This song continues the story from Cygnus X-1
on the album A Farewell to Kings
. It uses the Greek mythology of Apollo, the god of reason, and Dionysus, the god of love.
The followers of Apollo believe straight logic can lead them while the followers of Dionysus believe that love will lead them. Civil war ensues until the adventurer from Cygnus X-1 comes across this world. Since traveling through Cygnus X-1, a black hole, his body has been destroyed but he can still see and think. He becomes upset with the war and cries out to the people, Apollo, and Dionysus. The people hear his cry, stop fighting, unite, and proclaim the hero Cygnus, the god of balance.
Chris - Spencerport, NY