Dark Now My Sky

Album: Barclay James Harvest (1970)

Songfacts®:

  • This group composition appears on the band's eponymous album which was released in June 1970. At the tail end of the '60s and early '70s, green issues were just coming to prominence, and the pessimism of that era is reflected in this song with lyrics like "No birds sing, the silent spring will overflow". This is an obvious allusion to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring which was published in 1962, and is widely credited with being instrumental in the launch of the environmental movement. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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