Lyrics to Triptych

Lyrics to the song Triptych as recorded by Roxy Music.


Here the soil is barren
Here nothing grows
But crosses
They know not what they do
You, your forgiveness
Falls as dew

Nailed upon a wooden frame
Twisted yet unbroken
Open mouthed a silent choir
Understood, unspoken
Never was there heard a sound
Until the heavens opened

Now the tide is turning
To other worldly yearning
Though the sun's eclipse seems final
Surely he will rise again




Album Track

This Bryan Ferry composition was recorded for Roxy Music's Country Life album. This song was quite a departure in sound from the rest of the album. The lyrics deal with the subject of the crucifixion.

Song Musicians

Triptych is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums