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Old 02-16-2020, 01:18 AM   #1
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Two Extra Syllables

Far away across the field
Tolling on the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell
When you read this stanza, leaving the word "magic" out of the last line, it has the perfect cadence you would expect from a piece of poetry you learned in school. During those two extra syllables, it drags just enough to call attention to the passage . of ... time.

"Time" as written by Nicholas Berkeley Mason David Jon Gilmour
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There's a level of facility that everyone needs to accomplish, and from there
it's a matter of deciding for yourself how important ultra-facility is to your
expression. ... I found, like Joseph Campbell said, if you just follow whatever
gives you a little joy or excitement or awe, then you're on the right track.

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Old 02-16-2020, 04:28 AM   #2
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Softly will do the same thing, but the point being is that why magic is there.
Is this your take on it, or was it the author's confirmed intent?
In the past when I've questioned something like this...

You don't understand poetry.
You can't tell prose from poetry.
Who are you to question famous poet.
Some off the wall insult.

THe first two are probably true.
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:54 AM   #3
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It's also a callback (?) to "Breathe" cos it's in the style of that song. "Breathe" gets rudely interrupted by "On The Run" so it finally has Time to finish after coming home cold and tired.


Richard Wright (RIP) described how he came up with one of those transitional chords on one of the Classic albums series. It was out of a Miles Davis bit. G-E-N-I-U-S
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:00 AM   #4
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"Reprise" is the word
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