Named after a seventh-century Anglo-Saxon poet-monk, CAEDMON began as a trio of veterinary students from Edinburgh University in 1973. The group's early repertoire consisted of traditional folk and spirituals, as well as cover tunes. The band expanded to a quartet the following year and managed to stretch out their touring career nearly six years before disbanding where they began (at Edinburgh) in 1978. The band's only studio album came as a result of a self-financed and produced private label recording with a pressing of just 500 copies
All alone as you're waving goodbye to the world The colored flags flutter and fly The thoughts that were dreams of the past are not gone But their memory's beginning to die And you wish that the journey would not take so long But you know it's the way it must be For you are who you are and he is who he is And between you both, lies the sea All alone, the waves kick at the side of the boat And the salt blinds your eyes for a while The flags are all gone with the wind and the waves And it seems like the right place to smile But traces of memories still cling like a mist And faces you want to be free So you turn where the sailors of water and sky Journey with you cross the sea All alone at the helm as the days become hours The hours sail quietly away And words are just turns on the breeze as she blows And winds her way through the spray And you wonder at those left behind on the shore And the sailors are clowns, come and see Come and stare as he stumbles the steps of his life And chases his soul cross the sea Instrumental Solo All alone stands the clown with tears in his eyes And stares to the east at the dawn Where sky kisses sea who smiles in return And the sun strokes her face with his warmth And all those you thought you could leave with the tide Are now where you know you must be And farewell is over, hello is today And between you no more lies the sea.
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