Nik Kershaw - The Riddle Lyrics




I got two strong arms
Blessings of Babylon
Time to carry on and try
For sins and false alarms
So to America the brave
Wise men save

Near a tree by a river
There's a hole in the ground
Where an old man of Aran
Goes around and around
And his mind is a beacon
In the veil of the night
For a strange kind of fashion
There's a wrong and a right
But he'll never, never fight over you

I got plans for us
Nights in the scullery
And days instead of me
I only know what to discuss
Oh, for anything but light
Wise men fighting over you

It's not me you see
Pieces of valentine
And just a song of mine
To keep from burning history
Seasons of gasoline and gold
Wise men fold

Near a tree by a river
There's a hole in the ground
Where an old man of Aran
Goes around and around
And his mind is a beacon
In the veil of the night
For a strange kind of fashion
There's a wrong and a right
But he'll never, never fight over you

I got time to kill
Sly looks in corridors
Without a plan of yours
A blackbird sings on bluebird hill
Thanks to the calling of the wild
Wise men's child

Near a tree by a river
There's a hole in the ground
Where an old man of Aran
Goes around and around
And his mind is a beacon
In the veil of the night
For a strange kind of fashion
There's a wrong and a right
But he'll never, never fight

Near a tree by a river
There's a hole in the ground
Where an old man of Aran
Goes around and around
And his mind is a beacon
In the veil of the night
For a strange kind of fashion
There's a wrong and a right
But he'll never, never fight over you

No he'll never, never fight over you





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  1. 3godaneigral

    2020 !!!

  2. Armen Araqelyan

    2020. Hello ✌

  3. TheFreshestLyrics

    gigi d'agostino

  4. greg cooke

    V cool tune , New year's eve 2019

  5. João N

    As a 17 year old portuguese boy back in 1984 who didn't really know the lyrics I used to sing some made up stuff. It took me 35 years to realize that what I sang back then made as much sense as this song's real lyrics. :)

  6. intpop

    those lips in holes...

  7. Volodymyr Volkov

    Me: sees a wall of mouths - immediately remembers that Uhm Tiss Uhm Tiss Uhm Tiss music video.

    Black Phillip

    I just saw Nik's mullet.

  8. KEVIN GILMARTIN

    Reminiscent of the reflex? - duran duran.

  9. Gema Perez Maragato

    Vivan los 80

  10. yellow6100

    There is just nothing else like this song.

    Black Phillip

    Except every other Nik Kershaw song.

    yellow6100

    @Black Phillip not even close

    Jens Riemann

    @yellow6100 look up mike batt songs

  11. Simon Clarke

    I'm liking this video because it has bakewell tarts in it.

  12. Andrés Tejada

    And Gigi d'Agostino made a cover becoming a hit in 1999/2000

  13. Kimmy Haynes

    This is lsd in motion

  14. Romuald Grebert

    Reprise par Gigi d'Agostino dans les années 90

  15. marie france wiatrowski

    I got two strong arms
    Blessings of babylon
    Time to carry on and try
    For sins and false alarms
    So to america the brave
    Wise men save

    Near a tree by a river
    There's a hole in the ground
    Where an old man of aran
    Goes around and around
    And his mind is a beacon
    In the veil of the night
    For a strange kind of fashion
    There's a wrong and a right
    But he'll never, never fight over you

    I got plans for us
    Nights in the scullery
    And days instead of me
    I only know what to discuss
    Oh, for anything but light
    Wise men fighting over you

    It's not me you see
    Pieces of valentine and just a song of mine
    To keep from burning history
    Seasons of gasoline and gold
    Wise men fold

    Near a tree by a river
    There's a hole in the ground
    Where an old man of aran
    Goes around and around
    And his mind is a beacon in the veil of the night
    For a strange kind of fashion
    There's a wrong and a right
    But he'll never, never fight over you


    I got time to kill
    Sly looks in corridors
    Without a plan of yours
    A blackbird sings on bluebird hill
    Thanks to the calling of the wild
    Wise men's child


    Near a tree by a river
    There's a hole in the ground
    Where an old man of aran goes around and around
    And his mind is a beacon in the veil of the night
    For a strange kind of fashion
    There's a wrong and a right
    But he'll never, never fight


    Near a tree by a river
    There's a hole in the ground
    Where an old man of aran goes around and around
    And his mind is a beacon in the veil of the night
    For a strange kind of fashion
    There's a wrong and a right
    But he'll never, never fight over you


    No he'll never, never fight over you

    V8AmericanMuscleCar

    Thanks! ❤

  16. mark neville

    Nik Kershaw had some me awesome songs in the 80s.
    The Riddle
    Wouldn't It Be Good
    Both Brilliant.
    Because Kershaw was
    Brilliant.

    Cameron Monaghan

    I won't let the sun go down on me

  17. PHat in a hat

    Ha, released a year later, this couldn't be any more of a rip-off of Mike Oldfield 'Moonlight Shadow' if it tried.

    Dark Corner

    Nothing alike, idiot.

  18. Karen Le Roux

    drummers can go out on garden leave and come back in , and magician assitants can leave for the circle baptism pool

  19. Hayato the Sky Gamer

    Still a hit in early 2020 !

  20. Paula Stevenson

    Confused with the song???

  21. Steve Bod

    Brilliant musician and writer.

  22. Actiminium

    Alright I know you came from Gigi Dag

  23. P wie Pepe

    Was more ore less a One Hit Wonder, anyway. I love this song. Eventually a bit underrated good Nick.

    Paul Watson

    One hit wonder, hahahaha

  24. anastasio folletti

    Top top top

  25. Dwight Collins

    Русские здесь?? 🇷🇺 21.12.2019 )
    С наступающим вас!! :D

  26. PaulDaviesish

    When music was music.......

  27. Raul Moraga

    I'm here to see "Tom Riddle", but I'm not dissapointed :) ñ_ñ

  28. Rinaldo Man

    Как по советски звучит песня, хотя американская. Или просто я так часто слышал ее.

  29. Alanuelo230 tv

    2019, almost 2020, and we still waiting for sequel Answer

    Shalin Pather

    Maybe in 3019 we will have an answer

  30. mariangoldenville

    now, He does Progressive Rock!!!

  31. michael de fondaumiere

    remembering my childhood in the 80's,now that I'm 44 it sounds always good to my ears.

  32. Alessandra Ott

    Great song

    cosme damiao

    This clip reminds a Freddy's nightmare

  33. Un emo à maux

    I love his hair.

  34. Who Knew 22

    Lot of Drinking and Drugs in writing this song lol

  35. Eden Elli

    This song still has more meaning than most modern pop songs...

  36. IronCharizard PL

    Bez sensu to ale fajne xd

  37. FBI

    This came out 4 Years ago


    The remix 9 years ago

    That’s some time travele shit

  38. yellow6100

    The music in this song is just so ...outer worldly

  39. Danylo_ _pereira07

    Quem tá ouvindo essa música em 2019/2020 deixa like

  40. Tuition Matters

    I LOVE this song.

  41. Roué

    This has to be the catchiest songs of all time, it's impossible to listen to this only once

    gus tativo vlc

    SO true. already on my third LOL

  42. mark neville

    That was a great riddle.
    The Fantastic 80s.

  43. Georgina Coffey

    Mooving bricks to brixton and learning how to fix them!😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

  44. mike damon

    The answer is hair lacquer....and plenty of it

  45. Danny Stok

    Dear people, listen to this version!!!!!! I think it's just crazy good!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RBd3BJD2JA

  46. Mutton

    Better at 1.5x speed

  47. leoo_269 My Instagram

    Make the video faster maybe by 1.25

  48. Bosse bläckfisk

    This song gives me anxiety for some reason.

  49. Gabriele V.

    I prefer this over the d'Agostino remix

  50. Michael Seidler

    Guter Song! Höre ich heute noch gerne!

  51. dimah khan

    whos listening in Dec 2019!!

  52. Mechknight73

    Nik Kershaw himself has said in interviews that the lyrics aren't meant to make any sense. It's lyrical nonsense, but enjoyable nonsense

  53. moisés

    1984: I don't understand nothing, well I'm 12...

    2019: I don't understand nothing, well I'm too old.

    Etianen7

    This song wasn't ever meant to mean anything, you're fine :D

    Kevin Krottendorfer

    So you are 47 ?

    moisés

    @Kevin Krottendorfer yes

  54. Lulue Hayes

    Kind of insane that this is the original version of the song, always thought Gigi D'Agostino's rendition was the first. Finding this out is kinda mind blowing. It makes me wonder, did American culture peak in the 80's? So many greats of entertainment is from that decade and is just being rehashed and reused.

  55. MK3424

    Up the tempo by 1.2.. add some more synthesizer and you have Gigi D'agostini's - The Riddle

  56. Ramona Lang

    My Childhood. I'm 38 years old

  57. the pac Channel

    vive le mullet !

  58. Steffen Johnnysen

    there is a tree by the river there is a hole in the ground, there is a spider in the roof on the floor in the bathroom.

  59. R I D D L E R

    💚
    On a plate, there are 3 dancers that try all day and all night long to make you understand the child of Kronos.
    What is that ?

  60. Fernando Santos

    Muito bom ouvir um som da minha época anos 80 e 90.
    Muitas lembranças boas.

  61. Julxxy 2233

    I love this man!

  62. Discharge Summary

    Terrible 👎

  63. Edwin Beecroft

    A gorgeous sonic parable.

  64. Jackesfox

    Everyone just remembers the remix version

  65. Gakhiro Yhotano

    still here in 2019 ....who els ?.

  66. ccxlolz

    Mickey Mouse had suspenders

  67. Jimmy Durex

    I enjoy a good piddle myself, so I can relate to this song completely.

  68. バブ

    Nostalgic times
    I miss time
    Take me back to 80s
    Memories 😀

  69. Morris

    One day I will understand this.

  70. tyrone govender

    Escape the room 1984

  71. mw01908

    Slide ups in corridors is that what he is singing?

  72. lolgamerYTxDD

    Aca es donde vienen la cancion del meme xd

  73. Alessandra Ott

    Great song

  74. Gavin Murray

    I think he wrote it after a dream he had, I read somewhere. Liked it in the third year of secondary school, run up to Christmas 1984

  75. Heart Rate :0

    Song it phyco

  76. Graham Butler

    Back before lawsuits :D

  77. Ricardo Soares

    ▶️🌎👍

  78. silverkingukable

    Old man by the pond and Frog Princess

  79. NOW, That's Richy.

    One of my favourite Nik Kershaw songs but amazingly this is actually the first time ive seen the official video, the only one of his 80s vids I've not seen before, very arty, far better than most of todays lame offerings.

  80. Małgorzata K

    Nik Kershaw: the first person in escape room ever XD

  81. Jeroen Van Rheenen

    who are listening this in november2019? A couple month of 2020?

  82. Matteo Elia

    The green man is creepy

  83. Durin der Unsterbliche

    This is beautiful. I've looked at this for 5 hours now.

  84. BoTBM Game

    Name the riddler

  85. patrixx022

    Anyone else think that on this period of time (80s) the music was much better than today's music? 🤓

    Taede Smedes

    So true!

    RolloxRA 2020

    It's about musical tastes, it doesn't matter when a song has come out because you can listen it now so stop complaining and enjoy

  86. Time Porcupine 2

    I'll bet money the People that disliked this had no idea what it was when they clicked on it and are too young to know the band

  87. Glitchito

    I think this song can be in the DCU

  88. emir 97

    Nick Cave + Colin Farrell= Nik Kershaw

  89. Daniel Jaeger

    I woke up at 2am and just had to find this song, I haven't heard it in nearly 15 years and all I remembered was the chorus melody and 2 words out of the entire song. I found it first try

  90. Baby Bearl juju

    Best song in the world I love this song so much really this is my song as long as I live I have so much to say about this song my heart is like OMG. I was 8years old when this comes out but I know about it when Gigi Dagostino renew it I fall in love with it I was maybe twenty-something know my 14 yers son love it 2more thin any songs now days so yes it's amazing .

  91. Panda

    Anyone remind me of this comment and reply in 2020?

    Daniel Jaeger

    Will do

  92. Гера Хужастоев

    * - По словам самого автора, Ника Кершоу, текст песни – полная бессмыслица.
    (с)Амальгама

    Приехали,всё это время слушали полную бессмыслицу))

    Андрей Манастырный

    Более интересна версия " закодирована дверь" Салтыкова Виктора.

  93. Nelson Miguel

    It's a trip inland, it's self-discovery. Wonderful song and clip!

  94. Bill Carmona

    1514 people don't have plans for us.

  95. Comlud

    Dungeons & Dragons

  96. Bartosz Surlas

    This song makes perfect sense to me, it's just too deep for the majority of the society to get it.

    Mau Nud

    Then please share your knowlege with us, unworthy to understand.