Hunger to Know

from Tempus by Nell James



All through the ages past
We’ve hungered to know
The powers that we can grasp
Led us from long ago

Together we march to the sun
As we trek the roads of the sky
The secrets of all that’s around
Will change how we get by, how we get by

The searching is in your soul
It’s in your blood
Rearranging to meet your goal
Will it turn you to mud?

Together we march to the sun
As we seek our cups to be filled
The quantity that we destroy
Will it equal all we rebuild, all we rebuild

Sister, my brother, parents and friends
Is this the answer or the end
Are they one in the same
Words that you’re speaking, I’ve heard before
Many people walked through that door
The rules of nature we bend, oh is this a game of pretend
We’ll carry on to the end

© 2006 Nell James


from Tempus, released March 15, 2006


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Nell James New York, New York

Nell James is a self-produced one-woman-band known for her 2006 progressive rock album, "Tempus," which she released at age 17. She cited the work of Yes, Gentle Giant, the Flaming Lips and Nektar as her major influences and performed vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and percussion. James now composes concert music under the name Nell Shaw Cohen. ... more

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