Pyramid Album

Artist(s): The Alan Parsons Project

Cover Art

The Alan Parsons Project Pyramid Cover Art

Tracklist

Voyager

length: 2:25
producer: Alan Parsons
engineer: Alan Parsons
arranger: Andrew Powell
composer: Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons

Instrumental

What Goes Up…

length: 3:31
producer: Alan Parsons
engineer: Alan Parsons
arranger: Andrew Powell
writer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
What goes up, must come down
What must rise, must fall
And what goes on in your life
Is writing on the wall
If all things must fall
Why build a miracle at all
If all things must pass
Even a miracle won't last
What goes up, must come down
What must stand alone?
And what goes on, in your mind
Is turning into stone
If all things must fall
Why build a miracle at all
If all things must pass
Even a pyramid won't last
How can you be so sure?
How do you know what the earth will endure?
How can you be so sure?
That the wonders you've made in you life
Will be seen
By the millions who'll follow to visit the site
Of your dream?
What goes up, must come down
What goes round, must come round
What's been lost, must be found

The Eagle Will Rise Again

length: 4:23
producer: Alan Parsons
engineer: Alan Parsons
arranger: Andrew Powell
writer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
And I could easily fall from grace
Then another would take my place
For the chance to behold your face

As the days of my life are but grains of sand
As they fall from your open hand
At the call of the wind's command

Many words are spoken when there's nothing to say
The fall upon the ears of those who don't know the way
To read between the lines, that lead between the lines, that lead me to you

All that I ask you
Is, show me how to follow you and I'll obey
Teach me how to reach you I can't find my own way
Let me see the light, let me be the light

As the sun turns slowly around the sky
Till the shadow of night is high
The eagle will learn to fly

As the days of his life are but grains of sand
As they fall from your open hand
And vanish upon the land

Many words are spoken when there's nothing to say
The fall upon the ears of those who don't know the way
To read between the lines, that lead between the lines, that lead me to you
Show me how to follow you and I'll obey
Teach me how to reach you I can't find my own way
Let me see the light, let me be the light
And so, with no warning, no last goodbye
In the dawn of the morning sky
The eagle will rise again

One More River

length: 4:17
producer: Alan Parsons
engineer: Alan Parsons
arranger: Andrew Powell
writer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
Don't look back 'cause there's one more river.
Don't turn your back, you got one more river to cross.
No more fightin', no more dyin',
No more cheatin', no more lyin'.

Don't look back 'cause there's one more river.
Don't turn your back, you got one more river to cross.
Don't start askin' the rhyme or reason,
Don't hold back, it's the time of the season.

One more mile and one more road...
One last bridge and one less load...
One
More
River...

Don't look back you got one more river!
Don't turn your back, you got one more river to cross...
Don't start askin' the rhyme or reason,
Don't hold back, it's the time of the season!

One more mile and one more road...
One last bridge and one less load...
One more river.
One more river!

Can’t Take It With You

length: 5:06
producer: Alan Parsons
engineer: Alan Parsons
arranger: Andrew Powell
writer: Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons
Lead Vocal: Dean Ford

Well I sympathise completely but there's nothing I can do
I am just a humble servant with a message here for you
Well I know you have good reasons and there's things you've got to do
But the boatman won't be waiting and he's leaving here with you
And you can't take it with you
No matter what you do
No you can't take it with you
Not the place you're going to

(One more mile, one more road, one last bridge, one less load)

Well I sympathise completely but there's nothing I can do
I am just obeying orders, I'm a simple soul like you
Well you really are persuasive, but I've heard it all before
And the boatman's getting restless as he stands upon the shore
And you can't take it with you
No matter what you do
No you can't take it with you
Not the place you're going to
Can't take it with you

In the Lap of the Gods

length: 5:31
producer: Alan Parsons
engineer: Alan Parsons
arranger: Andrew Powell
writer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
Instrumental

Pyramania

length: 2:44
producer: Alan Parsons
conductor: Andrew Powell
lead vocals: Jack Harris
engineer: Alan Parsons
arranger: Andrew Powell
orchestrator: Andrew Powell
writer: Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons
There are pyramids in my head!
There's one underneath my bed!
And my lady's getting cranky.
Every possible location
Has a simple explanation
And it isn't hanky-panky.

I have read, somewhere in a book,
They improve all your food and your wine.
It's said that everything you grow in your garden will pretty fine,
Instead, all I ever get is a pain in the neck and a
Yap yap yap yap yap yap yap yap!

I've consulted all the sages,
I could find in the yellow pages,
But there aren't many of them...
And the mayan panoramas
On my pyramid pajamas
Haven't helped my little problem.

I've been told someone in the know
Can be sure that his luck is as good as gold,
Money in the bank and you don't even pay for it if you fold
A dollar in the shape of the pyramid that's printed on the back.

It's no lie.
You can keep the edge of a razor as sharp as an eagle's eye.
You can grow a hedge that is vertically straight, over ten feet high.
All you really need is a pyramid and just a little luck.

I have read, somewhere in a book,
They improve all your food and wine
And I've been told,
Someone in the know
Can be sure of his good luck and it's no lie.
All you really need is a little bit of pyramidic
Help!

Hyper-Gamma-Spaces

length: 4:20
producer: Alan Parsons
engineer: Alan Parsons
arranger: Andrew Powell
composer: Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons
Instrumental

Shadow of a Lonely Man

length: 5:35
producer: Alan Parsons
engineer: Alan Parsons
arranger: Andrew Powell
writer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
Lead vocal: john miles

Look at me now, a shadow of the man I used to be
Look through my eyes and through the years of lonliness you’ll see

To the times in my life when I could not stand to lose, a simple game
And the least of it all was the fortune and the fame
But the dream seemed to end just as soon as it had begun, was I to know?
For the least thing of all that was on my mind, was the close at the
End of the show
The shadow of a lonely man, feels nobody else
In the shadow of a lonely, lonely man
I can see myself

(looking out of nowhere, looking out of nowhere)

But the sounds of the crowds when they come to see me now, is not the same
And the jest of it all is I can’t recall my name
But I’ll cling to a hope till I can’t hold on anymore, anymore
And for all the acclaim I am all alone and I see as I look through the door

The shadow of a lonely man, there’s nobody else
In the shadow of a lonely, lonely man
I can see myself

Look at me now, a shadow of the man I used to be