A different verse for 'Echoes'

Reprinted from the Echoes FAQ

The Floyd, in their pre-Animals days, often performed as-yet unrecorded tracks in concert ('Murderistic Woman,' 'Raving and Drooling,' etc.) These would often undergo significant changes before appearing on albums, and 'Echoes' is such a case.

The opening verse of 'Echoes' originally had a space theme, and several RoIOs exist with these lyrics. One is called Mauerspecte (which, BTW, has been known to be defective many times, so try before you buy). It comes from Berlin on 5 June, 1971. Another recording of the same show is available on Lost in the Corridors.

Here are a few attempts at deciphering the lyrics :

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Planets sitting face to face
Sun to the air and land how sweet
In every single lighting place
The planet here in dreaming space

Perfect night this was so grand
And give us leave to share as one
Our two lights in the land

For one light can

And in that coming to the one
The parting sighs sound as one
I see you've got to travel on
And on and on around the sun.
Planets sitting face to face
Bound to the air of life
How sweet
In ever single fighting pace
The planet here is deep in space

Echoes might this once were land
And give us leave to share as one
Our two lights in the land

For one light can

And in that coming to the one
The parting sighs sound as one
I see you've got to travel on
And on and on around the sun

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