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the piper

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  1. This then will be my end of this thread. If you will allow me some indulgence: Plant's prayer: Oh Father of the four winds fill my sails Across the sea of years With no provisions but an open face Guard (?) the straits of fear Yes there are two paths you can go back But in the long run There's still time to change the road you're on When all is one and one is all To be a rock, and not to roll
  2. I do not understand. Is this a question, a possibility or sarcasm?
  3. Steve, the side comment distracted you. Sorry for the partaking part.....was just trying to make a little humor because I felt the lyrics to "And You and I" were too heavy. Anyway, I was anticipating a longer, more analytical response from a man of your perception.
  4. I thought I told all of you that I am the piper. Anyway, to understand who the piper is, one must study the music of Yes. I will attempt to quote as best as I can from memory the lyrics of "And You and I"--forgive me if I miss some phrases. A man conceived the moments answers to the dream Staying the flowers daily sensing all the themes As the foundation left to create the spiral aim A movement regained and regarded both the same All complete in the sight of seeds of life with you Changed only for the space of sight and sound agreed Between the picture of time, behind the face of need Coming quickly to terms of all expressions laid Emotions revealed as the Ocean Maid And a movement regained and regarded both the same ......... Coins and crosses never know their fruitless worth Contact broken, locked inside the Mother Earth ..... Watching the world, watching all of the world, watching us go by. And you and I climb clearer towards the movement And you and I reach over the sun for the river ...... Sad preacher nailed upon the color door of time Insane teacher be there reminded of the rhyme There'll be no mutant enemies we shall certify Political ends as sad remains will die Reach out as forward tastes begin to enter you.. oooh ooh I listened hard but could not see Life's tempo changes in and outside of me The preacher trained in all to loose his name The teacher travels asking to be shown the same In the end we'll agree, we'll accept, we'll immortalize That the Truth that the man maturing in His eyes And you and I climb clearer towards the movement .... --- YES- "And You and I" SteveAJones...you're pretty perceptive.....listening to too much music like me when you were younger? Perhaps partaking too much in youth also?
  5. I was doing research in a lab at the University of Iowa during the summer after 10th grade. One of the graduate students had on II and I loved "Whole Lotta Love"- I think it was my first time ever hearing Led Zeppelin, although I knew about them. I remember I was in 8th grade when Bohnam died, and I expected everyone to be wearing armbands the next day, but they were not. Actually, I probably heard Zeppelin at my friend's house, but did not know much about rock n roll- I was born in India, although I grew up here. Anyway, back in the lab, I would blast Zeppelin whenever I got the chance. People thought it was cute-- I must have been very innocent back then. When I returned back to New York for 11th grade, a person I knew--was not really my friend yet, made me a mix of Zeppelin songs. Well, I learned to sing them--wanted to imitate the voice of Plant, and in 12th grade began to sing for a couple of friends who played guitar. I remember doing the talent show in 12th grade with a close friend--we lost touch. The songs we did at the show were Going to Cal, Over the Hills and Far Away, and That's the Way- And yesterday I saw you standing by the river, and weren't those tears that filled your eyes, And all the fish that lay in dirty water dying, Have they got you hypnotized. And yesterday I saw you kissing tiny flowers, but all that lives is born to die, And so I say to you that nothing really matters, and all you do is stand and cry. As you can tell, Zeppelin is part of me.
  6. The piper has returned: Let us look at The Battle of Evermore. You cannot tell me that there is no deep meaning in this song. "The Queen of Light took her bow, and then she turned to go. The Prince of Peace embrace the gloom, and walk the night alone.... The drums will shake the castle walls.... etc.
  7. Before I sign out for the day, know that the piper is calling you to join him. But even if you choose not to, know that in the end, we'll agree, we'll accept, we'll immortalize. "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah." It was nice talking with you, Steve.
  8. The lyrics of Zeppelin cannot be taken in isolation, but must be studied along with other musicians of the time. Jon Anderson of Yes sang about the insane teacher in "And You and I" and Daltry sang about the man who spurred us on in "Won't Get Fooled Again." Clearly, Yes was referring to an external Diety and Daltry was referring to movement of epic proportions. I submit that the three individuals together are the same, and that the laughter that will echo in the forests are the realization that there is a God, and that his Kingdom is upon us.
  9. And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune, then the piper will lead us to reason. If I told you that I am the piper that Plant sang about, you would ask me what is "reason." I submit that reason is the Oneness of God. And in my thoughts I have seen, rings of smoke through the trees.......... but some may attribute that to my state of mind.
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