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Space Hymns

Ramases

℗ 1971 Vertigo Records 6360 046

℗ 2004 Repertoire Records REPUK 1030

℗ 2012 barin.livejournal.com BR LLH 76562

Ramases • 1971 • Space Hymns

Although Ramases' debut album is best known today for featuring the infant 10cc as accompanying musicians (the 1990 Repertoire reissue even flags their involvement on the front cover), it is, in fact, deserving of considerably more attention than even that merits. Insistent, percolating rhythms float across a lightly funky soundscape, building with an intensity that ebbs and flows with every track and begging comparison with some of the other, darker folk devils that danced around the fringes of the early-'70s British underground. Comus, Gravy Train, and Dr. Strangely Strange all inhabit similar musical caverns, even as they strained toward new peaks of uniqueness, and Ramases shares that ambition - and occasionally even surpasses it. The opening 'Lifechild' sets the scene, one of two songs (the other is 'Balloon,' later in the set) that all but strap you aboard the spacecraft blasting off from Roger Dean's excellent sleeve design. From there, the journey does occasionally stray into territory that 10cc would enlarge upon - or that they had already visited via their earlier Hotlegs excursions: 'Oh Mister' is certainly the disinherited second cousin of 'Um Wah Um Who,' while 'And the Whole World' could easily have become one of those insidious little ballads that Kevin Godley used to sing so sweetly. Again, however, it is misleading to emphasize such connections - Space Hymns was Ramases' show from start to finish, a mass of musical eccentricities that spend the entire album colliding with one another, without once disintegrating into chaos or nonsense. A beautifully atmospheric album, then, Space Hymns remains one of the most musically and lyrically intriguing releases of an age where darkness and atmosphere genuinely meant something to their exponents. If Current 93 had been making records in 1971, this would be one of their greatest.

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Life Child

The sun is fading from your city Life Child
From where I stand it ain't so pretty Life Child
I see your sun is going down
I see your wreckage on the ground oooh Life Child

Your seas are full of poisoned water Life Child
We took the place that was your daughter Life Child
And as our dirt is spread around
We build our houses on the ground oooh Life Child

Came down to Earth to comfort me mmmm... Life Child
So that my spirit could be free mmmm... Life Child
We left you hanging on a hill
Why won't we ever do your will

The sun is fading from your city Life Child
From where I stand it ain't so pretty Life Child
I see your sun is going down
I see your wreckage on the ground oooh Life Child

Oh Mister

Oh mister hello hello hello hello
Oh mister hello hello hello hello
Oh mister hello hello hello hello
Hello hello hello

I've just been born in this place
Can't quite recognize a face
I've just been born in this place
Hello hello hello

Oh mister hello hello hello hello
Oh mister hello hello hello hello
Oh mister hello hello hello hello
Hello hello hello

I've just come from somewhere
Can't quite remember where
I've just come for some air
Hello hello hello

Oh mister hello hello hello hello
Oh mister hello hello hello hello
Oh mister hello hello hello hello
Hello hello hello

Oh mister hello hello hello hello
Oh mister hello hello hello hello
Oh mister hello hello hello hello
Hello hello hello
Hello hello hello

And the Whole World

And I sat right down on the hard, hard ground
And I knew this was the finding of myself
And my life stood still and I looked around
And I saw for the first time who I am

And the whole world started singing
As the last, last song went down
And the whole world started laughing
As the sun sprang from the ground

And the whole world started crying
As the rain came falling down
And we all just stood there watching
As the world went round and round

There's a time that's made for living
There's a time that's made for pain
And you feel the world turn over
And it brings you back again

As a tiny child-like figure
You are staring face to face
With the one who is the giver
And you turn to take your place

And the whole world started singing
As the last, last song went down
And the whole world started laughing
As the sun sprang from the ground

And the whole world started crying
As the rain came falling down
And we all just stood there watching
As the world went round and round

Quasar One

Quasar One don't you know
That I'd touch the sun
Just for you, just for you

Quasar One don't you know
That I'd touch the sun
Just for you, just for you

Quasar One don't you know
That I want to see you every night
Quasar One don't you know
That it's only you makes my world seem right, darkness bright

Quasar One don't you know
That the rivers run
Just for you, just for you

Quasar One don't you know
That the rivers run
Just for you, just for you

Quasar One don't you know
It's your light I see in every star
Quasar One don't you know
That it's you who makes my troubles far...oh so far

Quasar One don't you know
That the world's begun
Just for you, just for you

Quasar One don't you know
That the world's begun
Just for you, just for you

Quasar One don't you know
That it's you I journeyed far to see
Quasar One don't you know
That you cast a spell right over me, wait for me

You're the Only One

You're the only one Joe, the only one (repeat 35 times!)

Earth People

After I've traveled the deserts of Zeus
After I've heard the birth of a planet
After I've journeyed the oceans of silence
After I've found how true they are

How can I speak to the Earth-people?
How can I speak to the Earth-people?
What shall I say to the Earth-people?

Molecular Delusions

Molecular delusion, molecular delusion, molecular delusion

I am a voice crying in the wilderness

Molecular delusion, molecular delusion

I am a human caught in a world of conflict

Molecular delusion, molecular [fuck] delusion

I am part of everything that lives

Molecular delusion, molecular delusion

In the computer of my soul lies the secret of my living

Molecular delusion, molecular delusion

When I fall asleep I dream of things that stir inside me

Molecular delusion, molecular delusion

Where did I come from and where am I going to?

Molecular delusion, molecular delusion

Molecular confusion, molecular confusion

Molecular confusion, molecular confusion

I am a voice crying in the wilderness

Molecular confusion, molecular confusion

Balloon

Balloon - just off the surface of the moon
Balloon - just off the surface of the moon
Balloon - just off the surface of the moon
Balloon - don't stop your hurrying too soon

All your worrying all your hurrying
All you people there on your...

Balloon - just off the surface of the moon
Just off the surface of the moon
Just off the surface of the moon

Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
The airs your bubble

Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
Or you're in trouble

On your...

Balloon - just off the surface of the moon
Just off the surface of the moon
Just off the surface of the moon

Balloon - just off the surface of the moon
Just off the surface of the moon
Just off the surface of the moon

Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
The airs your bubble

Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
Or you're in trouble

Dying Swan Year 2000

Some people think that in the dying of a swan
That this makes life and the world to go on

When something beautiful dies
A cry is raised to the skies

When something beautiful dies
People turn sideways their eyes

Was she something beautiful?

Jesus

No tears for the future
No tears for the future
Have you got tears for the future, my friend
No fears for the future
No fears for the future
Have you got fears for the future, my friend

Jesus, Jesus come back
Jesus, Jesus come back
Jesus, Jesus come back
Jesus, Jesus come back

Come back Jesus and we'll have no fears
Jesus, Jesus come back
Come back Jesus and we'll have no tears
Jesus, Jesus come back
Jesus, Jesus come back
Jesus, Jesus come back
Jesus, Jesus come back

No tears for the future
No tears for the future
Have you got tears for the future, my friend
No fears for the future
No fears for the future
Have you got fears for the future, my friend

Jesus, Jesus come back...

Journey to the Inside

Ten thousand miles an hour plus
We streak across the sky like dust
And none of us know where or why
We're like a jewel in the sky

Oh what are you going to do with me...

You say to us we must not fight
We must be good we must be quiet
And all of us are six foot high
And none of us know how to die

Oh what are you going to do with me...

Balloon [alternate mix]

Balloon - just off the surface of the moon
Balloon - just off the surface of the moon
Balloon - just off the surface of the moon
Balloon - don't stop your hurrying too soon

All your worrying all your hurrying
All you people there on your...

Balloon - just off the surface of the moon
Just off the surface of the moon
Just off the surface of the moon

Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
The airs your bubble

Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
Or you're in trouble

On your...

Balloon - just off the surface of the moon
Just off the surface of the moon
Just off the surface of the moon

Balloon - just off the surface of the moon
Just off the surface of the moon
Just off the surface of the moon

Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
The airs your bubble

Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
Don't burst your bubble
Or you're in trouble

Muddy Water

Muddy water comes a-swirling over me
Muddy water comes a-swirling over me
Muddy water comes a-swirling over me

Muddy water won't you go away
Muddy water won't you go away
Muddy water won't you go away
From me

Muddy water just as deep as it can be
Muddy water just as deep as it can be
Muddy water just as deep as it can be

Muddy water won't you go away
Muddy water won't you go away
Muddy water won't you go away
From me

Muddy water muddy water muddy water muddy water

Muddy water took my life away from me
Muddy water took my life away from me
Muddy water took my life away from me

Muddy water won't you go away
Muddy water won't you go away
Muddy water won't you go away
From me

Muddy water muddy water muddy water muddy water...

Jesus Come Back

No tears for the future
No tears for the future
Have you got tears for the future, my friend
No fears for the future
No fears for the future
Have you got fears for the future, my friend

Jesus, Jesus come back
Jesus, Jesus come back
Jesus, Jesus come back
Jesus, Jesus come back

Come back Jesus and we'll have no fears
Jesus, Jesus come back
Come back Jesus and we'll have no tears
Jesus, Jesus come back
Jesus, Jesus come back
Jesus, Jesus come back
Jesus, Jesus come back

No tears for the future
No tears for the future
Have you got tears for the future, my friend
No fears for the future
No fears for the future
Have you got fears for the future, my friend

Jesus, Jesus come back...