The Mirror Of Thalassa

Lyrics: Phil Lesh
Music: Phil Lesh

A new Phil Lesh song introduced during the Summer 2000 Phil & Friends tour. Thanks to Bret at Philzone for passing on the lyrics.

Cloud-dappled moonlight, embrace us
Rustling leaves, summer of sighs
Ravens of memory, sing me
The morning we rode
Out of the mist
To the edge of the shining blue sea

Over the Mountains of Mercy (note 1)
Spring floods, dark of the moon
We saw stars dance (note 2)
Spirals
On the face of the deep (note 3)

Ohh, when the rainbow wind blows
Ahh, wave-tops spraying
Spindrift
Ahhh

Great western orb sinking slowly
Second Moon rising, ebb of the tide
Wood smoke fire, twilight
Far downriver
Into the foam
On the shores of the rolling blue sea (note 4)

Ohh, when the rainbow wind blows
Ahh, wave-tops spraying
Spindrift
Soaring so true
Over the blue
Shining sea
Over the sea

Ohh, when the rainbow wind blows
Ahh, wave-tops spraying
Spindrift
Soaring so true
Over the blue
Shining sea
Over the sea
Over the sea
Notes
(1) on the recording I have (from 30 July 2000) it sounds as if Phil sings "mountains of moonlight"
(2) I could be wrong, but it sounds to me as if Phil sings "we saw stars burn"
(3) it sounds to me as if Phil sings "across the face of the deep"
(4) it sounds to me as if Phil sings "on the edge of the rolling blue sea"

Recordings
None yet.

© 2000 Cygnus Productions. Used by permission

 


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