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concrete and cherry blossom


background
This song was demoed for the next Simple Minds album which is expected in 2013.

"Just last week we were in London doing a video shoot and some photographs, but in the morning Charlie dropped me off a two minute piece of music that I wrote on and weve got a new song called "Concrete And Cherry Blossom" and it's just fantastic. Its really, really something. And it just goes on." - Jim, May 2009.

It was originally planned to debut the song at Bataclan, Paris on the 18th June 2010, but it was left out of the encore due to time contraints.

"Back in Real World Studios. Working on Blood Diamonds, Concrete And Cherry Blossom, Honest Town and an updated Planet Zero. It's all good, very good." - Jim, 31st May 2012


lyrics
People walking round the atomical sun,
Beneath the concrete shapes and the cherry blossom.
Walking up and down over Moonacre Square, aeons ago and still I feel there.

On the rooftop, yeah, yeah,
Got my sunshades on and I feel fine.
Up on the rooftops, yeah yeah,
Got my sunscreen on, leaving this world behind.