The Waterboys News for the Delphic Oracle Lyrics
There all the golden codgers lay,
An Appointment With Mr. Yeats Track Listing
1 The Hosting of the Shee
2 Song of Wandering Aengus
3 News for the Delphic Oracle
4 A Full Moon in March
5 Sweet Dancer
6 White Birds
7 The Lake Isle of Innisfree
8 Mad as the Mist and Snow
9 Before the World Was Made
10 September 1913
11 An Irish Airman Forsees His Death
13 Let the Earth Bear Witness
14 The Faery's Last Song
There the silver dew,
And the great water sighed for love,
And the wind sighed too.
Man-picker Niamh leant and sighed
By Oisin on the grass;
There sighed amid his choir of love
Plotinus came and looked about,
The salt-flakes on his breast,
And having stretched and yawned awhile
Lay sighing like the rest.
Straddling each a dolphin's back
And steadied by a fin,
Those Innocents re-live their death,
Their wounds open again.
The ecstatic waters laugh because
Their cries are sweet and strange,
Through their ancestral patterns dance,
And the brute dolphins plunge
Until, in some cliff-sheltered bay
Where wades the choir of love
Proffering its sacred laurel crowns,
They pitch their burdens off.
Slim adolescence that a nymph has stripped,
Peleus on Thetis stares.
Her limbs are delicate as an eyelid,
Love has blinded him with tears;
But Thetis' belly listens.
Down the mountain walls
From where pan's cavern is
Intolerable music falls.
Foul goat-head, brutal arm appear,
Belly, shoulder, bum,
Flash fishlike; nymphs and satyrs
Copulate in the foam.