10,000 Maniacs Grey Victory Lyrics

Secrets of the I Ching Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Grey Victory
  • 2 Pour de Chirico
  • 3 Death of Manolete
  • 4 Tension
  • 5 Daktari
  • 6 Pit Viper
  • 7 Katrina's Fair
  • 8 The Latin One
  • 9 National Education Week
  • 10 My Mother the War
  • There was light and atomic fission
    Swelling wind, rising ash, tide of black rain
    Cement seared shadow traces
    Reminiscent of their last commands

    Instantly one thousand flames arising
    Ill scent the burning hides surrounding
    A settlement debased entirely
    Enola gay had made a casual delivery

    Please build a future, darling
    With our bomb, cherish and love it
    For the sake of
    Earth bound kingdom come
    Come on, come on

    The undersides of fallen metal trusses
    Evil debris of human bodies
    Each window's glass shards pelted
    Secure confines, brittle collapse

    Neighbors lay beside each other unknowing
    Faces scorched of all familiar bearing
    Too few hands, wounds for closing
    Marred by thirsting
    Anguish, fear lamenting

    Here we stand at the door to gold atomic age
    Don't spoil your face as with worry
    Trust in, trust in
    Earth bound kingdom come
    Come on, come on, come on

    Oh, here we stand at the door to gold atomic age
    Don't spoil your face as with worry
    Trust in earth bound kingdom come, come on
    Come in it's all here, come in it's all here
    So come on, come on

    Written by: John Lombardo, Natalie A Merchant, Robert Buck
    Lyrics © NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP

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