Welcome To The Valley



Smoke chimney smoke
Your food for the sky
I know for some of us
The most important thing
We'll ever do is die

Falling for you was easy but
Standing back up again's
Gonna hurt
Welcome to the valley
This is where I work

I heard tell there were fifty million galaxies
For every man, woman and child on Earth
So tell me what are the chances
Of us meeting like this
Down in the dirt ?

Falling for you was easy but
Standing back up again's
Gonna hurt
Welcome to the valley
This is where I work

Yeah come on baby just let me in

Falling for you was easy but
Standing back up again's
Gonna hurt
Welcome to the valley
This is where I work

I've gotta read all the stories
Buy every paper, every book
I'm not afraid to die vicariously
Looks like I'm in
Love
Love
Love
Love
Love


Lyrics by:
Squire

Available on:
Time Changes Everything (2.52)

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Left: 'Welcome To The Valley' (household gloss on glass, 2003). Squire sings, "I heard tell there were fifty million galaxies for every man, woman and child on Earth". It is thought that there may be over 240 billion galaxies in our visible universe. In 2006, Squire would entitle an artwork, 'The Heat Death Of The Universe' (mixed media on board, 23.5" x 11.5", centre); the heat death is a suggested final thermodynamic state of the universe, in which it has 'run down' to a state of no thermodynamic free energy to sustain motion or life. In physical terms, it has reached maximum entropy. The hypothesis of a universal heat death stems from the 1850s ideas of William Thomson, who extrapolated the theory of heat views of mechanical energy loss in nature, as embodied in the first two laws of thermodynamics, to universal operation. On this theme, a 2008 John Squire artwork entitled 'HO3' (Encaustic on Board, 33" x 23 1/2") takes its name from an asteroid which was discovered that year. '2008 HO3', discovered on 29th April 2008, is an asteroid which is listed on the Near Earth Object Risk List. It was once rated at Level 0 on the Torino Scale.

Welcome To The Valley finds Squire croakily meditating on death.

 

'I Heard Tell There Were Fifty Million Galaxies' and 'So Tell Me What Are The Chances Of Us Meeting Like This Down In The Dirt', photographs by John Squire which feature in the debut LP collage. The scribbled out word in the piece on the left is 'that'.


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