Nostradamus (Al Stewart) In the East the winds are blowing the ships across the sea And it's sails, they fill the morning, and their cries ring out to me Oh the more it changes, the more it stays the same The hand just rearranges the players in the game Oh, I had a dream. It seemed I stood alone And the veil of the ages, it goes sinking from my eyes like a stone A king shall fall and put to death by the English Parliament shall be Fire and flame to London come in the year of six and twenty-three An emperor of France shall rise who shall be born near Italy His reign shall cost his empire dear, Napoleron, his name shall be Man, man, your time is sand. Your ways are leaves upon the sea I am the eyes of Nostradamus, all your ways are known to me From Castile shall Franco come and the government thrown down shall be An English king shall seek divorce and from his throne cast down is he One named Histler shall become captain of greater Germany No law does this man observe, bloody his rise and fall shall be Man, man, your time is sand. Your ways are leaves upon the sea I am the eyes of Nostradamus, all your ways are known to me In the new lands of America, three brothers now shall come to pass Two alone are born to rule, but all must die before their hour Two great men, yet brothers not, shall make the North united stand Their power shall deceive the throne and fear possess the Eastern lands Three leagues from the gates of Rome, a pope named Paul is doomed to die A great wall that divides a city, at this time is cast aside These are the signs I bring to you to tell you when your time is nigh Man, man, you time is sand. Your ways are leaves upon the sea I am the eyes of Nostradamus, all your ways are known to me Nostradamus lived in France the 1500s. Like all seers, his prophesies were veiled in imprecise language. Various translations of his prophesies are in print. A novel of his life was written by Liz Greene in 1981. recorded by Peter Bellamy SOF
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