Call of the wild

A song from Alan Parsons latest album The Time Machine. Being a post-project album, it doesn't feature the writing of Eric Woolfson. Still the album has very strong lyrics. This song was written by Ian Bairnson and features the vocals of Maire Brennan (of Clannad fame), giving it a hint of the dreamy, haunted, faraway Clannad sound. Most instrumentals are once again played by Parsons regulars Ian Bairnson and Stuart Elliot.

Well I've talked to the wind and I've listened to rain
I have climbed to the clouds and I've cried out with pain
This life is for living so come to my side
And open your heart … to the call of the wild

We are all of one nation, all of one creed
We are all out of nature, all of one seed
We are in this together, man, woman and child
So open your heart to the call of the wild

We talk the same language in different tongues
We're somebody's daughters and somebody's sons
But those who believe we are head of the chain
May wake up to find we are all that remain

There is no need to fear what we don't understand
For we breathe the same air and we walk the same land
The strong and the anxious, the meek and the mild
All dance to the drum… that's the call of the wild

Song copyright 1999 Parsonics Ltd.

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