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Radio VIX, side B, track 12: “Kyrie” by Mr. Mister

Oh, Mr. Mister, you had one of the best names for a band ever.  You sounded like you were some spy from some surreal spy story in a land taken from some TV show like “The Prisoner” or something.  And I loved this song so much, mostly because I misheard the lyrics.  You see, I thought that the main lyrics of this song were “Carry a laser”.  I thought you were singing a song about some astronaut or alien being who was stranded on some desolate planet where all they have as they’re traveling through this abandoned world is their trusty laser gun.  It makes sense:  “Carry a laser down the road that I must travel.  Carry a laser through the darkness of the night.”  That’s good advice for any space traveler lost in the wilderness of some ancient world.  Not surprisingly, I was wrong about the words that I heard coming out of my radio, but you know what, Mr. Mister.  No matter how many times I listen to this awesome song, I’ll always be thinking of some cool mod space traveler from the ’60s walking down an alien highway with a really cool-looking laser gun and trying to find his way home.  And his name is Mr. Mister.

“Kyrie”

Kyrie, eleison

Kyrie, eleison

Kyrie

The wind blows hard against this mountainside

Across the sea into my soul

It reaches into where I cannot hide

Setting my feet upon the road

My heart is old, it holds my memories

My body burns a gem-like flame

Somewhere between the soul and soft machine

Is where I find myself again

Kyrie, eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie, eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie, eleison, where I’m going, will you follow
Kyrie, eleison, on a highway in the light

Whoa!

When I was young I thought of growing old
Of what my life Would mean to me

Would I have followed down my chosen road
Or only wished what I could be

Kyrie, eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie, eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie, eleison, where I’m going, will you follow
Kyrie, eleison, on a highway in the light

Whoa oh ohhh

Whoa oh ohhh

Whoa oh ohhh

Whoa oh ohhh

Kyrie, eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie, eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie, eleison, where I’m going, will you follow
Kyrie, eleison, on a highway in the light

Kyrie, eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie, eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie, eleison, where I’m going, will you follow
Kyrie, eleison, on a highway in the light

Kyrie, eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie, eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie, eleison, where I’m going, will you follow
Kyrie, eleison, on a highway in the light

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