Music on Mondays — #2: Who knows where the road may lead us, who knows if we’ll meet along the way

The Music Chronicles of Russel Ray

#2
Who knows where the road may lead us,
who knows if we’ll meet along the way

See my initial post about Music on Mondays from the Music Chronicles of Russel Ray.

I love virtually anything that incorporates history into it, such as books in the historical fiction category — Stephen King’s new novel 11/23/60 comes immediately to mind.

I don’t think there’s a similar category in music, but many songs mention places and events. One that always intrigued me is La Sagrada Familia. Sagrada Familia is a Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Spain. Construction was begun in 1882 and is not yet complete. The renowned architect Antoni Gaudi became involved in 1883 and its architecture is mostly of his doing.

The song is by The Alan Parsons Project, one of my Top 10 groups of all time, from their 1987 album Gaudi. It’s along song at 8:50, so sit back and relax. Hope you enjoy it.

The words:

Who knows where the road may lead us, only the fool would say
Who knows if we’ll meet along the way
Follow the brightest star as far as the brave may dare
What will we find when we get there
La Sagrada Familia we pray the storm will soon be over
La Sagrada Familia for the lion and the lamb

Who knows where the winds may blow us, only a fool would say
Who knows if we’ll ever reach the shore
Follow a rising sun with eyes that may only stare
What kind of fire will burn us there?
What kind of fire? Only a fool would say

La Sagrada Familia the wind has changed the storm is over
La Sagrada Familia for the lion and the lamb
La Sagrada Familia we thank the Lord the danger’s over
La Sagrada Familia there’s peace throughout the land

Under clear blue skies our voices rise in songs of glory
And for all those years our eyes and ears were filled with tears
Who knows where the world may turn us, only a fool would say
Who knows what the fate may have in store

Follow the light of truth as far as our eyes can see
How should we knows where that may be? How should we know?
Then the angry skies, the battle cries, the sounds of glory
And for all those years out eyes and ears were filled with tears

Who knows where the road may lead us, only a fool would say
Who knows what’s been lost along the way
Look for the promised land in all of the dreams we share
How will we know when we are there?
How will we know? Only a fool would say

La Sagrada Familia the war is won the battle’s over
La Sagrada Familia for the lion and the lamb
La Sagrada Familia we thank the lord the danger’s over
La Sagrada Familia behold the mighty hand
La Sagrada Familia the night is gone the waiting’s over
La Sagrada Familia there’s peace throughout the land
Until the next time
Until the next time
La Sagrada Familia

Read more about Gaudi.

See pictures of Sagrada Familia.

This post approved by Zoey the Cool Cat

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