Big Country - Never Take Your Place Lyrics




Last night I dreamed I saw you there
I dreamed your eyes are blue
And someone’s hand upon your hair
I dreamed I saw that too

And not a word that I could say
A thing that I could do
Would ever make you look my way
Or let me look on you

Whip your dogs away from here
There’s no more oil and there’s no more beer
Whip your dogs away from here
You’ve no more left to fear
Push away boys, push away boys, it’s time we left this place
All the gold of Africa could never take your place

Some fool is hung around your neck
And who around your waist
Or was it all before we met
And in some other place

Or was it just a ghost of me
Lost in another time
Or someone I forgot to be
Who changed his dream for mine

Whip your dogs away from here
There’s no more oil and there’s no more beer
Whip your dogs away from here
You’ve no more left to fear
Push away boys, push away boys, it’s time we left this place
All the gold of Africa could never take your place

Last night I dreamed I saw you there
I dreamed your eyes are blue
And someone’s hand upon your hair
I dreamed I saw that too

Whip your dogs away from here
There’s no more oil and there’s no more beer
Whip your dogs away from here
You’ve no more left to fear
Push away boys, push away boys, it’s time we left this place
All the gold of Africa could never take your place

Push away boys, push away boys, it’s time we left this place
All the gold of Africa could never take your place
All the gold of Africa could never take your place





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Big Country Never Take Your Place Comments
  1. Marley Bu

    Superb! The man was a genius. Four brilliant musicians.

  2. Mr.Victor

    A classic BC song that was wasted on a b-side. Sadly I missed it played live when Mike Peters was on vocals....

  3. Keir Robinson

    How this brilliant song never made it onto an album, I'll never know...

    Earl Grey

    it brought tears to my eyes...I love the album, but this song would have made it even better...

  4. Gordon Mullock

    Did they ever write a bad song

    Charles and Denise Moscatello

    No. They could not have written a bad song if they tried!

  5. T Scott

    Another extraordinary song from the rarities archives - these releases make the BC story even more important. Some of these tracks are utterly amazing. RIP Stuart.

  6. dondi2261

    Another BIG COUNTRY classic.