ANDY PARTRIDGE lyrics - Necessary Shadows (George Steiner)

ANDY PARTRIDGE
"Necessary Shadows (George Steiner)"

"Because it carries
The past within it,
Language,
Unlike mathematics,
Draws backward.

This is the meaning of Eurydice.

Because the realness
Of his inward being
Lies at his back,
The man of words,
The singer,
Will turn to the place of
Necessary shadows."