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Childhood's End Lyrics

You shout in your sleep,
Perhaps the price is just too steep,
Is your conscience at rest?
If once put to the test.
You awake with a start
To just the beating of your heart.
Just one man beneath the sky,
Just two ears, just two...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 8th, 7:33pm report


    It's the existentialist dilemma. Childhood is attachment to that which forms us. Adulthood is the realisation of the harsh reality of individuality..... "just two ears, just two eyes."
    Gilmore's genius is his ability to merge instrumentals and lyrics on the same emotional pitch. Note in the introduction the slow emergence of sound, like memories, coming alive.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 8th, 7:09pm report


    It's the existential dilemma. Childhood is attachment to that which forms us. Adulthood is the realisation of the harsh reality of individuality..... "just two ears, just two eyes."



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    anonymous
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    Dec 29th, 2016 12:30pm report


    The Vietnam War and protest against it, according to viewing the music video.



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    kooljohn176
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    Nov 4th, 2015 11:18pm report


    A great song by David Gilmore in that he may had the idea from the book by the same name ''Childhood's End'' he read about the ending of the utopian idea of the innocent dreamer to come to it's reality by the Alien Overloards in that some are demonic and some are angelic that take over the minds of the innocence on Earth.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 14th, 2014 9:19pm report


    It's about growing up and losing childhood innocence.




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