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The Unforgettable Fire

 

 

A Sort of Homecoming

And you know it's time to go
Through the sleet and driving snow
Across the fields of murning to a light
That's in the distance

And you hunger for the time
Time to heal, desire, time
And your earth moves beneath
Your own dream landscape

Oh oh no borderland we run
I'll be there, I'll be there
Tonight a highroad, a highroad
     out of here

The city walls are all come down
The dust a smokescreen all around see
Faces ploughed like fields that once
Gave no resistance

And we live by the side of the road
On the side of a hill as the valley
     explode
Dislocated suffocated
The land grows weary of its own

(O coma way o coma way o coma way say I)

Oh oh no borderland we run
And still we run, we run and don't look
     back
I'll be there, I'll be there
Tonight, tonight

(O coma way o coma way o coma way say I)

The wind will crack in wintertime
A bomb-blast lightning waltz
No spoken words, just a scream...

Tonight we'll build a bridge across
     the sea and land
See the sky the burning rain
She will die and live again
Tonight

And your heart beat so slow
Through the rain and fallen snow
Across the fields of mourning
To a light that's in the distance
Oh don't sorrow, no don't weep
For tonight, at last
I am coming home
I am coming home

Pride

 

On man come in the name of love
One man come and go
One man come he to justify
One man to overthrow

In the name of love
What more
In the name of love
In the name of love
One more
In the name of love

One man caught on a barbed wire fence
One man he resist
One man washed up
     on an empty beach
One man betrayed with a kiss

In the name of love
What more
In the name of love
In the name of love
One more
In the name of love

Early morning April 4
A shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

In the name of love
What more
In the name of love

Wire

 

Innocent and in a sense I am
Guilty of the crime that's now in hand
Such a nice day, throw your life away
Such a nice day, let it go
Cold in his eyes I can't believe it
Cold in his heart and soul
Heart and soul

Cold man, such a cold heart, such a
Cold manner why'd you tear yourself apart
Sold in the dark, my soul to keep
Sold in the dark, the longest sleep oh oh
The longest sleep

In I come and out you go you get
Here we are again now place your bets
Is this the time, the time to win or lose?

Is this the time, the time to choose?
Cold in his eyes I can't believe it
So deep inside I don't fire
Cold in his heart and soul

Anytime you're on the earth, kiss him,
     huh you, huh
Won't you take me, that's right just
     keep me going
It's alright Jack, you come the right Jack
Closer and cut out, cut throat, bled out
I'm on your side be on the boat side
I'm alright Jack you get off my back

I'm on dope I'll give you hope
He is the rope, he is the rope
My single way

The Unforgettable Fire

 

Ice
Your only rivers run cold
These city lights, they shine as silver and gold
Dug from the night
Your eyes as black as coal

Walk on by
Walk on thru
Walk till you run and don't look back
For here I am

Carnival
The wheels fly and the colous spin
Through alcohol, red wine that punctures the skin
Face to face in a dry and waterless place

Walk on by
Walk on thru
So sad to besiege your love
So head on

Stay in this time
Stay tonight in a lie
I'm only asking but I, I think you know

Come on to take me away
Come on take me home
Come on take me home
Home again

And if the mountains should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear
No not I

Stay in this time
Stay tonight in a lie
Ever after this love in time
And if you save your love
Don't save it all

Don't push me too far
Don't push me too far
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight...

Promenade

 

Earth, sky, scenery
Is she coming back again
Men of straw, snooker hall
Words that build or destroy
Dirt dry, bone, sand and stone
Barbed wire fence cut me down
I'd like to be around in a spiral staircase
     to the higher ground
Roman candle, lightning, lights up the sky
In cracked streets trample under foot
Sidesteps, sidewalk
I see you stare into open space
Have I got closer now, behind the face
Oh tell me, Cherry dance with me
Turn me around tonight
Up through spiral staircase
     to the higher ground
Slide show, seaside town, coca-cola,
     football, radio, radio...

4th of July

 

(Instrumental)

 Bad

If you twist and turn away
If you tear yourself in two again
If I could yes I would
If I could I would let it go
Surrender
Dislocate

If I could throw this lifeless lifeline
     to the wind
Leave this heart of clay
See you walk, walk away
Into the night and thru the rain
Into the halflight and thru the flame

If I could through myself set your spirit free
I'd lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the light and to the day

To let it go and so to fade away
To let it go and so to fade away
I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
Wide awake I'm not sleeping
Oh no, no

If you should ask then maybe
     they'd tell you what I would say
True colours fly in blue and black
Bruised silken sky and burning flag
Colours crash, collide in blood shot eyes
If I could you know I would
If I could I would let it go

This desperation
Dislocation
Separation
Condemnation
Revelation
In temptation
Isolation
Desolation

Let it go and so fade away
To let it go and so to fade away
To let it go and so to fade away
I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
Wide awake, I'm not sleeping
Oh no

Indian Summer Sky

In the ocean cut swim deep the sky
Light there I don't know why
In the forest there's a clearing
I run there toward the light
Sky
It's a blue sky

In the earth a hole dig deep
Decide if I could I would
Up for air to swim against the tide
Hey hey hey, up toward the sky
It's a blue sky

To lose along the way
The spark that sets the flame
To flicker and to fade
On this the longest day

So wind go through to my heart
So wind blow through my soul
So wind go through to my heart
So wind blow through my soul
So wind go through to my heart
So wind blow through my soul

You give yourself
To this the longest day
You give yourself
You give it all away

True rivers run to deeper seasons
Change and so do I
The light that strikes the tallest trees
Will light away
For I will light away
Up toward the sky
It's blue sky

To lose along the way
To spark that sets the flame
To flicker and to fade
On this the longest day

So wind go through to my heart
So wind blow through my soul
So wind go through to my heart
So wind blow through my soul
So wind go through to my heart
So wind blow through my soul
So wind go through to my heart
So wind blow through my soul
So wind go through to my heart
So wind blow through my soul

You give yourself
To this the longest day
You give yourself
You give it all away

Elvis Presley and America

You know - and your sky is feeling blue
And your heart - so cold when I'm with you
And you feel like no one told you to
And your time is your side
And your time - oh don't talk to me
Oh don't talk to me, don't talk to me

And you feel like sentimental but you don't care
If I just share it in your heart
Hopelessly, so hopelessly
     I'm breaking through
You and me

And you found out, where you were going,
     where to?
And you're through with me
But I know that you'll be back for more

You know - I don't, no one told you how
You know - and you wipe the sweat off
     your white brow
And you care - and no one told, you tried
And your heart - is left out from the side
And the rain beats down
And the shame goes on
And this rain keeps on coming down
And this shame

Then I can feel like I feel before
Like it hurts now and I see the floor
And you pick me up
Bits and pieces
On this
Floor

MLK

Sleep, sleep tonight
And may your dreams be realized
If the thunder cloud passes rain
So let it rain, rain down on He

So let it be
So let it be
Sleep, sleep tonight
And may your dreams be realized
If the thunder cloud passes rain
So let it rain, let it rain
Rain on He

 

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