Mike Scott (musician)

Once you were tethered
now you are free
That was the river
this is the sea.

Michael Scott (born 14 December 1958) is a Scottish musician, who became famous as the founding member and chief songwriter of the musical group The Waterboys.

QuotesEdit

A Pagan Place (1984)Edit

She is everywhere and noplace
Like a breath or like a wind…
  • She is everywhere and noplace
    Like a breath or like a wind

    she moves among men
    They would seek to hold her as a prize
    But she is in the shadows,
    the ocean and the sand
    She is everywhere and noplace,
    Her church not made with hands

    Uncontained by man.

    • "Church Not Made With Hands"

This Is the Sea (1985)Edit

I have heard
the big music
and I'll never be the same
something so pure
just called my name.
I'm coming up forever
shadows all behind me
ecstacy to come…
Come with me on a journey beneath the skin
We will look together for the Pan within.
I pictured a rainbow — you held it in your hands
I had flashes — but you saw the plan
I was grounded — while you filled the skies
I was dumbfounded by truth — you cut through lies …
You climbed on the ladder with the wind in your sails you came like a comet blazing your trail — too high, too far, too soon —You saw the whole of the moon!
  • I have heard
    the big music
    and I'll never be the same
    something so pure
    just called my name.
    • "The Big Music"
  • I have drowned
    in the big sea
    now I find I'm still alive

    And I'm coming up forever
    shadows all behind me
    ecstacy to come
    • "The Big Music"
  • Come with me on a journey beneath the skin
    We will look together for the Pan within.
    • "The Pan Within"
  • The stars are alive and nights like these
    were born to be sanctified by you and me.
    • "The Pan Within"
  • Once you were tethered
    now you are free
    That was the river
    this is the sea.
    • "This Is The Sea"
  • You're trying to make sense
    of something that you just don't see

    You're trying to make sense now
    and you know you once held the key
    But that was the river
    this is the sea.
    • "This Is The Sea"
  • I pictured a rainbow
    you held it in your hands
    I had flashes
    but you saw the plan

    I wandered out in the world for years
    you just stayed in your room
    I saw the crescent
    You saw the whole of the moon.
  • I was grounded
    while you filled the skies
    I was dumbfounded by truth
    you cut through lies
    I saw the lone empty valley
    you saw Brigadoon
    I saw the crescent
    You saw the whole of the moon
    • "The Whole Of The Moon"
  • I spoke about wings
    you just flew
    I wondered I guessed and I tried
    you just knew
    I sighed
    but you swooned
    I saw the crescent
    You saw the whole of the moon
    • "The Whole Of The Moon"
  • Flags, rags, ferryboats, scimitars and scarves
    every precious dream and vision underneath the stars
    You climbed on the ladder
    with the wind in your sails
    you came like a comet
    blazing your trail
    too high, too far, too soon
    You saw the whole of the moon!
    • "The Whole Of The Moon"

Room to Roam (1990)Edit

This album gets its title from the line of a song within Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women by George MacDonald
  • How long will I want you?
    As long as you want me to
    And longer by far
    • "How Long Will I Love You?"

Dream Harder (1993)Edit

He's like a man you'd meet any place
until you recognize that ancient Face
The Great God Pan is alive!
I dreamed about Jimi Hendrix
he came back for one day
was born weepin' out of an egg
the mid-wife said …
He played my guitar like a lightning storm
like twirlin' feathers in the wind
he could make it sound like the end of the world
a fire, the flick of a knife…
He stopped every clock in New York state
and every heart that heard him
and time itself was beaten and confused
and fell lamb-like under the spell of his fabulous flashing fingers …
  • At sea on a ship in a thunderstorm
    on the very night the Christ was born
    a sailor heard from overhead
    a mighty voice cry "Pan is Dead!"
    So follow Christ as best you can
    Pan is dead — Long live Pan!
    • "The Return Of Pan"
  • Some say the Gods are just a myth
    but guess Who I've been dancing with...
    The Great God Pan is alive!
    • "The Return Of Pan"
  • I dreamed about Jimi Hendrix
    he came back for one day

    was born weepin' out of an egg
    the mid-wife said
    and straight away began to pray
    with lifted head
    • "The Return of Jimi Hendrix"
  • He was young and black and beautiful
    big eyed, perfect skin an'
    he played my guitar like a lightning storm

    like twirlin' feathers in the wind
    he could make it sound like the end of the world
    a fire, the flick of a knife
    he could squeeze it slow and masterful
    like the hand that brought the world to life
    • "The Return of Jimi Hendrix"
  • He made all Manhattan shake
    and every street and sidewalk quake

    his stratocaster caused the mighty Empire State
    to vibrate
    • "The Return of Jimi Hendrix"
  • He did a forty-two minute
    cosmic rise in future shocks

    Star Spangled Banner
    in the back of CBGB's

    He stopped every clock in New York state
    and every heart that heard him
    and time itself was beaten and confused
    and fell lamb-like under the spell of his
    fabulous flashing fingers

    He played an encore at the Bitter End
    a heartburst Little Wing
    even the waiters cried
    and then we fell outside
    and in the dusty dawn of Bleeker street
    a sweet rain fell
    and Jimi died.

    • "The Return of Jimi Hendrix"

Book of Lightning (2007)Edit

  • There’s a day to ride thumb on a thunderhead
    There’s a day to make fantasy real
    There’s a day to deny and a day to decry
    and a day for the man the wind at his heels

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