The First Day (live 1992)

Released at March 1, 1992

Release date:

March 1, 1992

Copyright:

David Sylvian

Length:

8:15

Status:

Official

Publisher:

Opium (Arts) Ltd.

Lyrics

Bring out the stars
And fade to silence
Let the heart decide
and watch it grow

Ring out the bells
Trading in blindness
Fooled by kisses
Touched by wings

Shadow-fall
And water fills the room
Bathed in moon grey blue

Baby came and spoke her name
With promises to call again
Swimming gold in a blackened sea
She troubles me
She troubles me

Counting the ways
To fall without landing
Stumbling into flight
Descent and slide

Compressing sound
From coal to diamond
Words are knotted tight
To chords that bind
Shadow-fall

And water fills the room
Bathed in moon grey blue
Baby came and spoke her name
With promises to call again
Swimming gold in a shipwrecked sea

She troubles me
She troubles me

Received by the eye, believed by the word
Be seen to make haste, when the soundings are heard
Don’t discourage me

Whittling down the wood with the stone
If the boundary breaks I’m no longer alone
Don’t discourage me

Bring out the stars
On the first day
The first day
The first day

 

Performed live in 1992 at The First Day Tour.Personnel

David Sylvian: guitar, keyboards, vocals.
Robert Fripp: guitar, fripper-tronics.
Trey Gunn: Chapman sticks, vocals.

Average length of the track: 9:40

There is no studio version available.

Track recorded live in Genova Italy at June 24th 1992

 

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