The longer I keep posting the more amazed I am that I've missed certain songs out over time. Then again, isn't that the real beauty of this whole blog? To constantly be reminded of the good times... the better times too?
"A Spaceman Came Travelling" by Chris de Burgh (deemed evil by some) is one of those songs I think I've always known. Funny how some things seem older than your memory somehow. Knowing this one quite well has served me well with this being one of those signature songs I end up singing at karaoke more often than not.
Imagine a spaceman, visitor from far away bringing a simple message of peace? Seems bizarre that anything would travel that far to bring a message like that when you look around and see the devastation that's currently taking place all over. Then again, don't you think that if you were to put in that much time and effort in a journey like that, that this might be the only message to bring?
A spaceman came travelling on his ship from afar,
'Twas light years of time since his mission did start,
And over a village he halted his craft,
And it hung in the sky like a star, just like a star...
He followed a light and came down to a shed,
Where a mother and child were lying there on a bed,
A bright light of silver shone round his head,
And he had the face of an angle, and they were afraid...
Then the stranger spoke, he said "Do not fear,
I come from a planet a long way from here,
And I bring a message for mankind to hear,"
And suddenly the sweetest music filled the air...
And it went La La...
Peace and goodwill to all men, and love for the child...
This lovely music went trembling through the ground,
And many were wakened on hearing that sound,
And travellers on the road, the village they found,
By the light of that ship in the sky, which shone all round...
And just before dawn at the paling of the sky,
The stranger returned and said "Now I must fly,
When two thousand years of your time has gone by,
This song will begin once again, to a baby's cry..."
And it went La La ... This song will begin once again
To a baby's cry...
And it goes La La... Peace and goodwill to all men, and
Love for the child...
Oh the whole world is waiting, waiting to hear the song again,
There are thousands standing on the edge of the world,
And a star is moving somewhere, the time is nearly here,
This song will begin once again, to a baby's cry...
Peace and goodwill to all men indeed...