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Song Released: 1976

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Bluegirls come in every size
Some are wise and some otherwise,
They got pretty blue eyes.
For an hour a man may change
For an hour her face looks strange -
Looks strange, looks strange.

Marching to the promised land
Where the honey flows and...


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    Jun 19th, 2017 6:50am report

    This is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. But if you write songs the meaning is often unclear even to you. They evolve, and of course ripples do come back it just depends where you throw the pebble. I spent so much money playing this song on the Norwich City College Southwell Lodge students' bar juke box in (1976?)I finally bought the album - just bought it again. Probably the last brilliant fantasy album of the 70's. I'd love to hear it reworked by Genesis while Phil Collins is still up to it. Blue girls might relate to intellectual women in the 19th century (blue stockings). Best bet is to ask Mr R and Mr B!


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    Jun 13th, 2016 6:27am report

    "Sail away, away,
    Ripples never come back...
    Gone to the other side.......

    Angels never know it's time,
    to close the book and gracefully decline,

    Sail away, away,
    Ripples never come back...
    They've Gone to the other side......".

    To me these lyrics tell a story of life, love, and death.
    Having experienced the death of my dearest friend at the tender age of seventeen, then the death of my Mom.... Well, they had sailed away,
    Gone to the other side...Ripples never come back....


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    Dec 29th, 2014 12:31pm report

    Regrets in life which are too late to do anything about as she is too old and she wishes she hadn't left it too late to do something about.


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    Jul 9th, 2011 7:26am report

    I have always found Ripples meaning speaking to the consideration of living one's life cognisant of the past is always the past,once the moment has past its done. The song starts out with the character marching off to the promised land, but becomes disenchanted with her quest. She sees her reflection in a pool and realizes her looks are fleeting and she is no longer the young thing she once was...

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