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Al Stewart - The Palace Of Versailles (1978) (HQ Remastered Audio & HD 720p Video)

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Published on Jan 26, 2011

[Lyrics]
The wands of smoke are rising
From the walls of the Bastille
And through the streets of Paris
Runs a sense of the unreal

The Kings have all departed
There servants are nowhere
We burned out their mansions
In the name of Robespierre

And still we wait
To see the day begin
Our time is wasting in the wind
Wondering why
Wondering why, it echoes
Through the lonely palace of Versailles

Inside the midnight councils
The lamps are burning low
On you sit and talk all through the night
But there's just no place to go

And Bonaparte is coming
With his army from the south
Marat your days are numbered
And we live hand to mouth

While we wait
To see the day begin
Our time is wasting in the wind
Wondering why
Wondering why, it echoes
Through the lonely palace of Versailles

The ghost of revolution
Still prowls the Paris streets
Down all the restless centuries
It wonders incomplete

It speaks inside the cheap red wine
Of cafe summer nights
Its red and amber voices
Call the cars at traffic lights

Why do you wait
To see the day begin
Your time is wasting in the wind
Wondering why
Wondering why, it echoes
Through the lonely palace of Versailles

Wondering why, it echoes
Through the lonely palace of Versailles

My 3rd video is for one of my favorite Al Stewart songs, The Palace of Versailles. This song is from his 1978 album Time Passages.

Al Stewart has written many great songs about history it was hard to choose which one I wanted to do, but it's just an incredibly beautiful place so the images were easy. Also included a couple of quick clips from 2006 film Marie Antoinette....the final scene in the carriage saying goodbye to Versailles is haunting. Great movie, btw....see if if you haven't yet.

[These videos are for fun only....no profit or sale of any type occur from this video. Thanks to all the original photographers, musicians, filmmakers, and other artists for their vision!]

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