Magician Among The Spirits

(Polygram Music/MMA Music/MCA Music/Copyright Control)

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Lyrics (unofficial)

[rev. Aug. 23, 2013]

Far across the water, far across the sea
Magician among the spirits, the next delivery
And the scene is set up by the boy who lost his mind
A certain smell of ether as machines unwind

Universe of distant stars chilling in its failings [1:47]
With planets spinning deep in space parading all its flavors
We sit and stare into the night and contemplate forever
Slip away into your dreams, conclude that we may never

Out and past the harbour where the sharks dream in the waves
Magician among the spirits is drowning in a cave
As Solomon's my witness, as Gabriel is my guard
Garden of the lovely ones or the devil's back yard

Hand of God has sprinkled jewels inside the velvet ceiling
Filling up our unsure hearts with wonder, awe and feeling
All the eyes are staring down and glitter like small children
Their secrets kept, but lost in thought, looking at what fueled them

Singing about the old times, sepia and faded
Magician among the spirits the past has been invaded
Robert Houdini in the distance, we look up through the water
See the comet's silver trail, see the planets falter

Vastness of science, eternal night shrouded in dark mazes
Runes and tunes and frequencies flowing through their phases
No air or cover, wind is dead, consequences endless
Speed of light in empty time, no borders to defend us

Walking in the wilderness with my pale sister
Magician among the spirits, I said how much I missed her
Jackson on the slipstream, he's moving all around
Chasing tiny orphans, following the sound, following the sound

Fragile and delirious, cannot understand it
Magician among the spirits, Electra and Miranda
Passed you in a corridor, you were drinking Grenadine
You were drinking liquid happiness, your tears could not be seen, tears could not be seen

Violent sun propels its rays to seek out beings breathing
Ancient craft that waltz away [9:40] in metal shells beneath me
Dust that swirl in reddened clouds and floats above the surface
Deserted landscapes slip away, forgotten secret purpose

Thin film of moisture, condensing on the screen
Magician among the spirits, are you with us, Christine?
Do you really remember the boy I used to be?
With you every single night in February

All this ectoplasm, believe in ghosts
Magician among the spirits, lord of hosts
Here we are tonight, we're speaking to the light
Magician among the spirits, make it alright, make it alright, make it alright, make it alright
Magician among the spirits, make it alright, make it alright

[Steve speaks in Swedish here. Translation follows.]
"Magician!, magician!, my star!
From where on earth do you look out, into outer space!
I am in a forest heather!
You shall not find me again!
Farewell my daughters, I'll see you soon!"