Beyond

The Eyes of Tapio

Beyond

Dixie Sketches

Summer Came

The Ballad of Deep Lock

Purple Skies

Those Dark Walls

Caliadne

The Phantom Zephyr

Simon's Journey

Cleopatra's Teeth

Jump (from a broken country, without a parachute)

Rhythm of the Spheres

The Death of the Rheingold

Dulvanger Curve

Occam's Stubble

Socameo

Ad Homines

Find Our Way Home

Like This

I No Longer Steal

I Met an Angel

Rencontre

Film Soundtracks

This song is essentially in two parts, a tribute to those artists and visionaries who are able to rise above and beyond the mundanity of life, and a lament for all the rest of us who fail to escape the shackles.

To emphasise what would be lost if the human race disappeared into a black hole, in the centre of the song I have quoted from Bach's Ich Habe Genug, Mahler's 2nd Symphony, and Stravinsky's Firebird overlaid on top of one another - masterpieces from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries respectively over a rather mediocre 21st century song.

Oh, and I know I'm a crap singer. No need to tell me.

© Alan Wrigley 2016