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and the band played on


composer
Written by: Kerr / Burchill


publisher
© 1995 EMI (Virgin) Music Publishing Ltd


background
Information to be added soon




lyrics
Sweetest angel came down,
Took me by the hand,
Said I've got things to offer you,
Help you understand.
If the bombs don't get you,
I'll roll with you tonight.
All these things inside your head,
You've got to get it right,
And the band played on.

Spirits of the city,
Were calling out my name.
When jealous guys break down and cry,
They got themselves to blame.
If the bombs don't get you,
Take courage in the night.
All those dreams inside your head,
You've got to get it right.

Still the band played on,
And the band played on.

The room was getting hotter,
And someone hit the light.
There was power in the darkness,
There was violence in the night.
And the golden sons and daughters,
They were coming up for air.
You were standing with your back to me,
And a halo round your hair.

And the questions there were many,
Like how can you survive?
When it's the moment,
You've been waiting for,
This is the moment of your life.

So every dreamer pass me by,
With a fix me Jesus stare in his eyes.
I was born to live,
I was born to die,
With the queen of soul,
And the king of light.
All the power in the land,
Pull me through to the shadowland.
I was driven by some hidden hand,
It's the greatest gift of all.

And the band played on.

Shake the ghost within you,
Get up, meet up, the rising sun.
Cos the old days they're the dying days,
And the new day's just begun.
At the end of every party,
Hear the singer sing his song.
May his heart stay young forever,
And the dream still lingers on.

I want to die,
I want to live again,
I want to keep on keeping on.
They say a coward dies a thousand times,
But the brave they die just once.

So walk to me, talk to me,
Hold me now spectre of love.
There's a coolness under fire,
And a universal love.

And the band played on,
Played on, played on.



discography
Album Fade (4:30)
Produced by: Keith Forsey and Simple Minds
Recorded by: Brian Reeves
Mixed by: Tom Lord Alge

And The Band Played On US Promo CD

Album Version (5:32)
Produced by: Keith Forsey and Simple Minds
Recorded by: Brian Reeves
Mixed by: Tom Lord Alge

4 Tracks Sampler MC Good News From The Next World Instore Play CD Good News From The Next World LP Good News From The Next World MC Good News From The Next World CD Good News From The Next World US Promo MC Good News From The Next World US MC Hypnotised US Jukebox 7" And The Band Played On US Promo CD Classic Album Selection

Live Version (13th February 1995) (5:17)
Recorded: Spreckles Theatre, San Diego, USA
Recorded by: Bill Dooley

Hypnotised Limited Edition CD single Hypnotised US MC Hypnotised US CD

Live Version (2nd March 1995) (5:20)
Recorded: House Of Blues, Hollywood, USA
Mixed by: Mikal Reid

House Of Blues Promotional MC House Of Blues Promotional CD




sessions
Nicky Campbell, Radio One: 20th-23rd February 1995



live history
Good News From The Next World Tour: 1995