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Silver Raven (Clark)


Have you seen the silver raven she has wings and she can fly
Far above the darkened waters far above the troubled sky
Have you seen the changing rivers now they wait their turn to die
But they turn their tide upon you when the sea begins to cry

Have you seen the changing windows of the sea beyond the stars
And the sky beyond the sunbeams and the world beyond your dreams
Have you seen the old world dying which was once what new worlds seem
Have you seen the silver raven she has wings that barely gleam

They barely gleam they barely glimmer as she circles past the sun
And she tries to tell her sister that her trials have just begun

Have you seen the silver raven she has wings and she can fly
Far above the darkened waters far above the troubled sky
Have you seen the changing rivers now they wait their turn to die
But they turn their tide upon you when the sea begins to cry


Gene Clark "No Other" 1974
Asylum Records

Gene Clark talked to Dave Taylor about the meaning of the song.
Taylor: "Gene told me it actually came about from a news story that
was about some satellite, or something, they had discovered.
They said they couldn't figure out where it came from.
It was beyond our solar system. They were getting signals from it
that they said were about 100 years ahead of our technology."