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Tangerine Dream

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Kevin Cadogan, Stephan Jenkins
album: Track 2 in album Tyger
release date: 1987
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genres: Electronic
styles: Illbient/Experimental/Ambient
length: 14:25
lead vocals: Jocelyn B. Smith
composer: Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke, Paul Haslinger
lyricist: William Blake

Cover Art

Tangerine Dream Tyger cover art
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I wander thro' each charter'd street
Near where the charter'd Thames does flow
And mark in every face I meet
Marks of weakness, marks of woe
In every cry of every Man
In every Infant's cry of fear
In every voice, in every ban
The mind-forg'd manacles I hear:
How the Chimney-sweeper's cry
Every black'ning Church appalls
And the hapless Soldier's sigh
Runs in blood down Palace walls
But most thro' midnight streets I hear
How the youthful Harlot's curse
Blasts the new born Infant's tear
And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse

Rise and look out; his chains are loose, his dungeon doors are open
And let his wife and children return from the oppressor's scourge
They look behind at every step and believe it is a dream
Singing: "The Sun has left his blackness, and has found a fresher morning
And the fair Moon rejoices in the clear and cloudless night
For Empire is no more, and now the Lion and Wolf shall cease"

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Tyger
  • 2 London
  • 3 Alchemy of the Heart
  • 4 Smile
  • 5 21st Century Common Man (parts 1 & 2)