Who Sang Meliora Sequamur? Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson Homo Erraticus cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2014-4-11
Genre: Rock
Style: Prog Rock/Folk Rock
length: 3:35
lead vocals: Ian Anderson
mixer: Jakko Jakszyk
flute: Ian Anderson
guitar: Ian Anderson
composer: Ian Anderson
Mortarboard, gown, hood and lace come
guide me in learning, in ascension
where minds may meet and twitters
tweet in modern Latin, in declension.
O Domine, O Magister - we aspiring angels sing
with one tongue, forever young,
let us follow better things.

In saintly word and perfect grammar,
to Academia's lofty s___e.
The trivium, quadrivium, all baser
thoughts now to efface.
O Domine, O Magister - we aspiring angels sing
with one tongue, forever young,
let us follow better things.

Cruel Bunter-bashing, cane-a-thrashing,
lines, detention, soon forgot.
O dark ploy! This grammar school boy
has paid the price and bought the lot.
In the quiet hours of life's twilight,
old school ties and photographs,
I call to mind the sore behind, the
tears, the last and longest laughs.

Empty desks and inkwells, darkened
chapels, cobweb corridors silent now.
Ghostly purple robes and dusty trencher,
what could be holier than thou?
O Domine, O Magister - we aspiring angels sing
with one tongue, forever young,
let us follow better things.
Meliora sequamur: may we follow better things.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Doggerland
  • 2 Heavy Metals
  • 3 Enter the Uninvited
  • 4 Puer Ferox Adventus
  • 5 Meliora Sequamur
  • 6 The Turnpike Inn
  • 7 The Engineer
  • 8 The Pax Britannica
  • 9 Tripudium Ad Bellum
  • 10 After These Wars
  • 11 New Blood, Old Veins
  • 12 In for a Pound
  • 13 The Browning of the Green
  • 14 Per Errationes Ad Astra
  • 15 Cold Dead Reckoning