The Unforgettable Fire



  1. A Sort Of Homecoming
  2. Pride
  3. Wire
  4. The Unforgettable Fire
  5. Promenade
  6. 4th Of July
  7. Bad
  8. Indian Summer Sky
  9. Elvis Presley And America
  10. MLK

 

 

 

 

 

A Sort Of Homecoming

    And you know it's time to go
    through the sleet and driving snow
    across the fields of mourning to  
    lights in the distance
    
    And you hunger for the time
    time to heal, 'Desire', time
    and you earth moves beneath
    your own dream landscape
    
    Oh, oh on borderland we run
    and still we run, we run and don't look back
    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 smoke screen all around to 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 valleys explode
    dislocated, suffocated
    the land grows weary of it's own
    
    Oh, oh on borderland we run
    and still we run, we run and don't look back
    tonight, tonight
    
    The wind will crack in wintertime
    a bomb-blast lightning waltz
    no spoken words, just a scream . . .
    
    tonight we'll a bridge across the sea and land
    see the sky burning rain
    she will die and live again
    tonight
    
    And you heart beats so slow
    through the rain and fallen snow
    across the fields of morning
    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

    One man come in the name of love,
    One man come and go.
    One come here to justify,
    One man to overthrow,
    In the name of love,
    What more in the name of love.
    
    One man crawled on a barb wire fence,
    One man he resist.
    One man washed on an empty beach.
    One man betrayed with a kiss.
    In the name of love,
    What 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,
    But 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
    Sutch a nice day
    To throw your life away
    Sutch a nice day 
    To let it go
    Oh these eyes, I can't believe it
    Cold, this heart is slow,
    Heart is stone
    
    Call me
    Sutch a cold heart
    Sutch a cold man 
    Watch you tear your self apart
    Soul leaves on my soul to kill
    Soul leaves on the longest sleep
    The longest sleep
    
    On 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 loose ?
    Is this the time ?
    The time to choose ?
    
    Oh these eyes, I can't believe it
    Soul burns with a cold fire
    Cold, this heart is slow,
    Heart is stone
    
    Any time your on there
    Give some away
    Wont you tell me
    That's it just give me it
    
    I'm on your side
    Be on the same side
    I'm alright jack
    You get off my back
    I won't go
    I give you hope
    Here's the rope
    Here's the rope
    Now swing away

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 through,
    Walk till you run.
    And don't look back.
    For here, I am.
    Carnival, the wheels fly and the colors spin
    through alcohol.
    Red wine that punctures the skin.
    Face to face in a dry and waterless place.
    Walk on by, Walk on through
    So sad to beseige your love so,
    Head on, stay this time.
    Stay tonight, in a lie.
    I'm only asking but I think that you know.
    Come on take me away.
    Come on take me away.
    Come on take me home.
    Home again.
    
    And if the mountain should crumble,
    or disappear into the sea.
    Not a tear, no not I stay in this time.
    Stay tonight in a light.
    Ever after, this love in time.
    And if you save it all, save you love.
    Don't push me too far tonight.

Promenade

    Earth, sky, sea, and rain
    Here she comes back again.
    Men stroll, sneak the hall
    Words that build or destroy.
    Dirt dry bones and stones.
    bobbed wire fence cut me down,
    I'd like to be around.
    In a spiral staircase
    to the higher ground.
    And I like a firewall
    And explode.
    Roman candlelightning lights up the sky.
    
    In cracked streets, tremble under fort.
    Sidestep, sidewalk.
    I see you stare into space.
    Have I gotten closer now,
    behind the face.
    Tell me, will you dance with me,
    and turn me around tonight.
    Up though the spiral staircase to the higher ground.
    
    See slide show, see side town,
    coca-cola radio radio radio . . .

4th Of July

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 through the rain.
    Into the half-light,
    And through the flame.
    If I could throw 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 fade away.
    I'm wide awake.
    I'm wide awake.
    I'm not sleeping.
    Oh, no, no.
    
    If you should ask then maybe
    They tell you what I would say.
    True colors fly in blue and black,
    bruised silken skies and burning flag.
    Colors crash, collide in blood shot eyes.
    
    If I could, you know I would.
    If I could, I would let it go.
    This desparation.
    Dislocation.
    Separation.
    Condemnation.
    Revelation.
    Temptation.
    Isolation.
    Desolation.
    
    Let it go,
    And so to fade away.
    To let it go,
    And so fade away.
    Oh, no
    I'm wide awake.
    I'm wide awake.
    I'm not sleeping.
    Oh, no no

Indian Summer Sky

    In the ocean.
    Cuts wind, deep the sky.
    I like there - don't know why.
    In the forest there's a clearing eye.
    Running toward the light.
    Sky.
    Blue sky.
    
    In the aweful holding.
    Deep decide.  If I could, I would.
    Up for swimming against the tide.
    Up toward the sky.
    It's a blue sky.
    To loose along the way.
    The spark that set the flame.
    To flicker and to fade,
    On this the longest day.
    So the wind go through to my heart.
    
    So wind go through my soul.
    You give yourself to this the longest day.
    You give yourself, you give it all away.
    
    Two rivers run as deep as seas.
    They change and so do I.
    The light that strikes the tallest trees.
    The light , wait for I.
    Up toward the sky.
    It's a blue sky.
    To loose along the way
    The spark that set the flame.
    To flicker and to fade,
    Of this the longest days.
    So wind go through to my heart,
    So wind blow through my soul.
    
    You give yourself,
    You give the longest days.
    You give yourself,
    You give it all away.

Elvis Presley And America

    White flash, under my own love.
    Tell me of my own.
    White flash come though my own life.
    Telling these things.
    And I weary them.
    And I believe in you.
    
    White flash see the sky,
    And it turns inside from you.
    She won't turn my back.
    And I know that it makes me blue.
    And you hope.
    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 was on your side.
    Don't talk to me.
    
    You know, like no one told you how,
    but you know the king that howls has howled.
    But you feel like sentimental.
    But you don't care without sharing in your heart.
    
    But there's no hope, go to sleep.
    So hope in sleep.
    I breaking through for you and me.
    And you don't.
    No one told you to.
    And you found out
    Where you were going to.
    
    You were through with me,
    but I know you should be back for more
    You know, And no one told you so.
    And you know the sky,
    And it's shade of blue.
    And you walk, you walk to let go.
    You pull from the outside, tell me
    Don't fade away.
    Drop me down but don't break me.
    In your sleep.
    It's in your heart and mine.
    The whole sea is dark.
    Loving is on your side and walking through.
    So let me in your heart,
    You beat is like something from you.
    They lost it.
    So stay (sad) over midnight.
    Oh stay (sad) under the sky.
    And you know, and no one told you how.
    And you cared,
    and no one told you tried.
    And your heart, it lift out from the side.
    And the rain beats down.
    And the shame beats down.
    And this rain keeps on coming down.
    And this time is right.
    Don't let them push you by,
    You're going to go join God.
    And if someone ask you why,
    You tell them some old lie.
    Give away some ole lie.
    You know, and no one told you why.
    And you feel,
    Like you pretend you can
    Go you live.
    Don't you leave
    Don't leave out part of me that I can feel.
    Like I can feel me fall.
    I can't hold on,
    see that flaw.
    Let me feel.
    Let the pieces only flow.

MLK

    Sleep, sleep tonight.
    And may your dreams
    Be realized
    If the thunder cloud
    Passes rain.
    So let it rain, rain down him.
    So let it be.
    
    Sleep, Sleep tonight
    And may your dreams be realized.
    If the thundercloud passes rain,
    so let it rain.
    Let it rain, rain on him.

 

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