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Updated 06/22/00

The Pan Within
Mike Scott:The Waterboys
come with me
on a journey beneath the skin
come with me
on a journey under the skin
we will look together
for the Pan within

close your eyes
breathe slow and we'll begin
close your eyes
breathe slow and we will begin
to look together
for the Pan within

swing your hips
loose your head and let it spin
swing your hips
loose your head and let is spin
and we will look together for the Pan within

close your eyes
breathe slow we'll begin
close your eyes
breathe slow and we will begin
to look together
for the Pan Within

put your face to my window
breathe a night full of treasure
the wind is delicious
sweet and wild with the promise of
pleasure the stars are alive

and nights like these
were born to be
sanctified by you and me
lovers thieves fools and pretenders
and all we gotta do is surrender

come with me on a journey
under the skin
come with me on a journey under the skin
and we will look together
for the Pan within

"PAN(pasture).In Green mythology,an Arcadian god of flocks, fertility,shepards,forests,and wild life;son of Hermes and Dryope of Penelope,or of Zeus and Hybris;called Faunus by the Romans. Pan was often portrayed with an erect Phallus,though later with a beard and the lower parts of a goat(which Christianity later identified with Satan). Pan invented the seven reed flute,calling it Syrinx after the nymph Syrinx who,when he tried to rape her,was tranformed into a reed,which Pan used for his first flute pipe. The English word Panicderives from the fear inspired by Pan,though in some accounts,Panic is the son of Ares,the war god,and the brother of Eris(discord),Phobos(alarm),Metus(fear)Demios(Dread),and Pallor(paleness).One of the Homeric Hymms(attributed to Homer but not by him)deals with Pan and Shelley'sHymm to Pan and E.M.Forsters Story of Panic.Elizabeth Browning's poemThe Dead Pan(1844)deals with the myth that when Christ died on the Cross,the cry"Great Pan is dead"swept across the world,telling all that the pagan gods were no more.One of the most famous paintings of the god,Luca Signorelli's The Realm of Pan,was destroyed in World War II."
"THE FACTS ON FILE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD MYTHOLOGY AND LEGEND" Anthony S. Mercatante(Facts on File,1988)



PAN
By Oscar Wilde

O GOAT-FOOT God of Arcady!
This modern world is grey and old,
And what remains to us of thee?
No more the shepherd lads in glee
Throw apples at thy wattled fold,
O goat-foot God of Arcady!
Nor through the laurels can one see
Thy soft brown limbs, thy beard of gold,
And what remains to us of thee?
And dull and dead our Thames would be,

For here the winds are chill and cold,
O goat-foot God of Arcady!
Then keep the tomb of Helice,
Thine olive-woods, thy vine-clad wold,
And what remains to us of thee?
Though many an unsung elegy
Sleeps in the reeds our rivers hold,
O goat-foot Glod of Arcady!
Ah, what remains to us of thee?

AH, leave the hills of Arcady,
Thy satyrs and their wanton play,
This modern world hath need of thee.
No nymph or Faun indeed have we,
For Faun and nymph are old and grey,
Ah, leave the hills of Arcady!
This is the land where liberty
Lit grave-browed Milton on his way,
This modern world hath need of thee!
A land of ancient chivalry
Where gentle Sidney saw the day,
Ah, leave the hills of Arcady!

This fierce sea-lion of the sea,
This England lacks some stronger lay,
This modern world hath need of thee!
Then blow some trumpet loud and free,
And give thine oaten pipe away,
Ah, leave the hills of Arcady!
This modern world hath need of thee!

The Midi file that you are now hearing is "Velvet Green" by the group Jethro Tull.For information see the Credit Page.


Pan Pages Across the Internet

1.The Tomb of Pan:By Lord Dunsany
2.Pan's Nature:By Axis Mundi
3.Other Gods:Pan:
4.Pan is Dead:Ezra Pound
5.The Dead Pan:Elizabeth Barette Browning
4.Pan:
5.Pan:Short Page


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