I’m a new pair of eyes every time I am born
An original mind because I just died
And I’m scanning the horizon
For someone recognizing that I might have been Queen
For every sun that sets there is a new one dawning
For every empire crushed there is a brand new nation
Let the waters rise, I have ridden each tide
From the gates of the city where the first born died
Refrain: And I might have been Queen
I remember the girl in the fields with no name
She had a love
But the rivers won’t stop for me
No, the rivers won’t stop to me
I’m a new pair of eyes, an original mind
with my senses of old and the heart of a giant
And I’m searching through the wreckage
For some recollection that I might have been Queen
For every sage that falls there’s an ancient child.
I look up to the stars with my perfect memory
I look through it all and my future is no shock to me
I look down but I see no tragedy
I look up to the stars ’til I find my destiny
I look up to my past, a spirit running free
I look down, I look down and I’m there in history
Oh, I’m a SOUL SURVIVOR!
sole survivor on the river but it won’t stop (back-ups)
This powerhouse rock ballad sung by Ms. Tina Turner is a rock classic. If you don’t know it then you don’t love Rock and Roll!
Soul survivor? Me, too Tina! Me too ! MWAH !
She listened to me unreadable,
unmoved, with narrowed eyes,
closed lips, flushed face,
as if carved six thousand years ago
in order to fix forever that something secret and obscure
which is in all women.
Not the gross immobility of a Sphinx proposing roadside riddles,
but the finer immobility,
of a fateful figure seated at
the very source of the passions that have moved men
from the dawn of ages.
From The Arrow of Gold- Conrad