From The Beginning

 

Slowly, slowly, with hesitating steps,
Alone he travels with a shattered mind
Back to the old well trodden places
To find the sun in a sunken world

From the beginning, in an unsuspecting age
Without a sound he crawls behind old forms
Then a voice comes to guide him sweetly
To forever lost familiar ports

The birds departed into the night
Carrying love on their wings
Their dreams, like lost stars,
Were scattered forever in the south

So young and with an eager face
Finds the primal rhythm through his games
While music, like a secret flame,
Spreads a sea of color in his eyes

Slowly slowly, with hesitating steps
Finds love makes him so bewildered
And keeps returning to the depths
To find the sun in a sunken world

The birds departed into the night
Carrying love on their wings
Their dreams, like lost stars,
Were scattered forever in the south

English version of Stavros Papastavrou’s Greek song “Απ’ την Αρχή”
Published by Minos-EMI (Greece), used by permission
From the albums “Indiscretions” and “As Promised – The Best of Promis, Vol. 2”