Friday, May 11, 2018

The Siren is Still Taking Trophies



Terribly sad news: Scott Hutchison, 36, lead singer and songwriter for the Scottish rock band Frightened Rabbit fulfilled a longstanding promise and swam to the Siren in the waters of the Firth of Forth. His body was found at Port Edgar.

Hutchison struggled with Major Depressive Disorder and as with Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, made his struggle the focus of his art. Which is painfully ironic since all the music I've heard so far from this band (who, like Lil' Peep, I hadn't heard of before this tragedy) has a powerful healing and transcendent quality to it. 



Chris Cornell used rage to transfigure his depression into a kind of holy terror, where Hutchison seemed to transmute a general sense of resignation into a healing sorrow. Equally cathartic, but different roads. Check his stuff out, it's gorgeous.

I guess channeling terrible pain into beautiful music is a Scottish specialty.



Of course, the 800-pound gorilla in the room is in fact the Siren. We're coming up fast and furious on the anniversary of Cornell's death on the Detroit River and the 21st anniversary of Jeff Buckley's death on the Mississippi and now we have another extraordinary troubadour dying on another legendary river.

What's more, we just past the 50th anniversary of the first modern invocation of the Siren by Tim Buckley on the final episode of the The Monkees TV show, a week before the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey. 


We also can't ignore that this latest Siren-summoning took place mere minutes downstream from the birthplace of the woman unwittingly chosen to fully bring this ancient elemental into the postmodern world.


And following the tangled semiotic thrulines of the past 12 months, we need to also make note that Hutchison went missing the day after the "Heavenly (or Las Vegas) Bodies" Met Gala, which singer Rihanna appeared as a Pearly Pope and insta-celebrity Cardi B came as the Pearly Dewdrip High Priestess, accompanied by designer Jeremy Scott....


...who dressed in a outfit clearly inspired by Elvis in his Heaven or Las Vegas years.

More on those outfits later. 


Australia-- which keeps popping up in all this-- just saw its worst mass shooting in 22 years, in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. 

As you know, the name Margaret means "Pearl." 

And those damned rivers again.


UPDATE: Back to Scott Hutchison and Port Edgar...thanks to Bobsy.


Oddly enough, the shooting took place 91 days after the start of Perth's Siren Song ritual.

91. Huh.


You see, Margaret River is three hours south of Perth ("just down the road" in WA terms), where the Siren was invoked for ten days, a dusk and dawn.



The shooting at Margaret River was Australia's worst since the Port Arthur massacres in Tasmania in 1996. Oddly enough, the Siren Song ritual (which it is openly acknowledged as) was performed nearby in Tasmania last year, during Hobart's Dark Mofo festival.



And you might remember that Hobart's Siren Song ritual was itself cloaked in tragedy when the pilot who took part in it was killed in an air crash a few months later.




And if you know the material, you'll immediately recognize that Siren Song is essentially a group of singers doing their best Elizabeth Fraser impersonations over a droning backdrop. Only without the dazzling range of timbre and color. Or the intestine-carving emotional power.




UPDATE: Check out Darren's blog for some crucial synchery from Tasmania pertaining to this year's Dark Mofo. Two top-notch Fraserlings will be performing this year; my beloved Zola Jesus and Chrysta Bell of Twin Peaks: The Return fame.

Come to think of it, check out Darren's blog every day.


Frightened Rabbit were scheduled to play the Southbank Centre next month, where the Siren recently made an in-person appearance. They were set to play opposite the Welsh mainstays Manic Street Preachers for this year's Meltdown Festival. 

Also due for the festival are Deftones, who had their own tragic encounter with the Siren.

I realize that Worshipful Master Robert Smith of the Hermetic Order of Ancient, Free and Accepted Fraserfarians is curating the Meltdown this year and has packed the bill with all kinds of Fraserfarians and Fraserlings but could someone suggest that Deftones not play "Wax and Wane" in their set, especially considering the supercharged nature of the Royal Festival Hall? Even if Smith asks them to?

All the more so since I've finally cracked the code on that song, in light of recent information circulating in the parapolitical underground. All I can say right now is that the Sibyl's various dissociations and the trauma-ward hospitalizations just got a lot less mysterious. 

Perfidious Albion.




54 comments:

  1. So sad. A tragic loss of talent. Hopefully no copycatting fans will follow. Syncra

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    1. The silver lining is all the beautiful music.

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  2. Did you mention 'Dark Mofo', rivers and sirens Chris?
    Because it is a way deeper rabbit hole to explore it seems, as I wrote in my post this morning about Scott's death -
    'A Cascade AND Rabbits?'

    https://brizdazz.blogspot.com.au/2018/05/a-cascade-and-rabbits.html

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  3. Have you heard of Jerusalem syndrome? People that have been to Jerusalem tell of strong spiritual presences they feel there. A man who stayed in Jerusalem told me he gets the same "vibe" from the Vancouver area (Canada). I note that the mighty Fraser River runs through and exits into the sea at Vancouver. Have you noticed any synchronicities or tie-ins to the Vancouver area? If not, very puzzling. Unless it is that deity that watches over Jerusalem, doing the same in Vancouver.

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    1. It strikes me as unlikely that it would be exactly the same deity. Especially since Vancouver is on the West coast of America, rather than the East coast. However, it could be a related deity. A grandchild or great-grandchild, or something.

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    2. I never would have believed that physical locales can have a palpable "spiritual presence". Then 10 years ago while visiting Cairo I went to see the Al-Hussein Mosque, mostly in a touristy sort of way (it sits next to a famous bazaar). Inside, while standing by the enclosure that is believed to contain relics of Imam Hussein's remains from a thousand years ago, I had a breakdown and wept uncontrollably for about ten minutes. I couldn't explain. Many believers do shed tears here but I'm not Shia, so the place did not have a particularly mystical significance in my mind.

      Afterwards, and that was the really strange part, my sense of time was warped for several weeks. The days would literally drag. Not an entirely unpleasant experience when you think it must be 9pm and it is 6, but a very odd sensation nonetheless.

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    3. Vancouver is a mystical realm. It's why The X-Files was magic when it shot there and quality TV when it didn't.

      Cairo is a power spot with centuries of history embedded into it. The spiritual longings of millions can't help but burn themselves into the very bricks.

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  4. HOBART FLOODS:Cars floated away with homes and business evacuated,as flash flooding raged through the streets of Tasmania's captital after near record record-breaking rainfall May 10 2018 http://watchers.news/2018/05/11/record-breaking-rainfall-strong-winds-and-cold-blast-as-extreme-weather-hits-parts-of-austraila/ May 9 2018 Solar modulation of galatic cosmic ray flux on the wane? Something extraordinary is happening http://watchers.news/2018/05/09/solar-modulation-of-galatic-cosmic-ray-flux-on-the-wane-something-extraoridinary-is-happening/

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    1. Cosmic rays. Yes. You read my mind.

      Plus, Elizabeth Fraser's unconscious.

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    2. Mary Elizabeth; née Donaldson (AKA Princess Mary of Denmark) was/is a born and bred Hobart native who I wrote a post about at the beginning of the year when she returned home to Australia for a swim, which you might like to check out -
      https://brizdazz.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/queen-mary-christmas-and-surprise-in.html

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  5. Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers disappeared on the first of February 1995. His car was found near to the Severn Bridge although no body was ever found. Many in the 90s believed that the Manics should have achieved U2 level success in the US.

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    1. It is not known where Richard Edwards is.

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    2. Good point. Not knowing his location is strong evidence that he has disappeared. I didn't mean to add this personal revelation about his condition but you drew it out of me with your firm but reasonable pressing of the issue. In a cryptic dream it was made clear to me that his love of the entity called "Sophia" caused him to become invisible. Once every ten years he briefly becomes visible to the human eye. Currently he is in the region of Birmingham city centre. It sounds insane and beyond belief but be warned that Sophia is an extremely potent but unpredictable entity.

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    3. Yeah, I didn't mention the Edwards bit because I'm not sure he's dead either, despite what the gov't may think.

      He seemed like the kind of guy who would chuck it all in and run off to sweep floors at an ashram in Sri Lanka for the rest of his life.

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  6. Sad yet eerie, following the now all too familiar pattern. The Celts used to make offerings to rivers (actually, to all bodies of water, since they were seen as thresholds to the Other World):
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_animism

    The Old Ones haven't been getting their proper respects, apparently.

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    1. Apparently the Old Ones are coming back with a vengeance, and getting plenty of respect from now on.

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    2. Let us all hope not. Though the one-two punch of Alice Bailey and Lovecraft's prophecies are hard to argue with.

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  7. & What Southbank of the riverside ceremony will be put on display as commemoration of his passing?

    If it involves guest-vocalists or other acts adding covers to their set-lists then syncs a' plenty will abound for those unwary of gone fishin'

    He was due to perform at 'Meltdown' but suffered a meltdown? The waters offered hoped for cooling relief only to take the life out of him? Fire & water = vapour, an offering to the pearluminated heavens.

    'Bonus': Buckley performed at the 1995 Meltdown, the third of the yearly event (aside from 2006 when the complex was closed for renovation), the 'curator' that year? Elvis Costello (according to wiki anyhow)

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    1. Even more interesting is that Buckley played Meltdown around the time he dumped the Sibyl.

      Hutchison was swimming to the Siren for a very long time. But their courtship gave us a lot of cathartic music so be of good cheer.

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  8. Just ran across this article and wanted to pass it along. It's an interesting read.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/06/the-pearl-of-lao-tzu/559109/

    Cheers

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    1. 'If there is something mystical about the Pearl of Lao Tzu, it’s the story’s strange tendency toward repetition. Stare long enough, and the owners’ stubborn faith looks like that of Victor Barbish, who stitched myths together and called them history, or like that of Wilburn Cobb, who never relinquished his romance. They begin to seem like the diver, who drowned all those years ago, when he glimpsed that first fateful flash of white.'

      Pearly death again.

      That a pearl forms in response by a mollusk to an alien presence (within or without) does the removal of pearls from said mollusks result in the forming of further pearls or pearl-type entitites somewhere out-there (among us even?)?

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    2. Well, whatever else all of us know now to look for these new archetypal dominants now. Great link, Jinksy, looking forward to diving deeper into that story.

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  9. Nothing like a little bioluminescence to point us towards the watery wonders of our world (the surfer pic almost looks fake or digitally enhanced).

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/science/sd-me-bioluminescent-bloom-20180508-story.html

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    1. Amazing. Excellent link, Anony. Need to look further into this.

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  10. Very sad indeed Chris! I didnt know the man or the band but a quick view on YouTube of some videos ---did they do a song called "floating in the forth"?
    Sorry if som3one else brought this up already!
    ATB,
    Devin

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    1. YES The guy wrote a song apparently about committing suicide exactly the way he ended up dying.

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    2. Yeah, this was a long time coming. Dev, I embedded the video of the tune up top. Powerful stuff.

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  11. Posted May 10th:

    'Celebrity Suicides Trigger Copycat Deaths by Same Method'

    https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/896452

    '"Our study showed not only that the rate of suicides increases following a celebrity suicide, but the method is copied as well,"', 'Adolescents who may be "on the edge or in a zone where they are thinking of suicide" may be especially vulnerable when someone they know and admire, or a beloved celebrity, dies by suicide.'

    'medscape' is based in NYC so this article may have been posted around the time Hutchinson's body was being pulled out the waters.

    & What other activities that 'celebrities' engage in might be 'trigger' 'copycat' acts by gutter-based fans & general public? Could 'NXIVM' being thrown under the bus inspire those reading of the news to sign-up to such culting or to even start such up from scratch?

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    1. I neglected to include this link:

      'Scott Hutchison tributes: 'His music meant so much to people''

      http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-44085743

      In which It is stated:

      '"We have somehow created a society in which it is really difficult for men to come forward and say how they feel. "Obviously he had his own demons and struggles and it is beyond sad that he couldn't manage those."'

      'somehow'... but a significant contributing factor to this 'really difficult' state of things is the very "express yourself!" / "don't let no one tell you how to be!" / "be you!" / "be who you wannabe!" / "do whatchu wannado!" / "live free!" / "your life your rules!" that celebrates 'feeling', pop-occult approved feeling Above & Beyond all else, I mean come on! What else is there really?, as sole reason for existing.

      So "express yourself!" but only within the rigid confines of that presented as liberating, no wonder It drives Folk to suicide, & suicide being a death It comes in many forms & isn't necessarily over & done with quick as a flash (or however long it takes to drown).

      As a pop-star Hutchinson was intimately part of the very popped-culture singing the siren song that led to his own 'sunken place'.

      As another drownee put down to music:

      'Something in The Water (Does Not Compute)'

      (& a flood of unreleased stuff dredged from his 'vault' will be streaming on 'Tidal' later this year)

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    2. Nxvim "more to story than a sex cult" was not 'thrown under bus'!!!...it was brought down by relentless citizen journalists and some regular media exposing their subhuman crimes.NXVIM is the Bronfam family cult with links to the Rothschild Dark Cabal banking satanic elite family.This is basically the physical residual of the invisible spirit battle of Armageddon.Nxvim also have private schools for babies and toddlers and part of the story published is the pedogate link to the globalist elites.Wake Up Sheeple...NXVIM Cult's Rainbow Cultural Garden Daycare Center Closes / NXIVM Sex Cult Leader Ran Daycare in London http://youtube.com/watch?v=pcFFPPtrrNk http://FrankReport. com http://ArtVoice.com Shadow Gov 'Derp State' nwo RIP 2018

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    3. Exactly, KTV! "Get 'em while they're young."

      If you're not yet aware, Loren Coleman coined the phrase with his well researched book, "The Copycat Effect". Highly recommend reading if you're into the more sociological side of the Siren. Syncra

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    4. By 'thrown under the bus' I meant the arrests & publicity swiftly came in the wake of the 'frazzledrip' rumours that reignited the lingering 'pizzagate' discussion online (& 'frazzledrip' appeared soon after their was a massive push by the msm to disseminate news of the development & use of video & audio cloning technology that will take us into a 'post truth' world), but even before getting to that there's the obscenities practiced everyday openly without action taken... so so much for taking a stand & stopping wrongdoing, or at the very least stopping It in a locality, Mack & co. however connected are just a drop in the ocean the catching of which may give folk some sense that 'at least something's being done' all while the underlying criminality festers unabated.

      The 'NXIVM' bust is an ongoing story, the cult continues to operate, as to what ultimately comes from the arrests of Mack & Ranieri, if anything, remains to be seen.

      I hope some good does come from the arrests, but as the very system coordinating the investigation is the same system perpetuating these & similar crimes 'above top secret' I've no doubt there's more going on here then meets the eye, the eye that is shown what It is shown hypnotised mediated, & at the very least the machinators will find a way to spin a seeming sure-fire loss into a gain in some way or other.

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    5. KTV 12:36 excellent point.
      It is a known fact that law enforcement agencies knew about, and even protected individuals/groups engaged in such behaviour; probably being paid some major CHING in the process I would bet.
      And I am not just speaking of local law enforcement here; how about the 'Military Industrial Complex', and the 'Intelligence (yeah right!) Community'?
      _ucking pathetic!

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    6. The NXIVM doctor may be the key piece in this. Apparently he's been located and the NY medical board is now reviewing his behavior a second time after giving him a pass the first time.

      This dude was straight up running MK stuff on his victim "volunteers" with violent videos and monitoring of responses. So either someone has decided to replicate the old MK stuff just to see if it really works or even worse it works and someone/something has been busted currently running MK on the implementation/action level.

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    7. NXIVM is shaping up to be a powerful "I told you so" to all the shills and debunkers. The scandal seems to be hellbent on checking off every bullet point in the conspiracy canon. I don't think it's the end of it, either.

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  12. Duh---sorry for the obvious mistake question onmy part. I wpuld like to blame Mandela Effect but I think its just middle-aged brain damage!
    Devin

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    1. Changing a letter here or there or blatant misspellings can greatly increase the residual memory of typed content.
      Speaking of the Mandala Effect... did u notice that 737 airplane engines are nolonger under the plane's wing and instead they are mounted on bracket in front of the wing? Always been that way.

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    2. No biggie, Dev.

      Never gave the 737 business any thought. But hey; Cosmo-Demonic AI. Amirite?

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  13. I'm binging on syncs with missing 411's (ex. Elisa Lam--whoa!!) with this water phenomenon. Crazy, for real.

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  14. And here we go..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ALeLVS1Mzc

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  15. summed up this post : rock stars get depression too and kill themselves... like normal people. gun confiscation tactics works in Australia... until they don't.

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    1. OK, dear. Run along back to Normieland before they notice you're missing.

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    2. I remember Boy George being interviewed on TV at the height of his fame "Anonymous" when the interviewer asked him how he led a normal life and he replied something like "what is normal?"
      Which I thought yeah...just what is a "normal life", because I don't see many around the place, it's more of an ideal to be aimed for like a dangling carrot you can't quite get to.
      I found this recent interview (2016) with Boy Goerge - "Boy George has admitted he struggled to figure out how to lead a ''normal life'' at the height of his fame with Culture Club in the 80s.
      The 55-year-old singer, has revealed he spent years working out how to have a ''normal life'' while balancing being a celebrity.
      ''It's all fun at the beginning because you're being carted everywhere in limousines and trucks and then when you start wanting to go out in the real world, it doesn't quite work.
      "It takes years to get your head around how to have some sort of normal life whilst also enjoying the spoils of being Boy George.
      "I think I've got that balance now.
      If someone comes up and wants a selfie, I'm not going to be rude or hostile or arsey.
      I just pull a silly face.
      If in doubt: pout.''"

      https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2016/1209/837802-boy-george/

      "George, who this week was confirmed to be joining The Voice Australia as a judge, admits he's always been optimistic, otherwise he'd be dead.
      ''No, I've always been positive.
      I wouldn't still be here if I wasn't.
      "I think you're always who you are, but life distracts you, particularly because of fame - everybody treats you different, therefore you end up with a distorted idea of who you are," he added."

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    3. There's a lot to be said for just being able to walk along the street without all sorts of strangers knowing who you are. Can you imagine being (say) the U.S. President and just wanting to go down to the corner bar for a drink? And then remembering (again) that you can't go anywhere outside the White House without a cluster of aides and Secret Service agents? I can understand wanting money (nice things and fewer worries) or even power (at least to not get pushed around and maybe do some good). But celebrity? You can keep it.

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    4. Some great musicians have figured out that playing in the studio or on the road beats being a celeb. They get paid well (when they have gigs) and while often treated like minor celebs in terms of perks, they get very little of the spotlight BS. The trap is that a great musician who can also write songs can earn much, much more. It's the classic deal with the devil.

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  16. Christopher, nothing really to add.Except Bruce Dern's death scene in "Coming Home" set to Tim Buckley's "Once I Was". He strips down and walks into the surf.

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  17. This death really hit me, particularly since the "rabbit" syncs were coming fast and furious leading up to this sad revelation. Will have more on that in an upcoming post, also noting the required viewing of "Requiem," which is quite powerful stuff. On a side note, Bono said that Stuart Adamson of Scottish band Big Country wrote the songs U2 wished it could write. This was after Adamson's suicide by hanging in Hawaii in 2001. In late 1996, just eight months before Jeff Buckley's death, Chris Acland, drummer for British dream-pop band Lush, also died by hanging. Lush has close ties to Cocteau Twins, opening up on their Heaven or Las Vegas tour in 1990, and Robin Guthrie producing their album. Very sad. Both Adamson and Acland were tremendously talented in their musical fields.

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  18. The unveiling threw art. Parental discretion is advised.

    https://youtu.be/rzvXs3I5Qpo

    Go check his channel out, I dare you. :)

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  19. Sync 2018 Season of Symbols
    "Water Strider : walking on water" http://cropcircleconnector.com/2018/WilloughbyHedge/articles.html

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  20. Being a prog nerd, this latest siren trophy reminded me of this:

    Undinal songs
    Urge the sailors on
    Till lured by the sirens' cry

    Now as the river dissolves in sea
    So Neptune has claimed another soul

    - from the song "Firth Of Fifth" by Genesis (these lyrics were actually written by Banks and Rutherford, not Gabriel, but still....most of Genesis lyrics during the Gabe years were written by those two, actually)

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