Gentle Giant - Disco: 'Octopus'

The Advent of Panurge

Minnear/D.Shulman/P.Shulman/R.Shulman

There coming over
Charaton Bridge

Look do you see the man who is poor but rich.

What do you wish; and where do you go;

who are you; where are you from:

Will you tell me your name?

Rest awhile; call me your friend.

Please stay with me I'd like to help.

Then he said,

How can I speak when I'm dry and my

throat is burning. So bring me aid

and I'll answer you doubts.

Friend in need I'd like your help

Please take me home I'll stay with you.

Then said he fair Pantagruel

My name is Panurge and I have come from hell.

Look at my friend

Look all around you

Look at my friend

Take all round you.

Hey, Friend

So brotherhood
was made as their bond

Carried him home and provide for his needs

and his shelter; this day was done

as no other the like.

Faithfully their vow was made and from

that day they were as one.

 

El advenimiento
de Panurge

Raconteur Troubadour

Minnear/D.Shulman/P.Shulman/R.Shulman

Gather round the
village square

Come good people both wretched and fair.

See the troubadour play on the drum

Hear my songs on the lute that I strum.

I will make you
laugh,

Revel, Merry-dance.

Throw your pennies, then you'll hear more of

the story-telling half.

There's no other chance,

Always move on

Racounter, troubadour.

Take the face
that you see for the man,

Clown and minstrel, I am what I am.

All my family, not of my kin.

Home, wherever, the place that I'm in.



Humors give me wage,

Favors for my art.

Rising, falling

Everyone struggle on.

All the world's a stage

All can play their part.

I have chosen

Racounter, troubadour.

Dusk is drawing
my story is spun,

Dawn is falling my day's work is done.

Morning, rested I set on my way.

Find new faces to offer my play.

I will make you
laugh,

Revel, Merry-dance.

Throw your pennies, then you'll hear more of

the story-telling half.

There's no other chance.

Always move on

Raconteur-Troubadour.

 

Trobador de anécdotas

A Cry for Everyone

Minnear/D.Shulman/P.Shulman/R.Shulman

Run, why should
I run away

When at the end the only truth certain-

One day everyone dies-

If only to justify life.

Live, I've lived
a thousand lives;

And anyone is the right, the just life.

If I could cry, I'd cry for everyone.

Doubts, no doubt,
is all I know.

There is no fate, there's no luck, what does

that show.

Showing is proof, but proving is nothing but fear.

If I could cry, I'd cry then for evryone.

Hope, I've hoped two thousand years, but

no one hears, so I've cried, crying vain tears.

Always too late, too late to cry, cry for everyone.

 

Unas lágrimas
por todo el mundo

Knots

Minnear/D.Shulman/P.Shulman/R.Shulman

All in all each
man in all men

All men in each man.

He can see she can't, she can see she can

see whatever, whatever.

You may know what I don't know,

but not that

I don't know it and I can't tell you

so you will.

To tell me all
man in all men

All men in each man.

He can see she can't, she can see she can

see whatever, whatever.

You may know what I don't know,

but not that

I don't know it and I can't tell you

so you will have to tell me all.

It hurts him to
think that she is

hurting her by him being hurt to think

that she thinks he is hurt by making her

feel guilty at hurting him by her thinking

she wants him to want her. He wants her to

want him to get him to want him to get

him to want her she pretends.

He tries to make
he afraid by not

being afraid. (permutations)

You may know that I don't know, but not

that I don't know it and I can't

tell you so you will have to tell me all.

I get what I deserve.
I deserve what I get.

I have it so I deserve it. I deserve

it for I have it. I get what I deserve.

What I deserve-what I deserve what I get.

I have it so I deserve.

He tries to make her afraid by not being afraid.

 

Nudos

Dog's Life

Minnear/D.Shulman/P.Shulman/R.Shulman

Shuffling down
the street with his sideways feet,

Stopping now and then and he'll stop again.

No doubt in his mind where he's going.

He doesn't care
for his hair or his teeth

And if the truth were known he's a bit of a thief,

Innocently lies, and it's showing.

Who'd imagine
he's man's best friend.

Knowing he's your friend in the end.

Won't be around
when you shout or swear

Not very sorry, he doesn't care;

God knows why well call him old faithful.

Pat him on the
head, give the dog a bone;

Use friendly tone, he won't leave you alone.

No one understands like old faithful.



Early rise. Is it wise?

Wonders happen now and then.

Eats his fill, time to kill,

Then goes back to sleep again.

Trusty slave, bold and brave,

And he roars like a lion

But in fact, it's an act,

And the truth is that he isn't

No one understands it's a dog's life.

Chases dreams,
so it seems

He shines in his master's light.

Looking good, so he should

For the choice is very narrow

No one understands it's a dog's life.

 

Vida de perros

Think of me with Kindness

Minnear/D.Shulman/P.Shulman/R.Shulman

Why am I using
words, no more to say without you

Close the door, put out the lights and go.

Late in the night,
in the night your shadow falls between us.

Nevermore, never know.

There, memories are sorrow,

When there's no tomorrow.

Sleep while the
sweet sorrow wakes my daydream;

Sleep while you think of me with kindness,

please remember former days.

Sweet the song that once we sang, the silent parting ways.

And you know,
and you know,

And you know, long ago when first we made our promise -

Empty words, I wonder did you know -

The laugh that
love could not forgive,

Is gone and tells no more to live,

And we who look in beauty's love;

Must now, through all, look back on before -

The tears that
first I cried, no more;

Your love has come and gone, no more.

And we who look in beauty's love

Must now through all think back on before.

Sleep while the
sweet sorrow wakes my daydream

Sleep while you think of me with kindness,

please remember former days.

And you know, and you know.

And you know,
when we two parted in tears

and silence

past the days, the parting ways.

Fare thee well,
fare thee well, you that was once dear to me.

Think of me with kindness

Think of me.

 

Piensa en mí
con cariño

River

Minnear/D.Shulman/P.Shulman/R.Shulman

Touch the last
of what is past

Moving silent water feel the first that comes.

Slow and winding,
flowing free

Peaceful music in its sound of distant drums.

Trust the shallow
virgin stream

Danger wild, beware the deeper it becomes.

Moving higway,
twisting byway

Can't turn back.

Singing in the summer rain

Rain that's caught in its flow.

Spreading, shining,
silver lining

Gold on black.

Echoes moods of the moon and sun

Sun that shines from below.

Makes a soft and
easy way

Left to choose its path will always be a friend.

Touch the last of what has past.

Never idle river drifting to the end.

Río