Northern Lights


I love to see you free and dancing
You are my angel and my plaything
You move in ways that set my heart ablaze
It's you who puts my soul in ecstasy

You are my angel and my plaything
Your motion I find so entrancing
Shall I stand next to your fire ?
Smoke rings rise higher and higher
You are my angel and my plaything

If I'm your rose, you are my sun and rain
And the northern lights will shine again and again
If I'm your rose, you are my sun and rain

In the heat of the night, in the light of the day, as is given can also be taken away
In the heat of the night, in the light of the day, I remove anything that can stand in our way
I'll move in ways that set your heart ablaze

If I'm your rose, you are my sun and rain
And the northern lights will shine again and again
If I'm your rose, you are my sun and rain
And the northern lights will shine again and again
If I'm your rose, you are my sun and rain


Lyrics by:
Brown / McCracken / Colquhoun

Available on:
Music Of The Spheres (4.13)

Details:

She walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies. The aurora borealis shining above Bear Lake, Alaska. An aurora is a natural light display in the sky, particularly in the polar regions, caused by the collision of charged particles directed by the Earth's magnetic field. In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas. Its southern counterpart, the aurora australis (or the southern lights), has similar properties, but is only visible from high southern latitudes in Antarctica, South America, or Australasia.

'Teardrop' by Massive Attack is a possible influence on Northern Lights (a strain of cannabis). "Shall I stand next to your fire ?" derives from the chorus of 'Fire', by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Strong traces of Hendrix can be found throughout the work of Squire and Brown. 'Killing Floor', for example, is referenced on Standing On Your Head and Hear No See No Speak No, while the "kiss the sky" lyric of Happiness Is Eggshaped is from 'Purple Haze'.

Top: The intro and outro of Northern Lights samples the flickering light in Leon's bathroom, from Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' (1982). Deckard in this particular scene is not played by Harrison Ford. The shot was done after principal photography had ended, when Ford had finished his work on the film. This is why you only see his silhouette; Deckard here is played by Vic Armstrong, who had worked as a stunt double for Ford in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'.
Bottom: The cover artwork of Music Of The Spheres is possibly influenced by this iconic opening shot of Blade Runner.


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