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One day, in the year of the fox
Came a time remembered well,
When the strong young man of the rising sun
Heard the tolling of the great black bell.
One day in the year of the fox,
When the bell began to ring,
It meant the time had come for one to go
To the temple of the king.

There in the middle of the circle he stands,
Searching, seeking.
With just one touch of his trembling hand,
The answer will be found.
Daylight waits while the old man sings,
Heaven help me!
And then like the rush of a thousand wings,
It shines upon the one.
And the day has just begun.

One day in the year of the fox
Came a time remembered well,
When the strong young man of the rising sun
Heard the tolling of the great black bell.
One day in the year of the fox,
When the bell began to sing
It meant the time had come for the one to go
To the temple of the king.

There in the middle of the people he stands,
Seeing, feeling.
With just a wave of the strong right hand, he's gone
To the temple of the king.

Far from the circle, at the edge of the world,
He's hoping, wondering.
Thinking back on the stories he's heard of
What he's going to see.
There, in the middle of a circle it lies.
Heaven help me!
Then all could see by the shine in his eyes
The answer had been found.

Back with the people in the circle he stands,
Giving, feeling.
With just one touch of a strong right hand, they know
Of the temple and the king.



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    UnregisteredMay 27, 2012 at 8:37 am
    Temple of the king i think this meaning was go back to the old times like moises story and the story of the man in the bible that his brothers tried to kill him but they didnt win, but in the end this man was the right hand of the king. I forgot the name but its similar.
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    UnregisteredMay 20, 2012 at 5:07 am
    @lynnsiesworld : i love this song too, it constantly plays in my head even though i never knew the complete lyrics to it . Your dad and mom are still with you especially everytime you listen to this song . That's the beauty of songs that touch your heart.
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    UnregisteredOct 7, 2011 at 3:55 am
    Think the place were this is going on is in Asia. Most likely Japan.
    "When the strong young man of the rising sun"
    Japan, the land of the rising sun. And theland of the red sun if I am not mistaken (think the flag is supposed to resemble a dawn)...
    Also, I think that in China and the lands around there used the year of the fox, dog, fish and whatever..
    That's all I found out about the text, but I would like to analyze it futher.
    Think hannawicca had a nice explenation though.
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    ferdinandJul 30, 2011 at 4:54 pm
    i really don't know this song means but i like melody of this song.I always listen and remember my friends and my boss (kyaw thu 2ENG) .
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    lynnsiesworldOct 30, 2010 at 1:59 am
    I love this song!
    It reminds me of my mom and dad ( they are no longer with me) we used to listen to this song at home all of us together. We were sohappy then.

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