Johannes Kepler

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Ne frustra vixisse videar. (Let me not seem to have lived in vain.) – Tycho Brahe (1601)

lyrics

Born to a father
who left me for war
got my good name
but the money's all gone

Variola vera
made my hands weak
racked by disease
I can hardly see

Don't think this left me
without any means
with my mind I perceive
a cosmic mystery

I can tell you your future
it's written in the stars
of love and good fortune
battles and wars

Numbers describing
the heavens above
(are) a damned sinner's sign
of God's perfect love

Papist believers
got nothin' on me
their dead end religion's
not the God I seek

CHORUS:
The heavens make more sense to me
planets trace perfect elipses
lines go to infinity

They took
my mother
for a witch in the war

This world
has fallen
from grace

I see
no perfect
circles in space

Six children dead
my wife buried deep
the Almighty's purpose
is a secret He keeps

Great man on his death bed
papers in hand
says "Let me not seem to have lived in vain!
Let me not seem to have lived in vain,
let me not seem to have lived in vain!"

CHORUS

credits

from The Revenant, released September 18, 2012
Ben Ashman: Hammond T-212 organ, Korg M500, tambourine, drums, vocal

Sam Ashman: alto saxophones

Kevin Hundley: electric bass

Sean Hundley: congas

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