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Topic: poetic album titles?
Posted By: David_D
Subject: poetic album titles?
Date Posted: November 09 2021 at 23:09
I'm surely not an expert on poetry, but I came to think of Caravan's In the Land of Grey and Pink (1971) as a very poetic album title, "grey" representing melancholy and "pink" representing psychedelia - both are of course very present in the music and lyrics, for not to mention the cover!
Can you think of another album title like that?


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Posted By: Necrotica
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 02:24
I've always liked "The Way of All Flesh" by Gojira, especially given its context in the album. The whole album is about the cycles of life and death, and how we're supposed to accept the inevitability of passing away someday, hence death being "the way of all flesh". Powerful concept, and a great title to accompany it.

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Won't you take me down, to the underground
Why of why, there is no light
And if I can't sleep, can you hold my life


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 02:43
^Wow, very interesting, and you describe it very well.

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Posted By: Saperlipopette!
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 02:58
"We're all awash in a sea of blood, and the least we can do is wave to each other" (John Minton)


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Posted By: JD
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 06:12
The most obvious one to come to mind is...

In The Court of the Crimson King... (An Observation By King Crimson)

When spoken in a certain cadence and with emphasis on the consonants it could easily be part of a poem.



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Posted By: JD
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 06:18
Another obvous one to me is

Van Der Graaf Generator's

H To He, Who Am The Only One


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Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 06:58
Most of the Moody Blues early albums have quite a poetic title, like A Question of Balance, Every Good Child Deserves a Favor, Days of Future Past, etc.


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 08:28
Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Another obvous one to me is

Van Der Graaf Generator's

H To He, Who Am The Only One

Any idea about what the title says? 
Edit:
Or the meaning of it?


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Posted By: JD
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 08:34
Well I'm not a huge VDGG fan, but H and He are elements on the periodic table. (Hydrogen and Helium).
Not sure about the rest.


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Posted By: BaldJean
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 09:34
Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

I'm surely not an expert on poetry, but I came to think of Caravan's In the Land of Grey and Pink (1971) as a very poetic album title, "grey" representing melancholy and "pink" representing psychedelia - both are of course very present in the music and lyrics, for not to mention the cover!
Can you think of another album title like that?

of course there is a naughty allusion in the album title again


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Posted By: BaldJean
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 10:45
Stratosfear



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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 10:57
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

I'm surely not an expert on poetry, but I came to think of Caravan's In the Land of Grey and Pink (1971) as a very poetic album title, "grey" representing melancholy and "pink" representing psychedelia - both are of course very present in the music and lyrics, for not to mention the cover!
Can you think of another album title like that?

of course there is a naughty allusion in the album title again

Hi,

That has always been a part of CARAVAN. Heck ... and if that's not enough ... there is "I want more" ... then "something that is good for your cold" ... well no reason to think there it is just fun!


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Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 11:01
Anything by Fiona Apple but that might be cheating since apparently some of her album titles at least are part of poems she wrote.

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Posted By: Progressive Enjoyer
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 11:03
Dark Side of the Moon perfectly describes the themes of which the album explores.

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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 13:22
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

I'm surely not an expert on poetry, but I came to think of Caravan's In the Land of Grey and Pink (1971) as a very poetic album title, "grey" representing melancholy and "pink" representing psychedelia - both are of course very present in the music and lyrics, for not to mention the cover!
Can you think of another album title like that?

of course there is a naughty allusion in the album title again


I don't think there is anything naughty with the poetic title of Big smile

For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night


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Posted By: progaardvark
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 14:09
Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Another obvous one to me is

Van Der Graaf Generator's

H To He, Who Am The Only One

Any idea about what the title says? 
Edit:
Or the meaning of it?

The fourth paragraph of this review by siLLy puPPy is the best explanation I've seen for this album's title:
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=1201244" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=1201244


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Posted By: omphaloskepsis
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 14:17
Porcupine Tree's Up The Downstair imprisms an onomatopoeiaish meter, pun, and Escheresc visual.  


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 14:20
thank you! progaardvark

siLLy puPPy wrote:

"H TO HE symbolizes the fusion of hydrogen to helium and the WHO AM THE ONLY ONE changes the chemical symbol He from helium to the subject pronoun "he." This represents the mindset that male humans are the next logical step in creation after the primary building blocks of matter and that a man who is filled with testosterone and damaged psychologically can usurp power and go on to do nasty things by placing himself as the center of the universe and therefore making it possible to justify ruthless actions no matter how brutal or cruel. As far as anti-war stances go occurring in music, it just doesn't get any more poetically perfect or musically masterful than this splendid album by Peter Hammill and the gang."



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Posted By: JD
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 14:21
This part is a little Wacko if you ask me. I'm not sure I'm totally on board with it.
Where the hell did the testosterone and the rest of this come from? A lyric in the songs? It certainly can't be ascertained from the album title.


(Quote @ http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=49159" rel="nofollow - siLLy puPPy )
and that a man who is filled with testosterone and damaged psychologically can usurp power and go on to do nasty things by placing himself as the center of the universe and therefore making it possible to justify ruthless actions no matter how brutal or cruel.


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Posted By: omphaloskepsis
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 14:28
Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

This part is a little Wacko if you ask me. I'm not sure I'm totally on board with it.
Where the hell did the testosterone and the rest of this come from? A lyric in the songs? It certainly can't be ascertained from the album title.


(Quote @ http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=49159" rel="nofollow - siLLy puPPy )
and that a man who is filled with testosterone and damaged psychologically can usurp power and go on to do nasty things by placing himself as the center of the universe and therefore making it possible to justify ruthless actions no matter how brutal or cruel.

I like siLLy puPPy's take; however "H to He, Who Am the Only One” “H to He” in the title refers to the fusion of hydrogen nuclei to form helium nuclei, like the basic exothermic reaction between the sun and stars...would be more precise but less poetic than the puPPy mAN.


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 15:19
Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

This part is a little Wacko if you ask me. I'm not sure I'm totally on board with it.
Where the hell did the testosterone and the rest of this come from? A lyric in the songs? It certainly can't be ascertained from the album title.

I don't know where siLLypuPPy got all his explanation from. I know the lyrics quite well, and I don't think it's from there. But on the cover is written:
"The fusion of Hydrogen nuclei to form Helium nuclei is the basic exothermic reaction in the sun and stars, and hence is the prime energy source in the univers."


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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 20:00
The first thing that came to my mind from this thread was Tales from Topographic Oceans... though it's actually more because of the names of the songs than the name of the album itself.


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 23:28
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

The first thing that came to my mind from this thread was Tales from Topographic Oceans... though it's actually more because of the names of the songs than the name of the album itself.

Edit:
I find the title quite poetic itself: topographic kind of oceans? and tales from oceans? - that seems rather mysterious to me.


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Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 23:38
Originally posted by Necrotica Necrotica wrote:

I've always liked "The Way of All Flesh" by Gojira, especially given its context in the album. The whole album is about the cycles of life and death, and how we're supposed to accept the inevitability of passing away someday, hence death being "the way of all flesh". Powerful concept, and a great title to accompany it.

I can add to your description, which I in fact find very beautiful and a great anlysis, that the title, and maybe the whole album concept, is very probably inspired by Ancient Chinese philosophy, as it was thinking much of the term "the way of...", and other of the elements you mentioned - "the way of..." has been very much present in Kung Fu, as well.


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Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 10 2021 at 23:45
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

I'm surely not an expert on poetry, but I came to think of Caravan's In the Land of Grey and Pink (1971) as a very poetic album title, "grey" representing melancholy and "pink" representing psychedelia - both are of course very present in the music and lyrics, for not to mention the cover!
Can you think of another album title like that?

of course there is a naughty allusion in the album title again

I think, you're very probably right in that, even I might not agree with "naughty". Smile
Anyway, there are certainly erotic references in the song Love to Love You, but I wonder if they're male homosexual.


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Posted By: Awesoreno
Date Posted: November 11 2021 at 00:17
Bubblemath - Such Fine Particles of the Universe


Posted By: I prophesy disaster
Date Posted: November 11 2021 at 02:32
Originally posted by Awesoreno Awesoreno wrote:

Bubblemath - Such Fine Particles of the Universe
 
I don't know if it's "poetic", but Edit Peptide is a palindrome.
 



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Posted By: BaldFriede
Date Posted: November 11 2021 at 07:54
Le cœur à l'envers (meaning "The Heart Inside Out").
D'épreuves d'amour (meaning "Of Trials of Love").


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Posted By: twosteves
Date Posted: November 11 2021 at 08:19
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

The first thing that came to my mind from this thread was Tales from Topographic Oceans... though it's actually more because of the names of the songs than the name of the album itself.

thought the same thing...but I do love the title....its so prog.


Posted By: cstack3
Date Posted: November 11 2021 at 11:54
King Crimson - "Starless and Bible Black"

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Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 11 2021 at 12:39
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

King Crimson - "Starless and Bible Black"

It looks very poetic to me, too.
Can you maybe tell some more about it?


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Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: November 11 2021 at 17:43
When Dream and Day Unite by Dream Theater
Stardust We Are by Flower Kings
In the Wake of Poseidon by King Crimson
The Unfortunate Cup of Tea by Horslips
Last Autumn's Dream by Jade Warrior


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Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: November 11 2021 at 17:52
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

King Crimson - "Starless and Bible Black"

...as well as "Three of a Perfect Pair"


Posted By: omphaloskepsis
Date Posted: November 11 2021 at 18:54
Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

King Crimson - "Starless and Bible Black"

It looks very poetic to me, too.
Can you maybe tell some more about it?

It's from a Dylan Thomas radio drama- "Under Milk Wood". Later adapted to stage and a 1972 film starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Glynis Johns, and Peter O'Toole

“It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobbledstreets silent and the hunched courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea.”



Posted By: cstack3
Date Posted: November 11 2021 at 21:36
Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

King Crimson - "Starless and Bible Black"

It looks very poetic to me, too.
Can you maybe tell some more about it?

It was written by the lyricist of that LP, Richard Palmer-James.

Richard Palmer-James

Real Name:
Richard Jeffrey Charles Palmer
Profile:
English guitarist and lyricist. Born 11 June 1947, in Bournemouth, England. 
In the 1970s lyricist for  https://www.discogs.com/artist/70828-King-Crimson" rel="nofollow - King Crimson  on albums “Larks’ Tongues In Aspic” (1973), “Starless And Bible Black” (1974) and “Red” (1974). 
Prior to writing for King Crimson, he had played in various Bournemouth bands: The Corvettes, The Palmer-James Group (formed with Alec James), Tedrad and Ginger Man, all of which also included John Wetton on bass and vocals. He was a founding member of Supertramp in 1969; he performed and wrote the lyrics for their self-titled debut album under the name Richard Palmer and co-wrote the lyrics of the song “Goldrush”, a song that had existed since his early days in the band and finally been recorded on their 2002 album, “Slow Motion”. 
In the 80's he joined briefly the German band  https://www.discogs.com/artist/505023-Munich" rel="nofollow - Munich .


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Posted By: Argentinfonico
Date Posted: November 11 2021 at 21:46
Selling England By The Pound
In Search Of The Lost Chord
Ashes Are Burning


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 11 2021 at 22:47
I surely wished, some of you guys could be more informative about all these titles. 



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Posted By: Awesoreno
Date Posted: November 11 2021 at 23:06
Originally posted by I prophesy disaster I prophesy disaster wrote:

Originally posted by Awesoreno Awesoreno wrote:

Bubblemath - Such Fine Particles of the Universe
 
I don't know if it's "poetic", but Edit Peptide is a palindrome.
 


It sounds like the ending line of a poem.

"...and as soon as it began, it all blew away
like such fine particles of the universe."

I'm just spitballing here.

Also "Starless and Bible Black" is an actual line from a published poem for those interested.


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: November 12 2021 at 00:29
The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack

cleverly made up from the band members has that feeling of the memoirs of a jaded eastern European chap who has seen it all , done it all and is ready for an extended rest.




Posted By: Necrotica
Date Posted: November 12 2021 at 00:49
Thought I'd add a non-prog example (though arguably VERY proggy in its own genre) with To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar. The title is a reference to To Kill a Mockingbird, and is basically a metaphor about how even something as beautiful and pure as a butterfly can be used and abused for someone else's benefit. And this theme is explored extensively throughout the album, which has complex lyrics revolving around materialism, oppression, self-care, and self-love. Still one of the best hip-hop records I've ever heard because of how thought-provoking it is. Not to mention how rooted in jazz the album is!

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Take me down, to the underground
Won't you take me down, to the underground
Why of why, there is no light
And if I can't sleep, can you hold my life


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 12 2021 at 02:28
Thank you!, Necrotica, I'm really happy for your posts here, they truelly shine.

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Posted By: Ronstein
Date Posted: November 12 2021 at 05:01
I like 'Unfolded like Staircase  - Discipline. but Tyrannosaurus Rex must be the stand-out examples:

My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows

Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages



Posted By: BaldFriede
Date Posted: November 12 2021 at 06:17
This one ain't bad either: Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo.


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Posted By: Tasartir
Date Posted: November 12 2021 at 06:53
David Sylvian has a ton (not to mention his song titles!):
Secrets of the Beehive
Brilliant Trees
Snow Borne Sorrow
When Loud Weather Buffeted Naoshima
There's a Light that Enters Houses with no Other House in Sight

I happen to think "Unfolded Like Staircase" by Discipline is a fine example, too.

I really enjoy the following, which I also think is totally off kilter: "Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch" by Frank Zappa


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Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: November 12 2021 at 09:30
Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

This part is a little Wacko if you ask me. I'm not sure I'm totally on board with it.
Where the hell did the testosterone and the rest of this come from? A lyric in the songs? It certainly can't be ascertained from the album title.


(Quote @ http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=49159" rel="nofollow - siLLy puPPy )
and that a man who is filled with testosterone and damaged psychologically can usurp power and go on to do nasty things by placing himself as the center of the universe and therefore making it possible to justify ruthless actions no matter how brutal or cruel.


Dude, the frickin album cover displays a pair of testicles! Where the hell do you think the testosterone comes from LOL???

My analysis came from the cover art symbology primarily, but the song titles and lyrics do follow the overarching theme.


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Posted By: BaldFriede
Date Posted: November 12 2021 at 09:46
Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

This part is a little Wacko if you ask me. I'm not sure I'm totally on board with it.
Where the hell did the testosterone and the rest of this come from? A lyric in the songs? It certainly can't be ascertained from the album title.


(Quote @ http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=49159" rel="nofollow - siLLy puPPy )
and that a man who is filled with testosterone and damaged psychologically can usurp power and go on to do nasty things by placing himself as the center of the universe and therefore making it possible to justify ruthless actions no matter how brutal or cruel.


Dude, the frickin album cover displays a pair of testicles! Where the hell do you think the testosterone comes from LOL???

My analysis came from the cover art symbology primarily, but the song titles and lyrics do follow the overarching theme.

You are definitely right with your comparison to David Bowie in your review. Bowie was a huge fan of Peter Hammill; he once called himself "poor man's Peter Hammill" in an interview. He also was at the reunion concert of VdGG on May 6th 2005.


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Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: November 12 2021 at 09:51
^ ah, thanks for that! I wasn't sure who copied who since they basically appeared on the music scene roughly about the same time in the late 60s


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Posted By: Awesoreno
Date Posted: November 13 2021 at 00:36
Oh right, Zappa.

"Weasels Ripped my Flesh"; "Burnt Weeny Sandwich"

So poetic. Poetry can be weird.


Posted By: JD
Date Posted: November 13 2021 at 06:42
Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

This part is a little Wacko if you ask me. I'm not sure I'm totally on board with it.
Where the hell did the testosterone and the rest of this come from? A lyric in the songs? It certainly can't be ascertained from the album title.


(Quote @ http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=49159" rel="nofollow - siLLy puPPy )
and that a man who is filled with testosterone and damaged psychologically can usurp power and go on to do nasty things by placing himself as the center of the universe and therefore making it possible to justify ruthless actions no matter how brutal or cruel.


Dude, the frickin album cover displays a pair of testicles! Where the hell do you think the testosterone comes from LOL???

My analysis came from the cover art symbology primarily, but the song titles and lyrics do follow the overarching theme.
Ok, I see what you mean. Honestly, I didn't see the floating scale as testicles, but I can accept your interpretation.


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Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 13 2021 at 06:57
Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Ok, I see what you mean. Honestly, I didn't see the floating scale as testicles, but I can accept your interpretation.

Well, I don't see that, either.


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Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: November 13 2021 at 08:11
Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Ok, I see what you mean. Honestly, I didn't see the floating scale as testicles, but I can accept your interpretation.

Well, I don't see that, either.


Seriuosliy? That's the first think i noticed when i first encountered this album but then again i did spend a great deal of time in anatomy and biology classes Big smile

What i love about many of these older prog albums is that they crafted surreal cover art that has multiple meanings or at least can be perceived as having multiple meanings.

https://serc.mb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/testicles-istock-purchase.jpg" rel="nofollow">


Van Der Graaf Generator H To He, Who Am The Only One album cover



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Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: November 13 2021 at 09:11
Thick as a Brick.

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Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 13 2021 at 09:39
Thank you very much for your explanation, siLLy puPPy. With this anatomic picture, I  can see now what you mean.

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Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 13 2021 at 09:52
Mahavishnu Orchestra (USA) - Birds of Fire (1973)

This poetic title (and the name of the band) is related to the fact that John MacLaughlin, the English frontman of the band, was very much inspired by some Indian religion/philosophy or maybe an Indian version of Christianity - I know only a little about it but I can tell as much.

On the rear of the cover of this album is a beautiful poem by Sri Chinmoy and the first stanza says:

No more my heart shall sob or grieve.
My days and nights dissolve in God's own light.
Above the toil of life my soul 
Is a Bird of Fire winging the Infinite.


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Posted By: Progishness
Date Posted: November 13 2021 at 11:46
Caravan - If I Cold Do It All Over Again I'd Do It All Over You - not only poetic but witty too.


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Posted By: I prophesy disaster
Date Posted: November 13 2021 at 12:17
Yello - You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess
 



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Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 16 2021 at 14:20
Judas Priest (UK) - Sad Wings of Destiny (1976)

I find this album title very poetic, and most of the song titles tell already what kind of sad destiny it's about:
Tyrant, Genocide, Island of Domination, Victim of Changes, Ripper
while lyrics of Genocide doesn't leave one with any doubt:

Mercenary battalions
Are poised to strike us down
Terminations conquest
Upon us now full grown
Save me, my heart's open wide
Help me, no question of pride
Save me, my people have died
Total genocide


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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: November 21 2021 at 08:01
Hi,

"You ... are no longer a vision, or a poem."

My own written some 30 years ago.


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Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 21 2021 at 08:09
Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Hi,

"You ... are no longer a vision, or a poem."

My own written some 30 years ago.

Can you relate it to some music?


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Posted By: Rednight
Date Posted: November 21 2021 at 10:09
Celeste's Principe Di Un Giorno ("Prince of One Day").

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Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: November 21 2021 at 12:04
Van der Graaf Generator (UK) - H to He Who Am the Only One (1970)

We've talked about this title pretty much already, but nevertherless, I'd like to tell some more even I've already told it in another thread, and it's not about the title itself but about how I've experienced the music in relation to the lyrics:

The first times I heard this album, it didn't tell me very much, almost boring. But I got the idea to look at the lyrics, which appeared very suprisingly to be, in my subjective opinion, the best lyrics I've ever seen - very poetic and emotional, and yet, easy to understand and thus very informative and profound.
And then, the whole album became a very otherwise experience, as I found the music fit so well with the lyrics, and after some more listnings, this album simply became a "mind blowing" and so great experience.
It was something so wonderful new for me because it never happened to me before - at least not so intense at all.


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quality above quantity, and PopcoRn almost beyond


Posted By: Anorak
Date Posted: December 03 2021 at 22:15
Jesu's "Eevryday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came" seems a great title.

Post rock genre in general has elaborated taste to some fairly good poetic images in titles (like "Millions Now Living Will Never Die" by Tortoise)


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...and now the choice is juggling 9 or dropping ten...


Posted By: Hugh Manatee
Date Posted: December 13 2021 at 17:18
I bought " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Oblivion_Particle" rel="nofollow - The Oblivion Particle " by Spocks Beard on the strength of its title. Short but strong. I also liked the title for  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brief_Nocturnes_and_Dreamless_Sleep" rel="nofollow - Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep . The cover for "Brief Nocturnes..." is also very evocative to me. 

For some reason I seem to be drawn to album and song titles with "dream" in them.


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I should have been a pair of ragged claws
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