Big Country - The Great Divide Lyrics




Here comes the great divide, I walk the slide
That only killers will fear
Here comes the skill of choice, and all the noise
That I will ring along

Here comes a sign of hope, a length of rope
To measure all our living
I was the mother’s son, I took the fun
And knew what I was giving

And suddenly I find the truth
And all it is is sighs and youth

Fire away, fire away, push the token door
Lie away, steal a day, make the engine roar
Fire away, fire away, push the token door

I hope I never fall behind the wall
Although the sound would ring
A skill that will take years and still know fear
Although I never did lie
I had the foreman’s kiss, I never lisped
I’m sure it was a downfall

And suddenly I find the truth
And all it is is sighs and youth

Fire away, fire away, push the token door
Lie away, steal a day, make the engine roar
Fire away, fire away, push the token door

Here comes the great divide
Here comes a sign of hope
Here comes the great divide
I walk the slide
I hope I never fall

I know my machine, I sweat and steam
Until the job card colors
I know all my dreams, I shout and scream
Until the day’s first break

And suddenly I find the truth, and suddenly I find the truth
And all it is is sighs and youth

Fire away, fire away, push the token door
Lie away, steal a day, make the engine roar
Fire away, fire away, push the token door

Here comes the great divide
And I know all my dreams
Here comes the great divide
Here comes the great divide





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  1. mick mcdonagh

    Seriously this is just fucking brilliant......thanks big country

  2. christopher russell

    One of the bands of my youth...rrrrrr.....

  3. KnoxTN Yankee

    Got home from boarding school, (English Episcopalian),bought this, and put this hot wax on Music Teacher Mon’s blasting SONY-NICE!

  4. Peter Bush

    Big Country =CLASS. 👊

  5. James Rodgers

    One of my favorite Big Country songs

  6. Michael David Curley

    Thought i'd better listen ).

  7. padraig sisk

    That album was so ahead of its time.

  8. Darrin Maule

    This has been my power song for so long...

  9. poppyhimbo

    so underrated its a crime

    mick mcdonagh

    Real shame

  10. Steve Jolos

    Mon groupe prefere de rock

  11. Jeff Willis

    Greatest Band Ever!!!!!

  12. Marshall Lancaster

    Love this song.

  13. marcus ureilius

    wow this brings back memories! what a fantastic sound they have

  14. Gerard Lappee

    I love the song. But, what's this song about?

    DavidJLim

    I think it's about coming out of your youth into adulthood to find and explore new ideas and places

    KnoxTN Yankee

    DavidJLim
    The Moment of Revelation

  15. Angus Allan

    best guitar intro ever...end of...tune !

  16. TheAudivisioner

    One of the best albums of the 1980's.
    Better than U2

    Mark Serour

    WAYYYYYY better than u2!

    Utah Raptor

    U2 are not even in the same league.

    mick mcdonagh

    So much better deserved more success than they got

    david hughes

    way better than U2

    david hughes

    way better than U2

  17. 41Ostfrönt45

    2:52 to 3:24- that classic Big Country sound.

  18. Scott Lakey

    Best muscians best lyrics best album of all time

  19. Yellow Jackboots

    Suddenly i find the truth

    Size and youth

    Robert Sheph

    And suddenly I find the truth
    And all it is, is sighs and youth

  20. Derrick Jones

    Great Songs - as usual, a fantastic album.