Jack Bruce Lyrics - Silver Rails
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Lyrics: Silver Rails

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Candlelight

(Bruce/Seyffer) Sony ATV Music Publishing Ltd.

I wish you could shine a healing candlelight over her life and mine
We suffer so much pain under the sundown’s evening wing
It’s either feeling death straight ahead or sunshine peeling our skin
It’s either warm or cold -
That dusty death and the sunshine’s soft peeling

CHORUS
My love - where are you?
Why have you left me at the bottom of the hill -
My love why are you
where you can’t get me anymore -
The sunshine peels your skin
The dance of death is on its way

I wish you could shine a healing candlelight over her life and mine
It’s either falling down that cliff or gliding on the eagle’s wing
It’s either living in a spaceship or a submarine
Or sunshine peeling our skin
I’m either warm or cold
That sting of death denying

CHORUS

O help us sunshine
O help us sunshine


Reach for the Night
(Bruce/Brown) Sony ATV Music Publishing Ltd./Sandy Lane-Notting Hill Music

I used to be somebody in the general scheme of things
I built myself a folly cause it looked like it had wings
Then I started to run from myself
I became someone else
I was running straight to hell
I said, you gotta help me now, it’s getting kinda strange
I can’t go on, somehow I’ve got to change
Whenever I reach for the night
You know it just aint right
Cos it’s a pretty scary sound
To hear your future running down

I thought I was a mirror,
looking down from a golden wall
Thought I was a killer, didn’t know nothing at all
I started to live in the dark
I lost sight of the spark
Then I was out of the ballpark
I said, you gotta help me now,
It’s getting kinda weird
I can’t go on somehow, I’ve got this fear
Now whenever I reach for the night
I know it just aint right
Cos it’s a pretty scary sound
To hear your future leaving town…..

I heard the answer from deep in my soul
You’ve got to warm up, keep out of the cold,
I heard the answer from inside my head
You got so many miles, can’t just end up dead,
Get rollin instead….

Now my train can still sing along those silver rails
I’m wearing love’s ring and my heart is out of jail
The shadows scare no more,
I’ve come through tomorrow’s door
Cause today’s a whole lot more
I said, you’ve gotta take a chance,
don’t make no delays
You gotta join the dance, and make sure you stay
Then whenever you reach for the night
It just won’t feel right
You got so many miles
Get rollin instead


Fields of Forever
(Bruce/Brown) Sony ATV Music Publishing Ltd./Sandy Lane-Notting Hill Music

Wrote myself a sad song a million years ago
It took off down a road I couldn’t predict
With wild kicks and crazy kicks
Spent a lot of miles building up my name
Driving through the wind and the rain
Working that circuit that has no end
Looking out for danger round the twisted bends

Now I’m back home for a while with a smile
And my garden’s full of summer weather
Gonna keep on with the work tho it sometimes hurts
When you’re looking at the fields of forever
Looking at the fields of forever

Lived myself some lives a long time back
Took me down some strange dark tracks
Good times and troubles you would not believe
Fighting through a jungle full of pirates and thieves
Used a lot of money running from the truth
Didn’t add up to nothin but the blues
Didn’t ever fall but I sometimes stumbled
Always got up when I heard the wheels rumble

Now I’m back home etc

Now I’ve been singing that same number
For as long as I can remember
People still love that sound
Of the night coming down
Gonna sing that song for a million years
Gonna sing that song for a thousand years

I’m back home etc


Hidden Cities
(Bruce/Hanrahan) Sony ATV Music Publishing Ltd./Coupe de Tete Music

There’s a desert city deep inside our city
Where the children eat light and laugh
We can see reflections in our rearview mirror
As we drive by

There are miners stepping over future ruins
In this brilliant shining city
We can see the changes waiting in their smiles
As we pass through

We can’t pass right through

We live
Here too

And from their smiles, comes the day, comes clear light
And from the day, comes real gold, inside night
And from the stars, we’ll learn calm, we’ll learn right
Out of the motion we’ll know ourselves
And from the calm we will know ourselves

As the darkness gathers of the dirty river
Land and water owned by just few
The night belongs to all the angry songs and singers
That includes us too

There’s a brilliant city deep inside our city
Where the children eat dark and laugh
We can see reflections in our rearview mirror
As we pass through

We can’t pass right through
We live
Here too

And from their smiles etc……….


Don’t Look Now
(Bruce/Brown) Sony ATV Music Publishing Ltd./Sandy Lane-Notting Hill Music

Was that me up there
On top of that ride
Edge of city fair
You holding me with pride

You seem to rise you chase the prize
You end the show and take a bow
You seem to fall could lose it all
Maybe it’s best you don’t look now

Was that you in there
Among that wild crowd
All that waiving hair
Everything allowed

You’ve just begun you think you won
You marry fast and take your vows
You lose the track and circle back
You take a rest but don’t look now

 

 

 

  

Rusty Lady
(Bruce/Brown) Sony ATV Music Publishing Ltd./Sandy Lane-Notting Hill Music

They say she was so strong
Put us back where we belong
But she never tried to make my day
Tried to blow it all away
Now she’s agent orange in the dirty wind
Can’t wait for something to begin

They say she changed the world so well
Really rwang those wedding bells
But she went and missed my G spot
By burning all the goods we’d got
Now she’s growing grey out in the bin
Just can’t wait for something to begin

They say that she was metal hard
And handed us some real good cards
But she never trumped my ace
Though she blew CS gas in my face
Now she’s fertilising flaky tin
Can’t wait for something to begin

The way she walked just wasn’t real
Clouds of rust all swirling round her heels
When she stepped from her oxhide car
It was Winston in drag without the cigar

Rusty lady etc.


Industrial Child
(Bruce/Brown) Sony ATV Music Publishing Ltd./Sandy Lane-Notting Hill Music

Tell you a story of grief and grime
‘bout a time left behind
So many people without a chance
Lost their place in the dance

Big ships stopped berthing
They’re lost in the Clyde
All denied
Hear the tears
City still smokes with fear
Ghostly kids every year

I’ll tell you a story ‘bout coal and steel
So real

Hope keeps on losing
The money that’s running the town
Coming down
Lights keep on hiding their eyes
There’s no room for surprise

I’ll tell you a story could wake the streets
From sleep

They closed down the stations
For whole generations of trains

In the grey rain

I’ll tell you a story I can’t forget
Tell you of faces that I remember yet


Drone
(Bruce/Brown) Sony ATV Music Publishing Ltd./Sandy Lane-Notting Hill Music

I saw a bumble bee today
He shook his head and turned away
The daffodils looked cold and wan
I wondered were the spring had gone
But they don’t know like I know
You rode the horses into glue
And they can’t feel like I feel you
You rode the horses into stew
You turned the few good men against you

I listened for the nightingale
They’ve put his scrubland up for sale
They asked him where he’d like to go
He sung to them I do not know
For five hours he would sing to me
While bombers droned across the sea
They told him where he’d like to go
He sung to them and shut the door
He sung to them and locked the door

The dogs are barking in the street
They cannot find enough to eat
The wolf’s fangs drool his poisoned breath
He worries something half to death
If they catch you they won’t catch me
And bombers drone to keep us free
If they catch you they can’t catch me
Your courage and your fortitude
Will give us victory

Keep It Down
(Bruce/Brown) Warner Chappell

Keep it down
If it’s still hangin around
Kept away
Well it's lost inside a day
On your journey through the street
To the corner you have to meet
Keep keeping it down
If it's hangin around

In the dawn
When your last drop it has gone
Summer leaves
From the hill where my love grieves
In the sun where you met her
To the shade where you left her
Keep keeping it down
If it's hangin around

You've got to keep it down
And never let it go to the top
Cos you know that if it does
The roundabout is never gonna stop, never gonna stop
Never gonna stop

In the night
There's a space replaces your face
You lent it
I don't know just where it went
Tho the trains have passed it by
It still sits up in your sky
Keep keeping it down
If it's hangin around
Yeah . . . Keep it down . . . Keep it down . . . Keep it down . . .

No Surrender!
(Bruce/Brown) Warner Chappell

No Surrender
You've got to stand alone
Until temptation has gone
Ev’rybody's talkin 'bout walkin tall
But from this moment on
You got to answer the call
No Surrender!

Steal all my bread
Till my pocket's dead
I don't hear a word you say
Suck on my soul
Till you've reached your goal
I'll never give myself away
No - I'll never give myself away

Demolish my house
I'll scream and shout
But I won't do a thing you ask
Kick down my door
Or start a war
I'm never gonna let you pass
No -- I'm never gonna let you pass


No Surrender
You got to be a man
You have to make your last stand
Ev’rybody's crying and trying to run
Hold fast and let them pass
The battle's hardly begun
No Surrender!

Shoot down my kite
Take king-sized bites
Of the apples I know and love
Groove on my lot
Rip up my roots
I'll never let you get above
No - I'll never let you get above

Dump on my lawn
And poison my corn
Drag my name all over town
Call up your guns
Ev’rybody run
I'm still gonna cut you down
Yes - I'm still gonna cut you down

No Surrender!
You cannot be afraid
Of mistakes that you made
Ev’rybody's running for shelter
You know your destiny
You have to make the parade
No Surrender!