A Spaceman Came Travelling

Artist: Chris De Burgh | Album: The Very Best of Chris De Burgh | © 1985 Chrysalis Ltd

A spaceman came traveling on his ship from afar
Twas light years of time since his mission did start
And over a village he halted his craft
And it hung in the sky like a star, just like a star

He followed the light and came down to a shed
Where a mother and child were lying there on a bed
A bright light of silver shone round his head
And he had the face of an angel, and they were afraid

Then the stranger spoke, he said, “Do not fear,
I come from a planet a long way from here,
And I bring a message for mankind to hear”
And suddenly the sweetest music filled the air
And it went La La . . .
Peace and goodwill to all men, and love for the child

This lovely music went trembling through the ground
And many were wakened on hearing that sound
And travelers on the road, the village they found
By the light of that ship in the sky which shone all around

And just before dawn at the paling of the sky
The stranger returned and said “Now I must fly,
When two thousand years of your time has gone by,
This song will begin once again, to a baby’s cry”

And it went La La . . . this song will begin once again to a baby’s cry
And it goes La La . . .
Peace and goodwill to all men, and love for the child
Oh the whole world is waiting, waiting to hear that song again
There are thousands standing on the edge of the world
And a star is moving somewhere, the time is nearly here
This song will begin once again to a baby’s cry