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Cathedral Lyrics

Artist: Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young)
Album: CSN

Words & Music - Graham Nash
copyright 1977, Thin Ice Music, ASCAP.

Six o' clock
In the morning, I feel pretty good
So I dropped into the luxury of the Lords
Fighting dragons and crossing swords
With the people against the hordes
Who came to conquer.

Seven o'clock
In the morning, here it comes
I taste the warning and I am so amazed
I'm here today, seeing things so clear this way
In the car and on my way
To Stonehenge.

I'm flying in Winchester cathedral
Sunlight pouring through the break of day.
Stumbled through the door and into the chamber;
There's a lady setting flowers on a table covered lace
And a cleaner in the distance finds a cobweb on a face
And a feeling deep inside of me tells me
This can't be the place

I'm flying in Winchester cathedral.
All religion has to have its day
Expressions on the face of the Saviour
Made me say
I can't stay.

Open up the gates of the church and let me out of here!
Too many people have lied in the name of Christ
For anyone to heed the call.
So many people have died in the name of Christ
That I can't believe it all.

And now I'm standing on the grave of a soldier that died in 1799
And the day he died it was a birthday
And I noticed it was mine.
And my head didn't know just who I was
And I went spinning back in time.
And I am high upon the altar
High upon the altar, high.

I'm flying in Winchester cathedral,
It's hard enough to drink the wine.
The air inside just hangs in delusion,
But given time,
I'll be fine.

Crosby, Stills, Nash - Vocals
Graham Nash - Piano
Joe Vitale - Drums, Timpani, Percussion
George Perry - Bass
Mike Lewis, David Crosby, Graham Nash & Joel Bernstein - String Arrangements


by michael on 4/3/2012 6:58pm
Interesting that the 4-year-long comment thread on "Southern Cross" has degenerated into an argument over the religious significance of the song and an argument on religion in general. Yet, here, there is no commentary - religiously oriented or not. The lyrics here remind me of my Catholic School upbringing; and why I do next to nothing involving my religious practices. It's a personal thing for everyone, and should remain that way. It's not that I don't like God; I'm just not so keen on his fan club.
by Angel Flor Avellana on 1/14/2020 2:19pm
Sorry to say this, but when I read the lyrics of the song, I find it quite blasphemous and mockery. God bless+

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