Steve Hackett - Emerald And Ash Lyrics




Sugarplum fairies on parade
The smiling dolls wield the sharpest blade
Candyfloss pink the sequins whirl
Beneath a serpent ready to uncurl

A dealer playing with my state of mind
Roulette wheel the colours were entwined
Black and white Russians were prepared
She staked her claim to the lions share

Dressed in velvet in the limelight
She beckoned me from marble stairs
Long ago with all the dreamers
I fell into her emerald spell

A thousand silver songs that filled the air
Rosary the worry beads of care
I should have understood
The queen of hearts
Played to win right from the start

Dressed in velvet in the limelight
She beckoned me from marble stairs
Long ago with all the dreamers
I fell into her emerald spell

The dice were loaded, knew I was ensnared
Fingers turned to talons in my hair
A rusted door inside a golden cage
A broken chord, a bird that flew away

Dressed in velvet in the limelight
She beckoned me from marble stairs
Long ago with all the dreamers
I fell into her emerald spell





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  1. Philippe Cirse

    What about this piece which, despite a rocky takeoff maybe a little destabilizing, is revealed as being the hidden wonder of the album, the one where the sensitivity of Steve is best expressed (with "Sleepers") And it is not It is no coincidence that Steve has invited as a session musician the genius Anthony Phillips, the first Genesis guitarist from 1966 to 1970, realizing the dream of many fans to whom I belong, to see these two men collaborate ..... :-)

  2. C G

    Watching this on the Fire and Ice DVD... Quite simply breathtaking.

  3. jean-francois payette

    Cet album est aussi génial que The Lamb ...

  4. Ricky Lewis

    one of my all time favorite steve hackett songs. just beautiful music

  5. marmas58ink

    Can hardly believe I've heard this song only once... and that over four years ago. It's main parts seem so familiar (This is, nearly, the only S H album don't own). Somehow it bore in.
    Guess maybe I HAVEN'T been drinking too much after all!
    Like they say, if you (don't even)have to ask...

  6. Jeff Smart

    Finally!!! Ant and Steve Together!!!!!!!

    kaveman1021

    Absolutely. And they sound fantastic together.

  7. Ricky Lewis

    such a great song.  steve is a genius.  love him singing too.

  8. marmas58ink

    That one vocal part, with the picked chords, sounds like nostalgia and the certainty of an easier, surer time.

  9. MrMrEFE

    5:38 King Crimson!!