King Crimson — Walking On Air
Album: Thrak
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Released: 1995-04-03
Length: 4:31
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Close your eyes and look at me
I'll be standing by your side
In between the deep blue sea
And the sheltering sky
If we find no words to say
To the rhythm of the waves
Then we'll both surrender there
Walking on air

And the worries of the day lie down
Under cover of the fading clouds
The secrets of the night
Come alive in your eyes
You don't have to hurry
You don't have to try
You don't have a care
You're walking on air

And the worries of the day lie down
Under cover of the fading clouds
The secrets of the night
Come alive in your eyes
You don't have to hurry
You don't have to try
You don't have a care
You're walking on air
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 Pedro1874 wrote:  in 2013

Looking forward to more KC Bill - thanks.  {#Notworthy}
In Library: King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man

In Library: King Crimson - Elephant Talk

In Library: King Crimson - Epitaph

In Library: King Crimson - Eyes Wide Open

In Library: King Crimson - Fallen Angel

In Library: King Crimson - One Time

In Library: King Crimson - The Court Of The Crimson King

In Library: King Crimson - The Power To Believe II

In Library: King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair

In Library: King Crimson - Walking On Air

Rejected: King Crimson - Book Of Saturday

Rejected: King Crimson - Dinosaur

Rejected: King Crimson - Doctor Diamond (live)

Rejected: King Crimson - Easy Money

Rejected: King Crimson - Elephant Talk

Rejected: King Crimson - Elephant Talk

Rejected: King Crimson - Elephant Talk

Rejected: King Crimson - Exiles

Rejected: King Crimson - Frame by Frame

Rejected: King Crimson - Frame By Frame

Rejected: King Crimson - Free As A Bird (Live 1995)

Rejected: King Crimson - Heartbeat

Rejected: King Crimson - Indoor Games

Rejected: King Crimson - Into the Frying Pan



 

 
Now 14 tracks in the library but still no Frame by Frame or Thrak or ways to see what has been rejected - shame.  Cannot paste list below as shown in columns but if you click on first few words you will be taken to the library page.

ArtistSong TitleAlbumKing Crimson21st Century Schizoid ManIn The Court Of The Crimson KingKing CrimsonEasy MoneyLarks' Tongues In AspicKing CrimsonElephant TalkDisciplineKing CrimsonEpitaphIn The Court Of The Crimson KingKing CrimsonExilesLarks' Tongues In AspicKing CrimsonEyes Wide OpenThe Power To BelieveKing CrimsonFallen AngelRedKing CrimsonI Talk To The WindIn The Court of the Crimson KingKing CrimsonOne TimeThrakKing CrimsonPeopleThrakKing CrimsonThe Court Of The Crimson KingIn The Court Of The Crimson KingKing CrimsonThe Power To Believe IIThe Power To BelieveKing CrimsonThree of a Perfect PairThree of a Perfect PairKing CrimsonWalking On AirThrak




Absolutely love this track... Solid 10.
I'm always delighted to hear Crimson influences in a lot of newer music. Such incredible innovation.
It sounds like John Lennon cover of 'd rather go blind :D
That was delightful.  Have not played Thrak in a while; to be remedied soon.
Fun book out now called: "The Show That Never Ends - The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock" by David Weigel.

Very detailed and reverential chronicle of the genre.

I really enjoyed it. 
Really looking forward to their show in October - 11th Row Center at a great venue here in Austin!
 bam23 wrote:

What bugs me is that they are lumped in with Yes and ELP. Sure, all the music writers consider these groups to be roughly equivalent (prog), but King Crimson has always been in a class alone. Despite the sharing of some of the same exceptional musicians, these groups are not in the same league. Listen to Yes lyrics and then King Crimson and tell me that they don't differ. Somehow KC manages to go somewhere that these others don't.

 
True to some extent, but I can find lyrics in several KC tunes that are just as silly or superficial as anything Yes or ELP wrote. Not to take away from any of those bands because I liked them all for various reasons.
 Steely_D wrote:
Just saw the eight-headed beast this month. WELL worth it.
Three drummers (that was not a misprint), woodwinds (Mel!), bass (Levin!), keyboards (Reiflin!), Jacksyk & Fripp! on guitars.

I've seen them maybe ten times and this is a way cool version. Reworked some classics, a bit of new stuff. Strong recommendation.

 
The latest and maybe last incarnation was my third. Last year they toured for their final time, I failed to act, and regretted it deeply until they came around again this summer. Well worth it all. What bugs me is that they are lumped in with Yes and ELP. Sure, all the music writers consider these groups to be roughly equivalent (prog), but King Crimson has always been in a class alone. Despite the sharing of some of the same exceptional musicians, these groups are not in the same league. Listen to Yes lyrics and then King Crimson and tell me that they don't differ. Somehow KC manages to go somewhere that these others don't.
As often with them, they seem to inhabit a surreal koto and shamisen-kind of groove on this one...and the bass is WOW!
 NelsonBlack wrote:
Certainly not their best song. But, still a very nice one. King Crimson at least until the end of the double-trio era has to have sustained the longest streak of high quality of any the major prog groups. While others like Yes and Floyd slowly became dinosaurs, KC reinvented itself several times.  My personal favorite band remains the 73-75 quintet/quartet, but there is much to enjoy from all phases of its existence. I was fortunate to have seen them in  November 1995 and that concert is near the top of my list.

 
I'm sorry to say that I went to a H.O.R.D.E. Tour concert in the summer of 1996 that had several bands (Blues Traveler, Lenny Kravitz, Rusted Root, Sixteen Horsepower, etc.) including King Crimson and had no idea who they were, so I did not really pay attention to their show or the music itself. I regret that my musical ignorance at the time made me miss out on that opportunity.
Just saw the eight-headed beast this month. WELL worth it.
Three drummers (that was not a misprint), woodwinds (Mel!), bass (Levin!), keyboards (Reiflin!), Jacksyk & Fripp! on guitars.

I've seen them maybe ten times and this is a way cool version. Reworked some classics, a bit of new stuff. Strong recommendation.
Spirit into King Crimson

I never in a million years thought I would listen to a radio station that would do that.

It's like Bill rifles through my record collection at night while I'm asleep. 
 Skydog wrote:
cool video for this song,...
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 https://vimeo.com/77444817

 
Thanks for sharing this link - it is super cool!
I dare you Bill to play the track THRAK on RP....Ha!!!{#Devil_pimp}
cool video for this song,...
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 https://vimeo.com/77444817
 coloradojohn wrote:
One of the best shows I have ever seen was their gig at Showa Womens' University in Setagaya-ku, where I lived at the time, in spring of '03. They moved us to tears! The band was surprised at all the adoration, but they clearly deserved it...

 
Cool.

This song is gorgeous. 
One of the best shows I have ever seen was their gig at Showa Womens' University in Setagaya-ku, where I lived at the time, in spring of '03. They moved us to tears! The band was surprised at all the adoration, but they clearly deserved it...
going to catch them live next week...
so much looking forward. 
Apparently I gave this a 4 {#Stupid}. Something must've gone wrong {#Ask} Now a well deserved 7
Certainly not their best song. But, still a very nice one. King Crimson at least until the end of the double-trio era has to have sustained the longest streak of high quality of any the major prog groups. While others like Yes and Floyd slowly became dinosaurs, KC reinvented itself several times.  My personal favorite band remains the 73-75 quintet/quartet, but there is much to enjoy from all phases of its existence. I was fortunate to have seen them in  November 1995 and that concert is near the top of my list.