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​Piece of Mind

This song is by Curved Air and appears on the album Second Album (1971).

Now turning again, turning away from the light
Doors open then shut, corridor footsteps at night
Wake up in the bed with the screens
See faces that smile as you dream
See things come to call as they crawl on the wall
And you know it's the end
To them it means nothing
To them it means nothing
To them it means nothing to them at all

Seems we're on two different wavelengths
Misinterpreting, you realize what
This age of insanity, lack of humanity brings
You know I couldn't even tell you my name

Faces watching through the darkness
Seems like nothing can dispel my fears
Of endless rejection from beings ethereal
You know it's just about as bad as it can

Now I feel a little better
Seems the walk has done me good, you know
I feel I'm beginning to see the existence of
You know I never even found out quite what

Now I really feel I'm flying
Far beyond my wildest dreams to be
Alive in this prison of torturing ecstasy
You know at first it never seemed to relate

The river sweats
Oil and tar
The barges drift
With the turning tide
Red sails wide to leeward
Swing on the heavy spar
The barges wash
Drifting logs
Down Greenwich reach
Past the Isle of Dogs

Let your hopes begin to falter
See your dream begin to fade for in
This age of enlightenment, 20th Century man
You know he'll never ever let you go back

Maybe one day we'll be happy
Living life the way we see it through
Our visions of fantasy, Harold in Italy
You know I think I'll just go back to my dreams

Written by:

Francis Monkman