not be afriad, the bible will no warp your eggshelled mind anymore than it already is. LOL!! The Bookie
    TheBookieon September 24, 2011   Link

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