But if you go and read the poem, it opens your eyes as to what it really means All in all, these re-releases best serve as a reminder of the unacceptable face of progressive rock and as a reminder of why punk rock had to happen.
While it is both surprising and depressing to note that the APP have managed 43 million album sales 'Without ever having played a live show! Still mourning and nearly insane, he hopes the mystical raven that descended upon him is some sort of sage of god, so he asks the deity, the raven, if he will ever see his wife again.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. BlckDeth 0 BlckDeth It could be the case, and in fact my own interpretation was depression, rather than doubt.
However, at the remove of thirty years, it is noticeable that the most acceptable moments of the album are those without vocals, implying no doubt unintentionally that in the struggle of man against the machine, it might be better to switch sides.
If you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this page. The Raven Original and similar lyrics THE clock struck midnight And through my sleeping I heard a tapping at my door I looked but nothing lay in the darkness And so I turned inside once more To my amazement There stood a raven Whose shadow hung above my door Then through the silence It spoke the one word That I shall hear for evermore Nevermore Thus quoth the raven, nevermore And still the raven remains in my room No matter how much I implore No words can soothe him No prayer remove him And I must hear for evermore Quoth the raven, nevermore Nevermore Thus quoth the raven, nevermore The Raven LOU REED "The Raven [1 CD Version]" [Spoken Track] [Poe:] Once upon a midnight dreary as I pondered, weak and weary over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore while I nodded, nearly napping suddenly there came a tapping as of some one gently rapping rapping at my chamber door ''Tis some visitor,' I muttered 'tapping at my chamber door only this and nothing more.
The raven is his last hope of recovering. Unfortunately, the answer he "shall hear forever more", because the answer is so painful for the protagonist and makes him insane.
This song is about loss and regret, not being able to deal with your inner demons. Immaculately produced and including such luminaries as Arthur Brown, John Miles and the band Pilot and, in the remix also included, some narration by Orson Wellesthe album is nevertheless a fairly indigestible mix of orchestral rock and classical experimentation.
Flag GreenAsJade on June 08, 0 General Comment"The clock struck midnight And through my sleeping I heard a tapping at my door I looked but nothing lay in the darkness And so I turned inside once more" The protagonist is still mourning for the loss of his wife, so while in solitude, he continues to hope he will see his wife again.
It is too late, all is lost.