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kiss the ground


composers
Lyrics: Kerr
Music: Burchill


background
This song was demoed for Black And White 050505 where its original title was I Kiss The Ground.

"I Kiss The Ground continues playing with full on melodic power and lyrics hinting - that life at its sweetest is a mixture of beauty, terror and knowledge. While death is mystery at its most complete! " - Jim




lyrics
I'm in a golden temple,
In a bombed out street,
Feel the rough and tumble,
Down where the borders meet,
I hear the sandstorm falling,
Down where the tears have dried,
And there's a west-wind calling,
But I get no reply.

And I kiss the ground,
I kiss the ground,
Nothing around.

There is no hidden karma,
There is no sacred plight,
There is no special armour,
To take me through the night.

I kiss the ground,
I kiss the ground,
Nothing around,
I kiss the ground.
I kiss the ground.
Nothing around.

Into the space between us.
Into the words that say.
Every law demeans us,
And with every price you pay.

There is no hidden karma,
There is no sacred plight,
There is no special armour,
To take me through the night.

I kiss the ground,
I kiss the ground,
Nothing around,
I kiss the ground.
I kiss the ground.
I kiss the ground.
Nothing around.
I kiss the ground.

There is no manna mania,
There is no banquet here,
There is only ghettos.
I kiss the ground.



discography
Snippet (2:03)
Produced by Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Arranged by Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Programmed by Jez Coad
Engineered by Arjen Mensinga and Michiel Hoogenboesem
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain

Black And White Snippet CD
Album Version (4:04)
Produced by Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Arranged by Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Programmed by Jez Coad
Engineered by Arjen Mensinga and Michiel Hoogenboesem
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain

Black And White Promotional CD #1 Black And White Promotional CD #2 Black And White US Promotional CD Black And White US Promotional CD Black And White US Promotional CD Black And White Japanese Promotional CD Black And White Japanese Promotional CD Black And White Argentinian Promotional CD Black And White Thailand Promotional CD Black And White 050505 CD Black And White 050505 Japanese CD Black And White 050505 Russian CD Black And White 050505 Eastern European CD Black And White 050505 Argentinian CD




live history
Black And White Tour: 2006