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composers
Lyrics: Kerr
Music: Coad


publisher
© JKMC-Bucks Music Group Ltd / Copyright Control


background
This song was demoed for Black And White 050505 as Immigrants.

"A song that could have come out of any of the sessions for Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call, and yet here and now it cries out to be the opening track of this new album." - Jim

It was inspired by the book The Blinding Absence Of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun, a true story where political prisoners held for ten years or more in underground cells, survived by inventing fantasy worlds.




lyrics
The road opens wide,
And there is space here for two of us.
If I could slip under the wire,
We'd wait here, just stay here, a while.

Slumped.
My body's tired,
And this fear,
It never lets me sleep.
In your smile,
This trial elates.
And in your eyes,
I see mother's open gates.

If fortune would smile,
There'd be room here for two of us.
And I would burn myself through the wires.
With this hate, concentrated, unearthed, disparate,
All of this in time...

Once in a while,
If peace held for two of us,
Or if we could show mercy awhile,
With patience, transcending, this coldness, neverending, through time.

Because if home still matters,
And if these bones were not so battered,
What state then?
I'm so desparate,
Stuck within a hollow shell,
In some forgotten state...
Come tear the dirt from my eyes!



discography
Snippet (2:04)
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 Snippet CD
Edit (3:56)
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

Stay Visible Promo CD

Album Version (5:17)
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 Sampler CD 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 Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + Promo CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + 3CD

Live Version (7th February 2014) (5:34)
Recorded: Stadthalle, Bremerhaven, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (8th February 2014) (5:33)
Recorded: Sparkassen Arena, Aurich, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (9th February 2014) (5:30)
Recorded: Ringlokschuppen, Bielefeld, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (11th February 2014) (5:32)
Recorded: Tollhaus, Karlsruhe, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (12th February 2014) (5:31)
Recorded: Europahalle, Trier, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (14th February 2014) (5:35)
Recorded: Palladium, Köln, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (15th February 2014) (5:31)
Recorded: Konzerthalle, Olsberg, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (16th February 2014) (5:34)
Recorded: Capitol, Hannover, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (February-May 2015) (5:11)
Recorded: Big Music Tour 2015
Recorded By: Olivier Gerard
Mixed By: Olivier Gerard at Jet Studios

Live Big Music Tour 2015




downloads
Live Version (16th Feb 2006) (5:21)
Recorded: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Recording Engineer: Patrick Demoustier
Mixed By Jez Coad, Charlie Burchill and Andy Gillespie

Black And White Live Bundle #1 Graffiti Soul Download

Live Version (8th July 2006) (4:56)
Recorded: Werchter Classic 8, Werchter, Belgium

30 Years Live - Triple MP3 Gift Download Welcome Gift Pack

Live Version (7th February 2014) (5:34)
Recorded: Stadthalle, Bremerhaven, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (8th February 2014) (5:33)
Recorded: Sparkassen Arena, Aurich, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (9th February 2014) (5:30)
Recorded: Ringlokschuppen, Bielefeld, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (11th February 2014) (5:32)
Recorded: Tollhaus, Karlsruhe, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (12th February 2014) (5:31)
Recorded: Europahalle, Trier, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (14th February 2014) (5:35)
Recorded: Palladium, Köln, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (15th February 2014) (5:31)
Recorded: Konzerthalle, Olsberg, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (16th February 2014) (5:34)
Recorded: Capitol, Hannover, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB




live history
Intimate Tour: 2005
Black And White Tour: 2006
30 Years Live European Tour: 2009
Graffiti Soul Tour: 2009
Greatest Hits + European Tour: 2014
Big Music European Tour: 2015