Kathy Mar Ship of Stone Lyrics

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  • 1 Drink Up the River
  • 2 Grendel
  • 3 Saddest
  • 4 Crystal Singer
  • 5 I Am Lord
  • 6 No Heroes
  • 7 Shai Hulud
  • 8 Ivory Rose
  • 9 Velveteen
  • 10 World Inside the Crystal
  • 11 Little Green Eyes
  • 12 Spoon
  • 13 Ship of Stone
  • © 1983 Don Simpson

    Once there was a Ship of Stone
    That orbited a mighty Star
    And from it flew the First Ship's crew
    Whose children we all are

    And no matter how long we've drawn our track
    Still over our shoulder looking back
    Through the hydrogen's hiss and the methane's moan
    Past the polymer clouds of the Dead Stars' shrouds
    All our roads run back to the Ship of Stone


    There the First Crew all were made
    And wakened from unknowing sleep
    By the boundless sight of Heaven's height
    And the fires of the Deep

    And no matter how strange the forms we wear
    How warped and wild, how rich and rare
    How changed we've made the seed we've sown
    We are blood of those who, singing, rose
    From the body of the Ship of Stone


    And there our own ships' frames were formed
    To grow blue-glowing wings
    And spread them wide to the farthest tide
    Where the last lone beacon sings

    And no matter how tight the net they knot
    Of our web where the Wheel of Light is caught
    How strange and lost, how grand they've grown
    They, too, desire all Heaven's fire
    Our comrades since the Ship of Stone


    Once there was a Ship of Stone
    Clear domed, broad hulled and clean
    Where the air shown blue, through whose holds birds flew
    And whose decks were growing green

    And no matter odd these things may seem
    As madly mazed as shards of dream
    They are not a dream that you dream alone
    All ships, all men, are of one kin
    We shall not forget the Ship of Stone.

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