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soul crying out


composer
Words and music: Simple Minds


publisher
© 1989 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd


background
Information to be added soon


lyrics
Listen to the rhythm,
Listen to the beat,
It has a cold wind blowing,
Up through the street.

Soul crying out,
People crying out.

In through the valleys,
In through the streets,
Feel the whole world moving,
Underneath our feet.

Something's going on,
I said what is going wrong?

I feel them coming,
So close behind.
Sister says, we're next in line.
The man he says, that's OK,
And the Government says you're gonna pay, pay, pay.

And you pay,
Still you pay.

It's just a soul crying out,
It's just the people crying out.
It's the land crying out,
And I can hear you crying out.

And I say, I don't know,
Maybe I don't care.
What I know is,
I gotta get out of here.
And I'm going,
Going any day.
Some sweet day,
Some sweet day,
I gotta find a way.

I can hear the lovers, whisper in the street,
See a crowd has gathered underneath the heat.
I hear what they say,
But I don't believe what they say.

I see the woman, with tears in her eyes,
I hear the baby, calling in the night.
Something on the bed, was it something she said?
Hell this is not right,
What goes on through the night?

I hear her coming, all in my mind,
Sweet common love, so hard to find.
Someone said, man that's sad,
And the people walk by, cos they're so blind.

And you pay,
Still you pay.

It's just a soul crying out,
Just the people crying out.
It's the earth crying out,
And I can hear you crying out.
And I can feel you crying out.

And I say, I don't know,
Maybe I don't care.
All I know is, I gotta get out of here,
And I'm going, going any way.
Do you know, some place to go?
I'm getting out of here.

Where will I find some peace of mind?
I'm getting out of here.

I come walking to you,
I come singing to you.
Some sweet day.
I'm gonna walk away,
I'm gonna walk away.

It's just the soul crying out.
It's just the land crying out.
It's just the children crying out.
All the babies crying out.

Any way, some sweet day,
I'm gonna walk away,
Turn away.

It's just the soul crying out.
It's just the land crying out.

I wanna hear,
I want you here,
Some sweet day.

Just a soul crying out,
Of a land crying out anyway.
When you say,
Some sweet day...



discography
Album Version (6:07)
Produced by: Stephen Lipson and Trevor Horn
Engineers: Heff Moraes, Robin Hancock
Assistant Engineers: Danton Supple, Martin Plant

Street Fighting Years Promo 7" Box Set Street Fighting Years Promo MC Box Set Street Fighting Years Promo CD Box Set Street Fighting Years LP Street Fighting Years MC Street Fighting Years CD Street Fighting Years Australian Promo MC Street Fighting Years US Promo MC Street Fighting Years Limited Edition MC Box Set Street Fighting Years Limited Edition CD Box Set Five Album Set Classic Album Selection
Live Version (14th/15th September 1989) (8:05)
Recorded: L'Arena, Verona, Italy
Produced by Stephen Lipson
Engineered by Heff Moraes

See The Lights Limited Edition 12" Themes 21-24 Promo CDR Themes Volume One - Five Themes Volume Five




videography
Instrumental Edit (2:43)
Producer: Stephen Lipson

Verona Promo Video Verona Video Seen The Lights - A Visual History Promo DVD Seen The Lights - A Visual History DVD Seen The Lights - Live In Verona Promo DVD Seen The Lights - Live In Verona DVD Gift Pack - Limited Edition 2xCD 1xDVD Gift Pack - 2xCD 1xDVD




live history
Street Fighting Years Tour: 1989