Cockburn, Bruce - Strange Waters Lyrics




I've seen a high cairn kissed by holy wind
Seen a mirror pool cut by golden fins
Seen alleys where they hide the truth of cities
The mad whose blessing you must accept without pity

I've stood in airports guarded glass and chrome
Walked rifled roads and landmined loam
Seen a forest in flames right down to the road
Burned in love till I've seen my heart explode

You've been leading me
Beside strange waters

Across the concrete fields of man
Sun ray like a camera pans
Some will run and some will stand
Everything is bullshit but the open hand

You've been leading me
Beside strange waters
Streams of beautiful lights in the night
But where is my pastureland in these dark valleys?
If I lose my grip, will I take flight?

You've been leading me
Beside strange waters
Streams of beautiful lights in the night
But where is my pastureland in these dark valleys?
If I lose my grip, will I take flight?





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  1. Harold Morozko

    A holy tune for out temorous times. You've been leading us besides strange waters. Strange and beautiful. But where are our green pastures in these dark valleys?

  2. George Sawtooth

    BC is a damn good electric guitarist. It is too bad he pretty much put it away after this album. Don't get me wrong he is unmatched with the acoustic...I just miss the electric.

  3. John Sasser

    My favourite song. This will knock you off your feet. Cockburn is a poet. I was fortunate to see him do it live last year. He's amazing.

  4. Veronica Funky

    *sobbing😢 dark valleys

  5. Veronica Funky

    Lord!,you have been leading me beside strange waters!

  6. Veronica Funky

    #Flight.....

  7. Joe Revere

    I've seen a high cairn kissed by holy wind
    Seen a mirror pool cut by golden fins
    Seen alleys where they hide the truth of cities
    The mad whose blessing you must accept without pity

    I've stood in airports guarded glass and chrome
    Walked rifled roads and landmined loam
    Seen a forest in flames right down to the road
    Burned in love till I've seen my heart explode

    You've been leading me
    Beside strange waters

    Across the concrete fields of man
    Sun ray like a camera pans
    Some will run and some will stand
    Everything is bullshit but the open hand

    You've been leading me
    Beside strange waters
    Streams of beautiful lights in the night
    But where is my pastureland in these dark valleys?
    If I loose my grip, will I take flight?

    You've been leading me
    Beside strange waters
    Streams of beautiful lights in the night
    But where is my pastureland in these dark valleys?
    If I loose my grip, will I take flight?

  8. S. D.

    I am glad to know this.

  9. Trulli Man

    Listen to the version of this song by the "Dogs of '84" (wherever you may get it).

  10. redbirdct

    One of his best, and he's written some utter classics.

    Olivier Maffli

    33 LP0 pour vous servir.

  11. Vira McGeorge

    Great upload:  the HD makes it sound like home. One of my favorite songs by him.

  12. John McCulloch

    Fantastic, heartfelt tune by Bruce!