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SECOND SIGHT

SECOND SIGHT
Suicide swords of Samurai awarded for mistakes
Give blessed absolution if you’ve got what it takes
Certain kinds of solitude with memories are fused
Valleys filled with shadows will dream up an excuse

He’s a charismatic man
He’s a Judas in a can
He’s a pocket-prophet poppet
With dreams made out of sand

Jagged edge of jealousy, green-eyed prize of hate
Grants a spiky shelter that mustn’t go to waste
And the weapons of the warriors, priceless with their pain
Make cutting out a heart an easy change of game

He’s a charismatic man
He’s a Judas in a can
He’s a pocket-prophet poppet
With dreams made out of sand

Charismatic man, Judas in a can
Charismatic man, Judas in a can

The labours of great Hercules weigh down many books
Blindness to their meaning is no excuse not to look
In ancient days a shaman made a watch out of the sun
These days more important that he knows how to use a gun

He’s a charismatic man
He’s a Judas in a can
He’s a pocket-prophet poppet
With dreams made out of sand

Words by Peter Greatorex. Copyright (c) D & G Music 1991.

Lyrics by Peter Greatorex.
Music by George Davies/Peter Greatorex.
Recorded at Silent Running Studios, Exeter, by George Davies, Autumn 1991.
Remastered at Wud Records Studios 2010.

Performers:

Peter Greatorex – vocals, harmonica
George Davies – guitars, bass, Boss DR55A drum machine, Wasp

Facts:

  • The lyrics for this song were written in September 1991.
  • The key is Cm and the tempo is 116BPM.
  • This song was the second song that Dark Company finished recording.
  • Along with Killer this song received highly positive acclaim from the Guild of International Songwriters and Composers.
  • The original guitar solo had a few more pauses in it but Pete and Row preferred it to be full on, so outvoted, George re-recorded it and made unspeakable mutterings.
  • It was during the recording of this song that we discovered how unreliable the timekeeping of the Wasp’s random sample hold function was.


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