Before The Bullfight (live 1988)

Released at March 23, 1988

Release date:

March 23, 1988

Length:

7:18

Status:

Official

Lyrics

I hear your voice
Way down inside
A whispering sea
Of towering trees
But no reply

A silence so rare
And more than I can stand
Sweeps like a flood
Through life’s flesh and blood
And steals away with it’s heart

If I’m losing you
Then there’s nothing more that I can say
The fighting is on
And battles are won
Or thrown away

But if I could live
Safe and sound
In God given fields
Or mountains of steel
Then here I’d stay
Till you’d gone

Guilty of stealing
Every thought I own
I will take my turn
To fight the bullfight
Every word’s sunk in deep
Like the blades of a knife through my heart
But my strength will return
To fight the bullfight

As time’s come to show
I’m told nothing more than I should know
A ship on the sea that threatens to leave
But never goes
This island of blue
Where life clings to your hands
Like water and sand
Will lose it’s way
When you’re gone

When all’s forgiven
Still every fault’s my own
I will take my turn
To fight the bullfight
Say a prayer for my release
When every hope in the world is asleep
And my strength will return
To fight the bullfight

Video

Performed live in The Praise Of Shamans tour 1988.

David Sylvian – vocals, keyboards
Richard Barbieri – keyboards, guitar
Steve Jansen – drums, percussion
David Torn – guitars
Robbie Aceto – guitars, vocals
Mark Isham – trumpet
Ian Maidman bass

 

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