The City Gates

from by Glacier

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about

Our first attempt at the ‘opus magnum’ and was inspired by King Crimson’s epic classic “In the Court of the Crimson King”. City Gates has for a long time been a favourite of our audiences and is more commonly known as Atlantis … the search continues. The words are an allegory of the biblical story of Lott’s wife.

lyrics

Down by the waterside
The city gates are closed tonight
Silently the watch
Changes the lamps that word the enemy away

Turn the key to lock the door
Merchant fleet of high renown
Ancient trade in eastern wares
Never seen a better day
I am old and frail, something stirs within me…

I, see, nothing remaining
Cracked, broken, sunk in the ocean
The city, the walls, of Atlantis

See the city deep below
Water’s edge where we came from
Holocaust, the misery
Shadow. Has this mean to be?

So I went to tell them all
The city is about to fall.
“Don’t preach to me old man” they say
“I think its time you went your way”

I am old and gray, but I will show them all…

I, see, nothing remaining
Cracked, broken, sunk in the ocean
The city, the walls, of Atlantis

I will survive
As night turns to morn…
As the eagle flies above me
Takes me to a haven built…

I, see, nothing remaining
Cracked, broken, sunk in the ocean
The city, the walls…

…of Atlantis

credits

from Monument, released April 17, 2001
John Youdale
Dale Harbron
Dave Birdsall

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Glacier are a melodic progressive rock band based in the North East of England and have been in existence since the late 70's early 80's. All music is their own original work.

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