BEFORE TIME BEGAN (Airey/Gillan/Glover/Morse/Paice)
The daylight fades and the stars comes out But there’s never much to talk about Another day goes rushing by and here we are just wondering why We have to belong with a sense of purpose That’s all we need, without them we’re worthless Ah, we’ve come so far, hmm, but then again All we see is more of the same It’s getting crowded here we agree no doubt Oh dear brother what’s it all about?
Hey you over there why don’t you throw down your spear? We all need some help right now Where are we going from here? The way things are working out It won’t be too long before we have to move Better start thinking about it while there’s still time to choose
Every day of my life I discover Someone murdering my sisters and brothers In the name of some god or another What do you know
For the first precious few it’s time to go What might have been we’ll never know All those bad ideas became the law Oh yes, we’ve forgotten what we’re looking for All of you angels it’s time to gather your wings Leave it all behind you won’t need any of those things We’re going on through the darkness hand in hand To step into the future Before time began
And for those who remain with your chosen gods May your prayers be answered.