Re: Favourite / most memorable / best lyrics
Posted by: illimey ()
Date: July 12, 2021 08:05PM

Almost anything written by Tony Clarkin is so much better than the average rock music lyric:

The wind blows cruel and hostile
On that deserted land
No shepherd sacrifice the lamb
While prayers of guilt and duty
Race upwards to the sky
Collide in fearsome combat cry

The guns and the ships and the planes
Of every county
For the wins and the gains
What a price, it's much too high
Don't look away and wonder
This savage poetry
Is set to drag you under
With arms of jealousy

The sun won't rise up shining
On fields of evergreen
Shot down by crossfire with a scream
The seasons change so slowly
And bring on winter's song
Till no one knows where they belong...
(From 'On Christmas Day')

Be still the angel of death
Spreading your wings ’cross the sky
Preening yourself for success
Watching the widows pass by
And every bullet that’s shot
To every baby that cries
And all the things we forgot
As we are waving goodbye

Now I’ll tell you how I feel
I’m lost, feeling second-hand
Do you treasure what you steal?
Can you tell me where you stand?

We’re hopelessly confused
Wisdom’s had its day...
(From 'Wisdom's Had Its Day')

When every door’s laid open wide
It’s not so rich but it’s true
That anyone can step inside
It’s been so long overdue
This fairytale will draw you near
And give you back the age of man
A shining star, the last frontier
Will take you back where you began

Going somewhere
I’ll keep waiting so long

Then every bell that ever rang
On England’s warm sunny days
And every bird that ever sang
And every brass band that played
The sound of kids on village greens
The giant horse caravan
The market stalls and steam machines
Would stir the heart of every man...
(From 'The Last Frontier')

________________

Oh, the guns and the ships and the planes of every county
For the wins and the gains, what a price, it's much too high
Don't look away and wonder, this savage poetry
Is set to drag you under with arms of jealousy...

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