The Incredible String Band - The Half-Remarkable Question Lyrics

writers: Robin Williamson
release date: 1968
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Folk
length: 5:08
The Half-Remarkable Question Lyrics
Who moved the black castle
Who moved the white queen
When Gimmel and Daleth where standing between?

Out of the evening growing a veil
Pining for the pine woods that ached for the sail
There's something forgotten I want you to know
The freckles of rain are telling me so

O it's the old forgotten question
What is that we are part of?
What is it that we are?
And an elephant madness has covered the sun

The judge and the juries they play for the fun
They've torn up the roses and washed all the soap
And the martyr who marries them dares not elope
O it's the never realised question

O long O long e're yet my eyes
Braved the gates enormous fire
And the body folded 'round me
And the person in me grew

The flower and its petal
The root and its grasp
The earth and its bigness
The breath and its gasp

The mind and its motion
The foot and its move
The life and its pattern
The heart and its love

O it's the half-remarkable question.

Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Job's Tears
  • 2 Puppies
  • 3 Beyond the See
  • 4 The Yellow Snake
  • 5 Log Cabin Home in the Sky
  • 6 You Get Brighter
  • 7 The Half-Remarkable Question
  • 8 Air
  • 9 Ducks on a Pond