Beat Girl
John Barry And His Orchestra Lyrics

My life goes on in endless song
Above earth's lamentations,
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation.

Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear it's music ringing,
It sounds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?
While though the tempest loudly roars,
I hear the truth, it liveth.
And though the darkness 'round me close,
Songs in the night it giveth.

No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that rock I'm clinging.
Since love is lord of heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?
When tyrants tremble in their fear
And hear their death knell ringing,
When friends rejoice both far and near
How can I keep from singing?

In prison cell and dungeon vile
Our thoughts to them are winging,
When friends by shame are undefiled
How can I keep from singing?

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So THIS is where the "James Bond Theme" sound came from! John Barry was a heck of a composer and arranger.


Sure was. Rading a fantastic book about him...

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Kirsten I. Russell

Listen to this and you can believe that John Barry did arrange the original James Bond theme. Okay, Monty Norman composed it, but the story is that John Barry was called in to arrange the theme, and the rest is history--Monty Norman never composed another James Bond score, and John Barry composed plenty!

Brian Rose

Remember seeing the film when it was released and going out straight away and buying the LP which I still have.

Vati Skeletor

john barry was one of the most important and influential musicians of the last century in my opinion...esp w/ the john barry seven but also w/out them-his music has this weird edge to it that makes it different to most other instrumental stuff-this track is a good example...his music did not only insprire other soundtrack writers -i personally think it goes much further than this...i think w/out john barry no bands like portishead for example...


You think there'd be no Trip Hop scene without John Barry. That's a stretch.

But you know in your musicological credit taking you were let down by your dunning kruger effect of only basing everything that only you've heard in your very limited experience to comment about a whole scene, but Barry was used by Acen in "Trip 2 the Moon 2" which was a massive underground hit, so you could've used Barry to take credit for the entire breakbeat hardcore scene, as opposed to people always liking that sound, just like I did as a kid when it was played on the radio, which was often.

I also don't know if you understand "postmodernism" that well, but knowing references to the past or using things from other people in a referential way is also a part of the form and influenced the music of that time too.

Remus O

You go anywhere on this planet behind a piano, go three steps up three steps down. That's Barry!

Vati Skeletor

great someone shares my opinion...

pixi loc

Vait Skeletor - you are so right :-)


John Barry had an excellent lead guitarist by the name of Vic Flick, one of the best in England at that time.

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