Roy Harper – Hope – a song written with Dave Gilmour and played with Jimmy Page.

What an interesting set of ideas – that looking in the mirror we can both see the echoes of our ancestors and future generations.

What would those future generations make of us – weird archeology? Could they really know how we really felt?

Life is such a wondrous thing we want it to go on forever.

The planet is such a beautiful place we should cherish it.

Time is passing and our time will be done. The hope is that we pass something important down to those who follow. We are not just spirits disappearing.

It is interesting to hear Jimmy’s guitar on a Roy Harper/Dave Gilmour song. For Roy to be associated with two such wondrous guitarists is something.

An interesting song.

Hope – Roy Harper

When you look at me
From your own century
I may seem to be
Strange archeology
But when the winds blow
From this direction
You may sense me there
In your reflection
I think I feel you
But I will never know
As the swallows leave
And the children grow
I wanted to live forever
The same is you will too
I wanted to live forever
And everybody knew
When I caught you there
In tomorrows mirror
I thought felt you
Jump out of my skin
Throwing oil into
My blazing memories
Filling empty footsteps
I was standing in
I wanted to live forever
The same as you will too
I wanted to live forever
And everybody knew
As the falling rain
Of the northern jungle
Hanging droplets on the leaves
Bombards my brain
I hear you
Across the room
A sea of daffodils spring into bloom
You are the mist
The frost across my window pane
And again
She moves her body
And her whispers weave
And the world spins
And tells me that I’ll never want to leave
As I think of you
From this dark century
I will always be
With generosity
That we both may share
The hope in hearing
That we’re not just
Spirits disappearing

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