Spinning Away

Spinning Away

Up on a hill, as the day dissolves
With my pencil turning moments into line.

High above in the violet sky
A silent silver plane – it draws a golden chain.

One by one, all the stars appear
As the great winds of the planet spiral in.

Spinning away, like the night sky at Arles.

In the million insect storm, the constellations form.

On a hill, under a raven sky
I have no idea exactly what I’ve drawn.

Some kind of change, some kind of spinning away.

With every single line moving further out in time.

And now as the pale moon rides (in the stars)

Her form in my pale blue lines (in the stars)

And there, as the world rolls round (in the stars)

I draw, but the lines move round (in the stars)

There, as the great wheels blaze (in the stars)

I draw, but my drawing fades (in the stars)

And now, as the old sun dies (in the stars)

I draw, and the four winds sigh (in the stars)

Composed by Brian Eno and John Cale.

Dedicated personally to my life, by me. 🙂

(Look up the song. It’ll make you smile, at least.)



  1. originaltitle

    ‘Pencil turning moments into line’ I love this description of the act of sketching. Thats exactly how it feels!


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