Sunday, September 02, 2012

The Chamber of 32 Doors

When I saw the theme of this week´s SPA challenge "doors", of course I thought of one of my favourite rock groups, but my next thought was "The Chamber of 32 Doors" which is a song from Genesis´ 1974 album "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway", one of my first LPs ... The lyrics are quite mystical (as all Genesis lyrics during the Gabriel time), so you should think about them for yourself, and this card is only my own interpretation ...

At the top of the stairs, there´s hundreds of people
running around to all the doors.
They try to find themselves an audience;
their deductions need applause.

The rich man stands in front of me,
the poor man behind my back.
They believe they can control the game,
I need someone to believe in, someone to trust.

I´d rather trust a countryman than a townman,
You can judge by his eyes, take a look if you cank
He´ll smile through this guard,
survival trains hard.
I´d rather trust a man who works with his hands,
he looks at you once, you know he understands,
don´t need any shield,
when you´re out in the field.

But down here,
I´m so alone my fear,
with everything that I hear.
And every single door that I´ve walked through
brings me back here again,
I´ve got to find my own way.

The priest and the magician,
singing all the chants that they have ever heard,
they´re all calling out my name,
even academics, searching printed word.

My father to the left of me,
my mother to the right,
like everyone else they´re pointing
but nowhere feels quite right.

And I need someone to believe in, someone to trust.
I need someone to believe in, someone to trust.

I´d rather trust a man who doesn´t shout what he´s found
there´s no need to sell if you´re homeward bound.
If I chose a side,
he won´t take me for a ride.

Back inside
this chamber of so many doors
I´ve nowhere to hide.
I´d give you all of my dreams if you´d help me
find a door 
that doesn´t lead me back again
- take me away.


indybev said...

The lyrics remind me a bit of Omar Khayyam's quote about trying to understand life and going "through the same door I went out again"! Interesting interpretation of the challenge, Marion. Well done!

Grannie Annie said...

Your postcard and the lyrics are both haunting and lovely beautiful work!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful postcard and words!

Liz said...

It is so lovely and lots of layers. The words really make you think

linda said...

Mysterious and lovely, Marion!

Cindy McMath said...

Very interesting Marion - your overlays give this is an otherworldly feel that go perfectly with the lyrics. Fantastic.

Cindy :)

Kersten said...