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Jon & Vangelis – He Is Sailing lyrics

Out of the mist into tropical splendour
With garlands of flowers
In Majestical fusion we see tonight
On to this sacred reunion of pleasure
They row as a rhythm, ten thousands of millions
They touch the Light
King is sailing they say
King is sailing we hear
King is sailing they say
King is sailing this day of days of days
Cocasaya Tay Toca
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[ Drums beating faster thru' harder excitement
[ The wings bring the Angels
[ They singing of Truth that this day has come
[ Older than oldest religions have promised
[ A promise is kept on this Golden Reflection
[ His Kingdom Come
King is coming they sing
King is coming they know
King is coming we sing
King is coming we know Kotao Kotao Kotao
All the souls he to touch
All the souls he to touch
All the souls he to touch
All the millions of souls he to touch, he to touch
Cocasaya Kotao Kotao
Heaven set sail in His ship full of light
He trancends all our love
To caress all our fears
In a moment Divine
Weakest and Strongest will dance in delight
All illuminous our Saviour they bringing him forth
All will sing to the Night
Our true Kingdom come
Our true Kingdom come
Our true Kingdom come
Our true Kingdom come
Higher, Than Higher, Than Higher, Than Higher, Than Higher
Foreign language chant (repeated lots of times to the fade out)

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    This is a fairly clear description of a religious ritual; I don't know if it is a retelling of one Jon or Vangelis witnessed or read about in detail, but if imaginary, it bears a near identity to some I know about and have participated in the Vaisnava Hindu tradition of taking the deity forms from the temple out onto a body of water for a ride in a boat. Then, there is the inclusion of the external philosophic and internal mystic underpinnings of the utterly transcendental experience.
    I have dedicated my musical life to the pursuit of the Divine. This is one of the songs that increases my access to that Divine Nature, and I am eternally grateful to Jon & Vangelis for bringing this to the world (among quite a few other of their works).
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