Thursday, 6 January 2011

Royksopp - Vision One - Good Music Part Two

So, two posts ago I wrote about a track called "Forever" by Royksopp and said I thought it was a version of another song I had heard which had electronic vocals, a kind of resampled mix which I couldn't put a name to.

Still frustrated by this, I decided to do a little research on their website hoping they may mention it somewhere and I found it on their Junior album!

Only, it's not a remix of Forever at all, it's a totally different track called Vision One and it turns out I had bought it 8 months ago anyway.

So, here's the track I really, really, really love, and now when I hear them both I don't know why I thought they were the same song at all, but clearly I recognised they were made by the same group.

It is by far one of the best tracks I have heard in years, Vision One by Royskopp.

Here are the lyrics but to be perfectly honest, it's not the lyrics that draw me.

There was a time when all the shadows of these tall buildings
Would throw their cape around each corner of the grassy field
And one by one, each new shade, would cover the green way back;
Allowing changes that we could not have foreseen

Everybody let us gaze upon the world we created
And let's rest our eyes upon the great machine, as we wave goodbye
Feel the evening breeze caress your smile, the cities are dying
As we watch it fall to a modern state, a modern time

Remember when we'd hear the distant sound of human life?
A zillion noises whip our eyes that travel through the sky
And one by one, each little sound, has faded away with time,
Allowing changes that we could not have foreseen

Everybody let us say goodbye to all our notions.
'Cause there's not enough to say that we're humane, when we're left
It's too late to think that we can worship human emotions
'Cause we've already evolved into machines, in our minds

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