Still – Peter Sinfield & Greg Lake
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Still – Peter Sinfield & Greg Lake


Still I wonder how it is to be
a stream, from a dark well
constant flowing, Winding seawards
over ancient mossy wheels yet feel no need
of knowing? Still I wonder how it is to be
a tree, circled servant
of the seasons, only drink on sky
and rake the winter wind and need no seal of reasons? Still I wonder why
I wonder why I’m here All my words just the shaft of my flail As I race o’er this beautiful sphere Like a dog who his chasing his . . . tailors and tinkers, princes and Incas, sailors and sinkers, before me
and like me . . . Still I wonder how it is to be
a bird, Singing each dawns
sweet effusions, Flying far away when all the world has stirred yet seek no vain conclusions . . . Still I wonder if I passed some time ago as a bird, or a stream, or a tree? To mount up high you first must sink down low Like the changeable tides of the Caesars and Pharaohs, prophets and heroes, poets and hobos, before me
and after me all the painters and dancers,
mountainside chancers, merchants and gamblers,
bankers and ramblers, winners and losers,
angels and boozers, Beatles and Bolans, raindrops and oceans, Kings, pawns and deacons,
fainthearts and beacons, Caesars and Pharaohs, prophets and heroes, poets and hobos, before me
and after me…

63 Comments

  • Gioia Barnes

    I do respect and support the music artists but artists should "share" their god given talents without worrying about the money!!!

  • Jay Cohen

    "I do respect and support the music artists but artists should "share" their god given talents without worrying about the money!!!" Right, they should create their music for free and if they need money, work at a Starbucks! Imbecile!

  • Jay Cohen

    And, by the way, the talents aren't "god given". WE musicians work hard, studying, practicing, learning, buying equipment, playing for free, starving… working our asses off. "God" doesn't get the credit… the musicians do!

  • kw19193

    No more. Their long-standing friendship ended a few years ago. Sinfield won't give too many details but based on what little has been said it looks to revolve around Lake taking credit for Sinfield's lyrics and, possibly, not wanting to give Pete writing credits on their many collaborations. If true, not surprising in light of Lake's colossal, overblown ego . . . Cheers!

  • drkam6

    One of the most brilliant progressive albums ever recorded. This masterpiece should have been recorded with a full orchestra, it would have sounded marvelous!

  • Mac Crary

    Penis Sinfield is the Vichy style of wormtongue who turned intellectuals over to the Gestapo (anonymously, of course) in Paris during the Occupation.

  • Shirley Pena

    One has to look far and wide to find an artist who composes such beautiful music and sings half as well as Greg Lake.

  • Roxx

    Still

    Still I wonder how it is to be a stream,
    From a dark well constant flowing,
    Winding seawards over ancient mossy wheels
    Yet feel no need of knowing?
    Still I wonder how it is to be a tree,
    Circled servant to the seasons,
    Only drink on sky and rake the winter wind
    And need no seal of reasons?

    Still I wonder why I wonder why I'm here
    All my words just the shaft of my flail
    As I race o'er this beautiful sphere
    Like a dog who his chasing his . . .
    Tailors and tinkers, princes and Incas,
    Sailors and sinkers, before me and like me . . .

    Still I wonder how it is to be a bird,
    Singing each dawns sweet effusions;
    Flying far away when all the world has stirred
    Yet seek no vain conclusions . . . . . .

    Still I wonder if I passed some time ago
    As a bird, or a stream, or a tree?
    To mount up high you first must sink down low
    Like the changeable tides of the
    Caesars and Pharoahs, prophets and heroes,
    Poets and hobos, before me and after me all the
    Painters and dancers, mountainside chancers,
    Merchants and gamblers, bankers and ramblers,
    Winners and losers, angels and boozers,
    Beatles and Bolans, raindrops and oceans,
    Kings, pawns and deacons, fainthearts and beacons,
    Caesars and Pharoahs . . . . . .

  • Flickeda booger

    OMG – This is absolutely breath taking!!! When was this released? I'd heard the 2 of them composed together since way back in KING CRIMSON days. Never had I put it all together. This sounds amazing, Greg where are you??? \mm///

  • Michael Haller

    From the opium of custom
    to the ledges of extremes
    Don't believe it till you've held it
    Life is seldom what it seems
    But lay your heart upon the table
    And in the shuffling of dreams
    Remember who on earth you are

    Pete Sinfield is by far the best lyricist to ever grace vinyl. Lake had his input too, but Sinfield: oh boy, he was good.

  • Physcia Gómez

    Still I wonder how it is to be a stream
    From a dark well constant flowing
    Winding seawards over ancient mossy wheels
    Yet feel no need of knowing?
    Still I wonder how it is to be a tree
    Circled servant to the seasons
    Only drink on sky and rake the winter wind
    And need no seal of reasons?

    Still I wonder why I wonder why I'm here
    All my words just the shaft of my flail
    As I race o'er this beautiful sphere
    Like a dog who his chasing his…
    Tailors and tinkers, princes and Incas
    Sailors and sinkers, before me and like me…

    Still I wonder how it is to be a bird
    Singing each dawns sweet effusions;
    Flying far away when all the world has stirred
    Yet seek no vain conclusions…

    Still I wonder if I passed some time ago
    As a bird, or a stream, or a tree?
    To mount up high you first must sink down low
    Like the changeable tides of the
    Caesars and Pharoahs, prophets and heroes
    Poets and hobos, before me and after me all the
    Painters and dancers, mountainside chancers
    Merchants and gamblers, bankers and ramblers
    Winners and losers, angels and boozers
    Beatles and Bolans, raindrops and oceans
    Kings, pawns and deacons, fainthearts and beacons
    Caesars and Pharoahs…

  • Flickeda booger

    Greg, I was very wrong about STILL, it is indeed a beautiful song!!! You were so high and enjoyed talking about STILL.
    God has blessed you with eternal rest. May your days be filled with friendship and close people to the amazing labyrinth of Heaven. Find your place and stay there, many unsociable people wander the grounds on Heaven's gate…

  • Lori Rothenbush

    Speechless. Am lucky to experience this. Thanks to Greg Lake and Peter Sinfield who can deliver music like no one.

  • Lori Rothenbush

    Still: Peter Sinfield & Greg Lake:
    Still I wonder how it is to be a stream,
    From a dark well constant flowing,
    Winding seawards over ancient mossy wheels
    Yet feel no need of knowing?
    Still I wonder how it is to be a tree,
    Circled servant to the seasons,
    Only drink on sky and rake the winter wind
    And need no seal of reasons?

    Still I wonder why I wonder why I'm here
    All my words just the shaft of my flail
    As I race o'er this beautiful sphere
    Like a dog who his chasing his…
    Tailors and tinkers, princes and Incas,
    Sailors and sinkers, before me and like me…

    Still I wonder how it is to be a bird,
    Singing each dawns sweet effusions;
    Flying far away when all the world has stirred
    Yet seek no vain conclusions…

    Still I wonder if I passed some time ago
    As a bird, or a stream, or a tree?
    To mount up high you first must sink down low
    Like the changeable tides of the
    Caesars and Pharoahs, prophets and heroes,
    Poets and hobos, before me and after me all the
    Painters and dancers, mountainside chancers,
    Merchants and gamblers, bankers and ramblers,
    Winners and losers, angels and boozers,
    Beatles and Bolans, raindrops and oceans,
    Kings, pawns and deacons, fainthearts and beacons,
    Caesars and Pharoahs…

  • Lisa Minnesota

    I'm STILL crying in 2019 over Greg's passing. I miss you and your beautiful voice sooo much. I will listen to your music forever.

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