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rivers of ice

Music by: Maclachlan
Lyrics and arragements by: Simple Minds

© 1991 Copyright Control

This song was inspired by Ian Maclanlan's Dr. Mackay's Farewell To Creagorry although it gained promenance when adapted by David Silver for the BBC thriller The Dark Isand.

Don't need the money nothing can buy.
All that I feel under the skies.
Shadows were falling my heart beat inside.
We walk through the fields to the rivers of ice.

Days turn to colour and darkness to light.
She said I want you I need you I want you in my life.
Love in the shadows the blood rushed inside.
Carry on little saviour to the end of the line.

I get high for ever.
Till the river runs dry for every.
Ooh for ever.

It's been so many years now I still can't forget.
Love flew like an eagle in God's wilderness.
Shadows were falling oh my heart beat inside.
We kissed on the bridge above the river of ice.

I get high for ever.
The river runs dry for ever.
I get high for ever.
The river runs dry for ever.

Ooh she tells me.
Ooh she tells me.

Tell the end of the line.
Shadows were falling.
On rivers of ice.

Album Version (4:40)
Producer: Stephen Lipson
Engineer and MIDI Manager: Heff Moraes
Mixing Assistant: Giles Cowley

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Live Version (February-May 2015) (3:41)
Recorded: Big Music Tour 2015
Recorded By: Olivier Gerard
Mixed By: Olivier Gerard at Jet Studios

Live Big Music Tour 2015

Live Version (7th April 2015) (3:49)
Recorded: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK

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live history
Real Life Tour: 1991
Big Music European Tour: 2015
Big Music Summer Tour: 2015
Big Music Winter Tour: 2015
Big Music Western Asia: 2016
40 Years Of Hits Tour: 2020