-- Song For Touring Around The Stars --
1993 - 1995

Found on:

Rumours of Glory - box set Disc 8 (2014) [compilation album]

Rarities (2022) - digital release

See the scorpion's eye
It glitters red
And the eagle's spreading wings
They soar above

And the eyes of little dog
Are twinkling blue
And the shining snake is coiled up
Deep as love

And Orion's song sung from so far away
Encoded in the dew and gleaming frost
Past where the clouds that clothe Andromeda
Float before the mouths of fishes paired

And turning five stars north of Great Bear's paw
Set in the forehead of the Little Bear
The target of our flight is shining down
signaling the heart of everyone

  • Editor's note -
    Previously released exclusively in Japan. From the album Mental Sound Sketches (Sony SRCL 2800, 1993), a tribute to Kenji Miyazawa.

    - 28 October 2014 - Released on Rumours of Glory box Set
    - 2022 - Re-released on digital album Rarities

    Bruce Cockburn: Guitar, Vocal

    Engineered by John Naslen
    Recorded at Studio Manta Sound, Toronto in 1993

  • 12 April 2010 - Corrected lyrics for this song and album info thanks to Dave Powers.

    Arrangement: Bruce Cockburn
    Vocal, Guitar & other instruments: Bruce Cockburn
    Sony Music SRCL 2800
    1993 Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

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