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Chris De Burgh – A Spaceman Came Travelling lyrics

A spaceman came travelling on his ship from afar,
'Twas light years of time since his mission did start,
And over a village he halted his craft,
And it hung in the sky like a star, just like a star...

He followed a light and came down to a shed,
Where a mother and child were lying there on a bed,
A bright light of silver shone round his head,
And he had the face of an angle, and they were afraid...

Then the stranger spoke, he said "Do not fear,
I come from a planet a long way from here,
And I bring a message for mankind to hear, "
And suddenly the sweetest music filled the air...

And it went La La...
Peace and goodwill to all men, and love for the child...

This lovely music went trembling through the ground,
And many were wakened on hearing that sound,
And travellers on the road, the village they found,
By the light of that ship in the sky, which shone all round...

And just before dawn at the paling of the sky,
The stranger returned and said "Now I must fly,
When two thousand years of your time has gone by,
This song will begin once again, to a baby's cry... "

And it went La La... This song will begin once again
To a baby's cry...
And it goes La La... Peace and goodwill to all men, and
Love for the child...
Oh the whole world is waiting, waiting to hear the song again,
There are thousands standing on the edge of the world,
And a star is moving somewhere, the time is nearly here,
This song will begin once again, to a baby's cry...

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    I actually like this song. Obviously it's the Christmas story but as a non Christian I find the idea of a traveller from another world bringing a message for mankind in the form of a child more believable than the biblical story of Jesus, I mean no disrespect to any Christians by the way. Just my personal view. It helps that I am also a sci-fi fan who believe that there was such a person as Jesus but that he was just a very unique and influential person. Not necessarily the son of God... perhaps an alien?
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    That there is a physical reason for the spiritual beliefs of all mankind. All the philosophies, all the races, all of the infinite groups of different people all have the same rudimentary belief. We may explain it differently, we may express it differently, but reality speaks for itself. Spiritualism is based upon stories and tales (passages) passed down from elders to the children of the society. If everyone has the same basic story, the everyone has the same basic belief no matter how its defined.
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