Kathy Mar World Inside the Crystal 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
  • © 1985 Steve Savitsky

    Am C
    Beside the world we live in
    G C Em
    Apart from day and night
    Is a world ablaze with wonder
    Em Am
    Of magic and delight

    Like a magic crystal mirror
    My computer lets me know
    Of the other world within it
    Where my body cannot go

    Chorus: You can only see the shadows
    Am G Am
    Of electrons on a screen
    Dm Am
    From the world inside the crystal
    Em Am
    That no human eyes have seen

    The computer is a gateway
    To a world where magic rules
    Where the only law is logic
    Webs of words the only tools

    Where we play with words and symbols
    And creation is the game
    For our symbols have the power
    To become the things they name


    Now you who do not know this world
    Its dangers or its joys
    You take the things we build there
    And you use them as your toys

    You trust them with your fortunes
    Or let them guard your lives
    From the chaos of creation
    Just their final form survives


    Call us hackers, call us wizards
    With derision or respect
    Still our souls are marked by something
    That your labels can't affect

    Though our words are touched by strangeness
    There is little we can say
    You would only hear the echo
    Of a music far away


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