Blue Oyster Cult - White Flags Lyrics



Hold me close, don't fear my body.
The flesh is weak, in need of touching.
Your hands are hungry for want of knowing.
Your eyes are closed, but still they're showing.
Light the white flags of surrender.
The war is over, the battle's ended.
Like the snowflake in my hand that's melting,
Can't you feel my love?
Can't? Can't you feel my love?
Waiting to be touched? Can't you feel my love?
Like the sky touches the sea, arising, we will be.
Can't you feel my love?

In my arms no fear of falling - we can share my gravity.
See how time will stop forever,
The moment that our eyes do meet.
Light the white flags of surrender.
The war is over, the battle's ended.
Like the snowflake in my hand that's melting,
Can't you feel my love?
Can't? Can't you feel my love?
Waiting to be touched? Can't you feel my love?
Like the moon touches the sun, an eclipse then we'll be gone.
Can't you feel my love?

Capture my senses.
Ravage my perception.
Take me! Take me! Away! Away! Love!

Hold me close, don't fear my body.
The flesh is weak, in need of touching.
Your hands are hungry for want of knowing.
Your eyes are closed, but still they're showing.
Light the white flags of surrender.
The war is over, the battle's ended.
Like the snowflake in my hand that's melting,
Can't you feel my love?
Can't? Can't you feel my love?
Waiting to be touched? Can't you feel my love?
Like the sky touches the sea, arising, we will be.
Can't you feel my love?
Love, can't you feel my love?
Can't you feel my love? Can't you feel my love?
Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?
Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?
Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?
Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?
Can't you? Can't you feel my love?
Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?




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Blue Oyster Cult White Flags Comments
  1. Martin Campbell

    I used to have this on 12"inch which had the full version which lasted 5mins 12seconds. Would kill to find it again

  2. David McCoy

    War!!! FFS!!!

  3. Rishi Karecha

    One of my favorite songs. I’ve been listening this great band ever since I found them.

    Benjamin Castillo

    This song rocks. I love ghost and they remind me of boc

  4. Arno Charrier

    Got the lyrics guys!!

    Hold me close, don't fear my body
    The flesh is weak, in need of touching
    Your hands are hungry for want of knowing
    Your eyes are closed, but still they're showing
    Like the white flags of surrender
    The war is over, the battle's ended
    Like the snowflake in my hand that's melting
    Can't you feel my love?

    Can't? Can't you feel my love?
    Waiting to be touched? Can't you feel my love?
    Like the sky touches the sea, the horizon we will be
    Can't you feel my love?

    In my arms no fear of falling
    We can share my gravity
    See how time will stop forever
    The moment that our eyes do meet
    Like the white flags of surrender
    The war is over, the battle's ended
    Like the snowflake in my hand that's melting
    Can't you feel my love?

    Can't? Can't you feel my love?
    Waiting to be touched? Can't you feel my love?
    Like the moon touches the sun, an eclipse we will be gone
    Can't you feel my love?

    Capture my senses
    Ravage my perception
    Take me! Take me! Away! Away! Love!

    Hold me close, don't fear my body
    The flesh is weak, in need of touching
    Your hands are hungry for want of knowing
    Your eyes are closed, but still they're showing
    Like the white flags of surrender
    The war is over, the battle's ended
    Like the snowflake in my hand that's melting
    Can't you feel my love?

    Can't? Can't you feel my love?
    Waiting to be touched? Can't you feel my love?
    Like the sky touches the sea, a horizon we will be
    Can't you feel my love?

    Love, can't you feel my love?
    Can't you feel my love? Can't you feel my love?
    Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?
    Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?
    Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?
    Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?
    Can't you? Can't you feel my love?
    Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?

  5. Rishi Karecha

    I keep coming back to this song.

  6. Edwin Cruz-Rivera

    It has always puzzled me how Club Ninja was not a commercial success and many consider it the first sign of decline in BOC. This is a solid album well along the musicality of Fire of Unknown Origin. White Flags is just the doorway to this great album.

  7. amaranthine

    underrated :(

  8. Adam Blackwood

    French National Anthem

  9. bill caldwell

    Blue Oyster Cult was the rock music for the thinking man.

  10. Petunia Wigglebottom

    Best song on the album, and they hardly ever played it on the radio. Dancin' In The Ruins is a close second.

  11. Derek McEwen

    This is nowhere near as good as the original.

  12. Mic Mac

    My favorite B.O.C. song

  13. Greg Starbuck

    I met the entire band last weekend! It was a small venue and for the soundcheck they played Dancin' in the ruins. I opened the side door of the venue, it was unlocked and Buck was 8 feet away playing and singing. Unfortunately they didn't play the song during the show.

  14. grrizo

    Estallando desde el océano - Sumo

  15. Chris Damon

    I always liked this one quite a bit. "Club Ninja" was far from their finest hour, but it definitely had a few high points!

  16. Cantonnier Bethcepour Lavhy

    National anthem of France ?

    Killer_Indigo

    Cantonnier Bethcepour Lavhy I’m dead😂

  17. Killer_Indigo

    Hold me close, don't fear my body. The flesh is weak, in need of touching.
    Your hands are hungry for want of knowing.
    Your eyes are closed, but still they're showing.
    Light the white flags of surrender.
    The war is over, the battle's ended.
    Like the snowflake in my hand that's melting,
    Can't you feel my love?
    Can't? Can't you feel my love?
    Waiting to be touched? Can't you feel my love?
    Like the sky touches the sea, arising, we will be.
    Can't you feel my love?In my arms no fear of falling, we can share my gravity.
    See how time will stop forever,
    The moment that our eyes do meet.
    Light the white flags of surrender.
    The war is over, the battle's ended.
    Like the snowflake in my hand that's melting,
    Can't you feel my love?
    Can't? Can't you feel my love?
    Waiting to be touched? Can't you feel my love?
    Like the moon touches the sun, an eclipse then we'll be gone.
    Can't you feel my love?Capture my senses.
    Ravage my perception.
    Take me! Take me! Away! Away! Love!Hold me close, don't fear my body. The flesh is weak, in need of touching.
    Your hands are hungry for want of knowing.
    Your eyes are closed, but still they're showing.
    Light the white flags of surrender.
    The war is over, the battle's ended.
    Like the snowflake in my hand that's melting,
    Can't you feel my love?
    Can't? Can't you feel my love?
    Waiting to be touched? Can't you feel my love?
    Like the sky touches the sea, arising, we will be.
    Can't you feel my love?
    Love, can't you feel my love?
    Can't you feel my love? Can't you feel my love?
    Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?
    Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?
    Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?
    Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?
    Can't you? Can't you feel my love?
    Love! Love! Can't you feel my love?

    View This

    I always thought the lyrics for the one line were "Like the sky touches the sea, HORIZON, we will be.
    Instead of "Like the sky touches the sea, ARISING, we will be. Horizon made for sense to me because that's what is at the area when the sky touches the sea - Horizon. Oh well. Youtube is educational.

  18. Alan Peters

    Eric Bloom one of the best rock singers ever to walk the planet!

    Smegma Cheese

    PREACHING TO THE CONVERTED!

  19. Jason With Teslas

    BÖC's music is under appreciated as the vehicle to which it allows access. Listening to their music, in my opinion, is best appreciated by dividing focus between listening and the task at hand. Doing so will reveal insights relevant to technological progress that was, for the most observable part, nonexistent.
    Just sayin'.

    Steven Wilkinson

    Huh ??
    They just wrote great songs .... lots of them (but not this one which they borrowed from the Leggatts)

  20. Richard Lamb

    Love it

    Benjamin Castillo

    So dope.

  21. Laguna Beach

    crank it.

    Linda Chrisman

    Cranked!

  22. bonzeblayk

    makes me wanna suetube
    for not providing
    a TOTALLOVE button
    not just some lameass 'Like'
    - but that's fruitless -
    and pointless besides, because

    "Can't you feel my love?"
    ... sure hope so!
    - barmaydanne

  23. R S

    I bought Club Ninja at a Flea Market on holiday in kissimmee in 1992 for $1.99..Still have the cassette in Scotland today!

    Astro Wagon

    Well ya need to get back to Kissimmee to see if there are any more BOC cassettes ...

  24. Nadina Goodridge

    Soooooo long since I listened to this album, missed it!

  25. Jack Steinberg

    killer tune!! boc rule!!!

  26. norcon9

    had this on cassette till it failed squeak, squeak. old school

  27. Greg Middlekauff

    horned swoop bungo pony

  28. Bryan Klabunde

    They've managed to find a niche that won't quit. They continue to find white space. BOC forever. ~ BOC Band and B O Cult / Bundefied 2016

  29. Mr. Haff

    A rare cover that surpasses the original, in my opinion.

    Łukasz Kucharzyk

    this is a cover? :o

    SpencerBryce

    It sure is. The Leggat Bros are from Toronto. Search Leggat White Flags on youtube (incidentally, Leggat was in the band A Foot In Coldwater ("Make Me Do Anything You Want"). IMO, Leggat does a better job rocking this song.

  30. Brian steff magnussen

    The best band with the best albums and the maybe best album.

  31. Kellen Rist

    Club Ninja was an underrated album, definitely a favorite! A great opening to a great song which opened a great album. Great!

  32. ventues97

    Great Song !!!!

  33. philip brockman

    True, the guys were not pleased with how that decade went down, and I mean Eric and Buck; it was an obligation performed. I love the song, and am using it in my psych class this week. I'll have to look into the Leggett Bros' version (to give proper credit, of course).

    Steven Wilkinson

    It kinda never recovered after 20th August 1981 (after a blistering start to the decade) ...

  34. Hill Jack

    @ Baker that is one of coolest post I have ever read on YT . Got to see BOC 1979  Veterans Memorial , Columbus Ohio .

  35. Douglas Baker

    I once sang this to my high school sweetheart, at recess. I my not have ended up with her, but I ALWAYS remember THAT kiss when I hear this song!

    Mr Bad Example

    @Viptacular84 the best kind obviously

    Douglas Baker

    +elf man Yes, I did. It was a bit awkward, but it was worth it to make her smile like that!

    FishyLogic

    You had recess in high school?

    GIVE US MOTHER 3

    FishyLogic yeah as a senior I can confirm there’s no recess

  36. Leonardo Franzolin Alves

    F*** awesome song!

  37. Philip Zamanis

    I really like this cover by BOC.

  38. gertes666

    Beethoven and Bach could't do it better....

  39. uncertaintyisfreedom

    I'm sitting here reading comments, and cannot believe no one mentioned the best part of this song...the lyrics. HOT. AS. HELL. :)

  40. moo cow

    it's good, but the Leggatt Brothers verson is better.

  41. JonasPlanck

    I am smiling with my bleeding wound to this.

    Gabriel WoT

    Hey, are you still alive ?

    Pecklesteiner 6ixgod

    Are you all right?

    T3K0N1V

    Are you good?

  42. DeadEye669

    you made my day, even if I'm french =D

    carioca goodvibes

    DeadEye669 Brasil

  43. Kino Lurtz

    omg, this made me laugh so hard. thank you.

    Sieb Kelder Art

    Why 😂

  44. Mark Vickers

    I think in a way not gaining a lot of fame for B.O.C was good. Because if they gained a lot of fame their music would suck ass. It happens to every mainstream band. And their fan base is full of genuine fans instead of little dipshits who think they're cool because they listen to B.O.C...But they are a very underrated band though -/3

  45. gabriel garcia cruz

    otra mas del club ninja bajo la linea boc white flags banderas blancas para mexico blue oyster cult (rock101)

  46. striker2479

    The 80's changes the BOC sound, but this is still a good song. Album is very hot and cold, but this and Perfect Water redeem it.

  47. gabriel garcia cruz

    una chingoneria de cancion yo la escuche cuando la tocaban en rock 101 1986 cuando me muera se va a ir esta rola en mi alma, aparte que me trae gratos recuerdos con el tufo (hector) en la agricola oriental saludos amigo

  48. barnumeffect5

    i could listen to 3:04 looped for a long time. best part of the song

  49. utahan15

    it s rocks, last of the vintage boc! to destroy the bones of our oppersors into dust!

  50. Niklas Quandel

    i expected the french national anthem o.O

    FeeniX

    Go the whole hog, ask for the Italian anthem too!

  51. drprogensteinphp

    I've posted the original 1982 full length version (nearly 8 mins) by Leggat. Hope you don't mind.

  52. Gatoncho :3

    I love club ninja=) there isn`t a Blue Öyster Cult album that i don`t like, that is why BÖC is so fucking awesome=)

  53. Steve Gans

    I know even the band aren't big on this CD, but I really enjoyed it. Amidst the crap that was churning out of the industry in those days - Bon Jovi, Duran Duran, etc. - this was a godsend.

  54. drprogensteinphp

    Nice cover...but I've always preferred the original by Leggat :)

  55. carrienurse

    @Drizzlerman --- ...but synths were big in them there mid-80s, remember? I know, no excuse. Yes, the mid-80s were a depressing time for all of us of the Black & White era. At least Eric's pipes were still in tune then.

  56. Georgios Varvoutis

    A great song from a great album... Blue Oyster Cult is, really, a misbehaved band... They really rock fellas!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. MRmotrhead

    @groovyastrodude

    BOC's version is the cover. It's a note for note copy of the original by Leggat. The vocals here are not as good as the original Leggat version though.
    Check it out:
    youtube com/watch?v=SE4LS113Zo0

  58. Haze & Ash

    @GeminoSmothers Well I live in montenegro, It's kinda hard. The shipping is problem =] But, that won't stop me to have this awesome LP. <3 I am waiting to be touched by Club ninja LP <3

  59. GeminoSmothers

    @Cenarrion I just got one off ebay for a couple bucks... =]

  60. Drizzlerman

    The drumming and the syths on this album are what render it annoyingly cheesy and a slightly embarrassing album for the amazing B.O.C. Plus some of the lyrics on it are trash compared to their earlier stuff.

  61. groovyastrodude

    I have a soft spot for songs with background singing in the outro, like this one. I started listening to this album a couple weeks ago, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that most of this album is quite good, particularly this song.
    @ ezgoing2: I've actually heard this on the radio once or twice. But it would make sense for someone else to cover it (and probably fall short of this splendid original).

  62. Haze & Ash

    @ventues97 dude, I would give anything to have a LP Club Ninja, I might order it from E-bay.

  63. ventues97

    This is a great song!! I have the Club Nija lp on vinyl and saw thew perform this live 1986

  64. Boz Ajanovic

    This album shows that not only did they write awesome songs themselves, they also knew what songs to pick by others.

  65. Boz Ajanovic

    Good, but Perfect Water is better. Don Roeser aka Buck Dharma hits jackpot at every try it seems!

  66. Basil II Macedonia

    I actually quite like this now, though I did'nt back in 1986.

  67. zev007

    thanks for uploading this. it's my favorite b.o.c. song by far.

    does anyone know where i can find tabs for this? i'm dying to learn to play it and I am not so great at sounding it out

  68. mcaruana1

    The original by the guys who wrote this song on the album Leggett Illuminations is even better.