Ra, climbing the horizon Rising up the mountain, lighting up the valley below Ra, giver without measure Beacon of compassion, shining through the spectrum of life Day is born, night is gone One in all, all is one Communion with the sun Ra, ruler of all nature Burning on forever, melting all together in one Ra, holy synthesizer Inspiration showers green and growing gardens of love Voices rise to the song One in all, all is one Communion with the sun, with the sun Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra Ra, climbing the horizon Waves of light come rolling across the floor of the valley Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra Lift your eyes to the dawn One in all, all is one Communion with the sun
Look at all the advertising Some kind of show, come if you're going Patronize the Magic Dragon Walk through the door, kiss off your boredom Tuning up the orchestra, bringing down the ceiling lights All at once the curtain goes up Now it begins, strike up the band Bring on the dancing girls and the freak parade Look to your right where a gentleman sat There sits a monkey in a tall silk hat The lady on the left is now a pumpkin pie That's when you notice that your chair is flying High in the sky out over the sea But don't wonder why, where else could you be but Where anything can happen, down at the Magic Dragon Theatre More than you can imagine, down at the Magic Dragon Theatre (Come to the Magic Dragon) Do you fancy melodrama? Tragedy's mask, yours for the asking Madness a la Magic Dragon Who could that be at this time of night? I'm sure we weren't followed Dr. Klang Wait, pull down your knickers, he's going to hit us Here goes your cue, don't blow your line Dam, Danger! I'm gonna go out there and get, get, get ... All of a sudden there's a flash of light Stars begin appearing in a moonlit night Your vision of reality has gone awry That's when you notice that your mind is flying High in the sky out over the sea But don't wonder why, where else could you be but
It wasn't really nothin' I was just trying to have some fun I let my guard down, I just turned 'round Someone slashed me with a razor tongue It's a strange situation I'm not quite sure what it means The one I admire, my simple desire Smothered by a love gone green Must be jealousy, must be 'cause it sounds like Jealousy, must be 'cause it looks like Jealousy, must be 'cause it smells like Jealousy, must be 'cause it feels like Eyes are drilling holes in the back of your head Someone's got the number of your death bed, stepping into Jealousy You're ready for a comeback You're back on your feet again You think you're out from under You hear a crack of thunder Someone stabs you with a poison pen If you try fightin' dirty Just try to keep it clean 'Cause no amount of trying and no amount of crying Can save you from a love gone green Must be jealousy End of the dance and the loss of innocence Jealousy drags me to my knees Battered by a love gone green
When your life gets too lonely It might help to feel me in your heart I remember you happy, but thought it Unfair that we are apart And it's gonna be all right 'Cause everlasting love Will get us through the night There's a new day that's dawning It brings with it skies so blue and clear I can't offer you blue skies I've only got love, eternal love Soon it's gonna be all right And the day will come When we live as one Drifting through time on an ocean of eternal love Sailing through space on an ocean of eternal love Doesn't love have a meaning To put that in words would be so hard Just remember the feeling of love in a song That's a love for real And it's gonna be all right 'Cause everlasting love Will get us through the night
Ritual dancer spins away Lost in a whirling dervish ballet Musicians playing Out of tune in perfect harmony Traveling down the sandy track Compass in hand, guitar on my back Trying to find the Secret truth inside the pyramid Foxy pharaoh knows all, won't tell Dangerous knowledge locked in a cell Method in madness Ancient logic, never ending mystery Anticipation fills the air As the natives gather 'round Watching the fiery sun go down In the technicolor sky Exploding mandala of light Disappearing into darkness A stunning sunburst finish Shatters the horizon Eye of the sphinx now winks at you What is he thinking? Wish that I knew Wonder of wisdom Far beyond this mortal comedy Wind of the desert blowing strong Mist of the ocean kissed by the sun Tropical splendor Paradise is calling you away Make up your mind, don't make a scene Wake up to find your garden is green Please take your seat onboard The destination is utopia Echoing across the canyon Hear the song of the gypsy caravan Magical voices in flight Looking for the next oasis 'Neath the glow of the silver-shadow moon Radiant princess of night Stay forever, stay for a while Hypnotized by sight and sound Empty feelings bring a frown Only love can make you smile
Under the rising sun dirty yellow children play And in the red pagoda mamasan is praying Blood wasted saving face, ancestors are looking on As they wave their silver samurai underneath the big gun Hiroshima, no one could imagine Not the victors nor the victims Pitiful survivors nor the pawn of a man who had the button under his hand No one would believe it God, God is on our side, he placed the power in our hands To teach the yellow peril, this is Christian mercy Harry, Harry give 'em hell, give 'em hell one more time again We'll show those axis powers how to make an oven [fry them] Hiroshima, Nagasaki Don't you ever forget, don't you ever fuckin' forget This is the official voice of the United States of America addressing the peoples of the islands of Japan. Tomorrow morning, on August 15th, 1945 at exactly 8:15 am, we will bomb your cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima with a blast that will level these cities. This is the only alert you will receive.
(An Electrified Fairy Tale) This is an electrified fairy tale. If you've never heard of an electrified fairy tale, just picture little fairies with wee tiny electric guitars. Once upon a time [not long ago] in a land not far from here, there was a place called Harmony. Everyone in Harmony was happy and this "joie devivre" was guarded by their invisible patron, the muse Singring. But jealous forces, and there are always jealous forces in such tales, have conspired to capture the spirit, imprisoning it in [an instrument of glass, locking it in] a chest with four keys, and casting the keys to the four corners of the earth so that only four particularly brave and talented individuals might retrieve them. It is here that our story begins.
There's a rumor I heard that's going 'round town Someone's captured Singring, Singring Come hear the news, come hurry on down Down to the old town square The announcer wipes at his eyes, he's trying to hide See it in his face, tell by his expression The secret knowledge that claws to escape as he cried Day of infamy, someone's captured Singring Day of tragedy, someone's captured Singring Now what shall we do, what shall we do now? And if you take a look around, Harmony is dying Someone trapped the spirit in a glass guitar And if you listen with your heart, you can hear it crying Free me from my crystal prison in this glass guitar There's a rumor I heard that's going around Someone's saving Singring, Singring Come hear the summons, hurry on down Down to the village green And the spokesman speaks for us all, together we call Brave adventurers, warriors, and free men Conquer self and so in the end save us all Conquer earth and wind, conquer fire and water Brave adventurers, come and save us all And if you fail to win the keys, Harmony is dying Trapped away forever in a glass guitar And if you listen with your heart, you can hear it crying Free me from my crystal prison in this glass guitar
Having gathered on the green, the brave adventurers of the land march off in search of the keys. Their quest leads them first to the river's edge.
Lead me to the water Pass me my flagon of wine I said show me to the water Quick before I change my mind I go down to the river and bravely the rapids I row Over the falls to the bottomless pool and it's down to the bottom I go Only one has the courage to dive into the river and brave the bottomless pool in search of the first key.
Let the four winds blow icy breath before me Storms will never keep me from the glass guitar Hurricanes may scream, I will never feel it 'Til I find the key that leads me to the glass guitar
Only one has the courage to wander the desert [alone] and brave the eternal winds in search of the second key
Fire can never burn me Flames can not catch me - faster am I Blazes never faze me Barefoot I walk hot coals for a mile My sword is tempered, my loins are girded in steel Make my way to the heart of the forest of flames And if I do my best and don't stop to rest I may pass the test and capture the key that opens the chest
Only one has the courage to make his way into the forest of flames and brave the fire-breathing dragon in search of the third key.
I will climb the face of the highest mountain Whilst Singring calls crying from the glass guitar Though the earth may shake let the planet tremble Steady will I struggle onward to the glass guitar
Only one has the courage to climb to the top of the highest mountain in search of the fourth key. Having scaled the mountain and finding no key, the climber begins chopping madly at the ground with his pickax, causing the mountain to split in two, revealing the last key. Now in possession of all four keys, the brave adventurers march triumphantly into the valley of silence to open the chest, smash the glass guitar, and free the spirit of Harmony.