Moirai

Album: Something's Changing (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • The Moirai were three white-robed incarnations of destiny, who the ancient Greeks believed arbitrarily controlled the birth, life and death of everyone. They are sometimes called the "cruel fates" because they paid no heed to anyone's wishes; their Roman equivalent was the Parcae (euphemistically the "sparing ones").
  • Lucy Rose explained the song's meaning to Bandwagon: "I found out that the Greek god in charge of all of our fates is called Moirai and, really, I'm having a go at him in this song, because if he is charge of our fates, then I think he's let some people down."
  • Want another song inspired by the Moirai? Check out Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 1970 instrumental "The Three Fates."

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